Kathy Fransham

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18 Highly Successful People on the One Song That Gets Them Hyped

From Kendrick to Coltrane.<p>There’s something oddly intoxicating about a good pump up jam.<p>All those Prince hits, those Hall and Oates tunes, those …

Music

Dancer’s Image, drugs and MLK: The enduring mystery of the 1968 Kentucky Derby

By Rick Maese<p>, Reporter<p>At least in the moment — and certainly in the 24 hours that followed — there was nothing ambiguous about the finish of the race. Dancer’s Image was a full 1½ lengths ahead of any other horse. Bets were paid out; trophies were distributed. The headline of the New York Times …

Horse Racing

Injecting Drugs Can Ruin a Heart. How Many Second Chances Should a User Get?

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Jerika Whitefield’s memories of the infection that almost killed her are muddled, except for a few. Her young children peering at her in the hospital bed. Her stepfather wrapping her limp arms around the baby. Her whispered appeal to a skeptical nurse: “Please don’t let me die. I …

Medicine

Moment lenses — the DSLR killer?

I travel with a Canon DSLR and two primes, a 35mm f1.4 and an 85mm f1.2 (endearingly nicknamed, “the fat kid”). Switching lenses is cumbersome and not ideal in certain environments, like a Saigon street market, densely crowded with vendors, tourists and thieves.<p>After lugging this camera kit through …

Why teachers are walking out of the classroom

Teachers in Oklahoma are planning to walk out of the classroom next week to demand a salary increase, part of a wave of teacher activism across the …

The secret world of babies

This lab is revealing the hidden workings of babies’ brains… and could prove key in getting earlier support to children who have neurological differences like autism.<p>I am sitting in a lab in London, holding my wriggling baby son in my arms, while two scientists gently try to remove a …

How to buy glasses online and save hundreds of dollars

Sometimes we get so stuck in the old way of doing things, we don't bother to see if there's a better alternative.<p>Take eyeglasses. Old way: Go to your local optical shop, get an eye exam, choose frames and lenses, pay a small fortune (especially if you add options like Transitions and anti-glare …

Our Favorite Board Games for Adults

We spent 54 hours researching 115 board games and playing 13 top contenders with 18 people to find some of the best board games for adults. In the …

Cherry Blossom Season Blooms Early in Asia: Pictures

Religion

Music streaming service Spotify files to go public, lost $1.5 billion last year

Streaming service Spotify announced Wednesday its plan to go public.<p>The company will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker …

What Ever Happened To Brendan Fraser?

GQ’s Zach Baron reports on the stupendous rise and surprising disappearance of the once ubiquitous movie star.<p><b>Brendan Fraser</b> wants me to meet his horse. “I got this horse because it's a big horse,” he says, standing in a barn in Bedford, New York. He removes a green bandanna from his pocket and …

Slow-Mo Video Of A Kid Cannonballing Onto A Frozen Trampoline Is Insanely Cool

Excellent form. Perfect execution. High degree of difficulty. We give this kid a 99 out of 100 and pray that "ice trampoline" is an official event at …

Winter Olympics

Bill Paxton’s family goes after surgeon in wrongful death suit

Bill Paxton’s family has filed a wrongful death suit against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and the surgeon who operated on the actor …

Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease

<b>The defect that causes the neurodegenerative disease Huntington's has been corrected in patients for the first time, the BBC has learned.</b><p>An experimental drug, injected into spinal fluid, safely lowered levels of toxic proteins in the brain.<p>The research team, at University College London, say there …

Dementia

The Coolest Scientific Discoveries of 2017

Science may be just a tool to help us understand our Universe. But we can all agree that one of its major perks is that it leads to the discovery of …

20+ Christmas Stocking DIYs You Should Try Before It’s Too Late

It’s unclear how the first Christmas stockings came to be as there are no written records mentioning their origins. Traditionally, Santa Claus left …

How do I make a Christmas wreath, homemade Christmas stockings and garlands?

Thinking about how to decorate your home this Christmas?<p>If your old decorations are looking like they've had their day or you fancy a change this …

Use Your Slow Cooker to Easily DIY Some Holiday Gifts

If you're looking for a sweet and thoughtful way to show your appreciation this upcoming holiday season, look no further than your slow cooker. In …

Slow Cookers

Two Jelly Baby Quilts!!

So you might recall from way back here, when I made two Baby Quilts for National Sew a Jelly Roll Day. Well, I am super excited to have finished …

Quilting

Archaeologists Discover 3,500-Year-Old Carving So Detailed That It Could Rewrite Art History

In 2015 researchers from the University of Cincinnati uncovered a Bronze Age tomb in Pylos, in southwest Greece. It belonged to the so-called …

healthdatacorner.com

The Difference Between a Heart Attack, Stroke, and Cardiac Arrest

Heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrest—you're probably familiar with all three and know that they're serious conditions requiring medical …

Truck Driver Saves Chicken in the Middle of the Road, Becomes Her Best Friend

Why did the chicken cross the road? Because she was looking for a hero.<p>Luckily, Lucky found one.<p>Last year, the chicken was crammed into a truck with …

Cute Animals

Dog owners are removing their dogs’ collars in honour of tragic Rocco

<b>Tributes flooded in when fellow dog owners heard about the tragic passing of Rocco the Border Terrier at just five months old.</b><p>Posted in the Border …

I Love This Quilt: Silhouette Stars

I Love this Quilt!Giving a published McCall’s Quilting pattern a different spinMcCall’s Quilting January/February 2015Silhouette Stars, designed by …

Can You Take Knitting Needles on a Plane?

Knitters who travel on airplanes often wonder if their knitting needles will be confiscated if they try to take them through security. While the …

Here's The Best Way to Avoid Bringing Home Bed Bugs, According to Science

Grossest hitchhikers ever.<p>Among the possible pest infestations you could get, bed bugs are definitely one of the worst. They'll nest inside your …

Mom to the Rescue: Dog Saves Her Drowning Pup in Sweet Video

When her tiny puppy fell into a hole, this momma wolf (well, German Shepherd if we're being accurate) risks her own life to save the teeny newborn. …

Tips for Quilting a Large Quilt

That’s my son Ben up there with the first Twin size quilt I ever made in 2008! Block tutorial can be found here (click here). I received a question …