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article imageTopFinds: Why shopping is good for you, Trump's GOP popularity

By David Silverberg     Apr 15, 2011 in Internet
A study reveals shoppers live longer than non-shoppers. Republicans are warming up to Donald Trump, who may announce his presidential bid soon. Why was Prince Harry stranded in the Arctic? These are the top stories from across the world.
As we do every week on Friday, we've collected the top stories (as voted by you) and compiled them on one page.
How these stories and images are selected: We keep track of the what readers like and what articles, images and blogs people are reading and looking at most.
Below are your top Digital Journal reports, top news photos, top stories in the media and top blogs, as decided by you and the community.

Hot topics on Digital Journal

Obama news
BP oil spill news
Canada election 2011 news

Top Digital Journal Reports

Liveblog: Canadian Federal Leaders Debate (Includes first-hand account) by Chris Hogg
Starting at 7 p.m. Digital Journal is covering the Canadian Federal Leaders Debate live. Join our liveblog play-by-play coverage, join in the discussion and debate and take part in live polls.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaking at event in the Greater Toronto Area.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaking at event in the Greater Toronto Area.
Op-Ed: Scareware — The new plague, and it’s dangerous (Includes first-hand account) by Paul Wallis
Fake security software has been around for years, but the new epidemic of scareware is something new. I’ve seen two cases of it recently and nearly got hit by one of them.
Tear gas and arrests: Birth of a Ugandan civil rights movement? (Includes interview) by Ann Garrison
Ugandan opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye was arrested while walking to work in Kampala, Uganda's capitol, on Monday morning, as part of a Walk to Work protest of the rising cost of fuel and consequent rise in the cost of living.
Prof: Sudden devolution of HEC not good for Pakistan's education (Includes interview) by Ernest Dempsey
While Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission has been critiqued as a failure in many cases, will it be good for the country’s education to suddenly devolve the commission? An Islamabad professor shares his opinion on the issue.
Man who spit on Westboro Church spokeswoman acquitted of battery (Includes interview) by Kim I. Hartman
Billy Spade of Hico, West Virginia was acquitted of the battery charges levied against him after he admittedly spit tobacco juice on Westboro Baptist Church member and spokeswoman Shirley Phelps-Roper at a 2010 protest in the capital city of Charleston.

Top Images

Van in ditch in Mt Uniacke
Van in ditch in Mt Uniacke
A protest in Toronto against Mayor Rob Ford
A protest in Toronto against Mayor Rob Ford

In the Media

Donald Trump tied for GOP lead, birth certificate issue explored by Michael Krebs
A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll reflects a tie among potential Republican presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump, with Trump's popularity riding on President Obama's birth certificate issue.
Donald Trump is exploring the possibility of running for US president.
Donald Trump is exploring the possibility of running for US president.
Gage Skidmore/flickr
Jumbo jet hits smaller plane at JFK Airport by Lynn Curwin
Video footage has been released of a large Airbus clipping a smaller plane, and spinning it, on the runway at JFK Airport.
Two horses dead following 2011 Grand National by Lynn Curwin
Two horses are dead following the 2011 running of the four-and-a-half mile Grand National, and an animal welfare organisation is comparing the race to bullfighting.
Stabbing at bowling alley caught in video by Gar Swaffar
A Modesto, California woman has been arrested and charged with the stabbing of another bowling alley patron. Unfortunately for her, the police also have a You Tube video of the alleged stabbing.
Op-Ed: Shopping is good for you? Yes, and you live longer, too by Paul Wallis
A study in Taiwan and Australia has found that people who shop every day reduces mortality risk in people aged over 65. The irony of this news won’t be lost on people in this age bracket. It means being able to spend can keep you alive.
Op-Ed: Nigeria — the first election has finally happened by Donna Murphy
Finally, we have, with a few exceptions, started the Nigerian elections. Accreditation lists, ballot papers, result papers and even officials have all been in their correct places. Let's go!
Large asteroid 2005 YU55 paying close visit to Earth in November by Igor I. Solar
NASA’s Near Earth Objects Program (NEO) detected a large asteroid known as 2005 YU55 approaching Earth to about 0.85 lunar distances (200,000 kilometres) on November 8 and 9, 2011.
Japan’s radiation contamination spread across Northern Hemisphere by Lynn Herrmann
Japan’s crippled Daiichi nuclear facility near Fukushima, hit hard by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, has released radioactive materials that have traveled across the entire Northern Hemisphere, a nuclear monitoring watchdog has reported.
Scientists confirm oil on dead dolphins came from BP oil spill by Lynn Herrmann
Scientists have confirmed the discovery of oil on dead dolphins that have been appearing along the US Gulf coast recently, with oil on some of the dead dolphins linked to the BP oil spill, according to a government agency.
Prince Harry stranded in Arctic during fundraising trek by Lynn Curwin
Prince Harry, who was in the Arctic walking with wounded soldiers, had his return home delayed after ice on the runway cracked.
Paul McDonald eliminated on American Idol's Night at the Movies by Kim I. Hartman
It was an American Idol week that featured 'A Night at the Movies' and songs associated with iconic films, but it wasn't the night for Paul McDonald who found himself in the bottom three, failing to receive enough votes to move him into next week's Top 7.
Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
Sgt.Joseph A. Lee
NBA slaps L.A. Lakers' Kobe Bryant $100,000 fine for gay slur by Leo Reyes
Los Angeles Lakers basketball superstar Kobe Bryant has been fined $100,000 by the NBA for derogatory gay remarks directed at the referee during Tuesday's game against San Antonio Spurs.
Lingerie Football League expanding to Toronto, arena not chosen by Andrew Moran
The Lingerie Football League (LFL) is busting into the city of Toronto for the upcoming 2011 season. Women, who are unpaid, wear lingerie and protective gear and play American football, much to the delight of men everywhere.

Top Blogs

A lot is learned in four years by KJ Mullins
As the clock chimes a new day in I am reflecting on the past four years. That's the amount of time I have been as of...
Drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and who is to blame by Michael Cosgrove
I got back from a one-hour bike ride a while back and during that ride I thought about how road users interact and the...
Something I've just realized: by Renee Wilson
I've been on Digital Journal for a while now and not once have I thought about that fact that there are so many people...
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