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Doctors remove 27 contact lenses from woman’s eye before cataract surgery 

A routine cataract surgery was abruptly halted when doctors found 17 contact lenses in a British woman’s eye, according to news reports. After finding the first clump, which they described as a “blueish mass,” they found 10 more. 

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The 67-year-old woman from the United Kingdom had not complained of any irritation, just the normal discomfort of dry eye she thought was from old age, Optometry Today reported.

"She was quite shocked," ophthalmologist Rupal Morjaria told Optometry Today.

“It was such a large mass. All the 17 contact lenses were stuck together. We were really surprised that the patient didn’t notice it because it would cause quite a lot of irritation while it was sitting there,” Morjaria added.

Morjaria said the woman, who had been wearing monthly disposable contact lenses for approximately 35 years, according to NPR, felt a lot more comfortable during her two-week follow up after having the 27 contacts removed.

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The doctors said they wanted to publicize her case as a warning to others who wear contacts. Tips and advice are available at the Association of Optometrists.

Read more at Optometry Today.

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OK to curse in front of your kids? Facebook post sparks debate

A woman in Australia is making the case for cursing in front of children.

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Constance Hall, an Australian blogger and mom, shared her theories in a Facebook post that went viral, and the “Today” Show further added to the discussion.

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In the post, Hall points out that she has let some reactionary swear words slip while in the presence of her children, but she feels the cursing isn’t a big issue. Hall said she doesn’t need to teach her children they can’t use swear words, and that they instinctively know it isn’t allowed.

“But my kids have never sworn. They know mum can, we can't,” Hall wrote in the post.

She added that one of her children has begun to curse, but she believes it was influenced by friends, not her.

A “Today” show poll on Twitter found that 67 percent of 3,252 voters do not agree with Hall. But the show’s child development expert, Dr. Deborah Gilboa, backs up her claims.

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"The rule here is: You can swear. But you can't swear where an adult or a child younger than you can hear," Gilboa said. "Treating people respectfully matters, so if they feel swearing around them is disrespectful, don't do it."

WARNING: Facebook post contains raw language not safe for the workplace.

Read an edited excerpt from the post below.

“I ... sometimes swear in front of my kids. I justify it to myself be saying I only ever swear for emphasis, I never swear at anyone.

“You'll never catch me calling someone a name or screaming (expletive.)

“It's the (expletive) when you you've gotten everyone in the car and are pulling out of the drive way when you smell a baby decided now was the perfect time to drop a (expletive).

“Or the (expletive) at the pain that an innocent babies soft little lips can shoot through your body when latching onto (you.) 

“But my kids have never sworn. They know mum can, we can't.

“I barely even needed to teach them that, it was instinctual. Adult words and they rarely repeated them despite the odd hilarious moment in the supermarket..

“But recently, to my surprise Arlo has been dropping a few bombs..

“And as it turns out, his new mates don't mind throwing around these particular words and their all rocking out feeling cool (because) they said (an expletive.)

“Does it bother me? Not much, meanness would bother me more. I certainly don't encourage it, have pulled him up on it and he appears to have stopped.

“But I realized something pretty important. Arlo is reaching an age where his friends have a greater influence on him then I do, he copies them, loves them dearly and gets empowered by them.

“I read about that once, about how you will come to a time where your children get their power from their mates and there isn't much you can do about it, you need to let them discover who they are in a group of peers. That's socializing.

“And it's beautiful.

“But what we can do is teach them how to recognize qualities that we respect. Point out, ‘How kind was Charley lending you his drink bottle?’ And ‘did you see how Sam helped out that younger kid?"’“’I love the way Sophia is always making funny jokes.’

“So while it's important to say, ‘Don't swear. It's not cool,’ it’s equally important to teach your kids to strive to find friends with similar moral codes to your family.

“That way when they do ignore you and run off with their mates, they are in good hands, maybe cheeky ones, maybe sweary ones, but good ones none the less.

“Because our house hold might be a sweary one, but it's a ... kind one, and it’s full to the brim with love.”

World Emoji Day: Fun symbols celebrated with contests, tributes

Emoji fans, today's your day.

Tourist attractions, businesses and social-media users around the globe Monday are celebrating the fourth annual World Emoji Day, a tribute to everyone's favorite fun symbols.

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Is an emoji worth 1,000 words? Maybe not, but the smiley faces and other colorful icons have become a popular form of self-expression.

Officially, there are currently 2,666 emojis, according to the BBC.

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Boy gets surprise from special heroes after no one shows up to his birthday party

After no one in 7-year-old Cole Hittler’s class showed up to his birthday party, he got a special surprise from those touched by his story.

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Hittler is in first grade at Harris Elementary in St. Charles, Missouri. As an infant, he underwent skull surgery. At age 4, he was diagnosed with Apraxia, a speech disorder.

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Once they heard that no one showed up to Cole’s birthday party, a few people took it upon themselves to plan a surprise birthday party for the little boy. He and his family were picked up in a limousine Sunday afternoon and driven to Dave and Busters with a police escort.

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A warm welcome greeted the family, and even Batman, Cole’s favorite superhero, stopped by to wish him a happy birthday.

“It was neat, all of the smiles, because that’s what he deserves,” his mother told KMOV. “He struggles really hard and it’s nice to see some recognition and some happiness on his face.”

Maryland Zoo announces death of giraffe calf Julius

The Maryland Zoo announced the death of Julius, a giraffe calf, on Saturday.

Julius had been in ill health since birth. He was born on June 15 to first-time mother Kesi. The calf never took to nursing and received supplemental feedings from zoo handlers. Julius also had a weakened immune system, which zoo medical staff were unable to stabilize.

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Dr. Samantha Sander said the decision to humanely euthanize Julius was made after the calf's health took a "sharp turn downward" overnight, according to a news release from the zoo.

The zoo said a necropsy will be performed to help determine what caused the calf's poor health.

Would you try Burnt Ends Barbecue ice cream?

Barbecue and ice cream, two summer delights, have joined forces at an ice cream shop located in Kansas City.

The Burnt Ends Barbecue flavor begins with a sweet cream base, adds swirls of caramel and barbecue-flavored sauce and is blended with candied burnt end pieces, WDAF reported.

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The barbecue-inspired ice cream flavor will make its debut July 16 at Betty Rae's Ice Cream shop, in honor of National Ice Cream Day.

Owner David Friesen told WDAF that the recipe has been a few years in the making. Friesen hoped next to work on a barbecue and chocolate ice cream concoction.

Bridal retailer Alfred Angelo abruptly closes all stores

Bridal retailer Alfred Angelo abruptly closed its stores on Thursday night without notice, leaving many brides and bridesmaids without answers and dresses.

The company has more than 60 stores across the country. After news of the closings broke, brides scrambled to pick up dresses before the stores shut their doors for good at 8 p.m.

As of Friday morning, the company still had not released a statement about the closings.

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Competitor David’s Bridal said it would offer 30 percent discounts to brides and 20 percent discounts to bridesmaids left without dresses.

Employees at Alfred Angelo’s corporate office in Delray Beach left the building en masse on Thursday, carrying boxes, plants and other personal belongings, as social media talk swirled that the bridal retailer was closing its doors.  

The scene followed buzz on social media saying that the company, which was founded in 1933, is going out of business. On Twitter and online message boards, anxious brides posted queries and alerts, but few found answers.  

By Thursday afternoon, there were no employees in the company’s Delray corporate office on the fourth floor of a building on Congress Avenue at Linton Boulevard. Some offices still had desks and supplies and framed posters of wedding dresses hung on the walls.  

An employee of another business on the first floor, which faces the main entrance to the building, described seeing a “mass exodus before lunchtime.”  

“Everyone left one by one with cardboard boxes, plants,” said the employee, who asked not to be named. “One of them said it. They were all fired today … It was so bizarre.”  

A company representative could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday. Employees did not answer the phone at the chain’s store in Broward County. The company’s website said there are more than 800 stores offering Alfred Angelo merchandise.

Anxious brides took to Twitter on Thursday to sound off on the status of their orders and the lack of information coming from the company. Some brides said they had already ordered and paid for dresses, but had yet to receive them.  

“Any other #brides stressed about the #alfredangelo bankruptcy?? @theknot @WeddingWire @brides THIS IS SO MESSED UP,” one woman wrote.

”@AlfredAngelo Will you still be fulfilling orders that were placed months ago?” another person asked.  

“One store location did answer the phone. Sales rep said "we're all basically screwed" & gave me Attorney's office to contact. #alfredangelo,” a third person said.

In a March press release, the company billed itself as “the world’s leading manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of beautifully designed wedding gowns, bridesmaids and social occasion dresses.” The company was founded in 1933, according to its website.

Read more: Alfred Angelo’s corporate office empty amid closure talk

This story has been updated.

Here’s how to get a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts for 80 cents Friday

Talk about a sweet deal.

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On Friday, Krispy Kreme customers can buy a dozen Original Glazed doughnuts for 80 cents "with the purchase of any dozen at regular menu price," the restaurant chain announced in a news release Monday.

The promotion, offered at participating stores in the United States and Canada, comes as the Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based company celebrates its 80th anniversary.

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“The joy created by our Original Glazed doughnut and its secret recipe spans generations, and that is certainly something to celebrate,” Jackie Woodward, Krispy Kreme chief marketing officer, said in a statement. “It’s remarkable that for 80 years, Krispy Kreme’s commitment to delivering world-class doughnuts the Krispy Kreme way – hot, fresh and now – has not changed.”

Learn more here.

Seniors: Get your $10 lifetime pass for National Parks now before price hike

If you’re over 62 years old and love the great outdoors, the time is now to get the deal of a lifetime.

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Right now, senior citizens can get a lifetime pass to visit national parks for $10. But that’s going to change on Aug. 28 – with the price rising to $80.

An annual pass will cost them $20, which they can apply to the cost of a lifetime pass at a later point if they decide they want one. Follow this link for the application.

Money raised from the price increase will go to the enhancement of the national parks. There are more than 400 national parks across the country

Here's a Q&A from the National Parks Service on the price increase:

Why is the price of the Senior Pass increasing?The price of the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass is increasing as result of the Centennial Legislation P.L. 114-289 passed by the US Congress on Dec. 16, 2016.When was the last time the price increased for the Senior Pass? The Senior Pass has been $10 since 1994.How much is it increasing?The lifetime Senior Pass will increase from $10 to $80.Why $80?The legislation states that the cost of the lifetime Senior Pass be equal to the cost of the annual America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, which is currently $80.

What if a senior citizen is on a fixed budget?

The legislation also establishes an annual Senior Pass for $20. That pass is valid for one year from the date of issuance. Four annual Senior Passes purchased in prior years can be traded in for a lifetime pass. Additionally, access to the majority of National Park Service sites remains free—only 118 of 417 National Park Service sites have an entrance fee.What if I have a current Senior Pass?The current passes are lifetime passes and will remain valid.Will the benefits of my Senior Pass change?No. All benefits of the current Senior Pass stay the same.What if my current Senior Pass is lost or stolen?Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.If lost or stolen, a new pass will need to be purchased.Who is eligible for a Senior Pass?US citizens or permanent residents 62 years or older are eligible for the Senior Pass.  

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Man builds 'Blessing Box' food pantry on front lawn to feed the hungry

While taking a human services class at a local community college, Army veteran Roman Espinoza learned that there was a food pantry at the school.

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Realizing that some adults in class can’t eat every day, he decided to build a “Blessing Box” on his front lawn in Watertown, New York, to help those in need. The box is a miniature food pantry, and people can donate items or take what they need.

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“Whether you’re taking or giving, you can just go to the blessing box,” Espinoza told CNN. “There’s not a lock on it — it’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Since putting in the initial bit of food himself, he hasn’t had to fill the box up much. People have also started putting in toiletries such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap and shampoo in the box.

“The box itself is for the community and it’s sustained by the community,” he said. “The community, the neighborhood and my block have been really supportive.”

With the success of Espinoza’s box, the idea is starting to spread.

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“I’ve gotten a couple of requests from people around town for boxes for their property,” he said. “With any luck, we’ll have a few around town where people can be made aware of them and make use of them.”

Espinoza said he hopes the boxes create an atmosphere of support and generosity in the town.

“Watertown, New York, in the next five years, could be known as the city of blessing boxes,” he said.

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