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Mind & Brain
  • The first human colonists on Mars are expected to endure intense amounts of stress while adapting to the planet.
  • Their maintaining mental wellbeing is critical for successful colonization efforts.
  • In a 2018 study, participants perceived a 58 percent reduction in anxiety and stress following cannabis use.
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Why millions of Americans didn’t vote during the midterms

Fall is a bad time to hold elections.

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Politics & Current Affairs
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  • Political philosopher John Stuart Mill believed it would be for the collective good if everybody voted.
  • Because of logistics, we may need to change the time of year we vote.
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Does going 'open' strengthen or compromise a relationship?

Does opening up a relationship to new sexual playmates strengthen the bond between a committed pair, or, does doing so compromise it?

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Dolphin sanctuary gains steam thanks to 'The Cove' director push

Louie Psihoyos — the director of the Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove — is scouting out locations for his latest project, a real-life dolphin sanctuary.

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