Claire Hannum

Claire writes at The Frisky and probably thinks you're fab. Email her at claire[at]thefrisky.com.

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Check Your Vibes: 10 Reasons To Embrace Uncertainty

Spiders and dark rooms suck and all, but the most bone-chilling things in life are usually those we can’t see at all. The biggest culprit? Not knowing what’s going to happen next. People hate uncertainty, and how could we not? If we aren’t completely sure how to plan for the future, how can we possibly…

Claire Hannum / August 17, 2015

Check Your Vibes: How To Deal With Adult Bullies

Adult bullies can be hard to spot, but once you’ve seen the light on how their toxic, controlling behavior operates, it’s hard to unsee it.

Claire Hannum / August 10, 2015

Check Your Vibes: 12 Habits That Are Ruining Your Life (And 12 Habits That Will Make Life Better)

Ever hear that saying that humans think thousands of thoughts every day, but that the vast majority of them are the same exact thoughts they had the day before? Life is built on habits, and it’s easy to end up chugging along down the same mental grooves we created years earlier. How many of our…

Claire Hannum / August 3, 2015

Check Your Vibes: How To Be Alone (And Love It!)

Someone once told me that on a subconscious level, our biggest fears do double duty as our most secret desires. I’m not sure whether that’s true (most things I fear are too terrible to imagine any positives coming from them), but it would make perfect sense in certain contexts of my life — especially whe…

Claire Hannum / July 27, 2015

Check Your Vibes: How To Get Real About Anger

I have a short temper when faced with minor annoyances, but when it comes to big-picture problems like a major loss, betrayal, or simply having some seriously bad luck, I tend to shy away from anger through no active choice of my own. Sometimes this frustrates me, and I wish more than anything that I could feel…

Claire Hannum / July 20, 2015

Check Your Vibes: 9 Tips To Shatter The Motivation Myth And Stop Procrastinating

Raise your hand if you’ve experienced this scenario once or twice: you wake up one morning eager to take on the day, to make positive choices, and to spend your evening after work at the gym or going to a social event you might otherwise ditch out on. But when five o’clock rolls around, your body…

Claire Hannum / July 13, 2015

Check Your Vibes: 17 Ways To Feel Like A Kid Again (Without Bailing On Your Grown-Up Life)

 
When it comes to reconnecting with one’s inner child, there tend to be two narratives: “grow the hell up and get on with life like the rest of us” or some deep-end manic pixie nightmare that encourages intelligent adults to quit their jobs to go dance in the rain because YOLO or something. Seriously?

Claire Hannum / July 6, 2015

Check Your Vibes: 7 Ways To Stay Afloat When You’re Surrounded By Conflict

It’s a moment we all dread: one day, you wake up to find that the tension that’s been slowly building between two or more of your close friends has reached a brutal boiling point, and a conflict erupts with a magnitude that rivals an earthquake. Now you may find yourself in the unenviable position of…

Claire Hannum / June 29, 2015

Is Miley Cyrus Dating Stella Maxwell?

Maybe? Possibly?

Claire Hannum / June 19, 2015

Beauty Test Drive: Frank Body Coffee Scrub Is A Caffeinated Adventure

Over the past few years, the lifestyle blogosphere (and Pinterest) has been overflowing with DIY coffee scrub recipes that claim to reduce cellulite and make our skin glow. First off, I know it’s been said that caffeine can reduce the appearance of cellulite, but has that been actually studied? (It probably has, I’m just suspicious.) I…

Claire Hannum / June 19, 2015

Local Travel: 19 Places To Visit In The Northeast This Summer

Warm weather means long sunny weekends and the sudden itch to explore someplace new, so why not start with your own backyard? If you need a break from the big cities and major sights, hop in the car and take a day trip close to home. No matter where

Claire Hannum / June 19, 2015

Kelly Osbourne Parodies Rachel Dolezal On Instagram

Much like everything else relating to Dolezal, the world wasn’t really sure what to do with it.

Claire Hannum / June 18, 2015

Beauty Test Drive: Simple Sugars Vanilla Grapefruit Scrub Is Heaven In A Jar

I had never heard of Simple Sugars scrubs until a few weeks ago (how is that possible?), but most of the world knows the product through the entrepreneur-focused reality show “Shark Tank.” Creator and company founder Lani Lazzari was just eighteen-years-old when she appeared on the show in 2013 to seek out investors, and her busine…

Claire Hannum / June 18, 2015

Hilary Duff Recorded An Acoustic Version Of “Tattoo” In Her Backyard

“Tattoo” is one of the more emotional songs on Hilary Duff’s new album Breathe In. Breathe Out., so she decided to take things up a notch by recording a stripped-down acoustic session in her own backyard, joined by a kickass guitarist who remains awkwardly nameless.
Last I heard, Hilary was living in Brooklyn, and if she still…

Claire Hannum / June 18, 2015

Local Travel: 17 Places To Visit In The Heartland This Summer

Warm weather means long sunny weekends and the sudden itch to explore someplace new, so why not start with your own backyard?

Claire Hannum / June 18, 2015

Rachel Dolezal Already Has A $50k Porn Offer

I have so many questions.

Claire Hannum / June 17, 2015

OITNB’s Ruby Rose: “I Definitely Don’t Identify As Any Gender.”

“Only you know who you were born to be, and you need to be free to be that person.”…

Claire Hannum / June 17, 2015

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