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What You Should Know About CBD Oil

Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive component of cannabis, is developing a reputation as a trendy cure-all. But science knows very little about what it …

Cannabis

The Pope Flawlessly Called Out Trump's Hypocritical Antiabortion Views

Pope Francis has never been one to shy away from expressing his thoughts, especially when it comes to President Donald Trump's administration. Back in February, he threw shade by calling out Trump for his travel ban without even mentioning his name. This time, however, the Pope felt the need to …

Christianity

Uber Doubles Down on Passenger Safety With New Features

Uber is doubling down on passenger safety, and we couldn't be more pleased to hear the news.<p>On April 12, the ride-hailing giant announced a whole suite of safety-related changes, including the appointment of former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson as chairman of their safety advisory …

Transportation

If You Can Crack This Triangle Brain Teaser, Congratu-Freakin'-Lations: You're a Genius

Another day, another baffling brain teaser that'll make you want to rip your freakin' hair out. This one hails from Twitter user @jiteshpillaai, who went viral on the social media site after sharing an illustration of a triangle with multiple lines drawn through it and asking his followers a …

Optical Illusions

What It's Like Being Asian-American and Feeling Left Out of the Race Conversation

During my junior year of high school, my friend Anna invited me on a student trip to New York City. The trip would be focused on a United Nations summit on globalization and peace, organized through a nonprofit foundation called Eracism. "What a clever name," I thought, before agreeing to go. …

Chinese New Year

A Catholic Nun Perfectly Explains the Major Hypocrisy of the "Pro-Life" Argument

A Catholic nun's explanation of the term "pro-life" from 2004 is resurfacing — and it's powerful. On PBS's <b>Now With Bill Moyers</b>, Sister Joan Chittister explained why being against abortion doesn't mean you're pro-life.<p>Here's the full quote:<p>"I do not believe that just because you're opposed to …

The Top 10 US Destinations You Won't Want to Miss in 2018, According to Lonely Planet

Luckily for us, we don't even need to step foot outside of the country to check items off of our bucket lists — because there's plenty to see in our own backyards! For local travel inspiration, look no further than Lonely Planet's best in the US list, the eighth edition of which was released to the …

Top 10

Meet the Woman Revolutionizing the Cannabis Industry by Healing Bodies and Changing Minds

"When I first started this business and would broach the subject of what I did for a living, I never knew how people were going to respond," Mary Jane's Medicinals founder Dahlia Mertens told me when I sat down with her during the first week of April. "I got a lot of judgmental looks in the …

Cannabis

Ashley Graham's Swimsuits Haven't Just Filled Up the Sexy Meter — They've Made It Explode

So the title isn't official or anything, but if we had our way, we would name Ashley Graham the Queen of Swimwear because girlfriend seriously knows how to rock a swimsuit. Not only was she <b>Sports Illustrated</b>'s first size-16 cover model for the 2016 Swimsuit Issue, but shortly thereafter, she …

Swimwear

The Best Logo Swimsuits on the Internet — From Adidas to Givenchy

Obviously, it's not just the Kardashians that are into vintage logo beachwear. A quick search will uncover countless designer maillots and bikinis with recognizable monograms splattered all over them. Whether you make like Kylie and shop for matching accountrements — a head scarf or canvas tote …

Swimwear

Whoa, Exes The Weeknd and Bella Hadid Were Seen "Kissing All Night" at Coachella

Maybe it's the beautiful weather or the sexy outfits, but Coachella is a serious hot spot for celebrity PDA. However, the latest couple to cause some commotion in the crowd comes as a shock — according to <b>E! News</b>, exes The Weeknd and Bella Hadid were not only back together during the first weekend …

Bella Hadid

Every Single Stylish Outfit Celebrities 'Grammed During Coachella

It was that time of the year again! Celebrities made their way to Indio, CA, for Coachella to enjoy a weekend full of music, dancing, and hanging out with their friends. And, of course, they packed their most fashionable ensembles for the music festival.<p>This year, celebs and models packed an array …

Women's Fashion

12 Festival Styling Hacks to Steal From Celebrities

At music festivals like Coachella, we've seen it all — barely there bikini tops, endless neon, and plenty of too-flowery flower crowns — but this year, festival season style is decidedly different. Instead of the brazen looks of yesteryear, we're drawn to the laid-back and bohemian pieces we've …

Clothing

Cookie Cups Inspired by Dominique Ansel's Cookie Shots

Dominique Ansel, maker of the Cronut, intrigued Americans with one of his latest creations: the Cookie Shot, a chocolate chip cookie cup filled with vanilla milk and inspired by the classic American pairing. While the Cookie Shot is only available at his New York City bakery, we've hacked the …

Dessert

Your DNA determines whether you're an introvert or an extrovert — here's how to tell which one you are

At some point in your life, you've probably been described as an extrovert or an introvert. It's true that many of us place ourselves in one of those two categories — or somewhere in the middle if you're an ambivert.<p>These labels were coined in the 1920s by the psychologist Carl Jung. He said the …

Psychology

Allison Mack arrested, linked to NY sex cult

Allison Mack, actress and former star of The CW’s <i>Smallville</i>, has been arrested for her involvement in an alleged sex cult operating out of upstate …

Crime

Mueller Says That Until Yesterday He Had Almost Forgotten to Investigate Giuliani

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The independent counsel, Robert Mueller, told reporters that, prior to news reports on Thursday, he had “almost forgotten” to investigate the former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani.<p>“Like most Americans, I had totally forgotten about Rudy Giuliani’s existence,” he …

Donald Trump

1988: Giuliani Had FBI End Investigation of Trump Money Laundering - Trump raised $2M for Giuliani

U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani had FBI Agent Tony Lombardi end the FBI’s investigation on Trump money laundering. A few weeks later, Donald Trump raised …

Donald Trump

Dave Grohl invited a fan onstage and was blown away by the guy's performance

Dave Grohl probably just wanted to let a fan have a good time, but he got a lot more than he bargained for.<p>During Wednesday night's Foo Fighters show …

Dave Grohl

The Pentagon is close to awarding a $10 billion deal to Amazon despite Trump's tweets attacking the company

The Pentagon is close to awarding a cloud-services contract worth as much as $10 billion to Amazon, even as President Donald Trump attacks the e-commerce giant from the White House, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.<p>The Pentagon has not yet publicly announced a winner of the …

Donald Trump

New Mexico’s Sad Bet on Space Exploration

Spaceport America was supposed to bring a thriving space industry to the southern New Mexico desert—but for now it’s a futurist tourist attraction, not an operational harbor to the cosmos.<p>Soon after departing the small resort town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the video monitors on the bus …

Space Travel

Is It OK to Drink the Water You Left Out Overnight?

I went out for pizza on Saturday night and, despite the thousand-plus times I told myself "Don't eat five slices," I ate five slices. I don't do well …

Tap Water

The Duggars Have Been Fibbing About Their Finances, and We Have the Receipts

Anyone familiar with the Duggars knows they're big on being frugal. On their show and in their numerous books, they love to preach about how they've …

Personal Finance

Slidell woman used stolen ID to get 6-figure job; faces 10 years in prison | NOLA.com

A 41-year-old Slidell woman faces up to 10 years in prison after being convicted of stealing another woman's identity via social media and using fake …

Crime

16 celebrities who had to cover up regrettable tattoos

1/<p>Angelina Jolie covered up her ex-husband's name with the coordinates of each of her children's birthplaces.<p>Newsmakers and Alberto E. …

Domestic Violence

The Rock Surprises Superfan Who Asked Him To Her Prom At School — Watch Heartwarming Video

Just try to watch this video without smiling. The Rock surprised one of his biggest fans after she asked him out to prom by taking over the morning …

Celebrity News

The 11 must-read moments from James Comey's private memos

<b>(CNN) —</b> Minutes after they were sent to Congress, former FBI Director James Comey's private memos on his interactions with President Donald Trump leaked.<p>Capitol Hill's leakiness is our gain as the 15 pages of memos -- penned by Comey in the days leading up to and covering the early months of …

Joe Biden honors student who was shot twice while stopping a rape

<b>(CNN) —</b> Not all heroes wear capes. Kyle Richard and his friends wear SUNY Cortland football uniforms.<p>In the summer of 2017, the current college junior went to an off-campus party in Long Island, New york. He and his friend Sulaiman Aina helped stop a man from allegedly sexually assaulting a girl in …

Joe Biden

Sorry, Harry and Will — Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle Are Our New Favorite Royal Duo

Meghan Markle may have a picture-perfect romance with Prince Harry, but we can't get enough of her blossoming friendship with her future sister-in-law, Kate Middleton. Even though the ladies have only made a handful of appearances together, it's clear they share a special bond. According to <b>Us …

Prince Harry

19 reasons Charleston is the ultimate college town

I chose to attend the College of Charleston (CofC) because a guy at Yo Burrito offered to buy me shots after a harrowing campus tour. It was raining, …

Bill Murray