It has long been accepted that breastfeeding a child has long-term positive effects, with previous studies listing slightly higher IQs and lower risks of Attention Deficit Disorder as examples. But, those studies were comparing children from different families. Ohio State sociologist Cynthia Colen began a long-term study using thousands of bottle-fed and breastfed children within the same family, anticipating more accurate information highlighting the benefits of breastfeeding. That was not what the findings showed.
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The ultra-hip hip-hugging pop culture fashionistas over at Black Milk are redefining what it means to get Stark naked with their new line of Game of Thrones inspired clothing that includes leggings, swimsuits, skirts, dresses and… basketball uniforms?!? Aye!
Are you one of millions of people infuriated and frustrated thanks to the incredibly simple, yet incredibly difficult number one app on the planet, Flappy Bird? You are obviously not alone. In addition to the other enraged and obsessed TAP TAPpers out there, the app’s creator, Dong Nguyen, is also being driven crazy by Flappy Bird — so much so in fact that he shared a tweet yesterday announcing he would be removing Flappy Bird from the app stores today!
UPDATE - It appears as though Dong has followed through with his announcement as Flappy Bird is no longer available for download.
A Guantanamo Bay guard reports that songs by Skinny Puppy and others were used in psychological warfare against their inmates, and Skinny Puppy is not pleased. They didn’t give permission for their music to be used for torture, and they’ve sent the Defense department a rather sizable bill.
Researchers from Cambridge University Hospital in the UK have reportedly had a breakthrough in their attempts to find a treatment for peanut allergies! According to a study published Thursday, the researchers have developed an six-month oral immunotherapy treatment that “resulted in a majority of youngsters allergic to peanuts being able to eat them without showing ill effects.” Keep reading for more details on the result of the study!
Three people have been arrested in Virginia in a story that could best be described by the movie title Dumb and Dumber. Campbell County sheriff’s Maj. L.T. Guthrie says two girls under the age of 13 were in the care of 20-year-old family friend Alexander Edwards (mug shot photo above) when he decided to give both girls tattoos with a home tattoo kit. Afterward, the children’s mom and boyfriend were arrested after he attempted to remove the tattoos with a scorching hot razor blade.
Check out what many are calling “the most intense selfie ever” as plane crash survivor Ferdinand Puentes snapped a pic following his harrowing experience as he lay floating in the Pacific waiting for rescue. Before the photo that’s going viral, he also shot brief video footage of the crash as it happened – which we’ve included.
Perhaps it’s just a coincidence, but it has been approximately nine months since Target came under fire for labeling “heather gray” dresses as “manatee gray” for their plus-size versions, and now the retailer is once again in a plus-size heap of trouble after it was discovered they used an otherwise svelte pregnant woman to model their plus-size version of a Merona maxi dress.
In shaking-my-damn-head-worthy scary-as-hell news, 34-year-old Carmen Reategui of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey called a friend to come pick her up after she was arrested for driving under the influence and her friend showed up drunk and was also arrested for DUI. They called a third friend and (yep!) he also showed up drunk and was also charged with DUI. They called a third friend and (yep!) he also showed up drunk and was also charged with DUI.
So how do you teach a friend convicted of five DUIs to change his ways? Easy. The next time he (or she) passes out drunk, set up a fake hospital room complete with hospital bed and equipment and have people in nurse and doctor uniforms there when he wakes up to reveal he’s been in a coma for ten years after a drunk driving accident.