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Was anyone ever so young? What 10 years of my Instagram data disclosed

A new California law forced Instagram to hand over my data. It included thousands of messages and photos, but not everything In the 10 days leading up to Christmas, I searched on Instagram for three of my exes, an acquaintance I met on a trip to Cuba four years ago, an account dedicated to astrology …

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Lawsuit of the pilfer lemur: human who took animal from US zoo wanted a monkey

This week the FBI released more details of the investigation into the brief 2018 abduction of Isaac, a 33 -year-old ring-tailed lemur When it comes to lemurs, Isaac is known for being an easygoing guy. He’s 33, and mostly enjoys a typical lemur life: resting, feeing, exploring, and napping in the sunshine. He’s the oldest …

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San Quentin prisoners reframe photos to share their stories

Prisoners have annotated images through the decades some brutal, some charming in an exhibition in Berkeley, California ” Was he pushed or did he jump ?” is scrawled in the margins of a black-and-white photograph of four dark figures surrounding the chalk outline of a body. In the image, there are patches of stained asphalt …

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Private firefighters and five-star hotels: how the rich sit out wildfires

Record-breaking US wildfires are fueling a cottage industry of boutique services and many are happy to pay the price With record-breaking wildfires engraving up the American west this summer, firefighters have become the rarest of civil servants: the kind almost universally lauded as heroes. Reinforcements dropped into California’s firefight from as far away as Australia …

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Leaving Los Angeles: parting to a city of dreamers and squalor

Guardian reporter Rory Carroll reflects on six years in Los Angeles at a time of soaring wealth and desperate poverty I called Los Angeles home for six years and now, as I bid goodbye, I sift through memories that feel incompatible, discordant. There was the endlessness of the city, horizons of concrete, as you fly …

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‘ Cannabis oasis ‘: Los Angeles cafe first in the US to offer dine-and-dab service

Entrepreneurs behind Lowell Cafe find the business as a major turning point toward the end of prohibition in America In some parts of America, hundreds of thousands of people are arrested each year for marijuana. In West Hollywood, it’s on the dinner menu. Lowell Cafe, opening next month in Los Angeles, is the country’s first …

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After the wildfire: treating the mental health crisis triggered by climate change

In 2017, thousands of homes in Santa Rosa, California, were wiped from the map. Now the community is helping residents cope with the trauma The nightmares maintained coming and David Leal knew he was in trouble. A navy veteran with a can-do attitude and a solidly middle-class IT undertaking at a hospital in Santa Rosa, …

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Why Does Nanny-State California Hate Coffee So Much?

Last week, a judge in California sided with the Council for Education and Research on Toxics, which had filed a lawsuit in 2010 against establishments that sell coffee–Starbucks, gas station vendors, convenience narratives like 7-Eleven, and so forth–to tack on a advising to their coffee( not unlike a cigarette’s Surgeon General warning) that each cup …

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Hollywood therapists on call ’24-7′ amid reckoning over sexual misconduct

While some in industry feel empowered by shifting attitudes, others grapple with painful memories or face guilt over having kept quiet about what they knew Film industry The Observer Hollywood therapists on call ’24-7′ amid reckoning over sexual misconduct While some in industry feel empowered by shifting attitudes, others grapple with painful memories or face …

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They taunt vegans and eat 4lb of steak a day: gratify ‘carnivore dieters’

An extreme, all animal-based diet is gaining followers in search of heightened productivity, mental lucidity, and a boosted libido. But experts express doubts For the past 18 months, Shawn Baker has feed about 4lb of steak every day. ” I’ve got two rib-eye steaks waiting for me when I get off this call ,” said …

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