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‘A lot of fundraisers are disappointed’: why can’t the Super Pacs stop Trump?

Despite fears that big-money Super Pacs would prove decisive in the 2016 race, Donald Trump’s dominance of the airwaves has left them relatively powerless<p>Republican mega-donors – dismayed by the mounting primary victories of billionaire Donald Trump – have turned to new strategies to thwart him, as …

These Adorable Videos Are Scientifically Proven To Make You Happy

Joy is just a cat video away.<p>Some professional advice: Stop what you're doing and watch a cat video. It's good for you.<p>Taking a break with the likes of Lil Bub can make you feel more energetic, less anxious and a little happier than you felt before the video, according to a real scientific study …

Images From the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards are now taking entries, and the organizers have been kind enough to share some of their early entries with us, gathered below. Last year’s competition attracted over 173,000 entries from 171 countries. Entries will be accepted until January 5, 2016. All …

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The funniest animal photos of 2015 revealed

The above image of a wild hamster, cheeks filled with food, expression of quiet determination writ large across its furry brow, has been named the funniest animal photo of the year at the inaugural Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.<p>The hamster, or rather Julian Rad, the Austrian who captured it, …

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Is Weed Ready For The Connoisseur’s Treatment? These Five Varietals Make A Strong Case

<i>This was originally posted in November, we’re re-sharing it today for obvious reasons.</i><p>Fetishizing alcohol is mainstream. It’s cool to obsess over wine, beer, and spirits. You can step into almost any bar and talk about “earthy notes” and “balanced flavor profiles” without getting laughed at. But …

Cannabis

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

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Wicked Makeup Transformations to Inspire Your Halloween Costume

We've got a few months left to brainstorm the perfect Halloween costume! Luckily, makeup artist Jordan Hanz is serving up some serious beauty inspiration for All Hallows' Eve with spooky and stunning transformations on her Instagram account. Read on to see some of her most magical looks, then visit …

The Pre-Terrorists Among Us

Is it possible to stop terrorism before it happens?<p>Philip K. Dick’s <i>The Minority Report</i> is a short story about a dystopian future in which there are “no major crimes,” but a mass of imprisoned “would-be criminals.” This is thanks to “Precrime,” a criminal-justice agency whose preventive efforts are …

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What Your Eating Habits Reveal About Your Personality

Are you a fast eater, a slow eater or an "isolationist"?<p>You are what you eat, or so the saying goes. But it may be more accurate to say that you are <i>how</i> you eat.<p>Last week, an unscientific but all-too-relatable listicle on LittleThings.com broke down different personality types based on eating …

Nasa scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars

Researchers say discovery of stains from summertime flows down cliffs and crater walls increases chance of finding life on red planet<p>Water on the red planet - in pictures Water on Mars - an interactive guide<p>Liquid water runs down canyons and crater walls over the summer months on Mars, according to …

7 Airport Tech Hacks Every Traveler Should Know

<i>By: Alex Bracetti</i><p><i>Credit: iStock/scanrail</i><p>Airports are pretty bad in and of themselves, but the hassles and restrictions they place on our gadgets are the worst. No Wi-Fi, weak cellular reception, and three power outlets per terminal? Come on.<p>But not every trip to JFK or LAX has to be a brutal …

7 Ways to Be Remarkably Happy, Backed by Science

Happiness isn't just a state of mind, it's also a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Yet relatively few of us are, especially people in their early 40s. (I’m no psychologist, but that’s probably about when many of us start thinking, “Wait… is <i>this</i> all there is?”)<p>If you want to be …

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What Smoking Weed Can Do To Your Relationship

Smoking marijuana is affecting your dating and sex life more than you think.<p>Now that 23 states and DC have legalized weed, 4 of them for recreational use as well as medical, the debate about whether it enhances – or ruins – sex and relationships is raging hotter than ever. Can a couple survive when …

Cannabis

Rev. Franklin Graham: “We Should Stop All Immigration of Muslims to the U.S.”

July 19, 2015 by Hemant Mehta<p>Liberals love to throw around the word “Islamophobic” to describe atheists who criticize Muslim theology or who point …

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10 Crazy Uses For Animal Venom

When snakes and spiders try to kill us but wind up helping<p>All it takes is a pinch on the leg from a sting or a bite, and you could be dead within minutes. Venom, whether it’s from reptiles, insects, fish, mammals or arthropods, is extremely potent, but it’s not always deadly.<p>Venom has evolved …

Here's What Science Says About Medical Marijuana

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The Italian Army Gets into the Business of Cannabis - MassRoots

In an effort to lower the cost of legal medical marijuana in Italy and undercut the business of drug dealers, the country’s army has begun to …

17 Absolutely False Things Everyone Assumes About Marijuana Smokers

Just because we're stoners doesn't mean we're lazy.

Lawmaker resigns after Instagramming his suspicious spending

One of GOP's rising stars has resigned from Congress, in part because his own Instagram posts have given rise to constant questions about his expenditures. Illinois representative Aaron Schock lived a lavish lifestyle while he was a government official, and he used to make sure the world knew that …

HTC will replace your One M9 in the US if it breaks or you want to switch carriers

'Because bad things happen to good smartphones.'<p>Every smartphone maker claims to support its devices after they've been bought, but today HTC asserts itself as the company that does it more comprehensively than anyone else. Announcing an extension of the HTC Advantage program that it launched last …

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Pakistan air strikes target militants near Afghan border

Fighter jets pound positions in Tirah Valley as Pakistan hits outlawed groups Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and Lashkar-e-Islam<p>Pakistani air strikes have killed 34 militants near the country’s mountainous border with Afghanistan, security officials said, though tribal residents put the death toll at 20.<p>…

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …