Disabled sprinter Oscar Pistorius of South Africa may have finished last during the 400-meter semifinals on Sunday night, but his inspiring story has touched people all across the world. And now, Pistorius has posed in a series of heartwarming photos with a British eight-year-old double amputee named Ellie May Challis.
Caleb Medley was one of the 58 people injured during last week’s horrific theater shooting in Colorado. As a result of that terrible ordeal, the aspiring comedian lost his right eye, suffered brain damage and is currently in a medically-induced coma. To make matters worse, he has no insurance and his bills could exceed $2 million. There is a bright spot in this terrible story, however.
Filmmaker and author Nora Ephron, who penned such iconic comedies as ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and ‘Sleepless in Seattle,’ died Tuesday night at New York Presbyterian after a battle with acute myeloid leukemia. She was 71-years-old.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard the story of 68-year-old Karen Klein, the school bus monitor who was mercilessly bullied by middle school children, and the oodles of money that were raised through Indiegogo.com to send her on a well-deserved vacation. Klein appeared on ‘Today’ this morning and discussed her plans for the more than $640,000 raised so far.
It’s long been understood that darkness is most conducive to a good night’s sleep and helps spur the production of sleep-causing chemicals, but doctors recently revealed just how disruptive sleeping with lights on can be to a person’s health.
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.
On Thursday, Jiroemon Kimura of Japan, the world’s oldest living man and the third oldest man in recorded history, celebrated his 115th birthday. Happy birthday, Jiroemon! (It’s anybody’s guess how they fit that many candles on a cake.)
Winning last week’s record-breaking $656 million Mega Millions lottery might seem like a dream come true, but it’s created a huge mess for Maryland woman Mirlande Wilson. The 37-year-old McDonald’s employee claims she bought a winning ticket independently, but fifteen of her co-workers say it was purchased as part of an employee pool and they want their share of the winnings.
In a sure sign of our plastic surgery-obsessed times, the Quaker Oats man — who’s known as “Larry” for some reason — has been revamped to make him appear slightly slimmer and more youthful. But don’t worry — the oats themselves remain the same and are just as thick and gluey as you remember.
Nearly six years ago, California resident Janne Kouri tragically became paralyzed from the neck down in a freak swimming accident. Doctors gave him no hope for recovery. But now, Kouri is miraculously standing on his own without a walker. In fact, he was able to gave his wife, who married him after the accident, the wedding dance that they never had.
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