Twins Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Are Born to a Woman in Kenya
HemeraThanks to his Kenyan ancestry, it stands to reason there are a lot of little Barack Obamas running around Kenya at the moment—and now there will also be at least one Mitt Romney.
Are You Planning to Get a Flu Shot This Year? — Survey of the Day
iStockphoto Flu season is upon us, and the best way to avoid the chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, weakness/fatigue and general discomfort of influenza is to get a flu shot. The vaccine, which greatly reduces your chance of catching the bug, is available at most drug stores.
Should You Have to Have a Photo ID to Vote? — Survey of the Day
iStockphotoAs of now, 17 states have laws requiring voters to present photo ID before voting. Some have suggested these regulations may act to disenfranchise poor and minority voters, who could be less likely to have such identification. Last month a judge in Pennsylvania blocked the state from enforcing its voter ID laws in the 2012 election.
Gas Prices Post Biggest Drop in Four Years — Dollars and Sense
iStockphoto Hurricane Sandy may have wreaked havoc on the Eastern seaboard, but its aftereffects are providing drivers all over the country with a bit of relief at the pump.
9-Year-Old’s Fort Runs Afoul of Homeowners Association — Is It Fair?
MyFoxAustin When 9-year-old Nicholas Aarsvold found some discarded firewood, he decided it would be perfect to build a fort with. On his mother’s instruction, he built the structure in front of their Austin, Texas, home, but in a spot that was mostly obstructed from the road. However that wasn’t enough for the Summerwood Homeowners Association, who voted to fine Ramona Aarsvold unless she dismantl
Americans Keep Having Fewer Babies, Probably Because of the Economy
Call it the “baby bust.” For the fourth straight year, birth rates in the United States have declined. Slightly fewer than four million babies were born in the U.S. in 2011, the lowest total since 1998. However, the 1 percent drop in the birth rate was less than it had been in the previous three years. This suggests that the economic pressure experts believe is depressing the birth rate may be easing up.
Watching TV May Ruin Your Marriage
If you’re sensing trouble in your marriage, you should probably turn off the TV. And, no, not so you have more time to take your loved on out for a romantic dinner or something to that effect.
Research Finds That Life Is Just Plain Better If You Graduate from College — Here’s Why
It is a given that college graduates make more money. In fact, according to a new OECD study the average college graduate in America earns over $20,000 a year more than their counterparts without a degree, making the United States one of the best countries in the world to have completed college. But it turns out there are even more benefits to college.