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.
Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Celebrities Read Mean Tweets’ Is Too Funny For Words
Thanks to the rise of the social media site Twitter, celebrity users and your every day folk like you and me are closer than ever. But so are the nasty, catty tweets from the Average Joe to whatever celebrity they're mad at now. Jimmy Kimmel decided that celebrities should confront these mean (and often strange) tweets in his ongoing segment 'Celebrities Read Mean Tweets.'
The Top 5 Most Anticipated Book-to-Movie Adaptions for 2013
2013 is gearing up to have some great movie releases, some of which include the usual book-to-movie adaptions. Yet with allgreat new book to movie adaptions coming out, it can be difficult to figure out which one to spend $10 at the theater on, especially if you are not sure if it will wind up being a hit like 'Lord of the Rings' or a dude like 'Eragon ...
Teen Drugs Parents So She Can Stay Online Past Curfew
We've all heard the stories about stressed-out parents drugging their unruly toddlers with a dose of Benadryl so that they can get some shut-eye, but this is certainly a new twist. On December 28, a 16 year-old girl and her 15-year-old friend from Northern California decided to buy her parents two milkshakes from a local fast-food joint and crush prescription sleeping pills in them so that they ca
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?
The 10 Best Decorations In Dyker Heights, Brooklyn
Considered one of the last bastions of the old-school Brooklyn Italian neighborhoods, Dyker Heights is a quiet haven for families and elderly couples. However, for a little over 25 years, the neighborhood turns into a veritable Winter Wonderland every year around December 1st. Over 150,000 visitors from all over the world head into Brooklyn to see this unique Christmas spectacular.
Robotic Mannequins Are Being Used to Spy on Shoppers
If you ever get a creepy feeling that the mannequins in the department store are watching you, you just might be right. Some fashion brands are now using mannequins equipped with technology used to identify criminals at airports to watch shoppers at their stores.
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.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Discovers Superman’s Home Planet
Superman's home planet Krytpon isn't fictional anymore! Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has discovered the real-life counterpart to the planet that is so deeply embedded in the 'Superman' canon.
Watch Air New Zealand’s ‘Hobbit’-Themed Safety Video
In anticipation of the release of part one of 'The Hobbit,' Air New Zealand has teamed up with the special effects team WETA to create a 'Hobbit'-themed safety video.
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.
8 Urban Legends That Would Make Great Movies
Please Lord, not another exorcism movie! The world has seen enough 'Paranormal Activity,' too. We know how Hollywood-types love to take stuff that's already out there and make it into movies, rather than come up with their own stories, so we thought we'd offer up these urban legends as idea fodder. Yes, they will all be better than 'Urban Legend.' Promise.
The Science Behind a Zombie Apocalypse
If you're one of the many who are eagerly anticipating a zombie apocalypse, or even just a big fan of 'The Walking Dead,' this video explains how zombies could potentially be created and how accurate most of the fictional zombies are.