Amanda Ferris graduated with a 3.5 GPA and a B.A. in English from Wagner College in May of 2009, and has since written for several different websites and magazines.These publications include NearSay.com. New York Family, The Camel Clutch Blog, Silhouette Urban Mind-Body Fitness's official site, and 2Blue Media Group. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching dance, going to museums, reading, and volunteering at the Love Wanted Pet Adoption events in Brooklyn. Amanda is a founding member of the Boulevard Books Creative Wring Group and she can also be seen reading her poetry at the Tom Kane Boulevard Bards Open Mic sessions as well.
Woman Sued For Yelp Review, Forced to Make It Nicer
Jane Perez, of Fairfax, VA is being sued for $750,000 after writing a nasty Yelp review about the contracting company Dietz Development. In the review, which was also posted on Angie's List, Perez accuses the company of shoddy workmanship and stealing her jewelry.
New Verizon Cable Box to Spy on Customers
Verizon has recently patented a cable DVR box that will use audio and video to record and analyze what's going on in your living room so that they can provide targeted ads in real time on the TV to suit what's going on. Um, Big Brother much?
10 Real Life Witches, Warlocks, and Vampires
During the Halloween season, we are constantly inundated with fictional witches, warlocks, and vampires; from 'Twilight' to 'True Blood' to 'Harry Potter,' Hollywood loves a good tale about these preternatural creatures. Not all witches and vampires are sparkly, imaginary creatures. Here are 10 people who claim to have powers from beyond.... SPOOKY!
Panda Cub Mysteriously Passes Away at National Zoo
Washington's National Zoo is in mourning for the tiny newborn cub of their panda bear Mei Xiang. Her baby was born a week earlier and was the center of attention, especially since pandas are notoriously difficult to breed in captivity. As of now, the death remains a mystery.
Mother Objects to Teen Daughter Being Spanked By Vice Principal
When 15-year-old Taylor Santos, a sophomore at Springtown High School in Texas was called in to be disciplined for allegedly letting another student copy her work, she was punished by having a two-day suspension. In a bizarre request, after the first day, Taylor asked if she could be paddled instead of missing another day of school. The teen called her mother, who also approved the request. Read M
Disney World to Start Serving Booze
Despite the tradition of Walt Disney's refusal to allow his beloved theme park to serve spirits, as Disney World's Fantasyland expands this fall, the Magic Kingdom's menu will also see an expansion: wine and beer will be available for adult patrons to drink.