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You'll remember Ethan Couch was convicted of four counts of intoxication manslaughter, but was not sentenced to any jail time. Instead, he was given 10 years' probation. Couch's defense team, which included psychologist Dr. G. Dick Miller, argued that the teen suffered from "affluenza," meaning his irresponsible behavior and lifestyle were a product of his affluent upbringing and "profoundly dysfunctional" parents.

Part of his parole mandates that he regularly checks in with his parole officer and that he not drink alcohol for 10 years. The latter is being investigated now thanks to a snapchat of Ethan playing beer pong at a house party in Texas.





Couch and his mother were picked up in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on Monday, reports a spokesman for the Jalisco state prosecutor's office. After both underwent a medical checkup, they were transferred to immigration authorities and will be returning to the U.S. "shortly."



parenting dating lgbtq A Mom may have Just Placed the First Gay Dating Ad in India for her Son
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A mother in India recently placed a matrimonial ad in the paper for her adult, gay son. It might seem like it would only be a little embarassing for 36 year old activist Harish Iyer to have his mom get involved in his lovelife but it's actually groundbreaking. It is thought to be the first same-sex dating ad placed in an Indian newspaper. In fact many papers refused to publish it.

Iyer told the Times of India that they've gotten a few responses so far but he plans on taking his time to decide on the right man. 

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"I shot through the hamper he was carrying. It went straight through the back of his leg. He started crying like a little baby."

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Chris Pratt and Ryan Reynolds Continue to Show Us They're a Couple Real Life Superheroes

Honestly torn over who we love more at this point...Ryan Reynolds or Chris Pratt. Both of these guys are real life superheroes, and continue to display an incredible ability to balance the demands of being A-list celebrities, with touching the lives of fans who fell upon hard times, and bad luck. Yesterday we ran a post on Ryan Reynolds who shared a heartwarming tribute to his 14 year old fan (and friend) that'd lost his battle with cancer; and today we've got Star Lord. Love these guys!

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Poor guy was just trying to pull a solid, maybe save a few bucks in the process, when he bought his little girl a Nintendo DS from a secondhand gaming store.

Yes, it seems Richard Chester happened upon a case of sheer, unadulterated bad luck. The secondhand console in question was loaded with 30 explicit images ande hardcore videos. See below for a couple somewhat NSFW-ish pics of the devilish DS in action:





Chester said he's put the console away in the cupboard for the meanwhile...alright man, you do you.

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Worth spending all that time or not, they are definitely keeping their father away from any shreddable values.



parenting weird news New Mother Gives Birth in a Cybercafe Then Continues Her Game
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A pregnant woman in Nanchang, China was in an internet cafe when she gave birth to a baby. She was waiting for her boyfriend to meet her. Some patrons called an ambulance and wrapped the baby in cloth. Meanwhile she continued to play her game until she and the baby were taken to the hospital to be met with her boyfriend and family. Who knows why she kept playing during and after such a dramatic life event, maybe she had to get to the next checkpoint before she could save? 

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Allegedly the girl hatched a revenge plot to murder her mother after her iPhone was taken away. That sentence is a real event and not something we pulled from a psychology case study on sociopathy.

Boulder County police arrested the tween after her mother reported her for the second poisoning incident. The first, when the child poured bleach into her mother's smoothie, which mom was able to detect by smell (and here we thought it was the pricepoint of a Vitamix that would kill you ZING).

Then she tried the same stunt with a carafe of water that her mother kept in her bedroom. This is probably the ballsiest move in the entire story, because seriously who tries the same matricidal nonsense twice? That's just poor form, Olivia (in the story I am assuming the child's name is Olivia because they're all named Olivia, run with me here).

To conclude, another case of pre-teen case of severe empathy lack solved by the power of a mom who won't take any nonsnse... and maybe a little help from Mr. Yuck.

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10 year-old Alyssa De Le Sala received an outpouring of support when she decided to start a lemonade stand to help her family rebuild their home. The family's house was destroyed by a fire two years ago and the contractors they paid to rebuild it never finished the work. She wanted to do something nice for her parents to help finish the home so she started a lemonade stand on her own to raise money.