Claire Hannum

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

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Remember last November when San Francisco transformed into Gotham City so a little boy with leukemia could be Batkid for a day? And how nobody could stop crying a million tears about how touching it was? Batkid made such an impact that he’ll be getting his own documentary. “Batkid Begins” takes a look at what went… READ MORE »


Celebs

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino of “Jersey Shore” was sentenced to a 12-week anger management course after assaulting his brother at one of his family’s tanning salons (of course) last month. Mike told TMZ, “If that’s what’s needed, I’m willing to abide by the court’s rules and maybe it will help me out.” Maybe! [Page Six]
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An upcoming bracelet and app called the Pavlok will help you change your habits by giving you an electric shock when you fail at them. You get to choose the habit you’d like to work on, like spending too much time on the internet, going to the gym, losing hard-earned cash, or getting up at… READ MORE »


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Mom Cali Tobias has been diagnosed with breast cancer four times, and is now facing ovarian cancer. She told ABC News, “I need to make sure I have as many fun memories with my kids as I can while I’m still here.” To do that, she arranged for her son King, a Beatles superfan, to meet Ringo… READ MORE »


Celebs

In another step towards killing the taboo surrounding the totally normal act that is breastfeeding, Gwen Stefani shared this sweet photo of herself nursing her baby son Apollo. Casually hanging out next to a Swiss mountain makes motherhood a bit more picturesque for her than the average parent, but I’m still loving that she posted this… READ MORE »


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Owen Mundy, who teaches at Florida State University, published an amazing project called “I Know Where Your Cat Lives,” that digitally maps 1 million of the roughly 15 million cat pictures on public image hosting sites using data that the cats’ humans made available. Users can browse the map for cute kitty photos all over… READ MORE »


Celebs

Two Australian hockey players captured one of the better selfies in Instagram history when Queen Elizabeth peeked into the shot behind them. The queen paid a surprise visit to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on Thursday to see a Wales-England hockey match. She arrived early, just as the Australian match was coming to… READ MORE »


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This kitten got herself all worked up about this ceramic cat, but she seems to be missing the fact that her new friend is not real! [Tastefully Offensive] … READ MORE »


News

This Pantene ad really struck a chord with me. I find myself involuntarily saying “sorry” about a million times a day for things I don’t need to apologize for. What it really communicates is that I somehow feel guilty for taking up space (which I don’t), and I see so many other women do the… READ MORE »


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Meet the Notorious P.I.G., a micro pot-bellied pig who was rescued from a neglectful home in Florida. There, the little pig was fed only Cap’n crunch and horse feed, but he’s since found happier times in his new home at Brooklyn Cares vet clinic. The pig, who also goes by “Piggie Smalls,” got his name after rapper Biggie… READ MORE »


Style

“People say that designers don’t design for ‘real women,’ and I hate that. Why wouldn’t every designer want as many customers as possible? I think [the reality of casting plus-size fashion models] is one of the the hardest things about this part of the industry. When we show samples, we’re making a model. Like any… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

For a senior engineering project, a team of students at Hope College in Michigan created an engagement ring box with a tiny camera in it for filming proposals. Now their Ring Cam is taking off as an actual business. When their prototype was still in development, the students asked some of their friends who were… READ MORE »


Celebs

Megan Fox plays journalist April O’Neil in the upcoming “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie (yeah, they made it into a movie again) and lamented that “a lot of girl power ended up on the cutting room floor.” Apparently there’s a righteous fight scene we’re never gonna see!  [Hitfix]
Charlize Theron is not engaged… READ MORE »


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With the decisions coming out of the Supreme Court these days, I wouldn’t be too surprised if this was how things actually went down in the judges’ chambers. Can I hang out in the fort too if I give the password? [Funny Or Die] … READ MORE »


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Over the course of this week, 11 families in the same neighborhood in San Clemente, California, found creepy porcelain dolls on their doorsteps. As if that in itself weren’t enough to fuel indefinite nightmares, each doll resembled a girl who lived in the house. The girls who received the porcelain doppelgangers were about 10 years old,… READ MORE »


Style

I may be a tad biased, but I feel like conventional fashion wisdom leaves petite girls like myself with very few sartorial options for summer comfiness. To make clothes look proportional instead of swimming in too-long dresses, short ladies are advised to show hella leg and whip out the wedges and heels, which is all… READ MORE »


Celebs

A 27-year-old French guy seems to have gotten very bored of some woman in his life’s “Sex and the City” habit, so he put together an alphabetical compilation of every single brand mentioned in the series. Carrie and the girls are even more materialistic than we thought: there are 324 brands mentioned 838 times — and the… READ MORE »


Celebs

Miley Cyrus hired a dog psychic to help her heal from the loss of her beloved puppy, Floyd, who died in April. Question: is a dog psychic different from a regular psychic? [Mirror UK]
Jessica Biel will guest star on “New Girl” as a rival of Zooey Deschanel’s character. [Cosmopolitan]
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