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.
Oxford American Dictionary Names ‘GIF’ as Word of the Year
In a sure sign of our technology-driven times, the Oxford American Dictionary has named "GIF" as its 2012 word of the year, beating out a range of other modern terms. Personally, we would have voted for "YOLO," but maybe that's just us.
Dead Candidate Wins Election in Alabama
If there's any doubt how strong the GOP's hold on Alabama is, consider this -- a Republican nominee beat out the Democratic incumbent for a seat on the Bibb County Commission last week despite the fact that he died a month earlier. Congratulations, Alabama, on taking partisanship to a whol…
Team Romney Mistakenly Leaks Victory Website
If, as some pundits claim, gaffes were responsible for Mitt Romney's failed presidential bid, then this surely won't change that assertion. At some point after losing the election to Barack Obama, Romney's camp accidentally leaked a victory website promoting a win that never happened.…
Students Send First Burger Into Space
Thanks to a group of Harvard students, a fast food burger has boldly gone where no burger has gone before -- into the edge of space. Hey, it's better than eating it. Those things'll kill ya.
Mom Fined for Letting 3-Year-Old Pee in Yard
As a parent, teaching a child to use the toilet is one of the hardest (and messiest) things you'll ever do. But potty training just got even more difficult for a Piedmont, Oklahoma, mom who was fined $2,500 for letting her toddler pee in the front yard.
Do Kids Really Want Less Candy for Halloween? [POLL]
While children still seem to unanimously agree that Halloween is one of their favorite holidays, a new survey by the American Dental Association and PopCap Games shows that kids' perception of the holiday is changing in several surprising ways.
What American Cities Have the Cleanest Air?
Tired of breathing air clouded by pollen, pollution, secondhand smoke and harmful ozone? You may want to consider Honeywell's AirGenius Awards list of the top 10 cities in America with the cleanest air.
Now It’s a Trend: A Third Airline Slaps Passengers With Carry-On-Bag Fee
On flights, it used to be that carry-on luggage was as free as a complimentary bag of peanuts, but that's all starting to change. In fact, a third small airline just added a fee for passengers who wish to bring a carry-on bag.