Librarian surprises school with $4 million gift

Robert Morin graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1961, and he had a passion for books and movies. by Mary Jo DiLonardo Robert Morin spent nearly 50 years working as a librarian on the campus of his alma mater, the University of New Hampshire. Because he was known to live simply, few atContinue reading “Librarian surprises school with $4 million gift”

Teen dies after girlfriend gives fatal hickey

By Cimaron Neugebauer A 17-year-old has died after a hickey reportedly took his life, according to a local news outlet in Mexico City, Mexico. Doctors say the teen began having convulsions while at the dinner table eating with his family in Mexico City. Before dinner, Julio Macias Gonzalez had spent the evening with his 24-year-oldContinue reading “Teen dies after girlfriend gives fatal hickey”

Book lovers live longer, scientists say.

By Amy Ellis Nutt A recent study by Yale University researchers, published online in the journal Social Science & Medicine, concluded that “book readers experienced a 20 percent reduction in risk of mortality over the 12 years of follow-up compared to non-book readers.” The data was obtained from a longitudinal Health and Retirement Study sponsoredContinue reading “Book lovers live longer, scientists say.”

Couple married 63 years die minutes apart in same room

By Doug Criss It’s said that love is the strongest force in the world. If that’s true, then a married couple from South Dakota proves that not even death is strong enough to keep loved ones apart. A funeral will be held in Platte, South Dakota, on Monday for a couple married for more thanContinue reading “Couple married 63 years die minutes apart in same room”

Man left his family and started a new one using a dead man’s identity

By Peter Holley For more than two decades, Terry Jude Symansky appeared to lead an ordinary life in Pasco County, Fla. He had a wife and a teenage son, owned property, and “worked odd jobs,” according to the Tampa Bay Times. The only problem, police say, was that Terry Jude Symansky was not really TerryContinue reading “Man left his family and started a new one using a dead man’s identity”

Slow running is better in the long run

by JENN SAVEDGE A new study has found that slower runners live longer than those who push the pace For the study, which was published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers surveyed about 5,000 people, including 1,100 runners and 4,000 people who identified themselves as “non-runners.” Participants in the non-runningContinue reading “Slow running is better in the long run”

Ghostly image captured in fatal accident photo

By Doug Criss Many people think a Kentucky man captured a supernatural moment when he took a picture of a fatal motorcycle crash earlier this week. Saul Vazquez said his father snapped the accident scene as he passed by it Tuesday afternoon from the cab of his truck. The photo appears to show the faintContinue reading “Ghostly image captured in fatal accident photo”

Man makes video game to help grieve child’s death

by Sara Ashley O’Brien When his one-year-old son was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Ryan Green turned to videogames. It was in part an escape, but also a way to share the the ups and downs of his family’s experiences. In January 2016 — two years after four-year-old Joel passed away — ‘ThatContinue reading “Man makes video game to help grieve child’s death”

German man writes his own bitter obituary

A German man has taken his grudges to the grave by telling his family they are banned from his funeral. In a self-penned obituary in the Trierischer Volksfreund, a newspaper in Western Germany, Hubert Martini, 64, went to great lengths to let those he left behind what he thought of them. In the death notice,Continue reading “German man writes his own bitter obituary”