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Toddler Pees in Seat After JetBlue Refuses to Let Her Use Bathroom

A JetBlue flight attendant thwarted the national security risk that is a three-year-old's tiny bladder by refusing to let her use the bathroom while the plane was waiting on the tarmac. Said three-year-old was forced to urinate in her seat, her mother looking on in disbelief. Jennifer Devereaux flew with her daughter on a JetBlue flight from New York to Boston early last week. After sitting on the tarmac for about 30 minutes, her three-year-old daughter told her that she needed to use the restroom, but when they started to get up to go to the bathroom, a flight attendant stopped them. "She snapped at me, 'No sit down,'" Devereaux told CBS Boston. Unable to hold it any longer, Devereaux's daughter was forced to urinate in her seat. Devereaux got up to clean up her daughter's mess, to the objection of the same flight attendant, who reported her to the pilot as a "non-compliant passenger." The pilot proceeded to turn the plane around to return to the gate and hand Devereaux and her daughter over to security, but an off-duty pilot seated near them convinced the staff to let them stay. After filing a complaint, JetBlue called Devereaux with an apology. "She said 'I am a mom too. I understand what you're going through and I am so sorry this happened to you,'" Devereaux said. JetBlue also offered Devereaux a $50 credit and $5,000 to the charity of her choice. CBS Boston also reports that JetBlue employees will be undergoing sensitivity training. (Gawker)

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A NEW SURVEY ON WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY

Skout, the leading global app that helps you meet new people and expand your social circle, recently conducted a survey among more than 8,000 people about what makes us happy. A few of the findings : For the record (pun intended), listening to Pharrell Williams’ "Happy" song does make you happier. Although it’s been a while since the song’s release, 62% of people say they feel happier when they hear the Pharrell Williams song "Happy." Happy people meet new people, every day! The majority of people (64%) who report feeling “very happy” say they meet someone new, every day. (vs. the majority of unhappy people say they meet someone new only once a month.) The secret to a better day? Meet someone new and strike up a friendly conversation. 59% of women and 56% of men say when they meet someone new, they are in a better mood for the rest of the day. 25% of men and 21% of women actually report they are more productive at work after having a fun conversation with someone they’ve just met!


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STUFF THAT CAN KILL A GUY THROUGH HIS LIFE

 

Men, like all living creatures on the planet, are at risk. From the moment a baby boy takes his first breath to the time he’s an old coot in the twilight of his life, something can always swoop in and take him away. Here’s a rundown of some specific things that can kill a guy through his life:

Childhood – Accidents are the main risk in childhood, especially for boys, which is why health officials urge parents to make sure helmets and seatbelts are being worn and water safety is a priority. Teenage Years – The accident rate is still enormous, compared to girls. Suicide also becomes a problem here.

20s - Lifestyle issues such as smoking, drinking, drugs, and diet start impacting health, but the effects don’t show up in a big way until later in life.

30s – Problems related to obesity start to kick in. In the late 30s, high blood pressure can lead to strokes.

40s – Brace yourself for high blood pressure, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes. Guys also start having issues with vision and hearing. Oh yeah … erectile dysfuction can also creep up on you.

50s – The big problem in your 50s? Cancer.

60s and Older – Things really start to break down here. Bad bones. More cancer. Depression and suicide. Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Getting old is not fun. (IrishTimes)