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British Soccer Star Has Ultrasound Party

Coleen and Wayne Rooney shared their ultrasound with friends and family. Credit: X17online
For most, childbirth and everything leading up to it is a private affair. For others, it's a public display of affection. Wayne and Coleen Rooney, a...

Twin Saves Sister Through Telepathy

Upon receiving an email with the subject line "Fwd: Twin Saves Sister With Telepathy - For Realz!" our first reaction was "HOAX". In this case, though, the story is true. At least according to London's "Daily Mirror." Here's the scoop: 15-year-old...

Teen Mother Told To Keep Quiet About Other Boys

The girlfriend of underage dad Alfie Patten, Chantelle Stedman, was instructed by her own mother to tell the British press that the 13-year-old schoolboy was the father of her new baby, despite the fact that this might not be true, according to The...

British scouts to get condoms

The British version of the Boy Scouts has issued new guidelines which instruct troop leaders to hand out condoms "if they believe [a scout] is very likely to begin or continue having intercourse with or without contraception." In addition, they are...

Does exercise help pregnant women stop smoking?

One would think the obvious answer to that question is yes. One would surmise that exercise would help anyone stop smoking, right? After all, you're striving to do something healthy, sort of the opposite of smoking, by getting out there and running...

Man has Britain's largest Legos collection

When Britain Darren Smith started collecting Legos at the tender age of five, he (and his parents) probably had no idea it would turn into an obsession. Smith, now thirty-two, has amassed what is being claimed as Britain's largest Lego collection....

HIV testing for teens

England's Department of Health is recommending that everyone, starting at age fifteen, in some parts of the country be offered an HIV test by their doctor. The reason is to make the test seem more routine. "Until recently it was regarded as something...

Gangs getting new members due to missing role models

In what shouldn't surprise anyone who has thought even the least bit about these sorts of issues, a lack of positive role models in their lives is leading to gang membership for many British kids, according to the Prince's Trust, an organization that...

Dark Knight - Too scary for PG-13 rating?

On a rare date night, my husband and I went and saw Dark Knight last weekend, to find out what all the excitement was about. Though I thought the movie was really well done and can understand all the buzz, it was hard for me to concentrate on it...

New shoes grow with kids' feet

I'm raising a couple of shoe shoppers. Whether it's glittery ballet flats or flashing tennis shoes, my girls just can't get enough of footwear. I let them try on shoes to their heart's content, but limit purchasing to only the necessary one or two...

British woman thinks she has cancer, but it's a baby

After feeling a hard lump in her abdomen, a 57-year-old British woman went to the doctor. Fearing a cancer diagnosis, she scheduled a sonogram. Imagine her surprise when the diagnosis was quite different: She was pregnant with her first child. The...

Goodbye recorder, hello uke?

In recent years, the ukulele has emerged from the shadows and gone from being a novelty instrument to being a respected one. I have a very dear friend who is a serious flautist, but has, in recent years, taken up the ukulele as well as a side...

No models under 16 in Britain

A British fashion industry inquiry has determined that girls under the age of sixteen should not be allowed to model clothing. The chairwoman of the panel, Baroness Kingsmill, said it was "profoundly inappropriate" for young girls to be dressed up...

Two child limit for the UK?

Experts say that humans are currently outstripping Earth's biological capacity by 25% each year. They also warn that by the year 2050, when global population is expected to reach 9.2 billion, we will be using the bio capacity of two plant earths. In...

$40,000 reward to stop female circumcision in Britain

More common in Africa and the Middle East, the practice of removing a young girl's clitoris and other parts of her genitalia is spreading to other countries as immigrants make their way west. In Britain, it has become such a problem that the...

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