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As kids get older, every mom dreams of being the "cool" parent ... the Lorelai Gilmore of motherhood ... The Lifetime movie mom who all the kids want to confide in and teens don't consider lame.
Being close with your kids and current in terms of social trends does not translate into being BFFs with your teen. Save the best friend status for when they are adults. Don't make these "Cool Mom" mistakes:
"Dog-shaming" photos have taken the internet by storm, but vets are now saying the funny photos are harmful to the animals involved. The photos usually involve a sheepish looking pooch at the scene of the crime with a sign around their necks indicating what they've done wrong. The Secretary of the U.K.'s Kennel Club says that dogs don't like the behavior and says "You wouldn't mock your friends or family like this, so why your dog?" Vets say shaming the dogs may cause or worsen the animal's acute or chronic stress which can lead to depression and a poor relationship between the pet and the owner.
Bubba Sparx, who rapped verses about "Ms. New Booty," and Sir Mix-A-Lot, who professed, "I like big buts and I cannot lie," may have been on to something after all. New research suggests that those who "pack much back" may carry not only extra weight but also greater intelligence and resistance to chronic illnesses.
A study from the University of Oxford revealed that women with bigger butts have distinct advantages over women who have flat rears, and not just the ability to fill out a pair of jeans. Those with inflated derrières have lower insulin resistance, and they produce hormones that better metabolize sugar -- which means these women are less likely to develop heart problems or diabetes than women who carry extra weight around their stomachs. These women also tend to have lower cholesterol; and they tend be smarter, because they produce more Omega 3 fats, which mobilizes brain development.
Researchers indicate that fat in the lower body is preferred to fat anywhere else throughout the body. Dr. Michael Jensen, director of endocrine research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. stated that the fat of pear-shaped women behaves in healthy ways, and that the public should think about fat "as an important organ for our health."
Jimmy Kimmel has been doing this for a few years now. He has parents prank their kids by telling them they've eaten all of their Halloween candy and then video taping their response. Who knew kids loved their candy so much?
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Five drunken men from France stole a circus llama and proceeded to take it on a streetcar joyride. Last Thursday, the men encountered the temporary residence of a Franco-Italian Circus and took a Llama named Serge with them. The group of men proceeded to walk the animal to a tram stations and boarded it. The tram operator noticed that one of passengers didn't pay their fare. The unpaid fare turned out to be the llama. Officials were waiting at the next stop to seize the lads and the llama, but, in the commotion that ensued, the five managed to escape. Police were eventually able to catch up with the llama captors, but the circus owner dropped all charges