Claire Hannum

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

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Style

My hair is wavy and impossibly thick. It looks pretty benign on the surface, but brushing, styling or highlighting it takes eons. Thick, wavy hair is theoretically great, but in practice it’s totally dependent on the day and whether my natural texture decides to cooperate. Those twee Pinterest tutorials that require a million little braids, or a delicate… READ MORE »


Celebs

You know that moment when you suddenly realize you’re a Taylor Swift fan even though you don’t want to be? And that feeling of epic vertigo that comes immediately afterward? No? Well, the music fans in this “Saturday Night Live” sketch do, and Swiftamine is here to save the day. Even Taylor would like to… READ MORE »


Celebs

When Emma Watson received the Brittania Award for British Artist of the Year, she chose a very special friend to dedicate the award to — her long lost pet hamster Millie, who died during the filming of “Harry Potter.” The crew even built Millie a tiny coffin! RIP Millie! … READ MORE »


Celebs

Just a day after being released from her involuntary hold at a psychiatric facility, Amanda Bynes is back on Twitter and still sounding as erratic as she did before. In her troubling tweets, she trashes her family and alleged “friend” Sam Lutfi while insisting that she’s in good health. [People]
Stephen Colbert has… READ MORE »


Style

It’s already been two years since Hurricane Sandy, and the nightmare it caused for New York City and its neighbors is far from forgotten. When Beauty Bar founder Jennifer Walsh lead a six-month volunteer movement in the hard-hit Rockaways, she saw the storm’s massive devastation firsthand. Walsh was inspired to give back, so she launched aREAD MORE »


News

This video by NPR takes a look at the sense of credibility that comes along with a lower, more “solid” sounding voice and where that stereotype leaves women with higher-pitched voices. What about when they try to change the sound of their voice? Is it a lose-lose situation? … READ MORE »


Celebs

Sometimes, instead of scaring yourself half to death with the “The Shining” and “American Horror Story,” you’d rather just kick back and get lost in the nostalgia of an old-school teen movie or rom com that just happens to be about witches. After all, Halloween doesn’t have to be terrifying to be fun! Here are 12 magic-tastic… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Created by Anna Christopher and Regina Taufen, the web series “Lisa’s Advice” takes a comedic look at female friendship through short clips. The series is “at first a satire about advice-giving, but underneath is really about how women talk to each other and navigate the hilarious yet very real codes of female friendship.” Sounds about right… READ MORE »


Style

Today I learned that there are dresses made of chocolate. Then I proceeded to pout because I’ve made it so many years in this life without knowing I could wear an edible skirt. Last week was Chocolate Week in the UK, and Caroline McCall was enlisted to put together this gem (a full-length view is… READ MORE »


Celebs

Lena Dunham teamed up with Planned Parenthood on her book tour, and now they’ve created a special-edition shirt with Lena’s name on it to raise money for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. All proceeds of the shirt will go towards the organization, and it’s release serves as great encouragement to show up at the polls for… READ MORE »


Celebs

Joan Rivers’ daughter Melissa plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the endoscopy clinic where she went into cardiac arrest during a procedure. Melissa “wants answers” about her mother’s death and is searching for closure. [MSNBC]
Queen Latifah canceled her upcoming interview with Bill Cosby on her show due to allegations that… READ MORE »


Style

How’d you like to play with elephants for free? DreamJobbing.com is allowing one lucky wildlife lover to get the dream-come-true chance to spend two weeks assisting with conservation work for endangered Asian Elephants in Thailand. The volunteer will visit elephant camps throughout the country and care for the critters hands-on while working on developing ethical businesses… READ MORE »



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