Hallmark To Sell Same-Sex Marriage Cards

Hallmark, the nation’s largest greeting card company, is rolling out four same-sex marriage cards in response to consumer demand. The cards, which feature two tuxedos, overlapping hearts, or intertwined flowers are neutral, with no actual mention of weddings or marriage, so they’ll still be suitable in states where same-sex marriage hasn’t been legally recognized — every one but Massachusetts and California. While it’s wonderful that such a huge corporation is recognizing this group, the cards won’t necessarily make it into all Hallmark stores, as each can choose whether or not they want to add the cards to their selection. So, if a Hallmark’s store owner is against homosexuality, his customers might not have access to these cards, kind of like how some pharmacies refuse to fill birth control prescriptions because their owners don’t agree with their use. [CBS News] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: U.S. Women’s Beach Volleyball Duo Scores!

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh celebrate their victory over the team from China, clinching the gold medal. [Beijing, 8/20/08] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Breast Clouds, Naughty Sculptures, And Sexy Show Jumpers

  • The BBC has an article on its website with the headline “Clouds that look like breasts.” The article discusses clouds called “mammatus,” a name derived from the Latin word for breast. [BBC]
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    Star Couplings: Jessica Simpson Calls Carrie Underwood A Liar

  • Jessica Simpson was asked on a radio show about Carrie Underwood’s assertion that Tony Romo still calls her — Jessica said that she and Tony laughed about it and that she knows it’s not true because she checked Tony’s call log. Girlfriend, he can delete any evidence you know? [Perez Hilton]
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    Barack Obama’s VP: 10 Women To Consider

    This week, Barack Obama is expected to announce his running mate. Who will he choose? Many of the rumored contenders are men, but a few women, including Hillary Clinton, are rumored to have been considered. We here at the Frisky would love to see Obama pick a female as his VP. So, we’ve assembled a list of the ladies we think would make for a suitable candidate-mate. Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Cougar Den Guide

  • Check out your state’s cougar dens. [Tango]
  • Sex with an ex can be done, if you do it right. [College Candy]
  • Stock your cabinet with these 25 beauty essentials and you’ll be beautifully prepared for gorgeous days ahead. [Shine.yahoo]
  • A sailor trod water for 12 hours after he was knocked off a sailboat. [Asylum]
  • Here’s five tips for traveling while hungover. [Matador Nights]
  • Sexy chess, hell yeah. [Boinkology]
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    Women: Now With Fewer Babies Than Ever Before!

    Nowadays, we modern gals are too busy to worry about spawning. It might be on some of our to do lists, but according to a 2006 survey, one in five women never have a baby. That’s double the number of childless women in 1976! While 30 years ago, 59% of women had at least three kids, now only 28% have popped that many out. The U.S. Census Bureau, who conducted the survey, speculates that societal factors, like people trying to conceive later because of careers and education, fertility rates steadily dropping since the ’80s, and a wide range of socially accepted birth control options, are all adding up to less brats, er, bundles of joy. Now you can point fingers at the empowered products of women’s lib all you want, but we’re willing to bet there’s an underlying economic issue here too. For instance, the birth rate keeps going down while college tuition keeps going up. Coincidence? We think not. Kids cost a lot more than condoms. [The Guardian]

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    Slideshow: Different Body Types At The Beijing Olympics

    Every four years, the Summer Olympics provide us with an inspiring display of physical and mental abilities. The athletes who get to compete are at the top of their games, whether that game is archery, swimming, Taekwondo, weightlifting, or any of the other 34 sports represented in this year’s Beijing Olympics. While we might obsess over models’ and actresses’ bodies in the years between the Games, right now there is absolutely no reason why any of us should be flipping through Vogue and dreaming of having a body like Kate Moss’s or Keira Knightley’s. The women vying for medals are a nice reminder that we don’t have to be tall and thin to be fabulous — heck, Kate could never even dream of winning a medal. Every sport emphasizes a different set of muscles, a different type of body. Even within particular sports, different proportions are represented. Take artistic gymnastics. All-around gold medalist Nastia Liukin is about 5’3″ tall with long limbs, while Shawn Johnson is under 5′ and has more defined muscles. Let all of this be a lesson: Be happy with the booty, legs, back, and abs you’ve got, because the women competing in the Olympics — whether they’re short, tall, petite, big-boned, super muscular, or lithe — are using their bodies to do incredible things, and so should you. Keep reading »

    Having A Step Family Isn’t Easy

    Cindy McCain refers to herself as an “only child” when she speaks about her childhood, despite the fact that she has two half-sisters. “It’s terribly painful,” said Kathleen Hensley Portalski, a sister, to the Washington Post. “It’s as if she is the ‘real’ daughter. I am also a real daughter.” Both Portalski and McCain are the children of Jim Hensley. Portalski is Henley’s daughter from his first marriage in the 1930s to Mary Jeanne Parks. He divorced Parks and married Marguerite “Smitty” Johnson in 1945. And McCain was born nine years later. McCain’s mother also had a daughter, Dixie Burd, from a previous relationship.

    Portalski told the Post that she remained quiet for decades while her father lavished attention on his second family. But McCain’s repeated references to being her father’s only child finally became unbearable in the past few months. “I was his family too,” she said. And I know from personal experience exactly how she feels. Keep reading »

    Crave: Pearl & Ribbon Necklace

    Pearls are timeless and ribbon is so girly. But for some reason, when you put the two together, they kind of a have a rock ‘n’ roll edge. This necklace from Wink would look amazing with a white wife beater tank, jeans, and heels. Kind of like Jackie O, gone bad. [$58, WinkNYC.com] Keep reading »

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