Interesting News

Is Your Local Best Buy Store in Danger of Closing?

April 22, 2012

Best Buy announced March 29 that it will be closing 50 of its 1,100 U.S. stores in 2012. Is your Best Buy one of those to be shut down? Best Buy spokesperson Sue Busch Nehring says the retailer isn’t yet prepared to announce the details of which stores will be closed–but that specifics will be […]

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What Do the McLobster and Bigfoot have in Common? A McDonalds Rumor

October 26, 2011

Answer: few people have seen either one. Lots of fans of McDonalds–and of Lobster–have been passing rumors back and forth online that McDonalds could soon be releasing the McLobster nationwide. The rumors started flying back in March 2011. (You can read about it in my first McLobster Rumor post.) What the heck is a McLobster, […]

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Weird Halloween Laws for Our Nation’s Capital

October 25, 2011

I live within commuting distance of Washington, D.C.–and with the festivities of Halloween trick-or-treating nearly upon us, I thought I’d relate a couple of special Halloween Laws that I found on Yahoo News that sound pretty weird. 1. In Washington, D.C., it’s illegal for anyone over 15 years old to wear a mask on Halloween. […]

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Southern Maryland Business Office Damaged by Mineral, VA Earthquake — Employees Unable to Call Home

August 23, 2011

I was working for a Calvert County, MD employer today when we felt the tremors from the Mineral, VA earthquake. It was at 1:55 p.m. My desk is on the second floor of a warehouse-like building. My fellow employees and I have never believed the building to be particularly well-build–and today confirmed that suspicion. The […]

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USPS Plans to Eliminate Saturday Mail Delivery — But Will It Really Happen?

July 22, 2011

For the past several months, I’ve been hearing news stories all over the radio about a USPS plan to reduce the number of days per week they deliver mail. I’ve heard that the postal service may stop delivering mail on Saturdays; I’ve also heard that they are considering dropping the number of delivery days  from […]

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Should You Trust Amazon Product Reviews? Evidence in the Face of Opposition.

July 3, 2011

Recently, I’ve seen a couple of articles around on the Internet suggesting that some product reviews may be fraudulent–or misleading, at the very least. Specifically under attack were the reviews by members of Amazon’s special reviewers group called the Amazon Vine. Through the Amazon Vine program, Vine Voices–what the Amazon Vine reviewers are called–get […]

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 6, CABIN FEVER — Releasing November 2011

June 28, 2011

Earlier this week, I discovered with great excitement that Amulet books has announced the release of Jeff Kinney’s installment in his bestselling series:  Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 6 — Cabin Fever . Currently, Cabin Fever is available for pre-order on for 20 percent off list price. (I like to pre-order my favorite […]

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Osama Bin Laden’s Death | What It Means to Moms

May 2, 2011

Moms do more than their fair share of worrying about their family’s safety. The make sure their kids wear jackets as they make their way to school on chilly spring mornings .  They make sure their child has (more than) enough snacks packed for that weekend sleepover at a friend’s house. They insist their husbands […]

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