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India may give billions of free money to its citizens. What would Gandhi think? – The Washington Post

January 31st, 2017 No comments

India’s chief economic adviser has proposed replacing welfare programs with a cash stipend to most citizens.

Source: India may give billions of free money to its citizens. What would Gandhi think? – The Washington Post

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Unexpected Consequences of Self Driving Cars – Rodney Brooks

January 31st, 2017 No comments
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China’s Army of Global Homebuyers Is Suddenly Short on Cash – Bloomberg

January 29th, 2017 No comments

Its crackdown on outflows means some Chinese buyers can’t make payments.

Source: China’s Army of Global Homebuyers Is Suddenly Short on Cash – Bloomberg

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Police: refugees commit less crime than Germans – The Local

January 29th, 2017 No comments

Refugees are not responsible for a disproportionate rise in crime in Germany, actually committing less than is average in German society, police confirmed on Friday.

Source: Police: refugees commit less crime than Germans – The Local

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Beer sales declining in markets with legal marijuana, says financial firm | Fox News

January 29th, 2017 No comments

A new report says beer sales have been dropping in markets where marijuana is now legal.

Source: Beer sales declining in markets with legal marijuana, says financial firm | Fox News

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The Yiddish Handbook: 40 Words You Should Know

January 28th, 2017 No comments

The Yiddish language is a wonderful source of rich expressions, especially terms of endearment (and of course, complaints and insults). This article is a follow

Source: The Yiddish Handbook: 40 Words You Should Know

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BBC – Future – The ‘untranslatable’ emotions you never knew you had

January 28th, 2017 No comments

Learning to identify and cultivate these feelings could give you a richer and more successful life

Source: BBC – Future – The ‘untranslatable’ emotions you never knew you had

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Canadian multicentre study examines safety of medical cannabis in the treatment of chronic pain | UdeMNouvelles

January 28th, 2017 No comments

McGill’s Dr. Mark Ware and Université de Montréal’s Dr. Aline Boulanger demonstrate the long term safety of medical cannabis use by patients suffering from chronic pain.

Source: Canadian multicentre study examines safety of medical cannabis in the treatment of chronic pain | UdeMNouvelles

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Delaying pot smoking to age 17 is better for teens’ brains, a new study suggests | UdeMNouvelles

January 28th, 2017 No comments

Adolescents who smoke marijuana as early as 14 do worse by 20 on some cognitive tests and drop out of school at a higher rate than non-smokers. But if they hold off until age 17, they’re less at risk.

Source: Delaying pot smoking to age 17 is better for teens’ brains, a new study suggests | UdeMNouvelles

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Marijuana Sobriety Driving Tests Under Consideration In Massachusetts Highest Court : NPR

January 27th, 2017 No comments

Massachusetts’ highest court is considering whether roadside sobriety tests for marijuana can be used as evidence of driving stoned in the same way they are used to determine if a driver is drunk.

Source: Marijuana Sobriety Driving Tests Under Consideration In Massachusetts Highest Court : NPR

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