When someone dies, what happens to the body?
When a life ends, those who remain deal with the body.Jim Watson/AFP via Getty ImagesMark Evely, Wayne State UniversityUpwards of 2.8 million people die every year in the United States. As a funeral director who heads a university mortuary science program, I can tell you that while each individual’s life experiences are unique, what happens to a body after death follows a broadly predictable chain of events.In general, it depends on three things: where you die, how you die and what you or your family decide on for funeral arrangements and final disposition.In death’s immediate aftermathDeath c...
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Masa Son’s Huge Tech Option Bet
During their recent episode of the VALUE: After Hours Podcast, Taylor, Brewster, and Carlisle discussed Masa Son’s Huge Tech Option Bet. Here’s an excerpt from the episode:Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreVALUE: After Hours - Masa Son's Huge Tech Option BetTobias: Yeah, let’s talk Masa. There’s been an enormous amount of option speculation in some of the frothier names, in some of the techier names. And there’s been this the NASDAQ whale, and nobody really knew who or what the NASDAQ whale was. One of the conspiracy theories was, it’s an associate of Musk’s, putting these gigant...
Video games, candy, Lego… How children spent their allowances during lockdown
Parents know that teaching children to manage spending money can be a real headache. Comic books, sweets... the temptations are many, and they were even more so during lockdown. One study looked at how British and American children have spent their pocket money since the beginning of the pandemic. Not surprisingly, many are falling for video games like "Fortnite" and Roblox. The RoosterMoney application conducted a "Kids' Allowance Report" study between April and June, involving 40,000 children in the United States and 24,000 children in the United Kingdom, all between the ages of 4 and 14. Ev...
Dentist jailed after extracting tooth while on hoverboard
Washington (AFP) - An American dentist who extracted a tooth from a sedated patient while balancing on a hoverboard has been sentenced to 12 years in jail for crimes including illegal dentistry, fraud and reckless endangerment.Seth Lookhart, 35, sent phone footage to friends that showed him taking a patient's tooth out while standing on the two-wheeled hoverboard before riding away as he stripped off his gloves and held his hands up in triumph.The Alaska State Department of Law said that Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton stressed that the hoverboard incident was not the most ser...
How wildfire smoke driving people inside lately could affect the spread of the new coronavirus
SEATTLE — The outdoors has been a lifeline for many in Seattle during the COVID-19-induced lockdown. It gave us somewhere to go when gyms and restaurants were closed, and gathering (in small numbers, distantly, with masks) outdoors is much safer, coronavirus-wise, than doing so indoors.But that outlet has been choked off over the past week and a half by wildfire smoke.The acrid air smothering the Puget Sound region was rated “unhealthy,” “very unhealthy,” at times even “hazardous” by the state Department of Ecology. The advice for avoiding it: stay indoors.Assuming people followed that advice,...
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Comics (September 19, 2020)
Comics (September 19, 2020)(The Philippine Star) – September 19, 2020 – 12:00amComics (September 19, 2020)
Jurassic World expands with animated series
The Jurassic Park franchise has just expanded with Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, a brand-new animated series now streaming on Netflix.The spin-off show is seen to fill the gap while kids (and even adult fans) wait for the third and final installment to the Jurassic World saga. That was what The STAR learned from American filmmaker Colin Trevorrow during a recent virtual interview.Colin, who directed the first and upcoming third Jurassic World movies (he co-wrote and executive-produced the sequel), is one of the executive producers on Camp Cretaceous along with Jurassic Park original directo...
Bituing Marikit: Nicanor Abelardo play
Bituing Marikit: Nicanor Abelardo playREMEMBER WHEN?–From the collection of DANNY DOLOR(The Philippine Star) – September 19, 2020 – 12:00amBituing Marikit is one of Nicanor Abelardo’s famous compositions, along with Mutya ng Pasig, Nasaan Ka Irog, Kundiman ng Luha. Abelardo also composed operas, zarzuelas, concertos, sacred and patriotic hymns.A play on his life and times was written by Bienvenido Noriega, titled Bituing Marikit. It was staged in January and February 1995 at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.Nicanor AbelardoBart Guingona played Abelardo. Al...
The Tablecloth and The Burned Biscuits
Saturday and time again for us to feel good with inspiring stories contributed by friends, a welcome breather from the daily dose of showbiz sizzlers and of news about the pandemic. Okay, take a deep breath, sit back and relax…and think positive.First, a beautiful story sent by Ali Sotto who, like previous contributors, is clueless who the author is. Ali said it was forwarded to her by a friend who got it from another friend ad infinitum.The TableclothThe brand new pastor and his wife, newly assigned to their first ministry, to reopen a church in suburban Brooklyn, arrived in early October exc...
Trump Says His COVID-19 Record Would Be Better If ‘You Take The Blue States Out’
At a White House news conference Wednesday, President Donald Trump slapped down “blue states – pointing out that the coronavirus caused the economic downturn, even arguing that eliminating them from U.S. death tolls would give the country “better” totals.Trump decided to zero-in on the nationwide death toll. “If you take the blue states out, we’re at a level that I don’t think anybody in the world would be at. We’re really at a very low level, but some of the states — they were blue states, and blue-state management,” the president said.Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn, Trump started of...