Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Donald Trump Gets Fired… By Generation Selfie

Donald Trump Gets Fired… By Generation Selfie

CHICAGO, Dec. 29, 2015  — If it were up to the thousands of people who take selfies, Donald Trump would be “fired” from the 2016 Presidential race. According to a recent poll by marketing platform Pay Your Selfie nearly 8 out of […]

by · December 31, 2015 · Elections, News, Politics
The Bronx Dwarfs Combined Populations of College Football Playoff Home Towns

The Bronx Dwarfs Combined Populations of College Football Playoff Home Towns

Did you you know that the population of Clemson, South Carolina is smaller than that of Co-op City in the Bronx? Want to impress your family and friends with your knowledge of the cities represented by the college football teams […]

by · December 31, 2015 · Sports
Democrat George Alvarez Set To Jump Into Council Race

Democrat George Alvarez Set To Jump Into Council Race

A reliable source says that a new player — George Alvarez, a Dominican American — is entering the race to replace CM Arroyo in Bronx Council District 17. Last year, Alvarez ran for public office as an insurgent candidate in the […]

by · December 30, 2015 · Bronx Politics, Local News, News
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Profile America: Auld Lang Syne

Profile America — As a year draws to a close, it is common to reflect on the passage of time. Two hundred years ago, the Senate ratified the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812. A week later, Congress declared […]

by · December 30, 2015 · Profile America
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Law Protecting Children From Tip Over Deaths Signed By Cuomo

New Law Inspired by Incidents in Upstate New York Where Children Were Killed by Falling Furniture, Television Just in time for the holiday season, legislation protecting children from tip over incidents involving heavy pieces of falling furniture or televisions has been signed […]

Profile America: Razor’s Edge

Profile America: Razor’s Edge

Living Life On The Razor’s Edge During the course of recorded history going back to ancient Egypt, men have felt cultural pressures to shave their facial hair. For centuries, their only recourse was the straight razor, which provided a close […]

by · December 29, 2015 · Profile America
Macy’s Recalls Martha Stewart Stainless Steel Cookware; Frying Pan Hazard

Macy’s Recalls Martha Stewart Stainless Steel Cookware; Frying Pan Hazard

Injury Hazard Posed By Martha Stewart Frying Pans  Macy’s is recalling Martha Stewart Collection 10-piece stainless steel cookware sets, which include an 8-inch and a 10-inch stainless steel frying pan. Macy’s has received seven reports documenting that the metal discs that cover the […]

by · December 29, 2015 · Business, News
Madison Square Garden And Dunkin’ Donuts In Marketing Partnership

Madison Square Garden And Dunkin’ Donuts In Marketing Partnership

NEW YORK, Dec. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Madison Square Garden Company and Dunkin’ Donuts announced a multi-year marketing partnership, naming America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods the Official Coffee, Baked Goods and Breakfast Sandwich of the New […]

by · December 29, 2015 · Business
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Netflix Finds 9:00 p.m. is the New Midnight This New Year’s Eve

Netflix Wants You to Celebrate the Most Famous 10 Seconds of the Year Whether It’s Midnight or Not with Special Kid-Sized Countdowns  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., /PRNewswire/ — This year you can celebrate as a family and still have time for […]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Crosses $100 Million Worldwide In IMAX® Theatres

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Crosses $100 Million Worldwide In IMAX® Theatres

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Crosses $100 Million Worldwide In IMAX® Theatres, Setting New Record Pace For IMAX LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Star Wars: The Force Awakens, released by The Walt Disney Studios, soared to $106 million globally […]

by · December 29, 2015 · Business, Entertainment
Profile America: Chewsy Americans Like Gum

Profile America: Chewsy Americans Like Gum

CHEWSY AMERICANS The month of December has given Americans a lot to chew on, beyond holiday cookies, fruitcakes and candies. In December 1869, chewing gum was patented by Ohio dentist William Semple, who hoped that the flavored gum would help […]

by · December 28, 2015 · Features
The Woman’s Hospital of Texas Welcomes Its Record-Breaking Baby Number 11,000

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas Welcomes Its Record-Breaking Baby Number 11,000

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas Welcomes Its Record-Breaking Baby Number 11,000     HOUSTON, Dec. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time in The Woman’s Hospital of Texas history, the hospital delivered more than 11,000 babies in one year. Cinthia and Albert […]

by · December 27, 2015 · Family, Health & Nutrition, News
Profile America: Channel Surfing

Profile America: Channel Surfing

The reliable TV remote control, a crucial labor saving device for couch potatoes, was unveiled this month in 1957. Robert Adler of the Zenith Corporation received a patent for a mechanical unit that used a striker and four small aluminum […]

by · December 27, 2015 · Profile America, Technology
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‘Santa’ de Blasio Delivers For Low Income Homeowners

MAYOR DE BLASIO & DEP ANNOUNCE $115 WATER BILL CREDIT FOR NEARLY 52,000 LOW-INCOME HOMEOWNERS   Home Water Assistance Program – started last year – expands to tens of thousands of senior or disabled New Yorkers; saves most participants 25 […]

by · December 27, 2015 · Government, Housing
2015 North American Box Office Revenue for Christmas Weekend Poised to Be One of Best on Record

2015 North American Box Office Revenue for Christmas Weekend Poised to Be One of Best on Record

According to Rentrak, this holiday weekend is poised to be one of the highest-earning Christmas weekends in North American box office history. Following the momentum already created by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” along with “Alvin and The Chipmunks,” “Sisters” and […]

by · December 27, 2015 · Business, Entertainment