Claire Hannum

Watch Jack White Add A Folk Twist To A White Stripes Classic

I am still not over the breakup of the White Stripes, so any little scrap I can get of their hits is a big deal to me. Here's a touch of folk to brighten up your day: the lovely Showtime concert film "Another Day, Another Time." The concert was recorded this fall in New…
By: Claire Hannum / December 8, 2013

This Epic Volvo Commercial Is A Work Of Art

Just when you thought advertising was nothing but a barren soul-sucking trap (I mean, that's mostly what it is, right?), a company actually bothered to put a little creativity into their commercial. This Volvo ad stars action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme doing one his famous splits while balancing between two trucks  and was shot…
By: Claire Hannum / December 7, 2013

The Daily Squee: See Lily The Baby Elephant’s First Year In Two Minutes

Lily, a baby elephant at the Oregon Zoo, has turned one year old. To celebrate, the zoo released this heart-melting video of the best moments of her first year. Watch Lily's smiley face as she meets her dad for the first time, takes baths, and makes friends with the zookeepers. [Salon]…
By: Claire Hannum / December 7, 2013

Can Teenagers Predict The Future Of Technology?

Much to the eye-rolling chagrin of teens, it seems that most people have a tendency to overlook their youthful opinions. After all, they spend their days doodling on notebooks in study hall, don't they? What could they possibly know about the "real world" or how to shape it? As it turns out, a whole lot.
By: Claire Hannum / December 7, 2013

In Case You Were Wondering, Kim Zolciak Is Back To A Size 4 After Giving Birth To Twins, Like, 10 Seconds Ago

Kim Zolciak had twins on November 25, and in what is apparently much bigger news, she is now back to a size 4 again. At least, according to the Twitterverse. She and her 16-year-old daughter Brielle have been retweeting one another's selfies and cutesy quips about how on earth Kim's "belly i…
By: Claire Hannum / December 6, 2013

This Guy Is Asking The Interwebs For Help Finding His Missing Crush

So, once upon a time, a boy from New Zealand got lost in Hong Kong on New Year's Eve and met a girl from America: "I was just walking around and admiring the lights and found this girl just crying on the side of the road ... I went and tried to help her out. She…
By: Claire Hannum / December 6, 2013

The Future Is Here: This “Smart Bra” Will Tell You When You’re Overeating

In case your underwear wasn't imposing enough already, Microsoft is now working on a "smart bra" that can monitor your heart and skin to prevent overeating. Prototypes of the bras are embedded with sensors that seek out changes in the body's stress levels and inform the bra's wearer (How does it inform…
By: Claire Hannum / December 5, 2013

Can You Guess Which State Has The “Biggest” Men?

In an act of true patriotism, Condomania.com did a little research on the United States' size trends based on who bought the highest numbers of larger-sized condoms. "America's first online condom store" used the data to put together a handy list that ranks our great 50 states by the size of their…
By: Claire Hannum / December 5, 2013

This Picture Is All Of Your ’90s Dreams Coming True

Behold, *NSYNC decked out in Lisa Frank T-shirts. Has the world ever seen anything better? No, those shirts don't actually exist, but this fantastic blog has whole collection of photos like this one for you to feast your eyes upon. You're welcome. [Tumblr]…
By: Claire Hannum / December 5, 2013

Gal Gadot: 5 Things To Know About Hollywood’s New Wonder Woman

Model and actress Gal Gadot is set to play the coveted role of Wonder Woman in "Man of Steel 2." From the cover of the New York Post to a role in the "Fast and the Furious" franchise, the 28-year-old has definitely seen her share of exciting moments in the spotlight -- but something tell…
By: Claire Hannum / December 5, 2013

Oh No! Rockefeller Center Fired Its Skating Santa Without Warning

Christmas in New York City would be nothing without Rockefeller Center, home of the renowned 80-foot Christmas tree and the ice skating rink that doubles as the planet's favorite wedding proposal location. It's a place full of traditions, but this year may see the absence of a favorite — the rink's beloved Skating Santa.
By: Claire Hannum / December 5, 2013

Study: If Your Gut Says Don’t Marry Him, Run For The Hills!

I'm a big believer in listening to gut feelings. Trust your gut, and you can never go wrong - and if things do go wrong, you're way less likely to have regrets, because you followed your instincts. According to a recent study published in Science, I'm not the only one who feels this way.
By: Claire Hannum / December 4, 2013

This Artist Found A Whole New Purpose For Old Jeans

When I was a preteen, I made a purse out of an old pair of jeans and thought I was just too cool. Artist Ian Berry took things a big step further, using denim as a medium to make beautiful "paintings." In a report by the BBC, Berry shows off his art. The…
By: Claire Hannum / December 3, 2013

Rebecca Black Revisits “Friday” And It’s Still As Embarrassing As You Remember

Rebecca Black, the world's favorite internet celebrity, has a special holiday gift for you. She's filmed herself watching her famous "Friday" music video and her commentary is no holds barred. Surely we can all remember that video, which made her something of a household name and posed us with life-altering questions like…
By: Claire Hannum / December 3, 2013

13-Year-Old Calls For Marriage Equality At His Bar Mitzvah

Filed under The Sweetest Thing You Will See Today: 13-year-old Duncan McAlpine Sennett spoke out in favor of marriage equality at his Bar Mitzvah last month.In preparing for his Bar Mitzvah (a religious initiation for Jewish men at age 13), he took a look at Genesis, where he noted that the concept of traditional…
By: Claire Hannum / December 3, 2013

Sasha Fleischman, Agender Teen Victim Of A Homophobic Attack, Speaks Out

Oakland, California teenager Sasha Fleischman was the victim of a horrific hate crime last month when another teenager lit hir* skirt on fire as ou* rode home, asleep, on a city bus. The teen suffered second and third degree burns in the attack. Why was Sasha targeted? The teen identifies as agender rather…
By: Claire Hannum / December 2, 2013

Study: Students Love Tweeting About Adderall

According to a recent study at Brigham Young University, Adderall has become increasingly common among college students looking for a boost during finals week and midterms. BYU turned to Twitter to determine how often Adderall was mentioned in students' social media lives. Among 132,099 unique users, a total of 213,633 tweets mentioned…
By: Claire Hannum / November 29, 2013

This Family’s House Is A Record-Breaking Winter Wonderland

This Australian home holds the Guinness World Record for the most Christmas lights on a residential property. The home's owner took a week off to install the 502,165 lights on his house. What a winter wonderland. [ITN]…
By: Claire Hannum / November 29, 2013

Mirror, Mirror: How Do You Not Hate Your Body On A Holiday That’s All About Eating?

I love Thanksgiving - and I can’t wait to fly back to the Midwest this week to celebrate with relatives - but I have somewhat of a turbulent history with the holiday. My parents’ divorce has made me less than eager to head home and face splintered celebrations spread over three different households. One…
By: Claire Hannum / November 28, 2013

Let’s Watch Harry Styles Lift Weights

One Direction has posted a video of their workout routine, and it's every bit as adorable and energetic as you'd think. Harry Styles, who says he's "training to be Thor," let's us all in on his Bikram yoga routine. Hot yoga? I'm impressed. These guys are simply too cute. GIF after the jump! […
By: Claire Hannum / November 27, 2013

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