Red pants, smashed plates and bingo: Six reasons Italian New Year is awesome


Fireworks in Venice. Photo: msavoia/Depositphotos By:Catherine Edwards/ The Local The Italians have a reputation for being a superstitious bunch, and some of their New Year customs can startle the uninitiated foreigner. From the correct underwear to smashing crockery, The Local looks at the stories behind Italy’s strangest New Year traditions.   They wear red underwearContinue reading “Red pants, smashed plates and bingo: Six reasons Italian New Year is awesome”

British Mom on welfare borrows nearly 5K for Christmas from Pay Day Loan Outlets


Katie McGill has hit out at payday loan firms for failing to carry out checks and leaving her in a ‘vicious circle’ of loans and debts Debt: Katie McGill By:Tom McTague/UK Mirror A hard-up single mum on benefits has hit out at payday loan firms for failing to carry out checks and letting her getContinue reading “British Mom on welfare borrows nearly 5K for Christmas from Pay Day Loan Outlets”

SUCKING it up for the HOLIDAYS


From the Butterball ads, to the movies and TV specials.  Tis the season to be Jolly, fa,la,la,la,la,la la la.    Where everyone makes it on time to cut the perfect Turkey.   We are sucked in by perfect images of  flawless food and the perfect families. Its all kisses and hugs…Ahhhh, what  a crock! ThanksgivingContinue reading “SUCKING it up for the HOLIDAYS”

“The best Soap Opera in San Francisco: The Sheriff and the Soap Star (Part 8) The Mayor say’s go!,The Sheriff say’s no!


Mayor Ed Lee asked Sheriff Mirkarimi to resign on Monday after his conviction of charge of false imprisonment for an incident involving his wife on New Year‘s Eve.    The Sheriff had until 4 pm yesterday to resign. The Sheriff said he would fight the official misconduct charge. “At this time I do not plan to resign,”Continue reading ““The best Soap Opera in San Francisco: The Sheriff and the Soap Star (Part 8) The Mayor say’s go!,The Sheriff say’s no!”