This Day in History for December 25 – ‘White Christmas’ Premieres and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1066 – William the Conqueror is crowned King of England (More info) 1776 – George Washington and the Continental Army cross the Delaware River, hoping to surprise a Hessian force celebrating Christmas at their winter quarters in Trenton, New Jersey (More info)
Celebrity Birthdays for December 25 – Jimmy Buffett, Annie Lennox and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Jimmy Buffett Age: 69 Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician Known For: His “island escapism” style of music, songs such as ‘Margaritaville’ and ‘Come Monday,’ his devoted base of fans known as Parrotheads, and owning several themed restaurants
Why Are So Many of Us Right-Handed?
If you’re left-handed, you know how tough it is to live in a right-handed world. Now scientists have discovered why so many of us are right-hand dominant:. The answer may surprise you.
Why Is Friday the 13th Considered So Unlucky?
Ah, yes. Another Friday the 13th, when the ultra-superstitious will hide at home with the shades drawn and hope nothing ill befalls them. But have you ever wondered why this particular date has the power to freak out so many people?
Still Living With Your Parents as an Adult? Well, You’re Hurting the Economy
While many college grads are only too happy to fly their parents’ nest and get a place of their own, the dip in the economy has meant some can’t — or won’t — until they feel more financially able to do so comfortably. What does this mean for the economy? Unfortunately, nothing good.
Want to Weigh Less? Eat More Often — Health Check
A new study finds those who’ve lost weight and kept it off tend to eat more often than heavier people — yet still took in fewer daily calories. Lead researcher Jessica Bachman, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Marywood University in Scranton, PA, was part of a group that profiled 250 people who’d lost significant amounts of weight. The key was to learn how they m
Why We Eat What We Eat – Stories Behind Traditional Thanksgiving Foods
If you're like most Americans, your Thanksgiving dinner table will include at least a few basic items — turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and the like. But have you ever thought about why we eat those foods on Thanksgiving? Or, for that matter, why turkey is called “turkey”? ...
How Much Alike Are You and Your Dog? You Might Be Surprised
There’s an old adage that says people and their dogs eventually start to look alike. But new research shows the type of dog we choose actually has a lot to with how well they match our own personalities, too.
Aw, Dad! Father Captures 25 Years of Christmas Mornings [VIDEO]
For children, there’s nothing quite like Christmas morning — the joy and anticipation are palpable on their little faces. So parents eternally videotape the proceedings, including one father who caught the annual moment that his kids came bounding down the stairs on Christmas morn for more than two decades.
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.
Dry Cleaner Mistakenly — Or Not — Turns Man’s Name Into an Insult
Just about all of us have someone mangle either the spelling or pronunciation of our names — but if someone turns your name into an insult and then pleads innocence, how likely would you be to believe them?