Claire Hannum

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

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It’s Time To Cry: This Dog Saved His Owner From A House Fire

Nick Lamb, an Indianapolis teen, was home alone and fast asleep last Wednesday when a fire broke out in his house. Nick is deaf and wears cochlear implants, but he’d…

Claire Hannum | July 20, 2014 - 9:00 am

Watch These Dogs In Wheelchairs Gleefully Chase A Stick

Whatever life may have thrown their way, these doggies are happy as can be, barking away and playing catch with a stick. My little pet-loving heart can barely take it.

Claire Hannum | July 19, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Etsy Spotlight: You Totally Need This Handmade “I’ll Have What She’s Having” Card

This summer marks the 25th anniversary of “When Harry Met Sally,” which is obviously the most beloved film of all time (or at least, it is to me). The Etsy…

Claire Hannum | July 19, 2014 - 11:00 am

Adam Levine And Behati Prinsloo Will Marry In Mexico Tomorrow

Adam Levine will marry Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo at a Mexican resort tomorrow. Other Victoria’s Secret models, as well as Jonah Hill, will be in attendance, though our…

Claire Hannum | July 18, 2014 - 6:30 pm

10-Year-Old Girl Writes Adorably Scathing Review Of The Cinderella Restaurant At Disney World

Apparently, Cinderella’s Royal Table is the Lamborghini of Disney World restaurants. If you haven’t made a reservation for the highly-coveted princess eatery at least six months in advance, you can…

Claire Hannum | July 18, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Watch These Pets Interfering With Yoga

You know that moment when you’re trying to get into downward dog, only to be interrupted by your actual dog? Apparently, it’s pretty much an epidemic among yogi pet owners. Whether…

Claire Hannum | July 18, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Today In Terrifying: You Can Put Your Selfies On Toast

If social media is becoming too boring of an outlet for your selfies, consider the untapped market that is personalized toast. For a mere $75, the “toast engineers” at a novelty…

Claire Hannum | July 18, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Shonda Rhimes Has Already Decided When “Scandal” Will End

Shonda Rhimes said “Scandal” has an expiration date and it will come sooner than we thought. “I think there’s only so much ‘Scandal’ you can tell satisfactorily,” the showrunner told…

Claire Hannum | July 17, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Study Finds That Owning A Dog Makes You Act 10 Years Younger

In case we didn’t have enough reasons already to love the dogs in our lives [Hi Lucca! — Amelia], science has found that dog owners’ physical activity is the equivalent…

Claire Hannum | July 17, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Did Size Discrimination Get This Woman Kicked Off Instagram? (Hint: Probably)

Samm Newman, a 19-year-old college student, was shocked when she found out her Instagram account had been removed for “violating community guidelines.” A photo she posted of herself in her…

Claire Hannum | July 17, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Study: Women In STEM Careers Are Facing Sexual Harassment During Fieldwork

As tough as it can sometimes be to foster young women’s interest in the science, tech, engineering and math (STEM) fields, an even greater struggle awaits once they begin a…

Claire Hannum | July 17, 2014 - 4:30 pm

This Space-Inspired John Lennon Cover Is Totally Dreamy

To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the moon landing on July 20th, German singer Louise Gold put together a space-inspired cover of John Lennon’s “Oh My Love.” She used…

Claire Hannum | July 17, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Elaine Stritch, Star Of The Broadway Stage And “30 Rock,” Has Died

Actress Elaine Stritch passed away today at age 89. An outspoken Broadway star, Tony Award nominee, style icon, and Jack Donaghy’s mom on “30 Rock,” Elaine was a woman who…

Claire Hannum | July 17, 2014 - 1:45 pm

This App Analyzes Your Dreams To Tell You More About Yourself

You know that moment when you’re telling your friend about the dream you had last night and her eyes start to glaze over? There’s an app for that. Enter DreamSphere,…

Claire Hannum | July 17, 2014 - 11:30 am

Not This Crap Again: Radio Douchebags Went On A Misogynistic Rant Against Reporter Erin Andrews

Fox sportscaster Erin Andrews has taken a lot of bullshit and slandering for being a (conventionally attractive) woman in her field, so I’m pretty nauseated to see yet another jab at…

Claire Hannum | July 17, 2014 - 9:30 am

Rapper Andre Johnson Cut Off His Own Penis Because “Sex Is For Mortals And I Am A God”

Finally, we have answers about why rapper Andre Johnson cut off his own penis and proceeded to jump off a second-story building back in April. He told E!

Claire Hannum | July 16, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Rose McGowan On Being Told She Was Intimidating Hollywood’s Men In Charge

“I had an agent that told me not to speak in meetings because I was too intelligent and it was stressing to the men. It was a woman that told me…

Claire Hannum | July 16, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Meet Kacy Catanzaro, The First Woman To Qualify For The “American Ninja Warrior” Finals

Meet Kacy Catanzaro, who is not only a real-life ninja, but the first woman to qualify for the national finals round of “American Ninja Warrior,” a series that challenges athletes/ninjas to…

Claire Hannum | July 16, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Sara Bareilles, Please Serenade Me With Your Cover Of “Chandelier”

Is it blasphemous to say that I dig Sara Bareilles’ cover of Sia’s song “Chandelier” better than the original? (No offense, Sia!) I must admit, I’m totally into this. Sara’s…

Claire Hannum | July 16, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Firefighter Danae Mines Is The First Woman To Be Featured In The FDNY Calendar Of Heroes

Danae Mines, a firefighter of 11 years, has long been one of New York City’s few women in the position. Now, she’s taking on another first — the only woman…

Claire Hannum | July 16, 2014 - 11:30 am

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