Silver surfers are happier than techno-foges: Internet use cuts elderly depression rates by 30 per cent

Posted 4/18/2014 1:18:00 PM

Using the internet  can help elderly people combat depression, according to a new  report.

It's estimated  that as many as 10 million older Americans suffer from depression, often brought  on by feelings of loneliness and isolation.

But the latest  research - a project that followed the lives of thousands of retired Americans  for six years - found that internet use among the elderly can reduce the chance  of becoming depressed by more than 30 per cent.

 
 

 

‘That's a very  strong effect,’ said Shelia Cotten, a Michigan State University professor of  telecommunication, information studies and media who led the project. ‘And it  all has to do with older persons being able to communicate, to stay in contact  with their social networks, and just not feel lonely.’

Professor Cotten  and her colleagues analysed the data collected by the Health and Retirement  Survey, which collected information from more than 22,000 ...



Hawaii-five-NO! Loophole that allowed police in the Aloha State to have sex with prostitutes to be closed

Posted 4/18/2014 1:17:00 PM

Cops in Hawaii are to end a rare state law  that allowed them to legally have sex with hookers.

Undercover cops in Honolulu claimed they need  'legal protection' to catch criminals for sex crimes, such as human  trafficking.

But critics believe having sex with  prostitutes is unnecessary and can victimize sex workers who have been forced  into the trade.

Now law enforcement officials have agreed  that there is no need go all the way with hookers.

 
 

 

Hawaii lawmakers in both chambers agreed that  legal permission for police to have sex with prostitutes should end.

House and Senate members are still  negotiating on the version of House Bill 1926 they will send to the governor.  But they concur that the crime bill should revoke a peculiar exemption that  permits police in Hawaii, in the course of their duties, to have sex with  prostitutes.

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Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers 'domestic terrorists' following show of force against the federal government

Posted 4/18/2014 1:16:00 PM

Senate Majority  Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their  supporters in his home state of Nevada are 'domestic terrorists,' citing this  week's standoff with the federal government's Bureau of Land  Management.

Cliven Bundy has  refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every  day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than  $1 million.

Bundy, however,  insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam  can't collect the grazing fees.

A tense standoff  developed this week after armed BLM officers and other federal agents seized  more than 400 head of cattle after a judge declared that Bundy was  trespassing.

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'There's been some rocky moments over the past year!' Crack-smoking Rob Ford launches mayoral re-election campaign with MASSIVE understatement

Posted 4/18/2014 1:16:00 PM

Embattled Toronto  Mayor Rob Ford acknowledged ‘rocky moments over the past year’ but vowed to  fight harder than ever to win re-election at a rally he dubbed the official  launch of his campaign.

Ford, who was the  first to register as a candidate in January, invoked the spirit of second  chances during a speech in front of supporters on Thursday.

Ford is seeking  re-election on Oct. 27 despite acknowledging last year that he had smoked crack  cocaine ‘in a drunken stupor.’

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University president calls the amount of white students on campus a 'failure,' asks for ideas on how to be 'not as white'

Posted 4/18/2014 1:15:00 PM

The president of a  Seattle university has come under fire from conservatives for asking students  how to make the campus less white.

In a controversial  questionnaire making the rounds of Western Washington University, President  Bruce Shephard asked students, 'How do we make sure that in future years we are  not as white as we are today?'

Shephard has been  vocal about his goal of creating a more diverse faculty and student body since  he took office six years ago.

 
 

In the  university's opening convocation in 2012, he said: 'Every year, from this stage  and at this time, you have heard me say that, if in decades ahead, we are as  white as we are today, we will have failed as university.'

Despite backlash  from conservative pundits, Shephard is unapologetic about his stance.

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University president calls the amount of white students on campus a 'failure,' asks for ideas on how to be 'not as white'

Posted 4/18/2014 1:15:00 PM

The president of a  Seattle university has come under fire from conservatives for asking students  how to make the campus less white.

In a controversial  questionnaire making the rounds of Western Washington University, President  Bruce Shephard asked students, 'How do we make sure that in future years we are  not as white as we are today?'

Shephard has been  vocal about his goal of creating a more diverse faculty and student body since  he took office six years ago.

 
 

In the  university's opening convocation in 2012, he said: 'Every year, from this stage  and at this time, you have heard me say that, if in decades ahead, we are as  white as we are today, we will have failed as university.'

Despite backlash  from conservative pundits, Shephard is unapologetic about his stance.

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University president calls the amount of white students on campus a 'failure,' asks for ideas on how to be 'not as white'

Posted 4/18/2014 1:15:00 PM

The president of a  Seattle university has come under fire from conservatives for asking students  how to make the campus less white.

In a controversial  questionnaire making the rounds of Western Washington University, President  Bruce Shephard asked students, 'How do we make sure that in future years we are  not as white as we are today?'

Shephard has been  vocal about his goal of creating a more diverse faculty and student body since  he took office six years ago.

 
 

In the  university's opening convocation in 2012, he said: 'Every year, from this stage  and at this time, you have heard me say that, if in decades ahead, we are as  white as we are today, we will have failed as university.'

Despite backlash  from conservative pundits, Shephard is unapologetic about his stance.

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The moment captain abandoned South Korean ferry - leaving behind hundreds to drown. Arrest warrant issued

Posted 4/18/2014 1:14:00 PM

The captain of the  South Korean ferry which capsized on Wednesday has been arrested after he was  pictured abandoning ship in a disaster which has left at least 28 passengers  dead and hundreds missing.

Lee Joon-seok, 68,  was in charge of the ferry, which was carrying 475 passengers when it turned  sharply and later sank. There have been 28 confirmed deaths in the wake of the  disaster, while some 270 remain missing.

However, as a  damning new photograph shows, Lee was among the first to leave the ship. He can  be seen dangling from a rope as he is helped onto a rescue boat while the ferry  is still above water.

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Are you a career driven woman who can't find love? Then you're looking for the wrong type of man...expert says alpha women should go for a less power-driven beta male

Posted 4/18/2014 1:14:00 PM

Career-focused,  confident and assertive women should avoid looking for a partner with the same  personality traits, a psychologist says.

In her new book,  The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match, Dr Sonya Rhodes says that Alpha women have  never had it better, except they are looking for love in all the wrong  places.

Instead of trying  to find a similar Alpha boyfriend, strong women should look for ‘Beta’ men;  those who aren’t threatened by her success and are just as happy at home  changing nappies than thrashing out a Power Point presentation

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Flight instructor featured in CNN's MH370 coverage is fired from job for alleged tardiness and 'shaming Canadians' for dressing like a teenager

Posted 4/17/2014 1:28:00 PM

A Canadian flight simulator business fired an  instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia  Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and 'shamed  Canadians' by dressing like a teenager.

uFly company owner Claudio Teixeira said he  fired Mitchell Casado on Wednesday in part for refusing to dress professionally  and making Canadians 'look very bad all over the world.'

Casado's relaxed style of jeans and plaid  shirts attracted wide attention during CNN's constant coverage of the search for  the missing flight.

 
 

CNN's Martin Savidge and Casado logged many  hours reporting from the fake cockpit located at the company's office in near  the Toronto airport, which has a simulator that is the same model of the lost  plane.

Teixeira said Casado didn't come to work  Tuesday when customers had the simulator booked. 'This is not the first time.  He's been warned before,' ...



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