she gave birth to a healthy baby boy. “I was shocked,” she tells WRTV. “Very shocked.”
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Batchelor, 33, was already mom to two children ages 5 and 12, with no plans to expand her family. But on February 28, after working an eight-hour shift on the automotive assembly line at the IAC plant in Greencastle, she found herself in severe pain. Her worried partner, Josh Cox, rushed her to the emergency room, where they figured they’d be told she had appendicitis.
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she gave birth to a healthy baby boy. “I was shocked,” she tells WRTV. “Very shocked.”When Mandy Batchelor of Indiana was rushed to the hospital with mysterious abdominal pain late last month, she was expecting to have to undergo an emergency appendectomy. Instead, to her amazement, Read More »from Woman Learns She's Pregnant As She Gives Birth. For Reals!
by Lexi Petronis
Americans eat a lot of sugar--collectively, we consume more than 22 teaspoons of added sugar each day. That's about 6 teaspoons more than has been recommended...until now. The World Health Organization has recently said that we should cut back our sugar consumption to 6 teaspoons a day, which translates to about 5 percent of our daily caloric intake, or about 100 calories total. Less than a can of soda.
Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, there are still lots of food items that harbor sugar--and some of them are things you wouldn't guess, like ketchup (one tablespoon contains a teaspoon of sugar), jarred spaghetti sauce (10 grams of sugar per half-cup serving), and soy milk (6 grams of sugar per cup).
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Sparky's owner pulled him from an icy lake, and he helped two men save her after she fell in.There were two rescues from an icy lake in Lincoln, Neb., on Wednesday morning. A woman who pulled her dog from the water fell in herself.
Luckily, Steve Dye and Ray Frana, who work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, were checking a dam at the lake and saw the dog standing on the ice next to a hole. When they get closer, they saw the woman in the hole, struggling in the frigid water about 40 feet off shore.
While Dye called 911, Frana grabbed a rope from their truck and crawled out onto the ice with it. When the dog came to him, he tucked the rope into his collar, and Sparky brought it out to his owner. She grabbed the rope, and Frana pulled her out and got her safely to shore.
Both the woman and her dog warmed up in the truck until help arrived. The woman was taken to a hospital as a precaution. "He's the actual hero," Frana said of Sparky. - Read it from AP via Iowa's Sioux City Journal and watch it at Nebraska's KETV, and readRead More »from Dog Helps Save Woman from Icy Lake
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Three-year-old Emily James doesn't usually like to get her hair cut, but when she learned about kids who lost their hair from cancer, it didn't take much to convince her to get one. All she requested was that her Rapunzel doll similarly get trimmed.
A video posted online by Emily's parents, Richard and Amy, who own a production company named FlyPress Films near Toronto, documents the little girl's idea to donate her hair for those who need it, and undoubtedly defines what it means to be generous.
"Sometimes, kids get sick and then their hair falls out, that's really, really sad," Emily says in the video. "I don't want any kids to be sad that they have no hair. What I want to do is give them my hair because I have more hair, just cut some of it off and give it to someone."
According to Amy, Emily was born with a full head of hair, and when the time came around for a shearing, her mom told her there was something special she could do with it if she cut it short. Amy showed EmilyRead More »from This Little Girl Will Inspire You to Get a Haircut
- The book
The new book Love Sense by clinical psychologist Dr. Sue Johnson tries to take some of the mystery out of that big emotion. While that may not sound very romantic, Johnson is dedicated to the scientific exploration of love so that we may have better, more-fulfilling, more intimate long-term relationships -- especially in a world where independence, isolation and non-monogamy are growing more common. Her book offers real-life examples and practical exercises, based on the Emotionally Focused Therapy she developed in her own practice. Below is an excerpt from the first chapter, which outlines a brief history of love and why it still matters in the 21st century.
"Love Sense" by Dr. Sue Johnson
from Chapter 1
My memories are full of the sounds and sights of love: The ache in my elderly grandmother's voice when she spoke of her husband, gone nearly fifty years. A railway signalman, he had courted her, a ladies' maid, for seven years on the one Sunday she had off each month. He diedRead More »from A Brief History of Love
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Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), which took place in Boston. But perhaps the biggest story was that, for the second time in history, a baby born with HIV has been declared free of the virus after early, aggressive treatment.There was exciting news this week in the battle against HIV/AIDS, much of it coming out of the annual Read More »from What the New HIV Breakthroughs Mean for the Future of the Disease
While “baby cured of HIV” is, for sure, a thrilling headline, scientists are more cautiously hopeful than some media outlets would suggest. “That case is definitely intriguing,” Reilly O’Neal, editor of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s blog BETA, who attended the conference, tells Yahoo Shine. “The baby was tested with incredibly sensitive tests. The case supports the idea that very early treatment has the potential to dramatically reduce HIV reservoirs [the genetic code of the virus that 'hides' in the body], which are a major obstacle in curing HIV.”
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- Lauren Tuck, Shine Staff | Parenting – Fri, Mar 7, 2014 1:29 PM EST
Rachel Canning, 18, of New Jersey is suing her parents for financial support. College student Rachel Canning of Florida is using the teenager’s headline-making antics, and a case of mistaken identity, to do some good.Read More »from Meet the Other Rachel Canning (the One Not Suing Her Parents)
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Canning, the brunette legally challenging her mother and father in court to pay for school tuition and living expenses, gained international infamy this week for her lawsuit. Some people looking to connect with her online mistook her for the 22-year-old blond University of South Florida student. The two women look markedly different in social media profile photos, but this didn't stop commenters from inundating the wrong woman's account. Their thousands of messages range from lectures about how she should live a better life to remarks about how ungrateful she is. "It's really shocking how bold people can be when they're behind a computer screen," she says. "I think it really just speaks to how rampant
by Jacqueline Risser
And the singer -- ahem, warrior -- returned to LA last night looking happy, healthy, colorful (look at that hair!) and wearing an awesome sweatshirt that read "IMA SURVIVOR."
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And last night, she took to her Twitter account (we love her new, more positive handle, @KeshaRose!) for the first time since January to thank everyone for their support.
Welcome back, Ke$ha! We're psyched to see you and can't wait to dance along with you real soon.Read More »from Ke$ha's Back, Guys!
- How many are you guilty of?
We wrote the book on cleaning and organizing (literally!), so don't worry -- we totally understand.
1. Your friends think it's cute you've arranged your books by color, but only you know that they're also alphabetized.
2. You actually do know exactly what's in your fridge before you open it (energy-saving for the win!).
3. If you don't open your dresser to see perfectly sorted and folded underwear and socks, the rest of your day just feels off.
4. You're never disappointed on your birthday: Everyone knows to get you a gift certificate to the Container Store.
5. ... and there's nothing that satisfies you quite like storage containers (see #4).
6. Your taxes are already done for the year (go you!). And by done, we mean you've also filed all your receipts in color-coded folders - and in chronological order, of course. You know, just in case the IRSRead More »from 10 Signs You're a Total Neat Freak
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