Why Does Pregnancy Last Nine Months?
Have you ever wondered why the human gestation period is nine months long? A recent study bucked years of traditional wisdom and revealed a surprising answer.
Would You Snoop Through a Partner’s Email and Texts?
Privacy seems to be an antiquated notion, especially when it comes to our personal lives. Not only are more and more people splashing details on social media sites for all the world to see, but lots of us have become increasingly nosy about what our romantic partners are doing, too.
Just How Rare Is an Actual Blue Moon? [VIDEO]
Saying something only happens “once in a blue moon” typically means it’s extremely rare. True blue moons — defined as the second full moon in a month — aren’t actually that uncommon, but if you don’t catch the one on Aug. 31, it’ll be three years before you get another chance.
Where in America Are Drivers Most Likely to Have a Wreck?
Driving a car is always risky, but if you want to stay safe, you may want to avoid the nation’s capital.
New Movie Releases — ‘Lawless,’ ‘The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure’ and ‘The Possession’
You won’t have to wait until Friday for two of the three new movies bowing this week — in fact, you can go ahead and line up for tickets right now.
Would You Pay Hundreds for a Paper Bag? — Dollars and Sense
The super-rich can usually afford to eat lunch in a restaurant every day, but now we know what the one percent uses when they bring a sandwich from home: a designer paper bag that costs almost $300.
Can We Learn Even When We’re Asleep?
All-night cram sessions are commonplace for students. But even though we know being sleep-deprived could be counter-productive, it seems learning doesn’t have to stop just because we nod off.
Lindsay Lohan Now a Suspect in Yet Another Burglary
Another day, another jewelry heist, another nail in the coffin of what was once Lindsay Lohan’s promising career. Last week, LiLo was partying at the home of her wealthy friend Sam Magid, and while she was there, about $100,000 worth of jewelry, watches and designer sunglasses went missing. Coincidence?
Why Do We Gravitate Toward Middle Items When We Shop?
When you’re at the grocery store and reach for certain brands, is it because you trust them or because they’re simply where you can best see them? Researchers say it could be a little of both.
How Much Daily Exercise Is Required for Weight Loss? Probably Less Than You Think
Many people say they don’t work out because they simply don’t have the time. If you’re one of them, your favorite excuse may have just fallen by the wayside — a new study shows just 30 minutes of daily activity is enough for weight loss.
Study Finds Target Is Cheaper Than Walmart — Dollars and Sense
If you’re a Walmart shopper because you’re cost-conscious, it may be time to switch your allegiances — turns out Target is now cheaper, and the pricing gap between the two mega-stores is the widest it’s been in two years.
Standing Up Is an Easy Way to Improve Your Health
You exercise, eat well and don’t smoke, but if you think that’s all it takes to be healthy, think again.
Rosie O’Donnell and Michelle Rounds Tie the Knot
Rosie O’Donnell has been full of big news lately. Last week she announced she’d survived a heart attack, and now she’s revealing that two months ago, she got married.
Which Celebrities Are Having the Most Influence on Baby Names?
Parents on an eternal quest to give their little ones unique names are increasingly turning to celebrity monikers for inspiration. And it’s not the first time.
How Many Website Usernames and Passwords Do You Have?
Household chores may be among the most-hated tasks, but the digital era has introduced a whole new layer of annoyance to our lives: website usernames and passwords.
Why Are People Buying So Many Lottery Tickets These Days? — Dollars and Sense
The economic downturn has been rough on a lot of businesses, but it’s been a boon for state lotteries. Seems people who only have a few dollars to spare aren’t putting them away for a rainy day — they’re trying to parlay them into big bucks.
Celebrity Birthdays for August 27 – Paul Reubens, Sarah Chalke and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Paul Reubens Age: 60 Occupation: Actor and Comedian Known For: His signature character Pee-wee Herman, roles in TV shows such as ’30 Rock’ and in films like ‘Blow,’ and maintaining a healthy sense of humor after a ridiculous 1991 arrest for indecent exposure in a porn theater
This Day in History for August 27 – Battle of Dresden and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1813 – French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte defeats a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden (More info) 1859 – Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Penn., leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well (More info)
Majority of US Employees Experience Work-Related Stress
Stressed out about your job? You’re not alone. A new survey of US employees finds nearly three-quarters of them experience at least one of a variety of workplace-related worries.
How Much Money Do Parents Shell Out in Allowance? — Dollars and Sense
Lots of adults remember receiving an allowance when they were growing up — but chances are good it wasn’t what today’s kids get. A new poll reveals modern children pocket almost $800 a year from their parents.