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Amanda Ferris

Amanda Ferris graduated with a 3.5 GPA and a B.A. in English from Wagner College in May of 2009, and has since written for several different websites and magazines.These publications include NearSay.com. New York Family, The Camel Clutch Blog, Silhouette Urban Mind-Body Fitness's official site, and 2Blue Media Group. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching dance, going to museums, reading, and volunteering at the Love Wanted Pet Adoption events in Brooklyn. Amanda is a founding member of the Boulevard Books Creative Wring Group and she can also be seen reading her poetry at the Tom Kane Boulevard Bards Open Mic sessions as well.
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The Top 5 Most Anticipated Book-to-Movie Adaptions for 2013

2013 is gearing up to have some great movie releases, some of which include the usual book-to-movie adaptions. Yet with allgreat new book to movie adaptions coming out, it can be difficult to figure out which one to spend $10 at the theater on, especially if you are not sure if it will wind up being a hit like 'Lord of the Rings' or a dude like 'Eragon

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'Iron Man' Arc Reactor Proposal
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Geek Proposes to Girlfriend With Replica of ‘Iron Man’ Arc Reactor

When YouTube user Eddie Zarick wanted to propose to his girlfriend, as an electronics geek and 'Iron Man' nerd, he wanted to make it an extra-special occasion. His girlfriend had always been very supportive of his work with electronics and she is also a huge fan of 'Iron Man.' Thus, Eddie's nickname of "Tony Stark" was born.

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Teen Girl Drugs Parents So She Can Go Online Past Curfew
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Teen Drugs Parents So She Can Stay Online Past Curfew

We've all heard the stories about stressed-out parents drugging their unruly toddlers with a dose of Benadryl so that they can get some shut-eye, but this is certainly a new twist. On December 28, a 16 year-old girl and her 15-year-old friend from Northern California decided to buy her parents two milkshakes from a local fast-food joint and crush prescription sleeping pills in them so that they can explore the wonderful world of the Internet without that pesky 10 p.m. curfew.

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Category: Weird News
Drawing of the Obamadon and Other Prehistoric Lizards
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Obama Now Has a Prehistoric Lizard Named After Him

In one of the most bizarre namesake ideas ever, president Barack Obama can now proudly tell his children that he has a prehistoric lizard named after him. The aforementioned lizard is called "The Obamadon" or scientifically speaking 'Obamadon gracilis'. We kid you not. Try saying that name five times fast!

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The Hobbit
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Oxford Graduate Lives ‘Hobbit’ Lifestyle in Wales

58-year-old Oxford Graduate Emma Orbach decided 13 years ago to shun society and live in a mudhut she built herself and named 'Tir Ysbrydol' or "Spirit Land" in Welsh. Emma keeps absolutely no technology or electricity in her home; even when her children visit, they are banned from bringing devices such as cell phones or laptops with them.

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The Dark Knight Rises
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5 Reasons Why ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Is Better Than ‘The Avengers’

While 'The Avengers' may have opened in theaters before director Christopher Nolan's epic conclusion to the 'Batman' trilogy, 'The Dark Knight Rises' is by far the better movie.In the eternal battle between Marvel and DC superheros, Nolan and his cast are the clear victors in this round. Don't believe us? Read on for the top five reasons why 'The Dark Knight' wins the victor's laurel wreath.

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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’

Most children today have grown up watching the classic Christmas special 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer' that was filmed using stop-motion animation. As the winter holiday season fast approaches and you settle down to watch 'Rudolph' on television, check out these ten cool facts that you didn't know about one of themost famous Christmas specialsĀ of all time.

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Swedish Toy Company Defies Gender Stereotypes for Unique Christmas Catalog

In a pleasantly surprising move, a Swedish toy company called Top Toy has made a giant leap for gender equality amongst children. Top Toy's Christmas catalog features an interesting twist: the boys are the ones who are playing with dollhouses and the girls are happily playing with the Nerf guns.

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Category: Christmas, News, Weird News
The Biblio-Mat
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Used Bookstore Introduces Book Vending Machine

What bibliophile hasn't dreamed of just putting money into a vending machine and out comes a book that you can read to your heart's content? Sounds great, but not very likely, right? Well, that's where you're wrong. The Monkey's Paw, a used bookstore in Toronto, Canada has created such a machine.

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‘Angry Birds Star Wars’ Is the Cartoon Mash-Up You’re Looking For

In one of the more bizarre yet cooler crossovers, the 'Angry Birds: Star Wars' game is now available for purchase. The trailer begins with an homage to 'Star Wars: A New Hope' as two Angry Birds, one dressed as Luke Skywalker and the other as Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, enter the iconic Mos Eisley bar on Tattooine.

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5 Actors Who Could Play Batman in the Reboot

Even though Christian Bale nailed the role of Bruce Wayne and Batman in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, let's face it: Warner Brothers is going to reboot the character and it will probably happen sooner rather than later. Since Christian Bale will not star in any Batman movie not directed by Christopher Nolan, here are five potential actors who could believably pull off being both the playboy Bruce Wayne and The Dark Knight.

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10 Real Life Horror Movie Locations

Now that Halloween is quickly approaching, why not grab a few friends and visit these 10 real-life locations that famous horror movies used in order to scare and thrill their audience? It's a good way to get some spine-tingling chills as you walk past these infamous sites without having to spend the money to visit a haunted house or go on a ghost tour.

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