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"No-Show" Charge For Missing A Birthday Party Tacky Or Justified? You Decide!

By Meera Dolasia on January 22, 2015
"No-Show" Charge For Missing A Birthday Party Tacky Or Justified? You Decide!

Here is a story most of you are probably familiar with. Kid gets invited to a classmate's birthday party.  Parents respond with a resounding yes, but later realize they have a conflict and decide it's okay to skip the party without informing the host. End of story right? No, says this British mother who wants the errant party to pay for the cost incurred.

Look, No Hands! Futuristic Driverless Cars Are All The Rage

By Kendall Costello on January 21, 2015
Look, No Hands! Futuristic Driverless Cars Are All The Rage

In early January, Mercedes-Benz captured the world’s imagination by unveiling a futuristic self-driving car prototype at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to being autonomous, the F015 Luxury in Motion, also promises to be fuel efficient and as its name indicates, the epitome of luxury. While this is in complete contrast to Google's compact, koala-like autonomous vehicle, one thing is apparent - if manufacturers have their way, driverless cars will be sharing the highways with human-driven vehicles, within the next decade.

Video Of The Week - Smart Labrador Hops On City Bus Solo, To Visit Dog Park

By Meera Dolasia on January 19, 2015
Video Of The Week - Smart Labrador Hops On City Bus Solo, To Visit Dog Park

While seeing a dog on a public bus is rare, one traveling all by itself is unheard of. That is apparently what Eclipse a two-year-old Labrador that resides in Seattle, does on a regular basis to get to the nearby dog park.

Australian Youngsters Start Mobile Laundry Service For The Homeless

By Meera Dolasia on January 17, 2015
Australian Youngsters Start Mobile Laundry Service For The Homeless

First there was San Francisco-based Lava Mae that came up with the brilliant idea of mobile showers for the homeless, and now two Australian youngsters that have created a similar laundry service for those down on their luck.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Meera Dolasia on January 16, 2015
Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday January 19th, Americans will celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., (MLK), a Baptist clergyman turned activist, who is often credited with spearheading the country's civil rights movement. It is thanks to his efforts that America is today a nation where everyone has equal rights, regardless of race, color or creed.

Harbin's Ice And Snow Festival Never Fails To Amaze

By Meera Dolasia on January 7, 2015
Harbin's Ice And Snow Festival Never Fails To Amaze

On January 5th, 2015, visitors from all over the globe flocked to the world-renowned Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Northeast China to admire the beautiful snow sculptures, towering ice castles and intricately chiseled 'snice' (snow & ice) buildings. Now in its 31st year, the annual extravaganza that takes place in its namesake city of Harbin, encompasses an area of about 75,000 square meters and ranks amongst the largest ice and snow festivals in the world.

Orion's Successful Flight Just The First Step On Journey To Mars

By Allegra Staples on January 6, 2015
Orion's Successful Flight Just The First Step On Journey To Mars

On December 5th, 2014, NASA scientists got one step closer to their dream of landing humans on Mars with Orion's successful test flight. One of the biggest challenges it overcame was withstanding the dreaded Van Allen radiation belt located 3,600 miles above Earth's surface. Now scientists have to come up with a way to ensure that the humans that will call the spacecraft home during the six-to-nine month long journey to the Red Planet and back, are able to do the same.

World Welcomes 2015 With Stunning Fireworks Displays

By Meera Dolasia on January 2, 2015
World Welcomes 2015 With Stunning Fireworks Displays

Happy 2015! As is the tradition, at the stroke of midnight on December 31st, 2014, cities all around the world welcomed the new year with elaborate fireworks. Though you may have seen the ones where you reside, chances are you missed some of the other spectacular displays that took place globally. So settle down with a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy the show!

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