Page 2 News: July 22, 2012 – August 5, 2012
8 Sneaky Signs Your Child’s Being Bullied
Your child would tell you if he’s being bullied, right? Maybe not. “It’s painful to say, ‘I’m being targeted,’” says Cynthia Lowen, producer and writer of the documentary film, Bully, and co-author of the forthcoming book The Essential Guide to Bullying. While there’s more bullying awareness than ever (who hasn’t heard about the bullied bus matron?), children still fear…..
Dutchman builds replica Noah’s Ark after flood dream
A Dutchman has built a replica of Noah’s Ark to biblical proportions, following a dream his homeland would be flooded. Johan Huibers, a wealthy businessman, used the ancient measurement of the cubit — the length of a man’s arm from elbow to fingertips — to build the vessel to the dimensions specified in the book of Genesis. The finished craft — which has just been opened to the public on the Merwede River…..
Space weather and the coming storm
The delicate threads that hold modern life together are dramatically cut by an unexpected threat from outer space, with disastrous effects. It’s the stuff of science fiction usually associated with tales of rogue asteroids on a collision course with earth. But over the next two years, as the sun reaches a peak in its 10-year activity cycle, scientists say there is a heightened risk…..
5 funky cars we can’t get in the U.S.
Thanks to changing tastes, these stylish cars, trucks and vans won’t be for sale in the U.S. any time soon. The sharp-looking Alfa-Romeo Guilietta is the right size for Europe’s narrow roads. Vehicle occupants also tend to be, well, narrower in Europe than in the U.S. So for a vehicle like this to really succeed in the U.S. it would need to be a bit wider and roomier…..
Camry edges out F-150 for ‘Most American’
In today’s global economy, there’s no easy way to determine just how American a car is. Many cars built in the U.S., for example, are assembled using parts that come from elsewhere. Some cars assembled in the U.S. from largely American-made parts don’t sell well, meaning fewer Americans are employed to build them. Cars.com’s American-Made Index recognizes cars that are built here…..
10 great lakeside retreats
Whether their waters are glass-like or rippling towards the shore, lakes have a calming effect and make for an ideal vacation base. So launch your canoe or settle into an Adirondack chair and get ready to take in the glistening views. From rustic luxury in the woods of Maine to down-low waterside cabins in Washington, these 10 lakeside retreats are sure to mellow you out all summer long…..
America’s best free attractions
America is the land of the free—and that applies to many of the country’s star attractions as well. Make the most of your summer by visiting these famous spots around the United States; you won’t have to pay a penny to do it. The Freedom Trail, Boston. Learn history, see the city, and get some exercise at the same time with a walk along Boston’s Freedom Trail. This 2 1/2-mile path highlights 16 sites…..
10 great American beaches
Climb a steep mountain trail to discover a view so striking that you simply can’t stop snapping photos. Take a Jeep to a deserted beach. Fly kites high into the sea breeze. Salute the setting sun as it drops into the sea. Beautiful (and fun) beaches abound in the U.S., and here are some suggestions for finding some of the best. Three-mile-long Venice Beach, its sand perfectly kept, its Pacific Ocean water…..
The Most Popular Fast Food Restaurants in America
Americans love fast food. The top 15 fast food chains in the nation raked in a combined $115 billion in sales last year, and their 105,000 total stores blanket the landscape. We asked food industry research firm Technomic to put together a list of the biggest fast food brands in America. They’re defined as LSRs — “limited service restaurants” — which include burger joints, sandwich shops, coffee cafés, pizza places and more…..
The Best and Worst French Fries in America
For years, experts have been trying to figure out the so-called French paradox. Why, if the French eat such rich food, do they tend to stay lean, while the waistlines of us diet-conscious Americans are growing faster than Justin Beiber’s savings account? Well, in France, they eat a wide variety of foods—fats and carbs, yes, but also plenty of fruits and vegetables, and lots of lean meat…..
Moon between Olympic rings makes for breathtaking London photographs
A full moon made for a beautiful sixth Olympic ring on Friday night, when a Reuters photographer snapped a breathtaking picture of the moon positioned between a large set of Olympic rings hanging from the top of London’s Tower Bridge. The shots were an instant hit on Twitter, with fans retweeting them thousands of times within an hour of posting…..