There are some indignities that your Christmas tree or Chanukah bush should not have to endure. Like having a nut sack dangle from its branches. We appreciate that the “Bauballs” ornament was created to raise money and awareness about testicular cancer, but Santa, and the rest of your family, can surely survive the holiday season without a pair of balls swinging from the tree’s branches. Buy one, or make a donation, but we beg you, don’t decorate with ball sack. Your tree deserves better than that. Click on through to see more ornaments that at NSFT (not suitable for tree). Or work. You have been warned. [Buzzfeed]
This holiday season, The Frisky staff is committed to giving back. Throughout the month of December we’ll be telling you about some of the charities and nonprofits that we support, why they’re important to us, and how you can support them too, if you’re so inclined. First up, Winona tells us why she believes in Girls Inc.!
Who they are: Girls Incorporated
What they do: Empower girls age 6 to 18 to achieve their full potential through mentoring and hands-on experiences.
Why I support them: Before I came to write full-time for The Frisky, I ran a program at Portland Community College that partnered with local high schools to get more teenage girls signed up in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) classes. I met some really amazing young women who were excelling in science and technology (including a particularly gifted robotics club member who I’m convinced will grow up to be either the best President we’ve ever had or the most fearsome dictator the world has ever known), but I also saw a lot of girls falling into familiar patterns of silence, deferring to male classmates, and opting out of high level math and science classes because they were uninterested or intimidated… Keep reading »
Guys, I know picking out a Christmas gift for your lady (if she hasn’t told you exactly, specifically what she wants) is no easy feat. There are so many options out there. And if you’re bad at this whole buying presents thing, you may find yourself completely overwhelmed and defeated and susceptible to making really bad purchases. Sometimes the best way to narrow things down is to start by identifying the gifts that you shouldn’t buy her. We can help with that. Click though for a guide to holiday presents that will not get you laid.
Is there anything better than a good ol’ cheesy Christmas carol? What about a cheesy Christmas carol sung by a famous person?
Don’t worry: I won’t subject to you John Travolta and Olivia Newton John’s what-the-fuck-is-going-on-here Christmas carol shitshow again. I’ve only rounded up the best (by which I mean both “best” in the traditional sense and “best” as in “dorkiest”) carol-singing celebs that I could find: Keep reading »
This whimsical ornament chandelier would be a great way to display those extra ornaments that are rolling around the bottom of your Christmas decorations box, but it would be even more fun to hit the thrift store and craft a chandelier out of the most ridiculous ornaments you can find. Can you imagine a sparkling bundle of Dollywood souvenir ornaments? Talk about a conversation piece. [Real Simple]
It’s holiday party season, and you know what that means: time to bring your hair A-game. We asked our hair and beauty guru Aileen Cady to come up with a few fun party hairstyles just for Frisky readers. Today we have her first creation, The Swedish Knot, a braided updo with an unexpected twist: reverse braids. ”I’m obsessed with reverse braids right now,” says Aileen. “They seem complicated at first but they’re super easy once you get the hang of it.” Wanna get this fun party style for yourself? Click on the gallery to check out the step-by-step tutorial, and stay tuned for more holiday hair ideas (including a fabulous look for curly hair!) in the coming weeks…