Some marriage-phobic guys get cold feet. This one got a wrung neck.
Nikoleta Karoly of East Naples, Fla., is accused of choking her boyfriend because he refused to marry her for the purpose of getting a new Visa, according to an arrest report filed earlier this month and sent to The Huffington Post.
As first reported in the Naples Daily News, Karoly’s boyfriend told police that she had been getting increasingly violent with him, after he kept refusing to tie the knot.
The boyfriend said Karoly choked, scratched and slapped him so hard on his ear that he thought he was going deaf, the report states. Read more …
Health care reform what? Syria who? President Obama is just the latest celeb to cover that super catchy “Call Me Maybe” song. It’s cute, but it’s most redeeming quality is 100 percent less Donald Trump than the Miss USA pageant contestant cover. [MTV.Tumblr.com]
Are you a serious bookworm? Do you find the scent of the printed page borderline orgasmic? Are regular perfumes not quite paper-y enough for you? Sounds like you might want to check out Paper Passion, a new fragrance that smells like–you guessed it–books. Created by a master perfumer in collaboration with Wallpaper magazine, with packaging designed by Karl Lagerfeld (naturally!), Paper Passion is “an opportunity to celebrate all the glorious sensuality of books, at a time when many in the industry are turning against them.” One bottle will set you back $115, but when you consider all the awesome book nerds you’ll attract with every spritz, it seems a small price to pay. [Buzzfeed]
When a single act of cannibalism is reported, it is as unfathomable as it is unsettling. To have five such incidents dominate the news cycle — as was the case this week — seems almost unprecedented.
All but one of the following cases are alleged crimes. They range from an international manhunt for a suspect accused of chopping up and eating his male partner to a chef who severed and served his own testicles.
HuffPost Crime offers a round-up of the murder suspects and alleged flesh-eaters who captivated our readers this week with tales of horror. Read more …
Mayor Bloomberg wants to ban sodas bigger than 16 ounces from being sold in New York City (with afew exceptions), and as the AP points out, he’s likely to get his way considering he appoints everyone on the city’s Board of Health. Read more…
When Maeghan Smulders, a 24-year-old from Calgary, graduated from college last June, she had 29 job offers (yep, you read that right: twenty-nine). Did she choose the best one and start working her way up the corporate ladder? Of course not! She was convinced she could find something better, so she launched a “speed interning” campaign, working for free at 10 companies over the span of 112 days. “I really wanted to find an environment that I could really grow in,” she says, and wow, did she find it: after sorting through 18 more job offers (one from each company she interned at, and eight from companies who saw her story on the news), she took a job with Beyond The Rack, a fashion startup based in Montreal that created a new position just for her. “I really hope that this journey inspires other students to not limit themselves upon graduating,” says Smulders. “Be persistent and really search for what you want to do.” As much as I love her message, the internship blitz isn’t a realistic option for all the college students out there who are working multiple (paid) jobs and barely making it. What do you think of Smulders’ job hunting strategy? [The Star]