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Fear of a White Lighter

A mini-investigation into the origins of a bizarre myth.<p>There are all sorts of luck-related legends surrounding smoking. Some people turn one …

The DEA Is About to Make Life Even More Dangerous for Heroin Users

The feds are set to make Kratom, a popular herbal painkiller used as an alternative to heroin and Oxy, schedule I. This is very bad for America's addicts and others who use opioids.<p>As opioid overdoses continue to skyrocket across America, many chronic pain patients and people with addiction are …

War Veteran on Kratom: DEA Taking Away Right to a Manageable Life

Have you heard of kratom? It’s a very, very dangerous leaf, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. In late August, the DEA decided to …

Meet the man cleaning up after Mexico's murders | Science & Technology

<b>Mexico City, Mexico -</b> Unseasonal rain is tipping down outside the diner by Mexico City's Benito Juarez airport. The brake lights reflected in the puddles on the wet tarmac make them look like pools of blood. The air is one huge engine roar: planes above, cars all around.<p>With its bottomless coffee, …

Mexico City

Why Is Health Care Design So Terrible?

Health care consumers pay a lot of money for bad design. It’s time for the device and drug companies to stop.<p>A regular glass ketchup bottle is a poorly designed experience. To serve the ketchup you have to hold it at a 45-degree angle, tap it in a special place, insert a knife, and then it …

Oregon man finds portable toilet filled with pot

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. (AP) — Police in the southern Oregon community of Rogue River say a man walking through a park discovered a portable toilet filled with marijuana plants.<p>The agency posted a photo on social media Wednesday, saying it's the largest seizure of pot the department has ever …

Stan Lee has made 28 cameos in Marvel movies and shows — here they are

1/<p>Stan Lee's first Marvel cameo was as a hot-dog vendor in "X-Men" (2000).<p>2/<p>He showed up as a helpless bystander in "Spider-Man" (2002).<p>3/<p>A young …

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Football player killed shielding girls from gunfire, police say

A high school football player was killed as he shielded three girls from gunfire as several men went on a shooting spree in Tennessee, police said Friday.<p>The shootings that killed Zaevion Dobson, 15, began Thursday night, said Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch. The first person shot was Lisa …

Marcus Mariota torches Jaguars with 87-YARD RUSHING TD

Marcus Mariota has wheels! In case you forgot, the former Oregon quarterback showed his speed in Chip Kelly's offense, but hasn't really had an opportunity to display it in the NFL -- until now. This is an 87-yards touchdown run, just six yards off the NFL all-time record for longest rushing TD by …

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Optical Illusion Paintings Framed as Colorful Portals to Another Dimension

Home / ArtOptical Illusion Paintings Framed as Colorful Portals to Another Dimension<p>By Anna Gragert on September 6, 2016<p>Anonymous street artist 1010 has downsized his substantially larger, building-sized murals to form intriguing artwork that you can actually hang in your home. Each one serves as …

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Watch Julia Louis-Dreyfus Shake Down Snoop Dogg for $1 Million in This Hilarious Commercial

"I don't want your feelings, skinny. I want your money!"<p>Note to self: Never cross Julia Louis-Dreyfus, because she will break into your house, show complete disregard for your feelings, and eat your croquembouche.<p>In a Black Friday TV spot for Old Navy, the <i>Veep</i> lead ties Snoop Dogg up and shakes him …

Woman cheats death three times

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Relatable Illustrations Hilariously Reveal the Difficulties of Adulthood

When you're a kid, it's normal to dream about the freedom of adulthood. When you actually become an adult… you quickly realize that being a grown-up isn't always a walk in the park. There are moments in adulthood that are equal parts difficult and hilarious, and since laughter tends to be the best …

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Crazier Examples of What New York City's "Taxi of Tomorrow" Could Have Been

Steven M. Johnson's concepts take cold, harsh reality into consideration<p>It's already been two years since Nissan's NV200, aka the "Taxi of Tomorrow," …

New York City

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Artist Finds Photos of Random People, Transforms Them into Illustrated Characters

Rather than using a friend or a relative as his muse, artist Julio Cesar has an alternative source of inspiration–the illustrator randomly selects people who've posted pictures online and recreates them as fun, illustrated characters.<p>Overall, there's something quite playful about the artist's …

Pixar

9 free things rich people do that make them more successful

Sure you have.<p>A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits.<p>Here are nine habits that have helped place them on the top:<p>Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, told The Huffington Post in 2013 that "Meditation, more than …

How to Steal a Democracy

Imagine that you are a group of rich and powerful people eager to be still richer and more powerful. But you live in a democratic society that gives each citizen an equal vote and thus sets sets limit on how much power you can amass. So you decide to steal the people's democracy.<p>How can this be …

Criminals are manipulating the stock market and regulators can't seem to stop it

On May 14 a Bulgarian stock schemer is alleged to have moved the share price of consumer company Avon Products by making a false filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>Three months later, nothing is stopping someone else from doing the very same thing.<p>The Securities and Exchange …

America's glorious failures

[ <i>This</i> <i>award-winning column by Roger Simon first appeared on July 4, 1976 and has been reprinted every year since.]</i><p>I have done some pretty awful things in the name of journalism. I have rushed up to interview mothers who have lost children, husbands who have lost wives, families shattered by a …

Vietnam War

America's war on drugs is empowering Mexico's drug cartels

<b>(CNN) —</b> I've been writing about the war on drugs for 15 years.<p>That's a sad statement, if you think about it.<p>Particularly given that 15 years is less than half the life of this particular war, which, at 44, has gone on longer than the Civil War, World War II, Vietnam and Afghanistan combined.<p>The war …

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Gulf War 2 a Bush Disaster? So was Gulf War 1.

In light of the shocking advances of the Islamic State, the sense that Iraq is coming apart at the seams despite the huge toll of lives and treasure squandered over more than a decade, it's clear that George W. Bush's decision to invade Iraq in 2003 was the most fateful foreign policy blunder ever …

The Funniest Lies Parents Have Told Their Kids...

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Jeb Bush Re-Writes the History of the Iraq War

Nothing illustrates better the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican war hawks who call themselves presidential candidates than their attempts to whitewash the history of how this nation went to war in Iraq.<p>John Ellis "Jeb" Bush stood by his brother's side while he demolished a nation …

Memorial Day: Praying for Peace While Waging Permanent War?

Memorial Day is, by federal law, a day of prayer for permanent peace. But is it possible to honestly pray for peace while our country is far and away number one in the world in waging war, military presence, military spending and the sale of weapons around the world?<p><b>Permanent War</b><p>Since 1980 the U.S. …