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Sexting – it’s not just for kids anymore: Why is this the lede? Because it’s topical and many people over 50, apparently, are doing it.
Lots of interesting findings coming out of the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago: Two drugs are being hailed by scientists as a ‘major breakthrough’ in treating deadly skin cancer. About 8,700 people die from melanoma every year.
Updated: Jack Kevorkian, 83, dies. The trumpeter of assisted-suicide died Friday in a Detroit Hospital. What you may have missed this week: Dangers of the cellphone: The World Health Organization announced this week that using cell phones could be linked to cancer. More specifically, talkers may be at risk for two types of rare tumors: glioma, a type of brain cancer, and acoustic neuroma, a noncancerous tumor of the nerve that connects the ear to the brain.
The death of screen legend Elizabeth Taylor was huge news last week. By this point you’ve read obits, appreciations and remembrances from every major news outlet. As much as you love her, you might be, as one colleague put it, “All Taylored-out.” But allow us to offer one more Taylor appreciation. It offers a rare look inside the life of what some call “The Last Movie Star.” Others You May Have Missed The world of politics lost a pioneer in …
(From the photographer: “This is my grandmother, Ellen Hammond, I took this picture in the 1970′s when she was in her 90′s. She was a strong Methodist but had a drink of stout and bet on the horses every day of her dotage.” Via.) Big announcement for WalMart as it starts expanding into urban areas: “Walmart… will announce a five-year plan on Thursday to make thousands of its packaged foods lower in unhealthy salts, fats and sugars, and to drop …
<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/14772588″>The Human Voice</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/storycorps”>StoryCorps</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p> (<em>”Thank God, the sound of a human voice.”</em> Via <a href=”http://storycorps.org/animation/the-human-voice/”>StoryCorps</a>.) <strong>Good morning.</strong> Over the long weekend, we watched <a href=”http://joeposnanski.si.com/2011/01/17/the-payoff-of-playoffs/”>a little football</a>, Congress is ready, set, hike on <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/health-care-repeal-debate-set-begin-today/story?id=12632985″>considering a health care reform repeal</a>; and Ron Reagan told us <a href=”http://www.aarp.org/politics-society/history/info-01-2011/ron-reagan.html”>it seems a “virtual certainty”</a> his dad had Alzheimer’s while in office. (This did not go over well with the <a href=”http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2011/01/17/2011-01-17_michael_reagan_slams_brother_rons_claim_that_president_reagan_had_alzheimers_whi.html?r=news/politics”>other Reagan son</a>.) On to this morning’s …