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December 2012

$1 trillion down the rathole and counting: the ill-fated war on drugs

This HND piece takes a hard look at the incredibly foolish, pointless, and wasteful War on Drugs. Finally, a few states have seen fit to legalize marijuana, so at long last, cracks are appearing. One of the leading players in the battle for legalization is LEAP—Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. Yup, thousands of former narcs have also seen the light.

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Bringing your own, device

This HND piece takes a look at the growing trend allowing people to bring their own devices, to connect to enterprise networks. By all accounts, this is not a good idea, but since it superficially saves money, it is becoming quite popular—in all sorts of businesses, including health care facilities.

As you might expect, there are numerous security tools available to help control the damage, but even so, many experts are predicting the worst.

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A look at omega-3, omega-6, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

This HND piece discusses some of the health benefits of these compounds.  And, unlike most other articles you may have seen on the topic, we actually define what "Omega-3" and "Omega-6" mean.

As to the ratio of omega-6s to omega-3s, it might not be quite as important as we've been led to believe.

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Silver Linings Playbook

The rom-com for people—like me—who normally don't care for romantic comedies. My review is up at the Mike's Comments.

Great performances and a fine script will engage you, as you watch two people with real issues fall in love. Their mostly misguided family and friends offer little help along the way, which makes the journey all the more bittersweet.

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Quality time

This HND piece takes a look at the sad notion of "quality time," but does include a link to a service that is actually helping parents to achieve this mystical goal—in part, anyway.

We quote two bellwether articles on the subject, ironically with the same title: "The Myth of Quality Time." Also mentioned is the notorious McMartin case, created pretty much out of whole cloth by guilty parents, evil health care "providers," and an astonishingly corrupt media.

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