From The Wall Street Journal By Jeremy Wagstaff SINGAPORE -- Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between love and a scam. For Australian sheep farmer Des Gregor, it wasn't until he was safe inside the Canadian Embassy in Mali that it dawned on him there might be a connection between the African men who had been holding him at knifepoint demanding $100,000 and Natacha, the Liberian refugee he'd fallen in love with over the Internet. Until then, he says, he'd believed that somehow the pastor, Natacha and her brother he'd been corresponding with via an online dating Web site were real, and his ordeal at the hands of men who had kidnapped him on his arrival from Adelaide was just a detour on the road to true love. Tango’s Take
From Forbes FRIDAY, Sept. 28 (HealthDay News) -- One in seven women suffers from depression before, during or after pregnancy, a new study finds. The consequences of depression can be devastating to the mother, her baby and her entire family, according to the report in the October issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry. "The prevalence of women diagnosed with depression before, during and after pregnancy was pretty similar," said lead author Patricia Dietz, an epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Reproductive Health. "There are a lot of women who are becoming pregnant with depression, and that's really important for people providing prenatal care to be aware of," she said. Tango’s Take
From Signs On San Diego By Sandi Dolbee SAN DIEGO – More than two dozen San Diego clergy members have joined hundreds of colleagues around the state in support of one the most divisive issues in society today: same-sex marriage. The local clergy, ranging from Rabbi Laurie Coskey of the Union for Reform Judaism to the Rev. Scott Richardson of St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, signed a brief asking the state Supreme Court to overturn California's ban on homosexual marriages.
From The Mirror.co.uk BY Caroline Jones Thirty-something women are often haunted by the baby dilemma - have a child now or wait and risk leaving it too late to ever start a family? But a new scientific breakthrough, which allows women to prolong fertility, means some can have babies much later in life. Freezing embryos has been possible for years but now eggs can be frozen and used for IVF later. A woman of 40 is more likely to get pregnant using eggs frozen in her early 30s than with her 40-year-old eggs. Dr Gillian Lockwood, medical director of Midland Fertility Services which offers egg freezing, says: "Now women can preserve their fertility as men have for decades with sperm freezing." Tango’s Take
From ABCNews.com By Michael Kahn BARCELONA (Reuters) - The risk of divorce increases if one partner suffers from testicular or cervical cancer, but other types have no effect on whether a couple stays together, Norwegian researchers said on Thursday. With most forms of cancer, the healthy spouse was likely to support his or her partner through the illness, according to the study presented at the European Cancer Conference in Barcelona. The research compared divorce rates of 215,000 cancer survivors with those among couples free of cancer over a 17-year period. However, testicular and cervical cancer seemed to lead to a higher chance of marriages breaking up, the study found. Tango’s Take
From LA Weekly By Seven McDonald IT’S A FRIDAY and "Carrie Berkowitz," a 30-something TV writer who’d prefer to hide her real identity, is sitting over a bowl of bouillabaisse and a glass of white wine musing about a recent development on her social landscape. "In the past few months, I’ve heard of three single girlfriends of mine giving guys hand jobs. Not as a part of sex or leading to sex. Just a hand job and that’s it." Berkowitz, who is married and the mother of a 6-month-old, feels the whole "hand-job thing" is some sort of indication of a growing fear of intimacy among the still-single set. "It’s just weird to me," she says, sipping her wine. "The last time I gave someone a hand job to fruition was probably in high school, like listening to ‘White Lines’ and wearing braces. It’s creepy, it reminds me of, like, you accidentally ended up in a car with your teacher and you gave him a hand job."
From Ireland Online Superman Brandon Routh will make longtime girlfriend Courtney Ford his super-wife in November when the couple weds in Santa Barbara, California. The actor has secured the Bacara Resort & Spa for his romantic beach nuptials on November 24. Tango’s Take Good work, Ireland Online. Now all of his enemies know his secret identity, his wife’s name and where they’re getting married. Next time print a recipe for Kryptonite. If it’s anything like homemade Prozac it takes a lot of iced cream. We’re not sure if there is an award for excellence in casting. But whoever found Brandon Routh deserves the opposite of a knuckle sandwich for casting him as the man of steel. Well done. And we wish Brandon the best of luck in his future marriage and finding another role that’s not Superman. Read More Of The Original Article…
From The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - It won't be for richer, but for poorer for a Cincinnati musician who proposed to his girlfriend just seconds before they were held up in New York's Central Park. Thirty-year-old Luke Jacunski got on one knee and popped the question to Mami Nagase (nuh-GAH'-see) in a romantic spot Saturday night. They say right after she said yes, a gunman jumped from the bushes and yelled, "Give me your money and get on the ground!" As the two got down, Jacunski says he was able to slip the engagement ring off Nagase's finger and hide it in his pocket. The robber did get a Rolex watch and $125 in cash. Tango’s Take
From ABCNews.com By Niambi Wilder Who hasn't been the victim of a really bad blind date or the participant in a truly torturous speed dating event? Ever feel like there was something missing — a more relaxed environment, perhaps, or maybe more personal information before the date? Well, one man has decided to fill that void by creating a singles dating company with a touch of psychology, a tinge of technology and a whole lot of fun. "I'm a commercial real estate underwriter, which is the most fun job in the world [but] … I'm in a room with no windows, so I created OneKeyAway so I could meet other professionals," says its founder, Edwin Duterte, a 37-year-old banker by day, matchmaker by night. Tango’s Take
From GossipGirls.com Gisele Bundchen is a self-proclaimed loudmouth. She admits it. “When I think things I tend to say them. I’m an opinionated person.” But she may have gone too far in her latest tongue-lashing of Victoria Beckham. The Brazilian beauty is currently dating New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and says she’s sick of the comparisons to David and Victoria Beckham. In a recent interview she explained why she and her man are not the “US version of Posh and Becks”. Tango’s Take