Crystal Liliston

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Can Marijuana Improve Your Emotional State?

It’s no secret that marijuana can put a smile on many people’s faces, but research suggests that the drug’s positive effects go beyond just getting …

People Are Less Likely to Recycle Stuff That's Crumpled, Cut Apart, or Deformed

Whole Foods Fights for Middle Class

Americans' Wages Have Been Flat for a Decade — Except Among the Wealthy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Since about 2003, the wages Americans receive have stayed essentially flat, even as productivity has …

Here’s who’s really living with Mom and Dad

Here’s the stereotype: Across the country, basements are full of 20- and 30-somethings who graduated from college and now live with mom and dad because they can’t find a job.<p>The reality? Millions of the millennials who are stuck in their parents’ homes don’t have a college degree and can’t get a …

Americans are clueless about Obamacare, which could raise prices

With just 38 days to go before the opening of Obamacare insurance exchanges, sky-high public ignorance about those marketplaces threatens the goal of offering affordable health care to the uninsured, several studies show.<p>And according to a troubling conclusion in at least one study earlier this …

New York's Most Expensive Apartments Are Jail Cells

The city spent an average of $167,000 per inmate on its jail system in 2012, according to a new report from the city's Independent Budget Office. That's nearly three times the cost of New York State's prison system and five times as much as the national average, according to data from the Vera …

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The FAA Has Shut Down 2 Journalism School Drone Programs

In July, the University of Missouri Drone Journalism Program recieved a letter from the FAA requesting that it cease all outdoor flight, director Scott Pham wrote on the program's website .<p>The Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln received a similar letter. Both programs use …

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Obama Campaigns For College Affordability Plan

President Obama toured Pennsylvania and New York by bus on Thursday and Friday to promote his college affordability plan.<p>He's proposing a affordability-rating system that would steer federal aid, but a budget battle with Congressional Republicans is looming.<p><b>'A Major Debate'</b><p>The tour had a …

When energy dreams fall short

If the energy visions of past years had come true, throngs of Americans would be using switchgrass to fuel their cars and running their homes on electricity from nuclear fusion or carbon-capturing coal plants.<p>But reality has worked out differently.<p>Many of the nation’s most ambitious energy projects …

Tracking yearly blood tests may reveal early-stage ovarian cancer

A way of screening for ovarian cancer appears to detect the disease in early stages, and if confirmed in clinical trials, the test could become a routine screening for women.<p>In the study, researchers tested the screening on more than 4,000 women over an 11-year period. The women underwent yearly …

Wait, What’s That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

If you’re experiencing an attention deficit, you’re far from alone.<p>Try this: Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates.<p>Unless you’ve trained your attention, it’ll probably start to wander–which, new …

Right Brain, Left Brain? Scientists Debunk Popular Theory

Maybe you're "right-brained": creative, artistic, an open-minded thinker who perceives things in subjective terms. Or perhaps you're more of a "left-brained" person, where you're analytical, good at tasks that require attention to detail, and more logically minded.<p>It turns out, though, that this …

Justice Department tries to block Louisiana's school voucher program

The Justice Department is trying to stop a school vouchers program in Louisiana that attempts to help families send their children to independent schools instead of under-performing public schools.<p>The agency wants to stop the program, led by Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, in any school district that …