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7 Ways Teachers Change Lives

Schooled on Racism
How I learned to question my beliefs. Read More »
Life Lessons Since HS
The things we've learned about life since high school. Read More »
Teacher FB Throwdown
In a grammar showdown, the teacher always wins. Read More »

It’s National Teacher Appreciation Day, which is the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the incredible work teachers do and thank them for their commitment to education. To celebrate, we put together a list of some ways–big and small–that teachers change lives. Check them out after the jump, and please take a moment today to thank a special teacher in your life. They really do make a big difference! Keep reading »

17 Things That Irritate Girls About Guys

Martini talk, anyone? How often have you vented to your best girlfriends about the things that really bug you about guys? I’m pretty sure I hear a complaint at least once a day. In hopes that a few other ladies share this irritation, and in hopes that a few men may read this and spread the word, I’ve compiled a list of the 17 things that I hear girls complain about most. Hopefully it doesn’t sound too much like a bitchy rant! Read more …

10 Random Things Every Mother Knows

Mother's Day
Everything you need to celebrate mom. Read More »
On Motherhood
Why are we treating moms like second class citizens? Read More »

It might be maternal instincts, it might be years of parenting experience, it might be magic–we’re not sure how it works, but we’ve noticed that mothers know things that other people don’t. We put our heads together and came up with 10 random things that every mother seems to know. Check out our list, and please add your own pieces of magical mom knowledge in the comments! Keep reading »

8 Things Every Woman Should Do To Her Hair At Some Point

My Buzz Cut
Why this woman got a buzz cut. Read More »
Brave Style
10 things this writer will wear when she's braver. Read More »
My Curly Hair
Ami decided to embrace her curly hair and stop straightening forever. Read More »

You only live once, as far as I know, so you should do something different with your hair. When I cut all of my hair off, women were like, “You’re so brave! I could never do that!” I really didn’t feel particularly brave. Actually, I’m kinda a wimp. But I looked around and noticed that a lot of women keep exactly the same hair style FOREVER. Sometimes it’s because it’s just the one that works. They’ve tried stuff and figured it out. But often, it’s just because they’re scared. Well, don’t be. The wondrous thing about hair is that it’s the only part of your body that you have a lot of that will just grow back, no matter what. I’m thinking about that …I guess skin falls under that category too. But you know what I’m saying. Do not experiment with skin removal. Instead, here are some things you should try with your hair at some point … Keep reading »

12 Things We Don’t Understand About “Tanning Mom”

Tanning Mom
Mother arrested for allegedly putting her 5-year-old in a tanning bed. Read More »
Snooki Self-Tanner
snooki photo
For that subtle orange glow! Read More »
Tanning Mom Patricia Krentcil photos
We can’t hide it. We won’t deny it. We are fascinated, strangely fascinated, with Tanning Mom, the New Jersey mother who was arrested for child endangerment for allegedly taking her her five-year-old to the tanning salon. We frankly aren’t sure if she suffers from body dysmorphia of some sort (likely) or she’s just an elaborate ruse a la fellow tanning aficianado Courtney Stodden.
But either way, Patricia Krentcil leaves us with a lot of questions. Keep reading »

5 Reasons This $4000 Vagina Jacket Might Be Worth It

This Givenchy jacket totally looks a vagina (well, to be  more specific, it looks like labia). It also costs $4,145, which seems like an exorbitant price for a vagina jacket, Givenchy or not, but there are actually a few situations that could justify the expense. Here are five of them… Keep reading »

15 Weird Fears Our Mothers Instilled In Us

Mother's Day
Everything you need to celebrate mom. Read More »
On Motherhood
Why are we treating moms like second class citizens? Read More »

This Mother’s Day we’d like to take a moment to recognize our mothers for all the love they bestowed upon us, all the wisdom they imbued us with, and most of all, for the weird fears they attempted to instill in us. Whether they managed to turn us or not is a different story. Some we embraced (we agree that it is important to unplug your flatiron so as not to burn the house down), and some we vehemently rejected (tampons are perfectly safe to use). But we respect their perseverance in trying to make us accept their irrational truths as our own. Check out the bizarre fears our mothers taught us to have after the jump. Keep reading »

5 Silly Exaggerations & Untruths On My Online Dating Profile

Online Dating No-Nos
Take these five phrases off your profile immediately! Read More »
Online Dating Lies
Here's some of the whoppers people use in their profile. Read More »

We talk a lot about online dating here at The Frisky, and have offered you a wealth of advice on how to write your profile, choose your photos, and suss out the potential of your various matches. So I’m sure it comes as a complete shock to learn that my profile is far from perfect. It’s well-written and funny, but there are a few areas in which I have been less than totally honest. Let’s take a look at five exaggerations or “untruths” (“lies” sounds too sneaky!) from my online dating profile, shall we? Keep reading »

8 Stores That Instantly Make Me Feel Old, Fat, And Grumpy

Hollister?
More like HELLister, amiright? Read More »
Dressing room Waterworks
6 times I've teared up in the dressing room and why. Read More »
Shopping Ban
This writer banned herself from buying -- and it backfired. Read More »

I’m a little uneasy about getting older, but it’s definitely not something that’s on my mind 24/7. There is one place, however, that forces me to confront the harsh passage of time more than any other, and that’s the mall. Stores I once bounded into with youthful glee now turn me into a scowling curmudgeon. Here are 10 stores that my 27-year-old self can barely handle, and why … Keep reading »

10 Surefire Ways To Deal With Anxiety

Hello, Anxiety!
How Jessica dealt with anxiety issues after a breakup. Read More »
On Panic Attacking
When little worries become a big problem. Read More »

I’ve struggled with anxiety since I was a kid. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, earthquakes used to be a huge source of stress for me, and I’d often lie awake at night terrified that the ground would start shaking. As an adult, I’ve got a pretty good handle on specific fears like that, but sometimes I’ll get hit with a wave of generalized anxiety–my mind races, my heart rate quickens, and any semblance of calm suddenly feels so far away. Luckily, over the years I’ve found a few ways to deal with these freakouts. Here are some tried and true anxiety busters that have worked for me and other members of the Frisky staff. Check out our list and please add your own strategies in the comments section–I’m always open to new ideas! Keep reading »

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