Claire Hannum

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

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Etsy Spotlight: Emily McDowell’s Greeting Cards Are A Welcome Slice Of Honesty

Do you ever feel empty inside as you troll the Hallmark aisle at the drugstore, searching for something, anything that is actually applicable to the person you’re buying it for? I always feel a need to write some kind of gushy side note inside greeting cards to prove I actually care about the person I’m buying it for,…

By: Claire Hannum / May 14, 2015

This Professor Knows Just The Trick To Soothe A Crying Baby In Class

Professor Sydney Engelberg was in the midst of teaching an organizational behavior class at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University when a baby starting crying during his lecture. Engelberg has been teaching for 45 years, and he currently instructs master’s students, many of whom are parents. The 67-year-old encourages students with kids to just bring them along to class if they…

By: Claire Hannum / May 14, 2015

Frisky Eats: 12 Almost-Summer Cocktails To Summon The Sunshine

Summer is so close, we can practically taste it! Sip these warm-weather cocktails on your back patio as you mentally will the temperatures to move from spring into full-on summer…

By: Claire Hannum / May 14, 2015

Kris Jenner Is “Really Happy” For Her Ex-Husband Bruce

“Everybody’s super supportive.”

By: Claire Hannum / May 13, 2015

Iggy Azalea & Britney Spears’ New “Pretty Girls” Video Is Bonkers

Featuring Iggy as an alien, naturally.

By: Claire Hannum / May 13, 2015

Sandra Lee Has Been Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Get well soon, Sandra!

By: Claire Hannum / May 12, 2015

Let’s Put Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill!

Remember Women on 20s, the campaign fighting to see a woman’s face replace Andrew Jackson’s on the US  $20 bill? The group invited the country to cast a vote for which accomplished American woman we’d most like to see on our currency – Wilma Mankiller, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks or Eleanor Roosevelt. After receiving 118,328 votes, Harriet Tubman has bee…

By: Claire Hannum / May 12, 2015

Home Inspiration: 12 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Tiny Bathroom

My fellow city dwellers (and surely many of you in spacious suburban houses too) know the pain of a finding what seems like a dream home until you discover its teeny, tiny bathroom. What’s a woman to do? Click through for a few storage tips and visual tricks to make the room appear larger, more airy, and…

By: Claire Hannum / May 12, 2015

Kickass Woman Of The Day: The Oldest Working Nurse In The US Just Turned 90!

Florence “SeeSee” Rigney, a registered nurse at a Tacoma, Washington hospital, turned 90-years-old on Friday. She’s taken care of patients at the same hospital for the past 69 years, and is now the oldest working nurse in the United States. In this video, Rigney tries to hold back tears as her coworkers celebrate and she…

By: Claire Hannum / May 12, 2015

Here’s What A Sunset Looks Like On Mars

After watching 0f 956 Martian sunsets, the Curiosity Mars rover at last took its first color photo of one. Over the course of about seven minutes, the rover captured the kind of lovely sunset you’d be lucky to catch on a first date. Because of particles in the planet’s atmosphere, Martians would be treated to a…

By: Claire Hannum / May 11, 2015

Check Your Vibes: Are You “Oversensitive”?

Most of the time, I’d rather I was a less emotionally raw person. I would be so much less exhausted at the end of the day.

By: Claire Hannum / May 11, 2015

Miley Cyrus: “You Can Be Alone”

“It has a lot to do with being a feminist, but I’m finally O.K. with being alone. I think that’s something we have to talk about more: that you can be alone. There are times in my life where I’ve had boyfriends or girlfriends. And there are times where I just love being with myself…

By: Claire Hannum / May 8, 2015

I’m Mesmerized By This Documentary About The Man Behind Big Bird

“I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story” began showing at festivals last year, but it’s newly available on iTunes and on demand, as well as on the big screen at New York’s IFC Film Center. It’s about exactly what it sounds like — the life of Caroll Spinney, who’s played Big Bird and Oscar the…

By: Claire Hannum / May 8, 2015

Watch Prom Fashion (And Dance Moves!) Evolve Over The Past 80 Years

Prom: how quickly it shifts from the Most Important Night Of Your Life to a warm, hazy blip in your memory by the very next day, not to be given so much as a thought until years, if not decades, later. Teen Vogue sent me down memory lane with this video featuring eighty years’ worth of prom style. If I’m being honest,…

By: Claire Hannum / May 8, 2015

Here’s The Emotional Preview For “Keeping Up With The Kardashians: About Bruce”

A two-part Kardashian family special exploring Bruce Jenner’s transition will air on May 17 and May 18 at 9 p.m., and E! has released the first official preview. It features home movies and emotional clips of family members reacting to Bruce coming out as transgender, and it kinda makes me want to cry at my desk. I’m…

By: Claire Hannum / May 8, 2015

Uncle Joey Is Confirmed For “Fuller House”

Duh, what else is Dave Coulier doing?

By: Claire Hannum / May 7, 2015

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