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The Government Wants to Ban This Common Beauty Ingredient + You’ll Love Why

At one point in your life, you’ve probably washed your face with a cleanser that contains those little microbeads that promise to leave skin glowy and exfoliated. But what you probably didn’t know is that these beads can be ultra-harmful to the environment. That’s why the government is taking …

Pollution

Liberals will love something Donald Trump said last night

Tuesday night's GOP primary debate focused exclusively on national security, with one interesting exception. Donald Trump, asked for his views on the war in Iraq, pivoted the conversation to the subject of infrastructure.<p>"We've spent $4 trillion trying to topple various people," Trump said. "If we …

Donald Trump

Obama urges Supreme Court to reject suit on Colorado's pot law

Despite its opposition to making marijuana use legal, the Obama administration is urging the Supreme Court to reject a lawsuit from Nebraska and Oklahoma that seeks to declare Colorado's pot legalization unconstitutional.<p>The Justice Department's top courtroom lawyer said in a brief filed Wednesday …

'Blowtorch' weather pattern may lead to warmest Christmas in memory

Residents in about half of the U.S. may experience their warmest Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in memory this year, as an El Niño-fueled December …

Why "Healthy-ish" Is the New Paleo

It's not all pastas and pies at Bon Appétit. Most of the time, our staffers eat pretty darn healthy—just don't call us ascetic.<p>The other day I was going through a stack of copy when I came across a draft for our family-eating column The Providers. In it, coauthor Andy Ward writes that he started to …

Healthy Eating

States explore blocking gun sales to terror watch lists

NEW YORK (AP) — Congress may have declined to ban the sale of guns to people on federal terrorism watch lists, but one state — New Jersey — has, at least theoretically, been stopping such purchases since 2013.<p>It isn't clear whether New Jersey's ban has actually stopped a would-be extremist from …

Guns