Blog Posts by The Frisky

  • 5 Reasons To Crack A Smile Right Now

    How many times a day do you smile? Chances are it might not be enough. Smiling can change your mood, making you feel happy even when you didn't think you could. Think about it-people are always busy, whether they're late to work, shopping around, or running errands. We often forget how easy it is to smile and the significant effect it can have on improving your perspetive. If happiness is not enough of an incentive to start smiling, well, for the hell of it, then maybe getting a beach bod is. While smiling may not directly burn calories, it might lead to a good laugh, which could burn anywhere from 10 to 40 calories per day! Science, people! Five more reasons to smile just because...

    A smile can…

    1.... get you something for free. One day while grocery shopping, I stopped by the Starbucks that recently opened inside the supermarket. I was in the mood for something new, and when I saw that they had a peppermint latte I was sold! I asked the young woman behind the counter

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  • 11 Reasons Not To Call Him Back

    You have a missed call … from him. Oh no! What are you going to do, girl? Don't guilt yourself into an awkward conversation you don't want to have. Before you touch that dial, does he deserve that return phone call? Or is he on this list …

    1.He called you late-night. Unless one of you works the night shift, why does he wait until it's so late? Two words: no, thanks. You don't owe him anything, not even a ring-ring.

    2.He stood you up. He should have had the decency to call you to cancel instead of leaving you hanging. If his voicemail doesn't mention a hospital visit, he has no excuse. Trust me, I've been down this road before.

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    3.He was drunk. Drunk dialing happens. Sometimes it can be a good thing, like when the person reminds you of their love even though they're far away at a wedding with an open bar- um, yeah, I totally did that. But if it's just random drunken rambling because he wants to crash at

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  • 30 Things Women Should Quit Doing By 30

    On The Frisky we've talked a lot about things every woman should do - or, at least know how to do - by the time she turns 30, but until now we haven't focused too much on the no-nos for women after 30. After the jump, 30 things every women should stop doing once she turns 30.

    1. Buying clothes from the junior section.

    2. Forgetting her parents' birthdays.

    3. Making out with her BFFs at bars for attention.

    4. Making out with her boyfriend at bars for attention.

    5. Filling her bed with stuffed animals (really, even one is too many).

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    6. Carrying a torch for anyone she hasn't seen in the last five years.

    7. Rebelling against her parents for the sake of rebelling against her parents.

    8. Declaring an entire gender "all jerks."

    9. Holding a grudge against anyone who wronged her in high school.

    10. Skipping regular gyno exams.

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    11. Going to

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  • How Much Space Is Too Much In A Relationship?

    We've all dated a jerk at some point in our lives, and if you haven't yet, you will. Like they say, you have to kiss a bunch of frogs to find your prince, right? Well, needless to say I've kissed my fair share of frogs and still no prince. But each frog I've dated has taught me at least one valuable lesson, if not more. One lesson I learned from an ex-frog is that if you give a guy a little rope to work with it might actually bring him closer to you, but give him too much rope and he will hang himself.

    My ex and I had been dating for a little over a year and while the relationship was not too healthy to begin with, my clingy habits and his lack of attentiveness simply did not work. I was a little princess who wanted a prince on a white horse, not a derelict without a college degree. When it came to how much space we needed as individuals, we were opposites.

    He liked his space, and a lot of it. He often lied a lot about silly things like when he would call or what time he was

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  • Pack This! For A Weekend In The Hamptons

    The Hamptons: summer hotspot for the rich, famous, and friends of the rich and famous. Show off some socialite style with a few breezy caftans for the beach, a noticeable Tory Burch logo here and there (if you must), and some shiny shoes. Of course, before Oprah and her posse invaded the Hamptons, it was the jazz era playground, so channel the past by getting lost in a copy of The Great Gatsby and going old-world glam at night with some vintage-inspired evening wear.

    1. Wrap Halter Top ($24.50) and Banded Hipster ($19.50), Delia's

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    2. Panama Fedora, $34, Fred Flare

    3. Carrie Sunglasses, $11, Fred Flare

    4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, $9.80, Amazon

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    5. Ryu Silver Screen Goddess Dress, $99.99, ModCloth

    6. Sea Bags Sail Tote, $160, Urban Outfitters

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    7. Merona Gold Sandals,

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  • A Blonde Mustache Is STILL A Mustache

    Women have been battling excess hair problems for years, and the sun has always been one of the best, not to mention free, solutions because it bleaches hair blond, making it pretty much undetectable. But let's just clear one thing up, ladies, it doesn't matter what time of the year it is, when you have a mustache ... you have a mustache. Just because it's blond doesn't mean that no one can see it. And, unfortunately, we haven't seen a woman since Frida Kahlo who could pull off upper lip fuzz.

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    Women do all different types of things to get rid of unwanted hair-waxing, laser treatments, Nair, and even shaving-yet some women think that bleach is one of those things that eliminates their mustache problems. Correction: all bleaching does is just that-bleach the hair-it does not remove it. A blonde mustache may not be as noticeable, but it's still there, albeit more Spencer Pratt-like.

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  • Use Self-Tanner On Stretch Marks

    As you're all well aware, it's swimsuit season. We're half happy not to have to wear much clothing when it's about 90 degrees out, but also half annoyed at ourselves for how self-conscious we sometimes get about the jiggly bits. We've all got them, but sometimes the little flaws feel more daunting than they reasonably should. Stretch marks, for example. Infuriating, right? Whether you've got one or 50, they're no fun and it's a little hard to be totally confident in a tiny bikini when your skin appears to be ripping at the seams. If you can get past them, more power to you; we're jealous. If stretch marks cause you to spend a little too much time coming up with swimsuit strategies to cover them up, we've got an idea: self-tanner.

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    Sun tanning and tanning beds, aside from maybe giving you skin cancer, don't really tan stretch marks, which are deeply embedded below the surface of the skin. In

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  • 11 Bad Barbie Ideas

    Since 1959, Barbie has been around to inspire young girls and drive them crazy by constantly losing one shoe. Accordingly, since the beginning, Barbie has been causing drama, like the blond diva she is. There's been beefs about her totally inhuman body proportions, quandries about whether little sister Krissy is something more, and the roller coaster of her on-again off-again relationship with Ken. But sometimes, Mattel just comes up with an insane idea for a Barbie doll. Check out these ridiculous Barbies that should have been left in the box.

    1. The Pregnant Barbie Doll [above] wasn't actually Barbie, but her best friend, Midge. You'd think that teaching children about the reproductive cycle could be a good thing. Well, not when the reproductive cycle consists of snapping off a magnetic belly and then pulling the baby out out of it. That's not giving birth; it's just weird. Mattel did make sure to include a painted-on wedding ring for the doll so none of us got the wrong idea about

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  • 10 Celebs In Trouble With The I.R.S.

    Tax Day is here, folks. And I think we can all agree that, even though we know it's for the greater good and all, paying taxes is a big old pain. Apparently, many celebrities think so, too. Take for example, Pamela Anderson. She's still "Dancing With the Stars," but the former "Baywatch" babe should probably save some of those earnings to pay the $493,144 in income taxes she owes. Last year, the state of California filed a lien against her. Though, really, who's going to force Pamela to do anything? She'd have those tax collectors wrapped around her finger in a second flat.

    Here are 9 more stars who owe lots of money in taxes to Uncle Sam.

    1. Burt Reynolds: As of last year, Burt Reynolds owed $225,000 in taxes to the state of California. Maybe he could shave the moustache and sell the clippings on eBay to raise the funds?

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    2. Prince: The artist formerly and currently known as Prince showed some royally bad behavior

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  • 10 Celebrities Flying The Very Unfriendly Skies

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    1. Joan Rivers is pissed. Usually. But Joan says she was "held hostage" by airport security in Costa Rica this weekend because her passport read, "Joan Rosenberg AKA Joan Rivers," which was apparently suspicious to the agent ... even though she tried to explain it was the name of her late husband, Ed Rosenberg. Rivers' ticket to Newark was given away while cops were called in and Rivers spent the night in a hotel, getting increasingly disgruntled for her morning flight. Come on. No one in the world looks like Joan Rivers (fortunately), so why would someone pretend? [TMZ]

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    2. Mexican rock star Alejandra Guzman got in a fight during a flight to Huatulco, Mexico, this weekend when a fan made a "very pushy and reckless attempt" to take her picture, even though Guzman asked her to "respect her privacy" since the singer wanted to rest after finishing a show at 5 a.m. The pilot turned the plane back to

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