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5 Reasons Legalized Marijuana Might Be Bad for Pot Smokers

If you're a smoker, it's the dream you've always dreamed of, but is it really going to be the stoner utopia some people are expecting?


The 6 Weirdest Things We've Learned Since 9/11

I'm starting to think we overreacted to the terrorism thing.


My Day as a Renegade Cop (On a Police Ride-Along)

I got to spend a night in the passenger seat of a patrol car as it hurtled through the mean streets of Los Angeles County's upper crust.


7 Reasons the World Looks Worse Than It Really Is

We're living in the glorious golden age of civilization and that life is improving for the species at a dizzying rate not even hippies could have hoped for in their smelliest dreams.


22 Insane Laws You Won't Believe Exist in the Modern World

America is on this list about exactly as much as you'd expect it to be.


The 6 Most Hilarious Ways Mainstream Media Failed at Google

When the work we do is seen by others, it's important to be thorough when checking facts. The people on this list learned that the hard way.


15 True Stories That Will Make You Believe in Karma

Sometimes, problems just have a way of working themselves out without our help.


6 Reasons You Really Can't Believe Anything You Read Online

People have been complaining about bias and lies in the media since there was a media to complain about, but the advent of the Internet has created brand new reasons the media is screwed.


4 Questions People Debating Rape Jokes Should Ask Themselves

Quite simply, I don't fully understand what either side is trying to prove. Yes, I do, generally, but not when you nail down specifics like you should in any reasoned debate.


5 Scary Myths You Probably Believe About the Economy

Spoiler alert: nobody can actually predict the economy.


The 5 Easiest Ways to Ruin Any Vacation

Any vacation can be undone by an ill-timed malady.


The 4 Most Weirdly Outdated Corporate Policies

It's so baffling that some of the biggest corporations are still stubbornly adhering to policies that should have been phased out years, if not decades ago.


4 Things We Should Remember When Arguing About Politics

Political discourse in America has reached levels of douchebaggery previously only theorized about but never observed, like conversational dark matter.