Are Political Conventions a Waste of Time? — Survey of the Day
This week, the Republicans are holding their national political convention in Tampa, Florida. Next week it will be the Democrats doing the same in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Do You Feel Like You Need to Upgrade Your Smart Phone to 4G? — Survey of the Day
Internet connectivity on cell phones has improved by leaps and bounds over the last five years. According to experts it’s about to take another huge leap with the introduction of the iPhone 5, which is expected to run on Apple’s 4G LTE network.
See ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ Kids Then And Now
If you were a girl growing up in the ’80s or ’90s, you probably read ‘The Baby-Sitters Club,’ an almost 100-book-strong series of novels from Ann M. Martin that focuses on a collective of junior high school students who run an unlicensed child care business in their spare time.
Would You Pay a Surcharge for Using Your Credit Card? — Survey of the Day
When you use plastic to make a purchase, the credit card company bills the vendor a surcharge between 1.5 and three percent.
Are Americans Getting More or Less Honest? — Survey of the Day
Thanks partially to presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, Americans have always prided themselves on being honest. But are we still following the example of these icons?
See the Kids From ‘The Goonies’ Then and Now
A reoccurring theme of movies during the mid-’80s was that of scrappy kids beating the odds. Daniel-son had to defeat the Cobra Kai in ‘The Karate Kid’ and the teens of Calumet, Colorado had to fight off most of the communist block in ‘Red Dawn.’ But probably the biggest underdogs were ‘The Goonies,’ a band of misfits from the goon docks of Astoria, Oregon who had to outlast a fugitive family to f
Umpire Jim Joyce Saves Woman’s Life Before Hitting the Mound… No Big Deal
This isn’t the first time baseball umpire Jim Joyce has been in the news. Two years ago, a famously blown call that cost Detroit’s Armando Galarraga a perfect game put him in the headlines. This week, however, he’s better known as the hero who saved the life of a woman with a heart problem.
We Cannot Tell a Lie — Here Are America’s Most Honest Cities
Thanks to folks at Honest Tea, we now have a pretty good handle at which are the most honest cities in America.
What’s the Biggest Health Problem Facing Kids? — Survey of the Day
It’s probably safe to say that kids these days aren’t as healthy as youngsters have been in the past. But of all the health risks that children of the 21st century face, which poses the biggest threat?
Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Starts Her Own Anti-Bullying Foundation
Remember Karen Klein, the upstate New York bus monitor who was viciously harassed by her middle school charges in a video that went viral in June? Her story had a happy ending, as an internet fundraising campaign to send the 68-year-old on a “nice vacation” raised over $700,000 from 32,000 people around the world. That’s more than enough money for Klein to retire from the yellow school bus grind.
Do You Believe What the Media Tells You? — Survey of the Day
Credibility is pretty essential for the media. If folks don’t believe what they read in the paper or see on the news, what’s the point?
Man Proposes to Girlfriend After Botched Robbery
Having common interests is one of the keys to a long successful marriage. Sean Foxx and Trelia Woods both share an interest in crime, so perhaps that’s what encouraged Foxx to propose to his sweetie right after the two of them were nabbed by police for trying to rob a dollar store in San Antonio, Texas.