This Day in History for August 26 – Charles Lindbergh Dies and More
1920 – The 19th amendment to the Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote (More info) 1939 – The first televised Major League Baseball game is broadcast (More info)
Celebrity Birthdays for August 26 – Macaulay Culkin, Chris Pine and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Macaulay Culkin Age: 32 Occupation: Actor Known For: Starring in the classic holiday movies ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Home Alone 2,’ a previous engagement to actress Mila Kunis, and a close friendship with the late Michael Jackson
Kristen Stewart Turns to Gandhi to Help ‘Forgive Herself’
Kristen Stewart, who’s seen her public image decimated in the wake of a scandal in which she cheated on her boyfriend and ‘Twilight’ co-star Robert Pattinson, is turning to an unusual source for comfort: Gandhi.
This Day in History for August 25 – New Orleans Founded and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1718 – New Orleans is founded by French settlers and named after the Duke of Orleans (More info) 1768 – James Cook begins his first voyage (More info)
Celebrity Birthdays for August 25 – Gene Simmons, Elvis Costello and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Gene Simmons Age: 63 Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Musician and Actor Known For: Being “the demon” in the rock group Kiss on hits such as ‘Detroit Rock City’ and ‘Rock and Roll All Nite,’ his freakishly long tongue, and his reality show ‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels’
Jeffrey Johnson Identified As Empire State Building Shooter
A man who shot and killed a former co-worker near the Empire State Building on Friday morning has now been identified as 53-year-old Jeffrey Johnson.
Will the Price of Balloons Go Up Thanks to a Helium Shortage?
Hear the words “up, up and away” and you may think of balloons. But lately, you should also think about helium prices — because they’re soaring, too.
Should Kids Be Fined for Skipping School?
You may already know some lucky kids are being rewarded with things like shoes, iPads and even cars just for showing up to school. But if they don’t, is it fair to fine them — and their parents?
What Did Donald Trump Say That Has Doctors Calling His Comments ‘Shameful?’
Over the years, Donald Trump has claimed to be an authority on business and politics. Now? He thinks he’s a medical expert, too — and actual doctors are not amused.
This Day in History for August 24 – Mount Vesuvius Erupts and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 79 – Mount Vesuvius erupts, burying the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae in volcanic ash (More info) 1912 – Alaska becomes a United States territory (More info)
Celebrity Birthdays for August 24 – Marlee Matlin, Rupert Grint and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Marlee Matlin Age: 47 Occupation: Actress Known For: Her Oscar-winning work in ‘Children of a Lesser God,’ roles on TV shows such as ‘The West Wing,’ and performing on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ despite being almost completely deaf
Ab Circle Pro Slapped with $25 Million Fine for Crazy Weight Loss Claims
In today’s news of the obvious, it turns out three minutes of daily exercise won’t get you in shape — no matter what type of equipment you’re using. And because Ab Circle Pro made those outrageous claims, it’s now on the hook to pay a $25 million fine.
Contaminated Ink May Make Getting a Tattoo a Real Danger
Tattoo aficionados know they should only frequent parlors where things are clean and the artist uses sterile tools. But dangers may lurk elsewhere — new studies show the ink itself could be contaminated.
You Won’t Believe What Ranchers Who Can’t Afford Corn Are Feeding Their Cows [VIDEO]
Farmers may not be happy about the recent drought that’s plagued much of the US, but it’s been a boon for cows with a sweet tooth — because ranchers who can’t afford the high prices of corn are now feeding the animals candy instead.
Daycare Workers Cause Furor After Being Accused of Starting Toddler Fight Club [VIDEO]
Three bored Delaware daycare workers found a really inadvisable way to spice up their jobs: they started their own toddler fight club in which they made their charges do battle with each other, and then captured the whole thing on tape.
This Day in History for August 23 – Gaddafi Overthrown and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1926 – Silent film star Rudolph Valentino dies from a ruptured ulcer at the age of 31, sending tens of thousands of fans into a hysterical state of mass mourning (More info) 1939 – Germany and the Soviet Union shock the world by signing the Hitler-Stalin Pact (More info)
Celebrity Birthdays for August 23 – Shelley Long, Rick Springfield and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Shelley Long Age: 63 Occupation: Actress Known For: Her Emmy-winning role as snooty Diane Chambers on the iconic hit TV series ‘Cheers,’ playing mom Carol Brady in ‘The Brady Bunch’ movie franchise, other film roles in ‘Irreconcilable Differences’ and ‘Dr. T & the Women,’ and a recurring role on the series ‘Modern Family’ Read Mo
Can You Name a Supreme Court Justice?
Quick — name a sitting Supreme Court justice. If you can do that, congratulations. You’re in the vast minority of Americans.
If You’re Looking for Better Grades, Make Sure to Get Some Sleep
Parents who admire their kids’ late-night study habits might be better off encouraging them to get some shut-eye instead — new research suggests well-rested students fare better academically.
New Movie Releases — ‘Hit & Run,’ ‘The Apparition’ and ‘Premium Rush’
Comedy, horror and adventure aren’t just words singles use to describe the dating scene — they also nicely sum up the plotlines of the three new movies premiering in theaters this week.