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This week brings the premiere of The CW’s new show “Hellcats,” which is based on the book Cheer!: Inside The Secret World of College Cheerleaders, by The Frisky’s own Kate Torgovnick. To get you pumped up and ready to shake your pom-poms, we’re bringing you cheer-related content all week. This post is an oldie, but a goodie. Enjoy, and make sure to watch the premiere Wednesday at 9pm (EST). Catching politicians in a scandal is fun. A Hollywood starlet losing it is better. But there’s nothing quite like a story involving cheerleaders gone wild to capture the American cultural imagination. Here’s a look back at our favorite cheerleading scandals—from hitmen-for-hire to nudie photos.
College is a time when women discover their strengths, form lifelong bonds and explore the world around them. For some women the exploration involves local or more exotic travel. For others the exploration is more internal and emotional, while other women remember hilarious moments. After the jump, some women share their favorite college memories. Keep reading »
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This week brings the premiere of The CW’s new show “Hellcats,” which is based on the book Cheer!: Inside The Secret World of College Cheerleaders written by The Frisky’s own Kate Torgovnick. To get you pumped up and ready to shake your pom-poms, we’re bringing you cheer-related content all week. Enjoy, and make sure to watch Wednesday at 9pm (EST).
Cheerleading is an iconic American phenomenon, on par with apple pie and the bald eagle. But, uh, where did it come from? Good question. Most people don’t know this, but cheerleaders were originally men. Cheerleading goes back to the very first college football game, between Princeton and Rutgers University. Princeton students started chanting, “Rah rah rah! Tiger tiger tiger! Sis sis sis! Boom boom boom! Ahhhhh!” It became a student tradition, and soon the school appointed “yell leaders” who sat in the audience and lead said chants. The idea spread across the country, and in 1898 a University of Minnesota yell leader ran in front of the crowd to lead his chants. Cheerleading was born. Keep reading »
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Hold onto your horses! Life is about to speed up and throw you into a new stratosphere of decision-making and reevaluating. Not to worry, though, as this will be music to your ears. You have had all the pieces that you need to form a beautiful picture for a while, but now you can start putting them together to see it’s happening for real.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
You’ll be feeling hotter than a camel in heat in the middle of the Sahara and it’ll make you dream up all sorts of freaky fantasies. Instead of holding back, roll the dice with your baby and share the love. As it goes, this is your time to change up routines and add more spice to your life — now isn’t just about feeling good; it’s about tasting delicious too.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
The world is going to be spinning around you and lighting up your life in all sort of ways that will make you want to pinch yourself. Believe it: this is your time to truly come into your own and live out your karma. Yes, if you’ve been naughty or nice, you’ll be getting your just desserts now. Whether it’s with drama or diamonds, you’ll find just the way to make the most of this moment.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Finally, you’ll feel as if you’re putting down real roots and the direction you’re heading is a good one. Yes, with so much confidence you’ll have bursting at the seams, it’ll put you in quite the jolly mood. When this happens, we all know what that means — a charge to your libido. Unfortunately, though, it might be slim pickings when it comes to those kinds of options.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
No matter what anyone says, all you will hear is dead noise — you’ll have a one-track mind that is only about boosting your own agenda. Any one else who isn’t with the program will just wind up blending into the background. However, be warned that bratty behaviors will get you punished severely now, so mind your manners. But who knows? You might just like the punishment too.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Cash is your sex this week, as the flow starts to show signs of revival and has you feeling a sense of excitement you haven’t had in ages. Seems your star is fast on the rise and there is no limit to where it can go. So don’t think this is the end all — it isn’t. But it will take some clever shaking of your money maker to get the ball rolling even faster and harder in the right direction.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Go ahead and take risks again, because now is when your instincts will be gurgling with ideas and hunches, giving you inspiration to walk on the wild side. Even if things seem rocky at first, have faith — things will have a funny way of smoothing out and leading you to the promise land. Yes, now it’s all about how bad you want it.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Time to hit the pedal to the metal and work it at double your current speed, as moving faster now is necessary to reach your mark. There is no time to waste! Don’t worry about having everything mapped out, because, as you know, you work better on your toes anyway. Plus, once you get the gist, then all will be cake. So go ahead, let your hair down and GO!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
It’s all about whom you know now; so don’t be shy about saying what you want to those around you. People right now are listening and can connect the dots for you in just a way that’ll have you believing in miracles again. However, do realize you will have to do a little shifting through the possibilities to find your diamond in the rough. But do trust it will be there.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Chances are you will begin this week feeling a bit grim, as you’ll think everybody around you is getting theirs and you’re getting left behind. Instead of getting envious, though, understand it’s just fate building up the momentum to set you up for big changes that will push you far ahead of the pack. Until then, hold steady and express graciousness when you can.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Think big. Opportunities will be coming from afar, making you think beyond your comfort zone. Sure, this might mean having to figure out new ways to communicate and shifting your whole way of thinking, but sometimes changing up the scenery is exactly what you need to realize where you are is exactly where you need to be.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Weird new info is coming, which can switch your whole game around—but in a good way, as in learning secrets that can give you the insight to get a read on whomever is on your radar. Seems this will give you a good boost of energy and a new revived interest in the hunt. However, don’t spill all your secrets yet, as this isn’t the time for your song and dance.
If you’re single and looking to commiserate about your fate, do we have a book for you. Author Kristen McGuiness was on “The Today Show yesterday talking about 51 Dates / 50 Weeks: The Magical Adventures of a Single Life.