Kristen Jordan Shamus Detroit Free Press Published 8:59 AM EDT Sep 27, 2018 Marlene Berthoud was an enigma, born with a head full of silvery hair that her father, Bryan Berthoud, compared to the X-Men superhero Storm's shimmery locks. "We joked that she has super powers," said her mother, Kelly Berthoud, because of her bright white hair. Marlene, whose nickname is Marley, was a medical mystery. None of her doctors had ever treated a patient quite like her. "Pretty much from birth, we knew that there was a (developmental) delay," Kelly Berthoud said. "She had to be taught how to eat, so she did not have the suck-swallow reflex that most newborns have." Soon after she was born, she had two brain hemorrhages, and her distinctive silver hair began to fall out in clumps. Doctors noted that her head was large for her body. She was also unable to maintain her body temperature and had birth marks as well as vision and hearing problems. … [Read more...] about Michigan girl is 1st in the world with this genetic disorder
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Is the presidency just too big to handle? John Dickerson, co-host of "CBS This Morning" penned a lengthy cover story for The Atlantic on how the magnitude of the office itself might be its own greatest impediment. He sat down with Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg for an interview in the new "Face the Nation" studio to dive deep into the scale of the presidency. JEFFREY GOLDBERG: Hello, and welcome to the first and possibly last edition of "Face the Atlantic." I'm Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor-in-chief of The Atlantic and my guest is John Dickerson, Atlantic contributing writer who also has a day job at CBS, co-host of "CBS This Morning," former moderator of "Face the Nation" and author of The Atlantic magazine's cover story, "How the Presidency Became Impossible." And we're going to talk today about the presidency. John, you know more about the presidency than many people including presidents. It's disconcerting how much you know about the presidency. So let's just jump … [Read more...] about POTUS: The hardest job in the world?
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WrestleMania is almost here, WWE’s annual celebration of men in tights – or “superstars” to give them the official title – and top-notch grappling action. For the uninitiated, it’s all a bit bonkers. There are plenty of sports fans out there who write it off as nothing more than a bunch of soft boys faking it. They’re wrong. While WWE calls its brand of wrestling “sports-entertainment”, I say its just as good as any “legitimate” sport on the planet. In fact, it’s better – are here's why... Brock Lesnar sends shockwaves through the WWE world by conquering The Undertaker's undefeated WrestleMania streak 1. Wrestlers Are Like Normal Athletes, Only More Impressive ... A world-class rugby player might be able to charge through the opposition like a slightly-faster tank, but could he also drop a big elbow from the top rope? And a champion boxer can certainly take a good … [Read more...] about Sorry, football fans: here’s 10 reasons why WWE is the greatest sport in the world
Kevin Loria, provided by Published 12:13 pm, Friday, February 9, 2018 REUTERS/Robert Pratta Mikaela Shiffrin is one of the best alpine skiers in the world. Some think she could medal in three different events at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. One noteworthy fact about Shiffrin's training is her dedication to sleep — and to napping in particular. Experts in the science of human performance agree that rest is just as important as training hard. You might also like: Now Playing: U.S. alpine ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin worries regularly she might not win another race _ even though she has won eight of her past 10. That helps drive her to keep working hard as she eyes the Pyeongchang Games next month. (Jan. 22) Media: Associated Press It shouldn't be a surprise to learn that Shiffrin is also more dedicated to napping than the rest of us. Shiffrin gets an average of nine hours of sleep every night. Yet she wakes up excited to go … [Read more...] about Olympian Mikaela Shiffrin, the top slalom skier in the world, is insanely dedicated to napping — and it could help explain why she’s so successful