The Best (and Worst) Days Left to Shop This Holiday Season
For some people, holiday shopping is about as dreadful an activity as there exists. It can be a grueling affair, full of uninspiring displays of human behavior that can suck the joy right out of a person’s holiday spirit. But not if you know which days to shop!
What Are the Most Dangerous Toys This Holiday Season?
Before you start adding too many toys to your holiday-shopping list this year, perhaps you should consider a couple of reports released earlier this week scrupulously pinpointing the most dangerous toys of 2012.
Is Sneezing Into Your Elbow the Healthy Thing to Do?
Most of us have been taught to cover our mouths when we cough or sneeze, but for the last five years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been trying to persuade kids to cover their convulsive expulsions with their elbows, instead of using their hands.
Unsurprising New Research Finds Bar and Restaurant Employees at High Risk for Alcoholism
Bartenders can make a lot in tips, one of the upsides to working in the bar or restaurant industry. However, a new study suggests there is a major pitfall to employment in a business where booze is served: it is a common breeding ground for alcoholism.
Brussels Plans to Battle Offensive Language With Hefty Fines
Brussels, Belgium, has unleashed a sonic street sweeper into the city, hoping to curb the verbal cesspool coming from the mouths of its citizens and, in turn, make the city a more habitable community for its residents. According to a spokesperson for Brussels mayor Freddy Thieleman, any form of insult, be it racist or homophobic, offensive language or words used to sexually harass someone in publi
Bad Doctor Banned for Prescribing Gay ‘Cure’
There is no “cure” for homosexuality, but that did not stop an Australian doctor from reaching into his bag of voodoo tricks and pulling out a prescription for some strange drug he claimed would rid a young man of his gay urges.
Australian Mother of 12 Gives Birth to Quintuplets
One busy mom is about to get a lot busier, as she has just given birth to quintuplets, making her brood of 16 children one of the largest families in the Australian state of Victoria. Earlier today, the 48-year-old mother of 12, who has apparently mistaken her body for a clown car, welcomed five new additions to her family to the tune of two boys and three girls (one of which, sadly, died just bef
New Research Reveals Overweight Teens Get Bad Grades
There are many dangers that can come from being an overweight or obese teenager, including the risk of developing chronic conditions like heart disease, Type-2 diabetes and stroke. However, new research indicates that teens suffering from obesity might be at risk for acquiring more than just poor health, but lower school grades as well.
How Much Is the Tooth Fairy Paying These Days?
Some of us can remember a time when losing a tooth meant that we might find some spare change underneath our pillows the following morning. However, according to a recent survey by credit card company Visa, the days of a fallen chomper being worth chump change are long gone.
Walmart Tests iPhone App to Speed Up Checkout Process
Walmart, the world’s largest retail chain, is currently testing a “scan and go” iPhone application that would allow customers to scan items as they shop and pay more quickly and conveniently at a self-checkout counter.
Roseanne Barr Tweets Billionaires Are ‘Violent Pedophiles’ and ‘Coke Addicts’
Well, don’t expect to hear about Roseanne Barr receiving any large contributions from billionaires looking to support her Roseanne for President 2012 campaign anytime soon.
Taco Bell Announces Plans to Sell Mountain Dew A.M. on Their Breakfast Menu — Dollars and Sense
Some of you may not believe this, but Mountain Dew was not intended to be consumed for breakfast – that is, until now.