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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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Abandoned Dog Photographed Desperately Chasing After Owners’ Truck

When two Louisiana men abandoned their dog Butterbean at a Shell gas station on Monday, the German shepherd mix chased their pick-up truck down a two-lane highway for over a mile, dodging traffic in a desperate attempt to chase them down. Lorie Hollis, who was also at the Shell station that afternoon, took a heartbreaking photo of Butterbean trying to catch…
By: Claire Hannum / March 18, 2015

This “Uptown Funk” Treadmill Dance Is Your New Favorite Gym Motivation

Sick of jogging straight ahead on the treadmill while you alternate between staring at the wall and the number on the timer? Your new hero, dancer Carson Dean, is here to make sure you're never bored at the gym again. Give his moves a try at your next workout, but don't blame me for any faceplant…
By: Claire Hannum / March 18, 2015

Jude Law & Catherine Harding Had A Daughter

Former couple Catherine Harding and Jude Law welcomed a daughter. While the couple is no longer together, they claim they're committed to raising her as a team. She's Jude's fifth child. [Us Weekly] Five Ferguson residents have filed an affidavit seeking the removal of the city's mayor, James Knowles III. [The Root] A…
By: Claire Hannum / March 18, 2015

How To Be Brave When You’d Rather Hide Under The Covers

A path toward bravery sounds like some abstract "journey" accompanied by stock photos of women atop mountains in yoga pants and heroes sparring with dragons, but in real life, it usually plays out on a much smaller scale. Bravery's what you need when you're nervous to ask for a raise or sign up for a new activity…
By: Claire Hannum / March 16, 2015

Iran’s First Female Surfers Are Breaking Ground & Braving Waves

Iranian pro snowboarder Mona Seraji, Iranian diver Shalha Yasini, and Irish pro surfer Easky Britton are the first women in Iran to take up surfing. Marion Poizeau's documentary "Into The Sea" follows the women's adventures as Britton teaches Yasini and Seraji to surf in the Baluchistan region of the country. After having such…
By: Claire Hannum / March 15, 2015

“Saving Room For Cats” Offers The Perfect Answer To Manspreading

Those among us who have ever watched a dude spread his legs across the length of three seats on public transportation or spent so much as five seconds peeking at Men Taking Up Space On The Train (so, everyone) have spent many an afternoon pondering why it's so difficult for some guys to sit i…
By: Claire Hannum / March 14, 2015

Chuck Bass Is Coming Back To TV

This time as a creepy murderer instead of a creepy rich high school douche.
By: Claire Hannum / March 13, 2015

Tom Hanks Helps Sell Girl Scout Cookies, Reminds Us He’s A National Treasure

A few weeks ago, a Girl Scout troop out selling cookies in Los Altos, California spotted Tom Hanks passing through town. When they stopped him to say hi, Hanks bought four boxes of cookies, made an extra donation of $20, and then helped the girls sell more cookies. He offered to take photos with passing fa…
By: Claire Hannum / March 13, 2015

Watch Sarah Michelle Gellar As Cinderella In This Disney Princess Rap Battle

Whitney Avalon has released another of her viral princess rap battles, and this time, Sarah Michelle Gellar makes an appearance as Cinderella to duel it out with Avalon's Belle. Princesses rap battling sounds like the most unappealing concept on the planet, but this video has over two million views so what do I know? Clearly…
By: Claire Hannum / March 13, 2015

The Daily Squee: Little Boy Loudly Objects To Wedding Kiss

When this happy couple went in for a little lip locking after being declared husband and wife, they probably expected to be met with happy cheers -- instead, they received one lone "ewww" from the bride's four-year-old nephew, Ashton. It's a good thing these two have the patience for such "endearing" behavior because I have a feeling I'd…
By: Claire Hannum / March 13, 2015

“Frozen 2″ Is Definitely Happening

Not that anyone didn't know that already, but now it's official. [People] Kanye talked to Complex about racism. [Complex] The reason for this waitress's hefty tip has me welling up. [People] Is "Dynasty" star Joan Collins' makeup line as royal as she claims? This writer tried it! [YouBeauty]…
By: Claire Hannum / March 12, 2015

Frisky Eats: 15 Green St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

If green beer's not your thing, get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit with a clover-colored cocktail!
By: Claire Hannum / March 12, 2015

This Playlist App Might Be The Cure For The Common Party Douche

You know that moment in college when you'd be hosting a great party, and just as you were starting to feel smug about planning such a great night, some douchebag with a guitar turned off the music and started playing "Wonderwall" on his cheap guitar? While some certainly carry this habit into adulthood, most douches seem to just take on an even more obnoxiou…
By: Claire Hannum / March 12, 2015

Frisky Q&A: Writer Natalie Holbrook On Motherhood, Feminism & Creating Your Own Happiness

Natalie Holbrook writes the popular lifestyle blog Hey Natalie Jean, where she shares her thoughts on style, marriage, homemaking, and life in New York City with her husband and four-year-old son, Henry (also known as Huck). Over the years, Holbrook's blog has followed her on a cross-country move from New York to a small town and back again,…
By: Claire Hannum / March 12, 2015

Watch Kelly Clarkson Sing A Live Pregnancy Announcement

Kelly Clarkson made a visit to New York's KTU Morning Show to help host Carolina Bermudez announce her second pregnancy on the air. Kelly sang Carolina's news to the tune of "Heartbeat Song" and then, well, played the baby's heartbeat. Precious. [New York Post]…
By: Claire Hannum / March 12, 2015

Two Police Officers Shot In Ferguson

Two police officers were shot outside the Ferguson Police Department early this morning, one in the shoulder and one in the face. Both are reportedly conscious and in critical condition. Demonstrations began yesterday as Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson announced his upcoming resignation as a result of the Justice Department's report highlighting the extreme racial bia…
By: Claire Hannum / March 12, 2015

Gunshots Falsely Reported At Lil Wayne’s Miami Home

Earlier this afternoon, police responded to a call reporting that four people had been shot inside Lil Wayne's Miami mansion. A SWAT team arrive at the house and busted their way inside, but Wayne wasn't home - he'd been "swatted" as a prank. This is the second time police have been called to his property in le…
By: Claire Hannum / March 11, 2015

Viola Davis Knows A Thing Or Two About Tough Times

"One thing that is missing from the vision boards is what happens when you don't get what you want. Your ability to adapt to failure, and navigate your way out of it, absolutely 100 percent makes you who you are." Viola Davis told Glamour about growing up in poverty, finding acting success as a young…
By: Claire Hannum / March 11, 2015

Activist Rocks Her City With Feminist Messages Posted On Pads

Elonë, a 20-year-old blogger and artist from Karlsruhe, Germany, has shaken up her city by posting pads throughout town with feminist calls to action on them. Adorned with phrases in both German and English that she found on the internet like "my pussy, my choice" and "rapists rape people not outfits," the pads have become…
By: Claire Hannum / March 11, 2015

Happy National Desk Organization Day, Here’s Some Workspace Decor!

National Desk Organization Day falling this week is as good an excuse as any to do some online window shopping and rejuvenate your workspace. Click through for 15 desk organizers and decorations that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are functional. For more desk vibe inspiration, check out some beautiful workspace…
By: Claire Hannum / March 10, 2015

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