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Schizophrenia-marijuana study flips the reefer madness equation

Does marijuana smoking cause psychosis? Or could psychosis drive pot smoking?<p>If you believe the panned and parodied 1936 film "Reefer Madness," smoking weed will make one crazy and drive you to a life of crime.<p>Medical science has taken the question seriously, however, and found a strong link …

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GOP-led House gives marijuana businesses another boost

When it comes to liberalizing marijuana policy,<p>Congresshas once again shown that it is not always the liberals taking the lead.<p>The GOP-dominated House on Wednesday delighted cannabis advocates by voting to prohibit law enforcement from going after banks for doing business with state-licensed …

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America's typical heroin user is now a white woman in the suburbs

90 percent of heroin users are white, and most of them don't live in big cities<p>Contrary to what researchers reported 50 years ago, today's average first-time heroin user isn't a 16-year-old male of color. She's actually much more likely to be a 23-year-old white woman. This, researchers conclude in …

Oregon marijuana legalization measure makes November ballot

Oregonians will be able to vote in November on whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use.<p>The initiative submitted by the marijuana reform group New Approach Oregon received at least 88,500 valid signatures to qualify for placement on the ballot, election workers announced …

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The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

America's Most Dangerous States, Based On Law Street's Analysis Of FBI Crime Statistics

You may have heard about a recent uptick in violent crime, though the levels of crime are still far below the worst historical years.<p>Now, we know the most dangerous states.<p>Law Street took a look at the FBI's violent crime statistics for American cities with more than 25,000 people to come up with a …

13 Fascinating Facts About The Majority Of Russians

Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Eighty-three percent Russians approve of Vladimir Putin as president, a number that has soared from 54% last year since his annexation of Crimea and intervention in Ukraine as well as the Sochi Olympics.<p>Westerners may wonder why Russians so happily approve of a man who is …

Report: Pope Francis to visit USA next year

Pope Francis will visit the USA for the first time next year, Catholic News Service reported Friday.<p>Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said the pontiff accepted his invitation to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia on Sept. 22-27, 2015.<p>Speaking at the Tekakwitha Conference in Fargo, …

Hundreds of protests set this weekend against illegal immigration, Obama's policies

Hundreds of protests are taking place across the United States this weekend in opposition to the surge of immigrants illegally crossing the country’s southern border and proposed immigration reform that organizers say gives amnesty to those already living illegally in the country.<p>Organizers say 321 …

Ukraine, rebels argue over wreck; Europeans give Putin 'last chance'

HRABOVE/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence to cover up their guilt in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner that has accelerated a showdown between the Kremlin and Western powers.<p>As militants kept international monitors …

Putin Poised to Retaliate Against Obama by Trashing Iran Deal

Now that the U.S.-Russia relationship has broken down, Moscow could throw a wrench into the teetering nuclear negotiations with Iran.<p>The escalating …

7 Signs You’re Drinking Too Much

Actors Shia LaBeouf and Robin Williams both announced last week that they’re seeking treatment for alcoholism: LaBeouf as an outpatient following an …

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The Chemistry Behind Making the Best Jello Shots

Almost everyone I know has at least one Jello Shot story. Though most of these tales don’t have happy endings, the slurp-able alcoholic gelatinous …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

The 10 best foreplay tips from around the web

We searched high and low, google’d ungodly things and came up with enough dirty keywords to …well… the point is we scanned the web for the best foreplay advice we could find and boy did we find it!<p>Foreplay can start long before you hit the sheets. Let your erotic tension build all day by allowing yourself to think about sex. Allow your thoughts to wander and daydream vividly about what you want to experience when you get together with your lover. The more detail you bring to your fantasies, the …

Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime<p>…Or next week.<p>Is your sex life screaming for an upgrade? Yeah, we hear you. Getting freaky has a way of getting stale the more time you log with your partner. The good news: It's easy to turn things around by switching up your sex positions (no …

6 Adventurous Sex Tips from Erotic Novelists

Clearly, romance novelists don't just talk the talk—they also walk the walk. So we asked two to share their best sex tips with us.<p><b>Turn Items You Already Own into Sex Toys</b><br>Kim Carmichael, author of <i>Trifecta and Permanent</i>, encourages anyone who was turned on by <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> to pick up some sex …

7 Things You Can Do Alone to Boost Your Sex Life

<b>Zero In On Your Feelings</b><br>"The next time you go to bed with your partner, ask yourself this question: 'What is the feeling, thought, or behavior that is most present within me at this moment?' Perhaps you're experiencing fear, tension, or even anger. Don't be afraid to express these feelings to your …

Party of 1? Learn to enjoy doing things alone

When we worry about being single, it isn’t usually our fear of never having a man that makes us go into a panic, it’s the fear of doing things ALONE. The image of a sad unhappy women sitting in the middle restaurant on a Friday with nothing but couples surrounding her is completely false!<p>1. Sit at the bar:<p>When you are eating alone, the prime location at any restaurant is the bar. You are in the middle of all the action and never know who you may chat up, even if it’s just the bartender. Try not …

Megyn Kelly: Nancy Pelosi ‘guilty’ of sexism

Fox News host Megyn Kelly is charging House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) with being “guilty” of sexism after her comments on the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling.<p>“The latest installment of misleading hysteria comes from the House minority leader,” Kelly said Thursday on “The Kelly …

What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins<p>The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain.<p>First, the basics: …

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