Archives For April 22, 2011

The weird, outrageous, funny, and inspiring.

Study: Married Women Are Happier Than Unmarried Women
The results of a worldwide study presented at the British Sociological Association annual conference in London on Friday found that in countries where marriage was strongly valued, women who lived with their partners but weren’t married were reportedly unhappier than married women.

Children help save elderly man after his car crashes into their home and catches fire
The car demolished the porch of the two-story home, and the roof over the house began to sag. But Brett Gill and his family were more concerned about the man in the car, who was an elderly neighbor. “I thought, ‘That man’s got to be hurting.'” said the elder Gill. That’s when the car caught fire. “The kids ran and got fire extinguishers and the garden hose,” said Gill. “We managed to put the fire out.”

Pastor paid men $1,300 to kill wife, cops say
A Texas pastor charged in the shooting death of his wife paid two men $1,300 to kill the third-grade teacher after telling an alleged middleman that “someone was in his way,” authorities said in court documents released Monday.
Julio Cesar Perez, 40, who leads a small-town church called Manantial de Vida in San Benito, was charged with capital murder and remained in Cameron County jail without bond. He has not yet entered a plea.

Many women would trade a year of life to be thin
Almost one-third of young women would trade at least a year of their lives to have a perfect body, according to a new survey of British undergraduates.
The survey found that 16 percent of young women queried said they’d trade a year of life for their ideal body weight and shape. Ten percent were willing to trade two to five years, and 2 percent were willing to trade up to 10 years of life away. One percent said they would give up 21 years or more.

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