Girl Talk: What’s In A Name?

Since I got engaged early last month and began planning a wedding for this summer, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be hitched. As someone who already lives with her husband-to-be, I wonder just how much marriage will actually change things, whether I’ll wake up the morning after the wedding feeling any different. I’ve also been thinking a lot about what kind of wife I want to be, what it means to be a “good” wife, and how — if at all — being a “good wife” could compromise my identity or personal needs and interests.

I don’t feel a pressing desire to “prove” to myself or anyone else that I won’t change, that I won’t compromise anything, because at some point I’m sure I will. (Isn’t compromise a big part marriage, after all?) But I’m also certain that while bits of my identity are bound to shift, just as I would expect them to with any big life change and new perspective, the core of who I am will remain the same. No new name, white dress, ring on my finger or any other traditional convention is going to change that. For better or worse, I am who I am and I’m pretty solid in my identity. So when I read a column in the Guardian recently by Abigail Gliddon, a woman who claims “when a woman takes her husband’s name, she surrenders her former identity and adopts his,” I wondered how she came to have such low expectations for other women. Keep reading »

Beauty How-To: Apply Blush With Your Fingers

Applying blush sans-brush sounds daunting, but it is actually a neat way to apply makeup without splurging on the tools. Check out the easy and manual way to dress up your cheeks after the jump. Keep reading »

Beauty How-To: Choose a Blush for Pale Skin

Too much makeup on pale skin can leave you looking clown-faced. Then again, so can the wrong colors. Pale-faced ladies need to be careful when buying blush, unless you like that whole stage-makeup look. We’ve got the colors that work for your cheeks after the jump! Keep reading »

My Facebook Breakup Was Humiliating — And Helpful

“So?” he asked me. “Is there anything else you want to say?” Keep reading »

Beauty How-To: Spot A Cancerous Mole

Ladies like Marilyn and Cindy made the mole a thing of beauty, but cancer is turning it into a sight to be feared. While beauty marks add definition and distinction to your face and body, make sure to keep an eye on suspicious looking spots and always keep in mind the ABC’s of skin-sighting. Keep reading »

Beauty How-To: Treat a Sunburn

Everyone has fallen asleep on the beach for too long, or missed a spot with their sunscreen, only to wake up with a patch of skin as rare as an undercooked slab of meat. Sunburns are the worst kind of uncomfortable irritation because they hurt like a mother and ruin your temporarily youthful, healthy skin. Luckily, there are several ways to treat a sunburn fast and effectively. Keep reading »

Beauty How-To: Wash Your Face

Washing your face seems to be a simple enough task. So then why after all of your foaming and rinsing do you still get breakouts and oil deposits? There are techniques for cleansing your skin that will leave it smooth, soft, and blemish free. We’ve got ‘em all for you after the jump! Keep reading »

Does This Low-Backed Dress Show My Butt Crack?

Designer Hussein Chalayan didn’t leave much to the imagination with this dress from his Fall 2009 collection. A super short mini-dress with a low back and leather insert that suggests exposed ass cleave? Something tells me Paris Hilton will be calling! [Trend de la Creme via Refinery 29] Keep reading »

Vote For Your Favorite College Basketball Player: March Man-ness Round 1

The teams playing in the NCAA’s March Madness basketball tournament have been narrowed down to 16, and we’ve chosen one good-looking player from each team to represent their school in March Man-ness. For the next two weeks, you’ll be trimming the field from 16 to eight, then four, then two, then one in The Frisky’s take on the March basketball tournament. Voting for this first round ends Thursday, March 26 at 6pm. May the best hot man win!

UPDATE: The first round of voting in March Man-ness has closed. The eight players advancing to Round 2 are: Chris Kramer, Conner Teahan, Blake Griffin, Ryan Tiesi, CJ Alexander, Idong Ibok, Tyler Hansbrough, and Gerald Henderson. Voting for the second round starts March 27! Keep reading »

The Studs Of SXSW

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Last week, Austin hosted SXSW, a festival for American arts and culture. It was a major networking event for internet technologians, a geeky convention for music nerds, movie screenings for film buffs, a fashion show for trend watching hipsters, but mostly it was a droolfest of tasty indie boy eye candy. Feast your peepers on these hot shots of tatted up rockers in tight jeans…
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