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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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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

Cat Heaven Island Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

In Japan, there is an island of fairytale dreams called Tashirojama, better known as Cat Heaven Island. In this magical land, cats outnumber humans. Tashirojama has about 100 human residents, and many of them care for the kitties who make their homes all over the island. It is said on the island…
By: Claire Hannum / November 25, 2013

Study: Casual Sex Might Be Making Teenagers Sad

A new study from Ohio State University in the Journal of Sex Research suggests that casual teenage sex has a reciprocal relationship with poor mental health -- and that they contribute to one another over time. An important thing to note is that this link was found to be the same for…
By: Claire Hannum / November 24, 2013

Help This Little Girl Find Her Missing Stuffed Rabbit

When I was 4, my cherished stuffed Mickey Mouse fell out of my stroller on a trip to Aspen, and I was heartbroken when I had to go back home to Michigan without him. Weeks later, my dad miraculously saw Mickey's ear sticking out of a snowbank in front of the hotel we'd stayed at.
By: Claire Hannum / November 23, 2013

This Film Tells The Other Side Of The “Gravity” Story

"Gravity" co-screenwriter Jonás Cuarón, son of the film's director Alfonso, has made a short film of his own. "Aningaaq" gives us a peek at who was on the other side of Ryan Stone's (Sandra Bullock's) distress call. Aningaaq, a fisherman in Greenland, picks up; he and Ryan can barely understand one another, but the connection they share…
By: Claire Hannum / November 23, 2013

Tokyo Now Has A Nap Cafe For Ladies On The Go

You know that mid-afternoon feeling when you'd give anything to be curled up in your bed? Someone's found a brilliant way to economize on that with pay-by-the-minute beds solely for the purpose of napping. Tokyo's Nap Cafe Corne was designed for on-the-go upper-middle-class women to take naps in the midst of long, busy…
By: Claire Hannum / November 23, 2013

Yes, You Too Can Own Sasha Obama’s Unicorn Sweater!

This Sunday, Sasha Obama wore this ASOS unicorn sweater to a basketball game, and the internet promptly exploded shortly afterward. People rushed to snatch up the sweater, which was on sale for $20, and it sold out almost immediately. For a while, there was talk of the sweater being indefinitely unavailable. TRAGEDY.
By: Claire Hannum / November 22, 2013

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