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About Jasmine Allen

Jasmine Allen is a passionate freelance writer and multimedia journalist addicted to thrift shopping. Every now and then she enjoys indulging in cotton candy of all flavors! Follow her on Twitter: @ThriftThrive, Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/jasminerallen, IG: roseyjhearts
Moore, Oklahoma Toughens Building Codes for Future Tornado Incursions

New residential building codes went into effect Thursday for one tornado-prone town. The city of Moore, Oklahoma is taking preventive measures to protect the area from any further destructive damages incurred from tornadoes. The city recently set in stone tough …

Peru Inmates Perform Musical ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ for Holy Week

Holy Week-the last week before Lent leading up to Easter Sunday-has kicked off to a theatrical start. Peruvian inmates at the Sarita Colonia prison performed their version of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar Tuesday as part of Holy Week in Lima. …

California Gray Wolf: Decision Delayed on Protecting Rare Breed

The gray wolf endangered species was considered by The California Fish and Game Commission Wednesday in an effort to protect the rare breed. After failing to come up with a unanimous agreement, the commission of five members decided to delay …

Father, Sons Survive Three Days Stranded in Utah Canyon

A father and his two sons were rescued Saturday after becoming lost and stuck for three days in Utah’s Sandthrax Canyon. Jason Knight, 35, told Today Monday that he and his sons left on Wednesday April 9, and were to …

KFC Corsage: Put a Wing on it for Prom

One fast food restaurant is taking prom wardrobe ideas to a whole new level. KFC recently teamed up with Kentucky florist company, Nanz & Kraft, to debut a fashionable, but yet irresistible corsage. The chicken franchise is now selling prom corsages embellished …

Southwest Flight Diverted After Passenger Attempts to Open Door

A man’s attempt to exit a Southwest plane while in mid-air left passengers in complete panic Sunday. Flight 722-which was transporting 134 passengers and five crew members-was en route to Sacramento from Chicago when it was forced to make an unintended stop in …

Phaedra Parks Responds to Fraud Rumors in Affidavit

Real Housewives of Atlanta reality star Phaedra Parks recently came forward stating that she had no involvement in any fraudulent acts. Parks’ husband, Apollo Nida, is currently facing prison time for identity theft, stolen cars, and bank frauds if he doesn’t reach a …

Solange Knowles Dances Alongside Sister Beyoncé at Coachella

One of Saturday’s performances at Coachella 2014 showed a lot of sisterly love. During Solange Knowles’ performance of “Losing You,” Beyonce made a surprise appearance dancing alongside her baby sister. Solange, flaunting an orange romper and big black curly hair, appeared to be …

Gisele Audited by IRS After Listed as Forbes’ Highest-Paid Model

Brazilian supermodel, Gisele Bundchen, was recently reviewed by the IRS after making “The World’s Highest-Paid Models of 2013″ list on Forbes. According to Forbes, the 33-year-old earned $42 million last year and “replaced Beyoncé as the face of H&M, reportedly beat out …

L.A. Deputies Shoot Hostages Fleeing from Stabbing Assailant, One Dead

Aspiring television producer John Winkler, 30, was accidentally shot and killed at a West Hollywood apartment Monday following a case of mistaken identity. Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies received a call Monday detailing a man with a knife holding three …

Bob Saget Reveals Smelly Relationship with the Olsen Twins

Bob Saget, better known as the single father Danny Tanner on the ‘90s sitcom Full House, opens up about how real his daddy role was on set. In his latest autobiography, Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian, Saget shares …

Cruise Ship Illnesses Continue to Spread on Crown Princess

An illness on the Crown Princess cruise ship continues to affect passengers on the vessel. The ship has been on a seven-day voyage visiting ports in California, which includes stops in San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. …

Egyptian Sarcophagus Found in Israel

A sarcophagus (coffin) dating back to the Bronze Age was recently found in the Jezreel Valley in Israel. Archaeologists dug up the cylinder-shaped sarcophagus while exploring the Tel Shadud mound in the valley. The foot of the body was first …

San Francisco Batkid Throws First Pitch at Giants Game

Miles Scott, better known as the famous Batkid, made a grand appearance Tuesday at the Giants stadium in California. The 5-year-old boy, whose leukemia is on remission, became San Francisco’s superhero in 2013 through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Greater Bay …

Yosemite Rockfall: Massive Boulders Block Trail

A rockfall on March 31 at Yosemite National Park in California has blocked a hiking trail. About 16,000 tons of rocks fell from a cliff near the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, causing a cloud of smoke. The fall was reportedly a 500 foot …

Cronut Bakery Reopens Tuesday After Mouse Infestation

On Friday April 4, the Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene closed down Dominique Ansel Bakery in the Soho area of Manhattan, New York following a rodent infestation. The bakery is famously known for cronuts-a crème-filled croissant-mixed-donut. Loyal customers line the sidewalk …

Shanesha Taylor, Homeless Mom Who Left Kids in Car, Gains Support

A homeless mother from Arizona pleaded not guilty Monday to child abuse after leaving her two children in a hot car. Supporters have now come forward to help the mother. Shanesha Taylor, 35, was arrested March 20 for leaving her …

Navy Railgun: Futuristic Weapon Will Undergo Sea Trials in 2016

A high-speed electromagnetic weapon is something you would think only exists in your dreams. Yet, the U.S. Navy has finally designed an inexpensive futuristic gun that has brought science fiction to life. According to Reuters, the railgun can fire “23-pound …

9-month-old Arrested in Pakistan for Attempted Murder

It appears that in some countries, no matter how old you are, if you do the crime, then you face the possibility of doing the time. And strangely enough, a 9-month-old child faced criminal charges on Thursday. A Pakistani baby …

Skydiver Dies While Attempting World Record

A Berlin-native skydiver was killed Thursday morning in Eloy, Ariz., while attempting to break a world record with 222 fellow skydiving partners. Diana Paris, 46, fell to her death during a free-fall formation with the World Team group-an organization consisting …

Wiz Khalifa and Miley Cyrus Smoke Together: “She’s Just Blowin’ Like a Train”

It’s pretty evident that Miley Cyrus’ go-to drug is molly, since she highly references it in her song “We Can’t Stop”: “So la da di da di We like to party Dancing with Molly “ But, it appears that mary jane is one other drug that Cyrus just can’t …

Firefighter Funeral: Servicemen Nationwide Pay Respect to Deceased Firemen

The memorial processions for two fallen firefighters who died in a nine-alarm fire last week brought together firemen, police officers, and other civil servicemen from across the nation. The wake for Boston firefighter Michael R. Kennedy, 33, was held Wednesday at the P.E. Murray Funeral Home …

Chainsaw in Neck: X-Ray Shows Blade Lodged Inside Tree Trimmer [PHOTO]

A very graphic x-ray reveals what it looks like when a chainsaw is lodged inside of a person’s neck. The high-definition x-ray image belongs to 21-year-old James Valentine, a tree trimmer who almost lost his life Monday. Valentine-a worker for Adler …

Note to Tardy Boss Gets Employee Fired

“Hey boss, learn to be on time!” said one smart man who definitely has the balls to stand up to lousy management.   One employee’s note to his manager has just cost him his job. Joe Blumm of Michigan was …