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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
Kate Gosselin and Children Will Air on TLC for One-Night Special Kate Gosselin and Children Will Air on TLC for One-Night Special

It looks like Kate Gosselin and her eight children may make a reappearance on TLC this coming June. The network plans to air a one-night special of the Kate Plus 8 reality stars. We were first introduced to Gosselin and her massive …

Mega Millions Jackpot Skyrockets to $400M as Third Largest Mega Millions Jackpot Skyrockets to $400M as Third Largest

Boy oh boy! My right palm is itching for some money-especially now that the Mega Millions Jackpot has increased to $400 million! The lottery for Tuesday has become the third largest winning amount in jackpot gaming history. However, it doesn’t beat its …

Alzheimer’s Disease: Blood Test Foretells Illness Alzheimer’s Disease: Blood Test Foretells Illness

Medical researchers have designed an experimental blood test that can predict Alzheimer’s disease before it fully develops. The disease was detected through plasma phospholipids, which researchers said was more convenient in comparison to costly methods like spinal taps or PET scans. “They …

Mick Jagger’s Fashion Designer Girlfriend, L’Wren Scott, Found Dead Mick Jagger’s Fashion Designer Girlfriend, L’Wren Scott, Found Dead

L’Wren Scott, fashion designer and girlfriend of Mick Jagger, was found dead in her Manhattan, New York apartment Monday around 10 a.m. Investigators say she hanged herself and did not leave a suicide note. They also concluded that there were no …

Los Angeles Earthquake: 4.4-Magnitude Trembles the City Los Angeles Earthquake: 4.4-Magnitude Trembles the City

A sudden tremble struck the Los Angeles area Monday morning at 6:25 a.m. The quake’s epicenter occurred in the Santa Monica Mountains 6 miles north-northwest of Westwood, Calif., and 15 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The quake was initially measured at …

Danica Patrick Crashes During Practice, Finishes 18th in Bristol Danica Patrick Crashes During Practice, Finishes 18th in Bristol

Friday’s practice at Bristol Motor Speedway was quite a bumpy start for NASCAR driver Danica Patrick. Only a few minutes into the practice run, the 31-year-old’s No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet crashed into Parker Kligerman’s No. 30 Swan Racing Toyota. Following the collision, Kligerman’s team …

Japan Earthquake: 6.3-Magnitude Hits Three Main Islands Japan Earthquake: 6.3-Magnitude Hits Three Main Islands

Fourteen injuries were reported Friday following an earthquake that struck the south coast of Japan. The quake occurred a little after 2 a.m. in the Iyonada inland sea that separates the country’s main islands, including Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. It was reportedly …

Bald Eagle Released After Territorial Brawl Bald Eagle Released After Territorial Brawl

The American Bald Eagle symbolizes strength, long life, and most of all, freedom. So, it’s no surprise that wildlife rescue centers across the country take their job very seriously when it comes to saving endangered bald eagles. One of these majestic birds was …

Kristian Nairn: ‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Announces His Homosexuality Kristian Nairn: ‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Announces His Homosexuality

In a Q&A interview with the Game of Thrones (GoT) fan website, WinterisComing.net, actor Kristian Narin openly shared that he’s gay. The Northern Irish actor and music DJ, who plays Hodor in the HBO fantasy series, shared how he always wanted to publicly …

Joe McGinniss: Author of ‘Fatal Vision’ Passes Away at 71 Joe McGinniss: Author of ‘Fatal Vision’ Passes Away at 71

Author Joe McGinniss passed away Monday afternoon after a two-year battle with prostate cancer. His attorney Dennis Holahan confirmed that he died while being treated at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was 71 years old. McGinniss has written 12 …

‘Blarney Blowout’ Party: 73 Arrested at UMass Amherst ‘Blarney Blowout’ Party: 73 Arrested at UMass Amherst

A massive college party over the weekend near the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus ended with several injured police officers and jail time for some students. The ‘Blarney Blowout,’ which is a pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration held the Saturday before …

AARP Survey: Certain Profiles at Higher Risk of Online Fraud AARP Survey: Certain Profiles at Higher Risk of Online Fraud

A new report by the AARP has collectively identified the key behaviors and life experiences that cause a certain group to fall victim to online fraud. According to a recent report titled  “Caught in the Scammer’s Net,” 34 million people are …

California Earthquake: 6.9-Magnitude Strikes Eureka Coast California Earthquake: 6.9-Magnitude Strikes Eureka Coast

An offshore earthquake struck Northern California Sunday night, which was mainly centered in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 10 miles. Sources say that the earthquake occurred around 10:18 p.m., 50 miles offshore of Eureka, Calif. The magnitude of the …

Sheila MacRae of ‘The Honeymooners’ Dies at 92 Sheila MacRae of ‘The Honeymooners’ Dies at 92

Actress and singer Sheila MacRae of the 1960s recreated version, The Honeymooners, died Thursday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J. She was 92 years old. According to the New York Times, the actress was a featured performer …

Carmen “Mrs. Yogi” Berra Dies at 85 Carmen “Mrs. Yogi” Berra Dies at 85

The wife of New York Yankees’ 88-year-old legendary catcher, Yogi Berra, has died. Carmen “Mrs. Yogi” Berra passed away Thursday night at Crane’s Mill Assisted Living Facility in West Caldwell, N.J. Sources say that Carmen had dealt with complications from …

Target Tech Chief Resigns Following Massive Data Breach Target Tech Chief Resigns Following Massive Data Breach

The chief information officer (CIO) of Target Corporation has turned in her resignation following months of a devastating data breach. Since 2008, Beth Jacob served as executive vice president of technology services and chief information officer of the retail company. She first …

WestJet Passenger Leaves Sexist Message to Pilot, She Responds WestJet Passenger Leaves Sexist Message to Pilot, She Responds

Can someone please remind me what year it is because if I recall, it is 2014 and not 1914! (SIGH) In recent news, a bizarre case of sexism occurred to a Canadian pilot from WestJet airlines. On Wednesday, an airplane …

Dana Snay’s Facebook Post Costs Father $80k Dana Snay’s Facebook Post Costs Father $80k

A Florida teen may have just cost her dad a major cash flow opportunity after breaching a legal confidentiality agreement. According to the Miami Herald, Patrick Snay, 69, was the headmaster at Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami, Fla., for a …

Cicely Tyson in ‘The Trip to Bountiful’: From Broadway to Lifetime Cicely Tyson in ‘The Trip to Bountiful’: From Broadway to Lifetime

Horton Foote’s 1953 television play plans to make another TV debut this coming weekend. Lifetime’s rendition, The Trip to Bountiful, will recreate the original story. The story first aired on NBC in 1953 and then went on Broadway the following year. …

New Jersey Explosion Leaves One Dead, 55 Homes Damaged New Jersey Explosion Leaves One Dead, 55 Homes Damaged

On Tuesday, an explosion in a New Jersey condominium development left one person dead and seven workers injured. According to local authorities, the blast occurred at the Ewing Township “after a gas line was damaged by contractors who were digging in the area.” A …

Army Sex Case: U.S. Army General Could Face Life in Prison Army Sex Case: U.S. Army General Could Face Life in Prison

Brig. Gen. Jeffery A. Sinclair faced military trial Tuesday on charges of sexual assault against an Army captain. According to the Los Angeles Times, the now 34-year-old accuser made the allegations against the general in March 2012. She claims that …

HIV Prevention Shot May Replace Pills HIV Prevention Shot May Replace Pills

Two separate HIV studies on macaque monkeys show very promising results. Researchers from Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center at Rockefeller University in New York presented their findings on Tuesday at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston, Mass. They determined that a newly designed shot …

Teen Sues Parents for School Fees in Legal Family Feud Teen Sues Parents for School Fees in Legal Family Feud

A New Jersey high school honors student is suing her parents for abandoning her while she was still attending school. Rachel Canning, 18, is demanding that her parents pay her remaining private high school costs. She claims that her parents, …

Snowplow TV Reporter: Wave of Snow ‘Videobombs’ Live Standup Snowplow TV Reporter: Wave of Snow ‘Videobombs’ Live Standup

Some snowplows take snowball fighting a little too far. During a live TV coverage Monday morning in Salem County, New Jersey, one of Philadelphia’s local reporters was crushed by a wave of snow. WTXF-TV Fox 29′s Steve Keeley was reporting about the trendy snowstorm …