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Journeyman Fan Joins Sixth NFL Team In 5 Years

HELENA, MT—Continuing his lengthy trek around the league, sources confirmed Friday that 36-year-old journeyman fan Brian Ferretti has joined the Arizona Cardinals, his sixth team in the past five years.

Is The Nation Ready For The Next Katrina?

Friday marks the 10-year anniversary of when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, and many commentators have argued that not enough has been done over the past decade to address infrastructure and emergency response issues that could put coastal cities nationwide, including New Orleans, at risk of a catastrophe on a similar scale. Is the nation prepared for another Katrina?

Department Of Labor Study Confirms Your Job Most Demanding

‘None Of Your Friends Understand How Hard It Is,’ Report Reads

WASHINGTON—Noting that the level of mental strain associated with the profession was far and away the highest recorded, a federal study on workplace conditions and occupational stress released Thursday has confirmed that your job is the most demanding career in the entire nation, and that none of your friends or family fully understand how hard it is.

Neighborhood Starting To Get Too Safe For Family To Afford

CHICAGO—Explaining that the sense of unease she felt walking to and from her home had declined markedly over the years, Humboldt Park resident Kirsten Healy expressed her disappointment to reporters Thursday that her neighborhood was becoming too safe for her family to afford.
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  • Father Apologizes For Taking Out Anger On Wrong Son

    ELIZABETH, NJ—Moments after losing his composure with an unwarranted emotional outburst, local father David Kessler reportedly apologized to his son Christopher Thursday for erroneously taking out his anger on him and not his older brother Peter.

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The Magic Number

What is your favorite number?
  • "You mean, other than eight?"

    Trish Rubin
    Choral Director
  • "I have trouble deciding between 12 and 85, so I'll take their average and say 48.5."

    Gene Pfeiffer
    Systems Analyst
  • "The cosine of 67 degrees, because that's the number I wore when I played football in high school."

    Liz Schreiber
    Hotel Concierge
  • "Sorry, I flunked math. But 'albedo' is my favorite meteorological term."

    Tanner Bilson
    Waiter
  • "I know it's trendy, but I'd have to say six."

    Art Dawes
    Accordionist
  • "I don't really have a favorite. Just so long as I'm counting, I'm happy."

    George Reuschelm
    French Teacher