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The Frisky Gift Guide: Beauty Booty

We’re self-proclaimed beauty junkies, so one of our favorite gifts to receive and give is a Sephora gift card. But since there’s no joy in unwrapping a gift card, we put together this list of beauty products we’re just dying to receive…Oh, and give. Plus there are some great ideas for your guy, so he’ll… More »


Dating Don’ts: How Not To Become A Party Pariah

Though I can’t remember his name, I can still recall the face of the guest who whipped out a handful of Ziploc bags as a long ago Christmas party was winding down. “Do you mind if I take some of these cheese puffs home with me?” he half-asked, shoving the leftover snacks into a bag. More »


Quickies!: Boobs Lost At Sea

Australian men’s magazine Ralph was shipping $200,000 of breast implants from Beijing to its headquarters in Sydney, but when the container arrived it was empty. [Your Tango]
According to studies, birth control pills have no effect on libido. Guess you should look elsewhere if your sex drive has taken a detour. [Daily Bedpost]
Taking on… More »


Tips From A Recessionista: Celebrating The Holidays On A Budget

On Monday it was finally made official: the U.S. is definitely in a recession. While most of us have been feeling the pinch for a while, the holidays bring an added challenge to stretch our dollars as far as we can. The good news is that from gift giving to decorating and dressing for parties,… More »


Break Up, Already!

We’re just going to come right out and say it: staying in a bad relationship just because you a) don’t want to be alone for the holidays or b) don’t want to be the bad guy/gal who dumped someone during the most wonderful time of the year is a waste. Why wait until after the… More »


The Frisky Gift Guide: 25 Awesome Gifts Under $25

Just because your pockets are hurting doesn’t mean you have to give crappy gifts. After the jump, 25 totally sweet gifts for $25 and under. We might just buy them for ourselves. For fun. … More »


The Frisky Gift Guide: He Said/She Said Gift Giving For Couples

It’s always tricky when the holidays arrive and you’re in a relatively new relationship. What do you get your boy or girlfriend after just a month? Or what about that odd three-month mark? You don’t want to go overboard, but you don’t want to under-buy and look like the thoughtless cheapo. Well, we’re here to… More »


Dating Don’ts: How Not To Handle Gifting Situations

Have you ever gotten a gift so ugly, so utterly not you, that you can’t even fake a kind response? That’s how I felt opening a box that contained the silver-plated, faux-turquoise-encrusted bracelet my then boyfriend gifted me one Christmas.

“Santa Fe fake?” I asked, slipping it over my hand, and removing it… More »


John Legend Makes Me Want To Be A Ho-Ho-Ho!

Last night, “A Colbert Christmas” made even this Jew get into the holiday spirit. The hilarious cheeseball musical spoof featured Feist, Willie Nelson, Elvis Costello, Jon Stewart, Toby Keith and some smooth dance moves by the big man himself, Stephen Colbert. While it might be hard to stand out in that crowd, John… More »


The Frisky Gift Guide: Books Every Shelf Will Love

You cannot go wrong buying someone a book as a gift — um, unless they’re illiterate of course. After the jump, 15 books we totally fell for, that would make just about anyone with a shelf happy. … More »


All I Want For Christmas Is A Beach Vacation

According to today’s New York Times’ Business section, travel is expect to be down — way down — this holiday season and last minute deals on airfares and hotels could dip just as low. This is bad news for the economy, but great news for people like moi, who hate all the over the top… More »


Crave: Lovely Holiday Cards

Every year we mean to send out holiday cards, and every year we get so sidetracked by all the pretty lights and mistletoe and marshmallow snowmen that we never get around to it. And after the holidays we even go so far as to stock up on holiday cards that are 75% off at all… More »


The Frisky Gift Guide: Customizable Presents

Children love anything that is one-of-a-kind or with their names on it. But newsflash, so do adults, especially if they have uncommon names that manufacturers neglect to put on novelty items. Customized or personalized gifts are the best to give because they show you know the receiver rather well and the gift wasn’t a last… More »


The Frisky Gift Guide: 20 Stocking Stuffers Under $20

Spoiler alert: Santa doesn’t exist. Strangely, the inclusion in my stocking of practical items like toothpaste and lotion never tipped me off to this. Why would Santa give me boring things like that? I suppose he might have thought I wouldn’t enjoy my chocolate-covered raisins if I had cavities, but these thoughts never occurred to… More »


How To Survive The Holidays

Already, the holidays are right around the corner, and before you know it, they’ll be here. But come Christmas Day, if everyone’s supposed to be brimming with cheer, why is mom crying at the stove and Uncle Pete hanging out down at the local bar? Probably because of all the baggage we carry into the… More »


Will Vibrators Be the Big Holiday Gift This Year?

Yesterday I posted about the Leading Lipstick Indicator, “a surprisingly reliable theory that suggests consumers turn to inexpensive little treats, like lipstick, when they start freaking out about the future.” It seems that included in those inexpensive indulgences, we women are splurging on sex toys to get us through the hard times. At a benefit… More »


Sweetest Day: An Occasion for Atonement?

Today is Sweetest Day, that odd Hallmark Holiday that remains the awkward teen stepsister to the slightly more tolerable and decidedly more popular Valentine’s Day. I first heard of Sweetest Day years ago when I was a floral designer in Chicago and some poor guy came into to the shop on his lunch break throwing… More »


Thakoon Goes From Prospective First Lady To Target

Before Michelle Obama appeared in a Thakoon dress at the Democratic National Convention, the designer had no idea she would be wearing one of his creations. “I saw her on TV and I couldn’t even look, I was so embarrassed from being excited,” Thakoon Panichgul said. And now we’re embarrassed for being so excited because… More »


Happy Kiss & Make Up Day!

Today is Kiss & Make Up Day — are you fighting with someone and want to take this opportunity to mend things? I am, but I have tried to mend it, to no avail. Perhaps the person who’s refused my attempts to make peace will consider this another invitation. And after the jump, some celebrity… More »


Make Money Off Your Ex

Say you and your boyfriend break up after celebrating many holidays together. There was the Christmas he gave you the diamond earrings, the birthday you got a Tiffany necklace, and the anniversary he screwed a Cartier love bracelet around your wrist. It feels sort of weird wearing them after the fact, doesn’t it? Well, there… More »


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