People who have been to university are SEVEN times more likely to recover from a brain injury

Posted 4/24/2014 12:06:00 PM

People who have  been to university are better able to recover from traumatic brain injuries, new  research suggests.

They are seven  times more likely to make a full recovery than people who did not finish  school.

People who have  remained in education for longer have a greater ‘cognitive reserve’, which means  they are less likely to be left permanently disabled after a head  injury.

Their brains are  better able to maintain function in spite of damage which makes them more  resilient.

The researchers do  not yet know exactly why this is but they think it is related to more active, or  more effective, use of the brain's 'muscles', strengthening them.

‘After these types  of injuries, some people are disabled for life and are never able to go back to  work, while other people who have similar injuries recover fully,’ said study  author Dr Eric Schneider of Johns Hopkins School of ...



Net profit: FCC to side-step neutrality laws to offer an internet fast lane... but only to companies willing to pay for it

Posted 4/24/2014 12:05:00 PM

Internet service  providers will be able to offer websites preferential treatment in exchange for  money if new plans to restructure the rules governing net neutrality are  enforced, it has been claimed.

The U.S. Federal  Communications Commission is set to propose new rules that would allow companies  to pay a premium for faster internet services to make them more attractive to  consumers.

The move would be  seen as controversial as net neutrality rules are considered vital for users to  freely select the websites they want to visit without companies steering them  towards those which have paid extra money for business, political or other  reasons.

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Number of baby boomers forced to move in with their parents jumps 60% after the financial crisis destroyed their retirement nest eggs

Posted 4/24/2014 12:05:00 PM

Baby boomers  across America are moving back in to live with their parents – despite being in  their 50s and early 60s.

The number of  older people going to live with their parents has risen at double the rate of  their younger counterparts, according to a new report.

The extraordinary  turnabout by a generation generally reckoned to have had every opportunity to  succeed comes in the wake of the great recession and the sluggish US economy’s  slow pace of recovery.

For seven years  through 2012, the number of Californians aged 50 to 64 who live in their  parents' homes swelled 67.6 per cent to about 194,000, according to the UCLA  Center for Health Policy Research and the Insight Center for Community Economic  Development.

The jump is almost  exclusively the result of financial hardship caused by the recession rather than  for other reasons, such as the need to care for aging ...



'You don't run the Google?' Hilarious texts from tech-troubled parents to their baffled children

Posted 4/24/2014 12:04:00 PM

After being told the three-letter word stands for 'laugh out  loud', the horrified woman writes: 'Oh my goodness! I sent that to everyone. I  thought it meant lots of love. I have to call everyone back.'

And one father's  informative text to his son, 'You left  your phone at home', backfires as he texts the device that has been left behind.

Other amusing  messages include a mother who has accidentally written in Chinese and a father  who has sent the automatic message 'I'm in a meeting' a staggering eight times  in a row.

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Beyoncé beats Obama, Miley and the Pope to land the cover of Time's '100 Most Influential People'

Posted 4/24/2014 12:03:00 PM

Beyoncé has landed  the cover of Time magazine's annual '100 Most Influential People in the  World'.

The pop queen beat  other names on the list - from President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Vladimir Putin,  Pope Francis and Miley Cyrus - to feature on the coveted cover.

Further covers  placed inside the magazine feature actor Robert Redford, the NBA's first openly  gay athlete Jason Collins, and General Motors CEO Mary Barra.

Time's 'Most  Influential' list names people who have inspired others, regardless of their  moral standing. The list also includes a profile by another star, explaining why the person deserves a spot.

'She's the boss,'  Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg explained in her profile of Beyonce.

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The gentleman does the ordering, fruit is 'embarrassing' and never EVER leave a lipstick mark on a glass: 1950s dating tips revealed

Posted 4/24/2014 12:03:00 PM

A vintage dating  guide reveals exactly what first dates were like for the single women of the  1950s - and it seems that restaurants were a landmine.

The unearthed  guide from the October 1950 issue of Woman's Own sheds light on dating hurdles  of the era.

The guide, ‘How to  Behave in a Restaurant’, contains plenty of tips for young women, including this  one: ‘The man always does the ordering, never ask the waiter yourself for  anything.' 

 
 

 

The magazine  warned certain foods, such as celery, could ‘quite correctly be eaten with the  hands’. However apples and pears should be approached with caution, because ‘fruit causes some embarrassment.’

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Chelsea Manning gets her name changed from Bradley on all court documents but still has to live in a male-only facility

Posted 4/23/2014 12:16:00 PM

A judge has ruled that all court documents  should refer to the Wikileaks informant as Chelsea Elizabeth Manning rather than  Bradley Edward Manning.

This is the first legal step towards  recognizing Manning’s desired gender change as the former intelligence analyst  is serving a 35-year prison sentence for passing classified U.S. government  information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

Leavenworth County District Judge David King  said he'd allow the name change during a court hearing that lasted about a  minute.

 

Going by Chelsea: A military court has ruled that all  references to Bradley Manning can be changed to reflect his desire to be  referred to as a woman, opting for the name Chelsea Elizabeth Manning (pictured  in an undated photo wearing a wig and lipstick)

Manning didn't attend the hearing but issued  a statement saying it was 'an exciting day.'

Leavenworth County District Judge David King  said he'd allow the name ...



EXCLUSIVE - 'Show should be called Who Wants to Marry an Idiot!' The real-life women 'duped' by new reality contest which promised them a chance to marry Prince Harry speak out

Posted 4/23/2014 12:15:00 PM

They come from across America: they are blonde, brunette,  pageant queens, models, actresses, single moms and even medics.

But the one thing  they all have in common is a love of Prince Harry - and they seem desperate to  become the 'spare' heir's wife. Of course, the royal they hope to snag is -  supposedly unbeknown to them - not the real Harry at all but a dashing  lookalike.

Now MailOnline can  reveal the 12 real-life ladies wooed by a true 'pretender' to the throne on I  Wanna Marry Harry, the new Fox reality show set to air May 27.

However, just how  much they were actually duped is in question, as many are happily promoting  themselves ahead of the program's launch  - and seem far from upset over  the stunt.

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Here comes the bride. And another one. And another one! Meet world's first married lesbian THREESOME . . . and they're expecting a baby due in July

Posted 4/23/2014 12:15:00 PM

The world's only  'married' lesbian threesome are expecting their first child.

Doll, Kitten and  Brynn, from Massachusetts, were joined together in a marriage-style ceremony  last August and are expecting a daughter in July.

Kitten, 27, is  pregnant after undergoing IVF treatment  using an anonymous sperm donor, and the trio eventually  plan to have three children - one for each of them.

 

 

The plan at the  moment is that Kitten will bear all the children - possibly using her wives'  eggs and donated sperm - but they are open to other options, such as  adoption.

Brynn, 34, says:  'The hope is to have three kids altogether. We always joke that the children  should never outnumber the parents.'

Doll, Kitten and  Brynn Young married in a ceremony in August 2013, when each of their fathers  walked them down the aisle. All three women wore white wedding gowns and  exchanged rings. ...



What does your poo say about YOU? Colour guide reveals the health clues in stools

Posted 4/23/2014 12:14:00 PM

When it comes to  toilet habits, everyone is different.

But, there are  rules that hold true for everyone.

Now, a  comprehensive guide to poo colours has been drawn up and it can reveal a lot  about your health.

Faeces can be any  shade from brown to green and be considered normal.

But, there are  other colours that can indicate a serious problem, Gizmodo reports.

GREEN  STOOLS

Green stools can  be caused by many things – they often suggest food is being digested too  quickly, but can also be caused by eating a lot of vegetables or green food  dye.

In other cases,  they can be caused by sensitivity to Anise oil or be a side effect of taking  iron supplements.

White poo is  caused by a shortage of bile which can result from a bile duct  blockage.

For example, a  gallstone can block the bile duct causing white stools.

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