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At Least You Don’t Have Moebius Syndrome

Don’t tell Hayley to turn her frown upside down. She’s not trying to be a Debbie Downer, she is just incapable of smiling or moving her face at all for that matter. The 14-year-old suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Moebius Syndrome. People with this disorder are born missing vital nerves and sometimes limbs. This often impairs their ability to speak, blink, chew, or move their face. In Hayley’s case, her speech is very limited, her face is paralyzed, she has no hands, sleeps with her eyes open, and suffers with severe digestive issues. I dare you to try to complain about your problems now. [The Sun] Keep reading »

Woman Allegedly Mows Down Cousin After Man Refuses Her Facebook Friend Request

Today in “bitches be crazy!” news: Melanie Snanopoulos, of Long Island, allegedly mowed down her cousin, Giselle Penagos, 21, twice with her van after fighting about a guy. On Sunday, Snanopoulos and Penagos got in a heated fight while driving after Snanopoulos discovered that a man she was interested in had accepted Penagos’ Facebook friend request, but ignored her own. After Snanopoulos pulled over, Penagos jumped out of the van and Snanopoulos followed her. The two fought on the street and then Snanopoulos allegedly hopped back in the van and drove straight into Penagos. She then supposedly reversed and plowed into Penagos for a second time. Over a dude ignoring a friend request? Maybe he just hadn’t gotten around to accepting it yet! Yeesh. Keep reading »

Prince William And Kate Middleton’s Wedding: Did You Get Your Save-The-Date Fax?

Planning a royal wedding is no joke—Kate Middleton has resigned from her post at her parent’s party supply company to attend to all the assorted details of her April 29th nuptials. Already, we’re a little worried that the event might be stuck in the ’80s—Kate is wearing Diana’s decade-of-decadence engagement ring, the couple’s engagement photos look eerily like the ones Princess Charles and Diana took back in the day, and the wedding is going down in Westminster Abbey which … booorrrring. And now we hear that the Buckingham Palace staff has sent out save-the-date notices to the royal families of Europe—by fax machine. I mean, couldn’t they just have sent carrier pigeons? [OMG News, People] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Black Women May Have Bigger “Healthy” Waist Size

  • The size of a “healthy” waist may be bigger for black women, according to a study in the journal Obesity. [Reuters]
  • Anti-abortion activists are gathering this weekend in Washington, D.C., to protest against last weekend’s 38th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. [Los Angeles Times]
  • Police say four women whose bodies were found on Long Island beaches worked as escorts on Craigslist and may have been killed by a serial killer. [Wall Street Journal]

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Woman Admits To Kidnapping Baby From Hospital 23 Years Ago

Imagine being 23 years old and finding out that your mother is not actually your mother. Devastating, right? Now imagine that you find out that she kidnapped you from a hospital. That’s, like, beyond. This insane scenario is a reality for Nejdra Nance, born Carlina White. The woman she knew as her mother, Ann Pettway, has finally confessed her crime to the FBI.What would possess someone to kidnap a 19-day-old baby and raise her as your own? Ann claimed she had several miscarriages and feared she would never become a mother. Uh, I’m thinking that excuse won’t hold up too well in court. Her err in judgement may earn her life in prison, not to mention the pain she has caused Carlina and her biological family. [People] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: ESPN Dude Fired For Calling Colleague “Sweet Baby” To Sue

  • Ron Franklin, the ESPN announcer who was fired for calling his female co-worker, Jeannine Edwards, “sweet baby” and an “a**hole,” is suing his former employer. He has a right to be sexist, damn it! [New York Daily News]
  • The #1 movie I wanna see out of Sundance? “Miss Representation,” a documentary about how women are represented by the media. [L.A. Times]

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