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How to Smoke Your Christmas Weed at Home Without Being Grinch-y About It

You're headed back to your parents' house for the holidays. Here's how to best toke up under the mistletoe.<p>The flights are booked. You bought a bunch …

Self Reliance: How Addiction Affects the Brain

Dr. Kevin McCauley, of the Institute for Addiction Recovery, has been helping people with addiction for fifteen years. He has studied the brain and …

High-potency pot smokers show brain-fiber damage

People who use especially potent pot show signs of damage in a key part of their brain. The results, reported online November 27 in <i>Psychological</i> …

Late-Night Snacking Is A Widespread Habit That May Damage Memory - PsyBlog

Learning and memory could be damaged by this common habit.<p>Habitual late-night snacking could damage a type of memory and learning, a new study …

The Brain

Junk food is tricking your brain: The depressing science behind your binging

<b>(AP)</b><p>Research reveals fats and sweets alter the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive<p>Ferris Jabr<p>December 27, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Matthew Brien has struggled with overeating for the past 20 years. At age 24, …

Neuroscience

Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p>Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them …

Recipes

A woman’s place? How Hollywood learned to love superheroines

One runs a ruthless mob. Another commands an army. They’re wielding guns, swords and fury, and fighting everything from zombies to corporate capitalism. Another slew of male-dominated films? Not quite. Some of the most exciting, diverse and original characters to be depicted on screen for years are …

The Top 10 Marijuana Policy Victories of 2015

In 2015, state legislators considered bills to legalize marijuana in 21 states, decriminalize marijuana possession in 17 states, and legalize medical marijuana in 19 states.<p>Most of the action in 2015 was aimed at achieving substantial victories in 2016, which is slated to be the most successful …

Marijuana News From the Budget Bill

It's that time of year when Congress actually gets things done, so they don't have to work through the holidays. This is always a powerful incentive, and this year is no different. Paul Ryan actually bargained with Democrats instead of following the hotheads in his party into another government …

Researchers determined 4 reasons why you can't quit Facebook

Many of us have tried, yet come crawling back days later to get our daily fix of racist commentary from balding ex-high school classmates.<p>Now, a new paper from Cornell Information Science, published in Social Media + Society, helps explain why we're so attached to the social media empire, and what …

Social Media

It's so easy to get marijuana in California, I got a prescription and delivery without leaving my desk

November marked a rather important milestone since my recent move to California. My state driver's license arrived in the mail, and I bought weed legally for the first time.<p>Before relocating from New York to the Golden State, I heard it was inconceivably easy to get cannabis here (though …

Are You Smoking Marijuana Too Often?

Hey, it's possible to overdo any good thing, even getting high! Responsible cannabis use involves setting some boundaries and sometimes saying no. Recreational marijuana should enhance one's life, not muffle or hobble it. All things are not best experienced high!<p>We all have different lifestyles and …

Celebrity pot wars: which stars are the real high flyers?

Some stars have come out in favour of weed being legalised in America. For others, the whole issue is a drag…<p>It’s reefer madness in the US right now, with pot legalisation (literally) high on the political agenda. Although Ohio voted against it last week, 23 states have approved some form of lawful …

9 Sneaky Causes Of Depression

From the weather to your lifestyle habits.<p>For some people, sub-zero temperatures aren’t the only difficult side effect of winter. Approximately 10 million Americans also experience seasonal affective disorder, a depression-related mental health condition that waxes and wanes depending on the time …

Music

Cardi B And The Carters Lead 2018's Hip-Hop-Heavy MTV Video Music Award Nominations<p>Aaron Williams 07.16.18 10 hours ago<p>Studio Wizard Shawn Everett Shares His Experiences<p>Steven Hyden 07.16.18 13 hours ago<p>How The Sons Of Famous Rappers Are Forging Their Own Path In Hip-Hop<p>Aaron Williams 07.16.18 10 …

Meth Bugs Are Rare and Imaginary but They'll Make You Tear Your Skin Off

Anti-drug campaigns make meth bugs look like the benchmark for addiction, but the truth is that you don't need meth to see them, and some meth addicts never do.<p>About three months ago a guy we'll call Michael was prescribed a stimulant medication for his ADHD. He takes it three times a week, on and …

‘Weed Dick’ Is the New Way for Men to Sexually Disappoint You

Federal legalization of marijuana could spark important medical innovations, end the war on drugs, and be a major boon to the economy, but it does …

What Causes the Munchies?

Scientists have finally begun to understand why smoking pot leads to so many late night trips to Taco Bell.<p>The main culprit for the munchies is a …

Study: college students’ marijuana use, sex correlated

College students were more likely to have sex on days they used marijuana, a report in the <i>Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs</i> finds.<p>The study recruited 284 Oregon State University undergrads and recorded their their prior day marijuana use, heavy alcohol use, vaginal intercourse, and condom use …

Marijuana: Is Colorado pot so good that it's making Mexican cartels want to take over?

"From what we're hearing, Colorado marijuana is a lot more desirable than the Mexican marijuana," says Tom Gormon, director of the Rocky Mountain …

This Weed ID Card Is Cop Kryptonite, But Good Luck Getting One

The $153 cards are sought by the sick and elderly, in particular, who want the peace of mind that they're taking no illegal risks. If a police …

Cannabis

Fact check: Is marijuana 'infinitely worse' than tobacco?

OTTAWA -- "Tobacco is a product that does a lot of damage. Marijuana is infinitely worse and it's something that we do not want to encourage." -- …

The Truth About How Marijuana Affects Male Sexual Performance

<b>By Justin Lehmiller</b><p><i>This article originally appeared on Playboy.com.</i><p><i>Photo courtesy of Flickr user caveman_92223 and public domain.</i><p>If you're anything like me, you've heard different things from different guys about how marijuana affects sexual performance. Some say it helps; others say it hurts. So …

5 scientific reasons smoking weed is actually safer than drinking

If you believe anti-drug campaigners, one puff on a joint is likely to turn you into a slavering, insane wreck – and lead to you murdering your …

Cannabis

If California Legalizes Weed Next Year, Sean Parker May Be Why

Billionaire and early Facebook investor Sean Parker may be gearing up to lead a campaign to legalize the adult use of pot in California. According to six sources well-placed in the legalization movement, after months of talks among weed reformers, Parker and several associates have decided to draft …

San Francisco

Is Weed Dick the New Whiskey Dick?

A new study suggests that might be the case.<p>We're all very familiar with the effects that alcohol can have on your guy's performance (it's usually not great), but recent studies suggest the same could be true of marijuana, <i>Playboy</i> reports.<p>Justin Lehmiller, Ph.D. says that while some recent studies …

Obama's 'energy-no, pot-yes' policy

A bill approved by the House this week aims to end what one senior Republican calls the Obama administration's "double standard" when it comes to …