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The 2012 Frisky Give Guide: The Wounded Warrior Project

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This holiday season, The Frisky staff is committed to giving back. Throughout the month of December we’ll be telling you about some of the charities and nonprofits that we support, why they’re important to us, and how you can support them too, if you’re so inclined. 

Who they are: The Wounded Warrior Project

What they do: The Wounded Warrior Project provides physical and mental support and rehabilitation to service men and women returning from active duty. Keep reading »

Male Veterans Get Job Training, Female Veterans Get Knitting Class

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  • A North Carolina ministry has been hit with a sex-discrimination complaint after it was found that it provides job training services in fields like truck driving and culinary arts only to men. The alleged job training  for women includes Bible study, yoga, art therapy — here’s the kicker —and knitting. All of these are truly helpful skills for the job search. The best part is that the Asheville Buncome Community Christian Ministry receives federal funding for this! [Think Progress]
  • A lesbian in Omaha, Nebraska, who had homophobic slurs carved into her skin by three masked men on Sunday spoke out publicly for the first time yesterday. [CNN]
  • Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has pledged $2.5 million to help pass same-sex marriage in Washington state. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Female Vets Less Supportive Of Wars

  • Female veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are less supportive of the wars than their male counterparts, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. I know we have some veterans who read The Frisky — please chime in in the comments! [Slate]
  • The Dutch magazine Jackie that called Rihanna a “n—-bitch,” leading the editor-in-chief to resign, has retracted its apology. [Clutch Magazine]
  • Michigan’s governor signed a bill yesterday to ban benefits for state employees’ domestic partners, claiming it was to save money — as opposed to bigotry. [Jezebel Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Michelle Obama Guest Stars On “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

  • Michelle Obama will appear on an episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” in October, where she’ll help restore a resource center for homeless female veterans outside of Fort Bragg in North Carolina. The episode will film this week as the First Lady spruces up a greenhouse and a children’s playroom at the center. Obama isn’t the first First Lady to appear on “Extreme Makeover,” though. Laura Bush appeared on the reality show in 2005 to fix up a house in Biloxi damaged by Hurricane Katrina. [ABC News]
  • Stop the presses: Britney Spears farts and picks her nose. You know, like other human beings. [RadarOnline]
  • Sixteen-year-old Courtney Stodden says her 51-year-old hubby is her “college.” Oh, honey. Where to start on this one. [Celebitchy]
  • Ten flicks that can teach us a thing or two about online dating. [TresSugar]

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Yoga Does A Body Good

Sometimes when I’m in my hippie-dippy yoga classes I think that some of what I’m hearing is a load of hooey. A couple weeks ago, the teacher in my class (who happens to be, not to brag, I swear, Uma Thurman’s brother) was talking about how we store emotional issues and trauma in our body and that’s why we’re not as flexible as we could be. So, like, when you can’t do a split, it’s not because your body isn’t capable, it’s because you haven’t worked through certain issues yet in your yoga practice. I thought that sounded like crap. Well, today I read an article about how humans store emotional trauma in their hip joints and that yoga can help relieve that trauma, resulting in the potential to totally bawl your eyes out when you’re doing a Warrior pose, or whatever. That’s why it’s recommended that Iraq war veterans take yoga classes. Crazy huh? This is the last time I shall ever question Uma’s brother again. [Star-Telegram.com] Keep reading »

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