Celebrity Birthdays for July 15 – Linda Ronstadt, Forest Whitaker and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Linda Ronstadt Age: 66 Occupation: Singer and Songwriter Known For: A powerful voice, winning 11 Grammys, her many public stages of self-reinvention on such varied hits as ‘You’re No Good,’ ‘When Will I Be Loved,’ ‘Blue Bayou’ and ‘I’ve Got a Crush on You,’ and her outspoken political work on behalf of liberal causes
This Day in History for July 14 – Storming of Bastille and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1789 – The storming and destruction of Bastille marks the beginning of the French Revolution (More info) 1798 – The Sedition Act becomes law, making it a federal crime to write, publish or utter false or malicious statements about the U.S. government (More info)
New Bill Would Force Online Retailers to Collect Sales Tax — Dollars and Sense
Online shoppers often cite the convenience of purchasing items from web retailers like Amazon, but another perk to cyber shopping is that buyers often don’t have to pay sales tax. Thanks to a congressional bill, though, that could soon change.
Celebrity Birthdays for July 7 – Ringo Starr, Michelle Kwan and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Ringo Starr Age: 72 Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician Known For: Winning the “right place, right time” lottery when he was asked to join The Beatles right before they made it big Michelle Kwan Age: 32 Occupation: Figure Skater Known For: Being the most decorated figure skater in US history with two Olympic medals, five W
Want Low Blood Pressure? Try Passing Gas
Next time you’re sitting next to someone on the bus and they let one rip, don’t just hold your nose and turn away — congratulate them on their low blood pressure. Seems the same gas that produces farts has been shown to control blood pressure in mice.
This Day in History for July 7 – US Annexes Hawaii and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1863 – The US begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300 (More info) 1898 – President William McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States (More info)
This Day in History for July 1 – Sony Walkman Introduced and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1863 – The Battle of Gettysburg begins (More info) 1867 – Canada becomes a self-governing dominion of Great Britain under the British North America Act (More info)
This Day in History for June 29 – Globe Theater Burns and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1613 – The Globe Theatre in London burns down during a performance of ‘Henry VIII’ (More info) 1956 – The Federal-Aid Highway Act officially creates the United States Interstate Highway System (More info)
Running Late to Work? It May Not Matter
If you were a little late to the office this morning, you may not need to stress about it too much. A new study indicates a lot of bosses are so sure that employees are working and checking emails before they come in that clock-watching is swiftly becoming a thing of the past.
Supreme Court Upholds Obama’s Health Care Law
The Obama administration got an enormous victory on Thursday when the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold the President’s signature achievement: the 2010 health care law. And in a surprise to many court watchers, it was Chief Justice John Roberts who sided with the more liberal justices and wrote the majority opinion.
UPDATE: Thousands Evacuate as Colorado’s Waldo Canyon Wildfire Doubles in Size
Those wildfires in Colorado don’t show much sign of abating. In fact, more than 32,000 residents in or near Colorado Springs, the state’s second-largest city, were ordered to evacuate after the Waldo Canyon Fire doubled in size Tuesday night.
Here’s a Surprising Reason Why You Should Be Grateful Your Teen Likes to Argue
Your argumentative teen may drive you crazy sometimes, but take heart. New research from the University of Virginia indicates those strong-willed adolescents are better at resisting peer pressure and are thus less likely to drink or do drugs.