Tuesday September 17, 2019

Archive for the ‘Advice’ Category

Student died after eating leftover pasta in rare food poisoning case

A tragic case report involving a fatal helping of leftover spaghetti is regaining attention after a doctor featured the 2008 death on his popular YouTube channel. According to the initial report published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, a student in Belgium identified as “A.J.,” became sick after eating spaghetti and tomato sauce that had been prepared five days earlier.  More…

How to anonymously collect lottery winnings in New York

The winners of the largest-ever New York Lottery jackpot have pulled off the even more historic feat of collecting their checks anonymously — by following the advice of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The group of 23 Long Island coworkers scored the Mega Millions’ eye-watering New Year’s Day jackpot of $437 million, lottery officials revealed.  More…

Who knew ‘Pawn Stars’ host Rick Harrison would be the smartest person in the room?

“Pawn Stars” host Rick Harrison delivered his speech on ‘the stupidity of socialism’ at a Washington, D.C. gathering. “Socialism is just stupid,” he said. “It’s literally like heroin. The first shot is great. For a little bit it’s wonderful, but then the rest of your life is a living hell. And that’s literally what the socialists are doing.” “Once you give someone something it’s hard to take it away… then you get Venezuela.”  More…

‘Body odor’ complaints gets family kicked off American Airlines flight

American Airlines removed a family from a plane on Wednesday after passengers and crew members complained that one of the family members smelled bad.  More…

Smartphones raising a mentally fragile iGen generation

iGen kids are the generation born in 1995 and later, and the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. These children are growing up more slowly. By the age of 18, they are less likely to have a driver’s licence, to work in a paying job, or to go out on dates.  More…

This guy spent a decade drinking to find the world’s best hangover cure

Don’t whine to Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall about your booze-induced headache. The Toronto-based writing professor and former bar owner has spent the past decade drinking himself into oblivion in pursuit of the ultimate hangover cure.  More…

Utah man is state’s first rabies death in 74 years

A Utah man who caught bats and let his wife play with them, died of rabies — the first death of its kind in the state in 74 years. Gary Giles, 55, first began having neck and back pain on Oct. 19 and doctors thought he’d just pulled a muscle.  More…

Greedy parents are ruining Halloween for the kids

As I remember, half the thrill of Halloween was that it felt like a “no-adults-allowed” night. There was something magical about running from house to house with friends, with parents keeping a respectable distance. So why are moms and dads now joining their kids on doorsteps? Blame helicopter parenting.  More…

I wrote a negative Yelp review — and it made my life a nightmare

Yelp reviewers, beware. A Manhattan woman who gave one-star reviews on Yelp and ZocDoc to a Kips Bay gynecologist has spent nearly $20,000 defending herself against a defamation suit filed by the physician, according to her and court papers. And the litigation has only just started.  More…

At 95, Betty White swears by vodka and hot dogs

Betty White is making it to her 96th birthday with the help of booze and a barbecue staple. The actress told Parade that her secret to a long, happy and healthy life is vodka and hot dogs, “probably in that order.”  More…

Bahamas boy saved from four sharks by camera man’s warning

Drone footage from the Bahamas shows the shocking moment a boy narrowly escapes from a school of sharks after they rushed towards him while he played in the water. The footage, captured by drone cameraman Artem Tkachenko, shows the excited boy rush into the sea. He swims straight into the path of the four sharks and is completely unaware of them as they try to surround him.  More…

How to actually keep your New Year’s resolutions

Americans give up on 80 percent of their resolutions by the second week of February — and just 8 percent of us achieve any of our pre-set goals at all. Americans set high targets and the struggle is real. The most popular resolutions for 2016 were to “get healthy,” “get organized,” “live life to the fullest,” “learn new hobbies,” “spend less/save more” and “travel.” You’ll need more than mere wishes to achieve your desired results.  More…

‘Low-Fat’ Foods Can Actually Make You Fatter

Consumers may want to consider their livers before grabbing those “healthy” low-fat diet foods off shelves. Researchers at the University of Georgia have found that foods low in fat but high in sugar — like the ones marketed for low-fat diets — actually cause the body to produce more fat and result in liver damage, similar to what happens with heavy alcohol use.  More…

Cable companies freak out after 1 million cut cord in 3 months

Cord-cutting, or at least the speed at which people are ditching pay TV, is on track to be the biggest upset of the year. There’s finally a collection of cheap-ish streaming services widely available, and as you’d imagine, people are jumping ship from cable as fast as humanly possible.  More…

Alarmists Still Predicting The Apocalypse

For at least three decades scientists and environmental activists have been warning that the world is on the verge of a global warming “apocalypse” that will bring widespread famine and misery to much of the world. The only solution, they say, is to rid the world of fossil fuels — coal, natural gas and oil. Of course, human civilization has not collapsed, despite decades of predictions that we only have years left to avert disaster.  More…