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Anger grows in Tulsa as police release video of fatal shooting of unarmed black man

A fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man by a white officer has reopened fresh wounds in this city with a fraught history among African Americans, white residents and police officers.<p>A graphic police video shows Terence Crutcher, 40, being fatally shot by a police officer Friday night as he …

Law Enforcement

How Medical Marijuana Could Save Heroin Addicts

A new study reveals a very interesting connection.<p>In the September issue of Esquire, author Don Winslow declared, "The heroin epidemic was caused by the legalization of marijuana." He makes a strong case, tracing the rise of heroin use in white, suburban America through the twisted drug cartel …

Cannabis

Mexican marijuana farmers see profits tumble as U.S. loosens laws

He started growing marijuana as a teenager and for four decades earned a modest living from his tiny plot tucked at the base of these rugged mountains of western Mexico.<p>He proudly shows off his illegal plants, waist-high and fragrant, strategically hidden from view by rows of corn and nearly ready …

Cannabis

Becoming A Cannabis Sommelier May Just Be The Career Change You’re Looking For

As predicted, the marijuana industry has been blowing up across the four states it’s legal. Taxes are raining profits, jobs are being created, and innovation has turned a once black market industry into a juggernaut of mass-appeal And now, there’s something even newer and more different: A dining …

A top psychologist says there's only one way to become the best in your field — but not everyone agrees

As a teenager in Sweden, Anders Ericsson used to play chess against one of his classmates, a boy considerably worse at the game than Ericsson. Every time they'd play, Ericsson would trounce him.<p>Then one day, the classmate beat him.<p>Ericsson wanted to know: What exactly had the boy done to improve …

Ericsson

The case for legalizing psychedelic drugs

It's easy to explain the appeal of drugs like heroin and cocaine, which directly stimulate the brain's reward centres. What's less easy to explain is the appeal of psychedelic drugs such as LSD and psilocybin that produce altered states of consciousness.<p>After all, there's no obvious reason why …

11 Iconic Movie Moments That Were Completely Improvised

Scripts are for suckers.<p>Cinema is full of iconic moments. But sometimes these moments never appeared in the finished script.<p>With regular ad-libbing and improvisation as well as genuine mistakes being frequent occurrences on film sets, it's not surprising that some of the best-loved movie moments …

Construction

It’s official — the internet is making us dumb: The more you read online, the worse you write

A study of MBA students finds both complexity and style in writing suffer when people read mostly digital content<p>I’ll always remember the year 1993 as a good one because that’s when I learned how to read. I was four years old, and desperate to engage in conversation with the adults (my parents, …

Justin Trudeau may have made the best case for legal pot ever

Speaking Wednesday at an economic conference, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made one of the more buttoned-down, straight-edged arguments for marijuana legalization I've heard in recent years. It's worth quoting at length so I've done that below:<p>Look, our approach on legalizing marijuana is …

Cannabis

Top Economic Issue for Working Women? Equal Pay, Union Survey Says

Women across America talk a lot these days about the need for paid family leave and affordable health-care and college costs. But getting equal pay for the same work men perform is the top economic priority working women are poised to fight for, according to a new union survey being released …

Dow Jones

Here We Go Again: The Long (and Frustrating) Journey of Equal Pay for Women

Let's play a little game.<p>Let's say you're a hard-working working woman. You're trying to make ends meet and doing okay -- the economy is tough, but you're tougher.<p>Still, it's a struggle. Suddenly, someone walks up to you and hands you a $10,000 check. You're thrilled, of course, and immediately …

Women And Equal Pay: Wage Gap Still Intact, Study Shows

On April 9, 2013, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which President John F. Kennedy declared to be the end of the "unconscionable practice of paying female employees less wages than male employees for the same job" when he signed it.<p>The anniversary, known as Equal Pay …

The ugly truth about equal pay for women in the tech industry

But it's also an unquestionably male-dominated industry with a clear undercurrent of sexism.<p>One place where that sexism is present is in the paychecks of women, finds a recent report by job hunting site Glassdoor.<p>Glassdoor examined its database of hundreds of thousands of self-reported salaries, …

More than just a game, female soccer players fight for equal pay for women everywhere

This can be a game changer, not just for soccer and sports, but for little girls and grown women everywhere.<p>Mark your calendars, because today is the …

Pot sales healing economic woes of the Colorado town of DeBeque

When the oil and gas industry tanked and plans for gambling crapped out, this conservative town of ranchers and roughnecks found salvation in an unlikely place.<p>Weed.<p>"We are going to survive by it," said Darrel Kuhn, who owns the local liquor store, "because we sure as hell can't survive without it."<p>…

Cannabis

These Ancient Trees Have Stories to Tell

Photographer Beth Moon traveled the world in search of centuries-old trees.<p>Over three trillion trees live on planet Earth, and yet we know so few of their stories. Of course all trees play an important role—purifying the air, hosting the feathered and the furry, teaching kids (and kids at heart) …

Nature

Understanding And Overcoming Anxiety

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, an estimated 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders. Only about one-third of those suffering from an anxiety disorder receive treatment, even though the disorders are highly treatable.<p>Six years ago, I was diagnosed …

Mental Disorders

How Many Have Been Affected by Texas' Voter ID Law? It's Hard to Say

This year’s presidential election is in full swing, and the state's voter ID law in full effect. But, believe it or not, there are no stats on how …

Government

Comment on On Super Tuesday, Hundreds of Thousands May Be Barred From Voting by NJHope

This is what happened in several states already, this time around, including NY. Is it any wonder the population is ready to tar and feather those in …

Super Tuesday

US elections 2016: Anger over new voter ID laws

<b>Camden, Alabama</b> - In many ways, Alabama is the cradle of the voting rights movement, a place where Wilcox County circuit clerk Ralph Ervin says "stumbling blocks" have been turned into "stepping stones".<p>But on Super Tuesday civil rights activists say those stumbling blocks are preventing black …

Government

In Texas, Alternative Voter Cards More 'Illusion' than 'Remedy'

Critics say rarely issued election identification certificates are more 'illusion' than 'remedy.'<p>Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 8:30 am CST<p>More than four years …

Texas

Voter ID Laws, Millennials, Minorities

Shouldn't every vote count?<p>“Every vote matters.”<p>We’ve heard that from our mothers. We’ve heard it from our professors. We’ve even heard it form our friends. But what if you couldn’t vote? And what if that was only because you didn’t have a government-issued piece of paper with your picture on it? …

DENIED: GOP Voter Laws Preventing US War Veterans From Voting

Justice Ann Walsh Bradley recently urged Governor Scott Walker to consider veterans ID cards legitimate voter identification after her uncle, a World …

Fewer Democrats Are Voting This Year In (Surprise!) States With Strict New Voter Laws

But Republicans don't appear to be hurt.<p>As voting rights advocates predicted loud and often, new voter ID laws seem to be hitting Democrats harder than Republicans.<p>GOP voter turnout in this year's presidential race is up 62 percent relative to 2008, the last time both parties had open contests. But …

Government

The message from Oregon is clear: black men with guns are thugs, while whites are patriots

The armed militia occupying federal land under Ammon Bundy are just as criminal as looters of Baltimore and Ferguson<p>How can the “armed militiamen” who occupied the federal government’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon be engaging in a “peaceful protest”? If they’re white men doing the …

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

The Brain

The Buzz: California death penalty is broken, sides agree, but how to fix it?

Both friends and foes of the death penalty agree the state’s current system is broken and that voters should do something about it in 2016.<p>Of course, …

Death Row