Standing Up Is an Easy Way to Improve Your Health
You exercise, eat well and don’t smoke, but if you think that’s all it takes to be healthy, think again.
This Day in History for August 27 – Battle of Dresden and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1813 – French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte defeats a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden (More info) 1859 – Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Penn., leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well (More info)
Should Kids Be Fined for Skipping School?
You may already know some lucky kids are being rewarded with things like shoes, iPads and even cars just for showing up to school. But if they don’t, is it fair to fine them — and their parents?
This Day in History for August 26 – Charles Lindbergh Dies and More
1920 – The 19th amendment to the Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote (More info) 1939 – The first televised Major League Baseball game is broadcast (More info)
This Day in History for August 25 – New Orleans Founded and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1718 – New Orleans is founded by French settlers and named after the Duke of Orleans (More info) 1768 – James Cook begins his first voyage (More info)
This Day in History for August 24 – Mount Vesuvius Erupts and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 79 – Mount Vesuvius erupts, burying the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae in volcanic ash (More info) 1912 – Alaska becomes a United States territory (More info)
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.
This Day in History for August 23 – Gaddafi Overthrown and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1926 – Silent film star Rudolph Valentino dies from a ruptured ulcer at the age of 31, sending tens of thousands of fans into a hysterical state of mass mourning (More info) 1939 – Germany and the Soviet Union shock the world by signing the Hitler-Stalin Pact (More info)
Can You Name a Supreme Court Justice?
Quick — name a sitting Supreme Court justice. If you can do that, congratulations. You’re in the vast minority of Americans.
Americans Waste a Whopping $165 Million Worth of Food Each Year
Want an easy way to shave $2,300 off your annual budget? Stop throwing away so much food. According to a new study, almost half of the food Americans buy every year winds up in the trash — a 50 percent increase since the 1970s.