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4 Ways Eating Like A Viking Can Help You Lose Weight

A fresh take on gud-for-you dining.<p>For years, doctors have been singing the praises of the Mediterranean diet for its link to increased longevity and healthier hearts. But research now suggests we might do well to set our sights farther north: The New Nordic Diet (NND) -- think Mediterranean but …

Nutrition

Feel Trapped? Do These 9 Things To Take Your Life Back

Do you ever feel trapped in your own life? Don't worry in silence; check out 9 things you can do to help take back control of your life and happiness.

Happiness

Pioneer Pot States Have Collected More Than $200 Million In Marijuana Taxes

"It turns out government can be pretty good at this."<p>The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana have collectively raked in at least $200 million in marijuana tax revenue, according to the latest tax data -- and they're putting those dollars to good use.<p>In Colorado, after about a year …

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

Cannabis

Coloring books are suddenly catching on with adults

There are Facebook pages devoted to adult colorers. There are coloring clubs. People who motivate themselves to pay off debt by coloring. Game of Thrones is making a coloring book.<p>What this means: Coloring is now a normal adult activity.<p>Thanks largely to a recent wave of publicity over the release …

Books

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

Iraqi forces routinely leave U.S.-supplied weapons on battlefield for Islamic State

The Islamic State group's takeover of the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi has prompted criticism from Defense Secretary Ash Carter and raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group.<p>The Islamic State group, which had already seized a strategically …

Senate committee backs measure to allow VA to recommend medical pot

Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other chronic pain issues may be able to ask their VA doctors for a new treatment soon: medical marijuana.<p>Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to back the Veterans Equal Access Amendment. Under the measure, Veterans Affairs …

Cannabis

Isil 'seizes Iraqi city of Ramadi' as black flag appears on government buildings

Jihadists seize Anbar provincial government compound in Ramadi, which has been contested since last year<p>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants draped their black flag over a government compound in the Iraqi city of Ramadi on Friday as the group closed in one of its biggest victories …

New Bergdahl letter outlines torture

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> House Speaker John Boehner said Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is "innocent until proven guilty" after the U.S. military charged him with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, but emphasized in an exclusive interview with CNN's Dana Bash that he was more concerned about the …

Bowe Bergdahl

Sniffing Out What’s ‘Edible,’ Legal in Marijuana Dining

Last fall I received a media invitation to a cooking demonstration. Nothing strange there: A charismatic chef advocated using the best locally grown ingredients to an enthusiastic audience reaching for samples of tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, and truffle popcorn.<p>But this demo came with a …

Cannabis

The 5 Daily Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not “oh, life is pretty good”, I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

10 Habits That Will Make You Happy Today (Even If Life Isn't Going Your Way)

In 2010, after losing my job and being unable to find another one for close to a year, I fell into a deep depression. During this time I read dozens …

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

19 Reasons Why We're Thankful For Jon Stewart On "The Daily Show"

We'll need a million Moments of Zen to emotionally endure this loss.

Comedy

Leatherman Tread bracelet is the first truly useful 'wearable'

You might not understand how truly useful and indispensable a Leatherman, or any multitool for that matter, is unless you've carried one for a while. Obviously, Leatherman President Ben Rivera is quite fond of his, but it caused a bit of a problem when he tried to pass through the gates at …

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

We polled some of those insiders—people who know the business and work daily to evict pesticides, genetically modified organisms, animal cruelty, social injustice, and unhealthy foods from the food supply—to find out what they know about the dark side of "convenience" foods. Take note so you can …

Playful Drawings Pair Animals with Sign Language Alphabet

Chicago-based illustrator Alex Solis teaches us American Sign Language with the help of charming and colorful drawings. Combining photography and his cartoonish style, Solis adds small critters to pictures of hands that form different letters of the sign language alphabet. The animals playfully …

Drawing

Oregon marijuana legalization measure makes November ballot

Oregonians will be able to vote in November on whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use.<p>The initiative submitted by the marijuana reform group New Approach Oregon received at least 88,500 valid signatures to qualify for placement on the ballot, election workers announced …

Cannabis

Tiny Wireless Earbuds Could Be Damn Near Invisible When In Use

Two tiny, cylindrical earbuds that could be great–if you don’t lose them.<p>Earin, currently attracting tons of money on Kickstarter, is a tiny wireless earbud product that’s a bit different from anything currently on the market–and by doing things so differently, it might be the first pair of …

Bergdahl deal scrutinized at congressional hearing

<b>(CNN)</b> - Emotions ran high Wednesday at a hearing on Capitol Hill to examine the circumstances surrounding Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's capture by the Taliban in 2009 and the deal that led to his release in late May.<p>Bergdahl was captured after he walked off his base in Afghanistan's Paktika province, …

Ever Want to 'Unsend' an Email? Now You Can.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever send an email and immediately regret it? Or realize you've misspelled the recipient's name, and want to correct it? Or just don't like the idea of a catty remark about a co-worker sitting in a friend's inbox for all eternity? Is the …