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Do You Know Why The U.S. Is Actually The Worst?

(363) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 11:18 AM

Loving the United States unconditionally is so passé. Nowadays, people are all about using French words like "passé" and digging up facts and studies to point out that the U.S. has a lot of improving to do. But how bad is this crazy nation, really? Test your knowledge below. Do...

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Here's What Congress Did To Help The Environment On Earth Day

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 5:43 PM

Conservationists and environmental activists around the world were buzzing on Tuesday for the 44th annual Earth Day, hoping to remind people that the planet is still in need of some saving. Carbon dioxide levels are through the roof, natural wonders are under threat and Congress was...

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On Earth Day, These Photos Remind Us Just How Little We Know Of The Planet We Call Home

(10) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 10:08 AM

Happy Earth Day! Every year on April 22, the world celebrates this amazingly diverse planet we call home, focusing on ways to protect it from the often destructive practices of its human inhabitants. While many of these efforts focus on the conservation of Earth's most fragile habitats, we frequently forget...

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The 11 Stupidest Arguments Against Legalizing Marijuana

(407) Comments | Posted April 20, 2014 | 9:43 AM

A version of this story was first published in February.

Nearly 80 years ago, the feature film "Reefer Madness" hit theaters, projecting demonstrably false anti-marijuana propaganda all over the big screen. In today's era of legal medical and recreational cannabis, the tone of this movie is often mocked. But drug...

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These States Are Most Likely To Legalize Weed Next. Will You Have A Happier 4/20 In 2015?

(753) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 9:08 AM

A version of this story first appeared in January.

For the first 4/20 ever, people will gather in Colorado this weekend to show support for fully legal marijuana. Just months after the state opened its doors to recreational pot, crowds will head to events on Sunday like the

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Here Are All The U.S. Senators And Governors Who Support Legalizing Marijuana

(81) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 2:29 PM

Marijuana is now legal in two states, and local politicians across the nation seem eager to expand that number, so let's take a look at the kind of support these lawmakers are getting from their governors and U.S. senators. Here's a GIF showing every governor and senator who has come...

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Sometimes It Takes Two To Tango. And By Tango, We Mean Fail Completely.

(1) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 8:34 AM

If pairs failing were an Olympic event, these duos would all be going home with golds.


These sisters showed off THEIR tattoos.


These corgi puppies nailed the synchronized fail.


This dog knew exactly...

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Nobody Would Eat These Foods If We Called Them By Their Honest Names

(338) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 8:51 AM

The names we actually know these foods by are way more appetizing than their literal and honest descriptions. Bon appétit!

Foie Gras

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Foie gras -- usually extracted from force-fed ducks or geese -- does literally translate to "fat liver," but it sounds so much fancier in...

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This Is What Happens When You Ask People To Kiss Their Dogs In Front Of A Camera

(161) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 9:31 AM

For the most part, dogs are creatures of undying and unconditional affection. Your dog loves you and in return, you love your dog. But at what point, if ever, does this relationship get a little bit weird or excessive?

Photographer Chris Sembrot's new series features portraits of dog...

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These Extraordinary Photos Of U.S. Skylines Show Cities As You've Never Seen Them Before

(44) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 1:03 PM

If you've traveled to major cities in the U.S. or around the world, you probably have a favorite skyline. Some feature massive skyscrapers that jut into the clouds, forming an outline of the city's core on the horizon. Others are marked by bright lights that radiantly broadcast the essence of...

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How Racist Is Marijuana Prohibition In Your State?

(71) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 2:08 PM

The ACLU released a new tool on Tuesday, allowing users to track the racial disparity and frequency of marijuana arrests across the U.S., as well as the amount of money their states have spent enforcing marijuana laws.

The Uncovery uses 2010 data from an in-depth ACLU...

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U.S. Troops Unloaded 'Over A Hundred Bullets' Into Osama Bin Laden's Dead Body, Sources Claim

(1206) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 2:32 PM

A new report at SOFREP, a website for U.S. special operations forces, claims to shed light on the issue of why photos of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's body were never released to the public. According to unnamed sources within the special ops community,...

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15 Times Grape Was The Absolute Worst Flavor

(103) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 8:32 AM

Fake grape gives real grapes everywhere a bad name. Grapes are delicious: They make wine. They're pre-raisins. They're an essential part of some of the best PB&Js. Why is it then, that grape-flavored anything is so predictably terrible? We're not sure, but you know it's true. Stop trying, grape, you've...

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9 Unbelievable Airplane Incidents That Will Make You Appreciate How Safe Flying Has Become

(54) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 10:31 AM

When Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared without a trace over Southeast Asia sometime Saturday, a persistent question quickly emerged: How could an airliner just vanish? But as the days continue to pass without any sign of the plane, we have been reminded that flight is a complex process...

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悲しさがじわじわ伝わってくる犬たちの画像集

(1) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 8:38 PM

犬とは違い、不幸にも人間には日課があって、仕事に出かけたりしなければならないわけだが、そんなとき、ふと振り返って飼い犬の目を見ると、自分が最低の人間に思えてくる。ものすごくひどい人間のように感じられてくるのだ。

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32 Heart-Stopping Moments You Can Only Experience Thanks To A Camera

(72) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 11:28 AM

This is a camera.

thisiscamera


In today's smartphone-, selfie- and celebrity-obsessed culture, people often use them to take unremarkable photographs of themselves or others.

selfie


We don't care about any of that right now. We care about what happens when...

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Here's Why Those 'Marijuana Deaths' Don't Change The Debate On Weed

(313) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 3:47 PM

Recent news reports describe doctors blaming the deaths of three people in the past few years on marijuana, a drug renowned for its low toxicity and used regularly by millions of people around the world. Those doctors suggested that marijuana can kill in

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O futuro da maconha legal nos EUA é promissor. Veja como será o processo

(1) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 12:18 PM

Depois de um ano de preparação, o Colorado abriu as portas para a comercialização legal de maconha em janeiro, atendendo a milhares de clientes e arrecadando mais de cinco milhões de dólares em vendas taxadas e regulamentadas em apenas sete dias. Foi um sinal promissor de que a maconha recreativa...

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These Adorably Dramatic Dogs Have Mastered The Art Of The Guilt Trip. Prepare To Feel Shame

(96) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 8:22 AM

Every dog owner has been there: You're going about your day-to-day life, doing normal stuff (like leaving the house -- dogs don't get it, but we all sadly have to do that sometimes), when you glance over at your dog and notice they're looking at you like you're the worst...

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5 Questions You Should Be Asking About Legal Weed (Even If You Support It)

(197) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 10:44 AM

The future of legal marijuana is becoming less hazy every day: Americans are continuing to support legalization in record numbers, apparently no longer swayed by the same deceptive arguments drug warriors have used for decades in support of a failed policy of prohibition. With legal weed...

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