Why Are People Buying So Many Lottery Tickets These Days? — Dollars and Sense
The economic downturn has been rough on a lot of businesses, but it’s been a boon for state lotteries. Seems people who only have a few dollars to spare aren’t putting them away for a rainy day — they’re trying to parlay them into big bucks.
Ab Circle Pro Slapped with $25 Million Fine for Crazy Weight Loss Claims
In today’s news of the obvious, it turns out three minutes of daily exercise won’t get you in shape — no matter what type of equipment you’re using. And because Ab Circle Pro made those outrageous claims, it’s now on the hook to pay a $25 million fine.
You Won’t Believe What Ranchers Who Can’t Afford Corn Are Feeding Their Cows [VIDEO]
Farmers may not be happy about the recent drought that’s plagued much of the US, but it’s been a boon for cows with a sweet tooth — because ranchers who can’t afford the high prices of corn are now feeding the animals candy instead.
Kelly Ripa Will Announce New ‘LIVE!’ Co-Host on Sept. 4 [POLL]
In a selection process that would put ‘The Bachelorette’ to shame, Kelly Ripa has tried out almost 60 possible ‘LIVE!’ co-hosts since Regis Philbin left the show last year. And it looks like she’s finally found her match.
Is It Better to Buy School Supplies Online? — Dollars and Sense
Shopping online can incredibly convenient, but should you do it for basic school supplies? That depends on what’s more important to you: time or money.
Restaurant Offers Discount to Customers Who Hand Over Their Cell Phones — Dollars and Sense [POLL]
In the past few years, it’s become increasingly common to see cellphones on restaurant tables alongside the standard napkin and silverware. But one Los Angeles eatery wants to change all that — and playing along will save you money.
Police Officer Killed After Shooting Near Campus of Texas A&M [VIDEO]
Three people are dead and four more were wounded after a gunman opened fire from inside his home near the campus of Texas A&M university.
Mississippi County Proposes Law Banning Saggy Pants — Is It Fair? [POLL]
In Hinds County, MS — home of Jackson, the state’s capital — the unemployment rate is a staggering 9.1 percent, and more than a fifth of the county’s residents live below the poverty line. But according to some local government officials, more people there would be able to get a job if they’d just pull their darned pants up, so they want to enact a law banning saggy pants.
Which Technology Issues Cause the Most Stress? [INFOGRAPHIC, POLL]
Modern technology may have made our lives easier, but our reliance on it has a price. Fully 60 percent of respondents in a new survey said they find issues associated with technology to be downright stressful.
Pistol-Packin’ Grandpa Thwarts Florida Robbery [VIDEO]
Robbery 101: before you try to shake down a public establishment, make sure no one there is armed. That’s what two would-be thieves in Florida learned the hard way last weekend.
Boy Scouts Reaffirm Policy of Banning Gays [VIDEO, POLL]
Despite a call from activist groups, the Boy Scouts of America has decided to keep its controversial policy of not allowing gays to be scouts or scout leaders.
Want a Big Family? Swallow Your Pride and Be Nice to Your Mother-In-Law [POLL]
If you don’t get along well with your mother-in-law, you may wish she lived on the other side of the planet — but if you want a big family, be grateful she’s nearby. A new study finds that married couples with a mother-in-law in close proximity have more babies.