Not Surprising, 2012 Was the Warmest Year on Record

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that 2012 is officially the warmest year on record for the lower-48 states. In addition, 2012 was also the second-most extreme for weather ever recorded in the contiguous U.S. According to the latest “State of the Climate” report from the NOAA, the average temperature for the lower-48 states was 55.3°F, which is 3.2°F above the 20th century average, and 1.0°F above the previous record-year of 1998. A historic drought, wildfires, several heat waves, Read More

Top Countries to be Born, 2013

The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU), a sister company of the Economist, has released “The where-to-be-born Index” for 2013. The results are somewhat surprising. Here in the United States, we are always hearing about how we live in the best country in the world. Well, according to this index, we don’t. The index “earnestly attempts to measure which country will provide the best opportunities for a healthy, safe and prosperous life in the years ahead.” An article at the Economists summarizes how the Read More


Yes, I really did laugh out loud when I saw this picture. Sometimes, when I just want to laugh (or when I need a good laugh), I go to Awkward Family Photos (.com), a website that is entirely dedicated to–you guessed it–awkward family photos. This is one of the best entries I have seen in a long, long time. I can’t believe that hair is real. I mean, they all look like they are wearing wigs. And I know that this was Read More

Young Millennial Genius Invents Revolutionary Cancer Screening Technology

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a great 2012 and that 2013 treats you even better. I thought I would start out the new year with a nice story about one amazing young Millennial. One of my friends posted a link to this story on facebook, and after I read it I was pretty blown away. This 15-year-old kid from Crownsville, MD invented a revolutionary new way of detecting pancreatic cancer. As the source article states, pancreatic cancer is Read More