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Do you hug your dog? Study suggests they aren’t feeling the love

People who love cuddling with dogs may be in for a rude awakening.<p>New research published in Psychology Today earlier this month by University of …

Pets

Washington DC considers decriminalizing marijuana

Smoking pot in Washington, DC, is set to become a lot less risky as the City Council prepares to vote on a measure that would decriminalize the …

Pot edibles pose health risks, especially to kids: federal paper

OTTAWA -- Bite-sized marijuana goodies such as candies and cookies pose "significant risks" to children who might accidentally swallow them, warns a …

Cannabis

Caught with marijuana in Marathon? You may be fined instead of jailed

Having a small amount of marijuana for personal use can now be treated as no worse than a parking ticket in the Florida Keys' three largest …

Devastating photos offer a glimpse inside Syria's fiercest battleground — one of the 3 oldest cities in human history

The epicenter of Syria's brutal civil war shifted decisively last week to the country's largest city, Aleppo, which remains divided between regime loyalists in the west and rebel forces in the east.<p>Since April 22, 250 people have been killed— 140 of them in airstrikes and 96 by rebel shelling, …

Middle East

Big Bang Theory Producer Chuck Lorre Shopping Pot Dispensary Comedy

"...it’s The Big Bang Theory, if the guys were not geniuses but selling weed."<p>The Big Bang Theory writer/producer Chuck Lorre is shopping a script …

The Big Bang Theory

Photographer captures moment service dog calms bride down before vows

A wedding photographer captured the touching moment when a service dog dressed in a pink tutu calmed a bride just moments before she walked down the aisle.<p>Valerie and Andrew Parrot, who married on Jan. 9 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, were accompanied by their service dog Bella during the ceremony, …

A Documentary About the Psychology of Religious Belief

January 16, 2016 by Hemant Mehta<p>Filmmaker <b>Ben Fama, Jr.</b> just began a Kickstarter to fund his documentary about the psychology of religious belief:<p>When …

How Much Exercise to Burn off Your Favorite Foods?

Who doesn’t want to veg out on the couch after a long week with some pizza and a good beer?<p>But if you knew how much exercise was needed to burn off …

NetFix: You'll Flip Your Lid Over It

<i>NetFix: You'll Flip Your Lid Over It</i><p>NetFlix announced plans to employ its highly successful sales formula in the field of marijuana distribution with the opening of NetFix. For a fee of just $250 a month, NetFix will mail out an initial packet of seven marijuana delivery systems (or, joints, as …

Cannabis

How a Comedy Giant Fine-tunes a Delightfully Small Sex Montage

Who did Aziz Ansari trust to direct his very first on-screen sex scene? His friend and costar Eric Wareheim—yup, of madcap comedy duo Tim and Eric—of course.<p><b>You may not know this, but it takes a village to create a killer sex scene. All week long—in celebration of the forthcoming Golden Globes and</b> …

Photos of Hilarious Fun Facts Posted Online Goes Viral

These fun facts address a wide range of topics in the most hilarious way.<p><i>Imgur / obviousplant</i><p>A new set of fun facts have gone viral after a hilarious …

It looks like Google gave $6 million in free advertising to the Church of Scientology

That headline referred to a story from September 2014 by Tony Ortega, the independent journalist and former editor of the Village Voice. Ortega wrote:<p>At a $100 per person event held in the San Fernando Valley on September 6, about 500 Scientologists were told, among other things, that Google has …

Religion

7 Unfresh (but Tasty!) Foods That Are Actually Good for Your Health | Women's Health

Wellness experts are currently enthralled by how these pungent, probiotic powerhouses, which boost the good bacteria in your digestive tract, can help heal a multitude of health issues, like leaky gut and IBS, and can even lead to weight loss, better skin, and boosted immunity.<p>One of the reasons? …

JPDA's clever furniture piece solves a common studio apartment layout issue

1/7<p>Battery Park Studio Loft Bed<p>If you live in a studio apartment, chances are you've Googled such popular search terms as "where to put bed in studio …

Marijuana derivative 'shatter' poses risks, policy challenges

It's been called "marijuana on steroids."<p>And it comes with a THC concentration far beyond anything a run-of-the-mill joint would offer.<p>With that …

Cannabis

Diets with high-fat cheese, high-fat meat, or carbohydrate on cardiovascular risk markers in overweight postmenopausal women: a randomized crossove... - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>Heart associations recommend limited intake of saturated fat. However, effects of saturated fat on low-density lipoprotein …

Nutrition

Does speaking a second language really improve cognition?

It’s become accepted as fact that learning two languages improves brain function. New studies indicate otherwise<p>The idea that learning to speak two languages is good for your brain has come to be widely accept as fact, particularly in popular media. Studies have shown that bilingual speakers of all …

Psychology
Photo Manipulation

2015’s most amazing medical cannabis edibles

Millions of U.S. medical cannabis patients and their caregivers enjoyed a cornucopia of new edibles options in 2015, as chefs moved far beyond simple brownies into non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, and low-glycemic offerings. Increased lab testing and professional packaging made dosing easier than ever, …

Dessert

6 of the year’s most outlandish drug smuggling attempts

There’s no end to what people will do to get drugs into the country. Watermelon weed, anyone?<p>Smugglers resort to all sorts of techniques to get drugs into the country. Here, thanks to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service and its list of the year's top seizures, is our own list of the …

El Paso

Crossing the green line: The first cannabis company on Wall Street

A broken neck in a surfing accident triggered a dramatic career change for Derek Peterson, a former Wall Street banker who now heads listed cannabis company Terra Tech<p>Having broken his neck in a surfing accident, Derek Peterson had first-hand experience of the painkilling benefits of …

Cannabis

2. The Simpsons Predicted 9/11 (And A Whole Bunch Of Other Stuff, Too)

9/11 has been fertile territory for conspiracy theorists ever since tragedy struck America in 2001. Of course, where there's politics, there's …

World Trade Center

Fresh Air Weekend: Our Critics Pick The Best TV, Books, Movies And Music Of 2015

Fresh Air Weekend<i>highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This</b> …

Books

Canker Sores: The Surprising And Simple Remedies Hiding In Your Bathroom And Kitchen

Phil is an Editor at LittleThings. He loves writing and the outdoors. You can often find him at the movies or the park.<p>A canker sore can be one of …

Dentistry

Taboo shouldn’t stop us from postponing the menopause

Leader<p>SHOULD we get rid of the menopause? Experience with women who have received frozen ovaries for medical reasons make this a real possibility – …

The Danish Girl puts Gerda Wegener’s art on view to the world

An extensive new exhibition at Arken Museum of Modern Art, near Copenhagen, is seeking to re-establish artist Gerda Wegener’s reputation – now it’s a focus of an Oscar-tipped movie<p>Although Gerda Wegener remains one of the most remarkable Danish painters, she was little known in her own country – …

Art