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1189 – Richard The Lion-Hearted was crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey.

1192 – King Richard settled a peace with Muslim general Saladin, allowing Christian pilgrims and merchants access to Muslim-held Jerusalem.

1752 – September 3-13 never happened for many, thanks to Great Britain adaopting the Gergorian calander. People rioted, believing that the government had stolen 11 days of their lives

1777 – At Cooch’s Bridge, in Newark Delaware, an early skirmish of American Revolutionary war took place, where the Flag of the United States was flown in battle for the first time.

1783 – The Treaty of Paris officially ended the Revolutionary War.

1813 – Uncle Sam was seen for the first time, in Troy, New York.

1833 – The first issue of the New York Sun, New York’s first penny paper, was published.

1838 – Future abolitionist Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery.

1928 – Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb got his 4,191th and last career hit.

1935 – 1st automobile to exceed 300 mph, Sir Malcolm Campbell (301.337 mph)

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1189 – Richard The Lion-Hearted was crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey.

1192 – King Richard settled a peace with Muslim general Saladin, allowing Christian pilgrims and merchants access to Muslim-held Jerusalem.

1752 – September 3-13 never happened for many, thanks to Great Britain adaopting the Gergorian calander. People rioted, believing that the government had stolen 11 days of their lives

1777 – At Cooch’s Bridge, in Newark Delaware, an early skirmish of American Revolutionary war took place, where the Flag of the United States was flown in battle for the first time.

1783 – The Treaty of Paris officially ended the Revolutionary War.

1813 – Uncle Sam was seen for the first time, in Troy, New York.

1833 – The first issue of the New York Sun, New York’s first penny paper, was published.

1838 – Future abolitionist Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery.

1928 – Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb got his 4,191th and last career hit.

1935 – 1st automobile to exceed 300 mph, Sir Malcolm Campbell (301.337 mph)

1944 – Anne Frank and her family were placed on the last transport train from the Westerbork transit camp to the Auschwitz concentration camp, and arrived three days later.

1950 – The Beetle Bailey, the comic strip, debuted.

1951 – Search for Tomorrow premiered on CBS.

1976 – The American Viking 2 spacecraft landed at Utopia Planitia on Mars.

1978 – John Paul I was elected as the 264th Pope. He died 33 days later.

1992 – Austrailia’s Naughtiest Home Videos was cancelled 34 minutes into the program. Just about everyone involved was fired.

1995 – eBay was founded.

1996 – Viking II landed on Mars.

2004 – The Beslan school hostage crisis ended on its third day with the deaths of over 300 people, more than half of whom are children.

2008 – Sons of Anarchy premiered on FX

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Everyone knows that humidity wreaks havoc on your hair, but did you know that it also affects your skin? Hot, humid air can take a toll on your skin, reducing the body’s natural moisturizing oils and causing dry skin. But at the same time, the sticky, humid weather makes your skin sweat more, and sweat that doesn’t evaporate can lead to clogged pores, acne and other unsightly problems. So what can you do about it?

Make sure you’re showering every morning to rid your body of any sweat and moisture produced overnight. Wash your face first thing in the morning and again at night, and if you find that you’re especially oily mid-afternoon, wash it again or keep face wipes on hand at work.… Full Story

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Everyone knows that humidity wreaks havoc on your hair, but did you know that it also affects your skin? Hot, humid air can take a toll on your skin, reducing the body’s natural moisturizing oils and causing dry skin. But at the same time, the sticky, humid weather makes your skin sweat more, and sweat that doesn’t evaporate can lead to clogged pores, acne and other unsightly problems. So what can you do about it?

Make sure you’re showering every morning to rid your body of any sweat and moisture produced overnight. Wash your face first thing in the morning and again at night, and if you find that you’re especially oily mid-afternoon, wash it again or keep face wipes on hand at work. Blotting sheets will also help clear some of the moisture and oil from your face.

You also want to make sure you’re still moisturizing. You might think moisture is the last thing your skin needs in the summer, but in high humidity, the skin’s production of natural moisturizing oils is reduced. This can lead to dryness, inflammation and skin flaking. According to Eucerin, our skin becomes more permeable in hot, humid weather, allowing more moisture to escape. Make sure you continue your moisturizing routine, applying lotion after your shower and using a light face moisturizer with SPF.

If you’re house is particularly humid, or if you’re not big on air conditioning, invest in a quality dehumidifier. They can make a big difference, even if you just turn it on while you’re sleeping!

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University Of Tennessee Wants To Do Away With Sex-Specific Pronouns; Encourages Students To Use New Gender Neutral Pronouns Instead! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/university-of-tennessee-wants-to-do-away-with-sex-specific-pronouns-encourages-students-to-use-new-gender-neutral-pronouns-instead/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/university-of-tennessee-wants-to-do-away-with-sex-specific-pronouns-encourages-students-to-use-new-gender-neutral-pronouns-instead/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:30:15 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9240 Pronouns1

(PCM) Looks like the University of Tennessee is trying to create their own language by encourage students to do away with sex-specific pronouns such as he, she, him and her, this semester in favor of the new gender neutral pronouns …

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(PCM) Looks like the University of Tennessee is trying to create their own language by encourage students to do away with sex-specific pronouns such as he, she, him and her, this semester in favor of the new gender neutral pronouns they have recently created.

The University’s Pride Center created new pronouns such as “ze”, “zir” and “xem” as a way to not single out transgender or non-binary students. In a statement Pride Center director Donna Braquet says “The name a student uses may not be the one on the official roster, and the roster name may not be the same gender as the one the student now uses.We should not assume someone’s gender by their appearance, or by what is listed on a roster or in student information system.”

The Pride Center is urging all professors and students to look beyond the traditional pronouns and instead put the new pronouns ze, hir, hirs, and xe, xem, xyr to use. They also urge professors to ask students at the beginning of the semester to tell them their name and preferred pronoun.

While the University’s Pride Center is urging everyone to use these new pronouns as a way to make the campus more inclusive overall, they are in no way mandated or official policy of the University of Tennessee.  Not to be offensive in any way, but we think these new pronouns are utterly ridiculous … what do you think?  Will they catch on? Somehow we truly doubt it!

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Someone Squealed! Two Women Accused Of Running A Pre-School “Fight Club” http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/someone-squealed-two-women-accused-of-running-a-pre-school-fight-club/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/someone-squealed-two-women-accused-of-running-a-pre-school-fight-club/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:41:47 +0000 http://amyth.com/?p=2647 (PCM) And the first rule of “Fight Club” is … well, it appears someone spilled the beans and two NJ daycare works are being accused of running a pre-school “fight club” at a daycare facility with girls and boys aged four through six. Erica Kenny, 22, and Chanese White, 28 have been accused of instigating fights between the children at Lightbridge Academy in Cranford, NJ and then filming the altercations between the children and posting the fight footage on social media. Once it was brought to the attention of those in charge of Lightbridge Academy both women were immediately terminated. The videos feature footage of dozens of children fighting, shoving […]

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(PCM) And the first rule of “Fight Club” is … well, it appears someone spilled the beans and two NJ daycare works are being accused of running a pre-school “fight club” at a daycare facility with girls and boys aged four through six.

Erica Kenny, 22, and Chanese White, 28 have been accused of instigating fights between the children at Lightbridge Academy in Cranford, NJ and then filming the altercations between the children and posting the fight footage on social media. Once it was brought to the attention of those in charge of Lightbridge Academy both women were immediately terminated.

The videos feature footage of dozens of children fighting, shoving each other to the ground and taking swings on one another. There is still a pending investigation to find out just how long both Kenny and White were making these types of videos.  Both women have been charged with child abuse and Kenny has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Both women could serve jail time if convicted.

While none of the children appear to have suffered any serious injuries, Lightbridge Academy has released a statement in regards to the incident saying “As parents and caregivers, we are shocked and saddened by this isolated incident and we have assisted the prosecutor’s office from the start of its investigation into this matter. While no children were physically harmed during this incident, we have a zero tolerance policy for anyone who acts in conflict with the core value of Lightbridge Academy – the safety and well-being of children.”

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September 2 in Pop Culture History http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/september-2-in-pop-culture-history/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/september-2-in-pop-culture-history/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:01:25 +0000 http://pop-culture.net/news/?p=3022 02September 2 in Pop Culture History

44 BC – Cicero started the first of his Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony.

1192 – The Treaty of Jaffa was signed between Richard I of England and Saladin, leading to the end of the Third Crusade.

1666 – The Great Fire of London destroyed more than 13,000 homes along with St. Paul’s Church.

1752 (Julian year) – Great Britain adapted the Gregorian calander, making the next day September 14, 1752. There was no September 3-13 in the British Empire, including the American colonies.

1754 (Earthquake) Cairo, Egypt

1789 – The United States Treasury Department was established.

1837 – General Sherman taook Atlanta, after four weeks of fighting.

1837 – Samuel F.B. Morse patented his telegraph for sending messages. Ben Franklin was the first to send an electrical signal through a wire in 1750.

1897 – McCall Magazine began publication.

1901 – Vice President of the US, Theodore Roosevelt, used the famous phrase, “Speak softly and carry a big stick” at the Minnesota State Fair.

1912 – Arthur Rose Eldred was awarded the first Eagle Scout award of the Boy Scouts of America.

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44 BC – Cicero started the first of his Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony.

1192 – The Treaty of Jaffa was signed between Richard I of England and Saladin, leading to the end of the Third Crusade.

1666 – The Great Fire of London destroyed more than 13,000 homes along with St. Paul’s Church.

1752 (Julian year) – Great Britain adapted the Gregorian calander, making the next day September 14, 1752. There was no September 3-13 in the British Empire, including the American colonies.

1754 (Earthquake) Cairo, Egypt

1789 – The United States Treasury Department was established.

1837 – General Sherman taook Atlanta, after four weeks of fighting.

1837 – Samuel F.B. Morse patented his telegraph for sending messages. Ben Franklin was the first to send an electrical signal through a wire in 1750.

1897 – McCall Magazine began publication.

1901 – Vice President of the US, Theodore Roosevelt, used the famous phrase, “Speak softly and carry a big stick” at the Minnesota State Fair.

1912 – Arthur Rose Eldred was awarded the first Eagle Scout award of the Boy Scouts of America.

1944 – Future President George H.W. Bush ejected from his damaged plane in WW II.

1945 – Japan formally surrendered World War II.

1963 – CBS Evening News expanded from 15 minutes to 30 minutes, the firts network to do so. NBC followed on September 9.

1969- Chemical Bank installed the first United States ATM in the U.S. at its branch in Rockville Centre, New York.

1985 – NBC began broadcasting in stereo.

1992 (EArthquake) Nicaragua killing at least 116 people.

2005 – On NBC’s Concert for Hurricane Relief, Kanye West stated that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people”

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Fall TV Season Is Upon Us! Full List of Fall 2015 Premiere Dates! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/fall-tv-season-is-upon-us-full-list-of-fall-2015-premiere-dates/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/fall-tv-season-is-upon-us-full-list-of-fall-2015-premiere-dates/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 03:59:05 +0000 http://pcm-tv.com/news/?p=26061 Continue reading ]]> Fall-TV1

(PCM) It is our favorite time of year! All of our favorite fall TV shows are returning and the networks are churning out a slew of new series so everyone’s DVR’s are sure to fill up fast in the coming months. We have scoured the networks and came up with a complete list of every fall premiere date that has been revealed! Our most anticipated picks for each month are highlighted in bold, so definitely be sure to check them out!

September

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Tuesday, Sept. 1
“Drunk History” – 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central

Wednesday, Sept. 2
“Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles” – 10 p.m., Bravo

Friday, Sept. 4
“Hand of God” – Amazon

Monday, Sept. 7
“Ladies of London” – 10 p.m., Bravo

Tuesday, Sept. 8
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – 11:30 p.m., CBS

Wednesday, Sept. 9
“The League” – 10 p.m., FXX
“Suddenly Royal” – 10 p.m., TLC
“You’re The Worst” – 10:30 p.m., FXX

Tuesday, Sept. 9
“Longmire” – Netflix

Friday, Sept. 11
“20/20” – 10 p.m., ABC
“Z Nation” – 10 p.m., Syfy
“Continuum” – 11 p.m., Syfy

Saturday, Sept. 12
“Ferrell Takes The Field” – 10 p.m., HBO

Sunday, Sept. 13
“Project Greenlight” – 10 p.m., HBO
“Doll & Em” – 10 p.m., HBO

Monday, Sept. 14
“Dancing With the Stars” – 8 p.m., ABC

Tuesday, Sept. 15
“The Bastard Executioner” – 10 p.m., FX
“Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris” – 10 p.m., NBC
“The Mindy Project” – Hulu

Wednesday, Sept. 16
“South Park” – 10 p.m., Comedy Central
“Moonbeam City” – 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central

Saturday, Sept. 19
“Doctor Who” – 9 p.m., BBC America

Monday, Sept. 21
“The Big Bang Theory” – 8 p.m., CBS
“Gotham” – 8 p.m., FOX
“The Voice” – 8 p.m., NBC
“Life in Pieces” – 8:30 p.m., CBS
“Minority Report” -9 p.m., FOX
“Scorpion” – 9 p.m., CBS
“Blindspot” – 10 p.m., NBC
“Castle” – 10 p.m., ABC
“NCIS: Los Angeles” – 10 p.m., CBS

Tuesday, Sept. 22
“The Muppets” – 8 p.m., ABC
“NCIS” – 8 p.m., CBS
“Scream Queens” – 8 p.m., FOX
“Fresh Off the Boat” – 8:30 p.m., ABC
“NCIS: New Orleans” – 9 p.m., CBS
“The Bazillion Dollar Club” – 10 p.m., Syfy
“Limitless” – 10 p.m., CBS

Wednesday, Sept. 23
“The Middle” – 8 p.m., ABC
“The Mysteries of Laura” – 8 p.m., NBC
“Rosewood” – 8 p.m., FOX
“Survivor” – 8 p.m., CBS
“The Goldbergs” – 8:30 p.m., ABC
“Empire” – 9 p.m., FOX
“Law & Order: SVU” – 9 p.m., NBC
“Modern Family” – 9 p.m., ABC
“Black-ish” – 9:30 p.m., ABC
“Nashville” – 10 p.m., ABC

Thursday, Sept. 24
“Grey’s Anatomy” – 8 p.m., ABC
“Heroes Reborn” – 8 p.m., NBC
“Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe” – 9 p.m., Lifetime
“Scandal” – 9 p.m., ABC
“How To Get Away With Murder” – 10 p.m., ABC
“The Player” – 10 p.m., NBC

Friday, Sept. 25
“The Amazing Race” – 8 p.m., CBS
“Last Man Standing” – 8 p.m., ABC
“Hawaii Five-0” – 9 p.m., CBS
“Shark Tank” – 9 p.m., ABC
“Blue Bloods” – 10 p.m., CBS

Saturday, Sept. 26
“48 Hours” – 10 p.m., CBS

Sunday, Sept. 27
“60 Minutes” – 7 p.m., CBS
“Bob’s Burgers” – 7:30 p.m., FOX
“The Simpsons” – 8 p.m., FOX
“Once Upon a Time” – 8 p.m., ABC
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” – 8:30 p.m., FOX
“Blood & Oil” – 9 p.m., ABC
“Family Guy” – 9 p.m., FOX
“The Last Man on Earth” – 9:30 p.m., FOX
“Quantico” – 10 p.m., ABC

Monday, Sept. 28
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” – 11 p.m., Comedy Central

Tuesday, Sept. 29
“Grandfathered” – 8 p.m., FOX
“The Grinder” – 8:30 p.m., FOX
“Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” – 9 p.m., ABC
“Beyond the Tank” – 9 p.m., ABC

Wednesday, Sept. 30
“Criminal Minds” – 9 p.m., CBS
“Chicago P.D.” – 10 p.m. NBC
“Code Black” – 10 p.m., CBS

October

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Thursday, Oct. 1
“Bones” – 8 p.m., FOX
“The Blacklist” – 9 p.m., NBC
“Sleepy Hollow” – 9 p.m., FOX
“Benders” – 10 p.m., IFC

Friday, Oct. 2
“Dr. Ken” – 8:30 p.m., ABC
“The Jacksons: Next Generation” – 10 p.m., Lifetime

Saturday, Oct. 3
“The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story” – 8 p.m., Lifetime
“Saturday Night Live” – 11:30 p.m., NBC

Sunday, Oct. 4
“Madame Secretary” – 8 p.m., CBS
“The Good Wife” – 9 p.m., CBS
“Homeland” – 9 p.m., Showtime
“The Leftovers” – 9 p.m., HBO
“The Affair” – 10 p.m., Showtime
“CSI: Cyber” – 10 p.m., CBS

Tuesday, Oct. 6
“The Flash” – 8 p.m., The CW
“iZombie” – 9 p.m., The CW

Wednesday, Oct. 7
“Arrow” – 8 p.m., The CW
“Supernatural” – 9 p.m., The CW
“American Horror Story: Hotel” – 10 p.m., FX

Thursday, Oct. 8
“The Vampire Diaries” – 8 p.m., The CW
“The Originals” – 9 p.m., The CW
“Haven” – 10 p.m., Syfy
“Billy on the Street” – 10:30 p.m., TruTV

Friday, Oct. 9
“Reign” – 8 p.m., The CW
“Undateable” – 8 p.m., NBC
“America’s Next Top Model” – 9 p.m., The CW
“Red Oaks” – Amazon

Saturday, Oct. 10
“The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story” – 8 p.m., Lifetime
“The Last Kingdom” – 10 p.m., BBC America

Sunday, Oct. 11
“America’s Funniest Home Videos” – 7 p.m., ABC
“The Walking Dead” – 9 p.m., AMC
“Talking Dead” – 10:30 p.m., AMC

Monday, Oct. 12
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” – 8 p.m., The CW
“Jane the Virgin” – 9 p.m., The CW
“Fargo” – 10 p.m., FX

Tuesday, Oct. 13
“Manhattan” – 9 p.m., WGN America
“Chicago Fire” – 10 p.m., NBC

Wednesday, Oct. 14
“Kingdom” – 9 p.m., DirecTV

Thursday, Oct. 15
“Nathan For You” – 10 p.m., Comedy Central

Friday, Oct. 16
“Truth Be Told” – 8:30 p.m., NBC
“The Knick” – 10 p.m., Cinemax
“Satisfaction” – 10 p.m., USA

Monday, Oct. 26
“Supergirl” – 8:30 p.m., CBS

Tuesday, Oct. 27
“Wicked City” – 10 p.m., ABC

Friday, Oct. 30
“Grimm” – 9 p.m., NBC

Saturday, Oct. 31
“Ash vs. Evil Dead” – 9 p.m., Starz

November

Thursday, Nov. 5
“Mom” – 9 p.m., CBS
“Angel From Hell” – 9:30 p.m., CBS
“Elementary” – 10 p.m., CBS

Friday, Nov. 6
“MasterChef Junior” – 8 p.m., FOX
“World’s Funniest” – 9 p.m., FOX

Sunday, Nov. 8
“Flesh and Bone” – 9 p.m., Starz

Tuesday, Nov. 17
“Chicago Med” – 10 p.m., NBC

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Netflix is Losing Some Major Titles this September http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/netflix-is-losing-some-major-titles-this-september/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/netflix-is-losing-some-major-titles-this-september/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 03:53:48 +0000 http://pcmreviews.com/news/?p=26053 (PCM) It’s a new month, which means there’s a whole new batch of movies and TV shows to watch binge on Netflix. September brings us some classics, including The Monster Squad, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Volume 1, Hamlet, the first three installments of the Rambo franchise, and Lawrence of Arabia. A few other notable titles available on instant streaming throughout the month include Up in the Air, Sleepy Hollow, and Moonrise Kingdom. Unfortunately, we also have to bid farewell to number of movies and TV shows that have reached the end of their instant streaming run. September will see the removal of several blockbusters from instant streaming, including World War Z, […]

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NEtflix_Featured(PCM) It’s a new month, which means there’s a whole new batch of movies and TV shows to watch binge on Netflix.

September brings us some classics, including The Monster Squad, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Volume 1, Hamlet, the first three installments of the Rambo franchise, and Lawrence of Arabia.

A few other notable titles available on instant streaming throughout the month include Up in the Air, Sleepy Hollow, and Moonrise Kingdom.

Unfortunately, we also have to bid farewell to number of movies and TV shows that have reached the end of their instant streaming run.

September will see the removal of several blockbusters from instant streaming, including World War Z, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Apocalypse Now, Star Trek Into Darkness, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and The Wolf of Wall Street.

Other titles of note leaving in September are The IT Crowd: Seasons 1-4, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Total Recall, School of Rock, Saved!, and The Skeleton Twins.

Check out the full list of films and TV shows coming to Netflix in September below!

September 1

72 Dangerous Animals, Australia: Season 1 (2015)

The Adventures of Sharkboy & Lavagirl (2005)

Arthur: Season 17 (1996 series)

Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (2014)

Battle Creek: Season 1 (2015)

Blackbird (2014)

Capital C (2014)

Combustion (2013)

Da Jammies: Season 1 (2015 series)

Divorce Corp. (2014)

Giggle and Hoot’s Best Ever! (2014)

Hamlet (1990)

Hardball (2001)

Heather McDonald: I Don’t Mean To Brag (2014)

Lawrence of Arabia: Restored Version (1962)

The League: Season 6 (2009 series)

Los hombres también lloran: Season 1 (2015 series)

Masters of the Universe (1987)

Mississippi Damned (2009)

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Volume 1

The Monster Squad (1987)

Mouk: Season 1

Our Man in Tehran (2013)

Pandas: The Journey Home (2014)

Person of Interest: Seasons 1-3

Puffin Rock: Season 1

Rambo: First Blood (1982)

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

Rambo III: Ultimate Edition (1988)

Shake the Dust (2014)

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Such Good People (2014)

Up in the Air (2009)

Zathura (2005)

Zoo Clues: Season 1

September 2

Black or White (2014)

Miss Julie (2014)

September 3

Drumline: A New Beat (2014)

September 4

Baby Daddy: Season 4 (new episodes)

Bad Night (2015)

Madame Secretary: Season 1 (2014 series)

Melissa & Joey: Season 4 (new episodes)

September 7

Space Dandy: Season 2

September 8

6 Years (2015)

Love At First Fight (2014)

September 9

Teen Beach Movie 2 (2015)

September 10

Fugitivos: Season 1

Longmire: Season 4

September 11

About Elly (2009)

God Bless the Child (2015)

Madame Bovary (2014)

September 12

It Happened Here (2015)

Portlandia: Season 5

The Roughnecks (2014)

Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

September 13

Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season 4 (part 2)

Pixies (2014)

September 14

Call the Midwife: Series 4

September 15

The Bank Job (2008)

Closer to the Moon (2015)

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)

Kambu: Season 1

The Road Within (2015)

Rubble Kings (2015)

Sin Senos no Hay Paraiso: Season 1

Zoobabu: Season 1

September 16

The Blacklist: Season 2 (2013 series)

The Fosters: Season 3 (2013 series)

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Reservation Road (2007)

September 17

The Mysteries of Laura: Season 1 (2014 series)

September 18

Keith Richards: Under the Influence (2015)

September 21

The Following: Season 3 (2013 series)

Gotham: Season 1 (2014 series)

September 22

Person of Interest: Season 4 (2011 series)

Philomena (2013)

Smosh: The Movie (2015)

September 23

The Loft (2015)

September 24

Iris (2014)

September 25

Blue Bloods: Season 5 (2010 series)

Hawaii Five-0: Season 5 (2010 series)

Parenthood: Season 6 (2010 series)

VeggieTales in the House: Season 1

September 26

The Canyons (2013)

September 27

The Walking Dead: Season 5

September 29

Bones: Season 10

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

Monster High: Boo York (2015)

R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls (2015)

September 30

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Series 12

Leafie: A Hen into the Wild (2011)

Midnight’s Children (2012)

Murdoch Mysteries: Season 4-7

Ned Rifle (2014)

Leaving Netflix in September 2015

September 1

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004)

Better Than Chocolate (1999)

Bratz: Rock Angelz (2005)

Care Bears: Big Wish Movie (2005)

Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-Lot (2004)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! (2009)

Doomsday Preppers: Season 1-3

Electrick Children (2012)

FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)

Ink Master: Season 2

The IT Crowd: Series 1-4

Jackie Brown (1997)

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

The Lost Boys (1987)

Mortal Kombat: The Movie (1995)

Patch Adams (1998)

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)

Rules of Engagement (2000)

Rumpelstiltskin (1987)

Sarah’s Choice (2009)

School of Rock (2003)

She’s the One (1996)

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Total Recall (1990)

W. (2008)

September 2

Cheech & Chong’s Hey Watch This (2010)

September 3

Dinosaurs: Season 1-4

September 4

Delta Farce (2007)

September 5

Marilyn in Manhattan (2012)

September 7

Ramsay’s Best Restaurant: Season 1

September 9

Bratz: Friendship Is Always in Style (2014)

Kicking It (2008)

September 10

100 Below Zero (2013)

Becoming Chaz (2010)

Crash & Bernstein: Season 1-2

War Witch (2012)

September 13

High Fidelity (2000)

September 14

Corky Romano (2001)

September 15

Best of Teletubbies

Bratz: The Video: Starrin’ & Stylin’ (2004)

Coach: Season 1-9

Spiral: Season 4

Valhalla (2013)

September 16

Hank: Five Years from the Brink (2013)

The Slap: Season 1

September 20

Reporter (2009)

September 22

National Geographic: Inside Guantanamo (2009)

National Geographic: The Battle for Midway (1999)

September 26

Indy 500: The Inside Line (2011)

Lethal Force (2011)

Ron White: A Little Unprofessional (2012)

September 27

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: Season 1-2

My Boys: Season 1-4

September 28

Undeclared: The Complete Series

September 29

Bratz: Desert Jewelz (2011)

Comic Book Men: Season 2

Coriolanus (2011)

September 30

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

Apocalypse Now (1979)

The Expendables 3 (2014)

The Good Guy (2010)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

If I Stay (2014)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)

Nebraska (2013)

The Prince (2014)

Saved! (2004)

The Skeleton Twins (2014)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

World War Z (2013)

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deadmau5 Set To Close Out The 2015 Great Allentown Fair http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/deadmau5-set-to-close-out-the-2015-great-allentown-fair/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/deadmau5-set-to-close-out-the-2015-great-allentown-fair/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:18:00 +0000 http://unskinnypop.com/?p=47742 (PCM) This Saturday, history will be made at The Great Allentown Fair. EDM juggernaut deadmau5 will close out the week, marking the first time the Fair has every hosted a DJ or EDM artist. The traditionally rock and country-dominated festival decided to branch out this year, booking one of the genre’s biggest artists. Tickets are $59 and are available now via AllentownFairPA.org. deadmau5 has established himself as one of the top EDM artists in the world. Last year, his album (1<2) garnered much critical acclaim and earned him his third Grammy Award nomination. deadmau5 boasts one of the most electrifying and captivating live shows in pop music today, and his history-making […]

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(PCM) This Saturday, history will be made at The Great Allentown Fair. EDM juggernaut deadmau5 will close out the week, marking the first time the Fair has every hosted a DJ or EDM artist. The traditionally rock and country-dominated festival decided to branch out this year, booking one of the genre’s biggest artists. Tickets are $59 and are available now via AllentownFairPA.org.

deadmau5 has established himself as one of the top EDM artists in the world. Last year, his album (1<2) garnered much critical acclaim and earned him his third Grammy Award nomination. deadmau5 boasts one of the most electrifying and captivating live shows in pop music today, and his history-making set at The Great Allentown Fair is not to be missed.

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Signs You’re Way Too Stressed: Nosebleeds, Vomiting and Other Weird Symptoms http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/signs-youre-way-too-stressed-nosebleeds-vomiting-and-other-weird-symptoms/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/signs-youre-way-too-stressed-nosebleeds-vomiting-and-other-weird-symptoms/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 23:03:58 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com?p=6021

Stress is unavoidable, and sadly, even stress in children is on the rise. Aside from the obvious signs of anxiety, such as headaches, muscle tension, sleep problems, irritability, etc., there are additional symptoms caused by stress that you may not even realize are linked.

Here are six weird signs you’re way too stressed out:

#1: Vomiting. According to Rodale, stress and anxiety can trigger vomiting and a condition called “cyclic vomiting syndrome,” in which people experience nausea and vomiting over an extended period of time. It often starts at the same time every day.

#2: Hair loss. There are two conditions associated with stress-induced hair loss: alopecia areata and telogen effluvium.… Full Story

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Stress is unavoidable, and sadly, even stress in children is on the rise. Aside from the obvious signs of anxiety, such as headaches, muscle tension, sleep problems, irritability, etc., there are additional symptoms caused by stress that you may not even realize are linked.

Here are six weird signs you’re way too stressed out:

#1: Vomiting. According to Rodale, stress and anxiety can trigger vomiting and a condition called “cyclic vomiting syndrome,” in which people experience nausea and vomiting over an extended period of time. It often starts at the same time every day.

#2: Hair loss. There are two conditions associated with stress-induced hair loss: alopecia areata and telogen effluvium. The former is an autoimmune disorder, and the latter is linked to a stressful event.

# 3: Nosebleeds. A 2001 article in the British Medical Journal suggests that stressful events lead to spikes in blood pressure, which can trigger nosebleeds.

# 4: Memory loss. Chronic stress can expose the hippocampus, the area of the brain that controls your short-term memory, to high levels of cortisol, which can inhibit your ability to remember things. Fatigue and sleep problems are other causes of stress, and let’s face it, when you’re sleep deprived you’re usually not at your best.

# 5: Weakened immunity. If you’re constantly stressed, this one probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Stress shrinks your thymus gland, the gland that produces infection-fighting white blood cells, among other harmful effects on your immune system.

If that weren’t enough to get your stress under control, it’s important to understand that left unchecked, stress can contribute to serious health problems including high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Stress kills! Get it under control with these tips!

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The Folklore & Legends of Mirrors http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/the-folklore-legends-of-mirrors/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/the-folklore-legends-of-mirrors/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 20:24:03 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=5019 Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?

We all know that phrase and not just because of the Snow White trend that has crept into pop culture in the recent past with the likes of two Snow White movies (Mirror Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman) and Once Upon a Time, a fairy tale themed TV series with Snow White leading the list of main characters, but because we grew up surrounded by these legends and lore.

And we’re surrounded by plenty of mirrors these days, too.

Now, some of us may enjoy taking that glimpse in the mirror, but if you think too long on any of the tales, superstitions and beliefs that surround mirrors, mirrors could end up seeming pretty terrifying. I mean, mirrors are kind of spooky whether they’re in a funhouse or in your bathroom. They have that perpetual sense of anticipation and, perhaps, even fear due to the stories we’ve grown up on and the ways we’ve seen them come to life in entertainment.

After all, there is plenty of material to work with and expand upon. One of the oldest and most common beliefs about mirrors, that our reflections contain part of our souls, underlies nearly ever mirror tale there is. A soul is nothing to mess around this and many ancient cultures believed the soul in danger of getting trapped in a mirror due to this connection to one’s reflection.

While this premise is not exactly the base of the Magic Mirror in Snow White (although if you watch Once Upon a Time and know the danger and evil that we’ve seen in Sidney Glass you may see a connection), it is indeed the root of many other superstitions around mirrors.  Check out these familiar scares below.

 7 Years Bad Luck:

We all know this one. Break a mirror and you’ve got 7 years of bad luck! So, who do we have to thank for this nagging thought in the back of our minds every time there’s a crack in our mirror? The Romans! Believe it or not, this superstition dates all the way back to when glass mirrors were first created. Believing the connection between reflection and soul to be true, the Romans likewise believed that to break a mirror (ie. One’s reflection) was to break a piece of the soul of the individual as well.

But why 7 years? Again, it’s all about the soul. The Romans attributed the seven years worth of bad luck to the belief that life renewed itself every seven years. Thus, breaking a mirror is breaking a soul which is breaking your health. (Follow that?) It was only after seven years that the soul is regenerated and the bad luck washed away.

Vampires:

Especially with the current trends in pop culture, there is no doubt that we’ve all seen our share of vampire movies, TV shows and more, which means that at some point in time we’ve likely encountered that revealing moment when the vampire (or someone suspected of being a vampire) is standing before a mirror and yet there is no reflection.

Again, this has everything to do with the soul. After all, vampires are the undead and if you know anything about vampires, you know they do not have souls. So, if we follow the belief that our reflection contains a part of our souls… a soulless being would have no reflection.

Bloody Mary:

This myth is perhaps one of the scariest and best known of our time. It’s an urban legend and thus, by nature, surrounded by a variety of different tellings, but the general idea is that if you if you stand in front of a mirror and say “Bloody Mary” repeatedly, she’ll appear in the mirror to cause you harm. Whether you’re most familiar with this tale from your torment-loving siblings or any of the depictions on screen (be it in Candyman, Paranormal Activity 3 or The CW’s Supernatural), you know you don’t want her coming around.

Bloody Mary is a soul trapped in a mirror, looking to cause harm to those who invoke her.  She’s been harmed herself and looking to bring that pain to others.

Other Mirror Superstitions at a Glance:

– Falling asleep in front of a mirror is dangerous, because the soul leaves the body while sleeping and upon return may get confused by the reflection and enter the mirror rather than your body.

– Many cultures break the mirrors of the deceased or cover them up so that the dead would not see their reflection and decide to remain back and haunt their home.

– Other cultures will cover mirrors at a wake so that the soul of the deceased does not become trapped. All reflective surfaces – including water and household appliances – would need to be covered up.

– Mirrors were often used in traditional witchcraft as tools for scrying or performing spells.

– A newborn child should not look into a mirror until their first year due to the belief that the soul is still developing at that time.

– It is bad luck to have two mirrors facing one another.

– The mirror has ties to water due to both of their reflective natures. This brings to mind myths and folklore like the story of Narcissus.

– Mirrors cannot lie. (Hence the Magic Mirror of Snow White fame…)

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Misting Showers Installed At Auschwitz Memorial Are Met With Controversy http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/misting-showers-installed-at-auschwitz-memorial-are-met-with-controversy/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/misting-showers-installed-at-auschwitz-memorial-are-met-with-controversy/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:37:04 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com/?p=31722 Auschwitz-misting

(PCM) The Auschwitz Memorial in Poland is being met with some controversy after the decision was made to install misting stations outside the memorials front entrance as a way to battle an extreme heat wave that has been affecting the area.

Auschwitz was once known as the largest Nazi concentration camp in Poland and now visitors are comparing the newly installed misting stations to the gas chamber “showers” that were used to kill the Jews during World War II.

In response to the controversy the museum addressed concerns via Facebook saying that due to the fact that guests waiting to visit the museum must stand in direct sunlight while waiting for entry cards and there is no shade there have been several incidents of fainting episodes and the museum felt that they needed to take action for the safely of museum visitors.… Full Story

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(PCM) The Auschwitz Memorial in Poland is being met with some controversy after the decision was made to install misting stations outside the memorials front entrance as a way to battle an extreme heat wave that has been affecting the area.

Auschwitz was once known as the largest Nazi concentration camp in Poland and now visitors are comparing the newly installed misting stations to the gas chamber “showers” that were used to kill the Jews during World War II.

In response to the controversy the museum addressed concerns via Facebook saying that due to the fact that guests waiting to visit the museum must stand in direct sunlight while waiting for entry cards and there is no shade there have been several incidents of fainting episodes and the museum felt that they needed to take action for the safely of museum visitors.

The museum also goes on to explain that they can not comment on any suggested historical references and say that this misting sprinklers in no way resemble showers or the fake showers installed by the Germans in some of the gas chambers, which were not actually used to deliver gas into the chambers. Instead Zyklon B was released into the gas chambers in a very different way. It was released through holes in the ceiling or airtight drops in the walls.

What do you think? Should the museum be concerned about guest sensitivity or are the misting stations a good idea?

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Happy Birthday To Chicken Boy! Perfect Way To Kick-Off National Eat Chicken Month! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/happy-birthday-to-chicken-boy-perfect-way-to-kick-off-national-eat-chicken-month/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/happy-birthday-to-chicken-boy-perfect-way-to-kick-off-national-eat-chicken-month/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:31:21 +0000 http://amyth.com/?p=2644 (PCM) Chicken Boy is a gigantic 22-foot tall statue that currently resides along historic Route 66 in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles, California. After many tumultuous years of being taken up and down and resting for two years in a storage facility Chicken Boy finally found his permanent home upon the roof of 5558 North Figueroa an art design firm owned by Amy Inouye. Chicken Boy’s ceremonial birthday is celebrated on September 1, as that is when he made his initial debut a top a Los Angeles chicken restaurant from 1969 to 1984 when the owner of the restaurant passed away. People from all over the country continue […]

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(PCM) Chicken Boy is a gigantic 22-foot tall statue that currently resides along historic Route 66 in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles, California. After many tumultuous years of being taken up and down and resting for two years in a storage facility Chicken Boy finally found his permanent home upon the roof of 5558 North Figueroa an art design firm owned by Amy Inouye.

Chicken Boy’s ceremonial birthday is celebrated on September 1, as that is when he made his initial debut a top a Los Angeles chicken restaurant from 1969 to 1984 when the owner of the restaurant passed away. People from all over the country continue to make the trek to visit the iconic Chicken Boy statue that has since been named a historic California landmark. Chicken Boy even has his very own website/on-line store! He is often referred to as the Statue Of Liberty of Los Angeles.

We say there is no better way to celebrate Chicken Boy’s birthday this month than kicking off September, which also happens to be National Eat Chicken month, with a tasty plate of some delicious fried chicken and a tall glass of sweet tea.

On average a typical U.S. household serves some sort of chicken dish about seven times or more per month which adds up to be able 82 pounds of chicken per person for a whole year.  A few years ago in celebration of National Chicken Month, KFC conducted a survey to find out about America’s chicken consuming habits.

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Some fun facts from that survey can be found below:

When asked the age-old question “what came first the chicken or the egg?,”nearly seven out of 10 turned to the biblical belief that the chicken came before the egg. On the other hand, the U.S.D.A. data statisticians have proven that the egg did, in fact, come before the chicken. Any way you look at it, a chicken can’t be born without an egg, and an egg can’t be laid without a chicken … so both answers are correct.(2)

Hands-Off Approach
When it comes to fried chicken, most dig in and forget proper etiquette! More than four out of five surveyed toss aside utensils and eat chicken with their hands.
— Believe it or not, slightly more women (85%) than men (81%) are apt to
forget the fork!
— This is good news for those visiting Gainesville, Ga. — the chicken
capital of the world — where it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork.

Piece by Piece
Hands down, almost seven out of 10 people surveyed prefer white meat to
dark. When it comes to the most favored piece of chicken, the breast prevails
by close to 50 percent over leg, thigh, boneless and wing.

— Breast 48%
— Leg 18%
— Thigh 13%
— Boneless 13%
— Wing 10%

On the Side but Still in the “Game”
When deciding which side dish to bring to the table, 48 percent surveyed
chose mashed potatoes & gravy as their favorite, followed by fries, cole slaw,
corn on the cob or baked beans.

— Mashed Potatoes & Gravy 48%
— Fries 19%
— Cole slaw 17%
— Corn on the cob 13%
— Baked beans 3%

Who Better than KFC to Give You Chicken Facts? 
— Today, people are eating three times as much chicken as they did in the
early 1960s; in fact, chicken consumption surpasses that of beef each
year(3)

— A chicken has been clocked at running 25 miles per hour(4)

— While humans have about 9,000 taste buds in their mouths, chicken have
only 24 located in several areas of their mouth and tongue(5)

— According to the Guiness Book of World Records, the largest chicken,
named Weirdo, weighed in at a whopping 22 pounds and came from
Calaveras County, Calif.(6)

— In Quitman, Ga., it’s illegal for a chicken to cross the road

— A group of chickens is called a “peep of chicken”

— Colonel Sanders (the founder of KFC, best known for his white suit and
black string tie) was the second most recognized public figure in the
world back in 1979(7)

— An estimated 736 million KFC chickens are consumed annually
worldwide(8)

— Laid head to claw, KFC chickens consumed worldwide each year would
reach 209,000 miles — encircling the Earth at the equator 8-1/2
times(9)

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September is National Milkshake Month! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/september-is-national-milkshake-month/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/september-is-national-milkshake-month/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:29:01 +0000 http://pop-culture.net/news/?p=3124 milkshakesSeptember is National Milkshake Month!

~ Milkshake Trivia & History ~

The basic ingredients for a milkshake include milk, ice cream, and flavoring. Bandleader Fred Waring financed the invention by Frederick Jacob Osius, and later marketed the Miracle Mixer and Waring Blendor (note the spelling) in 1937, making milkshakes available in many homes, in addition to medical research. They sold for under $30.

Hamilton Beach made the blender of choice for most professional food establishments beginning with the ‘Cyclone Blender’ in 1911. Prior to that, they were literally “shaked.”

When ‘milkshakes’ were first invented in 1885, they also included whiskey. Initial descriptions of the drink was a “sturdy, healthful eggnog type of drink, with eggs, whiskey, etc., served as a tonic as well as a treat.”|

Ice cream was added in the early 1900s, and the term “Frosted” came about in the 1930s, when more efficient refrigeration made ice cream available on a massive scale.

Walgreens’ Ivar Coulson is noted as the first person to combine the malt, ice cream and flavoring for the modern milkshake.

Ivar Coulson’s Recipe for Old Fashioned Chocolate Malted Milk:
Use a Frosted Malt Can
1 1/2 oz. Chocolate Syrup
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milkshakesSeptember is National Milkshake Month!

~ Milkshake Trivia & History ~

The basic ingredients for a milkshake include milk, ice cream, and flavoring. Bandleader Fred Waring financed the invention by Frederick Jacob Osius, and later marketed the Miracle Mixer and Waring Blendor (note the spelling) in 1937, making milkshakes available in many homes, in addition to medical research. They sold for under $30.

Hamilton Beach made the blender of choice for most professional food establishments beginning with the ‘Cyclone Blender’ in 1911. Prior to that, they were literally “shaked.”

When ‘milkshakes’ were first invented in 1885, they also included whiskey. Initial descriptions of the drink was a “sturdy, healthful eggnog type of drink, with eggs, whiskey, etc., served as a tonic as well as a treat.”|

Ice cream was added in the early 1900s, and the term “Frosted” came about in the 1930s, when more efficient refrigeration made ice cream available on a massive scale.

Walgreens’ Ivar Coulson is noted as the first person to combine the malt, ice cream and flavoring for the modern milkshake.

Ivar Coulson’s Recipe for Old Fashioned Chocolate Malted Milk:
Use a Frosted Malt Can
1 1/2 oz. Chocolate Syrup
3  #16 Dips of Vanilla Ice Cream
5 1/2 oz. of Cold Milk
Add Malt Powder (One Heaping Tablespoonful)
Place On Mixer Only Until Mixed (Do Not Over Mix)
Use a Generous Portion of Whipped Topping In A #1808 10 oz. Glass
Pour Malted Milk in Glass Approximately 2/3 Full
Serve Remainder Of Malted In A Shaker Along With The Glass To The Guest With Straws and Package of Fountain Treat Cookies

Joseph Friedman invented the flexible straw when he saw his daughter struggle with her milkshake. He patented (#2,094,268 ) his ‘drinking tube’ in 1937.

A banana milkshake mixed with a little honey has been called the perfect cure for a hangover.

Dairy Queen began serving them in 1949.

McDonald’s McFlurries were invented in October 1997, although they offered milkshakes shortly after they first opened in 1940. Ray Crock was the salesman, and later bought the company from Maurice and Richard McDonald.
(The Shamrock Shake was introduced in 1970)

Wendy’s introduced their Frostys in 1969.

Health food stores on the West Coast of the United States began selling smoothies (which inclued fruits and the occasional vegetable) in the 1930s.

In some areas, a milkshake is known as a ‘frappe’ (the ‘e’ is silent).

A ‘Concrete” Shake is designed so thick that the server hands it out the order window upside down, demonstrating that not a drop will drip. Dairy Queen sometimes offers it, in some regions of the US.

A milkshake is a ‘malt’ if it is made with malted milk. William Horlick invented the mixture of dried milk, malted barley and wheat in 1897, and added it to milk to create the ‘malt’ drink.

Reduced-sugar, low-fat milk shakes are available in many schools and health-conscious restaurants.

June 20 is National Vanilla Milkshake Day.

September 12 is National Chocolate Milkshake Day.

October 7 is National Frappe Day.

More information about Milkshake History:
Highland Park Soda Fountain

Hankering For History

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September 1 in Pop Culture History http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/september-1-in-pop-culture-history/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/09/september-1-in-pop-culture-history/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 04:03:49 +0000 http://pop-culture.net/news/?p=3010 01September 1 in Pop Culture History

1651 – Robinson Crusoe, a fictional character, began on his first sea voyage, from Hull to London.

1661 – In the first official well-known Yacht Race, England’s King Charles lost to his brother, James.

1752 – “Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof” The Liberty Bell was officially placed in the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia.

1799 – The Bank of Manhattan Company (now Chase Manhattan) opened in New York City.

1859 – The Carrington Event, a large solar flare (a coronal mass ejection – CME, solar superstorm) effected many of the (relatively few) electronics and telegraph lines on Earth.

1872 – Linda Ann Judson Richards graduated from the Training School of the New England Hospital for Women and Children and became America’s first Nurse.

1894 – Juno, one of the four largest asteroids in the Main Belt, was discovered by the German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.

1894 – Great Hinckley Fire, Minnesota

1897 – Boston’s Tremont Street Subway opened.

1902 – A Trip to the Moon, considered one of the first science fiction films, was released in France.

1923 (Volcano Eruption & Earthquake) Kanto, Japan

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1651 – Robinson Crusoe, a fictional character, began on his first sea voyage, from Hull to London.

1661 – In the first official well-known Yacht Race, England’s King Charles lost to his brother, James.

1752 – “Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof” The Liberty Bell was officially placed in the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia.

1799 – The Bank of Manhattan Company (now Chase Manhattan) opened in New York City.

1859 – The Carrington Event, a large solar flare (a coronal mass ejection – CME, solar superstorm) effected many of the (relatively few) electronics and telegraph lines on Earth.

1872 – Linda Ann Judson Richards graduated from the Training School of the New England Hospital for Women and Children and became America’s first Nurse.

1894 – Juno, one of the four largest asteroids in the Main Belt, was discovered by the German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.

1894 – Great Hinckley Fire, Minnesota

1897 – Boston’s Tremont Street Subway opened.

1902 – A Trip to the Moon, considered one of the first science fiction films, was released in France.

1923 (Volcano Eruption & Earthquake) Kanto, Japan

1935 – Labor Day Hurricane, Florida

1939 – Adolf Hitler signed an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people.

1939 – World War II began with Germany’s invasion of Poland.

1948 – The United Nation’s World Health Organization was founded.

1952 – The Old Man and the Sea, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Ernest Hemingway, was first published.

1968 – Irvin Feld opened the Clown College, in Venice, Florida.

1969 – Muammar el-Qaddafi overthrew King Idris, and founded the Libyan Arab Republic.

1972 – Bobby Fischer defeated Boris Spassky of the USSR. He was the first American to compete in the tournament.

1972 – Mark Spitz won his 4th and 5th Olympic Medals (he won 7 in total in the ’72 Olympics)

1977 – The first TRS-80 Model I computer was sold at Radio Shack.1978 – Battle of the Planets premiered in syndication.

1979 – An LA Court ordered Clayton Moore to stop wearing Lone Ranger mask. The copyright owners did not want any association with him, although he used his fame as the Television face as the Lone Ranger as a positive example of what the Ranger (and Tonto) represented. He began wearing wrap-around shades instead.

1979 – Pioneer 2 flew past Saturn discovering an eleventh moon and two new rings.

1982 – The United States Air Force Space Command was founded.

1983 – Korean Airlines Boeing 747, flight 007 was shot down by Soviets in Russian airspace.

1985 – The remains of the Titanic, sunk by an iceberg in 1912, were discovered in the North Atlantic.

1986 – CBS Evening News anchorman Dan Rather initiated the use of the word “Courage” as a slogan at the end of his broadcast. He stopped about a week later.

1991- E! News had it’s first live broadcast

1994- The Independent Film Channel made its debut

1997 – Disney Channel ended their 14 year run of being a subscription TV channel. They continued the channel free of charge.

2004 – Chechen terrorists took over 1,000 schoolchildren and others hostage in Beslan, Russia.

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Exclusive Interview With Styx Bassist Ricky Phillips http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/exclusive-interview-with-styx-bassist-ricky-phillips/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/exclusive-interview-with-styx-bassist-ricky-phillips/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:29:36 +0000 http://unskinnypop.com/?p=47733 (PCM) Proving that rock n’ roll is alive and well, especially when it comes to live performances, Styx have once again journeyed out this summer along with both Def Leppard and Tesla to bring fans one of the most exciting rock tours of the summer. It is sure to be a truly memorable evening for all who can attend any of the remaining tour dates. True road warriors Styx continue to amaze me by giving 110% to each and every performance and certainly show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. I recently had a chance to catch up with Styx bassist Ricky Phillips, who you may also know was […]

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(PCM) Proving that rock n’ roll is alive and well, especially when it comes to live performances, Styx have once again journeyed out this summer along with both Def Leppard and Tesla to bring fans one of the most exciting rock tours of the summer. It is sure to be a truly memorable evening for all who can attend any of the remaining tour dates.

True road warriors Styx continue to amaze me by giving 110% to each and every performance and certainly show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. I recently had a chance to catch up with Styx bassist Ricky Phillips, who you may also know was also a member of both The Baby’s and Bad English and has worked with countless rock n’ roll icons over the years. We, of course, chatted about Styx’s current tour with Def Leppard and Tesla, but also learned that work is currently being down on a new Styx album as well.

We also discussed the many changes in the music industry that are affecting musicians today, as well as, his work on the upcoming Ronnie Montrose tribute album, which is without a doubt going to be epic!

On the current tour with Def Leppard and Tesla

RICKY PHILLIPS: Things couldn’t be better. It’s a really great compliment of music and I think that it makes for a real good night of music for fans to get a lot of bang from their buck. These days concert tickets are quite expensive so you have to try to get your money’s worth. We’ve been selling out or nearly selling out all of the venues across the country so far and beyond that I think the most important part is that we all get along really well and it is just fun to be there. There are a lot of fun things going on and we didn’t even realize that it had been nearly seven years since we last toured with Def Leppard and they are good friends of ours, so it is just great to be out with them.

You never know what’s going to happen and each day is a little bit different adventure. Backstage is sometimes just as much fun as up front.

On fans coming out to shows and the proof that rock n’ roll is very much alive and well

RP: My observation, at least, because we are out on the road at least 200 days a year, as it’s become the touring industry not the recording industry anymore. Unless you are Beyonce, Justin Beiber or Kanye … whoever is at the top charts, it’s kind of a different game, especially for classic rock because that kind of has its own heading now. For us, handling the touring, and this is kind of my point, don’t you think that they are better than they were?  Because I’ve toured with all these bands back in the day when they were in their prime and they were good, but kind of had the momentum behind that hit single they were out there promoting, but broken downs the bands that are out there still doing it are way better than they were before.

I think people are in shock when they come out to see bands that are touring now and say ‘Wow, were they always this good?’ .. well, maybe they were close, but there’s something about being a seasoned veteran and being more accomplished and more competent. It isn’t just instrumentally, but vocally as well, I mean Joe Elliot is just out there kicking ass every night and the band’s background harmonies are stellar. We really, as the Styx band, pride ourselves on the vocals, so it’s great to see other band’s kicking ass the same way.

I don’t know about all bands, but I know we, Styx, we do all the songs in the original keys. We don’t tune down, we don’t use any pitch correction and Tommy Shaw jokingly says ‘All the mistakes you hear tonight were performed live’ so, that’s kind of what we believe in.  When we come off the stage dripping, soaking wet we are talking about ways to make tomorrow’s show better than tonight’s show. That has been our M.O. all along with if we are going to be doing this, let’s do this at the highest level we can.

On the pressure for band’s to stay on the road longer and the fact that now a tour supports and album rather than the album supporting the tour

RP: You are exactly right. It is very different and also, beyond that, if you sold 30 to 50 thousand units today you are rocking man, but you would be dropped by your label if you only sold that amount back in the day. It doesn’t make it the priority anymore. Since we are on the road 200 days a year, people say ‘when are you doing your next record?’ and we are thinking well, our business is to take care and preserve what we have as a touring entity. That’s our bread and butter and how we support our crew’s families and keep them working and not lose them to other bands who are touring. We love our crew and they are every bit as important as the band. It’s a nice little tapestry that is woven between a really good crew and a good band to get out there and perform like we do.

Taking the time off to go record a record is more problematic than writing the songs and recording them and that’s what we are doing … there will be some new Styx music coming out finally. All of us have been writing so much stuff who knows what we will end up doing, but we are definitely working towards that. We are just trying to find some time and a way to do it.

On writing on the road and technology becoming a character in the creative process

RP: Technology is an amazing thing. If I am warming up and I play a riff, I can just grab my phone and record it right then and there. Everyone warms up a little bit different in our band. I have points in the afternoon where I play for about a half hour, probably around 5:30 or 6:00 pm and then maybe I’ll get dressed and get something to eat and then I will play for another 20 minutes to a half hour before we start doing vocal warm-ups to go out and do our show. You will sometimes hear other guys playing something and say ‘Oh, that’s kind of cool’  and you will see them stop and grab their iPad or phone and start recording whatever it was because I don’t even know how many song ideas that I need to catch up on that are stored inside my phone.

We, as writers, still try to stay fresh and still somehow capture those ideas because really these ideas are like dreams and if you don’t wake up and write it down you might not be able to clarify it later. You think ‘oh, I’ll never forget this riff, it’s too cool’ … well, you will … trust me! I’ve had riffs where I’ve thought the same things but when I tried to recreate it again it just wasn’t the same. You really do have to record your ideas the same way you would write down a dream.

On the generational appeal of Styx’s music 

RP: One of the things that I think I’ve noticed, being the new guy who is just reaching 12 years in the band this September and I am starting my 13th year, in the songwriting the songs that soar to the top and become iconic songs from Styx all seem to have a positive message. I don’t know if that was really a conscious thought or it just worked out that way but, you’ve got songs that were written, and usually they are vocally driven … there’s a lot of nice harmonies … but there’s also some other things going on. The style of guitar playing between JY and Tommy is completely different, but it doesn’t sound like it. They compliment each other so well on what they do together with the little harmony lines that they play and that is very much part of the sound  and the three lead vocals that started back in the day, even before Tommy is a really cool thing.

So, we do more show than Def Leppard because we have three singers and we don’t lose our voices or have to protect our voices so much. We will play six days a week and still be able to do the seventh! There is something about the sound that started way back with Styx that leaves you feeling positive. My brother used to work as one of the directors for the New York City Opera, which has since folded, and he came to see us play at the Beacon and he couldn’t believe the audience. He could not believe the array of New Yorkers we brought out of the woodwork to see us play.

For some reason the music does put everyone in a good mood, lift their spirits and they sing along young and old. The songs all seem to have this positive or uplifting meaning to them and I think people really respond and react to that and if anyone’s ever been to a Styx show the audience is kind of like the Fifth Beatle … they are very reciprocal and very much part of the show.

On the difficulty of crafting a set-list each night

RP: I think we would all have a little bit different opinion. I’m kind of a Zeppelin guy so it’s a good thing I’m not in charge of the set-list (laughs). Usually Tommy and JY put the set-list together and the way they do it is that they put it around so that everyone is represented vocally. JY is represented, Tommy is represented, Lawrence is represented and not only does it showcase each guy, but it also preserves one guy from having to follow-up with three banging songs in a row at the top of his register. There is a methodology with how we need to present our shows so we can play six or seven nights in a row.

With this tour Tesla goes out and kicks ass from the first song, so we are not going to out there and play a bunch of ballads to start off after that, so there is a methodology behind doing the live show in big outdoor venues rather than smaller more intimate theater shows. Each audience is a little bit different flavor, so we have learned to cater the set-list to different types of venues and audiences to make it work.

On the differences between the various types of venues Styx plays

RP: That’s the beauty of this band for me! I would hate to think that I am only playing arenas. Since we do stay out year around, when concert season is over, we stay out and play the smaller venues and I would hate to not be able to play those types of venues. It’s fun for us!  That’s probably why U2 goes and plays in subways and band’s do these fun secret shows in smaller venues because there is something about that real immediacy and being able to watch people’s eyes and reactions.

On the changes in the music industry and their overall effect 

RP: Without a doubt the whole downloading thing changed everything. There were years when I wasn’t with bands and in-between times where I was a songwriter and wrote for film and television and I’m currently producing the last recordings of Ronnie Montrose and I’m so afraid of this getting leaked. I know if someone got there hands on this stuff, it’s going to all over the internet and it would prevent us from getting a proper deal and trying to get this released properly with the respect it deserves. So, it’s the guarding of tracks and trying to figure out a way to make a living as a songwriter. There are mechanicals still out there, but the sales of a record are completely different. It’s the touring industry not the recording industry anymore and that changed everything.

I’m fortunate enough and have been blessed within my career to have these guys that have these big catalogs that ask me to work with them. Writing with Styx is not the place I thought I would be when I was with The Babys when I was 24 or 25 years old and the fact that any of this has happened at all is just insane being from a small town in California to even being able to perform with some of my idols and to be able to record with people like Jimmy Page. I never really stop and think about it too long, I don’t want to analyze it, I’m very blessed and I want to still think I’m not good enough, because that’s the thing … when you get a little too full of yourself that’s when the curtain can close.

I respect music too much … I would have to get a day gig if it ever got to that point. It’s been too good to me, I mean, there have been times where I’ve gone ‘Man, what do I have to do?’… I used to sit in my studio and write and work on songs from 12 or 14 hour days from months and years on end and you think ‘Ok, I guess I should start thinking about some other way to make a living’ … that’s something that everybody, I don’t care how high you’ve been, you feel the ebb and the flow. There have been gaps in everyone’s career. You don’t stay on-top all the time.

Something I’ve told myself is as soon as it’s not fun anymore, and even when I was hungry I turned down a lot of gigs and I think about it and I laugh because those could have been the last gigs I was offered and I don’t want to say ‘Nah, I’m too cool for that’ but I thought ‘this isn’t where I thought I should go’ and I saw friends of mine taking these gigs and buying houses and stuff and I just don’t think I would respect myself and that wasn’t where I wanted to go.

I was having a talk with Lawrence Gowan our keyboard player about this, who is hands down one of the best musicians I have ever played with in so many ways, who is a musicologist and historian in many ways and we spoke about turning down things when you are young and you think ‘Eh, better things are going to come along’ and then nothing comes along and you are like “uh, oh!’ but it’s because you do care about your music that deeply to make what looks like terrible or horrible decisions that probably does end up extending your career. We do choose our path by our decisions and that may be the reason I have had the caliber of work offered to me. I’ve done some silly or crazy things, but I haven’t attached myself to some of the things that I may have that I would probably still be trying to live down.

On what the rest of 2015 into 2016 holds in store for both himself and Styx

RP: I’ve got this Montrose record that I really want to find a home for and I am taking in meetings with different record companies that will still put out this sort of project. There is such a host of incredible players and before Ronnie passed he never played the solos, so I’ve got Phil Collen of Def Leppard playing a solo on a track, I’ve got Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Sammy Hagar sings a track, Tommy Shaw sings a track, Glenn Hughes sings a track … there’s just really great people on this record and I wish Ronnie was here to hear it because he would be so happy. That’s kind of my personal year with taking care of this and finishing up. I working closely with Ronnie’s widow, Leighsa Montrose, on coming up with a concept for the design and artwork right now, so that is me personally.

Management won’t let us make our own plans in Styx till the end of the year because that’s already been planned by management for us and I was just talking to Tommy on the bus this morning and I said ‘When are we playing Chicago?’ and he goes ‘Um, I don’t know’ so, said ‘Why am I asking you, you don’t know anymore than I do!’ (laughs)  We just don’t!  You can’t keep track of everything, so we have a lot of people out here taking care of us and making sure we can perform.

On the growing excitement for the Montrose project and Sammy Hagar’s track

RP: It’s going to be amazing. Sammy sings his ass off on this track and it’s a great lyric. I think it’s my favorite thing he’s done since the Van Halen days. It’s just that good. There are so many great musicians that are part of this … I’ve got Edgar Winter.  I called him one morning and said I’m thinking about finishing up your track It’s so Edgar Winter group with you and Ronnie together again, I’m think of calling Rick Derringer to play the solo and he said it was a great idea and he would love to get Rick on this record. So I called Derringer and explained to him what the project is and what we are doing and once he understood he said ‘Count me in’, so I fired him off the track and set him up in the studio in Florida where he lives and he threw down this solo and I swear if you are an Edgar Winter fan like I am, it sounds like the Edgar Winter Group, and Eric Singer (KISS) and I, who are both Edgar Winter fans, as we were laying it down both feel that it sounds like it was lifted right out of the 70’s. It’s just a beautiful track. Both tracks are amazing and Glenn Hughes … he could sing the yellow pages and his track is just amazing as well with Phil Collen jamming on guitar. Ronnie’s guitar is so solid throughout, all of his rhythm tracks and bass tracks and rift tracks that he did … he is so alive on this record. When we were on the backside of getting it mixed I played it for Ronnie’s wife and she turned around after listening to the whole thing with tears streaming down her face because he is so alive when you listen to this stuff.

You can catch Styx on the road this summer and find out all the details by visiting www.styxworld.com and following the band on social media!

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Wes Craven: The legacy of Scream http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/wes-craven-the-legacy-of-scream/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/wes-craven-the-legacy-of-scream/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:12:41 +0000 http://www.ageofthenerd.com/?p=4912 Horror film director Wes Craven died yesterday at the age of 76 after suffering with brain cancer. Behind him, a huge legacy in the field of horror remains. While he is affectionately mostly remembered for his work on A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Hills Have Eyes, the 1990’s horror movie Scream created a more »

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Horror film director Wes Craven died yesterday at the age of 76 after suffering with brain cancer. Behind him, a huge legacy in the field of horror remains. While he is affectionately mostly remembered for his work on A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Hills Have Eyes, the 1990’s horror movie Scream created a birthright all on its own!

Not many years had gone by since Wes finished completing his work on 1994’s New Nightmare. That was an effort to try and bring something fresh and new to the Elm Street series and end it on a high note rather than with the middle of the road Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare. Using Kevin Williamson’s unique script, Scream was filmed and released in 1996 to a modest $6,000,000. The film’s budget was $15,000,000 but the overall gross eventually settled around the $103,000,000 mark!

The story about a killer seemingly having watched too many horror movies and gaining a taste for bloodshed was a statement on the accusations by the media at the time that horror films really had the ability to instill such feelings. This statement was particularly emphasised when the killer said toward the climax, “movies don’t create psychos. They just make them more creative!”

But messages and statements aside, Scream was also a smart thriller and it always made it fun for the viewing audience to guess who was doing the dastardly deeds rather than just causing us to cheer or squirm when some meaningless teenage girl was bumped off. It was expected in the next three sequels, but the twist of containing more than one killer involved in the same happenings was kind of revolutionary at the time. This idea was further repeated in a number of future horror films including the subpar Urban Legend and Halloween: H20. The latter even took the liberty of using the score of Scream during the movie’s final killer/final girl chase! A choice that is particularly bizarre considering composer John Ottman constructed a decent one that was ultimately not used.

The first ten minutes of the original Scream will forever be remembered as one of cinema’s most frightening moments alongside the likes of the first act of When A Stranger Calls. But Scream was no one trick pony. Ahead were sometimes hilarious but often fun references to other horror movies, as well as moments of black comedy that did not detract from the film’s most frightening moments. Craven constructed a fine balance between both and clearly knew what he wanted the finished product to be.

This article cannot be published without mentioning the movies’ online fandom. During the time when the sequels were playing globally in the theaters, fans created their own scripts and stories based on the franchise and it was always fun for them to bring to life their own ideas of what they wanted to possibly see in a future instalment.

Although it looks as if the Scream franchise, at least in movie form, has had its day, it currently lives on in the form of a television show that is now being shown on MTV, which could revitalise its appeal. But its early days right now.

Backed by his other work, which has made just as much of a mark, various memories of Wes Craven by both critics and fans will forever be etched in minds for many decades to come.

With Scream surely being one of the most prominent

 

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White House Renames Mt. McKinley To Denali http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/white-house-renames-mt-mckinley-to-denali/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/white-house-renames-mt-mckinley-to-denali/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:00:02 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9233 Mount-McKinley

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(PCM) In a historic move that is being bet with some criticism, the Obama Administration has revealed that they will be officially changing the name of North America’s tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali. The news of the name change has been revealed on the eve of President Obama’s historic visit to Alaska and it is a major symbolic gesture towards Alaska natives who have informally been calling the mountain Denali, which is an Athabascan word meaning “high one”, for years.

Some people, especially coming from the state of Ohio, are criticizing the name change as the Obama Administration is entering into a decades-old conflict between residents in both Alaska and Ohio. People from Ohio are proud that the federal government recognized our 25th President William McKinley and named the peak after him, as he was from Ohio and assassinated in his second term as President.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says “With our own sense of reverence for this place, we are officially renaming the mountain Denali in recognition of the traditions of Alaska Natives and the strong support of the people of Alaska”. There has been no official word yet as to whether or not the people of Ohio will formally file a petition to block the name change, however people in Alaska are honored as they have been trying to have the name change recognized since 1975.

At 20,320 feet, Mt. McKinley stands as the continent’s tallest, and is still growing at a rate of about one millimeter per year. Known for its majestic views, the mountain is dotted with glaciers and covered at the top with snow year-round, with powerful winds that make it difficult for the adventurous few who seek to climb it.

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Beloved Horror Icon Wes Craven Dead At Age 76 http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/beloved-horror-icon-wes-craven-dead-at-age-76/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/beloved-horror-icon-wes-craven-dead-at-age-76/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:08:47 +0000 http://www.ageofthenerd.com/?p=4907 We are shocked and deeply saddened to report that iconic film director, writer, producer and actor Wes Craven has passed away at the age of 76. Multiple sources are claiming that Craven was battling brain cancer at the time of his passing and died at his home in Los Angeles. Craven is beloved by fans of more »

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We are shocked and deeply saddened to report that iconic film director, writer, producer and actor Wes Craven has passed away at the age of 76. Multiple sources are claiming that Craven was battling brain cancer at the time of his passing and died at his home in Los Angeles.

Craven is beloved by fans of horror as he is responsible for creating one of the most recognizable characters in the genre with Freddy Kruger and the “Nightmare on Elm Street” film franchise. His other well-known films include “Last House on The Left”, “The People Under The Stairs”, “Swamp Thing”, “The Hills Have Eyes” and of course the beloved first four “Scream” films.  He also directed the film “Music Of The Heart”, stepping completely outside of the horror genre which led to an Oscar nomination for actress Meryl Steep for her role in the film.

Craven’s most recent film was 2010’s “My Soul To Take” and he had recently signed a deal with Universal Cable Productions with multiple projects still currently in development. Those include “People Under The Stairs” with Syfy Networks, “Disciples” with UCP, “We Are All Completely Fine” with Syfy/UCP and “Sleepers” with Federation Entertainment. He was also serving as executive producer on the new “Scream” TV series for MTV and had just recently completed writing a segment, which he was slated to direct for the upcoming WGN America series “Ten Commandments”.

Our sincere condolences go out to Wes Craven’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time. The film world has lost yet another true icon … may he rest in peace!

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(PCM) We are shocked and deeply saddened to report that iconic film director, writer, producer and actor Wes Craven has passed away at the age of 76. Multiple sources are claiming that Craven was battling brain cancer at the time of his passing and died at his home in Los Angeles.

Craven is beloved by fans of horror as he is responsible for creating one of the most recognizable characters in the genre with Freddy Kruger and the “Nightmare on Elm Street” film franchise. His other well-known films include “Last House on The Left”, “The People Under The Stairs”, “Swamp Thing”, “The Hills Have Eyes” and of course the beloved first four “Scream” films.  He also directed the film “Music Of The Heart”, stepping completely outside of the horror genre which led to an Oscar nomination for actress Meryl Steep for her role in the film.

Craven’s most recent film was 2010’s “My Soul To Take” and he had recently signed a deal with Universal Cable Productions with multiple projects still currently in development. Those include “People Under The Stairs” with Syfy Networks, “Disciples” with UCP, “We Are All Completely Fine” with Syfy/UCP and “Sleepers” with Federation Entertainment. He was also serving as executive producer on the new “Scream” TV series for MTV and had just recently completed writing a segment, which he was slated to direct for the upcoming WGN America series “Ten Commandments”.

Our sincere condolences go out to Wes Craven’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time. The film world has lost yet another true icon … may he rest in peace!

 

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August 31 in Pop Culture History http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/august-31-in-pop-culture-history/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/august-31-in-pop-culture-history/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:02:41 +0000 http://pop-culture.net/news/?p=2988 31August 31 in Pop Culture History
1803 – Lewis and Clark started their expedition to the west by leaving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1888 – Mary Ann Nichols was murdered, the first of Jack the Ripper’s confirmed victims.

1897 – Thomas Edison received his patent (# 589168) for his Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.

1962 – Trinidad and Tobago became independent from Britain.

1965 – The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy aircraft made its inaugural flight.

1997 – Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Fayed (with driver Henri Paul) died in a car crash in Paris.

2006 – Edvard Munch’s famous painting The Scream, stolen on August 22, 2004, was recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.… More...

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1803 – Lewis and Clark started their expedition to the west by leaving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1888 – Mary Ann Nichols was murdered, the first of Jack the Ripper’s confirmed victims.

1897 – Thomas Edison received his patent (# 589168) for his Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.

1962 – Trinidad and Tobago became independent from Britain.

1965 – The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy aircraft made its inaugural flight.

1997 – Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Fayed (with driver Henri Paul) died in a car crash in Paris.

2006 – Edvard Munch’s famous painting The Scream, stolen on August 22, 2004, was recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.

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Journeying Into The “Badlands” With Halsey! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/journeying-into-the-badlands-with-halsey/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/journeying-into-the-badlands-with-halsey/#comments Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:22:56 +0000 http://unskinnypop.com/?p=47729 (PCM) Halsey’s debut album “Badlands” has been unleashed and if she is not yet on your musical radar than you are about to get zapped, as Halsey is well on her way to superstardom. “Badlands” was released via Astralwerks Records, which is an electronic imprint of Capitol Records, and is without a doubt one of the most refreshing and hauntingly beautiful albums to be released this year. Halsey’s raw honesty and emotion shine throughout the entire album and it is wonderful to see an artist that is not afraid to take a risk and put it all out there for the world to hear. Halsey prides herself on her honesty […]

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(PCM) Halsey’s debut album “Badlands” has been unleashed and if she is not yet on your musical radar than you are about to get zapped, as Halsey is well on her way to superstardom.

“Badlands” was released via Astralwerks Records, which is an electronic imprint of Capitol Records, and is without a doubt one of the most refreshing and hauntingly beautiful albums to be released this year. Halsey’s raw honesty and emotion shine throughout the entire album and it is wonderful to see an artist that is not afraid to take a risk and put it all out there for the world to hear.

Halsey prides herself on her honesty and it immediately makes “Badlands” both memorable and incredibly relatable. She confronts the many hurdles that women must face, not just in the music industry, but in everyday life,  head-on and sings openly about the trials and tribulations that come about in one’s journey into adulthood.

It is hard for us to pick even one track that stand-outs from Halsey’s debut release, as they all ebb and flow naturally into one another and we feel “Badland’s” is remincient to some of our favorite albums from the 90’s in the sense that you can just pop it in the CD player (or set up the mp3 playlist, these days) and just let your journey into the “Badlands” with Halsey begin!

Stand-out tracks: “Castle”, “Ghost”, “Roman Holiday” and “New Americana”

Halsey is gearing up to start her sold-out headlining run this fan and we certainly look forward to catching her performance at the upcoming Budweiser Made In America Festival in Philadelphia, PA.

09.30.2015 Wed San Diego California House of Blues
10.01.2015 Thu Scottsdale Arizona Livewire
10.04.2015 Sun Austin Texas Austin City Limits Music Festival
10.07.2015 Wed Houston Texas House of Blues
10.08.2015 Thu Dallas Texas South Side Ballroom
10.11.2015 Sun Austin Texas Austin City Limits Music Festival
10.16.2015 Fri Atlanta Georgia Buckhead Theatre
10.17.2015 Sat Orlando Florida House of Blues
10.19.2015 Mon Philadelphia Pennsylvania Union Transfer
10.20.2015 Tue Washington District of Columbia 9:30 Club
10.22.2015 Thu New York New York Webster Hall
10.23.2015 Fri New York New York Webster Hall
10.24.2015 Sat Boston Massachusetts House of Blues
10.27.2015 Tue Columbus Ohio Newport Music Hall
10.28.2015 Wed Chicago Illinois Vic Theatre
10.29.2015 Thu Chicago Illinois Vic Theatre
11.02.2015 Mon Montreal Quebec Metropolis
11.03.2015 Tue Toronto ON The Phoenix
11.06.2015 Fri Minneapolis Minnesota Varsity Theater
11.09.2015 Mon Englewood Colorado Gothic Theatre
11.12.2015 Thu Seattle Washington Showbox SoDo
11.13.2015 Fri Vancouver BC The Rio Theatre
11.14.2015 Sat Portland Oregon Wonder Ballroom
11.16.2015 Mon San Francisco California The Fillmore
11.18.2015 Wed Los Angeles California The Fonda Theatre
11.19.2015 Thu Los Angeles California The Fonda Theatre

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Hannibal: Series Finale Recap! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/hannibal-series-finale-recap/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/hannibal-series-finale-recap/#comments Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:32:34 +0000 http://www.ageofthenerd.com/?p=4898 Well, this is it folks! The dragon was finally slayed in the (unfortunately) series finale of Hannibal! Reba found herself captured by the hands of Francis Dolarhyde and was taken to his place. After taunting her by offering a glimmer of hope of escape, Dolarhyde reinforced his will and set fire to his place, telling more »

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Well, this is it folks!

The dragon was finally slayed in the (unfortunately) series finale of Hannibal!

Reba found herself captured by the hands of Francis Dolarhyde and was taken to his place. After taunting her by offering a glimmer of hope of escape, Dolarhyde reinforced his will and set fire to his place, telling her that they should both die together. But things seemingly got too much for the delusional killer and Reba found herself splattered with blood after Francis admitted that he could not bear to see her burn. After feeling the bloodied carcass of a corpse, Reba made her way out to safety.

Will told her that there was nothing wrong with her after she told him that she fell for somebody who has the mentality to end somebody’s life in such violent fashions. Although not in the same way, Will must have been thinking that his love/hate relationship with Hannibal Lecter had a degree of similarity! Convinced that he has got the upper hand on the anthropophagist, he went to the mental facility to tell Hannibal that the Red Dragon was dead. Hannibal asked him if it was good to see him but got a reply that he, no doubt, did not want. “Good? No,” Said Will. And he swiftly left.

Back at the motel, Will found himself putting up a futile struggle against the strong arms of Dolarhyde, who quickly made him see nothing but darkness. After being woken by the splash of water, Francis told Will that he felt betrayed by Hannibal and now wanted to kill him. We also learn in this episode that Dolarhyde thinks that he finally ended the life of the ‘Red Dragon.’ Whatever his actions were from here, he realised that they were nothing but his own.

At headquarters, agents Jimmy and Brian revealed that Dolarhyde faked his own death. A detail that Will kind of knew already. Jack, Will and Alana came up with a plan to kill Dolarhyde and Hannibal after offering him a deal. Alana visited Hannibal at his cell and told him that all his privileges would be given back if he agreed to go along with it, which was to be “set free” so Dolarhyde would go after him. He did so. But he had to tell his former lover that if the plan did go wrong then he would go after her and her girlfriend. Even their child! Hannibal explained that Alana was living on borrowed time after “dying” in his kitchen in the season 2 finale. Understandably, Dr. DuMaurier is less than ecstatic at the possibility that Hannibal could escape for real and told Will how selfish he was!

Soon after, Will and Hannibal were being transported in a prison van to the ruse. But Dolarhyde raced up alongside some police cars who were escorting them and shot the drivers, causing a sizeable vehicular crash that included the van! Hannibal, bound and gagged with the notorious cannibal mask, managed to free himself and threw out the corpse of one of the dead police drivers and got inside a patrol vehicle. “Going my way?,” asked Hannibal to Will. Graham, of course, entered the passenger side. He wasn’t about to give up yet!

Sometime in the evening, both of them found themselves back at Hannibal’s former home which resided on the edge of a cliff, overlooking the rocky ocean. Dressed once again in a suit, Lecter poured wine for both of them inside. Will warned Hannibal that Dolarhyde was watching their every move. But it was a warning that came too late as Hannibal was shot in the stomach, the trajectory coming from outside. A big battle ensued between the three which resulted in Will being stabbed both in the face and chest. Not fatally. Hannibal attempted to come to his rescue but was effortlessly thrown by the bigger man. As Dolarhyde went to finally end the life of Hannibal Lecter, Will came up behind him, plunging the knife into his stomach, ripping his insides to shreds. Hannibal had the final meal of his life, biting a chunk out of Dolarhyde’s throat. Thinking that he had finally pushed Will over the edge, told him, “that’s all I ever wanted for you, Will.” The two shared a bloodied embrace. But Will had one final trick up his sleeve and forcefully pushed Lecter over the cliff, himself going with him.

Cue credits.

As what happened in season 2, there was a post credit scene showing Gillian Anderson’s DuMaurier sitting at a dining table alone with her leg amputated and served atop the stand. This scene has caused great debate between fans but it is something that should pretend to not exist. Without it, the finale is just about perfect! So perfect that some fans have even backtracked on their wish for a fourth season. Producer Bryan Fuller stated that a feature length movie was still being considered although it is imagined that it would be an Amazon exclusive, or at least something that would be DTV.

Whatever happens, at least we can all say that we got three wonderful seasons that did not feel as if it short changed us, like so many other cancelled shows have in the past.

Bon appetit!

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Newlyweds Create An Epic Music Video Montage In Just One Take! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/newlyweds-create-an-epic-music-video-montage-in-just-one-take/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/newlyweds-create-an-epic-music-video-montage-in-just-one-take/#comments Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:30:01 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com/?p=31718 wedding-video

(PCM) On the internet there have been a ton of amazing dance videos filmed at weddings, but none quite as epic as the one filmed by newlyweds Robert and Theresa where they managed to involve all of their guests in on the fun.

The couple celebrated their nuptials by having all of their 250 guests join them in the filming of an amazing mash-up music video shot in only one take. Opening things up with “Love Is An Open Door” from Frozen and blasting through hits such as “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj, “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift, “Sugar” by Maroon 5, and of course “Gangnam Style” by Psy the pair danced and partied their way around the entire banquet hall.… Full Story

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(PCM) On the internet there have been a ton of amazing dance videos filmed at weddings, but none quite as epic as the one filmed by newlyweds Robert and Theresa where they managed to involve all of their guests in on the fun.

The couple celebrated their nuptials by having all of their 250 guests join them in the filming of an amazing mash-up music video shot in only one take. Opening things up with “Love Is An Open Door” from Frozen and blasting through hits such as “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj, “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift, “Sugar” by Maroon 5, and of course “Gangnam Style” by Psy the pair danced and partied their way around the entire banquet hall.  They truly did an fabulous job!

The couple’s wedding guests only had about 10 minutes to prepare for the video shoot and were give instructions in manila envelopes taped under their seats.

The couple own a ninja-themed sushi restaurant in Orlando, Florida and friends say they are know to go “all out” and certainly enjoy crazy!  Since the video was uploaded it has already gone viral and has racked up well over 1 million views and counting on YouTube!

We definitely need an invite to their next party!

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Residents Concerned After Creepy “Free Candy” Van Spotted In Neighborhood http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/residents-concerned-after-creepy-free-candy-van-spotted-in-neighborhood/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/residents-concerned-after-creepy-free-candy-van-spotted-in-neighborhood/#comments Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:59:47 +0000 http://amyth.com/?p=2641 (PCM) Residents in Natomas, California (a suburb of Sacramento) were concerned after they spotted a creepy white van driving around the area with the words “Free Candy” splattered on the side with red paint and what appeared to be bloody hand-prints. The van has no rear license plate and the hand-prints and smears meant to look like blood were leading towards the van doors. Overall, it gave many residents the creep factor and after snapping several photos for “evidence”, local media decided to investigate. It turns out that the van was actually a joke art piece that the owner is driving to the Burning Man Festival. It is a Burning […]

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(PCM) Residents in Natomas, California (a suburb of Sacramento) were concerned after they spotted a creepy white van driving around the area with the words “Free Candy” splattered on the side with red paint and what appeared to be bloody hand-prints.

The van has no rear license plate and the hand-prints and smears meant to look like blood were leading towards the van doors. Overall, it gave many residents the creep factor and after snapping several photos for “evidence”, local media decided to investigate.

It turns out that the van was actually a joke art piece that the owner is driving to the Burning Man Festival. It is a Burning Man tradition to drive vehicles decked out in art to the week long festival that takes place in the Nevada desert.

The vans owner assures everyone in the neighborhood that the van is just a joke and does feel satisfied to know that if there were indeed a creepy white van driving around the area that residents would take notice.

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The Mystery and History of Wishing http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/the-mystery-and-history-of-wishing/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/the-mystery-and-history-of-wishing/#comments Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:05:52 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=4029 Whether you still make wishes every year when you blow out your birthday candles or you scoff at the idea of throwing pennies into a fountain to make a wish, the truth is: we’ve all done it. We’ve all closed …

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Whether you still make wishes every year when you blow out your birthday candles or you scoff at the idea of throwing pennies into a fountain to make a wish, the truth is: we’ve all done it. We’ve all closed our eyes, looked deep inside ourselves and wished for something.

And let’s face it, there are plenty of different theories and ways to wishing. This year, one of the most talked about beliefs is the 11:11 theory. Since its 2011, it’s taken hold of many a mind that this year will mark the one day each century that has nearly more 11’s than one can keep track of.

So what would happen if you made a wish on perhaps the luckiest of lucky days, 11/11/11 at 11:11?  Well, the possibility is enough to make people plan weddings, cesarean births and keep people continually looking at the clocks all day long.

This belief in 11:11 wishing is one of those things that just seem to spring up in childhood and take hold of us. If you look at a clock and it happens to read 11:11, you’re supposed to make a wish.  But why?

The legend and lore behind this wishing tradition is not widely established. Much of it is owed to and supported by numerologists who believe that the events and seemingly coincidental glance at the clock at 11:11 is much more than just chance, something more akin to synchronicity.

But there are other methods of wishing that are rooted in legend and history. (And hey, if you’re looking for a wish to come true, this is sure to give you some ideas of how to make it happen!) So to honor 11/11/11, we wanted to spotlight the magic, mystery and history of wishing.

Shooting Stars:

A star is a magical thing, but a shooting star? Well, those are practically revered.

 

 

The wishing on a shooting star is believed to have originated around AD 127 – 151 by Greek astronomer Ptolemy when he wrote that the Gods will, out of both curiosity and boredom, occasionally peer down at the earth from between the spheres where stars could sometimes slip out of this gap, becoming visible as shooting or falling stars. The Gods, it’s believed, tend to be more receptive to wishes made during these times.

But many other cultures also revered the shooting star, such as the Jews and Christians believing them to be fallen angels or demons and the Greeks thinking them the rising or falling of human souls. In other instances, like when a shooting star is seen in Chile, it’s believed one must pick up a stone when someone sees the star or in the Philippines where one must tie a knot in a handkerchief before the star’s light is extinguished.

There is also the legend of wishing on the first star you see at night, which we all know, if from nothing else, this little rhyme: “Star light, Star bright, the first star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight.”

Wishing Wells:

While we may not see wishing wells all over the place today, it’s still a common belief that if you speak a wish over a wishing well, then it will be granted.

This belief stems back to the Germanic and Celtic peoples who considered wells and springs sacred places due to the idea that water housed deities and had been placed there as a gift from the gods. Germanic people would also through armor and trinkets of defeated enemies into these waters, too, as well as throwing coins in the wells to show appreciation to the deity.

When coins that were traditionally made of copper or silver and had certain properties that would keep the water from going sour would be thrown into the well, it was thus believed lucky.  This is where the tradition of dropping pennies into fountains comes from.

Wishing wells, most common in Europe, are known to garner just under 3 million pounds a year – just from people throwing the coins in! But if you look in any fountain across America, you’ll likely find a nice sum at the floor of those as well. It’s hard to resist the magic of making a wish just for the cost of tossing in a spare penny!

 

Wishbones:

Some people will only use the wishbone theory on Thanksgiving and others may find it fair game every time you cook a chicken or turkey, but there is the belief that if you make a wish while (or after) pulling at a dried wishbone with one other person and you end up with the longer half, you’re wish will come true.

Even the name plays on this concept of wishing, so why? Well, one idea is that it stemmed from the ancient Italians who would remove the birds’ entrails and read the future in them. They would lay the collarbone out to dry in the sun and people seeking special knowledge from the gods could then make a wish upon this bone.

The Etruscans also believed that fowl were fortune tellers: the hen could announce the laying of an egg with a squawk and the rooster could tell the coming of a new day with an early morning crow. With this in mind, the people would draw a circle in the dirt, split in wedges to represent different letters of their alphabet and have the hen peck at the grain within the circle, listing the letters in order of the pecking for the high priests to interpret as answers to questions.

The Romans rook many Etruscan customs and the English took many of the Roman customs, so when the Pilgrims arrived in the New World, they brought along the wishbone and changed it from a chicken bone to a turkey bone considering the then-plethora of turkey in the woods.

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But perhaps some of the most interesting and mysterious of wishing tactics are those that have no literal history because they are based on magic, on belief and on imagination. These are often the types of wishing tropes that we find in the likes of books and movies.

So whether you’re looking to wish upon a star, a well, a wishbone or a clock of your own or watch the magic come alive for others in film, we wanted to make sure you had both options. Sadly, we may not all be able to have a fairy godmother of our own (not even our own Wanda and Cosmo!) or a genie’s lamp, but we can still have fun and enjoy the wonder of wishing by watching movies like these:

Aladdin (1992)
Big (1988)
Freaky Friday (1976, 2003)
A Simple Wish (1997)
The Little Mermaid (1989)
A Christmas Wish (1950)
Bedazzled (2000)
When in Rome (2010)
The Change-Up (2011)
13 Going on 30 (2004)
Aquamarine (2006)
Kazaam (1996)
Wish Upon a Star (1996)
16 Wishes (2010)
You Wish! (2003)
A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! (2011)
Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009)
… and many more!

But with the power of wishes comes a certain danger. We’d be remiss not to say: be careful what you wish for. If you want to see this notion come to life even more, we recommend checking out Wishmaster (1997).

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Is There a Happiness Gene? http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/is-there-a-happiness-gene/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/is-there-a-happiness-gene/#comments Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:55:09 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com?p=7806

(PCM) Yes…but only in women!

Researchers at the University of South Florida, Columbia University, and the New York State Psychiatry Institute found that low-expression of the gene MAOA (monoamine oxidase A) is associated with higher levels of happiness in adult females – but not in men.

According to the study, the MAOA gene works similarly to antidepressants by targeting the enzyme that breaks down the same neurotransmitters that many antidepressants target!

Lead author, Henian Chen, MD, PhD, said, “This is the first happiness gene for women. I was surprised by the result, because low expression of MAOA has been related to some negative outcomes like alcoholism, aggressiveness and antisocial behavior.… Full Story

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(PCM) Yes…but only in women!

Researchers at the University of South Florida, Columbia University, and the New York State Psychiatry Institute found that low-expression of the gene MAOA (monoamine oxidase A) is associated with higher levels of happiness in adult females – but not in men.

According to the study, the MAOA gene works similarly to antidepressants by targeting the enzyme that breaks down the same neurotransmitters that many antidepressants target!

Lead author, Henian Chen, MD, PhD, said, “This is the first happiness gene for women. I was surprised by the result, because low expression of MAOA has been related to some negative outcomes like alcoholism, aggressiveness and antisocial behavior. It’s even called the warrior gene by some scientists, but, at least for women, our study points to a brighter side of this gene.”

So it’s not all good news, but it does offer some explanation as to why women report more anxiety and mood disorders than men, but more happiness, too.

The study of nearly 350 men and women found that women with the low-expression type of MAOA were much happier than women without copies, and women with two copies were even happier. Though the gene was also found in men, it did not make them any happier. Researchers explain that low expression of the gene encourages elevated levels of monoamine, which results in higher quantities of neurotransmitters remaining in the brain, thus improving mood. But why doesn’t it affect men the same way? Chen and her team point to higher testosterone levels found in men, which can possibly neutralize the happiness effects of MAOA.

However, the MAOA gene isn’t the only gene affecting our level of happiness. In fact, according to Medical News Today, previous studies have shown that our genes are likely responsible for 35% to 50% of the variations in people’s happiness!

“I think the time is right for more genetic studies that focus on well-being and happiness,” adds Chen. “Certainly it could be argued that how well-being is enhanced deserves at least as much attention as how (mental) disorders arise; however, such knowledge remains limited.”

Interesting!

Source: Medical News Today

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August 30 in Pop Culture History http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/august-30-in-pop-culture-history/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/august-30-in-pop-culture-history/#comments Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:04:12 +0000 http://pop-culture.net/news/?p=2985 30August 30 in Pop Culture History
1835 – Melbourne, Australia was founded.

1836 – The city of Houston, named after former General Sam Houston, was founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen.

1945 – Hong Kong was liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces.

1963 – The Moscow to Washington hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union went into operation.

1967 – Thurgood Marshall was confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

1984 – The Space Shuttle Discovery took off on its maiden voyage.

1993- David Letterman premiered his late night talk show on CBS.

1999- Countess Vaughn left the series Moesha for her own spinoff series The Parkers with Monique. She was the first African-American comedienne to receive a spin-off TV show.

2003 – While being towed across the Barents Sea, the decommissioned Russian submarine K-159 sank, taking nine of her crew and 800 kg of spent nuclear fuel with her.… More...

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1835 – Melbourne, Australia was founded.

1836 – The city of Houston, named after former General Sam Houston, was founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen.

1945 – Hong Kong was liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces.

1963 – The Moscow to Washington hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union went into operation.

1967 – Thurgood Marshall was confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

1984 – The Space Shuttle Discovery took off on its maiden voyage.

1993- David Letterman premiered his late night talk show on CBS.

1999- Countess Vaughn left the series Moesha for her own spinoff series The Parkers with Monique. She was the first African-American comedienne to receive a spin-off TV show.

2003 – While being towed across the Barents Sea, the decommissioned Russian submarine K-159 sank, taking nine of her crew and 800 kg of spent nuclear fuel with her.

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How To Break in Flats Without All The Blisters http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/how-to-break-in-flats-without-all-the-blisters/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/how-to-break-in-flats-without-all-the-blisters/#comments Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:42:15 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com?p=8476

(PCM) Fall is in full swing, and chances are, you’re feet are aching from trying to break in new flats – whether they’re ballerinas, loafers, or even “comfort” walking shoes. Is it possible to break in shoes without all the pain and suffering? Yes, yes it is!

Here are a few helpful tips for getting over that break in period without all the blisters and bandaids!

1. As soon as you get your new pair of flats home, put on a thick pair of socks and grab your blowdryer. Point the hot air directly where you feel the most tightness. This will help stretch out the material and speed up the break in process.… Full Story

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(PCM) Fall is in full swing, and chances are, you’re feet are aching from trying to break in new flats – whether they’re ballerinas, loafers, or even “comfort” walking shoes. Is it possible to break in shoes without all the pain and suffering? Yes, yes it is!

Here are a few helpful tips for getting over that break in period without all the blisters and bandaids!

1. As soon as you get your new pair of flats home, put on a thick pair of socks and grab your blowdryer. Point the hot air directly where you feel the most tightness. This will help stretch out the material and speed up the break in process. Continue to wear them with thick socks around the house – the longer the better.

2. Apply antiperspirant to the areas prone to blisters. This will help reduce the formation of blisters caused by slippery sweaty feet, but believe it or not, antiperspirant helps block blisters from forming even if your feet aren’t sweating. If the back of your ankles are cut up or full of blisters, chances are your shoe is too big and the blisters are caused by the shoe slipping and rubbing in the back. A heel cushion can help with this.

3. If all else fails, buy some shoe inserts! Shoe pads work very well for easing discomfort, whether it’s in your heel, foot pad, or toes.

And no matter where you’re going, pack a pair of flip flops in your bag; at some point you’ll be able to take off your shoes, and you’ll be glad you did!

More:
Fall Shoe Trend for Less: Smoking Slippers

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August 29 in Pop Culture History http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/august-29-in-pop-culture-history/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/august-29-in-pop-culture-history/#comments Sat, 29 Aug 2015 04:04:51 +0000 http://pop-culture.net/news/?p=2982 29August 29 in Pop Culture History
1758 – The first American Indian reservation was established, at Indian Mills, New Jersey.

1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction, opening the door to electric generators.

1885 – Gottlieb Daimler patented the world’s first internal combustion motorcycle, the Reitwagen.

1898 – The Goodyear tire company was founded.

1922 – The first radio advertisement (for an apartment complex) was broadcast on WEAF-AM in New York City.

1949 – The Soviet Union tested its first atomic bomb, known as First Lightning or Joe 1, at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan.

1958 – United States Air Force Academy opened in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

1966 – The Beatles performed their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

1967 – ABC’s The Fugitive finale (part 1) was one of the most-watched episodes of the decade.

1982 – The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, was first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.

1991 – Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union ended all activities of the Soviet Communist Party.

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1758 – The first American Indian reservation was established, at Indian Mills, New Jersey.

1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction, opening the door to electric generators.

1885 – Gottlieb Daimler patented the world’s first internal combustion motorcycle, the Reitwagen.

1898 – The Goodyear tire company was founded.

1922 – The first radio advertisement (for an apartment complex) was broadcast on WEAF-AM in New York City.

1949 – The Soviet Union tested its first atomic bomb, known as First Lightning or Joe 1, at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan.

1958 – United States Air Force Academy opened in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

1966 – The Beatles performed their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

1967 – ABC’s The Fugitive finale (part 1) was one of the most-watched episodes of the decade.

1982 – The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, was first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.

1991 – Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union ended all activities of the Soviet Communist Party.

2005 (Hurricane) Katrina devastated the US Gulf Coast, from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing an estimated 1,836 people.

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New Footage Debuts from Goosebumps in New International Trailer http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/new-footage-debuts-from-goosebumps-in-new-international-trailer/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/new-footage-debuts-from-goosebumps-in-new-international-trailer/#comments Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:31:55 +0000 http://pcmreviews.com/news/?p=26047 (PCM) Sony Pictures India released a new international trailer for director Rob Letterman’s adaptation of Goosebumps, debuting new footage and monsters from the October 16th release. Based on R.L. Stine’s beloved series of children’s horror fiction novellas, Goosebumps is directed by Gulliver’s Travels and Shark Tale director Rob Letterman and comes from the story by Scott Alexander (1408, Big Eyes) & Larry Karaszewski (1408, Ed Wood) with the screenplay by Darren Lemke (Jack the Giant Slayer, Shrek Forever After). Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next […]

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Goosebumps_Poster(PCM) Sony Pictures India released a new international trailer for director Rob Letterman’s adaptation of Goosebumps, debuting new footage and monsters from the October 16th release.

Based on R.L. Stine’s beloved series of children’s horror fiction novellas, Goosebumps is directed by Gulliver’s Travels and Shark Tale director Rob Letterman and comes from the story by Scott Alexander (1408, Big Eyes) & Larry Karaszewski (1408, Ed Wood) with the screenplay by Darren Lemke (Jack the Giant Slayer, Shrek Forever After).

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series.

It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

Goosebumps is based on the also stars Amy Ryan, Ryan Lee, and Jillian Bell and will open in theaters nationwide October 16, 2015.

Watch the new international trailer below and visit Goosebumps-Movie.com and Facebook for more info! Also check out WherestheCreature.com to play a fun Goosebumps scavenger game.

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Lookinglass Will Premiere On FOX In 2016 http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/lookinglass-will-premiere-on-fox-in-2016/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/lookinglass-will-premiere-on-fox-in-2016/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:32:29 +0000 http://pcm-tv.com/news/?p=26057 Continue reading ]]> 1-Frankenstein_Pilot_publicity_001r_hires1

(FOX) The upcoming action-drama “Lookinglass” is set to premiere on FOX in 2016. The series is from  executive producer/writer Rand Ravich (“Life,” “Crisis”) and Emmy Award-winning executive producer Howard Gordon (“Homeland,” “24”) and is a thrilling new action-drama about a man brought back to life by two scientists playing god in the quest to save one of their own lives.

Seventy-five-year-old JIMMY PRITCHARD (guest star Philip Baker Hall, “Modern Family,” “Magnolia”) is a shell of his former self. A drinker, a womanizer and a father who always put work before family, Pritchard was forced to resign as L.A. County Sheriff for corrupt conduct more than a decade ago. Now, some 15 unkind years later, he is killed when he stumbles upon a robbery at the home of FBI Agent DUVAL PRITCHARD (Tim DeKay, “White Collar”), one of his two children. But death is surprisingly short for Jimmy, who is brought back to life by billionaire tech-genius twins MARY GOODWIN (Dilshad Vadsaria, “Revenge”) and her brother, OTTO (Adhir Kalyan, “Rules of Engagement”), founders of the social networking empire, Lookinglass.

Resurrected as a younger, better version of himself, with physical abilities of which he never dreamed, a re-animated Pritchard (Rob Kazinsky, “True Blood”) is given a second chance at life. What will he do with it? Will he try to repair the damage he did to his family? Will he embrace a new sense of purpose or fall prey to old temptations?

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Joe Pesci: A Recollection http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/joe-pesci-a-recollection/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/joe-pesci-a-recollection/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:55:32 +0000 http://www.ageofthenerd.com/?p=4889 You may not hear much from New York actor Joe Pesci anymore but his requirement in some of the most prominent movies of the last thirty five years is still remembered today. A private man, the 5’4 actor is hardly seen in the public eye now. Unfortunately confined to DTV movies in the latter part more »

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You may not hear much from New York actor Joe Pesci anymore but his requirement in some of the most prominent movies of the last thirty five years is still remembered today. A private man, the 5’4 actor is hardly seen in the public eye now. Unfortunately confined to DTV movies in the latter part of his career, it is hard to believe that Pesci was one of the most sought after actors in the 1980’s and early 1990’s.

We are going to head back to 1980 where it all started as we take a look at some of his most outstanding work!

The Raging Bull – 1980

Robert De Niro may have gone to great lengths to bring the real life boxer, Jake LaMotta to life but by no means did he steal the film! Joe Pesci played his brother, Joey. He was nominated for an Oscar and you can see why when you watch this brutally direct biopic! Pesci portrayed Joey as a long suffering soul but could be every bit as stern as his famous brother when confronted. The nature of the script gave a helping hand but it was something that was right up this actor’s street. Something that was going to be evident later on.

Lethal Weapon II – 1989

Dipping his toe into comedy, the second instalment in the Lethal Weapon series was decidedly lighter than its predecessor, and that was all to do with the presence of Joe Pesci. Playing a witness that had to be protected by Mel Gibson’s and Danny Glover’s Riggs and Murtaugh, he delivered his lines with excellent comedic timing and tone without overdoing it. Leo Getz, his character, was under threat toward the climax and it became one of those rare occasions when you felt distress for him. He was known mostly for playing bad guys, after all.

Goodfellas – 1990

Trying his hand once again in biopics on historical figures, Joe Pesci’s Tommy DeVito was every bit as intimidating and volatile. A ticking time bomb? Devito was a bomb that detonated over and over and did not pine for sympathy when he eventually met his demise at the hands of the people he thought he could trust. Pesci may have not won the Academy Award in 1981 for The Raging Bull but he got what he fully deserved ten years later in 1991 for this movie! Whether he was being unknowingly effortless, again he managed to almost outshine lead actor, Ray Liotta while Robert De Niro was unfortunately going through the motions.

Home Alone – 1990

In one of his best comedy roles, Pesci here plays Harry, the bumbling burger along with Daniel Stern’s Marv. Home Alone is a fun family movie, which was unfamiliar territory for Pesci. But he was at his comedic best and took full advantage of the final act to engage his talent for making people laugh to the maximum. Home Alone would not have been half as jolly had Pesci not been selected for the role, and unfortunately the next two sequels became a little too goofy and not funny. And guess who was absent? Yep.

My Cousin Vinny – 1992

It was about time that Joe Pesci was given a movie for him to lead all by himself and he finally got that chance when playing the slow-witted lawyer, Vinny Gambini. Co-starring Marissa Tomei, the two shared good chemistry on camera but Pesci was allowed to shine here, helped by a smartly written script and good direction by Jonathan Lynn. Credit also has to go to former Munsters star Fred Gwynne who plays the disillusioned court judge. No slapstick comedy here, My Cousin Vinny goes down the “smart comedy” route where situations are portrayed seriously. But things turn hilariously bad when Gambini comes to play in what is one of the best comedies of the 1990’s!

 

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Police Shut Down Jerry Seinfeld’s Lemonade Stand! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/police-shut-down-jerry-seinfelds-lemonade-stand/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/police-shut-down-jerry-seinfelds-lemonade-stand/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:22:20 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com/?p=31711 Jerry-Seinfeld

(PCM) We can already see the array of joke material that will be coming from this incident. Police in East Hampton New York swept in an shut down a lemonade stand that comedian Jerry Seinfeld was running with this children after they claimed to have received numerous complaints from neighbors in the area.

It seems that Jerry and his children happened to set up their lemonade stand in an area of their neighborhood that does not allow any type of solicitation or sales to take place. The neighbors became unhappy with the amount of traffic that the lemonade stand was bringing to the area and contacted the local area police to have them shut-down.… Full Story

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(PCM) We can already see the array of joke material that will be coming from this incident. Police in East Hampton New York swept in an shut down a lemonade stand that comedian Jerry Seinfeld was running with this children after they claimed to have received numerous complaints from neighbors in the area.

It seems that Jerry and his children happened to set up their lemonade stand in an area of their neighborhood that does not allow any type of solicitation or sales to take place. The neighbors became unhappy with the amount of traffic that the lemonade stand was bringing to the area and contacted the local area police to have them shut-down.

Despite being shut down by police the lemonade stand did manage to bring in some money which will be donated to a charity run by Jerry’s wife Jessica call Baby Buggy, which donates clothing to families in need.

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Yes, There Is Actually A Cecil the Lion Halloween Costume Available! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/yes-there-is-actually-a-cecil-the-lion-halloween-costume-available/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/yes-there-is-actually-a-cecil-the-lion-halloween-costume-available/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:12:48 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9226 Lion-Killer-Dentist

(PCM) If you were offended by the idea of a Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume then you are really going to love the fact that someone has actually created a Cecil the Lion costume and it’s as crude as you would …

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(PCM) If you were offended by the idea of a Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume then you are really going to love the fact that someone has actually created a Cecil the Lion costume and it’s as crude as you would imagine.

The costume is being sold as the “Lion Killer Dentist” which pokes fun at William Palmer, the dentist from Minnesota who was accused of claiming Cecil the Lion’s life at Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park back in July. Palmer allegedly paid a park guide the sum of $50,000 to hunt and kill Cecil, who was protected as part of an Oxford University research project, and then skin and take the lions head.

The “Lion Killer Dentist” costume is currently available on Costumeish.com and features a severed lion’s head mask, bloody gloves and a bloody dentist smock to complete the entire outfit. It’s description reads “All Doctor Palmer wanted was to hang dead animals in his house, but what started as an obscure (if legally-dubious) hunting trip has since erupted into a brouhaha of trans-Atlantic proportions. 2015’s most controversial killing has laid bare the rift in American and Zimbabwean attitudes toward exotic game hunting and animal conservation, pitting an outraged mob against a Minnesotan dentist in a scandal sure to be remembered for a generation.”

So far, the costume has been met with disgust and outrage online, however Costumeish claims that 15% off all proceeds made off the “Lion Killer Dentist” costume will go to a “Wildlife Foundation”, although they do not reveal which foundation in particular.

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Oxford Dictionaries Updates With Some Surprising New Words http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/oxford-dictionaries-updates-with-some-surprising-new-words/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/oxford-dictionaries-updates-with-some-surprising-new-words/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:30:43 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9224 Oxford-Dictionary

(PCM) Oxford Dictionaries have been updated once again with some incredibly surprising new words that include “awesomesauce” a word used to describe something great or amazing and “beer-o-clock” which signifies the correct time to start drink.  Those words are just …

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(PCM) Oxford Dictionaries have been updated once again with some incredibly surprising new words that include “awesomesauce” a word used to describe something great or amazing and “beer-o-clock” which signifies the correct time to start drink.  Those words are just two of the many surprising words that were just added OxfordDictionaries.com, which is where Oxford Dictionaries holds many of their modern language words. It is not known if these words will actually be added to the print version of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Other added words include “butt-dial”used to describing call someone by accident when your phone is in your pocket and the abbreviation “NBD” which is text speak for no big deal. USA Today shared a list of nine additional words that were added which you can see, along with their definitions below:

• Mic drop (noun): An instance of deliberately dropping or tossing aside one’s microphone at the end of a performance or speech one considers to have been particularly impressive.

• Manspreading (noun): The practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats.

• Hangry (adjective): Bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger.

• Cat cafe (noun): A cafe or similar establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises:she was one of many waiting in line this morning for the opening of North America’s first pop-up cat cafe.

• Redditor (noun): A registered user of the website Reddit.

• Rage-quit (verb): Angrily abandon an activity or pursuit that has become frustrating, especially the playing of a video game.

• Grexit (noun): A term for the potential withdrawal of Greece from the eurozone (the economic region formed by those countries in the European Union that use the euro as their national currency.

• Rando (noun): A person one does not know, especially one regarded as odd, suspicious, or engaging insocially inappropriate behaviour.

• Brain fart (noun): A temporary mental lapse or failure to reason correctly.

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Motorhead Prove Rock n’ Roll Is Alive And Well With The Release Of “Bad Magic”! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/motorhead-prove-rock-n-roll-is-alive-and-well-with-the-release-of-bad-magic/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/motorhead-prove-rock-n-roll-is-alive-and-well-with-the-release-of-bad-magic/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:15:10 +0000 http://unskinnypop.com/?p=47724 (PCM) With the release of their 22nd album “Bad Magic”, Motorhead have certainly conjured up something absolutely magical to offer up to the gods of rock n’ roll and it is anything but “bad”! This album is everything you would expect from Motorhead and a bit more.  It hits with a certain level of intensity that only Motorhead can master which is fast, hard and heavy as hell! It is hard to believe that Motorhead vocalist Lemmy Kilmister will be turning 70 years old this year, as he and band mates Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell, are sounding as rebellious and rambunctious as ever on the 13 tracks that make […]

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(PCM) With the release of their 22nd album “Bad Magic”, Motorhead have certainly conjured up something absolutely magical to offer up to the gods of rock n’ roll and it is anything but “bad”! This album is everything you would expect from Motorhead and a bit more.  It hits with a certain level of intensity that only Motorhead can master which is fast, hard and heavy as hell!

It is hard to believe that Motorhead vocalist Lemmy Kilmister will be turning 70 years old this year, as he and band mates Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell, are sounding as rebellious and rambunctious as ever on the 13 tracks that make up “Bad Magic”. Musically the album has the feel of early eighties punk with just the right amount of grit and grime to make it undeniably Motorhead.

“Bad Magic” is one of those albums that punches you right in the face and as a listener you are loving every moment. Lyrically, there are a lot of introspective moments, however never once does the band lose their edge. Right out of the gate, songs such as “Victory or die!”, “Thunder & Lightning” and “Firestorm Hotel” hit hard and fast and the album plows forward with no regrets. Songs such as “The Devil”, “Evil Eye” and “Choking On Your Screams” are classic Motorhead and I was incredibly surprised by just how much I enjoyed the band’s cover of the hit Rolling Stone’s track “Sympathy For The Devil”.  Motorhead’s version is just gorgeously arranged and something about Lemmy’s gravely and eerie vocals add a new element to the song that was seemingly never present before.

Motorhead has outdone themselves yet again with the release of “Bad Magic” and have proven without a doubt that rock n’ roll is still very much alive and well, as this album is sure to be a hit with both old fans and new!

 

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August 28 in Pop Culture History http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/august-28-in-pop-culture-history/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/august-28-in-pop-culture-history/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:03:35 +0000 http://pop-culture.net/news/?p=2979 28August 28 in Pop Culture History
1609 – Henry Hudson discovered the Delaware Bay.

1789 – William Herschel discovered another Saturn moon, Enceladus.

1830 – The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s (B&O) new ‘Tom Thumb’ steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam’s role in US railroads.

1833 – The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 received Royal Assent, abolishing slavery through most the British Empire.

1845 – The first issue of Scientific American magazine was published.

1898 – Caleb Bradham invented the carbonated soft drink that would later be called “Pepsi-Cola”.

1955 – Black 14-year-old Emmett Till was brutally murdered in Mississippi, for ‘flirting’ with a white woman, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement.

1963 – At the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his I Have a Dream speech

1996 – Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales got divorced.… More...

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1609 – Henry Hudson discovered the Delaware Bay.

1789 – William Herschel discovered another Saturn moon, Enceladus.

1830 – The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s (B&O) new ‘Tom Thumb’ steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam’s role in US railroads.

1833 – The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 received Royal Assent, abolishing slavery through most the British Empire.

1845 – The first issue of Scientific American magazine was published.

1898 – Caleb Bradham invented the carbonated soft drink that would later be called “Pepsi-Cola”.

1955 – Black 14-year-old Emmett Till was brutally murdered in Mississippi, for ‘flirting’ with a white woman, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement.

1963 – At the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his I Have a Dream speech

1996 – Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales got divorced.

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Tips to Avoid Gaining the ‘Freshman 15’ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/tips-to-avoid-gaining-the-freshman-15/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/tips-to-avoid-gaining-the-freshman-15/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:37:00 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com?p=7718

(PCM) “Freshman 15” is a term we’re all too familiar with, but is there any truth to it? Does the average college freshman actually gain 15 pounds in the first year?

Not exactly. “The Freshman 15” is a bit of an exaggeration, according to recent statistics and studies, with students gaining on average about 5-7 pounds in the first year.  But don’t forget, that’s an average. Some freshmen gain more weight than that, and others might not gain any weight at all.

So why do students gain weight their first year in college, anyway? Well, for one, mom and dad aren’t around to make healthy meals anymore, and there are no rules or curfews to stop you from partying all night, every night.… Full Story

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(PCM) “Freshman 15” is a term we’re all too familiar with, but is there any truth to it? Does the average college freshman actually gain 15 pounds in the first year?

Not exactly. “The Freshman 15” is a bit of an exaggeration, according to recent statistics and studies, with students gaining on average about 5-7 pounds in the first year.  But don’t forget, that’s an average. Some freshmen gain more weight than that, and others might not gain any weight at all.

So why do students gain weight their first year in college, anyway? Well, for one, mom and dad aren’t around to make healthy meals anymore, and there are no rules or curfews to stop you from partying all night, every night. Thanks to stress, dining halls, late-night eating, and too much alcohol, the pounds tend to pile on.

But just because you gain this new level of freedom, doesn’t mean you have to gain the weight, too. Here are a few tips on how to avoid the “Freshman 15”!

1. Just because mom and dad are miles away doesn’t mean you should stock your dorm room full of food you know they wouldn’t approve of – chips, cheese puffs, candy, and all the other sugary, fatty junk food that offers little or no nutritional value. It’s okay to keep some snacks in your dorm, but unless you don’t mind welcoming the “Freshman 15”, you better make them nutritious ones. Light popcorn, fruit, veggie sticks, oatmeal, yogurt, nuts and baked chips are all healthy options. These are much better snacks to have in your room when you come home from a night of partying and are ready to eat anything in sight – and while you’re studying too, of course.

2. Eat breakfast. Don’t skip this important meal – ever! Whether you’re trying to skip meals for weight loss or you’re just not a breakfast person, you should eat a little something to get your metabolism going. Plus, it will help keep you from binging later in the day; you don’t want to end up starving at the dining hall, where temptation lurks around every corner. Protein bars, greek yogurt, and instant oatmeal are quick and easy choices.

3. The dining hall can be disastrous; it truly is an all-you-can-eat, all day, every day! First thing’s first: don’t wait until you’re starving to head to the dining hall. At this point, you’ll be so hungry that you’ll not only overeat, but everything will look ten times better and be harder to resist (pizza, calzones, pasta, ice cream – you name it, it all looks good).

This is the first time most students are away from home and have to make their own eating decisions, but just because it’s there doesn’t mean you should eat it! Don’t think you can eat pizza, hamburgers and fries everyday and not gain weight. Unfortunately, it’s bound to catch up to you. Instead, check out all your options in the cafeteria before you make your selections.

The salad bar is always a good choice, as long as you’re mindful of what you pile on it. Obviously, if you are trying to watch your weight you will want to avoid anything fried, creamy, or full of sugar. Skip the croutons, pasta salads, and creamy dressings. This also means trying to avoid the plate of dessert on your way out. Stick with broth-based soups, healthy salads, lean meats, and fruit and vegetables, and watch those portion sizes! Most of the food will be there day after day, so don’t feel like you need to go for seconds or thirds.

4. Drink plenty of water. Studies have shown that people often mistaken hunger for thirst. Besides possibly taking away your “hunger”, water helps speed up your metabolism, rid your body of toxins, and so much more! Aim for at least 8 glasses of water a day – more if you’re exercising!

5. As much as college kids may not want to hear it, the truth is, excessive alcohol consumption can truly wreak havoc on your diet. One beer has 100-200 calories, and that adds up fast! Mixed drinks can have anywhere from 80 to 600 calories per drink; if you drink a few of the higher calorie drinks you might as well have eaten a whole pizza.

Mai tais, pina coladas, mud slides, margaritas, and long islands all contain over 500 calories. Rum and coke, Redbull and vodka, and most other drinks have over 200 calories, which can also add up quickly. Not only are you drinking empty calories, but your body metabolises alcohol before food. That means while you’re drinking, everything else is put on hold and stored until the alcohol is burned off. Alcohol also lowers inhibitions, meaning you’re more likely to ditch your healthy diet and eat that big, greasy sandwich everyone’s been raving about. A few nights or more of this every week, and well, you get the picture. Stick to vodka and club soda or other low calorie mixers, and limit yourself to just one or two drinks a night.

6. While the course load might be heavy and hard to adjust to the first year, there’s always time to squeeze in a little exercise. Exercise will not only keep the number on the scale in check, it can also help relieve stress – something most college students suffer from. Most schools offer free gyms that are within walking distance, so take advantage of them! Even just 30 minutes, 3-4 times a week will help keep weight gain at bay. Cardio workouts will help burn calories and speed up your metabolism, and weight training will help you tone up and burn more calories all day long.

7. Find a friend who has the same goals as you. Work together to avoid temptation at the dining hall and late night binging. Encourage each other to workout, or even take fitness classes together. It’s easier when you have friends who support you, not tempt you!

8. Get enough sleep! College students tend to be sleep deprived, whether it’s pulling all-nighters to study or to party. Try to avoid these bad habits! Studies show that sleep allows your brain to process and store material better, so staying up all night to cram for an exam isn’t the best idea. Lack of sleep also affects your appetite and judgement, which can increase hunger and decrease satiation. Aim for no less than 7 hours of sleep every night.

9. Don’t give up if you fall off the wagon and gain a few pounds. It happens. It’s not about depriving yourself or obsessing over the number on the scale, it’s about finding a healthy balance and lifestyle. What, when, and how you eat in college can set the stage for healthy eating habits for the rest of your life. Make mom and dad proud!

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Nick Carter Revealed As Dancing With The Stars Competitor http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/nick-carter-revealed-as-dancing-with-the-stars-competitor/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/nick-carter-revealed-as-dancing-with-the-stars-competitor/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:22:41 +0000 http://pcm-tv.com/news/?p=26054 Continue reading ]]> Nick-Carter1

(PCM) There has been even more casting announcements for the upcoming season of ABC’s hit competition series “Dancing With The Stars” for their 21st season. It has been revealed that Backstreet Boys’s Nick Carter will be joining previously revealed contestants Bindi Irwin and Triple Crown winner Espinozas Victor to compete for the coveted Mirror Ball trophy.

It has not yet been revealed which pro’s the newly revealed contestants will be paired up with for the new season. Other rumored contestants for this season which have not yet been confirmed include TV chef Paula Deen and musician Chaka Khan.

“Dancing With The Stars” season 21 will premiere on September 14 at 8pm on ABC!

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McDonald’s Harshly Rejects Burger King’s Offer To Create The McWhopper http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/mcdonalds-harshly-rejects-burger-kings-offer-to-create-the-mcwhopper/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/mcdonalds-harshly-rejects-burger-kings-offer-to-create-the-mcwhopper/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:56:50 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9221 McWhopper1

(PCM) In an effort to join forces and celebrate International Peace Day coming up on September 21, Burger King made the decision to reach out to McDonald’s by taking out two full page ads in both the New York Times …

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(PCM) In an effort to join forces and celebrate International Peace Day coming up on September 21, Burger King made the decision to reach out to McDonald’s by taking out two full page ads in both the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune to propose that the two companies bring a cease fire to the “burger wars” and combine their two most famous sandwiches, The Whopper and The Big Mac, to create The McWhopper to celebrate Peace Day.

The ad says “Good morning McDonald’s. We come in peace. In fact, we come in honor of peace. We know we’ve had our petty differences, but how about we call a ceasefire on these so-called ‘burger wars’?”. The ad goes on to explain why Burger King decided to extend the olive branch as they feel the creation of something as spectacular as The McWhopper would be an excellent way to get the world talking about subjects such as peace, harmony and non-violence.

Burger King ends the letter by saying “All of the tastiest bits of your Big Mac and our Whopper united in one delicious, peace-loving burger, developed together, cooked together, and available in one location for one day only. Let’s end the beef with beef. Talk soon”.

The company even went as far as to create a YouTube video and website to go along with their outreach to create The McWhopper, however the amazing idea was quickly squashed by McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook, who posted a somewhat snarky response on the companies Facebook page which read:

Dear Burger King,

Inspiration for a good cause… great idea.

We love the intention but think our two brands could do something bigger to make a difference.

We commit to raise awareness worldwide, perhaps you’ll join us in a meaningful global effort?

And every day, let’s acknowledge that between us there is simply a friendly business competition and certainly not the unequaled circumstances of the real pain and suffering of war.

We’ll be in touch. – Steve, McDonald’s CEO P.S. A simple phone call will do next time.

Many are already calling the response from McDonald’s a bad business move, as it has been no secret that the fast-food chain has been on a downward slope for the last several years. This move could have done wonders to boot their business and reputation. So sad the two companies could not come together as it would have been awesome.  Many are still holding out to hope that McDonald’s will eventually see the err of their ways and come together with Burger King on the epic project to celebrate a great cause.

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Betty White Set To Guest Star On “Bones” http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/betty-white-set-to-guest-star-on-bones/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/betty-white-set-to-guest-star-on-bones/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:22:01 +0000 http://pcm-tv.com/news/?p=26051 Continue reading ]]> Betty-White

(FOX) Betty White will guest-star on an upcoming episode of BONES as “Dr. Beth Mayer,” an accomplished, sharp as a tack, absolutely fabulous SQUINTERN who is brought in to assist in a murder linked to fantasy football — which just happens to be one of her many areas of expertise!

With a half century of work under her belt, Dr. Mayer is without a doubt the world’s most experienced forensic anthropologist, which will lead to some serious competition with Dr. Brennan (Emily Deschanel) to prove who is the more brilliant scientist!

The episode is scheduled to air in October. The new season of “Bones” will premiere on October 1 at 8/7c on FOX!

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Watch the Trailer for The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Edition Theatrical Run http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/watch-the-trailer-for-the-hobbit-trilogy-extended-edition-theatrical-run/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/watch-the-trailer-for-the-hobbit-trilogy-extended-edition-theatrical-run/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:04:06 +0000 http://pcmreviews.com/news/?p=26044 (PCM) If you missed your chance to catch Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Trilogy when each film had its run in theaters, then Warner Bros. and Fathom Events have you covered. The Hobbit Trilogy will have a three-night theatrical run this October, with the Extended Edition of each film showing in select theaters across the nation with a special introduction by director Peter Jackson. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition will show in theaters on October 5, 2015, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition on October 7, 2015, and the final chapter in the trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Extended Edition playing in theaters […]

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TheHobbitTrilogy_Feat(PCM) If you missed your chance to catch Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Trilogy when each film had its run in theaters, then Warner Bros. and Fathom Events have you covered.

The Hobbit Trilogy will have a three-night theatrical run this October, with the Extended Edition of each film showing in select theaters across the nation with a special introduction by director Peter Jackson.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition will show in theaters on October 5, 2015, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition on October 7, 2015, and the final chapter in the trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Extended Edition playing in theaters on October 13, 2015. All screenings will start at 7:30 pm local time.

From acclaimed director Peter Jackson comes this three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit, following the adventures of unlikely hero Bilbo Baggins through dark times in the mythical land of Middle-earth, 60 years before The Lord of the Rings takes place.

The Hobbit Trilogy has grossed over $2.9 billion in worldwide box office sales since The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opened in December of 2012.

To purchase tickets for the three-night theatrical run of The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Editions, click here!

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People Living to Age 90 Has Tripled in the United States http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/people-living-to-age-90-has-tripled-in-the-united-states/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/people-living-to-age-90-has-tripled-in-the-united-states/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:41:50 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com?p=7699

(PCM) Due to increases in life expectancy, the older population in the United States is growing fast: The number of nonagenarians – people in their 90s – has tripled, according to a recent study by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

So who’s living to age 90 and beyond? The study found that most of the 90+ population are caucasian, graduated high school, and are covered by health insurance. Researchers also found that women outnumber men nearly 3 to 1.

What’s more, nonagenarians aren’t just living to 90, they’re still relatively healthy. “Today a person 90 years of age is expected to live on average another 4.6 years (versus 3.2 years in 1929–1931), and those who pass the century mark are projected to live another 2.3 years,” write researchers.… Full Story

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(PCM) Due to increases in life expectancy, the older population in the United States is growing fast: The number of nonagenarians – people in their 90s – has tripled, according to a recent study by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

So who’s living to age 90 and beyond? The study found that most of the 90+ population are caucasian, graduated high school, and are covered by health insurance. Researchers also found that women outnumber men nearly 3 to 1.

What’s more, nonagenarians aren’t just living to 90, they’re still relatively healthy. “Today a person 90 years of age is expected to live on average another 4.6 years (versus 3.2 years in 1929–1931), and those who pass the century mark are projected to live another 2.3 years,” write researchers. In other words: once you hit 90, you’re life expectancy increases to 95!

The key to living longer is to live a healthy lifestyle while you’re young, including:

Exercising regularly
Eating a healthy, nutritious diet full of fruits and vegetables
Sleeping (7 to 8 hours a night)
Avoiding trans fats, saturated fats, processed foods, and too much sugar
Not smoking or drinking excessively
Staying on top of annual check-ups
Managing stress
Having friends
Being social
Playing video games!?

Friendships: The Key to Longevity?

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August 27 in Pop Culture History http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/august-27-in-pop-culture-history/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/august-27-in-pop-culture-history/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:02:04 +0000 http://pop-culture.net/news/?p=2976 27August 27 in Pop Culture History
410 – The sacking of Rome by the Visigoths ended after three days.

1813 – French Emperor Napoleon I defeated a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden.

1859 – Petroleum was discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well.

1893 – Sea Islands Hurricane, Georgia, South Carolina.

1939 – First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world’s first jet aircraft, in Germany.

1962 – The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission was launched to Venus by NASA.

2003 – The first 6-party talks, involving South and North Korea, the United States, China, Japan and Russia, convened to find a resolution to the security concerns as a result of the North Korean nuclear weapons program.

2003 – Mars made its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing just 34,646,418 miles away.

2011 (Hurricane) Irene struck the United States east coast, killing 47 people.… More...

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410 – The sacking of Rome by the Visigoths ended after three days.

1813 – French Emperor Napoleon I defeated a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden.

1859 – Petroleum was discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well.

1893 – Sea Islands Hurricane, Georgia, South Carolina.

1939 – First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world’s first jet aircraft, in Germany.

1962 – The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission was launched to Venus by NASA.

2003 – The first 6-party talks, involving South and North Korea, the United States, China, Japan and Russia, convened to find a resolution to the security concerns as a result of the North Korean nuclear weapons program.

2003 – Mars made its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing just 34,646,418 miles away.

2011 (Hurricane) Irene struck the United States east coast, killing 47 people.

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12-Year Old Boy Trips And His Fist Goes Through A Painting Worth $1.5 Million http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/12-year-old-boy-trips-and-his-fist-goes-through-a-painting-worth-1-5-million/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/12-year-old-boy-trips-and-his-fist-goes-through-a-painting-worth-1-5-million/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:26:15 +0000 http://amyth.com/?p=2637 (PCM) Can we say oopps!!  While visiting an art exhibition in Taiwan and 12-year old boy stumbles and trips and while trying to catch his balance accidentally puts his fist through a 350-year old painting worth $1.5 million dollars. The organizers of the art exhibition ,which was titled “Face Of Leonardo: Images of a Genius”, have released a video of the incident which left a fist sized hole in the bottom of a painting titled “Flowers” by Italian artist Paolo Porpora who is a leading still life artist who created baroque-style works that often featured fruit and flowers. The exhibition features 55 rare and precious paintings that were collected from some […]

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(PCM) Can we say oopps!!  While visiting an art exhibition in Taiwan and 12-year old boy stumbles and trips and while trying to catch his balance accidentally puts his fist through a 350-year old painting worth $1.5 million dollars.

The organizers of the art exhibition ,which was titled “Face Of Leonardo: Images of a Genius”, have released a video of the incident which left a fist sized hole in the bottom of a painting titled “Flowers” by Italian artist Paolo Porpora who is a leading still life artist who created baroque-style works that often featured fruit and flowers. The exhibition features 55 rare and precious paintings that were collected from some of the finest art collectors around the globe.

It is quite apparent that the young man was incredibly nervous after the incident occurred, however it was completely apparent to the event organizers that what happened was indeed an unfortunate accident. The painting has since been restored without a problem and is now back on display as part of the exhibition.

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Caitlyn Jenner Halloween Costume Sparks Up Controversy http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/caitlyn-jenner-halloween-costume-sparks-up-controversy/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/caitlyn-jenner-halloween-costume-sparks-up-controversy/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:24:00 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9217 Caitlyn-costume

(PCM) Each year it seems that there is one Halloween costume in particular that will stir up some kind of controversy, so it is no different this year with a costume that was recently discovered on the Spirit Halloween website …

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(PCM) Each year it seems that there is one Halloween costume in particular that will stir up some kind of controversy, so it is no different this year with a costume that was recently discovered on the Spirit Halloween website that mocks Caitlyn Jenner’s famous Vanity Fair photo shoot.

The costume is meant to be humorous, poking fun at Jenner’s celebrity, however many feel that the costume has been created in poor taste. The costume sells for $74.99 and features a wig, bodice, and sash printed with the words “Call Me Caitlyn”. The outfit is almost identical to the one that Jenner wore for her famous Vanity Fair magazine cover shoot with famed photographer Annie Lebovitz.

Members of the transgender community are outraged and are calling the promotion of the costume transphobia, however others feel that the costume is nothing more than a joke and should be treated as such, as many other celebrities have had Halloween costumes designed in their likeness. In response to the controversy Spirit Halloween has removed the costume from their website, however they did release a statement which says “At Spirit Halloween, we create a wide range of costumes that are often based upon celebrities, public figures, heroes and superheroes. We feel that Caitlyn Jenner is all of the above and that she should be celebrated. The Caitlyn Jenner costume reflects just that.”

However, a spokesperson for the National Center for Transgender Equality feels differently saying “There’s no tasteful way to ‘celebrate’ Caitlyn Jenner or respect transgender people this way on the one night of the year when people use their most twisted imaginations to pretend to be villains and monsters.”  There has since been a Change.org petition started which request that the retailer discontinue the costume.

It is still currently available at several additional online retailers at this time!

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Holding a Grudge? Why It’s Doing More Damage That You Might Think http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/holding-a-grudge-why-its-doing-more-damage-that-you-might-think/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/holding-a-grudge-why-its-doing-more-damage-that-you-might-think/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:05:28 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com?p=7705

(PCM) Do you drag out fights, hold on to grudges, or just can’t seem to forgive and forget? Well, it’s not doing anyone any good! In fact, holding onto hostility doesn’t just hurt those you won’t forgive, it can negatively affect your immune system and heart health!

According to RealAge, holding onto hostility is like living with chronic stress, releasing a combination of feel-bad chemicals into your body that increases heart rate, blood pressure, stomach acids, muscle tension, and inflammation-triggering compounds. That inflammation can lead to a buildup in your arteries, which causes heart attacks, wrinkles, stroke, and impotence.

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(PCM) Do you drag out fights, hold on to grudges, or just can’t seem to forgive and forget? Well, it’s not doing anyone any good! In fact, holding onto hostility doesn’t just hurt those you won’t forgive, it can negatively affect your immune system and heart health!

According to RealAge, holding onto hostility is like living with chronic stress, releasing a combination of feel-bad chemicals into your body that increases heart rate, blood pressure, stomach acids, muscle tension, and inflammation-triggering compounds. That inflammation can lead to a buildup in your arteries, which causes heart attacks, wrinkles, stroke, and impotence.

Forgiveness, on the other hand, has the opposite effect! Letting go of your anger or hurt can help fight depression and anxiety, relieve chronic pain, and increase your immune system. Sometimes, though, it’s easier said than done. Take baby steps: work on letting go of the little, short-term grudges, and work your way towards letting go of bigger grievances. Talk it out with close friends, family, or a therapist.

Remember: forgiving someone for hurting you does not mean you’re weak. Sometimes forgiveness takes a lot more strength than holding onto something. So do yourself a favor and let go of your grudges – it just might save your life!

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August 26 in Pop Culture History http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/august-26-in-pop-culture-history/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/august-26-in-pop-culture-history/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 04:01:20 +0000 http://pop-culture.net/news/?p=2972 26August 26 in Pop Culture History
1498 – Michelangelo began his work to carve the Pieta, depicting the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion.

1789 – The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was approved by the National Constituent Assembly of France.

1791 – John Fitch was granted a United States patent (# X00028) for the steamboat.

1883 (Volcano Eruption & Tsunami) Krakatoa began. It was one of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic events in recorded history, with at over 36,000 deaths being attributed to the eruption itself and the tsunamis it created. Small eruptions, mostly of mud, continued into October 1883.

1976 – While camping in Allagash, Maine Jim Weiner, Jack Weiner, Charles Foltz and Charles Rak claimed to have been abducted by ‘four fingered beings’ that performed experiments on them including alien probing.… More...

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1498 – Michelangelo began his work to carve the Pieta, depicting the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion.

1789 – The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was approved by the National Constituent Assembly of France.

1791 – John Fitch was granted a United States patent (# X00028) for the steamboat.

1883 (Volcano Eruption & Tsunami) Krakatoa began. It was one of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic events in recorded history, with at over 36,000 deaths being attributed to the eruption itself and the tsunamis it created. Small eruptions, mostly of mud, continued into October 1883.

1976 – While camping in Allagash, Maine Jim Weiner, Jack Weiner, Charles Foltz and Charles Rak claimed to have been abducted by ‘four fingered beings’ that performed experiments on them including alien probing.

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No Time for Breakfast? Make it the Night Before with the Crockpot ! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/no-time-for-breakfast-make-it-the-night-before-with-the-crockpot/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/no-time-for-breakfast-make-it-the-night-before-with-the-crockpot/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:40:25 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com?p=7606

(PCM) No time to make breakfast in the morning? No problem – make it the night before!

Crockpots just may be the secret to getting by in life. Forget trying to whip up a nutritious hot breakfast or even trying to get everyone at the breakfast table at the same time – it just doesn’t work on hectic weekday mornings. Instead, take care of it the night before: simply put all your favorite breakfast ingredients in the crock pot before you go to bed, and wake up to a delicious, perfectly cooked breakfast that everyone can dig into on their own morning schedules.… Full Story

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(PCM) No time to make breakfast in the morning? No problem – make it the night before!

Crockpots just may be the secret to getting by in life. Forget trying to whip up a nutritious hot breakfast or even trying to get everyone at the breakfast table at the same time – it just doesn’t work on hectic weekday mornings. Instead, take care of it the night before: simply put all your favorite breakfast ingredients in the crock pot before you go to bed, and wake up to a delicious, perfectly cooked breakfast that everyone can dig into on their own morning schedules.

Crockpot recipes are all over the internet, from food blogs to Pinterest to cooking sites. You can search for breakfast crock pot recipes to get a base recipe to go from, and you’ll be throwing in all your family’s favorites in no time.

Here’s a simple egg casserole recipe to get you started (you can swap eggs for hashbrowns, use different cheeses or egg substitutes, try bacon or taylor ham instead of sausage, add sauteed vegetables, etc.):

Sausage And Egg Casserole from CDKitchen.com

INGREDIENTS:
12 beaten eggs
14 slices bread
2 1/4 cups milk
2 1/2 cups grated cheddar or monterey jack cheese
1 pound sausage, cooked and drained
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

DIRECTIONS:
Spray the sides of crockpot. Cut bread into large squares. Make layers in the crockpot of bread, followed by sausage, followed by cheese, ending with a cheese layer.

Beat eggs, milk, salt, and pepper together. Pour over crockpot mixture, cover and cook on low for 8-12 hours.

More:
Forget Cereal and Milk: The Breakfast of Champions is…
Breakfast and Weight Loss

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President Snow has Fallen and Crumbled in a New Banner for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/president-snow-has-fallen-and-crumbled-in-a-new-banner-for-the-hunger-games-mockingjay-part-2/ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2015/08/president-snow-has-fallen-and-crumbled-in-a-new-banner-for-the-hunger-games-mockingjay-part-2/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:44:48 +0000 http://pcmreviews.com/news/?p=26038 (PCM) After gaining over 11 million clicks on Monday, thanks to an engaging social media campaign, Lionsgate released a huge new banner for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. The new banner features Katniss Everdeen standing atop a toppled statue of President Snow, fires still burning around it while the rebel fighters of District 13 strike menacing poses in their all-black get-ups. With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss Everdeen confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off mission, using […]

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MockingjayBanner_Huge(PCM) After gaining over 11 million clicks on Monday, thanks to an engaging social media campaign, Lionsgate released a huge new banner for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

The new banner features Katniss Everdeen standing atop a toppled statue of President Snow, fires still burning around it while the rebel fighters of District 13 strike menacing poses in their all-black get-ups.

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss Everdeen confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown.

Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off mission, using the unit from District 13 – and risking their lives – to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow increasingly obsessed with destroying her, the mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay Peter Craig and Danny Strong, based on the international best selling trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Lawrence, Craig, and Strong are reprising their roles from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, so the second part of Mockingjay should resemble its predecessor in tone and style.

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland are all reprising their original roles from The Hunger Games while Julianne Moore, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Dormer, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and Evan Ross are joining the cast.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 opens in 3D/2D and IMAX 3D theaters nationwide starting November 20, 2015. Visit Facebook for more info!

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