Mind Of Man: New Year’s Resolutions Are For Suckers

The New Year always makes me melancholy. If New York had moors, I’d spend the New Year sulking around the fog in a billowy shirt with a raven on my shoulder. While everyone else says “hello” to the next 12 months, I usually spend this time of year reflecting on the past 12 months. I can’t predict what tomorrow will bring, but I know what yesterday wrought. New Year’s is a time of accounting for one’s actions instead of making odds and betting on what might be. While everyone is gorging on the cake of future opportunity, I’m picking over the leftovers of my decisions. Because, like history, stupidity repeats itself. My funky mood is practical, too. Fate is a sniper, and those people who whoop and holler at the strike of midnight make easy targets. I keep my head down. Keep reading »

Frisky Reader Revealed: Kicking It With Chilosa161

Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments—heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind the avatars. So we decided to launch a weekly column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet Chilosa161, one of our most prolific commenters. Keep reading »

What To Do If You’ve Been Sexually Assaulted

We’ve written a lot about sexual assault on The Frisky this week, from the death threats faced by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s alleged victims and the weatherwoman who filed a false report, to the “Congratulations, you’ve been bad touched!” greeting card on Etsy.com and blogger Andrea Grimes’ incredibly thought-provoking essay, “Who Will Rape Me?” Heavy stuff in the days before Christmas, to be sure.

Yesterday, commenter _JSW_ made a great suggestion that The Frisky get all service journalism-y and provide information on what to do if you’ve been sexually assaulted. I’m more than happy to oblige in the hopes that we can skew our coverage towards more positivity.

I hope our readers and their loved ones will never need this (very basic) information. But given the statistics about rape, attempted rape, sexual assault and incest, it never hurts to be informed. Keep reading »

Gwyneth Paltrow To Perform with Chris Martin, And Maybe Jay-Z And Beyonce, On New Year’s Eve

Make it stop—I have an image in my head of Gwyneth Paltrow and hubby Chris Martin of Coldplay on a stage, doing a mash-up of “Viva La Vida” and “Eff You” for screaming fans. Rumor has it that the two will be performing together, on New Year’s Eve no less, at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The bash for 2,500 revelers supposedly cost more than $25 million, and Jay-Z is allegedly going to be performing with Beyoncé as well. Maybe the four of them could all get on stage and do an ode to ABBA? Just an idea. [NY Post] Keep reading »

Flowchart: How To Figure Out What Your Man Got You For Christmas

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We know: The anticipation is killing you. Your gift is under the tree and you are wondering what in Father Christmas it could be. So use our handy-dandy flowchart, which is the Definitive Guide* To Guessing What Your Boyfriend/Husband/Manfriend Bought You For The Holidays. Check it out! [*Accuracy not guaranteed.] Keep reading »

Theories On The Burglar Caught Drinking Wine In 50 Cent’s Closet

In the latest case of celebrity robberies, two men were arrested yesterday for allegedly breaking into 50 Cent‘s $10 million mansion in Connecticut. One of the men was apparently found in a closet, drinking a bottle of Fiddy’s wine, which seems very strange. After the jump, some theories on what was happening.
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