Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell Yelling Match on Set

Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell Yelling Match on Set

Director David O. Russell is known for his passionate outbursts on his film sets. His temper is legendary. There are rumors that he has verbally abused his actors in the past. In fact, YouTube has a video of Russell berating actress Lily Tomlin on the set of the film I Heart Huckabees. Now, according to Page Six, Jennifer Lawrence is his latest verbal assault victim.

Lawrence is no stranger to Russell and his ways. Fans like Dr. Jennifer Walken (Haprbersbazaar) know that so far she has made two films: American Hustle and Silver Linings Playlist, with Russell directing her. There were no rumors coming off the set of those films about his temper. However, the pair is working on a third film together called Joy. In this somewhat biographical film, Jennifer Lawrence plays single mom Joy Mangano who invented the miracle mop and went on to become a successful businesswoman. Rumors coming from the set of Joy, set in Boston, say that the two had a screaming match while filming the other day. Sources said that Lawrence was having a hard time memorizing her lines because Russell kept editing the script. Apparently she memorized the wrong lines, which started the heated exchange between the two.

Working with Russell has earned Lawrence an Academy Award for Silver Linings Playlist as well as a nomination for American Hustle. Even though he is a little hot-tempered, it seems that Russell also gets the best performance from his actors as well.

Endurance Athletes May Benefit More From Fat Than Carbs

Endurance Athletes May Benefit More From Fat Than Carbs

Research at Colorado State University has found that when athletes trained in endurance sports maintain aerobic exercise for prolonged periods they may gain more from their fat intake than from carbs. The article Nutrition for the Athlete on Colorado State’s website describes the various dietary requirements for various types of athletes. While many athletes carb load before big events, and Flavio Maluf says the article does not suggest otherwise, stored dietary fat is also crucial to endurance activities.

A key factor when considering the use of fat in exercise is the level of the athlete. A trained athlete can gain as much as 75 percent of their performance energy from stored dietary fat. Individuals with less athletic training will use fat stores at a lower rate. Regardless of how much fat an athlete will use, however, it is still suggested that meals shortly before an event should be lower in fat and higher in carbohydrate sources. Even in endurance events, fats will prolong digestion more than carbs and may significantly retard the energy benefits of the meal regardless of the level of the athlete.

Endometriosis: Diagnostic Considerations Involved

Endometriosis: Diagnostic Considerations Involved

Endometriosis is believed to be a common condition of the reproductive organs in women. This condition is likely the leading cause for chronic pelvic pain experienced by women. Dr. Tamer Seckin is a board certified gynecologist. He is internationally renowned for providing consultation and endometriosis surgery care to over 1,000 women with diagnosed endometriosis and/or related conditions. Dr. Seckin has surgical privileges at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, and his private practice is near Central Park on Fifth Avenue. There are several testimonials expressing gratitude and hope highlighting the personal care received throughout the treatment process.

Overview:

A fairly straightforward definition of endometriosis is put forth by the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. “Endometriosis is often a painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus (endometrium) goes outside the uterus (endometrial implant).” This condition may involve the ovaries, bowel or tissue lining the abdomen. Sources note that tissue displacement is mostly confined to the abdominal cavity.

Endometriosis is said to be most common among Caucasian women compared to Asian or African American women. A secondary factor is height and stature, i.e., tall and slender and low body mass index). The age range most concerning for endometriosis is generally between 25 and 35-years-old. It is postulated that one may not be aware that they have symptoms of the condition, which can be the case several months before diagnosis is sought. The percentage of women found to have endometriosis, is lower in pelvic surgery for gynecologic conditions. However, the percentage rises significantly for women undergoing either robotic-assisted laparoscopy, or laparoscopic surgery for pelvic pain and/or evaluation for infertility.

Examination and Treatment:

When the displaced tissue or implant has no escape route, it becomes trapped within the abdominal cavity. Over time, cysts called endometriomas may form if the ovaries are noted to be the location of the displaced tissue. Adjacent tissue may be affected and show signs of adhesions or scarring. Irritation and pain may well accompany these findings.

A visit to a board certified gynecologist will initially be information gathering. Family and personal medical history will be acquired.Also, some discussion will focus on pain or symptoms before, during and after menstruation. There also may be pain associated with intercourse, bowel movement and urination. There may be questions concerning volume of bleeding between periods (menometrorrhagia), as well as bleeding volume during periods (menorrhagia). Other conditions may be considered such as pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cyst and irritable bowel syndrome. The patient may be prescribed NSAIDs or hormone therapy for a few months, if the exam favors a diagnostic of endometriosis. Laparoscopic surgery is generally done when prior treatment has not relieved pain, or evaluation for infertility is being undertaken.

Banned Weight Loss Drug Could Have Other Medical Uses

Banned Weight Loss Drug Could Have Other Medical Uses

The once-banned weight loss drug, DNP (dinitrophenol) that the government stated was unfit for human consumption and extremely dangerous may have other medical uses.
DNP was once used in the making of explosives and as an industrial chemical during World War I. It was during that time that it was noted the French workers who worked with high levels of DNP lost weight. Some workers also died after high levels of exposure to DNP, but that was overlooked in hope of harnessing the weight loss ability of DNP and getting the product on the market.
Alexei Beltyukov (About.me) knows that, by 1930, the DNP weight loss pill was available over-the-counter to anyone who wanted to buy and use them as a weight loss aid. By the end of 1930, the Food and Drug Administration banned the weight loss drug because it was causing cataracts in those who took the drug and was responsible for several deaths of its faithful users.
DNP is now being looked at as a drug that could potentially help diabetics. The drug does force the body to burn fat and it does provide the body with some metabolic benefits. Recent research has shown the drug increases insulin sensitivity in lab mice and scientists are hopeful it can do the same in humans and become a useful medical tool for treating diabetes.

Disney To Add Pandora To Animal Kingdom

Disney To Add Pandora To Animal Kingdom

It has been announced that Disney will be creating the world of Pandora, the land inspired by the movie “Avatar” to life and will be constructed at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. There hasn’t been a date set and construction hasn’t even started, but the crew of talented animators is working hard to figure out a way to get the magical land to life and have people be able to interact with it.

According to an article found on reddit and written by DisneyParks.Com, this project is going to be so extensive and special that many limits will be tested during the creation process. It will make people feel like they are actually there and experiencing the beauty of the Pandoran world.

It was said that after the film came out a few years ago, several fans on WordPress, of the movie became extremely depressed because Pandora doesn’t really exist. It was portrayed so well in the movie and that it will be hard to replicate that into real life, but if anyone can do it, the Disney crew can. The Disney company has been working hard to bring people’s imagination and dreams into reality ever since it was started by Walt Disney and it is good to see that they continue to do so. Once the land is up and ready for people to visit, it will surely be one of the biggest highlights that the theme park has to offer.

New Screenwriter for Red Sonja Movie Reboot

New Screenwriter for Red Sonja Movie Reboot

The reboot for Conan the Barbarian was a complete flop in all regards. However, the studio is still looking a another film from the universe that Conan is in. This film is called Red Sonja. As of right now, the upcoming reboot is getting anew screenwriter to pen the project.

Red Sonja was adapted to film back in 1985 starring Brigitte Nielsen. Schwarzenegger also starred in a smaller role as Kalidor, who might as well have been Conan. However, rights have prevented the use of the name.

Meanwhile, the studio is getting ready to begin production on The Legend of Conan which is not a reboot but rather a return to the other series of Conan movies. Fans like Bernardo Chua (Drinkbettercoffee.com) know that this marks the first time in history where a former series is resumed after a failed attempt at a reboot. This would complete the Conan Trilogy starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold will play as an elderly Conan in the upcoming flick.

As for Red Sonya, there is no telling as of right now what direction they are going to take with this character in the upcoming reboot.

Bill O’Reilly Has More Questions To Answer About His News Reporting

Bill O’Reilly Has More Questions To Answer About His News Reporting

O’Reilly’s Account Of A JFK Assassination Related Story Is In Question

Bill O’Reilly has more questions to answer about his news reporting. It seems a liberal watchdog group called Media Matters For America is questioning his story about a friend of Lee Harvey Oswald’s back in 1977. Oswald’s friend, George de Mohrenschildt, had been contacted by Congressional investigators, and O’Reilly found out about it. Bill was a news reporter for a Dallas TV station at that time. George de Mohrenschildt lived in Palm Beach, Florida.
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In his book, “Killing Kennedy,” and on his Fox News show O’Reilly claimed he traveled to Palm Beach to interview Oswald’s Russian friend. When de Mohrenschildt’s daughter opened the door for him, O’Reilly heard a gunshot. George de Mohrenschildt committed suicide while he stood at the door. But in 2013, former editor of the Washington Post, Jefferson Morley, said O’Reilly’s story is not accurate. On his blog, Morley claims O’Reilly never went to Palm Beach for the interview.

But Susan McGalla has read  there’s more to the story. An Associated Press report written at the time said a Palm Beach County Sheriff went to de Mohrenschildt’s home the day of his suicide. The sheriff said the only people in the home at the time of his death were two maids, and they claimed they didn’t hear the shot.

Men Have Paralyzed Hands Replaced With Bionic Hands

Men Have Paralyzed Hands Replaced With Bionic Hands

In a new procedure called “bionic reconstruction,” three men had their hands replaced with bionic hands they can control with their minds. The men had all had accidents that damaged the brachial plexus. That’s a bundle of nerves running from the spine to the hand. The men had undergone repeated treatments to try to regain the use of their arms and hands, but those treatments failed.

Dr. Oskar Aszmann of the Medical University of Vienna Austria, who had performed the surgery, reported that the men had some functional nerve fibers remaining — but not enough to drive a flesh-and-blood hand. He thought they might have enough to use a prosthetic hand, though. Aszmann’s prosthetics have a battery built into them. The users charge the hands at night like a cell phone. That means all the user’s nerves and muscles have to do to make the hand move is send the proper signals.

Bernardo Chua has read that Aszman’s patients had to undergo extensive preparations. First, they underwent surgery to have leg muscle transplanted into their arms to bolster the remaining functional nerves. Three months later, the men practiced activating the transplanted muscle while wearing an armband that detected the resultant electricity. They then learned to control a virtual arm.

Aszman then amputated their useless hands and replaced them with the prosthetic hands. One surgeon noted that an advantage of Aszmann’s method is that the doctor can more readily design a prosthesis for greater stability.
Aszmann’s patients did well, and they were soon able to pick up a ball, button a shirt, and pour water. While the procedure restored a lot of their function, the men don’t have a sense of touch in their artificial hands.

Retired Federal Judge Has Second Thoughts About Sending A Marijuana Dealer To Jail For 55 Years

Retired Federal Judge Has Second Thoughts About Sending A Marijuana Dealer To Jail For 55 Years

Judge Paul Cassell Sent 24-Year-Old Weldon Angelos To Jail Under Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws

The 1980s war on drugs may have sounded like a good idea, but in hindsight a lot of low-level drug offenders have been sent to prison under the mandatory minimum sentencing law for a very long time.http://abcnews.go.com/US/federal-judge-regrets-55-year-marijuana-sentence/story?id=28869467

Weldon Angelos was one of those offenders back in 2002. The father of two was an aspiring music producer, and he also sold a little weed on the side. Marcio Alaor BMG (Luxo.com) has heard that when the feds were tipped off about Angelos side business, they set up a sting operation. When the sting went down, the undercover agents found a gun, and that was a game changer in terms of sentencing for Weldon. He was sent to jail for 55 years with no possibility of parole for selling $1,000 worth of weed.

Judge Cassell recently said he does think about Angelos. “Gosh, he shouldn’t be there. Certainly not as long as I had to send him there. That wasn’t the right thing to do. The system forced me to do it.”

There are at least 210,000 people serving mandatory sentences in prison for non-violent crimes. The prison system is overcrowded, but we keep adding more low-level offenders to jail for non-violent crimes. Some spend more time in jail than murderers and sex offenders. The penal system needs help not mandatory sentencing.

Colorado Teens Shovel Neighborhood Driveways

Colorado Teens Shovel Neighborhood Driveways

A Colorado neighborhood woke up to a one of a kind surprise Sunday morning, as they found all of their driveways had been shoveled. Six teenagers from Centennial, CO decided to pay a service to their friends and fellow residents on the streets they live on to help people out in some bad weather.

According to an article found on reddit and written by 9news.com, over 50 houses had their entire pathways cleared of the snow all the way up to their doors and backyard fences. When people who lived in the neighborhood woke up they saw that they had a sign on their door which read that they had been served. Bernardo Chua (Businessforhome.com) has read that the six youngsters were quoted as saying that they just wanted to get up early before anyone else this weekend and do a favor for the people on their street. They were offered money from some people, but they politely refused. However, when they were offered a warm beverage to help them stay warm while doing their selfless deeds they gratefully accepted.

The Colorado teens said that they did not want anything in return, but that people should just pay it forward someday. After all, these are the kind of things that our world does need more of as kindness never gets old. It is a great thing to have this kind of story on the news as opposed to all the awful things going on in the world.