• The “Gossip Girl” Cast Reunited At The Oscars And It Was Perfect
  • The 8 Things Your Health Insurance DOESN’T Cover
  • 7 Undeniable Reasons Being Short Is The Best
  • A Hitman Was Paid A Measly $7 To Shoot This Dog In The Face. But No One Expected THIS.
  • 30 Million People Watched Hillary Clinton Make History
The "Gossip Girl" Cast Reunited At The Oscars And It Was Perfect

The “Gossip Girl” Cast Reunited At The Oscars And It Was Perfect

Your favorite Upper East Siders, together again. XOXO. 1. We all remember Gossip Girl, the flawless show that inspired millions across the globe to move to NYC to live the Blair and Serena way of life. View this image › The CW / Facebook: GossipGirl 2. And say daily prayers that we’d meet our very own Chuck Bass or Nate Archibald while galavanting across the Upper East Side. View this…

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The 8 Things Your Health Insurance DOESN’T Cover

Whether you’re looking to choose a new health insurance policy, going on Medicare, or are unsure of the details of your current health plan, there are several services that you may think are covered but in actuality they’re not. Knowing in advance what services you’re going to have to pay for can help you make smart health choices. First, How to Get Coverage If your employer offers health insurance, you’re…

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7 Undeniable Reasons Being Short Is The Best

A shorter stature doesn’t come without pitfalls. There’s always that one person who calls you “shorty” or “fun-sized.” It’s impossible to see above a crowd. And don’t even get us started on the little head pat taller people seem to enjoy doling out. You can take solace in the fact that you’re not alone. A recent study published in the journal eLife found that Americans on the whole aren’t quite…

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A Hitman Was Paid A Measly $7 To Shoot This Dog In The Face. But No One Expected THIS.

A Hitman Was Paid A Measly $7 To Shoot This Dog In The Face. But No One Expected THIS.

Warning: You may find these graphic images to be disturbing. A father and son were fishing in the town of Orehovec in Croatia when they noticed something strange. The father, Pawel Brodzky, spotted a dog near death floating in the water. The two moved quickly, recovering the dying dog. When they got close enough to see what was wrong with him, they were shocked. The dog, now named Lucky, was shot point blank…

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30 Million People Watched Hillary Clinton Make History

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton drew 30 million television viewers for Thursday night’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, a tally that fell just over 2 million short of Donald Trump’s audience a week earlier in Cleveland.  Clinton’s speech capped a four-day Democratic convention that featured a stream of political heavyweights and celebrities and was widely considered to be better produced than last week’s Republican gathering. In addition to introducing running…

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Act One of ‘Zika Hits the USA’ has begun

(CNN)Zika is here, in the USA. Fasten your seat belts because we’re in for a bumpy ride. Local mosquitoes in the Miami area are carrying the Zika virus, and have infected at least four Floridians. In announcing this alarming news during a press conference Friday morning, Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, added a sharp warning: “This is not just a Florida issue. It’s a national issue — we just happen…

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27 Reasons To Never Go To West London

27 Reasons To Never Go To West London

Not. worth. it. 1. So lots of people are willing to pay lots of money to live in West London. View this image › Mathiasmaya / Getty Images Kensington Gardens 2. For some reason everyone is convinced it’s lovely. View this image › Flickr: garryknight Chiswick 3. Which is crazy. View this image › Joffreym / Getty Images Portobello Road 4. Because let’s be honest… View this image › Kuczin…

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Why One LA Mom Is Embracing ‘Hypno-Parenting’

Lisa Machenberg says her teens are well-behaved and self-motivated, thanks to a technique she uses called “hypno-parenting.” Machenberg is a licensed hypnotherapist in Los Angeles. “Being able to push back on stress and think about it deeply and do self-reflecting was a skill that I’m really grateful that my mom taught me,” she told ABC News. “I think it still influences me a lot today and helped me develop into the person…

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Women With Late Menstruation And Menopause Likely To Live Longer

Late onset of puberty, as well as a late arrival of menopause is likely to increase the chances of women living up to 90 years, a new study has concluded. The research found that women who started menstruation at age 12 or older and experienced menopause at age 50 or older had increased odds of living to 90-years-old, said study author Aladdin Shadyab at the University of California San Diego…

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There's A Deadly Reason Why You Should Never Forget These 12 Places. You Might Need Them.

There’s A Deadly Reason Why You Should Never Forget These 12 Places. You Might Need Them.

As people become more and more aware of the creative ways we could end as a species, they begin to focus on ways to avoid such doom (which makes sense). Mass extinction events have happened throughout the Earth’s history, so planning for the next one is a good idea. A zombie apocalypse may seem far fetched, but there are other ways the world could “end.” The Yellowstone Caldera is a super…

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L.A. County Aims To House 100 Homeless Youth In 100 Days

Youth homelessness is on the rise in Los Angeles, and the county is trying a bold new approach to tackle the issue.  house 100 homeless youth in 100 daysset by , a group that works to prevent and end homelessness among young people.  Los Angeles, Cleveland and Austin were selected“Too many young people face the harsh reality of not having a safe place to lay their heads and sleep for…

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A Wedding Photographer Broke All Of The Rules When He Created This Amazing Album

A Wedding Photographer Broke All Of The Rules When He Created This Amazing Album

Taking a creative wedding photo is a modern tradition that’s becoming just as important as the bouquet toss or first dance. With modern photography technology and access to digital editing, it’s easier than ever to create a photo of your special day that is truly unique. Peter Adams-Shawn from Memories Of Tomorrow Photography found a way to take photos of a wedding…without ever photographing the wedding itself. Instead, he takes…

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Russian officials blame thawed reindeer carcass in anthrax outbreak

(CNN)Thirteen people have been hospitalized amid an outbreak of anthrax in western Siberia, the governor’s office of the Yamalo-Nenets autonomous region reported Thursday. Experts with the Russian Ministry of Agriculture believe the cause of infection is the thawing of the frozen carcass of a reindeer that died 75 years ago. Anthrax is a potentially deadly bacterial disease caused by Bacillus anthracis, according to the World Health Organization. See the latest…

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Was A UFO Responsible For The Plane Crash Near Egypt Last Week?

Was A UFO Responsible For The Plane Crash Near Egypt Last Week?

Every time a plane crash story makes international news, you can rest assured that the theory of it being caused by a UFO isn’t far behind. The tragic crash of EgyptAir MS804, which went down while flying from Paris to Egypt, is no exception. This time around, however, there might actually be some evidence to support wild claims of extraterrestrial intervention. Conspiracy theorists seem to think so, anyway. While the…

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Wisconsin Girls To Be Tried As Adults In Slenderman Attack

Two girls accused of attempting to murder a classmate to please a fictional horror character named Slenderman will be tried as adults, a Wisconsin state appeals court ruled Wednesday. The decision was based on the court’s belief that Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, who were 12 at the time of the 2014 attack, would not receive long-term mental health treatment if convicted and sentenced in a juvenile court, according to…

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Florida officials investigating 4 possible non-travel-related Zika cases

(CNN)Health officials in Florida are now investigating four possible non-travel-related cases of Zika virus, the state Department of Health said Wednesday. Two of the four cases are in Miami-Dade County while the other two are in Broward County. None of the four individuals has traveled to Zika-affected areas. Sexual transmission has not been ruled out. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter….

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There's Something About These Pictures That Is Oddly Satisfying...

There’s Something About These Pictures That Is Oddly Satisfying…

You don’t always require an explanation for why something feels good. The most important thing is that it does feel good (and not just because you’re inebriated). There are things in life that just can’t be explained. Maybe they shouldn’t be. Some magnificent examples of things that are oddly satisfying are these images. Don’t feel weird that something as simple as stacked boxes is enjoyable. There’s no rhyme or reason…

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Deskbound? One hour of physical activity can improve your health

(CNN)It’s well-known that sitting down all day, be it at your desk, on the couch or in a car, is bad for your health. People know they should be getting up regularly, stretching their legs and simply moving their bodies more, but how many actually do it? Not enough. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. He added that “there’s no other…

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Geriatric ERs reduce stress, risks for older patients

New YorkThe Mt. Sinai Hospital emergency room looks and sounds like hundreds of others across the country: Doctors rush through packed hallways; machines beep incessantly; paramedics wheel stretchers in as patients moan in pain. “It’s like a war zone,” said physician assistant Emmy Cassagnol. “When it gets packed, it’s overwhelming. Our sickest patients are often our geriatric patients, and they get lost in the shuffle.” See the latest news and…

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These Professors Want Parents Who Don’t Vaccinate To Pay A Tax

These Professors Want Parents Who Don’t Vaccinate To Pay A Tax

They say parents who refuse to immunize their children should bear the societal costs of outbreaks of preventable diseases. Critics say that’s not practical, or fair. View this image › Professor Dorit Reiss, with her son. / Dorit Reiss Outbreaks are expensive. Each measles case, for example, can cost public health agencies $10,000 or more in tax dollars as scientists scramble to track infected people and curb the spread of…

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Dolly the sheep’s cloned sisters enjoy good health despite their old age

(CNN)Though growing old, Dolly’s sheep siblings are no worse for wear. Debbie, Denise, Dianna and Daisy, clones all derived from the same cell line as the first cloned mammal, show no signs of long-term health issues, according to research published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications. The clones are, in fact, in vigorous good condition despite the fact that they range in age from 7 to 9, or about 60…

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I Can't Believe Some People Say This Is Gross. I Think It's Absolutely Gorgeous.

I Can’t Believe Some People Say This Is Gross. I Think It’s Absolutely Gorgeous.

I was at the store a couple of weeks ago when I noticed a very small, weak elderly man browsing as well. He must’ve been at least 90, maybe older. A minute later, a couple of teenage girls walking past were looking his direction and laughing. Fortunately, he didn’t see or hear them, and I can’t say for sure if they were even mocking him… but it reminded me of…

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Apple Just Pulled A Netflix And Bought ‘Carpool Karaoke’

Apple is getting into the TV streaming business just as the once-gushing revenue stream from selling rectangular, glowing devices seems to be dimming. On Tuesday afternoon, the tech giant announced the surprise purchase of the unscripted TV show, “Carpool Karaoke,” its second foray into original programming. The series, based on a segment from CBS’s “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” will appear first on Apple Music, its streaming service….

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Menopause, Sleeplessness Both Make Women Age Faster, Studies Show

Time to cue up a hot flash joke. Two studies out of UCLA have shown that menopause, and its partner in crime  the insomnia that comes with it  can make women age faster. The dual findings, just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Biological Psychiatry, suggest that early menopause and insomnia could increase women’s risk for aging-related diseases and earlier death. The studies hope to answer the…

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How Your Sandwich Could Be Hurting Your Diet

About half of Americans eat a sandwich on any given day, but the classic lunch item may be contributing to a generally less healthy diet, a new study suggests. The study found that on the days that people ate sandwiches, they consumed nearly 100 more calories, as well as more sodium, fat and sugar, compared to the days when they didn’t eat sandwiches. The sandwiches that Americans typically consume tend…

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