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 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)
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)
Male Birth Control Pills Could Be Here Before You Know It
Enlightened guys of the world (or those who simply don’t want to be stuck with 18 years of child support payments) have long wished for a form of reversible birth control they don’t have to describe using the word “rubber.”
Celebrity Birthdays for August 20 – Robert Plant, Amy Adams and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Robert Plant Age: 64 Occupation: Singer and Songwriter Known For: His work as the lead singer and lyricist of the legendary rock group Led Zeppelin, his Grammy Award-winning collaborations with bluegrass singer Alison Krauss, co-founding the band The Sensational Space Shifters with Patty Griffin, and being chosen by many music magazin
Celebrity Birthdays for August 19 – Bill Clinton, Matthew Perry and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Bill Clinton Age: 66 Occupation: Politician and Philanthropist Known For: Serving as the 42nd president of the United States, creating the William J. Clinton Foundation to address international causes such as global warming and the prevention of AIDS, his marriage to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and being generally beloved by l
Woman Sues Dallas Cowboys for Alleged Butt Burning
If you think the famous Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders have the hottest backsides in the football team’s stadium, think again. In fact, one woman’s butt was so hot, she’s suing the organization.
This Day in History for August 18 – Women Win the Vote and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1894 – Congress establishes the Bureau of Immigration, later the Immigration and Naturalization Service (More info) 1920 – The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women’s right to vote (More info)
Celebrity Birthdays for August 17 – Robert De Niro, Sean Penn and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Robert De Niro Age: 69 Occupation: Actor, Director and Producer Known For: A celebrated career including Oscars for his roles in ‘The Godfather Part II’ and ‘Raging Bull,’ iconic performances in films like ‘Taxi Driver,’ ‘Cape Fear,’ ‘The Deer Hunter’ and ‘Awakenings,’ and many collaborations with director Martin Scorsese
This Day in History for August 17 – Clinton Admits Affair and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1807 – Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat begins its trip up the Hudson River to Albany, New York, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world (More info) 1962 – East German border guards spur riots when they kill 18-year-old Peter Fechter as he attempts to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berli
Celebrity Birthdays for August 16 – Madonna, Steve Carell and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Madonna Age: 54 Occupation: Singer, “Actress” and Attention-Hog Known For: Being the world’s top-selling female recording artist of all time, dozens of hit singles you no doubt know by heart, her controversial personal life, and recent stage antics that have served only to make her reek of desperation
This Day in History for August 15 – Woodstock Opens and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1824 – Freed American slaves found Liberia (More info) 1914 – The Panama Canal opens to traffic (More info)