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Ireland Will Decriminalize Weed, Cocaine, and Heroin

Ireland Will Decriminalize Weed, Cocaine, and HeroinGetty Images/Universal Images GroupAs part of a self-described “radical cultural shift,” Ireland …

Cannabis

7 Time-Wasting Habits You Need to Cut Out of Your Life for Good

In order to get ahead in life and in your career, you need to develop better habits.<p>You've probably heard the saying that 20 percent of your activities account for 80 percent of your success. This means that 80 percent of your activities are of at least low value, if not a complete waste of time. …

Shocking Viral Video: School Cop Drags Female Student Across Classroom

In a new ruling, a judge blasts Toronto police officers’ “disturbing attempts under oath to justify or explain” an officer’s use of excessive force. …

A cycle of exploitation: How restaurants get cooks to work 12-hour days for minimum wage (or less)

Embedded in the fabric of restaurant culture, as deep as the belief in fresh ingredients and sharp knives, is the idea that asking for fair compensation is greedy or lazy. For years, I have heard cooks and chefs describe it as a badge of honour to work so hard with so little financial reward in aid …

Campaigns erupt over greenrooms at third GOP debate

Aides to Chris Christie and Rand Paul complain their work spaces look like bathrooms.<p>BOULDER, Colo. — Just hours before GOP candidates take the stage here Wednesday night, tensions over the Republican National Committee’s handling of the debates are flaring anew.<p>At issue this time: …

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Bernie Sanders has some explaining to do

Bernie Sanders, the insurgent candidate for president, says he plans to give "a major speech" soon explaining what he means when he calls himself a democratic socialist.<p>"I think there are a lot of people who, when they hear the word 'socialist,' get very, very nervous," Sanders told reporters in …

Middle-class

Get Smarter with the 5 Best Brain Boosting Supplements | Trading Mates | Sharing Financial Freedom

If you are looking for supplements to help improve your memory, mental clarity, focus and concentration, and to combat the hazards of age-related …

Here’s Bernie Sanders Response When ‘Meet the Press’ Host Asks If He’s a Capitalist

When “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd asked Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders point blank if he was a capitalist, the Vermont senator had a straightforward response — no.<p>Todd pressed Sanders on his political philosophy during Sunday’s NBC show as the self-identified socialist …

17 Powerful Quotes About Racism In America

Writers and activists gathered at The New Yorker Festival to talk about systemic racism, police violence, and the changes that are coming.<p>1. There's so much kickback on [Black Lives Matter]. Here's the evidence; it's clear; it's right there in front of you. We're seeing this case after case after …

Black Lives Matter

The Mind-Bending History Of Buddhism And Psychedelics

Do substances like LSD and psilocybin have a place in a dharma practice?<p>The history of Buddhism and of psychedelics in American culture follow a surprisingly similar trajectory from the 1950s through the present-day.<p>But perhaps this shouldn't come as a surprise, given that they share a common aim: …

Psychedelia

NAFTA on Steroids: Consumer Groups Slam the TPP as 12 Nations Agree to Trade Accord

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> I want to bring Rob Weissman into the conversation. Robert Weissman is president of Public Citizen. Can you put this in the larger …

Bernie Sanders

Oklahoma used wrong drug to execute US convict

Charles Warner, killed on January 15, was given potassium acetate rather than potassium chloride, autopsy finds<p>An inmate executed in the US state of Oklahoma in January was killed using the wrong drug, according to an autopsy report made public on Thursday.<p>The revelation follows a decision by the …

Bernie Sanders is Ayn Rand’s worst nightmare: He’s changing how we view socialism — and exposing free market parasites

Conservatives have long wielded “socialism” as a pejorative — but Sanders owns it and is transforming politics<p>Since Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., launched his campaign for president this spring, he has gone from being a fringe candidate of the left to a serious challenger of Hillary Clinton, who …

7 Fall Slow Cooker Recipes Perfect For Dinner

There's something about fall and slow cookers that go hand-in-hand. Maybe it's because school is back in session and easy prep meals are a must? Or maybe it's the cool breeze making me crave something extra warm? Either way here are seven of my favorite slow cooker recipes to heat up this fall.<p><b>1.</b> …

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15 Fall Dinners from the Slow Cooker

With shorter days and crisper temperatures heading our way, having a warm, home-cooked dinner waiting for us when we walk in the door is such a …

Can Republicans Regain Control of Their Party?

The state of the Republican Party is summed up by a quote from the late cartoonist Walt Kelly: "We have met the enemy and he is us."<p>At both the …

I'm Voting for Bernie Sanders Because He Answers Questions. Clinton 'Breaks Her Silence' Often

In April, <i>The Economist</i> ran a cover with the words, "What does Hillary stand for?" Essentially, that's why Bernie Sanders will win the Democratic nomination; Democrats no longer want a moderate Republican on issues like war, trade, and Wall Street. After 9/11, when Hillary Clinton's "mistake" helped …

For Those Of Us Who Are Too Self-Aware

The self-portraits we now cling to were once caricatures drawn with shaky hands, clenched fists and sweaty palms. We were being timed when we drew …

9 Signs You Have A Toxic Parent

I have toxic parents. I have had to sneak out of a country in the middle of the night, endure hours of screaming about my selfishness and …

Things not to say to someone with anxiety or depression

As many of my close friends and family know, I have dysthymia (mild chronic depression) and generalized anxiety. That means I am regularly sad and …

Bernie Sanders Calls Out Obama Team On Global Drug Prices

The Democratic presidential hopeful invoked Pope Francis in his appeal.<p>WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Monday urged the Obama administration to reverse its opposition to a proposal aimed at preventing drug price increases in the world's poorest countries.<p>"Making sure …

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The Christian Case for Bernie Sanders

On September 14, Bernie Sanders gave a speech at Liberty University, the largest Evangelical Christian institution of higher education in the world.<p>I tried to come up with a metaphor that would adequately express the abnormality of Sanders's visit. Saying that Bernie Sanders -- unfalteringly pro …

A Socialist, Marxist Priest Is Scaring the Crap Out of the GOP

I've never been particularly religious despite having grown up going to church on Sundays, singing in the choir, and doing a short gig as an altar boy; though in the Episcopal Church we were called acolytes. I understood the concept of God as an idea, a presence, and even a greatness. The idea of …

It’s time to make emotional abuse a crime

Psychological violence is hard to define and hard to police. That’s exactly why those experiencing it need the law to be changed<p>It’s 5am and I can’t sleep. A quiet dawn is bringing the colour back to the world outside, but in here it’s still dark. I’m worried about my friend, who is beautiful, …

Are You Emotionally Abused? 8 Ways to Clarify What That Really Means

An emotionally abusive relationship changes how you define yourself. For one thing, the abuse wears you down until you're a shell of who you once were. For another, admitting you're emotionally abused also means acknowledging you're a victim. And that's a tough label to wear.<p>Briefly defined, …

Relationships

Can Abuse Be Invisible?

With horrifying allegations surrounding Rachel Dolezal's family, the subjects of physical and sexual abuse have been making headlines once again. If you've followed my work, you know I've worked hard to educate people about the dynamics of abuse. But there's an aspect of it that gets far less …

Rachel Dolezal

10 Signs That You're Dating An Emotional Psychopath

While everyone can relate to a bad dating experience, not everyone understands what it’s like to date someone who is emotionally unstable and …

Psychology