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Politics

Could hemp make a resurgence thanks to marijuana legalization?

Ballot measures passed in Colorado and Washington legalize hemp as well as marijuana. Could this kick-start an industry?

Living

Umbra’s second helpings: Stressing out

The elections have you frazzled? Umbra says to chill the frack out.

Cities

Growing urban electorate is bad news for Republicans

The presidential election wasn't blue states versus red states: it was cities versus everyone else.

Politics

Marijuana may be more law-friendly, but it’s not more eco-friendly

Washington and Colorado voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Can legalization help the pot industry blaze a greener trail?

Living

If this walrus can do aerobics, what’s your excuse?

He manages to do leg lifts and he doesn't even have legs! That's dedication.

Living

The coolest ways to charge your phone when you don’t have power

Post-Sandy, our idea of "emergency supplies" might expand beyond canned goods and water to include one of these cell-charging innovations.

Living

Ask Umbra: Am I saving too many emails?

A reader wonders if her overflowing inbox is polluting the planet. Umbra tells her how to take a byte out of her energy use.

Living

Eau de Chicago: Perfume uses local ingredients to bottle Windy City’s essence

Tru Blooms Chicago is made from flowers grown in the Windy City's urban gardens. Smelling like Chicago is finally a good thing.

Cities

New York City cancels marathon in light of Sandy’s devastation

Sandy devastation forces officials to cancel one of the city's premier athletic events -- and many New Yorkers breathe a sigh of relief.