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What Will Be The 2014 Song Of Summer?

2014 song of summer

Real music fans know that not just any song can be crowned Song of the Summer. A Song of the Summer will make you want to day drink. It will get you dancing even when played over the crappy sound system at a street fair. It thinks that crop top was a great idea. So, no matter where you plan to “summer” this summer, be prepared and read our 2014 song of summer challenge first!  Keep reading »

9 Things You Need To Know About The Sun And Your Skin This Summer

Sunburn Stages
11 stages of surprise sunburn
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Weird Sunburn Cure
Could chocolate be the answer to your sunburnt skincare woes? Read More »

It’s beach season! Yay! That means that when I went to the beach last week I got sun poisoning, just like every year. Boooooo.

The whole concept of “sun poisoning” is baffling to me. Human beings have been living, hunting, farming, working, traveling, and just sort of existing in sunlight for our entire existence. The fact that I have such a violent reaction to sun exposure, then, made no evolutionary sense to me — that is, until I did my research. Here are nine important pieces of sun info you should know before you head out to soak up some rays this summer: Keep reading »

The Frisky’s Summer 2014 Calendar!

The Frisky's Summer 2014 Calendar!

What are you looking forward to this summer? Sure, it may not be Oscar season, but there are plenty of movies, books, music, TV shows, and holidays we’re jazzed about. We’ll skip the Tom Cruise and Ninja Turtles flicks—there’s plenty of art on its way that’s more up our alley. Have a look at The Frisky’s summer calendar, broken down by month, after the jump! Keep reading »

Urban Gardening 101: 9 Things To Know Before You Hoe

Urban Gardening 101: 9 Things To Know Before You Hoe

If you’re an apartment dweller, one of the easiest ways to access to fresh air is to spend this summer creating your very own urban garden. Urban gardens make such a fantastic impact on the community, as working outside is a natural way to relieve stress, and in grubby, polluted cities, there’s no thrill quite like hanging out in your own little nature-filled paradise. Gardens also make a great education tool for kids, prevent storm water runoff by absorbing rain into soil and plants, and offer a fabulous opportunity to grow your own vegetables, fruits and herbs.

The only thing it really takes to get an urban garden going is the desire to have one. The rest is pretty simple from there! I know it sounds intimidating, so here’s a simple guide to getting started on your own garden, even if you’ve never done anything like this before. Keep reading »

Found: The Best Mosquito Repellent That’s Not Actually Mosquito Repellent

Avon Skin So Soft Mosquito Repellent

After this brutal winter, I was so, so excited when the sun finally came out and the average temperature rose from 6 to 76. “Ahh, spring is here!” I sang merrily as I busted out my flowy tank tops, lopped all the legs off my jeans, and hung a hammock in my backyard. After pouring myself a glass of iced tea, I went out to enjoy the first warm afternoon, but my fantasy was promptly interrupted by a terrible, ugly reality: MOSQUITOES. MOSQUITOES EVERYWWHEEERRRREEE. I fought them off for a few minutes before finally retreating inside to scratch my bites, clean the spilled tea off my shirt, and glare at the cloud of blood-suckers buzzing around my sad, empty hammock.

Mosquitos are like childbirth: you never remember how awful they are until you’re right in the midst of them. And, like clockwork, I had forgotten about the horrors of mosquitoes until they were upon me, ravaging my legs and arms and ruining my idyllic spring lifestyle.

But luckily, in spite of my mosquito amnesia, I did remember something else. Keep reading »

The 10 Best Songs Of Summer 2013

Sadly, summer 2013 is coming to an end. Hopefully, you’ve gotten all of your vacationing, tanning, lounging and barbecuing out of the way and created a ton of memories to keep you laughing until next June. Although fall is peaking around the corner, this summer’s soundtrack has provided us with some jams that will be sure to remind us of the fabulous summer of 2013. Here is a list of our favorite songs from this summer that are sure to put you back into the summer mindset each time you play them! Read more at Hello Beautiful…

Weekend Playlist: I Know Where The Summer Goes

Girl Talk: Summer Camp
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Girl Group Playlist
The Sapphires
Weekend playlist: our fave girl groups! Read More »
Playlist: Roaaaadtrip!
Rev your engines, and this mix of sweet roadtrip jams. Read More »
summer bummer weekend playlist

On the one hand, summer holidays are awesome. On the other, Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the season. So while we’re stoked to have Monday off, we’re not so excited about the prospect of colder days and wearing more layers. It’s with that in mind that we made this Summer Bummer mix, full of songs that deftly capture that melancholy end of summer vibe. Take a listen, and share your favorite sad summer jams in the comments. Keep reading »

The 3 Most Excruciating Music Videos Of The Summer

A good music video can make a mediocre song tolerable, but a bad music video of an equally bad song creates an aural singularity of fart-stained terribleness. These are the worst we’ve seen so far this year — and 2013 is far from over. Consider the following your State of the Union address for “Things That Will Make Two of Your Five Senses Atrophy,” or perhaps a sonic Cerberus of “Shittiest Song of Summer 2013.” In any case, we’re sorry. Read more at Cracked…

The 8 Most Awkward Ways To Beat The Heat

The 8 Most Awkward Ways To Beat The Heat

Until yesterday, I had been enjoying this summer from the comfort discomfort of my un-air conditioned, fourth floor walk-up apartment. In May I was all, “I can totally do this! It’s not even hot out yet!” but by July my tune turned to, “I just want to take a cold shower and sit in the dark in front of my fan. No one talk to me.” That’s when I hit rock bottom, as it were, and started looking for opportunities to cool down nearly every place I went.

I was the crazy lady asking for six cups of ice from Starbucks, the eager employee who would stay late just to enjoy extra time in front of an AC. And that was really just the tip of the quickly melting iceberg. Last night I knew I had to buy an air conditioning unit, because these awkward and absurd beat the heat techniques started sounding like heaven to me. Read more on College Candy…

How To Cook & Eat Your Own Lobsters, According To Jessica And Her Boyfriend

BBQ Blunders
BBQ Blunders
We will not make the same mistakes this BBQ season. Read More »
Let's Go Camping!
Friends Camping
11 reasons why camping is the best. Read More »
Beach Blanket Bingo!
Let's All Play The Frisky's Beach Blanket Bingo Game
Let's all play The Frisky's beach blanket bingo game. Read More »

The Frisky staff will stop bragging about our road trip to Maine this weekend soon, but not today. No, today I am going to teach you everything that I know about selecting, boiling, and eating lobsters in your very own home. Keep reading »

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