Crave: Umbra U+ Collection Volcoino Piggy Bank

Have you heard? We’re in an economic recession. Even so, we have trouble holding onto money. We know we should save some, but if it’s in our wallet, we’re spending it. That’s why this gorgeous and grown-up piggy bank is so genius. Not only does it double as a sculpture (it is designed by Karim Rashid, after all), but it also hides your money. Out of sight, out of mind! Or so we hope. [$20, Velocity] Keep reading »

How To Get A Date Online

Online dating has a pretty unfair stigma attached to it. After all, most of us probably spend at least half our day in front of a computer, so it stands to reason that we might as well multitask and meet someone there while we’re at it! Whether you’ve tried it before and been burned, had mixed results or are an online dating virgin (probably the only time you’ll ever be able to use that word again), there’s never been a better time to try it than now. There are the traditional sites like Match.com and eHarmony (which has finally gotten with the program by offering same-sex matching), as well as niche sites like Millionaire Match for wealthy individuals, FarmersOnly for rural dwellers, and TrekPassions for sci-fi fans. Who knows? You might just find the perfect New Year’s Eve date… and didn’t you say you wanted 2009 to be a year of new experiences? If you’re still mouse-shy, try a few tips from dating expert Alison Roth, who has consulted for numerous sites, including JDate, Match.com, and Yahoo! Personals, and helps people write profiles that get real results. Keep reading »

Slideshow: Mmm He’s So Sexy…And Skanky

Just like the bad boy, the sexy, skanky guy has a certain je nais se quoi. You know you shouldn’t date him because you’re just not sure he knows the meaning of hygiene. Does he really wash his hands after using the bathroom? And you just don’t know which groups his member has joined. But then again, a little dirt looks good on some folks. And you have to admit that sleazy guys don’t lack personality. So we’ve compiled a list of the best sexy, skanky guys. Most of our picks have a natural ickiness that makes them bed-able, but then others are on the list for a more specific reason, like Mickey Rourke for his role as Marv in “Sin City” and Kevin Federline for, well, everything. Keep reading »

The Frisky Gift Guide: For Brothers And Boyfriends

You probably have lots of men in your life, even if you’re boyfriend-less. So, if you have a brother, or a boy friend (I have started referring to my male friends as “boy-space-friends” so they aren’t confused with boyfriends, one word), then he might like one of the items after the jump. Or he might prefer a six-pack of beer.

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Who Would You Invite To Thanksgiving Dinner?

I love this game! Okay, so, which five people — alive or dead! — would you most like to share Thanksgiving dinner with? Catherine says, “Audrey Hepburn and all the guys who’ve played James Bond, except Roger Moore.” Annika got a little more creative than Catherine and said, “Coco Chanel, Patti Labelle — she can cook her ass off — Barack Obama, Malcolm X, and Imelda Marcos. Coco needs someone to talk to.”

As for me? My dinner guest list would be six. Rachel Zoe would be there, because she brought me a dress to wear, but since she doesn’t eat, she doesn’t actually count. I’d like to talk politics over turkey, mashed potatoes, and pie — cooked by fellow dinner guest, Mario Batali — with Rachel Maddow, while listening to a live performance by Johnny Cash (after he ate, of course). Then I’d drink many, many cocktails and make funny drunken videos with Amy Poehler, before being, uh, stuffed by Ryan Gosling. That would make me very thankful indeed.

So who’s on your dream Thanksgiving dinner guest list? Put your choices in the comments! Keep reading »

Our Theories On Kim Zolciak’s Hair

Kim Zolciak finally discussed her hair/wig on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion special last night. We were excited to learn what the real deal is with that obviously fake hair. But sadly, Kim let us down because she really didn’t reveal anything. She said she had been very sick, lost weight, her hair fell out and a “doctor friend” told her she had cancer. She then admitted, as a total afterthought (like no one would hear), that she didn’t actually, have cancer, but had “other stuff going on.” Since we may never know what was “going on,” unless she writes a tell-all book, we’ve come up with some theories of our own. Check them out, and suggest your own, after the jump… Keep reading »

Sex Will Bring You Closer to God

A pastor in Texas thinks the best way to get closer to God is to have a ton of sex (if you’re married, that is). Rev. Ed Young, pastor of the evangelical Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, issued a “sexperiment” challenge to his congregation of 20,000: sex every day for seven days. Sex, Rev. Young explained, “will bring you closer to your spouse and to God. You will perform better at work, leave a loving legacy for your children to follow and may even prevent an extramarital affair.” But for those of us unmarried folks, us social pariahs who really don’t deserve the benefits of intimacy, Rev. Young suggests we just “eat chocolate cake.” “Do not deprive each other of sexual relations” Young quoted from the book of Corinthians to his congregation. Unless you happen to be single, of course. [via NYTimes] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Miley Cyrus Puts A Glove On It

During last night’s “Dancing with the Stars” season finale, Miley performed “Fly on the Wall” wearing a red glove that covered only her fingers. Apparently the recession has left her unable to afford a whole glove, let alone an entire pair. Or perhaps the finger glove is an offshoot of the gling trend Beyonce’s been trying to start. Keep reading to watch Miley’s performance… Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Hugh Jackman Half-Naked, First Ladies, And Professional Chocolate Tasting

  • If you’re at all interested in seeing Hugh Jackman’s bare chest, you should go see “Australia” this weekend. [NY Mag]
  • First lady Laura Bush is planning to write a memoir and is shopping the idea around to various publishers. According to AP, books from recent first ladies have a more dependable commercial appeal than those written by former presidents. [AP]
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    Technology Spawns A New Kind Of Peeping Tom

    Salon’s Tracy Clark-Flory has a really interesting piece up this week: “Porn in a Flash.” It’s about “upskirting,” the unsuspecting women who star in it, and how there’s not always a lot the law can do to stop it. What’s upskirting? Basically, it’s an “up the skirt” photo or video, taken by a digital Peeping Tom, who shoots surreptitiously. Cellphones enabled the genre, and websites are dedicated to upskirt shots. For the women, it’s like starring in a soft-core shoot — without their knowledge. In the past, women turned to state “Peeping Tom laws,” but, in a unique twist, because the act takes place in public, women don’t have a “right to a reasonable expectation of privacy,” spawning “a frontier of rogue pornographers from all over the world.” Clark-Flory writes: “It’s such a craze in Japan that cellphone cameras now come with a shutter sound that alerts bystanders that a photo is being taken; in that country, even the iPhone 3G features an extra-loud anti-upskirt alarm.” While Britney helped popularized the upskirt phenomenon when she flashed her, um, Britney for the paps, for other women, upskirting is digital overexposure. [Salon] Keep reading »

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