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Thursday | BellaOnline

How to Spot an Urban Legend in Your Email

Nearly everyone today uses email for one reason or another. And just like with the old reliable 'snail mail' it too is full of junk mail, advertisements and the like.


Related Topix: Apparel, Abercrombie and Fitch, Retail

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Drudge Retort

Video Killed Trust in Police Officers

Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic : In [an] item from The Federalist ... Hans Fiene urges conservatives who reflexively trust the police to show a bit more skepticism.


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Intellectual Conservative Politics an...

Christians Actually Less Likely to Divorce

This is a game-changer. Talk about "an old wives' tale." You've heard it said that 1) 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce, 2) most marriages that do happen to make it are, nonetheless, unhappy, and 3) Christians are just as likely to divorce as non-believers.


Fri Aug 15, 2014

Miami New Times

Miami Icons: El Faraon, Where Fidel Castro Once Visited

San Francisco has the Golden Gate Bridge. St. Louis has the Arch. Las Vegas has its retro welcome sign.


Related Topix: Fidel Castro, Miami, FL, Cuba, World News, Central America

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Floyd County Times

Movies from the Black Lagoon: 'The Tall Man'

A small town in the Pacific Northwest is terrorized by a dark figure that abducts children, in this carefully orchestrated chiller from Pascal Laugier .


Related Topix: The Tall Man, Opinion

Wed Aug 13, 2014


What is an Urban Legend?

An Urban legend is a type of narrative folklore. Also called: Urban Myth, Urban Tale, and Contemporary Legend, the stories are a part of folklore along with fairy tales, myths, jokes and such.


Mon Aug 11, 2014

The RiotACT

The Air Disaster Memorial - Extract from 'A Case for Ghosts'

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin.


Related Topix: Supernatural


Shark Week Post

This week is "Shark Week" at the Discovery Channel, that magical time of year when shark scientists tear their hair out over all the misleading claims about sharks that get splashed on TV.


Sun Aug 10, 2014

Centre Daily Times

Justice still sought for slaying victims decades after death

Centre County has its share of mysteries in which the evidence has cooled although police still pursue answers.


Related Topix: Centre County, PA, Life, Holidays, Thanksgiving, Philipsburg, PA, State College, PA

Fri Aug 08, 2014


Re: The 7 Most Infamous U.S. Public Housing Projects

For decades American government's efforts to house the poor have relied on the construction of subsidized housing plots more commonly known as "Projects."


Related Topix: Missouri, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wed Aug 06, 2014


When You Buy A Car, The Three Day Cool Off Period Is A Myth

"This is an emergency! I bought a used car Thursday and the engine exploded. I need to return it and don't know if my three days run out Sunday or Monday!" When I first see my office phone on Monday mornings the voicemail light is often on, indicating that someone called and left me that message on Saturday or Sunday.


Related Topix: Autos

Scientific Blogging

Why Using 100% Of Your Brain Would Make You 0% Smarter

As a statistician, my research is motivated by concrete applications for "big data."


Tue Aug 05, 2014

Daily Mail

One dead after suburban Long Island home explodes and catches fire

'Apparently I've never ever been on live television!' Five-year-old boy's scene-stealing interview at a county fair sweeps the web Tragedy as Martha Stewart reveals her beloved younger sister Laura Plimpton, 59, has died unexpectedly after suffering a brain aneurysm while working out at home Gaffe-prone Joe Biden calls Africa a nation - not a ... (more)


Related Topix: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Publishing, Media, Martha Stewart

Play is a cut above the rest

JOHANNESBURG theatre performer and multi-award winner and nominee, Jason Ralph, has spent the past three weeks in Durban getting into the skin of the "demon barber", Sweeney Todd of the famous international musical by the same name.


Related Topix: Classical, Stephen Sondheim

Sun Aug 03, 2014


Q&A: "Atari: Game Over" Director Zak Penn on Digging Up the Past

Penn, best known as a story writer for "Last Action Hero," "X-Men 2" and "The Avengers," had already directed "Incident at Loch Ness," a 2004 documentary about a search for the Loch Ness Monster led by Werner Herzog.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Adventure, Incident at Loch Ness, Werner Herzog, Microsoft Xbox, Video Games

Fri Aug 01, 2014


The case of the missing VA bill

The rivalry between two of Berkeley's top graffiti artists, Broke and Gatz, might, at first, not sound like a topic worthy for consideration.


Related Topix: Journalism, New York, New York Government, US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics

Evil Beet Gossip

Leonardo DiCaprio cheered when Orlando Bloom swung at Justin Bieber

The story of what went down at an Ibiza nightclub between Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber last weekend just keeps getting better and better.


Thu Jul 31, 2014

Deseret News

Capitalism and the common good: Fairness, opportunity and protection for all

Protecting capitalism from the rapacious, however, turns out to be surprisingly pro-business.


Wed Jul 30, 2014


5-Year-Old Corpse "Found" Under Motel Bed Is Just Another Urban Legend

Once again , garbage "satire" jerks Empire News have freaked out undiscerning Internet users, this time with an article titled "Body Found Under Motel Bed, Police Say It Has Been There At Least 5 Years."


Mother Jones

Lucy and the Great 10% Myth

Andrew Sullivan reminds me of something I was curious about the other day. He quotes Jeffrey Kluger, who writes in Time that he's annoyed with the movie Lucy because it perpetuates the ridiculous myth that we only use 10 percent of our brains.