- Created on Thursday, 07 March 2013 13:20
For movies opening March 8, 2013
BIG BUDGET FILMS
"Dead Man Down" (R for sexuality, violence and pervasive profanity) Multilayered whodunit, set in NYC, about a couple of grieving neighbors (Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace) who flirt before bonding because of a mutual passion for revenge. A-list cast includes F. Murray Abraham, Isabelle Huppert, Terrance Howard, Dominic Cooper and Armand Assante.
- Created on Thursday, 07 March 2013 13:03
As of March 1, paper Social Security checks became a thing of the past, with all retirement and disability payments (with minor exceptions) slated for electronic distribution.
Beneficiaries were given the opportunity to choose to receive their monthly payments by direct deposit to a bank or credit union account or to a Direct Express® debit card. The Social Security Administration has been transitioning to electronic payments for some time, so most recipients are already enrolled.
If you did not sign up by March 1, you will automatically receive a Direct Express debit card. Find more information at the Treasury's website ( www.godirect.org) or by calling (800) 333-1795.
- Created on Thursday, 07 March 2013 01:41
If you're suffering from insomnia, or just can't get enough rest, you should avoid getting behind the steering wheel. Your instincts may not be as sharp as you think they are. And then, too, there may be other drivers on the road who're just as drowsy, or even asleep, behind the wheel. Either way, a collision is waiting to happen.
We spend a third of our lives asleep, which our body needs in order to function properly. Imagine how long you would be able to survive without the right amount of oxygen. If oxygen is essential for survival, then a lack of sleep can be just as deadly.
- Created on Thursday, 07 March 2013 01:34
"American Idol" is back in the news and this time it's not all Nicki Minaj...well, maybe just a little bit. Apparently ratings are at an all-time low, with reports that viewers are just not feeling Nicki.
Might be true, but I'll be fair. I don't think it's all Nicki. The show itself is partially at fault as well. It has stayed around too long and has been essentially forced upon us lately.
I'll put it this way, if "American Idol" is the houseguest who stayed too long, Nicki Minaj is like an extra houseguest the invitee brought along with getting an OK. They showed up in the same car.
- Created on Tuesday, 05 March 2013 17:10
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH – I am of the mindset we should celebrate the many contributions of women throughout the year. However, March is the month that has been designated as Women's History Month – a dedicated time to celebrate the outstanding achievements of women across the country.
According to the National Women's History Project (NWHP), "recognizing the achievements of women in all facets of life – science, community, government, literature, art, sports, and medicine – has a huge impact on the development of self-respect and new opportunities for girls and young women."