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Aug. 28, 2014

Legendary Surfer Rescue

Laird Hamilton, the 50-year-old surfing legend, rushed into the water to help a man who had lost his board amid unusually strong waves in Malibu, Calif.

Aug. 27, 2014

Help the House of Help

A shelter for homeless and battered women in Prince George’s County may be forced to close. House of Help organizers are trying to raise enough funds to prevent the building from being sold.

D.C.’s First ‘Smart Home’

In this $1.445 million townhouse, bill as Capitol Hill’s first “smart home,” every electronic device from the security alarm to the dishwasher can be controlled by one’s smartphone or tablet.

Aug. 26, 2014

Wires Down Video Challenge

All public and private elementary schools in the BGE electric service area are encouraged to create their own rendition of BGE’s ‘Wires Down’ commercial for the chance to win between $1,000 and $10,000. Click here for contest information, including official rules, downloadable entry kit and tips.

Best Guitar Riffs

What’s the best guitar riff ever? The BBC asked its radio listeners to vote for their favorite, and the results are in.

Donate to D.C. Public Libraries

Print out this image to get half of the proceeds from your Chipotle order donated to D.C. Public Libraries today.

Aug. 25, 2014

The United Sweets of America

If every state had an official dessert, what would it be? Click here to find out.

Maryland Food System Map

An interactive map and database of different farms, places to access nutrition subsidies, and places to buy local food throughout Maryland.

Aug. 23, 2014

Nepalese National Flag Formed by Over 35,000 People

More than 35,000 Nepalese came together to form the world’s largest human national flag in a bid to set a new world record. The current world record for the world’s largest human national flag was set in February 2014, when 28,957 people gathered in Lahore, Pakistan.

Animal Planet Producers Looking For Cats For My Cat From Hell Show

Animal behaviorist Jackson Galaxy says he can transform your cat back to the pet you love. Producers at Animal Planet are looking for more cats for the show “My Cat From Hell.”

Clubbed

There’s a new show coming to you tube that’s the “Dancing With the Stars” of golf. The PGA is looking for YouTube celebrities to pair with professional golfers for the upcoming show “Clubbed.”

Dr. Who Night On BBC America

Thanks to BBC America and PBS, many Americans want to know as much as possible about their shows from the British Isles. On Monday, the season premiere screens in movie theatres. To find out where, click here.

The War of 1812 Rock Opera

If you want to get off the couch there’s “1814! The War of 1812 Rock Opera.”

Young Women of Society

Young Women of Society is a youth development program based in Montgomery County, MD. Young women in middle school or entering high school, who are seeking resources and tools on how to become and remain great future leaders will be encouraged to attend the workshops. We will provide helpful information as well as opportunities for those interested and referred. Young Women of Society is designed to mold better sisters, daughters, and most of all greater women of society.

Aug. 22, 2014

D.C. Public Schools Create Guide To Discuss Michael Brown In The Classroom

Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri involving the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown have prompted a broad range of emotions across the U.S. While the facts of the case are still being sorted out by those in the criminal justice system, these events are teachable moments in classrooms across the District of Columbia Public Schools.

Maryland State Fair Begins Today

The Maryland State Fair begins today and runs through Sept. 1 at the fairgrounds in Timonium. For a full list of events and attractions that can be found at the fair, visit MarylandStateFair.com.

Ebola PSA Song


 
Korean Central Television Posts Video On YouTube

Aug. 21, 2014

Most Popular Beer In The World

A brew that you probably haven’t even heard of is the most popular beer in the world. The rest of the top 10 may surprise you, too.

How Much Social Security Will You Get?

Have you ever wondered how much money you’ll get from social security when you retire? There’s an easy way to find out online: SocialSecurity.Gov/MyAccount.

From the Family That Brought You ‘XMAS JAMMIES’ Comes…

Aug. 20, 2014

Average Cost of Beer Around the World

If you’re ever traveling across the world, you’re gonna want to make every penny count, so here’s an infographic on how much an average beer costs around the world.

Adorable Kids Reenact TV’s Grittiest Dramas

Aug. 19, 2014

Rose’s Luxury

Rose’s Luxury in D.C. was named the best new restaurant in America by Bon Appetit Magazine.

Thai Insurance Ad Is A Tearjerker

Aug. 18, 2014

Wish President Clinton a Happy 68th Birthday

Aug. 17, 2014

HOC Connects

HOC Connects is a new pilot initiative of the Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) of Montgomery County. The goal of HOC Connects is to provide low and moderate income families with expanded access to the technology products needed to effectively compete in the workplace or the classroom. The HOC Connects pilot program will launch at Stewartown Homes on July 1, 2014.

World’s Most Pierced Man

A Dubai nightclub that hoped to feature a man who holds the world record for having the most piercings says he was refused entry to the Gulf city because of security concerns. Check out a photo of the man here.

Aug. 16, 2014

Little Free Library

It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.

Lucia St. Clair Robson

Lucia St. Clair Robson is a historical novelist living in Annapolis, Md. She has been a Peace Corps volunteer in Venezuela and a teacher in Brooklyn, New York. The Western Writers of America awarded her first book, Ride the Wind, the Spur Award for best historical western of 1982; it also made the New York Times Best Seller List and was included in the 100 best westerns of the 20th century.

True Blood Auction

Arlene’s Wedding Gown, the Fangtasia throne and Vampire Fangs are all for sale. ScreenBid has over 1,500 items on the auction block. The sale starts Wednesday and ends just one day after True Blood ends its run after 7 seasons on HBO.

Iggy Azalea Hosts New Version Of Old MTV Show

Iggy Azalea is the host of MTV’s House of Style. Her first show featured designer Jeremy Scott of Moschino. The second episode, online now, features the making of video for Azalea’s Black Widow.

Michael Jackson’s New Video Premiered On Twitter

The late Michael Jackson has a new video that premiered on Twitter earlier in the week. If you haven’t already seen “A Place With No Name,” click here.

Arena Stage Holding Perfect Match Contest

Arena Stage wants to pay for your wedding. The winning couple gets a wedding package worth $80,000. The deadline is August 31st.

Aug. 14, 2014

College Park Speeding Crackdown

You can’t miss it if you’re driving along Route 1 in College Park. Signs are everywhere announcing the start of a massive safety campaign after three people were struck and killed by cars since January. Here is what you need to know.

New Michael Jackson Music Video

Michael Jackson’s posthumous album Xscape featured “A Place With No Name” — Jackson’s rewrite of America’s “A Horse With No Name” — and the newly released music video features some rare behind-the-scenes and outtake footage shot during production of his 1991 “In the Closet” video. Watch it here.

Aug. 13, 2014

Man Looking For Owner Of Camera Found On Metro

Chris Gaskill, a Virginia resident, is hoping to get a camera back to a family lost on the metro.

Aug. 12, 2014

Pro-Redskins Name Video

This video was posted on the team’s pro-name website, RedskinsFacts.com, with the description: “Many Native Americans do not find the Redskins name offensive, and instead are more concerned with other issues facing their community.”

Books on Classical Music and Musicians

Did you ever wonder what influenced a particular musician to compose a piece? Here are five books on classical music and musicians.

University Mall Theatres Kickstarter

University Mall Theatres in Fairfax has started a “Save Our Butts!” kickstarter campaign to raise money for new seats. So far, the campaign has raised nearly $62,000 of its $100,000 goal. Click here to donate.

Aug. 9, 2014

The Preachers of L.A.

The Preachers of L.A. are going to the movies. Before the first episode of the second season airs on Oxygen on Aug. 20, they’re giving it the big screen treatment.

Cat Video Festival

The Animal Planet is live streaming the festival starting Thursday night including the Golden Kitty Award.

PBS Online Film Festival Winners Announced

The winners of this year’s PBS Online Film Festival are “Digging for Water” about hand digging a well in search of clean water in a small town in Haiti. The second winner is “My Dear Americans” about an Indian couple who’s celebration of the 4th of July is marred by racist graffiti at their home.

Downton Abbey

The auction house Christie’s is holding an online-only auction for one night’s stay at England’s HighCleare Castle, the setting of the series “Downton Abbey.” The winner gets to bring five friends who’ll share cocktails, dinner and breakfast, and the bidding starts at nearly $17,000. The auction ends Aug. 14 and the money will be donated to several armed forces charities.

Baltimore Humane Society Calendar

For just $25 your pet can share a place on the Baltimore Humane Society calendar’s back pages gallery of photos along with fellow pet owners. Click here to find out how.

Operation Paperback

Operation Paperback collects used paperback and sends them to members of the military and their families at home and abroad. They also send books to VA hospitals. They do not collect romance or religious titles and often have special requests for non-fiction, science fiction and westerns. To donate books locally, email Sandy Marron at slmmuscles1@aol.com.

Andy Marx

Time-travel to America’s showbiz beginnings this summer … with a beach-read by the grandson of two legends: comedian Groucho Marx and songwriter Gus Kahn. Andy Marx has written a novel about how ambition and drive transform Eve Soloman and Alex Getz into Hollywood royalty.

Aug. 7, 2014

“House of Cards” Filming in D.C.

The wildly popular web series, “House of Cards,” staring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, will shoot scenes at various locations in D.C. from 12 to 10 p.m. Aug. 9.

Volunteering at Star-Spangled Spectacular

The Star-Spangled Spectacular is a free festival, to be held Sept. 10 through Sept. 16, that will celebrate the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem. Tall ships, Navy ships and the Blue Angels will come to Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor to celebrate. To find out how to volunteer at the festival, click here.

Aug. 6, 2014

What $1 Can Buy Around the World

Don’t think you can get very far on a single dollar any more? Think again. When Lonely Planet asked its readers what $1 can buy in their neighborhood, the answers were astounding.

Kid Steals the Show During Interview At PA Fair

Aug. 5, 2014

America’s Most Dangerous States

Law Street took a look at the FBI’s violent crime statistics for American cities with more than 25,000 people to come up with a ranking of the most violent states.

Aug. 4, 2014

Jim Brady Remembrance Page

The Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence has created a page where visitors can share their remembrances of the former White House Press Secretary.

The 21 Germiest Places You’re Not Cleaning

Check out this Yahoo.com list of the germiest places/things that you’re probably touching… and not cleaning.

California Police Apprehend Giant Tortoise

A Los Angeles County, California police department had some fun on its Facebook page over the weekend, after officers took a 150-pound tortoise into custody after he was found roaming the streets.

Aug. 2, 2014

Review Skeptic

If you use online reviews to decide where to spend your money, Review Skeptic can help. The website is based on research at Cornell University that uses machine learning to identify fake hotel reviews with nearly 90% accuracy.

MDA Show Strength Telathon

This year’s MDA telethon will feature the top four performances ever on the Muscular Dystrophy fundraiser. They want viewers to choose which four they will be.

Baltimore Restaurant Week

Everything you need to know about Baltimore Restaurant Week going on now through August 10th.

Project Greenlight Returns to HBO

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are taking applications in their search for a new first time director.

Batman Poster/Trailer Contest

Fox is looking for Batman fans to design a poster and/or a trailer for their new fall series Gotham. The winner gets to go to the New York premiere of the show in September. The deadline is August 20th.

Blue-Eyed Boy: A Memoir

A Marine with 13 days left to serve in Vietnam hits a landmine, then endures three dozen plastic surgeries. Then the hospital says it’s time to leave and get a job. Despite disfiguring facial scars, he becomes one of the nation’s top reporters. Robert Timberg’s investigation of the Iran-Contra scandal for The Baltimore Sun resulted in the classic book “The Noghtingale’s Song.” His new book, Blue-Eyed Boy, is his personal story.

Aug. 1, 2014

Clinton Audio on bin Laden

The day before the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, former President Bill Clinton told a group of businessmen in Australia that he “could have killed” the man behind those attacks, Osama bin Laden, in 1998, but he decided against launching a strike out of concern for civilian casualties.

Baltimore Restaurant Week

Make your reservations now for the tastiest week of the summer — Baltimore Restaurant Week. Try something new this year, or visit an old favorite for another taste of what their chef is cooking up.

Craft Beer Month

Virginia is kicking off its third annual craft beer month. Events are scheduled throughout the state during August at breweries, restaurants and hotels to celebrate Virginia’s more than 80 craft breweries.

July 31, 2014

Foreclosure Help in Baltimore

Foreclosure rates are falling nationally, but it’s still an issue, especially in Maryland, ranked second worst in the country in June by BankRate.com.

July 30, 2014

Hellmann’s 3D Prints Selfies on Burgers

Jobs That Can Make You Happy and Rich

Most people believe “a happy career” and “a fat paycheck” are mutually exclusive, but online jobs community CareerBliss.com recently found these two things sometimes do go hand in hand.

Baltimore Humane Society Raffle

The Baltimore Humane Society is raffling off a pair of Ravens seasons tickets, a tailgate grill, an autographed 8×10 photo of Jacoby Jones, and some mystery prizes.

Little Girl Doesn’t Want Her Baby Brother to Grow Up … Ever

Women Run Over By Train and Survive

July 29, 2014

Redskins Training Camp Schedule

Practices listed here are open to the public and free of charge. Practice dates are subject to change without notice (especially in the event of inclement weather). Gates will open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. on all open practice dates, unless otherwise noted.

July 28, 2014

Watch Metro Grow

The Metro system opened in 1976 with five stations on the Red Line. Now, it will have 91 stations on six lines. Here is an animated slideshow of Metro’s evolution over 38 years.

Air Conditioning Repair Costs

Checkbook.org has rated more than 200 D.C.-area heating and air conditioning contractors.

Hollywood Swine

It’s been called “the Onion of the Entertainment Industry,” which means satirical website Hollywood Swine has a lot to live up to.

July 27, 2014

Washington International Piano Festival

Catholic University of America is holding a piano festival beginning Sunday featuring performances by guest artists and young musicians, a piano competition for young pianists and performances at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

July 24, 2014

The 25th Annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale this weekend will be delicious for all, and education for others.

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Trailer

Here’s the just-released, too-hot-for-TV trailer for the much-anticipated movie.

‘I’m on Vacation’ Video

YouTubers Rhett & Link have a new song called “I’m On Vacation,” and it’s the perfect summer anthem for anyone desperate to leave the 9 to 5 grind behind.

July 22, 2014

Obamas Moving to L.A.?

Some loose-lipped realtors are spreading the rumor that President Obama and his wife are in the middle of buying a home in Rancho Mirage. Check out the photos of the potential new Obama homestead.

Prince George’s County Redevelopment Study

It’s no secret that some parts of southern Prince George’s County are hurting for economic redevelopment opportunities. This study sheds more light on just how isolated economically some residents are, and the impact it’s having.

July 21, 2014

Daddy-Daughter Dance-Off

What happens when dad gets home from work and his little daughter is there to greet him in the driveway? A pretty hilarious dance-off.

July 18, 2014

The Income Happiness Line

This map shows the income for each U.S. state beyond which the residents there don’t really get happier, just richer. As you can probably guess, the cutoff is a lot higher where cost-of-living is higher, like in Hawaii, New York and, yes, D.C.

Take MTA to ArtScape

Headed to ArtScape in Baltimore this weekend? Take MTA and enjoy the Artscape without parking or traffic hassles as Light Rail takes you the center of Artscape activities.

July 17, 2014

Maryland Lyric Opera

Students and veteran singers are preparing for a weekend of performances at the Maryland Lyric Opera.

Baltimore Graffiti Warehouse

Rosenfeld Organization offers graffiti artists in Baltimore a safe and legal way to create art. There is also an online petition to help save Baltimore’s Graffiti Alley.

Battle Against Hunger

A charitable organization backed by Vietnam veteran Charles Inman, who was recently buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

July 16, 2014

Metro Blue Line Petition

Metro riders have created a petition in hopes of preventing Blue Line service from being cut in order to accommodate the soon to open Silver Line.

Best Used Cars for Teens

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has a new list of recommended used cars for teens.

Save Piscataway Drive

A change.org petition to save Piscataway Drive following a highly publicized slope failure.

July 12, 2014

Capital Fringe Festival

The Capital Fringe Festival is underway in D.C. this weekend. The festival, which showcases unique and contemporary performances, will soon end its nine-year run at The Shop at Fort Fringe.

Lone Ranger Auction

A & S Antique Auction Company is taking bids today for the original Lone Ranger’s costume worn by Clayton Moore in the 1950s series, including the Colt pistols made especially for Moore.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Jerry Seinfeld’s online series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” is up for an Emmy, so of course “The Soup” host Joel McHale made a spoof.

Galaxy Getaways

To promote “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Marvel has launched Galaxy Getaways, a site masquerading as an online travel agency. The film, which hits theaters in August, follows a space adventurer who is the object of a manhunt.

‘In Between’

In Between is WeTV’s latest online series that keeps you up-to-speed on the off-camera lives of some of you’re favorite reality stars.

July 11, 2014

What Foods Are Trending Online?

Cronuts, ramen-crusted chicken wings, juicing… Are you paying attention to what food trends are hot online? If you want to know about the next big thing before your friends, check out this article on FoodBeast.com to find out how.

Kitten Boom at Baltimore Humane Society

The Baltimore Humane Society currently has dozens of kittens up for adoption. If you’re looking for a furry friend, visit BHS Tuesday through Sunday between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. For more information, visit their website.

July 10, 2014

Most Common Restaurant Complaints

Are you a negative Nancy when it comes to restaurant dining? Do any of these common complaints hit a nerve with you?

Sky Diving Proposal

A firefighter proposed to girlfriend during a sky dive, but then dropped the ring mid-air. Don’t worry… it was a prank. It wasn’t the real ring.

Suburb of the Future

Salon takes a look at Arlington, which the magazine dubs “The Suburb of the Future.”

Baby Couldn’t Wait

A father recorded his child’s birth in the parking lot of a hospital.

July 9, 2014

‘Hunger Games’ Teaser

Lionsgate has released a new glimpse into the latest installment of the “Hunger Games” franchise.

Edgar Allan Poe House

The Edgar Allan Poe House in Baltimore has reopened on weekends, after being closed to the public in 2012. Since that time, the non-profit group Poe Baltimore has worked to bring the national landmark back to life.

Yellow Cards For Social Violations

Taking a cue from World Cup refs, comedian Yoni Lotan decided to dash around the streets of New York City to charge pedestrians with various penalties.

Heartwarming Fundraiser

A toddler learns to walk using prosthetics and his family has created a fundraising page to help with his medical expenses.

July 8, 2014

World’s Tallest Water Slide

Humans officially took the first plunge down the 170-foot Verrückt at Kansas City’s Schlitterbahn Waterpark.

New Harry Potter Story

It’s not a full book, but J.K. Rowling has offered Harry Potter fans an updated glimpse into his adult life with a new short story.

July 7, 2014

Maryland Bay Plate

Help the Chesapeake Bay Trust name the blue crab on its Bay license plates by voting in their “Name Our Crab” competition.

New Era Vending Machines

There are a growing number of companies working to create vending machines that dispense your favorite treats, such as pizza, french fries, cupcakes and frozen yogurt.

Viral Video Star Meets Celine Dion

Richard Dunn isn’t all by himself anymore — the star of the viral lip-syncing video featuring Celine Dion’s “All By Myself” finally met the singer.

Kids React to Game Boy

The latest episode of the Fine Bros web series about kids reacting to old technology features youngsters who are adorably awestruck by Nintendo’s Game Boy, a handheld video game device.

Severe Beating of Palestinian-American Teen

Fifteen-year-old Palestinian-American Tariq Abu Khdeir was welcomed back home after he received a brutal beating and four days in detention. The assault, he says, happened when he was caught up in the middle of last week’s riots.

Planes Narrowly Avoid Collision at Airport

Two passenger planes narrowly avoided a collision Saturday at Barcelona’s El Prat Airport.

July 6, 2014

Montgomery County Geotrail

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection has launched Caching the Rain, a stormwater awareness program where residents can learn how to reduce stormwater pollution and improve water quality through a family-friendly outdoor scavenger hunt.

July 5, 2014

Tuff TV Commercial Competition

Tuff TV, a digital broadcast channel aimed at men is looking for the best 30-second commercial promoting the channel.

Our War Monologue Competition

Arena Stage is looking for original monologues for their upcoming theatrical event “Our War” as part of the National Civil War Project.

July 4, 2014

Battle of Monocacy

The National Park Service will host events this weekend to commemorate the historic Battle of Monocacy in Frederick, Maryland. About 200 re-enactors will provide infantry and artillery demonstrations at the Monocacy National Battlefield.

“Catching the Rain” Geotrail

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection has launched a new educational program entitled, “Caching the Rain,” a stormwater awareness geotrail. County residents of all ages who follow the local geotrail can learn how to reduce stormwater pollution and improve water quality through a fun, family-friendly, outdoor scavenger hunt. Click here to get started and learn about the Caching the Rain Geotrail.

July 3, 2014

Bastille Day Celebrations

The Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Bailliage des Baltimore, the Baltimore chapter of the world’s oldest international gastronomic society, and the Lord Baltimore Hotel will host a culinary celebration on July 13, in honor of Bastille Day.

The Alliance Francaise de Washington has a list of events going on in the nation’s capital to celebrate Bastille Day.

4th of July Pub Crawl in Baltimore

July 4th weekend is the peak of the summer and nothing sounds better than spending it outdoors walking around the historic neighborhood of Fells Point. This year, enjoy Independence Day like you’ve never experienced it before, with the Red, White and Brew Pub Crawl.

July 2, 2014

Pride of Baltimore

Pride of Baltimore II is a reproduction of an 1812-era topsail schooner privateer. She is Maryland’s working symbol of the great natural resources and spectacular beauty of the Chesapeake Bay region, and a reminder of America’s rich maritime heritage. The ship is owned and operated by the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Pride of Baltimore, Inc.

Iranian Version of Modern Family

Iran’s version of the TV hit Modern family is nearly identical to its American predecessor. There’s just one big difference: there are no gay characters.

July 1, 2014

Baltimore County Summer Reading

Beat the heat and get hooked on a new book at Baltimore County Public Schools’ libraries. Twelve Baltimore County schools are holding off-season hours to encourage reading over the summer months.

June 30, 2014

BET Awards Winners

The BET Awards were held Sunday. Here’s a full list of the winners.

What Kind of Fireworks Are Legal Where You Live?

Independence Day is Friday. If you’re planning on celebrating at home, check out what’s legal where you live.

June 29, 2014

Brutal Youth

If a bully ever kicked sand in your face, this may be your favorite beach read this summer. Like our first love, we always remember those who bullied us in school. Entertainment Weekly reporter Anthony Breznican’s book “Brutal Youth” is the absorbing true-to-life story of brutality in a parochial school, set in the 1990s. It’s a story of bullies of all ages and genders, and of those who have the courage to stand up for their victims.

June 26, 2014

Bone Marrow Drive For Mix 106.5’s Maria Dennis

There Goes My Hero Foundation will be conducting a bone marrow drive in honor of Mix 106.5’s Maria Dennis tonight in Baltimore. Get all the details by clicking here.

QuidCon D.C. 

QuidCon is the annual conference of the International Quidditch Association, now in its third year. It’s in D.C. this weekend. Register here.

Free HIV Tests

Walgreens is offering free HIV tests in honor of National HIV Testing Day.

June 25, 2014

Hunger Games Trailer

June 24, 2014

“The Lion King” Crazy Facts

35 of the most interesting substantiated facts about “The Lion King” in honor of the movie’s 20th anniversary.

“Frozen” Meets “Star Wars”

June 23, 2014

Meet “Pig” The Unusual Dog, A New Internet Sensation

Read more about Pig on AL.com.

Pearl Jam Does “Let It Go”

“Watching Game Of Thrones With People Who Haven’t Read The Books”

June 21, 2014

CrowdRise

CrowdRise, a fundraising website that helps non-profits raise money through “crowdsourcing,” is holding a competition until July 3 to collect donations for groups that support veterans and military families.

41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

For the first time ever, the Daytime Emmy Awards won’t air on TV. Instead, it will be streamed online here.

World’s Ugliest Dog

It may not be the best title to have, but a new pet has been crowned the “World’s Ugliest Dog.” Check out his photo here.

June 20, 2014

DC Crime Map

Check out this interactive DC crime map, which is maintained by the DC Police Union. You can use it to find the latest crime information, statistics and data for your neighborhood.

“Restaurant: Impossible” Volunteers

The Food Network Show “Restaurant:Impossible” is seeking volunteers in Falls Church on June 26 and 27. Click here for more information.

Creepy Ads

A German ad agency has created a series of shocking images of kids whose eyes are replaced by screaming mouths as part of a campaign to urge parents to pay attention to what their children are doing online.

June 19, 2014

Maryland Therapeutic Riding

For nearly 20 years, Maryland Therapeutic Riding has offered horseback-riding programs for children and adults with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, ADHD and autism.

Do More 24

Do More 24 — a one-day, 24-hour event — raises much-needed funding for local nonprofits that create opportunities for underserved populations.

Where Your Politics Say You Should Live

Research firm Clarity Campaigns has created a questionnaire determining where a person should live based on their politics, down to the Zip code.

Amazone Fire Phone Workshop

Amazon and MoDev are hosting an Amazon Fire Phone & TV Workshop on July 12 in Arlington, Virginia, where developers in the D.C. metro area can get a unique opportunity to jumpstart their app development efforts.

June 18, 2014

Cooling Centers

D.C. Cooling Centers

Baltimore Cooling Centers

Anne Arundel County Cooling Centers

AFI DOCS Film Festival

The 5-day documentary film festival is meant to showcase films that inspire change. Spike Lee and Ken Burns are among the festival board members.

Baltimore Schools Survery

The Baltimore County Public Schools “2014 Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey” results are in. The response was tremendous — an 800 percent increase over previous Stakeholder Satisfaction Surveys. Click here to see what students, parents/guardians, staff and the community think about their schools in four key areas: Academics, Safety & Security, Communications and Organizational Effectiveness.

The Wounded Walk

A 2,700-mile walk across the United States to raise awareness for wounded soldiers.

June 17, 2014

Astronauts Chat with Kids from Space

Students and teachers at Colvin Run elementary in Vienna, Va. will be chatting with Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman, who are orbiting the Earth aboard the International Space Station. The space chat will be streamed live online.

June 16, 2014

Dog Loves Watching World Cup

Georges the dog spends hours watching World Cup games, and gets very excited about it.

Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman Sing at a Children’s Hospital

Celebrity couple Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban visited Melbourne’s Monash Children’s Hospital last week to visit patients and lift spirits.

June 14, 2014

Pitchfest

Got an idea for a reality show? The Talpa Media Group wants to hear it. They’re holding it’s “Pitchfest” again. The deadline is Friday for the first round.

World Pup Competition

Similar to the Superbowl Puppy Bowl the network is asking viewers to vote for their favorite pup representing most of the countries in the competition. They have brackets too. And of course there’s the live Puppy Cam from the Washington Animal Rescue League. Voting ends July 10 with the winning pup.

June 13, 2014

‘Dad Dancing’ with Jimmy Fallon and Gov. Chris Christie

In honor of Fathers Day, Jimmy Fallon and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie showed the evolution of “Dad Dancing.”

June 12, 2014

Books for International Goodwill

Books for International Goodwill has been “Spreading Literacy by Keeping Books Alive” for more than 15 years, providing recycled used books to schools and libraries in Annapolis and around the world.

World Cup Out Of This World

Astronauts are getting in on the World Cup. Who knew you could play soccer in space?

“No Diggity” Jessica Rabbit Style

Postmodern Jukebox with Ariana Savalas cover Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” with vintage style. Seriously, think Jessica Rabbit.

June 11, 2014

Solar Flare on the Sun

The sun is hitting its stride. Earth’s closest star shot off yet another powerful solar flare today (June 11) after producing a pair of major solar storms Tuesday.

Allergies Map

Sickweather, a Baltimore-based company, provides online reports and an iPhone app that scans social networks for indicators of illness, and maps real time data on more than 23 different symptoms and illnesses.

‘All By Myself’ In The Airport

What is a man to do when left alone overnight in the Las Vegas Airport? Shoot a music video, naturally.

Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” Is Now “I’m So Pregnant”

A band of mothers got together to parody Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” in their own “I’m So Pregnant”

June 10, 2014

The Bottle Boys Cover ‘Billy Jean’

The Bottle Boys believe that “Everything can be played on bottles” and in their latest video, they tackled a Michael Jackson classic inside the Mariendal Kirke in Denmark.

June 9, 2014

Sir Mix-A-Lot Performs With The Seattle Symphony

PSY Puts Out New Music Video Featuring Snoop Dogg

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Job Fair

The U.S. Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a career fair for veterans with specialized IT experience on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria. Click here to register.

June 6, 2014

Sharknado 2 Trailer

June 5, 2014

Most Expensive Colleges in Each State

Most Expensive Colleges in Each State

Click here to enlarge the map and see the full list of the college in each state with the highest out of state total cost.

June 4, 2014

Pepco Live Wire Demonstration

Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.

June 3, 2014

Metal History of Video Games

It’s a head banging education on video games.

June 2, 2014

“Millennial Week” Kicks Off in D.C.

Millennial Week is a weeklong series of events, starting June 2 in D.C., focused on the impact the generation is making on culture and society.

Woman Drags Baby On Wedding Gown Train

A Tennessee woman reportedly attached her newborn to the train of her wedding gown and dragged the baby as she walked down the aisle. Visit Buzzfeed.com to see photos.

June 1, 2014

Spyware Video

Smartphones are supposed to make life easier. But a university student claims an Android app he created can take photos and videos with your phone without displaying any notification and the program will not be displayed on the list of installed applications.

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