Claire Hannum

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

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Study: That Guy You’re Into Has No Idea You’re Flirting With Him

It’s pretty clear from any real-life dating experience or missed meet-cute that people aren’t too great at picking up on flirtatious signals, but now science is able to prove it. The research, conducted by the University of Kansas consisted of two studies. The first study gathered 52 pairs of single, heterosexual college students who thought…

By: Claire Hannum / June 17, 2014

Where Can I Get My Hands On A Churro Ice Cream Sandwich?

Does anything sound more delicious than a churro ice cream sandwich (besides, maybe, a gold-encrusted sundae)? Yes, the trendy dessert craze can be overwhelming, overpriced and overhyped, but how else would we receive delicious summer treats like this hybrid churro delicacy? Created by chef Sylvia Yoo at Churro Borough, a catering company in LA, the sandwich consist…

By: Claire Hannum / June 16, 2014

Coming To A Bar Bathroom Near You: Pregnancy Tests!

Alaska has the highest rate of fetal alcohol syndrome in the United States, so apparently, the obvious solution to lawmakers is to put free pregnancy tests in the restrooms of local bars so women can make sure there’s no bun in the oven before they order a beer.
I don’t know about you,

By: Claire Hannum / June 16, 2014

Kerry Washington Wants Women In Film To Step Up

“So, I want to tell on myself, because a dear friend of mine, Pat Mitchell, who herself is a badass woman in the business, having run PBS and the Payley Center for Media, she called me a few years ago, because she for a long time worked for TED … She called and said, ‘I’m…

By: Claire Hannum / June 16, 2014

Kickass Woman Of The Day: This Single Mom Just Graduated With Three Degrees, So You Can Definitely Handle This Week

Deanna Jordan, a 28-year-old single mom of three boys, just graduated from UCLA with three (three!) degrees. Jordan, who grew up in Compton in Los Angeles, had her three sons from ages 18-22. Jordan told news station CBS2 that she knew she had a rough road ahead. “I had him and in the…

By: Claire Hannum / June 16, 2014

These Girls Are Using Art To Combat Street Harassment And I’m Loving It

The awesome ladies behind the non-profit Hollaback have turned to art as a method of fighting back against street harassment. Hollaback NYC held a “Girl Power” art workshop in a Brooklyn park recently which encouraged its tween and teen participants to create visible street art that spoke out against the catcalls and harassment many women face…

By: Claire Hannum / June 16, 2014

16 Tiny Changes That Make Life Easier

Sometimes I feel totally overwhelmed at the thought of how much I want to accomplish in a given day or week, or how much growing stands between me and whatever distant, self-actualized ideal I hope to someday be. On days when I wake up cranky, thinking about stuff like this creates a snowball effect and…

By: Claire Hannum / June 15, 2014

Study: iPhone Cameras Are Zapping Our Memory, But We Can Do Something About It

One of the biggest reasons I take pictures on the regular is a fear of forgetting, but as it turns out, all those pictures may be making my memories more likely to go fuzzy. There are so many small, delicious slices of life that I’m afraid will slip away forever or go undocumented somewhere in my…

By: Claire Hannum / June 15, 2014

Want: Art Socks With Famous Paintings On Them

I’d have to get creative to figure out where I would actually wear these socks, but that’s no matter. The Sock Drawer’s fun line of art socks includes the work of artists like Da Vinci, Botticelli, Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo. Can wearing paintings on your ankles make you more creative via osmosis? [Miss Moss via Vogue] [Image via David

By: Claire Hannum / June 14, 2014

Welcome To The Wonderful World Of Spornosexuality

Remember in the early 2000s when metrosexuality was everybody’s favorite buzzword? If you need a refresher, a metrosexual “is a young man with money to spend, living in or within easy reach of a metropolis — because that’s where all the best shops, clubs, gyms and hairdressers are. He might be officially gay, straight or bisexual,…

By: Claire Hannum / June 12, 2014

I’m Kind Of Obsessed With These Vintage Street Style Photos

When photographer Joel Meyerowitz delved into his work in the ’60s and ’70s, he aimed to capture everyday life in New York City, but he also just happened to record some amazing street style that has my little vintage-loving heart doing backflips. The New Yorkers in his images wear trends that have since gone out of…

By: Claire Hannum / June 12, 2014

On Femininity Vs. Masculinity In The Workplace

Could it be that plain old mental habit is the reason for gender inequality at work? According to consultant and former businesswoman Caroline Turner, that’s pretty much what it comes down to. In a blog post for the Huffington Post, Turner said that the biggest reason women aren’t proportionately represented in business leadership positions is a set…

By: Claire Hannum / June 11, 2014

Laverne Cox: “Loving Women Is Revolutionary”

“Everyone is a complicated human being, and everyone is strong and weak and funny and scared, and we get to have the full range of emotion experienced with these women. I don’t want to make a centralizing comment about womanhood, because I think that’s problematic from a feminist perspective, but we just see these amazingly…

By: Claire Hannum / June 11, 2014

I’m Loving This Remake Of “Happy” From Fukushima, Japan

I never get tired of “Happy” videos — they’re just too much fun! The city of Fukushima, Japan, is the latest to join the party with their own version of Pharrell’s hit music video, and as the area has seen a lot of tough times these past few years, it’s especially poignant. Tsunamis, earthquakes and radiatio…

By: Claire Hannum / June 11, 2014

“Orange Is The New Black” Is Even Better When It’s Performed By Kittens

Meet Piper Catman, a stray kitten who got mixed up with the wrong crowd and found herself trapped in a new life as a house cat. “Tabby Is The New Cat,” with its all-feline cast, is the cutest parody of “Orange Is The New Black” there ever was — just look at those little costumes!

By: Claire Hannum / June 10, 2014

A Drake-Themed Needlepoint Is A Totally Normal Present, Right?

Taylor Swift made this needlepoint, featuring Drake’s “Started From The Bottom” lyrics, for her pal Ed Sheeran. Taylor’s handwork is mentioned in the MTV documentary “9 Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran,” and I can only hope Ed offers more of a backstory about it in the film because I’m totally confused. Or…

By: Claire Hannum / June 10, 2014

RIP Society: Doctor Sexted During Surgery And Sent Nude Selfies To A Patient

Dr. Arthur K. Zilberstein, a 47-year-old Seattle anesthesiologist, spent so much time sexting that he pretty much forgot to do his job. His medical license was suspended when authorities found out about his “preoccupation with sexual matters” and the “moral turpitude” he displayed in the workplace. From the looks of it, this guy sexted in the middle of…

By: Claire Hannum / June 10, 2014

Watch Lena Dunham Do An Interpretive Dance To Sia’s “Chandelier”

Lena Dunham graced “Late Night with Seth Meyers” with an interpretive dance to Sia’s “Chandelier.” Complete with a blonde wig, Lena offered her own hilarious take on the song’s music video while Sia just kinda chilled out face down on a bed onstage. Can Lena do a dance like this to every hit song? Something tell…

By: Claire Hannum / June 10, 2014

“Dear Kitten” Adorably Proves That Cats Need Role Models, Too

Watch a seasoned housecat pass along his wisdom to his family’s new kitten as he teaches him about the mysterious vacuum monster that can eat and yell at the same time, two-hand petting, laser pointers and sleeping in shoes. Life is a sweet deal when you’re a cat. [Jezebel]…

By: Claire Hannum / June 9, 2014

There Are 237 Reasons People Have Sex, According To Science

I would naively assume that the main reason a person would have sex would be simply because they wanted to. As it turns out, there are a whole slew of complicated reasons why people have sex.

The University of Texas conducted a study to find out exactly what motivates people to get busy…

By: Claire Hannum / June 9, 2014

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