Absolute Beginners: Exercise Motivation For The Extremely Anxious

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 24, 2015

So, big question for people who are getting into fitness and are coping with anxiety over it: How do you find exercise motivation when you really, really, really just want to stay in bed or on the couch or safe at home?

I know how this goes; every few weeks I seem to… More »

How To Host A Perfect Dinner Party, According To Ina Garten

By: Claire Hannum / April 23, 2015

One of my goals in life is to at some point become the kind of person who hosts effortless dinner parties on the regular. We all know these goddesses of food and home who pull off lovely evenings with whatever they’ve got to work with, whether they live in a sprawling house or in the smallest (or… More »

You Definitely Need Some Ben & Jerry’s Beer In Your Life

By: Claire Hannum / April 23, 2015

Ice cream-flavored brewskis? Why not! More »

…So, I Have A Sugar Addiction.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 23, 2015

I found out last week that I have a sugar addiction. And I don’t mean “sugar addiction” as in “I have a sweet tooth” or “LOL cupcakes are so great!” (even if that is a true statement, long live cupcakes). I mean “sugar addiction” as in “this is interfering with my health and could possibly… More »

Vice Week: On Gluttony

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 23, 2015

Gluttony is an outdated sin, in my opinion. I’ve said it before: Never, ever, ever stop eating. If you stop eating, the advertisers and the tabloids and self-hatred win.

Here’s the thing: Gluttony was a sin mainly because eating too much meant depriving other people of food. And that was true, when we… More »

Beauty IRL: Coconut Oil Is Truly Magical

By: Megan Reynolds / April 22, 2015

Make like the earth goddesses and rub this oil into your aging flesh. More »

Home Inspiration: 21 Ways To Display Travel Keepsakes, Old Photos & Other Clutter-Causing Treasures

By: Claire Hannum / April 22, 2015

One of the hardest parts of decorating or spring cleaning is finding a place for the precious mementos we’d never dream of getting rid of but rarely display or even look at. Most of my ticket stubs, old family photos, greeting cards from loved ones, artifacts of my grandparents’ and random souvenirs I’ve picked up on vacations sit… More »

Starbucks Will Sell You This $50 Mother’s Day Giftcard At A 400 Percent Markup

By: Beejoli Shah / April 21, 2015

For just a fraction of the cost of the Apple Watch, you can now buy your mom the Mother’s Day gift she always wanted: a Starbucks gift card worth just pennies on the dollars you actually spent on it! You see, this is no ordinary Starbucks gift card — it’s a gift card made of… More »

Check Your Vibes: How To Have The Best Mental Health Day Ever

By: Claire Hannum / April 20, 2015

“Productivity” has become a silly buzzword that we equate with self-worth. What is so morally bankrupt about spending a day in bed? More »

Help! “Can You Recommend A Sophisticated Bong?”

By: The Frisky / April 20, 2015

Do you have a recommendation for a grown-up bong? Husband and I have had to jettison them in recent moves and I want to get him a nice one for his birthday now that we will be stationary for the next few years. Other than just going to a head shop and buying the blue… More »

The 17 Stages Of Moving (In GIFs!)

By: Claire Hannum / April 20, 2015

I am thoroughly convinced that the moment you begin the process of moving, you can be written off by your loved ones as lost to temporary insanity until you’re settled in your new place. A huge chunk of the Frisky staff has made a move these past few months, so the stress is still unpleasantly… More »

Can We Please Have A Selena-Inspired MAC Collection?

By: Claire Hannum / April 17, 2015

It’s been 20 years since the death of Selena Quintanilla, and much like her music, her signature makeup look is still just as coveted today as it was in 1995. There are about a billion YouTube tutorials featuring her trademark red lips and dark brows, so why not launch a Selena-inspired cosmetics collection? Countless celebs have had their… More »

Absolute Beginners: Know When To Stop

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 17, 2015

Right now, I have tendonitis in my left ankle, tenosynovitis in both of my feet (it’s an inflammation of the sheaths that protect tendons), hammer toes, and my marathon-induced avascular necrosis still hasn’t quite healed. I have a vertebra that’s still healing from being cracked when I fell backward down a flight of stairs last… More »

Local Travel: 18 Places To Visit In The Pacific Northwest This Spring

By: Claire Hannum / April 17, 2015

Warm weather means long sunny weekends and the sudden itch to explore someplace new, so why not start with your own backyard? If you need a break from the big cities and major sights, hop in the car and take a More »

Must Haves: 20 Spring Jumpsuits & Rompers That Make Getting Dressed Stupidly Easy

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 16, 2015

The weather forecast for this Saturday calls for sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70s, which means I plan on rolling out of bed, pulling on a onesie and making my way to the park with my dog for a day of lazing around. I am supremely low-maintenance on the weekends, so jumpsuits and romper… More »

The Soapbox: My Bindi Is Not Your Bindi

By: Beejoli Shah / April 16, 2015

I’ve realized that there’s a rather marked difference in being proud of your culture, and having ownership over it. Both are important and necessary, but for 20-some odd years, my culture was something that happened to me, but only in the last seven years has it actually become mine. More »

6 Things I Learned Meeting With A Life Coach

By: Claire Hannum / April 16, 2015

When T.J. Maxx reached out to me about meeting with a life coach and photographer, their pitch seemed so in tune with the current season of my life – my obsession with building happier routines, my renewed focus on the tiny joyful moments of each day as the bigger picture of my life took a frazzled turn — I had to give it… More »

TJ Maxx To Start Offering Plus-Size Clothing Options Online

By: Megan Reynolds / April 15, 2015

…Yay? I guess. … More »

Beauty IRL: I Want A Signature Scent, Dammit

By: Megan Reynolds / April 15, 2015

Am I less of a woman if I don’t have a signature scent? More »

The Daily Squee: Rademenes The Cat Nurse Helps Sick Animals Heal

By: Claire Hannum / April 15, 2015

Rademenes the cat lives at an animal shelter in Bydgoszcz, Poland, and serves as a feline nurse to critters at the shelter who undergo medical care. Rademenes was brought into the shelter with an inflamed respiratory tract by his former owners, who were convinced he’d never get better. The kitty bonded with a veterinarian on staff who… More »

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