Why Does Pregnancy Last Nine Months?
Have you ever wondered why the human gestation period is nine months long? A recent study bucked years of traditional wisdom and revealed a surprising answer.
Just How Rare Is an Actual Blue Moon? [VIDEO]
Saying something only happens “once in a blue moon” typically means it’s extremely rare. True blue moons — defined as the second full moon in a month — aren’t actually that uncommon, but if you don’t catch the one on Aug. 31, it’ll be three years before you get another chance.
New Movie Releases — ‘Lawless,’ ‘The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure’ and ‘The Possession’
You won’t have to wait until Friday for two of the three new movies bowing this week — in fact, you can go ahead and line up for tickets right now.
Would You Pay Hundreds for a Paper Bag? — Dollars and Sense
The super-rich can usually afford to eat lunch in a restaurant every day, but now we know what the one percent uses when they bring a sandwich from home: a designer paper bag that costs almost $300.
How Much Daily Exercise Is Required for Weight Loss? Probably Less Than You Think
Many people say they don’t work out because they simply don’t have the time. If you’re one of them, your favorite excuse may have just fallen by the wayside — a new study shows just 30 minutes of daily activity is enough for weight loss.
Study Finds Target Is Cheaper Than Walmart — Dollars and Sense
If you’re a Walmart shopper because you’re cost-conscious, it may be time to switch your allegiances — turns out Target is now cheaper, and the pricing gap between the two mega-stores is the widest it’s been in two years.
Which Celebrities Are Having the Most Influence on Baby Names?
Parents on an eternal quest to give their little ones unique names are increasingly turning to celebrity monikers for inspiration. And it’s not the first time.
How Many Website Usernames and Passwords Do You Have?
Household chores may be among the most-hated tasks, but the digital era has introduced a whole new layer of annoyance to our lives: website usernames and passwords.
Why Are People Buying So Many Lottery Tickets These Days? — Dollars and Sense
The economic downturn has been rough on a lot of businesses, but it’s been a boon for state lotteries. Seems people who only have a few dollars to spare aren’t putting them away for a rainy day — they’re trying to parlay them into big bucks.
Ab Circle Pro Slapped with $25 Million Fine for Crazy Weight Loss Claims
In today’s news of the obvious, it turns out three minutes of daily exercise won’t get you in shape — no matter what type of equipment you’re using. And because Ab Circle Pro made those outrageous claims, it’s now on the hook to pay a $25 million fine.
Postal Service Requesting People Take All These Simpsons Stamps Off Their Hands
Are you a big Simpsons fan? You’re in luck! Stamps featuring characters from the popular show were issued back in 2009 and 2010, but the USPS still has a few left. And by “a few,” we mean 682 million.
You Won’t Believe What Ranchers Who Can’t Afford Corn Are Feeding Their Cows [VIDEO]
Farmers may not be happy about the recent drought that’s plagued much of the US, but it’s been a boon for cows with a sweet tooth — because ranchers who can’t afford the high prices of corn are now feeding the animals candy instead.