Free Meal at McDonald’s Will Cost You…
Jan30

Free Meal at McDonald’s Will Cost You…

  Your next meal at McDonald's may possibly be free, but it will still cost you… a hug, or a dance move, or a fist bump, or… well… what it will “cost you” may be revealed this Sunday during Super Bowl XLIX if this teaser ad from McDonald's is the lead up to it: Yes, come February, they will be accepting a new form of “payment” from 100 randomly selected patrons at each store.   Elif...

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‘Mr.’ and ‘Ms.’ is too Gender Specific
Jan30

‘Mr.’ and ‘Ms.’ is too Gender Specific

  Do you find the written salutations of “Mr.” and “Ms.” to be offensive? After all, each is equated to a specific gender – hopefully there is no reason to clarify which salutation is meant for which gender. Apparently, the use of a salutation could lead to discrimination… For prospective students of City University of New York’s Graduate Center, any correspondence will include the student's...

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Stranger’s Voice Comes Across the Baby Monitor
Jan28

Stranger’s Voice Comes Across the Baby Monitor

  File this news brief under “the Ugly” because of the unsettling nature and intrusion made while a nanny was changing a baby's diaper. Ashley Stanley, the nanny, and little 1-year-old Samantha were being watched and listened-in on unknowningly. Then a stranger's voice came across the baby monitor: “That’s a really poopy diaper,” it said. At first, Stanley thought maybe it was the baby's parent's pranking her. Her...

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What IS THAT in My Tuna?
Jan26

What IS THAT in My Tuna?

  Sometimes it pays to be your own personal food inspector. Zoe Butler, despite screaming after seeing an unexpected creature in the can of tuna she just opened, is glad she looked closely… had she not, it would have been fed to her children. Gulp… We found this reported by Good Housekeeping: Butler spotted a “sea creature” she knew wasn't supposed to be in her food. “I opened the top of the lid and...

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Beginnings of the Humble Video Game Cartridge
Jan22

Beginnings of the Humble Video Game Cartridge

    40 years ago a new industry began thanks to two men that established the entire business model of home video games. An entire generation has been influenced by the technological breakthrough that was made by a forgotten company from the 1970s. To be clear about that, we're referring to the “Channel F console” by Fairfield. Never heard of them or perhaps they escaped your memory? Well, there is an entire read...

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A Parenting Confrontation on the Playground
Jan22

A Parenting Confrontation on the Playground

  Wow, that video ending should have been expected, but it caught me totally off guard. Point made! Parents will be parents. We all have our own parenting style. Each of us has our own reasons we parent the way we do, so when we're criticized, things happen… Our source at the Huffington Post (disclaimer: no actual affiliation exists) reports on the video: But, as this parody video from formula brand Similac shows,...

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Tick Tock Goes the Doomsday Clock
Jan22

Tick Tock Goes the Doomsday Clock

  It was decided today, January 22, 2015, that the Doomsday Clock would be set forward to 11:57 P.M., just 3 minutes shy of the representative midnight that indicates how close the world is to a “potentially civilization-ending catastrophe”. The clock's hands (its time) hadn't moved in three years, but those behind The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists decided the state of the world warranted a change now. They have...

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Living Fossil Horror From 80 Million Years Ago Caught
Jan21

Living Fossil Horror From 80 Million Years Ago Caught

  This rare shark, perhaps endangered, was recently caught off the Australia coast by a fishing trawler. Others have been caught, and preserved, across the years, such as the one in our featured image. 300 needle-shaped teeth in 25 rows makes it something to see, that's for sure. The species dates back so far in the past (80 million years) that it has been called a “living fossil”. A quote, provided by Fox News, from...

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See the 1 in 180,000 Gerber Baby Choice
Jan21

See the 1 in 180,000 Gerber Baby Choice

  Now, honestly, who among you does not recognize the Gerber Baby? But guess what… it is now time to memorize the face of the new Gerber Baby, Grace. She was chosen from among about 180,000 other babies recently vying for the ultimate attention by Gerber. We declare this to be one of those must see baby photos! Don't you agree? You'll get a chance to meet this little 7-month-old adorable one in the Today video, courtesy of...

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Debates Worthy of This Body and This Country
Jan20

Debates Worthy of This Body and This Country

  I didn't have time for the State of the Union Address President Obama presented just two short hours ago. Instead, I went looking for the highlights of the speech, and found a much welcome 24-point summary by Frank Gruber. It concisely gave me exactly what I was looking for, so much so, a part of it is being shared with you here. That headline, by the way, is a partial quote regarding bipartisanship… Our source article is...

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