What’s Better Than Boobs? Free Boobs!
A 23-year-old British woman managed to have strangers pay for her boob job after using a crowd sourcing website. Gemini Smith, who fell into depression because she could not afford breast implants, raised more than $8,000 on the website MyFreeImplants.com. The website, which allows women to ask strangers for the operation, makes donors purchase “Chat credits” to talk to Smith through webcam videos, but has maintained that she “didn’t do anything” that she “Didn’t want to”. (Daily Mail)
Making Pot a Part of Weddings in Colorado
Now that marijuana’s been legalized in Colorado, many people who enjoy the drug are making it part of their daily lives in new ways, and that includes making pot a part of weddings too. ABC News reported on it recently, speaking with Jane West, founder of party-planning agency Edible Events, which focuses on cannabis events. West said she’s received a number of requests from brides and is coming up with ideas to incorporate marijuana into weddings and pre-wedding celebrations like bridal showers, saying it’s no different than offering alcohol during a wedding’s cocktail hour and reception. Her plans include a bridal shower that will begin with a breakfast that includes a pot-laced granola bar, followed by a hike and spa massages, as well as a wedding in which the men will wear boutonnieres made with a small cannabis bud, which they can then smoke after the formalities in the pipes they’re given as a wedding party gift.
Nappers Die Sooner?
New research finds that daytime nappers are more likely to die before they reach age 65 than non-nappers. U.K. researchers found this by studying nearly 17 thousand British men over the course of 13 years. Researchers found that daytime nappers who snoozed less than an hour a day were 14 percent more likely to die young than those who did not nap. Additionally, those who napped for more than an hour a day were 32 percent more likely to die before age 65 than non-nappers. Researchers say there’s really no reason to be alarmed, especially if you nap for less than an hour at a time, but still say, “It remains plausible that napping might be an early sign of system disregulation and a marker of future health problems.” (Gothamist)
Should Schools Have Dress Codes for Parents?
Every now and then there will be stories in the news about a dust-up over school dress codes, like the ones recently over some schools banning leggings and yoga pants for girls. But a member of a Florida school board would like to go a lot further than that, proposing that there be a dress code for parents too. The Sun Sentinel reported that Broward County Public Schools board member Rosalind Osgood made the suggestion during a recent board meeting, saying she didn’t like seeing fathers wearing saggy pants when picking up their kids from the high school in her district, noting that the school bans saggy pants for students. Osgood wouldn’t ban specific items of clothing, saying instead that parents should dress as though they were going to church, work or dinner. She told Yahoo Shine, “I’m not trying to instill a strict dress code. This is about basic presentation — many parents pick their children up wearing curlers in their hair, sweatpants that fall down, and even pajamas. How can we teach our children to be serious about education if their parents don’t set the right tone?”