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'Virtual reality cured my fear of heights'

'Virtual reality cured my fear of heights'

Health
Fay Nugent developed a fear of heights in her 30s. "It began after I went on a girls' weekend away," she says."We had gone on an adventure activity called a tree-top walk. "I managed to climb up to do it - but then when it came to stepping out on to the high ropes, I just couldn't do it. "I felt physically ill and panicked, even though I knew I was perfectly safe."Her phobia got worse over the next few years, to the point that it stopped her doing everyday things. "I went to a concert at Wembley to see Take That," she says."It's a massive venue and our seats were at the back, high up. "I tried to go up there to take my seat - but all of a sudden I had this feeling of utter panic. "It was a bit like in the cartoons when the charac...
Reality star lays entire chest bare in dress that could pass for cobweb

Reality star lays entire chest bare in dress that could pass for cobweb

Entertainment
AFP/ GETTY BLONDE BOMBSHELL: Alexis Skyy reveals naked assets The world of reality TV can be fickle – one minute you're hot, the next minute you're not, and so many celebs will go to outrageous lengths to remain in the spotlight.And Alexis Sky who was made famous on reality television series: Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, proved she plans on going nowhere anytime soon with her latest eye-popping stunt.Heading to the BET Awards 2018, the wannabe R&B superstar made sure all eyes were on her in the world's most revealing gown.The bejewelled frock which glittered in the sunlight, provided no coverage whatsoever for Alexis' killer curves. AFP/ GETTY RAUNCH...
Beckhams on TV? David & Posh set to star in reality show

Beckhams on TV? David & Posh set to star in reality show

Entertainment
REUTERS/TWITTERFAMILIES: The Beckhams are set to sign a deal to star in their own Osbournes-style family showThe couple aim to capitalise in the US on the launch of David’s new MLS football team in Florida and Victoria’s planned Spice Girls reunion.They are in talks with NBC-owned reality giant E! Entertainment, which has produced 14 seasons of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and a raft of other reality shows.Posh and Becks have previously refused to allow cameras into any of their homes to shoot them and their four children.And they were further put off when she was branded “too aloof” by US critics in 2007 and NBC canned a planned series called Victoria Beckham: Coming To America after just one episode drew only 4.9million viewers. WIREIMAGESAVERS: David Beckham admitted his family
Saab intros augmented reality training tool for military

Saab intros augmented reality training tool for military

Business
Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A new tool for military observers, controllers and exercise leaders that provides a 360 degree view of the battlefield is being introduced by Saab Defense.Called "We: Are," the tool is built on augmented reality for smart phones and tablets and was introduced Monday at the I/ITSEC simulation and training event in Orlando, Fla., this week."I/ITSEC is a great place for us to introduce this new tool to the training market," Asa Thegstrom, head of Saab's Training and Simulation business unit, said in a press release. "'We:Are' has been designed with simplicity and smoothness in mind.""With the device the exercise leader can focus on what is important, which is to keep track on the individuals and evaluate entire troops in the field."Saab said "We: Are" enables an observer to i...
If you're considering long-term care coverage, here's a quick reality check before you buy

If you're considering long-term care coverage, here's a quick reality check before you buy

Finance
As more people are thinking about long-term care planning for their elder years, the industry is responding with ever more options.However, complete coverage may be out of reach for most people. Younger generations are taking notice, whether to encourage their parents to prepare for possible late-life infirmities or to make preparations for themselves earlier in their own lives.Long-term care has been a hot topic since about 2000, said Brock Jolly, certified financial planner and partner and co-founder at Veritas Financial. He attributes this increased interest to market declines, modern medicine keeping people alive longer and the evolution of the LTC industry.Pricing insurance products has been tricky, he noted."The big unknown is how long the person may live," Jolly said. "Life insuranc...