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The BoomStick makes any wired headphones sound better

A $99 dongle for your ears<p>Most of us would like our music to sound better, even if we're not willing to do much about it. The only real solution — buying better headphones — costs money, and picking the right ones takes time and effort. That's why a new company called BoomCloud 360 created the …

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

Report Predicts 18 States Will Legalize Pot by 2020

A new report predicts that 18 U.S. states will have legalized recreational marijuana in the next five years, a huge increase from the four states …

Life expectancy in the USA hits a record high

Good news, America: We're living longer!<p>Life expectancy in the USA rose in 2012 to 78.8 years – a record high.<p>That was an increase of 0.1 year from 2011 when it was 78.7 years, according to a new report on mortality in the USA from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center …

Pot advocate says travels show legalization works

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Rick Steves smokes the occasional joint, but he's not arguing for marijuana legalization in Oregon just because he likes to get …

Walmart and the End of Employer-Based Healthcare

In dropping coverage for part-time employees, the retailer is only the latest company to take advantage of the Affordable Care Act.<p>On Monday, Walmart announced it would begin selling insurance. On Tuesday, it created a whole new set of potential customers: The retailer is cutting off health care …

More than a third of Americans lack retirement savings, survey finds

More than a third of American adults have no retirement savings, and 14% of those ages 65 and older also haven’t put money away yet, according to a new study.<p>The low savings rate for people at or approaching retirement age is alarming, said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst for Bankrate.com, …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …