You know how everybody has that one cause that hits really close to home for them? This is it for me. I lost my cousin Kim in the Spring of 2008, when she was just 30 years old. The culprit? Breast Cancer. If you want to help fight this terrible disease, or learn more about how to spread awareness - check out Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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Colgate has revealed plans for a toothbrush with a built in caffeine patch to deliver the morning coffee as you brush.
A patent application reveals the firm is even considering flavour patches and even drug delivery using the system.
The patent application from the Colgate-Palmolive Company revealed technology that would allow chemicals to be embedded into the heads of standard toothbrushes and slowly released during use.
The firm showed off plans for everything from mint and apple flavoured patches to a caffeine patch to wake up the weary in the morning.
Each patch would last around three months, the application shows.
The firm could also expand the offering to include drugs such as aspirin, and the application even reveals a 'diet toothbrush' with a patch that releases an appetite suppressant.
In the patent application, toothbrushes would be delineated by differently shaped tongue cleaners, the drawing show - an apple shape means apple flavor, a snowflake means a cooling sensation while a mint leaf releases mint.
The patent describes the pictures as: 'An oral care implement comprising a handle and a head; a releasable sensory material that invokes a sensory response in an oral cavity during use.'
It also talk about an 'elastomeric element comprising a shape that is visually representative of the sensory response,' and a 'releasable sensory material comprises one of a flavoring, a sensate, or a medication.'
It also raises the terrifying prospect of a chili pepper version.
'As one example, a chemical known as capsaicin, found naturally in chile peppers, can be used to provide a tingle, a hot or warm massage, or a heating or warm, soothing sensation to a user, ' it says.
'Capsaicin is also known to provide pain relief and numbing sensations when topically applied.'
Here’s a teenage Angelina Jolie talking about sports and fitness. She does boxing, but what she’s really into is fencing. Loves it. And she hoped one day to have a big weapon room.
Slow songs like Adele's Someone Like You are the best for calming nerves, research from Spotify has found.
According to the research, which was carried out by anxiety psychologist Dr Becky Spelman, is the perfect tune to listen to for people who have a fear of flying because of its tempo of 67 beats per minute and harmonies.
According to Dr Spelman, breathing in time to music with a low bpm at a controlled and reduced pace reduces the heart rate and blood pressure which in turn reduces anxiety. Another method is apparently to listen to tracks which stimulate both sides of the brain, which induces Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), which cals and relaxes the body. Music which is "harmonious" and "emotive" is said to achieve this.
The Top 10 tracks to help people with a fear of flying, according to Spotify, are:
Someone Like You – Adele
Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) – Enya
Piano on The Beach - Liborio Conti
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467 - Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Pure Shores - All Saints
Buffalo Soldier - Bob Marley
Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Paradise - Coldplay
As I Lay Me Down - Sophie B. Hawkins
Inside Out - Britney Spears
Ignition - R Kelly
Catching a criminal is not as important to THIS police officer as ensuring the safety of local water fowl.
Candice Glover is the new American Idol winner. The 23-year-old beat out Kree Harrison to take the American Idol crown for Season 12.
Glover is the first female winner since Jordin Sparks won American Idol Season 6. Third time's the charm it seems, this season was the third time Glover tried out for American Idol.
Glover's vocals brought the judges to their feet and to tears over the course of Season 12. At one point, judge Mariah Carey glitter bombed the contestant.
The American Idol finale opened with group number featuring the Top 10 contestants singing The Wanted's Glad You Came to an audience filled with past Idol winners and contestants. Janelle Arthur took the stage with The Band Perry and the Top 5 Idol boys sang a medley with surprise guest Frankie Valli.
Mariah Carey finally took to the American Idol stage to sing a medley of hits, including her current single #Beautiful.
In addition to Frankie Valli, there were plenty more celebrity cameos. Emeli Sande joined fourth runner-up Amber Holcomb to sing her hit Next To Me and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson showed up to sing Inseparable with Candice Glover.
Angie Miller sang Titanium with Adam Lambert and then did a surprise duet with Jessie J. The singer then invited Miller to appear with her on tour.
The Top 5 Idol women also did a medley with Aretha Franklin via satellite. The special guests didn't stop there: Jennifer Lopez returned to American Idol and performed with Pitbull.
Angelina Jolie's brave medical journey is far from over.
The humanitarian and mother of six revealed on Monday night that she recently had a preventive double mastectomy after finding out she carried the BRCA1 gene. Due to this mutated gene, Jolie learned there was an 87% chance that she would get breast cancer and a 50% chance she'd develop ovarian cancer.
Now, People magazine reports that Jolie, 37, will undergo surgery to remove her ovaries. Some doctors recommend patients do this before the age of 40 or when a woman is done having children, though it may trigger early menopause.
Jolie's mother Marcheline Bertrand, with whom the actress was extremely close, passed away at the age of 56 after losing her seven-year battle with ovarian cancer.
"She is doing well," a source tells People about how the Oscar winning actress is coping through this challenging time. Jolie had the double mastectomy in February and reconstructive surgery in April.
However, insiders tell People that life has been "normal" for her and Brad Pitt's children. The couple kept up family traditions such as a Valentine's Day gift exchange and an Easter egg hunt even though Jolie was undergoing treatment.
The Buffalo Bills today announced that the organization has promoted Doug Whaley to General Manager. He becomes the 12th General Manager in franchise history.
Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon said, “It is with great pleasure to name Doug Whaley to the position of General Manager today. Doug has been involved in every level of player personnel throughout his career and he will lead our efforts in reestablishing a winning tradition for this organization and our great fans.
“Doug is a passionate and committed leader who will work tirelessly with his department to build a team our fans and all of Western New York will be proud of heading into the future,” continued Brandon.
Whaley is entering his fourth season with the franchise and 17th in the NFL. He joined the Bills in 2010 as Assistant General Manager/Director of Pro Personnel before being elevated to Assistant General Manager/Director of Player Personnel in May of 2011.
For the past three years, Whaley oversaw the club’s personnel departments and assisted then General Manager and current Special Assistant Buddy Nix in all football-related administrative duties.
Prior to coming to Buffalo, Whaley spent a combined 12 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Voice's fourth season has scored impressive ratings – even beating out American Idol – but newbie coach Shakira will be replaced by returning coach Christina Aguilera after this season.
"I'm not going to be able to do next season because I have to get back to my motherhood and also get back to the studio, the recording studio, to finish my album, the one that I started working on before I had to deliver a baby and before I took this gig with The Voice," Shakira told Us Weekly. But she also left the door open for a possible return to the NBC singing competition. "So yeah, I have to take a little break. But you never know, I might come back!" she added.
First-time coaches Shakira and Usher stepped in for original coaches Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green this season, and The Voice's ratings have grown as American Idol has struggled. Both Aguilera and Cee-Lo took a break from The Voice to focus on new albums, and rumors suggested the pair would soon return. Host Carson Daly confirmed that Aguilera would definitely be coming back, though he was unsure of Cee-Lo's status.
"I think they are working on a deal, to be honest with you, and I don't think it has been finalized," Daly told Us Weekly. "I don't know the answer to that. It wouldn't surprise me if it was, sooner or later. It sounded like today it was like, 'Yeah, they are working on it,' which, usually those things work out, but I don't know."
Even with the changes, The Voice's judging panel is more stable than American Idol's current situation: original judge Randy Jackson is leaving the FOX series after this season, and reports indicate none of the show's current judges – Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban – will return for next season.
Bleeding and hunted by police, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev scrawled a note inside the hull of the boat where he was hiding saying that the Boston Marathon bombings were retaliation for American action against Muslims, sources told NBC News on Thursday.
In the note, Tsarnaev, the lone surviving suspect in the marathon attack, said many of the things he told investigators from his hospital bed days later, after his capture, the sources said.
The note was first reported by CBS News.
Tsarnaev was discovered hiding in the boat, in suburban Watertown, Mass., on April 19 after a daylong manhunt that paralyzed Boston and its surroundings. He had been wounded in a firefight with police.
Tsarnaev, 19, is in a federal prison hospital in Massachusetts and has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction. He could face the death penalty. His older brother, Tamerlan, was killed in the firefight.
Three people were killed and 264 injured when two bombs exploded near the marathon finish line April 15.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told investigators in the days after his capture that the brothers acted alone and were defending Islam after the American-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. officials have told NBC News.
Investigators are also focusing on a six-month trip to Russia that Tamerlan Tsarnaev made last year, looking for clues to his radicalization. He was buried last week at a Muslim cemetery in Virginia after cemeteries in Massachusetts refused the body.