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Should You Get Breast Implants For Your Porn-Loving Boyfriend?

Over at Slate, advice columnist Dear Prudence tackles an epic question of breast proportions: Should a woman get a boob job because her boyfriend is a fan of all the big breasts that he sees in porn movies? “I am a B cup,” she writes, “and although he says he loves my body, he adds, ‘But I’d really like it if your breasts were larger.’” How’s she know that? He watches porn on the regular, because, he says, he prefers a different body type to hers. Oh, and she used to be a model. So. Yeah. Prudie suggests she ask her man if he’s interested in getting penis enlargement surgery, and then, maybe! And also tell him to basically shove it. And to not get implants. Which Prudie thinks will make him feel relieved. Which I am not so sure about. I guess I feel like if you are writing to an advice columnist about whether or not you should get breast implants because your boyfriend watches a lot of porn, you should spend less time writing to advice columnists and more time finding a new man. But, you know, I’m not an advice columnist. [Slate] Keep reading »

Taking Seventeen Magazine’s Advice To Heart

In an effort to become a Seventeen magazine-approved teenager, Jamie Keiles decided to end her senior year of high school by embarking on an experience known as The Seventeen Magazine Project. For 30 days, she’d follow the advice of the glossy and then report back to her followers about just how well it went over. But here’s the interesting part. Instead of just listening and blindly going along with the magazine, Jamie offers her own opinion, along with well thought-out views on the suggestions that Seventeen is offering to its highly impressionable readers. I have to admit, she’s shockingly aware of not only her own personality but also the world around her, in a way that most 18-year-olds are not. I hope I was this smart in high school. [The Seventeen Magazine Project] Keep reading »

Would You Write A Dating Testimonial For Your Dad?

Over at Slate, advice columnist Dear Prudence is answering Father’s Day questions, and the last one is a real doozy. The advice-seeker, On-the-Market Dad, is a 38-year-old man who received an email from an online dating service requesting he write a dating testimonial for his father. First of all, write a dating testimonial for your dad? Weird. In any case, OMD’s father is 70, and the son’s problem is that even if he did write the testimonial, it wouldn’t exactly be glowing. His parents are divorced, and, he says, “I believe he’s a good person at heart, but he’s got some psychological problems that have caused him to not always be there for me and to treat my family negatively.” Yet, he doesn’t want to say no, for fear of insulting his dad. Prudie advises he decline, despite his father’s potential negative reaction. Um, happy Father’s Day? Is asking your kid to write an online dating testimonial for you cool or creepy? Should the son have dutifully done his father’s bidding or tell his dad no way? What would you have told OMD to do? [Slate] Keep reading »

Would You Take Advice From Lo Bosworth?

We know her as the most level-headed, calm, relatively down-to-earth member of “The Hills,” and now Lo Bosworth is cashing in on her reality TV role to launch her very own advice and lifestyle website! C’mon, are you that shocked? After all, “The Hills” is ending, so each cast member needs to find a way to stay in the limelight. Lo’s M.O. is to join a growing group of celebs who’ve created their own media “empires,” like Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP and Teri Hatcher’s Get Hatched. Aptly named The LoDown, the site will provide a venue for Lo to continue to dish out her sage advice to teenagers and 20-somethings who avidly watch the scripted reality TV show. Given the fact that she’s the only member of “The Hills” who keeps her personal life and “professional” life somewhat separate, I have to admit that I might actually read her advice. Plus, the site’s name is pretty catchy. [Racked] Keep reading »

The Secrets To Making It In Fashion, According To Kelly Cutrone

Even though the first season of her reality TV show is over, Kelly Cutrone is certainly not ready to give up the spotlight. She decided to create her own YouTube channel, and now she’s dishing out her expensive and sage advice. As the director of a highly successful fashion PR company, and someone who’s been in the industry for years, her thoughts are those you’ll want to pay attention to, especially if you’re just starting out. Scoop it up while you can, because you know her opinion on free advice. Read on for Kelly’s 10 tips for making it in fashion, with our quick and dirty explanations. Keep reading »

8 Ways To Deal With Jealousy

For the most part, I’m a pretty happy, confident person, but, man oh man, when feelings of insecurity start seeping in, a small part of me inevitably turns into a little green-eyed monster. If I’m having a “fat week,” I’m jealous of women with great figures; when I’m feeling like everything in my closet is drab and I can’t put together a cute outfit to save my life, I envy women with seemingly effortless style. Don’t even get me started on things like money, lifestyle, and career success. In my weakest moments — which, thankfully are relatively few and far between — it can seem like everyone is better off than I am. That’s not true, of course, but more important: life isn’t a competition. I know that intellectually, but that doesn’t always help when I’m all “woe is me.” Over the years, though, I have picked up a few tips and tools that help me manage feelings of jealousy when they crop up. After the jump, check out eight ways you, too, can deal with bouts of jealousy (because, let’s be honest — it happens to the best of us). Keep reading »

How To Make Doing Next Year’s Taxes Less Painful

If you’re like us, you probably spent the better part of the week ripping out your hair as you collected and combed through bank statements, pay stubs, and W-2s to get your taxes finished on time. (You sent in your taxes by yesterday, right?!?!) Since we don’t want to experience a similar last-minute meltdown next April, we asked Regina Leeds and Russell Wild, authors of One Year to an Organized Financial Life, for advice on what we can do now to make next year a lot less painful. Keep reading »

Sex With Susannah: 7 Things Your Mother Never Told You About Sex

We’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled “Sex with Susannah” programming to bring you breaking news from the “everything your mother never told you about sex” front. During the course of writing this column, receiving reader letters, and writing about sex and relationships for The Frisky, it’s come to my attention that there are certain basic sex life facts that it would behoove everyone to know, especially the ladies. Find out what they are after the jump! Keep reading »

What Sandra Bullock Can Learn From Her Films

I can’t imagine how Sandra Bullock must feel right now. It’s been less than a month since the biggest moment of her career and she’s hiding out like a fugitive. She should be rejoicing, but instead she’s getting STD tests and grappling with the horror of knowing that her Nazi husband had a foursome with someone named Skittles Valentine. It doesn’t really get any more humiliating than that. I wish I had some words of comfort to offer … but I don’t. Instead, I think Sandy should look to some of her own films for advice and consolation. After the jump, words of wisdom for Sandra … from her own films. Keep reading »

Things We Wish We Knew About Womanhood At Age 18

Yesterday, Esquire magazine’s Twitter feed asked its readers, “What about manhood do you know now that you wish you’d known at eighteen?” The response from a writer I know caught my eye — “Good credit is better than good sex!” — and I thought, Hey, that doesn’t just apply to manhood! That applies to womanhood, too! So I asked my fellow Frisky bloggers to answer this question:

What about womanhood do you know now that you wish you’d known at 18?

Our responses, after the jump … Keep reading »

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