Candid pictures capture the birth of the groovy "teenage" generation in 1940s America

Drinking milkshakes, an evening at the drive-in and dancing the night away: Candid pictures capture the birth of the 'teenage' generation having a gas in 1940s America By Thomas Durante PUBLISHED: 17:19 GMT, 14 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:07 GMT, 15 April 2013 Before Justin Bieber, One Direction and Gossip Girl, the carefree teens of the early 1940s sipped milkshakes, listened to records and went on their first dates – usually to the movies to catch a flick. The stunning images by photographer Nina Leen, captured daily life of the American teenager as the country emerged from the Great Depression and World War II was waged abroad

President Obama named as Time"s "Person of the Year"

President Obama named as TIME magazine's 'Person of the Year' for the second time in four years TIME: 'Obama is the beneficiary and author of a new America' | UPDATED: 17:42 GMT, 19 December 2012 Iconic: President Barack Obama has been named as Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2012 President Barack Obama has been named TIME's Person of the Year for 2012, allowing him the honour for the second time in four years. The magazine cited the president's historic re-election last month as symbolic of the nation's changing demographics amid the backdrop of high unemployment and other challenges. 'He's basically the beneficiary and the author of a kind of new America – a new demographic, a new cultural America that he is now the symbol of,' TIME editor Rick Stengel said as he announced the choice on the Today show on Wednesday.

BBC spends over 1million on flights to the U.S. in just seven months

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High blood pressure, smoking and alcohol are the biggest global killers

High blood pressure is the biggest global killer…but obesity isn't far behind, warn leading scientists Smoking and alcohol came second and third, says study which looked at 43 risk factors over 20 yearsToo much salt and not enough fruit partly to blame High body mass index was the biggest ‘climber’, moving from tenth place to sixth | UPDATED: 17:56 GMT, 13 December 2012 High blood pressure killed more than nine million people worldwide in 2010, making it the greatest overall health risk. Smoking and alcohol came second and third, according to the study which looked at the trends of 43 risks between 1990 and 2010