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Archive: June 29, 2008 - July 5, 2008

Salvia: A 'Drug of Concern'

Salvia divinorum is not your average herb. But it is easy to grow and dangerous to ingest. And because it is easy and legal in many places to obtain, particularly over the Internet, it has developed a growing market in young adults. The Drug Enforcement Administration has classified the plant...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 3, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (30)

To Leash or Not to Leash

At first glance, the backpacks that have been popping up on toddlers lately look adorable. Soft monkeys, bears and dogs with straps. But look closer. The tail's attached to a grown-up. They seemed to be haunting me as we explored Sesame Place one day last week. And then a friend...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 2, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (226)

Making the Drive Time Fly

Fof3 posed the question last week while I was traveling (good timing, by the way!), so here goes: What are the best car games for travel sanity? And yes, we know that many folks rely heavily on in-car DVD players, handheld video games and iPods. But when all that's just...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 1, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Guns in the House

Take a break from the computer for a few days, and look what happens -- gasp! -- news. First, on Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that child rapists could not receive the death penalty. While I'm certain that we all have our own views on whether or not this is...

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 30, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (173)


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