Donald Deane has held a variety of jobs, including college English teacher, newspaper reporter/editor, internet project manager, dishwasher and dogcatcher. He now writes exclusively and has contributed to AOL TV and Moviefone among others.
College Student Fakes Own Kidnapping to Hide Failing Grade
Nobody likes sharing bad report cards with parents, but one college student in Atlanta gets high marks for creativity by faking his own kidnapping to hide a failing grade.
Mom Puts Three-Year-Old Son Up for Adoption on Craigslist
Craigslist is a great resource for meeting people and buying and selling almost anything. But when it comes to giving away children, there are probably better ways. That didn't stop a Texas woman from offering her three-year-old for adoption on the service, however.
High School Students Hold Online ‘Hotness Contest,’ School Does Nothing
High school is hard enough, but imagine if you had the added pressure of competing in an online "hotness" contest organized by the male student body. That's currently what's happening at Issaquah High School in Washington state.
Second Grade Teacher Allegedly Taped Students’ Mouths Shut
Sure, kids can be a handful sometimes, but a second grade teacher in Colorado may have taken things too far when she allegedly taped the mouths of 28 students shut because they were being noisy.
Etch A Sketch Inventor Dies at Age 86
Andre Cassagnes, the man responsible for inventing the venerable Etch A Sketch, a toy that inspired countless children ever since it was introduced in 1960, has died at age 86 in France.
Waitress Fired Over So-Called Pastor’s ‘Gave to God’ Receipt
In what seems to be a totally unfair turn of events, the waitress who posted a picture of a receipt on Reddit after being refused a tip by a pastor has been fired from her job at Applebee's.
Postal Worker Retires After 44 Years Without Taking a Single Sick Day
As the famous motto goes, "neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night" stops dedicated postal workers. And as far as Deborah Ford is concerned, who retired from the USPS after more than four decades on the job without taking a single sick day, nothing else does either.
Developer Outsourced Work to China So He Could Surf the Web All Day
When it comes to dodging work, we tip our hats to an unidentified developer who outsourced his programming duties to a Chinese company while he surfed the internet all day. Brilliant! But imagine if he devoted as much energy to his actual job. Someday, he might've gone somewhere.