Category «Lifestyle»

Southwest shares photos from first ‘unmanned’ Boeing 737 Max 8 flight with all-female crew

As Southwest staffers aboard a Boeing 737 prepared for takeoff on Oct. 18, they looked around and noticed something unusual. From the pilots to the flight attendants that day, the crew on the new Max 8 aircraft was entirely female.  Follow Southwest Airlines ✔@SouthwestAir The first “unmanned” Southwest flight on a @BoeingAirplanes737 MAX 8! All-female Crew …

‘Racist’ Frontier Airlines passenger tells seat-mate he’s ‘pulling his white card’ during argument

A Phoenix woman is claiming she’ll never fly with Frontier Airlines again after a “racist” passenger loudly declared he was “pulling his white card” during an argument that erupted mid-flight. Furthermore, the Riverfront Times of St. Louis reports that the “drunk” man has yet to be criminally charged for causing a disturbance aboard the flight, despite police …

Hundreds of families block organ donation

Organs from 505 registered donors could not be made available for transplant in the last five years because of objections from relatives. BBC 5 live found that almost a third of families blocked organ donation because they felt the process took “too long”. The law states that consent lies with the deceased, but in practice, …

Novelty contact lenses ‘can cause sight loss’

Eye experts are warning of the risks of wearing novelty contact lenses at Halloween, saying they can cause nasty infections and scratches to the eyes. Cosmetic contact lenses are often sold in joke and fancy-dress shops and on websites, but they come without instructions on safe use. Eye-health professionals say novelty lenses should never be …

IRS to block, suspend tax returns that lack Obamacare disclosures

IRS to block, suspend tax returns that lack Obamacare disclosures  8 Hours Ago | 00:46 The IRS is warning tax professionals that it will block or suspend processing of 2017 income tax returns that do not comply with Obamacare rules requiring filers to disclose their health insurance status. The new move to tighten Americans’ compliance with the Affordable …

Your brain knows when you’ve just died, researchers say

Researchers at New York University’s Langone School of Medicine said in an interview that people who’ve temporarily died are aware that their life has ended, and might be able to hear a doctor announcing their death. Scientists at the New York City school told The Independent newspaper that they’re studying patients who’ve suffered cardiac arrest but have …

More Americans lack health insurance since Trump became president

The number of adults without health insurance has increased 1.4 percentage points since the end of 2016, partially reversing the gains in health coverage seen since the implementation of Obamacare. The nation’s uninsured rate — which fell to a record low of 10.9 percent in the last half of 2016, is now 12.3 percent, according to a Gallup-Sharecare …