10 Fun Facts About Kissing

Smooching, frenching, snogging, lip-locking, sucking face, necking, pecking, tongue wrestling, tonsil hockey. Call it what you want, I’m talking about kissing. It’s a strange phenomenon when you consider the mechanics — putting your mouth on another human’s mouth, touching tongues, swapping spit. How the heck did we come up with that? This strange act, when done properly, can make life worth living. A new book, Kisstory: A Sweet And Sexy Look At The History Of Kissing by Joanne Wannan, explores the history of our favorite amorous pastime. After the jump, ten facts you probably didn’t know about the kiss. [The Daily Mail] Keep reading »

Melissa Etheridge Is Dating Her Best Man

Melissa Etheridge has a new woman coming to her window and it’s none other than her best man. Melissa is officially dating “Nurse Jackie” creator Linda Wallem. Sources say they got together about three months after Melissa and Tammy called it quits. But Linda has been around for a long time. The pair have been best friends for 10 years. Linda even served as Melissa’s best man at her 2003 wedding to Tammy. It’s like “My Best Friend’s Wedding” only way more complicated. The happy couple share a birthday and also, apparently, a stylist. [People] Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “How Can I Tell My Boyfriend’s Parents That I Don’t Want Their Crap?”

I’ve been in a relationship for a year and a half and everything is going great between us. We even plan to move in together this summer. The plan is to move into the apartment that my boyfriend’s parents currently live in — it legally belongs to him but his parents pay for all the expenses. His parents will move out and into their new home, and have already said that they are leaving us their old furniture, because they would like to furnish their house with completely new stuff and this way, we wouldn’t have to buy anything. That I can totally understand and I’m thankful for some of the pieces they are leaving behind. However, there is a lot I would throw out, not only because much of it is old and unusable (knives, cracked dishes, etc.), but their “style” is really old school. Now, I told them that my family and I are going to buy a new wardrobe and some other new things I want to replace, and apparently my boyfriend’s mom is not pleased by this. She told him that he should definitely keep the old furniture because otherwise, if we break up he would be left with nothing. He and I have talked about handling things during a breakup scenario and have agreed we’d like to buy new furniture and redecorate. But his mom thinks their apartment is nice and there is no reason to change things. Now I am afraid his parents will be offended if they see how much we want to refurnish and buy (with our money). How do I handle the situation without being ungrateful? — Martha Stewart Intruder

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Bergamot For Your Body

We’re suckers for a well-designed beauty product bottle — but the product also has to work. And Malin + Goetz Bergamot Body Wash definitely does that. With it’s fresh bergamot scent and moisturizing lather, this wash is the perfect way to end a stressful day.

[$18.00 Malin + Goetz]

21 Things It’s Totally OK To Do After A Breakup

In the weeks since my breakup, I have tried to be gentle with myself and practice self-care. I’m not always so good at self-care; normally I’m the type of person who says “should” a lot. I should watch this intellectual documentary. I should watch the news instead of a “Jersey Shore” marathon. It’s hard for me to just let loose and have fun. But I’m trying to give myself permission to do whatever it is I feel like doing that feels good! I’ve slept 10 hours a night and taken naps in the afternoon. I’ve baked chocolate chip cookies — twice. I’ve watched God-knows-how-many movies and episodes of “Skins,” season two, on Netflix Instant. I’ve squashed that little voice in my head that says, “You’re annoying them!” and called my best girl friends when I’ve needed to talk. I’ve even gone to a yoga class. I have to say that even though I don’t feel 100 percent better, I’m doing a decent job of distracting myself. But I know I’m not the only one who needs distracting: tons of Frisky commentors have told me they are going through breakups right now, too. So, in the spirit of self-care, I hereby give you permission to do any of the following things. If you’ve just gone through a breakup, it’s totally OK to … Keep reading »

The Starbucks Trenta: Super-Size My Caffeine Intake!

I’m a Starbucks coffee addict, but even I’m wary of Starbucks’ new trenta drink size, serving up a super-sized portion of caffeine. First of all, let’s talk about butchering the Italian language, shall we? “Trenta” means 30 in Italian, but the trenta is actually 31 oz. OK, whatever. The trenta is massively larger than other Starbucks beverages: a tall is 12 oz., a grande is 16 oz., and a venti (which actually means 20 in Italian) is 20 oz. According to AOL, only iced drinks will be available in the trenta size, which means those no whip mocha frappuccinos with peppermint syrup that were making you fat can now make you even fatter. As of today, only 14 warm, mostly Southern states are offering the trenta: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, Nevada and Arizona. These 31 oz. monsters will be available nationwide on May 3. If any Frisky readers try the new trenta size, make sure to tell us how it is … once your entire body stops shaking.

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