This story just ripped my heart out...
An eight-year-old boy’s heartfelt letter to Santa Claus has gone viral ever since his mom posted it on Facebook. In the letter, Ryan Suffern of Rocky Mount, NC asks St. Nick to stop kids at school from bullying his twin sister, Amber. He writes, [sic] “Dear Santa ... I wanted a (remote control) car and helicopter, but I don’t want that anymor. Kid at school are still picking on Amber and its not fair. I prayed that they will stop but god is bisy and needs your help.” According to mom Karen Suffern, Amber is overweight and suffers from various mental, mood and attention disorders. While she knew the taunting her daughter received at school was taking an emotional toll, she was shocked when she read her son’s note. She says, “it’s not my fault she is bullied, it’s the fault of the parents who don’t expect their children to treat others with respect just because they are different.” Here’s hoping Christmas comes early for the Suffern family! See the letter here.
Poor Justin Timberlake. This was just awkward...but pretty funny.
Sometimes being a global superstar has its downfalls, like in the case of Justin Timberlake having to tolerate a sometimes tasteless interview with Brazilian television host Sabrina Sato. JT recently sat down with Sato to discuss his new movie, Runner Runner, but the conversation went here, there and everywhere at times, and culminated with the Brazilian beauty presenting Timberlake with a rather unusual gift. I won't ruin the surprise, see the video below. To Timberlake’s credit, he kept his composure throughout the uncomfortable encounter.
There is such thing as new baby smell.
SCIENCE EXPLAINS “NEW BABY SMELL”
Ever notice how little babies smell so good, you could just eat them up? (That is, when their diapers aren’t full.) Well, science has an explanation for that. When women get a whiff of eau de newborn, it activates the pleasure and reward centers in their brain, similarly to when an addict gets a fix. This evolutionary mechanism helps mothers bond with their babies. Researchers suspect “new baby smell” has a similar effect on fathers.