This post about the craziest ‘incidents’ at high schools is scandalous and amazing.

image via Pixabay Every person who’s been to high school remembers that one “incident” that embarrassed the faculty and had every kid whispering about it in the hallways. Twitter user Katie Notopoulos asked “What was ‘the incident’ in your high school?” and the replies were pretty damn scandalous. A girl in my class received menacing letters from a stalker but then it turned out she was sending them to herself. She left the school. Her parents didn’t let her cut her hair so I feel like ultimately it was their fault? — Kate Spencer (@katespencer) December 26, 2017 the football players’ dads ordered strippers to the players’ party. the football players turned the strippers down. it made the news? SNL …

Why the sleep industry is keeping us awake at night

Were told that getting eight unbroken hours of sleep will protect us from cancer and dementia, and make us happier. But are we being sold an impossible dream? Hardly a day goes by without some new story about sleep in the papers, on TV or in our news feeds. Sleep is everywhere. Were told relentlessly how much of it we need, what will happen if we dont get it, and how much the economy loses through tired workers.

This school principal who reads bedtime stories online to her students is what they mean by an ‘everyday hero.’

Reading aloud is good for kids. This principal is going above and beyond to make it happen for her students. The benefits of reading is well-documented, especially for growing children. Books help build vocabulary, foster empathy, increase attention spans, and teach kids to think critically. But some kids, especially in low-income households, may not have easy access to books or have caregivers who are able to read to them regularly. That’s a problem. It’s hard for kids to develop a love of reading without lots of exposure to books. And without the benefits that regular reading can offer, the educational gap for kids in low-income households just grows wider. Principal Belinda George, a first-year principal at Homer Drive Elementary in …

Ryan Adams and the musical silencing of Mandy Moore

After marrying Adams, the This Is Us actor stopped releasing music completely. Now shes making a comeback For the past two-and-a-half years, Mandy Moore has triumphed: the former pop star has starred in one of the USs most popular television shows, the time-tripping dramedy ex-husband Ryan Adams had exhibited a pattern of emotional and verbal abuse made huge waves in the music industry. Moore was one of the women allegedly tormented by Adams: she claims that he particularly took time to zero in on her music career, which Adams reportedly deemed frothy and unserious. He would always tell me: Youre not a real musician, because you dont play an instrument, Marc Maron on his WTF podcast. Moore became smitten, and …

Turns out almost everyone loved that ‘controversial’ Gillette ad about toxic masculinity.

(Ad photo via Procter & Gamble Co.) The social media outrage index isn’t a very accurate way judging how everyday Americans feel about events in the news. Social media platforms, like Twitter and Facebook, are great places for the most closed-minded, opinionated, thin-skinned, and angriest among us to vent their frustrations. But, while those people are foaming at the mouth, most people are going about their day, worrying about making ends meet and thinking about how to care for their families and friends. They’re probably happier, too. If you were on Twitter in the weeks before the Super Bowl you probably would have thought conservatives everywhere were irate over the “controversial” Gillette “Best Men Can Be” advertisement. The nearly two-minute …