American Girl Announces The Release Of American Boy

(PCM) After many years of requests from parents the American Girl doll company has revealed that they are gearing up to release their first-ever American Boy doll. Director of public relations for the American Girl Doll company, Julie Parks, commented to the Huffington Post saying, “Adding a boy to our lineup has been a number one request for a very, very, very long time.”

The company is planning to release a much larger set of new dolls this year, as both parents and children are consistently requesting dolls that feature more diversity, experiences and interests. The very first American Boy doll will be named Logan Everett and his story is that he is a boy who plays drums alongside his friend Tenney Grant, a singer-songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee.

We never realized that these American Girl, and now American Boy dolls had such detailed backstories, but it is definitely great to see that the company is finally branching out.

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Man’s Brutal Obituary Goes Viral

(PCM) The obituary penned for Mr. Leslie Ray Charping is receiving quite a bit of attention, but not for the heartfelt or sappy reasons you would imagine. In fact, Charpings obituary is not even one of the more humorous ones that loved ones often create when their relative passes away. Charpings is downright brutal and nasty and it is clear that his family feels little to no remorse in regards to his passing.

Charping died in Galveston, Texas and the following obituary was posted on the Carnes Funeral Home website. It quickly went viral, so much so, that the funeral home website crashed several times throughout the afternoon.

Leslie Ray “Popeye” Charping was born in Galveston on November 20, 1942 and passed away January 30, 2017, which was 29 years longer than expected and much longer than he deserved. Leslie battled with cancer in his latter years and lost his battle, ultimately due to being the horses ass he was known for. He leaves behind 2 relieved children; a son Leslie Roy Charping and daughter, Shiela Smith along with six grandchildren and countless other victims including an ex wife, relatives, friends, neighbors, doctors, nurses and random strangers. At a young age. Leslie quickly became a model example of bad parenting combined with mental illness and a complete commitment to drinking, drugs, womanizing and being generally offensive. Leslie enlisted to serve in the Navy, but not so much in a brave & patriotic way but more as part of a plea deal to escape sentencing on criminal charges. While enlisted, Leslie was the Navy boxing champion and went on to sufficiently embarrass his family and country by spending the remainder of his service in the Balboa Mental Health Hospital receiving much needed mental healthcare services. Leslie was surprisingly intelligent, however he lacked ambition and motivation to do anything more than being reckless, wasteful, squandering the family savings and fantasizing about get rich quick schemes. Leslie’s hobbies included being abusive to his family, expediting trips to heaven for the beloved family pets and fishing, which he was less skilled with than the previously mentioned. Leslie’s life served no other obvious purpose, he did not contribute to society or serve his community and he possessed no redeeming qualities besides quid witted sarcasm which was amusing during his sober days. With Leslie’s passing he will be missed only for what he rimer did; being a loving husband, father and good friend. No services will be held, there will be no prayers for eternal peace and no apologies to the family he tortured. Leslie’s remains will be cremated and kept in the barn until “Ray”, the family donkey’s wood shavings run out. Leslie’s passing proves that evil does in fact die and hopefully marks a time of healing and safety for all.

As the obituary continues to circulate online several news organizations began to dig a bit deeper to see if the children’s accusations about their father held any water. They were able to dig up Charpings police record and majority line-ups with what his children posted. There has been mixed reaction to the obituary online, as some feel that his children went too far by airing all of their family’s “dirty laundry” out of the world to see, while others praised them for being brave and finally getting the type of release they may have needed after years of abuse and neglect.

Charpings daughter released another statement to ABC 13 Eye Witness News defending the obituary stating:

I wrote my father’s obituary. I loved my father because he was my father and his passing would not have been any less difficult had he been a good father. As someone that ‘hated a liar’, I believe even he would have appreciated the honesty. I apologize to anyone that my father hurt and I felt it would have been offensive to portray him as anything other than who he was. This obituary was intended to help bring closure because not talking about domestic violence doesn’t make it go away!

Thank you to those that have offered sincere condolences, understanding and prayers for our family, your words bring comfort. I am happy for those that simply do not understand, this means you had good parent(s) — please treasure what you have.

Although I appreciate everyone’s concern, it would have been much more appreciated at any time during my childhood. For those being cruel, please remember that you now resemble my father and I would be more than happy to pen your obituary as well.

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Study Reveals Children Can Adapt To The Personalities Of The Peers

(PCM) A study conducted by Michigan State University psychology researchers and published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology claims that the more time children, specifically preschoolers spend around one another the more than they begin to mimic each other’s personality traits.

The study appears to reveal that children and their personalities, which can later transfer over to adulthood, are indeed shaped by environmental factors and not just genes.  It further proves that personality is not something that is naturally ingrained in an individual, but rather something that is adaptable and can be changed depending upon a child’s environment growing up.

The researchers who conducted the study spent the course of a year with two preschool classes and closely monitored their personality traits and social networking behavior. Through their research it was noted that children who chose play partners who were extroverted and hard-working appeared to pick up and mimic those traits over time. However, what was a bit odd was that children who chose play partners who were over anxious and overly frustrated did not appear to take on those particular traits.

According to co-researcher and associate professor of psychology, Emily Durbin the children are having more of an effect on each other’s personalities than people tend to realize!

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New Dating App Spreads The Hate

(PCM) Forget the hearts and flowers when trying to get a date for Valentine’s Day, instead try bonding over things you mutually hate!  There is a new dating app on the way called “Hater” and rather than matching up users with their mutual loves, it instead matches users with things they mutually hate.

The app has users fill out a profile sharing their opinions about several topics and situations they find annoying ranging from politics and restaurant tipping to people who walk slowly or take too many selfies. It then matches you with someone who shares your mutual hatred for such things, therefore, at least in “Haters” opinion, creating a perfect match. You simply swipe down to hate, up to love, left to dislike or right to like.

The app was created by Brendan Alper who quit his job at Goldman Sachs to become a full-time comedian. He initially came up with the idea for the “Hater” app as a joke, but it seems to have spawned a ton of interest in the idea and decided it actually would be a genius idea for a dating app. It’s the idea of forgetting the warm and fuzzy and getting down and dirty right away.

The “Hater” app will officially launch on February 8th and is available in beta now for iOS, which times it perfectly for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday.  The Android version will be available later this spring. So be sure to spread the love …opps we mean hate!

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New Dating App Spreads The Hate

(PCM) Forget the hearts and flowers when trying to get a date for Valentine’s Day, instead try bonding over things you mutually hate!  There is a new dating app on the way called “Hater” and rather than matching up users with their mutual loves, it instead matches users with things they mutually hate.

The app has users fill out a profile sharing their opinions about several topics and situations they find annoying ranging from politics and restaurant tipping to people who walk slowly or take too many selfies. It then matches you with someone who shares your mutual hatred for such things, therefore, at least in “Haters” opinion, creating a perfect match. You simply swipe down to hate, up to love, left to dislike or right to like.

The app was created by Brendan Alper who quit his job at Goldman Sachs to become a full-time comedian. He initially came up with the idea for the “Hater” app as a joke, but it seems to have spawned a ton of interest in the idea and decided it actually would be a genius idea for a dating app. It’s the idea of forgetting the warm and fuzzy and getting down and dirty right away.

The “Hater” app will officially launch on February 8th and is available in beta now for iOS, which times it perfectly for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday.  The Android version will be available later this spring. So be sure to spread the love …opps we mean hate!

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Woman Received 65 Marriage Proposals And Rejected Them All!

(PCM) Many women would consider themselves lucky to receive just one special marriage proposal in a lifetime, but could you image receiving sixty-five? And then turning them all down! This is the story of Chicago socialite Mary Landon Baker, whose life seems like a TV movie waiting to happen. Landon reportedly received sixty-five marriage proposals during her lifetime and rejected each and every one of them.

Baker’s story was recently profiled by the New York Times and they claim that Baker first made her way to the headlines when she very publicly left her then fiance Allister McCormick at the altar. She was then labeled the “shy bride” by newspapers and reporters throughout the country, as shyness was the only diagnosis they could come up with to comprehend why Baker would walk away from marrying McCormick.

Of course in the years that followed her failed engagement to McCormick Baker’s behavior certainly didn’t border on shy. The Times reports that she was linked to men on multiple continents including an English Lord,an Irish prince, a well-to-do Spaniard, a Yugoslav diplomat, and the actor Barry Baxter.  Baker was referred to as a “dollar princess” a title which refers an heiress whose wealth makes her an eligible bachelorette all over the world.

It is said that when Baker passed away in 1961 at the age of 61 she had received at least sixty-five marriage proposals in the course of her lifetime from various suitors all over the globe. Baker’s life appears to be a great party where she was always the guest of honor. According to the Times she enjoyed attending pirate parties, tango-dancing with Romanian prices and sparkling, shiny gowns. When asked by reporters why his daughter refused to marry, Baker’s father financier Albert Baker replied that he daughter was having too delectable a time playing the field to want to settle down.

Baker herself told reporters, “I did not marry because I did not meet the right man at the right place at the right time.” She also went on to reveal, “I have never been in love”.  This seems very sad in a way, as despite the number of suitors throwing themselves at Baker, could they have been more in love with her money rather than her as a person. This definitely appears to be the case and it is truly a shame that Baker may have never gotten the chance to experience the feeling of true love in her lifetime, either than or she truly, truly valued her freedom!

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