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  • What Bipolar Disorder Really Feels Like

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    About 2.6 percent of American adults -- nearly 6 million people -- have bipolar disorder , according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). But the disease, characterized by significant and severe mood changes, is still dangerously misunderstood. Bipolar disorder is vastly different from the normal ups and downs of everyday life, but many have co-opted the term to refer to any old change in thoughts or feelings . The mood swings in someone with bipolar disorder, sometimes also called manic depression, can damage relationships and hurt job performance. It has been estimated that anywhere from 25 to 50 percent of people with bipolar disorder attempt suicide at least once.

  • Scotland's Leading Historian Explains Why He Changed His Mind On Independence

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Renowned historian Sir Tom Devine has been a prominent voice for the pro-independence campaign in the lead-up to Scotland's big vote on Thursday. But the author and intellectual didn't always hold this view. Devine tells the WorldPost of his journey from being pro-Union to backing independence. Rejecting the referendum as merely a symptom of nationalist fervor, he explains how frustration with the status quo and a historical perspective got him to 'Yes.'

  • WATCH: Tiny Hamster Takes On Kobayashi in 'Hot Dog' Eating Contest

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Takeru Kobayashi has destroyed heaping amounts of food and numerous challengers over the years as a competitive eater. He once ate 110 hot dogs in 10 minutes. He smashed a world record when he ate 97 hamburgers in 94 seconds. The burgers were slider-sized, but still, it's impressive. And even though it has been a few years since he has participated in competitive eating's larged event, Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest, he's still getting his name out there in the gustatory world. His newest challenger is the hungriest -- and tiniest -- yet, according to Yahoo's Odd News. Tiny Hamster is the star of a few insanely viral videos, in which he has been seen first eating tiny burritos then transitioning to birthday cake. Though he may be small, this rodent is no slouch when it comes to wolfing down minifoods. In a YouTube video uploaded on Tuesday, Kobayashi and the Hamster go belly-to-belly eating "hot dogs," or in the hamster's case, a mixture of apple, grape, and carrot cut into tiny pieces, and stuffed into bread. Each competitor in the video holds his own.

  • Make-A-Wish Teen Surprised With Dream Car

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    An Indiana teen who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma at the age of 16 saw his dream come true on Tuesday when he was surprised with his dream car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, according to Good Morning America. The car, a 1974 Pontiac Grand Ville, had sat in a chicken coop for nearly 20 years before it was gifted to the teen, J.D. Casper, nearly three years ago by his uncle. Casper’s old car had been totaled in a crash around Thanksgiving of that year. Just a few months after Casper, now 19, received the car, he also received the diagnosis of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, GMA reports.

  • 'Passenger shaming' website shows rudest fliers

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Passenger Shaming on Instagram and Facebook is the latest trend in internet shaming, according to Yahoo Travel. It aims to shine the bright light of online justice on people whose rude, often gross, airplane behavior makes the flying experience even more miserable for the rest of us. The photos are submitted via email by anonymous flyers and flight attendants to PassengerShaming@gmail.com.

  • Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Resting After Trip to the Hospital

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Turns out, there's a reason why the Duck Dynasty clan wasn’t in the audience at Dancing With the Stars Tuesday night, according to LifeAndStyleMag.com. Patriarch Phil Robertson was taken to the hospital on Sept. 17, according to granddaughter Sadie Robertson, who is a contestant on the show’s 19th season. When asked by Life & Style where her famous family members were, Sadie replied, “Lots of different places. My grandpa actually had to go to the hospital tonight. So a lot of them are with him.”

  • Kevin Durant respects David Ash walking away from football

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    From one Longhorn to another, Kevin Durant supports Texas quarterback David Ash. Ash announced Wednesday that he will  give up football after struggling with concussion symptoms throughout his career in Austin. Durant, who played his only season of college basketball at Texas, sent out a heartfelt message via Twitter supporting Ash's decision.

  • KOKI: Tulsa man uses Craigslist in search of lost raccoon

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    A Tulsa man has turned to the Internet to bring home his lost pet raccoon, says Fox23.

  • Census: Marriage rate at 93-year low, even including same sex couples

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The Census Bureau reported Thursday that the nation’s marriage rate is the lowest since 1920, and the first-time inclusion of same sex married couples did little to reverse the decline, reports the Washington Examiner. According to Pew Research Center analysis, the marriage rate of Americans 18 and older hit a bottom of 50.3 percent in 2013, down from 50.5 percent in 2012. In 1920, the first year mentioned, 65 percent were married, and the marriage rate hit a high of 72.2 percent in 1960. The new data did not put a number on the homes hosting same-sex married couples, though the Census last year estimated there were 182,000 households headed by gay couples.

  • Panel Urges Overhauling Health Care at End of Life

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The country’s system for handling end-of-life care is largely broken and should be overhauled at almost every level, a national panel concluded in a report released on Wednesday, the New York Times reports. “The bottom line is the health care system is poorly designed to meet the needs of patients near the end of life,” said David M. Walker, a Republican and a former United States comptroller general, who was a chairman of the panel. “The current system is geared towards doing more, more, more, and that system by definition is not necessarily consistent with what patients want, and is also more costly.”

  • Hollywood Scion Jack Huston Cast in 'Ben-Hur' Remake

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Scene-stealer Jack Huston is now accepting title roles, says Yahoo. The London-born actor has been cast as Ben-Hur in the upcoming remake of the 1959 epic, which originally starred Charlton Heston. Best known for playing disfigured WWI veteran Richard Harrow on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Huston appeared in Kill Your Darlings and American Hustle, but Ben-Hur marks his first starring role in a major studio film. In fact, this may be the movie that cements Huston’s place in his family’s Hollywood pantheon: He’s the nephew of actors Danny and Anjelica Huston, the grandson of legendary director John Huston, and the great-grandson of Oscar-winning actor Walter Huston.

  • NewsOn6: Tulsa Catholic Church To Hold 'Holy Hour' During OKC Black Mass

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    TULSA - Local Catholics are planning their opposition to a Black Mass scheduled to be put on this weekend by Oklahoma devil worshipers, NewsOn6 reports. Tulsa's Catholic Bishop said, not only does the group disturb him, but he said the rate of demonic activity as a whole is on the rise, and in Tulsa ...

  • KFOR: Metro woman falls victim to "sliding" thief

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    EDMOND - Those filling up their tanks should be cautious, says KFOR! In a matter seconds, your cash and all of your personal belongings could be stolen, and this week an Edmond woman fell victim to a crime called ...

  • Texas QB Ash to end career after tough year

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Texas Longhorns quarterback David Ash has elected to end his football career after struggling with concussion symptoms for the past year, ESPN.com reports. Coach Charlie Strong announced the junior quarterback's decision after practice Wednesday. Ash had started 22 games in his career with the Longhorns but was shut down on Sept. 1 after experiencing more symptoms, according to ESPN.

  • Where has former OU golfer Anthony Kim gone?

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Six years after his star-making turn at the 2008 Ryder Cup and 28 months since his last PGA Tour event, Anthony Kim has gone into hiding, wrestling with whether to tee it up again or reap an eight-figure disability settlement, according to Sports Illustrated.  What we know for sure is that Kim, 29, has not teed it up at a PGA Tour event in more than 28 months. Once considered the future of U.S. golf, he is now estranged from the game that brought him fame and fortune. His handlers at IMG rarely speak to him. In April, golfchannel.com asked Kim's agent, Clarke Jones, about his client's whereabouts. The best Jones could come up with? "He's not living under a bridge, he's not living in a box."

  • Kevin Durant opens up to Esquire about his friendship with Karl Malone and more

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Esquire Magazine recently interviewed Kevin Durant on various topics including his influences growing up, his career and talking to the younger players. Turns out, Durant doesn't only look to his mother in tough times ("She's always on my side being positive and letting me know that it's going to be alright.") He also has a friend in The Mailman - Karl Malone. "I've gotten close with Karl Malone, who's called me numerous times when he can see on TV that I'm struggling, feeling bad after a loss," Durant said. "He can tell." Some other highlights from the interview: There were plenty of times when I wanted to quit because I was working too hard, but he knew I could handle it, and he was confident for me when I couldn't be confident for myself. We tend to take our careers too seriously and let it take over us. But great teachers have a great balance of working extremely hard to be the best, but also realizing what's the most important thing in life.

  • Bill Hader Thinks Recent 'SNL' Fan Poll Needed More Women

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Bill Hader left the "Saturday Night Live" stage just one year ago (and will return next month to host), but his eight-season run has already earned him the distinction of being named one of the show's four greatest cast members of all time, according to The Huffington Post. On Tuesday, The Oklahoma native visited the offices of The Huffington Post's parent company, AOL, to talk about the new movie "The Skeleton Twins." They asked him what it was like to be listed alongside Will Ferrell, Eddie Murphy and Phil Hartman in the final round of Grantland's fan-favorite bracket. "No women," he said in response. "There are some really funny women at 'SNL,' man." Among the ladies Hader thinks worthy of the final four: Kirsten Wiig, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Gilda Radner, Laraine Newman, Jan Hooks, Nora Dunn, Maya Rudolph and "Molly Shannon, Molly Shannon, Molly Shannon, Molly Shannon."

  • It's a '7th Heaven' reunion!

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The cast of "7th Heaven" got together Tuesday night and Beverley Mitchell shared an Instagram snap of the historic event, according to USA TODAY. Gathered together are David Gallagher, Mitchell, Stephen Collins, Jessica Biel, Barry Watson and Catherine Hicks.

  • Vikings owner: 'We made a mistake' on Adrian Peterson

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The Minnesota Vikings say there was no pressure from the NFL to bench Adrian Peterson before they banished him to the exempt list early Wednesday, just two days after announcing their embattled star running back would return to the field this week, according to USA TODAY. "We made a mistake, and we needed to get this right," Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said in a prepared statement to open a media conference that yielded no answers about how the team got it wrong in the first place. Peterson, 29, was indicted last Thursday in Montgomery County, Texas, on a charge that he injured his 4-year-old son by spanking him with a tree branch. He has an arraignment scheduled for Oct. 8 and faces up two years in prison and a $10,000 fine if found guilty.

  • Joe Biden Apologizes for Use of 'Shylocks'

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Vice President Biden on Wednesday said he made "a poor choice of words" when using the term “shylocks” during a speech earlier this week, according to TheHill.com. The vice president said in a statement that it was “right” for a top Jewish group to criticize him for the comments. Biden made the comment during a speech to the Legal Services Corp., while telling a story about his son, Beau, providing legal assistance to fellow soldiers after they returned from war.