Amanda Ferris graduated with a 3.5 GPA and a B.A. in English from Wagner College in May of 2009, and has since written for several different websites and magazines.These publications include NearSay.com. New York Family, The Camel Clutch Blog, Silhouette Urban Mind-Body Fitness's official site, and 2Blue Media Group. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching dance, going to museums, reading, and volunteering at the Love Wanted Pet Adoption events in Brooklyn. Amanda is a founding member of the Boulevard Books Creative Wring Group and she can also be seen reading her poetry at the Tom Kane Boulevard Bards Open Mic sessions as well.
The 10 Most Annoying Movie Characters
No matter how well-intentioned a screenwriter or author is, sometimes the fans just can't stand a certain character. The creators may love him or her but their beloved character comes off as whiny, useless and just plain boring. Read on for a list of the top 10 most annoying fictional characters that we really wish had never been created...
The Top 10 Creepiest Disney Villains
While most Disney villains were bumbling idiots, there were a few who weren't. These black-hearted rogues sent chills down our spines as we watched our favorite animated movies over and over again. Read on to find out why these characters were the creme de la creme of the Disney villain world...
10 Obvious Celebrity Lookalikes From Young Adult Novel Covers
Sometimes, it's all too easy for an illustrator or a cover artist who has hit a huge creative block to use a picture of a celebrity as their guide for young adult novels. Plus, the celebrity lookalikes will help sales too, especially if it's a popular actress such as 'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke...
10 Gender-Swapped Versions of Famous Comic Book Characters
Rumors are swirling around the geek-o-sphere that Superman's pal Jimmy Olsen may in fact be Jenny Olsen, and played by actress Rebecca Bueller, in this summer's movie 'Man of Steel.' Fans are already freaking over the idea of Superman palling around with a woman who isn't Lois Lane...
Ellen DeGeneres and 11-Year-Old Football Player Caroline Pla Take on the Catholic Church
Caroline Pla, aged 11, has been playing football ever since she was five-years-old and has been on the Romans Football team in Doylestown, PA, for two years. However, now the team, which is run by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Catholic Youth Organization, is trying to get her to stop playing.
OKCupid’s Blind Date App Is Pretty Creepy
While Tumblr's 'NiceGuysofOKCupid' is now sadly defunct, the online dating site OKCupid has gotten even creepier with the release of their new blind date app. This can't possibly end well.
The Top 5 Most Anticipated Book-to-Movie Adaptions for 2013
2013 is gearing up to have some great movie releases, some of which include the usual book-to-movie adaptions. Yet with allgreat new book to movie adaptions coming out, it can be difficult to figure out which one to spend $10 at the theater on, especially if you are not sure if it will wind up being a hit like 'Lord of the Rings' or a dude like 'Eragon ...
10-Year-Old Thief Steals Over $1,600 So She Can Play Video Games
In China's Quangang, Fujian province, a ten year-old girl is now in big trouble after she stole $1,600 from a cell phone shop to buy video games. Had it not been for the security cameras catching a video of her crawling on the floor, she would've gotten away with it too.
Woman Sued For Yelp Review, Forced to Make It Nicer
Jane Perez, of Fairfax, VA is being sued for $750,000 after writing a nasty Yelp review about the contracting company Dietz Development. In the review, which was also posted on Angie's List, Perez accuses the company of shoddy workmanship and stealing her jewelry.
Swedish Toy Company Defies Gender Stereotypes for Unique Christmas Catalog
In a pleasantly surprising move, a Swedish toy company called Top Toy has made a giant leap for gender equality amongst children. Top Toy's Christmas catalog features an interesting twist: the boys are the ones who are playing with dollhouses and the girls are happily playing with the Nerf guns.
Learn Chemistry With Adorable Dogs
In this heartwarming YouTube video, adorable pooches-turned-chemists Paige and Dexter explain the basics of chemistry using their toys. If your child is struggling with basic chemistry concepts in school or you just need a pick me up after a long, stressful day, this video will make you giggle as the pooches demonstrate the ins-and-outs of chemical bonding.
The 10 Coolest Fictional Pets
You might think you have the greatest pet in the world, but that's probably because you don't watch much TV. Instead of a cat that secretly hates you, fictional pets can be dragons or loyal household animals who stick by your side as you step out into the great unknown, rather than eating the contents of your bathroom trashcan the second you're out the door.