There are many famous and influential people who came from different fields and became famous in 50’s generation. This is merely a short list of famous people from different walks of lives who make their mark in 1950s.

Marilyn Monroe

Want to live like a star? See which cribs of the famous are on the market.

White sand and warm waters are closer than you think. When winter's chill sets in, escape to one of these laid-back, sun-drenched spots—no passport needed.

Movie stars and musicians have branched out from their primary careers to become owners of hotels, inns and resorts around the world. Here are 10 places to stay where you’re sure to feel like a celebrity.

Bedford Post Inn


Meet 5 who answered the call, and hear what they learned from their acts of kindness and courage


Celebrity: Nicole Richie

The mom of two got engaged to longtime boyfriend Joel Madden with a 4-carat Neil Lane sparkler which she helped design, according to the jeweler. The cost is estimated at $250,000.

Microvision Releases the Second Generation Projector

Microvision’s new ‘SHOWWX+’ projects bright images from any smartphone and mobile device to offer an ultimate big screen experience. This second generation pico projector is powered by a ‘PicoP’ display engine that uses special laser-scanning technology to give a brighter picture.

 

8 Strange Glasses & Goggles

Inspired for Edward Scissor...Eyes?

Swiss Army Shades


Forty-seven years ago today, the nation mourned the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. (Read more about his life and see the iconic photo captured at his funeral. Watch some of Kennedy's speeches.) We take a look at other world leaders who were assassinated or survived attempts made in the name of a nation, a religion or a cause.

 After years of speculation, the official engagement of Prince William and longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton has finally been announced. The ring (a sapphire surrounded by diamonds) also belonged to his mother, Diana. The wedding is expected to take place in the spring or summer of next year. In honor of the good news, we're looking back at other memorable royal weddings.

World's tallest man, Sultan Kosen of Turkey



See some of our favorite big screen makeovers

Today's cars are safer than ever. How do we know? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, auto fatalities are at the lowest they've been in 60 years — even with twice as many Americans holding driver's licenses and traveling four times as many miles a year. Both agencies cite stricter crash-test standards and the latest advances in automotive safety technologies as primary reasons. But which vehicles are the safest? Here are our choices for 2010. Each is an IIHS Top Safety Pick and features something unique that can help you survive a metal-to-metal mishap.

 

The World's Biggest Stuff

While some foodies love to cook, and others go to fine restaurants, NYC-based Erik Trinidad expresses his love of all things edible by taking fast food menu items from restaurants like McDonald’s and Taco Bell, turning them into gourmet-looking meals and posting the results on his site FancyFastFood.com. Originally just a joke with friends, his first creation was a McDonald’s Big Mac and fries combo meal that he turned into a fancy steak and potatoes dish. But his project got such rave reviews, that he kept at it. Today, his site it full of creative reinventions of fast food items and he's even writing a book, The Fancy Fast Food Cookbook: Mock Recipes with No Bun Intended. WD rounded up our favorites, so take a look at these 10 works of culinary art.
Chicken Cordon Deux (Kentucky Fried Chicken)


It’s not uncommon for sons and daughters to follow in their dad’s or mom’s footsteps – think Willow and Jaden and Ken Griffey Jr. But for three generations of a family to participate in sports, business and politics or entertainment is less common. Here’s a look at some of them.

The homecoming king. The cheerleader. The CIA intern? You may be surprised to find out what some celebrities were up to in high school and college.

One woman’s amazing feat of word game mastery on Friday’s episode of “Wheel of Fortune” left audiences amazed — and maybe a little suspicious.

Contestant Caitlin Burke somehow managed to solve a 27-letter, 7-word puzzle with only the letter “L” and an apostrophe to go on. Not only that, but the actual phrase she solved (which you can try to figure out for yourself in the video below) applies perfectly to her situation:

Graffiti offers new glimpse of Afghan war. A vivid story unfolds in the drawings Marines and Taliban fighters have left behind in a war-torn town


 

The World's Largest Yachts 2010

 The world's super yachts are some of the biggest and most expensive toys of the super rich, floating palaces with unique features that can carry price tags into the hundreds of millions.

 

The top 5 cities where prices are being slashed

A large percentage of houses in these towns are offered at deep discounts. For the lucky few who are buying homes, this may be good news: The latest data show that people selling homes are increasingly abandoning their original asking price and offering their listings for a discount.

 

Famous People With Depression

Stories of famous people with depression and other mood disorders. Being a depression sufferer myself, I find it interesting and inspiring to see people deal with their chronic depression. I love seeing what people can do with their lives, despite the agonizing pain they have had to cope with. While we probably all know about Heath Ledger and Kurt Cobain, there are plenty of surprising celebrities with depression, like Harrison Ford.

 

World's Craziest Monuments

 Unusual Monuments

Carhenge

These two comedians were once a couple, but they still share a birthday month. These two actors are often seen on-screen together, and they also share a birthday month. And, if you wish to be president, you might also wish to be born in November.

Here's who else is famous and has a November birthday.

For the most part, celebrities have their pick of whom they want to date. After all, being rich and famous tends to make you irresistible to the opposite sex. Yet despite their otherworldly hotness, impeccable style and killer bods, some celebs are still flying solo in the love department. So which celebs are currently on the market? Click through for a rundown of the 25 hottest singles.

Sandra Bullock
Age: 46
Relationship Status: Divorced

 

Celebrities in Craziest Halloween Costumes 2010

See which celebs donned the best Halloween costumes from NYC to L.A.

Peter Gronquist Strikes Again with Designer Gold Guns 

 

World's largest cruise ship has 16 decks, 2,700 staterooms

The Allure of the Seas is worth about 1.5 billion U.S. dollars. It left the shipyard in Turku, Finland, on Friday and is expected to reach its new home port in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in a few weeks.

Allure of the Sea, the world's largest cruise ship and the sister ship of Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas, completed construction on Oct. 28 and will debut on Dec. 1.

With 28 ultra-modern loft suites and 2,700 spacious staterooms, this 16-deck marvel measures about four football fields and can accommodates 8,300 people, including crew members.

21 Gorgeous Wedding Dresses (From $100 to $1,000!)

Attention, brides-to-be: We know you have a zillion and one things on your wedding to-do list—plus a life outside all the bridal madness (right?). That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to save you time and relieve a wee bit of your stress by finding some of the prettiest new under-$1,000 wedding dresses out there. We’ve even tracked down the $100 bridal gown, plus gowns for people who hate bridal gowns…and did we mention they’re all under $1,000? Read on!

Photoshop Contest Turns Famous Faces Into Reptiles

Who would have thought the removal of a nose and eyebrows could have such a freaky effect on someone’s appearance? Does that sound strange? Let me explain.

 

9 Outfits You Should Never Ever Wear on a Date


While our gal pals will almost always give their stamp of approval to fashion-forward outfits, it turns out that some trendy pieces just freak guys out. Here, a few of our guy buddies recall the date outfits that confused them and surprised them—and a few that made them run for the hills.
Stripper heels and micro-shorts

The French artist S├ębastien Preschoux has woven a stunning series of thread installation art works that fuse a few of TheCoolist’s favorite things– creativity, geometry and night photography. His series of “Nocturnes” as he calls them showcase precise patterns of thread work stretched across sections of silent forest. With a camera and some well placed lighting, Preschoux captures his string sculptures to share with the world. These images are not the result of superimposed images in photoshop, but carefully placed and stretched lengths of thread that yield visually brilliant works of art.