In Vogue

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Oct 13 2009

Arrivals for the Vogue/Bulgari 125th anniversary party at the Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s Headquarters, London, UK. Pictured: Peaches Geldof Picture by: James Whatling / Splash NewsContent © 2009 Splash News All rights reserved.

movie premieres

October 14, 2009 at 11:20 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment

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FILE PICTURE dated Sunday March 2 2008 of Stephen Gately (right) and husband Andrew Cowles attend the VIP screening of the Dr Seuss Movie Horton Hears a Who . Gately, 33, died suddenly on the Spanish holiday island of Mallorca on Saturday October 10 2009. The cause of his death is as yet unknown. Stephen found fame with the Irish boyband Boyzone, who had six number one hits in the UK, as well as a string of hits in the Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe. Photograph: David Mepham,

The Next Dalai Lama Should Be a Woman

October 14, 2009 at 8:31 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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The Dalai Lama Photograph of the Dalai Lama by Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images.

The Dalai Lama is known as a symbol of peace, compassion, and nonviolence. During his visit to Washington, D.C. this week, it is no surprise that he will receive another award for his work promoting human rights.

Far lesser known is his role as a feminist. In 50 years of exile from Tibet, this self-professed “simple monk” has been the driving force behind the growing prominence of women in Tibetan exile society. He has even suggested that his next reincarnation could and should be a girl. “Woman is more compassionate and has more power to understand and feel the needs of others as compared to man,” he said at a press conference last November in Dharamsala, his exile home in northern India.

That the Dalai Lama—believed by Tibetan Buddhists to be the 14th reincarnation of the Buddha of compassion—should return to the world as a woman is a radical notion that perturbs even open-minded Tibetans, men and women alike. And despite his wishes, the 15th reincarnation will very likely be a boy, just like all the prior ones…

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16 Things You (Probably) Never Knew About the Automobile [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Isolated tribe doomed to extinction in Brazil

October 14, 2009 at 7:46 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
Only five remain, all closely related or past child-bearing age, as a result of genocidal slaughter by settlers around 1990.
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They are the last survivors: all that’s left of a
once-vibrant civilisation which created its own religion and language,
and gave special names to everything from the creatures of the
rainforest to the stars of the night sky.

[Ururu, front left, with the last members of the Akuntsu, in a picture taken before she died this month. Most of the tribe was massacred by loggers in about 1990]
the long-planned realisation of
one of the most successful acts of genocide in human history
in the 1980s, their death warrant was effectively signed: farmers and
loggers were invited to begin exploring the region
the new migrant workers knew that one thing might
prevent them from creating profitable homesteads from the rainforest: the
discovery of uncontacted tribes, whose land is protected from development
under the Brazilian constitution.

At some point, believed to be around 1990, scores of Akuntsu were massacred at
a site roughly five hours’ drive from the town of Vilhena. Only seven
members of the tribe escaped, retreating deeper into the wilderness to

the Akuntsu gene pool cannot
allow it to survive another generation
it is therefore effectively doomed.

7 y/o boy not aware of his brain cancer; mom tells him he’s a superhero

October 14, 2009 at 7:42 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
Enter Dave Anderson, who manages a local restaurant and had gotten to know Dominic and his family, said the Sun. When he heard about the child’s coping mechanism — his mental transformation into the Dominator — Anderson was floored.

“Dominic is an awesome kid,” he told the Sun, “who never got scared at what he had to go through. He really is the superhero in this story.”

To share that story, Anderson paid for the design and production of a Dominator comic book. He published 2,000 copies last month, of which half have already been sold. All proceeds will benefit children’s cancer research.

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(Oct. 7) — At some point, almost every child dreams of being a superhero. But 7-year-old Dominic Osorio, who is battling brain cancer, has gone a step further: He has actually inspired a comic book, reported The Baltimore Sun.
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Dominic was diagnosed with cancer in 2007, said the paper. Since then he has endured surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, which required the Bel Air, Md., child to remain absolutely motionless with a mask on.

Nobody has ever told Dominic that he has cancer, said the paper. But to help her son through the painful and frightening procedures, Nicole Spagna came up with a story line in which Dominic is the lead: The Dominator.

His grandmother, Monique Spagna, explained to the paper how Dominic would rely on that alter ego during the radiation treatments. “He could not move,” she said, “so he would change identities and be the Dominator battling an enemy he called a megazoid.”

9-year-old Girl’s Death Is Seven People’s “Miracle”

October 14, 2009 at 7:39 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
Jessie’s dad said “We can’t control life but we can control the gifts of life.”
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“She had love in her heart and never meet a stranger,” Robert Starnes says of his daughter Jessie.

But the life of the little girl, known to give away her own school supplies to needy classmates, would be cut suddenly short.

“I was doing something in the kitchen – and she hollered out for me and she fell and she was having a seizure. I called 911 and they started an ambulance but before they got there I started CPR,” Jessi’s mom Lisa Roussea recalls.

Jessie suffered a brain aneurysm.
“We decided early on that we wanted to donate her organs,” Starnes said.
Seven people benefited from Jessie’s donations.
Her lungs, kidneys, corneas and heart were all able to be used.
“My hope is to one day listen to Jessie’s heart in this 13 year old girl,” Starnes said.

According to Tennessee Donor Services – one person can help more than 50 people through organ or tissue donations.

To learn more about organ donation, click here.

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