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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
Chile Earthquake Triggers Tsunami Waves

An 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Chile Tuesday around 6:46 p.m. and triggered tsunami waves. “Sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated. It may have been destructive along coasts near the epicenter and could also be a threat to …

Electric Heater Recall: Dyson Labels 393K Portable Heaters Hazardous Electric Heater Recall: Dyson Labels 393K Portable Heaters Hazardous

Nearly 400,000 portable electrical heaters have been recalled by manufacturing company Dyson Inc. The company has recalled roughly 55,000 in Canada and 338,000 in the United States. However, the recall has also reached worldwide in places like the UK. The …

Glenn Beck Faces Defamation Lawsuit by Boston Marathon Victim

Political commentator Glenn Beck is being sued for defaming a Saudi Arabian man injured during the Boston Marathon bombings last April 2013. The bombing, which took the lives of three people and injured more than 200 event-goers, was said to be …

Kate O’Mara: British Actress of ‘Dynasty’ Dies at 74

British actress Kate O’Mara passed away Sunday at a nursing home in Sussex, England. Her agent, Phil Belfield, confirmed in a written statement that O’Mara died from an unspecified illness. “Kate O’Mara passed away peacefully today at a nursing home …

Benzino Shooting: Nephew Pleads Not Guilty

Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta reality star Benzino-whose real name is Raymond Scott-is still recovering following gun shot wounds he sustained at his mother’s funeral procession Saturday. As previously reported, Benzino’s nephew, 36-year-old Gia Scott, shot the former rapper while on …

California Earthquake Strikes Near L.A. Once Again

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake Friday night caused minor damages and injuries to residents living near Los Angeles. The epicenter of the quake occurred a little after 9 p.m., one mile from Brea in Orange County and at a depth of five miles. According …

Acid Tank Explosion at Rolls-Royce Plant Injures Nine People Acid Tank Explosion at Rolls-Royce Plant Injures Nine People

An acid spill Friday afternoon near Indianapolis led to an explosion that injured workers at a Rolls-Royce plant. Authorities with the Indianapolis Fire Department confirmed that the transferring of nitric acid at the West Township-based facility caused the incident. The department’s …

Lego Resume: Northwestern College Student Builds Her Way to the Top

One college student’s resume has gone viral. Northwestern University student Leah Bowman constructed her resume based off of Legos, which has now been seen by a number of prospective employers. Bowman-who majors in Communication Studies: Integrated Marketing and Anthropology-started working on …

Kim Zolciak Reveals Post-Baby Belly on Instagram

Who could forget how massive 35-year-old Kim Zolciak looked while pregnant with twins Kaia and Kane? Taking a quick trip back down memory lane reminds us when Zolciak posted a snapshot of her 9-month pregnant belly on Instagram in November: “Sooooo with …

Cruise Ship Migrants: Carnival Rescues 41 Cubans in Florida Straits

The Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship saved 41 Cuban migrants Tuesday traveling in a cramped raft in the waters of the Florida Straits. The overloaded vessel was spotted by the captain and was immediately pulled into safety. One Carnival crew member told CBS 4 News: “There …

Mickey the Pit Bull Gets Life Behind Bars

A New York-based animal rights group has 30 days to find a rehabilitation facility for an Arizona dog. According to ABC 15 Arizona, Mickey the pit bull was sentenced to life in a shelter Tuesday following an outcry to save …

Train Operator Asleep Prior to Crash at Chicago Airport

A Blue Line train operator fell asleep early Monday morning causing injury to 32 people at the Chicago O’Hare Airport. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) employee told investigators that she had drifted off prior to entering into the station and woke …

Cupcake ATM Furthers its Expansion in NY City

This innovative approach to selling cupcakes may just make all you dieters throw in the towel. Sprinkles Cupcakes-a Beverly Hills-based cupcake bakery-created the perfect solution for die-hard cupcake fans to purchase one of these delicious treats all day, every day, …

Baby Gorilla Reunited with Mother Following Veterinary Care

REUNITED AND IT FEELS SO GOOD! An adorable baby gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park was physically introduced to her mother Monday following medical treatment. The 12-day-old baby was born to her mother Imani on March 12 via emergency cesarean section. Zoo staff …

Shaq Alleged Assault: The Former NBA Player is Under Investigation

Former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal, 42, is under investigation for an alleged assault towards a fellow co-worker at Turner Studios. Robert Williams, 44, accuses O’Neal for violently tackling him as he was working at the studio on May 19, 2013. Williams’ claims are: …

Vatican Cocaine: Drug-filled Condoms Seized in Transit to Catholic City

In January, German customs officials at Leipzig airport seized 340 grams (12 ounces) of cocaine packed into 14 condoms that were en route to the Vatican city. WHOA. PAUSE. SAY WHAT? According to the New York Post, a weekly report by …

Cynthia Bailey Accused of Photo Contest Fraud, Defends Agency

Yet another Real Housewives of Atlanta star is coming under accusation for fraud. When we thought Phaedra Parks and her cunning husband, Apollo Nida, were the biggest schemers on the show, former model Cynthia Bailey is now in the hot seat. …

Dermot Mulroney Scar Explained, ‘Crisis’ Role Examined

In a very detailed interview with actor Dermot Mulroney, one question that came up was in reference to the 50-year-old’s lip scar. The scar, located below his right nostril, has been a noticeable physical feature since the start of his …

Betty White Talks About ‘Hot in Cleveland’ and ‘The Soul Man’ Live Team-Up

Betty White, the former actress of the The Golden Girls, has been making promo appearances within the past few days to promote a highly anticipated TV sitcom collaboration. White has recently been featured in a few interviews sharing her excitement about …

Pope Francis Nominates Eight Advisors to Sex Abuse Commission

Eight members were chosen Saturday as advisors for the Vatican’s sex abuse policy. According to the CS Monitor, the Associated Press reported that Pope Francis’ elected members would be ahead of a commission panel, which would report any sexual assault …

Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” Ushers in International Day of Happiness

It appears that people all over the world are feeling a stream of joy lately-uploading funny dancing videos to YouTube and posting lighthearted tweets with hashtags #gethappy or #HappyInternationalDayofHappiness. So, who is to blame for all this happy fever going around? Well, of course music artist …

$460,000 in Quarters: NJ Gov’t Employee Confesses to Theft

One New Jersey man obviously took his coin-collecting hobby a little too far. Government employee Thomas Rica pleaded guilty to four counts of third-degree theft on Wednesday. The 43-year-old admitted to the Hackensack Supreme Court that he had stolen at least $460,000 …

Mindy Tran Sacrifices Herself as a ‘Speed Bump’ to Save Daughters in Moving Car

On Thursday March 6, a Massachusetts mom literally laid down her life to save her twin daughters. Mindy Tran, 22, is recovering in the hospital after using her body as a speed bump to stop her moving vehicle from rolling into …

‘Two Fat Ladies’ TV Star Clarissa Dickson Wright Dies at 66

The last TV personality of Britain’s Two Fat Ladies has passed away. At the age of 66 years old, Clarissa Dickson Wright died Saturday at Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary. Her cause of death was said to be unknown. Born on June 14, 1947 …