The Top 10 Everything of 2010
Why are Pixar films so often at or near the top of annual best-picture lists? Because, we say with some exasperation, nobody these days makes better movies. With each iteration, John Lasseter and his gang of divinely arrested preadolescents find new solutions to the eternal artistic challenges of storytelling, to the mixture of comedy and angst.
Google Rank Top 13 Visited Sites
Google is ranked #1 in the world according to the three-month Alexa traffic rankings. The site has been online for at least thirteen years. About 32% of visitors to this site come from the US, and roughly 26% of visits to Google consist of only one pageview (i.e., are bounces). The time spent in a typical visit to the site is about thirteen minutes, with 35 seconds spent on each pageview.
High-Fiber Diet May Lengthen Your Lifespan
Consuming a diet rich in fiber could add years to your life. In fact, according to a group of researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute, eating a fiber-rich diet cuts your risk of death from any cause by 22 percent. The details of the analysis can be found in the in the online edition of the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Lower Mental Health Co-Pays Do Not Help Seniors Seek Care, Study Finds
Parity measures, included in laws passed in 2008 and 2010, end an insurance industry practice of charging higher co-pays for mental health care than for other care. While the laws will allow many seniors who undergo treatment to save money, said Amal Trivedi, professor of community health at Brown University, the new findings suggest that co-pays are not the main barrier to care.
Buffalo Billionaire Lifts Soccer in English Town
The phone first rang a year ago in January. The caller identified himself as Bob Rich, a billionaire American businessman and sports team owner. He had English royals among his ancestors. For Christmas, his wife had bought him the title Lord of Bedlington. And he wanted to do something, well, lordly.
An H.I.V. Strategy Invites Addicts In
At 12 tables, in front of 12 mirrors, a dozen people are fussing intently in raptures of self-absorption, like chorus line members applying makeup in a dressing room. But these people are drug addicts, injecting themselves with whatever they just bought on the street — under the eyes of a nurse here at Insite, the only “safe injection site” in North America.