Campaign For Mixed Marriages

China is offering cash rewards for interracial marriages in its troubled Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang, according to news reports, mirroring a policy now being promoted in Tibet. President Xi Jinping has responded to ethnic unrest in Xinjiang and Tibet with a familiar strategy: putting in place suffocating security controls and promising significant investment in development […]

Great Reason To Legalize Pot

We’ve learned about a couple of good medical benefits to marijuana this year and now it seems there’s another one: Using medicinal marijuana makes it less likely that you’ll become hooked on painkillers. A new study published this in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal finds that states that have legalized medicinal marijuana have significantly fewer […]

Mom Fights For Chickens

A New Jersey woman is fighting to keep the chickens she bought to eat ticks after her sons contracted Lyme disease. Jamie Warner wants Bridgeton City Council to change an ordinance to allow her to raise chickens. Warner says her boys contracted Lyme disease while playing in the backyard. After that, she says, she visited […]

Bone-Appétit

California diners can now legally enjoy a meal on a restaurant patio with their dogs in tow, under a law signed Thursday by Governor Jerry Brown that eliminates health code regulations banning restaurant owners from allowing pooches on the premises. Starting next year, California canines will be allowed to dine al fresco if they are […]

The Best Summer Wine

The arrival of summer invariably conjures thoughts of warm-weather playgrounds, some of the best of which are Mediterranean paradises such as St. Tropez, Ibiza, Capri, and Mykonos. It seems appropriate, then, that the Mediterranean is also home to a number of vineyards that produce exactly the kind of crisp, thirst-quenching white wines that one craves […]

Bans On All U.S. Food, EU Fruit And Vegetables

Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine. The measures will hit consumers at home who rely on cheap imports, and on farmers in […]