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Why I’m pro marijuana legalization

It seems as though in order to comment on the current legalization-of-marijuana debate, writers must first recount their wacky “I tried it once in my …

Cannabis

7 Things Americans Can Learn From Italians

If you've spent time in Italy you know that life in Italy and life in America are very different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we think Americans can learn a lot from the way Italians live.<p>Traditionally, Italians have an easy-going and positive outlook on how to go about daily …

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in January

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in January:</b><p>Celebrate the coming of a new year <i>and</i> the oldest folk festival in the U.S. at the <b>Philadelphia</b> <b>Mummers Parade</b> (January 1). Local clubs take to the streets to compete in one of …

Travel

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320 Sharks Are Now Tweeting Their Locations To Help Save Unsuspecting Surfers' Lives

Specifically, they've tagged sharks with transmitters. The transmitters tweet when the fish swim within .6 miles of shore, Sky News reports. The shark's location as well as its breed and size are mentioned in the tweets.<p>More shark-related deaths occur in Western Australia than in any other part of …

Western Australia

Afraid Of The Dark? 5 Tricks To Beat Your Toddler’s Night Fears

If your child’s imagination runs riot at night and leaves him scared, alleviate his fears with some handy tricks<p>Things lurking in the dark. Monsters …

Indy's Alternative Voice

breaking<p>Cavan McGinsie<br>• Updated Dec 1, 2017<p>Cerulean's last day in its current location will be New Year's Eve.<p>Special Issues<p>NUVO Editors<br>• Updated Nov 27, …

Moberly–Jourdain incident

The <b>Moberly–Jourdain incident</b> (also <b>the Ghosts of Petit Trianon</b> or <b>Versailles</b>, French: <i>les fantômes du Trianon</i> / <i>les fantômes de Versailles</i>) is a claim of …

Ring out 2013 with a smile: Top 13 feel-good stories of the year

From acts of kindness to triumphs of love, TODAY readers had plenty to smile about in 2013. Culled from the dozens of uplifting and inspiring Good News features we've reported over the past 12 months, here are the lucky 13 stories that moved you most:<p>1. When Billy Ray Harris, a 55-year-old homeless …

14 of the most unusual Christmas trees in the world

People celebrate the festive season worldwide through an assortment of weird and wonderful traditions, but the decoration of Christmas trees is …

The 10 most unusual Christmas trees in China - Marketing China

China is not a country where christianity is very present. Not many Chinese people do a special Diner for Christmas. However, christmas decorations, …

Decorations

How Your Favorite Winter Scents Can Also Benefit Your Wellness

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

Wellness

In A World Of Constant Digital Distractions, These Tools Can Help You Stay Focused And Be More Present

For all the ways technology saves us time, it's also left us more distracted -- and in many cases less productive -- than ever before. We're so used to the siren song of a blinking Gchat box, email alert or little red Facebook notification interrupting our work, our conversations, and our leisure …

Productivity

7 Ways to Experience the Often-Elusive Joy of Christmas

There's a lot of pressure this time of year....<p>Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or some other holiday, this can be a really challenging season. Not only are you expected to manage multiple extra projects (house decorating, present giving, and family visiting), but also you're …

Happiness

Reid's new pal: Rand Paul

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has a new — and unlikely — BFF: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).<p>Reid talked up the junior — yet influential — Republican senator on Thursday during a news conference, noting that the two met relatively recently to talk about a wide range of issues, including the …

Treasury: Lift debt limit in early '14

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told Congress on Thursday that the debt ceiling will need to be raised by late February or early March.<p>In a letter to members of the House and Senate, Lew urged Congress to “take prompt action” to raise the country’s borrowing limit.<p>“The American public expects its …

Gov’t takedown requests increased 68%, says Google in its latest transparency report

Censorship seems to be one of Google’s biggest concerns. The company released its transparency report today after fielding thousands of takedown requests from governments around the world.<p>And based on the report, the trend is only getting worse.<p>Since 2010, Google has released eight transparency …

Jerry Sandusky to take part in pension hearing by video

Jerry Sandusky will take part in his first public proceeding next month -- albeit via video link -- since he was sentenced to decades in prison for child molestation.<p>A hearing is scheduled for Jan. 7 into whether Pennsylvania should have stripped the former Penn State assistant football coach of …

Pentagon identifies six soldiers killed in Afghan helicopter crash - U.S. News

New information is surfacing about the soldiers killed in the single largest loss of life for foreign troops in Afghanistan in almost six months. Five of the soldiers trained together – and were based in Fort Riley in Kansas, the Pentagon announced. NBC's Rehema Ellis reports.<p>Five of the six U.S. …

FDA to make food safety rules farmer-friendlier

Agency says it wants to make sure sweeping new regulations are practical for food growers.<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it will revise sweeping new food safety rules proposed earlier this year after farmers complained the rules could hurt business.<p>Michael Taylor, FDA's …

Lockheed Martin Ends Donations To Boy Scouts Over Ban On Gay Leaders

The move sends a clear message to the incoming president of Boy Scouts of America's executive board, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, according to Eagle Scout and LGBT activist Zach Wahls.<p>Lockheed Martin is cutting donations to the Boy Scouts of America in protest of its policy banning out …

Spain fines Google $1.2 million for breaching privacy laws

Earlier this year, the French independent administrative authority CNIL advised six European countries to take action over Google's privacy policies. Now Spain has become the first of the six to fine the search giant, demanding €900,000 ($1.24 million) for breaching the nation's privacy laws. <i>The</i> …

Privacy

Doctors reveal 'harmful' standards of medical care for asylum seekers

Exclusive: Fifteen doctors write letter detailing 'gross departures' from medical norms towards detainees on Christmas Island<p>A group of doctors has revealed the shocking standard of medical care they are made to provide asylum seekers at the Christmas Island detention centre in a 92-page “letter of …

Senators introduce new Iran sanctions bill; White House says will veto

WASHINGTON– A bipartisan group of 26 senators Thursday introduced legislation calling for tough new Iran sanctions that theWhite Housewarned coulddeala death blow to upcoming negotiations over Tehran’snuclear program.<p>Despite frantic lobbying by the White House, a group that includes …

South Asia