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Kimberly M. Aquilina

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These pet-parent life hacks will simplify your whole existence

My cats are my kids. Wait, wait! Hear me out. I love my furry little jerks, but sometimes taking care of them is a hassle (that I’ll gladly take) when life gets busy. And those are cats! Dogs typically require more attention than their feline counterparts, so we’re offering up these...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 6:34 PM

Forget unbuttoning, unzipping... Behold, elastic Thanksgiving dinner pants!

Wearing sweatpants to Thanksgiving might be frowned upon in some houses, but when you’re packing in a once-a-year holiday feast into your pie hole, you’re gonna need some stretchy pants. Stove Top stuffing has the answer: Thanksgiving dinner pants. You could burp, unbutton, unzip,...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 4:29 PM

Florida man fighting to keep emotional support squirrel

A Florida man must choose between his emotional support squirrel or his home. Ryan Boylan of Clearwater Beach received a notice from his condo association saying the squirrel has to go. Boylan said he saved the squirrel, Brutis, during Hurricane Matthew and the two have become inseparable. "...

Monday, November 13, 2017, 9:06 PM

Are you just dating in 2017 or in an abusive relationship?

For those in the older generations heading back into single life, dating in 2017 might seem like a whole new game and no one told them the rules. For the generations that don’t remember a time when social media didn’t exist, dating in 2017 is just dating. But technology has brought a...

Monday, November 13, 2017, 8:35 PM

Vice mogul Shane Smith’s 2003 interview about orgies with co-workers didn’t age well

Considering all the men tumbling from on high and landing smack dab in a puddle of sexual misconduct allegations (we mean you, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K. and what seems like every other guy in Hollywood), Vice mogul Shane Smith might regret an interview he gave with Gavin McInnes...

Monday, November 13, 2017, 6:49 PM

UCLA players back on US soil; Thank Trump for intervening

Update Nov. 15, 2:25 p.m.: The three UCLA men's basketball players held in China for admittedly shoplifting sunglasses are back stateside and have been suspended from the team indefinitely. “They will have to earn their way back,” Coach Steve Alford said of LiAngelo Ball, Cody...

Monday, November 13, 2017, 5:40 PM

Your guide to the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting 2017

You might still have a bowl of leftover Halloween candy stashed in a cabinet. You probably don’t have a final guest list for Thanksgiving dinner. But winter is coming, sweet summer children, and with it comes Christmas in the city. Aside from Santa rounding up the Macy’s Thanksgiving...

Monday, November 13, 2017, 5:00 AM

K9 officer hot car deaths at a record high: PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) told Metro exclusively that at least 13 K9 officers died as a result of being left in a hot car so far this year, already surpassing 2016’s K9 officer fatality numbers. Of the 13 K9 officer deaths, two resulted in criminal charges, four...

Friday, November 10, 2017, 6:32 PM

I got NSFW at The Blind Man’s Ball and, yes, there are photos

Halloween might be behind us, but we can’t get these images out of our heads! Metro has exclusive (very NSFW) photos taken by Rodrigo Lizarraga for Brooklyn’s New Society for Wellness (NSFW). NSFW was invited to the Blind Man’s Ball in Yonkers, New York, and I was invited to play...

Friday, November 10, 2017, 5:19 PM

When is the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular?

When is the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular? Now! #Rockettes prepping and primping in their dressing room before the show in 1937. #TBT pic.twitter.com/qgc5xADFY6 — Rockettes (@Rockettes) November 9, 2017 Schedule and tickets for Christmas Spectacular shows at Radio City...

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7:28 PM

Mark Cuban is 'honestly considering' running for president

This might be the closest the Dallas Mavericks team owner has gotten to announcing a Mark Cuban 2020 presidential run. The Shark Tank investor told a The New York Times columnist that he is “honestly considering” opposing President Donald Trump in the next election. At the DealBook...

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 5:49 PM

'You find yourself putting the bad memories out of your mind': Biden on loss of son

Joe Biden talked to Ellen DeGeneres in an emotional interview about writing the book Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose about facing the loss of his son Beau Biden. Joe Biden on Beau Biden Apologizing for sounding like a “typical dad,” the former vice...

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 5:00 PM

Is Joe Biden running for president in 2020? Here’s what he says

Former Vice President Joe Biden will be making an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday and we have a sneak peek at what the two talked about. The question on everyone’s mind as the Scranton, Pennsylvania-born politician promotes his new book Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope,...

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 3:49 PM

Woody Harrelson had to get high to survive a dinner with Trump

Despite announcing earlier this year that he has given up cannabis, the name Woody Harrelson will always go with marijuana like peanut butter and jelly… and all the other munchie delights. After “30 solid years of just partying too f—king hard,” it’s been a year since...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 7:02 PM

Facebook wants your nude photos to fight revenge porn

Wait! Before you send that nude photo to your new flame, Facebook wants to see it. The social network is testing a new strategy to fight revenge porn by asking users to upload their nudes and explicit photos of themselves to Facebook before pressing send on that sext. Facebook has teamed up with...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 3:29 PM

'That's how people like you get shot,' teacher tells black student

A high school teacher in Georgia has been placed on administrative leave after a Facebook video was released in which the teacher threatens a student with gun violence. “Don’t smile at me, man. That’s how people like you get shot,” said Paul Hagan, a physics and electronics...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:44 PM

Ward off winter's nasty bugs with these easy steps

You see the date on the calendar. You feel the temperature drop and watch the sun set ridiculously early. You hear fellow commuters sniffling on the train. Your immune system quivers at the very notion of cold and flu season, but getting sick doesn’t have to be inevitable. Boost your immunity...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 7:31 PM

Could the iPhone X bring a world without selfies?

The iPhone X dropped and selfie fans were ready to angle, pout and click… then they realized the camera is a bit too good. “Shoot selfies with a depth-of-field effect that puts your face in sharp focus against an artfully blurred background,” Apple’s website boasts about...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 5:06 PM

Former Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick tweets denial of 'vile and horrific' rape allegations

Update Nov. 9, 5 p.m.: Ed Westwick of Gossip Girl fame tweeted a denial in the face of two rape allegations, calling the alleged assaults "provably untrue." Westwick called the accusations "disheartening and sad" adding he looks forward to clearing his name. pic....

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 4:20 PM

Updated: People who accused Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct (so far)

Kevin Spacey is another powerful man in a long list of men who are facing sexual assault, sexual harassment or rape allegations. As the list grows for men like Harvey Weinstein, this is who has come forward to say #MeToo with experiences of (alleged) sexual assault or misconduct involving the House...

Monday, November 6, 2017, 9:49 PM