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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 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

Cronut Lovers, Meet The Doughscuit

Remember the cronut — chef Dominique Ansel's trendy blend of croissants and doughnuts that had people waiting in line for hours  (and buying them from scalpers)? Meet the doughscuit, your delectable solution to the perpetual cronut shortage. The dessert is the cronut's half-biscuit, half-doughnut cousin, and it is life-changing.
By: Claire Hannum / January 30, 2014

Republican Senator Rand Paul Wants To Stop Moms On Welfare From Having More Babies

“Maybe we have to say ‘enough’s enough, you shouldn’t be having kids after a certain amount ... I don’t know how you do all that because then it’s tough to tell a woman with four kids that she’s got a fifth kid we’re not going to give her any more money. But we have to…
By: Claire Hannum / January 30, 2014

Why Didn’t Mizzou Report Sasha Menu Courey’s Sexual Assault?

When Sasha Menu Courey woke up one morning in February 2010, she had no idea that her life was about to change radically in a few short hours. Courey, a swimmer and straight-A student at the University of Missouri on a near-full scholarship, was sexually assaulted by a football player that night. According to CNN,…
By: Claire Hannum / January 29, 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch’s Jerk Of A CEO Has Lost His Chairman Title

Mike Jeffries, CEO and chairman of Abercrombie & Fitch, lost his chairman title this week. The guy is a super-douche who made it known that he only wants cool kids to shop at his store. It seems that shareholders are fed up with that attitude, because it's no longer selling. The new chairma…
By: Claire Hannum / January 28, 2014

Lorde’s Birth Certificate Has Hit The Internet, And Yes, She’s Actually 17

A copy of Lorde's birth certificate has been presented to the world this week, courtesy of The Hairpin. The form proves that Lorde really is 17, which will no doubt anger the cult of "Lorde birth truthers" that believe she's lying about her age and is actually much older. I suppose there'…
By: Claire Hannum / January 28, 2014

Brace Yourselves, “Mexico Shore” Is About To Become A Thing

Whether you like them or not, Snooki, The Situation and company will long be missed. The "Jersey Shore" cast created a legacy durable enough that other reality TV wannabes are happy to carry on their traditions in their absence. "Mexico Shore," which is exactly what it sounds like, is now in the works to fill…
By: Claire Hannum / January 28, 2014

This Cat Has Lived At Home Depot For 13 Years And Was Almost Evicted Last Week

Meet Depot, the kindly green-eyed kitty who was almost evicted from her home of 13 years last week. See, Depot is a lovable stray who lives inside a Home Depot store in Bluffton, South Carolina. She's something of a local celebrity and wanders around the store making friends with customers, many of whom bring her treat…
By: Claire Hannum / January 28, 2014

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