An awe inspiring story of courage!
For her whole life, Precilla Veigas has dreamed of earning her PhD. And the Canadian woman was well on her way when she was diagnosed with a rare and incurable abdominal cancer in 2015, and doctors told her she only had six months to live.
But the 44-year-old mother from India didn’t let her diagnosis stop her from getting her doctorate degree. “I had a decision on my hands, to do or to die, literally,” she recalled in her remarks. “I believed in miracles and I was ready to fight.”
Veigas received her PhD in medical science from the University of Toronto’s Massey College during a special ceremony, ahead of the official graduation next month. And she had her loved ones there to cheer her on, as they wiped away tears. “I feel so humbled and honoured,” she says. “I’m still in disbelief.”
Source: The Toronto Star
She may say she doesn’t want anything, but this is what she really means.
When a mom says she doesn’t want anything for Mother’s Day, she doesn’t mean don’t get her fancy jewelry or purses. What she really means when she says “I don’t want anything for Mother’s Day” is THIS:
“I don’t want anything to wake me up during the night before Mother’s Day” – That means if a kid wakes up needing assistance during the middle of the night, it’s all on you, Dad. And she doesn’t even want you to wake her up for breakfast in bed. She’d love being spoiled like that, just do it after she wakes up on her own, after sleeping all night uninterrupted.
“I don’t want anything interrupting my shower on Mother’s Day” – Mom wants to enjoy a full-length shower, allowing her enough time to shave her legs and wash her hair. Maybe even enough time to floss and tweeze, too.
“I don’t want anything keeping me away from my Mother’s Day mimosas” – Make mama happy and make the mimosas happen, Dad.
“I don’t want anything on my to-do list” – This means no cooking, cleaning, laundry, or grocery shopping. But mom doesn’t want to have to do double duty on the day after Mother’s Day, so pick up the slack, Dad and kiddos and do some of those chores for her.
“I don’t want anything that may involve boogers, poop, or any other human excrement anywhere near me” – This one is self-explanatory, keep the gross stuff away from mom for once, on her special day.
“I don’t want anything to get on my clothes for the whole day” – So keep the kids and the art supplies they’re using to create a Mother’s Day card away from mommy today.
“I don’t want anything interrupting me for at least 30 minutes while I curl up with that book I’ve been trying to read for three months” – Mama deserves to read books without pictures sometimes and Mother’s Day is a good time to give her that luxury.
“But most importantly, husband, I don’t want anything getting in the way of snuggling up on the couch with you and the kids for an afternoon movie” – For that hour and a half, mom wants to relax with her darling little ones’ sticky hands and dirty hair touching her arms and face, while Dad gets in on the cuddle, too.
Source: Scary Mommy
Who wants to try this? Yikes!
Alcoholic popsicles might be the greatest summer treat ever.
Summer’s coming and that means cool drinks for hot days. Last year, it was all about frosé - the delightful slushy rosé that everyone fell in love with. But now there’s another fun way to get buzzed in the sun - boozy popsicles from UK-based company, Pops.
Their icy treats contain about 4% alcohol each and are available in your favorite wine and cocktail flavors:
- Prosecco Bellini
- Moscow Mule
- Vodka Watermelon Martini
These sound like the perfect way to cool down in the summer heat, but there’s one downside. Like some other treats we’ve been unable to get our hands on - Oreo Cadbury eggs and rose gold Prosecco glitter - these frozen cocktails on a stick are only available in the U.K. for now. But until they make their way to the USA, you can try ordering them online.
While filming "Pirates of the Caribbean 5," Depp was reportedly drinking excessively, getting into physical fights with Amber Heard and showing up very late
- Sources connected to "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" say Johnny Depp was a problem for the production
- He would drink heavily and get into physical fights with then-wife Amber Heard
- Depp was also frequently hours late
Whether you like Johnny Depp or not, by the sounds of it you don't want to work with him. Sources say his bad behavior caused problems during filming of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales."
'Jack Sparrow' reportedly drank himself to excess and got into physical fights with ex-wife Amber Heard. What's more he was said to late consistently, hours late.
Depp's tardiness was so bad, in fact, that a production assistant was allegedly stationed outside his house in an unmarked car. When he awoke, he would let people on set know. “When he got up, he’d turn on the light, and the moment the light went on [the PA] would call the line producer, who would then call the directors [Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg]: ‘He’s up! He’s getting ready!’” an on-set insider explains. “They even had a special code term, like ‘The eagle has landed.’ Johnny had no idea this was going on.”
The sort of silver lining? When Depp got on set, he was actually said to be lovely. “Everyone was an innocent bystander watching this train wreck,” the source adds. “But when Johnny came on set, he was charming, nice. He’s yin and yang.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
A three-year-old and her dad join forces in explaining how to change the oil in your car.