Claire Hannum

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

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Kickass Woman Of The Day: Rebecca Zamolo Trains For A Half-Marathon After Losing Her Colon

When Rebecca Zamolo, a vibrant actress, YouTube star and athlete, began experiencing stomach pain after eating along with other unusual symptoms, she knew something wasn't quite right. She got the shock of her life when she was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease -- in particular, ulcerative colitis, which inflames the large intestine. Her colon was pre-cancerous, so she had it…

By: Claire Hannum / March 24, 2015

Pilot Proposes To Flight Attendant Girlfriend In Mid-Air

I will forever remain a curmudgeon about proposal videos as a general concept, but I have a soft spot for mid-air romance, so I'm going to have to make an exception for Brandy Hollenbeck and Eric Greener, who got engaged on an Alaska Airlines flight after Greener shared their love story over the plane's PA system. The two are…

By: Claire Hannum / March 24, 2015

Blac Chyna Defends Former BFF Kim Kardashian Against Rob, Remains Classiest Person In This Feud

When paparazzi hounded Blac Chyna about Rob Kardashian's weird Instagram attack on his sister Kim (in which he compared her to Amy Dunne from "Gone Girl"), she was all class, simply responding, "Nah, Kim's not bad."…

By: Claire Hannum / March 24, 2015

Disgruntled Fornicating Tortoise Confronts Cameraman In World’s Slowest Chase

A few days ago, National Geographic explorer Paul Rose in the Seychelles came upon two turtles mating. In fact, his surroundings were so quiet that the turtles were all he could hear: "there's...no sound on this island at all, so it was the sound of them mating that alerted us to walk [toward them]." I'm not exactly sure…

By: Claire Hannum / March 24, 2015

“Slut”-Slinging Jock Laments His “Ruined Life” While Mo’ne Davis Extends Her Forgiveness

He called the 13-year-old Little League champion a slut, but what he really meant was "inspiration." Mm-hmm.

By: Claire Hannum / March 23, 2015

Travel Porn: 12 Places In The U.S. To See Stunning Spring Flowers

Winter is still clinging to every last bit of life it can grasp here in New York, but spring is just around the corner, and in many parts of the U.S., it's already arrived! Am I the only one that feels like a walk through a path of bright-colored flowers is basically a free happy pill? To get a fix,…

By: Claire Hannum / March 23, 2015

Kerry Washington’s GLAAD Media Awards Speech Was Amazing

Kerry Washington won the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards over the weekend, and when she took the mic to give thanks, she delivered far more than your average acceptance speech. Her rousing demand for equality, both in the media and in our everyday lives, left the whole audience (and really, the whole internet) motivated and…

By: Claire Hannum / March 23, 2015

Okay Fine, Ariana Grande’s Celine Dion Impression Is Really Funny

On "The Tonight Show" Friday night, Ariana Grande regaled Jimmy Fallon with a Celine Dion impression that I have to admit was kind of flawless. Those mannerisms are spot on. Still, try all you want Ariana, but Celine will always be the finer power diva in this stand-off. [DListed]…

By: Claire Hannum / March 23, 2015

The Daily Squee: Puppy Has His Very Own Tiny Shopping Cart

I wish I knew the name of this dachshund so I could personally congratulate him or her on snagging a free cruise around what is presumably the pet store in his/her very own teeny tiny shopping cart. Why doesn't every dog have one of these? [Tastefully Offensive]…

By: Claire Hannum / March 21, 2015

Farrah Abraham Says Her Life Is “So Much Better” Than Her “Teen Mom” Costars

"I cater to making the world a better place." Um..?

By: Claire Hannum / March 20, 2015

Science Says Hugging Keeps You Healthy!

Something I didn't realize or appreciate until I got older is how intentional my parents were about being a big hugging family when I was growing up, because most of the adults who raised them as kids were not. I guess they had the right idea, because a recent Carnegie Mellon study found that hugging helps keep us healthy! More specifically, feeling…

By: Claire Hannum / March 20, 2015

Behold, Jennifer Lopez’s Magical Light-Up Dress Of Wonder

Last night on "American Idol," J.Lo took the stage wearing lots of face glitter and what appeared to be a wedding dress on steroids. That would have been striking enough on its own, but then -- behold! -- she became a living canvas as rainbow projections came to life on her skirt. She was performing a song from the new…

By: Claire Hannum / March 20, 2015

Us Weekly Retracts Story With Reportedly Falsified Quotes From Kendall Jenner About Bruce Jenner’s Transition

Us Weekly has retracted a story claiming Kendall Jenner had spoken out in support of Bruce Jenner's reported transition to a woman, saying they couldn't corroborate the reporter's claims.

By: Claire Hannum / March 19, 2015

This Kickass Girls’ Clothing Line Breaks Down Gender Stereotypes

A few years ago, Seattle mom Jennifer Muhm's then-4-year-old daughter told her she wanted to be an astronaut for Halloween. Muhm and her daughter discovered quickly that the only astronaut costumes they could find were marketed to boys. Muhm's discouraged daughter told her mom that only boys could go to space and that she wanted…

By: Claire Hannum / March 19, 2015

Kelly Clarkson Brought The ’90s Back With “Give Me One Reason” And It Was Perfect

Kelly Clarkson is the queen of covers, and her latest is a soulful rendition of Tracy Chapman's "Give Me One Reason" on Sirius XM. I'm obsessed. Never change, Kelly! [HuffPost]…

By: Claire Hannum / March 19, 2015

A Celestial Trifecta Is Coming, Here’s What To Expect!

Tomorrow, our humble little planet will bear witness to a solar eclipse, the spring equinox, and a supermoon! The low odds of all three events happening in one day paired with Tuesday's solar storm and resulting auroras make this a week for the books. I've decided to believe that it simply must be a sign of something great. Here's what to expect and how…

By: Claire Hannum / March 19, 2015

Would You Like Some Whopper Perfume?

If you'd like to celebrate the arrival of spring by drenching yourself in the sweet scent of mystery meat and secret sauce, look no further than Burger King's limited release Whopper-scented perfume. The fragrance is called Flame-Grilled and will be for sale at Japanese Burger King locations for one day only (free Whopper with purchase, of course!)…

By: Claire Hannum / March 19, 2015

Street Style Spotlight: 25 Ways To Wear A Cape

If there were such a thing as "cape season" (there is in my heart), it would probably be fall, but early spring's transitional temperatures are just as perfect for breaking out your favorite underrated shoulder-warmer. If you don't have one, get one! Trust. You won't regret it. Click through for some inspiration on how to wear…

By: Claire Hannum / March 19, 2015

Lizzie Velasquez’s SXSW Anti-Bullying Film Should Be Required Viewing

Born with a syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, 26-year-old Lizzie Velasquez endured painful bullying as a child over her unique appearance. When she was a teenager, she discovered that someone on YouTube had senselessly called her "the world's ugliest woman." This set Lizzie on a determined path to see people treat one another with more kindness,…

By: Claire Hannum / March 18, 2015

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

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