Yahoo GPS Map Impresses People Everywhere With “Most Beautiful Routes”

GPS maps have covered the globe, allowing users everywhere to map their way to work, landmarks, coffee, brunch, and more no matter the time of day. Yahoo Labs are changing the way we know the GPS map. Daniele Quercia, who works at Yahoo Labs in Barcelona, Spain, intends to add beauty to your commute map. […]

Student Loans Haunting The Millenial Generation

Student loans are haunting graduates long after school. One study shows a daunting decrease in homeownership ages 25 – 34, the same range with the most student loans. Student loans can be re-evaluated and sometimes lowered, and the only way to have it completely forgiven are for those who can prove they are unable to […]

Cell Phone Contraband In Prison Totals 9000 In California

What makes cell phones such a danger in prisons? Having an unmonitored link to outside world allows prisoners to influence events even while they are locked up. Cell phones are key to continuing gang activity, even ordering hits from inside their cell. Cell phones are also used to keep in touch with families, but it’s […]

Diane Stretton Finally Moving Out Of California Home

Live in Californian nanny Diane Stretton, who refused to leave the home of the family she’s been working for, has finally agreed to move out by the 4th of July. Diane Stretton was hired by Marcela and Ralph Bracamonte to look after their children aged 11, 4 and 16 months whilst Marcela was starting a […]

Unemployment Falls In 20 US States

The US has reported it’s forth straight month of hiring with unemployment falling in 20 states in May. Nationwide 217,000 jobs were added by employers in May making it the fourth consecutive month of gains above 200,000, the first stretch since 1999. The nations unemployment rate remains at 6.3%, matching a five year low. Unemployment […]

Rolf Harris Found Guilty On 12 Counts Of Indecent Assault

Entertainer Rolf Harris has been found guilty of all 12 counts of indecent assault he was prosecuted on. Four girls between the 1960s-1980s ranging in ages between 7-19 at the time, made claims of abuse against Rolf Harris who prosecutors say used his “status and position” to prey on girls. Rolf Harris’ family who have […]

Global Nitrogen Levels Decrease, Making Global Hope Increase

Yes, global warming continues to be a daunting time-ticking bomb. However, there’s some good news! Nitrogen levels have been shown to have decreased significantly in the USA since 1990. NASA credits the improvement in air quality to improved fuel efficiency in cars and “technology to reduce emissions of nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide from coal-fired […]

Collaborative Divorce Continues To Spread In The USA – Welcomed By Stress Ridden Divorcees

More options are becoming available to couples seeking divorce. When individuals work together on the details of their divorce, rather than in divorce courts, they have a higher tendency to follow through with the agreements made. A new collaborative law is being brought to states throughout the US, most recently adopted into law in New […]

Luis Suarez Loses Endorsement Deals

It must be a tough week for Uruguay and Liverpool star Luis Suarez, who has been dropped by one of his endorsers following his biting incident. During the FIFA world cup match between Italy and Uruguay on Tuesday, Luis Suarez was seen biting down on Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder before both players fell to […]

Welcome To Kidchella! North West Turns 1!

North West officially celebrated her first birthday last Sunday on Father’s Day with a low-key day out in New York, including a trip to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. But this weekend North West celebrated in style with a ‘Kidchella’ themed party thrown in aunt Kourtney Kardashian’s backyard. Speaking about North West’s first birthday, doting […]

Workers’ Compensation, Is Your Business Covered?

Workers’ compensation was originally created to assure workers who suffer an on-the-job accident would get necessary medical treatment and receive a percentage of their wages while recovering. However, some saw this as a biased system. If covered by the correct workers’ compensation, employers see many benefits, including having their expenses limited to medical treatment, wage […]

Social Media Goes Gaga For Felon Jeremy Meeks

Social media went into a tailspin this week after the police department in Stockton California released the mug shot of Jeremy Meeks online. After less than 24 hours after posting Jeremy Meeks mugshot on Facebook the picture was receiving thousands of ‘likes’, comments, shares and propositions, mostly by women swooning over his chiselled features. Despite […]

Jennifer Lopez says yes! Star signs on as guest judge for X-Factor Australia

Jennifer Lopez has signed on as a guest judge in the sixth season of Australian X Factor starting in July. With her vocal expertise and judging experience from two seasons on American idol, Jennifer Lopez is set to appear as a guest judge on The X-Factor Australia for three episodes of home visits next month. […]

The Message Behind Peter’s Story – Dolphin Lives With Human To Learn Speech

Peter, a young dolphin, was brought together with Margaret Howe Lovatt to cohabitate in order to learn English. It’s an experiment that began in the 1960s when Peter the dolphin was six years old. At this maturing age, the young dolphin developed sexual urges, desires that Margaret relieved later on in the experiment to keep […]

Medical Tourism Attracting Tourists To Dubai

Dubai is set to become the medical tourism hub of the world. Medical tourism (traveling abroad to undergo elective surgery) has become increasingly popular in the last few years with patients attracted by lower costs of plastic surgery in foreign countries. Since Dubai is already a leading destination for leisure and tourism and has world-class […]

Debt Overwhelming Millennials, But Most Agree That Future Looks Positive

A new survey conducted by Wells Fargo found that four in 10 millennials say they are “overwhelmed” by their debt. The survey of more than 1,600 millennials between 22 and 33 years old and 1,500 baby boomers between 49 and 59 years old found that 40 percent of millennials described their debt as overwhelming compared […]

FedEx Faces It’s Third Lawsuit

3rd lawsuit filed against FedEx in California bus crash FedEx is facing its 3rd lawsuit after the April 10 collision between a FedEx truck and charter bus in Orland California that killed ten people. Ismael Jimenez, 18, was travelling with a group of Californian students to Humboldt State University for a free weekend tour when […]

Tracy Morgan Injured In Fatal Crash

30 Rock Actor Tracy Morgan has been left fighting for his life after a collision with a truck on the New Jersey Turnpike on Saturday. Tracy Morgan and his group were travelling back to New York City around 1am on Saturday after a show in Delaware when a Wal-Mart truck driver fell asleep at the […]

Debt And Bankruptcy Seeing A Decline, Some Tips To Help Keep It That Way

Sure, the politicians and the sales people have been preaching the return of the economy before the economy went from bad to worse, but for the average Joe it’s hard to relax after the market we’ve seen over the past decade. The decline in bankruptcy is a solid sign of sustained growth in the economy. […]

King Juan Carlos Steps Off The Throne But Not Out Of The Spotlight

King Juan Carlos of Spain is abdicating after almost 40 years on the throne. In a surprise announcement Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said, ” His Majesty, King Juan Carlos, has just communicated to me his will to give up the throne, I’m convinced this is the best moment for change.” King Juan Carlos was very […]

Gary Glitter Lives Up To His Stage Name – Fame To Felon

Former British pop star Gary Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, was arrested on Thursday and has been charged with committing eight sex offenses against two teenage girls between 1977 and 1980. The Crown Prosecution Office stated that Glitter has been charged with six counts of indecent assault, one count of administering a drug to facilitate […]

Melanie Griffith’s 18 Year Marriage Was Impressive By Hollywood Standards

Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas have split after 18 years of marriage. Melanie Griffith filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split. The actress is reportedly seeking spousal support, child support, and sole physical and joint legal custody of their daughter Stella who turns 18 in September. In a joint statement, […]

Distracted Drivers Opt To Hands-Free Devices And Are Still Distracted

Don’t text and drive. We all know that texting while driving is all sorts of dangerous, but what you might not know is that the alternative, our hands-free devices, may not be that much safer. This stems from a study from the American Automobile Association and the University of Utah in June 2013 analyzing people […]

Futuristic Quantum Computer Is Here! The 512-Qubit D-Wave Two

Quantum computers may not be the stuff of science fiction for much longer. A new computer, the 512-qubit D-Wave Two, is a prototype that uses the quantum ‘qubits’ to store both 1’s and 0’s at the same time. 1’s and 0’s form the binary system that all computers function on. With quantum computers, however, scientists […]

Bloodhound SSC Prepares For Record Breaking 1,000 MPH Attempt

Breaking the sound barrier has been done in the air, but can a car reach the 1,000 mph threshold? Bloodhound SSC engineers say yes. Bloodhound’s driver, Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green, will be behind the wheel for this record attempt. Engineers are using both jet engines and rocket power for the Bloodhound SSC. There […]

Cricket Evolution In Hawaii Is Rare And Disturbingly Silent

Chirping is a defining trait for crickets. However, some species of cricket have evolved ‘flat wings’ to silence their chirp. This evolution is made more unusual by happing in two different habitats near the same time. That’s called “convergent evolution”. It’s something that doesn’t happen often. The crickets began appearing around Kauai and Oahu with […]

500 Pound Sawfish Catch In Flordia Brings Attention To Endangered Species

Can you imagine reeling in a 500 pound and 11 foot catch? That’s the story some Floridian high schools students came back to school telling after Memorial weekend. The students caught it all on video and snapped some shots before letting the catch go. It makes them legends beyond their school – it’s a record […]

Marriage Is ‘Out’ And Divorce Parties Are ‘In’

What do extravagant cakes, guest lists, color dress code and gift bags signal? Celebration! And now a surprising kind of celebration is becoming mainstream. Divorce parties. Yep, divorce parties. That’s a thing. Sorry for the repetition, I’m still wrapping my head around this one. Wow. Anyways, a divorce party is meant to bring closure through […]

Legal Marijuana May-Or-May-Not Impact Colorado Negatively

Colorado has become a study case for other states considering the legalization of marijuana. With the introduction of legal marijuana, it’s difficult to tell whether cannabis has had any impact other than increasing tourism. Two new studies from the University of Colorado analyze the medically-legal period after 2009. One shows a small increase of marijuana’s […]

Senior Cricket Prank And How The Pennsylvania School Could’ve Used The Insects

The school year is winding down for students across the states. With all the end-of-term homework and tests, it’s easy to see how students could be getting desperate for excitement. In Pennsylvania, that excitement involved a flood of chirping crickets. Hundreds of the insects, according to administrators at Chartiers Valley School District. And the students […]

Check Out The Top 10 New Species Of 2014 – Cool, Creepy, Impressive and Aggressive

We are only half way into 2014, but science has announced the top 10 new species of the year! Well, technically these are 10 of the 18,000 plus new species from the previous year. Sadly, many of these species were going extinct before discovery. It’s believed that 10 million species still await discovery, which is […]

Work Laws In America And How They Compare Around The World

It’s Memorial weekend, and for workers in America that means a weekend of work-free tradition. Fire up the barbeque! America prides itself on its work ethic and work free days, having 10 national holidays, but how does it compare to the rest of the world? France has the highest state-required time off. That’s a required […]

Google Glasses Cause Headaches – Still Worth $1500?

Google Glasses are the way of the future, paired closely with Tylenol. The gadget costs a staggering $1500 and comes with a warning to use it only for ‘micro-interaction.’ The disclaimer was added after consumers frequently complained about eye pain and headaches while using the sleek super-shades. The way-of-the-future gadget seems to always be in […]

Traffic Court In Ohio To Be More Involved With Traffic Camera Tickets

The dreaded flash of red light cameras will not be easing up anytime soon, but the process afterwards is facing some scrutiny. In Ohio, that is. If you haven’t had to go through the drill with red light camera citations, then you’re lucky. Right now if the camera programming thinks you’re breaking traffic rules by […]

9/11 Museum Gives Highly Personal View Into That Day

The newly-completed 9/11 museum will be open to the public for 24 hours until May 20. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended the museum dedication ceremony. The composition of talks, pictures, songs, and videos brought tears to the eyes of many during the museum’s first ceremony. Many more sobering moments have been […]

Hero Cat Tara Represents Hero Pets Everywhere – First Pitch

For the first time in recorded history a cat will be throwing the first pitch at a home game in Central California. It’s not just any cat, of course. This is Tara, the hero cat who saved a little boy from a stray dog’s attack. Roger Triantafilo put together the video of his family cat […]

Lawsuit Against Google’s Gmail Could Involve Virtually All Americans

400 million people use Gmail in the US, and millions others (basically everyone) receives email from Gmail users. A pending lawsuit brings all of those email users together in one big class action lawsuit. That’s pretty much the entire United States. If the class action lawsuit gets the green light by the court system (which […]

Old Age Divorce Records Have Baby Boomers Reworking Their Dating Game

The baby boomers have a new trend showing on the divorce charts dubbed ‘gray divorce.’ Today we are living longer than ever before and the older generations are experiencing divorce (first, second, third, etc.) as never before. The baby boomer generation has been setting records since their birth (see how I worked that pun in […]

The FAA Vs Drone: A Struggle To Control Air Traffic

Drones have been coming under fire from many sources, most recently from the FAA. A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) official gave some specific examples of incidents involving drones during a speech at the Small Unmanned Systems Business Expo in San Francisco. The most alarming drone close-call happened just last March, when a commercial flight nearly […]

Multitask Test Shows That 2% Are Supertaskers

There’s a newly recognized group of elite human minds – the “supertaskers.” Only 2% of people are supertaskers, another name for successful multitaskers. Multitasking is a skill that many of us believe we have, but, in fact, 98 percent of us are far from efficient at multitasking. David Strayer, a professor of psychology at the […]

The UN Agenda In Geneva Includes Disscussion On Killer Robots

Killer Robots will be discussed at the UN for the first time since the words were paired together. The actual definition would be ‘autonomous machines able to identify and kill targets without human input,’ but everyone agrees that ‘killer robots’ sound like a much more urgent issue. To be clear, these robots don’t actually exist […]

NBA Braces For A Storm Over Donald Sterling’s Ownership Of Clippers

Donald Sterling has experience making legal proceedings an ordeal for those against him. The NBA ousted the billionaire owner of the LA Clippers after racist comments were recorded during a conversation with his former girlfriend on April 9th. That resulted in a lifetime ban from all NBA games – combined with a 2.5 million dollar […]

AT&T Wants To Acquire DirecTV

AT&T TV (phew, that’s a lot of T’s) is getting serious. The phone and tech company AT&T already offers TV airwaves through their land-based U-verse TV service. According to reports, though, the phone company wants more. 40-billion-dollars-worth more. That’s the entire DirecTV company. It’s a surprising twist, especially considering that the Aereo TV lawsuit hasn’t […]

Electric Vehicles A Threat To Pedestrians?

What do the blind, small children, cyclists, runners and other pedestrians have in common? A reliance on sound. Which, when it comes to electric vehicles, can be a major problem. I’m talking about the same electric silence that is so environmentally and driver friendly. The gentle hum of an electric engine says ‘I’m synergy’ when […]

Texting While Driving Just Got Risky – Police Crack Down

If you’ve continued to text while driving, especially if you live in a state that’s passed legislation to ban texting while driving, you’ll have to drop the habit. According to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, texting while driving is six times more dangerous than drunk driving. And it’s that same Administration […]

Phobia App To Cure Arachnophobia? Better Than Traditional Treatment

Scared of spiders? There’s an app for that. It’s called Phonia Free and the app is designed to lessen spider phobia through a thing called “systematic desensitization” which aims to cure those haunted with arachnophobia by gradually helping to face their fear. Mild arachnophobia is common, if not expected, in our modern society. Celebrities are […]

Silence Law – Can Silence Be Incriminating? Fifth Amendment and Miranda Rights

The right to remain silent… what exactly does that mean for the regular Joe? As it turns out, keeping silent in some cases can actually be incriminating. The basic rule to go by would be to get a lawyer if you feel you might need one. Take a look at the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling […]

Glamping Is Confirmed To Be Cool By Prince William And Kate

Prince William and Kate Middleton have brought the spotlight onto glamping – unintentionally, of course. The fact is that glamping, luxury camping, has seen global success in the past few years. The Prince and Kate will be headed to Ayers Rock in Australia with the hefty glamping price tag of 600 English pounds per-person. So […]

Russian Demands Payment On Ukraine’s Gas Bill

A conference in Geneva between the US, Europe, Ukraine and Russia has been scheduled for Thursday. This follows Russia’s threat to end gas flow to Ukraine and possibly a third of Europe in extension. The meeting arises in the midst of continuing tension between Russia and the EU. Between the threats, growing military presence and […]

SuperShoes Offer A New Way For Phone Navigation

It’s a digital world we live in, but has focusing on the screen taken on a life of its own? One inventive man thought so, and he set out to change the way we navigate around town by focusing on shoes. MIT Media Lab researcher Dhairya Dand came up with the idea of shoe navigation […]