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About Erika Watts

Erika Watts is a former teacher, now stay-at-home-mom and contributing writer for WebProNews. When she isn’t busy navigating parenthood and writing, she enjoys watching college sports and reading. Follow Erika on Twitter @erikawatts83, Pinterest or
Teacher Fired After Telling Kids to Beat Up Another Student

A middle school teacher in St. Lucie County, Florida was fired just over a year after being accused of ordering a group of students to beat up another student. The attack was caught on a surveillance video, which shows the …

Gas Prices Are Rising, Will Likely Continue to Go Up

After gas prices dropped to under $3.20 per gallon in many states back in September, we are seeing prices trickle up again. With the exception of a few small dips, gas prices have been rising steadily since early February and …

Bears Drag Woman From Garage in Florida

In a terrifying story out of Lake Murray, Florida, a woman was attacked by black bears in her garage. The bears dragged the woman from her garage and mauled her. Amazingly enough, she survived. Terri Frana went out to her …

Wheel of Fortune Contestant Loses Chance at $1 Million in Embarrassing Way

It’s tough watching a Wheel of Fortune contestant struggle to complete a puzzle when the answer is painfully obvious. Watching a contestant miss out on a prize because he can’t properly pronounce the words in an already completed puzzle is …

IRS Tax Filing Deadline Pain Lessened With Yummy Deals

April 15, also known as Tax Day, is upon us again. While some people like to file their taxes with the IRS early on–especially if they’re getting a refund–others wait until the last minute. Whether you were the early bird …

Jenny McCarthy Speaks Out on Vaccination Views

Even though The View panelist Jenny McCarthy has long argued that vaccinations are linked to autism, which has earned her the “anti-vaxxer” label, the former Playboy model claimed that she is pro-vaccinations in a piece published in The Chicago Sun-Times …

Affluenza Teen’s Family Gets a Break on Rehab Fees

Remember how outraged everyone was after the defense attorney for Ethan Couch, also known as “Affluenza Teen,” argued that his client was a victim of his family’s wealth, which affected his judgment when he decided to drive drunk? And then …

Orca Shows: Bill Stemming from ‘Blackfish’ Documentary is Deferred

The show will go on–for now. Following the fallout from the Blackfish documentary, an assemblyman in California proposed legislation that would end orca shows in the state–namely at SeaWorld San Diego. To the dismay of many animal rights activists, the …

Westboro Baptist Church Protesters Run Out of Town

Less than three weeks after Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps died, his former congregation is at it again. This time, the Westboro Baptist Church members decided to picket a school in Moore, Oklahoma, a town that was devastated by …

Smart Car Tipping Prank Investigated in San Francisco

Smart Car owners in San Francisco have to be wondering whether the great mileage their cars get is worth it now that they are finding themselves targets for a prank called “Smart Car tipping.” Similar to cow tipping, vandals are …

Chicken Nugget Recall: Tyson Recalls Nuggets Sold at Sam’s Club

Tyson Foods announced on Friday that the company is recalling thousands of pounds of their chicken nuggets. Two different chicken nugget products were included in the recall: five-pound bags of white meat chicken nuggets and 20-pound packs of nugget-shaped chicken …

HIMYM Alternate Ending To Be Released on DVD

[SPOILERS AHEAD] It’s no secret that a good series finale can be hard to pull off. Just look at the backlash popular shows such as LOST and Dexter received for their series finales, after all. Series co-creator and executive producer …

Chick-Fil-A is Outselling KFC With Fewer Restaurants

Despite being closed on Sundays and fueling an gay marriage controversy in the summer of 2012, Chick-Fil-A is now the leading fast food chicken chain. While it’s hard to imagine any other chicken chain surpassing KFC, Chick-Fil-A did just that …

‘How I Met Your Mother’ Comes to an End Tonight

After a nine-year run, the series finale of How I Met Your Mother will air on CBS tonight at 8 p.m. ET. The hour-long episode will show Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) finally finishing the story he started telling his kids …

Wil Wheaton Has Advice for Kids Being Bullied

Were you ever picked on for being a nerd or have a child who is being picked at school for being nerdy? If so, Wil Wheaton has some advice, and who better to listen to than Wesley Crusher from Star …

Kendall Jenner Spoofs Kim Kardashian’s ‘Vogue’ Cover

Apparently just about anything Kim Kardashian and Kanye West do can serve as fodder for humor, as their Vogue cover has spurred dozens of spoofs in the days after it was revealed. The latest spoof comes from sisters Kendall and …

#CancelColbert: Stephen Colbert Says He Didn’t Make Racist Tweet

Even though Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert is known for his sense of humor, apparently some things are off limits–on certain platforms, at least. Following a joke about Asians that was posted to the official Colbert Report Twitter account yesterday, Colbert …

‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Speaks Out on Controversy

Three months following the controversy surrounding Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson’s interview in GQ, Robertson’s son Jase Robertson has spoken up on his father’s behalf. Jase’s comments come following the season finale of the fifth season of the show. As …

NYC Grocery Bag Fees of Ten Cents Per Bag Proposed

In a move that will probably surprise no one, city council members in New York City are considering legislation that would charge fees to customers who receive their items in paper or plastic bags while shopping. The NYC grocery bag …

Taco Bell Breakfast Menu to Launch on Thursday

If you’ve been anxiously awaiting the day that you can purchase breakfast, lunch, and supper from Taco Bell, the wait is almost over. After announcing plans to start offering breakfast last month, the Taco Bell breakfast menu will launch on …

E-Trade Talking Baby Calls It Quits

If you can’t get enough of the talking baby from the E-Trade commercials, you’ll have to get your fix on YouTube from here on out because the little man is done. After using the baby for six years, E-Trade is …

Christopher Walken’s Dance Video Will Make Your Day

Have you ever seen something on the Internet and said, “Wow, that guy has way too much time on his hands…”? That probably happens far too often these days, but now one of those rare occasions has popped up where …

Kevin Reddy Has a ‘No Tip’ Policy at Noodles & Co.

Are you tired of going to fast food or casual dining restaurants (or other businesses that don’t have waiters who only get paid around $2 per hour) and being expected to leave something in the tip jar next to the …

Carry a Gun? If So, a Bar Owner in SC Thinks You’re a ‘Douchebag’

A bar owner in Clemson, South Carolina has received a lot of negative attention after telling gun owners that he doesn’t want concealed weapons in his bar. That might sound reasonable enough, but the owner of Backstreets Pub & Grill, …