News From Above

Tanned & Banned

■    Having been banned from every tanning salon in New Jersey, Patricia Krentcil — dubbed "a tanorexic" by the tabloids—plans to move to Britain to continue tanning. Krentcil, 44, says that since salons started turning her away she is having ...
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Mugged On Camera

Johannesburg With cameras rolling, a South African journalist was robbed by two men just moments before he was to give a report. The video shows the two assailants scuffling with reporter Vuyo Mvoko, who shouts, “Hey we’re being mugged!” as ...
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The Science Behind Why We Laugh

The Science Behind Why We Laugh

Researchers find that humor is a psychological process of discovery that can benefit us when we are put in a sad situation.  You may laugh when you go to a tragic event which is your way of coping with the ...
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Our culture’s worship of celebrity

It was in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age that the modern concept of celebrity was born, said George Packer. But if the worship of gaudy wealth and fame began in The Great Gatsby era, we’ve taken it to new, “perverse” ...
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Benefits of a running routine

Benefits of A Running Routine

People who run at lease a couple of hours a day will be able to clear their mind and destress from the day’s activities.  When they run, they will also find that they are able to fall asleep easier from ...
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Eyeball Licking

Eyeball Licking -Japanese Craze

Japanese schoolchildren have been swept up in a new craze— eyeball licking. The bizarre practice, known as "worming" supposedly is an expression of intimacy, and was sparked by a music video in which a woman licks the lead singer's eye ...
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star devouring galaxy

A star-devouring galaxy

New images of a galaxy located 60 million light-years from Earth have revealed that / it’s a cannibal. Composite pictures from the La Silla Observatory in Chile show that the NGC 1316 galaxy is strewn with dust N and small ...
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New Planet Lurking Beyond Pluto

New Planet Lurking Beyond Pluto

Pluto may have company out there in the Kuiper Belt according to astronomers.  They found that a small icy world called Sedna is out there past the planet of Neptune and may have company.  This possible small planet known as ...
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When A Team Pulls Together

■ A high school baseball team in Sacramento was practicing last week when they heard desperate cries for help. A teenage girl had been pinned underneath a car in the Valley High School parking lot. Without prompting, the 30-strong team ...
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The World’s Richest Individuals

The World’s Richest Individuals

According to a report from Oxfam the world’s eight richest people are worth as much as the 3.6 poorest people in the world.  The total of their worth is $426 billion compared to 50% of the world’s poorest at $409 ...
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