Articles Archive for February 2013
Angie Emara, a 35-year-old Chicago mother, acknowledges the term “jihad” for some means taking up arms when the situation calls for it. But her jihad is dealing with the loss of one son, Adam, to Hunter’s Syndrome — a rare disease requiring a risky stem cell transplant operation that Adam didn’t survive. Some are trying to blunt the perceptions many Americans have about “jihad.”
Gourmet food trucks have become increasingly popular in many American cities. Now, entrepreneurs on wheels are targeting a different set of foodies – dogs. Frozen yogurt, chicken cordon bleu cookies and peanut butter crunch are just some of the treats on offer as pet owners increasingly turn to gourmet treats for their canine companions.
Before people know my name, they know me as the girl who sneezes in multiples. I start between 9 and 10 a.m. and keep going. Urban Dictionary calls it sneezure, defined as “an uncontrollable fit of sneezing.” And while doctors can explain the science behind a sneeze, medical science has yet to explain the reason for its frequency.
The State Farm “French model” unexpectedly rises to fame after successful commercial.
Eric Filipkowski, the State Farm “French Model” is now recognized everywhere he goes, but no one knows his real name. He represents the phenomenon of the one-hit-wonder commercial actor who is well known but anonymous at the same time, a phenomenon that dates back to the Maytag repairman and Mr. Whipple (“Please don’t squeeze the Charmin.”