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George Michael Dies of Suspected Heart Failure, Manager Tells PA

Singer George Michael, who sold more than 100 million albums over a pop music career spanning almost four decades, has died at the age of 53, his publicist said Sunday.

Michael died at his home in Goring, England. His publicist, Cindi Berger, said he had not been ill. Michael’s manager, Michael Lippman, says the cause of death was heart failure. His family issued a statement through Thames Valley Police saying that he “passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period.
“The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage.”
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The Top 5 Cancer Causing Foods

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Fast Food Fries and Chips

Fast food fries and chips are often cooked in hydrogenated oil. According to the Mayo Clinic, hydrogenated oil is the most dangerous oil and has been found to cause cancer and heart disease. While many producers of fries and chips are changing their cooking approaches, there are many who are still using this deadly oil. Reading labels can help people to avoid hydrogenated oil to protect their health.

Jessica Alba – Watch Out for this Intelligent Business Woman

Screen Shot 2015-06-08 at 11.37.23 PMAt just 34 years old, popular television and film actress Jessica Alba seems to have been featured in just about all of the best-known men’s magazines as the most beautiful woman worldwide. Following Dark Angel, the television series that launched her successful career, Alba starred in films like Machete, Little Fockers, Valentine’s Day, the newly released and highly anticipated Entourage, and in the future 2016 sequel to The Mechanic with Jason Statham.But, that’s not all she’s done by any means.

As a child, she was raised on a number of Air Force bases, including those in Del Rio, TX and Biloxi, MS. She suffered from serious allergies that led to a predisposition to pneumonia. She was hit with bouts of pneumonia twice every year or so and usually ended up spending two weeks in the hospital.

Fast forward to 2008 when she was engaged to Cash Warren, an Internet entrepreneur. While pregnant with their first baby, her friends and family threw a baby shower for her. At the shower, her mother recommended washing all of the gifted onesies in baby detergent before her baby wore them.
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And the Winner is… Michael Jordan Among Others Joins Forbes Billionaires List

A record 290 newcomers joined the Forbes billionaires list in the last year as world markets defied international turmoil. One earthward note: The average net worth of list members came in at $3.86 billion, down $60 million from 2014.

Source: www.forbes.com

In latest business news, Forbes.com reports billionaires continue to rise.  Of course there were surprises, but then again, but nothing shocking.   From the 290 newcomers, 46 of them are under 40, and 71 of them are from China.

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Save a Life And Know the Facts About Vaccines

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Check out the facts before you make a decision on what’s best for your child.


  1. Recent health articles shows in the past 60 years, vaccines helped eradicate one disease (smallpox) and are close to eradicating another (polio).
  2. Vaccines prevent more than 2.5 million deaths each year.
  3. Scientific studies and reviews continue to show no relationship between vaccines and autism.
  4. New and underutilized vaccines could avert nearly 4 million deaths by 2015.
  5. Vaccines cause “herd immunity,” which means if the majority of people in a community have been vaccinated against a disease, an unvaccinated person is less likely to get sick because others are less likely to get sick and spread the disease.

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Signs Your Thyroid Isn’t Working Right

Located above the Adam’s apple, your thyroid produces thyroid hormone (TH), which regulates, among other things, your body’s temperature, metabolism, and heartbeat. Things can start to go wrong when your thyroid is under- or over-active. If it’s sluggish, it produces too little TH; amped-up and it produces too much. What causes your thyroid to go haywire? It could be genetics, an autoimmune attack, pregnancy, stress, nutritional deficiencies, or toxins in the environment, but experts aren’t entirely sure. Because of thyroid hormones far reach in the body—from brain to bowels—diagnosing a disorder can be challenging.

Crabby, constipated, and unable to concentrate? It could be a thyroid problem. At least 30 million Americans have a thyroid disorder and half—15 million—are silent sufferers who are undiagnosed, according to The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Women are as much as 10 times as likely as men to have a thyroid problem, says integrative medicine specialist Robin Miller, MD, co-author of The Smart Woman’s Guide to MidLife & Beyond

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SRC revokes teachers’ contract, changes health benefits, redirects $44 million … –

After 21 months of fruitless labor talks, the School District made a bold move Monday to unilaterally restructure teachers’ health benefits and send $44 million in savings directly back to schools.

At a special meeting that was barely publicized until hours before its 9:30 a.m. start, with no public testimony before acting, the School Reform Commission unanimously voted to cancel the contract with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers in order to rework its health-care provisions. The District also filed a legal action in Commonwealth Court to establish its right to rewrite the contract based on special powers granted to the SRC.

“This is our attempt to bring teacher contributions to health care in line with other local and national norms in a way that will allow us to remain able to serve students and avoid layoffs,” said Superintendent William Hite in an interview before the meeting. “If we don’t find additional savings, our children will continue to face inadequate resources. And there’s nothing else to cut from our central office or school budgets.”

On his wish list of what he hopes principals will restore, Hite included sufficient counseling services, enough personnel so teachers can meet and plan, more aides to monitor cafeterias and recess, teachers to offer more advanced classes in world languages, additional reading specialists for young children who have fallen behind, clerical help, and materials and supplies.             

Source: thenotebook.org

GM recalls 524,384 cars and SUVs globally in two actions

DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co said on Friday it is recalling 524,384 cars and sport utility vehicles globally in two actions dealing with potential latch and loose part issues. The recalls of Cadillac and Saab SUVs and Chevrolet Spark small cars raise the No. 1 U.S. automaker’s total number of recalls this year to 71, affecting almost 30 million vehicles. The highest profile is the recall affecting 2.6 million cars with defective ignition switches linked to at least 23 deaths. …

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Source: GM recalls 524,384 cars and SUVs globally in two actions

HTC third quarter profit beats estimates as cost cuts take effect

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp said on Friday it earned T$640 million ($21 million) in unaudited net profit during its third quarter, as cost reductions helped pull the smartphone maker back into the black after a bleak 2013. This year’s July-September profit easily beat a T$216.23 million mean estimate of 13 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. HTC said during its last quarterly earnings briefing that improved efficiency in its sales and marketing operations would help the company maintain profitability in July-September. …

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Source: HTC third quarter profit beats estimates as cost cuts take effect

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