Before folks sat around the TV watching American Horror Story or classic movies like The Shining and Friday the 13th, they gathered around the radio to listen to their favorite weekly programs. Many of them were comedies or dramas, just like today’s television programs, but there were also shows dedicated to the creepy crawly — that made goosebumps rise and sent shivers down the spine. It’s often said that what you can’t see is scarier than what you can, and radio programs can sweep you up and create a whole spooky world in your imagination.
Sorry, New Yorker, Thoreau is more relevant than ever
Kathryn Schulz recently suggested that Henry David Thoreau and his most famous book, “Walden,” are not worth their place as classics of American philosophy and writing. In her article in The New Yorker (“Pond Scum: Henry David Thoreau’s Moral Myopia”), she made some well-worn, if sometimes misleading, points — namely that Thoreau was conceited, contradictory, hypocritical, and perhaps worst of all in Schulz’s eyes, he did not like people or society. She pokes holes in the modern “myths” of Thoreau and “Walden,” which don’t match historical reality. Her article makes for a fun read, but it is decidedly one-sided.
Tonight we will see a full moon and the name for the October moon is called a Hunter's Moon. It got it's name from Native American tribes and signaled the time to go hunting and prepare for the long winter. This will also signal the start of the annual rut for the whitetail deer. If you’re driving in the country or in wooded areas, heads up for the next few weeks because the Whitetail Bucks start acting crazy. They just don't pay attention to the oncoming traffic when they are looking for a doe in heat and running across the roads.
A Bad Day for Bacon, Hot Dogs, Salami and Me: Processed Meats Cause Cancer:
The World Health Organization reports a dietary link to cancer. The agency placed processed meats such as bacon, salami, and hot dogs in its “Group 1″ list for cancer-causing items, a category that also includes tobacco smoke, asbestos, and diesel fumes. The agency classifies those Group 1 carcinogens as having “sufficient evidence” of links to cancer.
Study reveals cheese is as addictive as drugs....The hard truth
What REALLY happens to your body after eating a slice of pizza.
It’s official, Social media making millennials less social:
The American middle class is worse off compared to others around the world
A new report by Credit Suisse Research Institute analyzed global wealth in 2015 and reported unequal distribution among populations. The very wealthy continue to reside in North America and Europe, but China’s increasing middle class outpaces other global regions.
When you got to go………………………..?
Witnesses told officers the man was using the women's restroom, and when he was confronted he pulled out a 2-foot-long machete, swung it around and threatened to kill a half dozen people.
It’s still a tough world out there......
A 14-year old girl could be charged with assault and battery after she threw a ---- ------ at one of her former teachers.
A Woman at a gas pump was passed out so long that a spider spun a web from her car to the pump faces drug charges ...
Employees at the Cumberland Farms store called police at about 3:44am because it appeared a woman was sleeping in her running car at one of the gas pumps
Hapless man gets arm stuck in toilet brimming with POO while trying to retrieve new smartphone
100 Extensive University Libraries that are Accessible to everyone
Universities house an enormous amount of information and their libraries are often the center of it all. You don’t have to be affiliated with any university to take advantage of some of what they have to offer. From digital archives, to religious studies, to national libraries, these university libraries from around the world have plenty of information for you. Digital Libraries Capturing images of manuscripts, art, and artifacts. More
Tomorrow, millions of volunteers across the nation will unite with a common mission – to improve the lives of others. In its 24th year, Make A Difference Day is a USA TODAY initiative, backed by the Gannett Company and TEGNA Inc. In collaboration with Points of Light it is the largest national day of community service.
Relaxation response could cut health care need by 43%
Do Smarter People Drink More? What 5 Studies Say