Saturday, August 22, 2015

conjoined twins

It's not something we hear about every day but 1 in 25,000 to 80,000 pregnancies results in conjoined twins.  Most don't make it.  But one expectant mother in Minnesota is determined to see this pregnancy through.  Hannah, the stronger twin is expected to survive but Olivia is not.  Mom, Amber McCullough, has traveled to Colorado and will be giving birth in about a week.  She's dealing with a whole range of emotions as the birth nears.  twins

Friday, August 21, 2015


A teen came upon a couple arguing and he could see fear in the woman's face so he decided to get involved.  He didn't confront anyone; instead he became the man's friend.  He even bought them bus tickets and then traveled with them.  After reaching their destination, he took the couple out to dinner and gave them money.  During dinner, he slipped away to call the police who showed up and arrested the man.  Even though Malyk Bonnet didn't know it, he had just saved a woman from a kidnapping.  The police have raised money to reimburse Malyk for the money he spent on the couple and plan to give him an award.  The woman is very grateful for being rescued from her ex.  another hero

Monday, August 17, 2015

jail time for a color

The Stout family live in an area that is governed by a homeowner's association.  There are a lot of rules but they have followed all of them until they painted their daughters' swing set purple.  Now they're involved in a lawsuit that could end them in jail.  Why is the color purple offensive to the association?  Because it isn't harmonious with the surrounding community.  What?  That's just crazy to possibly go to jail over something so silly.  The homeowner's association needs to get over themselves.  wrong color

Sunday, August 16, 2015

no smoking in cars

The UK has passed a law that will protect children from harmful chemicals.  Any adult (17 or older) caught smoking in a car with a minor present will be fined.  The only exception is a convertible with the top down.  Even if the windows are open, air conditioning is running, or sitting with the door open, it's still a ticket-able offense.  Now if only the US would follow suit.  smoking law

Friday, August 14, 2015

special helmets

Little Jack was born with a condition called craniosynostosis.  Babies have to wear a helmet to keep their skull growing properly.  Jack's dad decided to class up his helmets by making them look like helmets from Star Wars. helmets

Thursday, August 13, 2015

beautiful hotel

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat recognizes buildings that meet a high level of sustainability.  This year they have given their nod to PARKROYAL on Pickering in Shanghai.  It includes plenty of green space and sustainability.  It is really a beautiful hotel.  12 stories of beauty

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Meghan Trainor

The "All About That Bass" singer has had to cancel the remainder of her tour because of vocal chord problems.  Looks like she will have to have surgery to correct it.  She has apologized to her opening acts and the fans.  Here's wishing her a fast recovery.  Meghan