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June 29th, 2010
04:47 PM ET

Diana Nyad chases a dream

If the name Diana Nyad sounds familiar, it's probably because you've heard of her incredible feats of human performance. Before there was Lance Armstrong, before there was Michael Phelps there was Diana Nyad. (Watch Video)

Marathon swimmer Diana Nyad showing off the headlines from her world record setting swim

When you meet Diana, you can instantly tell there's something different about her.  If you spend 5 minutes with her - better yet, if you watch this 60 year old swim - you'll be able to tell you're in the presence of an amazing athlete.

In the 1970s, she was unstoppable. In addition to winning multiple swimming marathons, she was the first woman ever to encircle the island of Manhattan, and she holds the World's record for longest ocean swim – 102.5 miles from the island of Bimini in the Bahamas to Jupiter, FL. But there was one goal that eluded her.

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June 29th, 2010
01:16 PM ET

Rodent droppings, roaches found in airline food prep

Not only do airlines charge you for it… it’s infested with roaches and mice droppings, according to a report by USA Today.

The newspaper reports that the major facilities that prepare airline food had numerous health and sanitation violations. Among them: improper temperatures, use of unclean equipments, poor hygiene by employees, cockroaches, flies, mice (including their nesting materials) and inadequate pest control.  These included airline caterers, LSG Sky Chefs and Gate Gourmet, according to its report. FULL POST


June 29th, 2010
11:02 AM ET

Obesity rising; Southern states have highest rates

The Southern states of the U.S. have some of the highest rates of obesity in the country, according to a new report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The report found that adult obesity rates rose in 28 states over the past year, with Washington, D.C. as the only area that showed a decline. Ten out of 11 states with the highest rates are located in the South; Mississippi has the highest for the sixth year in a row.

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