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  • Chris Price and his wife on their wedding day (Photo courtesy Wales News Service)When Chris Price learned he didn't have long to live, he didn't set out to check off items on his own bucket list. Instead, he decided to make all his girlfriend's dreams come true.

    Chris, 26, from South Wales, proposed to his girlfriend, Ceri, 29, shortly after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He had just six months to live.

    In the short time he had left, he vowed to give the "love of his life" everything she ever wanted.

    "It was as if Chris wanted to spend his last days making me as happy as he could," Ceri tells Wales New Service. "We did such a lot in those last six months. He was so positive he never talked about dying, he just wanted to see me and the children happy in the time he had left."

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    Chris and Ceri wed in front of family and friends last August, with Ceri's four children — nine-year-old Halle and six-year-old triplets Evan, Morgan and Georgia — as the guests of honour.

    Not long after, Chris

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  • A new study finds an odd correlation between cat bites and depression. (Thinkstock)

    Are people who own cats more likely to be depressed?

    This is one of the puzzling questions posed by research showing there is a strong link between people who receive medical treatment for cat bites and the chance that they have experienced depression.

    The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, analyzed the medical records of 1.3 million Americans over 10 years.

    Researchers discovered that 41 per cent of people treated for cat bites were also diagnosed with depression at some point, reports the Wall Street Journal.

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    "There definitely is an association there," says Dr. David A. Hanauer, lead researcher and medical professor at the University of Michigan. "We don't know why."

    Furthermore, the results show an even stronger correlation between women with cat bites and depression -- 86 per cent of people in the study who experienced both were women.

    As Popular Science notes, the researchers have given

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  • Most attractive accents sound like us, study shows

    The sexiest accents? The ones that sound most like us, a new study claims. (Thinkstock)Despite the commonly held belief that foreign accents are sexy, new research from the University of British Columbia suggests people actually prefer accents that sound similar to theirs.

    While it's true that Canadians have positive biases about some foreign nationalities -- for example, we tend to think a person with a British accent is smarter -- for the most part, we are more attracted to people who sound like us, reports the National Post.

    However, the new study shows that people are not huge fans of an accent similar to their own, yet different enough to distinguish it. The difference between a west coast and east coast dialect in North America is the perfect example.

    The researchers suggest this is because we feel a stronger sense of kinship and community with those that sound similar to us. Only once an accent is drastically different from ours do we sometimes find it alluring.

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    "Once you are outside of a certain range of familiarity,

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