Claire Hannum

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

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Eat More Grilled Cheese Sandwiches To Get Laid!

According to a new survey by social networking/dating site Skout, people who love grilled cheese sandwiches have more sex! The site surveyed 4,600 users, and found that 32 percent of grilled cheese sandwich lovers are having sex over six times per month, whereas only 27 percent of people who don't like grilled cheese are doing that much…

By: Claire Hannum / April 10, 2015

18 Types Of Social Awkwardness You Experience At The Gym (In GIFs!)

The gym is its own little microcosm of social norms and awkward moments. You're not the only one who occasionally feels like a weirdo! If you've ever spent even a second on an elliptical, you've probably experienced a few of these cringey predicaments... 1. When you get on a deserted treadmill that still has a water bottle…

By: Claire Hannum / April 10, 2015

Taylor Swift’s Mom Is Battling Cancer

"She's got an important battle to fight."…

By: Claire Hannum / April 9, 2015

The Daily Squee: Let’s Watch Kittens Ride Mops

Hey, you survived another weekday! You definitely deserve a glorious 40 seconds of footage of cats riding on mops while banjo music randomly plays in the background! You go, champ! [Tastefully Offensive]…

By: Claire Hannum / April 9, 2015

Stationery Company Fights Homophobia, Turns Hate Speech Into Confetti

Ireland will hold a public vote on the legal standing of same-sex marriage on May 22, and the lead-up to the decision is bringing out the worst in local homophobes. Thankfully, the tension is also bringing out the best in others, like Dublin stationery store Daintree Paper. In an effort to take a step toward equality, Daintree created…

By: Claire Hannum / April 9, 2015

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Tries Jimmy Fallon’s Whisper Challenge

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has always been a very expressive gal, but watching her face as she tries to interpret Jimmy Fallon's inaudible Whisper Challenge words is morning-making gold. These two are national treasures. [Jezebel]…

By: Claire Hannum / April 9, 2015

Which Of These Four Women Could We Soon See On A $20 Bill?

The nonprofit campaign Women on 20s is on a mission to put a female face on the US $20 bill by 2020, and is winding down to a final vote of which female legacy most deserves to be immortalized on currency. The campaign began when executive director Susan Ades Stone called in assistance from a group of accomplished historia…

By: Claire Hannum / April 8, 2015

Dove Has Released Another Attempt At Making You Cry

Dove has unleashed yet another "you're beautiful just as you are but only if you buy our appearance-enhancing products" ad, complete with its usual underscore of instrumental tunes as women get glossy-eyed over the realization that they are not fugly bridge trolls, which in Dove's world is apparently all that matters in terms of self-worth when you're…

By: Claire Hannum / April 8, 2015

South Carolina Police Officer Charged In The Shooting Death Of Walter Scott, An Unarmed Black Man

White police officer Michael T. Slager of North Charleston, South Carolina. was charged with murder yesterday after shooting an unarmed Black man to death on Saturday. Devastating video footage shows 50-year-old father of four Walter L. Scott frantically running away as Slager shoots him a whopping eight times in the back. The encounter began with a…

By: Claire Hannum / April 8, 2015

Adam Levine’s Cringey Ambush By A Fan Is Impossible To Stop Watching

One moment he's just onstage chilling by himself, and the next she just APPEARS out of thin air.

By: Claire Hannum / April 8, 2015

Love Is Dead Part 628: Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield Are On A Break

But! "It's too early to say the relationship is over."…

By: Claire Hannum / April 7, 2015

Starbucks Will Now Pay For Employees’ Entire Four-Year College Educations

Starbucks announced yesterday that all full- and part-time employees of the company are eligible to receive fully-paid tuition for Arizona State University's online bachelor's degree program. A little under a year ago, Starbucks began offering to pay for two years' tuition toward an ASU degree, but only for college juniors and seniors. About 2,000 employees enrolled. Thi…

By: Claire Hannum / April 7, 2015

Local Travel: 21 Places To Visit In The Midwest This Spring

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 you live in the US, there are tucked-away corners near you…

By: Claire Hannum / April 7, 2015

Dr. Frederic Brandt Committed Suicide, But Not Because Of “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Celebrity dermatologist Dr. Frederic Brandt, whose patients included Madonna, was found dead in his Miami home yesterday at age 65.

By: Claire Hannum / April 6, 2015

Check Your Vibes: 6 Steps To Winning At Life Even When You’re Exhausted

At one point, I was a person who thought I could run on very little sleep. Not anymore. I don't know exactly when it changed, but these days, when my body is done for the day, it's done, and I'm out for the night. I still don't get quite enough sleep (who does?), but I get much more than I…

By: Claire Hannum / April 6, 2015

John Oliver’s Interview With Edward Snowden Made My Morning

Only John Oliver could turn an interview with Edward Snowden into a comedy routine, and it's making my Monday so much easier. Oliver sat down in Russia with “the most famous hero and/or traitor in recent American history," and naturally began by asking whether Snowden misses Hot Pockets now that he can't go back to the…

By: Claire Hannum / April 6, 2015

10 Ways To Make Travel A Bigger Reality In Your Life

Most of us dream of traveling far more than we actually get to do it. Sometimes a nice afternoon daydream is as far as we want to take it, because the reality of a trip can be exhausting, especially if we're having an eventful phase of life near home that we want to be present for.

By: Claire Hannum / April 6, 2015

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