Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is going to extreme measures to prevent the spread of germs amongst children. The council has set forth some stringent, new guidelines for birthday cake etiquette at daycare centers: “Children love to blow out their candles while their friends are singing ‘Happy birthday … To prevent the spread of germs when the child blows out the candles, parents should either provide a separate cupcake, with a candle if they wish, for the birthday child and enough cupcakes for all the other children,” states the NHMRC document. Keep reading »
Hey, I’m the first person to admit my complete and total addiction to coffee. A day without coffee is like … a day without prolonged periods of wakefulness, in my case. Meaning: I depend on the stuff to function. Or at least I thought I did, until I heard Mike and Trina’s story. Because this St. Petersburg, Florida couple really does depend on coffee to function, to a shocking degree. No joke.
I know what you’re thinking: How much coffee can these people possibly drink? But that’s just it — neither Mike nor Trina actually drinks coffee at all. They believe that drinking coffee is “bad for their health.” So they give themselves (brace yourself) coffee enemas. At least 100 coffee enemas per month. Each. Read more…
Ahhh, student loans. Or as I like to think of them, that giant hole where I pour hundreds and hundreds of dollars every month. I hope you can buy some fancy couches for the student center, NYU! Imported South African sea salt for the cafeteria? Gold-plated BIC pens for every librarian in the library? Whatever you do with
my your money, I’m sure it’s money well spent. And yes, it will keep coming, probably until I die. The sad truth is that I speak on the phone with the loan servicing lady more than some of my relatives.
Three colleges are not content to just have their loan serving office keep broke grads on speed dial — now, they’re lawyering up. Keep reading »
Dear Brett Eric Drachenburg aka “The Sun,”
If were sitting in the same room right now, I would be giving you a slow clap. From a safe distance, of course. At least 93 million miles. When you were caught stealing a towel from a Florida home, you told the cops that you were simply trying to disguise yourself as “‘The Sun’ with intent to obstruct the due execution of the law.” Initially, authorities were confused by your explanation and thought you might be referring to The Sun Sentinel newspaper, but when the deputy asked you for your name, you replied, “The Sun.”
The Sun, l know why you stole that towel. You were trying to hide your fire from the world. Trying to protect the world from your heat. Don’t do it, The Sun. Never let anyone dull your shine, baby. Take that towel off your face and let the world have it.
Authorities are looking for the boy who fathered the baby of a nine-year-old girl, only identified as Dafne. The girl gave birth to a health baby girl in Guadalajara, Mexico on January 27. Shortly after the birth, Dafne’s family alerted the authorities.” The girl was just over eight when she got pregnant. The father is a boy who is 17, but we have not found him, since he ran away. We are looking for the young man to get his story because she does not understand what has happened. This is a rape or child sex abuse case,” said Jorge Villasenor of the state prosecutors’ office. Dafne told authorities that the father of the baby was her boyfriend. Both mother and baby were released from the hospital last weekend.
Nope. Still can’t wrap my mind around a 9-year-old giving birth. Very disturbing. I hope they locate the father of the baby soon. [ABC News, News.com.au]
Last week, I called Carly McKinney, the Colorado high school teacher who was fired for tweeting pot smoking endorsements and half-naked pictures of herself, “the world’s most idiotic teacher.” I stand by this proclamation. What she did was straight up shitbrained. But to be fair, there are soooo many other teachers out there — too many for me to write about– who make Carly McKinney look like a damn saint. Click through for a small smattering of female teachers whose actions were far more despicable than Carly’s. Prepare to be appalled.