Claire Hannum

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

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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

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…

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…

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…

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”…

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

Claire Hannum / June 6, 2014

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