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A major new cultural landmark now graces the countryside in central Scotland as the breathtaking Kelpies sculptures near Falkirk was officially launched Thursday and will open to the public Easter Monday.

Video: First luxury hotel for cats in Paris

Paris cat lovers now have the ideal solution when going away on vacation. A luxury hotel for cats offering everything they need, including luxury rooms, "gourmet" food and even a communal games room. All this plus around-the-clock care and attention.

Super manager Mourinho gets supercar

In international soccer circles, Jose Mourinho has acquired a reputation as a super manager, so Russian collection house Raff House has commissioned a supercar for him and about him.

School official kills self as hopes for ferry passengers diminish

An assistant principal from the high school attended by hundreds of students aboard the South Korean ferry that sank in the Yellow Sea this week committed suicide Friday outside a gymnasium where parents of the presumed victims had gathered.

Video of Air Canada baggage handlers roughly throwing suitcases

Air Canada has some explaining to do after a man posted a video of the airline's baggage handlers roughly throwing suitcases several metres down a staircase/ramp. The man was in a plane when he filmed it and he then posted it later on Youtube.

Op-Ed: Violence against healthcare workers ‘endemic’ — New study

The Lancet has published a truly appalling report on the subject of violence against healthcare workers. This is now a global plague, and the prognosis is anything but good.

World's Toughest Job: How does your job compare?

After placing job advertisements for the role, referred to as 'Director of Operations', 24 people applied and interviewed for the world's toughest job which required 135 hour work weeks and no vacations.

Photo Essay: Lots of fun at the farm Special

Willows Farm is located in leafy Hertfordshire, a county in England. The farm is aimed at children and attracts hundreds of visitors each day. This Easter the Digital Journal paid a visit.

Vermont first state to pass mandatory GMO food-labeling law

Monsanto and other companies making food with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are in the habit of winning, of having states and entire countries not require mandatory labeling of GMOs. But not this time, not in Vermont.

San Francisco Supervisor takes precautions to annual 'pot party' Special

At noon this past Wednesday April 16, Supervisor London Breed announced a comprehensive plan to deal with the anticipated, un-permitted “420” gathering in Golden Gate Park.

Volkswagen recalls 26,000 new cars over possible fire risk

The Volkswagen Group has confirmed that it is recalling over 26,000 brand new 2014-model year cars from across the range over a possible fire risk.

Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is pregnant with her first child. Chelsea made the announcement at a public event with her mother.

Search for plane debris on ocean surface ending

Authorities investigating the still-unexplained disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 say their search for debris floating in the Indian Ocean is ending and efforts will shift to the seabed.

Study shows fitness trackers help older people lose weight

A study from Wake Forest University in the U.S. shows the use of fitness trackers helps older people to lose weight. The researchers worked with 48 obese persons from 65 to 79 for ten months.

World's most expensive restaurant to open in Ibiza, Spain

If traveling to Ibiza in the Balearic Islands this summer, put around 1,500 euros per person aside for an exclusive meal while you are in town. Yes, that is around $2,075 per head, at what will probably be the most expensive restaurant in the world.

Toyota revamps Camry in face of mounting competition

Toyota is freshening up it top-selling Camry mid-sized sedan for 2015, barely halfway into its current generation cycle, in response to increasing competition from its rivals.

Portland dumps 38 million gallons of water after man pees in it

The city of Portland has emptied out a water reservoir that had been full of 38 million gallons of the city's drinking water. Why? Because video surveillance caught a 19-year-old man urinating into the water.

Study finds couples who sleep close together are happier

A study from the University of Hertfordshire in the U.K. polled 1,000 people about how they sleep with their partner. The study found that the closer couples slept to one another, the happier they are.

New study finds casual pot use alters the brain

Young adults who occasionally use pot show abnormalities in two key areas of their brain related to emotion, motivation, and decision making, new research reveals.

Study of young marijuana users' brains shows abnormalities

An American study on young people who use marijuana up to 4 times each week has found their brains show abnormalities that could indicate cognitive problems. The study was published in the Wednesday issue of the 'Journal of Neurosciences.'

Spanking children may encourage more bad behavior, study says

A new study into the effects of corporal punishment on children suggests that spanking a child encourages them to misbehave more often.

Hospital visits fell when seniors got drug coverage

Eleven years ago Bob Bennett, then a Republican senator from Utah, made a fiscal sales pitch for including prescription drugs in Medicare coverage for seniors.

Canadians' mental health records shared with FBI, border patrol

Canadian police departments have been sharing mental health information of Canadians by uploading it to a database that the FBI and U.S. Customs has access to, which has been used to deny entry by border control agents.

Seven biggest fertility misconceptions Special

In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week on April 20-26, the physician team at Fertility Centers of Illinois shares with Digital Journal the seven biggest fertility misconceptions they hear in their offices.

Man becomes organ donor, shoots himself in the head

A 50-year-old man walked into University Hospital La Fe in Valencia, Spain on Monday morning with a revolver hidden in his belt. After applying to become an organ donor, he committed suicide in the bathroom.

Technology driving big changes for car shopping

The days of sauntering onto a car lot, ill-equipped with knowledge or insight, and falling prey to the cunning ways of the opportunistic car salesman are long gone.

Goat to be cloned to treat rare genetic disorder

Scientists in Brazil have genetically modified a goat to produce milk with an enzyme to treat a rare genetic disorder, O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper reported Tuesday.The goat, named "Gluca," is the first of its kind in South America.

Op-Ed: Doctors discourage others from joining the profession

According to The Daily Beast, nine out of 10 doctors discourage others from joining the profession, and 300 physicians commit suicide every year. A few years ago, physicians were named as having the second-most suicidal occupation.

Brain scan shows which vegetative patients have hope

A hi-tech scanner can help tell whether a brain-injured patient who appears to be in a vegetative state has a chance of regaining some consciousness, a study said Tuesday.

Is Kombucha really the 'elixir of life'?

Kombucha, often referred to as the "elixir of life" due to its numerous potential health benefits, has raised some controversy as it became popular in recent years.

Jillian Michaels is a 'natural' on her new tour

"I have a secret," Jillian Michaels, a well-respected health and fitness expert of "The Biggest Loser" fame, said last week during a stop on her nationwide tour at Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, Illinois.

Why acupuncture can alleviate suffering for your pets Promoted

Although it's long been used on humans to manage pain, acupuncture isn't commonly associated with pet health. But clinics and pet owners are seeing a growth in pet acupuncture so much so it's hard to deny the method's efficacy.

Op-Ed: Cheesecake maker hopes to get some help with his cafe Special

For cheesecake lovers, there is two basic styles of cheesecake, East Coast or "New York style" and of course "West Coast" or as cafe owner Kevin Fay would call his version, "California style" cheesecake.

Chinese herbal medicine has potential for treating hepatitis C

A compound isolated from Chinese herbal medicines that was found to inhibit hepatitis C activity by approximately 90 percent. The compound is isolated from a herb.

Photo Essay: Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area Special

One of the biggest secrets of British Columbia's interior is a plethora of walking trails to see close-up the natural wildlife in a setting that stresses conservation.

Study finds low blood sugar makes married couples' fights worse

Scientists at Ohio State University have published a study which suggests low blood sugar can cause big-time arguments among married couples. The study also supports a long-held notion that hungry people are more prone to anger than the well-fed.

Low blood sugar bad for marital bliss: study

Low blood sugar isn't good for marital bliss because it makes spouses more prone to anger and aggression, says a new study.

Younger teens account for 1 in 4 teen births

Births to younger teens aged 15 to 17 years account for over a quarter of teen births. That is nearly 1,700 births a week, according to U.S. government stats.

'Junk food' banned from U.S. schools July 1

All junk food in a la carte lunches, vending machines, student stores and even fundraisers, including bake sales, will be banned from United States schools as of July 1. Some parents think the move is great, but others are highly critical.

Homeless people in NYC are living inside the Manhattan Bridge

Even though the homeless rate across the nation has declined, the homeless rate in New York City has increased by more than 13 percent from the prior year. According to some sources, some of the homeless are living inside the Manhattan Bridge,

Chinese herb beats drug at rheumatoid arthritis: study

A Chinese herb called thunder god vine works better than a widely-prescribed pharmaceutical drug at easing rheumatoid arthritis, a study published on Monday said.
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