Maria Wood

Lastest Stories by Maria Wood

Ask any actor and they’ll probably tell you they like to play the villain rather than the hero. Villains are more interesting and — let’s be honest — usually steal the movie from the...
While COVID-19 kept many people at home for a year-and-a-half, more than seven million households moved to another county in 2020 — almost half a million more than moved in 2019. Over the same...
Every individual is unique, so why shouldn’t everyone have a unique name? That seems to be the reasoning of today’s parents who want their child’s sobriquet to be one of a kind, or at least one...
It’s summertime and the drinking is light and cool and often fizzy. When the weather heats up, nothing is more refreshing than an icy cocktail sipped at brunch or a casual lunch or dinner, or at a...
Ask any actor and they’ll probably tell you they like to play the villain rather than the hero. Villains are more interesting and — let’s be honest — usually steal the movie from the...
Naming a baby is one of the most fraught decisions a couple makes. Should they go with a traditional moniker or a distinct one to separate their child from everyone else? In the past, parents tended...
“While Pride still might look a little different this year, bars and clubs across the United States are finding ways to safely welcome patrons back for stiff cocktails, cold beers, and some of the...
“Bond, James Bond.” One of the most memorable lines in cinematic history also ignited one of the most profitable movie franchises in filmdom. The 26 Bond films thus far released (a 27th, “No...
According to the Global Health & Fitness Association, pre-pandemic health club memberships in the U.S. reached 64.2 million at a total of 41,270 facilities in 2019. But when gyms and fitness...
Hollywood marriages have never been known for their longevity, but some unions were short even by Tinseltown standards, lasting mere months — or in some cases being effectively over before the...
Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that the percentage of adults who smoke in America declined from nearly 21% in 2005 to 14% in 2019. Although any decrease is...
Owning a professional sports team can be lucrative, gratifying, and expensive — which is why only the richest of the rich have enough coin to buy one. And for all the rewards of seeing your...
Who says retail is dead? Although the pandemic undeniably cut into traditional store-based sales, many chains continue to thrive, propelled by the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and an opening...