Does Depression Contribute to Opioid Abuse? Is it even necessary to ask this question? How Gluten-Free Diet Affects People Without Celiac Disease People without the condition have started going gluten-free over beliefs that refraining from gluten will help them get higher energy, quick weight loss, and lower levels of inflammation. But, a study released by…

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Designers on acid: the tripping Californians who paved the way to our touchscreen world Outclassed: how your neighbor’s income might affect your happiness Like Thorstein Veblen before them, academics like the British researchers I mentioned earlier found that contentment is indeed relative – it’s dependent on how you see yourself in comparison with those you…

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Russia Determined to Keep Hacking Elections, U.S. Intelligence Director Says Still waiting on evidence that Russia “hacked” one U.S. election. Presumably that evidence can be found with Saddam’s WMDs. It’s also super cute how the media continue to use language that makes it sound like Russia stands accused of hacking our voting machines, not allegedly…

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Your Republican Representatives Are Not “Pro-Life” I’m not really sure what to think about Cosmo being essentially pro-choice. It’s extremely unusual to see this kind of mainstream support of women’s basic rights, but you do see this kind of mainstream support for safe liberal causes. Are women’s rights becoming a safe liberal cause? I can…

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Donald Trump thinks exercise will kill you But his diet of KFC and McDonald’s won’t, apparently. The Fifth Element at 20: gender bending sci-fi or sexist space shambles? I always assumed Miss Ruby being straight was essentially a joke and plot twist. It doesn’t surprise me that he was based on Prince, but Prince was…

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A new Olympics reality: Fewer cities want to host the Games It’s about time for cities to catch on to this scam. Could swearing make you stronger at the gym? Maybe, so drop those f-bombs Swearing relieves pain, so why not? Do Semicolons Make You Pretentious? Speaking as a grammar nerd, yes, they are absolutely…

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The Journey review – Paisley and McGuinness travel far in odd-couple bromance I haven’t seen Colm Meaney in anything in years. Mexican Teen Designed a Bra to Detect Breast Cancer and It Could Save Your Life Trump’s latest arrogant overpromise: peace between Israelis and Palestinians Surely this is just as easily fixable as the U.S. Civil…

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John Waters Has a Very John Waters Theory About Mike Pence Wall Street Execs Have Stopped Taking the President of the United States Seriously Time was, a U.S. president declaring that he was “looking into” breaking up the big banks would have been cause for concern on Wall Street—or at least cause for making some…

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