I spent a week following Benjamin Franklin’s daily routine — 3 years later, there’s an aspect of it that I still do every day

Wikimedia Commons Personal finance blogger J. Money, of BudgetsAreSexy, tried following Benjamin Franklin’s daily routine for a week.  He has since adopted the practice of waking up early, and has woken up between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. for the last three years.  He’s discovered it’s effective for him — he’s more productive in the […]

Florida man caught watching child porn in doctor’s office, confesses to years of abuse

A Florida man has admitted to molesting three children, taking pictures of children in public and watching child pornography for 20 years, after police caught him watching child porn on his laptop in a doctor’s waiting room. Keith Garrad, 63, decided that a routine trip to his local medical center in Highland County was an […]

After 7 years, a hip Australian city has just been dethroned as the most liveable place on the planet

Vienna, Austria has toppled Melbourne, Australia as the world’s most liveable city. Melbourne has sat in the top spot for the last seven years.  Australian cities, including Sydney and Adelaide, still make up a big portion of the list’s top 10. Vienna, the capital of Austria, has replaced Melbourne as the world’s most liveable city. […]

THEN AND NOW: The cast of ‘The Princess Diaries’ movies 17 years later

Disney/Getty Images Warning: Minor spoilers ahead for the “Princess Diaries” franchise. Disney’s two movie adaptations of Meg Cabot’s book series “The Princess Diaries” are among the most iconic live-action films from the early 2000s era of filmmaking. The first movie, starring Anne Hathaway as Mia Thermopolis, premiered in 2001 and its lovable sequel following just […]

Staffing issues at long-term care homes known to province for years, Wettlaufer inquiry hears

The offices charged with inspecting Ontario’s long-term care homes don’t have the manpower to do inspections “in a timely manner,” according to testimony at the Wettlaufer inquiry from the manager of compliance inspection at the Hamilton Service Area Office.

After seven difficult years, a fine day for NASA and human spaceflight

NASA/Bill Ingalls HOUSTON, Texas—For the first time since September 2010, NASA has named a new, All-American crew that will launch into space from the United States. In fact, the organization announced four of them on Friday, selecting the first two crews that will fly aboard SpaceX’s Dragon and Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft on their test and […]

Driving Miss Dianne: Senator Feinstein employed Chinese spy for 20 years

When told that her driver of 20 years was a spy for China, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) was reportedly ‘mortified.’ The staffer was fired and the whole thing quietly swept under the rug – until now. Buried deep in a recent Politico story about alleged Russian spying in Silicon Valley was the revelation that a […]

Brookstone declares bankruptcy after more than 40 years of business

Home retail chain Brookstone has filed for bankruptcy for the second time since 2014 after more than four decades of business. Barring 35 airport locations, all of its US outlets will be shut down. For many, Brookstone’s exit from the shopping scene may be as bittersweet as when The Sharper Image closed its doors in […]