I prefer Mindy Kaling's policy of never showing her daughter's face on social media Read more

Agree-I think this whole thing is despicable, and no doubt the students who gained did keep other candidates out who put in years of hard work to earn a place in those schools.  However, it’s insane to try to sue, saying your child was specifically kept out by someone else buying their child’s way in. Read more

Tese two were harassing this person in front of the bartender and customers because they didn’t think it was wrong or anyone would care... Let that sink in. Read more

I think her youth is what keeps me from being a proponent of scorched earth for her. I mean, yes, its horrid and stupid and I have no doubt she knew she was plagiarizing, but this is an awful Red Letter to have to wear and I hope she can find a way to eventually recover, learn something and move forward, as a poet or Read more

And the thing is, the poetry world (of actual published/award-winning poets and those who enjoy their work) is small. A lot of people are reading the same little chapbooks. If you plagiarize published work, it’s only a matter of time before you get caught. So this isn’t just assholery. It’s really breathtaking Read more

I knew someone who pretended to be traumatized by a horrible childhood when in reality her childhood was idyllic (source: her siblings and also none of the things she gave as examples of abuse were even close to abuse. It could be things like her mother had ignored her when she called because the mother was making Read more

Different subject but can everyone please remember that tomorrow is World Homeless Day. Homelessness can affect any one, thankfully I'm not homeless anymore. If you see a homeless person please try to help, maybe a coffee, food, most homeless people I know are lonely and it doesn't take 2 minutes to ask how somebody Read more

“I would just like to emphasize how grateful I am for this process,” Schneider said. “It has given me a year to really work on my criminal skill set and learn that dead women can’t file police reports and almost get me in trouble.” Read more

Nope. You’re exactly right. Strangulation or the obstruction of someone’s breathing in any way is the fucking biggest predictor that someone will be violent again and will kill. Read more

Thank you. It was a long time ago now, and the kids and I have moved on and moved 700 miles away, life is good. :)  Read more

My ex strangled me until I blacked out. I called the police. They put him in handcuffs and in the police car, and asked me how long this had been going on. Nobody starts with this. I was crying and scared of what i would do now, with no husband and two little boys. And, the officer told me that it always escalates. If Read more

SO WEIRD! I’ve ALSO taken the last year to work on myself and become a better person, parent and partner. It’s mostly involved a plant-based diet to get my cholesterol numbers down and reading a lot of books on parenting because my 8-year-old’s mood swings confound my husband and I at times. I actually haven’t had to Read more

She reminds me a bit of one of those all-in-one griddle/coffee pot/toaster oven pieces you used to see in Sky Mall magazines (come back Sky Mall!) in that she’s got all the components of something you had high hopes for regarding usefulness, but just ended up being an ineffective piece of equipment that you never used Read more

I just want to say that Feinstein’s decision not to come forward with the letter isn’t bizarre. Ford did not want to come forward. Everyone knows this type of allegation doesn’t stay anonymous, and he's likely to be confirmed regardless. It makes complete sense why she wouldn't reveal the letter-its writer basically Read more

Generally, one of the main aspects to “pick up artists” (and a lot of other dudes use this as well) is that they do negative shit to a woman, then follow it up with something positive. If you’re not sure whether or not this man is going to be nice to you, and then they are nice, it’s a bigger endorphin rush than if Read more