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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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Cities That Surprise: St. Augustine, Florida

As the oldest continually occupied city in the United States (settled in 1565!), St. Augustine, Florida is full of stories to tell. It has all the benefits of a close-knit small town with the added benefits of surreal scenery, rich history and creative inspiration. St. Augustine boasts residents whose families have lived in the area…
By: Claire Hannum / March 10, 2015

“Simpsons” Co-Creator Sam Simon Passes Away At Age 59

Sam Simon, bighearted co-creator of "The Simpsons," passed away at age 59 yesterday. The writer, producer and philanthropist won nine Emmy Awards and worked on "Taxi," "The Simpsons," and "Cheers," among others.
By: Claire Hannum / March 9, 2015

Happy Monday, Let’s Zone Out To Some Norwegian Mountains

Norwegian photographer Morten Berg created this lovely film featuring peaceful images of the country's landscape. With chill background music underscoring the bright colors, it serves as a mini travel guide and stress reducer all in one. Berg lives in Oslo, far from the locations featured in the film, so he had to make 11 trips over the…
By: Claire Hannum / March 9, 2015

Area Man Captures Current Feelings Of Entire Northern Hemisphere

Simple snow shoveling or work of art? The Redditor who posted this claimed "Dad said he was bored this morning," but I'm guessing it was more along the lines of "Dad was partaking in the collective winter-induced existential crisis roughly half the world is experiencing right now and was half-giggling, half-crying as he spastically carved this into the front law…
By: Claire Hannum / March 9, 2015

Watch Obama’s Speech On The Anniversary Of The Bloody Sunday Selma March

On Saturday, thousands gathered at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to honor the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday March, in which the peaceful protesting of about 600 civil rights activists was interrupted by violent attacks from white police officers. President Obama delivered a powerful speech that Death and Taxes writer Steve King call…
By: Claire Hannum / March 9, 2015

Here’s The “Game Of Thrones”/Taylor Swift Mashup You Never Knew You Needed

Sick of watching your favorite characters get killed off on "Game of Thrones"? Lament your loss to the tune of "Blank Space." In this ditty by Nerdist, you can watch George R.R. Martin taunt you with the power he holds over his blank page. As he reminds us in the video, "I get off killing…
By: Claire Hannum / March 7, 2015

Are Kylie Jenner & Tyga Engaged?

Pleeeaaaassssssse nooooo.
By: Claire Hannum / March 6, 2015

Kelly Clarkson Fat-Shamer Gleefully Defends Her Commentary

Can someone shut this bitch up already? Journalist Katie Hopkins became "the most hated woman in Britain" when she sent out some nasty Twitter commentary on Kelly Clarkson's weight this week, and now she's gone on something of a mini-media tour, digging herself an even deeper hole while making bank off her own attitude…
By: Claire Hannum / March 6, 2015

11-Year-Old’s Christian Grey Costume Is Not A Winner At His School’s World Book Day Event

When little Liam Scholes' school held a World Book Day celebration yesterday, he had the perfect costume in mind - unfortunately, the rest of the school was not pleased when the 11-year-old arrived dressed as Christian Grey, the whip-wielding "hero" of the Fifty Shades series. The Sale, Manchester student's grey suit may have been innocuous enough on it…
By: Claire Hannum / March 6, 2015

Jared Leto Debuts His Soul-Crushing New Hairstyle

Hmm, I wonder if Kim Kardashian feels threatened...
By: Claire Hannum / March 5, 2015

Travel Porn: Oahu’s Famous Haʻikū Stairs Are Dying A Slow Death

The hiking trail known as the Stairway to Heaven on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, also called the Haʻikū Stairs, is just that: a stairway to heaven on earth. I resent the word "breathtaking" (it's so sorely abused), but the vision of this trail really does warrant that label. It looks like some tropical fever dream, the most…
By: Claire Hannum / March 5, 2015

Easily Distracted? You Might Be A Creative Genius!

A study from Northwestern University suggests that if you find yourself struggling to shut out distractions, it may be a sign of creative brilliance. Is that not the most validating information you've heard in years? According to Science Daily, the findings provide "the first physiological evidence that real-world creativity may be associated with a reduced ability to filter…
By: Claire Hannum / March 5, 2015

Now You Can Have A Glass Of Wine With Your Cat

A brilliant Japanese company is bringing the world's felines the greatest gift of all: WINE. I can only assume experiencing it for themselves will allow them to finally understand why their humans are so emotional about the stuff. Nyan Nyan Noveau, a bottled wine exclusively for cats that tastes just like the people variety, is made with…
By: Claire Hannum / March 5, 2015

These Happy Skeletons Are On A Mission To Prove That Love Has No Labels

In an effort to fight prejudice and implicit bias, the Ad Council put together this PSA featuring love in its many forms - and just how little our external "differences" matter at the end of the day. The ad prompts viewers to visit Love Has No Labels, a site that further explains how even those…
By: Claire Hannum / March 5, 2015

Street Style Spotlight: 25 Ways To Wear Winter Florals

Are floral prints not the best thing ever when you're in a shitty mood? The bright colors! The cheerful vibes! The promise of spring and life! Unfortunately, in a huge portion of the US, spring only lives in our daydreams at this time of year. But who says you need to wait until the sun comes out?
By: Claire Hannum / March 5, 2015

Chelsea Handler’s Boobs Are Fabulously Real

And there's photographic proof!
By: Claire Hannum / March 4, 2015

The Guy Who Invented K-Cups Kind Of Wishes He Hadn’t

John Sylvan, the man who brought us K-Cups and the many joys that come along with them, doesn't even use them. Sylvan told the Atlantic: “I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it. I don't have [a Keurig]. They're kind of expensive to use. Plus it’s not like drip coffee is tough to…
By: Claire Hannum / March 4, 2015

Compassionate Fashion: Reformation’s “Don’t Call Me Cute” Petites Collection

Fellow shorties, rejoice! Reformation, an eco-friendly company based in LA, has launched a petites collection. Aptly titled "Don't Call Me Cute" (oh, how I can relate), the collection features timeless sexy and stylish looks because, in Reformation's words, "You're not cute. Children and koala bears are cute. You're hot." THANKS REFORMATION, I NEEDED TO…
By: Claire Hannum / March 4, 2015

Chris Brown Has A Kid!

Surprise! Chris Brown has a nine-month-old daughter with a 31-year-old former model named Nia. Reportedly, they've known each other for many years and are not a couple but are on good terms. There's apparently no formal child support order and it's unclear how much Chris is contributing to his child financially. He's "happy about being…
By: Claire Hannum / March 4, 2015

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