Sport

Bairstow will not play again until next year after surgery on broken leg

Jonny Bairstow has announced he will not play again this year after undergoing successful surgery on a broken leg and dislocated ankle. The 33-year-old will miss the T20 World Cup in Australia and his country’s Test series in Pakistan after sustaining the injury early last month having slipped during a round of golf. “The actual […]

Lifestyle

Instagram ‘post-baby’ body shots don’t reflect average women

Millions of women routinely check Instagram after giving birth, only to see posts by other new moms showing off how fast they got back into svelte shape. Of course, photos like those can be a real downer for women who don’t have the time or resources to lose pregnancy weight that quickly. Are they “failures” […]

Business

Bear trap?

A look at the day ahead in Asian markets from Jamie McGeever Genuine turning point, or classic bear market rally? World markets continue to rip higher as the dollar, bond yields and Fed interest rate expectations decline, confounding even the biggest optimists who had called for a positive start to the fourth quarter. The strength […]

Technology

Spotify keeps making it harder for me to listen to music

Thursday morning, I woke up in a haze and decided to listen to ambient music while I drank my first cup of coffee. The night before, I’d saved an album to Spotify, but when I fumbled through the panels of the desktop app, I couldn’t find it. The menu was full of recommendations and recent […]

News

Bear visits California home to eat trash, swim in pool

A bear paid a visit to a California home and was caught on camera feasting on trash and taking a dip in the house’s backyard pool and hot tub. Alon Antebi of Chatsworth said his fiancee, Mindie Hernandez, captured video of the bear spotted wandering around the couple’s home on Sunday. Antebi said the bear […]

Sport

Maddison eases Leicester to win to deepen Nottingham Forest’s woes

Just as the conversation around James Maddison’s continued England exclusion was beginning to grow tiresome, he turned in an irresistible display as Leicester City routed rivals Nottingham Forest to move off the bottom of the table and pile the pressure on Steve Cooper, who conceded his team are still adapting to the harshest of surroundings. […]

Lifestyle

IV immune globulin bests placebo for dermatomyositis

Significantly more adults with dermatomyositis receiving intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) versus placebo have a response of at least minimal improvement, according to a study published in the Oct. 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Rohit Aggarwal, M.D., from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and colleagues conducted a randomized, placebo-controlled trial […]

Business

Dollar slides as U.S. yields ease; euro, sterling jump

The dollar slid against most major currencies on Tuesday as the yield on the benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury fell after Australia’s central bank surprised investors with a smaller-than-expected interest rate hike, with the euro climbing more than 1%. The Australian dollar was down 0.2% at $0.6503, dragged down after the move by the Reserve Bank […]

Technology

USB kills off SuperSpeed branding as it tries to simplify its ubiquitous connector

The SuperSpeed USB branding is no more thanks to a new set of guidelines currently being rolled out by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the body that manages and maintains the USB standard. It’s part of a rebranding initiative that the organization kicked off last year with the introduction of a new series of packaging, […]

News

New Orleans man’s 16.4-foot okra plant breaks world record

A New Orleans man earned a Guinness World Records title by growing an okra plant that reached heights of 16.4 feet. Jack Sweeney said the plant he affectionately dubbed “Big Okra” seemed like it might be a world record when it grew to be taller than his house. “This is Big Okra, you know, he’s […]