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David Cassidy's descent into dementia

David Cassidy’s descent into dementia

There is no doubt that the glory days have long faded for the former teen idol and “Partridge Family” star. Now it seems that Cassidy, 66, is finding that his mind has begun to fade as well as he sinks deeper into early Alzheimer’s, a disease that gradually took his maternal grandfather and mother, actress Evelyn Ward away from him …

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Elvis's grandchildren in protective custody following alleged abuse

Elvis’s grandchildren in protective custody following alleged abuse

Elvis must be rolling in his grave following news that two of his grandchildren, 8-year old twins Harper Vivienne Ann and Finley Aaron Love were removed from their family and placed in child protective custody with California’s Department of Children and Family Services after authorities in Beverly Hills found hundreds of “inappropriate” photos and video of kids were found on …

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New boy toy for American Girl

New boy toy for American Girl

Every little girl deserves a “boy toy” all her own (if she wants one), and apparently enough have been calling for a male doll that the American Girl has decided it is now time to close the gender gap by introducing one to its new series of contemporary” characters. “A boy character has been a top request from our fans …

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day off

Restaurants go off-menu for Day Without Immigrants

McDonald’s joined several other restaurant chains including Pete’s Fresh Market in Chicago, which closed 5 out of its 12 grocery stores as part of the national “Day Without Immigrants” protest campaign Thursday February 16. In addition the Ideal Market in the Mid-City area of New Orleans’ Mid-City shuttered its doors for the day in solidarity for the area’s large Latino …

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A love affair with chocolate

A love affair with chocolate

Whether or not chocolate truly possesses aphrodisiac powers, it is certain that chocolate lovers are passionate about their love for the sweet treat, a fact well known since Mayan times when it is said that Mayan men used 8 cacao beans to pay for prostitute services. Meanwhile, Aztec ruler Montezuma reportedly drank as much as 50 cups of a cocoa …

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FDA approval

Price for DMD drug skyrockets following FDA approval

Just like Little Orphan Annie, “orphan drug deflazacort looks like it will need its own “Daddy Warbucks” to pay its way after manufacturer Marathon Pharmaceuticals listed a price tag for the steroid at $89,000 a year. Even with a statement by company spokesman Babar Ghais claiming that “after rebates and discounts, the net price will be closer to $54,000, the cost …

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national pizza day

National Pizza Day: The perfect time to say ‘cheese’

Happy National Pizza Day (celebrated every February 9th). However,\with much of the US contending with blizzard-like conditions and 10 or more inches of snow expected today, it looks like most people won’t be able to celebrate for at least another 24-48 hours. Yet those lucky enough to have one in the freezer, or are able to make one from scratch, …

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Bidets remain hard sell for Americans

Americans visiting Europe for the fist time are often confounded by the sight of bidets standing beside the toilet in hotel bathrooms, never realizing that the porcelain troughs are actually meant for cleaning their bottoms. While often used following sex, they are also provide better hygiene following going to the bathroom than just wiping oneself with toilet paper. In fact, …

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Look out for how you vision

Look out for how you see

Consumers in the US spend billions of dollars every year on how they look but seem to pay comparatively little attention to how they see. What they need to realize is that there is a lot more than creative make-up tips to consider when it comes to keeping their eyes looking “young,” beginning with good nutrition. For instance, most people …

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Rapping fast food wrappers

Rapping fast food wrappers

It is no secret that certain fast foods have been connected to cancers, as well as numerous other health issues. However, what many people may not realize is that substances used to make the wrappers they come in can actually leach into the food posing more of a danger than the meals themselves. These include chemicals known as Perfluorooctanoic acid …

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