Mash-ups, made from blending pieces of at least two songs into one new creation, have been a mainstay of club DJs for years, but they didn’t gain mainstream appeal until ‘Glee’ began featuring them regularly during the TV show’s musical numbers.
The Harrison Ford/Daniel Craig sci-fi vehicle ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ tied with ‘The Smurfs’ for first place at the box office, with each taking in $36.2 million in their debut weekend.
The blockbuster ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2′ dropped to fourth, earning a total of $318.4 million in the three weeks since its release, while ‘Friends with Benefits,’ ‘Horrible Bosses,’ and ‘Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon’ dropped out of the top five.
We all know eating too much and moving too little can add a little extra around the waist. But can your personality lead to weight gain too?
A new study published by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology says it’s possible.
Three researchers from the US Department of Health and Human Services followed nearly 2,000 people over a 50-year life span and found those who were more impulsive were likely to be about 24 pounds heavier than those who weren’t. They also found that subjects who weren’t terribly friendly may experience “a greater increase in the Body Mass Index across the adult life span.”
Now that Paypal has reached 100 million active accounts, a company executive predicts physical wallets will soon be mothballed.
“We believe that by 2015 digital currency will be accepted everywhere in the US -– from your local corner store to Walmart. We will no longer need to carry a wallet,” Paypal President Scott Thompson said in a blog post.
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:
Mike Tyson Age: 45 Occupation: Former Boxer Known For: Multiple heavyweight boxing titles, biting off a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear, a rape conviction, and an odd obsession with racing pigeons (currently showcased in the Animal Planet reality show ‘Taking on Tyson’)
Michael Phelps Age: 26 Occupation: Swimmer Known For: Holding the record for the most gold medals won in a single Olympics (eight at the 2008 Beijing Games) and losing his Kellogg’s endorsement deal after he was rather unfortunately photographed enjoying “herbal remedies” at a party
Coca-Cola and the World Wide Fund for Nature (known Stateside as the World Wildlife Fund) collaborated on a 60-by-60 foot billboard made of 3,600 potted Fukien tea plants. The plants are potted in discarded bottles from Coca-Cola company products and specially modified to grow sideways with an efficient drip irrigation watering system. The billboard can absorb as much as 46,800 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.
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