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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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Don’t Take Out Your Rage On The Wrong Person

We all know that projecting isn't good -- nobody wins when you scream at your husband or mom for no reason when you're actually mad about an office squabble -- but what's scary is just how likely we are to take this to an extreme. A study from the Philipp University of Marburg in Germany found that "displaced revenge,"…
By: Claire Hannum / February 24, 2015

Study: Shopping While Hungry Might Make You Buy A Bunch Of Stuff You Don’t Want

We all know the horrors of roaming the grocery store aisles while hungry (and subsequently filling up your cart with $50 worth of Ho Hos and Kraft Deluxe instead of the kale you came for), but a University of Minnesota study has found that hunger can fuel regretful purchases of any products, not just food. The study, which was published…
By: Claire Hannum / February 24, 2015

Tavi Gevinson Talks Feminism With Michael Ian Black

"There's a stigma around it that many of us have bought into, and I think the only way to remove that stigma is for more and more people to identify with it, which is why I think something like the Beyonce VMAs performance was so radical.
By: Claire Hannum / February 23, 2015

Compassionate Fashion: Leggings To Love From Emily Hsu Designs

Emily Hsu Designs was launched by dancer, singer, and actress Emily Hsu and offers a host of bright leggings, capris and shorts that are handmade in the USA. The looks are made to flatter with a high waist that can either create a smooth visual line or be folded down. With so many quirky patterns to…
By: Claire Hannum / February 23, 2015

Turkish Men Marched In Miniskirts For Women’s Rights Over The Weekend

Last week, a Turkish university student named Ozgecan Aslan was viciously murdered at the hands of a bus driver she'd trusted to get her safely home. The 20-year-old reportedly fought against a sexual assault before the driver killed her. He doused Aslan in gasoline, burned her body, and dumped her into a riverbed. Three suspects have been arrested i…
By: Claire Hannum / February 23, 2015

Relive Your Messy Past At The Museum Of Broken Relationships

Want all the objects that remind your of a tumultuous past relationship preserved for all to see? It's not like you want to keep that stuff around to torture you, right? The Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia will gladly take it off your hands for you. Founded by two exes, artists Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić, the museum…
By: Claire Hannum / February 21, 2015

This Hurricane Katrina Documentary Is About More Than Just A Storm

When Hurricane Katrina hit, director/producer and former New Orleans resident Rennik Soholt watched the footage of the flooding in horror with the rest of America. Close friends were still trapped there, and he worried if he'd ever see them again. He arrived in the city with his camera, struggling to grasp the enormity of the…
By: Claire Hannum / February 21, 2015

This App Will (Maybe) Make You Love Yourself

If you're a believer in affirmations, or considering dipping your pinky toe into attempting them, an app has arrived to help you get started. 30 Days Self Love aims to empower users to genuinely love themselves, and encourages them to do so through telling themselves exactly that. It began when actress and model Sarah Karges grew tired…
By: Claire Hannum / February 20, 2015

We Live In A World In Which You Can Crowdfund $30,000 For A Mannequin

Welcome to 2015, in which you too can donate your hard-earned cash to help a mannequin travel across the ocean to be reunited with his (plastic) lover. What a world. Meet Léo, a mannequin for French underwear brand Le Slip Français, who fell in love with an American mannequin during Paris Fashion Week, only for her to be…
By: Claire Hannum / February 19, 2015

It’s Time To Cry: Man Finds Lost WWII Love Letter He’d Written To His Late Wife

Even the coldest, most bitter of hearts will melt at the sight of 90-year-old Bill Moore gushing over his late wife of 63 years, Bernadean. Bill and Bernadean were dating when he was just a 20-year-old fighting in World War II, back in 1945. While he was deployed, he wrote her countless love letters. Bernadean saved every one, but they were…
By: Claire Hannum / February 19, 2015

The 17 Best Times Kimye Matched

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West rarely step out into the world without coordinated outfits, but every now and then, they decide to leave the house dressed like full-on twins.
By: Claire Hannum / February 19, 2015

Vanilla Ice’s Arrest “Was Blown Out Of Proportion”

Vanilla Ice, who was released from jail yesterday after allegedly stealing from an expensive Florida home, told reporters: “It’s a misunderstanding, it was blown out of proportion. It’s sad that good news doesn’t travel this fast. It’s just out of proportion and I wish you guys would focus on all the good things I’ve done. It’ll…
By: Claire Hannum / February 19, 2015

12 “Uplifting” Quotes To Float You Down The Frozen River Of Denial This Winter

I've detested winter my whole life, but since it's inevitable whether I like it or not, I made a little project last year of trying to at least appreciate the season's finer points. (Sledding! Hot chocolate! Pine trees!) To really commit myself to this (ultimately fruitless) task, I tried to get hyped up by talking to the people in my…
By: Claire Hannum / February 19, 2015

Beauty Test Drive: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

I've never been into gel manicures, not only because they cost more than my lazy at-home DIY nail routine, but because the effort it takes to remove them kind of freaks me out. Gels aren't known to be great for your health either, so I was mystified by Sally Hansen's Miracle Gel nail polish. It promises two weeks of gel-like…
By: Claire Hannum / February 18, 2015

Of Course There’s An App Based On Those “Fall In Love With Anyone” Questions

Remember those 36 questions that had a brief stranglehold on the internet about a month ago because of their alleged power to make anyone fall in love? The questions grow more intimate as the list wears on, increasing a sense of vulnerability to the two participants. Sharing responses to the questions with a partner, and staring…
By: Claire Hannum / February 18, 2015

Melt Your Stress Away With This Enchanting Little Film

Designer Shunsuke Umiyama's latest creation is the bamboo copTer, a mobile made from a classic toy. These tiny helicopters, also known as taketambo or bamboo copters, lift into the air when spun. In Umiyama's mobile, they spin gently in the breeze, lulling the viewer's mind into forgetting the world for just a moment. If you're feeling…
By: Claire Hannum / February 18, 2015

Christina Aguilera Is Coming To “Nashville”!

Christina Aguilera will guest star on "Nashville" as a pop star who loves to sing country. [Rolling Stone] Turns out, Tyga might not be dating Kylie Jenner after all, and could be hooking up with…
By: Claire Hannum / February 17, 2015

5 Great Poems By Philip Levine, Who Found Magic In Everyday Life

Philip Levine, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Poet Laureate of the United States, died Saturday at age 87. His early life in Detroit and his work on the auto assembly line inspired much of his poetry, which focused heavily on working-class middle America. He was, in the words of the New York Times' Dwight Garner, "an outsider…
By: Claire Hannum / February 17, 2015

Now We Can Bake Girl Scout Cookies At Home!

My fervent mission to build up a Girl Scout cookie stockpile just got a lot easier, because soon we can make them at home! Starting this fall, Wicked Cool Toys' Girl Scout Cookie Oven can be yours for $60, which may seem hefty for what's being marketed as a toy (puh-lease, this was definitely made for the…
By: Claire Hannum / February 17, 2015

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