Articles by: Brianna Ahearn

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 December 28, 2016 5 comments Politics, 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 December 27, 2016 0 comments Arts, Food, Trending
How Toxic People Are Bad for Your Mental Health – and How to Fix It

How Toxic People Are Bad for Your Mental Health – and How to Fix It

Toxic people are bad for your mental health. Although it’s easy to avoid these people in your random interactions with strangers, it’s tougher when your friends and family are the ones emanating negativity. Here’s how to eliminate these problem people from your life and establish boundaries that promote wellness. The […]

by December 25, 2016 7 comments Science
From Ryder to Slater: These Four ’80 Stars are Making Big Comebacks

From Ryder to Slater: These Four ’80 Stars are Making Big Comebacks

Some of the biggest stars of the 1980s and 1990s are making big comebacks. Although some have faded away, television has provided an outlet for some to reinvent their careers and reintroduce themselves to a new generation. Christian Slater Christian Slater was every girl’s heartthrob. Heathers, Pump Up the Volume […]

by December 23, 2016 0 comments Arts
What Americans Can Learn From the Startling Success of Amish Entrepreneurs

What Americans Can Learn From the Startling Success of Amish Entrepreneurs

Who is likely to be a more successful entrepreneur – a Harvard Business School graduate or an Amish man who quit school in eighth grade? According to new research, the answer may surprise you. Amish scholar Don Kraybill says the failure rate of Amish start-ups is less than 10%, while […]

by December 21, 2016 6 comments Trending, World
How a Newsletter About Sports for Non-Sports Fans Has Attracted 50,000 Subscribers

How a Newsletter About Sports for Non-Sports Fans Has Attracted 50,000 Subscribers

Forty-one percent of Americans say they are not sport fans, says a 2015 poll by Gallup. This may come as a surprise, since sports are ubiquitous in American lives. There are hundreds of 24-hour sports radio stations, at least six 24-hour television stations and it’s hard to even find a […]

by December 20, 2016 5 comments Trending
Why Do Terrorists Operate From Brussels? The Answer is Not What You Think

Why Do Terrorists Operate From Brussels? The Answer is Not What You Think

In the wake of the terrorist attack on Brussels, many people have expressed surprised that terrorists are still operational in Belgium. Brussels has been a hotbed of jihadists for years. The Paris terrorist attacks were launched by ISIS members living in Brussels, so the country should have been on high […]

by December 17, 2016 0 comments Politics, Trending, World
Secrets from the Unabomber Collection at University of Michigan

Secrets from the Unabomber Collection at University of Michigan

It has been 20 years since the Unabomber’s terrifying saga came to an end with the arrest of Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski. Kaczynski is now serving 8 consecutive life terms for sending bombs through the mail. Although the public was fascinated and repulsed by the mathematician turned anti-technology zealot, Kaczynski has […]

by December 15, 2016 4 comments 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 December 8, 2016 3 comments Trending, World
Food Labeling Act of 2016 Targets Mystery Behind “Use By” Labels

Food Labeling Act of 2016 Targets Mystery Behind “Use By” Labels

Food wastage is a growing concern in America. 40% of all food produced in America is wasted, and 90% of American consumers toss food prematurely, wasting perfectly good, safe food. Have you ever shopped for groceries, and been confused by the food expiration date and label? We look to those […]

by December 6, 2016 6 comments Food