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  • In March 2009, Blair Koenig started the reader submission-based blog STFU, Parents as a way to mock parents who overshare on social media. Koenig refers to her blog as "an entertainment destination" and as a "guide for parents on what NOT to post about their kids." Koenig says her blog is also a "forum for non-parents to vent about their TMI-related frustrations."

    Posts include parents giving details of their kids' bodily functions, potty-training progress or regression, and even pictures of the alleged events. It's oversharing at its worst or best, depending on whom you ask. Koenig has even categorized the blog entries of the parents: Sanctimommy — the "better mom than you" moms; Woe is Mom — the nonsleeping martyr moms; Mommy Jacking — the "every thought turns back to my child" moms; and Gross Out Factor — devoted to the too-much-information-providing parents.

    On average, STFU, Parents receives more than 1.5 million visits a month, and with its growth in popularity, it has also

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  • This would not be Trending Now if we did not show you viral videos. So this post is all about viral videos, but these kind are of the adorable variety.

    The first is a YouTube post out of the U.K. uploaded by user Lee O'Donaghue. It shows an older sister imparting some wisdom to her younger brother, Gabriel. From what the little girl says and from Gabriel's body-language, it appears that he must have gotten into scuffle on the playground. His astute older sister, who appears to be no more than 5 or 6-years-old, tells him, "You're nearly three, you should toughen up a bit." She also encourages him to listen when their parents tell them what to do, "when mom and dad say 'don't do that,' you don't do that."

    The video of the two siblings sitting on a park bench is well on its way to going viral with more than 155,000 views and counting in just a matter of days.

    Then there's twin brothers MJ and AJ. Their mother shot a video of the boys eating spaghetti in high-chairs after a long day at the

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  • A number of offenses can get you in trouble at work: slacking off, not being a team player, tardiness, and so on. It's understandable if you're reprimanded for committing one of these. But a Detroit paramedic is in hot water for what seems to have been an act of kindness -- giving a blanket to a man who was cold.

    Two weeks ago, a house caught fire, and the elderly man who lived there was brought outside wearing only his underwear. Paramedic Jeff Gaglio gave him a blanket. Then on Tuesday, Gaglio was informed that the department was bringing him up on charges for his action. Jerald James, chief of the Emergency Medical Service (EMS), who is responsible for Gaglio's punishment, said in defense of the charges, "We can't have an employee who feels that they have a right to give away state property without getting prior approval." In fact, his department and the city of Detroit are strapped for cash. However, it has also been revealed that the department did not pay for the blanket. The one

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  • One of the biggest reality show hits of the fall is 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,' which airs on TLC. The show features a rural Georgia family centered around the youngest member, Alana Thompson, who competes in beauty pageants. While the show has legions of fans, critics think the show exploits young Alana, and could be doing more harm than good.

    At any rate, 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' has been renewed for a second season, and 7-year-old pageant princess Alana will continue making her way to becoming a household name. With that in mind, the web-based movie review and interview show 'Screen Junkies' decided to have three of the stars of the new film 'Seven Psychopaths,' re-enact a scene from an episode of 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.' Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell and Christopher Walken all participate, and the video of the three actors is going viral.

    [Related: 'Honey Boo Boo' Gets Own Character on South Park]

    So far, the video has been viewed more than 370,000 times. Commenters on YouTube

    Read More »from Christopher Walken Gives Dramatic Reading of Scenes from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
  • Ben Baltz is an 11-year-old cancer survivor. He lost his right leg to bone cancer when he was just 6 years old and has been walking, running, and playing soccer and baseball with the aid of a prosthetic leg and a mechanical knee.

    Just last weekend, Ben competed in the Sea Turtle Tri-Kids Triatholon. After completing the 150-yard swim and the four-mile bike ride, Ben had made it halfway through the one-mile run when one of the screws in his knee came loose and the prosthetic broke in half. His mother, Kim, said she knew that Ben was probably tired, but she didn't know what had happened to his leg.

    Suddenly an announcer asked everyone to turn around. That's when the crowd saw that Marines who were there to volunteer their assistance at the triathlon were running alongside Pfc. Matthew Morgan, a Marine who had picked Ben up and was giving him a piggyback ride across the finish line. There were not many dry eyes in the audience.

    Kim Baltz said that Ben was a little embarrassed that he was

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