Do You Get Political News from Social Media?
Given the proliferation of social media over the last four years, 2012 should be the social media election.
Are Political Conventions a Waste of Time? — Survey of the Day
This week, the Republicans are holding their national political convention in Tampa, Florida. Next week it will be the Democrats doing the same in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Starts Her Own Anti-Bullying Foundation
Remember Karen Klein, the upstate New York bus monitor who was viciously harassed by her middle school charges in a video that went viral in June? Her story had a happy ending, as an internet fundraising campaign to send the 68-year-old on a “nice vacation” raised over $700,000 from 32,000 people around the world. That’s more than enough money for Klein to retire from the yellow school bus grind.
Could Not Being On Facebook Cost You A Job?
Between falling stock prices, continued privacy concerns and an admission that a good chunk of its profiles are fake, Facebook has had a rough few months. But before you drop your Facebook account, consider this: employers may view potential hires who aren’t on the social network as suspicious.
‘Furious Pete’ Consumes Michael Phelps’ 12,000 Calorie Diet In One Sitting
To help fuel his way to a record Olympic 18 gold medals, swimmer Michael Phelps eats over 12,000 calories a day while training and competing. Presumably, Phelps doesn’t wolf down all of these calories in one sitting. Furious Pete, a competitive eater and YouTube personality, most certainly did consume over 12,000 calories in one giant meal.
Are You Frustrated By the Tone of the Presidential Campaign? [SURVEY]
Ever since Mitt Romney all but wrapped up the GOP nomination earlier this year he and Barack Obama have been firing political salvos at each other. But despite tens of millions of dollars spent on attack ads by the Obama and Romney campaigns and their surrogates, the race appears to be a toss-up.
17-Year-Old Arrested After Threatening British Diver Tom Daley on Twitter
Like many Olympians, British diver Tom Daley uses Twitter to communicate with his fans. On Monday, one of his over 700,000 followers stepped out of line with a vicious taunt after the 18-year-old failed to medal in the 10m synchronized diving event.
Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster? — Survey of the Day
Tornadoes in the Midwest. Derechos in the Mid-Atlantic. Fires in the Rocky Mountain region. It seems like no matter where you live in the United States the elements have recently wreaked havoc.
Woman Accidentally Bakes Life Savings
When it comes to storing large amounts of money in your home, underneath the mattress has long been the venue of choice. But when an Australian man sold his car for $15,000, he thought he had come up with a better place to bank the cash.
80-Year-Old Woman Fights off Robbers With Mangoes
It should’ve been another boring trip to the market for 80-year-old Otilia Martins, who was doing her shopping at her son-in-law’s New Bedford, MA store Friday afternoon. But things took a turn when two gun-wielding thugs burst in and demanded money from the cash register.