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Top News: Lifestyle

Man ordered to pay $30K child support bill for kid that isn't his

The state of Michigan is demanding that a man pay thousands of dollars for a kid that isn't his, or he could go to prison.

Thomas Alleyne's School still going strong after 456 years Special

Stevenage - It was the dream of a man, educated at Trinity College in Cambridge, that a school in Hertfordshire would educate and help boys become prosperous in later life.

Children’s book on homo-parental family causing debate in Chile

Santiago - "Nicolas has two dads" is the title of the first children's story-book about sexual diversity and homo-parental families in Chile. The book is currently being distributed to pre-school kids in 500 public kindergartens in Chile.

Op-Ed: Deep down, we all have something of a Mark Zuckerberg in us

Beijing - When Mark Zuckerberg traveled to Beijing last Wednesday, he spoke to his audience for 20 minutes... in Mandarin! (... and he was good!)

Entire ghost town in Connecticut is on sale for $800,000

Johnsonville, a village in Connecticut, has been a number of things in the past, including a movie set, theme park and ghost town, but now it is for sale.

Mayor de Blasio and wife open Gracie Mansion for Halloween party

New York City - Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, decided to join in the Halloween fun this year by inviting all, via twitter, to Gracie Mansion for Halloween delights on Oct 28.

Socks with sandals making news as funky new fashion statement

The freewheeling comfy charm is being made unique as men and women embrace wearing distinctively designed and colorful socks with their sandals to make an even more pronounced fashion statement.

Chicago schools among best in Illinois according to demographics

Chicago - Chicago came out on top in Illinois school standings. U.S. News ranked five Chicago high schools in the top 10 Illinois high schools. This is an important factor for those looking to purchase a new home in Chicago.

How a mother's love prevailed: The Suzan Hughes story Promoted

Suzan Hughes, long-time ex-wife of deceased Herbalife founder Mark Hughes, recently won a 12-year legal battle against the trustees of her late husband's $399 million estate.

Op-Ed: How open minded are you?

Open mindedness is the willingness to listen to and consider opposing or contradictory views. People who are open minded are receptive to fresh ideas even if those ideas challenge their strongly held beliefs.

Op-Ed: A terrible case of a few bad apples — Keene Pumpkin Fest '14

Keene - This is the second time, as a parent who has had children in college, that I have woken up to their schools in the headlines for negative reasons. The first time, the incident was clearly caused by non-students.

Op-Ed: A bit of FDR resides in the San Francisco Bay, a living legacy Special

Oakland - This past September Ken Burns dazzled audiences once again with his series on The Roosevelt family, featuring U.S. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

Op-Ed: #Gamergate generating pertinent debate about gender, misogyny

#Gamergate is going viral. As a non-gamer, having not played a video game since GTA: Vice City, I was initially confused by the furor popping up everywhere from CNN to TIME to Digg. But it turns out that this nerd war has big ramifications for all.

Video: Researcher has up-close encounter with sleeping whale

Earlier this year a researcher went looking for some whales, and he ended up encountering a humpback whale that was sound asleep.

Op-Ed: Forget the ice bucket challenge — Marijuana treats ALS

A viral Internet sensation, the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised over a whopping $100 million to fund research into finding a treatment for ALS. Sounds great, except that most of the money is spent elsewhere and marijuana already treats the disease.

This year’s list of America’s great places announced

The Uptown neighborhood of Oakland, Calif., Central Avenue in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Lake Mirror Park in Lakeland, Florida, all ranked among the top of their categories in the 2014 Great Places in America list released earlier this month.

Op-Ed: Vegas bets on same-sex marriage

Las Vegas - It appeared at the weekend that Nevada’s bet on same-sex marriage was a winner after all. Wedding bells had begun ringing in chapels looking for business after a brief halt ordered by one U.S. Supreme Court justice.

Op-Ed: Bill Cosby and the Barbara Bowman rape allegation

A woman, Barbara Bowman, has alleged that Bill Cosby, 77, abused her sexually as an aspiring 17-year-old actress. Bowman, now 47, claimed that Cosby took advantage of her youth and vulnerability when he took her under his wing as a mentor.

Family gets $140K more for home after including cat in deal

Melbourne - Last weekend a family in Australia auctioned their home off for $2,060,000 Australian dollars, but they ended up selling it for $140K more after including their cat in the deal.
 

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