Amanda Ferris graduated with a 3.5 GPA and a B.A. in English from Wagner College in May of 2009, and has since written for several different websites and magazines.These publications include NearSay.com. New York Family, The Camel Clutch Blog, Silhouette Urban Mind-Body Fitness's official site, and 2Blue Media Group. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching dance, going to museums, reading, and volunteering at the Love Wanted Pet Adoption events in Brooklyn. Amanda is a founding member of the Boulevard Books Creative Wring Group and she can also be seen reading her poetry at the Tom Kane Boulevard Bards Open Mic sessions as well.
Teen Launches Campaign for Gender-Neutral Easy Bake Oven
Thirteen year-old McKenna Pope is fighting mad at Hasbro, and this little activist wants some positive changes now. The eighth grader, who hails from Garfield, New Jersey, has started a petition on Change.org asking Hasbro to make their Easy Bake Ovens more gender-neutral.
‘Hunger Games’ Meets ‘Mulan’ In ‘Honor District 12′
Literally Productions has taken a classic Disney song and mixed it up with 'The Hunger Games.'
10 Reasons Why ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Is Better Than ‘Twilight’
With 'Breaking Dawn -- Part 2' coming out this weekend, should you shell out $15 for a ticket, or just stay home and have a massive TiVo 'Vampire Diaries' party in your sweatpants? We support the latter decision. And not just because we love sweatpants...
Duke University Creates ‘Harry Potter’ Style Invisibility Cloak
If you're a fan of J.K. Rowling's hit 'Harry Potter' series, you must have longed for your own invisibility cloak so that you could go off on your own magical adventures just like Harry himself. But invisibility cloaks are merely fictional, right? Wrong!
‘World War Z’ Trailer Features Zombie Hordes, Cool Brad Pitt Hair
Calling all zombie fans and Brad Pitt lovers! The official trailer for 'World War Z' is now up online for your viewing pleasure.
‘Angry Birds Star Wars’ Is the Cartoon Mash-Up You’re Looking For
In one of the more bizarre yet cooler crossovers, the 'Angry Birds: Star Wars' game is now available for purchase. The trailer begins with an homage to 'Star Wars: A New Hope' as two Angry Birds, one dressed as Luke Skywalker and the other as Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, enter the…
The ‘Mop Romper’ Lets Your Baby Do the House Cleaning
New mothers, if you're exasperated at having no one to help you clean your messy house, why not let your baby do the dirty work? Your crawling infant can help you out when you dress them in a "baby mop," which is basically a romper with mop heads attached to the arms and legs. As your chil…
5 Actors Who Could Play Batman in the Reboot
Even though Christian Bale nailed the role of Bruce Wayne and Batman in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, let's face it: Warner Brothers is going to reboot the character and it will probably happen sooner rather than later. Since Christian Bale will not star in any Batman movie not directed b…
The 10 Most Haunted Places in America
As Halloween draws near, shut the lights off, grab your pet, a well-worn blanket, and curl up to read about some of the most spine-tingling and frightening places on Earth. As the ghost stories of each place draw you in, be aware of that disembodied footstep or strange rapping noise-it may just be a…
Air Force Releases Declassified Flying Saucer Plans
The truth is out there! Well, sort of. The 'X-Files' gang were partially right: the National Archives recently published declassified "flying saucer" schematics and the details of the project, dubbed "Project 1974" that hailed from the 1950s.