Sneezing is an astoundingly powerful human action, blasting mucus and air from the nose and mouth at up to 100 miles per hour, according to the Cleveland Clinic. That power exists whether a sneeze is held in or not. "Occasionally, people will cause some damage to their eardrums or their sinuses if they stifle a very violent sneeze," Rachel Szekely, an immunologist at Cleveland Clinic, said in an article urging people to sneeze freely and not to hold back posted on the health provider's website.
The front yard of the house in the quiet neighborhood in Perris, California, was often overgrown with weeds nearly six feet tall. There were no toys, no bicycles in the front yard, neighbors said. More than a dozen children supposedly lived inside the home, but they never came outside to play. On Sunday morning, authorities found 13 brothers and sisters held captive in the home, with several shackled to beds with chains and padlocks, "in dark and foul-smelling" conditions, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Donald Trump's first stop Monday was Trump International Golf Club, apparently beginning the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with golf rather than the charitable service the slain civil rights leader's family has urged as the best way to memorialize him. The morning after declaring "I'm not a racist," Trump began his Monday the same way he has begun each day of the three-day holiday weekend: with tweets sent before leaving his private Mar-a-Lago estate and then a short motorcade to the golf club.
MINNEAPOLIS - They love their history here, revel in it, tortuous as it may be. Glorious new U.S. Bank Stadium boasts of it around every corner. Bud Grant's first headset, silver footballs to memorialize Cris Carter's 1,000 catches, photographs by former linebacker Matt Blair of training camp days out at Mankato State, and statues of the Purple People Eaters themselves, sitting on an icy bench when they still had the fortitude to play outside.
I grew up eating Dannon strawberry yogurt while my brother began hoarding the lemon flavor long before he could utter the words lemon or yogurt. My kids love yogurt, too, yet eating the creamy stuff is more confusing than it was in the 1970s and '80s. Now there is drinkable yogurt, squeezable yogurt, Greek yogurt, and yogurt made from coconuts, soy, almonds, cashews, hemp and flax seeds. Kefir and lassi are yogurt's close relatives, and don't forget the frozen kind (a favorite during my college years).
Ford Motor Co. will more than double spending on electrified vehicles, amplifying its investment in a segment that the auto industry sees growing from what's now just a fraction of the market. The carmaker will shell out $11 billion bringing 40 electrified vehicles to market by 2022, Jim Farley, president of global markets, said during a presentation at the Detroit auto show. That's up from the $4.5 billion that Ford said in late 2015 it would invest through the end of the decade.
Dolores O'Riordan, who fronted the Irish alternative band the Cranberries that became an international sensation in the 1990s, died Monday. She was 46. The cause of death hasn't been made public. O'Riordan "died suddenly" in London where she had been for a short recording session, according to a statement released by the band. "No further details are available at this time," the statement read. "Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time."
Last week, Walmart announced that it would be closing 63 of its under-performing Sam's Club stores at various locations throughout the country. While most of the news centered around the thousands of employees who would be affected by the decision, there's also another significant group of people who will also be negatively impacted: hundreds, even thousands of local small businesses.
WASHINGTON - The Mall is studded with monuments to iconic people and events, from presidents to wars to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Later this month, finalists will be announced for a memorial to a group with less name recognition: Native American veterans.
Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X met only once. On March 26, 1964, the two black leaders were on Capitol Hill, attending Senate debate on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. King was stepping out of a press conference, when Malcolm X, dressed in an elegant black overcoat and wearing his signature horn-rimmed glasses, greeted him. "Well, Malcolm, good to see you," King said. "Good to see you," Malcolm X replied. Cameras clicked as the two men walked down the Senate hall together.