Rent-a-Boyfriend + other Weekly Discoveries

An adorable three-day rescue mission, how to rent a boyfriend (it’s cheap!), camping in NYC, and more…


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Rent-a-Boyfriend + other Weekly Discoveries

Renting a Boyfriend is Cheaper Than Renting a Car

For those whose parents nagged them one too many times… [Read in NY Mag]

Rent-a-Boyfriend + other Weekly Discoveries

9 Surprising Foods With More Sugar Than a Krispy Kreme Doughnut

A new report finds that some supposedly healthy foods are actually laden with sugar. [via Mother Jones]

For people over 50, getting back onto the scene can be hard and often scary. If you think all decent guys in their thirties are married, finding decent men in their fifties or sixties is like looking for a needle in a haystack. So what did this guy do for his mom? He began looking in a really big haystack – the entire world. He shot, edited and uploaded to YouTube one of the most original profiles you’ve ever seen and his mom’s reaction when she saw it is just priceless.
Rent-a-Boyfriend + other Weekly Discoveries

Campsites in the Heart of New York City

Feel like going camping this weekend? [Find out where to go, in the NY Times]

Rent-a-Boyfriend + other Weekly Discoveries

This Man Spent 3 Days to Get 3 Cats He Can’t Live Without

How he rescued three souls who then rescued him. [via Love Meow]

‘We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.’
-Sir Winston Churchill

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Reader Discussion: 42 Comments

  1. Avatar of Tanja Bartowski

    Is it just me or do present day relations in China sound more like Jane Austen with each revealing peek into the intimate details of what it’s like to date and marry?

  2. Avatar of Odeta Klucinska

    Sugar is sugar. Regardless of where it comes from. Refined or fruit. Your body will process it the same way. Just stay away from it.

  3. Avatar of Mishale Brighton

    Interesting that the hired male has his identity hidden but the girl doing the hiring doesn’t.

  4. Avatar of Meggie Chambers

    There is absolutely no nutritional value with sugar… It is not an electrolyte, does nothing but add calories and aggravate the pancreas.

  5. Avatar of Selia Szczepanska

    Sugar itself is not bad for us, it’s the large amount of sugar that is bad for us. If we didn’t have any sugar at all and our blood sugar is too low, then that is not good. However, we must maintain our diet and not eat too much sugar. I’m addicted to doughnuts and junk foods because they tasted so good, but it’s not good for us which is more important.

  6. Avatar of Lacey-Jo Hargreaves

    OMG the cuteness of those kittens! <3 Subscribing to his YouTube to follow the progress. 🙂

  7. Avatar of Demi Gregory

    This Rent A Boyfriend thing sounds like a jigolo service without the sexual features haha. I’ll pass.

  8. Avatar of Jodie Carpenter

    For starters, Krispy Kreme donuts are probably 95% air… So naturally I would expect them to have less sugar than any sweet tasting foods that are more dense (and filling)…. Also, comparing only 1 aspect of a food is very misleading – you need to look at the big picture…. If it has more sugar, but also more fiber, protein, etc. it may balance out…. Krispy Kreme donuts are dough that is fried and then coated in a sugary glaze… Probably zero nutritional value…. Some of the other comparable items at least had some nutrients in them

  9. Avatar of Raechel Hart

    Great article about the camping sites in New York. Although it’s hard to get solitude, NY is a beautiful place to go hiking and camping. 🙂

  10. Avatar of Summer Rosie Ferrel

    Rent-A-Boyfriend is a joke. When a girl is about 25 years old or more without a stable relationship , her parents are anxious about whether she could get married this lifetime or not LOL. So the girl rents a boyfriend to pretend that she has one to lull her parents.But I think nobody really does it.

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