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Frisky Readers Share Their Worst Gifts Ever

Last week, Frisky staffers told you about the worst gifts we’ve ever received. We had some doozies, ranging from terrifying clown dolls to new-age water fountains to passive-aggressive sweaters and self-help books, but we were blown away by the hilarious stories readers had to share. After the jump, a collection of our favorite cringe-worthy comments … Keep reading »

All I Want For Christmas Is … A 7-Pound Weight Loss

According to an essay in today’s Daily Mail, my desire to drop 5 to 10 pounds is about as common as a winter cold. Seven pounds, it seems is the magic number — the “holy grail” of weight loss. It’s an amount significant enough that, no matter what one’s starting weight, clothes will fit differently (for a lot of us, that means “better”). It’s also, as essayist Jenny Dickinson, says: “a loss [that] is physically noticeable on most women, so it’s in the region that will gain us recognition for our efforts.” And a seven pound weight loss is also relatively easy to achieve for most people. Keep reading »

How To Not Screw Up The Holidays If You’re Single

The holidays, and winter in general, are for couples.

I swear, I’m not beating my usual “life is cruel for us singles” drum, because we pretty much own spring and summer. In winter, though, people pair off and disappear like the end of a key party, and we’re just left sitting there on the couch in our Fair Isle sweaters, wondering where everybody went.

After 30-some years of being single, I haven’t become inured to getting a little down about it. Who ever gets used to not having somebody to take home to their mother or to introduce around at the work party or, hell, even buy something goofy for? Read more Keep reading »

Andrew W.K. Rocks Out On “Silent Night”

I used to hate Andrew W.K.–his whole “party hard” schtick was really grating and annoying. And then I interviewed him a few years ago and found him to be one of the sweetest and most genuine rock dudes out there. I still don’t really want to listen to his music, but I get his appeal. With that in mind, I present to you Andrew W.K. doing the holiday classic “Silent Night” — in a way you’ve probably never seen before. [A.V. Club] Keep reading »

5 Weird Ways To Get In The Mood

Even though we look forward to the holidays as a well-deserved break from the daily grind, it can still be difficult to get “in the mood” when you’re fighting mall traffic and dealing with relatives.

In fact, feeling tired and stressed is probably the number one libido-killer.

That’s why it couldn’t hurt to lean on some wacky, possibly even bizarre tricks to light the spark. After all, who knows? They could get your sex drive motor revving right on through what could be the naughtiest time of the year. Read more Keep reading »

“Charity Sex”: During The Holidays, Should Sex Be Treated As A Gift?

Here’s a curious article over at Fox News, “Charity Sex: The Gift That Keeps On Giving.” “Charity sex” (not to be confused with “pity sex”) is, according to the author, “a gift you give to your partner, and to yourself. Maybe you do it because he’s all wound up, and sex relaxes him. Maybe you do it because she’s feeling a little down, and sex gives her a boost … ” For now I’m going to ignore the other parts of the article that go on to advise that while engaging in charity sex you should count on “faking it until you make it” (as in trying to force yourself to get into the mood) and forgetting about having an amazing orgasm. Instead, let’s look at the idea of sexual gifting (“So this holiday season, don’t be a sexual scrooge. Give the gift of charity sex!”). In response to the article, one like-minded blogger over at Cafe Mom begs men to pretend they’re broke so as to get “creative” with their gifts and give the ultimately free present of a go in the sack. Keep reading »

Taking Festive Fashion To New Heights

A holiday dress that’s equal parts Lady Gaga and “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.” Sure to terrify and amaze. [1Funny] Keep reading »

“Pink Stinks” Parents Group Are Anti-Pink Toy Crusaders

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There’s good news across the pond for parents who want their little girls to believe they can grow up and be anything they want: A parents group called Pink Stinks, which pressures toy companies and stores to rise above marketing based on traditional gender roles, seems to have been successful in getting the Early Learning Center to change their pink ways — at least a little bit. Keep reading »

Help! He’s Terrible At Buying Me Gifts

My husband cannot shop. He’s awful at buying gifts. He tries really hard, but it’s just not his thing. One year, I got socks. Then there were the years where I got electronic gifts—fun for him, but not for me (and no woman really wants a clothes steamer as her big Christmas gift, no matter how useful it is). Once I got a fishing pole. He’s tried to buy jewelry, but I never like it. Keep reading »

Would You Wear: A Black Feather Cape?

Feathers are all the rage right now — and we definitely love most of what’s out there. From Chanel’s feather dress to wild fascinators, feathers can be absolutely stunning. We’ve also been seeing feather capes, such as this one, and have been puzzling over how and where one might wear such a piece — it’s certainly not for the faint of heart. Pairing it with a fun but not over-powering dress with a simple neckline, opaque stockings, quirky shoes and no jewelry could possibly make you the most photographed at your office holiday party — but would you end up on the best or worst-dressed list? What do you think? [$63, Miss Selfridge] Keep reading »

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