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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

California reveals details of self-driving car accidents

California state officials released reports Thursday detailing six accidents that involved self-driving car prototypes, reversing a policy that had shielded details of how the next-generation technology is performing during testing on public roads.<p>The disclosure came after The Associated Press …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1</b><b>.</b> The European Central Bank said it was not sure if Greek banks would be able to open Monday, as residents have been withdrawing money from their accounts at an unprecedented rate.<p><b>2.</b> Police arrested the suspected gunman in the fatal shooting of nine people at a historic black church in South …

Sweden

Opinion: It’s simple: Put your money in the banks

Common wisdom suggests that rising interest rates are not welcomed by stock-market investors, but since the financial crisis of 2008, many of our …

Self-help

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

Cannabis

The Best Ways to Keep Your Pubic Hair in Check

Those punishing down-there grooming habits may pose some health risks. Here, how to safely spruce up your lady lawn<p>Shaving, waxing, lasering, perfuming, even freakin' bedazzling: Many of us go to startling lengths to artificially style the thatch (or the lack thereof) between our legs. But the skin …

12 Weird Packages You Didn’t Know You Could Send in the Mail

Looking to send a care package in the near future? First off, props to you for going outside the social media channels to show a little love. Secondly, have we got some news for you! USPS is actually pretty flexible with what they will deliver to your front door. We bet you’re thinking, “Oh yeah, …

Chemicals

While the psychiatrists argue about antidepressants, I’ll keep taking them

Therapy alone is often not enough. I, as a patient, told this to a debate between psychiatrists on mental health treatment, but it mostly fell on deaf ears<p>After over a year working in Westminster as this paper’s parliamentary sketchwriter, I thought I had learned a thing or two about bearpits. That …

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CNN

58 Dishes to Bring to an Outdoor Party

Not all food is ready to withstand hungry hordes and sit outside in the hot, hot heat. That's why these 58 dishes exist.

Healthy Eating

Rise 'n Grind: Roger Goodell is determined to make things worse

Robert Kraft's former BFF is going to hear Tom Brady's appeal, and that's not going to work out very well for anyone, especially the NFL. We've got a rich and meaty football breakfast for you.<p><b>MAKING A BAD SITUATION WORSE:</b> Roger Goodell himself is going to hear Tom Brady's appeal, as if the NFL …

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

UC San Diego

NHL playoffs 2015: Bracket, schedule and scores

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are widely considered the best postseason in any North American sport, and this year, which features no clear-cut favorites, should live up to these lofty expectations.<p>The field was so wide open that many pundits had the No. 1 seeds (Anaheim Ducks, New York Rangers) losing …

Ice Hockey

14 free things to do in Seattle

Over the past few decades, Seattle has changed from a small, relatively ignored Pacific Northwestern city into a bustling metropolis filled with gourmet restaurants, top-quality culture, and a plethora of high-quality, high-end things to do.<p>Unfortunately, with a rising profile come rising prices, …

The 13 Houseplants You Can't Kill

These sturdy beauties can handle a little neglect.<p>These sturdy beauties can handle a little neglect.

Houseplants

How to Hang Pictures Like a Pro

Take these tips from illustrations to your own home.<p>Take these decorator-sourced tips from illustrations to your own home.

My Goal of Parenthood: Don't Raise Assh*les

I was recently encouraged to write down my thoughts about parenting after a long car ride with some female friends who expressed their fears of becoming parents to me. This seems to be a trend among my friends who don't have kids yet, and the concerns that they have voiced have are very …

Dow surges 267 points after good jobs report

Stock markets around the world are in high-five mode.<p>Investors are doing a happy dance after an uplifting report showed U.S. jobs grew in April and the United Kingdom's election results gave Prime Minister David Cameron and his conservative party a clear victory.<p>The Dow surged 267 points (nearly …

Stock Markets

New Parents Spend Less Time Looking After Kids Than They Think

According to a new study, couples who have recently become parents believe they spend more hours in childcare than they actually do. And couples who …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

How the Patriots' schedule could dictate Tom Brady's suspension

There’s one thing to remember: The NFL always wins. Even with the horrible publicity last season, the league had record TV ratings. Even with the total and utter embarrassment of Tom Brady trying to win games by deflating footballs a few pounds per square-inch, the NFL wins because it’s May 7 — the …

Saudi Arabia Proposes A 5-Day Truce In Yemen

Saudi Arabia is proposing a temporary truce in neighboring Yemen to help get humanitarian aid into the country, but the offer is contingent on whether Houthi rebels also agree to lay down their arms.<p>Saudi Arabia's newly installed foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, announced the proposal at a news …

Exclusive: North Korea would use nukes if 'forced,' official says

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> When officials informed us that we'd be granted a sit-down interview with a high-ranking member of North Korea's inner circle with no preconditions, it was a real surprise.<p>Senior figures in Pyongyang don't do interviews, especially not with the international press.<p>"I …

North Korea

Don’t Expect the Cities to Get Better

Freddie Gray is dead and Baltimore is enraged—but don’t expect Washington to make any meaningful progress on how we handle our blighted cities.<p>So …

Justice

The best microwave mug cake recipes to make in minutes

Many of us have succumbed to the lure of the mid-afternoon microwave cake. There is something satisfyingly indulgent about piling spoonfuls of sugar and flour into a mug, then watching a steaming, sweet-smelling perfectly risen cup come out of the microwave five minutes later.<p>These recipes, from …

Dessert