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30 Ways To Make The Most Of The Last 30 Days Of Summer

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s officially August. It is crunch time: time to make the most of what’s left of summer, people. Let’s stop messing around and let’s ensure that we really are having the best summer ever. Here are 30 ways to make the most of the next 30 days of this fabulous season. Keep reading »

10 Ways To Spend Black Friday Instead Of Shopping

Happy Black Friday everyone! Hope your Thanksgiving was fabulous and fattening and as devoid of family drama as possible. It is a straight up miracle that I was not up and out of bed this morning at 4 a.m., ready to raid the stores like the shopaholic that I am. But you know what? Over the last few weeks, I made a decision not to participate in the rush to spend — after all, Black Friday is just a fancy, corporate-generated pseudo-holiday designed to make the masses feel good about blowing their money. And you know what? There are so many BETTER things to do on this lovely Black Friday than battling long lines and psychotic deal lovers — after the jump, I’ve got 10 suggestions for things you could do instead that will be relatively bruise free. (Seriously, at least one poor sap gets trampled at a Walmart every year.) Keep reading »

5 Things I Plan On Doing With My Time Now That I’m Not Dating Or Drinking

Here’s the thing about drinking — it’s a multi-tasking activity and it makes lots of things even better. Here are just some things I really enjoy doing with a glass of wine in my hand:

  1. Taking a hot bath while reading a gossip magazine
  2. Liveblogging award shows and “The Bachelor”
  3. Cooking and eating
  4. Playing fetch with my dog in our building’s long hallway (since our apartment is small and it’s too cold for the dog park right now)
  5. Reading in bed

For the record, these are all frequent activities in my life and I will miss my friend Vino when I am doing them during this period of sobriety. Because I’m also giving up men — particularly the dating and sexing of them — I know I need to find new activities to put my energy into, especially things that wouldn’t be improved by, say, my favorite cocktail of Cristalino champagne and grapefruit juice. Keep reading »

10 Inexpensive Ways To Shake Up Your Life

There’s a very depressing article in today’s Daily Mail about the high percentage of women in the U.K. who are bored out of their skulls. My guess is the number of American women who feel similar probably isn’t too far off and could very well be even higher. A new study revealed British women blame their boredom on: “a lack of variety amid a daily routine, a limited social life and pressures at work,” as well as not enough vacations, a long list of chores, their appearance, and being broke. Because we can all fall into the trap of boredom now and again — some more than others — and because money is tight for a lot of us right now, keep reading for a list of 10 free or cheap things you can do right now to shake things up and get you out of a boring rut. Keep reading »

30 Things A Woman Should Not Try Before 30

Our editor Amelia is turning 30 in a few short weeks and her essay on the subject really resonated with Frisky readers, both younger and older than 30. With that in mind, we’ll be reposting our “30 Before 30″ series, which originally ran late last year, over the next few weeks. Enjoy!

We’ve talked a lot about the things you should know and do before turning the big 3-0, but until now, we have yet to discuss the things you’d be crazy to try before your 30th birthday. While you may be in a rush to squeeze in as many adventures and escapades as you can before the clock strikes midnight and the curtain drops on your 20s, there are quite a few things you’d be a total fool to willfully experience. After the jump, 30 things you should not try before turning 30*… Keep reading »

20 Ways To Spend Your Extra Hour This Weekend

Sad news, everyone: this may be Halloween weekend, but it’s also the weekend Daylight Saving Time ends and months of dreary cold and sunless days begin. Of course, the perky glass-half-full types are always quick to point out how we gain an extra hour when DST ends, like that somehow makes up for going to and from work each day entirely in the dark. There’s nothing we can do about it, though, so I say let’s make the most of that measly hour we get this weekend and try our hardest to kick off the long, dark months of winter on a good note! Not sure what to do with your extra hour? I’ve got 20 suggestions after the jump. Keep reading »

25 Things To Do With Your Extra Hour This Weekend

Sad news, everyone: this is the weekend we “fall back” as Daylight Saving Time ends and months of dreary cold and sunless days begin. Of course, the perky glass-half-full types are always quick to point out how we gain an extra hour when DST ends, like that somehow makes up for the endless evenings of walking home in the dark while shivering in our multiple winter layers. But you know what? I say let’s make the most of that measly hour! Let’s put our hearts and souls into that extra time we gain and really appreciate the hell out of it and maybe, just maybe, we’ll be rewarded with a winter that sucks just a little less normal. Not sure what to do with your extra hour? Well, after the jump are 25 suggestions… Keep reading »

Thank God It’s The Weekend!

In The Comfort Of Your Own Home:

  • Online video site Hulu is adding new movies and shows every day this summer. So far, the new movies are Lost in Translation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and the ultimate classic, Bring It On [Hulu's Days of Summer]
  • Make yourself a Crack Baby (not to be confused with a Crackberry), one of Prince William’s favorite drinks. [Alex's Cocktail Recipes]
  • Um, hello? Curl up with one of the awesome reads we recommended!
  • Out On The Town:

  • Amelia has admitted that she wants to see The Love Guru. While I don’t support this, you might find the movie enjoyable. [The Love Guru Official Movie Site]
  • The Hula Hoop celebrates its 50th birthday, so go shake your hips. [CBS News]
  • Live within a, say, 200 mile radius of Coney Island, New York? Get in your car and come to the Mermaid Parade! Participate in the craziest costume you can construct with a glue gun or just sit on the sidelines and giggle. [Coney Island Mermaid Parade]
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