Melissa Knowles

    Melissa Knowles

  • YouTube Releases Touching Video Tribute to LGBT Community

    The LGBT community has a lot to celebrate this week, thanks to two landmark Supreme Court rulings in favor of same-sex marriage and the beginning of Pride Month. As part of the celebration, YouTube has started highlighting inspirational videos, and it has even created one of its own. The YouTube video is a compilation of [...]

  • NYC Woman Using Power of the Internet to Unite 69-Year-Old Letter With Rightful Owner

    The Internet has become a vital tool for reconnecting lost objects with their rightful owners. You might remember the story of Todd Bieber, who helped return a roll of film filled with pictures to New York City tourists, traveling all the way to Paris to do so. Now, Bieber's friend Abbi Jacobson needs some help. [...]

  • Blind Golden Retriever Puppy Captures Hearts on the Web

    Are you aware that there is an unofficial ongoing battle to be the cutest animal on the Internet? Everyone gets a vote, and certainly it seems as if everyone contributes a picture of their cuddliest, most adorable pets, or animals they encounter at the zoo. We're all familiar with Grumpy Cat and Boo. Get ready, [...]

  • Army Veteran Becomes First American to Win British Cheese-Rolling Contest

    A Colorado man who served in the United States Army has done something that is not for the faint of heart or those who might be out of shape. To make it even cooler, he traveled almost 5,000 miles to be the first American to ever win it. Kenny Rackers is not your average 27-year-old. [...]

  • Try This New Trend: Reenacting Old Photos

    Ever heard the phrase 'The past is dead and gone?' It usually rings true, except when photography is still around to keep it alive. Now, a new trend has taken the web by storm that attempts to connect with the past using old photos. It has been called both 'reenacting old photos' and 'young me [...]

  • Inventor Reveals New Life-Saving Parachute for People in High-Rise Buildings

    A new invention may help ease the fears of people who live in or work in high-rise buildings. It's called the SOS Parachute, and its inventor, Morris Shahbazi of Panama, describes the product as a high-evacuation system that can be used in the event of a fire or a disaster. Shahbazi says he has tested [...]

  • Wife’s Elaborate Birthday Gift to Husband Makes Him the Star of His Favorite TV Shows

    When it comes to elaborate gifts, this couple may take the cake. Leigh Lahav and her husband, Oren Mendezitsky, are creative types to the nth power. Lahav is a graphic artist, and what better way to show Mendezitsky that she loves him than using her unique talents to create a one-of-a-kind gift. Lahav re-created the [...]

  • Candidate Joins New York Mayoral Race With “Rent Is Too Damn High” Hip-Hop Music Video

    I've got five words for ya: "Rent is too damn high!" Thanks to Jimmy McMillan, a political activist, and his campaign in 2010 for governor of the state of New York, that trademark phrase has stuck in the minds of voters across the country, not just those in New York. McMillan, a Vietnam War veteran [...]

  • Folk-Rap Song for Prince’s Coronation Hated by the Masses

    The most famous European royals that most Americans know about are Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton, but one of the most popular blue bloods in all of Europe is Prince Willem-Alexander of Holland. It comes as a bit of a surprise that just a week before his coronation as king of the Netherlands, music [...]

  • Jimmy Kimmel Pranks Coachella Fans

    Coachella, as the hippest among you know, is a two-week music festival in the desert near Indio, California. This year's festival wrapped up last weekend. More than 60 bands played at Coachella, including little-known, up-and-coming bands hoping to break into the music scene and acquire fans and fame. Hollywood stars and starlets are usually photographed [...]

  • 14-Year-Old Hamburger Remains Surprisingly Unchanged

    Even with all of the healthy options out there for people on the go who just want something quick and easy, a fast-food hamburger can not only satisfy the appetite, but also be easy on the wallet. But just how easy is it on your digestive tract with all of those preservatives? Simple table salt [...]

  • Marine’s Inspiring Visit to Boston Marathon Bomb Victims Brings Joy and Encouragement

    Good is beginning to emerge from the shock, sadness and devastation caused by the Boston Marathon bombings. People who were injured are slowly recovering, and trying to return to a sense of normalcy. Mother and daughter duo Celeste and Sydney Corcoran are part of this collective effort. Celeste, 47, lost both of her legs below [...]

  • Boy Survives Alligator Attack with Help of Good Samaritan

    When you're a kid, getting a day off from school is so exciting. If you're lucky, you get to sleep in a bit, watch cartoons, and play video games. It's basically a day of leisure and fun. Unfortunately, that was not the case for one little boy in Florida. As 6-year-old Joey Welch and his [...]

  • Bride Flees Wedding to Report on Aftermath of Earthquake

    Women in the process of planning their wedding usually go to great lengths to ensure that the day they exchange vows goes off without a hitch, but sometime, certain elements are out of their control. One thing that most women do not have to deal with is going to work on their wedding day, but [...]

  • Photos Bring Imagination of Boy With Muscular Dystrophy to Life

    Luka is a creative 12-year-old boy who has muscular dystrophy, a degenerative disease that confines him to a wheelchair. Though Luka has the use of his hands and can operate his wheelchair and write in his notebook, he would love to be like an average boy his age who does not have his ailment. One [...]

  • Interview With Yahoo! Correspondent On Location Covering Aftermath of Boston Explosions

    The first of two publicly identified victims who died due to injuries from the Boston Marathon explosions is 8-year-old Martin Richard of Dorchester, Mass. Martin was attending the race with his family: his mother, Denise; 6-year-old sister, Jane; his father, Bill; and his older brother, whose name has not been released. Denise and Jane were [...]

  • April Fool’s Day Pranks Run Rampant on the Net

    Beware: Today is the day for practical jokers to shine. April Fools' Day marks that one day out of the 365 days of the year on which it is not only deemed socially acceptable, but also somewhat appropriate to play a harmless prank on friends and loved ones. Instead of playing a joke on you [...]

  • Entrepreneur Works With Coke’s Distribution to Deliver Medicine to Remote African Villages

    You would be hard-pressed to travel anywhere in the world and not be able to buy a Coca-Cola. Sadly, the same cannot be said for access to clean water and vital medicine. One man is doing what he can to change that, using the distribution power of large corporations. In the 1980s, entrepreneur Simon Barry [...]

  • Photo of Infant Left Alone in Locked Car Goes Uber Viral

    There is no perfect way to be a parent, and everyone's rules are not the same for fostering a child. That being said, when a parent does something that seems wrong to the vast majority of people, that parent's possible error in judgment takes the spotlight -- and the primary concern is the safety and [...]

  • Cat Leads Dog By Leash in Viral Video

    You cannot get online these days without coming across a cute cat video, but the latest video on track to go viral gives you not one, but two furry companions. If you have ever seen the original "Ghostbusters" movie, you may remember Bill Murray's character, Dr. Peter Venkman, saying that a sign of mass hysteria [...]