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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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32 Things About Cold Weather That Don’t Suck

In case I haven't complained about it loudly enough lately, I (and most of the Frisky staff) really hate winter. Another polar vortex is threatening to descend upon us here in New York and in several other unfortunate parts of the US, and when those 10-degree day…
By: Claire Hannum / November 13, 2014

Watch These Magic Paintings Come To Life Before Your Eyes

Artist Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic films his painting process step-by-step to create "living paintings," in which viewers can watch his art magically come together on the page without ever seeing his brushes or hands. "It's a painting in process, it's a work of film, it's an actual tactile painting," he told CNN. Mestrovic uses high…
By: Claire Hannum / November 13, 2014

Does Khloe Kardashian Have A Bun In The Oven?

Rumors are circulating that Khloe Kardashian and French Montana are expecting twins. I'm abnormally invested in finding out whether this is actually true. [Hollywood Life] Meanwhile, Chelsea Handler's ass is competing with Kim Kardashian's for attention. [Instagram] Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon's kids are tiny BFFs. [HuffPost]…
By: Claire Hannum / November 12, 2014

Katy Perry Talks Depression

"I wanted to share that side of my story, because I know there are so many other people out there that have gone through things like that, and you always feel like you’re the only one going through that. You walk out the door, and you see someone you know, and they ask you how…
By: Claire Hannum / November 12, 2014

Naya Rivera Publicly Slut-Shames Kim Kardashian, As If Anybody Cares What She Thinks About Kim’s Butt

When Kim Kardashian's ass broke -- or did not break, depending on whether you work at The Frisky and your servers are just being slow -- the internet, "Glee" actress Naya Rivera, noted Kardashian try-hard, felt the need to share her unsolicited opinion on the…
By: Claire Hannum / November 12, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Londontown Lakur Nail Polish, Base Coat & Hardener

I've been looking for a decent top coat for ages, so Londontown's Kur top coat and nail hardener are more exciting to me than the line's pretty fall colors. Londontown's polish is vegan, 5-free, and ultimately better for your nails than a typical chemical-filled polish. The top coat and hardener promise…
By: Claire Hannum / November 12, 2014

Taylor Swift Looks Like A Stranger On The Cover Of Wonderland

I barely even recognized Taylor on this magazine cover. [Us Weekly, NYMag.com] Jeff Goldblum is officially off the market, and I am now in mourning. [Us Weekly] Meet Rupert Starr, the amazing 92-year-old WWII vet who advocates for the rights of gay soldiers. […
By: Claire Hannum / November 11, 2014

Must Haves: 14 Of This Season’s Chicest & Coziest Cape Coats

I don't know what it is about a cape that looks so sophisticated, but every time I put one on I feel like some classy winter minx who wears leather gloves and saunters around the Met every weekend. Freezing in winter weather doesn't have to be all miserable, right? Capes make outerwear a bit more fun --…
By: Claire Hannum / November 11, 2014

Life After Dating: Is Relationship Advice A Waste Of Time?

I live for good advice, and sometimes I spend a little too much energy attempting to absorb others' hard-learned lessons into my own life. When I graduated from college, my attempts to gather as much advice as I could from everyone who'd already done it left me so overwhelmed with information that I went o…
By: Claire Hannum / November 11, 2014

Nicki Minaj’s Video For “Only” Blasted For Being Anti-Semitic — Is It?

Nicki Minaj's new music video is a smug, obnoxious rip-off of a Nazi propaganda film, and that was a horrible idea. [Playboy] According to Us Weekly, Solange Knowles, younger sister of Beyonce and noted elevator brawler, is set to marry longtime boyfriend Alan Ferguson this Saturday in New Orleans. [Us Weekly] New…
By: Claire Hannum / November 10, 2014

Happy Monday, Here’s A Gigantic Creepy Jennifer Lawrence Cake

Lara Clarke, a talented self-taught British baker and "Hunger Games" fan, was honored with a gold prize at the Cake International competition for this life-size cake of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. The cake matches J.Law's measurements exactly, and Clarke brought along a backup cake just in case -- a giant Tyrion Lannister from "Game…
By: Claire Hannum / November 10, 2014

Moving Documentary “Vessel” Carries Reproductive Rights Across The Ocean

Upcoming documentary "Vessel" follows the experiences of Rebecca Gomperts, a Dutch physician who founded Women on Waves, which brings contraception and safe abortion services to women in countries with few reproductive rights. Gomperts felt the need to take action for women whose control of their own bodies are prohibited by their nation'…
By: Claire Hannum / November 10, 2014

Nick Jonas Is Loving His Post Purity Ring Sex Life

"Sex is such an important part of a healthy life, in the sense that it's such an intrinsic part of who you are. When your sex life is not healthy, you resort to other things as an outlet." Nick Jonas, former purity ring enthusiast and talented…
By: Claire Hannum / November 10, 2014

Amazing New GoldieBlox Ad Takes On Beauty Myths, “1984” Style

Kickass girl-empowering toy company GoldieBlox has released a new ad, and this one features Metric's "Help I'm Alive" while brilliantly mimicking Apple's famous "1984" ad. The ad's goal is to shatter the myth perpetuated by dolls that…
By: Claire Hannum / November 8, 2014

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Doris Baker Is One Of The World’s Only Honorary Green Berets

Doris Baker, a 97-year-old Virginia Beach woman, spent decades teaching the children of US Special Forces soldiers at their base in Bad Toelz, Germany after World War II. On Wednesday, she became an honorary Green Beret for her hard work, which is a title only 10 people hold. A ceremony with full military honors wa…
By: Claire Hannum / November 8, 2014

This Vintage Pin-Up Runway Show Is The Stuff Fashion Dreams Are Made Of

This year's Lingerie Fashion Week in New York coincided with the 75th anniversary of the invention of nylon stockings, and the pin-up inspired lingerie line Secrets In Lace celebrated with a vintage runway show and burlesque performance. From the sounds of it, the show was the kind of fashion celebration vintage dreams are…
By: Claire Hannum / November 8, 2014

Frisky Eats: 12 Cozy Crock Pot Soups

Autumn is in full swing, and that means the perfect excuse to eat rich, hearty crock pot soups for every meal. There's nothing better than walking through the door in the evening to the smell of a delicious dinner that's been slowly cooking for you while you toiled away at work. Even though you just…
By: Claire Hannum / November 8, 2014

Kourtney Kardashian Once Again Makes Pregnancy Look Flawless & Adorable

I have an ongoing obsession with Kourtney's pregnancy style. Maybe it's because I'm petite/curvy like her and like her fashion ideas for my body type, or maybe it's just because she has super duper expensive clothes and thus looks way more chic than your average reality TV star.
By: Claire Hannum / November 8, 2014

Robert Downey Jr. Thinks Feminism Is “Make Believe”

I don't know why I'm surprised. This is coming from a guy who became one of the highest paid actors in the world by regularly being rewarded for being a hypocrite. Life's not going to be fun for his baby daughter, huh? [Crushable] Gabrielle Union spoke out in the December issue of Cosmopolitan about…
By: Claire Hannum / November 7, 2014

“Fifty Shades Of Grey” Released A Trailer For Its Next Trailer, Basically

A new teaser for "Fifty Shades Of Grey" was released yesterday, featuring our hero Mr. Grey sensually dressing himself while Beyonce's "Haunted" plays in the background. The ad tells us that an exclusive new trailer is coming on November 14, which we're all presumably now hanging off the edge of our seats for. So thank…
By: Claire Hannum / November 7, 2014

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