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  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is no stranger to commuter controversy following Bridgegate earlier this year, has been taken to task on Twitter while on vacation with his family in California.

    The conversation came after a New Jersey commuter faced delays heading home for the weekend from New York.

    The governor tweeted:

    The call to “hang in there” was not received well by transit riders. Twitter user Patrick Daly called out the governor’s decision to cancel a train tunnel in New York City back in 2010.

    Daly replied "ARC TUNNEL.  You are killing our home values and the NJ economy. We HANG IN THERE at least with delays, 4 times a week."

    The two continued to go back and forth in successive and sometime heated tweets.

    Daly referenced a famous line said by Christie during Hurricane Sandy:

    "Wow. really.

    Read More »from Gov. Chris Christie Gets Into Twitter Argument With Constituent
  • Has this ever happened to you? You go to a wedding reception to celebrate. You have a few drinks. Maybe you take to the stage and do a little performance. Somebody videos it and puts it on Instagram. Cute. Except whenthat somebody is a celebrity, and now, like it or not, you're Internet famous.

    That's what happened to Sarah Lane.

    The 26-year-old council worker from Bridgend, Wales, in the United Kingdom, was the maid of honor at her best friend's wedding Saturday. Actress Michelle Rodriguez from "Avatar" and "Fast & Furious" movie series, also a friend of the bride, was in attendance.

    Michelle took a video of Sarah, dressed in a beaded bridesmaid dress and a flower crown, performing the 4 Non Blonde's hit "What's Up" at the wedding reception. She then posted it to her Instagram — which has about 800,000 followers — and wrote, "I love life people are resilient to life love and the endurance of it all"

    Sarah recounted to the Daily Mail how she found out.

    She says she went for brunch on

    Read More »from Tipsy Wedding Singer Goes Viral Thanks to Actress Michelle Rodriguez
  • We first told you about the #icebucketchallenge last week. In efforts to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, you dump a bucket of ice water on yourself and then nominate three others to do the challenge. If they don’t, they have to donate at least $100 to the ALS Association.

    You’ve seen your friends doing it all over social media. Well, now the people at the head of those social media platforms are getting in on the action.

    Mark Zuckerberg was issued the challenge by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and in turn passed it on to his Facebook colleague COO Sheryl Sandberg, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, and Microsoft founder-turned-superphilanthropist Bill Gates.

    Current Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella braved the cold and also made two $25,000 donations to the cause. He then nominated Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Google’s Larry Page.

    Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, posted his #icebucketchallenge to the Twitter-owned video platform, Vine.

    Since the

    Read More »from Mark Zuckerberg, Other Tech Heavyweights Take the #IceBucketChallenge
  • It’s Aug. 13, and it’s Left-handers Day.

    Going all the way back to 1976, it’s a day for 7 to 10 percent of the world’s population to celebrate their left-handedness and highlight some of the challenges faced by those who adapt to use right-handed tools and objects such as scissors, spiral-bound notebooks, and can openers. Even high-fiving and shaking hands with a right-handed person can be a little tricky for a lefty.

    The website has a list of ways to celebrate, including creating "Lefty Zones" in the kitchen, playroom, or study or even while you’re away on a holiday.

    Left-handed folks are often considered to be more creative, artistic, and intuitive. An Australia study found that right-handed people tend to be left hemisphere-dominant, therefore, more logical and objective, while left-handed people are more balanced across both hemispheres of their brain.

    In studies on matters of health, lefties are found to be more resilient when recovering from strokes, while

    Read More »from Left-Handers Day Celebrates Southpaws the World Over
  • New York is a big city, and the sheer size of it can be overwhelming for anyone. Now imagine what it feels like if you are a little person.

    Jonathan Novick, 22, has achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism.

     Sharing a definition of dwarfism, Novick says it is "the abnormal underdevelopment of the body characterized predominantly by extreme shortness of stature." He adds, "The term is dwarf or little person, one or the other is totally fine — just not midget ... not only is that incorrect, but it's incredibly offensive."

    Novick came to New York City about a year ago. He made a short film about his experience and posted it to YouTube on Aug. 7. In less than a week, it's racked up more than 69,000 views.

    He wanted to share this video so that instead of telling people about his condition and his life, he could start showing them.

    In May 2013, he participated in a different film that also tells his story.

    In the more recent project, he uses footage from a hidden camera disguised as

    Read More »from Man With Dwarfism Wears Hidden Camera to Show a Day From His Point of View


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