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.
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…
Robotic Mannequins Are Being Used to Spy on Shoppers
If you ever get a creepy feeling that the mannequins in the department store are watching you, you just might be right. Some fashion brands are now using mannequins equipped with technology used to identify criminals at airports to watch shoppers at their stores.
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 c…
Duke University Creates ‘Harry Potter’ Style Invisibility Cloak
If you're a fan of J.K. Rowling's hit 'Harry Potter' series, you must have longed for your own invisibility cloak so that you could go off on your own magical adventures just like Harry himself. But invisibility cloaks are merely fictional, right? Wrong!
10 Funny and Uplifting Hurricane Sandy Songs
Although New York and New Jersey were dealt a striking blow thanks to "Frankenstorm" Sandy, one of the best ways to entertain yourself while the power's out and to find solace in this horrible natural disaster is through the use of music. Occasionally, many of these videos will be funny to…
Watch Air New Zealand’s ‘Hobbit’-Themed Safety Video
In anticipation of the release of part one of 'The Hobbit,' Air New Zealand has teamed up with the special effects team WETA to create a 'Hobbit'-themed safety video.
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 spen…
10 Real Life Witches, Warlocks, and Vampires
During the Halloween season, we are constantly inundated with fictional witches, warlocks, and vampires; from 'Twilight' to 'True Blood' to 'Harry Potter,' Hollywood loves a good tale about these preternatural creatures. Not all witches and vampires are sparkly, imagina…
Air Force Releases Declassified Flying Saucer Plans
The truth is out there! Well, sort of. The 'X-Files' gang were partially right: the National Archives recently published declassified "flying saucer" schematics and the details of the project, dubbed "Project 1974" that hailed from the 1950s.
Pinterest Aids in Helping Police Nab Criminals
Never underestimate the power of the internet or its users: it may sound crazy, but the social network Pinterest, aka the place where you can find a cute-sy cashmere sweater and a recipe for caramel fudge brownies, has helped local Pennsylvania police departments catch criminals.