Dyer: Rex Ryan deserves better than bashing from his old team
Rex Ryan deserves a better epitaph than he is currently receiving from his old team, a locker room that it should be noted once openly loved playing for the man and would lobby for his return in the face of mounting losses. He was known around these parts simply as 'Rex' and while he never won a Super Bowl in his six years with the New York Jets, he also taught a franchise and an organization that suffers from a severe inferiority complex to stop kissing the rings of that team to the north. In...
Geek Girl in Hollywood: 'Game of Thrones' can be feminist too
#EqualPayDay was this week, in case you haven’t been on Twitter lately. It’s a day to promote awareness of the wage gender gap. If you didn’t know, women still make an average of $.78 for every dollar that a man does. It varies depending on race, location and it’s a damn crappy statistic. Sadly, a 1972 PSA for the Department of Labor from Batgirl that surfaced recently just points out how far we have to go and how little progress we’ve actually made since then. I was recently having a...
3 totally affordable classy Easter brunches
Come Easter Sunday, I know I'll be knee deep in chocolate-covered peanut butter eggs. They are my weakness. With all that extra energy, I'll be craving a big brunch to get my blood sugar back in balance. Fig & Olive Feel elegant and pampered at this $40 per person brunch on Easter Sunday. The menu includes three courses with delicious selections like lobster bisque, crab cake eggs Benedict and rosemary lamb. During the rest of the year, from Sunday through Thursday, they offer a $45 prix-fixe...
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Katie Hamilton, wife of Josh, cheating? Pics, photos of Real Housewives wannabe
Blacksportsonline.com is going with the rumor that Katie Hamilton, the wife of Angels slugger Josh Hamilton, cheated on him and that is a major reason why the couple is getting a divorce. The Dallas Morning News published details about Josh Hamilton's divorce petition Sunday: "Hamilton outlined 34 requests in the petition. Among the requests: prohibit [Katie Hamilton] from using the Maserati and 1972 Chevrolet Blazer in his possession; prohibit her from 'hiding' the children from him; prohibit...
Recipe: Diet friendly tofu brownies
When people mention tofu, I immediately associate it with savory dishes like Chinese mapo tofu, Korean spicy tofu soup, or Japanese miso tofu soup. But tofu and brownies? That is not a combination I’d ever think of. I learned recenty that tofu makes a good substitute for butter. A cup of butter, which has 184 grams of fat, can be substituted with a cup of tofu, which has 6 to 7 grams of fat. To cut down on fat even more, you can use more cocoa powder and reduce the amount of dark chocolate. ...
Marathon Monday highlights startups for runners
The 119th running of the Boston Marathon is just days away. On Patriots' Day, 500,000 spectators in eight Massachusetts towns will cheer on 30,000 runners from Hopkinton to Boston. With the fanaticism around Marathon Monday, it's no surprise that some of our best startups focus on runners. Running apps Runkeeper and WalkJogRun keep us on track, while running apparel companies Janji and Tracksmith keep us looking cool after 26.2 miles. Founded one year ago, Wellesley-based Tracksmith creates...
Veteran indie rockers Modest Mouse still worth a watch
When Modest Mouse began their two night sold-out run at Webster Hall last Wednesday with the stretched-out slow burner "Of Course We Know" (off of their new full-length Stranger to Ourselves), it was quickly apparent they're not going anywhere anytime soon. Strangers to Ourselves comes after an eight-year hiatus, and a decade after band-defining single "Float On," but Isaac Brock's trademark yelp-y, staccato voice only gets more refined with age. Now 39, Brock is still the same quirky...
GM Joe Casey: SEPTA's got a lot of new projects cooking
Every three weeks, SEPTA general manager Joe Casey addresses public transit questions submitted by Metro Philadelphia readers. This week, Casey wrote a column about upcoming projects in the near future that SEPTA has planned. Send questions to email@example.com.
VIDEO: R2-D2 makes kid happy at Star Wars Celebration
During the Star Wars Celebration held at the Anaheim Convention Center, a little boy has his day made when R2-D2 stops to play with him. Star Wars fan Chris Lee from Droid Builders club built the robot and was able to make a boy in wheelchair extremely happy. You can see how overjoyed the boy is by this experience because he can't stop giggling. Lee was off to the side controlling the robot and making it do spins. The boy follows the Star Wars droid and spins around beside it.
VIDEO: Matthew McConaughey ugly cries while watching Star Wars teaser
A new video mashup featuring footage from Matthew McConaughey crying in ‘Interstellar’ and the new Star Wars teaser has surfaced online. Once again, we find ourselves watching Matthew McConaughey and seeing so much of ourselves within him. McConaughey just might take the award for the ugliest cry ever, especially when put into the context of the glorious “nerdgasm” that is the trailer for the newest Star Wars Film. But in a way aren’t we all McConaughey? Aren’t we? Look at those tears!
VIDEO: Cubs fan catches foul ball in beer, chugs it like a champ
A video of a Cubs fan catching a foul ball in her beer and then chugging, just might be the video that convinces me baseball isn’t boring. Emphasis on “might.” I’m not too sure what happens when a foul ball happens, but if you ask me, chugging a beer that has one of them in it sounds pretty foul. What entertains me the most about this video though is the look of pure joy on the fan’s face. She is so excited to have caught this dirty ball in her cup of overpriced beer. I haven't seen a face that...
Philadelphia, New York and Boston top nationwide list for pickiest eaters
Where are the country's pickiest eaters? They're not in Los Angeles or New York: Philadelphians take the cake when it comes to modifying take-out orders, according to data from GrubHub. New Yorkers and Bostonians trailed closely behind, taking the fourth and fifth spots, respectively, on GrubHub's top 5 pickiest cities list. 1. Philadelphia: 31 percent of orders placed contain special instructions for individual menu items. 2. Baltimore: 31 percent 3. Dallas: 30 percent 4. New York: 29 percent...
INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you need to know about 420, National Weed Day
(Hover mouse over graphic to zoom in. Use mouse wheel to zoom in and out.) 420 has become the popular codename for marijuana, celebrated at annual events by pot smokers every April 20. Metro takes a look at the worldwide status of the narcotic.
3 tips for microfinancing
If you have $25 to spare, you can lend it to an entrepreneur halfway across the world and feel like you are making a small difference. He or she eventually pays you back (hopefully), the credit goes into your account, and you can start all over again. "People like microfinance because it's so specific," says Bob Harris, who wrote a book, "The International Bank of Bob," about his lending experiences. The 51-year-old Los Angeles author and screenwriter has been lending on Kiva.org since 2009 and...
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin finalize divorce
It's official: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are consciously uncoupled - on paper, this time. TMZ reports that the former Hollywood power couple are filing their documents later on Monday. Paltrow announced her divorce in March 2014 in a blog post on her website Goop where she referred to the split as a "conscious uncoupling." Sources told TMZ that Paltrow and Martin have been working out the details via their business managers and will come to a settlement regarding property and custody.
INTERVIEW: Google vice president Vinton Cerf
Always very well dressed with his suit and tie – which seems odd since he works at Google, known for their laid back corporate culture – Vinton Cerf, vice-president of the search engine giant, works to promote the continued expansion of the internet, open and readily available access, especially in parts of the world that do not have access or for whom the cost is still a barrier. A fan of history, biographies, science fiction and the odd mystery novel, Cerf told Metro that we should observe...
Rangers hang on, beat Penguins to earn 2-1 series lead
An opportunistic Rangers squad took advantage of a sloppy effort by the Penguins in Pittsburgh as New York won Game 3, 2-1, Monday night. The victory swings home-ice advantage back to the Big Apple as the Rangers prep for Game 4 in the steel city Wednesday. Early aggression paid off, with the Rangers completely outworking Pittsburgh for the first two periods. Henrik Lundqvist was as solid (23 saves) as the New York defense curbed Sydney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin to preserve the victory. Clinging...
76ers season wrap: Rocky season will be remembered for trades, Nerlens Noel
The 76ers’ season mercifully came to an end with a 10th straight loss. After the Miami Heat played only six players and still ousted the Sixers, the 2014-15 season was over with 18 victories. Last season, the Sixers won 19 games. The 18 wins were tied for the second-fewest in franchise history. In 1995-96, the Sixers also went 18-64, ended up with the No. 1 overall pick and selected Allen Iverson. They could land the top pick again, but there doesn’t appear to be a franchise-changing player to...
Glen Macnow: Tim Tebow makes sense for Eagles, as a piece not a savior
I have this play in my mind: Sam Bradford takes the snap and hands off to DeMarco Murray. Finding no hole, Murray laterals to Tim Tebow, who hurls one downfield to Miles Austin. Sprung by a block from Ryan Matthews, Austin scores a game winner for the Eagles. And there shall be mass Tewbowing in the end zone. Crazy, right? Couldn’t even occur in the most souped-up mode of Madden. Except the scenario has probably run through the mind of every Eagles fan since Sunday, when Chip Kelly signed Tim...
The valuable lessons you can learn from a bad boss
While everyone wishes otherwise, almost everyone reading this will have to work for a bad boss at some point in his or her life. But author Merritt Watts has a provocative theory about the impact of bad bosses on younger workers — and that’s that those workers will benefit in the long run. Watts’ latest book, “First Jobs: True Tales of Bad Bosses, Quirky Coworkers, Big Breaks, and Small Paychecks,” compiles 50 stories (good and bad) about the various first jobs a wide variety of Americans have...
You may want to kick your multivitamin habit
Too much of a good thing is still too much — even when it comes to multivitamins. Dietary supplements are advertised to improve health, but taking them in excess can actually have the opposite effect and increase cancer risk, according to a study by the University of Colorado Cancer Center. “We have discovered taking extra vitamins and minerals do more harm than good,” according to investigator Tim Byers, who made his comments during the American Association for Cancer Research's annual...
Clear app will help you delete dumb tweets and Facebook posts
Ever scrolled back on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feed and cringed? Or have you ever frantically scrambled through all of your social media posts while applying to a new job? A new app called Clear can help you with that. Clear will analyze your social media profiles and give you a score on the potential liability of your social media presence. It also flags all of your potentially embarrassing tweets or Facebook posts - posts with curse words or sexually or racially charged words....