Aug 20 2014

What's So Offensive About Taylor Swift's New Video Anyway?

Shake Off the (gold) chains

by: Mummy Buzz

It's hard to be a pop star today. Really, I'm not being facetious. No sooner does Taylor Swift release a new video than she is slammed on Twitter by rapper Earl Sweatshirt and countless others for "perpetuating black stereotypes." 

"Aww, cute!!! Taylor Swift made a mockery of black culture and black womanhood in her new music video! What a sweet, absolutely racist phase." — nez (@nezariel)

Aug 20 2014

THIS Is What It Costs To Raise A Kid To Adulthood

Not to depress you, but . . .

by: Mummy Buzz

You're eating me out of house and home. Remember that tired expression? Well, if the latest reports are anything to go by, you'll be saying it before long, as the cost of raising a kid through to adulthood today is crazier than ever—as in $250K kind of crazy.

Aug 19 2014

What A Celebrity's Ice Bucket Challenge Says

Rocking way to raise funds or big wet PR trick?

by: Mummy Buzz

About those ice bucket challenges . . .

Whether you love or loathe or are perfectly indifferent to them, celebrities have been dumping ice water over their heads left right and centre while raising precious pennies for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Aug 19 2014

Look What Chinese Women Are Wearing At The Beach!

The Face-kini is the height of fashion

by: Mummy Buzz

Remember the bad old days of slathering on baby oil in the hopes of getting an even tan? In China, women on beaches are going to incredible lengths to keep their skin protected against the sun, including donning a 'face-kini.'

Aug 18 2014

'Ignore No More' App Locks Smartphone Until Kid Calls Home

Cool or coercive concept?

by: Mummy Buzz

If you panic when your kids go out and 'forget' to call you, fret not. This app is for you. 'Ignore No More' was created by Texan mom, Sharon Standifird, who discovered a surefire way to get her teen to call home—lock his phone.

According to an article in Buzzfeed, 'Ignore' is currently on Androids on Google Play for just $1.99, and will soon be available on iPhones, too.

Aug 18 2014

Mom Arrested For Swearing At Her Kids

Stop Squishing the F*ing bread

by: Mummy Buzz

Yet another heavy-handed incident in South Carolina, where a 22-year-old mom was arrested (yes, arrested) for cussing in front of her kids.

Aug 18 2014

When A Man Surprised His Mom With Car Of Her Dreams...

Do one nice thing for your parents today

by: Mummy Buzz

A happy moment for an Ontario mom has exploded on social media. Ever since Corey Wadden could remember his mom has raved about a particular car: the 1973 Saab 99.

According to the 25-year-old Waterloo man, his mom Joanie used to clean houses for a living. One of her employers owned the Saab 99, and after driving it she fell in love.

Aug 15 2014

Blind Boy's Blues Performance Will Blow Your Mind

Canada's very own guitar hero

by: Mummy Buzz

This young Quebec boy may have been born blind, but he has no reason to sing the blues after a video showcasing his amazing musical ability quickly went viral. Little Felix performed BB King's "Every Day I Have the Blues" in his pyjamas while at a camp run by the Quebec Foundation for the Blind.

Three months premature, Felix suffered from retinal detachment, which caused him to be born blind. Yet the condition hasn't dampened his passion for music. 

Aug 15 2014

Japanese Retailer Sells Bras . . . For Men

Because Guys need support, too—or do they?

by: Mummy Buzz

Women aren't the only ones fighting the losing fight against gravity that comes with age. Women aren't the only ones who need support in the guise of an over-the-shoulder boulder holder.

According to an article in the Mirror, guys in Japan with "man boobs," aka "moobs," can now purchase a bra specially made for their sagging pecs.

Aug 14 2014

Plus-Size Women Flaunt Their Bodies In #Fatkini Campaign

Lose hate, not weight

by: Mummy Buzz

It's the height of bikini season, and instead of hiding under cover-ups, many overweight or obese women are proudly flaunting their figures in two-piece swimwear as part of a social media campaign.

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