Amanda Ferris graduated with a 3.5 GPA and a B.A. in English from Wagner College in May of 2009, and has since written for several different websites and magazines.These publications include NearSay.com. New York Family, The Camel Clutch Blog, Silhouette Urban Mind-Body Fitness's official site, and 2Blue Media Group. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching dance, going to museums, reading, and volunteering at the Love Wanted Pet Adoption events in Brooklyn. Amanda is a founding member of the Boulevard Books Creative Wring Group and she can also be seen reading her poetry at the Tom Kane Boulevard Bards Open Mic sessions as well.
10 Obvious Celebrity Lookalikes From Young Adult Novel Covers
Sometimes, it's all too easy for an illustrator or a cover artist who has hit a huge creative block to use a picture of a celebrity as their guide for young adult novels. Plus, the celebrity lookalikes will help sales too, especially if it's a popular actress such as 'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke...
10 Enchanting Winter Solstice Celebration Photos
In England, many Druids celebrate the longest night of the year by conducting a ritual at Stonehenge. While it is the first day of Winter, many of the modern-day Druids are celebrating the fact that the days will get longer until the Summer Solstice in 2013.
New Verizon Cable Box to Spy on Customers
Verizon has recently patented a cable DVR box that will use audio and video to record and analyze what's going on in your living room so that they can provide targeted ads in real time on the TV to suit what's going on. Um, Big Brother much?
Real Life Grinch Busted for Telling Kids That Santa Doesn’t Exist
Bah, humbug! A Canadian Grinch ruined the annual holiday parade for dozens of children last Saturday. The intoxicated 24-year-old man, who hailed from Kingston, was arrested after police received a complaint. Parents informed authorities that this jerk ruined Christmas for their youngsters by walking up and down the parade lines and telling them that Santa Claus doesn't exist.
‘Right Behind Me’ Supercut Is a Collection of Awkward Moments
This hilarious YouTube video, created by Plot Point Productions, is the pretty much the very definition of "awkward moment." We've all been there: we're riled up and trash talking someone and then gulp! Turns out they've been standing right behind you all along. Awkward!
‘Mortal Kombat’ Gangnam Style Is a Flawless Victory
Thanks to K-Pop's Psy and his hit song 'Gangnam Style,' parodies of his video are popping up all over YouTube. From Mitt Romney to 'Star Wars,' there are videos for every fan base and situation. The latest of these parody videos, 'Mortal Kombat Vs Gangnam Style,' features cosplayers dressed as the 'Mortal Kombat' characters dancing in the Big Apple.
10 Spooky Celebrity Ghost Sightings
It's always sad when a celebrity passes away, but sometimes these strong-willed, vibrant personalities live on long after they have shuffled off this mortal coil. Here are 10 famous folks reportedly still hanging around even though they were "no longer with us."
Texas University to Offer Class in Skyrim
Prestigious Rice University in Houston, Texas, has fulfilled the dream of many a gamer by offering a chance to study video games in school. Their new junior level class is called 'Scandinavian Fantasy: Old Norse Sagas and Skyrim' and will be taught by Professor Donna Beth Ellard.
10 Real Life Horror Movie Locations
Now that Halloween is quickly approaching, why not grab a few friends and visit these 10 real-life locations that famous horror movies used in order to scare and thrill their audience? It's a good way to get some spine-tingling chills as you walk past these infamous sites without having to spend the money to visit a haunted house or go on a ghost tour.
10 Real Life Witches, Warlocks, and Vampires
During the Halloween season, we are constantly inundated with fictional witches, warlocks, and vampires; from 'Twilight' to 'True Blood' to 'Harry Potter,' Hollywood loves a good tale about these preternatural creatures. Not all witches and vampires are sparkly, imaginary creatures. Here are 10 people who claim to have powers from beyond.... SPOOKY!
The 10 Most Haunted Places in America
As Halloween draws near, shut the lights off, grab your pet, a well-worn blanket, and curl up to read about some of the most spine-tingling and frightening places on Earth. As the ghost stories of each place draw you in, be aware of that disembodied footstep or strange rapping noise-it may just be a spirit trying to reach out to you!
Old-School Image Hosting Site Webshots Is Dying and Taking Your Pics With It
With the rise of image storing sites like Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket, and heck, even Facebook, the archaic photo storing site Webshots is dying a slow, painful death and will be taking your photos down with it.