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17 Awkward “Meet The Parents” Stories That Really Happened

17 Awkward “Meet The Parents” Stories That Really Happened

If Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro taught the world anything, it's that meeting your partner's parents doesn't always go as planned. But as the holiday season is in full swing, some couples may chose to bring their lovers home for the first time (after quarantining and COVID-19-testing, of course).Meeting your significant other's family for the…
What Pediatricians Want Parents To Know About A COVID-19-Related Illness Affecting Kids

What Pediatricians Want Parents To Know About A COVID-19-Related Illness Affecting Kids

Kids with pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome (PMIS) are also experiencing abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea. Some will have rash, a strawberry tongue that’s red and enlarged, and swollen hands. They also might present with red eyes due to blood vessel inflammation, Greenhow says. Like Kawasaki disease, these issues can impact a child’s heart if…
My Parents Raised Me To Be Perfect — It Backfired

My Parents Raised Me To Be Perfect — It Backfired

My mom grew up in the Greater Toronto Area to immigrant Jamaican parents who prioritized family over everything else. She was the good cop of my parents — until you rolled your eyes. Although she was less intense than my dad, she was equally insistent that, to become successful adults, my three siblings and I…
Laurie Hernandez’s Incredible Power Comes From Her Parents

Laurie Hernandez’s Incredible Power Comes From Her Parents

Gymnastics can be more mental than physical sometimes. So throughout training, going through different tests — whether that’s competing with a lot of people or just with yourself can build your mental strength. I tend to get really nervous when I’m competing, but once I’m up on the equipment, I really like it. So, just…
Man Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping Jayme Closs, Murdering Her Parents

Man Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping Jayme Closs, Murdering Her Parents

Patterson held Closs captive in his remote home in Gordon, WI — about 70 miles from her childhood home. According to the authorities, he reportedly kept Closs under his bed for as long as 12 hours a day without food, water, or bathroom access. Patterson also allegedly hit her at least once. Closs escaped on…
The Millennials Who Pay for Their Parents’ Living Expenses

The Millennials Who Pay for Their Parents’ Living Expenses

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. When did we all start seeing millennials as sad, lazy, degenerates? Was it when some white dude blamed avocado toast for all of our financial shortcomings? Or when living at home longer became an indicator of laziness rather than a shitty housing market? Or can we thank the…
The retro piece of exercise equipment my parents couldn’t give up

The retro piece of exercise equipment my parents couldn’t give up

In the 1990s, when my family and I lived in the United Arab Emirates, a revolution of sorts came to our TV, all the way from Atlanta: CNN, which ushered in Larry King’s suspenders, grainy footage of the Gulf War, and a solemn-looking Wolf Blitzer as a soundtrack to the dinner table. But it also…
A smart baby bed has stirred controversy for its $1,300 price tag. Now parents can rent it.

A smart baby bed has stirred controversy for its $1,300 price tag. Now parents...

How much are parents willing to spend for their infants to sleep soundly? According to Dr. Harvey Karp, an LA-based pediatrician and children’s author, about $1,300. That is the price tag Karp put on the Snoo, the smart baby bassinet he debuted in 2016. Based on a theory he premiered in his 2003 book The…
A dozen streamable shows and movies that kids can watch (and parents will like)

A dozen streamable shows and movies that kids can watch (and parents will like)

‘Tis the season for family-friendly movies and TV — particularly if the weather outside is frightful. And in the age of streaming, we’ve never had so many options. But finding something to watch together that you haven’t seen a thousand times before can be tricky. And locating a show for the wee ones that won’t…
How To Deal With Controlling Parents In Adulthood

How To Deal With Controlling Parents In Adulthood

That said, if your parents make it clear that they aren't interested in hearing you, let alone adjusting the way they speak to you, you may be dealing with more than simply controlling behavior. "Take a very honest and hard look at the relationship you have with your parents," Boykin says. If they aren't willing…

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