All The Bicycle-Related Knowledge I Have, In Q&A Form

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 18, 2015
It was 70 degrees out yesterday in Chicago. Seventy, people! That means, of course, that I’ve been riding my bike for the last few weeks, because really, once you hit about 35 it’s pretty safe to bike. That being said, I know so many people who are afraid either to use their bicycle as their… More »

Thank Us Later: Body Glide Saves Your Thighs From Bursting Into Flames

By: Megan Reynolds / March 17, 2015
Your inner thighs will thank you. … More »

10 Great Chicago Street Artists, To Demonstrate That Street Art Isn’t Just Banksy

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 16, 2015
You know who I’m really bored with? BANKSY. It’s not that he’s done anything wrong, or objectionable, or boring; it's not that he hasn’t maintained a high quality of work; it’s that whenever I tell someone I photograph street art, they say, “Oh! Like Banksy?” And the discretion it takes for me not to list… More »

How To Be Brave When You’d Rather Hide Under The Covers

By: Claire Hannum / March 16, 2015
A path toward bravery sounds like some abstract "journey" accompanied by stock photos of women atop mountains in yoga pants and heroes sparring with dragons, but in real life, it usually plays out on a much smaller scale. Bravery's what you need when you're nervous to ask for a raise or sign up for a new activity… More »

Cheapskate Style: Fashion Tape And Instant Hem Tape Are The Exact Same Thing

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 16, 2015
I am a notoriously cheap person. To the point where it is actually somewhat embarrassing, and I am actually really working on getting my face to not do that thing it does when a glass of wine with barely anything in it costs more than a giant bottle of Yellow Tail. Or make jokes about how… More »

Iran’s First Female Surfers Are Breaking Ground & Braving Waves

By: Claire Hannum / March 15, 2015
Iranian pro snowboarder Mona Seraji, Iranian diver Shalha Yasini, and Irish pro surfer Easky Britton are the first women in Iran to take up surfing. Marion Poizeau's documentary "Into The Sea" follows the women's adventures as Britton teaches Yasini and Seraji to surf in the Baluchistan region of the country. After having such a great… More »

Don’t Fall For These 10 Marketing Tricks Next Time You Shop

By: College Candy / March 14, 2015
As a college student or recent grad, you’re on a strict budget. That seal on your wallet somehow comes off every time a friend suggests happy hour or when shopping for a formal dress. You might try to be a smart shopper, but companies spend a lot of time finding ways to trick your brai… More »

Meet “Iris,” Your New Fashion Idol And All-Around Life Inspiration

By: Megan Reynolds / March 14, 2015
"I don't have any rules, because I would be breaking them, so it'd be a waste of time."… More »

Rihanna Is The New Face Of Dior!

By: Megan Reynolds / March 13, 2015
She's the first black woman to be the face of the fashion brand in its 69-year history. More »

Absolute Beginners: What The Hell Do You Do With A Foam Roller, Anyway?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 13, 2015
Hello, Beginners! Have you ever seen people at the gym rolling their legs over tubes and thought, “What the hell?” Or alternatively, have you ever seen it and thought, “Boy, that looks great, I wish I knew how to do that”? Good news! I’m here to help. Short version: Foam rollers are self-massage tools that… More »

Frisky Eats: 15 Green St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

By: Claire Hannum / March 12, 2015
If green beer's not your thing, get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit with a clover-colored cocktail! More »

Frisky Q&A: Writer Natalie Holbrook On Motherhood, Feminism & Creating Your Own Happiness

By: Claire Hannum / March 12, 2015
Natalie Holbrook writes the popular lifestyle blog Hey Natalie Jean, where she shares her thoughts on style, marriage, homemaking, and life in New York City with her husband and four-year-old son, Henry (also known as Huck). Over the years, Holbrook's blog has followed her on a cross-country move from New York to a small town and back again, as well… More »

How Do You Cope With Internet-Induced Opinion Fatigue?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 12, 2015
Jess Zimmerman published a very good article today about opinion fatigue, or the exhaustion that comes from feeling like you constantly have to participate in the deluge of opinions-expressed-online, whether or not you have any background or expertise on the topic at hand. Or, as Zimmerman puts it: “It’s tiring to lug around your armor… More »

Monument Valley Will Blow Your Mind Through Your Phone

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 12, 2015
I’ve played a lot of video and computer games in my life, but most of them, I’ve just sampled - you know, I’ll play it for a half-hour, decide it’s not my thing, and then go back to the games I know I love. When I do love a game, I truly do fall i… More »

Beauty Test Drive: Bare Escentuals Complexion Rescue Is The Best Lighting Your Face Could Ever Want

By: Megan Reynolds / March 11, 2015
Something to make your face look less like crap. … More »

Babies Should Hate Their Thighs, That’s Normal, LMAO (Not)

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 11, 2015
Oh, the scent of dumb bullshit in the morning. Today, it’s this adorable onesie from Wrybaby that reads “I hate my thighs” and is presumably targeted at baby girls. Because there’s nothing like parents projecting their own body insecurities and our culture’s unrealistic expectations of women’s bodies onto infants who can’t speak yet, don’t know… More »

Happy National Desk Organization Day, Here’s Some Workspace Decor!

By: Claire Hannum / March 10, 2015
National Desk Organization Day falling this week is as good an excuse as any to do some online window shopping and rejuvenate your workspace. Click through for 15 desk organizers and decorations that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are functional. For more desk vibe inspiration, check out some beautiful workspaces here. More »

Style Guide: Spring’s Hottest Denim Trends

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 10, 2015
Guys, I am in desperate need of new jeans. I don't mean that in the "I have 40 pairs of jeans but OMG I just need one more pair or my life won't be complete!!!" sort of way. I mean it in the "I have a couple pairs of jeans, but I primarily only wear… More »

Thank Us Later: Kotex Lightdays Will Change Your Life

By: Beejoli Shah / March 10, 2015
When it comes to period-related products, there's very little I haven't tried on the basis of professional curiosity (that profession being having a vagina). Pads were instantly annoying, and immediately discarded. I became so proficient with tampons at an early age, I once coached a fellow eighth grader on how to use one for the first… More »

Cities That Surprise: St. Augustine, Florida

By: Claire Hannum / March 10, 2015
As the oldest continually occupied city in the United States (settled in 1565!), St. Augustine, Florida is full of stories to tell. It has all the benefits of a close-knit small town with the added benefits of surreal scenery, rich history and creative inspiration. St. Augustine boasts residents whose families have lived in the area… More »

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