Marlen Martinez

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Teen marijuana use linked with schizophrenia - Futurity

Heavy marijuana use as a teenager may cause changes in brain structure that resemble schizophrenia, new research shows.

Flower preserved in 100-million-year old amber one of most complete ever found

The perfectly-preserved scene is from the mid-Cretaceous, when flowering plants were changing the face of the Earth forever, adding beauty, …

Where to Eat Near the San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo is one of the city's biggest attractions. It's also huge, so by the time you're ready to say goodbye to the elephants, pandas, and polar bears, you'll be ravenous. While there are several on-site restaurants and eateries, they're predictably disappointing, so if you want great …

Busted! The Most Common Skin Product Myths, Debunked

Illustrated by <b>Caitlin Owens</b>.<p><i>As Dermalogica's in-house skin care guru (oh, and their Director of Global Education), Annet King is an invaluable trove</i> …

Have The Kardashians Become Magazine-Cover Kryptonite?

Image: Via @crfashionbook.<p>People on the street might accept that Kris Jenner could, by some stroke of the imagination, be named <i>Time</i>'s Person of the …

Judge orders life support for 13-year-old girl declared brain dead

A judge has ordered an Oakland hospital to keep a girl declared brain dead on life support following what was supposed to be a routine tonsillectomy.<p>At a hearing Friday, both sides in the case agreed to get together and choose a neurologist to further examine 13-year-old Jahi McMath and determine …

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

In California's San Joaquin Valley, about halfway between Bakersfield and Fresno, on the outskirts of the fly-infested, windblown, stink-soaked, …

Crime

The Essentials: Fall Denim

Shop a complete, inspired denim wardrobe.<p>As any true denim connoisseur knows, high-waisted ankle skinnies are very different than dark pencil cuts. In the spirit of having our bases covered, find the 12 essential styles for a full fall denim wardrobe, inspired by the girls who wear them well.

Clothing

California Deputies Shoot and Kill Boy Carrying a Fake Gun

Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a 13-year-old boy Tuesday as he was walking down the street carrying a toy rifle in Santa Rosa, …

Loving Father Photographs Unique Habits of His Son With Autism

San Francisco-based photographer Timothy Archibald began photographing his autistic 5-year-old son Elijah as a way of dealing with the young boy's diagnosis. Noticing how his son behaved, different from other kids, and knowing that as a parent he was desperately eager to raise his child as best as …

The Best Fall Travel Books

This fall, we’re seeing a heap of new #TripLit stocking the shelves, the kind of books that — no matter if they fall under the fiction, adventure, history, or foodie categories — open up the world and inspire us to make a break for new places and embrace new experiences.<p><b>So cuddle up with a cup of</b> …

10 Ways To Stop A Cold In Its Tracks

<i>By Jessica Levine for Men's Health</i><p>If you don't fast-forward commercials, you've seen this one from Zicam: A pretty woman daintily sneezes into her elbow when out of nowhere a snot-nosed monster of a cold is chasing her. "That first sneeze. You have a pre-cold," the voiceover says. She runs. He …

Oedipal exposure: Leigh Ledare's photographs of his mother having sex

An attractive middle-aged woman, naked bar a pair of red high heels, poses as if for a porn shoot, her legs spread wide and a defiant look in her eyes. In another photograph, the woman is naked and laughing, entangled with a younger male lover. Elsewhere, in furtive black-and-white shots, she is …

USDA threatens suspensions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is threatening to suspend three poultry processing plants linked to the current 17-state Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak if the Livingston, Calif.-based company doesn’t adequately respond to USDA’s concerns, reveal documents obtained by POLITICO.<p>The six-page …

A House in the Sky

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p>Enon<p>By Paul Harding<p>238 …

Grandpa Writes Letter Disowning Daughter After She Disowns Gay Son

Parents disowning their children for coming out is, unfortunately, far too common for 2013. But parents disowning their children for disowning <i>their</i> …

Quirky Portraits From the National Beard and Mustache Championships

I originally saw the National Beard and Mustache Championships in the local news paper in Vegas, where I currently live. I had missed the 2012 …

Muammar Gaddafi’s sexual crimes

Libyan dictator raped women, held them captive. His security director shares harrowing, previously secret details<p>The only pictures available of him date to his capture on October 20, 2011, the same day that Muammar Gaddafi was captured. A short chaotic film taken by a rebel on a cell phone shows …

The 10 Soothing Paint Colors That Will Change Your Life

We're feeling more relaxed already.<p>Color has the power to heal your spirit: It can be soothing, healing and make you feel reborn. So we asked 10 interior designers to share their favorite feel-good colors. Will one make it to your home?

Home Decorating

39 Fast-Food Restaurants Definitively Ranked From Grossest To Least Gross

These rankings DO NOT reflect taste, only overall "grossness," OK?<p><b>Grossest thing about it:</b> There's nowhere to sit except your car or outside on weird picnic tables and the meat is typically very <i>damp</i>.<p><b>Why it's great anyways:</b> Everything they do with bacon is magical.<p><b>Grossest thing about it:</b> Let's be …

Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It'll Soon Be Hard To Know

Here's a bit of news that might make you drop that chicken nugget midbite.<p>Just before the start of the long holiday weekend last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly announced that it was ending a ban on processed chicken imports from China. The kicker: These products can now be sold …

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Home Decorating

35 Gorgeous Color Photos Of Russia 100 Years Ago

But he left behind over 2,600 amazing photographs of the Russian Empire he had taken between 1909 and 1915.<p>The Prokudin-Gorskii Collection at the Library of Congress shows the ethnographic and geographic diversity of the vast Russian Empire through images of people, religious architecture, pastoral …

Dwell

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The Color Master

Kris Jenner's Talk Show Cancelled (We're Not Shocked)

Though the buzz momentarily spiked when Kanye West came on to reveal photos of baby North, Kris Jenner's talk show has been cancelled by Fox, …

August 2013

20 Creative Headboards That Make a Major Statement

These are not your basic backdrops.<p>The most important design decision in your bedroom is the headboard. After all, it's the focal point and can change the vibe of a room instantly. Whether you want to elevate your space, make it cozier, or add some serious color, these ideas will get your creative …

Interior Design

The mystery of monogamy: scientists claim to have the answer

As an enduring mystery of the human condition, it has been praised and damned in equal measure. It is a bridge over the abyss of isolation but can be …

Look at This Giant, Record-Setting German Baby

Meet Jasleen, a giant baby born in Leipzig last week. At 13.47 pounds and 22.6 inches, Jasleen is the largest-ever baby born in Germany.<p>Unlike most …