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 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 »
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.
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 »
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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