Donald Deane has held a variety of jobs, including college English teacher, newspaper reporter/editor, internet project manager, dishwasher and dogcatcher. He now writes exclusively and has contributed to AOL TV and Moviefone among others.
FDA Investigates Another Energy Drink and Its Possible Role in 13 Deaths
In what seems to be evidence of an emerging trend, the FDA is currently investigating another highly caffeinated energy drinkand the role it may have played in 13 deaths and many more injuries.
National Toy Hall of Fame Nominees Announced, Let the Games Begin!
In a move that will delight toy lovers everywhere, the National Toy Hall of Fame announced 12 nominees for induction this year, including some of our personal faves, like the Magic 8 Ball, little green army men and 'Star Wars' action figures.
Ax-Wielding Granny Fights Off Wolf
Anyone familiar with 'Little Red Riding Hood' knows that things don't go especially well for the grandmother in the fairy tale. Well, a recent encounter between a 56-year-old grandma and a wolf took a decidedly different turn when she used an ax to dispatch the animal. Way to rewrite …
Is Beer Drinking on the Decline?
As far as we're concerned, beer is a staple like water or bread. But the recession has hit everyone hard and even beer drinkers are now cutting back on their favorite beverage. Say it ain't so!
Fast Food Breakfast Sandwiches Are Tasty, Quick and Grossly Unhealthy
When it comes to breakfast, few things are tastier than an Egg McMuffin. But a new Canadian study says delicious morning meals like that may be causing serious damage to your heart.
Teen Using Cell Phone Walks into Snake Pit
By this point, it should be fairly obvious that getting distracted by a cell phone can be extremely hazardous to your health. And yet, a teen girl in California actually fell into a pit of rattlesnakes while searching for a signal in the desert. Need further proof? We didn't think so.
Humans Can Smell Fear
It's long been thought that humans lack odor-sensing organs that would enable us to communicate by smell, but a new study suggest that people can, in fact, detect some emotions with their noses, such as fear and disgust.
Oxford American Dictionary Names ‘GIF’ as Word of the Year
In a sure sign of our technology-driven times, the Oxford American Dictionary has named "GIF" as its 2012 word of the year, beating out a range of other modern terms. Personally, we would have voted for "YOLO," but maybe that's just us.
The 15 Best Video Game Easter Eggs
Discovering a video game Easter egg on your own can be a blast, but, let's face it, doing so requires an awful lot of work. So, to spare you the hassle of hours of repetitive gameplay, we've compiled the 15 coolest Easter eggs right here. Consider this an early Christmas present.
Watch Heidi Klum and Psy Do ‘Gangnam Style’
Don't worry, kids -- 'Gangnam Style,' the infectious viral hit by Korean rapper Psy, is bound to run out of steam sooner or later, right? Wrong. Last night on the MTV EMAs, host Heidi Klum starred in a brief clip with Psy and broke out her best horsey dance.
Dead Candidate Wins Election in Alabama
If there's any doubt how strong the GOP's hold on Alabama is, consider this -- a Republican nominee beat out the Democratic incumbent for a seat on the Bibb County Commission last week despite the fact that he died a month earlier. Congratulations, Alabama, on taking partisanship to a whol…
Watch these Thieves on Motorcycles ‘Smash and Grab’ a Jewelry Store in London Mall
In a scene that looks like it was taken straight out of an action movie, six black-clad men recently rode into a north London mall on motorcycles and helped themselves to a fortune in jewelry. Where's James Bond when you need him?