Show me a woman who doesn’t love a spa day and I’ll show you a woman who is lying (or a robot, it has to be one or the other). In fact, I’ll bet every man would love a good spa day, too, if they’d just quit it with the preconceived gender notions. Whatever, man! You need a pedicure! Anyway, this Sunday is all about our moms, so there’s no better occasion for giving her a reason to pamper herself, if only for a day. Moms are notoriously high-strung and nerve-wracked (uh, maybe just mine? Anyone?), so these gifts will give her a damn good reason to relax and float downstream.
I often get in the mood to shut everything and everyone out and just spend some quality time with me, myself, and I. Usually I do this by taking a dance class and then gorging on rag mags while getting my toes done. I’m not sure why exactly, but it does the trick every time. I emerge relaxed, stuffed to the gills with celeb gossip, with my feet looking hot. I asked other Frisky staffers to share their “me” time rituals. What are yours? Keep reading »
How do you wind down after a rough day? We asked for your best tip for relaxing in exchange for a set of Calgon bath products, and we, like you, enjoy baths, soothing music, and a glass (or two) of wine. But SEMI-girl‘s comment stole the show since her relaxation strategy is twofold:
“My relaxing evenings usually take one of two forms depending on whether my boyfriend is home. If I have the place to myself: bra comes off, sweats go on, plant myself in the center of the couch and moisturize/balm/cocoa butter every piece of exposed skin while either watching a movie I’ve seen a dozen times already or something wholesome and soothing like a PBS documentary. If my boyfriend is home: he makes dinner, I replace the usual domestic beer with a vodka martini, nookie.”
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Add this to your grab bag of fun facts about finding love that will not actually help you one bit. A new study done at University of Trier in Germany found that our taste in romantic partners is determined by our mood. Before I get to the results, my favorite part of this study is the method they used. I’ll spare you all the details but let’s just say that nudie pics, ice water, and warm water were involved. Are we sure this is a scientific study and not some glorified sex game?
Anyhow, researchers found that when we are relaxed, we tend to attract mates who look more like us and whom we’re more compatible with. But in times of stress, we are more likely to pick a partner who bears no resemblance to us. Is this further confirmation that we’re all raging narcissists when it comes to love? Not exactly. The theory is that humans have evolved to be less picky about choosing a mate carefully when times are tough. Isn’t that just what we call “desperation”? [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
Each day we get more and more news about how sucky our economy is, so we’re all trying to hold on to more money. But that doesn’t mean you should forgo your beauty routine all together. Instead, you can just spend less and DIY. To help you stay fabulous on a budget, you’ll find below our 12 picks for getting beautified and de-stressing at home. Keep reading »