Tuesday July 17, 2018

Archive for the ‘Interesting’ Category

How news anchors look so gorgeous at the crack of dawn

TV news anchors look effortlessly polished — until you know all the work that goes on behind the scenes. Bright studio lights and cutting-edge HD cameras require a level of artistry that’s half van Gogh, half MacGyver. “Viewers don’t realize what goes into it,” says Maria Licari, who does hair and makeup for CNBC.  More…

Dogs are turning to weed to cope with fireworks

The Fourth of July is good fun for fireworks-loving humans. But for Stella, a 5-year-old pit bull mix, it feels like the end of the world.  More…

Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

The World Health Organization says some obsessive video gamers may really have an addiction. In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition.  More…

Google Removes ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Clause From Its Code of Conduct

Google’s unofficial motto has long been the simple phrase “don’t be evil.” But that’s over, according to the code of conduct that Google distributes to its employees. The phrase was removed sometime in late April or early May, archives hosted by the Wayback Machine show. “Don’t be evil” has been part of the company’s corporate code of conduct since 2000.  More…

‘Roseanne’ cancelled but spinoff without Roseanne Barr possible

“Roseanne” isn’t dead just yet. Executives at ABC are looking into whether they can salvage the hit family sitcom with a new series featuring the show’s remaining actors.  More…

I wrote a negative Yelp review — and it made my life a nightmare

Yelp reviewers, beware. A Manhattan woman who gave one-star reviews on Yelp and ZocDoc to a Kips Bay gynecologist has spent nearly $20,000 defending herself against a defamation suit filed by the physician, according to her and court papers. And the litigation has only just started.  More…

This late actress had the best rent deal in NYC

When Patricia O’Grady moved into the top floor of a Greenwich Village walk-up in 1955, she and her three roommates helped sweep the hallway in exchange for a discounted rent of $16 a month. With O’Grady gone, the building owner will be gutting and renovating the apartment, renting it out as a two-bedroom in the $5,000 range.  More…

The royal family has already made a huge mistake

The royal family made a huge mistake in not sending a member of the household to see Meghan Markle’s dad before the wedding, according to a top etiquette expert. The royal wedding fiasco sums up what happens when the royal household is not used to commoners marrying into the family.  More…

Use of DNA in serial killer probe sparks privacy concerns

Investigators who used a genealogical website to find the ex-policeman they believe is a shadowy serial killer and rapist who terrified California decades ago call the technique ground-breaking. But others say it raises troubling legal and privacy concerns for the millions of people who submit their DNA to such sites to discover their heritage.  More…

Why Kate Middleton’s gown was a royal flop for dress retailers

Just because you’re marrying a prince — or you are Hollywood royalty — doesn’t mean your wedding gown-inspired designs will have a fairy tale result at retail. The problem, said bridal experts, is that the dress Middleton chose wasn’t sexy.  More…

Stoneman Douglas students must now use clear backpacks

The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida returned to campus Monday after their spring break, as a slew of new security measures took effect — including a rule requiring clear backpacks.  More…

Stars are rewriting their wills to include CGI do’s and don’ts

Hollywood stars can now be digitally recreated so convincingly, that actors are reportedly specifying in their wills what they’ll permit their images to do — long after their death. “We can recreate dead actors,” Mike McGee, co-founder of the special effects company Framestore recently said.  More…

‘Free’quent flier has wings clipped after American Airlines takes away his unlimited pas

He’s the man who flew too much. Steve Rothstein bought a golden ticket from American Airlines in 1987 — granting him a lifetime of unlimited travel. He clocked more than 10 million miles and 10,000 flights. Everybody, even American’s CEO, knew his name.  More…

Letter claims inmates survived infamous Alcatraz escape

The three inmates who famously broke out of Alcatraz prison in 1962 may not have gone down to their watery graves in shark-infested San Francisco Bay after all, according to a report. According to a letter allegedly written by one of the three convicts in 2013, they all survived their daring escape.  More…

Nephews of Alcatraz escapee slam authorities over letter

Family members to the man claiming to be one of the three Alcatraz escapees still walking the Earth spoke out after a letter he allegedly penned was made public this week. Nephews to escapee brothers John and Clarence Anglin – who tunneled out of their prison cell along with Frank Morris 56 years ago – believe John, who was claimed to have sent the chilling letter, could still be alive.  More…