15 Women Shared What They Just Don't Get About Their Significant Others

Entering into a relationship means learning to accept all kinds of quirks about your partner— quirks you didn’t necessarily know about during the honeymoon phase or the first couple dates where they pretended to like your T.V. shows and said that they talk to their mom on the phone every Wednesday. 

And then there are the weird habits that we’ll never get. But that’s love, we suppose. 

Women took to Whisper to vent about what they’ll never understand about their significant others. You’ll probably be able to relate:

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A School Is Putting Kids In Detention If Their Parents Can't Afford School Lunch

Michaela Community School in London is being slated online after the school’s principle, Katharine Birbalsingh, decided to take a rather extreme measure to get parents to pay up for their children’s school dinner. 

Parent Dionne Kelly, who fell behind on payments for her 12-year-old son, posted a letter she recently received from the school on Twitter. It says that if she doesn’t pay up the £75, her son will be placed into “lunch isolation” and have a limited lunch of a sandwich and a piece of fruit. 

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Kelly, an unemployed single mother, says she received the letter two weeks after her son started at the school. She added that she had not yet had the opportunity to apply for free meals, making the bill a surprise. She told the Daily Mail:

“I found the letter quite threatening. Isolating children for their parents not paying upfront is degrading. It’s embarrassing for poor families.”

She pointed out that the letter appeared to be addressed to several parents, as it began with “Dear families,” but the school would not say if others had received it. 


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Birbalsingh said that the radical method was an attempt to encourage parents to ‘”change their ways” and support their children. She added:

“The letter from Barry Smith…was sent in an attempt to encourage mum to change her ways and support her son by paying for his food.”

“The vast majority of secondary schools use isolation to discipline children.”

Though she was quickly criticized after saying that “lunch isolation” is typically used to allow children a chance to reflect on bad behavior. It seems odd to punish a child for something that is totally out of their control. 

Kelly also claims to have paid the money on time, but that her son was still put into “lunch isolation” for a day. Birbalsingh responded to the allegations by saying that mom didn’t pay up on time and that the detention was the result of bad behavior the day before. 

Kelly has since moved her child to another school and hopes to be able to reclaim the money she paid. Birbalsingh hasn’t been having a good time on Twitter as a result of the letter:

What do you think?

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Demi Lovato And Joe Jonas Recreated Their ‘Gotta Find You’ Duet From Camp Rock

Disney fans that were in Future Now’s Washington, DC stop on Tuesday night were in for quite the treat when Joe Jonas walked onstage to join Demi Lovato and his brother Nick.

Fans started cheering within the first few strums as he took them eight years back by singing “Gotta Find You” from Disney’s hit TV Movie Camp Rock.

Demi followed up by performing the movie’s female protagonist Mitchie Torres’s “This Is Me” while Nick accompanied her on guitar.

Fans had a blast.  Demi and Joe even hugged it out before Joe said, “Now that we did all the sentimental bullshit, let’s have some fun,” and went right into DNCE’s “Cake By The Ocean.”

Here’s a closer look at the trip back in time from another fan:

This was the movie that launched their careers 8 years ago, and they’ve shown fans that despite all their success, they haven’t forgotten their roots.

(h/t mtv)

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This Mother And Fitness Model Wants Women To Focus On Their Bodies Instead Of Their Scales

Diet shakes, fat burners, green tea extract, body wraps, crash diets, liposuction, and gastric bypass.  If you’ve ever contemplated dropping a few (or more) pounds, you’ll have come across a number of those options, either by reading articles on how to ‘tone up’ or through ads that would start pelting them your way after you’ve searched google twice for a diet plan.

For as long as I can remember, women around me, regardless of age, ethnicity, or cultural background, were obsessed with losing enough weight to hit a specific number.

I recall my mother and her friends exchanging tapes with one another, have seen people go to homeopathic doctors and come back with overpriced generic supplements, and have read article after article of people opting to go on extreme crash diets for month to reach that oh so very special number, be it the incredibly flawed BMI scale that’s seen posted on the walls of every school gym or in pursuit of a dress size that’s also regularly a hot button issue in society today.


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I didn’t learn about body composition until I started participating in competitive strength sports in my late 20s, which was also (coincidentally) the same time I actually started getting healthy.  I can write a separate article on men if there’s demand for it, but the social pressures nowadays really don’t target us.  No, those crosshairs are always their way, it’s people like Kelsey Wells that are going to help change that.

Wells came out of her pregnancy 25 pounds heavier than she did when going in. She decided to get back in shape 8 weeks post partum, picking a training program that appealed to her and went to work.

The photos show her at her starting weight, 8 weeks post-partum, the lowest weight she reached after 8 weeks on the program, and the last one has her looking much healthier months later and near her initial starting weight.

The Bikini Body Guide (BBG) program she was following recommended that people using it take full body photos along the way and not just base progress on the readout from their scale.

I weighed 130 before getting pregnant, so based on nothing besides my own warped perception, I decided my ‘goal weight’ should be 122 and to fit into my skinniest jeans. Well after a few months of BBG and breastfeeding, I HIT IT and I fit into those size 0 jeans. Well guess what? I HAVE GAINED 18 POUNDS SINCE THEN. EIGHT FREAKING TEEN…

I have never had more muscle and less body fat than I do now. I have never been healthier than I am now. I have never been more comfortable in my own skin than I am now.

Wells went into detail in her post, saying that had she kept to tracking progress through the scale only, she would’ve given up, decorating the caption with a catchy #screwthescale hashtag that caught on rather quickly.

Yesterday she appeared as a fitness model on Cosmo, a move which may have prompted her to show the behind the scenes work that went into securing that photoshoot.

The big takeaway that Wells was pushing for was for people to not attach their self-worth and progress to a number on a scale.  

The fixation has led to a $ 62 Billion supplement industry and $ 58 Billion (2014 figures) weight loss industry, which includes the assorted diet drinks you see decorating the shelves in your local Walmart.

Have an opinion on the topic, or would you like to see something else written about it?  Leave a comment under the article and I’ll drop by.

(h/t elitedaily)

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18 Airbnb Hosts Share The Worst Thing A Guest Has Ever Done In Their House

My friends who rent their places on Airbnb have told me some pretty horrifying stories of the worst guests they’ve ever hosted. And it seems pretty common to come across a tenant from hell, the Airbnb hosts of Reddit recently shared their own. They involve sex, used enemas and police raids. 

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Dallas Police Chief Tells Legislatures To Step Up And Do Their Jobs To Cut Down On Gun Violence

The murder of five Dallas police officers that came at the end of a week of protests has weighed heavily on citizens, pitting them against each other on social media and having them wonder if we’ll ever be able to move beyond issues that have plagued us as a nation for far too long.

The internet always has its say first, but today, amidst a climate of social and political discord, Dallas Police Chief David Brown reached into the same love he has had for his hometown that propelled him to become the man today, and spoke both out and up.

This is Police Chief David Brown.Five Police Officers Killed During Anti-Police Brutality March In Dallas

For anyone that has been too busy playing Pokemon Go for the last week, he leads the police force that just lost five officers during an anti-police brutality protest after the deaths of two African American men, one of which had a CCW permit, which by law allowed him to carry his firearm, and may have cost him his life.

During a press conference today, Chief Brown hit several points on the head, starting with addressing the topic of gun control:

“I was asked, ‘Well what’s your opinion about guns?’ Ask the policymakers to do something and then I’ll give you an opinion.  Put a law out there and I’ll give you an opinion about it, but to have me do that job, I’ll pass on that.  Get in that debate and get swallowed up by both sides who are entrenched in their positions?  I want no part of that.  Do your job.  We’re doing ours.  We’re putting our lives on the line.  The other aspects of government need to step up and help us.”

He expressed the problem he sees with Open Carry laws as well:Dallas Mourns Killings Of Five Police Officers

It’s increasingly challenging, when people have AR-15s slung over and shootings occur in a crowd and they begin running and we don’t know if they’re the shooter or not.  Its been the presumption that a good guy with a gun is the best way to resolve some of these things.  We don’t know who the good guy is versus who the bad guy is if everybody starts shooting, and we’ve expressed that concern as well.  I have every belief and trust that our folks are listening at the state on this issue, particularly when it involves protests.

He also spoke about why he became a police officer.Five Police Officers Killed During Anti-Police Brutality March In Dallas

He went in depth about him joining to help Dallas through its crack epidemic in the early 80s, and invited those protesting to leave the picket line and to join him and the rest of the department in fixing today’s issues.

“We’re hiring.  We’ll put you in your neighborhood, and we will help you resolve some of the problems you’re protesting about.”

“I’ve been black a long time,” he joked.Five Police Officers Killed During Anti-Police Brutality March In Dallas

He grew up in Dallas, making sure to mention that he was in fact a 3rd generation Dallasite.

“We’re in a much better place than we were when I was a young man here, but we have much more work to do, particularly in our profession.  Leaders in our position need to put our careers on the line and make sure we do things right.  Not be so worried about keeping their job.  That’s how I approach it.  I hope that it’s an example for others to approach the way we conduct ourselves as police officers.”

Powerful words in a trying time, by a man that everyone on all sides of the conflict can relate to.  

What are your thoughts on the topic?

(h/t npr)

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People Are Losing Their Minds While Trying To Find The Cell Phone In This Photo

In order to momentarily distract ourselves from the tragedy and political strife that’s plaguing our world, we might as well turn to the Internet for a little useless entertainment. For those of us who love optical illusions (or Where’s Waldo), this is the jackpot. In the image below, there is a cell phone lying somewhere on a rug. And no, it’s not digitally edited in, it just has a patterned phone case that nicely matches the decor. 

Jeya May Cruz, a sales representative at Dell, first posted this photo to Facebook, challenging people to find the phone. 

As with any optical illusion, it takes forever to find and then you can’t remember how you didn’t see it immediately. But, in all fairness, this is a very inconspicuous phone case. 

Found it? If not, behold: 

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Now you can’t stop seeing it, right?

The infuriating camouflaging phone went viral almost immediately.

In less than a week, the photo racked up 121,000 likes and over 15,000 shares on Facebook. 

…We hope everyone enjoyed their few seconds of frustration that had nothing to do with death or guns. (h/t someecards)

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19 Confessions From Women Who Caught Their Partner Cheating

I was technically never cheated on; but during the last days of a past relationship when I could feel my SO slipping away and losing interest in me, I found out that she was meeting guys off Plenty of Fish and it made me feel like total crap.

Going through her phone while she was drunk and seeing her call guys “babe” and texting photos of herself was like getting kicked in the nuts over and over again, and even though she didn’t “technically” do anything with them, I felt so betrayed. The memory of it now still bothers me and I can deeply recall that pain.

The sad reality is, usually, its guys who do the cheating. And I only went through a fraction of what girls probably worry that their male partners are doing every day.

  1. I caught my boyfriend cheating. He had no idea and I slowly ripped his heart to shreds
  2. I just burned all my boyfriends left shoes because I caught him cheating last night
  3. I caught my boyfriend cheating just when I was gonna tell him I
  4. When I caught my husband cheating, I met the girl and we found out he was lying to us both. So now we are friends and he hates us.
  5. After years of being faithful, I caught my fiancé cheating. I
  6. My boyfriend didn
  7. Ever since I caught my boyfriend cheating on me , he
  8. My boyfriend is getting my name tattooed on his neck with my lips. All because I caught him cheating
  9. Caught my fiancé cheating on me. Kept the ring to sell.
  10. I caught my boyfriend cheating with my friend
  11. I
  12. I caught my boyfriend cheating on me. So I egged his car and put him on a gay dating website.
  13. I caught my fiance cheating again today. I
  14. 2 weeks ago i caught my boyfriend cheating on me. I took a picture. I just now showed it to him. He called me a creep. I guess i am.
  15. I caught my boyfriend cheating. He has no idea I know. I am going to his house later tonight just to punch him in the face and leave. The funny thing is, his dad gave me permission.
  16. I caught my husband cheating. when I looked through the messages leading up to it the girl knew he was married and he said "let
  17. I caught my husband cheating on me, so my 6 year old daughter started drawing all over his car... I joined
  18. I caught my husband cheating so many times. I finally broke things off and I feel so free and happy.
  19. I just caught my boyfriend cheating on me.. But he doesn

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Mom With Hospitalized 6-Week-Old Shares Distressing Photos To Get Parents To Vaccinate Their Kids

Annie Braiden, a new mom from Canada, is urging parents to vaccinate their kids after her daughter Isabelle was hospitalized with whooping cough at six 6 weeks old. She’s spent the last month by her side in the ICU and shared these photos on Facebook…

She writes:

So I wasn’t going to do this, but I think people need to see what not vaccinating their kids do to the OTHER kids, like my 6 week old daughter. Isabelle has been in the PEDS ICU since she was 6 weeks old (now 10 weeks) with whooping cough.

She was on a ventilator for 3 weeks and CPAP for 3 days (she was the lucky baby, the other ones have been ventilated for months) and we’re still facing another 2 months in the hospital.

She has to learn how to eat all over again, she’s going through major withdrawals from the morphine and sedative she was on when she was ventilated, do you know how hard it is to watch your 10 week old go through withdrawals??!!

We were hours away from losing her, the nurse picked her up and ran her down the hall to the ICU to get her ventilated because we were losing her.

What you do with your kids is your choice but do not tell me that not vaccinating your kids isn’t hurting anyone but your own kids, Isabelle is proof that it harms the other little babes who aren’t old enough to get their vaccines yet.

My son is vaccinated to protect himself and the other kids he’s around. It never crossed my mind to not vaccinate, I want to protect my children and other children.

Please vaccinate your kids, it’s not fair that my little girl is in the PICU coughing and not being able to breath from a disease that shouldn’t be around in this day an age?

Please share so other people can see what happens when you don’t vaccinate!

And yes I understand some kids can’t be vaccinated and I’m not talking about those babes.

The Facebook post has been shared 33,000 times since it was first posted. Commenters seemed to support Braiden’s message. 

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At the start of the month, a mother from Australia shared photos of her baby who had been hospitalized with chicken pox, begging parents to take a free vaccine. 

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