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What Smoking Does to the Body - The Atlantic

Smoking is declining in many countries, but the Cancer Society of Finland has a terrifying vision of the future for people who still light up. Within a few years, the organization claims, smokers will resemble fat, sexless, acne-covered zombies.<p>Okay, perhaps not quite. But a new site launched by …

Cannabis-Related Working Memory Deficits and Associated Subcortical Morphological Differences in Healthy Individuals and Schizophrenia Subjects | Schizophrenia Bulletin | Oxford Academic

Persistent cannabis users show neuropsychological decline from childhood to midlife<p>An evidence based review of acute and long-term effects of …

Insisting Jesus Was White Is Bad History and Bad Theology

In trying to police his depiction, Megyn Kelly is wrong on both the facts and the essential universality of the Christian message.<p>Fox News television host Megyn Kelly told viewers on her December 11 broadcast that Jesus and Santa are both white men.<p>"Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable …

How to Buy, Store, and Cook Brussels Sprouts, In Season in December

Tips on buying, storing, and cooking Brussels sprouts, in season in December<p>Earthy, nutty-tasting Brussels sprouts get a bad rap because they are so easy to overcook, resulting in a mushy texture and pungent aroma. When cooked properly, these little cabbages are crisp-tender, with a pleasant crunch …

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On Dec. 3 Robert Jacob, who runs the Peace in Medicine dispensary he founded in 2007 in Sebastopol, Calif., was unanimously named that town’s mayor by its five-member city council. Jacob, 36, previously had been elected to the council by popular vote in November 2012. He appears to be the first …

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Feds Paid a Teen to Get a Neck Tattoo of a Giant Squid Smoking a Joint

A new ATF scandal is worse than Fast and Furious—and a test of the Obama Administration's commitment to transparency and accountability.<p>The most undercovered story in America this month: the <i>Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's</i> sprawling investigation into U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.<p>Lately …

This Former DEA Agent Is Going to Work in the Marijuana Business

The revolving door between business and government just made an unexpected turn.<p>Patrick Moen is a 36-year-old former supervisor at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, where, until recently, he led a team based in Portland that fought methamphetamine and heroin traffickers.<p>Now, he is embarking on a …

Garcetti: Mayors will lead immigration

Big-city mayors will help lead a national push on immigration reform and expanding early childhood education in 2014, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti predicted Friday.<p>In an interview with POLITICO, Garcetti said that he and his fellow newly-elected mayors intended to speak out in the coming year on …

I work 4 jobs and I'm still struggling

Bobby Bingham works four jobs in Kansas City, Missouri, yet he has very little to show for it.<p>Bingham is 37 years old and has a college degree, but like many Americans, is stuck working many hours in low wage, part-time jobs.<p>Each week, he works a total of about 60 hours in his jobs as a massage …