Going to the mall at this time of year is enough to cause anyone to lose their minds. The screaming little kids, the rude shoppers, the rented elves. It’s enough to make you wish you’d just stayed home and boycotted the holidays altogether.
But wait! Imagine you’re on one of those hellish expeditions and you run across a guy wearing an iPod, joyfully lip-syncing and dancing and completely ignoring what are sure to be the slack-jawed stares from those around him. Wouldn’t that make your day a little brighter? Come on, admit it. It would. Even if you think he’s utterly certifiable.
The latest numbers show about eight percent of American kids drop out of high school before graduating. Want to keep your kids from becoming a statistic? Then pay attention to how they do in the sixth grade.
Universal and Tom Hanks’ production company Playtone have optioned the film rights to Erik Larson’s best-seller ‘In the Garden of Beasts,’ which centers around the Hitler era. The Oscar-winning actor may also get the chance to star in the movie.
In the past year or so, several airlines have made headlines for insisting obese passengers buy two seats to accommodate their size and avoid infringing on the space occupied by others. Some people say the practice is unfair, but Arthur Berkowitz likely isn’t one of them.
On a recent US Airlines flight from Anchorage to Philadelphia, he was forced to stand for the entire seven-hour trip when he was seated next to a man who took up not only his own seat, but half of Berkowitz’s as well. The flight was completely full, meaning there was nowhere left to go.
New movies usually open on Fridays, but since the Thanksgiving holiday means many people will have had enough of socializing with their relatives long before then, you’ll be able to sneak out as early as Wednesday to check out this week’s new offerings.
The United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is reporting world AIDS deaths and new HIV infections have each dropped 21 percent since the peak of the AIDS pandemic, the most optimistic report the group has ever issued.
Savvy buyers know Black Friday can be one of the best days of the year to find terrific bargains, but not all items are such great deals. In order to better your experience on that infamous shopping day, here are some things you may want to avoid purchasing, along with when you may be able to score the best deals on them.
While many Thanksgiving tables will be laden with turkey, stuffing and other more traditional fare, there's no rule that says you have to blend in with the crowd. In fact, doing something a little different could make you the most popular chef in your social circle — so don't be afraid to branch out.
Whether your thing is animated penguins who sing and dance or gothic love stories involving vampires and werewolves, both of the new movies in wide release this weekend have been much hyped and hotly anticipated.
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