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My Stepfather, The Peeping Tom

My mother’s husband confessed to having spied on me in my bedroom and bathroom years ago. Figuring out how to maintain a relationship with him — and with my mother — has been traumatic, even if they don’t consider it sexual abuse. View this image › Justine Zwiebel / BuzzFeed My last visit back to Florida to visit my mother was years ago. In the morning I would wake up and find an empty coffee cup and a shining teaspoon waiting for me on a folded paper towel before the…

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These Look Like Normal Wall Hangings…But Watch What He Does With Them

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Okay, I have to admit that I’m a little bit blown away by this. It’s art you can rest your eyes on, and then literally rest your body on, too! Jongha Choi, a contextual design student from the Netherlands, took the phrase “art imitates life” to the next level for his master’s thesis project. He created some modern art wall hangings that, in and of themselves, are gorgeous. But then he reaches into his creations, pulls them down off of the wall, and uses them as…

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Active shooter reported at Paramus, N.J., shopping mall

http://twitter.com/#!/TheyAdore_Mirah/status/397556230551773185 Reports of a shooting at the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, N.J., had stores on lockdown Monday night. http://twitter.com/#!/eyewitnessnyc/status/397556484986249216 http://twitter.com/#!/Doctor_Google/status/397550581143072768 CBS New York reports: Police responded in force Monday evening after shots were fired inside the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall. The shots were reported inside the mall, sometime before the mall in Paramus, N.J. closed for the night at 9:30 p.m. In a tweet, Ocean County police, fire and EMS reported multiple agencies were responding to the mall in Bergen County for reports of an active…

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Another Taft HS hero: Students say classmate tried to stop shooting victim Bowe Cleveland from bleeding

http://twitter.com/#!/MaddLipp/status/289507862227607553 After Thursday’s shooting at Taft High School in Taft, Calif., students saluted teacher Ryan Heber and campus supervisor Kim Fields for heroically talking the shooter down. But according to tweets from classmates, friends and loved ones, there was another hero on the scene: a student named Seth Fa’Agau who tried to stop shooting victim Bowe Cleveland from bleeding. https://twitter.com/NiggaJadyn/statuses/289505195128401921 https://twitter.com/NiggaJadyn/status/289631395310075904 While his identity has not been confirmed by authorities, there is a varsity football player at Taft named Seth Fa’Agau. Members of the Taft community thanked Seth for his act of heroism. https://twitter.com/radicalwolf69/status/289596624970346496 https://twitter.com/MaddLipp/status/289627432233861120…

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Ian Somerhalder just hates the taxi pollution when he jets to London

http://twitter.com/#!/iansomerhalder/status/347333918992777217 Actor and aristocrat slacktivist Ian Somerhalder considers himself a “global trotter.” The hypocritical “green energy” fanboy jets around the world lamenting that he can’t even open his swanky L.A. windows thanks to the pollution spewed by your gas-guzzling cars and filthy airplanes. http://twitter.com/#!/alissaandreeva/status/346178158971740160 See, his globe trotting is Important™. Jet engines for me, but not for thee. And now, after stepping off a plane in London, his elitist sense of right and wrong is under assault by taxi engines that just don’t burn cleanly enough for his refined, environmentally-correct tastes. Hey, Ian,…

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