Yesterday, I kind of fell down a major DIY rabbit hole. No, I wasn’t actually doing Do-It-Yourself projects all day; I was just reading about them on the internet. I tend to file DIY projects in three categories: 1) cool projects I would do if I had the time (a custom headboard made from scrap wood!) 2) stupid projects I would never waste my time on (why would I make my own laundry soap?), and 3) cool projects I actually DO have the time for. I came across this particular trick on the blog Obsessionist, and while it’s not exactly DIY, it’s still cool and not time-consuming. Because who doesn’t want to know how to make scrambled eggs still in the shell, especially when all you really need is a pair of stockings?! [Obsessionist] Keep reading »
Hi Frisky readers! Fun fact about me—I love to make and eat food! Now, if Kelly Bensimon were to meet me, I’m sure she’d emphasize in her psychotic way that I am a cook not a chef, and I would agree. That being said, I think I manage to whip up some tasty things in my tiny New York kitchen, so when the mood strikes (I’m aiming for every week), I’m going to introduce you to an easy recipe I’m currently loving.
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A study published in the Journal of Proteome Research found that sperm can’t fertilize an egg immediately after entering the female reproductive tract. No, sperm are fickle little guys. An activation process scientists call “capacitation” has to take place in them. Basically, the cells in the sperm have to be “turned on” for them to do their deed. So, not only do you and your man have to be in the mood to make babies, but so do his male reproductive cells. Researchers are working on figuring out what gets sperm in the mood. [Medical News Today] Keep reading »
Japanese designers create such beautiful products. Just look at MUJI, the non-brand brand that makes everyday items like tape dispensers and thermoses simply elegant. It doesn’t surprise us that another Japanese company has elevated the look of masturbators. Yes, that’s what the eggs pictured above are. Peel the egg, and there’s a stash of lube inside, which, when poured into the egg, creates a vagina-like environment. Sure, guys could be like Seth Rogen’s character in “Zack and Miri Make A Porno” and buy a Fleshlight, but you can’t hide a Fleshlight in your refrigerator very well. [The Trendy Girl] Keep reading »
This is a strange and sad story. A ten-year-old girl in England has Turner syndrome, a condition that generally causes infertility because an X chromosome is missing. When the girl was 7, her mother had some eggs harvested so that if her daughter wanted, she could have a child that would be related to her (it would actually be her half-sister or half-brother) and not have to wait for ages to receive a donor egg. The problem is that egg-freezing laws only allow the storage of an egg for 10 years, so before the girl turns 18, she has to decide whether or not she wants to conceive a baby made from her mother’s egg right then. She would have to get pregnant before she can vote, and she probably wouldn’t have a guy in her life who would want to be the father of her children! Members of Parliament and doctors are urging ministers to change the law because IVF legislation hasn’t been updated in 18 years. Her best option would be to have the eggs fertilized by donor sperm and then frozen, which would buy her at least another 10 years before she’d have to get implanted with an embryo. [The Times, U.K.] Keep reading »
Did you know that the word “cuckold,” meaning the husband of an adulteress, is derived from “cuckoo,” a type of bird that commonly flies out of clocks? Cuckoos lay eggs in the nests of other birds, and the other birds are left to hatch and raise them (though they don’t have a clue because the cuckoo eggs look just like their eggs). [The Economist] Keep reading »