Alex Luigi

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Kobe Bryant Says Anyone Who Believes He's No. 25 NBA Player 'Needs Drug Testing'

For those who believe Kobe Bryant is the 25th-best player in the NBA, look behind you; the Black Mamba is staring at you, tapping his feet, holding up a tissue and transparent plastic cup while pointing to the nearest bathroom.<p>ESPN placed Kobe at No. 25 in its most recent NBA player rankings, down …

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The Origins of Hezbollah

30 years ago, deadly bombings in Beirut forged a powerful new militant group.<p>Over a nine-month period in 1985, the CIA calculated, Iran’s Lebanese proxy groups were responsible for at least 24 international terrorist incidents. Such targets were popular given Iran’s efforts to dissuade countries …

For the first time, the majority of Americans want to legalize marijuana

In 1969, a mere 12 percent of Americans wanted to legalize marijuana. Today, 58 percent do. That's according to a new poll by Gallup, which says the drug is moving toward social acceptance. "It has been a long path toward majority acceptance of marijuana over the past 44 years, but Americans' …

Barneys Denies Allegation Of Racism As Backlash Grows

After a lawsuit was filed against Barneys New York this week accusing it of racial discrimination, the upscale retailer said Wednesday that it has "zero tolerance" for such behavior.<p>Trayon Christian, 19, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court claiming he was targeted by workers at …

Angel Haze’s ’30 Gold’ Freestyles Prove She’s the Most Important Rapper of 2013

There’s been something quietly remarkable happening on Soundcloud over the last couple of weeks. In the lead-up to the release of her debut album</i> …

A Haaretz Columnist Started A Rumor That Rihanna Supports Palestine

Updated: Haaretz posted a correction to its original article on Thursday.<p>Details are coming out that Rihanna changing the lyrics to her song was not correct. All the previous articles about her changing the lyrics are sourced to the original <i>Haaretz</i> piece.<p><i>Haaretz</i> posted the following:<p><i>The original</i> …

Dogs in Berlin are overdosing on drug addicts' feces

Veterinarians urge pet owners to be more vigilant in drug-infested parks<p>Berlin's dogs are being poisoned by the feces of drug addicts, according to a report from Germany's <i>Tagesspiegel</i> newspaper. Veterinarians tell the paper they've seen increased poisoning cases involving dogs that had eaten human …

How to Build a Happier Brain

A neuropsychological approach to happiness, by meeting core needs (safety, satisfaction, and connection) and training neurons to overcome a negativity bias<p>There is a motif, in fiction and in life, of people having wonderful things happen to them, but still ending up unhappy. We can adapt to …

Episode 391: The Anti-Addiction Pill That's Big Business For Drug Dealers

There's a pill called Suboxone that treats addiction to heroin and pain pills like oxycontin. Doctors and addicts say it's amazing.<p>"It was the best thing that ever happened," one heroin addict told us. "I was like OH. MY. LORD. This is a miracle pill."<p>The government spent tens of millions of …

Coke Debuts High-End Fashion Line Inspired by Old Branded Clothing

Coke is launching a fashion line dedicated to its iconic brand heritage, partnering with vintage-minded designer Dr. Romanelli—aka DRx.<p>Per the …

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Eminem Exclusive: Slim Shady on His New LP

Inside the grueling sessions for fall's biggest rap album<p>"Right now, I'm probably working harder than I've ever worked in my life," says a …

'Bishop Of Bling' Suspended By Pope Francis

The "bishop of bling" has been suspended by Pope Francis while the Roman Catholic Church investigates allegations of overspending on renovations at the German cleric's residence and offices.<p>Bishop of Limburg Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst has been removed from his position "for the time being," …

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