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  • Cancer cover girl rallies to launch fashion line

    Cancer cover girl rallies to launch fashion line

    In a playroom at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, a frail, bald-headed 13-year-old girl is between takes for “omg! Insider,” a TV celebrity-gossip show, talking about her new fashion line. Talia Joy Castellano of Oviedo — her body emaciated from a six-year battle with cancer — might... Read More »

  • Kenny Rogers may quit overseas tours after Glastonbury

    Kenny Rogers may quit overseas tours after Glastonbury

    Veteran country singer Kenny Rogers says it may be time to call it quits on overseas tours – but not before a stint at Britain’s famed Glastonbury festival and a world music gig alongside Berber musicians in Morocco. Rogers, 74, reckons the time he spends overseas may be too much for... Read More »

  • The egg box that updates a humble yet classic design

    The egg box that updates a humble yet classic design

    It is just over 100 years since Canadian inventor Joseph Coyle perfected a design to prevent eggs breaking on their way to market. His design was the first egg carton, offering a measure of protection for this most breakable of commodities. Coyle’s cardboard creation was first made by hand... Read More »

  • Community Rallies To Help Neglected Teen

    Community Rallies To Help Neglected Teen

    Noah Boyce just celebrated his “first birthday” — but he’s 19 years old. The teen from Brooklyn, Mich., has lived an unrecorded life — no documents to prove his birth, citizenship, or education history exist. “It was pretty awesome to have a birthday,”... Read More »

  • New tech to see classroom animal dissections obsolete

    New tech to see classroom animal dissections obsolete

    Gone are the days when the smell of formaldehyde emanated from high school science class rooms; no longer is there a need to make the dissecting of frogs, rats, and other animals a strict requirement to be the top of the class. Today’s budding high school scientists can wave that all goodbye as... Read More »

  • Legendary blues singer Bobby Bland dies at 83

    Legendary blues singer Bobby Bland dies at 83

    Bobby “Blue” Bland, a pioneer of the modern soul-blues sound, died on Sunday, according to Memphis media reports. He was 83. Local television stations cited the Memphis Music Foundation, which could not be reached for comment. Bland was a member of the Blues Foundation’s Hall of... Read More »

  • 7 Things You Did Not Know About Eggs

    7 Things You Did Not Know About Eggs

    Eggs are a delicious way to get a battery of B-vitamins, nutrients and protein. And though there is some controversy over their effect on heart health, most experts agree that a diet that includes eggs is a healthy one. One study even found that a breakfast of eggs, when compared to cereal or no... Read More »

  • Study reveals Surprising New Link Between Stress And Weight

    Study reveals Surprising New Link Between Stress And Weight

    Another link between stress and chronic disease has been found in a small, observational study from Deakin University in Australia. Overweight and obese men secrete higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their bodies after eating, which could make them more susceptible to developing... Read More »

  • Legendary country singer Slim Whitman dead at 90

    Legendary country singer Slim Whitman dead at 90

    In the 1996 movie comedy “Mars Attacks!” Slim Whitman’s yodeling, high-octave rendition of “Indian Love Call” causes the heads of the invading Martians to explode, saving Planet Earth. Mr. Whitman, the country crooner with the weather-beaten face, velvet voice and sentimental lyrics,... Read More »

  • ‘Star Trek’ creator and “Scotty” bound for space

    ‘Star Trek’ creator and “Scotty” bound for space

    The remains of Gene Roddenberry, the creator of sci-fi fantasy television series “Star Trek,” will head for the final frontier next year. Scotty will be going along with him. Rodenberry’s cremated remains, along with those of his wife, Majel, and actor James Doohan, who played... Read More »

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