Posts tagged "thanksgiving"

Black Friday Begins Earlier Every Year & Wal-Mart, Target Employees Are Not Gonna Take It Anymore

Black Friday is a uniquely American consumerist faux “holiday” that I will never understand. Do millions of people really want to endure screaming toddlers and hordes of teenagers at the mall just so they can buy an Old Navy fleece for 20 percent off? No, thanks.

But for the retail workers who have…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 19, 2012

Weekend Project: Gourd Vases For Your Thanksgiving Table

Looking for a simple DIY centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table? These gourd vases are not only easy to make, they look absolutely beautiful filled with fresh fall flowers. Just cut the top off a squash, hollow it out, and reward yourself for being so crafty by mashing up the innards with some butter and brown sugar.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 17, 2012

Is Your Dessert Stomach Ready For Thanksgiving?

You didn’t know you had a dessert stomach, did you? Well, you don’t. But it would come in handy for Thanksgiving dinner if you did. I mean, where are you supposed to put the pumpkin pie after you’ve eaten so much stuffing? Sigh. I guess we’ll just have to eat less so there’s room for…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 16, 2012

Fall Beauty How-To: Kristen Stewart’s Golden Smoky Eye

We’re reaching the point of the year wherein I refuse to leave my bed at any and all costs because it is so damn cold. There unfortunately aren’t too many upsides to late fall as far as I’m concerned, aside from pretty scarves, outerwear, and, like, wool tights, but none of these things are enough…

By: Rachel Krause / November 16, 2012

Gobble, Gobble: 10 Super Yummy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Ugh, you guys, I have only begun to think about what I’m going to make for Thanksgiving dinner and have already determined that I need to make all 10 of these amazing side dishes — and they don’t include mashed potatoes or stuffing, recipes for which we’ll be covering in another gallery. The great thing…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 15, 2012

50 Totally Random Things We’re Thankful For

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means in between gorging on pumpkin pie and crying in the bathroom about something terrible your uncle said, it’s time to give thanks for the multitude of blessings in our lives. We’re pretty good about being grateful for all the usual suspects–health, family, career–but sometimes we overlook all…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 15, 2012

10 Tips For Having Sex After Huge Holiday Meals

Dan Savage suggests fucking before dinner. And yeah, that’s probably the best policy when it comes to huge holiday meals like Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. But if you can’t make that happen for whatever reason (and there are plenty of reasons, like FAMILY STRESS), you might find yourself in an emotional place where you need

By: The Frisky / November 15, 2012

Send Us Your Thanksgiving Recipes!

Gobble, gobble, gobble … burp. Yes, it’s that time of year, again! We want your best and brightest Thanksgiving day recipes: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, corn bread, pies, or whatever else you like to whip up. Send your recipe to Amelia@TheFrisky.com no later than Tuesday, November 20, and we’ll post them all…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 14, 2012

Watch This Right Now: The Tween Pop Thanksgiving Song No One Has Been Waiting For

If you loved Rebecca Black’s “Friday” but felt like it was missing a mashed potato-themed rap and a turkey leg microphone, well, here you go. Also, once you’re done watching it, could you tell us why a grown man in a sparkly turkey costume is eating Thanksgiving dinner with a group of confused 9-year-olds? [YouTube

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 9, 2012

A Cookie Cake That Accurately Describes November’s Mood

Is it already Christmas where you live? It seems December 25 comes earlier and earlier each year. As a Jew, I kind of love it, because hello, cookies, pine tree smell and holiday carols. But as a critic of capitalism, it’s kind of the worst. Apparently this cake was made by a disgruntled bakery employee…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 5, 2012

Campus Confidential: Thanksgiving Break Means Showering Without Shower Shoes

I’m not sure I’ve ever felt anything quite like the relief I experienced after my last class before Thanksgiving break. It was noon on Wednesday – the day before Thanksgiving itself – and it seemed like everybody else had left except for me. I swear I saw Western-style dust balls blowing across my urban campu…

By: Julie Zeilinger / December 12, 2011

5 Tips For Surviving Black Friday

My friend Cassie is a Black Friday pro. Every year she heads out to the stores in the dead of night and comes back in the morning with approximately $30,000 worth of Christmas presents for, like, 30 bucks. One time I asked her about her strategies and she regaled me with stories that might make…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 24, 2011

Infographic: What Their Favorite Thanksgiving Dish Says About Their Dating Style

The bird’s in the oven and the tables are set with festive cornucopias, but before your girlfriend or boyfriend digs into their Thanksgiving plate, what can you deduce from their favorite dish?

We’ve pegged your S.O.’s type based on their favorite holiday eats, so you know exactly what sort of a relationship you’re…

By: Cass Colin / November 24, 2011

15 Celebs We’re Thankful For This Year

It’s that time of year … time to sit around the dinner table with our loved ones, carve some turkey, and give thanks for the celebs who made our lives better this year.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 24, 2011

The Dumbest Hand Turkeys Ever

My brother from another mother, John DeVore, has been busy at his other job as an editor at TruTV and Dumb As A Blog. Just this week, he managed to create 12 … yes, twellllllve i.e. a dozen … hand turkeys. The one on the top left — the Vulcan “Live Long and Prosper” Hand…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 23, 2011

The 5 People You Shouldn’t Hook Up With On Thanksgiving

So, you’re in your hometown for Thanksgiving break. And you’re already bored … like, super bored. Or you’re out and about, and after three (or seven) Bud Lights at your hometown bar, you’re feeling nostalgic for that old flame. Who knew how handsome the kid who used to pull your hair would get? Why not…

By: Cass Colin / November 23, 2011

7 Seemingly Neutral Topics That Might Start A Family Feud (And How To Recover)

Ah, Thanksgiving: a day of gratitude, binge eating, and togetherness. Unfortunately, that whole “togetherness” thing doesn’t always go so smoothly. We all know to avoid inflammatory topics like religion and politics when convening with far-flung family members, but what happens when seemingly innocuous subjects cause tempers to flare and awkward silence to follow? To hel…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 23, 2011