When The Hairpin published a Guide To Eating Very Particular Feelings, we laughed, but it was a slightly bitter laugh, a nervous “Oh my God this is my life” chuckle. For those of us who eat our feelings or struggle with body image issues (so sadly, many of us), the holidays are especially treacherous times for emotional eating and body insecurity. This time of year can easily become a battle of wills: your self-restraint vs. that bag of Milanos. Your self-love vs. the panic you feel about seeing a higher number on the scale. Your self-esteem vs. the overwhelming pressure to start a restrictive New Years’ diet. There are plenty of articles out there about how to avoid overeating at holiday buffets and how to not let your mom’s passive aggressive comments spark a peppermint fudge binge, but we thought it was time to for a new set of holiday food and body rules: specifically, kinder, gentler, more realistic rules. Let’s stop over-complicating things and beating ourselves up for enjoying a slice of pie, OK? Here are 10 easy-to-follow commandments to help you make peace with your body during a season that’s all about eating… Keep reading »
This weekend I experienced an important rite-of-passage: I watched “Die Hard” for the first time. It was a movie I never thought much about before — I’m more into documentaries and indie films — but everyone, and I mean everyone, said I had to see it. Why? Because I was told by friends and also the entire Internet that it’s the best Christmas movie of all time! Better than “A Christmas Story”! Better than “A Charlie Brown Christmas”! Better than “Love Actually” ! It simply isn’t Christmas without watching “Die Hard”!
Well, I watched “Die Hard.” And I hate to break it to you, but that is not a Christmas movie. Not even close. Keep reading »
Still on the hunt for a last-minute gift for that hard-to-buy-for lady in your life? Not sure what to ask for yourself? Don’t worry, The Frisky staff is here to help! We’ll be compiling our Christmas lists (along with some pertinent stats) to help you get inspired. Or just take a voyeuristic peek into our deepest consumerist desires. Either way.
Zodiac Sign: The best one. (Scorpio, obvs.)
Favorite Book: Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
Signature Drink: Wine, but much less lately; Diet Coke; grapefruit juice.
Primary Interests: Nesting; cooking elaborate meals for one; having deep conversations with my dog Lucca; 12 step readings and meetings; Candy Crush; bubble baths; beach vacations; binge watching TV shows; asking myself “WWBD” (What Would Beyonce Do?).
What I Really Want:
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This Christmas, string up the lights, hang the mistletoe and decorate your tree knowing confidently that your home will provide warmth and comfort to those who enter. Or, you could buy some of these creepy/inappropriate/WTF? Etsy holiday decorations to make your guests squirm with discomfort, which I think is way more fun. For even more merriment, we suggest hiding a Nanny Cam in your home to catch your family members’ reactions when they fatefully meet under the mistletoe that looks like a bundle of dicks.