My hormones were feeding my unborn baby — and a cyst

A pregnant mom discovered her baby wasn’t the only thing growing in her stomach. Eve Lincoln from Hudson Valley, New York, found out her unborn baby was sharing a space with a melon-sized cyst — and her hormones were feeding both the baby and the cyst. When she was seven weeks pregnant with her third … Read more

Whitfords Hungry Jack’s in Perth refusing to serve children under 17 without parent or guardian

A Perth Hungry Jack’s store has taken matters into its own hands on youth crime, refusing to serve anyone under 17 without a parent or guardian. A sign on the door at Whitfords Hungry Jack’s, in Perth’s north reads: “ATTENTION. Due to recent incidents, any guests under 17 will not be served without guardian supervision. … Read more

Woman found lookalike — and killed her to fake own death: prosecutors

A German woman is accused of murdering a lookalike she found on Instagram in an elaborate attempt to fake her own death. The alleged perpetrator — identified only as 23-year-old Sharaban K. — killed beauty blogger Khadidja O., also 23, in Ingolstadt, Germany last August, according to investigators. Khadidja O. had been brutally stabbed more … Read more

Apple HomePod 2nd Generation Review: A Smart Speaker With Big Bass—and a Big Price

Listen to article (2 minutes) Apple just brought back the big HomePod. This smart speaker first appeared in 2018 as one of the most expensive on the market. Two years later, it was overshadowed by its more affordable, diminutive sibling, the HomePod Mini. The company discontinued the original speaker two years ago. 

Study Pinpoints 6 Habits That Reduce Dementia Risk, Slow Memory Loss

A large study of more than 29,000 older adults has identified six habits that are linked with a lower risk of dementia and a slower rate of memory decline. The study, published in The BMJ, found that eating a balanced diet, exercising the mind and body, engaging in regular contact with others, and not drinking … Read more

China’s $6 trillion consumer market is digging itself out of a slump

BEIJING — China’s consumption recovery from zero-Covid is getting off to a solid start – after a depressing fourth quarter. When Michelin-starred restaurant Rêver reopened Thursday from a Lunar New Year break, it was fully booked, said Edward Suen, chief operating officer of the Guangzhou venue. Reservations for the next three days were near capacity, … Read more

I lost hair and vomited blood — but doctors ignored my terrifying symptoms

A British woman claims doctors ignored her symptoms — which included vomiting blood and losing chunks of hair — until eventually she received a terrifying diagnosis. Jessica Booth said she knew something wasn’t right when her persistent headaches and nausea began last year. But she says she was dismissed by doctors who told the 20-year-old … Read more

how to find sustainable travel companies

People said the pandemic made them want to travel more responsibly in the future. Now new data indicates they’re actually doing it. According to a report published in January by the World Travel & Tourism Council and Trip.com Group: Nearly 60% of travelers have chosen more sustainable travel options in the last couple of years. … Read more

Want an ‘average’ retirement lifestyle? You’ll need more than $1 million — sometimes a lot more — in these cities.

It now takes retirees more than a cool million to fund an average lifestyle in nearly 40% of the 384 U.S. metropolitan areas. Nationally, retirees would need an average nest egg of $1.07 million. Meanwhile, a retiree in San Francisco needs nearly $1.37 million, a study by LendingTree found. That’s the highest figure in the … Read more