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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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The Daily Squee: This Puppy Hates Mornings As Much As We Do

Thor, a Great Dane puppy, is supposed to wake up at 3:30 in the morning to go to work with his human. He sounds just like we did, oh, every single morning of high school. Can you really blame him for wanting to stay in bed? It's okay, Thor. Lots of humans act the same way…
By: Claire Hannum / June 5, 2014

RIP Society: Woman Calls Emergency Services Over Ice Cream Sprinkles

A woman in West Midlands, England, called 999 (Britain's emergency call service) because of ice cream sprinkles. In the middle of an argument with the guy who'd just sold her an ice cream cone, she called police in a huff and detailed how he refused to put sprinkles on both sides. Um. Desserts are a…
By: Claire Hannum / June 4, 2014

Study: Some Rape Victims Are Forced To Pay For Their Medical Treatment

A new study has found that many rape victims in the United States are paying medical bills for the aftermath of their assaults, despite the fact that the federal government has laws in place to prevent exactly that from happening. Federal law ensures that victims aren't charged for rape kits, regardless of whether they report…
By: Claire Hannum / June 4, 2014

Wedding Party Falls Into A Lake While Posing For Photos

It's wedding season, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't already tired of reading about bridesmaid dresses and flower arrangements every time I look at social media. I thinks that's why this video of a wedding shoot gone awry has me giggling so hard.
By: Claire Hannum / June 4, 2014

This Supercut Of TV Catchphrases Has Me Totally Nostalgic

From "You got it dude" to "Bazinga!" it's almost like TV shows have their own special language that viewers need to understand to be in on the joke. Of course that's part of the reason we watch in the first place. Check out this supercut of some of TV's finest catchphrases and see how many…
By: Claire Hannum / June 4, 2014

Now You Can Adopt Puppies Through A Catalog (Sort Of)

Not even Peggy Olsen could have come up with an advertising plan like this: how could anyone resist thinking about rescuing a homeless pet when their cute faces are planted right into a catalog? Green Wood Animal Shelter in London teamed up with British company Furniture Village put together an online brochure that includes the additio…
By: Claire Hannum / June 3, 2014

RIP Society: Now There’s A Petition To Classify Feminism As A Terrorist Group

A group of angry wackos are petitioning the United States government to classify feminism as a terrorist group. Yes, you can read that again. The Change.org petition's creator, Janet Wilkinson, included the following statement on its homepage (complete with Wilkinson's typos left in for, ahem, clarity):…
By: Claire Hannum / June 3, 2014

Watch Ballerinas Take On Their Toughest Moves In Slow Motion

There's a reason people will still pay an arm and a leg to see the ballet in the age of Netflix and the internet - it's totally mind blowing. The Washington Post enlisted six performers from the Washington Ballet to show us their most difficult dance moves, and then played them back in slow motion.
By: Claire Hannum / June 3, 2014

Study: Being At Home Is More Stressful Than Being At Work

Spending time at home is way more stressful than spending time at work, according to a surprising new study by Penn State researchers. This comes as something of a surprise given the endless national dialogue about American working too much. The study measured participants' cortisol levels, which is one of our bodies' major markers of stress,…
By: Claire Hannum / May 25, 2014

The Daily Squee: Watch This Weatherman Rescue A Trapped Kitty In A Tornado’s Aftermath

When a horrific tornado damaged the community of Cedarville, Ohio, local news station WHIO went to the scene to cover the damage. Weatherman Rich Wirdzek was filming a segment about the devastation when he heard loud mews for help coming from a kitten buried in the rubble. Wirdzek warmed up the kitten in the station'…
By: Claire Hannum / May 23, 2014

Paul McCartney Is Hospitalized With A Viral Infection

Paul McCartney has reportedly been hospitalized with a viral infection and has had to postpone several concerts in Japan this past week. On May 18, McCartney posted on his website, “I was really hoping that I’d be feeling better today. I’m so disappointed and sorry to be letting my fans down.” It's unclear whether thi…
By: Claire Hannum / May 22, 2014

This Pregnant Sudanese Woman Was Sentenced To Death Because Of Who She Chose To Marry

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman who is eight months pregnant, was sentenced to death last week for marrying a Christian man. In Sudan, a woman is considered to be of the same faith as her father, but 27-year-old Ibrahim's Muslim dad abandoned her family when she was six, and she was raised with the…
By: Claire Hannum / May 22, 2014

This High School Kid’s Michael Jackson Dance Is Blowing My Mind

When high school junior Brett Nichols performed this Michael Jackson-inspired "Billie Jean" dance routine at Pitman High School's Talent Rally (the action starts around 1:12 on the video), he probably didn't expect to become an overnight internet star -- but then, how could he not expect to get attention with moves like that!? When a Pitma…
By: Claire Hannum / May 22, 2014

Photoshopped Versions Of Famous Paintings Are Kind Of Terrifying

What would Botticelli's Birth of Venus look like if the star of the painting had been airbrushed? If famous works of art had been created today, they might have a whole different look. Lauren Wade, photo editor at TakePart, used GIFs to alter the body sizes of some of history's most beautiful portrayals of…
By: Claire Hannum / May 20, 2014

MTV Surveyed Millennials On Racism & The Results Are Actually Pretty Optimistic

Millennials have optimistic views about eradicating racial bias, according to a new survey conducted this year. MTV Strategic Insights and David Binder Research sought the views of thousands of young people aged 14 to 24 through interviews, focus groups, online panels and surveys. The survey portrayed detailed and fascinating picture of how young people approach racism…
By: Claire Hannum / May 20, 2014

How Excited Are You For Summer Road Trips?

Are you as excited as this little puppy? Didn't think so! Someone get me a dog and a car, there are road trip adventures to be had! [22 Words]…
By: Claire Hannum / May 20, 2014

Cheers! America Now Has The Largest Wine Market In The World

The good ol' US of A has finally achieved the most lofty of honors: we have the largest wine market on the globe. And we even beat out France — yes, France — for the very first time this year. According to the International Organization of Wine and Vine (OIV), Americans bought 29.1 million hectoliter…
By: Claire Hannum / May 20, 2014

8 Ways To Combat Your Inner Critic

Whether we notice it or not, we all face the occasional visit of a nagging voice inside our heads that questions whether we're good enough. You know the one -- it turns up when you're face to face with your ex, putting yourself out there creatively or just looking at yourself in the mirror. That…
By: Claire Hannum / May 16, 2014

Shocker: The Job Market Isn’t Looking Too Rosy For Graduates

According to Time and a survey by consulting company Accenture, this year's college graduates are about to be faced with a big reality check regarding their professional future. I find this totally confusing, because I don't know a single young person who isn't terrified about their career prospects, even though Time claims grads are "pretty…
By: Claire Hannum / May 15, 2014

Help Make This Documentary About Loving Your Body A Reality

You may remember Australian mom Taryn Brumfitt from the unconventional "before and after" photos she released in 2013, which showcased her transition from an ultra-fit body-building physique to an equally beautiful post-baby body. The images went viral, and in the months since then, Brumfitt was inspired to create a documentary,…
By: Claire Hannum / May 15, 2014

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