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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The party may be over for a Jersey Shore alum. One of the notorious reality TV show stars is being indicted for tax fraud. They allegedly failed to pay all the taxes owed on $8.9 million in income. Charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, it could mean three years in prison and fines of $250,000 for falsifying tax returns. So which Gym-Tan-Laundry fanatic is headed to the slammer?
It's impossible to live in a city of any size and never encounter a panhandler. Given these hard financial times, thousands of people beg on the streets for money to eat, shelter, and clothe themselves or their children. Sometimes they are met with the milk of human kindness, but often times they are rudely rebuffed. So one man took it upon himself to point out those who generously lend a helping hand in what has to be the sweetest prank ever orchestrated.
Horrifying is the only way to describe the accident that took the life of a toddler at a church in Alabama. According to reports, the 22-month-old fell into the baptismal tank and drowned at the Pentecostal House of Prayer in Decatur. The story of how he ended up there is just heartbreaking.
Some people just have no business raising children. You know the type I'm referring to: parents who beat their children viciously or stand by and watch it occur. That is what appears to have happened to 2-year-old Peyton Graham. The toddler was allegedly beaten to death by her dad, a soldier in the military, because she soiled her diaper. But if found guilty, he certainly isn't the only one to blame.