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Europe's Latest Grass-Roots Movement: Cannabis Social Clubs

Europeans are developing a third option that lies somewhere between legalization and prohibition of marijuana: limited use in private clubs.

Top 40 In A Summer Of Discontent

It's striking how little current pop hits reflect the angst and anger that have dominated this summer's news. But critic Ann Powers finds that one of 2014's biggest songs offers unexpected guidance.

How To Make Sense Of Health Insurance Alphabet Soup

Health plans come in a dizzying variety. There's been a blurring of definitions lately that makes the jargony choices more confusing than ever. Here's help.

'Shadow' And 'D-12' Sing An Infectious Song About Ebola

It's said to be the first song about Ebola, written by two up-and-coming Liberian music producers. The message: "Ebola is very wicked. It can kill you quick quick."

Out, Out, Damned Ebola: Liberia Is Obsessed With Hand Washing

There are two camps in Monrovia. The hand washers. And the skeptics who don't believe in Ebola or in the public health message that scrubbing hands is an effective way of keeping the virus at bay.

More Men Put Ambitions On Back Burner For Their Partners' Careers

Women have been moving for their husbands' jobs for decades. But today, more men are following in their partners' footsteps and grappling with the implications for their own careers.

How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever

Preservationists are worried about troves of records stored on what was once considered a durable medium: the compact disc. Many discs can last for centuries but most won't.

Teens And Mall Culture: The Fading Love Affair?

Teens used to be all over malls, working the registers and wandering the walkways. But now fewer of them have retail jobs and it appears they prefer tech goodies at home to going to the mall.

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