Ryan Begin, an injured veteran, says marijuana helped his pain and PTSD in ways that prescription drugs did not. Those drugs "drained his soul," he says. But pot brought on new complications for the Iraq vet because while six states allow the use of marijuana for PTSD, the federal government does not.
The president commuted the sentences of eight people convicted on cocaine-related charges and pardoned 13 others convicted of other offenses.
Many people over 60 won't have to work so hard to lower their blood pressure, if doctors adhere to guidelines for treatment. That's because there's a lack of proof that people with moderately high blood pressure can reduce their risk of heart attacks and strokes by trying to lower it substantially with drugs.
The state's Supreme Court unanimously ruled to validate a practice that had started on the county level in the absence of a specific state law.
At the London trial of editors for the now-defunct News of the World, prosecutors played recordings of messages left by Prince William for his then-girlfriend. Editors from the tabloid are on trial for their alleged roles in the hacking scandal.
Deconstructed salads and nachos go in hexagonal bowls that mimic the layout of the German board game with a cult following. Cookbook author Chris-Rachel Oseland says that the recipes are perfect for die-hard players with dietary restrictions.
Going without insurance would be a gamble. But the high deductibles of Affordable Care Act plans make them a hard sell for Tammy Boudreaux. If her health holds up, she could skip insurance, pay a penalty and still save a couple of hundred dollars a month.
Rev. Frank Schaefer presided over his son's marriage to another man six years ago. When his congregation learned about the marriage this year, a complaint was filed with United Methodist officials. The church says same-sex marriage is "incompatible with Christian teaching." Schaefer disagrees.
In America, pizza chains try to outdo each other by layering ever-more cheese on pies. But in Israel, vegans have convinced one pizza giant to take it all off. Bowing to a campaign from a group that promotes the vegan lifestyle in Israel, Domino's has added cheese-less pizzas to its menu there.
We’re nearing end of days for the 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulb. They are being replaced by more energy efficient lighting, CFLs and LEDs, often with a cooler light. At the beginning of the year, the 40 and 60 watt bulbs will no longer be made or imported into the U.S. And they’ll slowly start to disappear from store shelves.
So, we thought we’d hold a little memorial service, to say goodbye to the incandescent bulb.
“Oh my god, tears are coming to my eyes,” says Kathy Pryzgoda, principal lighting designer for lightstudioLA. “I’m kidding, but I’m not really kidding.” Saying goodbye, she says, means saying goodbye to the glow of the incandescent bulb, its ability to warm and dim.
“It’s a feeling that you’re going to miss,” says LA interior designer Ruth Storc, “It’s the feeling of a space that has a natural warmth to it, and that really comes from lighting.”
We know, like all creations, this bulb wasn’t perfect. It burned hot. It was wasteful.
But, we celebrate. The new generation owes its success to the passing generation.
We asked the inventor of the bulb to share his thoughts -- Thomas Edison. (Via Edison impersonator RJ Lindsey.)
HILL: How do you feel, Mr. Edison, that your incandescent light bulb is now being phased out?
EDISON: Well, I will tell you, if I were still inventing I would have invented whatever they are going to phase me out with.
Derek Porter, a professor at Parsons The New School for Design, offers an appropriate epitaph: “Best Wishes, Warm Friend.”
Best wishes, warm friend.