Claire Hannum

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16 Tiny Changes That Make Life Easier

Sometimes I feel totally overwhelmed at the thought of how much I want to accomplish in a given day or week, or how much growing stands between me and whatever distant, self-actualized ideal I hope to someday be. On days when I wake up cranky, thinking about stuff like this creates a snowball effect and…

Claire Hannum / June 15, 2014

Study: iPhone Cameras Are Zapping Our Memory, But We Can Do Something About It

One of the biggest reasons I take pictures on the regular is a fear of forgetting, but as it turns out, all those pictures may be making my memories more likely to go fuzzy. There are so many small, delicious slices of life that I’m afraid will slip away forever or go undocumented somewhere in my…

Claire Hannum / June 15, 2014

Want: Art Socks With Famous Paintings On Them

I’d have to get creative to figure out where I would actually wear these socks, but that’s no matter. The Sock Drawer’s fun line of art socks includes the work of artists like Da Vinci, Botticelli, Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo. Can wearing paintings on your ankles make you more creative via osmosis? [Miss Moss via Vogue] [Image via David

Claire Hannum / June 14, 2014

Welcome To The Wonderful World Of Spornosexuality

Remember in the early 2000s when metrosexuality was everybody’s favorite buzzword? If you need a refresher, a metrosexual “is a young man with money to spend, living in or within easy reach of a metropolis — because that’s where all the best shops, clubs, gyms and hairdressers are. He might be officially gay, straight or bisexual,…

Claire Hannum / June 12, 2014

I’m Kind Of Obsessed With These Vintage Street Style Photos

When photographer Joel Meyerowitz delved into his work in the ’60s and ’70s, he aimed to capture everyday life in New York City, but he also just happened to record some amazing street style that has my little vintage-loving heart doing backflips. The New Yorkers in his images wear trends that have since gone out of…

Claire Hannum / June 12, 2014

On Femininity Vs. Masculinity In The Workplace

Could it be that plain old mental habit is the reason for gender inequality at work? According to consultant and former businesswoman Caroline Turner, that’s pretty much what it comes down to. In a blog post for the Huffington Post, Turner said that the biggest reason women aren’t proportionately represented in business leadership positions is a set…

Claire Hannum / June 11, 2014

Laverne Cox: “Loving Women Is Revolutionary”

“Everyone is a complicated human being, and everyone is strong and weak and funny and scared, and we get to have the full range of emotion experienced with these women. I don’t want to make a centralizing comment about womanhood, because I think that’s problematic from a feminist perspective, but we just see these amazingly…

Claire Hannum / June 11, 2014

I’m Loving This Remake Of “Happy” From Fukushima, Japan

I never get tired of “Happy” videos — they’re just too much fun! The city of Fukushima, Japan, is the latest to join the party with their own version of Pharrell’s hit music video, and as the area has seen a lot of tough times these past few years, it’s especially poignant. Tsunamis, earthquakes and radiatio…

Claire Hannum / June 11, 2014

“Orange Is The New Black” Is Even Better When It’s Performed By Kittens

Meet Piper Catman, a stray kitten who got mixed up with the wrong crowd and found herself trapped in a new life as a house cat. “Tabby Is The New Cat,” with its all-feline cast, is the cutest parody of “Orange Is The New Black” there ever was — just look at those little costumes!

Claire Hannum / June 10, 2014

A Drake-Themed Needlepoint Is A Totally Normal Present, Right?

Taylor Swift made this needlepoint, featuring Drake’s “Started From The Bottom” lyrics, for her pal Ed Sheeran. Taylor’s handwork is mentioned in the MTV documentary “9 Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran,” and I can only hope Ed offers more of a backstory about it in the film because I’m totally confused. Or maybe…

Claire Hannum / June 10, 2014

RIP Society: Doctor Sexted During Surgery And Sent Nude Selfies To A Patient

Dr. Arthur K. Zilberstein, a 47-year-old Seattle anesthesiologist, spent so much time sexting that he pretty much forgot to do his job. His medical license was suspended when authorities found out about his “preoccupation with sexual matters” and the “moral turpitude” he displayed in the workplace. From the looks of it, this guy sexted in the middle of…

Claire Hannum / June 10, 2014

Watch Lena Dunham Do An Interpretive Dance To Sia’s “Chandelier”

Lena Dunham graced “Late Night with Seth Meyers” with an interpretive dance to Sia’s “Chandelier.” Complete with a blonde wig, Lena offered her own hilarious take on the song’s music video while Sia just kinda chilled out face down on a bed onstage. Can Lena do a dance like this to every hit song? Something tell…

Claire Hannum / June 10, 2014

“Dear Kitten” Adorably Proves That Cats Need Role Models, Too

Watch a seasoned housecat pass along his wisdom to his family’s new kitten as he teaches him about the mysterious vacuum monster that can eat and yell at the same time, two-hand petting, laser pointers and sleeping in shoes. Life is a sweet deal when you’re a cat. [Jezebel]…

Claire Hannum / June 9, 2014

There Are 237 Reasons People Have Sex, According To Science

I would naively assume that the main reason a person would have sex would be simply because they wanted to. As it turns out, there are a whole slew of complicated reasons why people have sex.

The University of Texas conducted a study to find out exactly what motivates people to get busy…

Claire Hannum / June 9, 2014

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]…

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…

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…

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

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.

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]…

Claire Hannum / June 7, 2014

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