Smile! It’s Good for Your Heart
Ever been told to “grin and bear it” during a rough time? According to a new study by researchers at the University of Kansas, that advice might be more than just an old cliché. In fact, the study says, smiling might just be good for your heart.
Is Modern Technology Making Us Fat?
It’s no secret that a sedentary lifestyle promotes obesity, but a new study by the Milken Institute in California confirms the negative impact of TVs and computers while adding a frightening statistic — for every 10 percent increase a country spends on technology, that country’s obesity rate climbs.
Two Dogs Get Hitched in World’s Most Expensive Pet Wedding
Last night, two dogs got married in what the Guinness Book of World Records said was the world’s most expensive pet wedding at more than $150,000. It’s good to see that, in the midst of a recession, people are spending their money wisely.
Legendary Screenwriter Nora Ephron Dead at 71
Filmmaker and author Nora Ephron, who penned such iconic comedies as ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and ‘Sleepless in Seattle,’ died Tuesday night at New York Presbyterian after a battle with acute myeloid leukemia. She was 71-years-old.
You’ll Be Shocked to Learn How Unhealthy Sleeping with the Lights On Can Be
It’s long been understood that darkness is most conducive to a good night’s sleep and helps spur the production of sleep-causing chemicals, but doctors recently revealed just how disruptive sleeping with lights on can be to a person’s health.
Preventing Death in Cribs — CDC Says Keep Them Empty [VIDEO]
It’s no secret that certain kinds of cribs — especially the drop-side variety — can pose a danger to your children. But a new report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that toys, bumpers and blankets kept in cribs can be hazardous, as well.
Teen Creates Awesome DIY Prom Dress With 5,000 Soda Can Tabs
While most teens are preparing to spend big bucks on a prom dress, Colorado’s Regan Kerr decided to make one herself using — get this — 5,114 soda can tabs and wear it to her high school dance on April 28th.
Amazing Six-Year-Old Boy With Autism Plays Billy Joel, Coldplay and More
It’s always exciting to see a young prodigy rock out on a musical instrument (especially since we can barely carry a tune ourselves). But six-year-old pianist Ethan Walmark is all the more impressive since he has Autism Spectrum Disorder and has been playing songs by ear since the tender age of four.
Pilot Almost Causes Devastating Crash After Texting While Flying
Texting while driving isn’t the only way to endanger your life with a smartphone. It turns out that texting while flying is spectacularly dangerous, too.
Paralyzed Man Miraculously Able to Dance With Wife For First Time
Nearly six years ago, California resident Janne Kouri tragically became paralyzed from the neck down in a freak swimming accident. Doctors gave him no hope for recovery. But now, Kouri is miraculously standing on his own without a walker. In fact, he was able to gave his wife, who married him after the accident, the wedding dance that they never had.
Join ‘The Hunger Games’ With This Handy Name Generator
By now, you’ve no doubt given yourselves a sloth name and a blues name. (Our are “Fluff the Procrastinating Wookie” and “Old Bad Boy Dupree,” respectively.) Well, now’s your chance to get a moniker worthy of a Panem resident with this handy ‘Hunger Games’ name generator.
Amazing 10-Year-Old Girl Breaks Women’s Weightlifting Record
Anyone who thinks children aren’t capable of amazing feats had best prepare themselves for the following news. Fairlawn, NJ, native recently set a new world record in the raw squat weightlifting event by lifting a massive 215 pounds. Oh, and did we mention that she’s only 10-years-old?