ON THIS DAY
On this date in 1734, Daniel Boone was born in a log cabin in Berks County, near present-day Reading, Pennsylvania. Boone is one of the most famous pioneers in U.S., as he spent most of his life exploring and settling the American frontier.
Marie Antoinette was born in 1755. On this date in 1783, George Washington gave his farewell address to the troops.
Our country's 11th president, James Polk, was born back in 1795.
America's first commercial radio station KDKA Pittsburg went on the air on this date in 1920.
In 1947, Howard Hughes took his famous "Spruce Goose" for a one-minute ride.
On this date in 1957, a hockey goalie wore a face mask for the very first time.
Singer Nelly turns 30 today. Singer k.d. lang is 48, and Pat Buchanan turns 71 today.
National Deviled Egg Day -- Stuffed eggs are called "deviled eggs" because when stuffed eggs were first introduced, they were covered with pepper so hot that one bite brought to mind the fires of hell.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Madonna's been in Africa lately, starting up a Malawi Girls School and promising to bring electricity to one village.
- Dennis Hopper has prostate cancer and has canceled all acting gigs to treat it.
- The late Bea Arthur left $300,000 to a homeless gay youth organization.
- Brad Paisley says he's turned down Playgirl magazine several times to pose naked for them.
- Hugh Jackman has turned down the chance to host the Oscars again. Pretty thankless job.
- Nicholas Cage's dad passed away last week after suffering a heart attack. He was 75 and was the brother of director Francis Ford Coppola.
- Miley Cyrus' 9-year-old sister, Noah, caused a ruckus last week by wearing a dominatrix costume... which some parents felt was a little too sexy for her age.
- Rachael Ray plans to serve an early Thanksgiving dinner to an Ohio community slammed by job losses. The talk host and cookbook author is offering people who live in Wilmington a free dinner on November 8.
- Some people are actually offended by the Chris Farley/David Spade DirectTV ad. Chris' family signed off on it and were involved from the beginning.
- Kiefer Sutherland says that "24" could survive, even if his character is killed off. Is he setting us up for something?
- A lost Andy Warhol painting that was sitting around in a closet for 40 years is expected to get over $1 million at an upcoming auction.
If you want a professional resume, the best way to do that is never use one of ten worn-out and cliched phrases. Instead, leave out meaningless, hackneyed buzzwords says The Savvy Networker blog. Here's the 10 worst canned phrases to use on a resume:
- Results-oriented professional
- Cross-functional teams
- More than [xx] years of progressively responsible experience
- Superior (or excellent) communication skills
- Strong work ethic
- Met or exceeded expectations
- Proven track record of success
- Works well with all levels of staff
- Team player
- Bottom-line orientation
So if you really are a results-oriented professional, who has exceeded expectations while working as a team player, what are you supposed to do? Write it in real words. Your own words.
When it comes to high school, our greatest regrets are not thinking more about the future and not spending more time studying. That's according to a survey conducted by Classmates.com that found that 63% of U.S. adults said if they could do over their high school years, they would think ahead about the future and college, while 61% said they would study harder and get better grades. When adults look back on their high school years, the majority said they had one of two priorities: socializing or studying. 31% admitted their top priority in high school was their social life and spending time with friends, although studying to get good grades was a close second with 28%. The survey also found that 53% of adults say they wish they had found a teacher or mentor who believed in them and inspired them. But 46% simply wish they had been brave enough in high school to ask their secret crush for a date.
"How to" queries account for about 3% of all searches in the U.S., and for the last two years, the number one search query on the web has been "How do I tie a tie?" That's according to Hitwise, which has collected over 130,000 unique "how to" queries over the past two years and ranked the most popular. Here's the Top 10 "how to" searches:
- How to tie a tie
- How to have sex
- How to kiss
- How to lose weight
- How to write a resume
- How to levitate
- How to draw
- How to get pregnant
- How to make out
- How to make a video
Guys benefit healthwise from marriage more than women do, a recent study proclaims. Researchers believe it's because women may remind their mates about good health practices, such as seeing the doctor and exercising. Women stay healthy even when single because they tend to have more supportive social networks.
E-mail and IMs are great for keeping up-to-the-minute in touch with your flirtations. Who can resist instantaneous wordplay with a few sparks and tickles? It's all in the game of love. But what if you send your sweetie something meant for someone else? Or what if you're on the receiving end of a misdirected message? Hitting send is like permanent marker. No erasing, no deleting. Here are four common online bloopers and how to retrieve your dignity, if not your words.
- A Freudian click -- you hit the send button instead of delete.
- The too fast forward -- you should always scroll all the way down before forwarding an e-mail thread.
- Forwarding a thread of destruction -- when forwarding e-mail threads, you may want to do a nice cut and delete before hitting send.
- The cc no-no -- Do you really want to be linked to someone who doesn't get your sense of humor -- whatever it might be?
There is a highly accurate way a casual observer can tell if a man is gay: Just pay attention to his body type and the way he walks. Both offer subtle cues about sexual orientation, but casual observers seem to be able to read those cues better in gay men than in lesbians, according to a study from researchers at UCLA and New York University.