5 Varyingly Effective Ways To Deal With Family Drama

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 22, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Happy Holidays, everyone! You know how it goes: your brother and your dad aren’t on speaking terms. Your mom is “just concerned” that if you don’t get pregnant soon she’ll never have grandkids. Your uncle genuinely believes that a covert team of communist Kenyan hackers stole the election for Barack Obama. Oh sweet mercy, how are… More »

7 Ways To Win Over Your Significant Other’s Family Without Losing Your Mind

The Gloss | November 22, 2012 - 11:30 am

Tis the season to spend a long weekend in someone else’s childhood home, sandwiched between your boyfriend and his older sister, trying not to say anything about the uncle who you think is the person who keeps kicking you under the table.
And even though you wouldn’t be caught dead in this awkward situation last… More »

7 Colorful Alternatives To Black Friday

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 21, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Black Friday seems to get crazier and crazier every year, and while I’ve gotta give props to my friends who are willing to brave the angry mobs in the hopes of scoring a sweet deal, I think that gloriously bloated day after Thanksgiving has the potential to be a lot more than the frightening consumerist orgy… More »

Gobble, Gobble: 10 Ridiculously Delicious Thanksgiving Desserts

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 21, 2012 - 11:00 am

We may eat 10,000 calories worth of turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving, but all that is really just prep for the main event: dessert. Whether you’re a pumpkin pie loyalist or want to change things up with caramel apple trifles or chocolate bourbon bread pudding, we found 10 Thanksgiving dessert recipes everyone will be… More »

Astrology 101: Why You Should Be Thankful For Your Sign

Winona Dimeo-Ediger & Katelyn Kollinzas | November 21, 2012 - 10:00 am

It’s that time of year when many of us gather around the table and give thanks for family, friends, health, happiness, and most importantly, that heaping slice of pumpkin pie we’re going to enjoy later. But something we often forget to be thankful for is, well, ourselves. Each of us possesses unique perspectives, talents, and gifts… More »

10 Ways To Make Holiday Travel A Little More Fabulous

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 21, 2012 - 9:00 am

The phrase “holiday travel” instantly conjures up images of endless lines, delayed flights, cranky babies, and even crankier adults. We know that taking a trip during the hectic holiday season will never be the easiest endeavor, but there’s no reason you can’t make the experience a bit less hellish, and a bit more fabulous (yes, really!). More »

Who Cleans Up After Thanksgiving Dinner — Ladies Or Gents?

Jessica Wakeman | November 20, 2012 - 11:00 am

Thanksgiving is a lovely time of year to not only see distant family and beloved friends, but also dredge up decades-old resentments. A famous familial bugaboo is who helps clear the table/wash plates/Saran Wrap the leftovers and who sits on their ass, pretending to be paralyzed by a food coma. (Of course, food coma person… More »

Gobble, Gobble: 10 Mouthwatering Mashed Potato And Stuffing Recipes

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 19, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Stuffing is absolutely my favorite Thanksgiving food, followed closely by super creamy mashed potatoes. Seriously, I could load up my plate with heaping mountains of these two side dishes and be perfectly content. It’s easy enough to find basic recipes for stuffing and mashed potatoes, but if you’d like to try something a little different… More »

Weekend Project: Gourd Vases For Your Thanksgiving Table

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 17, 2012 - 2:00 pm

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. More »

Gobble, Gobble: 10 Super Yummy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 15, 2012 - 2:00 pm

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… More »

50 Totally Random Things We’re Thankful For

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 15, 2012 - 10:00 am

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… More »

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

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 9, 2012 - 4:40 pm

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? [YouTubeMore »

Campus Confidential: Thanksgiving Break Means Showering Without Shower Shoes

Julie Zeilinger | December 12, 2011 - 11:00 am

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 campus… More »

Flowchart: Where Should You Sit At Thanksgiving Dinner?

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 23, 2011 - 4:20 pm

The Dumbest Hand Turkeys Ever

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 23, 2011 - 3:20 pm

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… More »

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

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 23, 2011 - 1:00 pm

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 help… More »

20 Things I’m Thankful For This Year

Julie Gerstein | November 21, 2011 - 5:00 pm

This year, in honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, The Frisky staff is going to be sharing our lists of what we’re thankful for. Amelia and Jessica shared last week. Now it’s Julie’s turn.

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10 Things Not To Do At Your First Holiday Dinner With His Folks

Joanne Hinkel | November 20, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Whether you’ve been dating for weeks or years, the first holiday meal you spend at his family’s house is unnerving. Hopefully, you’ve met his family before this big day, though maybe you haven’t. Regardless, the premiere Thanksgiving at his parents’ house is an entirely new adventure –who knows what you’re walking into? Each family has… More »

11 Things In College I’m Not Thankful For

College Candy | November 19, 2011 - 1:30 pm

With late night study seshes being fueled by Ramen and Redbull, Thanksgiving has been the light at the end of this dark tunnel. Seeing friends and family, eating a hearty home-cooked meal, and doing absolutely nothing but sleeping and shopping for days in a row… it’s almost too good to be true.
But it’s… More »

20 Things I’m Thankful For This Year

Jessica Wakeman | November 18, 2011 - 2:00 pm

This year, in honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, The Frisky staff is going to be sharing our lists of what we’re thankful for. Amelia shared on Thursday  and now Jessica is up next… More »