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Here Are Some of the Obvious Ways Marijuana Benefits Society

27 minutes agoNews / Independent News : AlterNet

Click here for reuse options! Less obesity and greater workforce participation are just two of the many benefits. Access to medicinal cannabis is improving Americans’ quality of life in ways few advocates could have initially predicted. Show More Summary

Beautiful National Geographic photos show how Americans in every state spend their downtime

National Geographic photographers have been documenting human life since the early 1900s, capturing historic moments as well as more mundane routines. In the new book "National Geographic: The United States of America," 700 captivating...Show More Summary

How To Profit From The Death Of Malls In America

The mall was the cornerstone of holiday shopping and American teenage life in the 1980s and 1990s, especially if you grew up in the suburbs. These days, not so much. American malls have become a tragic story about the haves and have-nots. The haves, catering to high rollers, are crowded [...]

A Gay American Revolutionary Remembers Queer Life in Fidel Castro's Cuba

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Out.com

"Everybody in Cuba, as they were in the U.S., and pretty much everywhere else in the Western world, was pretty ignorant about homosexuality."

Here's something Americans disagree about that has nothing to do with partisan politics: food

A new report paints a picture of two Americas divided over something that’s a critical part of their daily life — food. On one side are those who care deeply about the food they eat and how it is produced. These Americans embrace organic foods, are suspicious of genetically modified crops and are...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Change Makers – IconocLIST Premieres December 10th at 10PM ET on MSNBC

IconocLIST: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Change Makers- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a living sports legend who has made a mark across many areas of American life. In this hour he reveals the icons who’ve inspired him and inspired change in every area of American lives.

Forty Years Ago, the CIA Had Its Eye on Jamaica—and Bob Marley Got Shot

2 days agoNews : Truthdig

By David Cupples The groundbreaking musician sang about revolution against an unfair global system and nearly paid with his life in 1976. In the U.S., the rise of Bernie Sanders gives reason to believe Americans are becoming aware of the changes that Marley envisioned.

The New American Dream - A Life In Hock

Submitted by Eric Peters via EricPetersAutos.com, We live in a society driven by debt. Cars, for example, have become hugely expensive (even on the low end) relative to what people can afford – because of the easy availability of credit. Show More Summary

American Idol’ Star Jax Makes Her Postmodern Jukebox Debut (VIDEO)

American Idol star Jax has remained brave in the wake of her recent thyroid cancer diagnosis, moving forward with her life and career with the same fire she showed on Idol. Now, she's pairing her unique talents with the throwback stylings of Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox! Watch the video here:

From Forrest Griffin to Tim Elliott: The Life & Times of 'The Ultimate Fighter'

When Demetrious Johnson takes on Tim Elliott for the flyweight title this Saturday, December 3, it will mark the conclusion of the 24th American season of The Ultimate Fighter. Including 10 international seasons spread out between Brazil,...Show More Summary

Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, And Gwen Stefani Had The Top Hits Of 2005

2005 was a year of comeback queens in the music world. After miscalculating the music scene in 2003 with American Life, Madonna returned to the dance floor with the top worldwide hit album Confessions on a Dance Floor. But the biggest comeback queen of 2005 was Mariah Carey, who was pretty much thrown out of... Show More Summary

Trump’s HHS Pick a Member of Group Falsely Linking Abortion to Cancer

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons is explicitly anti-choice, and in a 2003 resolution defined human life as beginning at the moment of conception, which is in line with the radical "personhood" movement. The post Trump’s HHS Pick a Member of Group Falsely Linking Abortion to Cancer appeared first on Rewire.

With Castro gone, US presence in Cuba grows

Fidel Castro spent his life combating US capitalism, but by the time he died, American cruise ships, regular flights and even the embassy had returned to the communist-ruled island. The US flag now hangs ubiquitously on the bicycle rickshaws...Show More Summary

Datebook: Art Basil, an iconic SoCal minimalist and early 20th century prints depicting Indian life

3 days agoArts : Culture Monster

L.A.'s backyard alternative to Miami's Art Basel. Art that weaves together drawing and the election. And a look at historic images of American Indians. Plus: Surrealist fistfights, an important '60s art gallery, and SoCal's most important postwar artist. Here are nine exhibitions and events to...

THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT SKYNET WANTS YOU TO THINK: Artificial Intelligence Vs Humans: AI More Likely To …

THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT SKYNET WANTS YOU TO THINK: Artificial Intelligence Vs Humans: AI More Likely To Enhance Life Rather Than Harm It. Most Americans already have an AI device right in their pants pocket, in the form of Google Now or Apple’s Siri. Both seem to help much more than hurt.

12 Hilarious And Honest Cards That Sum Up Life With Anxiety

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Anyone who has anxiety knows it’s a real treat. The mental health condition affects approximately 40 million American adults and comes with horrible physical and mental symptoms like rumination, emotional distress, headaches and stomach...Show More Summary

Who cares if students burn flags? We pay too much attention to campus life

Do students love a flag aflame? At Hampshire College, in western Massachusetts, a student burned a flag to express opposition to the president-elect. At American University, in our nation’s capital, flags were burned as students unleashed obscenity-laced chants against the United States. At the...

December 10, 2016 – IconocLIST: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Change Makers

IconocLIST: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Change Makers- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a living sports legend who has made a mark across many areas of American life. In this hour he reveals the icons who’ve inspired him and inspired change in every area of American lives.

Veronica Beard Is Seeking Sales / PR Spring '17 Interns In New York, NY

Veronica Beard is an elevated American sportswear brand that strikes the balance between classic and cool. It offers a modern perspective on iconic staples and results in a ready to wear collection that is hardwired for real life. Sisters-in-law Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard... Continue reading

Is Life Getting Better or Worse for Ordinary Americans?

Is life getting better or worse for ordinary Americans? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Becky Bond and Zack Exley, FormerShow More Summary

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