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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
Sarah Palin: A Presidential Run in 2016 is Possible

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has been a busy woman lately. Between promoting her latest book, preparing for a new TV show, and speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) over the weekend, Palin has had a lot on …

Obama Misspells “Respect” in Aretha Franklin Tribute

Every president makes his share of flubs, and President Barack Obama is no exception. During the Women of Soul tribute at the White House on Thursday night, Obama delivered a speech and acknowledged Aretha Franklin. During the speech, he tried …

Mass. Upskirt Photos: Bill to Ban Upskirt Photos Approved

Just one day after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (MSJC) ruled that upskirt photos are not illegal, a bill Massachusetts lawmakers quickly drafted to ban such pictures was approved by the state legislature. Governor Deval Patrick has said he will …

Aaron Carter Says He Wants Hilary Duff Back

If you let the guy or girl you considered “The One” get away, would you later (as in a decade later) post on Twitter about how you still pine for that person? That’s exactly what former pop singer Nick Carter …

Teen Sues Parents for Tuition and Living Expenses

A teen in New Jersey decided that she no longer wanted to follow her parents’ household rules, so she did what other teens of age do in similar situations–she ran away. While most teens who decide they want to live …

Poor Leo: Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar Loss Makes for Meme Fun

One man’s misery is apparently another man’s fun, as evidenced by the response to actor Leonardo DiCaprio losing out on yet another Oscar. The Wolf of Wall Street actor was nominated for Best Actor only to lose to Dallas Buyers …

Man Sues McDonald’s for $1.5M Over Napkin Issue

What is a man to do when he receives only one napkin with his Quarter Pounder Deluxe from McDonald’s? Sue for more than a million bucks, apparently. A California McDonald’s finds itself the target of a lawsuit after a man …

LeBron James Makes a Music Video, Sports a Black Mask in Return to Heat

Miami Heat star LeBron James has had a busy week. Not only did the forward appear in a hilarious music video with The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon, James also returned to the court last night after sitting out for a …

ADHD Risk Factors Include Acetaminophen and Aging Dads

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that affects around five percent of children. ADHD can cause difficulty learning and inattentiveness, among other issues. There is no known single cause of ADHD, but researchers are continually trying to pinpoint …

TurboTax 2014: Compare Cost to Other Online Tax Services

Tax filing season is finally underway, so now it’s time to decide how you want to file your taxes. If you don’t much care for using an accountant or tax preparation chain such as H&R Block to file your taxes …

Anti-Muslim Film: YouTube Ordered to Remove Offensive Film

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order today demanding YouTube to remove an anti-Muslim film from its site. The film, called Innocence of Muslims, has been the source of much controversy around the world, including a riot in …

Lobbyist Wants Gay Players Banned from NFL

Former Missouri player Michael Sam (above) knew to expect a certain amount of resistance after announcing that he is gay, which will make him the first openly gay player in the NFL after he is drafted, but he probably didn’t …

Muffin Top Rap Encourages Body Acceptance

Any woman who has ever been pregnant knows that your body goes through numerous changes throughout pregnancy, and some of those changes are permanent. While a lot of women are worried about getting back to their pre-pregnancy size once the …

Ozzie Smith and Budweiser Want to Make Opening Day a National Holiday

The White House’s We the People website is no stranger to odd petitions. After all, it was just last month when the White House was petitioned to allow beer drones for easy beer delivery and to deport Justin Bieber. Now, …

Johnny Manziel’s NFL Combine Results: How Did He Compare?

Former Texas A&M star and Heisman winner Johnny Manziel’s official NFL Combine results are in. The redshirt sophomore quarterback, who decided to forego his final two seasons of eligibility to head for the pros, ran a 4.68 in the 40-yard …

‘Rapper’s Delight’ Cover Wows on ‘Tonight Show’

It’s way too early to predict how successful Jimmy Fallon will be at replacing Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, but his first week is certainly off to a strong start. After teaming up with Will Smith to teach us …

‘Son of God’ Movie Cuts Satan Following Obama Controversy

Less than a year after The Bible miniseries aired on the History Channel, a film called Son of God that incorporates scenes from the series will open in theaters on February 28. One character that caused quite a bit of …

Patrick Stewart Mistakenly Outed as Being Gay

Patrick Stewart isn’t gay, folks. Sorry. Stewart was mistakenly outed in an article in The Guardian that discussed actress Ellen Page’s decision to come out, and while the “news” may have had some people saying “I told you so,” the …

‘Candy Crush Saga’ Maker Files for IPO

The maker of Candy Crush Saga filed its Initial Public Offering (IPO) of up to $500 million today. King Digital Entertainment undoubtedly hopes to follow in the footsteps of Zynga, who filed their IPO in late 2011 and has become …

‘Flappy Bird’ Knockoff Apps Being Rejected by Apple

After Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen announced he was pulling his addictive game from the Apple App Store and Google Play, which prompted reactions that varied from outraged to threatening, quite a few games have popped up that are very …

Brittany Schussler in Hot Water for Selfie With Vladimir Putin

Canada’s Brittany Schussler hasn’t won an Olympic medal yet, but if medals were given out for worst selfie, the speed skater would definitely win gold. Schussler found herself in hot water after posting a selfie with Russian president Vladimir Putin …

Krispy Kreme Adds Two New Doughnut Flavors

The next time you are drawn to the lure of Krispy Kreme’s red “Hot Now” sign, instead of buying only a dozen hot glazed doughnuts, you might want to try out one of the doughnut chain’s two new flavors. The …

Sportscaster Delivers Speech on Gay NFL Players

After NFL Draft prospect Michael Sam came out last week, which will make him the first openly gay NFL player when he is drafted, the defensive end from Missouri has faced quite a bit of criticism. The potential backlash Sam …

Barbie’s Sports Illustrated Appearance Causes a Stir

It looks like the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue will feature a little more plastic than normal. In a controversial move, Sports Illustrated and Mattel have partnered up to feature none other than Barbie in the Swimsuit Issue. Yes, the …