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U.S. Smoking Rates Are On The Decline, But There's A Catch

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living

The good news: Smoking rates in the U.S. continue to decline. In fact, the number of adults who smoke is at its lowest since cigarette smoking was fir...

How to Clear Away the Haze Suffocating Southeast Asia

Chandran Nair | Posted 11.03.2015 | World
Chandran Nair

KUALA LUMPUR -- It is right to criticize Indonesia for the forest fires that cast a suffocating haze across Southeast Asia this summer and fall. But this is a regional problem. Indonesia can't do it alone. ASEAN and the world must step forward and take action, before Southeast Asia is lost in the haze forever.

WATCH: Forget Your Stupid Jack-O'-Lantern, Make A Bong Instead

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 10.29.2015 | Weird News

In this Hallo-WEED themed video from 2014, marijuana enthusiast Andrew Pyrah teaches you how to fire up your jack-o'-lantern... and we're not ...

The Faithful Shopper: Services I Swear By

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.01.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

Manhattan is brimming with all types of services, from high-end repair shops and cleaners to prime restorers and more, to keep all of your luxury and beloved belongings in top shape.

The Smoke Culture of China's Yunnan Region

Mimo Khair | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Mimo Khair

The province of Yunnan, stretching over 394,000 square kilometers in the far southwest of the Republic of China, is rich in color, tradition and history. More than 30% of its population of 45 million is made up of over 25 ethnic minorities like the Yi, Bai, Hani, Zhuang, Miao, Mozuo and Dai people. Most of the ethnic minorities live in compact communities with rich customs and traditions that live on despite the recent economic change that takes over the Chinese mainland.

What Really Matters

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

When we are mindful of the power of intimate connection it becomes easier to prioritize our time in a way that allows us to savor our connections with our loved ones more fully. And any circumstance that bring us back to this awareness is indeed a great blessing.

DC Metro Station Smoke Kills 1 Person, Injures Dozens

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 01.13.2015 | Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — Smoke from an unidentified source filled a busy downtown subway station in the nation's capital Monday, forcing the evacuation of ...

Five Off (And Off Off) Broadway Shows Most Definitely Worth Your Time This Month

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts

Off Broadway plays can get really weird. Like, watermelon-being-smashed-to-bits-on-stage weird. So when the basic Broadway lineup starts to feel tired...

Would You Give This Guy A Light?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.24.2013 | Comedy

The next time someone on the street asks you for a light, you might want to make sure you're not setting fire to a comically large joint. You'll be...

Fit to Be Fried. But Boiled?

Robert L. Wolke | Posted 09.15.2012 | Home
Robert L. Wolke

Henry VIII decreed that anyone convicted of poisoning another person would be put to death by being boiled alive. Now I hate to spoil a king's fun, but as all cooks know, oils won't actually boil.

Giancarlo Esposito In Breaking Bad's Fourth Season Premiere: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid.

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 09.15.2011 | Home
Cynthia Ellis

Giancarlo Esposito's performance in Breaking Bad's fourth season premiere was so electrifying that, as Woody Allen once said, "All the blood went out of my face and went to my brother."

Arizona Wildfires Force Evacuation Of Another Town

AP/The Huffington Post | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN and BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 08.06.2011 | Green

SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. (AP) -- Stiff winds whipped up a gigantic blaze in the mountains of eastern Arizona on Monday, forcing the evacuation of a third ...

Adapting to a New World of Invisible Toxins

William Spear | Posted 06.24.2011 | Healthy Living
William Spear

It's a whole new ballgame, folks. Nearly every community in the modern world is facing an invisible enemy. Constant exposures to toxic loads in our en...

Friday Talking Points [147] -- Democrats Fighting The Good Fight

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I thought that was a pretty good week for Democrats. Maybe it's just the subject matter I've been tackling t...

Quebec Fires Cast an Eerie Haze Over New England's Memorial Day

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Deily-Swearingen

As I gave thanks for the soldiers and veterans on Memorial Day, I thought too about how we as citizen soldiers in the fight against environmental catastrophe should try to emulate their valor.

The Secrets in Smoke

Deborah Blum | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Blum

In 1854, the essayist Henry David Thoreau published an ode to a morning fire: "Light-winged Smoke, Icarian bird... Lark without song, and messenger o...

The Smoke's On Me

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I like a good cigar once in a while. And I have had none better than the one I smoked recently. That's because I rolled it myself.

Disasters: Where There's Smoke... There's a Silver Lining

Ellen Snortland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Snortland

There's nothing like a good disaster to remind you of your own mortality; stop waiting for "someday." You need to write that book, sing that song, smell those roses, surf that wave

Sao Paulo, Brazil Bans Public Smoking

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Seth Kugel SAO PAULO, Brazil -- As part of a campaign to promote the state of Sao Paulo's wide-reaching new "anti-smoking" regulations, an ad ru...

Jason Linkins

Rep. Steve Buyer Warns Of The Dangers Of Smoking Lettuce | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

[Via Media Monitor Jon] Speaking of that landmark cigarette law, wending its way to the President's desk: Not everyone is in favor of it. Some, in fa...