This SNL Skit Perfectly Shows the ‘Joys’ of Motherhood
Full disclosure: I don’t have kids. I have pets, and it’s for a reason. This SNL sketch is the reason. The night before Mother’s Day, Emma Thompson, who is utter perfection in everything, was hosting. Naturally, they put together a skit called “The Perfect Mom.” The sketch stars Heidi Gardner as a young mother and...
15 Dangerous Things Kids Did Back in the Day that Would NOT Be OK Today
Ahhhh, the good old day. When the term “helicopter parents” didn’t yet exist and kids could be kids. I remember being able to run wild as a kid in the woods and through the neighborhood as long as I was home by dinner. Did kids get shot with BB guns? Sure! Did someone fall off...
Bars Are Finding Clever Ways to Reward Customers Who Don’t Drink and Drive
It’s sad (and scary) that in this day and age, people still choose to drink and drive. With all the statistics and horror stories out there, and with the easy availability of Uber and Lyft, there’s really no excuse for ever getting behind the wheel after you’ve had a few drinks. To help fight this...
This 12-Year-Old Makes Fashion Bow-ties for Animals to Get Them Adoption Ready
It’s no surprise that pet shelters are constantly overrun with animals awaiting forever homes. Recently the ASPCA posted a staggering “6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year.” An 11-year-old Sir Darius Brown took that number to heart. He’s casting animals in a whole new light, and creating an entire business around finding...
Want to See Lots of Snakes? Canada Has You Covered. In Snakes.
When I think of Canada, I think of hockey, politeness, and maple syrup. Snakes? Not so much. And yet, Canada (Manitoba, specifically) is home to the largest single concentration of garter snakes in the world. This gathering takes place at the Narcisse Snake Dens. View this post on Instagram Busy day at the Snake Dens....
Heartwarming Father And Son Moment Goes Viral and Denny’s Casts Them In a Commercial
DJ and Kingston Jierre Pryor swept up our hearts and squeezed all the feels right out of them. This viral duo, dad and son, took a baby babble conversation to a whole new level. DJ’s wife, Shanieke, videoed the father and son chatting about a television show. What you’ll witness is a full-blown conversation. Kingston’s reactions,...
Kevin (A Dog) Is Not Having It When His Parents Bring Home a Puppy
Truth: dogs are great. They’re our family, and in some cases they like to be the only fur-being in the house. You know, to suck up all the love and attention. This was the case with Kevin. View this post on Instagram Have you ever been chewing on your favorite toy and your mom starts...
An Instagram Model, Influencer, and Artist Defends Her Art As Being the Real Deal
What does your “ideal” artist look like? They wearing paint-stained overalls? Their hair in messy and oily? Maybe acrylics streaked along their arms and face? Times are a changing and Cristina Szeifert, a Romanian influencer, psychologist, ex-model, and artist is getting backlash for not posing as a “typical” artist. Followers are calling her out for being a...
Project Called “Nuns and Nones” Puts Millennials in Convents to Live with Sisters
The average age of a Catholic nun in America is 76 years of age, so it’s pretty obvious that the vocation is having a difficult time attracting new people. In the millennial age group, only 28% attend regular church service. Recently, the New York Times reported on a project called Nuns and Nones. The nuns, of course,...
Canadian Woman Has Collected Over Two Tons of Plastic Garbage from the Beach
On a Nova Scotia beach by the Bay of Fundy, Karen Jenner hunts for plastic. She spots it easily because it is usually brightly colored. She does this several times a week, picking up plastic trash and filling her five-gallon buckets with both fishing and household garbage. In a year of cleaning up the beaches,...