- ABC News Nightline at Nightline Fix3 days ago
But Chris Kilham, who refers to himself professionally as the medicine hunter, is hoping to introduce a natural, safer alternative that also works for women and could blow the market wide open.
“You take people who have low libido, you give them tongkat ali,” Kilham, 62, of Leverett, Massachusetts, told ABC News’ “Nightline” of the herb.
“It’s Chinese New Year’s fireworks in their pants. It works.”
Kilham works for the French company Naturex, the largest botanical extract manufacturer in North America, which sells processed herbs to most major brands. He scours the globe investigating natural remedies to make people younger, stronger and sexier, such as tongkat ali.
- ABC News Nightline at Nightline Fix6 days ago
With competition for tuition money ramping up, colleges are looking for ways to set themselves apart and some have turned to investing in unimaginable campus experiences, from water parks to luxurious residence halls.
In the economic report, “College as a Country Club,” published last year by the National Bureau of Economic Research, researchers found that some colleges -- excluding elite schools like Princeton and Yale -- attract more applicants when they invest in state-of-the-art facilities like pools and rec centers.
So even though average tuition costs for four-year colleges continue to tick up year over year -- now running about $18,000 for in-state students at public universities to almost $32,000 for out-of-state students, according to College Board -- more colleges are justifying the high cost of building impressive amenities in an effort to recruit and retain students.
- ABC News Nightline at Nightline Fix12 days ago
By Michael Cappetta and Lauren Effron
It seems like there is nothing that will stop Florida mom Martha Rivera from wrestling alligators, not even pregnancy.
"I've done shows fully pregnant," Rivera told ABC's Gloria Riviera in an interview for "Nightline." "It's no different than somebody who just happens to have a big belly."
Rivera and her husband Jeffrey, who have one 8-year-old son, have been volunteering their time at the Everglades Outpost Wildlife Rescue for the past two years. In fact, Rivera is currently seven months pregnant with the couple's second child and said she still felt "completely safe" climbing on the back of an alligator.
"I know my limits. I know which alligators I can work with and which alligators I cannot work with. I know the size, the tricks I can do, the tricks I can't do," she said. "I would not ... do something I thought I could do without really thinking it through, because I would danger not just myself but the animal as well."
- ABC News Nightline at Nightline Fix13 days ago
By Sarah Kolinovsky and Lauren Effron
In her latest movie, “Men, Women and Children,” Jennifer Garner plays an overprotective mom who obsessively monitors her daughter’s every keystroke, reading all her texts and even deleting objectionable ones.
“I think that my character is a mom who loves her daughter like crazy,” Garner told ABC News' Juju Chang in a sit-down interview for “Nightline.” “And how often as a mom have you had those moments where you think you’re just going to go that extra mile and you’re going to work that much harder and you’re going to protect your kid and at the end of the day you realize, ‘Oh, I actually made it harder for them.’”
And though her character goes to extremes to keep watch over her kid’s online movements, Garner, a real-life mother of three with husband Ben Affleck, who stars in the recently released movie “Gone Girl,” says “Men, Women and Children” made her “very aware” that the Internet can be a “scary” place.
- ABC News Nightline at Nightline Fix17 days ago
By Lesley Messer, Aaron Katersky and Josh Margolin
Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice appeared at a courthouse in Newark, N.J., yesterday to face sentencing in their fraud case.
Teresa Giudice was sentenced to 15 months in prison, beginning Jan. 5, and $414,000 in restitution. She will also face two years of supervised release. Teresa Giudice's time behind bars will be staggered with her husband's, who was sentenced earlier today to three-and-a-half years in prison. Whether or not he will be deported will be determined after he serves his time. Joe Giudice is not a U.S. citizen.
Before the judge handed down her sentence, the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star sobbed and said she was "humbled" by the experience.
"I'm so scared," Giudice said. "I need to learn to do things for myself. ... I need to wake up."
Upon sentencing Teresa Giudice, the judge said she considered probation "for a moment" but then determined the fraud "merits incarceration."
Although she believed the reality TV star showed "genuine remorse," she added, "my gut tells me Teresa Giudice deserves to be in jail."
- ABC News Nightline at Nightline Fix18 days ago
By ABC News
A real-life soap opera appears to have played out at a panda research center in China where zookeepers claim a panda may have faked her pregnancy in order to live a more pampered life.
Zookeepers at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding say Ai Hin, a 6-year-old giant panda, first showed signs of pregnancy in July, but then returned to normal at the end of this month, after just a two-month observation.
Chengdu officials say “phantom pregnancies” -– caused by progestational hormone changes –- are not uncommon for pandas, but that some “clever” pandas keep playing the pregnancy card long after.
“After showing prenatal signs, the 'mothers-to-be' are moved into single rooms with air conditioning and around-the-clock care. They also receive more buns, fruits and bamboo, so some clever pandas have used this to their advantage to improve their quality of life," panda expert Wu Kongju told state news agency Xinhua.
The false pregnancy caused the Chengdu Base to call off its planned live broadcast of Ai Hin giving birth.
- ABC News Nightline at Nightline Fix20 days ago
By Nick Capote, Ashley Louszko and Lauren Effron
When 11-year-old Molly Ambrose is spending quality time with her father, it usually means walking up to the edge of a roaring volcano.
Molly’s father is Brad Ambrose, an award-winning photographer whose job to go to the edge of the Earth and back to grab those breathtaking, lava spewing shots companies are willing to pay top dollar to use.
These two New Zealand natives are part of a camera-wielding, globe-trotting band of adrenaline junkies who make a living traveling around the Ring of Fire to peer into the fiery abyss of an active volcano.
“Every single volcano is different,” Brad Ambrose told ABC's Gloria Riviera for “Nightline.” “They’ve got different-- basically different personalities.”
“Nightline” followed the Ambrose family and Brad’s boss Geoff Mackley on a recent adventure through Indonesia on their latest quest to capture the ultimate shot. Their destination was a remote, violent volcano that few people have ever visited -- Batu Tara, an angry volcano on an uninhabited, inhospitable island.
Mackley, who led the expedition, is a legend in the business and a life-long volcano addict.
- ABC News Nightline at Nightline Fix21 days ago
By Lesley Messer
Just one year ago, the idea of George Clooney getting married was preposterous, even to him. But how times have changed. The longtime bachelor married lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday in Venice, only five months after proposing and less than a year after the couple was first linked. Their civil ceremony is scheduled for today.
But how did Clooney get here? Here are the women who had previously captured the heart of the Oscar winner.
Stacy Keibler, 2011-2013
Keibler made her big debut as Clooney's girlfriend mid-2011, and the two were inseparable for more than a year before work commitments kept them apart. Finally, Keibler pulled the plug on the relationship, though a source told ABC News that the decision "had nothing to do with kids or wanting to get married." They remain friends, and Keiber, now married to Jared Pobre, recently gave birth to her first child, a daughter.
Elisabetta Canalis, 2009-2011
- ABC News Nightline at Nightline Fix26 days ago
By Juju Chang, Jackie Jesko and Lauren Effron
When Jane West and her friends get together, the laughter rolls, trays of food and stories are passed around. But instead of splitting bottles of wine, these women like to unwind with artisanal marijuana.
West and her friends, some mothers with young children, are regular pot smokers who are unapologetic about getting high. Some, like West, have made it their mission to make smoking pot as socially acceptable as having a glass of wine.
“If other people were willing to talk about it, instead of saying, ‘Oh, my God, I was so drunk last night,’ be comfortable saying, ‘Oh, my God, I was so stoned last night,’ then more people would be talking about it just as openly,” West, 38, said.
Recreational pot use is still illegal in most parts of the United States, but Denver, where West lives, has become a mecca for pot lovers since Colorado legalized marijuana earlier this year, followed by Washington as the only other state where recreational use is legal.
- ABC News Nightline at Nightline Fix27 days ago
By Martha Raddatz, Luis Martinez and Lee Ferran
The United States launched several airstrikes against ISIS targets inside Syria for the first time late Monday in what a defense official said was a "successful" start in a new front in the battle against the terror group and, separately, in potentially averting an imminent threat to the homeland from a shadowy al Qaeda group.
While the United States is still "assessing the effectiveness" of the bombing campaign against ISIS, which included up to 20 targets, the Pentagon believes “that we were successful in hitting what we were aiming at,” Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
"We took out command-and-control facilities, supply depots, some training areas, some vehicles and trucks, that kind of thing. Mainly, what we were going after was this group's ability to sustain itself, to resource itself and to, frankly, command and control and lead their forces,” Kirby told “Good Morning America,” referring to ISIS.