World’s Oldest Person, Turns 116 Old, Susannah Mushatt Jones


Susannah Mushatt Jones, World’s Oldest Person, Turns 116

Susannah Mushatt Jones is 116 years old. (Photo: Guinness World Records/AFP)

Susannah Mushatt Jones of Brooklyn, New York, who is also the world’s oldest person, turns 116 today (July 6). She was named the world’s oldest person by Guinness World Records on July 3, when she was 115 years and 363 days old. Click>> to see more photos Continue reading

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Sign of Narcissism That Turns Out to Be All Wrong


Even the most self-adoring people don’t use a telltale pronoun anymore than you do

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There are a lot of enduring truths about narcissists: they’re grandiose, insensitive, entitled, greedy, sexually exploitative and morally indifferent. And they love, love, love to use the pronoun I—except, as it turns out, they don’t. All the narcissist’s other dubious qualities are very real, but the one about language—perhaps the most straightforward of all—appears to be a myth.

That’s the conclusion of a new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and while the use of a single pronoun ought to make a small difference when you’re reckoning with a personality disorder as destructive as narcissism, it actually matters a lot. Overuse of the self-referential I was seen as a quick and dirty way for even lay people to diagnose the condition; now that tool appears to be useless. Continue reading

A REAL ‘FAULT IN OUR STARS’ COUPLE


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The girl, Katie Donovan, read that the boy, Dalton Prager, was very sick. “If you ever need a friend to talk to, you can reach out to me,” she wrote.

“Sorry, but do I know you?” he responded.

No, you don’t, Katie wrote back, and told Dalton a bit about herself. Like him, she was 18, and “my breathing is pretty crappy and I see you are in the hospital. I’m sorry. I know it sucks!…But you just gotta stay strong.”

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Cholesterol


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Your body needs some cholesterol. But if you have too much of the wrong kind—it starts to build up in your arteries. Cholesterol is produced naturally by the liver, and also comes from eating certain foods, such as eggs and red meat. Too much of the bad kind, LDL cholesterol, raises your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other conditions. Low levels of the good kind, HDL cholesterol, can have the same effect.

Why Certain Noises Drive Some People Totally Nuts


The condition, misophonia, means “hatred of sound”

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A primary care physician recently made an unusual confession in the New York Times: Barron H. Lerner, MD, admitted that some of the sounds his patients make, like loud yawns and sniffling, bug him. A lot.

He has misophonia—the “hatred of sound”—a condition that causes people to feel irritated, or even enraged or disgusted when they hear specific noises. The most common culprits are eating sounds (think lip smacking), hand sounds (such as pen clicking), and breathing sounds (including any activity in the nostrils) Continue reading