Here's Why Comparing Executive Order Numbers Is a Waste of Time

Over the course of his presidency, Barack Obama issued a total of 276 executive orders. So, what exactly does that mean?

Pres. Obama signs an executive order to close Guantanamo Bay detention center. In his first week as president, Obama signed 5 executive orders. In Trump's first week, he's so far signed 5 orders and 1 notice – but there's really no point in comparing.

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Millions More Americans Are Using Marijuana, Says New Study

An expansive new study shows that marijuana use by Americans has increased significantly since 2002.

You probably could've guessed this yourself - many more Americans are smoking pot. Such is the conclusion of an expansive new study published in the medical journal Lancet.

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Should You Take "Smart Drugs" to Boost Brain Functions?

The increased use of smart drugs to boost brain performance is raising many ethical and practical questions.

The 2016 Olympics were generally a positive event, free of major controversies or disasters (#Lochtegate aside). The bigger scandals happened beforehand, with the worst being the exposure of Russia’s state-run athlete doping operation. 118 Russians ended up being banned from participating in the Olympics, many of them the best in their sports. The international community took a stand that it doesn’t want athletes to use certain chemicals that enhance performance. 

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