Kristin Mertz

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How Drug Warriors Helped to Fuel the Opioid Epidemic

Even today, many feel better about Americans taking “medical heroin” than medical marijuana.<p>Despite almost 50 years of the drug war—a policy that creates black markets, enriches drug cartels, and fuels killing zones in scores of cities, even as it causes the United States to cage more human beings …

Are You Secretly a Regina George? A New Scientific Test Can Tell You

A psychologist devised a way to measure a need for drama.<p>One of the most memorable scenes in <i>Mean Girls</i> is when Regina George, after faking a derogatory entry about herself in the Burn Book, prints its pages through the halls of her high school. To her satisfaction, pure chaos follows.<p>This is the …

Drone eyes hooker nookie: Craziest crimes of the week

<b>(NEWSER)</b> – Stories about a car passenger where no passenger should be and a new worry for visitors to red-light districts made the crime blotter this week:<p><b>Private drone results in prostitution arrests:</b> A camera-equipped drone apparently caught a prostitute and her john having sex in his truck. A …

The Music Industry Men Who Got Away with Exploiting Female Pop Stars

From Phil Spector to Dr. Luke, older men continue to prey on and exploit young female talent in the music industry.<p>In 2003, when Ronnie Spector learned that her ex-husband, legendary producer Phil Spector, was booked on suspicion of murdering a B-list actress he barely knew, the former lead singer …

Amber Rose Just Made a Sh*tload of Money From Her New Emoji App

MuvaMoji's lineup includes Bill Cosby and that Kanye tweet (maybe).<p>Say what you want about Amber Rose's new venture, an emoji app that has over 900 personally curated ways to express yourself, but it looks like MuvaMoji is already a huge success. TMZ is reporting that the app, which launched …

APRIL FOOLS: Obama Signs Executive Order, Pardons Drug Offenders, Removes Pot as Schedule 1 Drug

Washington D.C. — As his second presidential term comes to an end, Barack Obama, an admitted pot smoker, finally came to terms with the fact that …

17 Albums You Need to Listen to in April

Tune in to this month's best new releases.<p>This month is loaded with new releases from a favorite soft-hearted rapper to an iconic rock n' roll star. While we rack our brains over whether Beyoncé is or isn't actually releasing an album on April 1st (reportedly featuring Adele and Mariah Carey), …

9 Traits of a Highly Sensitive Person

Guest Writer<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sensitive people get a bad rap. Research suggests that genes are responsible for the 15-20% of people who qualify as “highly sensitive.” Psychologist Elain …

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Inside the Trump machine: the bizarre psychology of America’s newest political movement

Over the span of three days in March, in far-flung corners of Ohio, more than 20,000 people—retired schoolteachers, hair stylists, chinos-clad Young Republicans, Nicaraguan immigrants, Vietnam vets, primly coiffed soccer moms—braved downpours, traffic, muscle spasms, hunger, and protesters for a …

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