Claire Hannum

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

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My Invitation To This “Full House” Reunion Wedding Must Have Gotten Lost In The Mail

Dave Coulier, who most of us know best as Uncle Joey, got married to his girlfriend Melissa Bring on Wednesday, and most of the “Full House” crew was on the guest list. Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber, show creator Jeff Franklin, Bob Saget, and John Stamos were all in attendance. The gang Instagrammed the whole thing,…

Claire Hannum / July 3, 2014

Want: This Light-Up T-Shirt Plays Tetris

With the help of 4 batteries and 128 LEDs, you can actually play Tetris on this T-shirt! The buttons on the side of the light-up display work as controls. The creator, Marc Kerger, put it together to celebrate the game’s 30th anniversary. He provides the link to the Tetris theme song on his YouTube page if you’re…

Claire Hannum / July 3, 2014

6 Tiny Ways To Look Up From Your Smartphone More Often

The more time I spend staring at my iPhone when I don’t really need to, the more choppy and unfocused my thoughts are. When I’m staring at the thing too often, my mind is more likely to veer toward mopey thoughts, time moves faster, and a low-grade anxiety hums in the back of my mind.

Claire Hannum / July 3, 2014

Motherhood Changed The Way Kim Kardashian Approaches Her “Work”

“I took a hiatus after I had the baby and found it challenging to start working again because I didn’t want to spend any time away, but you adjust and prioritize and just figure it out! … It is an adjustment trying to balance a career and motherhood for sure, but the key is to prioritize. You become more…

Claire Hannum / July 3, 2014

Ryan Gosling Tried To Kick Rachel McAdams Off “The Notebook”

Mind. Blown. According “The Notebook” director Nick Cassavetes, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams didn’t get along during the movie’s filming, and Ryan even tried to have another actress brought in to read lines with him off-camera during a scene. He claimed he and Rachel didn’t have any chemistry (even though they ended up dating…

Claire Hannum / July 2, 2014

Kickass Woman Of The Day: The Navy Just Got Its First Four-Star Female Admiral

In its 236 years of existence, the U.S. Navy has never had a female four-star admiral — until now. Vice Admiral Michelle Howard was just promoted to an admiral and is now the Navy’s new vice chief of naval operations, which is the branch’s number two position. (The Air Force and the Army have both…

Claire Hannum / July 2, 2014

Recyclable Paper Coffee Cups Could Make Your Daily Starbucks Run Way More Earth-Friendly

I have a pretty hardcore to-go coffee habit. Every time I buy coffee in a disposable paper cup (which is often), part of me cringes inside at the thought of it filling up a landfill. Obviously, this doesn’t stop me from buying it, which is part of why I’m telling you — to publicly guilt…

Claire Hannum / July 2, 2014

Today In Terribleness: Teenager’s Tragic Caffeine Overdose Has Me Totally Freaked Out

An autopsy has found that an Ohio teenager who mysteriously collapsed a few weeks ago died of a caffeine overdose. Logan Stiner, an 18-year-old Prom King who was set to graduate a few days later, was found lying on the floor of his family’s home on May 27. His brother found him (the stuff of…

Claire Hannum / July 2, 2014

These Yoga Pants Are Specially Designed For Going Commando

Yoga pants just got even comfier — now you can buy a pair with built-in underwear. Julie Sygiel of the Dear Kate lingerie line got so sick of worrying about panty lines, chafing and period mishaps that she created a line of yoga pants that allow women the “freedom to go commando.” When one of Sygiel’…

Claire Hannum / July 2, 2014

I Can Die Happy Now Because Judge Judy Talked About Grindr On TV

Judge Judy, goddess of the law, has now heard a case regarding Grindr. I guess means even the squarest among us are catching on to online hookups, but more importantly, it means that this exchange between Judy and a Grindr-using college student exists on the internet, and seeing such a thing is a dream I…

Claire Hannum / July 1, 2014

Watch This Kitten Freak Out Over A Moving Carpet

When this little kitty’s human moves the rug he’s standing on, he can’t help but be startled! I think he surprised himself with his own energy — look how high his jumps are! [Tastefully Offensive]…

Claire Hannum / July 1, 2014

I Am Way Too Excited About Kate Hudson Getting Instagram

Kate Hudson just joined Instagram, and just like everything else Kate seems to put out into the world, her first post is sunny and flawless. It practically screams “I woke up like this, and my carefully fitted crop top was something I just pulled from the bottom of my closet.” Or something like that. I can’t wait

Claire Hannum / July 1, 2014

Let’s Revel In The Most Glorious #AskThicke Tweets

Last night, VH1 asked Twitters users to tweet interview questions for Robin Thicke — big mistake. The #AskThicke hashtag took a totally different turn than the network planned and became a sounding board for Thicke’s creepy, misogynistic behavior. Watching him get called out on his douchecanoe behavior was some of the better entertainment I’ve see…

Claire Hannum / July 1, 2014

This App Helps Us Get Real About How Many Hours We Spend On Our iPhones

A new app called Moment is an attempt to help us curb our iPhone addictions by telling us exactly how much time we spend staring it at each day. I think most of us don’t realize the massive cumulative impact of the little 5-minute phone checks we do while waiting in line at the store or o…

Claire Hannum / July 1, 2014

Some Racist Lady Yelled At Baby North West On A Flight

Kim Kardashian’s recent, unusally enlightened statement about becoming more conscious about racism wasn’t random: it was actually sparked by a verbal racist attack against her biracial one-year-old daughter, North West, by a first class passenger on an airplane. The passenger started yelling about Kim’s sexual relationships with Black men, including North’s dad, Kanye. Ick,…

Claire Hannum / June 30, 2014

Be My Pet: Meet The World’s Shortest Cat

I am on a mission to make Pixel the Munchkin cat my pet, because we a match made in heaven. Pixel is only five inches tall from shoulder to paw, and at 4’11”, I’m not exactly what you’d call tall. She’s my pet soulmate! Munchkin, whose small size is due to a genetic mutation, i…

Claire Hannum / June 30, 2014

Kickass Woman Of The Day: “Fresh Prince” Star Karyn Parsons Teaches Young People About The Forgotten Heroes Of Black History

Most people know Karyn Parsons as Hilary Banks of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” but these days, she’s more of a history teacher than anything else. In the years since “Fresh Prince,” the star and mom of two founded a nonprofit called Sweet Blackberry, which aims to share little known stories of black history with children.

Claire Hannum / June 30, 2014

Keira Knightley Would Like You To Know That “Love Actually” Is A Cinematic Legend

“It’s obviously the greatest movie ever made.”
I adore “Love Actually,” and I will never understand why it’s attracted such a legion of haters, but I think Keira Knightley is going a bit too far in saying it’s best movie ever. In an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” interviewers mentioned film critics’ long-lasting conundrum over whether the…

Claire Hannum / June 30, 2014

Watch This Beagle Freak Out When He Receives 100 Bouncy Balls For His Birthday

Maymo the lemon beagle had a birthday, and his humans treated him to 100 bouncy balls as a gift. One ball would have been exciting enough, but one hundred!!?  What more could a dog dream of? Maymo is so excited that he tires himself out and we don’t blame him. [Gawker]…

Claire Hannum / June 30, 2014

Study: Empathy Goes A Lot Further Than Telling Depressed Friends To Think Positive

There’s often nothing more isolating than being told to “cheer up” or “it’s not so bad” when in the throes of a rough patch. Even when it’s clear that a shift in perspective or a perkier outlook could make a situation seem better, it’s not always possible to just flip an internal switch and suddenly…

Claire Hannum / June 29, 2014

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