Claire Hannum

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

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In Case You Were Wondering, The World’s Sexiest Men Are From Australia

The semi-creepy travel dating website MissTravel took a survey of its members to find where the sexiest people in the world come from. The site asked both men and women to…

Claire Hannum | June 27, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Study: “27 Dresses” And “The Bachelorette” Are Messing With Your Love Life

Researchers have found evidence that watching rom-coms and sitcoms impact our views on love. TV seems to shape our view of reality in every other realm of life, so I’m…

Claire Hannum | June 27, 2014 - 11:30 am

Let’s Reclaim The Phrase “Like A Girl”

Growing up, I played a lot of catch in the backyard with my dad and male cousins. Every time I missed the ball was a golden opportunity to remind me…

Claire Hannum | June 26, 2014 - 6:30 pm

To Learn More About Cultural Beauty Standards, This Woman Asked Artists From 25 Different Countries To Photoshop Her Face

When American journalist Esther Honig sent her un-retouched photo to over 40 Photoshop artists around the world, she received a vastly different virtual makeover from each. “With a cost ranging…

Claire Hannum | June 26, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Bear Crashes Birthday Party By Falling Through Family’s Skylight, Proceeds To Eat All The Cupcakes

A Juneau, Alaska, couple was prepping for their child’s birthday party at their home when they received a visit from a surprise party crasher — a 180-pound black bear who…

Claire Hannum | June 26, 2014 - 2:30 pm

This #StandUpWorldCup Domestic Violence PSA Reminds Us That The Event Has A Dark Side

This short, simple PSA says so much in just a few seconds. It’s easy to forget that the World Cup often correlates with increased levels of domestic violence (as I’d imagine many…

Claire Hannum | June 26, 2014 - 9:30 am

I Can’t Stop Watching This Baby Owl’s Dance Moves

I am oddly mesmerized by this baby owl’s bizarre dance moves. Sure, the little guy is adorable, but something about those wide eyes paired with the music is just a…

Claire Hannum | June 25, 2014 - 5:30 pm

#LookADouche Has Been Arrested For Public Intoxication

Justin Lookadoo, also known as #LookADouche, everyone’s favorite misogynistic motivational speaker, has been arrested for public intoxication. According to an Indiana news station, he was set to speak to a…

Claire Hannum | June 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm

12 Tips For Handling Mercury Retrograde Without Becoming A Train Wreck

Starting June 7 (and lasting until July 2), the planet Mercury went retrograde, causing our lives to go haywire. Mercury Retrograde happens several times each year, but somehow, it never…

Claire Hannum | June 25, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Watch This Cat Give His Soldier Human The Warmest Welcome Home Ever

Finn the ragdoll cat really missed his human, Nick, while he was away for a drill. Even before he walks through the door, Finn (and his fellow kitty Boo, who we…

Claire Hannum | June 19, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Did Energy Drinks Kill This Teenage Girl?

Lanna Hamann, a 16-year-old high schooler from Arizona, died suddenly of a heart attack on vacation in Mexico this weekend, and her mom, Kris, believes it was the result of…

Claire Hannum | June 19, 2014 - 4:30 pm

The Great Diary Project Is Preserving Hundreds Of Years’ Worth Of Angsty Teenagers’ Thoughts

Did you keep a diary as a teenager? Does the thought of reading it now make you want to cringe with embarrassment or would you jump at the change to…

Claire Hannum | June 19, 2014 - 10:30 am

I Am Obsessed With Taylor Swift’s Instagram Replies To Her Fans

Taylor Swift has been stoking the fire of her ever-obsessive fan base by sending surprise replies to her fans on Instagram these past few months. I would venture that she’s…

Claire Hannum | June 19, 2014 - 9:30 am

“The Feminist Utopia Project” Imagines A World Without Misogyny

What would a feminist world look like? The Feminist Utopia Project anthology, which is currently in the making, aims to help us discover exactly that. Writers Alexandra Brodsky and Rachel Kauder

Claire Hannum | June 18, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Laverne Cox’s Moving “It Gets Better” Video Is A Tearjerker

Laverne Cox wasn’t always as sure of herself as she is today. Growing up in Alabama with a single mom struggling to make ends meet, she got bullied at school…

Claire Hannum | June 18, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Study: The Concept Of Trophy Wives Is Pretty Much A Big Fat Lie

Trophy wives may be nothing but a myth perpetuated by sexist research, according to a new study. Researcher Elizabeth Aura McClintock of Notre Dame reviewed the data from a large…

Claire Hannum | June 18, 2014 - 12:45 pm

The Daily Squee: Boston Terrier Puppy Tries Peanut Butter For The First Time!

What is it about Boston terriers that makes them so damn cute? Bosco the puppy would be fun to hang out with even if he wasn’t having his very first taste of…

Claire Hannum | June 18, 2014 - 11:30 am

The Soapbox: School Dress Codes Are Vehicles For Body-Shaming And It’s Time To Do Something About It

Remember school dress codes? Did they ever give you a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach as a teenager, or did they stay comfortably off your radar? Peggy Orenstein’s

Claire Hannum | June 18, 2014 - 10:00 am

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.

Claire Hannum | June 17, 2014 - 9:30 am

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…

Claire Hannum | June 16, 2014 - 6:30 pm

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