SUGAR CRUSH

Woman Steals $1,700 from Disabled Mother to Feed Candy Crush Addiction

You can check out any time you like, but you can never leeeave! (Screengrab: iTunes)

The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing, they say.

In other news, a completely grown-up UK woman stole over £1,000 (US$1,705) from her disabled mother to feed her crazy Candy Crush addiction, the Telegraph reports.

The 45-year-old woman, Sally-Anne Turner, had access to her mother’s bank account when she acted as her caregiver. The mother noticed money disappearing from her bank account between February 2012 and January 2014, coincidentally during the time that her daughter “became addicted to Candy Crush Saga and other online gaming sites.” Read More

pinterest ruins lives

‘Pinterest Stress’ Is Ruining Your Mother’s Life

Part of the problem. (Photo: Pinterest)

So, there’s a very real illness that’s destroying the lives of mothers everywhere. It’s called “Pinterest stress,” and it reportedly affects 42 percent of mothers. A crippling condition that is yielding a lot of sad BBs in the world, “Pinterest stress” leads people to worry that their pins are not crafty or creative enough (also known as the Brit Industrial Complex?).

Touted as an exclusive survey by Today, a once-popular morning show that nursing homes use to override the bleak silence of near-death, the results show that nearly half of the 7,000 mothers they talked to claim they stay up until the wee hours of the morning clicking, repinning and saving pins in a mad attempt to recreate intricately crafted centerpieces from Michael’s. Read More

EduTech

Dissatisfied With Her Kids’ Grades, Mom Just Hacks In and Changes Them

"My mom told me to." (Photo: Filmofilia

A Pennsylvania mom is on the hook for criminal computer trespassing after using her job at the Northwestern Lehigh School District to–in a move straight out of War Games–alter her children’s grades. Millions of teens nationwide are kicking themselves for not paying better attention in their computer science classes.

Reports ABC News (via The Mary Sue):

“She has been accused of changing her daughter’s failing grade from an F to an M for “medical” in June 2010, and then changing her son’s 98 to a 99 in February 2012, nearly a year after she quit her job as an administrative office secretary to work at another school district.”

The failing grade we get, but we can’t imagine the difference between a 98 and a 99 is worth going to jail for. Now, for a higher SAT score, on the other hand…