Mother Charges Her 5-Year-Old Daughter Rent To “Prepare” Her For “The Real World”

As a fully-fledged adult, I have been exposed to the real world and all that it encompasses on many occasions. Each time I have lusted after my youth, keen to be reunited with those halcyon days where I didn’t have a worry about anything.

There is something extremely appealing about being completely naive to everything. Can you imagine anything more ideal than being ignorant of politics, finances and adult relationships? How blissful would it be to devote your attention to nothing other than fun games, sleep and poking bugs into a glass jar?

But while we are all busy wishing for time to be reversed, one mother is working hard to prepare her daughter for the future.

Essence Evans is only too aware of how harsh this world is, which is why she has decided to teach her five-year-old daughter, Brooke, a lesson she’ll never forget.

Posting to Facebook, the Georgia-based mom explained how she makes her tiny tot pay $5 each week in rent. “This strategy not only prepares your child for the real world, but when they see how much real bills are they will appreciate you,” she wrote, explaining her decision.

But while people were quick to comment on her parenting plan (“Wow, what a moron. Let your kid be a kid and enjoy their youth before they have to spend the rest of their life worry about bills. I wouldn’t share this story with anybody because you’re a horrible parent,” wrote one particularly incensed user) they failed to see how the plan actually works.

“Every week she gets $7 in allowance,” Essence, a yoga instructor typed, before going on to say: “I make her give me $5 back. $1 for rent, $1 for water, $1 for electricity, $1 for cable and $1 for food. The other $2 she gets to save or do whatever she wants with.”

“I explained to her that in the real world most people spend most of their paycheck on bills with little to spend on themselves,” the mom continued.

However, she then went on to explain that the $5 rent isn’t as it seems. “Now, what she doesn’t know is the $5 is actually going away in her savings account which I will give back to her when she turns 18,” the savvy mom wrote. “So if she decides to move out on her own she will have $3,380 to start off.”

Essense ended her post by encouraging other mothers to “share” the message so that they too could start the same regime with their child.

Many were supportive of her plan. “You are brilliant for teaching this to your child in this way!” wrote one fellow mom, before adding: “I have done similar with my kids, and I am now the proud parent of two young ladies who know and respect what they can earn more than something given to them.”

Meanwhile, there were other users who didn’t see it the same way. “Its YOUR job to raise your child,” one user furiously typed, before going on to say: “Put the money in a savings account if you want, but no child should be made to feel that they should pay for what a parent should provide.”

Essence has now removed the post, which had been shared more than 313,000 in a few days, but it is unclear if her decision to do so was influenced by the mixed reviews her initiative received.

What do you think, has she given her daughter the best start in life she could possibly have? Or, is it wrong to charge her rent?

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Twitter Users Are Explaining How Hilarious Common Spanish Phrases Are When Translated To English, And We Think That’s Beautiful

For example, Mexico calls R2-D2 “Arturito,” which is extremely cute.

1. There’s a great trend right now on Twitter where users are translating common Mexican phrases into English:

2. And it’s maybe the most delightful case study ever of how a ~lot~ can get lost in translation…

3. TBH, we could all stand to adopt a few of these into our own language…

4. Especially when it comes to politics…

5. or common greetings…

6. Or making birthdays sound way more epic.

7. Even museums are jumping on the trend!

8. And even though the literal translations don’t often make much sense…

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Written by Adrian Leandro

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A Mexican artist is painting the ‘world’s longest mural’ on the US-Mexico border wall — take a look

As the Trump administration seeks $18 billion over the next decade to more than double the length of the US-Mexico border fencing, one artist has another plan for the barriers.

Mexican artist Enrique Chiu is working to cover the existing border wall in colorful murals. His ultimate goal is to paint connected works there that span over 600 miles — which would become the world’s longest mural.

Chiu sees the project, called the “Mural of Brotherhood,” as “a way to unite the two nations that are divided.”

Take a look at his work below.

Mexican muralist Enrique Chiu started producing murals on the Mexican side of the US border in December 2016. Community volunteers have been helping.

Since then, his team has painted 1.3 miles of works on border fencing in Tijuana, Mexico. Chiu hopes to continue painting on the barriers to create the world’s longest mural.

The Pueblo Levee Project along the Arkansas River levee in Pueblo, Colorado held the Guinness Record for the world’s longest outdoor mural, which stretched 3 miles long. But in 2015, most of the paintings were destroyed when the levee needed repairs.

The works, which often include images found in Mexican folklore, can take a full day or several weeks (depending on the size) to complete.

Chiu, who has worked as an artist for 18 years, has painted over 80 murals in 10 cities across California, Mexico, and Guatemala.

Chiu considers himself an advocate for migrant and immigration rights. The murals are meant to “leave a positive message to support Latino people,” he said.

They’re also intended as a form of protest against the border wall that the Trump administration wishes to build, he added.

“There has always been a border united by the border cities. If the interest was to maintain peace in the world, [the Trump administration] would promote education and equality in the US, not violence and racism,” Chiu said.

On December 29, President Trump tweeted that Democrats who wish to protect Dreamers (immigrants who came to the US illegally as children) must come up with a package that includes a wall and reforms to the US immigration system. Otherwise, he will not offer a deal on DACA.

To paint on the Mexico side, Chiu gained permission from his country’s border security department. He hopes to eventually make it a binational project, and paint on the US side too.

This year, Chiu will also install a 50-foot-tall sculpture that represents peace at the border.

The murals symbolize the “stories of deported migrants and people who have crossed and lived the American dream,” he said.

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Arizona Teacher Bonnie Verne Says Immigrants Should be Violently Killed

Arizona teacher Bonnie Verne resigned from Pardes Jewish Day School in the state’s town of Scottsdale after news erupted that she had written violent and xenophobic tweets calling for the death of immigrants.

Both tweets have since been deleted, but not before the people of the Internet took screenshots and spread her bigotry around social media.

As can be expected, many were furious, with people leaving one- and two-star reviews on the school’s Facebook page and calling for an investigation and her termination.

The school later released a statement saying that the third-grade teacher, who had taught at the institution for 12 years, resigned.

“[Verne] deeply regrets having in recent days made comments using her personal social media account that were inappropriate, offensive and unbefitting of a Pardes teacher,” the statement reads.

The statement also noted that, while it supported Verne’s freedom of expression, the comments she made “have no place in our school.”

“Why deport? Just kill them,” Verne responded to a tweet by Ann Coulter. “Or we can just put a bullet in their head immediately,” she added later.

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Father Is Deported To Mexico For Being “Too Old” After Living 30 Years In the US

Trump’s hardline stance on illegal immigration and his preoccupation with border security have been met with much criticism since his presidential campaign back in 2016.

Unfortunately, his strict enforcement of immigration laws has threatened to break up American families with an immigrant background.

One of the most recent stories of this nature is about 39-year-old Jorge Garcia.

30 years ago, Garcia was brought by a relative to the United States from Mexico when he was just 10 years old. However, the father-of-two has now been deemed “too old” for DACA, Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

As a result, it was decided that he should be sent back to his native Mexico. And ultimately, he was deported this past Monday, on Martin Luther King Jr. day.

On the day of his deportation, Garcia was forced into the distressing position of waving goodbye to his family in Detroit, with two immigration agents keeping a close eye on the doting father.

He had known for months that this would be his fate but that didn’t make the day any less heartbreaking.

Garcia was evidently upset as he held his wife, Cindy Garcia, his 15-year-old daughter, Soleil, and 12-year-old son, Jorge Jr.

But why is the US deporting innocent, law-abiding citizens who have been living in the States since they were children?

Well, in Garcia’s case, the 39-year-old father is “too old” to qualify for the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

The program legally allows those who were brought to the US by undocumented immigrants to live and work in the country if these conditions are met: they were under the age of 16 at the time and were born after June 15, 1981.

This means Jorge is just a couple of years too old to be accepted.

The upsetting story began years ago as the family went to great lengths to find a way to allow Garcia to legally stay in the US.

They believe President Donald Trump is to blame for the distressing situation because of his strict enforcement of the country’s immigration laws.

Garcia, who had been working as a gardener, had lived a pretty harmonious life in the US until 2005. It was then that he and his wife, who is an American citizen, began trying to secure his legal status in the country.

In 2009, he was told to expect deportation, but luckily the Obama administration granted the Garcia family a lot more time together so that they could devise a more permanent solution.

It wasn’t until the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration, that in November of last year, Garcia was officially ordered to return to Mexico. A country that he has not lived in since he was a child and where he only has one remaining relative.

ICE agents allowed Garcia to spend one final Christmas with his family before sending him back to Mexico.

“I feel kind of sad,” Garcia said the night before the dreaded departure. “I got to leave my family behind, knowing that they’re probably going to have a hard time adjusting, me not being there for them for who knows how long. It’s just hard.”

“I’m going to be sad because I’m not going to be able to be with them,” Garcia added. “It’s going to be kind of hard for me to adjust, too.”

The really upsetting thing is if Garcia had been just a few years younger, he would have been eligible to apply for DACA.

This is something that his family has found difficult to come to terms with – it could have been such a close call.

“You have destroyed my life. There’s nothing I can do about it,” Cindy Garcia said, directing her grief at Trump. “We get a new president and this is what he does, tears my family apart. I hope everybody is happy.”

It is pretty unbelievable that a man who has lived and worked in the US practically his entire life has officially been forced to leave. We can only hope that the family receives all the support they need at this time because losing a family member in this way truly is a tragedy.

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Chris Perez Watched ‘Selena’ for the First Time and Shared 10 Real-Life Details We Never Knew

Though most of us have probably seen Selena at least once (heck, who are we kidding? Make that more than 100 times!), on Sunday night, Chris Perez tuned in to see the biopic in its entirety for the first time.

Perez live blogged via his Facebook while watching, sharing insight into parts of his life, and his relationship with the late Selena Quintanilla, that the film got wrong and right. “Ugh, don’t know if I can do this,” he wrote a few minutes into it. “The TRUE test will be when my ‘character’ comes out.”

When Jon Seda, who played Chris in the film, appears for the first time, the 47-year-old widower hilariously wrote, “Wow… I was HOT! LOLOL!!!!!!”

Here are a few things we learned from Perez’s live-blogging:

1. That Anything for Selenas scene really did happen

2. Chris saw Selena for the first time before that hair cutting scene.

“I first saw her in person in the parking lot of a Dennys Restaurant…she was hot. BUT, I was more focused on being their new guitar player,” he noted, replying to a fan who commented on his post.

3. The pizza eating scene went a bit differently than they showed.

4. The person who caught Chris and Selena kissing on the bus wasn’t Joe.

5. In true Selena fashion, she was indeed the one who pursued Chris first.

A fan asked who had made the first move. “(cough, cough) SHE did,” Perez responded with a wink. “Although… I was COMPLETELY down for it, LOL!”

6. Chris really is hard to crack when you first meet him.

7. That hotel trashing scene really did happen, but Chris didn’t sit on the sidelines as was shown.

Perez confirmed he wasn’t just sitting on the chair with his guitar the whole time. “Oh, I partook…movie magic,” he told a fan.

8. The talk he and Selena had following the disastrous hotel scene didn’t take place in an alley.

The conversation between then really did happen but “…at my apartment later. Yes,” Chris said.

9. When the stage almost collapsed in Monterrey, it was even more frightening than shown.

10. …And they were also already married at that point.

Though he made it through longer than previous tries, Perez still couldn’t find himself to stay through the very end. Can’t say we blame him, no matter how many times we’ve watched, we still cry each and every time.

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Mexican Man With 19-Inch Penis Has Now Been “Registered As Disabled”

People who say that size doesn’t matter have clearly never met Roberto Esquivel Cabrera, who is better known as the man with the 19-inch penis – unofficially the largest in the world.While possessing the world’s largest penis is a dream come true for many, for Cabrera it is a living nightmare. Because of his third leg, the 55-year-old has been unable to get a job, wife or even a good nights sleep.

Despite all of the problems that he faces, Cabrera refuses to have a penis reduction, as recommended by his doctor, as he believes his enormous genitals are a “gift” that deserve to be officially recognized by the Guinness Book of Records.“I am famous because I have the biggest penis in the world. I am happy with my penis, I know nobody has the size I have,” he proudly declares.

He’s right. There is nobody in the world that can compete with him after his enormous member eclipsed American Jonah Falcon’s 13.5-inch (when erect) manhood.

But seeking fame for his gigantic dong has come at a price for Cabrera who cannot work, leaving him to live off of handouts while he tries to find a solution to his huge problem. “I cannot wear a uniform like anybody in the companies and also I cannot get on my knees,” he explains. “I cannot run fast and so the companies think badly of me. They say that they will call me, but they never do.”
However, the Mexican native deserves no pity for his current predicament because he is actually responsible for his manhood’s abnormal length. Throughout his entire life, Cabera has dangled weights off the end of his penis in an attempt to stretch it beyond what is natural.

Explaining Cabrera’s bizarre desire for a huge Johnson, his doctor said: “In Latin culture whoever has the bigger penis is more macho. It’s something that makes him different to the rest of the people and makes him feels special.”

For years Dr. Jesus David Salazar Gonzalez has been trying to encourage Cabrera to have his penis reduced. “We have advised him, “Roberto, the best thing for you is that the doctors give a normal shape to your penis so that it doesn’t hurt you, in order to have sexual relationships, in order to have children’. But he doesn’t accept it, he’d rather have a penis bigger than the rest of the people.”
As a result of his problematic penis, Cabrera has suffered many health problems which have seriously worried medical professionals. Frequently the 55-year-old will suffer urinary tract infections, caused by the fact that not all his urine can escape his foreskin.

In fact, after a recent inspection doctors learned that Cabrera’s enormous manhood, which he has to carefully wrap in bandages, predominantly consists of foreskin. In reality, only seven inches of his third leg is his actual penis, the rest is an amalgamated mass of foreskin and blood vessels.

“He was obsessed with the penis length. He began with this enlargement since he was a teenager, wrapping some bands around his penis with some weights and trying to stretch it,” explains Dr. Gonzalez.

Despite his situation being self-inflicted, the Mexican government has declared Cabrera disabled, meaning that every four months he receives financial support. But, he claims it’s “not enough.”

Luckily, his extreme size has seen the porn industry come calling. However, the Mexican has rejected their offers. But, as times get tough, there may be no other option!

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Girl Thinks Cashier Is ‘Moana’ Character, And He Has The Best Response

It looks like two girls from Hawaii found the real-life version the Moana character Maui, and guess what? He works at Costco! He’s a cashier and goes by the name William Va’ana.

We have to admit, William does have a striking resemblance to the Moana demi-god, voiced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the movie. It turns out eight-year-old Ryley and her sister five-year-old Rylyn thought so, too.

The girls were shopping with their mom when one of them spotted William at the cash register and insisted that he must be Maui. The younger sister starts chanting Maui’s name and quickly gets William’s attention.

The Moana movie took the world by storm when Disney released it back in 2016, so it’s no wonder the girls were so excited when they believed they were about to meet one of the main characters. William had the sweetest reaction to the attention and best of all it was recorded for all to see!

The girls’ mom whipped out her cellphone and recorded the encounter, which is now being widely shared around social media.

In the video, William asks who the girls think he is. When they respond enthusiastically, he invites them over to his side of the cash register for a quick meet and greet.

Once beside him, he and the girls let out Maui’s signature “chee-hoo” call and it’s absolutely adorable. William is pretty darn good at performing the “chee-hoo” and it might be because it isn’t his first time being mistaken for the animated character.

William’s appearance has caused numerous children to mistake him for Moana‘s Maui, but he says he always plays along and does the “chee-hoo” yell with them.

If you’d like to bring some happiness to your day, you can watch the video that the girls’ mom recorded of their encounter with Maui and his booming “chee-hoo” below. And when you’re done, pass it on or give it a share. Make someone else’s day just a little bit brighter, too.

“It brought so much joy to my face to see how excited the girls were. Before I could get my phone out to video, he had already let out a loud ‘chee-hoo.’ And the girls lit up even more,” said the girls’ mother, Rella Rivera.

Since the video has been shared, the internet is lighting up, too. Many viewers are commenting on how William is a local legend and how we need more kind people like him in the world.

One commenter suggested his manager should pay him extra for his good deed, while another said, “He better end up on Ellen!”

It’s a huge deal to meet your idols, especially when you’re a kid. So it’s great to know that William isn’t disappointing anyone. No one likes to find out their favorite celebrities aren’t nice people.

Perhaps in 2018, we should all strive to be a little more like William. Kindness goes a long way, and not only were sisters Ryley and Rylyn beaming from ear to ear, plenty of people around the world who watched the video became just a little bit happier, too.

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13 Things I’ve Heard At My Latino Family Gathering

For the last time tía, I’m working on myself and don’t want a novio!

1. “¿Ya saludaste?”

Translation: “Have you greeted everyone?”

Even age won’t let you escape your mom reminding you to say “hello” and “goodbye” to every single relative in the room.

2. “¿Y el novio?”

Translation: “And the boyfriend?”

For the last time tía, I am focusing on myself and my career, I don’t need a man!

3. “Mija sírvele un plato a tu hermano.”

Translation: “Sweetie, fix your brother a plate.”

Your traditional abuelita might side-eye you hard if you sit before fixing your male relatives a food plate.

4. “¡Salganse de la cocina!”

Translation: “Get out of the kitchen!”

No one’s allowed in the kitchen while the tamales de chicharrón are being prepared. And don’t bug your amá about when they’re ready, ‘cause you already know it will take the entire day. Happy Starving!

5. “Traime una cerveza, mijita.”

Translation: “Bring me a beer, sweetie.”

Your lovable but drunk uncle will kindly ask you for a beer from the fridge before delving into storytime where he aptly recalls his glory days before kids.

6. *Whispers*

Your metiche aunts will know all about what you did this past summer, thanks to their expert social media lurk skills.

7. “Siéntate a mi lado.”

Translation: “Sit down next to me.”

Everyone has that tía that acts like a second mom to you who will get caught up in her feels (and alcohol) then sits you down for a deeply moving conversation. *Cries in Spanish*

8. “Nos tomas una foto para el Facebuk?”

Translation: “Will you take a photo of us for the Facebook?”

You will be appointed the role of amateur photographer for your relative’s Facebook flex game.

9. “Do you have games?”

The one little primo or prima that didn’t receive their OWN damn iPhone this year will hit you with that “you got games?” Buzz off, kid.

10. “¡Shots!”

Your family is not playing with that off-brand shit they will whip out the añejo death-in-a-bottle imported straight from Mexico.

11. “¡Arriba, abajo, al centro, pa’ dentro!”

Translation: “Up, down, center, inside.” (A Spanish toasting mantra)

A gleaming example of Español making everything sound prettier.

12. “¡Ay te va Chente!”

Vicente Fernandez is the songbird of ranchera music and for one reason or another, the perfect music to sing to while drunk. A few tequila shots in and it’s an episode of The Voice.

13. “Vamos a bailar!”

Translation: “Let’s dance!”

Once they start bumping “La Mesa Del Rincon” by Los Tigres Del Norte, it’s game over. You’re being physically dragged to the dancefloor by one of your prim

Now, if you’ll excuse me I gotta go pray the cruda away.

With a big ass bowl of menudo.

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These Latino Twins Are Making History For One Very Special Reason

A Southern California mother is still trying to wrap her head around having twin babies with birth dates in two different years.

Maria Rios, 39, gave birth to little Joaquin Ontiveros Jr. at 11:58 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2017. Just 18 minutes later, at 12:16 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2018, Rios welcomed a little girl, Aitana de Jesus Ontiveros.

“She’s still kind of confused that the babies are twins, but one is born in one year and the other in another,” Rios’ sister, Aurelia, tells PEOPLE, adding that Rios is still trying to come to terms with having twins.

“She said she still needs to get used to it since she’s used to taking care of one child at a time instead of two.”

Rios, of Earlimart, was originally scheduled to give birth on Jan. 27 at Delano Regional Medical Center, Aurelia tells PEOPLE. But doctors later scheduled her for a C-section on Jan. 10.

Hospital officials shared the news on Facebook, writing in a post that they are “honored to play a significant role in this 2018 New Year delivery of baby twins.”

Now, Aurelia says Rios and little Joaquin are home, but Aitana remains in the hospital. Aurelia, 25, tells PEOPLE that she’s “thrilled” to be an aunt to twins, and adds that Rios’ children, aged 20, 18, and 6, are all excited about the new little ones as well.

“They’re pretty excited since they were all girls and now they have a baby brother!” she says.

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