Norway Giving Its Reindeer Reflective Collars, And Not Just So They Look Cute

In Norway, reindeer are the noble animals that help Santa deliver presents. But they’re also a road hazard—500 of them are hit and killed each year, and many of these crashes leave drivers and passengers severely injured. And so the Norwegian government is tagging the animals with reflective collars or antler tags to make them more visible at night. So far, 2,000 of the nation’s 200,000 reindeer have been given these new accessories. This sounds like a great idea, but I have to ask—is this an initiation to save deer and drivers? Or is it a plot to make Rudolph’s shiny nose less special? [Newser]
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Annika’s Best Posts Of 2010

While there are still a few days left in 2010, we’re going to feature some of our best and favorite posts from the last year. Each of your regular Frisky bloggers has picked out her 10 favorite posts from 2010—some you may remember well, others might have slipped past your radar. Either way, we hope you’ll relive the best of The Frisky in 2010. Next up: Annika!
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The Frisky’s 2011 Astro Guide Has Arrived!

Want to walk into 2011 with a blindfold on? That’s no fun! Astrosexologist Kiki T has taken it upon herself to look into the future for all the signs of the zodiac and has broken down exactly what’s in store in terms of love, madness, and obsession in 2011. So what are you waiting for? Check out our 2011 Astro Guide! Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Better Give Me Good Christmas Gifts, Or Else!”

Merry Christmas Eve! This Dear Wendy column originally ran on Dec. 23, 2009.

Last Christmas, my boyfriend and I had been together just over a year. He promised me a cruise for a Christmas present last year (we decided on it AFTER Christmas), but he never bought the tickets. He said he was waiting because he thought we might break up — which we did, at the end of January. We got back together a few weeks later but he still never bought our cruise. I tried to drop it because it just made me mad every time I thought about all of the nice gifts I’d gotten him. So this year I’m wondering what will happen. How do I make sure that I don’t get screwed again? I got him two nice gifts but I saved the receipts. If he doesn’t get me anything should I take them back? Should I try to do something to ensure that he’ll come through on a gift? Am I being completely shallow and stupid? I’m so torn because I love him but I think that crap he pulled last Christmas was really crummy and I don’t want it to happen again but at the same time, I know I should not focus on getting a gift because that’s shallow and materialistic. Should I say something to him about it?? What do you think? I need some serious advice on this one. — Shallow Sally

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Money 101: Do I Really Have To Give So-And-So A Gift?

You’ve probably made your shopping list and checked it three or four times by now this holiday season. Some of the people on there are no-brainers; you know you have to buy your mom a gift. But after you put the obvious folks on there and move further down the list, you always get the point where you can’t help but think, “Do I really have to buy them something?” Even if you grudgingly accept that yes, you really need to leave that person on your “nice” list, there are ways to show them holiday love without blowing your budget. Gifting expert and New York Times best-selling author Robyn Spizman, who has partnered with Office Depot to serve as a Smart Gifting Expert, offered these tips for tackling those obligatory gifts your list with your holiday spirit – and budget – intact. Keep reading »

Melting Hearts For Your Ears

While Craves are normally something you’d want to buy for yourself, we’d rather love it if someone else bought us these Melting Heart earrings by Brooklyn designer Yayoi Forest. So if there are any boyfriends (ahem, ahem) out there looking for poignant yet not too expensive gifts for your lady, consider this pair which literally seems to say, “You make my heart melt.” Aww.

[$84.00 Catbird]
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