“I kind of think she might be too good looking to go to jail.”
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More bad news out of the Middle East: Fresh off Time magazine’s cover story on the state of Afghanistan (with accompanying extremely disturbing cover photo), a new report from Afghanistan’s Health Minister found that more than 23,000 women and girls attempted suicide there last year — a “several-fold” increase on previous years.
Around 48 percent of Aghanistan’s 23.6 million people are women — so that means around .2 percent of the country’s female population has attempted suicide. Compare that with the U.S. — where 2005 statistics found that 6,730 women committed suicide — or .004 percent — and you’ll see how shocking that really is. (Attempted suicide statistics are unavailable but most reports say there is one death for every 12 to 25 attempts.)
Why are so many Afghan women taking their own lives? Keep reading »
Yesterday, we viral-ly shook Steven Slater’s hand for coming up with one of the most creative ways to quit a job. This week, the Jet Blue flight attendant got so frustrated with a customer that he cussed her out over the intercom and proceeded to leave the plane via the emergency chute with a few beers in hand. This maneuver has left everyone in awe, but with varying opinions. Some see Slater as a working man’s hero, standing up for all the little guys that have to put up with people’s whining everyday; others are pinning Slater as the baby, saying that he overreacted and put people in danger. Regardless, Slater is a free man for now, having posted his $2,500 bail. [ABC]
Now that Steven is back on the streets, here is what you should know about him. Keep reading »
The sad thing is I actually know people who would eat this: a vendor at the Wisconsin State Fair is serving up a cheeseburger between two halves of a Krispy Kreme donut as a bun. You can get it with chocolate-covered bacon, too! But your coronary artery wants to know: How many calories? Keep reading »