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Yup, doctors are suggesting we just leave our ears alone, when it comes to wax build-up! Lots of adults still adhere to the notion that the only clean ear is an ear devoid of wax. But doctors say wax has nothing to do with poor hygiene and is merely the body’s way of shielding the delicate inner workings of the ear and protecting precious hearing!
“The first thing that everybody should recognize is it’s not dirt, it’s not something that has to be removed,” says Dr. Ronald Fenton, an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist) at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.
“A lot of people think that their personal hygiene is less than perfect if they don’t remove their wax,” he says. “That’s the first thing they’ve got to be disabused of.”
Ear wax, known medically as cerumen, is comprised of sloughed-off dead skin and a sticky substance secreted from glands in the outer third of the ear canal.
“Basically, it is a protective barrier,” says Fenton, stopping dirt, microbes, insects and water from making their way into the middle or inner chambers of the ear.
A judge has ordered a man convicted of harassing a neighbour and her disabled children to stand on a street corner with a sign that says he is a bully.
Municipal Court Judge Gayle Williams-Byers ordered 62-year-old Edmond Aviv to hold the sign for five hours Sunday. The sign reads: “I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in.”
The judge also said the sign’s letters must be large enough for the average person to see from 25 feet (7.5 metres) away.
Aviv pleaded no contest in February to a misdemeanour charge of disorderly conduct and was sentenced last month, according to court records.
Aviv has feuded with his neighbour, Sandra Prugh, for the past 15 years. The most recent case stems from Aviv being annoyed at the smell coming from Prugh’s dryer vent when she did laundry, according to court records. In retaliation, Aviv hooked up kerosene to a fan, which blew the smell onto Pugh’s property, the records said.
Prugh has two adult adopted children with developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy and epilepsy; a husband with dementia; and a paralyzed son, the Plain Dealer of Cleveland reported.
Prugh said in a letter to the court that Aviv had called her an ethnic slur while she was holding her adopted black children, spit on her several times, regularly threw dog feces on her son’s car windshield and once smeared feces on the family’s wheelchair ramp.
“I am very concerned for the safety of our family,” Prugh wrote in a letter to the court for Aviv’s sentencing. She told the newspaper she just wants to live in peace.
The judge also ordered Aviv to serve 15 days in jail and undergo anger management classes and counselling. He also had to submit a court-ordered apology letter to Prugh.
“I want to express my sincere apology for acting irrationally towards your house and the safety of your children,” Aviv wrote. “I understand my actions could have caused harm but at that time I was not really thinking about it.”
Aviv’s attorney, Scott Fierman, didn’t immediately return a message left at his office Saturday.
Well, he did write the song that makes the whole world sing. Pharrell Williams, 41, couldn’t help but get overcome with emotion as Oprah Winfrey, played a clip of fans around the world doing the “Happy dance” during a one-hour interview Sunday night.
“I don’t know why I’m crying!” he laughed, as he wiped away tears, referring to the positive message of the video. ”It makes me cry, too!” Winfrey agreed.
That thing everyone thinks is going to happen in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ might actually happen in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” at least if we’re to believe this new teaser for the Marc Webb film. Sony debuted the TV spot during Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards, right before stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx premiered an exclusive clip from “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Watch both below; “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ is out in theaters on May 2.
1. Bad Prom Run
2. Nude Run of Finland
3. New York Hot Dog Challenge
4. Twinkie Run
5. The Ugly Sweater Run
6. The Color Run
7. The Hot Chocolate 5k/15k
8. Zombie Evacuation Race
9. City 2 Surf
10. ROC Race
11. Mustache Dache
12. Bay to Breakers
14. Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series
15. Avenger’s Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend
16. Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
17. Germanfest Fun Run
18. Krispy Kreme Challenge
19. Great Ethiopian Run
20. Perth’s World Record Kilt Run
21. Tacos and Beer 5k
22. Firefly Run
23. Tough Mudder
24. Le Marathon du Medoc
This cute baby mop suit lets your child crawl and help out around the house at the same time.
Help other people (and yourself) tell your twins apart with these tiny rompers.
14-year-old Shiane Hawke did not impress Austrailia’s X Factor judges when she walked out on stage. Or the people in the crowd. And they all did a good job of letting her know. Everything from the audience’s and judges’ snickers and smirks to their body language suggests they were just waiting on her to implode.
And then the music began. The only thing that would have made her performance better is if (and I really hope someone does this one day) she finished singing, said “I was too good for you before I sang, too,’ dropped the microphone and left the stage. Then maybe people would realize how big of jerks they’d been.
17-year-old Lorde channeled her inner ennui for a cover of All Apologies. Jett of course had to show she’s still very much a rock star with a rousing rendition of Smells Like Teen Spirit.