Marvel Comics Creates Deaf Superhero for Hearing-Impaired Boy
After four-year-old Anthony Smith, who is deaf in one ear and has hearing loss in the other, refused to wear a hearing aid because such things aren’t becoming of superheroes, mother Christina D’Allessandro wrote to Marvel Comics asking for help. In response, Marvel cr…
This Year’s Mosquito Season Could Be the Worst in Decades [VIDEO]
If you thought mosquitoes were bad last year, brace yourselves.
Are Chicken Jerky Treats from China Making Your Dogs Sick? [VIDEO]
Pet owners be warned. Your dog may love an occasional treat, but a bad batch of chicken jerky manufactured in China has reportedly made scores of dogs sick in recent months.
Wanna Live Longer? Drink Coffee
Coffee drinkers no longer need to fret over health concerns and their beloved beverage, according to a new study by the National Cancer Institute. In fact, feel free to pour an extra cup in the morning because, the study suggests, coffee may actually prolong life.
Should Pizza Be Considered a Vegetable in School Lunches? Politician Says ‘No Way’ [VIDEO]
As a way to help promote healthy eating among children, US Rep. Jared Polis has introduced legislation which would redefine the Department of Agriculture’s classification of pizza as a vegetable in school lunches.
Preventing Death in Cribs — CDC Says Keep Them Empty [VIDEO]
It’s no secret that certain kinds of cribs — especially the drop-side variety — can pose a danger to your children. But a new report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that toys, bumpers and blankets kept in cribs can be hazardous, as well.
Australian Council Considers Crazy 400 Percent ‘Fat Tax’ Against Fast Food Joints [VIDEO]
As part of an effort to fight obesity, Darebin Council in northern Melbourne, Australia, is considering a “fat tax” which would impose whopping rate increases on fast food giants like McDonald’s and KFC.
Well, Duh! New Study Confirms That TV Inspires Kids to Eat More Junk Food
In a study confirming what most of us have probably suspected all along, researchers have found that television encourages young people to eat more junk food and paves the way to obesity and other significant health issues.
Which Cars Do Americans Refuse to Buy? [PHOTOS]
Americans may have an enduring love affair with cars dating back more than 100 years, but there are some models we refuse to drive off the lot.
Is Your Baby Overweight? New Study Says Most Moms Can’t Tell
Many parents believe that a chubby baby is a healthy baby, but this may not necessarily be the case.
Scientists Trace Virus Outbreak to…A Reusable Grocery Bag?
Reusable grocery bags are supposed to cut down on plastic waste and help the environment, but officials in Oregon recently learned they can also be breeding grounds for dangerous pathogens.
Woman Fired from Wells Fargo for Shoplifting — 40 Years Ago! [VIDEO]
A 58-year-old Milwaukee woman was recently fired from her job at Wells Fargo after a background check revealed she was convicted of shoplifting more than 40 years ago.
Is that fair?
Is that fair?
Is There Any Truth to the ‘Three Second Rule’? [VIDEO]
Who among us hasn’t eaten something off the floor as long as it sat there for three seconds or less? Well, it turns out there may be some truth to the “three second rule,” but it has more to do with the type of food than how long it lingers on the ground.
What Part of the Body Can Sports Drinks Ruin?
Energy and sports drinks may be a great way to get a pick-me-up, but a new study published in the journal General Dentistry says they may be doing permanent damage to your teeth, as well.
Do Women Pay More than Men for Credit Cards? — Dollars and Sense
According to a new study by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, men and women aren’t equal when it comes to credit cards. It says that, on the average, women pay half a point higher on credit card interest rates than men do, even when income and level of education are factored i…
What Is a ‘Supermoon’ and Why Should You Care It’s Coming Out This Weekend? [VIDEO]
Amateur astronomers may want to dust off their telescopes, because a massive full moon — aka a “supermoon” — will arrive this weekend and it’ll be the year’s biggest.
Which Airline Is About to Infuriate Passengers by Instituting a Whopping $100 Carry-On Bag…
Anyone who thought airline baggage fees couldn’t get any higher should think again. Florida-based carrier Spirit Airlines is preparing to charge passengers a whopping $100 fee for carry-on bags.
Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ Smashes World Record By Selling for $119 Million
A pastel version of Edvard Munch’s masterpiece ‘The Scream’ sold for $119.9 million at Sotheby’s in New York on Wednesday night, setting a new world record for an auctioned work of art.
New Study Reveals Breastfeeding May Hurt Moms’ Income — Dollars and Sense
The benefits of breastfeeding to both mother and child have been well-documented. Among other things, it can boost a child’s immunity and help protect moms from several different types of cancer. However, a new study by the American Sociological Review says breastfeeding may hurt mot…
Complaints Skyrocket as Telemarketers Ignore ‘Do Not Call’ List [VIDEO]
Ever since it was implemented in 2004, more than 200 million numbers have been added to the National Do Not Call Registry in an attempt to limit calls by telemarketers. But a report by ‘Today’ claims some scammers are ignoring the list and calling anyway.