Yoga greatly reduces high blood pressure, new research says

Could downward dog be the new drug-free solution to high blood pressure? Some are saying, ‘Yes!’ High blood pressure is the single biggest trigger of heart disease and stroke, according to the U.S. Department of Health, and around 12,000,000 adults are taking prescription drugs to treat their high blood pressure. Well now, new research suggests Yoga could greatly reduce blood pressure. New research suggests that just 15 minutes of Yoga daily can reduce blood pressure so significantly, people can eventually ditch […]

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Dorothy’s ruby slippers have been found 13 years after they were stolen

Glinda, the Good Witch in “The Wizard of Oz,” says it best when she describes the appeal of those ruby red slippers to the Wicked Witch of the West: “Their magic must be very powerful, or she wouldn’t want them so badly.” And so, for 13 years, the fate of a missing pair of red sequined slippers worn by actress Judy Garland as Dorothy has eluded law enforcement. But there’s no place like home, as they say, and the shoes […]

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Fine dining at America’s biggest home

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Walking through one of the three hydroponic greenhouses he oversees at the Biltmore estate, Eli Herman notices that the nasturtiums are growing “like crazy.” “I don’t know if you guys have any use for nasturtium greens,” says Herman, Biltmore’s Field to Table operations manager, talking with the estate executive chef Mark DeMarco. “You know who could take those? Cole Pate at the Bistro,” DeMarco says, referring to his sous chef at a restaurant on the estate. “Send […]

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Disneyland to serve alcohol to general public for first time

ORLANDO – After more than 60 years of teetotal fun, Disneyland Resort in California will begin serving alcohol to the general public in 2019. It’s a watershed travel moment — right now if you fancy a beer between roller coaster rides, your only choice is to bag an invite to the enigmatic and private Club 33 in New Orleans Square. But thanks to the hotly anticipated “Star Wars: Galaxy Edge” — due to open next year — any Disney adult […]

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Woman finds son’s lost baseball glove at thrift store 40 years later, 1100 miles away

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio — A boy’s lost baseball glove is found over a thousand miles away 40 years later. The story begins at Todd Field in Willoughby four decades ago. Then 12-year-old Christopher Lisi was playing in a championship tournament, according to WJW. “He says he remembers they took pictures and everything and he must have left his mitt at the ballpark at Todd Field in Willoughby,” said Julie Anne Lisi, Christopher’s mother. Christopher went back the next day in search […]

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He lived in a crack house. Now he’s guiding people out of addiction, with meditation

Vinny Ferraro makes his way to a chair at the front of a dim, chatter-filled room. Most Friday nights in San Francisco, he leads a meditation and an open discussion group session. And tonight is that night. Once seated, Ferraro bends down to remove his shoes. He then sits up straight, closes his eyes and takes a deep breath before opening his eyes to say, “All right, all right, all right, y’all. Let’s bring it in.” Everyone — from ex-cons […]

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Study will pay people to eat avocados every single day for 6 months

If you’re the kind of person who’ll willingly pay extra for guac and thinks avocado toast is life, four universities are looking for you. Researchers from Loma Linda University, Penn State, Tufts University and the University of California, Los Angeles will pay you to eat avocados every day for six months. It seems like too good to be true, but it’s not a stunt. This is for science. Researchers are calling it “The Habitual Diet and Avocado Trial,” and according […]

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Whataburger surprises Texas singer Randy Rogers with unique boots

Texas country star Randy Rogers is getting a belated birthday gift — check out these boots! — a one-of-a-kind pair of Whataburger cowboy boots. Rogers tweeted out a picture of the rare boots, thanking Whataburger for the gift, and his fans just loved it. Rogers posted, “I will always love you @whataburger! Thank you for my bday gift. I’m the envy of many of my friends.” Bad news is the boots are not for sale to the general public, so it […]

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Video shows Bee Man removing massive hornets’ nest from car in Ohio

ALLIANCE, Ohio – A video of Ohio’s Bee Man removing a massive European Hornets’ nest from a car Sunday has gone viral. Travis Watson, owner of The Bee Man, LLC. removed the nest from an El Camino in Alliance, Ohio. Watson told WJW that European Hornets, who are a new bee in the area, build their nests in enclosed spaces. He explained that in nature that means they build nests in the hollows of trees. “Their queens emerge from hibernation […]

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More than 20 vintage TVs left on neighborhood front porches: ‘It’s so weird’

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – A Virginia neighborhood woke up to find dozens of vintage box television sets sitting on their front porches. The bizarre discoveries were made by families in the Grey Oaks subdivision in Glen Allen on Thursday morning. “I was leaving for work this morning and I go out the garage door. As I pass through it looked like I had a package on the front door,” Robyn Schorr told WTVR. “I told my husband to get the package […]

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