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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No one can drive us as batty as our children. How many times have you just wanted to get away from them for a moment's peace? That must have been the mindset of South Carolina mom Tiffany Simmons. She allegedly kicked her 12-year-old son out of her car after an argument, forcing him to walk 20 miles.
I am all for the separation of church and state, especially when it comes to public school. With so many different religions within a community, it's not exactly fair to impose one specific set of beliefs on a diverse group of kids. So I understand why people get up in arms when a teacher teaches creationism. However, one Dyer, Tennessee, high school instructor may be taking the whole notion too far. A student was disciplined for saying "bless you" in class. Ridiculous, right? Wait until you hear their reasoning behind the punishment.
There are certain realities you have to accept about living in a big city ...especially a big city like New York. The first is that the rents are out of this worlds (going rate for a studio apartment is $3,000). The next is that your metropolis is likely teeming with rats. TEEMING. So the fact that you see them in the subway once in awhile is no big surprise. However, they are getting too aggressive for my taste. A man has captured the moment a rat attacked him on the train platform. It truly is my worst commuting nightmare come true. Check it out.
In the wake of Michael Brown's murder, there is been a tremendous amount of pain and fury among residents of his tiny Missouri town. Though, that is surely nothing compared to the agony his mother Lesley McSpadden has endured since the unarmed teen was gunned down in the street by a cop. She is now apart of a club that is tragically growing in number every month. Also a member? Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin. She too lost a teenage son due to senseless gun violence and she reached out to Brown's family in a heartbreaking letter.
Have you ever wondered if we're alone in the universe? No need to wonder any longer. Houston, Texas, residents have spotted a UFO. You know, an unidentified flying object. The kind like ET, Alf, or (God forbid) the freakish Alien Sigourney Weaver did battle with a million times. Skeptical? Check out the photographs!