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Congress's 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, …

Lack of sleep can have role in obesity and diabetes, study says

<b>If you need a lie-in at weekends to make up for lack of sleep in the week, you may be at risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes, a study suggests.</b><p>The sleeping habits of 522 people found those losing sleep on weekdays were more likely to develop the conditions.<p>The findings, shown at the Endocrine …

Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

Childbirth

How I Made a Homemade Ice Light for Less Than $30

The Ice Light is “a portable, dimmable, daylight balanced, continuous LED light source with a built in battery” that costs $450. In this post I will …

Russia Is Losing Control Over The European Gas Market

Oil isn't Russia's only problem.<p>The energy exporter is losing its dominance over the European gas market.<p>Two factors used to keep Russia as the major gas powerhouse: European policies and cold winters.<p>But both of those things have changed — and Russia is starting to explore non-Western …

Natural Gas

Patrick Stewart's new roles more down to Earth than sci-fi work

A bemused grin flashed across Patrick Stewart's face as he recalled a 1987 story that ran in the Los Angeles Times announcing he had been cast to play Capt. Jean-Luc Picard in the sci-fi series "Star Trek: The Next Generation."<p>"It said the Captain will be played by an unknown British Shakespearean …

Robin Williams' Napa Valley Estate Is Back on the Market

The late actor's home has been listed for a reduced price of $25.9 million.<p>The Napa Valley vineyard estate of the beloved late actor Robin Williams has been relisted for $25.9 million, down from the $29.9 million it was listed for earlier this year, the Los Angeles Times reports. Williams had …

The Same Family Has Lived in This Castle for 27 Generations

It's steeped in English history (and there may even be a couple ghosts). This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>The Berkeley Castle in southwest England isn't just a building of historical significance. Sure, battles were fought there. Shakespeare also wrote <i>A Midsummer Night's …

British History

The "Post-Divorce Time for a Change" Bedroom Makeover

<b>Makeover by:</b> Wendi <b><br>Location:</b> Seattle, Washington<p>The room had looked the same (horrible) for 18 years. After my divorce, I decided it was time for a …

Painting the Cabinets, Step-By-Step

Empty the cabinets and drawers, and organize their contents in labeled plastic bins so you can easily find things while the kitchen is under construction. You may take this opportunity to reorganize a bit, discarding worn and unused items. Infrequently needed pans and tools can be stored in the …

Home Improvement

DIY Melting Snowman Hanging Ornament

Snowmen are ideal for décor, so fun and whimsy. What would you say to a melting snowman? Unexpected, right? Prepare polymer clay, white acrylic …

People are already making awesome fan art for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Whether or not you were in a theater, we all got our first glimpse of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> today. The long-awaited teaser showed off some familiar settings, briefly introduced us to a few new characters, and debuted a cross-shaped lightsaber that has already become both a meme and a source …

American hostage aided Syria's wounded

Peter Kassig first went to the Middle East as a U.S. soldier and returned as a medical worker, feeling compelled to help victims of war.<p>"We each get one life and that's it. We get one shot at this and we don't get any do-overs, and for me, it was time to put up or shut up," he said in a 2012 …

Ebola Patient Being Treated At Nebraska Hospital Has Died

Dr. Martin Salia, an Ebola patient who was flown to a Nebraska hospital for treatment, has died, hospital spokeswoman Jenny Nowatzke says.<p>Salia was working as a general surgeon at a hospital in Sierra Leone. Last Monday, despite the fact that he was not working with Ebola patients, he was diagnosed …

Islamic State leader issues order for group to start its own currency

The leader of the Islamic State group has ordered the organization to start minting gold, silver and copper coins for its own currency: the Islamic dinar.<p>A website affiliated with the group posted the order late Thursday, saying IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi instructed his followers to mint the …

Privacy under attack: the NSA files revealed new threats to democracy

In the third chapter of his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon gave two reasons why the slavery into which the Romans had tumbled under Augustus and his successors left them more wretched than any previous human slavery. In the first place, Gibbon said, the Romans …

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Microsoft cautions against Windows XP hack

Microsoft is warning XP users to steer clear of a hack that installs security updates despite the recent end of support for the aged OS.<p>In a statement sent to ZDNet on Monday, Microsoft explained:<p>"We recently became aware of a hack that purportedly aims to provide security updates to Windows XP …

New details emerge about California killer and his victims

The plot may have been years in the making, but the killer gave just minutes' notice before he rained terror across a Southern California community.<p>Now, shattered glass and flowers mark the path of horror created by a young man bent on getting his revenge for perceived slights and chronic problems …

Ukraine unrest: Dozens die as Donetsk airport retaken

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1079000/1079885_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534430981_55372daecaf16d92622c889acc9ab703<p><b>Ukraine's interior ministry says the military is now in full control of the airport in the eastern city of Donetsk after a day of bloody clashes.</b><p>More …

“Everything Amazon did had the underlying tone of fear”

<b>(AP/Reed Saxon)</b><p>The inside story of how the retail giant has managed to remain union-free across the United States<p>Josh Eidelson<p>January 22, 2014 6:48pm (UTC)<p>After Amazon vanquished a rare U.S. union effort last week in a 21-to-6 vote, keeping the retail giant union-free across the United States, a …

Fight against Ukraine rebels threatens more unrest

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Steelworkers from plants owned by Ukraine's richest man retook government buildings from pro-Moscow insurgents, reversing …

Obama honors Brown vs. Board of Education

President Obama is honoring the Supreme Court decision that in some ways made his election possible.<p>"<i>Brown v. Board of Education</i> shifted the legal and moral compass of our Nation," Obama said in a presidential resolution on the 1954 ruling.<p>Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of <i>Brown v. Board of</i> …

High demand for pot jobs: huge turnout at Colorado marijuana job fair

Looking for a job as a bud-tender? Get in line.<p>A marijuana-industry job fair in Colorado saw a massive turnout Thursday of job seekers who waited in line for information about employment in the expanding industry following the legalization of recreational marijuana use in the state.<p>More than a …

How Offshore Wind Farms Could Protect The Coast From Hurricanes

However, if you’re looking for an additional rationale to build them, a new study provides it. It shows how turbines, when arrayed in large numbers …

Wind Power

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