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.
Robotic Mannequins Are Being Used to Spy on Shoppers
If you ever get a creepy feeling that the mannequins in the department store are watching you, you just might be right. Some fashion brands are now using mannequins equipped with technology used to identify criminals at airports to watch shoppers at their stores.
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.
‘I Have Your Heart’ Animated Film Will Warm Your Heart
Part musical and part fairy tale, the animated short 'I Have Your Heart' was created by New York-based illustrator Molly Crabapple, international singing sensation Kim Boekbinder and Melbourne animator Jim Batt. (It was inspired by Kim's song 'The Organ Donor's Match.')
The ‘Mop Romper’ Lets Your Baby Do the House Cleaning
New mothers, if you're exasperated at having no one to help you clean your messy house, why not let your baby do the dirty work? Your crawling infant can help you out when you dress them in a "baby mop," which is basically a romper with mop heads attached to the arms and legs. As your child crawls around on the floor, the mops on the romper pick up dust, dirt and hairballs. Plus, it will
8 Urban Legends That Would Make Great Movies
Please Lord, not another exorcism movie! The world has seen enough 'Paranormal Activity,' too. We know how Hollywood-types love to take stuff that's already out there and make it into movies, rather than come up with their own stories, so we thought we'd offer up these urban legends as idea fodder. Yes, they will all be better than 'Urban Legend.' Promise.
5 Actors Who Could Play Batman in the Reboot
Even though Christian Bale nailed the role of Bruce Wayne and Batman in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, let's face it: Warner Brothers is going to reboot the character and it will probably happen sooner rather than later. Since Christian Bale will not star in any Batman movie not directed by Christopher Nolan, here are five potential actors who could believably pull off being both the pla
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.
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!
Girl Scout Troop Uses Bigfoot to Promote Self-Esteem
With all the peer pressure surrounding young girls today, it can be difficult to foster self-esteem in a society that often demands perfection -- "perfect" hair, "perfect" skin, and so on and so forth. In order to combat this harmful pressure, the Cadette Girl Scout Troop #22052 put together an incredibly cute and creative video that use Bigfoot to preach the beauty of being wh
Mother Objects to Teen Daughter Being Spanked By Vice Principal
When 15-year-old Taylor Santos, a sophomore at Springtown High School in Texas was called in to be disciplined for allegedly letting another student copy her work, she was punished by having a two-day suspension. In a bizarre request, after the first day, Taylor asked if she could be paddled instead of missing another day of school. The teen called her mother, who also approved the request. Read M
‘Finding Nemo’ Fish Could Be Listed as Endangered
The Center for Biological Diversity has started a petition to get the orange clownfish, who was popularized as Nemo in Pixar's hit movie 'Finding Nemo,' and seven other species of damselfish to be classified as an endangered species.