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Skunk, Wax, and Edibles: What Marijuana Is Your Child Using?

With all the votes counted and the November elections behind us, the U.S. now has 9 states (including the District of Columbia) that have legalized …

Dreaming Linked to Bursts of Brain Activity During Sleep

Many sleep researchers avoid sampling dreams in their studies, perhaps because dreams can be difficult to record, quantify, and analyze. Instead, …

The 11 Reasons We Fall in Love

A question that receives quite a bit of attention in the psychological literature is why people fall in love. One promising answer is that romantic …

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Touching

A parent cuddles, strokes, and rocks an infant to comfort it. An older sibling takes the hand of a younger one to guide safe passage across a busy …

These Countries Are All Scrambling to Save the TPP After Donald Trump Pulled Out

Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by encouraging China and other Asian nations to …

Synesthesia: A Disorder That Blurs the Senses

Some people see a color when they taste a food; the condition has 100 variations and affects about 4.5% of people<p>For Sean A. Day, drinking coffee causes him to see a pool of dark, green oily fluid. The smell of fresh cut grass produces a dark, purple color. And when he hears a piano he sees a big …

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Parents are building a Texas neighborhood just for autistic adults

For years, the parents of a boy on the high-needs end of the autism spectrum have been brainstorming what to do when he enters adulthood. When he was a pre-teen, they hit on the idea of a housing complex designed specifically for adults with autism, and now that he's 19, they are about to break …

Two out of three Border Patrol job applicants fail polygraph test, making hiring difficult

David Kirk was a career Marine pilot with a top-secret security clearance and a record of flying classified missions. He was in the cockpit when President<p>George W. Bushand Vice Presidents Dick Cheney and Joe Biden traveled around the nation's capital by helicopter.<p>With credentials like that, Kirk …

Art communities make safety a priority after Oakland fire

Standing outside a red warehouse in Oakland, a man who goes by the name Dave X pressed a button on his remote control device, prompting nearly 2-feet-high flames to shoot up from a silver box.<p>“Uh oh, there’s a fire,” he said nonchalantly as the person to his left rushed to douse the blaze with a …

The price tag for cleaning up nuclear waste at Hanford site just went up another $4.5 billion

The U.S. Energy Department said Friday that its long-troubled attempt to build a plant to process highly radioactive sludge at a former nuclear weapons site in central Washington state will cost an additional $4.5 billion, raising the project's price tag to $16.8 billion.<p>The Hanford treatment …

Ice brings deadly road conditions across US

<b>(CNN) —</b> A brutal blast of arctic air is bringing bone-chilling winds and subfreezing temperatures across the country.<p>The cold, mixed with freezing rain, created treacherous road conditions over the weekend, causing multiple-car pileups and fatalities. At least 15 people have died as a result of the …

Atmospheric rivers fueled by climate change could decimate wild oysters in San Francisco Bay

Climate change could supercharge the powerful storms often hailed for bringing drought-busting rains to California.<p>The storms, called atmospheric rivers, are long stretches of water vapor that travel from the tropics up to the West Coast of the U.S.. In California, they can deliver up to half of …

Grapefruit And Salt: The Science Behind This Unlikely Power Couple

Grapefruit's bitterness can make it hard to love. Indeed, people often smother it in sugar just to get it down. And yet Americans were once urged to sweeten it with salt.<p>Ad campaigns from the first and second world wars tried to convince us that <i>"Grapefruit Tastes Sweeter With Salt!"</i> as one 1946 ad …

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Tribes Revive Indigenous Crops, And The Food Traditions That Go With Them

Long before European settlers plowed the Plains, corn was an important part of the diet of Native American tribes like the Omaha, Ponca and Cherokee. Today, members of some tribes are hoping to revive their food and farming traditions by planting the kinds of indigenous crops their ancestors once …

Trump's economic plans could mean a huge increase in the national debt

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This might be why depression is rising among teen girls

<b>(CNN) —</b> There has been a significant climb in the prevalence of major depression among adolescents and young adults in recent years -- and the troubling trend may be strongest in teenage girls, according to a new study.<p>However, the number of adolescents receiving treatment does not appear to follow …

Is ADHD a Spectrum Disorder?

According to the <i>Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders</i> (DSM-V), ADHD comprises two predominant sub-types: inattentive and …

The myth of self-control

Psychologists say using willpower to achieve goals is overhyped. Here’s what actually works.<p>As the Bible tells it, the first crime committed was a lapse of self-control. Eve was forbidden from tasting the fruit on the tree of knowledge. But the temptation was too much. The fruit was just so …

Testing blood for biomarker may help doctors diagnose brain trauma in children

The Brain Injury Association of America estimates that 2.4 million children and adults in the United States suffer some type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), TBIs are a leading cause of death and disability among …

A Shocking Number of Kids Suffer Traumatic Brain Injuries at the Playground

A new study finds the number of kids treated for traumatic brain injuries suffered at the playground has increased significantly.<p>One would think given recent industry improvements to improve safety at the playground, serious injuries would be on the decline. A new study published in the June 2016 …

Fun Crafts Made From Dried Pasta

When I was in kindergarden I was introduced to the idea of making crafts out of pasta and dried noodles. It was my absolute favourite thing to day …

Presidential birthday cakes: the Ike Day recipe

On this day, sixty years ago, Republicans celebrated President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s upcoming birthday with a star-studded televised tribute on CBS. …

America now has 1.2 billion pounds of excess cheese — and nowhere to put it

Sure, I like cheese, you like cheese, lots of people like cheese. But this is getting absurd.<p>The United States is currently in the midst of an epic cheese glut — with 1.2 billion pounds of cheese sitting in cold storage. If we wanted to patriotically eat through that surplus, every man, woman, and …

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Why You Need Pumpkin Seed Butter In Your Life + How To Make It

Although I tend to favor peanut butter over many other spreads (or most other foods, for that matter), I also love eating seed butters to obtain more …