Donald Deane has held a variety of jobs, including college English teacher, newspaper reporter/editor, internet project manager, dishwasher and dogcatcher. He now writes exclusively and has contributed to AOL TV and Moviefone among others.
Need a Boost of Creativity? Take a Power Nap
We all run out of steam from time to time at work. Usually we just fight through it with a third cup of coffee, but there may be a better idea: Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center recently discovered that short naps may improve the function of the right brain.
Man Wins $30 Million Lottery After Getting Dumped by Girlfriend
Time heals all wounds when suffering from heartbreak, but we're willing to bet $30.5 million helps too. A 22-year-old Hyannis, MA, man recently won a sizable lottery jackpot after getting dumped by his girlfriend several weeks before.
The Strangest Pumpkin Flavored Foods
When we think of fall, several things come immediately to mind -- cooling temperatures, turning leaves, costumes, candy and turkey dinner. But nothing evokes the season more than pumpkin pie, especially with a generous dollop of waist-expanding whipped cream. With its velvety texture and rich flavor…
Cat Eludes Dog With Amazing Ninja Move
As part of an ancient rivalry firmly lodged in the deepest recesses of their animal brains, a frenzied dog chases a terrified cat around a backyard. But this resourceful kitty has a trick up his furry sleeve -- a secret ninja move.
96-Year-Old Farmer Sets Record for World’s Oldest Dad
A farmer in India recently became the world's oldest dad at 96-years-old. But what's even more impressive is that he broke a record set by himself two years prior. How the heck does this guy keep going?
300-Pound Pumpkin Stolen From Illinois Farm Stand
Over the weekend, a massive 300-pound pumpkin displayed at Hammer's Farm Market in Peoria, Illinois, went missing and may have been taken by thieves. We're not sure what's more impressive -- actually growing a 300-pound pumpkin or working out the logistics to steal one.
Heroic Firefighters Save Family Dog
It's a fact that firefighters will go to extreme lengths to save lives, and now comes a story of heroic first responders who rescued a beloved family pet from the brink of death.
Seven-Year-Old Gives Dad a Piggyback Ride
As a parent, there are few greater bonding experiences than giving your child a piggyback ride. But imagine if your child was so strong that he could give you a ride on his back. Sorta changes the dynamic, doesn't it?
Get Off the Couch or Risk Getting Kidney Disease, Says Science
Mom always told you to stop watching so much TV, get up off the couch and exercise more or you become a bum, right? Well, a new study by British researchers has uncovered something else that couch potatoes may need to be concerned about: kidney disease.
Angry Woman Frightens Off Gigantic Black Bear
The North American black bear may have few natural predators in the wild, but when it comes to angry housewives, they know enough to run.