Amanda Ferris graduated with a 3.5 GPA and a B.A. in English from Wagner College in May of 2009, and has since written for several different websites and magazines.These publications include NearSay.com. New York Family, The Camel Clutch Blog, Silhouette Urban Mind-Body Fitness's official site, and 2Blue Media Group. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching dance, going to museums, reading, and volunteering at the Love Wanted Pet Adoption events in Brooklyn. Amanda is a founding member of the Boulevard Books Creative Wring Group and she can also be seen reading her poetry at the Tom Kane Boulevard Bards Open Mic sessions as well.
10 Spooky Celebrity Ghost Sightings
It's always sad when a celebrity passes away, but sometimes these strong-willed, vibrant personalities live on long after they have shuffled off this mortal coil. Here are 10 famous folks reportedly still hanging around even though they were "no longer with us."
Get a Sneak Peek at the Cute Canine Contenders of Animal Planet’s 2013 ‘Puppy Bowl’
The Animal Planet's 'Puppy Bowl' has announced their lineup for 2013. This hit Superbowl spoof features adorable puppies that hail from rescue organizations both in the US and Puerto Rico and will air on February 3rd at 3PM. The show will also feature the fan favorite Kitty Halftime Show to satisfy the cat lovers who just adore watching cuddly kittens play and the fuzzy baby chicken cheerleaders t
Famous Internet Cats Team Up for Charity
Let's just admit the internet exists for cats. Not scientific research. Cats. Fortunately for us, 13 of the internet's most famous cats are teaming up ... to raise money for charity. We know -- we were a little concerned it might be a "kill all the humans"-style takeover of Earth too. We're getting off easy this time -- all they want us to do is buy a deck of cards!
OKCupid’s Blind Date App Is Pretty Creepy
While Tumblr's 'NiceGuysofOKCupid' is now sadly defunct, the online dating site OKCupid has gotten even creepier with the release of their new blind date app. This can't possibly end well.
Students Perform Zombie-Themed Flashmob to Protest School Closings
Students of the group Philadelphia Student Union, which is a part of a larger organization called the Philadelphia Coalition Advocacy of Public Schools, recently performed a zombie-themed flashmob to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' in front of the school district's headquarters.
New Verizon Cable Box to Spy on Customers
Verizon has recently patented a cable DVR box that will use audio and video to record and analyze what's going on in your living room so that they can provide targeted ads in real time on the TV to suit what's going on. Um, Big Brother much?
10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’
Most children today have grown up watching the classic Christmas special 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer' that was filmed using stop-motion animation. As the winter holiday season fast approaches and you settle down to watch 'Rudolph' on television, check out these ten cool facts that you didn't know about one of themost famous Christmas specials of all time.
Real Life Grinch Busted for Telling Kids That Santa Doesn’t Exist
Bah, humbug! A Canadian Grinch ruined the annual holiday parade for dozens of children last Saturday. The intoxicated 24-year-old man, who hailed from Kingston, was arrested after police received a complaint. Parents informed authorities that this jerk ruined Christmas for their youngsters by walking up and down the parade lines and telling them that Santa Claus doesn't exist.
10 Reasons Why ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Is Better Than ‘Twilight’
With 'Breaking Dawn -- Part 2' coming out this weekend, should you shell out $15 for a ticket, or just stay home and have a massive TiVo 'Vampire Diaries' party in your sweatpants? We support the latter decision. And not just because we love sweatpants...
The ‘Mop Romper’ Lets Your Baby Do the House Cleaning
New mothers, if you're exasperated at having no one to help you clean your messy house, why not let your baby do the dirty work? Your crawling infant can help you out when you dress them in a "baby mop," which is basically a romper with mop heads attached to the arms and legs. As your child crawls around on the floor, the mops on the romper pick up dust, dirt and hairballs. Plus, it will
George Lucas Plans to Donate Disney Money to Charity
While many 'Star Wars' fans have mixed emotions over George Lucas and Disney's deal, the much-maligned director announced plans on making a charitable donation with the $4 billion he scored from the Mouse House in the deal.
The 10 Most Haunted Places in America
As Halloween draws near, shut the lights off, grab your pet, a well-worn blanket, and curl up to read about some of the most spine-tingling and frightening places on Earth. As the ghost stories of each place draw you in, be aware of that disembodied footstep or strange rapping noise-it may just be a spirit trying to reach out to you!