The Next Frontier in the Weed Business Is Sick, Old Dogs

Given how much Americans love their pets and how often they express that love by spending large amounts of money (not criticizing; I own a quadruple-decker cat tower), it was only a matter of time before somebody started selling cannabis treats for sad sick old dogs. Welcome to the latest frontier in marijuana… » 4/13/15 7:45pm 4/13/15 7:45pm

Some Dietary Supplements Found to Contain 'Amphetamine-Like' Compound

Another day, another reminder that you can’t always trust what’s on the side of a pill bottle, and just because it says “all natural” doesn’t make it the same thing as a bran muffin. This time it’s weight-loss supplements, which could very well contain something a lot like amphetamines. » 4/07/15 5:20pm 4/07/15 5:20pm

Audubon Society Slams 'Sad Ravings' of 'Consumerist' Jonathan Franzen

When he isn’t sharing his thoughts about the Internet with the Internet, bestselling author Jonathan Franzen is a birder. He recently wrote a long essay speculating that the looming threat of global climate change is encouraging us to abandon more concrete (but smaller-scale) bird-related conservation efforts. He… » 4/03/15 1:50pm 4/03/15 1:50pm

The Best Sneakers for Your Wedding, and Other Not-Excruciating Shoes

The thing about a wedding is it's usually long, the person in the dress is often the most encumbered by her or his outfit (or outfits!), and there are very few people out there who really want to spend seven hours in stilettos no matter how perfectly they shape our beleaguered legs under all the lace, satin, and tulle. » 4/01/15 3:45pm 4/01/15 3:45pm

Fashion Before Duty: Cop Retires Rather Than Give Up His Cowboy Hat

In Pinedale, Wyoming, a tiny burg in the Western part of the Most Western State of Them All, a new sheriff has imposed a dress code unto his charges, in that he wishes them to no longer wear cowboy boots and hats while they're on the clock. This was seen as such an extreme move, one police officer retired in protest.… » 2/04/15 7:10pm 2/04/15 7:10pm