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.
Girl Scout Troop Uses Bigfoot to Promote Self-Esteem
With all the peer pressure surrounding young girls today, it can be difficult to foster self-esteem in a society that often demands perfection -- "perfect" hair, "perfect" skin, and so on and so forth. In order to combat this harmful pressure, the Cadette Girl Scout Troop #22052 …
Old-School Image Hosting Site Webshots Is Dying and Taking Your Pics With It
With the rise of image storing sites like Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket, and heck, even Facebook, the archaic photo storing site Webshots is dying a slow, painful death and will be taking your photos down with it.
Lucky Pooch Survives 11 Mile Drive After Being Stuck in Grill of Car
This adorable six-year-old Bichon Frise/Poodle mix named Suzie clearly has nine lives or a guardian angel on her furry shoulders: William Muggle of the East Providence Animal Control tells the harrowing tale of how the little pooch survived an 11 mile drive from Massachusetts to Rhode Island while b…
Pinterest Aids in Helping Police Nab Criminals
Never underestimate the power of the internet or its users: it may sound crazy, but the social network Pinterest, aka the place where you can find a cute-sy cashmere sweater and a recipe for caramel fudge brownies, has helped local Pennsylvania police departments catch criminals.
Tabby Cats Are Mutants, Study Finds
Cat owners, call Professor X and ask him to let your feline friend join the X-Men because a recent study shows that some tabby cats are mutants.
Cookie Monster and Grover Make ‘Avengers’ and ‘Hunger Games’ Even Better
In an adorable new video for Entertainment Weekly's website, the much-beloved Sesame Street characters Grover and Cookie Monster sing about pop-culture hits such as 'The Avengers' and 'The Hunger Games.' Sadly, Elmo wasn't available to join the duo's little choir, as he was busy working on his new m…
JK Rowling to Write More ‘Potter’ Books, Fans Completely Lose It
If you're missing 'Harry Potter' and are desperately in need of a good Potter fix, then J.K. Rowling has some good news for you. In a recent interview with BBC News, she admitted that she'd written many of the 'Potter' novels on the run and is sorely tempted to expand upon the universe by writing a …
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…
Demi Lovato Is Your New Peppy Anti-Bullying Ambassador
'X-Factor'-judge and former Disney tween starlet Demi Lovato has battled bullies growing up and has also struggled with mental health issues two years ago, which included both an eating disorder and cutting. Now she has a new title that will allow her to help teens who face similar issues.
Beam Me Up, Scotty! ‘Warp Drive’ Is Coming
Scientists are cautiously optimistic that a warp drive, like the ones made so famous in 'Star Trek' is more likely than they once thought.
High School Sweethearts Reunite and Marry After 58 Years
When you're truly in love, there are something worth waiting for. Naomi and Jack Carter are living proof of that: they were once high school sweethearts torn apart by life's circumstances, and after reuniting online, are now living happily ever after.
Naomi was the first to reach out, writing Jack a …
Naomi was the first to reach out, writing Jack a …
‘Finding Nemo’ Fish Could Be Listed as Endangered
The Center for Biological Diversity has started a petition to get the orange clownfish, who was popularized as Nemo in Pixar's hit movie 'Finding Nemo,' and seven other species of damselfish to be classified as an endangered species.
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.
Bar Installs Pregnancy Test Machine In Women’s Bathroom
Pub 500, a Minnesota-based establishment, has added a unique new dispenser to its women's bathrooms: pregnancy tests. For $3 using either a credit or debit card, women can purchase a test before they start drinking.