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CANNABIS COUNTRY MONEY

What would it take to break away from US legal tender? When one resident of an isolated Northern California town proposed a new type of currency, it challenged how alternative his neighbors were willing to be.
LATITUDE AND SOLITUDE

No sweetheart in your life? Tired of feeling rejected and confused? Maybe you need a vacation. Luckily for you, the world is full of places that were made for wallowing.
BIG MONEY TIME

As soon as they turn 18, members of North Carolina's Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians become eligible to receive a check that can reach into the six figures. What do you do when you're young and suddenly flush with cash?
WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE

On TV, a few pushes on their chest will bring someone back to life. But the truth — as described here by a palliative care physician at Duke University School of Medicine — is more complicated.
COMFORT FOOD

In Japan, a pair of upright chopsticks is placed in a bowl of rice beside the deceased as it is prepared for viewing. In Belgium, funeral food, usually dark bread or cake, must be devoid of other colors and served on a black napkin or plate. White wine is served to avoid the introduction of color to the meal.
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