Claire Hannum

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

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This Remix Of Ariana Grande’s “Problem” Perfectly Describes Your Cat’s Attitude

This remix of “Problem” starring an all-feline cast gives Ariana Grande a run for her money. The lyrics are switched up to explain that special kind of attitude problem that only our cats have. They may be divas, but at least they’re cute! [People]…

By: Claire Hannum / June 9, 2014

This Invite-Only Dating App Filters Out Creepers And Puts Women In Control

Anybody who’s experienced online dating knows the icky feeling of being descended on by creeps (for lack of a better word) who are more interested in getting their porno on within 10 seconds of first contacting you than learning your name. Whether these guys somehow believe this is actually a polite way to talk to…

By: Claire Hannum / June 9, 2014

This Photo Series Of A Little Girl’s Friendship With Her Cat Is Beyond Precious

The photo “Kate and Cat” is a Russian photographer’s take on his six-year-old daughter’s friendship with the family cat. Andy Prokh has been taking the light-hearted photos since Kate was a baby. The cat, an impossibly friendly-looking British Shorthair named Lilu, is sometimes joined by other kitty friends in the photos, making them that much more fu…

By: Claire Hannum / June 8, 2014

15 Awesome Cheryl Strayed Quotes For A Dose Of Inspiration

I just started reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed (yes, I have been under a rock for the past few years) and am completely swept away by it. Strayed, who’s also behind the much-adored Dear Sugar advice column at The Rumpus (which has been turned into a book called Tiny Beautiful Things, which you will read and then instantly

By: Claire Hannum / June 8, 2014

Katy Perry Prefers “High-Frequency” Men And I Am Totally Confused

“I guess I happen to be attracted to high-frequency men … Sometimes you have to go through all this shit to get your grips on life and figure out what the next boundaries in your love life are going to be. You have to go through the mud in order to find that peaceful place.

By: Claire Hannum / June 8, 2014

The Daily Squee: An Adorable Compilation Of Cat Videos

I simply can’t resist a quality cat video and this compilation of the best kitties the year has seen so far is well worth the nine minutes it will take to watch it. You read that right. Nine minutes. [YouTube]…

By: Claire Hannum / June 7, 2014

Charlize Theron Is A Generous, FroYo-Eating Goddess

Charlize Theron was at Pinkberry this week (chocolate hazelnut with chocolate shavings, if you’re curious) when she realized she didn’t have any cash on her. She took her dessert and promised she’d be back with the money. Over an hour later, she returned to the store with with her wallet, and instead of just paying…

By: Claire Hannum / June 7, 2014

Here Are The Best And Worst U.S. Cities For Your Summer Travels

I think just about everyone is dreaming of getting out of their hometown for a few days this time of year, plane ticket prices be damned. Luckily for us, WalletHub has ranked 50 US cities for vacationing this summer, and their listing was heavily based on affordability.

To determine their list, WalletHub took…

By: Claire Hannum / June 7, 2014

Zuzanna Szadkowski Of “Gossip Girl” Will Be On “Girls” Next Season!

For those of you who are still mourning the end of “Gossip Girl” (like myself), listen up: our beloved Dorota will soon be finding her way back to the television screen. Zuzanna Szadkowski, who played the Upper East Side’s favorite housekeeper/best friend/maternal figure, will appear in the next season of “Girls.” Andrew Rannells, who plays Elijah…

By: Claire Hannum / June 6, 2014

Do You Think Instagram Is More Personal Than Facebook?

I don’t spend much time on Facebook or Twitter, but it’s not because I’m “above” social media — I just happen to pour all of my social media obsession into Instagram. Yesterday, when my friend sent me an article called “You’re Using Instagram All Wrong” (um, I didn’t know there was a “right” and  “wrong”…

By: Claire Hannum / June 6, 2014

Apparently This Mascara Makes Your Eyelashes Fall Out

I always think of Covergirl and other drugstore makeup brands as totally trustworthy — they’ve been around for about a billion years, so what could go wrong? For Amy Schavolt of West Palm Beach, FL, things went so wrong with Covergirl’s Bombshell Volume mascara that her eyelashes fell out.

Schavolt told a local news station

By: Claire Hannum / June 6, 2014

Study: Wedding Traditions Are Changing Sloooowly

Weddings may be full of age-old “rules,” but according to a new poll, views on strong-held nuptial traditions are slowly changing. A new Harris Poll surveyed 2,300 Americans this April to find out where they stand on old-school ideas about how heterosexual weddings are supposed to go down. Marriages might be changing, but weddings? Not

By: Claire Hannum / June 6, 2014

What Would You Tell Your 22-Year-Old Self About Life?

This month, LinkedIn rounded up over 80 influential business leaders and asked them what they would say to their 22-year-old selves about their working lives. The participants were asked what traits they found to be most important for 22-year-olds, and adaptability and resilience came out on top. What I find kind of sad and weird…

By: Claire Hannum / June 6, 2014

How Many Of Us Are Online At Any Given Second?


Ever wonder just how fast the Internet moves? PennyStocks put together one of the scariest, most mind-blowing GIF charts I’ve ever seen, illustrating just how much activity happens in each second online. This realtime infographic can show you how many people are Instagramming, Snapchatting, tweeting, pinning, and everything else digital under the sun. I can’t decide…

By: Claire Hannum / June 5, 2014

Melissa McCarthy Is Starting Her Own Clothing Line Because She Couldn’t Find Enough Trendy Clothes In Her Size

“When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed. Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers—very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people—and they all said no.”
Melissa McCarthy is starting her own plus-size clothing line, and she told Redbook

By: Claire Hannum / June 5, 2014

The Daily Squee: This Puppy Hates Mornings As Much As We Do

Thor, a Great Dane puppy, is supposed to wake up at 3:30 in the morning to go to work with his human. He sounds just like we did, oh, every single morning of high school. Can you really blame him for wanting to stay in bed? It’s okay, Thor. Lots of humans act the same way…

By: Claire Hannum / June 5, 2014

RIP Society: Woman Calls Emergency Services Over Ice Cream Sprinkles

A woman in West Midlands, England, called 999 (Britain’s emergency call service) because of ice cream sprinkles. In the middle of an argument with the guy who’d just sold her an ice cream cone, she called police in a huff and detailed how he refused to put sprinkles on both sides. Um. Dessert…

By: Claire Hannum / June 4, 2014

Study: Some Rape Victims Are Forced To Pay For Their Medical Treatment

A new study has found that many rape victims in the United States are paying medical bills for the aftermath of their assaults, despite the fact that the federal government has laws in place to prevent exactly that from happening. Federal law ensures that victims aren’t charged for rape kits, regardless of whether they report…

By: Claire Hannum / June 4, 2014

Wedding Party Falls Into A Lake While Posing For Photos

It’s wedding season, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t already tired of reading about bridesmaid dresses and flower arrangements every time I look at social media. I thinks that’s why this video of a wedding shoot gone awry has me giggling so hard. Bride and groom Dan and Jackie Anderson were joined…

By: Claire Hannum / June 4, 2014

This Supercut Of TV Catchphrases Has Me Totally Nostalgic

From “You got it dude” to “Bazinga!” it’s almost like TV shows have their own special language that viewers need to understand to be in on the joke. Of course that’s part of the reason we watch in the first place. Check out this supercut of some of TV’s finest catchphrases and see how many…

By: Claire Hannum / June 4, 2014

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