Donald Deane has held a variety of jobs, including college English teacher, newspaper reporter/editor, internet project manager, dishwasher and dogcatcher. He now writes exclusively and has contributed to AOL TV and Moviefone among others.
Teen Using Cell Phone Walks into Snake Pit
By this point, it should be fairly obvious that getting distracted by a cell phone can be extremely hazardous to your health. And yet, a teen girl in California actually fell into a pit of rattlesnakes while searching for a signal in the desert. Need further proof? We didn't think so.
Oxford American Dictionary Names ‘GIF’ as Word of the Year
In a sure sign of our technology-driven times, the Oxford American Dictionary has named "GIF" as its 2012 word of the year, beating out a range of other modern terms. Personally, we would have voted for "YOLO," but maybe that's just us.
Do Kids Really Want Less Candy for Halloween? — Survey of the Day
While children still seem to unanimously agree that Halloween is one of their favorite holidays, a new survey by the American Dental Association and PopCap Games shows that kids' perception of the holiday is changing in several surprising ways.
Unruly Fish Causes Hilarious News Blooper
Intrepid Tennessee reporter Carley Gordon got way more than she bargained for when an Asian carp broke free during a Channel 4 News report and nearly sent her over the side of a boat. Well, it is an invasive species, after all. What did she expect?
The Magazine in Your Doctor’s Office Can Make You Sick
During a visit to the doctor, we almost always grab a waiting-room magazine to take our mind off what's to come. But health officials say those very periodicals could pose a health risk and actually make people sick, particularly if they're left out for a lengthy period of time and ha…
Pennsylvania Man Says ‘Bigfoot’ Trashed His Winnebago
The mythical (or is it?) ape-like creature known as Bigfoot is generally thought to be reclusive. But a Pennsylvania man said he had an up-close-and-personal encounter with the creature when it vandalized his Winnebago RV.
Man Wins $30 Million Lottery After Getting Dumped by Girlfriend
Time heals all wounds when suffering from heartbreak, but we're willing to bet $30.5 million helps too. A 22-year-old Hyannis, MA, man recently won a sizable lottery jackpot after getting dumped by his girlfriend several weeks before.
Apparently You Shouldn’t Use Facebook to Get Breast Milk
Breast milk can provide a range of health, growth and immunity benefits for infants, but some moms are offering unregulated breast milk for sale online despite serious warnings from health officials.
Want to Be Happier? Be More Selfish
It's probably no secret that people are quite happy when they take a bit of "me time." But new research conducted at the University of Pennsylvania confirms that individuals are more content and their lives improve when they show a bit of selfishness.
Where Are the Best Cities for Working Moms? Mostly in Ohio, Apparently
According a new Forbes list of the best cities for working moms, women looking to work and raise children at the same time may want to consider moving to the Buckeye State. Three Ohio cities made it into the top 10, including the number one spot.