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Quickies: Prince Harry Mines For Gold & See Rachel Zoe’s Crazy “Push Present” Diamond Ring

  • Before he was prince of our hearts (aww), Prince Harry was just a little boy digging for gold and then eating it. Also, get your princes straight, BuzzFeed! That’s Harry, not William. [BuzzFeed]
  • Paul McCartney and fiancée Nancy Shevell won’t do a a prenup. Prenups = so “out” right now. [PopEater]
  • Chaz Bono said he’d be willing to talk to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie about their daughter Shiloh, who is infamous for her quote-on-quote “boyish” clothing. “I would love to talk to them at some point to at least let them know we have this resource for them if they ever need it,” said Cher’s son, who had gender reassignment surgery to transition from Chastity to Chaz. “People get too freaked out about kids and what to do with kids. If you just let kids do what they need to do they usually have the right idea.” Could we stop diagnosing this Shiloh with gender dysmorphia already? She’s in preschool. [E! Online]

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Are Push Presents Really Necessary?

I love receiving gifts, but even I’m a little confused about the phenomenon of the push present. As you might have heard, the push present is a gift, often a piece of jewelry, a new father gives to a new mother when she gives birth to their first child. If you’re a fan of “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” then you might recall that the newest cast member Peggy Tanous received a Bentley as her push present. Now, the push present sounds like a gesture of gratitude, but there also seems to be a thick layer of guilt surrounding it too. Moms seem to want some compensation for carrying a baby for nine months, getting sick, surviving labor, and losing their figure. But shouldn’t the new bundle of joy be the greatest gift? Also, the idea of the push present seems to be a marketing ploy by the jewelry and luxury brands industry. Of course, I wouldn’t turn away a push present from my future husband, but I also wouldn’t want us to go into unnecessary debt because we decided to start a family. How do you feel about push presents? Did you receive a push present after giving birth? Do you want one when you become a mother? Keep reading »

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