Can Having a Pet Help with Depression?
Feeling blue? Instead of sitting down with a tub of ice cream, cuddle up with a dog or cat instead — research shows the unconditional love offered by our furry friends can brighten our moods and reduce tension.
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)
Celebrity Birthdays for August 8 – Dustin Hoffman, The Edge and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Dustin Hoffman Age: 75 Occupation: Actor Known For: A half-century of work on stage and screen, including Academy Awards for his roles in ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ and ‘Rain Man’ and other notable work in movies like ‘The Graduate,’ ‘Midnight Cowboy,’ ‘All the President’s Men,’ ‘Tootsie’ and ‘Wag the Dog’
Want to Attract a Date? Be Funny and Playful [POLL]
In the classic rom-com ‘When Harry Met Sally…,’ one of the characters quips, “Everybody thinks they have good taste and a sense of humor.” That’s largely true — but a new study discovered that people who actually do have a sense of humor may have a much easier time finding a mate.
This Day in History for August 8 – Nixon Resigns and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1863 – Gen. Robert E. Lee offers his resignation following his defeat in the Battle of Gettysburg (More info) 1876 – Thomas Edison patents the mimeograph (More info)
Would You Be Willing to Skip Eating If It Meant Living Longer?
We all want to live longer, but one way to do it may not sit well with you — it involves eating less. A lot less. In fact, on some days, you’ll eat almost nothing at all.
This Day in History for August 6 – Hiroshima Bombed and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1890 – Murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed by electric chair (More info) 1926 – Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping (More info)
Can Exercise Eliminate Depression?
We all know working out is good for our bodies — but did you know it’s good for our emotions, too? New research shows exercise may very well be an effective treatment for depression, especially among those with heart problems.
Celebrity Birthdays for August 6 – M. Night Shyamalan, Vera Farmiga and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: M. Night Shyamalan Age: 42 Occupation: Screenwriter, Director and Producer Known For: Movies with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings such as the Oscar-nominated ‘The Sixth Sense,’ other films including ‘Signs,’ ‘The Village’ and ‘The Last Airbender,’ and co-founding the production company Night Chronicles
Celebrity Birthdays for August 5 – Neil Armstrong, Loni Anderson and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Neil Armstrong Age: 82 Occupation: Astronaut Known For: Being the first man to walk on the moon, uttering the famous words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” and being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
This Day in History for August 5 – ‘American Bandstand’ Debuts and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1861 – To help pay for the Civil War, the US government levies its first income tax (More info) 1884 – The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid in New York Harbor (More info)
Expecting a Raise Next Year? Here’s How Much You’ll Get — Dollars and Sense
For the past couple years, many American workers have been putting in longer hours to help cover the productivity gap left by the massive layoffs that took place after the recession hit. Now maybe they’ll be seeing some rewards for all that hard work — a new survey shows a lot of companies will be handing out bigger raises in 2013 than they have in recent years.
People Are Buying Fewer Cigarettes — But More Pipes and Cigars
While statistics seem to show the number of cigarette smokers has been shrinking in recent years, don’t celebrate just yet — because while people may be smoking fewer cigarettes, a growing number have become pipe and cigar aficionados.
Lifeguard Billed Thousands of Dollars After Saving a Drowning Boy [VIDEO]
Being a hero has a price — and sometimes, an actual monetary price. That’s what a Vancouver, WA lifeguard found out last month when he saved a young boy from drowning and later got a bill for his efforts.
Steven Tyler on ‘American Idol': ‘Not My Cup of Tea’
Flamboyant singer Steven Tyler announced his exit from the judging panel of ‘American Idol‘ a few weeks ago, and now the Aerosmith frontman has gone on the record (so to speak) about what working on the show was really like.
This Day in History for August 2 – Hitler Becomes Fuhrer and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1776 – The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence takes place (More info) 1790 – The first census is completed, showing a US population of 3,929,214 people (More info)
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
Losing Weight Can Be a Breeze When You Diet with a Friend
If you’re having trouble losing weight, maybe you just need a buddy.
Celebrity Birthdays for August 1 – Chuck D, Adam Duritz and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Chuck D Age: 52 Occupation: Rapper, Producer and Activist Known For: Creating politically and socially-conscious music with the legendary rap group Public Enemy on controversial songs like ‘Don’t Believe the Hype’ and ’911 Is a Joke,’ co-hosting ‘Unfiltered’ on the now-defunct Air America radio network, and a famous appearance before
Study Reveals Women’s Chocolate Cravings Aren’t Hormonal
Ladies, if you’ve come to expect chocolate cravings around your time of the month, they may be all in your head — new research indicates there could be no biological basis for them.