When Kara Begley, a mom from Newcastle, Ontario, opened a letter that had been slipped under her door, the last thing she expected to read was a hateful screed demanding she euthanize her severely autistic son, but unfortunately, that’s exactly what it was. The letter, from one of her neighbors who calls herself “One Pissed Off Mother,” is so vitriolic it’s extremely difficult to read, and includes such hateful statements as “He is a hindrance to everyone and will always be that way!!!!! Who the hell is going to care for him?????? No employer will hire him, no normal girl is going to marry/love him and you are not going to live forever!! Personally, they should take whatever non retarted body parts he possesses and donate it to science.”
Originally posted on the Twitter feed of “Nashville” stars Lennon and Maisy Stella, whose family is close to the Begley family, the letter has garnered international media attention and the police are currently investigating. You can read the full text of the letter after the jump, but beware, it will ruin your faith in humanity… [MSN Now] Keep reading »
Huuuuuuuuge news for those of us who have been halfheartedly cheering Justin Timberlake’s rise to solo stardom while secretly yearning for JC Chasez’s parachute pants, Chris Kirkpatrick’s dreadlocks, Lance Bass’s frosted tips, and Joey Fatone’s glorious goatee: the band is getting back together. Yes, really! According to very credible sounding rumors, *NSYNC will be reuniting for a performance at this Sunday’s VMAs. [I just had to look up how to correctly spell/capitalize *NSYNC, FYI. -- Amelia] Between this and BSB’s awesome new album, my 90s fangirl heart is exploding. Will they wear matching overalls? Will Justin bust out his ramen hair for old time’s sake? What do you guys think they will sing? I’m hoping for something classic and upbeat like “Bye Bye Bye” (complete with marionette strings, please!) followed by a tearjerker ballad like “God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You.” I’m already crying. Cannot. Wait. [New York Post]
Bold black and white stripes are a huge fashion trend right now, but I think they look even better decorating your house than they do hanging in your closet. Whether you choose a throw pillow, ottoman, shower curtain, or cute kitchen accessories, these chic stripes add an edgy, graphic feel to any space. Mix and match with bold colors and patterns for an upscale designer look. Here are 6 fabulous black and white striped pieces to get you started… Keep reading »
At the risk of giving you way too much information about the intimate workings of my scalp, let’s just say that something about the water (or humidity? or sweet tea?) in Nashville does not agree with my hair. Ever since moving here, my scalp has been super dry and itchy while my hair seems constantly greasy. Whatever I do, my hair never feels truly clean. It’s gross. In my quest for a solution, I’ve scoured blogs, haircare forums, and DIY Pinterest boards. Two options quickly caught my eye, because they came highly recommended, used similar methods, and promised similar results: one was Neutrogena’s Anti-Residue Shampoo, the other was apple cider vinegar. I tried both. Here’s how they stacked up: Keep reading »
Want to do something crafty but hesitant to take on a huge project that will have your kitchen table covered in hot glue for weeks? Try a DIY hair accessory. Not only are they super cute and pretty simple to make, but you literally get to wear the fruits of your labor on your head, which leads to ample “Thanks, I made it myself!” moments. I rounded up 8 fabulous DIY hair clips, combs, headbands, and elastics that will have the compliments rolling in in no time. Click on the photo above to check ‘em out!
I have big boobs. I’ve always had big boobs. As I’ve mentioned before, there are a lot of reasons big boobs are awesome. There are also a lot of reasons big boobs are kind of a pain. For example, every time I fall in love with a cute dress, only to realize that, due to super thin straps or strategically placed cutouts, there’s no way I can wear a bra with it. Sigh. Back on the rack it goes. From ill-fitting clothing to crowded subway cars, click through for eight natural enemies of big boobs and the blessed/cursed women who have them…