Claire Hannum

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

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Bam Bam The French Bulldog Hates Bedtime

Meet Bam Bam, a noisy little puppy who does not like bedtime. He tries to resist, but he's just too tired to keep his little puppy eyes open. Who knew a toddler could be trapped in the body of a French bulldog? [Laughing Squid]…

By: Claire Hannum / April 17, 2014

Penelope Popcorn Is The Most Stylish Pig You’ve Ever Met

Meet Penelope Popcorn, an Instagram star whose clothes are probably more awesome than yours (and mine!). At first I was as weirded out by her pictures as you probably are, but now I can't decide whether I'm more impressed by her adorable name or her array of hair ribbons. Penelope is a 28 lb., potty-trained…

By: Claire Hannum / April 16, 2014

Oh Dear: New Study Claims That Our Brains Peak At 24

According to a research team at Simon Fraser University, your brain hits a major peak at 24. Think about that for a moment: your cognitive motor performance is all downhill after your early-20s.

By: Claire Hannum / April 16, 2014

Would You Watch A Documentary About Blogging?

Filmmaker Christopher Wiegand drove all over the United States interviewing bloggers (mostly of the "mommy blog" variety, it seems) about why they do what they do, and I'm cautiously curious. As someone who is a bit infatuated with the land of blogging -- I even wrote my thesis on it! -- I'd like to see…

By: Claire Hannum / April 16, 2014

Watch Conan Give Himself “American Hustle” Hair

Am I the only who didn't love "American Hustle"? [Nope! Oveeeeeraaaaaated. -- Amelia] Thankfully, Conan O'Brien gave me a reason to like the movie when he showed us his own take on its opening scene at the MTV Movie Awards. Christian Bale's meticulous hairstyling routine in the film is funny and all, but Conan's is a…

By: Claire Hannum / April 15, 2014

RIP Society: Study Finds That Young Girls See Sexual Violence As Normal

Today in Egregious Discoveries About Humanity, a study has found that a big reason women rarely report sexual violence is because they view it as "normal." The study, which will be published in Gender & Society, reviewed forensic interviews with 100 kids who may have been sexually assaulted. The interviews were conducted by the Children's Advocacy…

By: Claire Hannum / April 15, 2014

Johnny Weir Will Only Get Back With His Hubby If There Will Be No Mutual Masturbation Outside The Marriage

Good news, sort of: figure skater Johnny Weir and his estranged hubby, Victor Voronov, have changed their minds about getting a divorce — but not without signing a bizarre post-nup. When the pair decided to get back together this weekend, Voronov asked that Weir sign a document that apologized for bad-mouthing Voronov to the pre…

By: Claire Hannum / April 15, 2014

Pharrell’s Happy Tears On Oprah Will Give You All The Warm Fuzzies

If you've been anywhere with a radio these past few months, you know Pharrell's song "Happy" has started something of a movement. He sat down with Oprah Winfrey and watched a clip of how his song has touched people all over the world. He can't help but cry some happy tears! Oprah tends to have…

By: Claire Hannum / April 15, 2014

The Daily Squee: What Your Cat’s Body Language REALLY Means

Illustrator Cindy Suen has taught us how to read our cats' body language with her cute cartoons. But now we've been gifted with a live-action counterpart with real cats! Jeff Wysaski of Pleated Jeans has created his own funny take on what our cats might be thinking, and it's a bit more close to home tha…

By: Claire Hannum / April 13, 2014

The Daily Squee: Watch This Video Of Baby Sloths Squeaking And Melt Into A Million Pieces

Did you know that sloths squeak!? Is this common knowledge to everybody else? I guess I had never thought before about "what does the sloth say?" I don't know how I existed on this earth for so long without knowing that sloths' squeaks are as cute as their little smiles. But this video of the sound…

By: Claire Hannum / April 12, 2014

Watch This 3-Year-Old Become “Action Movie Kid” With Special Effects

When your dad works for Dreamworks, a few perks come along with it -- like being transformed into an action hero. Daniel Hashimoto, a Dreamworks animator, has put together a series of videos of his three-year-old son James that he's infused with special effects. The videos are an adorably wacky idea, but I'm mostly jealou…

By: Claire Hannum / April 11, 2014

These Pictures Of Real-Life Rosie The Riveters Kind Of Blew My Mind

World War II's real-life Rosie the Riveters look a lot like the ads themselves -- only way cooler. Rosie first came to be as a character in 1942, and during the war, three million women worked at plants building tanks, guns and aircraft bombers. The campaign didn't exist solely to motivate women to work --…

By: Claire Hannum / April 10, 2014

This Kitty Is Obsessed With Tapping On Newspapers

Today in Animals Doing Weird But Oddly Endearing Things: Bibia the cat loves tapping his paw on anything made of paper. Once a newspaper or paper bag is in front of him, he touches it over and over and over again repetitively Really, it's almost like Bibia has got kitty obsessive-compulsive disorder. Maybe Bibia like…

By: Claire Hannum / April 10, 2014

Texas Teacher Laura Jane Klug Was Suspended For Being Transgender — But There’s Something We Can Do About It

Laura Jane Klug, a fifth grade substitute teacher for Lumberton Independent School District in Texas who also happens to be transgender, was suspended on Tuesday after parents complained to the school. According to one Lumberton father: "If it does affect my child and his ability to learn or if it causes questions that I don't…

By: Claire Hannum / April 10, 2014

A New Study Suggests Twitter Could Cause Your Divorce, But I’m Not Convinced

According to a new study published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, people who are very active on Twitter are more likely to be involved in intense confrontations in their relationships -- the kind that are catalysts for things like cheating, breakups and divorce. At least, that's what the evidence points to, but I'd take it with…

By: Claire Hannum / April 9, 2014

Pro-Tip: Trashing Fellow Women Like A Schoolyard Bully Is Not How You Create Change

Another day, another conservative group trashing the feminist movement that helped them into their educated, privileged positions in the first place. Sigh. [LA Times] President Obama signed those two executive orders today to help close pay disparities between men and women. [New York Times, White House] The number of women choosing to be stay-at-home mom…

By: Claire Hannum / April 8, 2014

Beyonce Wants You To Own Your Sexuality, Dammit

"I’d like to believe that my music opened up that conversation. There is unbelievable power in ownership, and women should own their sexuality. There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists. Men are free and women are not. That is crazy. The old lessons of submissiveness and fragility made u…

By: Claire Hannum / April 8, 2014

Human Ken Says Human Barbie Is His “Arch-Nemesis”

Justin Jedlica, also known as the Human Ken Doll, has a problem with Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova, who he calls his "arch-nemesis." I'm getting a crazy flashback to that time when I was six and made my Barbie kick Ken out of the Dream House. Jedlica and Lukyanova have met in the past, and Jedlica…

By: Claire Hannum / April 8, 2014

The Daily Squee: Watch These Cats Totally Ignore This Guy’s Magic Tricks

Magician Rick Lax knows all kinds of nifty tricks, or as Gob Bluth would say, illusions. He's probably used to receiving a major reaction from his audiences who are impressed by his skills of trickery. But in this video, Rick goes up against his toughest critics:  cats. Their visible boredom as he pulls out all the…

By: Claire Hannum / April 8, 2014

Would You Have Sex With Paul Rudd?

I would tell you my answer to that question, but I think you already know. [Funny Or Die]…

By: Claire Hannum / April 8, 2014

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