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Kimberly M. Aquilina

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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

Drag, burlesque, comedy & tattoos for charity at Let's Get Nasty: Witch Hunt

Update, Nov. 28 - Witch, please! Here is your updated list of performers for Saturday's Nasty Woman Project event Let’s Get Nasty: Witch Hunt. Take advantage of the tattoo pop-up and it'll be a night to remember. (Don't forget that all proceeds go to the Anti-Violence...

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

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