Why Are People Buying So Many Lottery Tickets These Days? — Dollars and Sense
The economic downturn has been rough on a lot of businesses, but it’s been a boon for state lotteries. Seems people who only have a few dollars to spare aren’t putting them away for a rainy day — they’re trying to parlay them into big bucks.
Celebrity Birthdays for August 27 – Paul Reubens, Sarah Chalke and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Paul Reubens Age: 60 Occupation: Actor and Comedian Known For: His signature character Pee-wee Herman, roles in TV shows such as ’30 Rock’ and in films like ‘Blow,’ and maintaining a healthy sense of humor after a ridiculous 1991 arrest for indecent exposure in a porn theater
This Day in History for August 27 – Battle of Dresden and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1813 – French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte defeats a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden (More info) 1859 – Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Penn., leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well (More info)
This Day in History for August 26 – Charles Lindbergh Dies and More
1920 – The 19th amendment to the Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote (More info) 1939 – The first televised Major League Baseball game is broadcast (More info)
Celebrity Birthdays for August 26 – Macaulay Culkin, Chris Pine and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Macaulay Culkin Age: 32 Occupation: Actor Known For: Starring in the classic holiday movies ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Home Alone 2,’ a previous engagement to actress Mila Kunis, and a close friendship with the late Michael Jackson
Where Are the Best Small Towns in America?
Big city living isn’t for everyone — the noise, crowds and crime are a lot to deal with. So if you’ve got your heart set on something a bit less chaotic, you may want to check out this year’s list of America’s best small cities.
What Are the World’s Most Livable Cities?
The US has some beautiful places, but if you want to root yourself in the world’s most livable city, you’ll need to head Down Under because Melbourne, Australia has again been ranked at the top of the list.
What Are the Most Stolen Cars in the US? [VIDEO]
Flashy sports cars may be objects of envy, but when it comes to the most stolen vehicles in America, they can’t hold a candle to plain old sedans.
This Day in History for August 25 – New Orleans Founded and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1718 – New Orleans is founded by French settlers and named after the Duke of Orleans (More info) 1768 – James Cook begins his first voyage (More info)
Celebrity Birthdays for August 25 – Gene Simmons, Elvis Costello and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Gene Simmons Age: 63 Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Musician and Actor Known For: Being “the demon” in the rock group Kiss on hits such as ‘Detroit Rock City’ and ‘Rock and Roll All Nite,’ his freakishly long tongue, and his reality show ‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels’