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

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7 Marsala Beauty Products To Celebrate Pantone’s Color Of The Year!

Pantone has chosen Marsala as the 2015 color of the year! The sophisticated, earthy hue along with its name reminds me of wine and pasta, two of my favorite things, so I can't complain! Click through for some Marsala-reminiscent beauty products to get you ready for a colorful year.
By: Claire Hannum / December 4, 2014

“Orange Is The New Black” Author Talks Employment Barriers For Former Prisoners

When former convicts are released from prison, one of the biggest barriers they face is securing employment. A job is so important for re-entry into mainstream society, but most employers refuse to hire someone with a felony on their record, despite the fact that they're known to make loyal employees. Piper Kerman, author of the…
By: Claire Hannum / December 4, 2014

Gift Guide: For The Jetsetting Travel Enthusiast

Got a travel fanatic in your life? Here's what to get them this holiday season!
By: Claire Hannum / December 4, 2014

Three More Women Accuse Bill Cosby Of Sexual Assault

Three more women came forward accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault. The women held a press conference in LA with their lawyer in which they vividly described the gruesome acts he allegedly put them through. [Just Jared, Variety] Rupert Friend and Aimee Mullins are engaged. Mazel tov! […
By: Claire Hannum / December 3, 2014

Watch Cara Delevingne & Pharrell Star In Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel Film

The Chanel mini-movie "Reincarnation" has finally arrived, starring Pharrell Williams, Cara Delevingne, and Geraldine Chaplin. The video, created and directed by Karl Lagerfeld, was put together to accompany the Chanel Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers d'art collection, and it's pretty and all, but it's also a bit...odd. Pharrell is apparently tight with the Chanel gang, and he wrote…
By: Claire Hannum / December 3, 2014

Kim Kardashian Struggled With Insecurity Growing Up

"It’s taken me a long time to be happy with my body and for my confidence to grow to what it is today. I grew up when the body to have was the tall, slim, supermodel one, like Cindy Crawford’s. No one looked like me. It’s good to break the mould and recreate one. I’m an Armenia…
By: Claire Hannum / December 3, 2014

The Daily Squee: Barry The Pug Loves Bath Time

Considering that the extent of my experience with bathing animals is trying to keep a howling, screaming cat in the bathtub as he paws at me, having a pet who actually enjoys getting clean sounds like heaven. Barry the pug appreciates the relaxing ritual of bath time, which means he's welcome at Spa Day at my…
By: Claire Hannum / December 3, 2014

Got Issues? Avoid These Seemingly Innocuous Movies This Holiday Season

We've all been there: you're going through a rough patch in life and trying not to think about it. Your family is gathered together for the holidays and looking for a break between all the eating, so you all file into a movie theater or gather around the TV to watch a holiday classic. You…
By: Claire Hannum / December 3, 2014

Here’s George Clooney’s “Downton Abbey” Debut!

A tiny clip of George Clooney's "Downton Abbey" appearance has been released, and it's just as dreamy as you imagined. [Entertainment Weekly] Rosario Dawson reportedly adopted a 12-year-old daughter in October. A few years ago, she told Latina magazine that she'd been thinking about adoption for quite a while: “That idea has stayed…
By: Claire Hannum / December 2, 2014

Watch A Happy Puppy Swim With Dolphins

Jackie the 10-month-old puppy made fast friends with a group of dolphins on the Tutukaka Coast in New Zealand. Jackie's human, Arriane Christie, said the dolphins spotted the puppy from afar and swam up to meet her. Jackie was mesmerized by the creatures, though Christie was worried that the dolphins' big tails could thwack her i…
By: Claire Hannum / December 2, 2014

Frisky Eats: 14 Semi-Healthy Holiday Treats

The holiday season is in full swing, which means dessert everywhere you turn! I really resent the phrase "guilt-free" when it comes to food, but I'm all about attempting to do our arteries a favor by opting for treats that are at least slightly healthier than other popular choices -- without too many unpronounceable fat-free chemicals that…
By: Claire Hannum / December 2, 2014

Bill Cosby Resigns From Temple University Board Of Trustees

Amid numerous allegations of sexual assault, Bill Cosby has resigned from the board of trustees of his alma mater, Temple University. The board was set to meet in a few days to consider his status. Cosby released the following statement: “I have always been proud of my association with Temple University. I have always wanted to…
By: Claire Hannum / December 1, 2014

Couple Marries On New York City Subway

When 26-year-old Hector Irakliotis boarded the New York City subway's N train Friday afternoon, passengers had no idea they were about to witness in one of the biggest days of his life. He announced to the train full of strangers that in a few minutes, he'd be getting married -- right there in front of…
By: Claire Hannum / December 1, 2014

Santa Must Have Heard My Pleas Because We Can Finally Buy Girl Scout Cookies Online

As anyone who loves Girl Scout cookies (so, the entire human race) knows, it can be really hard to get your hands on a box. They're only for sale for a limited timeframe each year, and you can't track them down without personally interacting with a Girl Scout. If you don't have a niece or…
By: Claire Hannum / December 1, 2014

This Cat’s First Time In Snow Will Make Your Day

When Jonesy the cat stepped into snow for the first time, he wasn't sure what to think of it, but he couldn't help but investigate. Luckily for us, his human captured the whole adorable thing on camera, leaps and all! Click through for a few shots from Jonesy's snowy adventure. [Tastefully Offensive] [Image…
By: Claire Hannum / December 1, 2014

FDA Considers Lifting Antiquated Ban On Blood Donations From Gay Men

In 1983, the FDA put a policy in place that forbids any man who has had sex with another man since 1977 from donating blood. The policy, which still stands today, was implemented at the height of the AIDS epidemic. The LGBT community was devastated by the virus, and gay men were at a higher…
By: Claire Hannum / December 1, 2014

Watch Amy Sedaris Talk To David Letterman About Dogs & Bunnies

Amy Sedaris, comedic hero-at-large, appeared on the "Late Show" Tuesday night where she learned that David Letterman is a proud dad to two dogs. Further proving that she can make just about anything funny, Sedaris told Letterman tales of her pet rabbit and gave him a giggle-worthy lecture on just how unacceptable it is for him…
By: Claire Hannum / November 28, 2014

15 Facepalm Moments When Visiting Your Hometown For Thanksgiving (In GIFs!)

So, you've left the nest. Maybe you bailed on your suburban childhood home for college, or for life in a big city, or a town across the state. Maybe you have the occasional tendency to think you're pretty hot shit because you're off doing Big Exciting Things while everything back home…
By: Claire Hannum / November 27, 2014

“50 Shades Of Grey” Starring Ellen Is A Dream Come True

Ellen made her very own trailer for "50 Shades Of Grey" starring none other than herself in the place of Dakota Johnson, and it is absolute perfection. Ellen regales Jamie Dornan (and the rest of us) with her special brand of dirty talk and smoldering eye contact. Now this is a movie I could get…
By: Claire Hannum / November 27, 2014

City Makes Grinch-Style Demands To Replace “Charlie Brown” Christmas Tree

Residents of Reading, Pennsylvania were horrified when they first laid eyes on the droopy, sparse Christmas tree decorating their downtown square. They claimed it was reminiscent of "Charlie Brown" and a total bummer. To be fair, it is pretty fugly (and it's topped with a giant pretzel of all things), though I try to remai…
By: Claire Hannum / November 27, 2014

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