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Hanging With Irene: 8 Reasons Why I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Hurricane

Hurricanes can really suck. Before Irene stopped by, I was in a state of panic, braving long lines at the grocery store, desperately seeking flashlights, taping up my windows, and generally hunkering down for the worst case scenario. For Irene’s visit to New York City, many people had to evacuate their homes. Some lost power and experienced serious flooding, and I’m truly sorry for them. [And, of course, our thoughts are also with those families who lost loved ones as a result of the hurricane. -- Editor]

But once Irene hit my ‘hood, I realized she wasn’t all that bad once you got to know her. It just so happened that I had fun with her. Is that wrong of me to say? After the jump, eight reasons why I loved Irene. Keep reading »

The 5 Things You Should Never Say To A Job Slut

I’ve been a full-time freelancer for over a year. It’s been the most stimulating, character-building, nail-bitingly stressful experience of my professional life. And people love to talk about it.

I think it helps that I’m a writer. People who romanticize writing — about 85 percent of New Yorkers — throw around words like “craft” and “muse” and commend me for being brave for pursuing something creative. The other 15% say something stupid, like “Do you make any money?” or “Seriously, how are you paying your rent?”

Ugh. Read more… Keep reading »

The Frisky 50: What We’re Really Into Right Now

What We're Really Into Right Now
There’s a lot to love right now, so we’ve compiled a list, in no particular order, of some of our favorite things at the moment. Check out our favorite books, music, movies and more — and tell us what’s inspiring you in the comments.

10 “Firsts” On The Way From Casual Dating To A Serious Relationship

1. The First Time You Don’t Schedule Weekend Plans

That seamless transition between having to wait until Wednesday to ask “What are you up to this weekend?”, and having it be a given that you two are going to hang out. Keep reading »

11 Ways Ladies Can Prepare For Hurricane Irene

Come on, Irene! If you live on the East Coast, you have no doubt been hearing nothing but OMG A HURRICANE IS COMING!!! for the past 24 hours and are kinda sick of it already. Alas, you should probably be prepared for whatever Mother Nature has in store this weekend. We know ladies who read The Frisky are smart cookies, so you’ve probably already stocked up (or are planning to stock up) on candles, a flashlight, bottled water and non-perishable food to get you through the hurricane. You might think, then, you’ve got all your bases covered. But you would be oh so wrong … Keep reading »

6 Distinctive DIY Jewelry Displays

There’s nothing worse than a tangled mass of necklaces and earrings crammed in a box. Do your lovely accessories justice with these unique jewelry display ideas that range from understated (a pretty vintage frame) to eye-catching (antlers, anyone?). The best part: you can make them all yourself for just a few bucks (no pun intended).  Keep reading »

8 Famous Women Allegedly Fired For Getting Pregnant

Hilary Duff is pregnant—which is awesome. [My inner-Cathy disagrees! -- Editor] However, her pregnancy might have cost her a plum role in an indie flick. Hilary had been set to play bankrobber Bonnie Parker in “The Story of Bonnie and Clyde,” a re-imagining of the classic outlaw tale. This would have been a big deal, considering that the role was played by heavy-hitter Faye Dunaway in 1967. However, the makers of the new version say they are recasting, suspiciously close to when Hilary announced that she is preggers. A source with the film said, “Hilary won’t be available until next June. If we could wait we would.” Ouch. [Jezebel]

After the jump, other stars who allegedly lost work because they got knocked up.

8 Celebs Who’ve Complained “I’m Too Skinny!”

6 Things Not To Do On A First Date

Set your DVRs! Why? Bravo’s latest must-watch reality TV show, “Most Eligible: Dallas,” debuts Monday night. In honor of our new favorite guilty pleasure, which follows a group of hot singles in the Texas city, we’ve got some first date tips that you – and they! – should follow.

The unthinkable has happened. He asked you out. The only guy who renders you speechless. The guy so smart, handsome and unbelievably hot you can do little more than blush and stutter in his presence. And now you’re going out with him. Tomorrow. Hooray?

Your friends think it’s cute that you’re in such a panic, but you can’t see any humor in the situation. Not only do you have to lose 10 pounds, grow an extra cup size and somehow talk your mousey mop into looking like Jennifer Aniston’s—you have to do it all by tomorrow. Oh, and you should probably also think about regaining your powers of speech. What to wear? What to smell like? What to do?

Okay, we can’t really help you with that, but here are a few things you definitely shouldn’t do, after the jump… Keep reading »

Nerd Girl Porn: Super Hot Dudes Holding Super Adorable Babies

Most would probably agree that the sight of a hot guy holding a baby in one of those hippie swaddle things is basically the hottest thing ever because it touches on two primal urges—the desire to f**k and the desire to procreate. I’m not saying all women want kids, but a glimpse of a hot dude holding a ridiculously cute baby is enough to make even the biggest kid hater go “hmm…” Said effect is evidenced by this recent Twit Pic of David Beckham cuddling little Harper Seven. Holy crap, I don’t even know who to swoon over. [Celebitchy]

Keep clicking for more proof.

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