Featured, Lifeline

Hey Baltimore–Don’t Shoot Your Friend for Fun, Even if He’s Wearing a Bulletproof Vest

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 10:46am

Photo of Mark Ramiro via the Baltimore Police Department/Baltimore Sun

Photo of Mark Ramiro via the Baltimore Police Department/Baltimore Sun

Yesterday, we reminded you not to leave your car running with the keys in the ignition unless you’re trying to get it stolen. And today, in further you-should-probably-already-know-this news, we remind you to not shoot your friend in the chest, even if he is wearing a bulletproof vest.
Read More →

Featured, Health and Fitness, Lifeline

The Gynecologist Who Secretly Filmed Patients Just Cost Hopkins $190 Million

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 9:22am

johns_hopkins_hospital

Last year, a former employee tipped Baltimore Police off to the fact that Johns Hopkins gynecologist Nikita Levy was secretly filming patients. An investigation quickly turned up more than 1,300 videos and images; as many as 9,000 patients may have been affected in one way or another. Before he could be prosecuted, Levy killed himself – leaving the hospital to bear the brunt of the victims’ anger (and lawsuits).
Read More →

Featured, Schools

Johns Hopkins Is the 19th Best University in the World

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 21, 2014 10:41am

Photo via JHU Hub

Photo via JHU Hub

Claiming that you have a mathematical formula that can determine the best university in the world is a little silly. How are you really supposed to compare schools in the U.S., Japan, and the U.K., when the educational systems, standards of evaluation, and campus culture are so different?

But hey, who cares, because the Center for World University Rankings says that Johns Hopkins is the 19th-best university in the world. Woo-hoo!!!! (Just forget about the fact that they were 17th-best last year.)
Read More →

Lifeline

Hey, Baltimore — Don’t Leave Your Keys in the Ignition

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 21, 2014 9:45am

Photo via Wikipedia

Photo via Wikipedia

Earlier this summer, Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts noted that car thefts were up 4 percent in the city, even as other crimes seem to be on the decline. But Batts was quick to note that half of all cars stolen in the city were left running with their keys in the ignition–which is basically an invitation to having your car stolen.
Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink

Uber Attempts to Bribe Baltimore With Ice Cream Delivery Today

1 Written by: | Friday, Jul 18, 2014 10:14am

Uber_App_IceCream_Screenshot

Ride-share app Uber is facing legal troubles in Baltimore (and around the world). So in an attempt to win customers’ affection, they decided to go with a tried-and-true method: delivering ice cream to your front door/office/park bench/wherever you may be. This seems like a great idea at first — Uber brings you things that you want wherever you are, like cars, or ice cream! — but they turn out to have made one major mistake. Read More →

Tags: ,

Featured, Health and Fitness, Lifeline

Johns Hopkins Plummets to Third Place in Best Hospital Rankings

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 18, 2014 9:58am

1337863061NCBsignageb

There are 5,723 registered hospitals in the United States, according to the American Hospital Association. Being better than 5,721 of them is pretty impressive–but for Johns Hopkins Hospital, which was ranked by U.S. News as the top hospital in the country for more than two decades, third place is basically synonymous with “LOSER.”
Read More →

Featured, Money & Power

You Need $88,275 to Be Happy in Maryland

2 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 10:44am

money-happiness

As Groucho Marx said, “Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.” But as Puff Daddy also said, “Mo’ money, mo’ problems.” So which is it?

According to Princeton researchers, who asked nearly half a million Americans to evaluate their happiness and reveal their salaries, having more money does make you happier… up to a point. And that point, according to their research, was $75,000. Beyond that annual salary, more money added negligible happy points.
Read More →

Beaches, Featured, Health and Fitness, Lifeline

Be Careful With Those Jetpacks, Everyone

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 10:23am

Photo via Relentless Watersports

Photo via Relentless Watersports

Our very own Robert O’Brien has been detailing the increasingly silly regulations that are popping up in Ocean City–no swearing, no laser pointers, etc. But increased regulation of jet packs? That actually does sound like a good idea.

Read More →

Health and Fitness

Johns Hopkins Hospital Installs a Very Unusual Vending Machine

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 10:25am

Photo via the JHU Hub

Photo via the JHU Hub

Vending machines sell way more than just candy these days. There are vending machines that sell electronics and make-up and even live crabs (that one’s in China). But the new machine installed at Johns Hopkins Hospital is certainly one-of-a-kind.
Read More →

Lifeline

Maryland Drivers, You Are Being Exploited

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 10:12am

traffic+stop+5x7+

It’s not just that we have bad drivers here in Maryland (though that’s true). It’s also the sixth most exploitative state for motorists, according to a new study by the National Motorists Association.
Read More →

Most Comments This Week

6

Waste Not, Want Everything

Written by Danielle Ariano

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 12:45pm

2

You Need $88,275 to Be Happy in Maryland

Written by Rachel Monroe

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 1:46pm

1

Maryland Drivers, You Are Being Exploited

Written by Rachel Monroe

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 11:33am

1

Fashion Gods Smile Down On Local Designer's Handbag Line

Written by Susan Dunn

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 6:05am

Recent Comments

Anne Marie O'Neill
Waste Not, Want Everything

"My children are trying to figure out which one of them wrote the piece and used...

CO
Waste Not, Want Everything

"Loved this piece. In a throw away culture these are important lessons shared and told...

Ghofran
Bags by Etro and Steven Sprous and Other Rare Finds at Love Me Two Times

"Hi there, How can I get the etro brown leather handbag?? Is there online shopping and na...

Millicent
Helping Veterans Move From Military to Civilian Life: A Q & A With Leaders of COMMIT

"I was lucky enough and honored to attend the COMMIT Foundation's first gala, and I can...

marionwinik
Waste Not, Want Everything

"Many great turns of phrase - and a topic so dear to my heart.

 

 

 

 

Find Doctors on ZocDoc