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Leading US civil rights organizations call for decriminalization of personal drugs

Two leading civil rights organizations are calling for the complete decriminalization of personal drug use in the US in a comprehensive new report released on Wednesday.<p>The report, published by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch, concluded that last year someone was arrested …

Rights & Freedoms

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5 Gluten-Free Desserts to Bring to a BBQ This Summer

When my son and I were diagnosed with celiac disease in 2011, I ran out and bought several gluten-free baking cookbooks. After multiple failures, I became incredibly frustrated. Of the few recipes that actually worked, even fewer satisfied my cravings for the gluten-full desserts of my …

For young fish, plastic is basically the McDonald’s all-day breakfast

What do young fish and human teenagers have in common? They both prefer eating fast food to the detriment to their health.<p>That’s the conclusion on a recent study analyzing the impact of large volumes of plastic from human trash that plague the seas, which raises fears about what plastic can do to …

Earth - Some lifeforms may have been alive since the dinosaur era

Some corals live for thousands of years. American lobsters can live to at least 140. One tortoise lived to 250. And a mollusc called Ming was the ripe old age of 507 when researchers inadvertently killed him.<p>Forget these babies, though. The oldest living creatures on Earth can easily shatter their …

28 Insane Bars With Just The Right Amount Of WTF

You booze, you win.

Blade Runner

Jan's Dark Chocolate Swirl Pound Cake Recipe

"Pretty marbled pound cake with rich, dark chocolate. Simple to make in no time at all! This is a great cake for making a day ahead or …

25 Puppy Yawns. That Is All.

Life for a puppy isn’t always easy-peasy, mmkay? Pups have quite a lot to get done on a daily basis: they’ve gotta run and play and chew and give …

Bali on a Budget - Why it's the Best Destination for Couples

It's easy to travel Bali on a budget and surprisingly it's the best budget destination for couples. Live in the lap of luxury without breaking the …

The Ultimate Guide to Traveling When You’re Broke

Depending on your jetsetter status, traveling can leave variously sized holes in your wallet. After all, those five-star suites and private jet rides …

NASA releases spellbinding details of Pluto’s surface (PHOTO, VIDEO)

New Horizons Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) managed to obtain the pictures some 15,850 kilometers from Pluto's surface in July 2015.<p><i>“With a</i> …

Utopian off-grid Regen Village produces all of its own food and energy

James Ehrlich, founder of ReGen Villages, commissioned Danish architectural firm EFFEKT to envision a future where self-sustaining communities could …

The Chinese government is flooding the internet with 448 million fake social media comments a year

The Chinese government floods the internet with about 448 million fake social media comments every year, according to a new study by Harvard University researcher Gary King and his team.<p>Using leaked emails from a Chinese Internet Propaganda Office, the researchers found more than 43,000 members of …

57 Make-Ahead Breakfasts so You Can Sleep in and Eat Well All Week

We're all about the make-ahead breakfast, for those mornings that we just really don't have time.<p><b>As much as we'd love to</b>, we don't have time to make restaurant-ready breakfasts each and every morning for ourselves and our loved ones. That's why we have frittatas, porridges, puddings, bars, and so …

Breakfast

10 secret places in Paris you would never discover on your own

SECRET TOUR GUIDE and filmmaker Mathieu Stern reveals the top 10 secret places to discover in Paris.<p>1 – Jardin alpin (Map)<br>Nestled in the heart of the …

France

20 Creative, Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes You Have No Reason To Resist

We bet you've had baked sweet potatoes and even sweet potato fries, so why not give sweet potatoes a different twist with these creative, healthy …

18 Chickpea Recipes That Go WAY Beyond Hummus

When chickpeas first come to mind, you <i>might</i> think of your favorite food-truck falafel or vegan Moroccan curry, but most likely the first thing you crave is hummus. News flash… chickpeas are SO much more than hummus! By now you may have dabbled with a chickpea dessert or two, and even embraced …

Healthy Eating

Oklahoma Says Drunk Girls Can’t Get Raped and the Other Worst Rape Laws in the U.S.

Bizarre loopholes and double standards in rape legislation aren’t just confined to Oklahoma.<p>On March 24, an Oklahoma appeals court unanimously ruled …

Crows Form, Nurse, and Share Grudges Against People

Consider this a friendly reminder not to antagonize crows: According to a 2011 study in <i>Proceedings of the Royal Society B</i>, American crows remember …

Pets

This Cake Looks Like Outer Space

"Far out" is an understatement.<p>It's been a while since we've seen a cake that has truly wowed us as much as it enticed us to consume it, but dessert-lover Heather of Sprinkle Bakes has made the most magnificent cake we've ever seen.<p>Using black velvet cake for the inside, she even includes little …

Dessert

It's An Orchid. It's a Mantis. It's Incredible — and Deadly.

A juvenile orchid mantis.<br>(Frupus/Flickr)<p>Orchid mantises — particularly juveniles — seem aptly named.<p>They’re predominantly white with pink or yellow …

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

All of us procrastinate in one way or another.<p>I’m sure we can all remember putting off studying for that dreadful exam or thesis paper in college. But you’re not alone.<p>Over 25 percent of Americans think of themselves as chronic procrastinators, which is up from only five percent in 1978.<p>Before we …

Field Museum finds 1,820 species in previously unexplored Peruvian Amazon

<b>‘You can't argue for the protection of an area without knowing what is there.’</b><p>At first glance, sending a troop of 25 Field Museum scientists armed …

Kitchen hack: How to cook an omelette in a bag

Weekend brunch is a brilliant idea. Except when your head is still throbbing from the night before and cooking even an omelette sounds too much.<p>Never …

Breakfast

Make a Souffle Cheesecake with Just Three Ingredients

This soufflé cheesecake, also known as Japanese cotton cheesecake, is beautiful, fluffy, and requires only a few ingredients you might already have …

Dessert

Boost Your Happiness With This Exercise You Can Do While Brushing Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth only takes a couple of minutes, and so does increasing your happiness. Here’s a super easy way to train yourself to look on the …

DNA proves mammoths mated beyond species boundaries

Several species of mammoth are thought to have roamed across the North American continent. A new study in the open-access journal <i>Frontiers in Ecology</i> …

15 National Parks That Should Be On Your Bucket List

America the beautiful.

Our 12 Most Popular Recipes Ever!

This recipe made the cut for obvious reasons! Who doesn't adore chocolate chip cookies? And you probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry already!

Chocolate Chip Cookies