When it comes to music and entertainment a format is usually dead once something better or more convenient comes along, but over the last decade or so vinyl has found new life among casual music fans and hardcore audiophiles alike.
The world of catalogs opens possibilities for discovering new cuisines. Foodies can browse online store or tempting mail order catalogs and find the door to learn about new tastes and ingredients to foodies. Whether you shop gourmet stores online, browse exotic catalogs on your smartphone, or flip through recipes and source your ingredients on the [...]
Cos-play is the shortened form of two words, costume and play. It is the practice of dressing up as your favorite fictional character – and even identifying as that character while in costume. In Japan, cos-play is part of the pop culture and you’ll often see people dressed up as part of their daily lives. [...]
Contributed by Korina Rossi, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Installing a unique glass panel in a window of your home is a wonderful way to transform the look and feel of your entire home. But that’s not the only way to bring the sparkle, artistry and and magic of glass art to your home.
Contributed by Jennifer Andrews, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Mystery books, also referred to as crime or detective fiction, generally centers on a principal character that investigates and solves a mystery.
Contributed by Paul Seaburn, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru The Nintendo Wii was released in 2006 and introduced video game players to the motion-sensitive remote device and the new possibilities it offered for video games.
Contributed by Jennifer Andrews , Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Living with roommates is common during the college years whether it’s in a cramped up dorm or small apartment or semi-dilapidated off campus house.
Contributed by Tim Brugger, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru While the first, natural inclination when reviewing a list of the best funny things to wear is to focus attention on the oh-I-thought-it-was-stylish pants hanging down around the ankles and hats perfectly askew, I promise to abstain.
Contributed by Korina Rossi, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Every winter as the first snow flurries fall, millions of children and some sprightly adults grab their sleds and head to the hills for a day of sledding fun.
Contributed by Denise McGill, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Everyone likes to have a good time and when it comes to finding something to do for fun, you don’t have to look any further than what these online catalogs have to offer.
Contributed by Cindi Pearce, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Dressing like a rock star is going to require stepping outside the box and letting go of your inhibitions because the “typical” rock star doesn’t go to work in business casual or three pieces suits.
Contributed by Lindsay Shugerman, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Whether you’re in college now, heading there soon, or just remembering your own days on campus, a good college movie is always a great choice.
Contributed by Cindi Pearce, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Being outdoors is great and a healthy for humans, particularly when the weather is lovely and you aren’t required to dodge rain, sleet, snow or hail.
Contributed by Marnely Rodriguez, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Does a specific candy make you crave for your childhood? Every time Halloween rolls around, do you find yourself yearning for some sweet nostalgia?
Contributed by Robert Blaine, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Your school’s colors are maybe the last things you should think about when enrolling in a college, yet the first things people notice about you when you walk through town.
Contributed by Tim Brugger, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Maybe you lent money to friends of family; could be you committed the cardinal sin of handing the keys to your new car over to a less-than-desirable sort, or it may be as simple as waiting on the return of a cup of sugar lent to an [...]
Contributed by Tim Brugger, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Thank goodness, with the assistance of one of our Top 10 plus size models win on America’s Next Top Model, and the realization by much of the world that stick thin is just plain wrong, big girls are taking it to the runways in record numbers.
Contributed by Marnely Rodriguez, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru There is nothing better than finding that perfect love song to dedicate to that special person in your life, so here is the Top 10 Love Songs list.
Contributed by Cara Hartley, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru When pressed to recall their youth, most adults will reminisce about endless childhood summers spent running around the neighborhood with their chums.
Contributed by Cindi Pearce, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru As much as people complain about the winter weather as soon as the thermostat soars we are back at it, crabbing once again, but this time our gripe is that we’re too hot.
Contributed by Korina Rossi, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Modern life confronts us with unique spiritual challenges: how does one find the path of enlightenment? How can one avoid the pitfalls of life? Can one start a religious organization in one’s car?
Contributed by Cara Hartley, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Although many video games help with hand-eye coordination and improve reflexes, some games definitely outweigh others when it comes to educational value.
Contributed by Suzanne Baldwin, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru The online role-playing world has expanded since it first burst into the public eye in the late 1990s. “RPGs” are different things to different people; to some, they’re a way to make new friends while losing themselves in a fantasy world.
Contributed by Robert P. Simon, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Get in the car, roll down the windows and hit the road. These are the songs that are the soundtrack to a perfect road trip, the songs that make you want to turn the volume way up.
Contributed by Robert P. Simon, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Exciting, never-boring, with more than their share of weapon play, chases, heart-pumping musical scores and an elite cast of cool and buff actors, the action movie is sure to please.
Contributed by Robert Blaine, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru All children love animated movies, even grown children. Because there’s a kid in all of us, there will always be a place for the magical stories of far away lands, talking animals and valiant heroes and heroines.
Contributed by Suzanne Baldwin, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru We’ve all done it: “Just one more try,” or “Just one more level.” It’s a common phrase, often uttered by gamers who really should be headed to bed or work.
Contributed by Michael Sanibel, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Narrowing down the great war movies to a list of ten isn’t easy. Ranking them from ten to one is even harder, but there was no doubt about the number one pick.
Contributed by Cara Hartley, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru As Louis Armstrong famously declared, “All music is folk music. I ain’t never heard a horse sing a song,” but connoisseurs of this traditional genre are quick to allege their affection for those artists who lament the common man’s struggle in song.
Contributed by Suzanne Baldwin, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru Zombies are everywhere lately. You can’t change the channel on the TV set without seeing an advertisement for a zombie movie, video game, or television series.
Contributed by Cindi Pearce, Catalogs.com Info Guru Aside from St. Patrick’s Day, why is it practical, preferable or even beneficial to wear green clothing? There are a number of theories, in fact, that suggest green is a very powerful and positive color.
Contributed by Cindi Pearce, Catalogs.com Info Guru Regardless of whether you are an aficionado or user of bumper stickers, one can’t help but chuckle when spotting a really comical slogan plastered on the back of a vehicle. Bumper sticks can be ornery and downright vulgar and offensive at times. They can also be thought-provoking, furor [...]
Contributed by Sara Shea, Catalogs.com Info Guru Play doh is celebrated as one of the most beloved children’s toys of all time! Children around the world seem to agree, there is no limit to creative things to make with play doh.
Contributed by Sara Shea, Catalogs.com Info Guru Most people only think about their computer printers in regard to printing out documents, photos, or relevant information such as airline boarding passes.
Contributed by Aurora LaJambre, Catalogs.com Info Guru A great food movie is not to be watched on an empty stomach. The story may not revolve around eating, but food plays a central role in the overall setting, theme, or one delicious moment.
Contributed by Reine Solomon, Catalogs.com Info Guru I often wonder what kind of stereotypes were attached to doctors before the emergence of modern media. It’s true, most of the doctors I know are startlingly normal individuals who, while smarter than the average person, look just the same as a regular human being.
Contributed by Reine Solomon, Catalogs.com Info Guru Most people don’t necessarily like having to visit hospitals, doctors or have surgery. Despite this fact, television producers continue to hit the ratings jackpot whenever they produce an angst filled series, full of (way-too-attractive-to-be-normal) doctors and a hospital that sees more drama in one hour than your local [...]
Contributed by Cindi Pearce, Catalogs.com Info Guru People wear glasses for the obvious reasons: They have fuzzy vision when they look at distant objects, which is considered being myopic or nearsighted, or they cannot see up close, which is hyperopia or farsighted, or they have an astigmatism.
Contributed by Aurora LaJambre, Catalogs.com Info Guru Imagine you have a friend who has no idea what a science fiction film is. Now imagine that friend gets to live on a space ship for the rest of his life.
From Powerful ballads, gutting wrenching blues to high-energy music that forced hips and bodies to gyrate as fast as possible and as long as possible – Black musicians were key forces on the American music scene during the 1950’s.
Contributed by Leah Jewel Alexander, Catalogs.com Info Guru Party, fun, sweat, skates, violins playing in unison, leisure suits, afros, Donna Summer, John Travolta, and hoards of happy, smiling people, dancing the night away, all come to mind at the slight mention of the word, “disco.”
Contributed by John Allen Wallace, Catalogs.com Info Guru Any top ten list is bound to be subjective, but this one has criteria: to make this list, a show must have longevity (Sports Night was great, but didn’t last), staying power (Three’s Company was funny, but hopelessly dated), strong writing (hopefully self-explanatory) and memorable moments (there’s [...]
For booklovers, nothing beats a good read – except maybe the thrill of passing it on to a friend. No matter how you prefer your reading material – hard- or soft-cover books, on a Kindle, by CD through audio book clubs – part of a booklover’s pleasure is sharing insights on the books that shouldn’t be missed.
Dear old Dads. They hold the handlebars on our bikes when the training wheels come off and know the perfect moment when to let us go. Unfortunately for me, my Dad let me go while in the direct path of a tree. The lesson he taught me? Don’t trust people kid. Submitted for your approval, [...]
Mothers. They know best. They always had a slice of homemade pie ready, a kiss to make the boo boos all better and a healthy helping of some sound, motherly advice. In honor of Mother’s Day, Moms the word with a list of the top ten television Moms from 1957 to today. Some are Moms [...]
Once upon a time, we idolized them. We wished that we could swap places with them, if only for a day. We wanted to be BFFs with them, star in their videos, sleep in their sit-com set beds and spend their trust funds. Most of all, we wanted to be popular. Just like them. Turns [...]
Gone are the days of Baby Boomers, meet the new faces that surfaced during Election 2008 – the Baby Bamas. While John McCain was busy talking to Joe the Plumber, Barack Obama was talking to Joe the Spit Upper and hundreds of other tiny toddler constituents who rallied and rattled with loyal support for President [...]
From Dr. 90210 to Dr. 9021 Oh God no, celebs in Hollywood have become even more shamelessly obsessed over recent years with defying the aging process and reinventing themselves, ultimately screwing up their mugs to obscene proportions in the process. Splice-and-dice-themed television shows such as “Nip/Tuck”, “Dr. 90210” and “Extreme Makeover” have only increased our [...]
There is a saying that only one out of every 10 people is good-looking. Next time you’re in a crowded place, take a gander. You’ll see that it’s mostly true (unless you’re in a room full of swimsuit models – in that case, go you!). So, when narrowing down the top 10 hottest first ladies [...]
Did you know there’s a Web site devoted to the art of regifting? Regiftable.com is a veritable treasure-trove of regifting rules and ideas. The mission of the superslick site, from Money Management International, is to make regifting less shameful. And in these humbuggy financial times, more people than ever are passing things along and around. [...]
9. Hansel and Gretel This classic fairy tale tells the story of a poor woodcutter and his two children. Under the guise of fear of starvation, the children’s evil stepmother convinces their father to take them into the woods and abandon them. Overhearing this plot, Hansel drops white pebbles as they walk and the children [...]
Ever since Walt Disney introduced us to Mickey Mouse in the short “Steamboat Willie” back in 1928, Americans have been captivated by cartoons. In this article we’ll cover the best cartoons ever, the animated television shows beloved by young and old that seem to live on from generation to generation.
Flames burst through the cave and the brave warrior cautiously creeps forward toward either a tremendous victory or impending defeat. Snarls and stomps ring out as the fight grows closer when finally the beast comes into sight. Towering overhead, the intimidating monster and hero lock eyes and the battle ensues.
Power. Influence. And height. Over the years, the White House has been home to a variety of men, ranging from the very tall to the very short. At a diminutive 5’4”, James Madison was the shortest U.S. president to date. Presidents Benjamin Harrison and Martin Van Buren stood only 5’6”, and John Adams was 5’7”. [...]
Have you ever had one of those days, when the kids are driving you – and each other – completely crazy? Every smart parent should know some funny messy activities they can do with their kids to combat boredom. The following 5 funny messy activities will make you “cool mom” or “cool dad” in your [...]