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The best strategy on opioids isn’t an enforcement sledgehammer

HAVING TALKED a good game for months about the nation’s opioid crisis, the Trump administration seems finally on the brink of unveiling a plan that might lend muscle to its repeated promises to tackle an epidemic that killed more than 40,000 Americans in 2016. If, however, the president indulges …

18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

Chart of the Day: Does Your State Allow Police to Have Sex With People They Arrest?

In 35 states, it’s legal for cops to detain and have sex with someone in their custody. Is your state one of them?Yesterday, <i>Buzzfeed News</i> published …

10 Australian Scifi Movies You Need to Watch

When someone says “Australian science fiction movie,” thoughts immediately and inevitably turn to <i>Mad Max</i>—if not George Miller’s insanely influential …

Scientists Discover Clean Water Ice Just Below Mars' Surface

Locked away beneath the surface of Mars are vast quantities of water ice. But the properties of that ice—how pure it is, how deep it goes, what shape …

Navy Bean Soup With Ham and Spinach

A hearty bean soup is an essential dish to have in your arsenal for everyday meals, and this quick and easy version will delight even the pickiest …

Cooking

Sticky toffee pudding cake - delicious. magazine

<b>For the sponges</b><p>200g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing<br>• 250g dark muscovado sugar<br>• 100g black treacle<br>• 100g golden syrup<br>• 200ml milk<br>• 2 large free-range …

Dessert

2 scientists are locked in a race to develop a groundbreaking vaccine for heroin, but it might not be a 'magic bullet'

Two scientists are locked in a race to develop a groundbreaking vaccine for heroin. But many addiction experts and health officials warn that the medicine is unlikely to be the end game for the current opioid crisis and is a decade from reaching the market, at the earliest.<p>Dr. Kim Janda, a chemist …

Vicente Fox utterly destroys Donald Trump with an amazing ad for 2020

Holy heck!<p>Usually when stunt videos like this come out, they’re worth a quick chuckle before moving on. But this ad keeps getting better and better …

DNA confirms Viking remains belonged to a female military leader

For over 130 years, researchers assumed a Viking warrior and military leader whose remains were found in Sweden was a man. Now, new DNA testing has …

Archaeology

Wife of Trump Organization ethics lawyer busted in backseat of car with jailhouse inmate

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>Her husband was appointed in January to oversee Trump’s Revocable Trust<p>Charlie May<p>September 7, 2017 10:56pm (UTC)<p>The wife of an ethics attorney for President Donald Trump's business organization was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly engaging in "suspicious" activity with an inmate …

US heroin deaths jump 533% since 2002, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The number of heroin users in the United States jumped from 404,000 in 2002 to 948,000 in 2016, a 135% increase, according to the most recent government numbers. But even more striking: The number of people who had fatal overdoses related to heroin has skyrocketed from 2,089 in 2002 to an …

Public Health

Why do people self-harm? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Jay Watts

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Self-harm among teenagers is reaching epidemic levels in the UK. Almost every report shows that it is on the rise. However, it is not just teenage girls or …

Mental Health

In a Md. county ravaged by drug addiction, fire and police stations open their doors

It starts, usually, with the ringing of a fire station doorbell. Someone new has come for help — maybe a parent with a struggling teenager or an adult who has realized that his life is being unraveled by drug addiction.<p>Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, firefighters and police officers at …

Millennials One Up On Baby Boomers In Shunning Opioid Addiction: Study

In the battle between different generations, the millennials just scored a big point over the baby boomers. A survey commissioned by the American …

Syringe Exchange Program Aims To Slow Hepatitis C Infections In Alaska

Like many states, Alaska is struggling under the burden of opioid abuse.<p>Prescription painkillers and heroin accounted for 74 percent of Alaska's drug overdose deaths last year.<p>Transmission of blood-born viruses like hepatitis C, which can cause liver scarring, cancer, and death, is exploding, …

Ecstasy could be ‘breakthrough’ therapy for soldiers, others suffering from PTSD

For Jon Lubecky, the scars on his wrists are a reminder of the years he spent in mental purgatory.<p>He returned from an Army deployment in Iraq a broken man. He heard mortar shells and helicopters where there were none. He couldn’t sleep and drank until he passed out. He got every treatment offered …

An Ode to the Misunderstood Beauty of the Tramp Stamp

From 20th century fertility rituals to Britney Spears's "Stronger" video, lower back tattoos have been a symbol of women's self-determination. It's time to embrace the unfairly maligned tramp stamp.<p>I faced backward with my legs splayed open like Britney Spears in her "Stronger" music video. Behind …

Inside the anti-antidepressants movement

opinion<p>Lifestyle editor<p>Whenever I write about mental health medication on the internet, I can guarantee I’ll get at least one comment, message, or …

7 Things You Should Never Do to Your Eyes

Taking care of your eyes is key. After all, who doesn’t want their peepers in top shape? But maintaining healthy eyes may require more than just your …

Makeup

“Who wants a merit badge in fracking?”: Stephen Colbert lampoons Trump’s bizarre speech to Boy Scouts

The late-night comedian joined the rest of America in their shock of Trump’s campaign-like speech to Boy Scouts<p>President Donald Trump delivered one of his oddest speeches yet to the Boy Scouts national jamboree on Tuesday, a speech so deranged that satirist Stephen Colbert did not even have to …

Trump Campaign Meeting Raises Question: Is Collusion Even a Crime?

WASHINGTON — Revelations of a meeting last summer between a Russian lawyer and senior members of the Trump campaign team have raised this question: Is collusion, in and of itself, a crime?<p>To be clear, not enough is known about the meeting to call it an example of collusion between the Trump …

Consider Yourself a Tourist - the Dalai Lama on Compassion

Within less than fifty years, I, Tenzin Gyatso, the Buddhist monk, will be no more than a memory. Indeed, it is doubtful whether a single person …

Hinduism

The Dalai Lama On Materialism, Getting Older

Watch: The Beastie Boys' 'Sabotage' Video Remade With Sesame Street Muppets

Back in 1994, The Beastie Boys released one of the decade's best videos. The spoof of '70s crime dramas, directed by Spike Jonze, helped make the band's full-throttle rap-rock song "Sabotage" a classic. Now a fan has recreated that video, scene for scene (more or less), using existing footage of …

Sesame Street

Venus Ramey, Miss America who inspired WWII effort, dies

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Venus Ramey, a former Miss America who helped rally the nation during World War II and found renewed fame later in life by …

'Mass-Casualty Event': Ohio County Now Tops U.S. in Overdose Deaths

DAYTON, Ohio — Officials in Montgomery County, Ohio, blame America's opioid crisis for an ignoble title: the overdose capital of America.<p>"We're on a pace to have 800 people die this year due to overdose in our county," Sheriff Phil Plummer told NBC News. "Per capita, we're Number 1 in the nation in …

'Trump doesn't care about HIV,' say advisers who resigned

<b>(CNN) —</b> Six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS resigned last week, owing to "a president who simply does not care," one member wrote in a Newsweek op-ed on Friday headlined "Trump doesn't care about HIV. We're outta here."<p>"We cannot ignore the many signs that the Trump …

Public Health