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…
Real Life Grinch Busted for Telling Kids That Santa Doesn’t Exist
Bah, humbug! A Canadian Grinch ruined the annual holiday parade for dozens of children last Saturday. The intoxicated 24-year-old man, who hailed from Kingston, was arrested after police received a complaint. Parents informed authorities that this jerk ruined Christmas for their youngsters by walkin…
Learn Chemistry With Adorable Dogs
In this heartwarming YouTube video, adorable pooches-turned-chemists Paige and Dexter explain the basics of chemistry using their toys. If your child is struggling with basic chemistry concepts in school or you just need a pick me up after a long, stressful day, this video will make you giggle as th…
10 Spooky Celebrity Ghost Sightings
It's always sad when a celebrity passes away, but sometimes these strong-willed, vibrant personalities live on long after they have shuffled off this mortal coil. Here are 10 famous folks reportedly still hanging around even though they were "no longer with us."
Texas University to Offer Class in Skyrim
Prestigious Rice University in Houston, Texas, has fulfilled the dream of many a gamer by offering a chance to study video games in school. Their new junior level class is called 'Scandinavian Fantasy: Old Norse Sagas and Skyrim' and will be taught by Professor Donna Beth Ellard.
The 10 Most Haunted Places in America
As Halloween draws near, shut the lights off, grab your pet, a well-worn blanket, and curl up to read about some of the most spine-tingling and frightening places on Earth. As the ghost stories of each place draw you in, be aware of that disembodied footstep or strange rapping noise-it may just be a…
Old-School Image Hosting Site Webshots Is Dying and Taking Your Pics With It
With the rise of image storing sites like Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket, and heck, even Facebook, the archaic photo storing site Webshots is dying a slow, painful death and will be taking your photos down with it.
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.
Tabby Cats Are Mutants, Study Finds
Cat owners, call Professor X and ask him to let your feline friend join the X-Men because a recent study shows that some tabby cats are mutants.
JK Rowling to Write More ‘Potter’ Books, Fans Completely Lose It
If you're missing 'Harry Potter' and are desperately in need of a good Potter fix, then J.K. Rowling has some good news for you. In a recent interview with BBC News, she admitted that she'd written many of the 'Potter' novels on the run and is sorely tempted to expand upon the universe by writing a …
Panda Cub Mysteriously Passes Away at National Zoo
Washington's National Zoo is in mourning for the tiny newborn cub of their panda bear Mei Xiang. Her baby was born a week earlier and was the center of attention, especially since pandas are notoriously difficult to breed in captivity. As of now, the death remains a mystery.
Mother Objects to Teen Daughter Being Spanked By Vice Principal
When 15-year-old Taylor Santos, a sophomore at Springtown High School in Texas was called in to be disciplined for allegedly letting another student copy her work, she was punished by having a two-day suspension. In a bizarre request, after the first day, Taylor asked if she could be paddled instead…