Friday, August 1 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:34:07 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 5:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:33:44 GMT
Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...Full Story >
A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 5:15 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:15:08 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large parts of the...Full Story >
An American inventor may have found the cure to stop your arm from falling asleep when cuddling with another person.
There's actually a scientific name for it, radial neuropathy, which is otherwise known as honeymoon palsy.
"I'm Mehdi Mojtabavi from Portland, OR. I'm an industrial designer and founder of gebi design, and I created the Cuddle Mattress," said Mehdi Mojtabavi, who is the inventor of the Cuddle Mattress. "I wanted to cuddle and I couldn't do it in regular beds."
The industrial designer moved to Oregon from Tehran in 2007 and designed a mattress that was essentially sliced into pieces. It makes it possible to slip your arm in between the slats and relieves all that cuddling pressure.
In 2007, the idea won a prestigious Red Dot award, which is similar to Oscars for designers. And suddenly, the Cuddle Mattress went viral.
Within a week of publication of the Red Dot award, Mojtabavi said his website had about 72 million web pages.
In April, Mojtabavi's dream finally became a reality.
It was assembled in an Oregon warehouse. The first limited batch of 50 sold out immediately, and there's a waiting list of people who want one of their own.
While he was inspired to create the mattress to make snuggling with his wife more comfortable, he soon realized the Cuddle Mattress isn't just for cuddlers. It can also be a benefit to side-sleepers by easing their shoulder pain.
The company got an email from a man who's had six shoulder surgeries. He thought the mattress could finally bring him a good night's rest.
"This was not a fancy product anymore that you just want to cuddle, there was a medical purpose for it," Mojtabavi said.
Now he is looking for investors and hoping to grow his small operation into one that can compete with the mattress big boys.
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Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.