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Two District Attorneys May Stop Prosecuting Most Marijuana Offenses

The district attorneys in Manhattan and Brooklyn are weighing plans to stop prosecuting the vast majority of people arrested on marijuana charges, potentially curbing the consequences of a law that in New York City is enforced most heavily against black and Hispanic people.<p>The Brooklyn district …

Justice

We shopped at Costco and Sam's Club to see which is better — and there's a clear reason why you should join one over the other

Costco and Sam's Club are membership-based warehouse stores selling groceries, clothing, furniture, and, well, lots of other stuff. Both stores offer eye and ear exams, a pharmacy, one-hour photo services, and a food court at affordable prices. Even the return policies are similar, with both stores …

The Connection Between Melatonin and Meditation

People who meditate regularly sometimes feel that the practice has positive health effects such as improved energy and calmness of mind. But there is …

Cracking the mysteries of the elusive, majestic whale shark

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, Ecuador — It's the biggest shark — and the biggest fish — in the sea, often found roaming in warm waters around the globe with its …

Whale Sharks

This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

There's Literally A Raccoon Cafe In Seoul, Korea And It Will Change Your Life

This is not an overstatement. I'm serious. Your life will be changed.

In 2008 an archaeologist discovered crocodiles living in remote caves in Gabon. Now, genetics hint that these weird cave crocodilians may be in the process of evolving into a new species.<p>It sounds like something out of a children’s book: it’s orange, it dwells in a cave and it lives on bats and …

Zoology

North Korea agrees to talk to South after U.S.-South Korea postpone drills | Reuters

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea agreed on Friday to hold official talks with South Korea next week, the first in more than two years, hours after Washington and Seoul delayed a military exercise amid a standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs.<p>U.S. Secretary of State Rex …

25 Things You Might Not Know About the Birds in Your Backyard

Humans are very preoccupied with flight. We've spent decades and billions of dollars refining air travel; we often dream about flying without the aid …

Birds

Photo Of 16-Foot Scrub Python In Queensland Goes Viral On Facebook

Two police officers in northern Queensland, Australia, came across a 16-foot long scrub python during a late night patrolling Sunday. The giant snake …

Account Suspended

Working memory is key to focus, and you can improve it it in 3 simple steps

No matter how hard you try to keep your thoughts in order, ideas continue to bounce wildly around, beating at your limited attention.<p>While working on a project, all of a sudden you start thinking about what you're going to make for dinner or a conversation you had with a friend a few nights ago.<p>The …

How To Uninstall Native Apps On iPhone iOS, Android

Smartphones and tablets are great, but they come with a finite amount of memory and you need all the storage you can get. That's what makes the …

​You can go Star-Lord or Star Wars with Hasbro's new helmet gear

If you like wearing things on your head, 2017 is looking like a good year.<p>Toy Fair is here in New York this weekend, and with it comes a taste of the geek toys of the year. At Hasbro's preview event, the most notable headgear was a Guardians of the Galaxy high-end Star-Lord helmet. It won't be out …

Star Wars

How To ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ When You Can Hardly Eat, Poop, Sleep

Unless you’re like that “MEternity” lunatic who got the idea that having babies is a time to “find yourself,” you’ve probably figured out by now that …

Removing and uninstalling apps from your Android device

There are a couple of possible motivating factors for removing and uninstalling apps from your device. People are constantly getting rid of apps from …

Hey Families With Pit Bulls - This Realtor Wants To Help You Find A Place To Live

A real estate agent is devoting herself to making life a lot easier for folks who have Pit Bulls. Amanda Gross wants to make sure that no one has to …

Pets

It's Official: Your Cat Is 95% Tiger

Attention cat parents and guardians!<p>Whether you share your life with Madame Meow or Admiral Snuggles, your little fluff muffin is a real tiger at heart. In fact, your favorite feline shares over 95 percent of his or her DNA with tigers, despite having split apart on the evolutionary tree almost 11 …

How Magic Mushrooms Could Treat Depression

Treating depression is a major challenge, since among the millions of people affected worldwide, only one in five tends to respond well to …

Why Insomnia Isn’t Just a Nighttime Problem

Most of us have at least some firsthand experience with insomnia symptoms. Sometimes you find it tough to fall asleep or you’ve awakened repeatedly …

Watch: Everything you ever wanted to know about cat behavior, in just 5 minutes

Cat videos abound, but they rarely explain. They’re adorable and amusing snippets of cats climbing curtains, pouncing on balls and hiding in drawers.<p>Why do they do those things? Who knows?<p>Tony Buffington knows, or he knows a lot more than we do. He’s a well-known veterinarian, professor and “cat …

How to Free Yourself from Your Brain

On many fronts people feel the urge to change their lives--so why don't they succeed? We live in therapeutic times. Advice surrounds us about …

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Russian museum's newest employee is a big orange cat named Maray

April Fools' jokes can go wrong, but sometimes they go so, so right.<p>Serpukhov Historical and Art Museum decided to get in on the pranking action by …

Girls in crisis – patriarchy and mental illness

This week Kate Middleton has been in the news after becoming guest editor at the Huffington Post as part of their new campaign Young Minds Matter to …