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The LaCroix of cannabis?

Fast Company Cannabis startups envision a not-too-distant future in which consumers seek alternative refreshments during happy hour. By Rina Raphael As the cannabis industry continues to go more mainstream, entrepreneurs are on the lookout for the next niche market. Edibles have been done every which way, CBD-infused lotions and body care products are now touted by the likes of Kathy Ireland and Meryl Streep, and even “King of Instagram” Dan Bilzerian has a vape line.…

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Psychologist explains how to beat social anxiety

It is rarely helpful to tell a shy person to “just be yourself!” Riffing on that frustrating exchange, clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen has written a book that she hopes will answer the question the anxious person usually asks in return: How? Hendriksen received her doctorate from UCLA and today works at Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. She is the author of How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above…

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LAX to allow marijuana in carry-ons

OS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, better known as LAX, has announced that it will permit travelers to bring small amounts of legal marijuana through security in their carry-on bags. But wait: That doesn’t mean you can toke up at the airport. Pot is legal in several US states, but not on the federal level, so you still need to study up before packing your bags on your way out of LA. In 2016, California passed Proposition…

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That’s right, banking is coming to 7-Eleven next month

Seh-wen, is there anything you can’t do? After months of rumors, it’s now official: banking is coming to 7-Eleven.  As reported by Khaosod English, Government Savings Bank will be the first to offer basic banking transactions at 13,000 Seh-wen nationwide, starting from Oct 31. Under the pilot banking program, Government Savings Bank customers will be able to deposit and withdraw funds at 7-Eleven’s counter service, with a charge of B15 per transaction. There’s no minimum transaction, with deposits of up to B30,000…

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How traveling abroad with kids showed how to fix US transit

Our trip to Sweden featured reliable trains, wide sidewalks, ubiquitous bathrooms—and no car seats ACH TIME I TRAVEL, I find that the most disorienting part of the trip is what I eventually end up wanting to replicate at home. This summer, I sat on a subway platform beneath Stockholm, mulling how I could bring a stress-free transit-riding experience back with me. My three-year-old sat next to me, enthralled by a wall of colorful geometric graphics…

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