5 Questions to Ask When Shopping for a New Home

As any regular viewer of HGTV can attest, there are endless factors to consider when buying a new home. Are repairs needed? What are the schools nearby like? How far is the commute? The questions seem endless, and the mistakes couples make on House Hunters always seem so obvious—when we have the benefit of distance and objectivity to judge. However, when choosing your own home, remember to ask yourself (and your partner) these questions....more
i'm always surprised how few people knock on neighbors doors to ask questions about the street ... more

The Best Way to Give Money

Do you remember the thrill of getting money when you were a kid? Even if it was a two-dollar bill when two dollars would buy you, um, nothing good? For some of us, the thrill of getting money never wore off. *cough* If you've got a money-lover on your holiday list, check out some of these cute ways to pass cash....more
I once replaced half the candy in a box of chocolates with various denominations folded up very ... more

Calls for Boycott of Sochi Olympics by LGBT Advocates Escalate

The Winter Olympics are scheduled to begin in a little over six months in Sochi, Russia. But as the event draws near, athletes who have trained their entire lives for a chance to win Olympic gold find themselves in a difficult, and perhaps risky, situation. Human rights and LGBT activists are calling for the Games to be relocated or boycotted while Russia is standing firm on its draconian anti-gay laws. ...more
fyi - A number of gay Olympians, including Greg Louganis and Robbie Rogers, have publicly said ... more

Calls for Boycott of Sochi Olympics by LGBT Advocates Escalate

The Winter Olympics are scheduled to begin in a little over six months in Sochi, Russia. But as the event draws near, athletes who have trained their entire lives for a chance to win Olympic gold find themselves in a difficult, and perhaps risky, situation. Human rights and LGBT activists are calling for the Games to be relocated or boycotted while Russia is standing firm on its draconian anti-gay laws. ...more
@elaineR.N. the triumph of Jesse Owens. was indeed an historical teaching moment. And since it's ... more

Girls Can Play Football in Catholic Youth League AND There's a New Pope

It was a huge Title IX victory in Pennsylvania this morning, as a 12-year-old girl from Philadelphia won her crusade to play football for a Catholic Youth team. Caroline Pia, who has played organized football since kindergarten and for the past two years was an All Star guard and defensive end, was told last fall the no-girls rule would be enforced in her Bucks County league....more
@Nelle Douville - great comment! more

The Unwitting Diplomat: NBA Star Dennis Rodman Meets with Korea's Kim Jong Un

Did you hear that former NBA star Dennis Rodman and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un are new BFFs? Everyone is shaking their head about the fact that Rodman (aka the Worm) is the first American to speak with the supreme leader - the master of a nuclear weapons platform that threatens the civilized world....more
@Grace Hwang Lynch  Kimmel tried to transcribe and translate Rodman's answers from the ABC ... more

Female Player Blazes Trail at NFL Regional Combine

Lauren Silberman, a 28-year-old from New York City,  will make history March 2 when she becomes the first female to ever participate in a regional NFL Draft Combine according to  NFL.com ....more
Injury limits SIlberman to just two kick-offs. Not the result many were hoping for - but kudos ... more

Haven't Had Time To Watch All The Oscar Contenders? We've Got Your Cliffs Notes!

With NINE nominees in the Best Picture category alone, it's not easy to watch every film up for an award at this year's 85th Annual Academy Awards. Tomorrow night we'll be live-tweeting the event (follow @blogherpop to play along), and I personally will be taking a shot every time host Seth MacFarlane slips in to his Stewie Griffin voice (Oscars drinking game anyone?) so expect the tweeting to get saucier as the night goes on....more
saw Armour last night and was blown away but it's Argo FTW. more

What Do You Plan To Do On Super Bowl Sunday?

Next Sunday, the 47th annual Super Bowl football game will be telecast live from New Orleans. The San Francisco 49ers will face off against the Baltimore Ravens, as millions of Americans watch, cheer, and nosh on buffalo wings and bean dip. Will you be one of them? This week we want to know what you're planning for Super Bowl Sunday. ...more
Annual neighborhood Super Bowl - a 3:30 PST kick-off is the perfect time to get together on a ... more

Is Best Pic Nominee "Silver Linings Playbook" the Best Sports Movie Ever?

The 85th Academy Award nominations are in and one of my fave movies of the year, "Silver Linings Playbook," received eight nods on Thursday. The David O. Russell written/directed film, about a group of neurotic but ultimately lovable characters, defies easy categorization but at it's heart, I think it's a sports movie.  ...more
@brieccles It's probably more of a rom-com but I loved how sports defined the relationship ... more