Author Archives: AJ

What’s A Sport And What’s Not A Sport?


I recently overheard a VERY heated discussion as to whether cheerleading is a sport or not. Today, I just came across THIS story from Reddit. They polled people in hopes of determining which “sports“ are legitimate and which aren’t. Auto racing, bowling, Frisbee golf, kickball, dodgeball, roller derby and jai alai all garnered a majority of “yes, it’s a sport“ ... Read More »

Taylor Swift Announces 1989, Premieres New Song & Video.


Taylor Swift hosted a live webcast yesterday afternoon, during which she announced her fifth studio album, called 1989, and premiered the music video for her new Max Martin and Shellback-produced single, “Shake It Off.” After describing 1989 as her “very first, documented, official pop album,” Swift revealed that the album will be released October 27. Swift also explained that the deluxe ... Read More »

Mom Develops App to Discourage Kids From Ignoring Parents’ Calls.


Have you ever tried calling or texting your kids only to get no response or an extremely delayed one, well, New York-area mom Sharon Standifird was fed up with her kids ignoring her phone calls, so she decided to do something about it. Eventually, Standifird developed an app called Ignore No More, which enables parents to effectively lock their child’s ... Read More »

Dognapped! Pet Thefts Are On the Rise.


People are stealing dogs at an alarming rate these days. In 2013, dognappings were up 33 percent over the year before, according to the American Kennel Club, with 609 dog thefts reported across the U.S. So far in 2014, thefts are on pace to match or surpass those numbers. Here are the most common breeds of dogs to be stolen.   ... Read More »

Safeco Field Serves The Best Beer In Baseball!


It wasn’t too long ago that a trip to the ballpark meant an overpriced paper cup filled with warm, stale, crummy beer. And while pretty much everything at ANY ballpark is overpriced…at LEAST the quality is there… ESPECIALLY at Safeco!  And don’t worry, if you don’t partake in the beer consumption, there are plenty of delicious offerings at Safeco Field…my ... Read More »

Brands That Give You A Little Extra Something On Your Birthday!


Free stuff is ALWAYS nice, especially on your birthday!! We like to give you MONEY for having a birthday with Birthday Bucks but THIS is pretty cool too. Here is a rundown of some brands that treat you to a little something on your birthday. So you might just want to hit these spots on your birthday for a nice ... Read More »

30 Things That Will Happen to You in Your Thirties


In homage to the decade where people realize they might be growing up and slowing down a bit, here’s a list of 30 things that will probably happen to you in your thirties.     (image via Lynch used under creative commons) Read More »

16 Smartphone Apps That Make Women’s Lives Easier


Hey ladies, do your lives feel out of control? Don’t worry, be appy! Our good pals at Buzzfeed have rounded up 16 smartphone apps guaranteed to help you get your life in order. Check them out and see what you think.  Here are several of their picks.  Here’s another one that JUST came out to help you avoid sketchy neighborhoods. ... Read More »

Scrabble Adds 5,000 Words Including Selfie, Frenemy


The Fifth Edition of the Official Scrabble Player’s Dictionary will include 5,000-plus new words, including bromance, frenemy and selfie. This marks the first time that the game’s bible, created by Merriam-Webster, has been updated in nearly a decade. The new additions “go a long way toward bringing us closer to the language as it is currently spoken,“ said John Chew, co-president of ... Read More »

The 10 Foods Most Likely to Give You Food Poisoning


Food poisoning has been in the news practically every week this summer, but exactly which kinds of foods are most likely to give you food poisoning? The Huffington Post crunched some data supplied by the Centers for Disease Control and found that while you’re still about three-and-a-half times likelier to get sick from restaurant food than food prepared and consumed ... Read More »