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Ashley enjoys pretending she knows how to do yoga and living in sweet denial about the worthlessness of her bachelor's degree. Stalk her on Twitter - if you can find her.
Affluenza Teen: Family Foots Only Fraction Of Rehab

Many were outraged when Texas teen Ethan Couch – responsible for taking the lives of four people as he drove intoxicated in his family’s company truck – was only sentenced to ten years of counseling. Recent reports from court officials …

UFO Sightings: Nothing To Fear, “Deer”

Are Martians meandering through Mississippi marsh and grasslands? Since a family in Jackson County, Mississippi witnessed something out of the ordinary, the Internet’s interest has been piqued. Edith and Rainer Shattles claimed they had set up cameras to capture wildlife …

Spiders Gasoline Huffing Cause Mazda Recall

Move over, Porsche. Mazda’s got a real spider car. For the second time in just a few years, Mazda has had to issue a recall for North American made Mazda6 sedans because of – yep – spiders in the engine. …

Earth Hour: Throwing Shade At Poor Or Good Cause?

The lights went out over many of the globe’s major landmarks last night. From the Great Wall of China and pyramids of Egypt to the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben, there was worldwide participation in the name of the annual …

Yellowstone Earthquake: Caldera Remains Calm

The Norris Geyser Basin felt the seismic bass drop today – all 4.8 worth of it. No injuries were sustained in the midst of this natural phenomenon common to Yellowstone – even though it was the strongest quake to hit …

Ebola Outbreak In Guinea; Doctors Without Borders Offers Aid

Medical professionals are working hard to contain the Guinea Ebola outbreak as it has reportedly claimed up to 59 lives. “The Ebola fever epidemic raging in southern Guinea, including the prefectures of Gueckedou and Macenta, since February 9 has left …

Amber Alert: Relisha Rudd Missing; Homicide Linked To Case

The amber alert for 8-year-old Relisha Tenau Rudd increased in urgency after D.C. police have located vehicles related to the search. Upon finding the body of a woman connected to the case at an Oxon Hill motel room, authorities issued …

Blue Jeans And Skin Spikes: Bad Ads’ Photoshop Fails

A facepalm worthy Photoshop job is one thing. But when a recent Target ad ruffled feathers with a half-assed editing job on model’s bikini clad body (no – literally – half of her undercarriage is missing), it was cause for …

Omega-3 Supplements Vs. Foods That Have Them

Having trouble getting the kids to sleep? Surely your first answer isn’t to reach for a bottle of pills when you aren’t sure what’s in them. But, as a new study came out showing evidence of a link between omega-3 …

Spring Break Vacations Spent Swinging Hammers

While many undergrads indulge in drunken, half-naked debauchery this spring break, others are finding their only “vice” in the word “service”. Groups of college students across the country are doing the latter from their ladders this year via Habitat for …

Allergy Relief For A Serene Spring

Achoo! Yes indeed. As my tranquil cup of morning coffee on the balcony was suddenly supplemented by a soundtrack-chorus of sneezing from neighbors above and below, I realized it: allergy season’s upon us. No big deal, though, right? Just Google …

Oil Cleansing And Pulling: 20 Minute Mouth Remedy

When a friend replied to me recently, saying he was busy “oil pulling” and would get back to me, I really didn’t want to know what that meant. He told me anyway. Essentially, the idea is that you slosh around …

California Earthquake And Japan’s 3 Year Anniversary

So, California had an earthquake Sunday. Earthquakes aren’t really “news” for the Golden State. They’re just a natural event that happens because these huge slabs (called tectonic plates) of rock below our feet are constantly playing a game like Jenga, …

Carl Sagan Made Science Sexy; New “Cosmos” Is Bringing It Back

Spring forward, everyone! Yep. We may be losing an hour of sleep – but starting today you’ll get to see our cosmic morning star for more hours every day for the next several months. And tonight, after it’s set, another …

Outdoor Furniture And Garden Additions For Spring

Ah, Spring! …is definitely not what it feels like yet. But that’s alright. If you live somewhere like I do (where you get about four seasons in four days), you’ve got to be ready for that window of windows-down-weather. While …

Kim Novak Has Beat Bigger Battles Than Binary Brats

Kim Novak doesn’t have to explain herself. However, amidst the tumult of tweeters (so very brave behind the anonymity of their hateful 140 characters), she addressed the oh-so-obvious derisive diction slung her way following the Hollywood award show. Actually, she …

Adult ADHD: Adam Levine, Channing Tatum, And Fixes For You

“When I can’t pay attention, I really can’t pay attention,” says Adam Levine. The Maroon 5 singer recently revealed that he has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in a “Own Your ADHD” PSA. Levine wanted to share his struggle to encourage …

Jeff Goldblum Is Golden With Viral Laugh And New Movies

Seriously, who doesn’t love Jeff Goldblum? With his stream-of-consciousness witterings, interview improvisations, and miscellaneous quirks, the man remains positively enigmatic into his 60’s. That’s why they couldn’t refuse to ask him back to reclaim his role for Independence Day 2. …

New Painkiller Zohydro: What Parents And Patients Need To Know

Painkiller junkies who’ve diligently done research are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a pill called Zohydro. Meanwhile, a well-meaning coalition of health professionals is also anticipating – the imminent demise of such existing abusers and legitimate patients alike. They are …

Rewards Programs: Grads Do Good While Making Good On Debt

Typically, a rewards program is about “getting back what you give”. You might hear “loyalty program” and immediately think of forking over your credit card anyplace from the airport kiosk to a retail queue. Indeed, there’s much to be said …

Apple Security Flaw Is “As Bad As You Could Imagine”

Apple is performing an emergency software fix this week to correct a security flaw putting both iPhone and Mac users at risk. After it was brought to their attention that hackers could enter systems by email, Apple, Inc. issued an …

Swimsuits: Shape Hacks For Your Unique Physique

It might seem ridiculous to be reading this while there’s still frost on the windows. But let’s face it: warm weather is forthcoming and it’s certainly not going to wait for your latest fitness routine to start taking effect, either. …

Mumps Outbreak: 14 Fordham Dorm Students Infected Since January

An outbreak of the mumps has spread across two of the Fordham University campuses, with the number of infected students rising each day since Monday. “The University community was notified that there has now been one case of suspected mumps …

Asteroid 2014: Cosmic Monster Missed Earth This Morning

A couple million miles may not sound like much of a “close call” with an asteroid. But compare it to the vast and empty light years upon light years surrounding this oxygenated rock ball we ride around on in infinite …