11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and … fun 1. Top French chefs want to make it legal to eat a small protected songbird one week a year. (Learn more at New York Times) 2. Those bumps on your tongue aren’t taste buds. (Learn more at Huffington Post) 3. The least expensive home for sale in the nation’s most expensive ZIP code (Atherton, Calif., 94027) is a two-bedroom bungalow with a $1.499 million asking price. (Learn more from Yahoo! Finance) >> Health Threats: Not …

Dangerous Search Terms Beyond ‘Jimmy Kimmel’

Jimmy Kimmel got laughs last week after being named 2014’s Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity. According to online security firm McAfee, one in five searches of Kimmel’s name landed Internet surfers on pages that “tested positive” for online malware threats. What’s no joke: Once again, cybercrooks have proved that people’s appetite for entertainment feeds their chances at hacking success. Why? “Celebrity names, coupled with the terms ‘video’ and ‘picture,’ are some of the most-searched terms on the Internet,” explains McAfee chief privacy officer Michelle …

Which Is Better: Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act?

Praise be to Jimmy Kimmel, the late-night talk show host, for exposing what people might like the least about Obamacare. Could it be the fact that President Obama’s name is part of it? On the eve of the rollout of health insurance marketplaces created by the health care law otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act, Kimmel planted a camera crew on the street to put the following question to passersby: “Which is better – the Affordable Care Act or …

As ‘Sports’ Turns 30, Huey Lewis Hits the Road

Rest easy, America: Huey Lewis says the heart of rock ‘n’ roll is still beating. “Popular music is one thing America makes that the rest of the world still wants,” the easygoing singer said during a recent phone call from his Montana home. It’s been 30 years since Lewis first weighed in on the pulse of America’s most coveted export. Sports, the album that produced “The Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” was released in 1983. When it  first hit record …

Your Emmy Awards Viewing Highlights

Sunday night’s Emmy broadcast should be a great night for grownups — viewers and nominees alike.  Will those cocktail-swilling ’60s Manhattanites from Mad Men bring home a record-breaking fifth win for Outstanding Drama Series?  Or might they be overtaken the countesses and maids of Downton Abbey? The British melodrama won last year’s mini-series Emmy for its first season, but is competing this year in the drama series category.  It’s a close call – but I’m betting on Downton, and I’m …