Could Being A “Snow Plow” Parent Harm Your Child?

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Do you try to make life easy for your children? A new study finds that "snow plow parents," or parents who clear every obstacle from their kid's path while at the same time pressuring the kid to succeed, can be damaging as "helicopter parents." Teacher for 30 years and author, David McCullough, says plow parents produce children who are "anxious, dependent, narcissistic, and careerist" and that are "terrified of failure." To avoid being a snow plow parent, McCullough advises, "Try as Read More

Is There An Ideal Belly Button Shape?

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Do you think there's an ideal belly button shape? A group of plastic surgeons believe so! They analyzed images of 37 Playboy Playmates to determine that the ideal belly button is oval-shaped and vertically-oriented. With the help of a computerized tool called the "Aesthetic Analyzer," researchers established that the perfect belly button has a ratio of 46:54, and a "midline horizontal position." The findings go along with previous research, which revealed that female navels were Read More

Your Genes Determine How Bad A Hangover You Get

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There's a new study out there that finds that your genes play a role in how horrible a hangover you get. Researchers looked at the number of hangovers gotten in a year and the genetic make-up of more than four thousand volunteers. They determined that genetic factors accounted for 45 percent of the difference in hangover frequency in women and 40 percent in men. They also found that people who were more genetically predisposed to suffering a hangover also drank to excess more regularly Read More

Ralph Lauren Launches Wearable Tech Apparel At U.S. Open

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Ralph Lauren is launching a wearable tech apparel collection to coincide with the start of the U.S. Open. These "Polo Tech" shirts are lined with a conductive silver-coated thread that tracks their heart rate, breathing and stress levels. It's then transmitted to an app for monitoring. The sensors are woven discreetly into the gear. The clothing is set to be in stores next year but cost information is not yet available. Read More

Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” Sets Record For Highest Debut

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Congratulations to Taylor Swift! Swift set a record for the highest debut in the history of Billboard's Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, where "Shake It Off" came in at No. 9. On the Pop Songs chart, "Shake" soars in at No. 12, tying the record for the best-ever launch. Charlie Walk, executive VP of Republic Records, said, "This historic launch represents impeccable set-up and teamwork with precise execution. Most importantly, it further emphasizes the power of Taylor and her world-class Read More

Dark City Craft Brewing Coming To Asbury Park

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Dark City Craft Brewing will be coming to Asbury sometime next fall. The Brewery will be at the corner of Second Ave and Main Street, next to the Asbury Park Roastery. They chose the name Dark City to pay tribute to Asbury, it was a nickname during the dark days after the riots in 1970. This marks the first Brewery to open in Asbury. Read More

Hayden Panettiere Reveals She’s Having A Girl

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Hayden Panettiere was glowing on the red carpet Monday August 25th for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmys. The actress was showing off her baby bump in a silver Lorena Sarbu gown and revealed to E! New's Giuliana Rancic that she is having a baby girl. "I can't wait for her to come out," the Nashville star slipped in while speaking with Rancic on the red carpet. Panettiere then said, "Yes, it's a little girl. I have to shop. I want to go shopping, I want to paint the room...I'm working with my Read More

“Madden 15″ Video Game Released Today

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Are you ready video game fans? GameStop and Best Buy will be opening their doors early to give fans an early chance to pick up "Madden 15", the popular game based on the National Football League and produced by EA Sports. The latest edition features Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman on the cover. To see if your store will be opening early, you can check out http://www.gamestop.com/ or http://www.bestbuy.com/. Read More

2014 MTV Video Music Awards Winners List

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It was a big night at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards which aired Sunday August 24th in California. Video of the Year winner, Miley Cyrus, let a young boy named Jesse accept the award and give a speech about homeless youth. Beyonce closed the awards show with an epic nearly 20-minute performance. Tears streamed down her face as she was joined onstage by her husband and daughter, amid the numerous rumors surrounding her marriage. Video of the Year: Miley Cyrus- "Wrecking Ball" MTV Read More

August 24th Was “Go Topless” Day

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Sunday August 24th was the seventh annual Go Topless Day where women and men are encouraged to bare their upper bodies in order to protest hypocritical laws that force women to cover their breasts while allowing men to walk around with no shirts. Rallies are planned in 54 cities around the world, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Denver, Miami, and Washington, D.C. Go Topless spokesperson Rachel Jessee told reports the principle of the protest is to promote "Equal Read More