This is the grave of Susan Komen. There isn’t that much to say about Komen herself. She was born in 1943 and died of breast cancer in 1980 at the age of 36, three years after her diagnosis. That is far too young and tremendously sad. Cancer is a horrible thing and breast cancer, because […]
Los Angeles saved Billy Graham. The famed evangelist died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday morning at the age of 99. In his career spanning nearly 70 years, he spoke to more than 215 million people in 185 countries and territories around the world, according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic...
In Sierra Leone, 34% of pregnancies and 40% of maternal deaths are in the adolescent population. Risks are known to be higher for younger adolescents, this being borne out by a household survey in Eastern Free...
Serena Williams nearly died after her daughter was born via emergency C-section last year; a pulmonary embolism "sparked a slew of health complications that I am lucky to have survived," the tennis star writes for CNN. Living through the experience made Williams realize even though it was terrifying, she's one...
Babies born in countries with poverty, conflict or weak institutions are dying needlessly because of a lack of basic care, a report found.
Serena Williams says she "almost died" after giving birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia -- if not for a team of super doctors who removed a large hematoma from her abdomen. The tennis star says her daughter was born by an emergen...
Bobo sends us the sad news that John Gavin (born Juan Vincent Apablasa) has passed at the age of 86. He was known for his roles in A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958), Spartacus (1960), and Psycho (1960). According to Wiki, he was a Navy veteran; During the Korean War, Gavin […]
John Mahoney, the great character actor best known for his work in Frasier, Barton Fink, and Say Anything…, has died. Born in Blackpool, England, Mahoney came to the United States at age 19 to teach English at Western Illinois University. He only began acting in his late ‘30s, cutting his teeth at the legendary Steppenwolf […]
It is part of the idea of a human right that it exists even when it is being violated. If someone is born a slave and dies a slave, defenders of human rights will say that the slave nonetheless has the right to liberty. What sense can...Show More Summary
My sister, Kyra Marks, who has died aged 74, was a nurse and health visitor who was dedicated to serving her community. Nothing was too much trouble for her. Kyra was born in Carshalton, Surrey, and grew up in Sutton with her mother, Rachel (nee Cash), one of five children. Show More Summary
Based on a true story, Tom Malmquist’s novel “In Every Moment We Are Still Alive” depicts a father struggling to cope with a tragic loss.
Helen and my dog Pip on the eve of Helen's 99th birthday Ninety-nine years ago today, my mother-in-law, Helen, was born in Andersonville, the Swedish neighborhood in Chicago. Her mother, an immigrant from Sweden, died just four daysShow More Summary
My wife, Laure Petiot, who has died of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma aged 60, taught people how to make stained glass and jewellery, as well as how to craft objects from silver. Born in France, she had been an adult education tutor in Cardiff for the past 28 years, having ventured to London in 1976 to learn English, and to work in hotels and restaurants. Show More Summary
My husband and I had decided shortly after our third daughter was born that three girls was plenty and that he would get a vasectomy. Two weeks later, I found out I was expecting again. Healthy Baby, Not So Healthy Momma The initial shock wore off (which took a couple of months) and at 18 […]
Lana Del Rey just hit another major milestone with her music! The 32-year-old “Get Free” singer-songwriter’s debut album, Born To Die, is now one of only three albums by women that has spent 300 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart as of this month, the official chart company announced on Wednesday (January 17). PHOTOS: Check [...]
Adele’s 21 and Carole King’s Tapestry are the other two records.
(Reuters) - Rising temperatures at Australia's Great Barrier Reef are causing more green turtles to be born female, which could lead to the species dying out, a new scientific study has found.
American children are 70 percent more likely to die before adulthood than kids born in other wealthy democratic countries.
Although the death of Ms. Garner, 27, was attributed to natural causes, some mourners said her heart had been beaten down by injustice.
"... was about a woman whose daughter died the hour Shirley [Temple] was born. In 1939, the woman tried to assassinate Shirley while she was singing 'Silent Night' on a live radio show, under the logic that the star had swiped her daughter’s soul and shooting her would unleash it. Show More Summary