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Now You Can Hide Your Pot Plants In This High-Tech Mini-Fridge

Most states with medical marijuana laws have provisions for growin’ yer own. Corsica Innovations has an app for that.<p>They’ve developed a “plug ‘n plant” grow house called Leaf. Leaf is a box about the size of a mini fridge that fully automates the weed-growing process. Each unit can fit two plants, …

Coffeemakers

Science Says Your Lack Of Sleep Is Making You A Miserable Person

"Slangry" is the new "hangry."<p>Forget feeling "hangry." There may be another monster that's causing your next-level irritability: Exhaustion. According to a new small study, a lack of sleep may alter your ability to process emotions and keep them in check.<p>Researchers from <b>Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical</b> …

Some Minnesota marijuana patients opting to buy illegally

State officials and the companies hired to make marijuana products trumpeted the program's medical approach — pills and oils, no leaf products — when it launched in July. But some patients say the highly restricted and regulated system is costing them hundreds or even thousands of dollars a month— …

Mike Huckabee thinks there's a law that 'black people aren't fully human'

The ruling, widely considered the worst in American history, was overruled in 1868 by the 14th Amendment.<p>The Republican presidential candidate made the remarks to radio host Michael Medved shortly after Huckabee's rally in support of Kim Davis, a county clerk who refused to grant marriage licenses …

Black History

Five ways to help you sleep if you have anxiety-related insomnia, from a life-long sufferer

Travelling tattoo artist Bob Rules, 33, has suffered from severe anxiety for most of his life.<p>The painter and special effects whizz from the U.S. was …

Sleep

Health effects of poor sleep can spread through body

<i>This is the seventh of a nine-part print and online series looking at the science of sleep and the vital role of sleep in maintaining overall health.</i><p>When your doctor or, better yet, your mother told you to get more sleep or you'll fall ill, she was actually describing something very complicated on …

Owen Wilson’s “No Escape” is another attempt to depict Asian people as evil “others”

In Hollywood, white people are heroes. By a glibly inevitable logic, that means that way too often non-white people are villains. And so, in films spanning many decades, suspense, terror, excitement, and danger are generated by the spectacle of one or two white faces confronting a sea of …

Horror Movies

4 Things You Should Never Say to Someone With an Anxiety Disorder

The experience of anxiety is a normal -- and even helpful part of life. As humans we developed the ability to feel anxious because it was evolutionarily advantageous. If a buffalo was about to attack us, we would feel a surge of anxiety and our bodies would go into "fight or flight" mode. If we …

Trump's newest media brawl

This time the controversy centers around Univision’s Jorge Ramos.<p>DUBUQUE, Iowa — The Univision anchor in the front row of Donald Trump’s pre-rally news conference in Iowa on Tuesday night piped up to ask a question as the Q&A began.<p>Then Jorge Ramos quickly became the surprise star of the news …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

How to beat anxiety without medication

A few years ago, my father was diagnosed with a fairly common form of prostate cancer. As a result, he needed surgery to get it out of his body before it spread anywhere.<p>When he got out of surgery, we were informed by the doctors that they could not remove the breathing tube at the moment. He’s a …

New signs of UFOs over NT?

A Small Apartment Turned Luxury Retreat

The owners of this New York City <i>pied a terre</i> requested that their two-bedroom apartment be a true respite from the hustle and bustle of Midtown. They wanted their home to be a place where they could recharge after the long work day. Décor Aid designers worked with a cool gray palette to make the …

Interior Design

Here's What Happens When You Decriminalize Marijuana

No presidential candidate has fully supported the idea of legalizing marijuana at a federal level, but a few have played with the idea of …

Cannabis

8 Things Somebody with Depression Never Wants To Hear

Depression is a serious medical condition that is often misunderstood by the general public. Unfortunately, many people who have never suffered from …

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

More than 125,000 sign appeal calling for total legalisation hosted on government’s official e-petitions website<p>A petition calling for the total legalisation of cannabis in the UK has been signed by more than 125,000 people in just four days.<p>The response to an appeal hosted on the government’s …

Cannabis