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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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Kickass Women Of The Day: The Founders of “Girl Code Movement” Are Fighting Back Against Campus Rape

Caroline Heres, Julie Gelb and Jackie Reilly are on a mission to decrease sexual assault on college campuses. Last fall, Caroline and Jackie, who are students at Syracuse University, discussed the fact that they'd both been assaulted. What started as a chat between two friends evolved into a need to take action. Together, they decided…
By: Claire Hannum / February 11, 2014

Study: Yes, Height Makes A Difference In Dating

A study by Rice University and the University of North Texas has found that for lots of us, height does matter when it comes to choosing a partner. Researchers set out to learn more about height preferences in the heterosexual dating world by conducting a study split into two parts. The first part compiled data from Yahoo!
By: Claire Hannum / February 11, 2014

Oprah Is Chillaxing Hard Now That She’s 60 (Well, As Much As Oprah Can Chillax)

"What's great about 60 is you are through with the bullshit — it means you are really and truly through. Now, Camille Cosby had told me at 40 that happens, but 40 you're still ... in the race, you're still competitive. And at 50, you're still like, 'Do I need to?' 60? You are chilled. You…
By: Claire Hannum / February 9, 2014

Not This Crap Again: GM’s New Female CEO Will Only Make Half Of What Her Male Predecessor Made

Mary Barra, GM's first female CEO, is set to be paid half of what Dan Akerson, her male predecessor, made. Yes, half. Barra will earn $4.4 million as opposed to Akerson's 2012 earnings of $9.1 million (which comprised $1.7 million in salary and $7.3 million in stock awards). As a senior advisor, Akerson is now entitled…
By: Claire Hannum / February 8, 2014

Julianne Moore’s Daughter Barely Recognizes Her Photoshopped Pictures

“Once my daughter saw me on a cover where I had no freckles and said, ‘That doesn’t look like you at all!’ And then — just like a kid — ‘I like you better without them.’ Thanks!” According to Julianne Moore, magazines pick and choose whether to keep her freckles in their photos. Some leave…
By: Claire Hannum / February 7, 2014

This “True Love Tester” Bra Will Only Unhook If He’s The One

Ravijour, a Japanese lingerie brand, has created a bra that only unlocks when its wearer is in true love. I can't make this stuff up. The bra, called the True Love Tester, "protects" you from players at the bar or from moving too fast with someone you don't totally like. Essentially, it's a purity bra.
By: Claire Hannum / February 7, 2014

Pro Tip: Don’t Take Selfies With Cadavers, Because Of That Whole “Human Decency” Thing

Let's clear this up right now: taking selfies with dead folks is not an encouraged activity. However, this wasn't so obvious to a high school student on a field trip to the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Anatomical Donor Program, who took the WORST SELFIE EVER with a cadaver in the lab. Her…
By: Claire Hannum / February 7, 2014

Kickass Woman of the Day: British Teen Fahma Mohamed Takes A Stand Against Female Genital Mutilation

Fahma Mohamed, a 17-year-old British student, is determined to make female genital mutation (FGM) a thing of the past in the UK. The process is intended to prevent sex from being pleasurable for a young woman so that she remains "pure" until marriage. The most common time for FGM to happen i…
By: Claire Hannum / February 6, 2014

Dakota Johnson Had No Trouble Filming Those “50 Shades Of Grey” Sex Scenes

"I don’t have any problem doing anything. The secret is I have no shame... Reading the book, I found myself more interested in the ways they were breaking each other down emotionally than the sex scenes. I think there’s a part of a woman that wants to be the thing that breaks a man down." Dakota Johnson (or…
By: Claire Hannum / February 6, 2014

“The Notebook” Recreated By Kittens Is Almost As Good As The Ryan Gosling Version

"The Notebook" may be a favorite this time of year, but after 10 years (yes, 10!), it's due for an upgrade. Like, say, kittens recreating its greatest moments. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams may be easy on the eyes, but I guarantee that this feline version of the film will leave you much happier tha…
By: Claire Hannum / February 6, 2014

The Daily Squee: Here’s Every Cat Vine You’ve Ever Needed In One Video

Looking for something productive to do with your day? How about 25 minutes of cat Vines condensed into one video? That's a lot of cat Vines. This YouTube user did us the favor of curating the very best and brightest of internet felines, all in one place. Somewhere, Colonel Meow (rest in peace)…
By: Claire Hannum / February 5, 2014

Paris Hilton Won $50,000 At The Casino This Weekend, Because Life Is Unfair

In case you'd like to feel especially crappy about the unfairness that is life today, I'd like to let you know that Paris Hilton got even richer on vacation last weekend (wait, isn't her whole life a vacation?). It figures that the one of the few people to score big at the casino is someone…
By: Claire Hannum / February 5, 2014

Public Service Announcement: 11 Ways Kissing Is Great For Your Health

Women's magazines (and probably Snapple Facts) have been touting it for years, but there's real science behind it: kissing is good for your health. You already know the obvious reasons it makes your life better, but as it turns out, it makes your body a lot better too. Kissing deserves more appreciation in its own right…
By: Claire Hannum / February 4, 2014

Taylor Swift On Dating Drama: “If It’s A Game, You Need To Win”

"[When a guy is jerking you around y]ou don’t respond to any of his texts or calls until he does something desperate [like] shows up. Or he calls and leaves a voice mail. Something that makes it very clear to you that he’s interested. ... I think everyone should approach relationships from the perspective of…
By: Claire Hannum / February 4, 2014

Watch This Throwback Of Lorde Singing With Her Middle School Band

What were you doing when you were 12? Most days, I was at the mall with my friends trying on too-big formal dresses for "someday" and browsing Build-A-Bear. Lorde, on the other hand, was already acting like a rockstar. This video of her performing with Extreme, her former band at Belmont Intermediate School in New Zealand…
By: Claire Hannum / February 4, 2014

Super Bowl Sunday Means A Whole Lot Of Human Trafficking, And It’s Our Job To Stay Aware

Super Bowl Sunday is famous for more than just football. This time of year sees a spike in human trafficking, and a spike in awareness to go with it. Trafficking involves selling, buying, and transporting human beings to be exploited in some capacity. It often involves forced prostitution, and victims are controlled through bribery or…
By: Claire Hannum / January 31, 2014

Will Sarah Jessica Parker Take Over Vogue?

The fashion world is up in arms at the rumor the Anna Wintour is considering Sarah Jessica Parker to take her place as the next editor-in-chief of Vogue. Sometimes I confuse SJP with her alter ego Carrie Bradshaw. They're both New York fixtures and total fashionistas, which is why it would make perfect sense for…
By: Claire Hannum / January 31, 2014

The Daily Squee: Watch This Puppy Try To Rescue His Own Reflection

This pup has looked in the mirror for the first time and he is so confused about what he sees! It's almost as if he's worried about setting his "twin" free! I feel kind of bad for laughing at him, but there's really nothing cuter than a golden retriever puppy.  [Except a Lucca puppy. --…
By: Claire Hannum / January 30, 2014

How To Live Life The Oprah Way (Even Though You’re Broke And Totally Not Oprah)

Oprah, the great television goddess and overall beacon of awesomeness, turned 60 on Wednesday. She’s still as fierce as ever, and I'm more than a little obsessed with her. She shared way-too-grown-up facts of life with me on my TV after school starting when I was in the single digits. She…
By: Claire Hannum / January 30, 2014

Watch Jimmy Fallon Bask In The Joy Of Yet Another “Full House” Reunion

Bob Saget, Dave Coulier and John Stamos (or rather, Danny, Uncle Joey and Uncle Jesse) are getting ready for their Super Bowl reunion by hanging out together on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." The three hung out with Jimmy on set, complete with heart-warming music and the kind of goofiness that only happe…
By: Claire Hannum / January 30, 2014

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