Ruth Hagan

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We Got Stoned in a Suburban Home with Snoop Dogg Last Night

Did we mention he's launching his own brand of marijuana?<p>Snoop Dogg was a fine Monday night DJ. Smoking a seemingly endless supply of blunts—there were three gorgeous women rolling them, dedicated, just one room away—he dialed up everything from Nancy Sinatra to Fetty Wap. Any song that's …

Distorted Love: The Toll Of Our Christian Theology On The LGBTQ Community

<b><br>Love doesn’t always look like love.</b><p><b>When I published this blog post, I was prepared for some people to applaud it and for others to condemn it. That’s</b> …

Businesses are making billions off a rare personality type that's common in the most creative and uninhibited people

Clever entrepreneurs have learned how to capitalize on a bizarre trait that some of us possess — getting a kick out of being scared spitless.<p>An estimated 157 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year and spend $6.9 billion on everything from candy and costumes to the spookiest …

Terrifying spiders: Readers' pictures of the monster house spider invasion - Telegraph

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Police in Kingston upon Thames discover marijuana plants growing in area the size of a football pitch<p>A cannabis “forest” has been discovered by police officers in a leafy borough of south-west London.<p>About 150 marijuana plants surrounded by native plant life were found by police officers from …

Cannabis

What Makes a Man Realize 'This Is the Person I Want to Marry'

<i>By Scott Christian, Glamour</i><p><i>(Illustration: Samantha Hahn)</i><p>Not all guys love sports, but when it comes to marriage, many of us unknowingly approach it with a sports mentality. If there's one thing we've learned over the years--either from our jock days or watching too many movies that end with the …

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the rest of your life.<p>To give you a head start, we sifted through recent Quora threads on this critical life transition and highlighted the most compelling responses.<p>Here are 10 …

Parents Can Learn How To Prevent Anxiety In Their Children

Children of anxious parents are more at risk of developing an anxiety disorder. But there's welcome news for those anxious parents: that trajectory toward anxiety isn't set in stone.<p>Therapy and a change in parenting styles might be able to prevent kids from developing anxiety disorders, according …

Dental Care

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for …

What’s Up with All the Dead Whales, Alaska?

Over the past two months 30 dead whales have washed up along the Alaskan coastline and no one seems to know why.<p>Over the past two months, 30 dead whales have washed up along the Alaskan coastline, with six more bodies appearing farther south in British Columbia. Although not quite as viscerally …

One Man. Talking About His Life. And Wanting to End It.

<i>"I'm ready to tell my story. It's time."</i><p>That's what I heard from Stuart Walker, owner of Clubhaus Fitness. A tall, muscular guy with a boisterous laugh and incredibly busy schedule.<p>He knew I was working on Perfectly Hidden Depression. Had listened to me talk about how the stigma against mental …

No, You Do Not Have to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day

If there is one health myth that will not die, it is this: You should drink eight glasses of water a day.<p>It’s just not true. There is no science behind it.<p>And yet every summer we are inundated with news media reports warning that dehydration is dangerous and also ubiquitous.<p>These reports work up a …

Wellness

'Mental anguish' of teenage girls revealed in survey

Young girls said mental health, cyber-bullying and jobs were the biggest worries in their lives<p>Today's teenage girls more likely to worry about cyber-bullying and looking good but ignorant parents still believe teenage pregnancy and smoking are their number one concerns, a survey has …

Snooze Alert: A Sleep Disorder May Be Harming Your Body And Brain

It's time for consumers to wake up to the risks of sleep disorders, scientists say.<p>More than 50 million adults in the U.S. have a disorder such as insomnia, restless leg syndrome or sleep apnea, according to an Institute of Medicine report. And it's now clear that a lack of sleep "not only …

Sleep

This Glorious Rainbow-Spouting Humpback Whale Is The Queen Of The Ocean

This whale is everything!<p>Off the coast of Newport Beach, California, last weekend, a drone video captured spectacular footage of a humpback whale spraying a rainbow -- right out of its blowhole. The video was taken by Mark Girardeau, a photographer and wildlife naturalist based in Orange County, …

Merck Opens Telehealth Clinics for Patients in Rural Africa Areas

Merck in partnership with Kenya Ministry of Health, kicked off their first telehealth clinics at both of Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi and …

How horse whinnies convey their emotions - Futurity

Horses whinny in two voices, which let them express both positive and negative emotions, as well as the strength of that feeling.

A Researcher Tried to Make Yoghurt From Vaginal Bacteria, Because Science

And it's not as gross as it sounds.<p>Earlier this year, a PhD student in the US created yoghurt using the bacterial cultures from her own vagina and …

Chemists shocked by positive-to-positive bond - Futurity

Positively charged molecules repel each other—at least that's how it typically works. Now chemists have shown there are exceptions to the rule.

Chemistry

Woolly Mammoth DNA Inserted into Elephant Cells

The idea of bringing extinct animals back to life continues to reside in the realm of science fiction. But scientists have taken a small step closer …

Mammoth step forward? Scientists splice Woolly DNA into elephant cells

Scientists at Harvard University are one step closer to bringing Woolly mammoths back to life, after successfully inserting some sequences of mammoth …

She took a year off from her marriage to sleep with strangers. What could go wrong?

<b>THE WILD OATS PROJECT: One Woman’s Midlife Quest for Passion at Any Cost</b><p><b>By Robin Rinaldi</b><p><b>Sarah Crichton/Farrar Straus Giroux. 287 pp. $26</b><p>Get ready for “The Wild Oats Project.” And not just the book. Get ready for “The Wild Oats Project” phenomenon — the debates, the think pieces, the imitators and …

Leprosy Isn't Gone -- And Women Bear The Burden

Leprosy is more than a biblical disease or a novelty from contact with cute armadillos. Leprosy, a mycobacterial infection related to tuberculosis, still affects hundreds of thousands of people, disproportionately burdening women. International Women’s Day, March 8, is a good time to highlight …

Geeks! Are You Too Quiet To Be A Leader?

There are certain accepted truths in business. One such truth is that leaders are gregarious and outgoing.<p>But what if you’re a quieter character?<p>Perhaps you’ve been promoted up the ranks on a technical track. Maybe you’re a CIO or a CTO (or aspire to be one).<p>Yet you’re an introvert.<p>So “obviously” …

Control Your Smartphone With Stickers On Your Skin

For those times when your pocket is just too far<p>Fumbling for a cell phone that rang during a meeting can be pretty embarrassing, and tapping out an email on a smartwatch is always a frustrating experience. To make mobile devices even simpler to control, a team of German and American computer …

Could Oxygen Make Cancer Therapy Work Better?

Researchers have been looking for years for a way to use oxygen to fight cancer. Now, they may finally have one.<p>A new study finds that giving high-dose oxygen may help efforts to stimulate the immune system against tumors. The study’s only been done in mice and hasn't been shown safe in people yet …

Newly Approved HIV Therapy Will Genetically Modify Patients' Stem Cells

In a treatment now set to undergo clinical trials, scientists will focus on a protein believed to open the body to the AIDS-causing virus.<p>A promising HIV therapy that involves a patient's own stem cells has won approval to be tested in people. It's one of several experimental treatments that are …

Your DNA Can Now Be Used Against You In Court Without Your Consent

A recent refusal by the Supreme Court means that involuntary DNA collection isn't unconstitutional<p>In 2009, a Maryland county court convicted Glenn Raynor of rape, the verdict hinging on a key piece of evidence: Raynor's DNA samples. However, Raynor didn't give his DNA willingly. After he …

Genetics