Dictionary.com Just Roasted Kylie Jenner For Being Called A 'Self-Made' Woman

Dictionary.com Just Roasted Kylie Jenner For Being Called A 'Self-Made' Woman

At 20 years old, I was finally getting my braces taken off and changing college majors. Kylie Jenner, at 20, became pregnant with Travis Scott, delivered baby Stormi, and became a billionaire.

I was worrying about whether or not I’d be able to afford gas for my ’97 Ford Taurus when prices skyrocketed to over $ 4 a gallon. Meanwhile, Jenner is getting written up in Forbes magazine.

The social-media, famous-for-being-famous juggernaut managed to leverage her glammed-out plastic surgery #goals and Kardashian legacy to build a wildly successful cosmetics business worth a whopping $ 900 million fortune.

And she did it all in less than 3 years. That’s some serious money management from someone so young. 

The financial magazine was so impressed with Kylie’s success in business that they listed her as number 27 in a profile on “America’s Women Billionaires,” where they covered America’s Richest Self-Made women.

They made it a point to call Kylie’s success “self-made” and said that she’s on track to become the youngest woman to ever become a billionaire.

But some people are having a hard time swallowing the “self-made” portion of that headline.

There’s a saying that a friend of mine uses for people who believe they are self-made but forget that their life of privilege and the family they were born into played a huge part in their success. It’s that they were born on third-base but believe they worked just as hard to make it to home as the person who fought to get up to bat in the first place.

I’d imagine that that’s why a lot of people are having some difficulty accepting the claim that Jenner is a “self-made” billionaire.

But there are some Twitter users who think that Dictionary.com’s salty response was uncalled for and just an instance of jealous pettiness that diminishes the success of the young cosmetics mogul.

They think that those “hating” on Jenner should take a page out of her book and become a “self-made billionaire” just like her.

But there were others who pointed out that Jenner had obvious advantages not afforded to everyone else, and there are plenty.

To show just how astronomical Jenner’s success is, someone pointed out some other notably wealthy women in the US.

That’s right, Kylie Jenner has more than doubled Beyonce’s net worth and has surpassed her older sister Kim, who was largely responsible for the family’s super stardom.

Her success has flabbergasted many people online.

Some tried to break down just how Jenner and the Kardashian sisters secured their fortunes.

While others were less concerned with how the sisters made their money and more concerned with how to secure some for themselves:

Must be nice to be a self-made billionaire.

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Woman Teams Up With Domino's Worker To Get Back At The Hacker Who Stole Her Pizza

Woman Teams Up With Domino's Worker To Get Back At The Hacker Who Stole Her Pizza

I’m a fiend for Halo Top Ice Cream, especially the chocolate peanut butter pint. My local supermarket’s computer algorithm knows this and will constantly give me coupons and receipts every time I buy a pint.

They know I’m going to come back for more and end up saving me some money every time I get some of that low-calorie deliciousness. I’m not an extreme couponer or anything like that, but getting those $ 1 or coveted $ 2 off coupons makes me feel like I have a little reward program, and I get a little bummed out every time I lose a coupon or accidentally throw it away.

And I get it, Halo Top might not be everyone’s cup of tea, and it’s been meme’d into infinity…

…but I still like it and the little rewards program I set up for buying it. JUST LET ME HAVE THAT, GUYS.

And as bummed out as I am when I lose a coupon, I’d be even more livid if I found out that someone managed to steal my ice cream coupons and use them for themselves. Because I’m the one who originally paid for the Halo Top, dagnammit, why the heck should they reap the benefits of my spending, right?!

Which is why I audibly gasped when Twitter user @gracearnprie discovered her Domino’s account had been hacked and someone did the unthinkable:

They used her points to get a free pizza. Her free pizza. The nerve. The gall.

Devastated, Grace contacted her local Domino’s to let them know of the scoundrel’s scheme and they were not having it. The employee promised to throw the pizza away and get in the crook’s face to let them know what a scumbag they were for hacking into someone’s account.

Not everyone believed Grace, initially.

But she had the proof.

The Domino’s confirmation email.

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And the call to the shop.

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Some people still doubted her and noticed a time “discrepancy” in her story.

And it gently had to be explained to them.

Some people were more concerned with the fact that a perfectly good pizza went to waste.

Grace’s response pretty sums up everyone else’s feelings on the matter who have ever had anything stolen from them.

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And there were more than a few individuals who were concerned with the fact that Grace’s private details were available to the “hacker.”

Thankfully Grace kept most of her private details out of her account.

Her tweet blew up so much that Domino’s PR team contacted her. Here’s hoping she gets some extra points and/or swag for her woes.

People immediately began worrying that the employee who vowed to tell the thief off would be in trouble.

As for Grace, the entire experience left her feeling some kinda of way.

Let’s hope her points are restored and she picks a stronger password next time.

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Woman Wants Parents To Ask Their Babies For 'Consent' Before Changing Diapers

Woman Wants Parents To Ask Their Babies For 'Consent' Before Changing Diapers

I remember being five years old and hate, hate, hating having to hang my coat up in the closet. I screamed to my mother one day that if I ever had kids of my own, after the millionth time she bothered me about hanging my coat up, that I would never ever ask my kids to clean up after themselves because it was the absolute worst and in no way fun.

I eventually came around because mom and dad were the boss of me and although I still lazily throw my clothes on the floor, more often than not I get embarrassed enough to not want to live like a slob and put them where they belong.

But my own childhood words are biting me in the butt right about now because my son also loves causing a mess. His idea of “playing” with blocks is to dump them all over the floor, kick them around for no longer than six seconds, then resume stomping around my apartment, pretending to be a T-Rex.

My toddler is just a giant bag of enthusiasm and stubbornness and I’m constantly trying to work to reroute that stubbornness into non-garbage social behavior. Yes he cries, yes he throws tantrums, yes he wants to have chocolate and gummy bears (which he refers to as “purple snacks,” regardless of their color) before he’s had an actual meal, but I don’t relent.

Now I don’t claim to be an expert on parenting, and I guess we’ll have to wait a couple of decades to see how my toddler and new baby daughter eventually turn out. But I have to admit I scoffed to myself and shook my head after I saw this headline where sexual consent expert, Deanna Carson, said that parents should ‘ask’ their baby’s permission before changing their diaper.

There’s an obvious joke to be made about this and it’s that babies can’t really understand a gosh darn word you say or really signal whether they approve of something or not. If they did, my daughter would answer with a cooing, “I AM” every time I ask with sugar in my voice who the cutest baby is.

But after the hullabaloo of that ridiculous headline died down, Caron’s “real” point was made and on the surface, it seems like a totally reasonable one: to train children from a young age about the importance of consent.

Waiting for their response is supposed to instill a sense in the child that their response is an important one and is supposed to give them a greater autonomy over their bodies when they’re older.

Now there are a lot of people who think that sounds good. Heck, even I did for a second.

I don’t ask my son if he wants to go to the bathroom, I pick him up and take him to the toilet and try to make going number 1 or number 2 into a fun game. There are some days he would fight me tooth and nail begging to get off the toilet, kicking and screaming. Then, five minutes later, he pees his pants. Whenever I asked him, previously, if he had to pee, he’d say no, then come rushing to me minutes later saying, “pee pee, pee pee” with already wet underpants.

My 1-month-old infant cries hysterically when there’s poop in her diaper, signaling to me that something is wrong. I put her on her changing table and then start singing our family’s, “let’s change the stinky diapey” song, removing her stanky clothes and poo-soaked diaper. She hates that just as much and starts wailing. So if I asked her consent before removing her diaper and she disapproves of it and I do it anyway, aren’t I just teaching her that no matter what she says or does, her consent ultimately doesn’t matter, and with someone who loves her unequivocally? 

You can’t let most adults do whatever they want, let alone give children a “say” in what they want to do. My son will eat bananas, grape tomatoes, and Maria cookies all day if I asked him what he wanted to eat. He’d sit in front of an iPad for hours. Oftentimes, he doesn’t even know what he wants. For two weeks he begged me everyday to go to the zoo. The day I hyped him up to go, he was ecstatic, then, at the last minute, he said, “No ZOO!” and then threw himself on the floor like a big drama queen.

30 minutes later, when we were at the park walking around, and he saw the animals and other kids playing, he was an overjoyed little nugget. I mean I can’t count the number of times I did something as an adult that I thought I didn’t want to do that ended up being awesome.

So she might be coming from a totally good place, but it doesn’t mean that it’s not a completely idiotic idea. There are better ways to teach children about consent. And I can tell you that my toddler already has a strong sense of personal autonomy. Just watch him wriggle away from random kids at the park who want to hug him or push off of relatives who give overbearing smooches – he’s got autonomy to spare.

And I’d wager plenty of other kids do as well. What do you think?

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This Woman Asked Her Boyfriend For A Paper Clip And Got A Lesson On Gender

Look, people are different, and there’s no need to make generalizations based on gender. But sometimes it’s fun to.

Like in this tweet about how men caption Instagram posts obscenely, while women seem to actually want to keep their partners:

Or this one, about how men are physically and psychically unprepared to pick out a simple pair of leggings:

But this tweet from Twitter user @CiaraTobin may be the simplest iteration of the genre ever. She shared text messages with her boyfriend Riley, in which she asks for a paper clip and ends up discovering more than she wants to know about his organizational habits:

I’m gonna be honest, this isn’t that far off from how I store my office supplies, but I still find Tobin’s loving exasperation with her man very funny.

And everyone else finds it extremely relatable, because they’ve lived it (both men and women):

At least one other person had a similar story saved and ready to go:

Wherever you are on the gender spectrum, you know if this is you.

Now, where are my paper clips?

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Woman Orders 'Puffer' Jacket Online And It Wasn't What She Expected

You don’t always get what you want when you order something online. Just ask these people. And Twitter user Becky Latham from the United Kingdom may be the latest victim of inaccurate photos, after she decided to order an Urban Outfitters jacket. 

Here’s the jacket in question, which looked like a bargain considering it was on sale for £55 ($ 77). 

Actually, maybe not. Here’s what she got…

Though some people saw it as an investment. 

Others thought it was pretty retro. 

This isn’t the first time someone has regretted buying something online. This woman fell into the same trap as Latham. 

While others didn’t seem to take much notice of the dimensions. 

At least it fits the cat. 

This is just not accurate at all. 

Always read before you buy. 

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Bath Bomb Turns Woman Into A 'Smurf' And The Photos Are Hilarious

Every holiday and birthday, you’re guaranteed to get at least one bath bomb from a relative who had no idea what to get you. Bath bombs are up there with socks in the generic gift category. Apart from turning the bathtub into a slip and slide for the next person who has to use it, they’re a pretty safe gift. 

At least that’s what Twitter user Rebekah Butler probably thought. She recently picked up a galaxy bath bomb from Kroger that she claims had some unintended effects.

Yes, she’s a smurf now. 

In a caption alongside the tweet, Butler claimed that the bath bomb “dyed” her skin. “I was in the bath for a solid 5 minutes and now I am a freaking SMURF,” she added. “So to everyone I snapchat, enjoy looking at my forehead till I am no longer a smurf.”

Butler wrote in a reply that she was shocked at first, but that she quickly got over it. 

And it does seem to be coming off pretty quickly. 

Butler says she’s going to contact Kroger about the bath bomb, and hopefully she’ll keep us all updated. 

People found the incident hilarious, of course. 

As it turns out, there’s a lot of GIFs that are perfect for this situation.

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Woman Makes Museum Exhibits Out Of Roommate's Stuff In Hilarious Prank

Roommates can either be the best or the worst, there’s just no in between. But we’re guessing that Ellen Huet, a writer for Bloomberg, is in the former category.  While two of her roommates were away on a trip, she decided to play a pretty amazing prank on them. 

Huet and the rest of the house grouped together to turn their room into a museum, so that future generations might have some insight on San Francisco life. 

I’m sure this won’t confuse people in the future…

This one could actually pass for the truth. 

Unsurprisingly, people found the photos hilarious. 

Who doesn’t have fun with lamination? 

History nerds were excited. 

Others wanted to pull the prank off themselves. 

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Woman Shares Texts From Man Who Thought Her Cancer Was Contagious

Dating can really, really freaking stink. Even if you think someone is super cute and there’s mutual attraction, there might be all sorts of obstacles in the way. For instance, they could be an absolute moron.

Reddit user lemonlimetotallyfine shared a series of texts that make make you question everything you know, starting with the education system. According to the poster, this guy they were dating asked to meet with their personal doctor to confirm the cancer they’re in remission for is not contagious.

Help. These texts are a nightmare:

Well, at least the original poster didn’t go on another date with this ding dong! People are shocked that anyone could be so ignorant in 2018:

But then someone said they knew of this happening IN REAL LIFE as well:

Are people this stupid? The answer is yes.

Some were pretty astounded with how patient the OP was with this guy:

But most think they dodged a bullet with this guy:

But lemonlimetotallyfine has faced worse:

You deserve so much better, honey! As does the American public when it comes to sex education.

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Woman Reported Missing By Her Mom Ends Up On 'The Bachelor'

The sad reality of “missing persons” is that in most cases, the individuals aren’t missing at all: they’re usually dead.

In order for law enforcement to legally declare someone dead, there has to be a body. And if there’s no body, then that individual is reported as missing, unless someone files a petition for the person to be declared dead in absence.

Rebekah Martinez was officially declared missing by her mother on November 18th, 2017, but thankfully she wasn’t missing or harmed at all.

Even though she was featured in a cover story placed by the Northcoast Journal, Rebekah Martinez was never in any danger.

The last Rebekah’s mother heard, her daughter left home in Fresno to go and work on marijuana farm in Humboldt county. She called police in the area to report her daughter as missing, which is what prompted the publication to include the young woman’s photo in their cover story.

After posting the article on Facebook, the Northcoast Journal asked users if they recognized anyone in the list.

Amy Bonner O’Brien, from Trinidad, noticed that one of the faces looked very familiar: she was a contestant on the most current season of The Bachelor. She immediately phoned police to let them know that the woman who was reported missing was currently on a reality TV program, making her not much of a missing person.

Rebekah posted a few weeks ago that she was going to get off of social media and be away from her phone for a few weeks, but apparently, her mother didn’t get the memo.

And then, on November 22nd, a few weeks later, like she promised, she was back on social media announcing that her technology fast was over, she was back online, and that she was going to be a contestant on the upcoming season of The Bachelor.

Martinez, after hearing the news, seems to have taken the whole thing mix-up in stride.

And even roasted herself for this her adorable driver’s license photograph.

The story’s being picked up by a bunch of media outlets, which will only help Rebekah’s career. She’s been captioning stills from the show on her social media account with illuminating messages like the one below:

In her defense though, her account’s been pretty great even before she was on The Bachelor.

Martinez is one of the show’s younger contestants at 22-years-old, and the age difference between her and this season’s main dude, 35-year-old Arie Luyendyk Jr., has a bunch of people talking.

Something she’s not really happy about.

At the very least she seems to be getting a kick out of her Instagram comments.

And a kick out of weird face-morphing apps.

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This Woman Is Regretting Buying Something Hilarious At A College Party

We’ve all done something that we’ve regretted in college. But that’s okay, because college is probably the last chance at being young and free that you’re going to get. And over the weekend, Twitter user Annie Swartz of Texas Tech did something that probably seemed like a good idea at the time, and would probably be considered an equally great idea by many people, day or night. 

Swartz is well known for finding all the animals at parties. Whether it be a chicken or a puppy. 

But over the weekend, Swartz went way too far when she found one animal. 

Yes, she purchased a goat. No, she doesn’t still want the goat now that the party is over.

Somehow, this is a relatable tweet for some people. 

Others were just wondering how someone can accidentally buy a goat. Or why this is a problem. 

People really like goats, apparently. 

A lot of people seem to think this will happen to them. 

Would you accidentally buy a goat? 

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