Teen Made To Babysit For Free As Punishment


I only got in serious trouble once when I was a teen — I was a well-behaved dork, what can I say? I had been stealing change from a bowl of coins my dad had been saving and, once discovered, he made me collect signatures for some sort of political petition in exchange for not telling my mom what a little thief I was. I got off the hook pretty easy, I have to say. But 16-year-old Kirstin Rausch’s dad is not as easygoing, though he is almost as creative. See, Kristin had her friends over at her house later than she was supposed to, so as punishment, her dad took out an ad — with her photo! — for 30 hours of free babysitting in the local newspaper. This seems way harsh to me, and if I were a parent, I don’t know that I would want some teen being forced to babysit my kids for no money. Anyway, the public shaming is really the bigger punishment, isn’t it? Did her dad force her to wear that terrible hair bow on national TV too? How did your parents punish you when you broke the rules as a teen? [CBS News] Keep reading »

Seduction 101: Kiki De Montparnasse Offers Sexy “Salons”

Kiki de Montparnasse is one of our favorite retailers of high-class sex toys and lingerie. However, we mainly go to the brand for bedroom inspiration because we can’t quite bring ourselves to put down $225 for a bra or $2,400 for pearl handcuffs. (But fantasizing is free, right?) We were quite excited to learn, however, that Kiki de Montparnasse has an in-store event series this fall, which sounds delightfully dirty. On September 1, “Partner Play” includes a lecture on sensual techniques with expert Domina K and a private consultation. (As well as a champagne reception and “aphrodisiacs”—no further details on what those are, exactly.) Other classes cover bedroom games, self-pleasure, and a men-only seminar on seduction. Each two-hour session is $65, which, in comparison to $150 corset panties, is a small amount to pay for priceless knowledge. If you’re in NYC this fall, check them out! [KikiDM.com] Keep reading »

Quotable: Fantasia Confirms Overdose Was A Suicide Attempt

“I didn’t have any fight in me. I didn’t care about anything. I just wanted out. At that moment, I wanted out. I wanted it to be over with – all of it, all of that s**t … I just sat in the closet and looked at the mirror and took all the pills in the bottle. I wanted to go to sleep and just be at peace. I knew exactly what I was doing. You can’t accidentally take a whole bottle of pills.”

Fantasia Barrino tells VH1′s “Behind the Music” that her overdose earlier this month was not accidental and that she was trying to take her own life. So sad — I hope she gets the help she needs. Fantasia’s episode “Behind the Music” will air tomorrow night, the same day that her new album, Back to Me, is released. [People] Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: 12 Cute And Colorful Watches

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I’ve finally come to the conclusion that it’s time, heh, for me to grow up and wear a watch. I’ve been holding out for years for my ultimate dream timepiece, Hermes’ double-banded Cape Cod watch, but it’s thousands of bones and I haven’t been able to justify spending the money — yet. In the meantime (HA! Again!), I think I’ll take summer into fall and winter with a sporty and super colorful wristwatch — many of the 12 watches in this slideshow have a fun ’80s hip-hop vibe mixed with modern features. Keep clicking to check ‘em out!

Katy Perry’s Glamour Shots Flashback

Unearthing celebrity yearbook photos is a fun pastime, but revealing celebrity Glamour Shot photos is so much better! Check out how awesomely early ’90s Katy Perry looks in hot pink from head to toe! Is her enormous hat about to fall off or something? Loves it. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

The Great Drop-Off — When Your Parents Leave You At College

The trek from home to college can be riddled with anxiety, fear and doubt — for both students AND parents. And that’s why more and more colleges are finding ways to formalize the college move-in process to make it easier for everyone. Keep reading »

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