What would you do if you had to endure the sickening boasts of a man's adulterous conquests on your daily commute? One woman was so disgusted hearing about a man's sexploits that she posted his photo on social media in an attempt to out him.
“If this is your husband,” wrote an anonymous Facebook user, after listening to a man extol to friends for hours about his many affairs, which he allegedly claimed his wife was "too stupid" to discover.
Though the post had been shared 27,000 times at the time of writing, no one had yet identified the man, according to an article in Salon. And the poster has chosen to remain anonymous, making clear that her aim wasn't to court attention herself but to bring about some kind of social justice.
If you were the "too stupid" wife, would you want to find it about your husband's transgressions via social media?
A scoundrel is a scoundrel is a scoundrel. But is the threat of public shaming enough to make people behave in public? One can only hope.
You have to hand it to Swedish train drivers. They really know how to think out of the box, much like this awesome dad. When faced with climbing mercury and an inflexible dress code, they bent the rules and zipped up their skirts.
According to an article in the BBC, for the past two weeks a dozen Arriva drivers operating the Roslagsbanan line north of the capital Stockholm have been flouting the no-shorts rule by wearing skirts on the job instead.
It's silly but while the company—which imposed a new dress code in the winter—has taken issue with shorts at work, it doesn't have a problem with men wearing skirts on the job to keep themselves cool. The logic being that workers should "look decent and proper" in their uniforms. Why not permit sensible shorts, then?
"We have always said that when summer comes, we will get some skirts and wear them," said driver Martin Akersten. "It's very warm weather here so we would like to wear shorts but if we can't then we have skirts for comfort."
Much to the amusement of passengers, presumably. Time to rethink dress codes. Thank Sweden for testing outmoded ideas on gender and fashion. Now, I'd like to see the guys at my husband's office try this out...
Should there be more flexibility when it comes to corporate dress codes, for both men and women? Or does the uniform maketh the man?
What's the secret to losing weight? Well, you could just stop stuffing your face with all the wrong foods, or you could invest in a tongue patch like many Venezuelan women. “I don’t have the willpower to go on a diet, so this was the only way,” explained Yomaira Jaspe.
According to an article in TIME, the diet is a bit extreme, though it is gaining popularity in Venezuela, where it is available in Caracas clinics. The procedure is the brainwave of a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon named Nikolas Chugay, and involves surgically stitching a stamp-sized piece of marlex to the tongue. Not only does the abrasive patch make conventional eating very painful, it often forces patients to consume liquids only.
Sadly the Chugays, who operate a father-and-son business in Los Angeles, claim they "found a niche” with the procedure. Not surprisingly, patients can lose a shocking amount of weight in a short period of time. But on the downside, there are plenty of unwanted side effects, including speech and sleep difficulties.
“It’s a huge inconvenience," admits Yomaira, "but I’m doing it to feel better about myself. I was very fat.” Venezuela is the beauty capital of the world. There is a lot of pressure on its women to look gorgeous. Many rely on their looks to get ahead in their careers, with the average Venezuelan woman spending "20 percent of her annual salary on cosmetics and beauty treatments." Thousands more take out plastic surgery loans funded by banks.
The patch clearly is a short-term solution. It is worn for up to a month, after which patients are advised by nutritionists on how to eat right. (Call me crazy, but shouldn't people just skip the stitches and head straight to the nutritionist? See our fitness guru's tips on ways to quickly—and safely—shed pounds.)
While Chugay claims the patch should be viewed as a “last resort,” one Venezualan clinic sees up to 900 clients a month for the procedure. At around $150, the patch is a bargain in that country, compared to the $2,000 pricetag it has in L.A.
The patch has yet to receive FDA approval, yet people are clearly desperate for quick fix weight-loss solutions. Think this trend will catch on?