Donald Deane has held a variety of jobs, including college English teacher, newspaper reporter/editor, internet project manager, dishwasher and dogcatcher. He now writes exclusively and has contributed to AOL TV and Moviefone among others.
FDA Investigates Possible Link Between Monster Energy Drink and Five Deaths
Today, highly caffeinated drinks are more popular than ever, especially among teens. But one leading energy drink, Monster, is currently under investigation by the Food and Drug Administration for a possible link to five deaths.
Need a Boost of Creativity? Take a Power Nap
We all run out of steam from time to time at work. Usually we just fight through it with a third cup of coffee, but there may be a better idea: Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center recently discovered that short naps may improve the function of the right brain.
96-Year-Old Farmer Sets Record for World’s Oldest Dad
A farmer in India recently became the world's oldest dad at 96-years-old. But what's even more impressive is that he broke a record set by himself two years prior. How the heck does this guy keep going?
That Pirate Costume You Bought Might Be Poisonous [VIDEO]
Halloween is supposed to be about harmless scares and fun, but the holiday took a truly frightening turn when Federal inspectors recently seized more than a thousand Chinese-made costumes for lead contamination.
300-Pound Pumpkin Stolen From Illinois Farm Stand
Over the weekend, a massive 300-pound pumpkin displayed at Hammer's Farm Market in Peoria, Illinois, went missing and may have been taken by thieves. We're not sure what's more impressive -- actually growing a 300-pound pumpkin or working out the logistics to steal one.
Where Are the Best Cities for Working Moms?
According a new Forbes list of the best cities for working moms, women looking to work and raise children at the same time may want to consider moving to the Buckeye State. Three Ohio cities made it into the top 10, including the number one spot.
Mom Thrown in Jail for Allowing Kids to Miss School
As any parent knows, getting multiple kids ready for school in the morning can be a real hassle. But before you decide to leave them to their own devices, consider this 34-year-old California mom who was sentenced to six months in jail for letting her kids skip too much school. Truancy ain't no…
Experts Say 2013 Bacon Shortage Is a Myth
Last week, a U.K. group struck fear in the hearts of bacon lovers everywhere when it predicted an "unavoidable" pork shortage next year. But now experts say there's no real threat of an impending "aporkalypse" here in the U.S. and that the organization's…
Daredevil Answers Cellphone While Walking Tightrope
Generally, we let our cellphone go to voicemail when we're busy. Not so French daredevil Trancede Melet, who actually took a call while walking a 20 meter gap suspended 1,000 feet in the air. At least he wasn't texting. That would've been crazy dangerous.
What Are America’s 10 Favorite Snacks?
As the saying goes, nothing's more American than apple pie. But if a new list of the nation's top 10 favorite snack foods is any indication, it may soon be replaced by deliciously salty treats.