Articles by: Brianna Ahearn

Essential Tips for Your Last-Minute Memorial Day or Summer Party

Essential Tips for Your Last-Minute Memorial Day or Summer Party

Memorial Day is the traditional beginning to the summer for many Americans. People gather to watch fireworks, commemorate veterans, spend time with family, and barbecue. If you are planning a big bash for Memorial Day – or are looking to throw a graduation party, family reunion or other summer party […]

by March 9, 2017 6 comments Food, Trending
Secrets to Brewing Amazing Coffee

Secrets to Brewing Amazing Coffee

Americans are obsessed with coffee. Kuerig has replaced the basic coffee maker in most kitchens. There seems to be a Starbucks on every block. Surveys from Gallup say almost two-thirds of adults drink coffee each and every day. Unfortunately, despite more ways to find coffee, Americans are not always adept […]

by March 8, 2017 7 comments Uncategorized
From Jeffrey Dahmer to OJ Simpson: Renewed Interest in Murder Houses

From Jeffrey Dahmer to OJ Simpson: Renewed Interest in Murder Houses

Just in case the potential for a divided convention, brokered candidate, mass demonstrations, and massive media hype didn’t make the Republican National Convention crazy enough, now there is the prospect of renting a home where a serial killer was active to add even more spice to the situation. That’s because […]

by March 6, 2017 5 comments Politics, Trending
How the Rise of Virtual Reality Poses Both Challenges and Possibilities for Humankind

How the Rise of Virtual Reality Poses Both Challenges and Possibilities for Humankind

For years, proponents of virtual reality have proclaimed that the immersive technology – which uses headsets to transport humans into virtual worlds – has life-changing potential. The VR revolution has been a long time coming. Technology companies have been hyping VR devices for the last thirty years. You may not […]

by March 4, 2017 3 comments Trending, World
Take a Sneak Peak at Disney World’s New Attraction, Pandora: The World of Avatar

Take a Sneak Peak at Disney World’s New Attraction, Pandora: The World of Avatar

The James Cameron blockbuster Avatar premiered in 2009 to broad critical acclaim and major box office mojo. The movie became the biggest grossing movie of all time just 41 days after its release. The strong reception was something of a surprise, since movie analysts predicted that the very expensive futuristic […]

by March 3, 2017 6 comments Arts, Trending
NBC’s Saturday Night Live is Changing the Way They Sell Ads

NBC’s Saturday Night Live is Changing the Way They Sell Ads

NBC’s Saturday Night Live is changing the way they present advertisements to their viewers. Not the fake advertisements they run for fake products like Colon Blow or Heroin A.M, but corporate-bought advertising for legitimate products and services. Lorne Michaels, creator and producer of Saturday Night Live, recently announced that the […]

by March 2, 2017 4 comments Trending
As the Ray Kroc Story Heads to Theaters, McDonald’s is in the Midst of an Identity Crisis

As the Ray Kroc Story Heads to Theaters, McDonald’s is in the Midst of an Identity Crisis

Michael Keaton stars in a new movie about Ray Kroc, the businessman who founded McDonald’s. The movie, appropriately called “The Founder,” will be released on August 5. “The Founder” explores a little known detail about the McDonald’s fast food empire, namely, that Ray Kroc essentially stole the business from the […]

by March 1, 2017 0 comments Arts, Food, Trending
The Worst Things You Can Say to Your Significant Other

The Worst Things You Can Say to Your Significant Other

You Sound Just Like Your Mother / Father When a man tells a woman she sounds just like her mother, it usually causes a much bigger fight. That’s because women often have complex relationships with their mothers, and son-in-laws often interpret her concerns as nags. So basically when a man […]

by February 27, 2017 6 comments Trending
Inside Pittsburgh’s Asylum City for Exiled Writers

Inside Pittsburgh’s Asylum City for Exiled Writers

In the 1980s, Salman Rushdie was subject to a fatwa, or death sentence, because of his novel The Satanic Verses. He was forced into exile. Although Rushdie had wealth and fame, his time in hiding taxed his resources. When Rushdie emerged, he and other writers formed the International Parliament of […]

by February 25, 2017 6 comments Arts, Politics, World
Should Revenge Porn Be Illegal? New Law Targets Disclosure of Private Pictures Online

Should Revenge Porn Be Illegal? New Law Targets Disclosure of Private Pictures Online

The debate over whether “revenge porn” should be a criminal act has been reopened, as the federal government considers whether to pass a law criminalizing the disclosure of private sexual acts. The Intimate Privacy Protection Act (IPPA) was introduced in Congress over the summer. It would carry federal felony penalties […]

by February 20, 2017 10 comments Politics, Trending