Author: Chris Tyler

Kelly Clarkson was misdiagnosed with cancer

American Idol Popstar Kelly Clarkson  was interviewed with Billboard’s Pop Shop podcast. Kelly opened up about her accidental cancer diagnosis right before the 2006 Grammys ceremony. “I was told that morning that I had cancerous results for something,” she revealed. The test results were however mixed up Twitter Users shared their joy at the fact that Kelly is still with us and going strong Just glad @kelly_clarkson not only won her awards (which she deserved) but she's alive and healthy making new music — JASON (@JK5391) February 9, 2017 @EW May God bless Kelly with good health! She is...

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Obese Women Earn Less Money: Study

Obese women earn less money,  Western University researchers have found. According to new findings, the cost of obesity for Canadian women turns out to be about a four per cent reduction in hourly wages or 4.5 per cent less in annual salary, the study by researchers at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry found. From 2010-11, obese women earned an average of $18.90 an hour or $37,972.26 a year, while non-obese women earned on average $22 an hour or $42,492.67 a year. For obese men, there was no pay difference. “It was surprising to see. There was absolutely no difference at all,”...

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31 fingers toes: Baby Has 31 fingers And Toes

31 fingers toes The parents of a Chinese baby born with 31 fingers and toes are begging for donations to give their son a “normal” life. Hong Hong, who is three months old, has 15 fingers, 16 toes, and two palms, with no thumbs on either hand, CNN reports. He was born with polydactylism, a genetic condition inherited from his mother, who has six fingers and toes. “We were worried that our child would inherit the condition, but after going to three big hospitals in Shenzhen, doctors found no birth defects on our son during scans,” the boy’s father, Zou Chenglin, told People’s Daily. Changing Hong Hong’s life won’t be a simple matter of just removing the excess appendages. Surgeons will have to construct working opposable thumbs, essential for providing precision grip. Mr Chenglin said the family will need to raise $40,000 for a procedure that complex. They had raised more than $8000 in online donations, but CNN reports the family have stopped crowdfunding because of “mixed comments” they received about asking for cash on the internet. The family are now reportedly back in their hometown of Shenzhen, which borders Hong Kong, in the hope of finding local...

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Luke Perry AARP Will Make You Feel Old

Join us in wishing Luke Perry of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ a happy 50th birthday! — AARP (@AARP) October 11, 2016 Well I officially feel old! Luke Perry, best known for portraying Bevely Hills 90210’s Dylan McKay, has turned 50! The AARP found this notable enough to put him on the cover of their monthly magazine! The nonprofit group aimed at Americans over 50 (known before 1999 as the American Association of Retired Persons) knows very well what it’s doing, slapping “Beverly Hills, 90210” bad boy Luke Perry on a special birthday cover of its magazine. Happy birthday, Luke! How old do you feel...

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Did Australia’s First Survivor Season Live Up to USA Survivor?

With America’s 33rd season of Survivor in full swing and Australia’s Samoa season just ended its a good time to look at what each could learn from the other. There is no doubt that the original American version is the gold standard to all international counterparts. But is there anything Australia’s Survivor can impart to the American original? First off let it be said that the failings of the Australian season were clear to any Survivor fan. The moral thread of mateship that runs deep in Australian culture was a hindrance to its version. Survivor is not real life and you are not going to be a representation of your true character. And that is ok. The Australian cast were typical looking of Survivor characters – athletic males and females, beautiful young people, bossy or wise older people, bookish types and quintessential new age yogi lovers. But the vital missing aspect was the whole cast was not aware of Survivor lore and history. And it impacted the game negatively. One does not need to be a super fan who has watched all 33 seasons of Survivor to be eligible and acceptable to go on Survivor. But producers and casting should look for people who have some concept of what Survivor is. And if a person is cast who does not have any knowledge that fine, but the Australian version...

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