Claire Hannum

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

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25 Free Or Cheap Activities To Get You Through The Rest Of Winter

It’s March, and winter has gone stale. Here we all sit, rotting away in front of space heaters, our laundry baskets overflowing with those thick slush-proof socks we’re cycling through so fast, nestled in front of glowing screens in bed while entertaining the kinds of existential thoughts that only come out to play when its dark out &#8212…

Claire Hannum / March 4, 2015

Carrie Underwood Had A Baby Boy!

Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher announced today that they welcomed their first child on February 27, a son named Isaiah Michael Fisher. Mazel tov!

Claire Hannum / March 3, 2015

Kickass Woman Of The Day: 90-Year-Old Priscilla Sitienei Proves It’s Never Too Late To Get An Education

At 90-years-old, Priscilla Sitienei attends elementary school alongside six of her great-great-grandchildren and often scores better than them in class. Sitienei, who lives in Kenya and is lovingly known by her classmates as Gogo (“grandmother” in her local language of Kalenjin), is believed to be the oldest primary school student in the world. She lives in the village…

Claire Hannum / March 3, 2015

Science Says Family Secrets Can Literally Make You Sick

Back in the ’80s, Dr. Vincent Felitti was looking for ways to help obese patients lose weight when he stumbled upon a troubling correlation: most of his patients who quit treatment and gained significant amounts of weight back after losing hundreds of pounds had experienced sexual abuse as children. When he began regularly asking patient…

Claire Hannum / March 3, 2015

Frisky Q&A: Rich Bitch Writer Nicole Lapin On Personal Finance For Modern Women

Like most Americans, I learned absolutely nothing about money in school (save for that time we had to buy and trade fake Apple stock in the sixth grade), so I’ve made my fair share of half-assed attempts at reading personal finance books, most of which I retained nothing from. When I opened Rich Bitch, however, it was clear I…

Claire Hannum / March 3, 2015

Jared Leto Cut His Hair And Broke Our Hearts

RIP Jared Leto’s Ombre Jesus. Never forget.

Claire Hannum / March 2, 2015

I Want To Go To There: Lake Superior’s Otherworldy Ice Caves

Over the weekend, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore ice caves in northern Wisconsin opened to guests for the first time this year – an increasingly rare treat as climate change alters temperature patterns. Before last year, the ice caves hadn’t been open since the winter of 2009! The 12-mile stretch of caves, made of sandstone…

Claire Hannum / March 2, 2015

Carly Rae Jepsen’s New Single Is Decidedly Uncomplicated

Carly Rae Jepsen’s new song, “I Really Like You,” has a chorus that proclaims — in case the title hadn’t made it clear enough — “I really really really really really really like you.” Profound. Nothing wrong with getting straight to the point! The only problem is that it is painfully reminiscent of the “Song That Get…

Claire Hannum / March 2, 2015

Must Haves: Polka Dots For Grown-Ups

I love wearing polka dots, and most of the time I could care less about how loud they look because I just want to look cheerful, dammit. Sometimes though, a gal wants to look like a functional adult despite her semi-whimsical choice of pattern. Click through for ten polka dot pieces that are fit for a grown-ass woman.

Claire Hannum / February 28, 2015

Jennifer Lawrence Is Not In A Fight With David O. Russell

Rumors are flying about a shouting match Jennifer Lawrence reportedly had with director David O. Russell on the set of the upcoming film “Joy,” but J.Law says he was just helping her prep for a fight scene they were about to film. [Page Six, E!]
The final tweet of the beloved Leonard Nimoy, a.k.a Spock: “A life…

Claire Hannum / February 27, 2015

Watch Meryl Streep’s Cut Original Song From “Into The Woods”

An original song was written for Meryl Streep to sing in the film adaptation of “Into the Woods” about her love-hate feelings toward Rapunzel, but it was cut before the film reached its final version. In this clip, director Rob Marshall explains why the song was ditched – a move that Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine and Meryl all…

Claire Hannum / February 27, 2015

Pussy Riot Hopes To Inspire “Individual Bravery”

“Our real goal is individual bravery, when each person decides, ‘I’ll go out onto the square—I can do it, even if it’s cold, even if they’ll arrest me.’ That’s how change begins.”
Maria “Masha” Alekhina of Pussy Riot spoke to Glamour alongside her bandmate Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova and shared the duo’s goals for a better Russia and a better…

Claire Hannum / February 27, 2015

Kanye Almost Got A Face Tattoo

Kanye was thisclose to getting a face tattoo early this morning in London when Kim managed to intercept. Instead, he got his late mother’s and North’s birth dates tattooed on his wrists in Roman numerals. [Page Six]
The dancing baby from “Ally McBeal” is now a terrifying digital dancing grown-up. [NYMag.com]
Former glam-rock musicia…

Claire Hannum / February 27, 2015

Lupita Nyong’o’s Academy Awards Dress Was Stolen

Lupita Nyong’o’s $150,000 pearl-covered Calvin Klein Academy Awards dress was stolen from her West Hollywood hotel yesterday. Hmm, Amelia has been missing from her office for the last few hours… [ABC News]
Can we please not have a Spongebob Broadway musical? [Broadway.com]
Raven-Symoné will guest star on “Black-ish” as Dre’s gay sister. [Entertainment Weekly]
Banksy&#8217…

Claire Hannum / February 26, 2015

Couple Passes Away Peacefully Together In A Real-Life “Notebook” Story

Floyd and Violet Hartwig were married for 67 happy years before dying side by side in their home, at the ages of 90 and 89, on February 11. In many ways, their life was like a series of scenes straight out of “The Notebook” — minus a breakup and all those unread letters. Like Noah and…

Claire Hannum / February 26, 2015

Beyonce’s Workout Routine Is Now On Instagram

To celebrate the anniversary of her “Let’s Move” health and fitness campaign, Michelle Obama has asked social media users to partake in her #GimmeFive challenge by sharing five tips for being healthy. Beyonce took this as an opportunity to grace us peasants with a peek into her fitness routine, which involves crunches, some kind of kickboxing situation,…

Claire Hannum / February 26, 2015

Oh Good, Kim Kardashian Is Licking Kanye’s Face

I don’t know about you, but this semi-nauseating Instagram is definitely the kind of imagery I like to see first thing in the morning.
The Kardashians signed a record-breaking $100 million deal with E! to keep their reality show running for at least four more seasons. I have to begrudgingly give props to Kris Jenner for…

Claire Hannum / February 26, 2015

The Daily Squee: Sophie The Cat Tries To Catch Snow

I will never tire of watching cats explore snow for the first time. I mean, look at the wonder in their eyes! Look at their utter fascination/potential love for a substance I’ve come to hate so deeply! That is refreshing, friends. It’s a whole new view on life — or something like that. Watch Sophie the cat try to…

Claire Hannum / February 26, 2015

“America’s Next Top Model” Contestant Mirjana Puhar Killed In Triple Murder

Mirjana Puhar, a 19-year-old model who was a contestant on cycle 21 of “America’s Next Top Model,” was killed in what appears to be a triple murder.

Claire Hannum / February 25, 2015

I Want To Go To There: This Cave Is So Big It Has Its Own Climate

Nestled beneath Vietnam’s Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is the Sơn Đoòng Cave, the largest in the world. Sơn Đoòng was discovered in just 1990 and has developed its own climate, complete with rain clouds. When area farmer Ho Khanh first came across the cave all those years ago, it was like a scene from a movie…

Claire Hannum / February 25, 2015

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