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First-Time Parents Fall Into Debt Before The Baby Is Born

First-Time Parents Fall Into Debt Before The Baby Is Born | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
Two thirds of first-time parents are spending 20% more than they can afford on preparing for their baby, putting a strain on their relationship as well as their finances, a survey has found.
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Childhood abuse may stunt growth of part of brain involved in emotions

Childhood abuse may stunt growth of part of brain involved in emotions | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
Three key areas of the hippocampus in the brain were smaller in people who reported maltreatment in childhood...
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Dog rescue man in icy river crawl

Dog rescue man in icy river crawl | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
A man is condemned as "foolish" after being photographed in his underwear crawling over a frozen river in Essex to rescue his dog.
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Giant baby born to Chinese couple

Giant baby born to Chinese couple | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
Chinese state media has reported the birth of a baby of just over 7kg (15lb 8oz), making him what could be the heaviest birthweight baby on record in the country.
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When did the middle finger become offensive?

When did the middle finger become offensive? | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
A US television network has apologised after a pop star showed her middle finger during the Super Bowl halftime show. When did the gesture become offensive?
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Hospital Deaths: People More Likely To Die Over The Weekend

Hospital Deaths: People More Likely To Die Over The Weekend | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
People are more likely to die if they are admitted to hospital at weekends, a large-scale review of NHS data suggests.
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Top five regrets of the dying

Top five regrets of the dying | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
A palliative nurse has recorded the most common regrets of the dying. What would your biggest regret be if this was your last day of life?
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Think Like a Doctor: The Sleeping Wife

Think Like a Doctor: The Sleeping Wife | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
Can you solve a medical mystery involving a 43-year-old woman who suddenly falls asleep and can't be awakened?
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Dad Photoshopped Into Son's Wedding Pictures

Dad Photoshopped Into Son's Wedding Pictures | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
View Dad Photoshopped Into Son's Wedding Pictures pictures on Yahoo!. See Dad Photoshopped Into Son's Wedding Pictures photos and find more pictures in our photo galleries.
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What If I Ate Only One Type of Food?

What If I Ate Only One Type of Food? | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
A British teenager collapsed and was rushed to the hospital this week after eating primarily chicken nuggets for the past 15 years.
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The Blood Type Personality Test - What It Says About You

The Blood Type Personality Test - What It Says About You | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
Do you read your horoscope each day? If your daily dose of Mystic Meg helps give you perspective on your day or enables you to work out your 'star sign' personality according to the conjunction of the planets, consider this - your blood type might...
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European stereotypes: what do we think of each other and are we right? - interactive

European stereotypes: what do we think of each other and are we right? - interactive | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
As the European crisis ratchets up antagonism, there has been a rise in name-calling.
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Vanity can be deadly for a man: Plague of worries so intense it causes stress and heart problems

Vanity can be deadly for a man: Plague of worries so intense it causes stress and heart problems | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
A new study has found that narcissism, or self-love, is on the rise in men and is causing them to suffer stress-related illnesses such as high blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease.
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World's 'fattest man' Keith Martin who lives in London is 58-stone

World's 'fattest man' Keith Martin who lives in London is 58-stone | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
A Briton who devours eight hotdogs for breakfast has won the dubious accolade of being named the world’s fattest man.
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Why do people dress up their pets?

Why do people dress up their pets? | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
In the US and UK the market for clothing for pets is growing. But is it a sensible bit of indulgence or an inappropriate fad?
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Education 'risk factors' listed

Education 'risk factors' listed | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
A study suggests a quarter of today's UK children are living in families with two or more risk factors to their educational development.
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Is online dating destroying love?

Is online dating destroying love? | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
Online dating is now one of the most common ways to start a relationship. But is it fulfilling our dreams – or shattering our cherished ideal of romance?
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Unlikely animal friendships - in pictures

Unlikely animal friendships - in pictures | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
From a monkey cuddling a dove to a sheep spending time with an elephant, a new book shows the remarkable friendships that can exist between wildly different animals...
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Electronic telepathy breakthrough hailed

Electronic telepathy breakthrough hailed | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
A first step has been taken towards hearing imagined speech using a form of electronic telepathy, it has been claimed.
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Confessions From The Underground: Dead Bodies 'Kept In Cleaning Cupboards' Documentary Reveals

Confessions From The Underground: Dead Bodies 'Kept In Cleaning Cupboards' Documentary Reveals | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
The bodies of some of the 50 people who commit suicide on the London Underground every year are often kept in cleaning cupboards and storerooms until an undertaker arrives, according to a sensational new documentary.
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Right-to-die case wins first step

Right-to-die case wins first step | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
A man who is almost completely paralysed has won the first step in his legal bid to pursue his right-to-die.
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Powerful People Tend To Feel Taller, Study Shows

Powerful People Tend To Feel Taller, Study Shows | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
By Cynthia Graber(Click here for the original article and podcast) It’s known that taller people tend to have more jobs with more authority—and higher salaries.
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Teenagers Sharing Passwords as Show of Affection

Teenagers Sharing Passwords as Show of Affection | Amusing, Shocking & Thought-Provoking News | Scoop.it
Young people are expressing their affection by swapping passwords to e-mail, Facebook and other accounts.
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