A new cafe has opened in Australia, and business is already booming such that the owners are having to turn customers away at the door. Their secret? Cats. Thirteen of them, in fact.
According to an article in ABC, the kitties (all rescues, by the way) are the main draw at Cat Cafe Melbourne, where punters can mingle with the felines for $10 an hour.
Ironically, cafe owner, Anita Loughran, is herself allergic to cats, not that the allergy has stood in the way of her business model—to give cat lovers (decidedly a less social bunch than dog lovers) a hangout.
"[In the early morning] they're a little bit playful because they've had their breakfast so you'll see people playing with the cats. There's probably a few on laps as well."
There is a bevy of "scratching frames, toys, tunnels, hidey-holes," as well as places for the cats to escape the public, if need be.
A new realistic doll sold at Toys 'R' Us has tongues wagging. According to an article in the Huffington Post, the You & Me Mommy Change My Diaper Doll cries and even wets his underpants. But it's the verisimilitude of his anatomy that has some folks in a tizzy.
And really, if you consider the likes of Ken, having a boy with an actual penis rather than some half-assed moulded plastic is kind of thrilling in itself.
Considering the box doesn't come with a label, though, shoppers were stunned enough to complain on Facebook.
Sexologist Dr. Logan Levkoff stresses the importance of kids being able to correctly reference their anatomy, especially "when these body parts hurt."
We talk about labelling body parts for our children, and the need to call a spade a spade. Isn't an anatomically correct doll a good place to start as any?
Spill it: does genitalia belong on dolls?
This doll promises to be the antithesis of Barbie.