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Woman's Love of Vino Inspires a Fun 'Wine Workout' Series: 'I'm Glad it Makes People Laugh'

Woman's Love of Vino Inspires a Fun 'Wine Workout' Series: 'I'm Glad it Makes People Laugh'

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Megan Vaughan loves a few key things in life: her husband, working out and wine. One night, the radio personality from Clarksville, Tennessee, decided to combine her loves into a “wine workout.” “I came home from the gym and I had a glass of wine, and I was like, I’m in my workout clothes still, I bet if I put a straw in my wine I could do pushups,” Vaughan tells PEOPLE. Her husband thought it was “so dumb,” but she convinced him to film it. “I posted it to my radio station’s Facebook page, and it got like, 27 million views. So I just kept making more!” she says. Vaughan has since worked out with dumbbells rigged with wine glasses, gone for walks with a Black Box Camelbak, rolled out her abs with sips of wine and more. She doesn’t plan out the videos ahead of time — “inspiration just rand
Thirteen Reasons Why Author Jay Asher Denies Accusation of Harassment

Thirteen Reasons Why Author Jay Asher Denies Accusation of Harassment

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Jay Asher, the author of the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why that became a hit Netflix series, has been expelled from a prominent writers society amid allegations of harassment. Asher’s ban occurred sometime last year after he allegedly violated the organization’s harassment code, Lin Oliver, executive director of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, told the Associated Press on Monday. The news came to light after the 42-year-old writer received backlash in the wake of a School Library Journal article on sexual harassment in children’s publishing. The article’s comments section was flooded with anonymous comments about Asher and other prominent authors not mentioned in the piece. In addition, illustrator David Diaz was also removed from the organization due to similar
Okla. Mom Who Murdered Daughter by Shoving Crucifix Down Throat in Attempted Exorcism Gets Life

Okla. Mom Who Murdered Daughter by Shoving Crucifix Down Throat in Attempted Exorcism Gets Life

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An Oklahoma woman has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing her daughter by forcing a crucifix and a medallion down her daughter’s throat because she thought she was possessed by Satan, PEOPLE confirms. Juanita Gomez, 51, was sentenced on Monday for her first-degree murder conviction in the death of her 33-year-old daughter Geneva Gomez in 2016, court records show. The judge handed down the Oklahoma County jury’s recommended sentence of life in prison without parole, according to The Washington Post. Gomez answered the judge’s questions quietly but declined to make any statements about the case, according to the Tulsa World. Her attorney says Gomez plans to appeal, the outlet reports. • Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Click here to get breaking crime n
8-Year-Old Who Was Devastated After Mom's Miscarriages Helps Deliver Her New Baby Sister

8-Year-Old Who Was Devastated After Mom's Miscarriages Helps Deliver Her New Baby Sister

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Eight-year-old Brooke Davis had long dreamed of being a big sister, so she was happier than ever when she learned at the age of 3 that her mother, Kelsey, was pregnant. But that joy turned to grief when Kelsey suffered a miscarriage, leaving Brooke devastated. “It was heartbreaking. It really hit me hard … and Brooke especially,” Kelsey, 29, tells PEOPLE. “She was so young and we had been telling her she was going to be a big sister. So she took it really hard. She was completely heartbroken.” Kelsey says that Brooke was so crushed over the loss that neither she nor her husband Stefan, 29, told her about their next two pregnancies, which both ended in miscarriages. The family, however, welcomed a little girl, Ellie, in 2016 — Brooke was so excited, she asked to be in the delivery room. Abo