‘Frozen’ hold on Halloween

Call it an icy hold on Halloween. Reports reveal that costumes related to Disney’s 2013 hit “Frozen” reign 2014’s sweet and scary holiday. In some cases, online retailers faced back orders and put consumers, if they so desired, on waiting lists...

The young influences Part II

On Thursday, I started looking at Time magazine’s list of 25 most influential teenagers. Today, the remaining youths ages 17 through 19 get a glimpse. Some might agree they deserve accolades, while others might wonder what Time staffers were thinking when they...

Young, and dubbed influential

Time magazine produced a list this week of what it calls the 25 most influential teenagers. Call it a mixed bag. Ages 13 through 19, they range from celebrities, athletes and young entrepreneurs to celebrities, reality stars and ordinary kids who have achieved the...

Extraordinary happens in its own way

What parents don’t want the best for their children? Maybe, just maybe, parents want too much of a good thing for their children. They want them to have the best grades, be the best athlete or dancer or excel in every facet of life. Sometimes it might mean a...

Baby bump permanent, and that’s OK

A shout out once again to actress Jennifer Garner for keeping it real. A few days late on this one, I finally got around to reading about all the hype surrounding Ben Affleck’s wife’s baby bump — sans baby. Apparently, Garner opted out of a tummy...