A former staff writer at People and Us Weekly, I have covered everything from hero pets to hurricanes to the secrets of celebrity slim-downs (which is basically avoiding carbs and anything else that you might actually enjoy eating). My work has also appeared in Essence and Self Magazine. Now an editor at The Stir, I spend my downtime hanging out with my hubby, toddler, and Shih Tzu in New York City. My other favorite pastime -- reality TV. I swear I've learned everything I need to know to survive this life from Snooki, Kim K, and NeNe Leakes.
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There are some things parents have grown to expect from their children's school experience. They will learn stuff. They will make friends. They will be encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities. One thing we don't ever in our wildest nightmares expect: a child to be stabbed in the neck with a pencil and school administrators do absolutely nothing about it.
There are certain crimes you hear about and think, "I hope they lock that animal up and throw away the key." That was certainly many people's reaction to James Degorski's crime. He was convicted of murder for participating in a 1993 robbery that ended in the massacre of 7 people at a Chicago restaurant. Fast forward to 2002 and it seems that Degorski became the victim of a crime behind bars and for his suffering he was recently awarded a half million dollars.
Typically, the honeymoon is the most blissful part of the whole wedding. It's finally a time to kick back and relax. However, one new bride may already be considering divorce after her husband's outrageous behavior en route to their getaway to Costa Rica.
Smartphones. For all the amazing benefits they provide, they are also responsible for an international epidemic. We can't put them down no matter what is going on. In one particularly startling case, a man was shot on a commuter train and no one looked up from their phones. I think it's crazy and clearly I'm not alone. I hear about more and more people going on "cell phone diets." And companies are even getting on the purge: Giorgio Armani pledge to donate clean water for a day to children in need if a people could stay off their smartphones for 10 minutes. So I decided to give it a try. I went without my cell phone for 24 hours and I'll be honest, it wasn't pretty.
When you hear the phrase "celebrity sex tape," certain images quickly come to mind. You think about a pair of impossibly hot people getting in on in front of a camera - right? Unfortunately, that's not always the case. There are plenty of not-so-gorgeous stars who like to capture those intimate moments. That's perfectly fine, of course. That is until the freaky footage is released onto the masses. Take a look at the stars behind the least sexy Hollywood sex tapes of all time.