1. Chrissy Teigen opens up about her personal battle with postpartum depression
Chrissy Teigen wrote an essay for Glamour that details her experience with postpartum depression.
She had welcomed her first child with John Legend last April, and had become uneasy when it was time for her to return to work for Spike’s Lip Sync Battle in August.
She wrote that:
“I couldn’t figure out why I was so unhappy. I blamed it on being tired and possibly growing out of the role: ‘Maybe I’m just not a goofy person anymore. Maybe I’m just supposed to be a mom,’”
“Postpartum does not discriminate. I couldn’t control it. And that’s part of the reason it took me so long to speak up: I felt selfish, icky, and weird saying aloud that I’m struggling. Sometimes I still do,”
Teigen also described how she wouldn’t leave the house on days she didn’t have to, spending many days on the same couch.
Tiegen said she received her diagnosis in December, and said she is speaking up now so hopefully others don’t feel embarrassed or alone.
2. A woman in Palm Beach couldn’t seem to remember which Bentley was hers
Two bentleys were parked prominently in the valet lot of a hot spot in Palm Beach, Florida, when one of their owners couldn’t remember which was hers.
The valet had remembered she was the owner of one of the Bentleys, and upon asking which one was hers, she said she honestly didn’t remember, because she owns two bentleys and wasn’t sure which she had chosen to drive that night.
3. Jacqueline Laurita is reportedly not going to be in the upcoming season of “Real Housewives of New Jersey”
Original cast member Jacqueline Laurita, along with long time castmember Kathy Wakile are said to be out of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey”
Laurita is departing after the network apparently declined to pay her as much as she is asking for per episode, as she is supposedly high paid.
Kathy Wakile is apparently disappointed to learn that she won’t be back for the upcoming Season 8.
4. A 5 year old girl will be the youngest ever contestant at the Scripps National Spelling Bee
5 year old Edith Fuller will be the youngest contestant ever after winning her regional spelling bee by spelling the word “jnana” correctly. (Meaning: knowledge acquired through meditation)
She also had to spell 36 other words correctly, including lieutenant, colloquial and chauvinism to beat out more than 50 other contestants, some almost a decade older than her.
5. 2017 could potentially be a very bad year for Lyme disease
Last years mouse plague in New York’s Hudson Valley did not cause many to worry, but ecologists who study Lyme disease now fear a possible spike.
An individual mouse could have 50 or even 100 ticks covering its face and ears, something that could infect ticks and cause the spread of Lyme disease.
While many associate deer with Lyme Disease, mice are one of the worst carriers, infecting 95 percent of ticks that feed on them.
6. Emma Watson is defending showing some cleavage during a recent Vanity Fair photo shoot
Some critics of Watson’s recent photo have said she is going against her feminist values by revealing her cleavage in a photo shoot.
The actress responded saying:
“I really don’t know what my t- -s have to do with it. It’s very confusing,”
“It just always reveals to me how many misconceptions and what a misunderstanding there is about what feminism is,”
“Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with.
7. An entire school district will be shutting down because of the women’s strike
In North Carolina’s Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District, so many staffers are expected to take part in the Women’s strike, a decision was made to shut down the district for the day. They’re calling it a “Teacher’s Work Day.”
Although the district did make it clear that its decision is not necessarily an endorsement of the strike, saying:
“Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools values and supports its female employees. However, the decision to close schools is not an endorsement of the planned demonstration,” according to a statement. “The decision is made solely to avoid operating school on a day when there are insufficient staff to provide instruction and basic school services.”