Can Music Make You More Productive at Work?
Having trouble getting things done at work or staying focused on the task at hand? Fire up your iPod.
This Day in History for August 10 – Smithsonian Established and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1793 – The Louvre officially opens in Paris (More info) 1846 – The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress (More info)
This Day in History for August 9 – Sistine Chapel Opens and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1483 – The Sistine Chapel in Rome opens with a celebratory Mass (More info) 1930 – Betty Boop debuts in the cartoon ‘Dizzy Dishes’ (More info)
Pentagon to Employees: Stop Using Our Computers for Smut
Looks like some of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency employees will need to find another way to while away their downtime (do they really have that?) — officials have put the kibosh on using government computers to check out porn.
Man Flies Into a Jealous Rage Because He Thinks His Girlfriend is Schtupping Mitt Romney
Politics can be frustrating, so we don’t blame you if you tend to ignore them. That said, it might be a good idea to at least be familiar with the major players, lest you think your girlfriend is cheating on you with one of them.
Celebrity Birthdays for August 2 – Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Smith and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Mary-Louise Parker Age: 48 Occupation: Actress Known For: Her Golden Globe-winning turn as Nancy Botwin on the Showtime series ‘Weeds,’ other TV roles in ‘The West Wing’ and ‘Angels in America,’ film appearances in ‘RED,’ ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’ and ‘Boys on the Side,’ and winning a Tony for her work in the 2001 play ‘Proof’ Kevin Smit
Science Proves It’s Not Your Fault You Need a Nap After Nookie
Next time your wife or girlfriend (or paid companion) complains that you fall asleep right after sex instead of engaging in hours of after-glow pillow talk, tell her it’s not your fault — and you can back it up with science.
Celebrity Birthdays for July 18 – Nelson Mandela, Sir Richard Branson and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Nelson Mandela Age: 94 Occupation: South African Activist and Politician Known For: His tireless anti-apartheid work, surviving 27 years in a brutal prison, being the first South African president elected in a fully representative democratic election, and receiving more than 250 awards over four decades including the Nobel Peace Prize
Can’t Get Online? Maybe You’re a Victim of ‘Malware Monday’
On Monday, thousands of people woke up to find they had no internet service. And it wasn’t just a weird coincidence — computers infected with a certain malware were affected in what’s now been dubbed ‘Malware Monday.’
Man Pulls a Gun After Neighbor Farts Too Loud
Noisy neighbors are bad enough, but when one passes gas so loudly that you can hear it through your front door, what’s someone to do but whip out a gun and go all ‘Dirty Harry’ on the dude?
Celebrity Birthdays for June 25 – Ricky Gervais, George Michael and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Ricky Gervais Age: 51 Occupation: Comedian, Actor and Writer Known For: Creating the TV shows ‘The Office’ and ‘Extras,’ starring in the films ‘Ghost Town’ and ‘The Invention of Lying,’ writing the best-selling ‘Flanimals’ book series, winning far too many awards to count, and being hilariously unafraid of calling a spade a spade duri
This Day in History for June 18 – Battle of Waterloo and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1812 – The War of 1812 begins when the US Congress declares war on the United Kingdom (More info) 1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte is defeated in the Battle of Waterloo, forcing him to abdicate the throne of France for the second and last time (More info)