Far from the mortar shells and sniper fire, Syrian-Americans are trying to cope with the humanitarian crisis plaguing their beloved country since the southern city of Daraa sparked an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad's police state in March 2011.
In 1986, a game that would come to be known as "The Legend of Zelda" was released in Japan. It followed a boy named Link as he fought battles and solved puzzles in the land of Hyrule, as he attempted to collect the eight fragments of the Triforce of Wisdom in order to rescue the Princess Zelda from the evil Ganon.
Volunteering in your community can be rewarding for many reasons -- you get to help others, give back to your community and hopefully enjoy some personal growth along the way. Volunteering may help with professional growth as well -- by gaining new experiences and meeting new people, you may just end up with a new job.
For 45 years, Jerry Lewis and the Muscular Dystrophy Association's annual Labor Day fundraiser have been synonymous, so much so that it's now known as the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, in honor of the comic's tireless efforts.
Country legend Hank Williams Jr. took the lead on a benefit concert to aid victims of the recent devastating storms, tornadoes and flooding. "Music Builds: The CMT Disaster Relief Concert" airs at 9 p.m. ET Thursday on CMT.
Musicians and record labels are doing their part to help raise money for relief efforts in Japan following the devastation left in the wake of the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit the island nation on March 11th.
In the great, neon-lit rackety universe of bowling enthusiasts, there are some men who stand out from the rest. John Amend, a 62-year-old resident of Dallas, is among them. Amend caught the bowling bug 10 years ago, when he went with one of his sons to Showplace Lanes in suburban Garland, Texas, and rolled for the first time in 35 years. "That just ignited me," he recalls. Soon he was spending four or five nights a week at Showplace Lanes. He bought a pair of black Dexter bowling shoes. He purchased his own lane-gripping, reactive resin ball. Then he hired a bowling coach, overcoming a natural "chicken-wing" delivery to boost his average score to about 200 pins a game.
â¢ After performing at Justin Timberlake's charity concert in Las Vegas, newly single Christina Aguilera was still in the mood to party. The singer took her crew of dancers and close friends to Tao to blow off some steam. Aguilera sported a skintight dress and waved to the crowd from her skybox as the deejay gave her a shout-out, announcing that the "sexiest lady in the world is in the house." The crowd also snapped pictures of Aguilera, who stayed out until almost 3 a.m.