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6 Guys Spent a Week Eating 6,000 Calories a Day. Here’s What Happened

Researchers take a peek at what happens inside your body when you binge<p>The average guy eats about 2,500 calories a day. So what would happen if you ate more than double that amount for a week straight? Some seriously scary stuff, according to new research published in the journal <i>Science</i> …

Fitness

Major drug tunnel found on US-Mexico border in California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities seized 12 tons of marijuana and arrested 22 people after discovering one of the longest cross-border tunnels between the U.S. and Mexico, officials said Thursday.<p>The passage connecting warehouses in San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, was about 2,400 feet long and 30 feet …

Mexico

Lying awake at 3am? Perhaps you should try biphasic sleeping

Poor sleep and insomnia can make you less effective, but it’s still not necessary to stay in bed for eight hours<p>Madonna, Margaret Thatcher and Donald Trump all claim to have thrived on four hours or less of sleep. If it’s good enough for the queen of pop and the Iron Lady, should entrepreneurs be …

Entrepreneurship

The 6 Changes I Made to Lose More Than 40 Pounds After Years of Trying | Women's Health

<b>The Change</b><br>When I turned 30, I went to the doctor to find out why I was having stomach problems. After a colonoscopy, he told me that I had a lot of polyps in my colon and that a person my age shouldn't have this issue. This was the wakeup call I needed to start treating my body better. I started …

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

Engines

5 Happy Marriage Habits To Start Before You Tie The Knot

<i>by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES</i><p>Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose<p>Think you'll figure out how to make your marriage work as you go along? That's one way to do it, sure. But, "starting healthy habits before marriage can mean the difference between a marriage that thrives and lasts and a marriage that crumbles …

Brides

7 New Dark Nail Colors To Try This Fall

<i>By Sue Williamson, W Magazine.</i><p>Explore your dark side this fall with a gothic manicure. Here, W editors reveal their favorite hues to try right now.<p>"To me, this perfect blue is just as classic as nude or red." - Sue Williamson, Digital Editor<p>Jin Soon nail polish in Blue Iris, $18, jinsoon.com.<p>"This …

Dolce & Gabbana

How States Rank on High-School Graduation Rates

Nationwide, the percentage of students getting their diplomas is at an all-time high. But while some states have made incredible strides, others have struggled to keep up.<p>More students are graduating from high school than ever before, and that number could rise again with this year’s seniors.<p>The …

High School

GOP takes on Donald Trump

<b>Cleveland (CNN) —</b> There were 17 Republican candidates here tonight, but the first GOP presidential debate of the 2016 season overwhelmingly revolved around one man: Donald Trump.<p>The billionaire real estate mogul delivered an unforgettably explosive performance Thursday night. He repeatedly attacked …

Government

A Republican President Could Kill The Cannabis Industry

The election of a conservative Republican as President could roll back the gains made in the legalization of marijuana. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took a bold stand recently and said if he were elected, he would work to reverse what has happened under President Obama. While its doubtful …

Cannabis

Young Girl Could Treat Her 'Uncontrolled' Epilepsy With Medical Marijuana -- If Only She Had Access To It

A video released Wednesday tells a powerful and all-too-common story. A child who suffers from severe seizures can't find relief using traditional medicine. Her family wants to try medical marijuana, a substance that has been proven to treat children with similar disorders. But her state bans them …

Cannabis

How the War on Drugs Contributes to the '1.5 Million Missing Black Men'

On Monday, the New York Times published a deeply upsetting piece titled, "1.5 Million Missing Black Men."<p>According to the Times, "Black women who are 25 to 54 and not in jail outnumber black men in that category by 1.5 million. ...For every 100 black women in this age group living outside of jail, …

Black Culture

Thousands Demand Leniency For Medical Marijuana Advocate At Risk Of Losing Custody Of Son

Shona Banda should be able to kiss her child goodnight. Or, at least, that’s what the thousands of people rallying in support of the medical marijuana advocate are arguing.<p>As of Thursday afternoon, more than 28,000 people had signed a petition asking the Finney County District Attorney and the …

Cannabis

Illinois Lawmakers Move Closer To Decriminalizing Marijuana

Illinois has moved one step closer to decriminalizing marijuana in small amounts.<p>The bill cleared the Illinois House on Thursday afternoon, 62-53. House Bill 218 would remove criminal penalties for possession of less than 15 grams (roughly half an ounce) of marijuana and protect against the penalty …

Cannabis

Nevada lawmakers take Colorado marijuana tour

DENVER — With smiles, selfies and a few nervous chuckles, a group of Nevada legislators and policymakers got a first-hand look at Colorado's fast-growing legal marijuana industry this weekend, coming face-to-face with thousands of green growing plants.<p>The small group is part of Nevada's efforts to …

Cannabis

Colorado gov now says legalizing marijuana helps state's fiscal health

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper seems to be softening his anti-pot stance.<p>The Democratic governor recently told Fox Business Network that the issue is “not as vexing” as he feared it would be, and partly ties Colorado’s strong fiscal health to the popularity and economic opportunities connected …

Cannabis

Veterans Medical Marijuana Amendment in U.S. House Loses by Just Three Votes

There are reasons to be optimistic about a vote in Congress that didn't go our way.<p>Last night the U.S. House voted down a bipartisan amendment by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) that would have allowed Veterans Administration (VA) doctors to recommend marijuana to their …

Cannabis

Black farmers say Florida’s medical marijuana law shuts them out

Black farmers in Florida say they are being shut out from the state's emerging medical marijuana trade, and are pushing for changes in the law that would let them break into the limited, legal pot market.<p>Though Sunshine State voters last fall rejected a broad medical marijuana ballot proposal, a …

Cannabis

Colorado lawmakers approve medical marijuana for students in school

Reading, writing ... and reefer?<p>A first-in-the-nation bill that would allow students to have medical marijuana in school is heading to the Colorado governor’s desk after passing the state legislature late Monday night.<p>The change in the law was sought to let schoolchildren in Colorado who are living …

Cannabis

Marijuana laws pose dilemma for Republican presidential hopefuls

New Jersey Gov.<p>Chris Christie's response in a recent radio interview to a question about legal marijuana was in keeping with his tough-on-crime persona.<p>A former prosecutor and potential presidential candidate, Christie has long been a staunch opponent of pot, at one time lambasting tax revenue …

Carly Fiorina Wouldn't Enforce Federal Marijuana Ban In States With Legalization

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said on Thursday that as president, she would not enforce the federal ban on marijuana in states that have legalized the substance.<p>Marijuana has long been classified as illegal under federal law, but Colorado, …

Cannabis

Marijuana pills fail to ease dementia symptoms

Pills containing an extract of marijuana do not significantly ease some of<p>dementia's most difficult symptoms, including agitation, aggression and nighttime wandering, says the largest-ever study testing the safety and effectiveness of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on elderly dementia patients.<p>The new …

How Marijuana Hurts Your Memory

Participants with a penchant for pot were much more likely to mistakenly believe they had already seen words that were actually new to them—just because they were similar to ones they did view previously.<p>Blame the brain farts on THC, the chemical that gives marijuana its kick. THC has long been …

America's First Cannabis-Friendly Hotel Is Now Open for Business

It's always a party at The Nativ ...<p>Among the many amenities you'll find in downtown Denver's newly-opened and luxurious Nativ Hotel are a private butler, in-room Wi-Fi, and, oh yes, a weed-friendly balcony. Did we mention there's a weed-friendly balcony?<p>As The Cannabist reports, Keef Cola partner …

Cannabis