Are You Unemployed? Blog About It!

It was the first week of January when the CEO of my company called everyone into the conference room to have a heart-to-heart about how the recession would affect our jobs. (1) No raises. (2) No Christmas bonuses. (3) Work day extended by an hour. I suspected that layoffs were impending. I prepared for the worst. I put in more hours at the office; I began racking my brain for ways to make extra cash, started saving every penny, and started expressing my fears, concerns, aggravations, and joys through writing. I started blogging and pitching stories. So when I was “involuntarily laid off” in May, I wasn’t distraught at all—I thought of it as a blessing in disguise, a chance to try the dream of being a writer. I looked at it as funemployment—a chance for me to step back from my life and exhale for a moment. And it was only a matter of weeks before my hobby became my career, at least a part-time one. But still, when you’re not in an office all the time, you do end up with serious free time. Here are the blogs I’m loving, made specifically by and for unemployed people. Keep reading »

Trailer Park: “Orphan,” “The Ugly Truth,” And “G-Force”

Summer is really great, but aren’t you sooo bored with all the nice weather and nature and crap? Yeah, we get it, it’s pretty out, now stop gloating you hussy season. I don’t need your vitamin D, sun. Give me artery-clogging movie-theater popcorn and one of those Coke slushies and I’m golden all year round. This week, consider adoption with “Orphan,” ponder the state of gender relations with “The Ugly Truth,” and check out “G-Force,” just cause isn’t it a miracle we haven’t run out of animals to animate yet? Keep reading »

Hillary Clinton And North Korea Fight Like Little Kids

Hillary Clinton and North Korea leaders have traded so many insults recently that we can’t even count them anymore. But we can certainly laugh at the them, because this smack-talking has a strangely preschool-like quality. It all started when Secretary of State Clinton said that North Korea’s government was acting like “small children and unruly teenagers and people who are demanding attention.”

Then a North Korean official fired back that Hillary “looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping.” [CNN] — Cold diss. Keep reading »

Gift For Gab: Your Best Comments For The Week Of July 24th 2009

We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You bitches crack us up! In honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the Internet, we’re giving away prizes! Each week we’ll award you awesome chatty Cathys a little something special. This week, five winners will receive The Pulpwood Queens’ Tiara-Wearing, Book-Sharing Guide To Life. Without further adieu, the lucky winner of this week’s Gift For Gab. Keep reading »

Rhode Island Lets Teenagers Be Strippers

When I was sixteen, most of my friends were working retail jobs at the mall while I answered phones and sorted mail as a receptionist after school. Great spending money, but admittedly a snoozefest. But a loophole in Rhode Island law allows 16-year-old girls a different kind of job opportunity. “Lucky” ladies in RI under the age of 18 are free to strip—as long as they stay indoors and are home by 11:30pm. Come on, they still have algebra to do! [CNN] Keep reading »

Style 911: “What Can I Do With A Vintage Chanel Suit?”

“My aunt just passed her old Chanel suit down to me, and obviously, I’m stoked. It fits like a glove and it’s lilac, which is kind of a fun color, but I just have one problem: As a 29-year-old, do I wear it without looking too matronly or worse, costumey, like I’m dressing up as Jackie O. for Halloween?” — Anabelle

Ah, this is a tricky one. We solve our reader’s most serious fashion crisis, after the jump! Keep reading »

“16 & Pregnant” Finale Shows What Life Is Like After Labor

Last night on the season finale of “16 & Pregnant,” Dr. Drew interviewed all six of the teens who gave birth in the show’s first season (it has been picked up for a second). Five out of the six girls ended up keeping their babies to raise, but it was the girl who gave her daughter up for adoption that had the biggest impact on viewers and Dr. Drew. Catelynn (along with her boyfriend/step-brother Tyler) showed an unbelievable amount of strength and maturity in making her decision to put little Carly up for adoption, emphasizing both before giving birth, after labor, and then again on the reunion that concentrating on what was best for Carly – not her own selfish desires – gave her the strength she need to see her decision through. Keep reading »

Church Of England Offers Marriage Deal To Unwed Parents

Since 20 percent of British couples getting married in a church already have children, and 44 percent of British children are born to unwed mothers, the Church of England is now offering a special deal: marriages and baptisms at the same time – for a cheaper cost. The two-for-one ceremonies are part of an effort to “woo people back to the pews and make the church more relevant and accessible to 21st century society,” according to The Guardian. A church spokesman told CNN this “is also a way to make the church more welcoming for unmarried parents and their families.”

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“Rooster Booster” Swimsuit For Guys Prevents Shrinkage

We may complain that guys lead a comparatively easy life (they don’t get pregnant, they get to pee standing up), but they’ve got their fair share of body dilemmas to deal with also. Take, for example, the effect cold water has on their oh-so-sensitive nether regions. Thanks to the Rooster Booster swimsuit, however, men no longer have to worry. The crucial details, after the jump.

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