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Kimberly M. Aquilina

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Have a happy 'holidayoncé' with Beyoncé's latest merch

Last year, my co-worker wore the most killer Christmas sweater. It was a knit spoof of Kim Kardashian’s #breaktheinternet photo, except Santa's posterior was poised to catch milk (and cookies) instead of champagne. Beyoncé must have heard the buzzing in the Beyhive, because this holiday...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 10:11 PM

'Stranger Things' have happened: Finn Wolfhard scores a record deal

Stranger Things might replace House of Cards as the most talked about show on Netflix, but there is more to talk about that the strange goings-on in the dusty town of Hawkins. The show is badass and (bonus) no one in the cast has been accused of sexual misconduct. (Yet.) But Stranger Things actor...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 8:53 PM

Flat Earther plans to launch himself in homemade rocket this weekend

You might have seen the meme that says, “If the Earth was flat, cats would have pushed everything off of it by now,” riffing on the feline delight of swiping or swatting your most precious belongings off of a shelf and on to the floor. That the Earth is round is a generally accepted...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 7:06 PM

Mayor Bill de Blasio updates the financial plan for fiscal year 2018

Mayor Bill de Blasio released New York City’s November Financial Plan Update for fiscal year 2018 and an updated four-year financial plan on Tuesday. City spending, which increased by $47 million in fiscal year 2018 and $59 million in fiscal year 2019, is entirely offset by $234 million in...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 9:00 PM

Game of Thrones hacker indicted after trying to extort HBO

An Iranian hacker has been indicted for stealing information from HBO, including Game of Thrones Season 8 scripts, and trying to extort the network into paying $6 million in Bitcoin, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office announced on Tuesday. Accused hacker Behzad Mesri allegedly stole...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 8:43 PM

Forget Aunt Martha's grudge against Uncle Bo. This Thanksgiving war is about an emoji

Let’s talk turkey. Specifically, the emoji war between Butterball and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). A major representation of Thanksgiving includes turkey, but what kind of turkey do you think of? The living turkey that the White House pardons every year or the roasted...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 7:19 PM

People with ADHD can actually focus hard AF

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more commonly known as ADHD, is typically perceived as a disorder that causes the sufferer to easily lose focus, thus the word “deficit.” However, people with ADHD are able to hyperfocus, more commonly known as focusing so hardcore, it’s...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 4:59 PM

Mother sentenced 18 years for smothering 20-month-old son

A New York mother has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison for smothering her infant son, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. announced on Monday. Latisha Fisher, 38, will spend 18 years in state prison for smothering her 20-month-old son in the bathroom of a Midtown Manhattan...

Monday, November 20, 2017, 9:09 PM

Donations feeding 32,000 New Yorkers this Thanksgiving: Cuomo

New York State is partnering with Walmart, Wegmans, FreshDirect and The Coca-Cola Company this Thanksgiving to help deliver meals to feed more than 32,000 people statewide, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s office announced on Monday. "New Yorkers have a long and proud history of helping...

Monday, November 20, 2017, 8:51 PM

Anna Nicole Smith: Sloppy drug fiend or stunning actress? Her doctor speaks out

The day that would forever change Dr. Sandy Kapoor, one of the late Anna Nicole Smith’s doctors, started off like any other day. “I was in my bedroom, going through an infuriating ritual that makes me late to my clinic every single morning — I have a doctorate from the Boston...

Monday, November 20, 2017, 6:23 PM

7 foods to keep away from your pet this Thanksgiving (and some alternatives)

We give thanks for our furry family members and want to spoil them year ‘round, but while we indulge in Thanksgiving goodies, we need to be the humans in the relationship and monitor what our party animals get into. Here are some pet safety tips to get you through your Thanksgiving meal. 1...

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:34 PM

Mother killed newborn by dropping her out apartment window; Pleads guilty

The woman who was arrested for killing her newborn infant by dropping from a seventh-floor University Heights apartment window pleaded guilty to 10 years in prison. Jennifer Berry, 35, of the 100 block of Gailmore Drive, Yonkers, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, Bronx District Attorney...

Friday, November 17, 2017, 5:49 PM

The most vegan-friendly meal kit delivery services: PETA

In a world of conveniences, there are meal delivery kits. Companies like the well-known Blue Apron or FreshDirect ship you the ingredients you need plus the recipe. All you have to do is cook and serve. Unless you’re vegan. Then, your options could seem a bit dismal, but maybe you're not...

Friday, November 17, 2017, 5:18 PM

A Goddess' favorite sex accessories to spice up your adult playtime

Erotic educator and sex goddess Taylor Sparks started off making skin care for athletes. As part of their swinger lifestyle, Sparks and her husband have traveled the world and played in playrooms around the globe. One thing that bothered Sparks about the cruises, resorts and venues was the lack of...

Friday, November 17, 2017, 3:21 PM

Make a splash! Do you know what's in your lube?

You’re young, spry and nimble. You are at the top of your sexual game. What would you need lube for? Pretty much everything. When it comes to sex, lube makes the world go ‘round, but how do you know what lubricant to choose? Go naked, Goddess Taylor Sparks suggests. Erotic educator...

Friday, November 17, 2017, 3:21 PM

Get nasty (for charity!) at Let’s Get Nasty: Witch Hunt

Let’s get nasty. The Nasty Woman Project, a feminist initiative that began as a social media portrait project, is hosting its second major charity event Let’s Get Nasty: Witch Hunt in December. And no one is safe. The event promises stand-up comedy, drag performances and burlesque...

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 9:23 PM

Would you give up orgasms to see a Trump impeachment?

Remember those commercials back in the day? “What would you doooooo, for a Klondike bar?” the jingle asked. It’s too cold out, so ice cream enveloped in chocolate is out of the question for this lady, but what would you doooooo for a Trump impeachment? Would you give up orgasms...

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6:19 PM

Women share ‘Pillowtalk’ as post-#MeToo re-empowerment

Sex is fun. It should be fun. But it seems that everywhere we turn recently, we’re met with more stories of people who have been sexually harassed or assaulted by men in power. Stories of the vulnerable and victimized shared with the hashtags #MeToo or #MeAt14 have overtaken social media, but...

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 5:00 AM

Avocado Rat living best life; Hails from Brooklyn... obvs

There was Pizza Rat.   LINK IN BIO - Master Splinter headed off to feed #TMNT A post shared by Matt Little (@mattlittle) on Sep 21, 2015 at 10:03am PDT And Mail Rat. And now, just as millennials have come in and taken over brunch with their avocado toast and...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:30 PM

Blake Shelton, Sexiest Man Alive: 'I can't wait to shove this up Adam's ass'

Blake Shelton, country superstar and The Voice judge, is 2017’s Sexiest Man Alive. How does he feel? “That y’all must be running out of people,” he told People in this Friday’s cover story. “Like, Wow, we’re down to somebody who is somewhat symmetrical....

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 9:00 PM