This Day in History for August 8 – Nixon Resigns and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1863 – Gen. Robert E. Lee offers his resignation following his defeat in the Battle of Gettysburg (More info) 1876 – Thomas Edison patents the mimeograph (More info)
Celebrity Birthdays for June 19 – Phylicia Rashad, Paula Abdul and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Phylicia Rashad Age: 64 Occupation: Actress Known For: Her role as no-nonsense Clair Huxtable on ‘The Cosby Show,’ being the first African-American actress to win a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for ‘A Raisin in the Sun,’ and her former marriage to retired football star Ahmad Rashad Paula Abdul Age: 50
This Day in History for June 19 – US Abolishes Slavery and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1862 – Congress abolishes slavery in US territories, nullifying the Dred Scott Case (More info) 1910 – The first Father’s Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington (More info)
Recent College Graduates Having a Ridiculously Tough Time Finding Work
As the debate rages over whether getting a college degree is worth the money, a new set of statistics is giving many people pause — seems half of recent college grads are either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and knowledge.
Are Plus-Sized Women All the Rage in High Fashion?
While the average American woman is five-foot-four, weighs 164 pounds and wears a size 14 to 16, you’d never know it by looking at magazine covers or shopping in many clothing stores. But that seems to be changing.
This Day in History for April 4 – MLK Assassinated and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1818 – The US Congress adopts a flag with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (More info) 1841 – President William Henry Harrison dies from pneumonia just one month after his inauguration (More info)
Did Someone Really Give Away a $260,000 Lottery Ticket?
A California woman who won $1 million in a lottery earlier this year is claiming she also won $260,000 last week — but the ticket was stolen.
Is It Smarter to Rent or Buy a House? — Dollars and Sense
The collapse of the housing market has led to historically low interest rates on mortgages, leading many renters to wonder if now is a good time to purchase a home. If you’re mulling it over, consider this: new research says that in most areas, buying is now cheaper than renting.
This Day in History for March 21 – Selma Civil Rights March and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1804 – Napoleonic Code is approved in France, giving the country its first post-revolutionary set of laws concerning property, colonial affairs, the family, and individual rights (More info) 1963 – Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay closes down and transfers its last prisoners (More info)
How Are Young People Dealing With Unemployment?
The dismal state of the economy has been rough on everyone, but perhaps no more so than on those between 16 and 29. Whereas the US unemployment rate currently stands at 8.3 percent, more than half of young people under 30 are out of work.
Apple Unveils the New iPad — What Will It Do?
While Wednesday’s roll-out of the new generation of Apple’s iPad didn’t have quite the fanfare of prior events helmed by the company’s late co-founder, Steve Jobs, that doesn’t mean people weren’t paying attention. Here’s a quick rundown of the announcement.
LeBron James Has a Pork Donut For You
You’ve had pork. You’ve had donuts. Have you ever had a pork donut? If you live in China, you’re about to get the chance, courtesy of Dunkin’ Donuts — and NBA star LeBron James?