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Teen suspended for taking picture of school's dirty water

A Michigan teen is told she's sanctioned for inappropriate use of an electronic device. She posted a picture of bathroom water that was urine-colored to Twitter.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Kids armed with phones can give schools …

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Binge drinking is costing the economy billions of dollars

First, she saves a ton of money when we go out. Without cocktails or beers, her bill is consistently 50% cheaper than everyone else's.<p>Second, having a friend who has been sipping water instead of wine has meant that at least one person is always able to make rational decisions, even after a long …

Forget the war on drugs: Alcohol ruins more lives than all other drugs combined

Why aren’t policy makers wringing their hands over this?<p>While our current political conversations often involve concerned discussions about marijuana’s imagined dangers or potential benefits (recall that the most recent Republican and Democratic debates both dedicated time to the question of pot …

Americans are drinking themselves to death -- and alcohol is ruining more lives than all other drugs combined

While our current political conversations often involve concerned discussions about marijuana’s imagined dangers or potential benefits (recall that …

Parents Might Want to Think Twice About Giving Their Underage Kids ‘Just a Sip’

Self-professed “cool mom” Mrs. George, played by actress Amy Poehler, in the movie “Mean Girls” tells her daughter’s new friend there is of course not alcohol in her “happy hour” after-school drink but quietly adds that should she want a little bit she’d “rather you do it in the house.”<p>Photo …

Why Binge Drinking May Wire the Brain for Alcohol Dependence

“Why can’t you stop drinking?” This week at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Chicago, researchers from the University of …