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Even as Legal Weed Gains Acceptance, the 'War on Drugs' Continues

By the time you’ve finished reading this story, at least five people will have been arrested for simple drug possession.<p>A police officer pulled over Darius Mitchell, an African American, one late night in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana for breaking the speed limit. The police officer smelled weed in …

Kratom bomb: DEA's 'unprecedented' reversal of drug ban shows culture shift

The Drug Enforcement Agency, which has a long ‘record of ignoring both science and public opinion’, has responded to an outcry over a south-east Asian plant<p>The US Drug Enforcement Agency took an unprecedented step this week that the agency says signals a substantial shift in its direction, after …

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10 Super Weird Emotions You've Felt But Could Never Describe

How often have you been in the situation where you feel something but it doesn’t fall under the typical emotional categories like ‘happy,’ ‘sad,’ …

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7 Ways to Jumpstart Your Intuition (in 5 Minutes or Less)

Science says that when we tap into our intuition, the decisions we make can be both faster and more accurate.<p>While most of us think that making decisions rationally--with piles of statistics and numbers and other evidence to back us up--is the best way to go, in reality, this is often not the case. …

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Best Life Quotes By Famous People & Inspiring Figures

Quotes are very powerful and life quotes that will change how you live forever. Maybe, the most thing about quotes is that they give you a …

Is Restorative Justice Exhausting?

There has long been a perception that restorative practices—a term used to describe a variety of different approaches to "doing justice" and working …

Psychology

GOP Aide Urges Republicans to Oppose Criminal Justice Reform Because 'Drug Trafficking is a Violent Crime'

Republican opponents of criminal justice reform legislation in Congress are invoking the rising violence in some major cities, as well as the …

Criminal Sentencing

White House’s DJ Patil wants to disrupt the criminal justice system with data

At TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 today, I had a chance to chat with DJ Patil, the nation’s deputy chief technology officer for data policy and chief data scientist. We talked about what he’s been up to at the White House lately, the criminal justice system and a recently-launched data justice …

Crime

​The NPA’s annual report figures show a troubled criminal justice system

Phillip de Wet writes about politics, society, economics, and the areas where these collide. He has never been anything other than a journalist, …

How America became a 1% society

Since 1980, the economy has continued to grow impressively, but most of the benefits have migrated to the top. Bill Moyers asks why<p>Sixty-six years ago this summer, on my 16th birthday, I went to work for the daily newspaper in the small east Texas town of Marshall where I grew up. It was a good …

Income Inequality

The DEA just added a promising anti-opioid addiction herb to Schedule 1, because reasons

Kratom is a herb that has been in widespread use in Southeast Asia for centuries; it is chewed for to increase stamina, induce gentle euphoria and …

Medicine

Your brain hides memories of the things you hear while you’re asleep

But your brain will, turning their words over somewhere deep in your mind, far beneath the surface of what your conscious thoughts can access.<p>That's the lesson of a paper out of PSL Research University in Paris.<p>A pair of researchers had 22 French speakers, aged 20 to 28, perform a series of tasks …

The Brain

Watch the Lamest Arguments Against Criminal Justice Reform

At a <i>Washington Post</i> summit on criminal justice Tuesday, one could hear many thoughtful, earnest critiques of how the U.S. administers justice, and …

Sentencing Guidelines

Reducing the Painkiller Supply Could Make America's Opioid Problem Even Deadlier

We know from a century of prohibition that cutting down the supply of a desired drug tends to encourage stronger, shadier alternatives.<p><b>Get the VICE App on iOS and Android.</b><p>In an unprecedented move intended to help ease America's opioid overdose epidemic, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy sent a letter to …

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Some Teenage Girls in America Are Resorting to Sex Work For Food

In the poorest communities in America, hungry teenagers are resorting to sex work to afford food.<p>That’s one startling insight revealed in a new study from the Urban Institute, which tried to understand the coping strategies low-income teens use when they’re worried they might not have enough to eat.<p>…

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UCI physicists confirm possible discovery of fifth force of nature - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Irvine, Calif., August 15, 2016 – Recent findings indicating the possible discovery of a previously unknown subatomic particle may be evidence of a …

7 Reasons Why You Need to Embrace Procrastination

Those who delay are sometimes smarter.<p>We hear it all the time--procrastination is a terrible habit. It interferes with productivity and kills momentum, and if you want to accomplish anything ever you better never ever procrastinate. As with so many things, the truth is more complicated. There are …

Procrastination

11 signs you're working with a narcissist

Unless you took part in some seriously trippy weekend conference, I'd guess that nothing like that's ever happened at your job.<p>However, that doesn't mean there aren't narcissists among us. In fact, most people have a bit of a narcissistic streak — it's really more of a spectrum than a dichotomy. …

Psychology

Obama Is Letting the Drug War Rage on Pointlessly

This week the Obama Administration rejected the application of a pair of governors who asked the federal government to lower the federal restrictions …

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Californian prison inmate nearly cut in two, with organs missing, after riot

On May 4th, young Californian prison inmate Nicholas Anthony Rodriguez was murdered, disemboweled and nearly cut in two, his butchered body left in a …

Crime

Obama: Let's Lower Mandatory Minimums For Nonviolent Drug Offenses — Or "Get Rid Of Them Entirely"

The day after announcing 46 commutations, President Obama called for big changes to the criminal justice system in a wide-ranging speech at the NAACP's annual convention.<p>PHILADELPHIA — Speaking at the annual convention of the NAACP on Tuesday, President Barack Obama praised the bipartisan effort to …

Prison Phone Company Fights To Keep Profiting Off Inmates And Their Families

WASHINGTON ― Each month, Cesia Pineda spends between $200 and $250 to talk to her husband on the phone.<p>Normally, the calls would cost a tiny fraction of that, but Pineda’s husband is an immigrant detainee at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia, and he can’t shop around for a cheaper plan. …

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Here's the strange diet designed to slow down aging

When most people pick a diet, they're hoping they can trim a few inches off their waistlines.<p>But there's at least one diet out there that may be able to transform your health in different and more permanent ways.<p>There's evidence, at least a bit of it, that drastically cutting calories and eating a …

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DIY Off the Grid: Open Building Institute to Change Face of Home Construction & Home Ownership

Dr. Marcin Jakubowski is a TED Fellow and an inspirational speaker, and what he is currently doing is nothing less than stunning in terms of teaching …

Weed Might Be Able to Block the Onset of Alzheimer's

If you're regularly exercising and smoking pot, you're already taking the right steps to ward off the disease.<p>These days we know at least a little bit about how medical marijuana can help patients with stuff like anxiety, cancer, rare seizure disorders, and PTSD. Now, <i>Science Daily reports</i> that …

Cannabis

What Is the Legal Pot Industry Doing with All Its Cash?

Federal law makes it tough for cannabis startups to open bank accounts, so companies are getting creative.<p>Marijuana is now legal medically in 25 states and recreationally in four states and Washington, DC. And yet, the budding industry is forced to operate mostly in cash due to stigma and the fact …

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