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Marijuana Use: Detrimental to Youth. American College of Pediatricians – April 2017 ABSTRACT: Although increasing legalization of marijuana has contributed to the growing belief that marijuana is harmless, research documents the risks of its use by youth are grave.

Marijuana Use: Detrimental to Youth

Marijuana is addicting, has adverse effects upon the adolescent brain, is a risk for both cardio-respiratory disease and testicular cancer, and is associated with both psychiatric illness and negative social outcomes. Evidence indicates limited legalization of marijuana has already raised rates of unintended marijuana exposure among young children, and may increase adolescent use. Those who used medical marijuana had an earlier age of regular marijuana use, and more marijuana abuse and dependence symptoms than those who did not use medical marijuana.

A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, noted there is very little scientific evidence to support the use of medical marijuana. Introduction. Strange Horizons - Freshly Remember'd: Kirk Drift By Erin Horáková. Contents.

Strange Horizons - Freshly Remember'd: Kirk Drift By Erin Horáková

Contra Grant On Exaggerated Differences. An article by Adam Grant called Differences Between Men And Women Are Vastly Exaggerated is going viral, thanks in part to a share by Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg.

Contra Grant On Exaggerated Differences

It’s a response to an email by a Google employee saying that he thought Google’s low female representation wasn’t a result of sexism, but a result of men and women having different interests long before either gender thinks about joining Google. #st_refDomain=www.facebook. My parents never bought Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, or Snow White.


They weren’t stories told in our house or movies played on our TV. There was no Princess Tiana then, but my parents only showed us films with “colored” princesses: Mulan (Asian), Pocahontas (Native American), and Jasmine (Arab). We also loved the African animals of The Lion King. Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme. For forty years as the University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School—twenty-six of which were also spent as Psychiatrist in Chief of Johns Hopkins Hospital—I’ve been studying people who claim to be transgender.

Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme

Over that time, I’ve watched the phenomenon change and expand in remarkable ways. A rare issue of a few men—both homosexual and heterosexual men, including some who sought sex-change surgery because they were erotically aroused by the thought or image of themselves as women—has spread to include women as well as men. Even young boys and girls have begun to present themselves as of the opposite sex. The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle.

When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, in the city of Kashiwa, at an international meeting on seismology.

The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle

As the shaking started, everyone in the room began to laugh. E-Estonia - Why Did Two Girls Want to Kill for Slender Man? The Mysterious Link Between Autism and Savantism. 5 Of Hitler's Worst Ideas You Didn't Know Came From America. FBI Releases 2014 Crime Statistics. The estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased 0.2 percent in 2014 when compared with 2013 data, according to FBI figures released today.

FBI Releases 2014 Crime Statistics

Property crimes decreased by 4.3 percent, marking the 12th straight year the collective estimates for these offenses declined. The 2014 statistics show the estimated rate of violent crime was 365.5 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants, and the property crime rate was 2,596.1 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants. The violent crime rate declined 1.0 percent compared to the 2013 rate, and the property crime rate declined 5.0 percent. These and additional data are presented in the 2014 edition of the FBI’s annual report Crime in the United States.

This publication, which is a statistical compilation of offense, arrest, and police employee data reported by law enforcement agencies voluntarily participating in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, also includes limited federal crime reporting and human trafficking data. Table 1. Scientists discover an ocean 400 miles beneath our feet that could fill our oceans three times over. After decades of theorizing and searching, scientists are reporting that they’ve finally found a massive reservoir of water in the Earth’s mantle — a reservoir so vast that could fill the Earth’s oceans three times over.

Scientists discover an ocean 400 miles beneath our feet that could fill our oceans three times over

This discovery suggests that Earth’s surface water actually came from within, as part of a “whole-Earth water cycle,” rather than the prevailing theory of icy comets striking Earth billions of years ago. As always, the more we understand about how the Earth formed, and how its multitude of interior layers continue to function, the more accurately we can predict the future.

Weather, sea levels, climate change — these are all closely linked to the tectonic activity that endlessly churns away beneath our feet. You've Met One Today: 5 Creepy True Facts About Psychopaths. #2.

You've Met One Today: 5 Creepy True Facts About Psychopaths

Psychopaths Crashed The World's Economy (And They'll Do It Again) Monika Graff/Getty Images News/Getty Images Remember how we said earlier that the psychopathic brain is custom-built for managerial work? Yeah, well, the thing about that is, as Oxford research psychologist Kevin Dutton put it, "Psychopaths are very reward-driven. If they see a benefit in something, they zone in on it and they go for it 100 percent. " Your Most Heinous Stories of Role-Playing Games Gone Wrong. Photographs of the Soul. Gay designers Dolce and Gabbana come out against gay marriage and parenting. I can’t afford Dolce and Gabbana clothes – unless they’re doing a special mini-collection with Target – but I’d certainly want to wear them with pride now.

Gay designers Dolce and Gabbana come out against gay marriage and parenting

The Surprising Discovery About Those Colonialist, Proselytizing Missionaries. Article_22138_5-longtime-mysteries-history-that-experts-cant-explain_p2. Does Religion Really Cause War - And Do Atheists Have Something To Answer For? The Lonely End. 4 Secrets of The Most Common Tragedy Nobody Talks About.