It only took decades of the women’s movement for brands to hop on the female empowerment bandwagon. Yes, it’s disheartening that the word “feminism” has become akin to a curse word in our world today. Still, it’s refreshing to see companies promote strong and confident women across the advertising landscape. Better late than never, marketers. Under Armour, Always, Athleta, Verizon and Pantene are
By Christa Avampato on Sep 23, 2014
There is almost always a trade-off between convenience and cost. In the case of single-cup coffee makers, coffee drinkers and the environment are paying dearly. Brewing machine costs The cost of a single-serving coffee maker is about five times higher than that of its more traditional counterpart. Most discount stores sell drip-style brewers for $15 and up, whereas the single-cup machines will cos
By Maryann Tobin on Sep 23, 2014
Have you ever wondered if “witches fly on brooms?” Or ask, “can one witch undo another witch’s spell?” Maybe contemplate if, “witches have power over one another?” Answers to these questions and more will be revealed in “The Bewitched Continuum: The Ultimate Linear Guide To The Classic TV Series,” a fun, entertaining book by Adam-Michael James that looks at all the details, discrepancies, magic, a
By Debbie L. Sklar on Sep 22, 2014
News analysis Weeks after United States District Court Judge Martin Feldman’s decision to uphold Louisiana’s ban on same-sex marriage snapped a 21-decision winning streak for advocates of marriage, another judge in the state invalidated the same ban. The grounds Judge Edward Rubin used to strike down Louisiana’s ban so soon after Feldman’s decision upheld it were that the ban violates the “equal p
By Mike Sarzo on Sep 22, 2014
Science & Tech
The new iPhones arrived in stores Friday and the iFaithful dutifully lined up and opened their wallets for the latest offering from Apple. The company is claiming it sold over 10 million phones over the weekend. That sales figure breaks the previous record set last year, when Apple moved 9 million iPhones in the same period. The new phones were available worldwide, with some notable exceptions. “S
By Barry Eitel on Sep 22, 2014
When visiting fascinating Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain, take a couple of days out of the city and indulge yourself in the beautiful Penedès countryside. Alt Penedès (the High Penedès), Baix Penedès (Lower Penedès) and Garraf offer wonderful scenery, excellent accommodation options and an experience to remember. Penedès is a natural and historical region of Catalonia, located in between the pre-co
By Anne Sewell on Sep 22, 2014
We’re just about three weeks through the 2014 NFL regular season and just three undefeated teams remain. But are these three teams’ records deceiving or an accurate measure of their strength? Let’s take a look. Philadelphia Eagles It’s hard to argue that any team’s been more exciting to watch through three games than the Eagles, who became the first team in NFL history to overcome 10-point deficit
By Andrew Ericksen on Sep 22, 2014
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