Drs: Gwyneth Paltrow Bad Flu Advice + Rent A Bridesmaid?


The Doctors: Baby Pictures Turned Into Cruel Memes

Parents love sharing baby pictures on social media, but one mom never thought her daughter’s picture would turn into a cruel internet meme. The picture shows her adorable baby girl smiling brightly, with words commenting on her daughter’s cancer. Ashton, the mom, explained that she was added on Facebook by a friend to a group called Offensive Memes All Out War. A few days later she got a notification saying she had been tagged in a picture posted in that group and saw her daughter’s pictures. One meme showed her with her daughter at the beach saying “Has cancer, [to] weak to do anything, Mum takes me to the [expletive] beach.”


Ashton said she was angry at first, but then was shocked that people would even think that way about her daughter or her. Ashton explained that for a few days, Facebook found that the pictures didn’t violate their rules, so they refused to take them down. But after re-submitting several requests, Facebook removed the pictures.

Drs: Gwyneth Paltrow Bad Flu Advice + Rent A Bridesmaid?

Gwyneth Paltrow advised her millions of Instagram followers to do something for the flu that could actually make their symptoms worse. (yausser / Flickr)

Dr Jennifer Ashton hopes that people who post pictures like that will soon be tracked down, and they’ll get the punishment they deserve. If you would be uncomfortable with someone using your image, the best way to protect yourself is to not post the picture at at all. What would you do if a picture of your kids were turned into a cruel meme?


The Doctors: Gwyneth Paltrow Controversial Flu Advice

Next, The Doctors wanted to take a closer look at the idea that sweating in a sauna could help you tackle the flu. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow just told her Instagram followers that it could, posting a picture of herself in a sauna with the caption “All contagion aside… going to hit it with heat. #FluDay5 #InfraredSauna #ClearlightSauna”

Dr Rachael Ross pointed out that if you’ve had the flu for five days you’re likely dehydrated, and when you enter a sauna, you’re sweating out even more fluid. Not to mention, heat spreads germs rapidly so you could be going to a public sauna, spreading flu germs. Dr Ashton put it simply saying “stay in your lane.”

Gwyneth Paltrow is a great actress, but she has a responsibility and shouldn’t be giving medical advice to her followers. Dr Jennifer Ashton admitted that she had the serious flu twice in her life and both times she felt so poor she thought she was going to die. Paltrow’s post made The Doctors question whether she even had the flu at all, because when you do, you certainly don’t feel up to sitting in a hot sauna. Sweating it out could work for a cold, but likely not for a flu. More than 30,000 people die each year from the flu so you don’t want to mess around with it.

The Doctors: Rent A Bridesmaid?

The Doctors then moved on to talk about bridesmaids, reporting that one New York woman actually made a full-time job out of being a rent-able professional bridesmaid. Jen Glantz explained that she was a bridesmaid for her friends so many times, even asked twice in the same night to be a bridesmaid in her friends’ weddings. Her roommate nicknamed her “the professional bridesmaid” which led her come up with her business. She posted an ad on Craigslist, offering her services as a professional bridesmaid. Within 48 hours she received hundreds of responses from all around the world.

Jen explained that she’s not a wedding planner, because she focuses strictly on the people. She’s there months before the wedding as well as at the wedding. Sometimes she’s the only bridesmaid and sometimes she’s part of a whole wedding party. She takes on the dirty work, allowing for the rest of the bridesmaids to simply enjoy the night with their friends.

The Doctors: How Much To Rent A Bridesmaid?

Dr Ashton called Jen a genius, and Jen said she wants to be sure everyone is having a good time, so she certainly enjoys herself. She has several packages, ranging from $500-$3,000 depending on what you’re looking for.

The Doctors then revealed the word of the day: envy. You can use the word envy to enter for a chance to win hair extensions from RPZL.


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