Dreams do come true, it can happen to you. In a YouTube video, Cpl. Kelsey De Santis invited Justin Timberlake to the Marine Corps ball
, which the actor accepted. Will lightning strike twice? Cancer patient and blogger Lindsey Miller
—a former staffer at PR Daily
—asked “50/50” actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt out to coffee for her first date since being diagnosed. Her request is going viral (The Huffington Post is on the case
). Watch the short video and then send Gordon-Leavitt a tweet
encouraging him to accept the invite.
After Facebook inspired an Oscar acclaimed film, authors of “The Future of Us
” have a dream that lightning may again strike twice. Hailed as a page-turner’s version of “Back to the Future” meets “The Social Network,” the novel sets its main characters in 1996, when trying to install Aol, the two stumble upon the social media site, peering 15 years ahead into their future. But every time they refresh the web page, their prospective lives appear altered.
While Facebook might not be the type of fiction that interests young-adults, the demographic certainly wants to work there. According to a study by Universum
, the social network placed third to Google and Apple (respectively) among companies that young professionals in the U.S. want signing their paychecks.
For students at DePaul University in Chicago, Edelman might help them land that dream job. The PR firm has partnered with the university
for a line of coursework on healthcare communications.
Whether or not you liked her fiction, Jane Austen remains a viable presence in many literary circles almost 200 years after her death. But could someone in her own circle have killed the writer? Modern author and researcher Lindsay Ashford believes Austin’s death was the result of arsenic
Whereas Ashford’s research might change whatever death records are kept on Austen, a new law
will change birth records held by many adopted children. Starting Tuesday, adults, who were surrendered or adopted, born in Illinois after Jan. 1, 1946, will be able to request non-certified copies of their original birth certificates, which typically include the names of their birth parents.
Speaking of firsts, a new Facebook app
launched by Virgin is allowing users to track their “first times” with friends on the social network with the site’s timeline feature. (via Creativity
If only there was a Facebook timeline to track this Penn State debacle. Jerry Sandusky’s “I shouldn’t have showered with those kids
” comment marks the moment the former coach uttered the worst public statement of 2011.
But not all is lost on college football. In fact, one team’s bound to have a pretty Goodyear
. ESPN viewers will pick which game the famous blimp cameras over
. With three blimps left in operation in North America, newer, larger models will soar beginning in 2014.
Attempting to fly under the radar a bit, Sketchers has stepped back on advertising for its Shape-Ups footwear, anticipating a similar outcome to Reebok’s recent $25 million settlement with the FTC
regarding claims about the brand’s EasyTone shoes.
Someone else better shape up his work skills. That someone is Larry. No. 10 Downing Street—the official residence of the British Prime Minister—has a slight case of mice infestation
, and if Larry doesn’t perform well, it could mean the end to life as he knows it. Luckily, he has eight others to live. Larry is cat.
Something else that’s potentially coming to an end: The days of using chimps in science tests. A bill before Congress
claims that putting a stop to the nearly century-old practices would save taxpayers $30 million.
We’d better stop there. Everything on poor computer screen is beginning to look as blurry as these 10 accessories
on the iconic, pixelated hand-cursor.