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6 Summer Camps for Exceedingly Wealthy Children

For many, summer camp means a week sleeping in a cabin that doubles as a sweat lodge, spider-infested communal showers, and swimming in a scummy pond. But if you have lots and lots of money, you have options. 1. ActionQuest Typically about $5,170 for 5 weeks (plus airfare and other expenses), but the transatlantic voyage is $6,570 [...]

Math Predicts Which Celebrity Marriages Will End in Flames

Can you mathematically calculate whether a celebrity couple’s marriage will end in a divorce? You sure can, according to New York Times science reporter John Tierney and statistician Garth Sundem (math, what can’t it [...]

7 Other Famous Abbeys in England

The most famous abbey in England right now is not actually an abbey at all — it’s a castle. Highclere Castle is the stand-in for Downton Abbey, the eponymous location of the mega-popular British series about an upstairs-downstairs household in the early 1900s. While Downton might be the only abbey about which people in the [...]

Royal Wedding Hats

Since Law & Order was nowhere to be found at 5AM, I watched the guests arrive for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The women’s hats reminded me of the Kentucky Derby crowd, only more so! The one that is destined to become an internet meme was worn by Princess Beatrice, shown here [...]

Kate Middleton for the Win

I’m not particularly enamored of the Royal Wedding, but with the press reaching a fever pitch this week, it’s hard not to get caught up in it a little bit. “Kate Middleton for the Win” is a tongue-in-cheek Tumblr about Kate’s poshness and how she’s maybe just a little bit smug about the fact that [...]

Niche Blogs: Something for Everyone

After posting several lists of niche blogs, I found out that “niche blog” is a term used by web publishers to refer to a blog that is created to market advertising to a specific audience. That’s not what I was thinking at all! The blogs I love to pass on to you are those with [...]

The Royal Wedding Dalek

What lies at the intersection of sci-fi geekdom and royal wedding fever? The royal wedding dalek! Chris Balcombe is an avid Doctor Who fan with his own dalek, which got a makeover for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Chris Balcombe, 51, has spent one week decorating his Dalek to tie in with the [...]

Cavity-Inducing Royal Jewels

To commemorate Prince William and Kate Middleton’s upcoming nuptials, Executive Pastry Chef Laurent Branlard of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort created Kate’s famous engagement ring out of sugar. He also created one of Princess Diana’s famous tiaras. It took him 30 hours to do both. If you won’t be in England to [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Royal Wedding Presents to Avoid

Well, the Royal Wedding is upon us. It’s already being called “The Wedding of the Century,” which seems a bit premature to me, but I suppose “Wedding of the First 11 Years of the Century” isn’t nearly as catchy. It’s not just the tabloids that have been cashing in on Wills and Kate’s upcoming nuptials, [...]

Royal Wedding Fridge

Looking for a new fridge? Your search is over as we’ve found the most perfect fridge ever manufactured by man. Behold, the Royal Wedding Fridge (they even got the right Prince): The royal fridge and freezer, which is sold by GDHA, a U.K. distributor of GE appliances, features the more casual of the two official engagement [...]