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How One Suburban Woman Almost Became The Victim Of Sex Trafficking

How One Suburban Woman Almost Became The Victim Of Sex Trafficking

When most of us think about the victims of sex trafficking, rarely does an image of a suburban professional woman come to mind. Many imagine that it’s a crime mainly affecting young girls and runaways in this country and others. However, North Carolina journalist Brittney Cason reveals how she was nearly kidnapped into a sex trafficking ring by a man claiming to be a talent acquisitions agent looking for people to cover the Sochi Olympics. There was just one thing that ultimately saved her. Read more on The Stir…

Quiz: Are You Ready To Be A Mom?

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So, you think you’re ready to be a mom, huh? What kind of questions did you ask yourself: am I financially viable, is my partner on board, do we have room for this baby? All good markers of motherhood preparedness, I suppose, but let’s get real for a second.

It isn’t until I had a baby that I realized all of the above was only the beginning. Was I ready for the kind of sleep deprivation torture the folks at Gitmo only wish they’d dreamed up? Take the “Are You Ready To Be A Mom” quiz on The Stir…

Toddler Just Can’t Handle Listening to Her Parents’ Wedding Song

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Get ready for a dose of cute, because you’re about to get it. This little girl listening to her parents’ wedding song is so adorable, so preciously and perfectly overcome with emotion, that you may just tear up yourself. Watch the video on The Stir…

New Spanking Law Would Make It Legal For Parents To Leave Kids Black And Blue

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Right now, child protection laws in Kansas only allow spankings that don’t leave marks. Democratic State Rep Gail Finney has proposed a bill that would legalize 10 types of hand spankings and smacks to use while punishing your child. Parents can also give permission to others to spank their children. Read more on The Stir…

10 Things You Can’t Expect To Get Back After A Breakup

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Letting go after a relationship is definitely hard. There’s the actual breakup, which is always always difficult. Then you have the Facebook relationship status change (let’s face it, changing that little box to “single” is a big deal). And breaking the news to friends and family is utterly dreadful.

Finally, there’s the post-breakup etiquette and the splitting of stuff. But what happens when you’ve given away more than just your heart in a relationship? Like, say, you gave away a kidney? Read more on The Stir…

The 12 Stages You Go Through On A Really Bad Date

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It’s crazy to think that right now, somewhere in the world, some poor girl is on a bad date. It’s sad, really. And there’s nothing we can do about it.

I feel bad for the girl even though I don’t even know her. She’s probably sitting at a Ruby Tuesday’s somewhere, perusing the salad options on the menu, trying to stay positive. But before she knows it, she’ll be thinking of plausible reasons to get out of this dinner. If I stab my leg with this fork and start bleeding, I can leave, right? 

But she can’t leave. She’s stuck. And you know why. Here are the 12 stages of emotions you go through while on a bad date on The Stir…

‘Grandma Showers’ Are The Most Ridiculous Thing Since … Baby Showers

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Well, well, well — what will they think of next? Would you believe there is such a thing as grandma showers? Yes, as in a party for a grandmother-to-be, when either her daughter or daughter-in-law is preggo. You know, to give her tons of attention and get her all stocked up on supplies for the baby nursery that will be set up in her house when junior comes to visit. Read more on The Stir…

A Hilarious Look Inside The Minds Of Real Women At Work

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A typical day at the office usually involves coffee, important meetings, creative brainstorms, game-faced strategizing, snacks and more coffee, and tons of hard work, right? Sure, of course it does, but not just all of that! From Spanx to poor punctuation in gossip posts, managing procrastination to Miley Cyrus, we’ve got A LOT running through our heads – all day long.

Thus, we here at The Stir thought we’d solve the mystery that is what women are really thinking while we’re in those meetings and cubicles! If you thought everything we muse about in the office was all snoozey business all the time, whoo, are YOU in for a wake-up call! Check it out on The Stir…

An Open Letter To My Pregnant Friends I Refused To Be Happy For

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Dear formerly pregnant friends,

I know this is way, way overdue on my part — but I really owe you an apology for how I reacted when you excitedly told me you were going to be a mom. The minute “I’m pregnant!” came out of your mouth, I saw the look of pure joy and elation on your face. But what did I do instead of sharing in that happiness with you? I immediately started ranting and raving about how much your life was going to change — and not necessarily for the better. Read more on The Stir…

15 Badly Needed Dating Sites We’d Love To See

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For a long time, people who did the online dating thing had few choices where to go and were lumped into enormous groups of people that were basically only broken down by male/female and straight/gay. Now, however, much like cable television, dating sites are starting to take the micro view and appeal to specific subgroups. There’s OurTime for people over 50; ChristianMingle for Christians; JDate for Jewish people; DharmaMatch for Buddhists. And now sites are starting to drill deeper down. There’s AshleyMadison for married people looking for affairs (shame, y’all). Here are 15 types of other dating sites real men and women said they’d like to se on The Stir …

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