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Worst Nightmare: Married Couple Learns They’re Brother And Sister

A Brazilian couple, both of whom were adopted, recently shared the surprise of a lifetime when they learned that they share the same birth mother. Cue the face grimaces and gagging. Keep reading »

Little Girl Learns Her Baby Brother Can’t Stay Small Forever

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Growing Up Is A Trap!

Sadie just came to the harsh realization that her little brother won’t stay a smiley baby forever. She’s adorable, yes, but crying hysterically about getting older hits a little too close to home for those of us in the grownup world! Hold off on your existential crisis, Sadie, it’ll hit you hard enough in about 30 more years. [via Buzzfeed]

Three-Year-Old Boy Punches Brother, Calmly Explains He Needs Pancakes Immediately

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"You can't punch people because you want pancakes!"

The beauty of being a grown-up is that when you get cravings, you have the ability and means to drive yourself to the store (or, in my case, McDonald’s) to immediately satisfy those cravings. No such luck for three-year-old Connor.

When young Connor found himself without pancakes, he felt his only solution was to punch his brother Aiden in hopes that their father would immediately deliver him a platter of flapjacks. Needless to say, it did not work. Somehow, as his brother flinched and cried in pain, Connor managed to explain his dire situation very calmly to his dad, the whole time keeping the focus on the real problem at hand: he still has no pancakes.

I get it, dude. I have that same struggle every Friday night after I leave the bar.

Some Thoughts On That Jay Z/Solange Brawl, Female-On-Male Violence & Fights Between Siblings

Some Thoughts On That Jay Z/Solange Brawl, Female-On-Male Violence & Fights Between Siblings

Like, oh, basically everyone everywhere, I’ve been totally consumed with thoughts about the fight between Jay Z and Solange Knowles following the Met Ball a few weeks ago, security footage of which was leaked online yesterday. I’m a fangirl of both Knowles sisters, and my belief in everlasting love is tied maybe a little too closely to the marriage between Jay and Beyonce, so as a Carter Family obsessive, this story is impossible to ignore. Given that Beyonce and Jay Z’s life is presented so flawlessly to the public — even their past troubles have been presented after the fact with a glossy veneer of hindsight and lessons learned — the elevator brawl between Beyonce’s husband and her little sister Solange reveals a rather large chink in the Carter Family armor, provoking loads of understandable questions and speculation.

Chances are good that we’ll never know the details, and even if anyone involved does explain what went down, it’ll be carefully worded. To be very, very clear though: Solange Knowles violently attacking Jay Z, for any reason, is not okay. It’s assault. How this will play out legally, now that the tape has been released to the public and thus to the attention of authorities, remains to be seen.

Whenever I do hear about a woman being violent towards a man, I’m forced to confront my own history of such behavior. I can count the number of times where I’ve “snapped” to such a degree on less than two hands, only three of which actually resulted in physical contact. They all involved men I was very close to and love/loved. (I’ve never been in a physical fight with another woman and very rarely verbally fight with other women.) Keep reading »

5 Life Lessons I’ve Learned From My Little Brother

My Wonderful Brother
Her brother keeps her sane. Read More »
Candy Crush Life Lessons
7 Incredibly Deep Life Lessons From Candy Crush Saga
Amelia learned some deep things from this iPhone game. Read More »

This past week, my youngest brother came to visit me. His real name is Cuyler, but everyone calls him Bob (for some reason, no one in my family goes by their real name). Bob is 18 now — a solid ten years younger than me — but we’ve always been pretty close, and it was awesome to see him after a couple months of living so far away from each other. Hanging out with my not-so-little brother for a week, I realized that even though I’m the one who’s prone to big sisterly lectures, Bob has probably taught me way more about life than I’ve taught him. Here are five of the best lessons I’ve learned from him over the years… Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I’m The Uncool Older Sister

My Wonderful Brother
Her brother keeps her sane. Read More »
Military Sister
My brother joined the armed forces. Read More »
My Brother, The Addict
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What if someone you love is addicted to drugs? Read More »

I used to be a cool older sister. I had all sorts of secret older sister knowledge. So when I told my little brother Gabe that I was a witch and I could fly, he believed me. That was pretty awesome.

I was seven, and he was four.

“If you don’t unload my section of the dishwasher, I’ll put a spell on you!” I said.

He got nervous.

I hated unloading the dishwasher. I still do, actually. Keep reading »

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