By: Lauren Saccone
Meet Irene Triplett. She's an 84-year-old resident of Wilkesboro, North Carolina, and the last living person to receive veteran's benefits from the American Civil War...a war that ended nearly a century and a half ago. And according to a recent feature in The Wall Street Journal, she's actually one of the many people that the United States... Read More
By: Chris O'Shea
As much as the oldest siblings in a family might complain that they had it the worst, they might want to admit something else: That it made them better people. According to an interesting study, first born children are more ambitious and more successful than their other siblings. Specifically, first born girls.
There's a lot of reasons... Read More
By: James Smith
Some books feel like they were written specifically so that they could be turned into movies: books like The Count of Monte Cristo, The Godfather, or, more recently, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games read like cinematic storylines committed to paper. With the release of ambitious adaptations of Cloud Atlas and Anna Karenina, we’ve been... Read More
By: Nicole Capo
The world loves to hate Taylor Swift, but the former-country-starlet-turned-pop-queen is about to be the one laughing all the way to the bank with what may be 2014's ONLY platinum album: 1989.
Swift’s album was released at the end of 2014, and it had the second highest-selling week of any record since 2002. The album sold 1.287 milllion... Read More