Finally some good news is you’re grossly overweight. A study from a group of German and Swiss doctors says seriously fat people who survive heart attacks live longer than their thinner counterparts. Ironically, while obesity may increase the risks of a heart attack, it also increases the chances of long-term survival afterwards.
The reasons are not completely known, but obese and very obese patients who have been treated for a heart attack are less than half as likely to die in the next three years as people with a normal body mass index. The study followed 1,676 patients who had heart attacks between 1996 and 1999. Of those classified as normal weight, 9.9% have since died. But among obese patients only 3.6% have died. However, not a single patient classed as very obese has died. Who knew? (The Times)
If you haven’t heard, Yahoo is purchasing the blogging site Tumblr for $1.1 billion! That made many Tumblr users uneasy considering it’s a place many consider their online home, and some of their houses are filthy. While by no means the majority, there is a community of Tumblr users whose profiles focus on pornographic material.
With a huge family-safe company like Yahoo entering the equation, it’s natural to fear explicit content would be heavily monitored/moderated. But in a press release from Yahoo, that’s not going to be the case. The company “promises not to screw it up” and notes that Tumblr will continue to operate independently.
That was echoed by Tumblr chief David Karp, who released a note of his own. “We’re not turning purple,” he writes, “Our headquarters isn’t moving. Our team isn’t changing. Our roadmap isn’t changing. And our mission — to empower creators to make their best work and get it in front of the audience they deserve — certainly isn’t changing.” Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says, “I think the richness and breadth of content available on Tumblr — even though it may not be as brand safe as what’s on our site — is what’s really exciting and allows us to reach even more users.” (Yahoo News)
Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennigton has featured on a new Stone Temple Pilot song, Out of Time.
Chester has been providing lead vocals for the band since February 2013 when former vocalist Scott Weiland was fired. Weiland has been with the band since their formation, but consistent drug issues have led to is dismissal.
Neither the group nor Chester have announced whether the move is permanent. On top of his main band Linkin Park, Chester is also the lead singer of Dead by Sunrise. Check out the song below and tell us what you think!