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Nobody Loves Friday More Than These Guys

Everyone's happy when Friday rolls around and you have a whole weekend away from the office in front of you. But it's hard to complain about your job when you see how some people in other parts of the world make a living. You've heard of bricklayers? Well, how about brickwearers? Apparently, in places like…

That Time Michael Jackson Was On 'The Simpsons'

The year was 1991 and The Simpsons had just kicked off its third season on Fox with an episode entitled "Stark Raving Dad." It featured Homer Simpson accidentally landing in a mental hospital where he shares a room with another heavyset, balding white man who says he's Michael Jackson. He doesn't look like Michael, but…

Turn Your Tablet Into A Typewriter

I can't stand chiclets. Not the gum. I'm referring to the thin, unsatisfying keys on my laptop's keyboard. Call me old-fashioned, but I still prefer the solid feel of a full-size PC keyboard, where the keys actually drop down more than a micrometer, followed by a springy pushback on your fingers. The bigger keys sound…

Top 10 Summer Live Music Experiences

This was a hard list to write. There's no shortage of great concerts coming to the Carolinas this summer. The problem was whittling the list down to just ten. In order to make it easier on myself, I had to exclude any show before June 21st or after September 21st. Otherwise, Paul Simon (6/6) would…

One Amazing Tree Produces Forty Different Fruits

Imagine being able to harvest and enjoy forty different things to eat from just one tree in your backyard. No, it's not some Dr. Seuss or Roald Dahl fantasy, but it is pretty fantastic. These "magical" fruit trees actually exist in upstate New York. The concept of the Tree of 40 Fruit was conceived and…

Bob Seger Riding 'Runaway Train' Across America

We should all be able to rock as hard as Bob Seger at the age of 72. America's coolest septuagenarian is going back out on the road with the Silver Bullet Band later this year for the 2017 Runaway Train Tour. They'll hit cities across the U.S. from August through October, including a stop at…

How To Stop Procrastinating And Start Achieving

Is there something that you'd truly like to accomplish but, for whatever reason, you haven't been able to take the first step? Maybe it's a fitness or weight loss goal. How about learning to play a musical instrument? Or perhaps you've been seeking to make deeper changes in your life but all you've managed to…

Top 10 Reasons Parents Love Summer Break Too

Another school year is almost at an end. I'm never quite sure who's more excited at the prospect of three-plus months away from the halls of academia, the students or the teachers. We may feel differently by mid-July, but most parents are just as excited that summer break is upon us too. Here are ten…

How Many Hurricanes Could We See This Year?

2017 Atlantic hurricane season is about to begin and forecasters are calling for above average storm activity this year. Hurricane season runs June 1st through November 30th. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), we're likely to see 11 to 17 named storms this year. Five to nine of those could become hurricanes,…