Medical Cannabis Offers New Hope for Those With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

September 3, 2018

By Dr. Mercola The marijuana plant contains more than 60 different cannabinoids; chemical compounds the human body is uniquely equipped to respond to. The two primary ones are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the latter of which is the psychoactive component. Cannabinoids interact with your body by way of naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in cell membranes throughout your body. There are cannabinoid receptors in your brain, lungs, liver, kidneys,…

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Starbucks is selling Cheesecake Frappuccinos in the UK — and we’re ready to book our plane tickets

July 28, 2018

Starbucks UK/Instagram Starbucks is selling Cheesecake Frappuccinos in the UK. The Cheesecake Frappuccinos come in three flavors: Caramel Coffee, Mocha Coffee, and Blueberry. Each drink comes with whipped cream and cookie crumbles. Cheesecake Frappuccinos are currently only available in the UK. Great news for people who prefer drinking their dessert: Starbucks is launching a new line of Frappuccinos that transform cheesecake into a delicious and refreshing beverage. The new Cheesecake…

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16 signs you’re underpaid — and what to do about it

July 17, 2018

Timur Karpov/Strelka Institute/Flickr You might be underpaid and need ask for a raise. Glassdoor.com found in a survey that the majority of its users are underpaid — by $4,700 on average. Here are some signs that your salary is too low and you ought to ask for a raise, as well as steps to do it. Feeling like you might be underpaid can be one of the most disheartening aspects of work. “It stands to…

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I ate a 17-course tasting menu at one of the world’s best restaurants — here’s what it was like

July 17, 2018

Lima is a gorgeous city. It sits along the western coast of Peru, its beaches kissed by the Pacific Ocean. It’s no surprise that Lima is known for ceviche — a dish that consists of fresh, raw seafood that’s cured in citrus juice, mixed with raw red onion, and bolstered by aji chilies (a spicy pepper similar to a Fresno chili). It’s a dish that brings together much of what defines Peruvian…

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We compared the food courts at Costco and Sam’s Club, and the winner is crystal clear (COST, WMT)

July 13, 2018

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Costco and Sam’s Club are extremely popular in the United States, and while memberships are needed to buy items, the food courts are open to all.  We decided to compare the food from two of the biggest bulk retail chains in the country: Costco and Sam’s Club. Both had nearly identical set-ups and price points, but Costco’s larger selection and shockingly good quality won out in the…

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US businesses and consumers could be the ‘prisoners’ of Trump’s trade fight with China

July 13, 2018

Getty Images/Pool A trade war has been brewing between the US and China. The White House has said the US would have an edge over China in a trade war. But economists think China has more room to negotiate.  The White House has asserted the US has the whip hand in a tariff fight between the world’s largest economies — with a senior economic adviser saying “it’s clear China has…

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Meghan Markle could earn the right to call the queen by an exclusive nickname — but only if she plays her cards right

July 11, 2018

Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II has quite a few nicknames, and eventually, Meghan Markle could earn the right to use one. The queen’s most exclusive nickname is “Mama.” The Duchess of Sussex will be able to call her “Mama” once she “gets to know her as Princess Diana did.” For now, Markle is expected to refer to the queen as “Your Majesty.” Queen Elizabeth has several nicknames (read: Gary, Gan-Gan, Sausage),…

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It would be ‘very difficult’ for Norway to say no to Britain agreeing a soft Brexit

July 5, 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Norway’s chief representative to EFTA and the EEA says it would be “very difficult” to stand in the way of Britain pursuing a Norway-style Brexit. MPs will vote next week on whether Theresa May should seek to keep Britain in the single market by replicating the so-called Norway model. Svein Roald Hansen — the Norwegian Parliament’s chief representative to EFTA and EEA — told BI that Norwegian politicians would…

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See all the products that will cost you more because of Trump’s trade war

July 1, 2018

AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis Trump’s import taxes are meant to help US manufacturers by making foreign products more expensive, but this will hurt likely American consumers.  A new wave of tariffs targeting hundreds of Chinese industrial goods is set to take effect on July 6th. According to Labor Department estimates, the average cost of washing machines shot up by 17% in the past three months. Many other goods, such as the computer chips that power…

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The 11 most expensive cities to eat in around the world

June 29, 2018

Matt MacGillivray/Flickr Despite Paris being renowned for its cuisine, the French capital came 11th out of all the cities. Geneva came out on top, costing a hefty $706 for an average grocery basket. Both of the top two most expensive countries for food were located in Switzerland. As it turns out, where you do your food shopping can make a massive difference to how much you spend — and it’s…

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