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Teen Bullied for Dark Skin Is Now a Top Model With a Killer Message for Anyone Who's Different

If we learned anything from middle school, it's that kids can really suck sometimes. When Khoudia Diop was growing up, peers called her "Darky, Daughter of the Night" to make fun of her skin color. Now the 19-year-old is a top model with a cool 240,000 Instagram followers and a message for anyone who's been bullied for the way they look: "If you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change.” Amen to that! Check out her stunning photos and go ahead and follow Diop. She'll add a dose of self-love to your Instagram feed.

Napflix Plays Dull Videos to Bore You to Sleep. Does That Even Work?

We thought the Internet couldn't get any more ridiculous, but then we heard about Napflix. No, it's not misspelled. It's a Netflix-inspired streaming service that wants to bore you to sleep with a collection of dull videos, including someone playing with a miniature sandbox and rocks for 45 minutes. We'd argue some of the videos aren't boring (see: pups prancing around at a Finnish dog show). Regardless, watching mind-numbing TV isn't going to help you fall sleep. Photo: Napflix Exposure to light, specifically the blue light emitted from your computer screen and phone, messes with your sleep instead of helping you doze off. There are lots of things that can help you fall asleep (we've got a list of 27 ways), but watching boring will videos will just be, well, boring.

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Infants should sleep in parents' room for at least 6 months, report says

Infants should sleep in the same room but not the same bed as their parents for at least the first six months of their lives, a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

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 The report recommends that babies sleep on a separate surface in parents' rooms, such as a crib or bassinet, but never on a couch, armchair or soft surface for up to their first birthday.

Such soft surfaces can lead to nasal obstruction and asphyxia in infants.

"Parents should never place the baby on a sofa, couch, or cushioned chair, either alone or sleeping with another person," Rachel Moon, lead author of the report, said in a statement. "We know that these surfaces are extremely hazardous."

And for tired parents feeding infants, if "there's even the slightest possibility that you may fall asleep, feed your baby on your bed, rather than a sofa or cushioned chair," said Dr. Lori Feldman-Winter co-author of the report.

The guidelines serve as tips to decrease the risk of sleep-related deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS. Researchers say minimizing risk factors is the best way to keep babies safe and decrease the number of sleep-related deaths in infants, which currently amounts to nearly 3,500 deaths per year in the United States.   

"The whole phenomenon of SIDS implies that we don't know 100 percent what is responsible for the death, but we have theories," Feldman-Winter said.

The report cites evidence that shows parents who share their room with their infant can reduce the risk of SIDS by as much as 50 percent.

"Babies should share that sleep environment for up to one year, because there is a slight risk of SIDS that persists," Feldman-Winter said. "A baby that is within reach of their mother may have more comfort or physical stimulation from being in an environment with another person."

Other recommendations in the report include placing a sleeping infant on his or her back on a firm sleep surface with a tight-fitting sheet and avoiding the use of soft bedding, including crib bumpers, blankets, pillows and soft toys.

Feldman-Winter said a bare crib or space is best.

"There should be no pillows, sheets, blankets or other items that could obstruct the infant's breathing or cause overheating," she said.

Feldman-Winter and Moon said that even with products advertising safer sleeping environments for children, small changes can make a big impact.

"We know that we can keep a baby safer without spending a lot of money on home-monitoring gadgets but through simple precautionary measures," Moon said.

15 Easy Prenatal Bodyweight Exercises, for When You Want to Lie on the Couch and Eat Saltines

If you're expecting, then you probably already know pregnancy isn't exactly like the glossy photos you see in magazines or the picture-perfect scenes on TV. Sure, it can be amazing and joyful. But there are also times you're stuck in bed, feel sick to your stomach, or are just plain uncomfortable. During those moments, the last thing on your mind is exercise. But hear us out. Studies show moderate exercise during pregnancy can improve sleep; maintain your physical fitness; and reduce your risk of diabetes, excessive weight gain, depression, and an unplanned C-section. Regular exercise also helps prepare your body for labor and can even make it shorter. If that's not enough, it's good for your babe too. Children of women who exercise during pregnancy have healthier birth weights, are less likely to be obese later on in life, and are smarter to boot. As long as you are healthy and your pregnancy is normal, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends you get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week. That's 5 days of 30-minute workouts, or two to three 10-minute workouts spread throughout each day. Of course, always consult your physician before beginning an exercise program. Doctors say it's okay to do most of the same activities you did before pregnancy, but listen to your body. "I couldn't even get off the couch!" says Joselynne Boschen, a Nike master trainer who struggled to stay active during her first trimester. "Everyone is different. You might be able to do one of these workouts one day, but the next day, you need to sleep. And that's OK." We worked with Boschen to create three different workouts that will help you stay active no matter how you're feeling. For Days You Feel Like Sh*t Try not to be hard on yourself. "Stretching to help circulation and relieve unwanted stress is a step in the right direction," says Boschen. "Know these feelings are temporary." How to use this list: Perform each exercise for 1 minute in order. Complete 3 sets for a full 15-minute workout. You can pair this with a 15-minute walk or use these moves as a warm-up for other workouts when you're feeling energetic and strong. All you need is a yoga mat and a wall. 1. Standing Leg Swing Stand with feet hip-width apart. Shift weight onto left leg to free up right leg. Swing right leg forward as high as possible (try to get it about parallel to the ground) and then swing it backward behind you. You can use a nearby wall or chair for support if you need. Continue for 1 minute then switch to opposite leg for 1 minute. This move will open up your hips, and having flexible hips during delivery is obviously a good thing! 2. Hip Flexor Stretch Start by kneeling then take a big step forward with left foot so that left knee is directly over left ankle and you feel a stretch in right hip. Raise right arm and squeeze right glute to increase the stretch. Hold for 30 seconds then repeat on opposite side. This will help take the pressure off your lower back, especially if you typically sit for long periods (like at work or in the car). 3. Child's Pose Start by kneeling on all fours. Touch toes together and open knees just wider than hips (enough room to fit your belly). Exhale then sit back, sending butt to heels and stretching arms out in front of you, palms down. Rest forehead to mat and release shoulders to floor. Stay here for 30 seconds to 1 minute to feel a release in lower back. To come up, inhale and slowly return to all fours for a few seconds before standing up. 4. Legs up the Wall *Only perform this move during the first 16 weeks of pregnancy. After 16 weeks, experts suggest staying off your back due to the weight of your uterus. If it isn't comfortable during the first trimester, don't do it. Lie on back facing a wall. Lift legs up onto wall and scoot forward until butt is as close to the wall as is comfortable. Keep arms at side or spread out, whatever feels right. You should feel a stretch in your hamstrings and lightness in your legs. Hang out here for anywhere from 1 minute to 10 minutes. By reversing the effects of gravity, you'll relieve tired feet and legs, reduce swelling, and regulate circulation. 5. Hip Stretch *Only perform this move on your back during the first 16 weeks of pregnancy. After 16 weeks, you can do it standing, using a wall or chair for balance. If neither option feels comfortable, simply use a foam roller to relieve hips, glutes, and legs. Start by lying faceup with knees bent and feet flat on mat. Cross left ankle over right thigh just above bent knee, keeping left foot flexed. Thread left arm through space created by legs and interlace fingers behind right thigh. Using arms, gently pull right leg closer to chest while keeping hips square. Hold for 30 seconds to 1 minute then repeat on opposite leg. For Days You Lack Energy If you feel like you're dragging, there's a good reason: Your body is working overtime. But a little bit of movement can reenergize you. "Listen to your body and focus on doing things that make you feel good," Boschen says. How to use this list: Do a short warm-up. Perform each exercise for 1 minute in order. If it is a single-sided movement, do 1 minute on each side. Rest for 1 minute between each set. Complete 3 sets for a 25-minute workout. All you need is an exercise mat. Be sure to cool down afterward and remember that your blood pressure drops during pregnancy, so be careful getting up and down while working out. 1. Squat Start by standing with feet just wider than shoulder-width apart. Keeping back straight, send hips back and bend knees to lower into a squat while simultaneously bringing arms up in front of chest for balance. Make sure shoulders and chest stay upright. Lift back to standing and repeat for 1 minute. For more details on how to properly squat, check out this article. 2. Dip With Leg Reach Sit with knees bent, feet on floor. Lean back, place hands behind butt, and lift hips off ground. Wrists should be over shoulders, knees over ankles, fingertips facing butt. Using just arms, bend elbows to dip hips down to mat. As you press back up to starting position, extend right leg straight up while reaching left fingers to right toes. Return to starting position then repeat with other leg. Continue for 1 minute. 3. Windshield Wipers Start in a forearm plank with feet hip-width apart. Engage core then step right foot to just outside of right side of mat. Step left foot to meet it. Then step left foot to just outside left side of mat. Step right foot to meet it. Continue alternating for 1 minute. 4. Hip Bridge With Stretch Lie faceup with knees bent, feet on mat, arms at sides. Cross right ankle over left knee. Exhale as you press heels into floor to lift hips up. Lift just high enough that you don't arch your low back. Inhale as you lower back down to starting position. Repeat for 1 minute then switch to other leg. 5. Side Push-Up Performing a push-up on your side (rather than in plank position) is more comfortable for your back and belly. Start by lying on right side, left leg bent in a 90-degree angle, right leg resting on top. Place right hand on left side to keep that arm out of the way. Place left hand on mat in front of you between right shoulder and elbow. Engage core and press left hand into mat to lift shoulders and torso off mat. Slowly lower back down to starting position. Continue for 1 minute then repeat on opposite side. For Days You Feel Unstoppable Look out, world. Badass mom coming through. Take advantage of a good day by getting in a strong sweat session that maintains your core strength. "This time is about making yourself comfortable and staying sane," Boschen says. "Move daily and try to be as stress free as possible. What you are doing is amazing. Hold your head up high and be proud of your body." How to use this list: Do a quick warm-up (see above for an option). Perform each exercise for 1 minute in order. For one-sided moves, perform 1 minute on each side. Complete 3 sets, resting for 30 seconds between each set for a 25-minute workout. For this one, all you need is an exercise mat and a set of sliders or a small towel. Boschen uses furniture glides you can get at any home improvement store. Feeling really good? Perform one set each of all three of the workouts you see here. 1. Cross Back Lunge Stand with feet hip-width apart. Place a slider under right foot then slide right foot behind left on a diagonal as you bend left knee to lower into a lunge position. Let arms swing naturally. Press into left heel to lift back up to starting position. Continue for 1 minute then repeat on opposite side. 2. Lateral Lunge Stand with slider under right foot. Send hips back as you slide right leg out to right and bend left leg to lower into a lateral lunge position. You'll feel this in your inner thigh and glute. Press into left heel to rise back up to starting position. Continue for 1 minute then repeat on opposite side. 3. Roll-In Start in a plank position with sliders under both feet. You can fold up your mat for extra cushioning under your hands if you need. Engage core and shoot hips up as you draw feet in toward hands. Slide feet back out to starting position as you slowly lower hips down. Repeat for 1 minute. 4. Forearm Plank With Kick Start in a forearm plank position. Engage core and swing right leg out to right as far as possible. Try to keep hips low and stable. Return to starting position then repeat on opposite side. Continue for 1 minute. 5. Plank Walk-Out With Reach Stand with feet just wider than hip width. Reach hands straight up then fold over and drop hands to mat. Engage core and walk hands to top of mat to plank position. Lift right arm straight out, then left arm straight out, then walk hands back to feet to return to starting position. Repeat for 1 minute. Special thanks to Joselynne Boschen, Nike master trainer and Lifesum brand ambassador, who curated and modeled these moves for us at 19 weeks pregnant. Boschen wears her own Nike gear. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

Shaquille O'Neal buys Krispy Kreme store

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Shaquille O'Neal just took ownership of an Atlanta-area Krispy Kreme store.

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The basketball Hall-of-Famer and sports and entertainment superstar announced Monday that he has become the owner of the Ponce de Leon location, which has been there for more than 60 years.

O'Neal, who has previously admitted to loving Krispy Kreme doughnuts, has compared his visits to the restaurants to a kid's experience in a candy store.

"In addition to Shaquille's status as a sports and entertainment icon and businessman, he is known for spreading joy, which aligns with our positioning and mission," said Tony Thompson, president and CEO of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. "We are confident this partnership will have a big impact for us in Atlanta and around the world."

O'Neal will also assume the role of a global spokesman for the doughnut company.

"Krispy Kreme prides itself on spreading joy and supporting local communities, and that's a cause that I am thrilled to be a part of," O'Neal said. "Our goal is to help people find their happy place, and what better way than with a box of delicious Krispy Kreme doughnuts."

For a limited time, Krispy Kreme is offering the "Shaq-or-Treat" promotion in which anyone who tags a social media post with #ShaqOrTreat will be eligible to win Krispy Kreme prizes or paraphernalia autographed by O'Neal. The promotion takes place Oct. 28-31.

Man pays off all students' overdue lunch fees at elementary school

Parents of 89 students don’t have to worry about their child’s overdue lunch balances thanks to the kindness of a stranger.

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Jerry Fenton, a motel owner in Burlington, Iowa, donated about $700 to Grimes Elementary, his former school, to cover all overdue lunch balances there.

“I find it hard to believe that in this day and age there are kids that go hungry. It’s just unfathomable in this day and age,” Fenton told WQAD.

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The outstanding balance was $458, so his donation will help cover future overdue balances, as well.

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