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Family gets $4 discount on restaurant bill for their `well behaved kids`

Family gets $4 discount on restaurant bill for their `well behaved kids` New York, Feb 8 : A family from Washington got a reduction from their bill because their three children were so well-behaved during the visit.

Laura King, 28, was delighted when 4 dollars were deducted from her receipt at an Italian restaurant in Poulsbo, Washington.

"This was definitely a random act of kindness. We didn't go to the restaurant expecting a reward. We expect our kids to act this way whenever we are out and about. This was just a small surprise," she told the New York Daily News.


CEOs with large signatures likelier to be narcissistic

CEOs with large signatures likelier to be narcissistic New York, Feb 8 : Chief executives officers with large signatures are more likely to be narcissists, a new study has suggests.

They're also more likely to get higher pay checks and ironically, run their companies in their ground by making poor decisions.

"We find that CEO signature size is positively associated with a number of proxies for overinvestment, and that abnormal investment by narcissists destroys firm value via reduced sales growth and future revenues," the University of North Carolina study states.


Why men over 50 should date boomer women

New York, Feb 8 : Men over 50 are able to start second families with younger women, but not the other way around.

Many boomer men date younger women exclusively, relegating a vast number of incredible boomer women to wonder if or when men will ever "get it" when it comes to what they're missing in terms of dating, sex and relationships with women their age.

Men and women are equally eager to respond to their sexual desires, particularly after long, self-imposed sexual dry spells in bad marriages.

Women seem more controlled in terms of wanting an emotional component to become sexual again.


Bangladeshi Federal Reserve Bank bomb plotter pleads guilty

Bangladeshi Federal Reserve Bank bomb plotter pleads guilty New York, Feb 8 : A Bangladeshi man who tried to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has pleaded guilty to detonating what he thought was an 1,000-pound car bomb.

Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, admitted in Brooklyn federal court to his destructive ambitions that undercover cops foiled in October.

He admitted that he had an `intention to commit a violent, jihadist act'.

According to the New York Daily News, if the would-be terrorist had gone to trial and been found guilty he would have received a life sentence.


US drone attacks kill hundreds of Afghan children, says UN

US drone attacks kill hundreds of Afghan children, says UN New York, Feb 8 : U. S. military attacks, including drone strikes, have killed hundreds of children in Afghanistan over the last four years, a U. N. body has said.

The Geneva-based Committee on the Rights of the Child said the casualties were `due notably to reported lack of precautionary measures and indiscriminate use of force.'

The committee was reviewing a range of U. S. policies affecting children for the first time since 2008, the last year of the Bush administration and the year Barack Obama was first elected president, the News York Post reports.


Australians win race to top of Empire State Building

Australians win race to top of Empire State BuildingNew York, Feb 8 - Australia's Mark Bourne won the race to the top of the Empire State Building, an event that drew more than 730 runners who vied to be the first up the 1,576 steps inside New York's most famous skyscraper, while countrywoman Suzy Walsham took the women's crown.

The 29-year-old Bourne, who specializes in endurance races, ran up 86 floors in 10 minutes 12 seconds Wednesday night, breaking the record set by Germany's Thomas Dold, the winner of the seven previous editions of the race but a no-show this year due to illness.


Personalized health care will revolutionize 21st century medicine, claims Indian-origin professor

Personalized health care will revolutionize 21st century medicine, claims Indian-origin professor New York, Feb 7 : Personalized health care will revolutionize 21st century medicine, an Indian-origin professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology has said.

Professor Atam Dhawan's made the prediction at a recent international conference in India, which focused on a closer look at personalized or point-of-care healthcare.

Dhawan, an electrical engineer, pointed out that the last century witnessed a technology revolution in medicine and health through instrumentation, computer and information and communication technologies.


NBA: LA Lakers win third consecutive road game

NBA: LA Lakers win third consecutive road gameNew York, Feb 7 : The Los Angeles Lakers controlled the ball so well that Brooklyn Nets players couldn't get one single point in the final two minutes, ensuring a 92-83 victory for the visitors in the NBA contest.

Howard missed his third consecutive game with a torn labrum in his right shoulder and World Peace was suspended by the NBA for grabbing and striking Detroit's Brandon Knight Sunday. So, the Lakers were without their two best defenders, though they still did a good job Tuesday night.


5 ways to end affair guilt

New York, Feb. 7 : A woman who has cheated on her husband or boyfriend will be dealing with the destructive aftermath and feeling extremely guilty.

Heartbreak expert Marina Pearson has given five steps, which women can follow to get over their affair guilt.

Firstly, the woman should forgive herself for having an affair, because if they don't do this they won't be able to live in peace or bring proper happiness to anyone else around them, the Huffington Post reported.

Another way for the woman to get over their affair guilt is that they practice acceptance, they have to accept that they had an affair and they did cause a lot of suffering.


Things not known about singles revealed

New York, Feb 7 : Since everyone navigates singledom differently, a dating website in the US has helped shed more light on what the single life entails.

Match. com's 3rd annual "Singles In America" survey, conducted in association with biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher and Kinsey Institute, evolutionary biologist Dr. Justin R. Garcia, polled 5,000 single men and women and over 1,000 married individuals about sex and relationships.

The participants, who were not drawn from Match. com's member pool but instead represent a national representative sample, answered over 200 questions each.


Monopoly fans replace iron token with cat

Monopoly fans replace iron token with cat New York, Feb. 7 : Fans of the iconic game Monopoly have retired iron as a token and have replaced it with a cat, toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced on Wednesday.

The results were announced after the shoe, wheelbarrow and iron were neck and neck for elimination in the final hours of voting, which sparked passionate efforts by fans to save their favourite pieces, and by businesses eager to capitalize on publicity surrounding tokens that represent their products, the New York Daily News reported.

The voting on Facebook closed just before midnight on Tuesday, marking the first time that fans have had a say on the replacement of the token.


Valentine’s Day gifts that could get you dumped

Valentine’s Day gifts that could get you dumped New York, Feb 6 : From giving your partner a gym membership to the newfound horror that is the "Fifty Shades of Grey" toy set, these are certain Valentine's Day gifts that can pretty much guarantee the end of your relationship.

According to the Huffington Post, one such gift are sex checks. The description boasts, "Who says money can't buy you love?" which we're pretty sure was the original slogan for prostitution.

Another is a gym membership. Everyone wants a gym membership, but no one wants to be told they need one.


Man downs entire pizza in 60 seconds as Super Bowl stunt

Man downs entire pizza in 60 seconds as Super Bowl stunt New York, Feb. 6 : Japan's superstar competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi wolfed down an entire Domino's pizza in less than 60 seconds in his own halftime Super Bowl show on Sunday.

The surprisingly slim 34-year-old ate the fast food in front of cheering frat boys in the party, the New York Daily reported.

Kobayashi was reportedly paid 1,500 dollars for his performance.

The footage posted on YouTube shows the Japan native folding the pizza slices into bite-size chunks and then washing them down with water.


5 reasons for female infidelity revealed

New York, Feb. 5 : Cultural stereotypes inform that it's mostly men who cheat on their wives or girlfriends and not the other way around, but clinical research details that nearly as many women cheat as their counterpart.

Women who step out on their husband or their significant other, do so for any number of reasons, the five most common of which are:

Firstly, the woman must feel that she is underappreciated, neglected, or ignored, the Huffington Post reported.

A woman who felt more like a housekeeper, financial provider, or nanny than a wife or girlfriend is more susceptible to finding an external situation, which brings attention and appreciation for who she is rather than the functions that she performs.


NYC woman sues yoga class after employee pleasures himself next to her

NYC woman sues yoga class after employee pleasures himself next to her New York, Feb 5 : A woman from Upper West Side, has filed a lawsuit claiming that she was meditating after her regular yoga class when she opened her eyes and discovered a maintenance man at the studio pleasuring himself two feet away from her.

Her suit against Equinox said that after Keiko Herskovitz saw the man masturbating, she was quick to respond "What are you doing?"

According to papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, the man quickly covered himself with a yoga blanket and ran out of the room in the alleged incident that happened on January 26, the New York Daily News reported.


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