Are Americans Getting More or Less Honest? — Survey of the Day
Thanks partially to presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, Americans have always prided themselves on being honest. But are we still following the example of these icons?
We Cannot Tell a Lie — Here Are America’s Most Honest Cities
Thanks to folks at Honest Tea, we now have a pretty good handle at which are the most honest cities in America.
Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Starts Her Own Anti-Bullying Foundation
Remember Karen Klein, the upstate New York bus monitor who was viciously harassed by her middle school charges in a video that went viral in June? Her story had a happy ending, as an internet fundraising campaign to send the 68-year-old on a “nice vacation” raised over $700,000 from 32,000 people around the world. That’s more than enough money for Klein to retire from the yellow school bus grind.
High School Senior Combats Bullying With ‘Good News Only’ Twitter
Kevin Curwick is a senior at Osseo High School in Osseo, MN. He’s also the captain of the school’s football team — which makes him an unlikely candidate for cyberbullying.
Philadelphia Woman Could Be Fined For Giving Out Free Lunches
Talk about a good deed being punished. This summer, Angela Prattis has been handing out daily free lunches to about 60 kids in her Chester, PA neighborhood. These meals are the same ones they would be getting if their school was in session. Now she faces a fine of $600 a day for doing so because she doesn’t have a variance to serve food in a residential neighborhood.
Polish Olympian to Sell Bronze Medal to Help Sick Five-Year-Old
The 2012 Summer Games are over. But the Olympic spirit lives on thanks to Polish windsurfer Zofia Noceti-Klepacka, who will fulfill the promise she made to the family of a five-year-old who suffers from cystic fibrosis by selling her bronze medal.
Check Out an Amazing Panoramic Photo of Mars
The internet has been having a lot of fun with the Mars Curiosity Rover landing. There were a whole bunch of memes. And, of course, there’s mohawk guy Bobak Ferdowsi, who’s successfully bridged the gap between geek and punk. But the real fun is going to begin when we start to getting hold of more of the photos and videos Curiosity is going to beam back to earth.
How Much Do You Tip? — Survey of the Day
The rules of tipping in restaurants vary among nations and culture. In the United States, 15 percent is considered customary for average service. However, a new ’60 Minutes’/Vanity Fair Poll 990 American adults has found that a good chunk of diners typically give more or less than that percentage.