Would You Name Your Baby Quinoa For $10,000?

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(PCM) Many people enjoy eating quinoa, however do they enjoy it enough to name their new baby after it? Restaurant chain BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse think it’s a great idea and are currently offering up a $10,000 gift card to whichever family names their baby Quinoa first.

The gift card giveaway is in promotion of the restaurant chain’s new quinoa bowl entrees, which include a “Roasted Chicken with Spinach Quinoa Bowl” and “Roasted Salmon Quinoa Bowl”.  They are super excited about the new quinoa bowls and wanted to do something a little outside of the box in terms of promotion.

The giveaway began on June 22 and the $10,000 gift card will be awarded to the family that names their baby Quinoa first and can prove it with the birth certificate. The deadline to enter is October 21 and entries can be submitted via email or regular post mail.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse operate 163 restaurants in 20 states including New York and California. Would you name your baby Quinoa for $10 grand?  That is an awful lot of free meals!

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Demanding Birthday Invitation Goes Viral

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(PCM) Oh, this poor child! We certainly feel for the little boy who is celebrating his first birthday after his parents incredibly demanding and condescending email sent to family members attending his upcoming party has gone viral.

In the day and age of Reddit, nothing is safe, so of course someone who received the absurd email immediately posted it up to get some feedback and it has since gone viral.  The email was shared by Redditor razz32 and discusses a list of approved gifts, along with incredibly detailed instructions, the need for receipts and certain items that are banned.

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The fact that the parents even felt the need to do something like this is pretty unbelievable.  Redditors were immediately in an uproar over the incredibly bossy and overly detailed email and began providing tips on ways the family members could respond and which gifts to bring to the party that would outrage these snotty parents the most.

We think our favorite part was at the end of the email when it states “A formal invitation will be in your mailboxes soon …”  At this point they will be lucky if half the attendees don’t throw it away!  What nerve! And again we truly do feel for the child here, as it will ultimately be he, who is losing out in the end.

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Alyssa Milano Feuds With Heathrow Airport Over Breast Milk

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(PCM) Actress Alyssa Milano is not very happy with London’s Heathrow airport after 10 ounces of her breast milk was confiscated by airport security. She expressed her displeasure with the situation via Twitter saying “@HeathrowAirport just took my pumped breast milk away. 10 ounces. Gone. Not okay!”

To make matters worse it appears that the airport did more than just confiscate the breast milk, they threw it away. Any breast-feeding mother can certainly sympathize with Milano’s plight and many have joined in Milano’s feud on Twitter as well, even coining the hash tag #DontTossLiquidGold.

Milano wanted to know why her shampoo was okay to pass through security but breast milk was not saying that if she had known that it was going to be a problem she would have split the milk into two separate containers.

Heathrow was very quick to respond to Milano’s tweet saying “Hi Alyssa. Unfortunately, without a baby present, the government requires all liquid carry-ons to follow the 100ml rule.”

It seems that Milano may have actually had the baby with her because she then responded with “I was told I would be fine if the baby was with me. Plus, it was less than 5 ounces per container. Why is my shampoo okay?”

Heathrow then responded again saying “Sorry for the confusion caused. To confirm, if you aren’t traveling with your baby, milk is subject to 100ml/(3.4oz) 1/2.”

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Elton John Calls For A Dolce & Gabbana Boycott Over In Vitro Fertilization Feud

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(PCM) A social media war has sprung up between singer Elton John and fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana over both the hot-button issues of gay marriage and in vitro fertilization. Both John and Dolce & Gabbana are calling for a boycott of each other’s brands and it is beginning to get ugly.

The feud began after designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana gave a recent interview and made comments criticizing the use of in vitro fertilization in the creation of babies saying “No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed.”

Dolce also added “You are born to a mother and a father — or at least that’s how it should be … I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented uterus, semen chosen from catalog.” Gabbana closed by remarking “The family is not a fad. In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging.”

Upon learning about Dolce & Gabbana’s comment, Sir Elton John was understandably infuriated and he and his husband David Furnish have two beautiful children as a result of the use of IVF. He slammed Dolce & Gabbana on social media saying “How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic.’ And shame on you for wagging your judgmental little fingers at IVF — a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to fulfill their dream of having children. Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana.”

Dolce & Gabbana’s comments are definitely surprising as both men are openly gay and were together in a relationship for nearly 20 years. However, both have spoken out in the past about being against same sex marriages and gay adoption.

Many other celebrities are standing behind John and supporting the Dolce & Gabbana boycott including Al Roker and Ryan Murphy. Dolce & Gabbana are calling for their supporters to boycott Elton John and even resorted to calling him a “fascist”. They claim that it was not their intention to judge anyone else’s choices and Dolce was speaking from his own family experience.

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Baby Girl Born Pregnant With Twins

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(PCM) A team of doctors in Hong Kong have revealed news about a new study done on a baby girl that was born back in 2010 with what they believed to be two tumors growing in her abdomen.  The study ended up revealing that the baby was born with a rare condition known as “fetus-in-fetu”, which caused her to be born “pregnant” with twins.

What the doctors has assumed to be tumors actually turned out to be two fetuses which were developed to about the stage of 8 to 10 weeks. They had arms, legs, a defined spine, rib cage, intestines, “primitive” brain matter and even an umbilical cord.

Obviously, the medical journal states that it would have been impossible for the baby to conceive on her own, so of course the fetuses were fertilized by the parents and it just went to the wrong place.

Apparently, “fetus-in-fetu” happens once in about every half million births, however it has only been reported about 200 times worldwide. The baby that was born with this condition in Hong Kong has recovered without any additional complications and will live a normal life despite the abnormal birth condition.

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Father Refuses To Give Up Baby Born With Downs Syndrome

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(PCM) Samuel Forrest, a New Zealand man living in Armenia, is making headlines after he refuses to give his newborn baby, born with Downs Syndrome, up for adoption.

When the child was born the doctor came out and said to Forrest, “There’s a real problem with your son” and then they took him back to see his son. Forrest responded to the doctor saying “He’s beautiful — he’s perfect and I’m absolutely keeping him”.

However, his Armenia wife had other ideas and informed Forrest that if he didn’t agree to put the baby up for adoption than she was going to leave him.  When he refused, the wife filed for divorce just one week after little Leo was born.

It seems that when a baby is born with Downs Syndrome in Armenia, the hospital gives parents the option right away of putting the baby up for adoption.  Forrests’ wife had already made that decision behind his back without first speaking with her husband.

In the country of Armenia, it is the social norm to be non-accepting of children born with certain birth defects and/or imperfections. The families often feel that an orphanage is a safe option for these children.  Hopefully with more awareness to these types of situations things can begin to change for the better in these areas of the world.

Even, the wife’s family was urging Forrest to put the child up for adoption and he was unfortunately no longer welcome in the family’s home.

Forrest who is a freelance business contractor will take baby Leo and move back in with his family who have agreed to help him out with raising the child.  He has also started a GoFundMe page to help raise some additional funds to assist with baby Leo’s care.

Forrest started out with a $60,000 target and has already well-surpassed that number garnering tons of supporters who were touched by this story across the globe.  Thus far Forrest has raised over $481,000! He plans to donate the additional funds received to help support abandoned children in Armenia and families with disabled children.

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