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No matter how you look at it, it's tough to argue pot should be 100% illegal. Honestly.

He knows he's probably going to get attacked for saying this, but someone has to get real about drugs in America.

The fact that weed is illegal right now is almost laughable.

A grandma smoking weed for the first time. GIF via Cut Video.


Not too many people seem to have an issue with legalized alcohol and tobacco.

Weed, on the other hand? That's a different story. Roughly half of America still gives legalized marijuana a thumbs-down.

But as we know, public opinion doesn't necessarily take facts into account.

Research shows that while drinking alcohol can be dangerous and smoking tobacco can harm your lungs, marijuana is relatively safe to use.

In this video by Healthcare Triage, Dr. Aaron Carroll points to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that found using tobacco had pretty awful effects on a person's lungs — and that marijuana use had none.

At the same time that study was published, a different study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found excessive drinking causes roughly 80,000 deaths per year.

So, if we do the math...

Although Carroll points out the pro-pot perspective, he makes sure to note marijuana should be regulated like tobacco and alcohol and legal only for people above a certain age.

"There are lots of things that are dangerous but regulated," Carroll says, noting that smoking marijuana can affect short-term memory and lower reaction time, among other things.

"We don't let kids buy tobacco or alcohol, [which] totally makes sense. The same should apply to marijuana."

Watch the whole video by Healthcare Triage below:

A breastfeeding mother's experience at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo is touching people's hearts—but not without a fair amount of controversy.

Gemma Copeland shared her story on Facebook, which was then picked up by the Facebook page Boobie Babies. Photos show the mom breastfeeding her baby next to the window of the zoo's orangutan habitat, with a female orangutan sitting close to the glass, gazing at them.

"Today I got feeding support from the most unlikely of places, the most surreal moment of my life that had me in tears," Copeland wrote.

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Small actions lead to big movements.

Acts of kindness—we know they’re important not only for others, but for ourselves. They can contribute to a more positive community and help us feel more connected, happier even. But in our incessantly busy and hectic lives, performing good deeds can feel like an unattainable goal. Or perhaps we equate generosity with monetary contribution, which can feel like an impossible task depending on a person’s financial situation.

Perhaps surprisingly, the main reason people don’t offer more acts of kindness is the fear of being misunderstood. That is, at least, according to The Kindness Test—an online questionnaire about being nice to others that more than 60,000 people from 144 countries completed. It does make sense—having your good intentions be viewed as an awkward source of discomfort is not exactly fun for either party.

However, the results of The Kindness Test also indicated those fears were perhaps unfounded. The most common words people used were "happy," "grateful," "loved," "relieved" and "pleased" to describe their feelings after receiving kindness. Less than 1% of people said they felt embarrassed, according to the BBC.


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She's enjoying the big benefits of some simple life hacks.

James Clear’s landmark book “Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones” has sold more than 9 million copies worldwide. The book is incredibly popular because it has a simple message that can help everyone. We can develop habits that increase our productivity and success by making small changes to our daily routines.

"It is so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small improvements on a daily basis,” James Clear writes. “It is only when looking back 2 or 5 or 10 years later that the value of good habits and the cost of bad ones becomes strikingly apparent.”

His work proves that we don’t need to move mountains to improve ourselves, just get 1% better every day.

Most of us are reluctant to change because breaking old habits and starting new ones can be hard. However, there are a lot of incredibly easy habits we can develop that can add up to monumental changes.

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