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YOU CHOOSE THE NEWS 11-19-13

 
YOU CHOOSE THE NEWS 11-19-13

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Wedding  guest  steps  in  to  marry  bride after groom disappears

With a wedding in full swing and guests at the ready, disaster was imminent until a guest stepped in to save the day after the groom failed to show up.

The 23-year-old bride known as Ponradha, from Lakshmimanagaram in India's Kanyakumari district, was due to marry her 35-year-old groom, Sithiraivelu, last Wednesday.

The wedding was ready to go, but unfortunately the groom-to-be wasn't.

Unbeknown to her, he'd had an argument with his parents and failed to return home, The Times of India reported.

News of the disaster soon spread across the town with family left fearful for the bride's future.

Luckily for her, a relative who had come to take part in the wedding agreed to step in and marry her.

KRISTEN’S PICK

MANY PEOPLE STOP BREATHING PROPERLY WHILE TYPING

You've heard of sleep apena, but have you heard of email apnea? Some people apparently get so engrossed in typing an email that they stop breathing. Experts estimate that 80-percent of people have picked up the habit, and they say it could be seriously damaging to our health. People with email apnea usually begin to feel light-headed before they realize they're holding their breath, and constantly holding your breath can cause the body to launch into a stress response. Former Apple executive Linda Stone says, "Are we more obese and diabetic because of a combination of holding our breath off and on all day and then failing to move when our bodies have prepared us to do so?" Stone recommends catching email apnea by monitoring your breathing, becoming more aware of anxious feelings and even using a heart-rate monitor if necessary. (Daily Mail)

 
FRECKLES' PICK

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS NAMES 'SELFIE' WORD OF THE YEAR

Britain's Oxford University Press has named "selfie" -- the ubiquitous smartphone self-portrait -- as the word of the year for 2013. The Oxford dictionaries publisher said that "selfie" saw a big jump in usage over the past year to become a mainstream word for any self-taken photo. Editorial director Judy Pearsall says the word appeared to have first been used in 2002 on an Australian online forum. Although a separate word is usually chosen for the U.S. and the U.K., Oxford says the word had a big bump in both countries this year. Runners-up included: "twerk" (thanks Miley Cyrus!); "showrooming" -- the practice of visiting stores to look at a product before buying it online for less money; the digital currency "Bitcoin"; and "binge-watch" -- watching many episodes of a TV show in a row.

 

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