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Dec. 17, 2013

The Science of Smoking Weed: How Marijuana Affects Your Molecules

No matter what your political opinion on weed is, the science of pot is, like, awesome, dude.
Dec. 17, 2013

Watch Elle Fanning in a Shocking New Film About Eating Disorders

Rodrigo Prieto, director and screenwriter of 'Likeness,' a short starring Elle Fanning, discusses the inspiration for his film about a teenage girl's struggle with body image.
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Dec. 17, 2013

The 25 Most Up-and-Coming Hipster Zip Codes in America

Is your neighborhood about to be invaded by hipsters?
Dec. 17, 2013

Ultra Street Fighter 4: Gaming's Most Controversial Trans Character is Back

And she's as offensive as ever.
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Dec. 17, 2013

George Zimmerman is An Artist Now

And his work is worth $100,000. Prepare to have your collective aneurysms.
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Dec. 17, 2013

9 Innovative Ways to Fix Our Broken Prison System

You may not have heard of them, but these strategies promise to reduce money spent on prisons and get criminal justice back on the right track.
Dec. 17, 2013

Why Hitting a Beer Bottle Neck Causes Beer to Explode, Explained in GIFs

Science explains a classic dick move.
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Dec. 17, 2013

What It's Like to Be a Minister in the Darkest Place On Earth

Meet the chaplain who helps death row prisoners find God.
Dec. 17, 2013

This 16-Year-Old Sounds Exactly Like Elvis

And he sings Christmas songs.
Dec. 17, 2013

Listen to Angel Haze's Brilliant New Song "A Tribe Called Red"

And some more great news, her album finally has a (real) release date.
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Dec. 17, 2013

How a CIA Mission is Getting Human Rights Workers Killed in Pakistan

The U.S. used an anti-polio campaign as a tool in their covert operations, and now children are paying the price.
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Dec. 17, 2013

Antibacterial Soaps Probably Don't Work And Could Damage Your Health, Says FDA

Scary news for all the germaphobes out there.
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Dec. 17, 2013

Presidential Pardons Expose Just How Screwed Up Our Justice System Really Is

In some ways, they're a metaphor for everything that's wrong with our prison system.
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Dec. 17, 2013

Why I'm Fighting For Prison Reform in the U.S. Senate

How we can stop the cycle of failure that plagues our criminal justice system.
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Dec. 17, 2013

Chelsea Manning Shouldn't Have to Spend Her Next Birthday in Jail

She shouldn't spend another birthday in prison.
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Dec. 17, 2013
Dec. 17, 2013

This Map Shows How Quickly Beyonce's Album Became the Biggest Release of 2013

Twitter has released an animated map detailing the almost instantaneous spread of Beyoncé's new album.
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Dec. 17, 2013

3 States Used 23% Of America's Electricity in 2012 — Check This Map

Americans consumed almost 4 trillion kilowatt-hours in 2012.
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Dec. 17, 2013

The 5 Biggest Challenges Bill de Blasio Faces As New York City Mayor

Bill de Blasio made several bold promises as a candidate, and now that he's about to take the helm of the city, the pressure is on him to deliver.
Dec. 17, 2013

'Better Call Saul' Will Stream On Netflix, But Should It Even Exist?

The 'Breaking Bad' spin off is coming. But maybe we don't even want it.
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Dec. 17, 2013

What Obamacare and Our Awful Prison Health System Have in Common

The abuses of our prison system extend into their health care, but their problems easier to solve if you look at Obamacare's failures.
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Dec. 17, 2013

This Huge Pharmaceutical Company Will Stop Paying Doctors to Shill For It

Under its new regulations, there's less of a chance your doctor is being paid to do big pharma's marketing.
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Dec. 17, 2013

Are 20-Somethings Better Workers Than Their Parents? Check This Chart

A cool video graphic breaks down work habits by generation. While the chart may seem to promote certain millennial stereotypes, a few things might surprise you.
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Dec. 17, 2013

How the War On Drugs is Killing Any Chance For Prison Reform

Our framework for reforming the American criminal justice system is all wrong because it still involves putting people back behind bars.
Dec. 17, 2013

The NSA Phone Spying Battle Will End Here

Get ready for a Supreme Court ruling on the NSA.
Dec. 17, 2013

The 9 Brand New Members Of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

I wanna rock and roll all night.
Dec. 17, 2013
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Dec. 17, 2013

How a College Crush Made Me An Activist Against Prison Profiteering

I wasn't much of a political activist, but that all changed when I met her.
Dec. 17, 2013

'Hatching Twitter' Shows a Very Disturbing Trend Among America's Leading Tech Companies

Nick Bilton’s book about the origins of Twitter is a tech tale about power, lies, and betrayal. Sound familiar?
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Dec. 17, 2013

This Person Prevented a Mass Shooting — and We Have No Idea Who They Are

This deputy sheriff's mere presence had a huge effect.
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Dec. 17, 2013

Pope Francis' Birthday Party Included These Surprising Guests

And it was exactly what we'd expect from the "People's Pope."
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Dec. 17, 2013

In Memoriam: 6 Awful Politicians We Lost In 2013

The political careers of these six politicians died in 2013. Today, we remember and rejoice.
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Dec. 17, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg's Last Act Is to Make Sure New Yorkers Don’t Get a Living Wage

His true, conservative colors are shining through
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Dec. 17, 2013

3 Charts That Explain Why the GOP Folded Like a Lawn Chair On the Budget

Republicans still only control the House while Democrats are still running the Senate and White House. How many times were they supposed to keep going in circles over the federal budget process?
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Dec. 17, 2013

Thousands Are Protesting to Support Their Ousted Mayor. Here's Why.

Colombia's people are rising against corruption.