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WWII love letters tell of romance and tragedy

It was not until three years after her mother died in 1990 that DeRonda Elliott opened the suitcase containing the letters her parents exchanged during World War II.<p>Despite her mother’s urging, she had never been able to bring herself to read them. It was her parents’ private story. Her father, …

25 Moments That Changed America

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Inside CannaCamp, America's First Marijuana Resort

You can now really relax on your next vacation.<p>It was only a matter of time: Once marijuana became legal in states like Colorado and Washington, the tourists were bound to flock there. And now you don't have to fly to Amsterdam to experience a weed-fueled vacation.<p>CannaCamp, a 170-acre ranch in …

Colorado introduces first marijuana-friendly camp resort

Wanna just get away from it all and smoke copious amounts of pot? Colorado’s new CannaCamp is your destination.<p>The newly announced marijuana-friendly camp resort is the first of its kind in the U.S., offering visitors an idyllic vacation complete with five-star cuisine, massage therapy, and yoga …

Big funding for vaporizers suggests confidence in cannabis biz

Pax Labs, the San Francisco maker of a popular electronic cigarette, announced $46.7 million in new funding Wednesday — a sign of investor confidence not only in the booming vaporizer market but also in the marijuana industry.<p>Formerly known as Ploom, the maker of the Pax and JUUL vaporizers will …

California's Most Effective Pot Lobbyist Used To Be A Cop

The state has the largest, most chaotic cannabis market in the nation. Thanks in part to the gregarious ex-cop who is negotiating on behalf of the pot industry, marijuana activists and legislators are close to a deal to rein it in.<p>Nate Bradley used to be a cop. Now he’s the marijuana legalization …

Camera backpacks: the smart way to carry all your gear

So your iPhone has you convinced you’re a pretty good photographer and it’s time to raise your game with a dedicated camera and all sorts of lenses. You are going to need something to sling your gear.<p>There are so many types of camera bags – shoulder, belt packs, roller cases – with designs tailored …

4 Things That Kill Sleep and Productivity | Inc.com

It is a well-known fact that a good night's rest can boost your energy levels, and therefore your productivity. However, how many of us actually get the recommended eight hours of restful sleep? Our lives are too busy and we try to pack too much into our day; as a result we go to bed later and get …

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Watch: ‘realistic’ marijuana use in new stock footage

Media depictions of cannabis use are seriously skewed toward young, public exhibitionists, cluelessly mugging for lazy TV news teams.<p>The reality of cannabis consumption is far more tame and responsible, advocates note. So this week, the advocacy group Drug Policy Alliance has released a whole …

Senate Committee Approves Protections For State Medical Marijuana Programs

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a provision Thursday that would protect medical marijuana operations from federal crackdown in states where the substance is legal.<p>The committee passed the measure, by a vote of 22-8, as an amendment to the Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations …

13,000 pot plants found in Hayward warehouse, 3 arrested

Three men were arrested after police raided a 44,000 square foot “marijuana factory” in Hayward on Thursday, seizing nearly 13,000 plants with an estimated street value of approximately $15 million, officials said.<p>Officers with the Hayward Police Department’s narcotics unit served a search warrant …

Outside's Best Travel Photography of the Fall

Photo: Mark Clinton<p>Photographer Mark Clinton ran into a young woman while travelling across Ireland who was completing her version of an Irish adventure bucket list. Last on her list? Cliff jumping.<p>Photo: Judith Marie Hoffman<p>After a cable car ride to the balcony on Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix, …