- Snow day! School, flights, and more canceled because of snow in Northeast — MSNBC
- And everyone's staying home watching TV to the networks' delight — AP
- Ugandan gay activist killed after name was published on "top homosexual" list — CNN
- Tiger Mom might get a movie — THR
- A sneak peek at Glee's Thriller Super Bowl episode — BuzzSugar
- Having a baby could impact your mental health more than abortion — Huffington Post
- FOX leads ratings for viewers of Obama's State of the Union Address — MediaBistro
Don't these tigers look just like giant cozy kitties all snuggled up together? It was a Winter-white snow day at the Bronx Zoo, and while some animals like to play in the snow, these felines are keeping it mellow. See the purrrrty pictures below!
More than 70 percent of the US is currently covered in snow! The weekend is upon us and that means lots of tots spending time outside sledding, building snowmen, and making angels in the snow. When all of the cold, outdoor fun is done, warm up your lil ones and their friends with a hot chocolate party that will get them toasty in no time. Using Smita Bhakta's Winter Warmer Party as our guide, check out our tips for everything you need to plan this tasty afternoon fete!
Photo courtesy of: The Party Wall
Heavy snow tucked in New York City and all of the Northeast last night. Residents may be getting weary, since it's the second major snowstorm of the season, but we'll never tire of beautiful snow pics. Only six weeks till Spring!
Has your neighborhood been inundated with a major snowstorm lately? If you're still digging out from a storm, or if one's on the horizon, try these tips from Mike Holmes of Holmes magazine to keep your home in tip-top shape throughout the Winter.
- "The most important thing to remember when preparing to weather proof your home is that you don’t want water from melting snow to get behind any exterior sheathing — the stucco, siding or bricks. If it does, the wood framing and structure will get wet."
- "You want your exterior structure to be able to repel water, but if any does get in, you want the water vapor to be able to escape. It’ll dry out eventually, but repeated wetting and drying will lead to rot. You also don’t want the water to get further inside; if it soaks the insulation, that’s bad, because it’s very difficult for moisture to escape once it’s trapped within the building envelope."
- "Start by clearing snow away from doors and windows. Snow melting could come in windows, doors and other openings in the house which could lead to mold issues."
- "Keep the walkways and steps clear by scattering salt to keep ice from building up on concrete."
- "Make sure to keep snow away from all air vents that bring air in for furnaces and hot water tanks."
- "Should your area receive a large amount of snow, make every effort to hire a pro and remove large snow deposits from roofs and away from intakes, doors and windows, as large quantities of melting snow, especially on roofs, can cause a great deal of damage to not just siding and insulation, but gutters as well."
I can’t even believe I’m writing this — but it’s not as bad as you’d think. Yesterday, with one too many Christmas cookies weighing on my conscience, I laced up my running shoes after the East Coast media-dubbed “Christmas Blizzard of 2010" and went out for a near five-mile run. What I learned? With the right gear to keep you warm, running in snow is actually quite fun.
With caution to avoid ice patches, running on shoveled sidewalks or packed snow were the safest terrain options. I would compare the packed snow of the sidewalk to the feeling of running on wet sand in the summer.
See three tips on how to run in the snow when you read more
What a Winter wonderland! This elephant enjoys a game of catch . . . with himself. He enjoyed making snowballs to toss at his head, in his mouth, and all over the place. Looks like he's having a blast all alone, no need for an elephant pal here at the Berlin Zoo.