Your cute summer shoes are destroying your feet

Your cute summer shoes are destroying your feet

The shoe may fit, but that doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Most of us know that high heels can wreak havoc on the body, pulling weight onto the balls of the feet. The dynamics can mess with everything from the nerves…

This mag accurately predicted the future 95 years ago

This mag accurately predicted the future 95 years ago

In April 1923, Popular Science magazine predicted that we would one day be driving gyroscopic motorcycles — sitting high inside a massive wheel — that could reach speeds of 400 mph. “You look back on that and you’re like, OK, maybe that…

Professor wants pictures of penises — for science

Professor wants pictures of penises — for science

A new study looks at the correlation between penis size and self-esteem – with part of the survey requiring photo documentation of men’s junk. Alicia Walker, a sociology professor at Missouri State University, said she’s received a few hundred photos of male…

ASOS taking mohair ban three steps further

ASOS taking mohair ban three steps further

When it comes to the fight against animal cruelty, the fashion world has come leaps and bounds recently to stand up for our friends, great and small. And now ASOS is the latest brand to do their bit – banning the use…

Pensioner ‘left living in fear’ after MP reported her to police

Pensioner ‘left living in fear’ after MP reported her to police

Remain-backing Tory MP reports church-going pensioner to the POLICE over critical email and leaves her ‘living in fear’ Pensioner ‘left living in fear’ after Tory MP reported her to police over email Linda Banahan wrote to Antoinette Sandbach’s local Conservative association She…

Rewarding failure has become an American epidemic

Rewarding failure has become an American epidemic

The proverb is simple: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” But a teenage girl and her mom in New Jersey figured out how to circumvent that difficult “trying” part — by whining until success was easily achieved. At Hanover…

Sports anchor Taylor Rooks is more than just a meme

Sports anchor Taylor Rooks is more than just a meme

Taylor Rooks is moving from the sidelines to the spotlight. The 25-year-old anchor and reporter for SportsNet New York has sparked a popular Twitter meme after an April interview with Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade on her podcast, “Timeout With Taylor Rooks,”…

Why the cultural elite is fascinated by Catholicism

Why the cultural elite is fascinated by Catholicism

For believers, the Catholic Church is at once transcendent and mundane — the Holy Spirit working on Earth through 2,000 years of committee meetings. For those of a more secular bent, it is simply a terrific show, and hence the Met’s current…

Blood-lead levels in NYC children dropping

Blood-lead levels in NYC children dropping

The city Health Department said Thursday that there had been a 13 percent decrease from 2016 to 2017 in the number of kids under age 6 with blood lead levels at or below what the Centers for Disease Control considers safe. There…

Social justice warriors need their own sensitivity training

Social justice warriors need their own sensitivity training

Everything’s a problem. That’s the name of a popular Tumblr blog, and it’s also true, especially on the left, where even its most prominent members are being eaten alive for the tiniest misstep. The Tumblr blog chronicles the outrage around movies like…

Josh Papalii living in a Canberra Raiders state of mind

Josh Papalii living in a Canberra Raiders state of mind

Josh Papalii’s resurgence has seen the Canberra Raiders star’s name thrown back into the mix for State of Origin selection but the man himself is refusing to let a maroon jersey clog up his radar. Four weeks ago Papalii had been dropped…

Thousands gather for ANZAC Day memorials around world

Thousands gather for ANZAC Day memorials around world

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands of people attended dawn war memorial services on Wednesday across Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, France and in Thailand to commemorate ANZAC Day, the Gallipoli landings and the centenary of the final year of World War One. On April…

Iraqi shrine tablets offer blessings, cures and a living

Iraqi shrine tablets offer blessings, cures and a living

KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) – For pilgrims, the clay tablets from Iraq’s Shi’ite Muslim Kerbala shrine are a blessing, an aid to prayer, even a cure for sickness. For local families, the are all that, and also a business. Shi’ite Muslims pray at…

This is the sexiest man not alive

This is the sexiest man not alive

He was “the handsomest man in America,” a magnetic charmer and one of the most celebrated Shakespearean actors of his time. The son and brother of internationally famous thespians, he was “possessed with genius in the highest degree,” critics said. At the…

Prince Harry, not Meghan, is the one who’s marrying up

Prince Harry, not Meghan, is the one who’s marrying up

There’s only four more weeks until Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry, and royal-watching has hit bizarre levels. Apple News has dedicated an entire stream to Markle. Self-proclaimed serious women’s magazines like Elle and Marie Claire mention her almost daily online, while celeb…

This week’s must-read books

This week’s must-read books

You Think It, I’ll Say It Curtis Sittenfeld (Fiction, Random House) The clever author of “Prep” and “American Wife” is back with an offering of short stories, tackling everything from high-school mean girls to celebrity interviews and nonprofit volunteers with her signature…

Healthy people waste the most food, study finds

Healthy people waste the most food, study finds

Turns out your healthy eating habits might be impacting the environment in a negative way. A new study revealed that Americans waste nearly a pound of food per person each day, and those with higher quality diets are the worst offenders. The…