Man scales cliff to propose to girlfriend, needs helicopter rescue

Apr 8, 2016

Man scales cliff to propose to girlfriend, needs helicopter rescue

As marriage proposals go, Michael Banks’ was a cliff-hanger. Banks, 27, scaled 600-foot Morro Rock just off California’s Central Coast early Thursday morning to propose to his girlfriend, who was watching via FaceTime video. The good news: Banks’ girlfriend said yes, according to Morro ...

Apr 6, 2016

Broken hearts at higher risk of failing, study finds

A broken heart may kill you. The death of a life partner may trigger an irregular heartbeat, a potentially life-threatening condition, research showed Wednesday. A trawl of data on nearly a million Danes showed an elevated risk, lasting about a year, of developing a ...

Flash mob marriage proposals gaining popularity

Mar 19, 2016

Flash mob marriage proposals gaining popularity

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Flash mob marriage proposals are growing in popularity, especially among young people, with event planning agencies offering services from arranging dance lessons to providing dancers. Osaka-based Emotion Rise, which was launched about three years ago, is one such agency helping to organize flash mob ...

Japanese women will still face 100-day wait to remarry

Mar 8, 2016

Japanese women will still face 100-day wait to remarry

Women will still face a 100-day wait before they can remarry following proposed legal changes approved Tuesday by the Cabinet, a move condemned as discriminatory by a U.N. rights group. The approval by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration, on International Women’s Day, came after ...