Legendary Screenwriter Nora Ephron Dead at 71
Filmmaker and author Nora Ephron, who penned such iconic comedies as ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and ‘Sleepless in Seattle,’ died Tuesday night at New York Presbyterian after a battle with acute myeloid leukemia. She was 71-years-old.
Can You Name the Flowers That Might One Day Treat Depression?
In what could be a major breakthrough in the treatment of depression, scientists have discovered that compounds found in a certain South African species of flowers snowdrops and daffodils affect parts of the brain involved in the illness. The question is, which ones?
Man Rescues Three People While on Vacation
Like most tourists in Florida, Gus Hertz was probably just hoping for some relaxing time in the sun. Instead, the Virginia man became a hero after rescuing three people in two separate incidents over a two day period. Well, that puts us to shame. The most we ever managed on vacation is a mean case o…
The ‘Transit of Venus’ to Cross in Front of the Sun for Only Time Until 2117 — When Can Yo…
Amateur astronomers may want to dust off their telescopes Tuesday because Venus will pass in front of the sun in an event that NASA says only comes once every hundred years or so.
Did Time Magazine’s Cover of a Breastfeeding Mom Go Too Far?
This week’s issue of Time magazine features a cover story on attachment parenting, a controversial form of child-rearing that involves breastfeeding to an older age, co-sleeping and wearing children in slings. It also features a cover image of a mother breastfeeding her three-year-ol…
New Study Reveals Breastfeeding May Hurt Moms’ Income — Dollars and Sense
The benefits of breastfeeding to both mother and child have been well-documented. Among other things, it can boost a child’s immunity and help protect moms from several different types of cancer. However, a new study by the American Sociological Review says breastfeeding may hurt mot…
Angry Birds Space Is Finally Here! Reviews Explode on Twitter
Angry Birds fans rejoice! Finnish developer Rovio Entertainment has just released the latest installment in its wildly successful Angry Birds franchise — Angry Birds Space.
Longest Wedding Dress with a Nearly 2-Mile Train Breaks World Record
Any bride-to-be looking for high drama at her wedding may want to consider this record-breaking wedding dress featuring a train that’s a staggering 1.85 miles long. But there’s just one foreseeable problem — you’d need a gazillion attendants to h…
10 Funny Commercials Starring Corporate Shill Darth Vader
Darth Vader may be an evil galactic overlord, but that doesn’t mean he’s above being a corporate shill for Madison Avenue. Hey, times are tough these days, even for a Sith Lord.
Learn Your Sloth Name With This Handy Name Generator
Sloths are a hot commodity right now and name generators (like the blues name generator) have been a constant source of entertainment on the internet. So, imagine our surprise — nay, our unbridled glee — when we discovered a sloth name generator!
Even French Bulldogs Cry to Adele Songs
There’s no denying that Adele has amazing vocal chops. But it’s the fact she sings with pure, raw emotion that’s made her a star. This depressed French bulldog, who cries to a song by the British songstress, seems keenly aware of this.
Read Every ‘Simpsons’ Chalkboard Gag Before the 500th Episode
As any fan of ‘The Simpsons‘ knows, Bart can be seen at the beginning of every episode writing on Ms. Krabappel’s blackboard. But after 23 seasons of the long-running cartoon, it can be difficult to keep all of Bart’s chalkboard mantras straight. Fortunate…