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Chuck Schumer to Unveil Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana at the Federal Level

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is planning to introduce a bill on Friday that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, he said in a …

Cannabis

Jacinda Ardern wears Māori cloak to Buckingham Palace

New Zealand leader in Kahu huruhuru praised as proud moment for female leaders and Māori worldwide<p>New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has caused a stir with a striking image of her walking the halls of Buckingham Palace swathed in a traditional Māori cloak during this week’s Commonwealth …

New Zealand

Weatherman has meltdown after the longest winter ever

At this point, everyone is pretty much ready to never think about winter again.<p>But not as much as Garry Frank.<p>The Fox 17 weather reporter was giving …

Weather

The island that switches countries every six months

<b>Next week, France will hand over 3,000 sq m (3,200 sq ft) of its territory to Spain without a single shot being fired. But in six months' time Spain will voluntarily hand back the land to France. As Chris Bockman reports, it's been that way for more than 350 years.</b><p>The French Basque beach resort of …

Royal Weddings

Mark Zuckerberg has decided to testify before Congress

After repeated calls for him to do so, Mark Zuckerberg has decided he will testify before Congress.<p>Facebook sources tell CNNMoney the 33-year-old CEO has come to terms with the fact that he will have to testify before Congress within a matter of weeks, and Facebook is currently planning the …

Mark Zuckerberg

Chinese Drugmakers Are Getting Opioids Into the U.S. Through the Postal Service

(WASHINGTON) — Congressional investigators said Wednesday that Chinese opioid manufacturers are exploiting weak screening at the U.S. Postal Service …

How to Make Your Words Powerful Without Sounding Aggressive

The way we use language can help convey context, feelings and emotions. Whether we’re writing or speaking, the words we use have certain ways to put …

Language

Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water

After three years of unprecedented drought, the South African city of Cape Town has less than 90 days worth of water in its reservoirs, putting it on …

Cape Town

The Senate’s push to overrule the FCC on net neutrality now has 50 votes, Democrats say

Fifty senators have endorsed a legislative measure to override the Federal Communications Commission's recent decision to deregulate the broadband industry, top Democrats said Monday.<p>The tally leaves supporters just one Republican vote shy of the 51 required to pass a Senate resolution of …

Net Neutrality

Miss Piggy: “Look Fashion Icon Up In The Dictionary, I Am It!”

Miss Piggy is quite possibly the Queen of Sass and boy does she serve it up! This little piggy didn't mince her words when we grilled her on <i>The</i> …

The Muppets

When personality changes from bad to good

Brain injury does not always result in an undesirable personality change, finds Christian Jarrett.<p>In the classic 80s rom-com Overboard, Goldie Hawn’s spoilt, selfish character suffers a brain injury in a yachting accident. As well as causing memory loss, the accident transforms her personality in …

Psychology

Ultra Violet 18-3838

Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.<p>Announcing PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, PANTONE® Color of the Year …

Miss America crowns former winner Gretchen Carlson as chairwoman as it tries to forget email scandal

Miss America has chosen a former winner to chair its board of directors for the first time, following a scandal over leaked emails that revealed how its chief executive ridiculed the intellect and sex lives of competitors.<p>It comes at a time when the #metoo movement is forcing a re-examination of …

Miss America

OkCupid's 'real' name push isn't sitting well with users

OkCupid is facing a lot of backlash for ditching usernames in favor of real names. As <i>TechCrunch</i> noted, its app's Google Play and App Store pages are flooded with one-star reviews posted over the past month, complaining about the features the service has recently changed or killed. The reviews …

Google Play

Health Org Declares Video Game Addiction a Mental Illness

The World Health Organization (WHO) will officially recognize video game addiction, or gaming disorder, as a mental health condition in 2018. The …

Prince Harry 'thrilled' after announcing he is to marry Meghan Markle

Couple appear in public for first time since announcing their engagement and give 20-minute television interview<p>Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to marry in the spring after announcing their engagement and admitting they were “totally unprepared” for the media storm that surrounded the first …

Prince Harry

These Vintage Photos Remind Us of the Glamour of Travel

Stove Top Is Selling $20 Stretchy Pants to Accommodate Your Thanksgiving Food Baby

Fact: You’re going to eat a little too much on Thanksgiving this year.<p>Another fact: Nothing ruins the holiday fun like annoyingly constricting …

Cooking

Canada declares F-word is not too rude for radio

The Canadian authorities have decided that the F-word is not too blue for some radio listeners' ears.<p>Although on English-language broadcasting the word is still not used until it is beyond the evening watershed - and even then it is only used with a prior warning - it has been decided that on …

Language

How-to: get your house ready for fall with these must-have decorations

With kids back-to-school and the weather cooling down, now is the best time to get a head start on your fall decorating. I know, we still have quite a few weeks left of warm weather, but those chilly months are right around the corner. It’s already mid-August and the leaves will begin to change and …

Squish the adorable baby flamingo shows off the blue booties he wears to protect his feet

A baby Greater Flamingo named Squish generated a collective sigh of adoration around the world when he debuted the blue booties he wears when out walking. Squish was born two-and-a-half months ago from an abandoned egg keepers found, which they incubated at around 37 degrees Celsius at the Jurong …

Birds

Teachers at every school in the country to receive special training in mental health issues

Teachers at every school in the country will be given special training to recognise mental health issues in children, as part of a new Government initiative.<p>The move follows Prince Harry’s disclosures in The Daily Telegraph that he had sought counselling to help come to terms with the death of his …

What happens if astronauts get sick in space?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Doctors can't make house calls to the International Space Station, but even if they could, Earth's routine practices like setting up an IV, taking a blood sample or even keeping a wound clean are incredibly difficult.<p>Consider heart attacks. Even the healthiest astronauts could suffer …

Medicine

Opium use booms in Afghanistan, creating a ‘silent tsunami’ of addicted women

One recent morning, three figures in white lab coats descended cautiously into a pitch-black netherworld beneath a crumbling bridge in the Afghan capital. They picked their way through garbage and sprawled limbs, passing hundreds of huddled men whose gaunt, wary faces were briefly illuminated by …

Drug Addiction

An amazing online collection of 40,000 vintage film posters

Posteritati is a New York movie poster store/gallery that also has an online store featuring more than 40,000 posters. You can view posters by …

Posters

Pensioner 'body shamed' by Playboy model Dani Mathers speaks out about her ordeal

A 70-year-old woman who was photographed changing in a gym by a Playboy model, with the resulting photo going viral around the world, has spoken of her humiliation at being “body shamed”.<p>The woman, who has not been named, was at an LA Fitness gym in Los Angeles when a naked photo of her was taken …

Sociology

Incredible lightning storm in Oklahoma Video

Footage shows lightning storm illuminating the skies above Norman, Oklahoma.

Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.<p>The information …

Donald Trump

The Marathon Men: Suicidal man will run alongside stranger who talked him down from a bridge

London Marathon 2017 live race updates<p>On January 14, 2008, Jonny Benjamin and Neil Laybourn met for the first time on Waterloo Bridge: the former in such despair he was ready to jump, and the latter the unexpected good Samaritan who intervened.<p>With a promise that “things can get better” and an …

Mental Health

Obama Officials Made List of Russia Probe Documents to Keep Them Safe

Obama administration officials were so concerned about what would happen to key classified documents related to the Russia probe once President Trump took office that they created a list of document serial numbers to give to senior members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, a former Obama …

Obama Administration