Woman Kicked Off Plane After Complaining About Her Period Pains

There’s a lot of things people don’t understand about period cramps. The first is that everyone experiences these pains differently.

One of my friends feels extremely nauseated when she gets her period, which is why doctors have prescribed her birth control pills. However, most women I know have mild to manageable pain. That means they don’t have to seek immediate medical care, but are knowledgeable on how to alleviate their on-and-off stomach cramps.

People are usually kicked off planes before takeoff for a good reason, such as endangering the lives of others or being in critical condition themselves. However, there are other reasons people get the boot: Uncontrollable and noisy children, bad body odor, excessive swearing, and overly emotional people have been kicked off flights before.

The question is, how sick do you have to be to be forced to leave a flight?

A woman experiencing “mild” stomach pain on an Emirates international flight was a huge cause for concern for staff. So much so that they had to ask her to re-book her flight!

Here’s the couple’s story:

“World’s Most Dangerous Ice Cream” Requires A Waiver Before Eating It

What’s the most dangerous thing you’ve ever eaten? Insects? Raw chicken? It’s hard to think of a “dangerous” food that isn’t just “unusual.” But one ice cream parlor is offering up “the most dangerous ice cream in the world” but you’ll have to sign a waiver before you eat it.

The Aldwych Café and Ice-Cream Parlour has launched a new flavor of ice cream for Valentine’s Day, but because of the contents of the treat, you have to legally absolve the parlor of any injuries you might incur while eating it.

So what could possibly be so dangerous in this ice cream?

Girl Leaves Hilarious Message For Santa In The Snow

When Christmas season rolls around, kids work furiously to write their letters to Santa. The requests can range anywhere from a new video game to baby siblings (yikes!), but rarely do kids ask Santa to take something away from them.

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One girl in Canada must have been pretty tired of her older sibling, because when she began writing a message to Santa, it took a pretty hilarious turn.

Nine-year-old Jennifer Murphy was spray painting a message in the snow banks for the Big Man before the big day, when her mom noticed her message included a strange request.

It’s a Marshmallow World in the Winter!

It’s time for Christmas treats! Get the kids together, get the supplies you need, and have a complete blast making these delicious chocolate covered marshmallow sticks! Use your imagination and decorate them however you’d like with all your favorite dessert toppings!

  • large marshmallows
  • candy canes
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • white candy melts
  • green candy melts
  • red candy melts
  • assorted toppings

1. Begin by melting your chocolate chips.

2. Next, take your candy canes and break off the curved top part. With the remaining stick  of the candy cane, slide on 3 large marshmallows.

3. Dip your marshmallows into the melted chocolate and then place onto a sheet of parshment paper and allow to set.

4. Once your chocolate dipped marshmallows have hardened, melt each of your candy melt colors and then transer to a piping bag.

5. Get decorating! No rules apply, just do whatever you’d like!

Autistic Boy’s Santa Visit Goes Viral After St. Nick Goes Above And Beyond

Going to visit Santa Claus can be scary for any child. You’re handed off to a complete stranger with a big beard and are told to sit on his lap. As a young kid, you’re taught to stay away from strangers, and now your parents are just handing you off.

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These feelings of fear are only heightened for some children with autism.  The crowds, sounds, and lights can all trigger an emotional response, which can lead to a bad experience. That’s why when Erin Deely found out that her son, Brayden, had autism, she and her husband assumed a traditional photo with Santa Claus was never going to happen.

However, thanks to the Caring Santa program, organized by Autism Speaks, Brayden was able to have a Christmas experience he’ll remember for a lifetime.

This Is The Holiday Dish You Never Knew You Needed

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Sometimes the most unexpected combinations can make for the most delicious recipes. As it turns out, Cheetos and turkey go together perfectly! The Cheetos make the perfect crunchy, crispy crust with just the right amount of heat. Are you brave enough to try this?

  • 1 bag Flaming hot cheetos
  • 4 Turkey legs
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup pickle brine
  • 1 head garlic, smashed
  • 6 tablespoons kosher salt, separated
  • 2-3 turns with a pepper grinder
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups Flamin’ Hot Cheetos
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  1. Mix buttermilk, pickle brine, garlic and 3 tablespoons kosher salt in a large bowl. Add Turkey and stir to coat.
  2. Cover and let Turkey brine in the fridge for at least 2-4 hours to overnight. Remove Turkey from fridge, and as it comes to room temperature prepare your coating.
  3. Place Hot Cheetos into a food processor and pulse until there are no chunks left.
  4. Mix together the flour, Hot Cheeto dust, 3 tablespoons kosher salt, paprika, cayenne and garlic powder.
  5. Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pan with high sides. Place a thermometer on the side of your pan so you can keep the oil temperature around 375 degrees.
  6. When your oil is heated, take the turkey piece by piece from the brine and dredge it in the flour mixture.
  7. Fry each piece until golden brown, usually between 14-16 minutes per side, depending on the size of the Turkey pieces, taking care not to crowd the pan while frying. Let cool on a wire rack.

Have You Heard About The Legend Of The Christmas Pickle?

It’s the Christmas season, and we all have our own family traditions of decking the halls, building snowmen, and decorating the tree. You know the drill, lights wrapped around, vintage ornaments on first, angel on the top, and…a pickle?

If you’re confused by that last part, then you’re not alone. But there are a lot of families this time of year that add one very special trinket to their Christmas tree, and it has a lot of meaning behind its wrinkly skin!

The ornament (no, it’s not a real pickle) is usually placed on the tree by an adult, but specifically hidden away so that it’s hard to find. The children of the household are then supposed to try and find said knickknack.

The first child to locate the pruned bauble is said to have good luck in the upcoming year, and many families actually have a special pickle-present for them to open as well, or at the very least getting to open one of their presents early.

But where does this briny custom come from? Turns out, it’s been an all-American tradition from the get-go.

Scam Alert: Don’t Trust Holiday “Gift Exchanges” On Social Media

Tis the season…for scammers. Be wary this Christmas, because not everyone’s as giving as they seem on social media.

We’ve warned you before about all kinds of scams that land the people behind them on the naughty list, but this might be the worst one yet, because it preys on your Christmas spirit.

An example of the famous scam.Good Housekeeping

By now you’ve probably seen social media posts or groups called the Secret Sister Gift Exchange. The promises these posts make sound too good to be true: buy a $10 gift for the person at the top of the list, share the post, and soon you’ll get 36 gifts of your own in the mail.

Sadly, this is just a high-tech version of an old chain letter pyramid scheme, and it’s been circulating on social media websites since at least 2015.

How these “gift exchanges” supposedly work.Life With Lisa

The scam has proved so popular that the Better Business Bureau has stepped in, warning customers not to believe everything they read online. The organization says you won’t just be disappointed by the scam, you could actually wind up in big trouble with the law.

Thankfully, these scams are easy to recognize and avoid if you know what to look for.

Santa Asks Kids A New Question, And Their Answers Will Melt Your Heart

As parents, you want to know your kids are being raised with the right values. Sure, you do your best to teach them how to treat people and what to treasure, but how do we know they’re actually listening?

These thoughts especially creep into our minds around Christmas time. It’s easy to get caught up in the “I want this!” attitude of Christmas with all those TV commercials advertising the coolest new toys.

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Pillsbury decided that they wanted to see if kids really knew what Christmas means, and whether or not they were too focused on presents to see the other aspects. They teamed up with the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota to film a video titled “Cannot Be Bought.”

The video’s goal was to make kids think about what Christmas is all about, and to find out what they’re thankful for. Santa Claus asked each kid what gifts they already have that mean a lot to them, and the video is something special.

Royal Chef Reveals What The Family Will Be Eating For Christmas

This Christmas is a special one for the royals. With Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle, royal tradition is being broken.

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Usually, only members of the royal family are invited to partake in royal festivities, and they take this very seriously. When Kate Middleton was engaged to Prince William, she was not allowed to attend the dinner. However, Markle will be attending this year’s celebration, despite not being married to Harry yet.

“In 2010 Kate was not invited to do so after her engagement to William nor was Mike Tindall after his to the Princess Royal’s daughter Zara Phillips and only spouses and close family are usually invited,” Richard Fitzwilliams, a Royal expert, said. “However Harry and Meghan will be living together at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace and her family are in the United States.”

“The monarchy relies heavily on precedent and tradition but it also makes its own,” he said.  

Meghan will be attending church with the family, and also their traditional Christmas dinner. So what does she have to look forward to?

Your Zodiac Sign Reveals How You Will Be Spending The Holiday Season

With Christmas right around the corner, we are all busy preparing. Whether it’s decorating the tree, baking the snacks, or buying gifts for your loved ones, we all handle Christmas in our own way.

However, it turns out that when we were born can actually influence how we prepare for the big day. It makes a lot of sense, as our zodiac sign seems to influence our personalities in some pretty noticeable ways. Because of this influence, we all have our own techniques for handling the holiday. How does your zodiac sign impact your Christmas preparations?

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They are original and expressive, so they tend to spend their Christmas holidays making everything as unique as possible. Whether it’s making their own tree ornaments, or making parody versions of all their favorite Christmas carols, they will absolutely make the holiday their own.

Pisces are kind and intuitive, making them the best secret Santa you could ask for. They always go above and beyond for the people in their lives, sparing no expense to make sure they all have the merriest Christmas of all.

They are enthusiastic and confident, so as soon they feel that chill in the air they start getting their lists ready. They have a list for everything, whether it’s Christmas gifts to buy, or gifts they want to ask for, an Aries is always prepared.

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They are the most likely to be found sneaking a bite of turkey or taste testing the cookie batter. The food is their primary focus of the holiday but luckily they are reliable enough to bring the best dish with them to the potluck.

A Gemini will thrive in the chaos of Christmas shopping, and will often get a head start. Black Friday is the perfect day to jump in, and they are often able to handle the crowds better than others.

They are all about the family. They plan the best Christmas events, making sure to schedule it weeks, or even months in advance so that the entire family will be together for sure.

What about the rest of the zodiac signs?

Are You Able To Spot The Hidden Symbols on Coca-Cola’s New Holiday Cans?

Big brands have been famously hiding symbols into their logos and packaging for decades now. From when FedEx hid an arrow inside of its name and we never noticed, to a Hershey’s Kiss hiding in the Hershey’s logo, these little sneaky marketing techniques continue to blow our minds.  

This winter, Coca-Cola has decided to have a little fun too. They have incorporated a few clever images into its classic polar bear design.

One Reddit user was able to spot the hidden designs, are you?

20 Gingerbread Houses (Hopefully) Not Made By Architects

Building gingerbread houses is one of the best traditions around the holidays. It’s a fun activity where you get to play with your food, so where can you go wrong?

This. This is where you can go wrong.

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Mom “Cheats” At Christmas Using Her Elf On The Shelf

If you have kids, you’ve probably heard of Elf On The Shelf. The idea is that an elf from the North Pole comes to your house before Christmas and reports back to Santa on who has been naughty and nice.

It’s a great idea in theory, but in reality it means a lot of effort for parents. Every night, the elf moves around the house, often doing something sneaky or funny. For some parents, it’s fun. For others, it’s just an added source of stress. Christy Heins, a mom of three from Illinois, posted about her experiences with the tricky tradition.

“I know that some people truly enjoy setting up elaborate scenes with their elf, but for me, cleaning up after 3 children and a dog is enough,” Heins explained in her post. “I forgot to move him more times than I can even count, and I cut it close a few times trying to sneakily move him after the kids were already awake.”

“Today my pastor’s sermon was all about how advent is supposed to be a season of feeling PEACEFUL and cute little George wasn’t exactly falling into that category for me. I also was never good about using the elf as a way to improve my kids’ behavior so he really didn’t have an effect on their behavior whatsoever.”

Instead of ending the tradition all together, Heins wanted to do something that would still allow her kids to believe in the magic of Christmas.

Cop Delivers Christmas To A 6-Year-Old Girl Who Witnessed Her Parents Die

Losing a parent is one the hardest things a child can go through, especially when you are only six years old. Losing both your parents within a year of each other is almost too much for any one person to handle.

Unfortunately for six year old Ivey, this is her reality. As expected she hasn’t been doing very well lately. Ivey’s school called in officer Popsey Floyd when she was continuously running away from class. The young girl kept trying to leave the building alone, and when Floyd arrived he found out that the reason she was doing it was a lot more serious than he anticipated.

“School officials told me that one of the issues they have with her is that she witnessed her mother being killed,” Floyd explained in a video update about the case.  But as traumatizing as that was, it wasn’t the end of this girl’s horrific experience.

“What I found out today, is that not only did she witness her mom being killed, she also witnessed her father being killed just a couple months later,” he continued. “Within the same year, she lost her mother and her father.”

The little girl has been having an extremely hard time with this. Floyd says that she is a very smart girl, but that it’s making it harder for her because she has an excellent memory and can remember the incidents vividly. She is staying with her grandmother, but she is struggling. Floyd decided that this girl deserved a special Christmas this year, so he has done something amazing…

10 Hacks To Clean Your House You’ll Seriously Thank Us For Later

Does it take you a lot of elbow grease until you finally clean your home during the holidays?

If yes, these 10 hacks for achieving a spotless home will make your holiday season much more enjoyable.

This month is supposed to be a time of relaxation and spending quality time with your family, not running around with yellow gloves and cleaning products trying to clean your home for when your family arrives, or to get ready for the new year.

1. Use Mr. Clean’s Magic Erasers to clean your keyboard.

Turn off your laptop or computer and wipe away all that finger grime!

2. Clean your microwave without having to scrub hard to get rid of that grease.

Pour vinegar in a small bowl and wait for it to boil in the microwave. The steam from the vinegar will make it easier to clean the insides. Now all you have to do is wipe down with a moist towel.

3. Get your home smelling delicious with vanilla extract.

Pour water and a little bit of vanilla extract in a baking dish. Then set your oven to 350 degrees, and turn it off after you rid your home of a stale or unwanted smell.

4. Use old socks to clean your blinds.

This is much cheaper and more useful than fancy feather dusters. You can also puncture a hole in two dish sponges and insert them into tongs to easily remove the thick dust on your blinds without ever having to touch them.

5. Eliminate that stale bedroom smell by cleaning your mattress with baking soda.

If you’ve ever walked in your room and smelt something funky, it’s probably coming from your mattress. Remove your fitted sheet and sprinkle some baking soda on the mattress. Wait 10 minutes then vacuum up the powder.

These next hacks are lifesavers!

A Record Breaking Nativity Scene Is Taking Over A Town For The Holidays

We all take pride in our holiday spirit. It really brings the community together, and that makes us feel like we’re part of something a little larger than ourselves. But what if you were part of the largest Christmas scene ever?

That is what a small town in France is hoping to accomplish this year, by bringing the gift of the world’s largest Christmas creche.

Every year we see our local churches putting together their nativity scenes outside for us to look at as we drive by, and some of us may even have miniature ones set-up in our homes. But what if your whole neighborhood became an homage to the birth of baby Jesus?

An even better question would be how do you even go about setting like this up? Turns out, it takes a lot of patience.

Family’s Christmas Card Is Going Viral Because Everyone Can Relate

Christmas cards are a fun way to show your love for family and friends, while still getting a little creative. You can buy some from the store or take your own photos, but either way, it’s fun to mail them off and wait to get some in return!

Families always try to make their card fun and festive, and the Seawrights are no different.

“My family sends out a different Christmas card every single year, it’s been a tradition for as long as I can remember, but we have never done a funny one,” Emily Seawright, 20, says.

Each family member decided to write down a word, starting with the letter E, that would describe their current life events.

Mom and Dad wrote “excited”:

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Her sister wrote “engaged”:

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Then there were the “expecting” parents:

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And then…

20 Hilariously Ugly Holiday Sweaters That Will Make You Say Ho Ho Heck No

Of all the modern holiday traditions, the strangest by far is the revival of the ugly Christmas sweater.

Once the most hated Christmas gift of all, the younger generation has made these dorky outfits a fashion trend again, and that means you’re probably searching for the perfect one this year.

Here are 20 designs guaranteed to get a laugh on Christmas morning:

1. “The greatest gift of all…ME!”

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Nothing says “center of attention” like arriving to your family’s Christmas gathering dressed as a present. The real bow and the “To: From:” card are nice touches.

2. O, Christmas tree…

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We know, nothing measures up to a live tree. But this sweater-sized sapling with all the trimmings is a good substitute. Even the faux-suspenders are decorated for the holidays.

3. Break out the mistletoe

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Christmas can be a tough holiday if you don’t have a Mr. or Mrs. Claus in your life, so embrace that single feeling with this cheeky sweater.

4. Send in the Santas

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From a distance, this is just a Christmas-colored sweater and a pretty chic design. But once your guests get close enough to see the Santas, the jig is up.

5. “Look what Santa left in my stocking”

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Why should the kids have all the fun? Arrive in style at your Christmas party, with goodies for everyone (or a lump of coal) tucked away in the stocking.

6. Have you seen this (gingerbread) man?

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The most fashionable outfits make a statement. This one says, “Where’s the nearest tray of cookies? Because I’m getting hungry.”

7. Start the tradition while they’re young

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Did you really even celebrate your first Christmas if you weren’t wearing an ugly baby romper?

8. Yeah, right.

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Feel free to grab this one for yourself, but the rest of your family probably deserves the next one on the list.

9. That’s more realistic

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Let’s be honest, we all know somebody who deserves a lump of coal!

10. Looks like Blitzen’s been celebrating a little too hard

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If you think that’s bad, you should see the other side of the sweater. No, really, you should see this.

6-Year-Old’s Savage Letter To Santa Is Cracking Up The Internet

What age did you start to realize Santa wasn’t real? For me, it was probably later than it should have been. I was about 12 when it started to sink in that it wasn’t at all possible. I blame my older brother, though, because every time I asked him if Santa was real I got a resounding “yes”, and I trusted his opinion.

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According to a poll in 2011, 84% of adults said they stopped believing in Santa around age 8. Studies believe this is when kids reach the age of questioning the logistics of things. It’s no longer “how do you know I’m being naughty?” It’s more about “how do you fit down the chimney?” and “how can you make it around the world in one night?”

It’s also when kids start to connect the dots. Suddenly, Santa’s writing is eerily similar to Mom and Dad’s, and they somehow manage to use the same wrapping paper as the North Pole, as well.

For one boy, however, he’s already skeptical at the young age of six, and he’s not afraid to let Jolly Ol’ St. Nick know about it.