I'm a writer all over the web! I've contributed news, rants, funny lists and entertaining academic fakery at XOJane, The Hairpin, The Barnes and Noble Book Blog, and The Toast, to name but a few. When not writing for the internet, I spend my time writing plays and taunting my cat with bits of pretzel that I will ultimately not let him have.
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One of the sweetest sights on the web these days are videos of soldiers returning from far, far away being welcomed back home by their loving families. I know if I feel like going on a massive happy-crying jag, that's the first thing I look for. What a wonderful thing, to be greeted with such joy after dedicating so much of their time in the service of our great nation.
But this new approach really ups the proverbial ante. That's right, it's even more heartwarming than dogs being reunited with their owners, and that, my friends, is truly saying something. This baby was meeting her father for the first time ever in her life, and she had one hilarious way of doing it courtesy of her mom.
Celebs are under a whole lot of pressure to look as good as they can, all day long. But in an age where Instagram rules, more and more often, we're catching glimpses of what they look like when they aren't busy being the beautiful creatures we have all come to know and love.
Like us, there are days where makeup definitely helps bolster them up. But more often than not, they looked even more stunning without their foundation, eyebrows, and heavy lipstick. It's easier than ever thanks to the Internet to find pics of celebs not looking their greatest, but we thought it would be fun to find makeup-free pictures of celebs who actually look good!
Have you been watching Reign on The CW? If you haven't, get out of here and get to the nearest television and catch the hell up because, y'all, it gives me so many feelings and I want to share those feelings with you. In case you are unaware, Reign is The CW's take on the teenage years of Mary Queen of Scots, and I can't even with this show.
Imagine if a bunch of teens just swathed themselves in tube tops and drapey shawls and feather hair extensions and then began talking about the Kind of France being a total babe and sighing as a lute plays. I feel like that is a pretty fair assessment of what the show is like. It's essentially a teenage melodrama dressed up as a period piece and it is totally captivating. Seriously, it's the very definition of a guilty pleasure.
More details are coming to light about the pregnant mother who drove her minivan into the ocean, nearly drowning her children. The woman in question, Ebony Wilkerson, was battling major demons that drove her to attempt this heinous act. To make matters even more jarring, it appears that the police pulled Wilkerson over hours before she attempted to end the lives of her children.
They let her go on her way, but the officer who pulled her over reported that she seemed to be in a real daze. That said, he had no legitimate reason to hold her. This was a decision I'm sure he regrets now.
Now her sister is speaking out, saying that Wilkerson was in mental anguish in the days leading up to her attempt at ending it all. She spoke at length, in a rambling way, about Jesus and the 'demons' who lived in her house. Her sister also shared some insight into the fear that was driving Wilkerson.
Michelle Obama has killer style. Everything she wears sells out almost immediately. In fact, we credit this woman for the sleeveless trend that's STILL taking the nation by storm. Cut to me weeping and doing weight training exercises to turn my doughy arms into exquisitely sculpted treasures (spoiler alert: hasn't happened yet). This time it looks like Mrs. Obama is helping to spark another trend -- with her hair.
She's not been afraid in the past to take risks with her tresses. And good for her! She's a fearless role model, who isn't afraid that playing with fashion and style will detract from the powerful messages she tries to share about health, fitness, and wellness through better eating. This time she pushed things to the extreme by dyeing her hair honey-blonde!