Andrea Park

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The League vs. Sparkology: We review 'elite' online dating services

“What do you do? Where did you go to school?”Strangers ask each other these seemingly innocent questions all the time at bars, but the underlying meaning is clear: Are you intelligent for me to be interested? Do you have a high-enough-status job that I want to continue talking to you?Well, snobs...

Friday, August 7, 2015, 1:29 PM

Single mother of Sandy Hook hero reminds people to 'choose love'

Jesse Lewis, 6, saved his classmates by shouting “Run!” the day a lone gunman walked into his classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It was an act of heroism that cost the innocent child his life.His mother, Scarlett Lewis, strongly believes Jesse was born to save his classmates that fateful...

Friday, July 31, 2015, 12:29 AM

NYC restaurateur gets slammed with $5,000 fine for 'waitress' ad

One man's poor word choice led to a steep fine after he posted a help wanted ad on Craigslist: A judge recommended a penalty of $5,000 in June after a restaurateur posted on Craigslist that his business was hiring a "waitress."The New York City Commission on Human Rights charged Sebastian Rozario...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 2:21 AM

Move over, Double Down: KFC releases fried chicken crust pizza

Will the portmanteau foods ever stop coming?KFC's latest Frankenfood is the "Chizza" -- it's a pizza with fried chicken instead of a crust. Be still, my beating heart. And call the ambulance .Unfortunately (or thankfully), it's only available at KFC in the Philippines for now. The commercial shows...

Friday, July 10, 2015, 10:40 AM

Escaped prisoner Richard Matt shot dead by police

Police officers have shot Richard Matt dead in a remote area of New York's Franklin County and are still in pursuit of David Sweat, reports the New York Times.Sources told the Times that Matt, who was armed with a shotgun, was killed in a "burst of gunfire by law enforcement officers."Officers...

Saturday, June 27, 2015, 1:54 AM

Latina actresses from 'Orange is the New Black' share beauty secrets

Prison life has never been hotter, thanks to Netflix's hit show "Orange is the New Black." Season 2 premiered this month and "Spanish Harlem" has maintained a strong presence on the show, especially leader Gloria Mendoza, whose storyline with her son Benito becomes more prominent.We caught up with...

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 3:30 PM

This tiny deer was just born at the Queens Zoo

Ready to swoon? Take a look at one of the newest additions to the Wildlife Conservation Society's (WCS) Queens Zoo: a baby pudu.The southern pudu is the world's smallest deer species, and a baby fawn was born just less than a month ago on May 12. The fawn, who is currently still nursing, will...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 1:21 AM

Duggar molestation scandal: Josh touched sisters at least 6 times

A bombshell police report shows that Josh Duggar confessed to his father Jim Bob at least three times that he molested his sisters and a family friend, reports In Touch. The report also pins Josh at 15 years old when he admitted to molesting his sister who was 5 years old at the time. Josh...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 4:11 PM

New study finds 6 percent of people have severe tattoo allergies

Thinking about getting inked? A new study from NYU Langone Medical Center might make you think twice. The study found that about 10 percent of participants with tattoos experienced an adverse skin reaction, and 6 percent suffered from a chronic reaction involving a specific color lasting more than...

Monday, June 1, 2015, 2:26 PM

Poor Flushing kids were banned from school carnival

Principal Joan Monroe of P.S. 120 in Flushing, Queens is taking some heat after she banned children who could not pay the $10 entrance fee from the school carnival.Instead, kids who could not afford the fee for the carnival on Thursday had to sit inside the school's auditorium where they watched a...

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 1:25 PM

'16 and Pregnant' dad Zak Hegab in jail for child molestation

Zak Hegab, a father who appeared on the third season of "16 and Pregnant," is facing charges of aggravated sexual assault, reports The Ashley's Reality Roundup.Hegab appeared on the MTV show in 2011, when former girlfriend Kianna Randall was pregnant with their son Kay'den. Hegab, 21, has been in a...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 5:19 PM

50 of the best restaurants in the world

The "World's 50 Best Restaurants" is almost out, and as a teaser, the guide published the number 51 to 100 best restaurants in the world. Nomad, Momofuku Ko, Daniel, Estela and Masa were the New York restaurants that made the cut. The three other American restaurants on the list were from San...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 2:36 PM

VIDEO: Justin Bieber sings Boyz II Men's 'I'll Make Love to You'

Say what you will about the Biebs, but the bad boy pop star proved he's still got his vocal chops when he popped into the W Hotel in Hollywood for a surprise performance on Sunday at the venue's Jazz Night.Justin Bieber sang the 90s classic "I'll Make Love to You" by Boyz II Men and belted the...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 9:41 AM

TLC pulls '19 and Counting' after Josh Duggar molestation scandal

TLC has pulled reality show "19 and Counting" after Josh Duggar admitted to molesting minors in the past.Though the television network was playing episodes of the series on Thursday, when Duggar announced that the allegations were true, it pulled all episodes from its current lineup, reports TMZ."...

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 2:30 AM

Infamous MBTA oral sex man is arrested

Yes - they were on the loose before, but Transit Police have found one half of the infamous couple that had oral sex on a MBTA platform.Officers arrested Philip Urban, 50, of Malden Thursday night for open and gross lewdness after he allegedly received oral sex on the platform at State Street...

Friday, May 22, 2015, 11:05 PM

Josh Duggar recap: Everything you need to know about the scandal

Josh Duggar, 27, blew up Facebook feeds and news headlines when InTouch reported on Tuesday that he was named as the offender in an underage sexual abuse probe; he has since confessed to touching the genitals and breasts of minors - when they were sleeping and awake - and apologized on Facebook,...

Friday, May 22, 2015, 7:31 PM

Artist Richard Prince is selling your Instagram photos for $100,000

Head to the Gagosian Gallery and you may see your own Instagram photo hanging on the wall.Artist Richard Prince took other people's selfies off of Instagram and is showing them at his exhibit "New Portraits." Prince does alter the photos - he blows up the Instagram pictures and adds a comment from...

Friday, May 22, 2015, 2:40 AM

I took a mail-ordered DNA test to lose weight

I was always the second to last kid picked in gym class - second to last only because I had friends who would begrudgingly save me from being the last kid to join the team.I blamed it on my parents; my mom told me she was also infamous for her lack of athletic talent. When she was five years old,...

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 4:00 PM

Where to meet sailors during Fleet Week in New York

We've all seen the Sex and the City episode where we learned Carrie Bradshaw's greatest love is New York City, but that doesn't mean you can't have some fun with a man of the seas. Here's where to meet sailors during Fleet Week. Climb aboard their boat: Get on their turf...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 11:35 PM

Plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel explains 'facial feminization' procedures

Plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel has specialized in facial feminization for female transgender patients for approximately 15 years. Spiegel said he sees approximately 20 people a week for procedures to help them “pass” – he first started when a patient came in 15 years ago to ask him to help her...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 4:00 PM