Archive | August 2016

Youth crimes spike immediately after drinking age

A new study from the Northern Medical Program at the University of Northern British Columbia has shown that minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) legislation in Canada can have a major effect on crimes committed by young adults. Young people just older than the…
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Op-Ed Contributor: We Need Abortion Laws Based on Science

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Drugs And Privilege: Big Business, Congress And The EpiPen

According to reports, Bresch got her first job at Mylan working in the factory basement, when her well-connected dad asked the company’s then-CEO, Milan Puskar, for a favor. Later, a scandal erupted when it was discovered that West Virginia University, which had received a $20 million donation…
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Bob Marley’s Son Reveals A Surprising Thing About His Father

Bob Marley, the man that, according to myth, smoked about a pound of weed every week, “used to sprint.”
“He was very fast,” said Stephen. “He was a very fast runner. I remember that we used to run races. I used to think that, ‘Oh, I can run faster than my dad.’ But wow, that man was fast.”
Stephe…
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Getting Your S**t Together, With An Audience

I was at dinner with my boyfriend, telling him about a podcast I’d listened to earlier that day. It was about personal finance, I’d told him, and the ways people are bad at managing money because no one ever speaks about it. He didn’t seem convinced of the premise: How can you turn a faulty finan…
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Addicted to Likes? How to Cut Back on Social Media

5. Set up virtual boundaries. Turn off the notification center for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc, to remove the constant stream of notifications that fill your phone and grab your attention. If you can’t turn off notifications, try turning your phone on airplane mode after you post a status…
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Earliest Human Cancer Found in 1.7-Million-Year-Old Bone

In another study in the same journal, the team describes a growth in a vertebrae from a 1.98-million-year-old juvenile skeleton of Australopithecus sediba, discovered by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Lee Berger at a site called Malapa, a few miles from Swartkrans. Prior to this …
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