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UK hospitals report dramatic rise in self-poisonings

Self-poisonings resulting in hospital admissions rose more than 50 precent over the last decade in the U.K., according to new figures from Britain’s National Health Service. The British Red Cross targeted young people in a new campaign warning of the dangers of self-poisoning and offering first aid information for cases…

Chris Christie reveals he had weight loss surgery

New Jersey’s Gov. Chris Christie (R) revealed Monday that he underwent gastric band surgery in February of this year in order to lose weight. According to the New York Post, the outspoken Christie was thinking less of a bid for higher office than he was his ability to be around…

Harvard conservative tries to gay-bash deceased economist Keynes

UPDATED BELOW Controversial British expatriate author and Harvard professor Niall Ferguson said on Friday that economist John Maynard Keynes’ ideas were fundamentally flawed and lacked concern for future generations because Keynes was gay and childless. According to Financial Advisor magazine, Ferguson (who is no relation to this reporter) made the…

Maher: Boston bombers f*cked with the wrong ‘peace-loving Christian people’

Friday night on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher dedicated a portion of his weekly “New Rules” segment to admonishing the people who believe that the U.S. civilian justice system isn’t adequate to adjudicate the cases of terrorism suspects. “New Rule,” he said, displaying a photo of Boston…

Benedict Cumberbatch discusses the isolation of playing Khan in new ‘Star Trek’

In this video from the Associated Press, stars of the new J. J. Abrams film, “Star Trek Into Darkness” discuss the film and the experience of making it at its gala premiere in London. Fans of the British TV series “Sherlock” will be excited to see this interview with Benedict…

Oklahoma man arrested in 21-year-old multiple murder case

Officials in Oklahoma have made an arrest in connection with a triple murder case dating back to 1992. According to the Associated Press, Grover J. Prewitt Jr., 60, of Bristow, Oklahoma was arrested Thursday as an accessory after the fact in the murders of Wendy Camp, 23; her daughter Cynthia…

Singer Annie Lennox: Men need to be feminists

Scottish singer and activist Annie Lennox spoke in Capetown, South Africa Thursday about violence against women and the importance of men joining the movement to liberate all women. According to South Africa’s iOL News, Lennox stressed the need for all people to work together to make the world a safe…

French sheep used to mow Paris green spaces

French shepherd Gilles Amar has a novel way of earning a living as a professional landscaper. Amar himself isn’t the one cutting the grass however: his flock of sheep and goats are. Using a kind of mobile pen on wheels, Amar takes the flock grazing in Paris suburb of Bagnolet,…

Fourteen-year-old’s iPad and piggy bank stolen by woman he hired for sex

Police in Prospect Heights, Illinois arrested a Milwaukee woman Thursday who allegedly pepper sprayed and robbed a 14-year-old boy who tried to hire her for sex. According to the Chicago Tribune, 22-year-old Dareka R. Brooks is set to be arraigned in Cook County Circuit Court on Friday on charges of…

Maddow to O’Reilly: ‘How do you handle the rest of humanity when you are so great?’

Thursday night on Bravo TV’s “Watch What Happens Live,” host Andy Cohen welcomed MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, host of “The Rachel Maddow Show.” Cohen showed Maddow several photos of celebrities and asked her to say the first question that she would ask each of them if they were guests on her…

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