Claire Hannum

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

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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

The Latest Carl’s Jr. “Sexy Burger” Ad Features A Dude For A Change

Carl’s Jr. ads have a signature formula, and it tends to involve scantily clad hot ladies — which have included Jenny McCarthy, Heidi Klum and Paris Hilton — sauntering around in a semi-NSFW manner while remembering to take a big bite out of a burger every now and then. This time around, the company’s latest…

Claire Hannum / July 9, 2014

Here Are Some Kittens In A Boot!

These are kittens! In a boot! Is there anything more wonderful than kittens in a boot? (Hint: there isn’t.) I don’t know how all three kitties managed to squeeze in there together, but I’m glad they did! [Jezebel]…

Claire Hannum / July 9, 2014

Air New Zealand Pulls Sports Illustrated “Bikini Safety” Video Amid Accusations Of Sexism

Air New Zealand launched a Sports Illustrated-themed safety video (yes really) earlier this year starring models like Christie Brinkley and Chrissy Teigen. People were not pleased, and a petition was launched calling it out for sexism. The video was dropped, but New Zealand Air claims the change is just part of their habit of…

Claire Hannum / July 8, 2014

The Daily Squee: Wild Foxes On A Trampoline

Jesse, a Colorado artist, got a huge surprise when she looked out her window and saw a pair of wild foxes exploring her backyard trampoline. It turns out that foxes enjoy gymnastics just as much as humans do. When the foxes realize how high they can jump, they can’t help but stick around to play!

Claire Hannum / July 8, 2014

Colbie Caillat Goes Makeup-Free In Her New “Try” Music Video

In the music video for her new single, “Try,” singer Colbie Caillat bares her lovely face without makeup, and looks that much happier without it. The song is all about the oh-so-familiar pressure women are under to chase perfection, and she co-wrote it with Babyface, of all people, who encouraged her to speak out about…

Claire Hannum / July 8, 2014

Brace Yourselves: Crumbs Cupcake Shops Have All Suddenly Closed

The formerly beloved cupcake chain Crumbs closed its doors yesterday, likely to never open again. The company’s 48 stores in 10 states are suddenly gone, and countless Crumbs employees lost their jobs overnight. The cupcakery, which has been around since 2003, had a loss of $18 million in the past year. Does this mean the…

Claire Hannum / July 8, 2014

Coming Soon: Remote-Controlled Contraception

A start-up in Massachusetts has come up with the ultimate “Jetsons”-inspired upgrade to birth control — a remote-controlled chip that lasts for 16 years. The wireless chip would automatically release contraceptive hormones into a patient’s body unless someone chose to turn it off, which could also be done with a remote. The hormones could be deactivated…

Claire Hannum / July 8, 2014

This Time Lapse Video Of Melting Ice Cream Is Strangely Mesmerizing

I never thought I’d use the word “pretty” to describe the disappointing pile of mush you end up with when an ice cream cone melts, but this video makes dessert look like art. The first scoop of ice cream in the film looks like it’s covered in glitter, so now I’m hellbent on finding glitter-covered…

Claire Hannum / July 8, 2014

Another Day, Another Server Fired For Complaining On Social Media

Kirsten Kelly, a Texas Roadhouse waitress from Ohio, has been fired for complaining about bad tippers on Facebook. Kelly told Toledo News Now that the post read, “If you come into a restaurant and spend $50 or more, you should be able to tip appropriately for that.” She claimed she did not name Texas Roadhouse in her status,…

Claire Hannum / July 8, 2014

Sarah Palin Wants To Join “The View”

Sarah Palin has not gone away yet. In fact, Mama Grizzly would like us all to know that she wants to join the cast of “The View” and thinks “it’d be so much fun to shake it up.” Okay, raise your hands if you’d hate-watch just like we would. [The Wire]
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Claire Hannum / July 7, 2014

This Vine Of Samuel L. Jackson And Victoria Beckham Looking Awkward At Wimbledon Is My New Favorite Thing

Victoria Beckham and Samuel L. Jackson sat next to each other at Wimbledon on Sunday, and from the looks of this Vine, it wasn’t exactly a party. In fact, it may be the most uncomfortable celeb interaction I’ve ever seen on the internet. Don’t worry, Samuel L. Jackson confirmed later via Twitter that it…

Claire Hannum / July 7, 2014

This Baby Goat Trying To Balance On A Chair Is My New Motivation For The Week

If you feel like you’re staring up a giant mountain of endless to-dos this week, try to draw some inspiration from Dynamo the goat. This guy is determined to stay balanced on this inflatable chair, and if he can be so persistent about his goals, you can definitely get through your Monday. [Daily Dot]…

Claire Hannum / July 7, 2014

Joan Rivers Definitely Can’t Take What She’s Dishing Out, Storms Out Of CNN Interview

In a CNN interview on Saturday promoting her new book, Diary of a Mad Diva, Joan Rivers was asked a few times too many about her offensive brand of humor. Anchor Fredricka Whitfield, who admittedly was kind of smug, pressed Rivers about her choice to make cruel jokes on “Fashion Police” and use sensitive topic…

Claire Hannum / July 7, 2014

Study: Office Sexism Starts In The Guy’s Marriage

According to new research by the University of North Carolina, men with stay-at-home wives are more likely to have a negative outlook on women in the workforce. Five studies were carried out on almost 1,000 married heterosexual men, and even with the use of varying types of research methods and samples, results were grimly consistent.

Claire Hannum / July 5, 2014

Cute! Engraved Rolling Pins Will Make Your Baked Goods So Much Prettier

Zuzia Kozerska, a Polish designer, makes kitschy rolling pins engraved with just about every design under the sun. Guess what’s on my wish list now? You can use them to bake cookies covered in dinosaurs, mustaches, robots, or even a custom design of your choice. Naturally, I’m an especially big fan of the cat design,…

Claire Hannum / July 5, 2014

This Stray Cat Became Best Friends With A Lynx At The Zoo

The Leningrad Zoo in Russia became home to a stray calico cat when she snuck on the property looking for food. She somehow found her way into the zoo’s lynx closure and soon became best friends with the lynx who lived there. When the zoo saw how close they were, they decided to adopt the…

Claire Hannum / July 5, 2014

Tiny Baby Mouse Noms On A Flower

I’m usually not one to see rodents as cute. But! This 20-day-old house mouse deserves an exception. The mouse’s human has been raising her and hopes to release her back into the wild when she gets old enough! I wouldn’t be happy if she was in my cupboards gnawing through my cereal boxes, but nibbling…

Claire Hannum / July 4, 2014

Millennials Are Still Obsessed With Hookups, So Now There Are College Classes On Dating

It seems that we’re still not done collectively discussing the fact that millennials are bad at relationships and obsessed with hooking up. Apparently, this issue is so baffling that the Aspen Ideas Festival hosted a panel to talk about it. This wouldn’t be much of a shocker, but on top of it, the hoopla over the topic…

Claire Hannum / July 4, 2014

Awesome Teenage Barista Defends Breastfeeding Mom Against Bully, Is My New Hero

Given all the stories we hear about women getting flack for breastfeeding in public, it’s so uplifting to hear about the experience of Julia Wykes, who was defended by a teenage Starbucks barista. Wykes stopped at the coffee shop while running errands with her five-month-old son; when he started to get cranky in line, she sat dow…

Claire Hannum / July 4, 2014

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