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About Erika Watts

Erika Watts is a former teacher, now stay-at-home-mom and contributing writer for WebProNews. When she isn’t busy navigating parenthood and writing, she enjoys watching college sports and reading. Follow Erika on Twitter @erikawatts83, Pinterest or
TurboTax 2014: Compare Cost to Other Online Tax Services

Tax filing season is finally underway, so now it’s time to decide how you want to file your taxes. If you don’t much care for using an accountant or tax preparation chain such as H&R Block to file your taxes …

Anti-Muslim Film: YouTube Ordered to Remove Offensive Film

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order today demanding YouTube to remove an anti-Muslim film from its site. The film, called Innocence of Muslims, has been the source of much controversy around the world, including a riot in …

Lobbyist Wants Gay Players Banned from NFL

Former Missouri player Michael Sam (above) knew to expect a certain amount of resistance after announcing that he is gay, which will make him the first openly gay player in the NFL after he is drafted, but he probably didn’t …

Muffin Top Rap Encourages Body Acceptance

Any woman who has ever been pregnant knows that your body goes through numerous changes throughout pregnancy, and some of those changes are permanent. While a lot of women are worried about getting back to their pre-pregnancy size once the …

Ozzie Smith and Budweiser Want to Make Opening Day a National Holiday

The White House’s We the People website is no stranger to odd petitions. After all, it was just last month when the White House was petitioned to allow beer drones for easy beer delivery and to deport Justin Bieber. Now, …

Johnny Manziel’s NFL Combine Results: How Did He Compare?

Former Texas A&M star and Heisman winner Johnny Manziel’s official NFL Combine results are in. The redshirt sophomore quarterback, who decided to forego his final two seasons of eligibility to head for the pros, ran a 4.68 in the 40-yard …

‘Rapper’s Delight’ Cover Wows on ‘Tonight Show’

It’s way too early to predict how successful Jimmy Fallon will be at replacing Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, but his first week is certainly off to a strong start. After teaming up with Will Smith to teach us …

‘Son of God’ Movie Cuts Satan Following Obama Controversy

Less than a year after The Bible miniseries aired on the History Channel, a film called Son of God that incorporates scenes from the series will open in theaters on February 28. One character that caused quite a bit of …

Patrick Stewart Mistakenly Outed as Being Gay

Patrick Stewart isn’t gay, folks. Sorry. Stewart was mistakenly outed in an article in The Guardian that discussed actress Ellen Page’s decision to come out, and while the “news” may have had some people saying “I told you so,” the …

‘Candy Crush Saga’ Maker Files for IPO

The maker of Candy Crush Saga filed its Initial Public Offering (IPO) of up to $500 million today. King Digital Entertainment undoubtedly hopes to follow in the footsteps of Zynga, who filed their IPO in late 2011 and has become …

‘Flappy Bird’ Knockoff Apps Being Rejected by Apple

After Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen announced he was pulling his addictive game from the Apple App Store and Google Play, which prompted reactions that varied from outraged to threatening, quite a few games have popped up that are very …

Brittany Schussler in Hot Water for Selfie With Vladimir Putin

Canada’s Brittany Schussler hasn’t won an Olympic medal yet, but if medals were given out for worst selfie, the speed skater would definitely win gold. Schussler found herself in hot water after posting a selfie with Russian president Vladimir Putin …

Krispy Kreme Adds Two New Doughnut Flavors

The next time you are drawn to the lure of Krispy Kreme’s red “Hot Now” sign, instead of buying only a dozen hot glazed doughnuts, you might want to try out one of the doughnut chain’s two new flavors. The …

Sportscaster Delivers Speech on Gay NFL Players

After NFL Draft prospect Michael Sam came out last week, which will make him the first openly gay NFL player when he is drafted, the defensive end from Missouri has faced quite a bit of criticism. The potential backlash Sam …

Barbie’s Sports Illustrated Appearance Causes a Stir

It looks like the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue will feature a little more plastic than normal. In a controversial move, Sports Illustrated and Mattel have partnered up to feature none other than Barbie in the Swimsuit Issue. Yes, the …

Wyoming Firing Squad: Lawmaker’s Execution Proposal Won’t Be Considered
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Wyoming lawmaker Bruce Burns sponsored a bill to make death by firing squad an option in his state, but the state senate voted against considering the bill on Tuesday. Burns proposed this alternate method to carry out a capital punishment …

Yuengling Ice Cream Returns to Store Shelves

After an almost 30-year hiatus, Yuengling’s Ice Cream is officially back on supermarket shelves. Many older adults will instantly recognize the ice cream brand, but for the younger crowd, don’t worry–even though Yuengling’s Ice Cream shares the same name with …

Rachel McAdams Wasn’t First Pick for ‘Mean Girls’ Character
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It has been ten years since Mean Girls starring Rachel McAdams and Lindsay Lohan was first released in theaters. It’s hard to believe that it has been a decade since we first heard the terms “fugly” and “burn book”–and even …

Doritos Commercial: Winner of Super Bowl Commercial Contest Announced

Instead of spending a ton of money filming commercials for the Super Bowl, Doritos went a different route and did their “Crash the Super Bowl” contest again. This contest involves fans sending in Doritos commercials they filmed on their own …

Barbara Walters Defends Woody Allen on Incest Allegations

After Dylan Farrow, Woody Allen and Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter, opened up on the alleged sexual abuse she experienced at the hands of Allen in an open letter to the New York Times, quite a few people have come to …

Harley Burial: Man is Buried on Harley Motorcycle

An 82-year-old man from Ohio had his last wishes granted when he was buried on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. While it isn’t unheard of for people to be buried with personal objects, not only was Bill Standley buried with his Harley, …

Beer Drones: White House is Petitioned to Overturn FAA’s Decision

Forget about the petition to deport Justin Bieber–a petition has been started on the White House’s We the People website to force the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to allow beer drones. Finally, an important petition. In case you haven’t heard, …

Billy Ray Cyrus Also Has Advice for Justin Bieber
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As strange as it was to hear Miley Cyrus giving advice to the troubled Justin Bieber on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Miley’s dad Billy Ray Cyrus has also spoken up with some advice of his own. Rather than …

Miley Cyrus Offers Advice to Justin Bieber

It’s no secret that Justin Bieber has been in a lot of trouble lately, to the point that thousands of Americans have signed a petition to deport him on the White House’s “We the People” website. Following a DUI arrest …