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As more and more states relax drug laws, particilarly with respect to marijuana, drug use among young Americans continues to decline. Yes this is counterintuitive, but perfectly explicable.

Stonehenge dig finds 6,000-year-old encampment

Archaeologists are saying that an amazing new discovery near the ancient Stonehenge site in the UK may "rewrite British history."

Why aliens would know its Christmas on Earth

When Christmas comes the world lights up, literally. Those decorations you've put on the house won't just brighten up the neighbourhood, but they could be sending a message to aliens that a festive season is underway.

Man uses only his mind to control two prosthetic arms

A man from Colorado, who lost both his arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, has succeeded in controlling two prosthetic arms using only his mind.

New super plane to fly from Europe to Australia in 4 hours

A new superplane, which can get you anywhere in the world in four hours, may get its first flight in only five years from now. It is planned to use its rockets for commercial airline flights, as well as space travel.

Review: Become an outstanding teacher today

Everyone knows a teacher or an aspiring teacher. What would they possibly like to receive for Christmas, this year? A Christmas card? A chocolate box? A gift card? A colourful scarf for this winter?

Researchers confirm that creativity is sexy

While some creative endeavors rank higher than others, creative people generally report having more sexual partners. Scientists think creativity might signal mental fitness to potential mates. (I knew it all along.)

You can now legally import Cuban cigars, rum

American cigar and rum aficionados cheered Wednesday when President Barack Obama announced an historic rapprochement with communist Cuba that will lead to greatly improved diplomatic, economic and travel relations between the two long-estranged neighbors.

Op-Ed: Thinking outside the box — Grain silo houses

"Little house on the Prairie" comes to mind when thinking about a grain silo or grain bin seen on farms across America. But what usually happens to a silo when it has outgrown its usefulness? They're usually left sitting forlornly in the field.

Maryland teen gives pot brownie to teacher, may face jail time

A 17-year-old Annapolis, Maryland Broadneck High School student is facing possible jail time after giving his teacher a pot-laced brownie. The teacher who ate a portion of the baked treat became ill soon afterwards and needed medical attention.

Christmas sweater-wearing sheep reunited with owner

According to the Nebraska Humane Society, a sheep named Gage was temporarily in their care after it was found on December 7 walking through a neighborhood in Omaha.

Op-Ed: Do Tenants have rights? Some in Sonoma wonder if anyone cares Special

The holiday season does not look too bright for the tenants of the Casa de Sonoma apartment complex not far from the main plaza or as some call it, 'The Square.' Long-time residents like John Emil Brians are perplexed

New limits on racial profiling released by Department of Justice

Attorney General Eric Holder's efforts to have the new limits on racial profiling to be finally pushed through are the result of an expansion of the Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies originally put in place in 2003

Op-Ed: Gadgets to make reaching healthy New Year's resolutions easier

Many over the holidays will be over indulging resulting in resolutions for the New Year to commit to getting healthy by feeding the body better options. Kitchen gadgets can make getting on a healthy track easier and habit forming for the entire household.

Op-Ed: It is the women of our world who make Christmas wonderful

Christmas is a hulking thing that careens willy-nilly about and it is at once both exhilarating and completely and absolutely exhausting. It is not a picnic, not Christmas, it is one holiday that demands real effort.

UKIP leader Farage says women can breastfeed 'anywhere they want'

The leader of Britain's euro-seditious political power says he has no problem with women breastfeeding "wherever they want."

Op-Ed: One man makes a difference Special

In 1974, crop-duster Bob Howe flew his plane into a power line while flying low over fields. Miraculously, he and his plane came through unharmed.

Scientists find surprising key to happy relationships

Sharing good news with someone else is a process psychologists call "capitalization," and it turns out that studying exactly what capitalization looks like in a relationship offers a frighteningly accurate picture of whether or not things are going well.

Celebs praise pet adoption: Cuddly love, kindness and support

It is so important to remember that one should give back to the furry members of society by adopting a pet in need of someone to love. Celebrities have long been using their status to help in the efforts of getting pets adopted.

Corporate Culture: Why it matters now more than ever Commissioned

A positive workplace culture has brought success to organizations through their dedicated employees, excellent customer service, and, ultimately, satisfied clients.

Op-Ed: Technologies are shaping the way we interact with dogs Special

Interacting with our dogs is actively being shaped by technology, but are these popular tools useful for the average pet enthusiast?

Utah man uses unlimited pasta pass to feed the homeless

Olive Garden recently allowed customers to buy an unlimited pasta pass. One man bought this pass but instead of using it to feed himself helped out the homeless by feeding them from his pasta pass.

Medical records scanning for the holidays

Both individual patients and healthcare providers who plan ahead will put medical records scanning on their holiday agendas. Read on for these medical records scanning tips.

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: America's favorite tradition

Nothing says "Happy Thanksgiving" in America than the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. If you're not one of the 3.5 million New Yorkers lining the streets to watch the parade, then you're one of over 50 million people viewing it on TV.

Op-Ed: America the beautiful has wrinkles

America has squandered the good will generated by the World Trade Center attacks. The Nobel prize President Obama got as a freshman president is a distant dream.

Op-Ed: Docent at Jack London State Park says why Jack remains so popular Special

At the Day of the Dead memorial earlier this month, there was a photo of Jack London. While his death was almost 100 years ago,

How and where to volunteer at Thanksgiving or all year round

As Thanksgiving approaches are you thankful you can pay all your bills and buy groceries? Are you glad you can choose your leaders, have a free press and worship God freely? Want to volunteer to help others at Thanksgiving? Here are some ways.

Op-Ed: Chiropractor College is ready once again for annual Turkey Trot Special

As families and friends prepare to gather for a meal on Thanksgiving Day, the students and faculty of Palmer Chiropractic College in San Jose will be busy helping to provide meals through the annual Silicon Valley Turkey Trot fundraiser.

100-year-old woman sees the ocean for the first time in her life

Just a few weeks before turning 101, Ruby Holt took a trip to the beach and saw the ocean for the first time in her life.

Op-Ed: Sergeant’s wife surprises him on the other side of the country

A military couple’s surprise reunion will leave you crying happy tears of joy right along with them, when you see what this wife did to her husband.

How cannabis will survive an apocalypse

Locked deep in an underground, insulated vault in a mountain on a remote Norwegian island lays the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (SGSV), whose sole purpose is to preserve genetic material, should an apocalyptic situation occur here on earth.

Op-Ed: Thanksgiving Dinner — Tips for safety in the kitchen

The holidays are a time of family get-togethers and sharing food and fun with loved ones. Basic safety practices can ensure that your holiday festivities will be accident free and safe for everyone involved.

Op-Ed: San Francisco Sheriff determined to withstand 'shunning' by Mayor Special

City politics, especially in San Francisco has a reputation for sometimes being like a small town, intense, rudimentary and seemingly personal.

Gay gene discovered in controversial new study

The discovery of a gay gene or number of gay genes is giving more weight to the idea that people are born gay, rather than it being a lifestyle choice.

Graco recalls 5 million strollers after baby finger amputations

Manufacturer of baby products, Graco, has recalled nearly 5 million strollers after reports of 11 full or partial finger tip amputations in toddlers.

U.K. couple together 70 years die side by side, ten minutes apart

A couple in the U.K. who were in love for 70 years, married for 65, died side by side at an old folks home in the U.K. this month. She was sick, he was not, but when she died he lay next to her and was gone, too, just 10 minutes later.

Op-Ed: The finest wines from France and California have lost to Portugal

Portuguese wines dominate the Top 10 ranking in the latest list of the world's 100 most exciting wines as judged from blind-tasting conducted by Wine Spectator magazine.

Julien Blanc, an American pick-up artist, barred from entering UK

Julien Blanc, an American "pick-up artist," is not going to be allowed to enter Britain, due to his visa application being rejected.

Professional cuddling shop receives 10,000 customers in 1st week

A service that gives customers an hour's worth of cuddling for $60 has already proven to be quite the hit — it boasts over 10,000 customers in its first week.

Widow discovers she's pregnant the day before husband's funeral

While presenting a eulogy for her husband after a tragic auto accident, widow Kristy Kirchner announced to her family that she is expecting.

‘Airbnb for dogs’ DogVacay raised $25 Million

Being dubbed the Airbnb for dogs, DogVacay just raised $25 million, bringing their total venture funding up to $47 million, the Fortune reported. The service allows pet owners to find sitters for their pet while vacationing, for example.