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Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment

The United States has a higher infant mortality rate than any of the other 27 wealthy countries, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. A baby born in the U.S. is nearly three times as likely to die during her first year of life as one born in Finland or Japan. That […]

Brazil's Inventive Solution To Save Newborns: Breast Milk Banks

Every year, one million babies die on the day they are born. One million. For many, the gravity of that number can be hard to grasp. To put that figure into more relatable terms, one million miles would allow you to travel to the moon and back. Show More Summary

Before He Was Born Prematurely, They Said They’d Do a Post-Mortem Exam; But He Survived

Every year, over 2 million babies are delivered stillborn worldwide. There is little known about what causes babies to die before or during birth, however, there are some factors that may lead to it. Some of these include, a genetic or physical defect in the baby, heavy bleeding after 24 weeks of pregnancy, pre-eclampsia or […]

Born To Pizza Party: 13 Realities Of Being A Die Hard Pizza Lover

2 weeks agoOdd : Thought Catalog

4. The same thing happens every time you order a pizza for yourself - you realize you're getting full but then you look at your pizza box. There's still half of it there. "Okay," you whisper to yourself. "Just one more."

Matthew McConaughey is Looking to the Stars on the New Interstellar Poster

"Mankind was born on Earth," reads the tagline to Christopher Nolan's latest, the science fiction tale Interstellar. "It was never meant to die here."

SCIENCE: Woman in her twenties discovers that she was born without a cerebellum. “There have only b…

SCIENCE: Woman in her twenties discovers that she was born without a cerebellum. “There have only been nine other such cases in the world and most died early on, so the fact that this woman has made it to adulthood – and is doing reasonably well — is pretty astounding. Doctors will undoubtedly want to [...]

Queens man pretended to be dead twin brother to collect $581,000

Thomas Murphy, 52, was hit with a slew of charges for the alleged fraud. Murphy's brother, Robert, died a day after the twins were born in 1962.

This One Obscure Author Is The Inspiration For All Modern Islamic Extremism

3 weeks agoOdd : Thought Catalog

His name was Sayyid Qutb. Born in Egypt in 1906, he would die in his homeland sixty years later, executed for alleged ties to a Muslim Brotherhood coup.

Fondation Beyeler opens exhibition dedicated to French artist Gustave Courbet

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Gustave Courbet, who was born on June 10, 1819, in Ornans in the Franche-Comté region of eastern France and died December 31, 1877, in La Tour-de-Peilz on Lake Geneva, counts among the most important forerunners of classic modernism....Show More Summary

Newswire: R.I.P. Donatas Banionis, star of Solaris

Russian and Lithuanian outlets are reporting that Donatas Banionis––the Lithuanian actor best known to Western moviegoers as the star of Andrei Tarkovsky’s sci-fi classic Solaris––has died following a stroke. He was 90. Born into a poor...Show More Summary

Joan Rivers' Jewish Identity Was Part Humor, Part Faith

Comedienne Joan Rivers died at the age of 81 on September 4 and will be remembered for her sharp and irreverent wit. As an pioneer in women's comedy, humor was central to her identity -- and, it seems, to her faith. Born Joan Alexandra Molinsky in Brooklyn, New York, Rivers was the youngest daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants. Show More Summary

Feast of St. Monica, Housewife and Mother

Painting of Augustine of Hippo and his mother Monica of Hippo,Ary Scheffer, 1846via Wikipedia Widow; born of Christian parents at Tagaste, North Africa, in 333; died at Ostia, near Rome, in 387.She was married early in life to Patritius who, a pagan, though like so many at that period, his religion was no more than a name. Show More Summary

Five Books About Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920, and so this year he would have celebrated his ninety-fourth birthday. But, sadly, this man, this teller of tales, who I had assumed out of love would have made it to at least 100, died in 2012. Show More Summary

New Mantra - Manzoni

Sounds like: Teen Daze, Blackbird Blackbird Song: New Mantra - Manzoni What's so good? Almost one year has passed since New Mantra burst onto the scene with a single that featured Lana Del Rey's vocal tracking from "Born To Die." Clearly,...Show More Summary

Licia Albanese

A report on Parterre Box says that the great soprano Licia Albanese has died at 101. Well, no: she was 105, unless you think she lied on her naturalization papers, which state that she was born in 1909.In any event, she lived to a ripe...Show More Summary

The Innovation Seesaw

Warning: Unchecked innovation may be hazardous to your health. As a recovering innovator myself, I continue to revere Bob Dylan's adage that "he not busy being born is busy dying." But I have also come to appreciate that innovation must be tempered by prudence. Show More Summary

Arlene Martel Passes

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Arlene Martel, best-known to Star Trek fans as T’Pring, the fiancée who jilted Spock in Amok Time, has passed away. The actress was seventy-eight years old and died today due to complications after recent heart surgery. Born in the Bronx, Martel’s show biz career began in 1958 when she played Maria in Behind Closed Doors. […]

Charles Keating – ‘All My Children’ Villain – Dies At 72

Charles Keating, star of stage, screen and television, and narrator of audiobooks, has died at age 72 according to Deadline. Playing Carl Hutchins on Another World, Charles Keating won an Emmy award in 1996. Keating was born in London, England in 1941. Charles appeared in the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-Upon-Avon before taking his formidable

Very Old Swedish Eel Dies to the Dismay of Everyone In Sweden

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

The world's oldest European eel died on Friday, according to the BBC, causing an uproar among Swedes who loved that old eel. The eel was born in 1859 and lived in a well. Read more...

I Was Born With an Expiration Date

Al Deluise had a premonition he was going to die on August 8th. (Hey, that's today!) But he doesn't know what year... The post I Was Born With an Expiration Date appeared first on The Good Men Project.

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