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How much marijuana in that pot brownie? Candy bar? Chocolate can throw off potency tests

Something about chocolate, chemists say, seems to interfere with marijuana potency testing. A chocolate labeled as 10 milligrams of THC could have far more and send someone to the emergency room with hallucinations.

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Women are growing out their body hair — garnering support, criticism

Body hair has been embraced by celebrities who speak proudly of their unshaven underarms and influencers who post unapologetically about their visible leg hair.

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Pilates ring a great tool to work your inner thighs

With ring in hands, you can lie down in front of the couch or even on the couch to do a great inner thigh workout with these 3 exercises.

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Palindrome Week! It’s the last one of this century

It’s the only week – well, 10 days – in the year when each day’s date can be read the same backward and forward.

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Man charged $68,000 for ‘most expensive beer in history’ at UK hotel

When he paid for the beer, the customer said he didn’t have his reading glasses. He signed the bill and said he didn’t need a receipt. As of Friday, he still had not received a refund.

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Kids should get flu shot before Halloween — and more vaccination guidelines

Some parents don’t see the urgency with more than half reporting in a recent survey that they believe the vaccination causes the flu. Eighty percent of kids who died from the flu in 2017-2018 were not vaccinated.

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‘Friends’ sofa embarks on world tour, includes Chicago dates

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Oprah Winfrey set for wellness arena tour in 2020

She is working in conjunction with WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined) to offer a full-day of wellness conversations during the nine-city tour.

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Chicago’s Nicole J. Butler: ‘She Shed’ State Farm commercial went viral, changed her life

Will there be a sequel? ‘I’m hoping we will all get to eventually see the "chichier" she shed. Maybe one with two stories and an elevator?’

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MGM to use Las Vegas shooting site as community center, parking for NFL stadium

Until the community and athletic center is completed, the property will serve as parking for games and concerts at the new $1.9 billion stadium being built for the Raiders when the team moves to Las Vegas next year. It will also create a space on the property to remember the victims.

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Ariana Grande suing Forever 21 for $10 million over ‘look-alike’ ad campaign

The lawsuit alleges Forever 21 and its beauty brand Riley Rose published "at least 30 unauthorized images and videos misappropriating Ms. Grande’s name, image, likeness, and music in order to create the false perception of her endorsement."

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Justice Sotomayor encourages kids to ‘Just Ask’ in new book

The book introduces readers to children who face what Sotomayor calls "life challenges" as they work together to create a garden rich with different flowers and plants, a metaphor for their own differences.

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Kim Kardashian West drops hint about more kids: ‘4 is all I can handle’

Aside from being a mom, overseeing her beauty line, KKW, her shapewear brand and filming for "Keeping up with the Kardashians," she’s also in school to become a lawyer.

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Dior faces outrage over new ad for Sauvage fragrance

The French luxury goods company posted a trailer Friday with a Lakota dancer in colorful clothing that it said embodied modern Native American culture and promised more details on the fragrance Monday.

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Star Wars hotel at Disney World like a cruise into outer space

Instead of traveling on the high seas, visitors will be made to feel like they’ve been launched from a parking lot at Walt Disney World in Florida to a spaceship millions of miles above Earth.

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Fashion maven Isabel Toledo, designer for Michelle Obama, dies at 59

Though she presented her first collection in 1985, Toledo’s work grabbed attention after Obama wore some of her looks at the inauguration, including the lemongrass shift dress in wool and lace.

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Starbucks announces new Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew alongside Pumpkin Spice Latte; both arrive Tuesday

This is Starbucks’ first new pumpkin coffee drink since it launched the PSL. Other retailers are offering PSL beverages, food products, too.

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Kim Kardashian West renames Kimono shapewear line

The new name, changed amid outcry over cultural appropriation, is SKIMS Solutionwear.

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Lara Spencer on ‘insensitive’ Prince George comments about ballet: ‘I screwed up’

Fabrice Calmels, principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet was among the dancers who chatted with Spencer during a segment Monday on "GMA" about the repercussions of her comments.

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Model became Dior ‘mannequin’ by knocking on fashion designer’s door

Designers and artisans would pin, prod or tuck fabric and toiles to these living "mannequins" to bring sketches and ideas to life.

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Weight loss among fat-acceptance influencers fraught with controversy

Fat-acceptance and body-positive influencers are on the rise on social media and as fashion models as they fight back against the damaging pressures of idealized beauty peddled online and off.

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Most metrics provided by your Apple Watch, Fitbit aren’t helpful, doctors say

There’s still lots of room for technological error because the trackers measure a person’s heart rate on the wrist rather than closer to the chest, and readings can be skewed by movement and sweat.

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Target to launch flagship Good & Gather brand with more than 2,000 items

The products are made without artificial flavors and sweeteners, synthetic colors and high-fructose corn syrup and carry a money-back guarantee: "Love every bite or your money back."

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Aidy Bryant debuts plus-size fashion line

Named for the "SNL" star’s great aunt, the Pauline fashion line is starting small with just one dress in three blue styles: a solid, a stripe and a gingham.

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Wedding costs add up, millennials having a hard time budgeting for the season

Between showers, bachelorette and bachelor parties and the big day itself, wedding party members spend an average of about $730.

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Girls report more harassment amid rise in cyberbullying

Three times as many girls reporting being harassed online or by text message than boys, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

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New York state bans de-clawing of cats

Declawing a cat involves slicing through bone to amputate the first segment of a cat’s toes. The operation was once commonly performed to protect furniture and human skin from feline scratching.

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Study of polls finds most now consider women as intelligent as men

The study credits women’s increased participation in the workforce as a reason they’re viewed as more competent.

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Indiana Dunes — what’s in store at the new national park

It’s an island of nature in an otherwise heavily developed place — a slice of wild along 15 miles of Lake Michigan shore, where you can see the Chicago skyline from the beach.

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Beach etiquette: Don’t be the person every beachgoer hates

The biggest pet peeves: litter, music, cigarette butts, space stealers and unsupervised kids.

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This app shows you what you’ll look like when you’re old

Everyone’s suddenly posting pictures of what they might look like when they’re old. Here’s how to get in on the fun.

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Lady Gaga launches makeup brand on Amazon Prime Day upsetting some fans

Though many fans celebrated the launch, some expressed disappointment that Gaga had opted to partner with Amazon given the company’s current battle with employees over working conditions.