You think of yourself as a good person. You don’t steal, you hate lying, and you love your family. But admit it: The idea of having to do volunteer work on a regular basis makes you iffy. No, you’re not an evil psychopath. You’re probably just one of the many people who feel that volunteering comes with great expectations of you. Being asked to fill the shoes of a modern-day hero can be a little t
By Stef dela Cruz on Sep 30, 2014
Well, well, well. Look at who is moving back up National Football League power rankings after back-to-back victories. The New York Giants looked like one of the worst teams in all of the NFL in Weeks 1 and 2 of the 2014 season. Quarterback Eli Manning was being hung out to dry by offensive linemen not giving him protection, and by wide receivers failing to reel in and hold onto catchable passes. N
By Zac Wassink on Sep 30, 2014
Joyce Nolen, the mother of beheading suspect, apologized for her son. Alton Nolen allegedly beheaded a woman and seriously wounded another at a Moore, Oklahoma food processing plant. Shortly after he attacked the women, he was shot by the company CEO, Mark Vaughn, who is also a deputy. Nolen, 30, a recent Islamic convert, survived and is in stable condition. He will be charged Tuesday with first-d
By Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi on Sep 30, 2014
You've dreamed of getting away into the mountains of Colorado for a winter vacation, but have you seen the prices of ritzy ski towns of the rich and famous? If that's out of your budget, a Colorado trip may still be within your reach, in the charming town of Ouray (pronounced "Your-ay," as in "Hooray!"). This quaint town is snuggled in the mountains near Telluride, but with decidedly working-class
By Diana Price on Sep 30, 2014
For the 21st year in a row, Bill Gates is again the richest person in America, according to Forbes’ annual list, released today. Gates, the legendary founder of technology behemoth Microsoft, is worth a hefty $81 billion. Even though he hasn’t been the CEO of Microsoft for years, Gates pulled in another $9 billion last year. Most of the money comes from shares of Microsoft—of which Gates obviously
By Barry Eitel on Sep 29, 2014
Science & Tech
On the heels of last Sunday’s People’s Climate March and last Tuesday’s UN Climate Summit, the heat has been turned up on politician’s, who publicly espouse ignorant positions on global warming, while holding influential positions on key science committees in the US Congress. Jon Stewart was the first out of the gate Monday night on The Daily Show with a scathing review of questions from House Rep
By Delilah Jean Williams on Sep 29, 2014
AMC confirmed last year that a Walking Dead spinoff had been ordered by the network in order to profit from the hugely popular apocalyptic zombie drama’s success. TVLine have now uncovered various details about the six leading characters from the hugely anticipated series. You can check out information about the half-dozen protagonists below: Sean Cabrera: A Latino male in his 40s. Sean has been d
By Gregory Wakeman on Sep 29, 2014
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