Author Archives: Bryan Reeder

Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie to shoot Mission: Impossible 7 & 8 back-to-back

Light the fuse: Tom Cruise and writer-director Christopher McQuarrie have just announced they’re collaborating on 7th and 8th Mission: Impossible adventures, which they’ll shoot back-to-back. The pair have worked on the billion-dollar franchise since 2015’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, which raked in $682.7 million worldwide. Their follow-up, 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout, raked in just over $791 million globally. According to Cruise’s Twitter, M:I…read more »

Survey says 1/3 of Americans can’t name all four of their grandparents

While some cultures revere their elders, Americans are apparently becoming a culture that doesn’t: According to a survey from, a third of all Americans can’t name all four of their grandparents. The survey commissioned by the genealogy experts say one in five can’t even name a single great-grandparent. Fourteen percent of those 2,000 people…read more »

‘Eye-opening’ Dementia Breakthrough Announced Today by USC Researchers

A study suggesting dementia may be caused by leaky blood vessels in the brain was welcomed by the Alzheimer’s Society who said it could lead to earlier diagnosis and potential treatments. A research team at the University of Southern California found that leaky capillaries turned out to be early onset indicators of Alzheimer’s disease, signaling…read more »

An egg is now the most-liked pic ever on Instagram

In case you haven’t yet heard, a photo of an egg is now the most-liked post ever on Instagram. As of midnight Monday, the simple pic of a brown egg against a white background had earned over 38 million likes and climbing, demolishing Kylie Jenner‘s previous record of 18.4 million likes for the February 6, 2018 announcement…read more »

Study shows eating from smaller plates can actually hurt your diet

There’s a long-held diet trick that says to eat less, you should put your food on smaller plates: The theory goes that it’ll trick your brain into thinking you’re eating more. However, a study shows that the trick won’t work when you need it most: when you’re hungry. While the theory is based on a scientific principle…read more »

Haven’t put away your Christmas tree yet? Break out the plastic wrap

If your Christmas tree is still fully decorated and taking up space in your living room because, you know, life — don’t worry: Minnesota mom Renae Krivitz has come to save you from hours of unnecessary work. “After being so busy over the holidays, I wasn’t looking forward to taking down my tree…” she told Good Morning America.…read more »

Cat Stevens, John Prine, Jack Tempchin among 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees

The 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees were revealed Saturday, and the artists chosen for the honor are Cat Stevens, hip-hop star Missy Elliott, country artist Tom T. Hall, folk great John Prine, prolific R&B hit maker Dallas Austin and veteran pop-rock songwriter Jack Tempchin. The honorees will be saluted at the organization’s 50th annual induction and awards dinner, scheduled to take place…read more »

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