San Diego, California - One of the well-known effects of marijuana usage is popularly called “the munchies” – a strong desire to snack. So, was it accidental that a young Girl Scout in San Diego managed to sell 300 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in the space of just six hours standing in front of a newly opened pot shop, asks the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. 

Washington, DC - Food Tank has gathered the latest books for Winter 2018 to feed your voracious appetite for reading! From North America’s fisheries and oceans to Australia’s sunburned landscapes and regenerative farmers, these books cover a range of themes. Discover the growing movements for land and culinary justice, how capitalism shapes the food system, or how to incorporate insects into a dessert menu. Whether you’re looking for inspiration in the kitchen or beginning your journey as a food activist, there are plenty of great books below to choose from to help feed your imagination.

Washington, DC - Whose bright idea was it to ring in the New Year with a lot of noise and revelry?

Imperial, California - DNA testing appears to have been a very popular activity this holiday season.  A pair of 60 year olds in Hawaii, friends since they were in the sixth grade together, decided to take DNA tests.   Alan Robinson who was adopted at an early age and Walter Macfarlane who never knew his father used a gene matching Web site to find clues as to their family histories. 

Washington, DC - Ask Rusty - Losing Benefits You Have Earned

Dear Rusty: I'm 73 years old and have finally decided to call it quits from working and start taking life easy.  My wife is 72 and has never worked outside our home, but we're both in good health and are looking forward to "the good life" just doing what we want to do.  I haven't taken my Social Security yet because I've been working, but now that I'm retired from work we'll need the extra money to do the things we want to do.  How and when should I apply for benefits? ~ Finally Retired

Washington, DC - Looking for an attention-getting idea when decorating your Christmas tree this year?  How about festooning that conifer with live birds.