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Congress quietly ends federal government's ban on medical marijuana

Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy.<p>The bill's passage over the weekend marks the first time Congress has approved nationally significant …

Cannabis

Survey: Teen marijuana use declines even as states legalize

Marijuana use among teens declined this year even as two states, Colorado and Washington, legalized the drug for recreational use, a national survey released Tuesday found.<p>University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study, now in its 40th year, surveys 40,000 to 50,000 students in 8th, 10th and …

James Franco: Why I Don't Smoke Pot

Despite a convincing performance in <i>Pineapple Express</i>, James Franco doesn’t actually smoke pot.<p>In an interview with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio …

James Franco

20 Must-Reads for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building a successful, thriving business isn’t easy. If it was, everyone would do it. According to data presented by the Harvard Business School:<p>25 percent of startups will fail within the first year.<br>• Of those remaining, 36 percent will …

Entrepreneurship

Officer Injured in Three-Car LSD Crash

A Chicago police officer was hurt early Friday when the squad car was struck from behind during a traffic stop on North Lake Shore Drive.<p>Authorities …

Russell Simmons Squares off With Bill O'Reilly: 'Your War on Drugs' is Destroying Fabric of Black Community (Video)

Hip hop mogul appears on “O’Reilly Factor” to discuss aftermath of Michael Brown and Eric Garner non-indictments; two disagree over cause of minority …

Congress Just Took a Big Step Toward Ending the War on Drugs

The federal government's ongoing war on weed just took another serious hit.<p>A new provision buried in the $1 trillion "cromnibus" spending bill will …

iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

Life lessons from a Buddhist monk and a fish

I linger on my friend Pravin’s porch in Baltimore. I adjust the modest hemline on my white shift dress and comb my fingers through my hair. Then …

Living Rooms

6 Awesome Zen Stories That Will Teach You Important Life Lessons

The Many Perks That Come With Quitting Your 9-To-5 Job For Your Side Business

Leaving a stable job to start your own venture can be intimidating. Here are a few reasons to make the jump.<p>People love to imagine themselves scaling their own idea into a company that reaches the upper echelons of those startups with the massive IPOs. But let’s be honest: for a majority of us, …

Emerging Entrepreneur Nick Unsworth: How To Market On Facebook Like A Pro

Like many entrepreneurs, Nick Unsworth has gained his greatest expertise from the times he has failed. Now he’s sharing his hard earned marketing strategies with others in the form of a new ebook, <i>The Book on</i> <i>Facebook Marketing (To Help Set Your Business and Life on Fire)</i> co-authored with fellow …

What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea

When a lightbulb suddenly goes off in your mind, what process led to that “aha!” moment?<p>French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin famously once said, “I shut my eyes in order to see,” meaning he shut out the rest of the world to come up with great ideas.<p>More than a century later, scientists are …

What You Need to Know About Being an Entrepreneur | SEJ

Past generations might find today’s vision of the American dream unrecognizable. While the American dream was once composed of white picket fences …

'Proximity' is Samsung's equivalent of Apple's iBeacon, coming to a mall near you

Tired of only seeing adverts 99 percent of the time? While Apple's already announced intentions to take over the final one percent with iBeacon, Samsung's just today getting in on the action. The Korean electronics giant has a website introducing Samsung "Proximity," a "mobile marketing platform …

Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a Mentor

Like many other successful people in business and in life, I can confidently say that I wouldn’t be where I am today were it not for my mentors.<p>As I’ve written before, I didn’t always recognize the value of having (and being) a mentor like I do today. As a young entrepreneur, it’s easy to fall into …

Codecademy: From Zero Experience To A Tech Job In Three Months

Codecademy, a venture-backed company, offers free online training for tech workers. Since it opened in 2011, more than 25 million people have taken those courses, according to CEO Zach Sims.<p>Courses include how to build websites and e-commerce apps, which, said Sims, “use modern languages like Ruby …

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Fail Their Way To The Top

Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs seem to prefer to fail their way to the top, rather than do some research and learn from the successes and mistakes of others. It seems to be part of the “fail fast, fail often” mantra often heard in Silicon Valley. As an advisor to many startups, I’m convinced …

How Zappos CEO's obsession with raving helped him create a billion-dollar company

On the way to his very first rave ever, Tony Hsieh, 26 years old and not yet the CEO of e-commerce site Zappos, was already excited for the night to be over. He found electronic music annoying and didn’t understand the appeal of packing into a space to dance to some repetitive beat without words. …

TATHAGATA has to be Understood