I'm a former Forbes journalist and blogger who has also waxed lyrical for other places, including Marie Claire, The Frisky, The New York Post, and Women on the Fence. For my book, Can't Think Straight, I was on The Today Show, The Joy Behar Show, The Gayle King Show, and others. (But not Hoarders. One can dream.) I like to tell it like it is, almost as much as I like cats. I know a lot about celebrities and nothing about my neighbors.Visit me at my website or blog.
When it comes to baby names, the Greeks were probably the first to come up with some really cool ones that are still popular today. Greek mythology names like Alexandra, Cassandra, and Daphne are just as trendy today as they were in Ancient Greece. Celebrities are in on the trend, like Chris Noth, who named his son Orion; Kelly Rutherford, who named her Hermes; or Uma Thurman who gave her daughter, Luna, a name from Greek mythology (and also five names). Here are 16 of the best names from the Greek myths.
If it's anything Rielle Hunter should know about her erstwhile boyfriend John Edwards, it is that the guy doesn't exactly commit fully to his relationships. Rielle should know, of course, because he got her pregnant while still married to his late wife, Elizabeth. But reportedly Rielle is so upset by John's new 35-year-old girlfriend that she has "stopped eating and barely gets out of bed."
Poor Linda Tirado. No, seriously, I mean poor Linda Tirado. The blogger became a viral sensation after writing about what it's like living in poverty. The essay, titled, "Why I Make Terrible Decisions, or Poor Thoughts ...", movingly detailed her (supposed) life of extreme poverty, which included living in roach-infested motels, sleeping three hours a night while she worked two jobs and went to school, and having rotten teeth. Many praised her brutally honest admission that the poor "make bad choices" (she cogently explains why the poor spend money on cigarettes and have children with different fathers). Money poured into a GoFundMe account she set up. But many also smelled a rat and began digging into Tirado's apparent poverty.
Ever wonder how celebrities stay so young looking? Well, to hear them tell it, it's got nothing to do with plastic surgery, Botox, fillers, or any of that nasty stuff. Nope, they usually chalk it up to something the rest of us are also doing but somehow, on them, it takes years off their faces! Courteney Cox is the latest celebrity to come up with some outrageously suspicious explanation for her eerily youthful looks. In a new Pantene commercial, she says about her wrinkle-free face: "I would say the most important thing to do to keep up with time would be drink a boat load of water and sleep is imperative." Bwahahaha! No, folks, Courteney was not making a bad joke.
OMG, time to change your password AGAIN! Every six months or so, some hackers manage to get ahold of millions of passwords and dump them on the Internet. This time, over two million passwords from Facebook, Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and other sites were harvested by a botnet -- a network of machines controlled by criminals -- used to infect people's computers and then take over their passwords. I always wondered how I managed to get those "Hi, I'm stuck in Thailand and need your help ..." emails from my friends' email accounts, and now I know!