A billionaire in New Mexico hid a chest with millions of dollars in gold, diamonds, and jewels somewhere in the American outdoors and the clues to find it are contained in nine poems in his autobiography. There's more to the story - just click HERE
It was featured on the Today show yesterday morning.
While real towels are wisely kept within the average shopper's reach, store designers use a pretty neat trick to make super-high shelves look fully stocked––by layering single sheaths over stacks of foam rolls (see photo at right).
A commenter who apparently worked for the ubiquitous retail chain said this is nothing out of the ordinary:
"[sic] They do this at every bed bath and beyond. We have the towels out back, we actually do it to prevent them from getting really bad crease marks and dust."
When it comes to luring customers, appearance is a huge piece of the puzzle for retailers.
HERE'S THE TOTALLY IRONIC PART: this woman is hosting a children's show in Croatia, and this segment is teaching the kiddies about the IMPORTANCE OF OXYGEN!! Apparently SHE'S not getting enough of it. Lesson learned.
Well-wishers from around the world are opening their wallets to a homeless man who returned a diamond engagement ring to its rightful owner, after she accidentally dropped it in his donation cup.
"I actually feel like I'm especially lucky to have this ring now. I loved it before. I loved it so much, but I love it so much more now. I feel like it has such great karma," Sarah Darling told CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
Darling, who is from Kansas City, Missouri, said she was devastated when she realized she'd lost her ring.
She almost never takes it off, but it was giving her a bit of a rash so she did, zipping it in her coin purse for safe keeping.
Later, she absentmindedly emptied the contents of that purse into the collection cup of Billy Ray Harris, who is homeless and often stays under a bridge in Darling's hometown.
It wasn't until the next day that she realized her ring was gone.
"It was horrible. It was such a feeling of loss," Darling said. "It meant so much to me beyond just the financial value."
She went back to look for Harris, but he was gone. She returned the next day and found him.
"I asked him ... 'I don't know if you remember me, but I think I gave you something that's very precious to me,' and he says, 'Was it a ring? Yeah, I have it, I kept it for you,'" Darling said.
She was floored.
To show their appreciation, Darling and her husband set up an online fundraiser for Harris. The donations and praise have poured in.
"In life what goes around comes around... Billy - your sweet actions, despite being in dire straits yourself, prove that there is humility in the world... you are one shining example. Lots of love from across the pond," wrote Chris and Mel, from Brentwood, England, on the giveforward.com site, which is collecting money. They gave $20.
"I am from Singapore and I greatly am grateful for your honesty!" wrote Ophelia Wong Zen-na, who gave $10.
Brian Paul also gave $10.
"If I wasn't jobless I would give much more, but felt compelled to do something. Billy Ray do your best to become what you've always dreamed you could be. Its never too late. God Bless and thanks for never loosing your character in tough times," he wrote.
So far, in about a week, more than 3,400 donations have been made, totaling nearly $95,000. The money will be given to Harris at the end of a 90-day campaign.
In an update Saturday, Darling's husband, Bill Krejci, called the response "unreal."
Krejci met with Harris to tell him about the flood of donations and to get to know him better. They went together to make some repairs to Harris' bike.
"We talked about a lot of things related to my family's ring and the many donations. We talked about one day in the future the ring may one day be passed down to my daughter," Krejci wrote on the website. "We talked about how insanely positive all this has been."
Harris told Krejci that he has found a place to stay where he is "safe and sound."
People who watch primetime crime dramas on TV are more likely to step up and help a victim of sexual assault, according to Washington State University researchers.
The study suggests shows like CSI or Law & Order may be helping educate the public about sexual assault and, in doing so, creating and encouraging positive responses to stop it.
Previous research indicates that crime dramas include nearly six violent acts per hour, about a tenth of which are related to sexual assault. Stacey Hust, associate professor of communication with the Edward R. Murrow College of Communications and lead researcher, said at least some episodes also featured bystanders intervening before the crime or who came forward to help after the crime was committed.
From there, researchers set up a survey of college freshman. After controlling for previously identified factors known to influence intentions to intervene in sexual assault situations, the data indicated increased exposure to crime dramas was associated with increased intentions to get involved.
According to U.S. Department of Justice figures, nearly one in six adult women and one in 30 adult men will experience sexual assault within their lifetime.
"Increasing bystander intervention is critical to sexual assault prevention efforts," Hust said. "Bystander intervention both creates an environment in which sexual assault is not tolerated and an environment supportive of victims - both of which are necessary to eliminate sexual assault."
The study was published in the January issue of the Journal of Health Communication.
A clip from a magazine has been going around online. It looks like it's from "Redbook". And it's a story from a 68-year-old woman in Houston, Texas named Sue Johnston.
She was married to her husband John for 46 years, and every Valentine's Day, he'd send her a bouquet of flowers. After 46 years together, he died.
But the next Valentine's Day, Sue STILL got a bouquet from John. It made her angry and upset, so she called the florist to tell them about the mistake. But they told her, quote, "Before he passed away, your husband prepaid for many years."
He asked them to keep sending her bouquets every Valentine's Day. And when Sue looked at the card on the flowers, it said, quote, "My love for you is eternal."
I'm pretty sure no woman dreams that one day her prince will propose at a fast food place. That might even rank below JumboTron proposals. But if you're gonna do it . . . might as well get something out of it.
The fast food chain Fazoli's has just announced that if you get engaged at any of their restaurants on Valentine's Day, you'll get FREE SPAGHETTI FOR A YEAR.
Your new fiancée will get free spaghetti for a year too . . . assuming she doesn't break up with you on the spot for, ya know . . . PROPOSING AT A FAZOLI'S.
You'll also be eligible for a drawing to win $500 in Fazoli's catering for your wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, or shower.
To be eligible, you have to tell the restaurant manager you're planning to propose before you do it, not after. And with all that spaghetti on the line, they'll probably want proof you really DID just get engaged, so it isn't a scam just to get free pasta.
28% of People Say Their Phone is More Helpful Than Their Significant Other
In a new survey, 28% of people say their phone is MORE HELPFUL than their significant other. The survey also found 7% have dumped someone with a text . . . 4% have sent a NUDE PHOTO to the WRONG PERSON . . . and 3% own a SECRET PHONE their partner doesn't know about.
Apparently, a quarter of people would rather END THEIR RELATIONSHIPS than get rid of their cell phones.
In a new survey, 28% of people say their phone is MORE HELPFUL than their significant other.
Here's some more from this survey that shows phones are just making your love and dating life WORSE . . .
7% of people say they've dumped someone with a text.
4% have sent a NUDE PHOTO to the WRONG PERSON.
23% have deleted messages they didn't want their significant other to see.
And 3% own a SECRET PHONE their partner doesn't know about.
In a new survey, women ranked the top things men wear that turn them off. Number one is a see-through mesh tank top. The rest of the top five are an adult onesie, Jesus sandals, Crocs, and Hawaiian shirts. The top five for men are jumpsuits, adult onesies, Crocs, animal print, and fur or fake fur.
We've got a list here of the top 10 types of clothing that turn women off. (--Nine of them make sense. But the number one choice does NOT. If you've got the cajones AND the body to wear this in a non-ironic way, we RESPECT you.)
Here's the full top 10:
#1.) A see-through mesh tank top.
#2.) An adult onesie . . . like full-body pajamas.
#3.) Jesus sandals. You know, like Birkenstocks, or any leather sandals with straps.
#5.) Hawaiian shirts.
#6.) Football jerseys.
#7.) Novelty sweaters.
#8.) T-shirts with "hilarious" slogans on them.
#9.) Beanie hats.
#10.) Boat shoes.
So what clothes DO women like? A black suit came in first. Black pants came in second, and a black shirt came in third. So . . . um . . . buy black?
MEN ranked the top things women wear that turn THEM off too. Here's the list . . .
#1.) Jumpsuits. Think 'Kardashian.'
#2.) An adult onesie.
#4.) Animal prints.
#5.) Fur, or fake fur.
#7.) High-waisted pants.
#8.) Hot pants.
What clothes turn men ON? A simple black dress, a red dress, a black skirt . . . and either red, black, or purple underwear.
This MIGHT be the most important thing you hear about Valentine's Day this year. A new survey of women has figured out exactly how much you need to spend on them this Valentine's Day to GET LAID.
--If you're SINGLE and go on a date on Valentine's Day, it'll cost you an average of $257. That covers dinner, drinks, or whatever you do before the woman you're with feels like you've "EARNED" Valentine's Day sex.
--If you're MARRIED, expect to spend about $203, mostly in gifts, to make sure Valentine's Day ends with sex and not, "I really want to but I'm so tired, let's do it this weekend, okay?"
--And finally, if you're in a RELATIONSHIP but not married, good news. You just need to spend $180 on dinner and a gift. Then you can head back for some "we're not bored with each other's bodies yet" sex.
And while we shouldn't HAVE to say this . . . just because you spend the money, that doesn't GUARANTEE you'll have sex, and doesn't mean a woman OWES you sex.
CareerBuilder.com just released the results of their annual survey on the craziest excuse they heard or gave for being late to work in the past year. Here are the eight best . . .
8) One woman dropped her purse in a newspaper dispenser box, and couldn't get it out without putting in change . . . but all her change was in the purse.
7) A guy left his apartment with his roommate's girlfriend's shoes on, and had to go back to change.
6) A guy tried to cut his own hair before work, but his clippers broke halfway . . . so he needed to wait for a barber shop to open to get his haircut fixed.
5) A woman was late because the forecast called for rain, and she needed to put a raincoat on a CEMENT DUCK statue in her front yard.
4) One woman drove to her OLD JOB by mistake.
3) One guy's car wouldn't start, because his court-ordered breathalyzer showed he was drunk.
2) A guy was late because his car was ATTACKED BY A BEAR on the way to work . . . and he had photographic evidence to prove it.
1) And finally, one person was late because they stopped to DELIVER A STRANGER'S BABY on the side of the highway.
--As for the rest of us with NORMAL excuses for being late, traffic was number one. Oversleeping came in second, taking the kids to daycare or school was third, bad weather was fourth, and public transportation delays were fifth.
--26% of workers say they're late at least once a month, and 16% are late once a week or more. 33% of the bosses surveyed say they've FIRED someone over chronic lateness.
Did you ever lie to you parents, and they KNEW you were lying, and YOU knew they knew, but you just kept it up? Check out a video online of a little kid claiming over and over that he did NOT eat any of the ice cream sprinkles his mom left on the counter. I tell you what if I ever need an accomplice I'm calling this guy! He denied eating those sprinkles until the END. Straight Face and All!!
The Gregory Brothers are BACK AT IT! They have released an Auto-Tuned version of the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker I told you all about earlier this week! Of course someone else attempted to beat them to it, but this version is WAY BETTER! In a more recent interview with the hitchhiker a reporter asked him if he has anything to say to his fans, and he says, quote, "I don't own you. I don't have you. Please do not be obsessed. Thank you. Love. Respect. I value you." Well Give it Up for KAI! Check out the Video BELOW and tell me what you think!
What would it take for you to MAKE OUT WITH YOUR OWN MOTHER? For 30-year-old William Partridge of Penn Yan, New York it took a few Oxycodone pills! William is currently being held in jail after a weapons arrest. Apparently he's hooked on illegal prescription painkillers because he asked his mother to do the UNTHINKABLE!!
Last week his mother, 54-year-old Kimberly Margeson visited him in jail and according to the Yates County Sheriff's Department, WILLIAM BEGAN MAKING OUT WITH HIM MOM. MOMMY. MAMA. MOTHER. (You get the point..)
During the kiss, Kimberly passed some Oxycodone pills from her mouth into his mouth. OBVIOUSLY they were caught. Kimberly was arrested for one felony count of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, and both parties received misdemeanor counts of promoting prison contraband.
Earlier this week, in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Paul Baier made a deal with his 14-year-old daughter Rachel. If she quit Facebook completely until the end of June, he'd pay her $200!
She gets $50 in mid-April and the other $150 on June 26th. They even signed a contract. On the part of the contract where Rachel says how she'll use the money, she wrote, quote, "stuff."Paul says this was Rachel's idea. Quote, "She wants to earn money and also finds Facebook a distraction and a waste of time sometimes." But she does plan to get back on Facebook once the five months are over.
A McDonalds in Warilla, Australia will be the FIRST fast food company IN THE WORLD to offer FORMAL SIT-DOWN DINING! The owners of the franchise are Glenn and Katia Dwarte. Whenever their parents would come in to eat they would serve them at a table providing them with REAL silverware. Once other customers began noticing the special treatment they asked if they could try it as well.
After receiving blessings to try it from McDonald's global headquarters in Chicago, Glenn and Katia say they're getting VERY positive reviews. No word yet if McDonalds will try this out in the U.S.
but I'm wondering... Do McNuggets really deserve that kind of treatment?
This study is being presented as a WARNING about the HIDDEN DANGERS of alcohol. So is it bad that when I saw it, my first
thought was, "Nice! Advice on how to get drunk faster!" ??
According to a new study out of Northern Kentucky University, if you mix your alcohol with DIET SODA, you actually get drunk faster than if you mix it with REGULAR SODA. So Jack-and-Diet is actually more potent than Jack-and-Coke.
In the study, people who had a drink using Diet Coke as a mixer had average blood-alcohol levels of .091. People who had the SAME amount of the same liquor mixed with regular Coke averaged .077.
That's an 18% difference.
The researchers say it happens because the sugar in regular soda slows down how fast you absorb alcohol. Since there's NO sugar in diet soda, there's
Match.com just released a new survey of more than 5,000 single people in the U.S... The way they organized their findings was sloppy and unpredictable . . . kind of like the dates you'll have on Match.com . . . but we pulled out 10 highlights.
#142% of people say they would NOT date a virgin. That includes more than HALF of single women.
#2 Only 3% of people say THEIR satisfaction is what matters most during sex. The other 97% claim their goal is to make the OTHER person satisfied.
#348% of women say if they got REALLY desperate and the clock was REALLY ticking, they'd consider having sex with a friend to try to get pregnant.
#46% of men and 4% of women say they fell in love for the first time before age 10.
#544% of people say they've had a "friends with benefits" arrangement transform into an actual relationship. And 33% say they've had a one-night stand transform into an actual relationship.
#648% of women and 38% of men Facebook stalk someone before a first date.
#75% of people say they'd find it SUSPICIOUS if the person they were dating wasn't on Facebook. But on the other side, 10% say it would make a person MORE ATTRACTIVE if they weren't on Facebook.
#816% of people have stopped dating someone because of something they saw on Facebook. The most common things are their date's photos, a wall post on another person's wall, or their date's status updates.
#915% of people with BLOGS say they're waiting until they get married to have sex.
#1090% of people say it's not okay to break up with someone over text message.
According to a new survey by Match.com, the TOP thing both men and women JUDGE you on is . . . your TEETH. And the BOTTOM thing they judge you on is what electronics you carry around. This means if you've got a few spare grand lying around, and you want to impress people, you're better off gettingINVISALIGNbraces than a newPHONEoriPAD.
--71% of women and 58% of men say they judge people on their teeth. GRAMMAR came in second. The other most common things you'll get judged on are your clothes, your hair, your nails, and whether or not you have a tattoo.
--Only 10% of women and 9% of men judge people based on their electronics. So your old Motorola flip phone is NOT ruining your dating life.
--The other things at the bottom of the list are your car, your shoes, and your accent.
The 34-year-old "world's greatest extra" spoke with Ryan Seacrest on Monday about how he nabbed the coveted job of kissing Bar Refaeli and what’s next. Take a Look at the Video before to see a combination of his MOST memorable roles!
McDonald's will put its new Fish McBites into Happy Meals. The new menu item will be available this week through March. The Happy Meals will come with 7 Fish McBites, French fries, apple slices, and a drink. The fish is the same Alaska Pollock used in the Filet-O-Fish!!
Canada has started phasing out its PENNY! Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says that they are a nuisance and have outlived their purpose. Stores will round prices to the nearest nickel. The coins feature two maple leaves and Queen Elizabeth II profile. I think it's time to bring this to America too!
You can get FREE pancakes at IHOP today, because it's NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY!!
If you go to IHOP today from 7am until 10pm you can get one free short stack of pancakes!! IHOP has celebrated NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY for 7 years now as a way to raise AWARENESS and MONEY for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. You're encouraged to make a voluntary DONATION while you're there, and last year they pulled in $3 MILLION.
In November, 27-year old Stephen Perry of Carmel, Indiana found himself going through a difficult divorce with his wife Allison Meyer. Prior to the divorce they had taken on $200,000 in loans and mortgage debt and were BATTLING over it. Stephen decided that hiring a HITMAN to kill his wife would solve all of his problems. He decided to ask one of his coworkers at Valvoline oil change shop in Carmel. He specifically asked a black coworker named, Adrian Howard, because as he explained, "You're Black, I know y'all know people."
Well Adrian DID know people.. THE POLICE! They had him record conversations with Stephen including one where Stephen offered him $15,000 AND a machine that prints counterfeit money to do the hit. Stephen went on to say that if Adrian did not do it he wanted another black person to.
Stephen was arrested for conspiracy to commit murder. His trial will start in June.
According to a new survey Women NOW prefer a man with TECHNICAL skills over a guy who has MECHANICAL skills. In other words they would rather a man fix their computer than their car!! In a separate survey it also shows guys are going against the old school dating stereotypes! When asked if they'd prefer a woman who's supermodel-hot and REALLY high maintenance, or a normal looking woman who's lower maintenance.. The OVERWHELMINGLY went for the normal looking woman! Hey it's beginning to look like 2013 is going to be a good year y'all!