Most Positive Articles In The Past 7 Days
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Freddie Flintoff to star in Fat Friends stage musical

Friday 07:01 GMT

Well, Kay Mellor, writer of ITV's Fat Friends worked it out pretty quickly, having cast him in both her latest TV show and now her musical.

Fat Friends featured Ruth Jones, Alison Steadman and Sheridan Smith, who all went on to star in hit BBC drama Gavin and Stacey, written by Jones and Corden. He also currently stars in Sky's panel show League of Their Own, with former Fat Friends star James Corden.

Source: New York Times

Get Well Sooner A Healthier Roommate Could Help

Tuesday 12:50 GMT

For example, a patient who rooms with the healthiest roommate has a hospital stay that is about eight hours shorter, requiring 27 percent less medical attention, and costing about $840 less, compared with a patient with the sickest roommate.

Despite the potential risks and preferences, having a hospital roommate, and a healthier one in particular, may be better than having no roommate. And some studies indicate that single rooms reduce the spread of flu and other infections, though the evidence is not conclusive.

Source: NBC News

Homeless at 16, this CEO is now helping others find shelter

Thursday 20:08 GMT

The Melbourne, Australia native purchased four homes, and she’s working with local agencies to find homeless youth, individuals and families who need long-term places to stay in order to get back on their feet.

Inspired by her own less-than-ideal circumstances growing up, Pearce realized that she now has the unique ability to truly impact the homeless in a way that few can afford. Luckily, a math teacher at her high school helped her find a home for girls in tough situations who were working to finish their education.

Source: Common Domain

Why did these generic drugs’ prices jump as much as 85%?

Saturday 11:48 GMT

On June 13, as members of a Senate health panel gathered to discuss the rising cost of prescription drugs, the prices of 14 common medications were increased by some 20% to 85%.

Shares of the SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF XPH, +1.32% have risen 5.3% over the last three months, compared with a 6.8% rise in the Health Care Select Sector SPDR XLV, +1.04% and a 4.1% rise in the S&P 500 SPX, -0.05%

Source: Global News

Warren Buffet’s company invests into troubled Home Capital Group

Friday 13:39 GMT

Home Capital Group Inc. says American investment firm Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has agreed to indirectly acquire $400 million of its common shares in a private placement and provide a new $2 billion line of credit to its subsidiary, Home Trust Company.

Warren Buffett has $73B problem: cash is piling up faster than he can invest it. The Berksire Hathaway agreement comes a day after Home Capital Group said it was selling $1.2 billion in mortgage assets to KingSett Capital, a private equity firm focused on real estate, as it looks to regain its footing following a flood of customer withdrawals from their savings accounts.

Source: Common Domain

Home Prices in Prime Paris Finally Rising After Years of Stagnation

Friday 18:18 GMT

Prices of homes in prime Paris rose 4.3% in February, compared to the same time period in 2016, according to a report from Savills, a real estate firm.

Savills said lower interest rates and more flexible sellers were also factors in the rising prices, which have been stagnant in recent years. And ultra high-end properties are selling for between €1,900 and €2,800 (US$2,119 and $3,123) per square foot.

Source: CBS News

Average teens as sedentary as 60-year-olds, study finds

Tuesday 15:30 GMT

Here's some compelling evidence that Americans have become a sedentary bunch: Research suggests that the average teen is no more active than the average 60-year-old.

Our study suggests that these efforts should consider time of day and also focus on increasing lower-intensity physical activity and reducing inactivity," Zipunnikov said.

Source: Common Domain

Proposal Puts Focus on Share Class Structure

Tuesday 11:48 GMT

A proposal being floated by a large index firm could force finance chiefs at companies like Alphabet Inc., Facebook Inc. and Ford Motor Co. to choose between keeping their place in broad stock benchmarks or changing their share class structures.

Whether barring companies with unequal voting rights from indexes would prompt them to opt for a different share class structure when going public is uncertain.

Source: Global News

Steve Irwin, Carrie Underwood, Snoop Dogg to get stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Saturday 18:15 GMT

READ MORE: Terri Irwin remembers late husband Steve Irwin on 25th wedding anniversary. “Beyond excited to share with you all that we have just received news that Dad will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” Bindi tweeted with a photo of herself and her father.

In addition to Irwin, Carrie Underwood, Snoop Dogg,  Shonda Rhimes, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Mary J. Blige and late entertainer Bernie Mac will be receiving a star.

Source: Washington Post

Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool cleaned and refilled after duckling deaths

Tuesday 14:40 GMT

About 80 ducklings had died there recently, and officials from the National Park Service had said they believed it was because of a parasite in snails that lived in the water.

Kristine Neece wrote on Facebook, “It was interesting to see it empty yesterday with people walking and biking inside of it.

Source: Global News

Here are the 10 most expensive homes in New Brunswick on the market right now

Friday 19:20 GMT

New Brunswick might have one of the most affordable housing markets in the country, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a fair share of expensive homes in the province.

An oceanfront estate the takes in the Bay of Fundy, Chacook and St. Andrews harbours, this 4,200-square-foot home feature a 360-degree turret that you can use to enjoy the view.

Source: Global News

Alberta cottages priciest in Canada, at over $800K: Royal LePage

Wednesday 19:11 GMT

Vancouverites and Torontonians may be sparking bidding wars over vacation homes in their provinces, but it’s Alberta that has Canada’s priciest cottages.

That’s significantly more than buyers are paying even in British Columbia and Ontario, where the frenzied mindset of the Vancouver and Toronto real estate markets is spreading to cottage country, according to Royal LePage. Prices in the province were driven primarily by a “limited availability of lakefront property in close proximity to major city centres,” as well as a growing demand stemming from a recovering local economy, the report noted.

Source: Global News

TSB frustrated with lack of action on decades-old requests to record flight data in small planes

Wednesday 21:06 GMT

MRU plane that crashed near Calgary had no cockpit voice recorder, flight data recorder: TSB. An October 2016 plane crash near Kelowna, B.C. brought the issue of lightweight flight recorders back into the spotlight.

Lightweight flight recorders can capture everything from cockpit audio to flight data, which can be played back from one of three separate recordings on the device. While the typical black boxes in airliners are used in big aircraft, a solution for smaller aircraft hasn’t been developed until recently.

Source: BBC

In pictures: Entertainment and arts honours

Sunday 20:58 GMT

A host of leading figures from the world of arts and entertainment have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Billy Connolly, the Scottish comedian and actor known to millions as 'The Big Yin', receives a knighthood for services to entertainment and charity. The 74-year-old told the BBC he was "very pleased" by an honour that was "never on the horizon" when he was growing up in Glasgow in the 1940s and '50s.

Source: New York Times

Draft Order on Drug Prices Proposes Easing Regulations

Thursday 01:41 GMT

A draft of an executive order on drug prices appears to give the pharmaceutical industry much of what it has asked for — and no guarantee that costs to consumers will drop.

The draft, which The New York Times obtained on Tuesday, is light on specifics but clear on philosophy: Easing regulatory hurdles for the drug industry is the best way to get prices down. The proposals identify some issues that have stoked public outrage — such as the high out-of-pocket costs for medicines — but it largely leaves the drug industry unscathed.

Source: Common Domain

When Kamala Harris and women everywhere do their job well, they get called 'hysterical'

Sunday 13:37 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Navy sailors made tough call to seal flooding ship compartments, unclear if survivors were inside

Thursday 22:53 GMT
Source: New York Times

Blue Apron Pursues I.P.O. as Amazon Looms Over Industry

Wednesday 01:32 GMT
Source: Global News

Flint airport attack suspect Amor Ftouhi was caretaker at Montreal apartment building

Friday 19:19 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Murdochs' bid for Sky could undergo further regulatory scrutiny in Britain

Wednesday 17:20 GMT
Source: Global News

London fights division, anger after series of attacks, deadly fire

Wednesday 21:06 GMT
Source: Global News

Guns kill or wound at least 19 children every day in the U.S., study says

Tuesday 17:20 GMT
Source: CBS News

Man indicted for hate crime for Texas mosque fire

Saturday 20:04 GMT
Source: Global News

Summer weather forecast 2017: What’s in store for Canadians

Saturday 21:05 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Trump would further damage U.S. manufacturing if he restricts steel imports

Saturday 23:45 GMT
Source: New York Times

The Times’s Resident Expert for a World on Fire

Saturday 23:44 GMT
Source: CBS News

Facebook brings anti-terror initiative to U.K. following attacks

Saturday 15:30 GMT
Source: BBC

Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech

Saturday 07:00 GMT
Source: CBS News

Budget cuts threaten rollout of earthquake early warning system

Saturday 16:25 GMT

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