*Wow, you have got to admit, there are people struggling with problems most of us never even thought of. A group of surgeons in China are about to perform an operation on a teenage boy who was diagnosed with congenital scoliosis – resulting in an usually long neck. They are hoping to help him alleviate pain by shortening it.
Fu Wengui, 15, of Beijing, will go under the knife because he has immense pain which is caused by three extra vertebrae in his neck. Continue reading →
*Although its nowhere near OK, we’re used to adults being horribly cruel to one another; but it’s hard to believe that children as young as 5-years-old can take on this ugly behavior too. Which makes the news that a child on the playground of Arlington Elementary School is alleged to have been kicked repeatedly and mercilessly by another student tough to swallow. Even harder, is the fact that the school does not believe this child, and claims her horrific facial bruises are the cause of a fall. To add insult to injury, the child’s mother will now have to prove that her child was assaulted, and that the bruises were no fault of her own.
Lacey Harris, the mother of kindergartener, AvaLynn, has requested a police investigation and has launched an online campaign called ‘Justice for AvaLynn’ on Facebook to show that her little girl was allegedly beaten severely in a vicious playground attack last week. Continue reading →
Accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by neglecting her basic needs, special education teacher Nicole Diggs may still inherit the girl’s nearly $1 million trust fund — even if she’s convicted.
Diggs and her husband pleaded not guilty to charges of negligent homicide and child endangerment in the 2012 death of Alayah Savarese, who was the beneficiary of a trust fund created from the settlement of a malpractice suit that stemmed from complications during her birth. Continue reading →
*There are a lot of angles served up to entice women to lose weight so that they can get that bikini-perfect body. Diet, exercise, liposuction and pills are constant driving forces behind today’s commercials and marketing promotions. But we rarely, if ever, see the un-airbrushed results of the effort – the sagging skin that can remain after the slim down. Many people find themselves just as embarrassed after the weight is gone. But Brooke Birmingham, an Illinois blogger who lost 170 pounds, wants to inspire those women. So she has humbled herself and is now being called an inspiration after posting her sagging skin bikini photo – which Shape magazine refused to publish, and the online support has been amazing. Continue reading →
*I thought it was a bit peculiar when I visited a local bar in Northern California recently, and there, amongst the Saturday night regulars, sat “Fido” – just as comfortable as he pleased.
That’s because Gov. Jerry Brown made history recently when he signed Assembly Bill 1965, which says it’s OK to bring Fido into bars and restaurants.
Assembly Bill 1965 means you don’t have to leave Fido at home the next time you want to dine out or grab a drink at the local pub. The bill permits dogs to join owners at the outdoor sections of food establishments, provided the canine companions are under control and not barred by a city ordinance or a restaurant owner. Continue reading →
*Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly, the two medical missionaries who became infected with the Ebola virus, have walked out of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta – infection free.
The two were the first human beings to receive ZMapp, an experimental drug developed following the infection of approximately 2,500 people in West Africa, and the deaths of more than or more than half that number. The two are not the first people to have recovered from Ebola, and while some are skeptical about whether it was indeed the drug that cured them, or if it was simply good hospital care. Continue reading →
*Apparently speaking for a whole lot of women who love fashion, yet would prefer it be in sizes larger than Target is promoting in their newly released lookbook, Chastity Garner from Garner Style has vowed to take her business elsewhere and her #BoycottingTarget movement on social media shows she won’t be going it alone.
The retail giant recently collaborated with designer Joseph Altuzarra, on a new 50-piece collection of clothing that had Garner practically salivating, until she realized none of the sizes were over 16. Continue reading →
…And African American women may be leading the charge.
Let’s see, Beyonce married Jay-Z before having Blue Ivy. Alicia Keys married Swizz Beatz prior to having son, Eqypt, and newlywed, Kelly Rowland is now pregnant with her first child after marrying Tim Witherspoon.
Sold! There may be something to this study!
On Wednesday, Federal Health officials from the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that fewer unmarried American women are having babies; with the notable exception of those who are over 35. Continue reading →