A bank error in your favor is not your ship coming in

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We’ve all done it: fantasized about what we would do if we won the lottery. A cool million would easily divide among us and our kids. With our cut, what would we do? Pay off the mortgage? Take a trip? Throw a party? Well, for one Pennsylvania couple, a bank error felt like winning the [ keep reading ]

What to do in a mass shooting: Shocking video

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Alert: This Hot Mess Press post contains a shocking video! It shows a commercial ad that features school children (portrayed by actors). If you or your kids have ever wondered what to do in a mass shooting, you might want to view it as a family. Many people will find it upsetting and some might [ keep reading ]

Controversial news: Planes did not cause 9/11

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Today was the eighteenth memorial of the terrorist attacks that infiltrated the United States in 2001. Radical Islamists launched these attacks and committed jihad against the U.S. in the name of their religion. Towers crumbled to the ground in New York. People died, many after suffering horrific pain and fright. In a controversial news post [ keep reading ]

Do Not Litter: This Dude Took It to a Whole New Level

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Growing up in Pennsylvania, I often saw signs along the roadways. A common one featured bold letters, commanding, “Do Not Litter!” with some fine print about being hit with a $300 fine for disregarding the bold print. I think it’s logical to assume that most kids have parents or other adults in their lives who, [ keep reading ]

Shaming Boys for Doing “Feminine” Things Hurts Women, Too

In case you missed it, not long ago, Good Morning America ran a segment talking about the probable future King of England, Prince George’s, upcoming class schedule. Among discussion of what subjects the young prince was studying, his love for his ballet lessons came up. GMA host Lara Spencer laughed. When I watched the segment, [ keep reading ]

Hear Trees Falling in the Forest? It’s Not Good

Do you hear trees falling in the forest? It’s not good anymore. Last week, the Trump Administration announced changes to the 1973 Endangered Species Act. Whether the move was motivated by politics or economy, its not good news for the plant — or for us. While the fiercely beautiful images of tigers come to mind, [ keep reading ]

Wizard of Oz Specially Featured By Google

Google, celebrating Wizard of Oz, tablet

If you’re a baby boomer, you’ve likely watched the Wizard of Oz a hundred times. I can clearly recall it being a big deal when I was a kid. Once a year, it would play on TV. It took two nights and was a special event. Wizard of Oz was one of the first movies [ keep reading ]

Methane Found on Mars and These Jokes Write Themselves

When you think of signs of life, what comes to mind? Water? Oxygen? Maybe…flatulence? It may sound unbelievable, but researchers just found methane gas on our galactic neighbor, Mars! Both my intellectual, 38-year-old self and my inner eight-year-old self are delighted. For completely different reasons, of course. I mean, there’s methane on mars – these [ keep reading ]

Ways to Keep Kids Safe: Learning from Tragedy

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Like most people in my community, I was devastated when a beautiful young girl from a neighboring town went missing last month. Hundreds of people turned out to search far and wide for Riley Crossman. Searches came to an abrupt halt when cadaver dogs led police to her body. As most parents do, I often [ keep reading ]

Should Biological Males Compete as Females?

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The world of track and field is immersed in controversy regarding transgender and intersex athletes competing as female runners. The two issues are slightly different; yet, the base questions when males compete as females remain the same. I believe such issues will continue to proliferate in the coming years. We can’t deny that every human [ keep reading ]

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