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I Wish My Wife Made Brittany Maynard’s Choice

I Wish My Wife Made Brittany Maynard's Choice

The Vatican described Brittany Maynard’s choice to end her own life as “reprehensible,” and it wasn’t alone in that sentiment, writes John La Grange. He recounts one of the many lines of thought he heard: that Maynard’s husband should have fought against her choice, so as to have every possible moment with her. But as La Grange writes for Slate, “I would give anything to not have experienced the last week of my wife’s life.” She died of cancer, and the last days were brutal, forming memories that La Grange struggles to erase “of vomit and bedsores and things so horrible that I cannot bring myself to type them into this keyboard.” But it’s not just the images that entered his brain that trouble him; it’s the thoughts, too, the “wishing that his wife, his partner of 38 years whom he loved with all his heart, would die.” Read more on Newser…

And The Average Cost Of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Holiday Gift Guide Items Is…

And The Average Cost Of Gwyneth Paltrow's Gift Guide Items Is...

Gwyneth Paltrow’s 2014 holiday gift guide is out, and it’s about as ridiculous as you’d expect. E! and ETOnline both added up the total cost of all the items on it (not including those listed as “price upon request”), and E! came up with $109,384 while ET came up with $107,309.49. By Newser’s count, there are 212 items in the guide not listed as “price upon request,” making the average cost per item about $511. Read more on Newser…

Man Proposes With 99 iPhones, Plan Doesn’t Go So Well…

Man Proposes With 99 IPhones, Plan Doesn't Go Well

One man in China’s got 99 problems but his girlfriend … well, she’s not around anymore. Just in time for the country’s “Singles’ Day” today, which is becoming a popular day to propose, a young Guangzhou programmer bought 99 iPhone 6s, arranged them in a heart, and asked his girlfriend—in front of a crowd of friends and onlookers—for her hand in marriage, reports the Nanfang. But in spite of the grand gesture, she said no. Read more on Newser…

Boy Going Blind Creates Bucket List Of Sights

Boy Going Blind Creates Bucket List Of Sights

Seeing tiny snails and examining chalk under a microscope might seem like small things, but to a Texas boy losing his eyesight they’re bucket list material—along with more standard big-ticket items like seeing the Grand Canyon and Antarctica—of things he wants to see before he goes blind. Read more on Newser…

You May Be Liable For Your Kids’ Facebook Posts

You May Be Liable For Your Kid's Facebook Posts

Parents who don’t already pay close attention to their kids’ Facebook posts may want to start. Georgia’s Court of Appeals says parents may be liable for their children’s online activity after a couple didn’t force their son to delete a defamatory Facebook profile, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to court documents, the boy and another student created the fake page depicting a female classmate back in 2011. Read More On Newser…

In Neiman Marcus’ Christmas Book: $475K Perfume & More Ridiculous Things

In Neiman Marcus' Christmas Book: $475K Perfume & More Ridiculous Things

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Look no further: For just $475,000, Neiman Marcus is offering the chance to design a perfume with an expert in Paris. Your fragrance will come in 14-karat gold bottles, the Dallas Morning News reports. If that doesn’t strike your fancy, perhaps one of the store’s other nine fantasy gifts, all part of this year’s exercise-in-extravagance Christmas Book, will. Read more on Newser…

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