The Most Popular Baby Names of 2008

According to the Social Security Administration, the most popular boy name in 2008 was Jacob and the most popular girl name was Emma.  You can view the complete list HERE.

How Much Sugar Is In That?

Sugar Stacks used regular sugar cubes (4 grams of sugar each) to show how the sugars in your favorite foods literally stack up, gram for gram. Compare foods, find out where sugar is hiding, and see how much of the sweet stuff you’re really eating

100 Movies To See Before You Die

Many movies are good, some are great, but only a select few can be called truly “essential.” After heated discussions, long negotiations, and a shouting match or two, the staff at Yahoo! Movies has put together this list of the 100 films you must see before you die. To choose the titles for the list,Continue reading “100 Movies To See Before You Die”

10 of the Most-Covered Songs Ever

1. Yesterday, the Beatles. It has been covered more than 3,000 times, including by Joan Baez, Liberace, Sinatra, Elvis, Daffy Duck, En Vogue and Boyz II Men. 2. Eleanor Rigby, The Beatles. It’s been covered 131 times by artists such as Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Aretha, Kansas and Swedish industrial metal band Pain. 3. CryContinue reading “10 of the Most-Covered Songs Ever” Web Celeb 25

This is the age of microcelebrity–with just a keyboard or a digital camera, almost anyone can find an audience online. Of course, there’s a big difference between a hundred people reading your blog and being recognized by fans when you walk down the street. In this, the third annual edition of the Web CelebContinue reading “ Web Celeb 25”

The New York Times 8th Annual Year In Ideas

Please click HERE for the New York Times Year in Ideas issue. For the eighth year in a row, they have compiled an alphabetical digest of ideas, from A to Z (almost) that features a whole slew of essays about the interesting concepts that people have come up with during 2008.  

Forbes Ranks Stephen King The Third Highest Paid Author

Coming in third: Stephen King who earned $45 million over the course of the year.   The king of horror was scraping by on a schoolteacher’s salary before his novel Carrie came out in 1974. Since then, he has published more than 40 books and sold some 350 million copies. He’s also made his markContinue reading “Forbes Ranks Stephen King The Third Highest Paid Author”

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