Claire Hannum

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

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The Best & Worst States For Working Moms

When it comes to life as a working mom, not all states are equal. According to a survey by WalletHub, where you live in the United States as a working parent can help determine how much opportunity you have. The survey focused on statistics regarding child care, professional opportunities and work-life balance (I loathe that…

By: Claire Hannum / May 8, 2014

Frisky Rant: Hey Graduates, Please Don’t Try To Be A Special Snowflake At Commencement

Graduation is a big deal. Plenty of people like to see it as the total culmination of a young person’s character and dedication. As the greeting cards say, “You Earned It Champ!” Earning a degree isn’t easy and deserves celebration.

The catch, though, is that celebratory public events like commencement are a prime…

By: Claire Hannum / May 7, 2014

Justin Timberlake Will Open “Oprah’s Master Class” (Awkwardly)

Oprah, Goddess Of Everything, is bringing back her “Master Class” series for another season of navel-gazing with the brightest and best of the entertainment biz. I do actually love this series (as well as pretty much all things Oprah), but the over-the-top “intensity” in this promo is a little bit much for me. They’re airing interview…

By: Claire Hannum / May 7, 2014

Kevin Spacey Harmonizing To “Talk Dirty” Is One Of The Better Things To Hit The Interwebs This Week

Yesterday, I was in need of some laughs to get through the Monday blues, so I watched this clip of Kevin Spacey on “The Tonight Show,” doing a barbershop rendition of Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty.” Then I watched it again, and again, and pretty much couldn’t stop. Something about his dead-eyed expression paired with his commitment…

By: Claire Hannum / May 6, 2014

Introducing Cats 24/7, The “All Cats, All The Time” TV Channel

Our prayers have been answered! Cats 24/7 is an internet-powered TV channel that airs cats, and only cats, all day long. Why didn’t somebody come up with this brilliant idea sooner? Cats 24/7 features:
“All cats, all the time. 24/7/365. We’ve got kittens too. Meow-mazing.”…

By: Claire Hannum / May 6, 2014

Study: If You Want To Save Your Marriage, Don’t Get Sick

In case there weren’t enough findings already being used to perpetuate female insecurity, a University of Michigan study has found that older couples are more likely to divorce when the wife gets sick.

Hoping to learn how heart disease, cancer, stroke and other diseases impact relationships, UMich researchers analyzed data on 2,717 married…

By: Claire Hannum / May 5, 2014

Watch This Cat Interrupt His Owner’s Musical Performance

You know that moment when you’re trying to type something and your cat can’t stand not being the center of your world for even a second, so he plops himself right down on your keyboard? Musician Tim Collins has been there. His cat can’t resist waltzing in like he owns the place and shamelessly interrupting Collins’ vibraphone practice.

By: Claire Hannum / May 4, 2014

This Kitty Is Really Excited To Greet Her Owner

When her owner arrived home after three days out of town, this kitty was thrilled to greet her favorite human. Who says cats aren’t as loyal as dogs? [Thought Catalog, In The Life]…

By: Claire Hannum / May 3, 2014

Watch Pomeranian Gentleman Norman Teach You How To Tie A Tie

Meet Gentleman Norman, an elder pomeranian who’s here to teach you about the finer points of male etiquette. Norman knows a thing or two about how to be a proper man — in fact, he’s even published a book about it — so you can definitely trust his advice on tying a tie. [Laughing Squid]…

By: Claire Hannum / May 1, 2014

Want: Cat-Shaped Marshmallows That Float To The Top Of Your Drink

How cute are CafeCats, a line of kitty-themed marshmallows? Made by Japanese confectioner Yawahada, the cats float to the top of your hot beverage to peek out as you sip. Yawahada also makes marshmallows that melt in your mug to reveal a little pink cat paw floating in your drink. Too cute! As of right now,

By: Claire Hannum / May 1, 2014

Are You Paying Too Much For Your Haircuts? (Hint: Probably)

Mobile payment company Square recently announced they’ve found the national average for a women’s haircuts comes in at $44. That’s not as egregious as some regional averages, but it could definitely be cheaper! Nationwide, women’s haircuts were found to be 50 percent more expensive than men’s, with the average cost for a men’s haircut is only $28.

By: Claire Hannum / May 1, 2014

Ellen Page Gets Emotional About How Much Happier She Is Since Coming Out

“I knew I would be a happier person … I did not anticipate just how happy I would feel in every aspect of my life. Just an ease and a comfort. And it’s really been quite extraordinary to feel just the shift. It was pretty much overnight, too,” Ellen Page said about coming out in

By: Claire Hannum / May 1, 2014

Watch Jimmy Fallon And Cameron Diaz Adorably Photobomb Tourists

Jimmy Fallon and Cameron Diaz teamed up to photobomb pictures of unassuming Top of The Rock tourists, and they were kind of totally awesome to watch. Why can’t these two show up to interrupt when I’m on vacation? [Laughing Squid]

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By: Claire Hannum / May 1, 2014

RIP Society: Guy Attempts Backflip At Graduation And Flops On His Face

I have to give some props to recent graduate Robert Jeffrey Blank. Who else is brave enough to attempt a backflip in front of thousands of your peers and closest family members, all in the name of some extra attention? But the ex-Davenport University student didn’t exactly stick his landing — in fact, he fell…

By: Claire Hannum / April 30, 2014

Beyonce Named Highest-Earning Black Artist Of All Time & Celebs Respond To Donald Sterling Ban On Twitter

Who run the world? Beyonce is now the highest-earning Black artist of all time. [MTV UK]
The cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII” will include Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver and of course, favorites from the original cast like Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. [Just Jared]

Enough about…

By: Claire Hannum / April 29, 2014

Watch This Couple’s Taylor Swift-Inspired Baby Announcement

When Nate and Erica Eaton found out they were expecting a second child, they were shocked. They figured their friends and family would be surprised too, so they put together a video that switched up the lyrics to Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” to share the good news in a thi…

By: Claire Hannum / April 29, 2014

“Heathers” Is Now An Off-Broadway Musical

The oh-so-beloved 1980s movie “Heathers” is now a musical. I’ll wait for a moment while you squeal with glee (at least, that’s how I’d react if I were you). Rumors that “Heathers” would be headed to the stage, along with several incarnations of the production, have made the rounds these past few years. The show i…

By: Claire Hannum / April 29, 2014

5 Things To Know About Nigeria’s 234 Abducted Schoolgirls

It’s been two weeks since 234 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped from their school and they are no closer to being found. The kidnapping is believed to be orchestrated by a group of Islamist militants called Boko Haram (whose name translates to “Western Education Is Sine”), though they have yet to claim responsibility for the mass abduction.

By: Claire Hannum / April 29, 2014

15 Cheerful Quotes About Spring To Help Get Your Happy On

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.” I saw this Pablo Neruda quote scrawled onto a sandwich board in Brooklyn this weekend, just as I was coming out of a weeks-long funk. The sun was shining and daffodils were popping out of the ground, and I was sure I…

By: Claire Hannum / April 27, 2014

The Daily Squee: Dogs Try To Make Friends With Cats

We all know what happens when we try to get too emotionally close to our cats. Imagine how confusing it must be for the dogs who try to make friends with them! When these pups try to be nice to cats, they’re met with annoyance at best, and scratches at worst. We understand,…

By: Claire Hannum / April 26, 2014

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