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Could Watching TV Kill You? Binge Watchers at Higher Risk

People who watch television for three hours a day or more are twice as likely to die in the next few years as people who watch little or no TV, a new study has found. It’s the latest in a series of studies that show sitting still can kill you. But this one has a few twists. TV watching seemed deadlier than sitting at a desk or driving a car […]

World Vitiligo Day: Skin disease takes emotional toll

Broadcaster Lee Thomas’ patchwork skin has being losing pigment for 17 years. He’s gotten used to the constant stares when his work makeup is off; he doesn’t even mind being asked about his varying skin tones. Thomas laughs when he recalls one of his 6-year-old daughter’s friends telling him he looked like a cow. After Thomas explained he had vitiligo, the boy asked if they could play Frisbee. “It’s not […]

World's next tallest tower: Super green, very pink

No one can accuse China of stinting in its efforts to reach for the sky. Less than a year after construction was halted on a world-beating 838-meter tower in Changsa in central China (just days after it began) architects have revealed plans to build something even bigger. At one kilometer (0.6 miles) high, the largest of the two Phoenix Towers planned for Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province in central […]

Malaysian court to Christians: You can't say 'Allah'

Malaysia’s highest court has reject a challenge from the Catholic Church seeking to overturn a ban on non-Muslims using the word “Allah” to refer to God. But after the Federal Court announced its verdict on Monday, the government released a statement saying that the ruling would only apply to the Church’s newspaper, which has been at the center of the court battle since Malaysian authorities ordered the publication to cease […]

Ebola Fast Facts; Ebola epidemic is 'out of control'

Here’s some background information about Ebola, a virus with a high fatality rate that was first identified in Africa in 1976. Facts: Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a disease caused by one of five different Ebola viruses. Four of the strains can cause severe illness in humans and animals. The fifth, Reston virus, has caused illness in some animals, but not in humans. The first human outbreaks occurred in 1976, one […]

Ranking Of The Top 60 CEOs On Social Media

This is our second global ranking of CEOs on social media. As more CEOs have transitioned into social media, we have expanded it from 30 to 60 individuals. The ranking methodology is set out at the bottom of the article. Social Media Ranking Developments: June To September The most significant change has been a number of Fortune 500 CEOs joining the LinkedIn Influencers program. They include Burberry’s Angela Ahrendts, WPP’s […]

Obama announces plan to save honey bees

The United States is launching an effort to save some of its busiest workers: honey bees. President Barack Obama created a task force comprising various agencies to address the issue of rapidly diminishing honey bees and other pollinators. Honey bees pollinate fruit, nuts and vegetables, and are crucial for the nation’s food industry. They have declined sharply in recent years due to various factors, including pesticides, mite infestations and loss […]

Doing it for themselves: Meet the young women who, born of successful fathers, have become business pioneers in their own right

Woman power is a much used and much abused phrase, but it aptly defines Tara Singh Vachani. The daughter of Analjit Singh, chairman of multi-business corporate Max India, Vachani could well have settled down to a life of leisure. But a passion for following her own dreams led her to give up this safety cushion. Vachani, now the CEO of Antara Senior Living – a one-of-a-kind luxury housing home for […]

Are you brave enough to take on Goliath? Six Flags open world's tallest, steepest and fastest wooden roller coaster

Daredevils will be flocking to Gurnee in Illinois this summer for the chance to take on Goliath – the world’s tallest, steepest, fastest roller coaster. The latest attraction which opened at Six Flags Great America on Thursday is a wooden roller coaster that breaks three world records. Those brave enough to take a ride on it will be plunged down a 180ft near-vertical drop, as the roller coaster twists and […]

Condoms 'too big' for Indian men

 survey of more than 1,000 men in India has concluded that condoms made according to international sizes are too large for a majority of Indian men. The study found that more than half of the men measured had penises that were shorter than international standards for condoms. It has led to a call for condoms of mixed sizes to be made more widely available in India. The two-year study was […]