Claire Hannum

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: Golden Retriever Puppy Comforts A Grown-Up Dog Having A Nightmare

I’ve seen a lot of cute puppy videos in my day, but this one is especially sweet. A compassionate golden retriever pup can’t bear to see her older pal have a nightmare, so she comforts him in his sleep. The poor thing probably doesn’t even realize he’s just dreaming. BRB, melting into a million pieces. [TIME]…

Claire Hannum / July 13, 2014

Study: Maybe Millennials Aren’t Into The Whole Marriage And Babies Thing

Millennials aren’t exactly lining up to tie the knot, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.

Researchers asked people of every generation whether they believe society is better off if people prioritize marriage and children. Of all the participants combined, 46 percent said society would be better off, while 50 percent…

Claire Hannum / July 13, 2014

Watch These 7 Kittens Move In Sync

I don’t know where these Maine Coon kittens came from or how they can manage to match their movements so closely. All I know is that they’re so mesmerized by whatever it is they’re staring at that I can’t decide whether to find it adorable or slightly creepy. Let’s go with adorable. [Tastefully Offensive]…

Claire Hannum / July 12, 2014

I Don’t Know How To Feel About This Rock Cover Of “Bye Bye Bye”

Our Last Night does some pretty sweet covers of popular songs like “Skyfall” and “Wrecking Ball,” and their latest creation is this rock version of N*SYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye” featuring Cody Carson of the band Set It Off. When you think about the lyrics, “Bye Bye Bye” is a way angrier song than Justin, Lance, JC…

Claire Hannum / July 12, 2014

Khloe Kardashian’s Butt Is The Toast Of Instagram

What is it with the Kardashians and butts? Khloé Kardashian’s boyfriend, rapper French Montana, proudly posted an Instagram shot of her derriere yesterday. Apparently, he got the idea from Chris Brown, who surreptitiously took and posted a picture of now on-again-off-again GF Karrueche Tran laying face down in bed wearing just a bra and a…

Claire Hannum / July 12, 2014

Khloe Kardashian Knew Lamar Was Cheating On Her During Their Marriage

OH SHIT. In a teaser for this Sunday’s episode of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” Khloe admits to Kourtney that she knew Lamar Odom was cheating on her. Khloe says she felt like she was living a lie trying to cover up Lamar’s two-timing, and that he didn’t think she’d really go through with…

Claire Hannum / July 11, 2014

This Instagram Photo Of Jared Leto Hugging The Whole World Is Everything You Never Knew You Needed

Last weekend, Jared Leto posted an Instagram photo of himself hugging a tree with a dopey, blissed-out grin on his face. Today, a Photoshopped version of the picture has surfaced with multiple Jareds in it, hugging everything he can find. Is this not exactly what the internet needs on a Friday? [E! Online] [Photo: Instagram]

Claire Hannum / July 11, 2014

A Pregnant Tarantula Is On The Loose In Brooklyn

UPDATE, 7/13, 5p.m.:  THANK GOD, this was only a hoax! [New York Post]
Brooklyn is on the hunt for Penelope, a pregnant Mexican Red Rump tarantula, who is apparently someone’s beloved pet. She escaped from her owner’s home, and flyers have turned up in the neighborhood with this plea for help:
I know she look…

Claire Hannum / July 11, 2014

Here’s What Happens When You Accidentally Sext Your Dad (And Live Tweet The Fallout)

When Twitter user Nyjah accidentally sent a nude selfie to her dad, he was less than pleased. Below, the hilarious harrowing saga of sexting gone majorly wrong.

First, sheer panic:
OMG HOW DO YOU CANCEL A TEXT MESSAGE !! — nyyy nyyy (@dearfashionn) July 8, 2014

 
i just…

Claire Hannum / July 11, 2014

Here Is Your Solution To Biking With A Skirt On

For those of us sick of worrying about flashing everyone while biking in a skirt, Johanna Holtan and her friends have found the solution we’ve all been waiting for. Penny In Yo Pants is their method for MacGyvering a nifty button to keep your skirt intact using a penny and a rubber band. The ladie…

Claire Hannum / July 11, 2014

The “Stop The Beauty Madness” Campaign Gets Real About The Value We Put On Appearance

Created by writers Robin Rice and Lisa Meade, the Stop The Beauty Madness campaign aims to shake women out of the belief that they are not beautiful and to wake us up to the impossible aesthetic standards we’re held up to. The ads, which can be seen here, state some not-so-pretty truths about the way our culture…

Claire Hannum / July 11, 2014

9 Tips For Taking On Jealousy

Of all the ugly emotions out there, jealousy has to be one of the worst. It can feel childish, petty and almost like a primal rage. But it’s also inescapable; jealousy is almost like an epic equalizer, because everybody feels it now and then. On the path toward emotional growth, jealousy is one of the hardest…

Claire Hannum / July 11, 2014

Laverne Cox Is The First Openly Transgender Emmy Award Nominee

Laverne Cox became the first openly transgender Emmy nominee today, receiving a nod for her work in “Orange Is The New Black.” In a celebratory statement, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said, “Today, countless transgender youth will hear the message that they can be who they are and still achieve their dreams —…

Claire Hannum / July 10, 2014

Even Madeleine Albright Is An Amy Poehler Fan


To congratulate Amy Poehler on her Emmy nomination, Madeleine Albright made out a very special autograph to Leslie Knope, her Albright-worshipping character on “Parks and Recreation.” Amy was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. If only Leslie knew she had so many friends in high places! [Twitter, The Wire]…

Claire Hannum / July 10, 2014

This Couple’s Stormy Shot Is Way Cooler Than Your Average Wedding Photo

A couple in Saskatchewan, Canada, was in the middle of their wedding photo shoot when a funnel cloud began to form nearby. Their amazing photographer, Colleen Niska, knew it was the chance to get a once-in-a-lifetime shot that they couldn’t miss. Even though they were far enough away from the storm to feel safe (for the…

Claire Hannum / July 10, 2014

The Daily Squee: Meet The Saddest Kitten Ever, Soon-To-Be Adorable Internet Star

This is the Saddest Kitten Ever, who has yet to be given an official stage name but will surely be the interwebs’ next favorite feline. Grumpy Cat may look cranky, but this kitty looks downright sad. Her human, Ashley Herring, assures us that Saddest Kitten Ever has a wonderful life of kitty bliss, but that doesn’t seem…

Claire Hannum / July 10, 2014

You Can Own A Pair Of Jeans Specially Shredded By Lions, Tigers Or Bears (Oh My!)

The Mineko Club, a volunteer group in Hitachi City, Japan, is selling jeans personally shredded by animals to raise money for wildlife conservation. Lions, tigers and bears at the Kamine Zoo were given toys covered in the denim to tear into, creating a “worn-in” look. The denim was then sewn to create the pants, Zoo Jeans,…

Claire Hannum / July 10, 2014

US Weekly Confirms Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling Are Having A Baby

This one, via Amelia, naturally: US Weekly has confirmed that Ryan Gosling has indeed broken the promise he made with his eyes that day nearly three years ago when I ran all the way to Whole Foods and stood next to him on the street for a second — Ryan is indeed expecting a child

Claire Hannum / July 9, 2014

Life Dream Status: The Museum Of Natural History Is Hosting A Grown-Up Sleepover

The American Museum of Natural History in New York has been allowing kids to attend their Night At The Museum sleepover program for years, and they’ve finally extended an invitation to adults for a night. Yes, please!

On Friday, August 1, grownups can enjoy a night of booze, music, good food and behind-the-scene…

Claire Hannum / July 9, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: This 7-Year-Old Raised $54,000 For His Best Friend’s Surgery

Brayden Grozdanic, a seven-year-old little boy from Vancouver, Canada, has cerebral palsy. He struggles to walk with the help of braces and faces painful physiotherapy every day. In Canada, Brayden can undergo surgery that would allow him to walk without the braces, but a much less invasive procedure is offered in New Jersey for the…

Claire Hannum / July 9, 2014

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