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Weed Vending Machines Have Hit the U.S.

These high-tech dispensers are way more conservative than you might expect.

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This month, Washington state’s legalization of recreational marijuana seemingly reached its logical conclusion with the installation of the state’s first weed vending machine in Seattle.

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Banning Junk Food in School Vending Machines Seems to Work

The first nationwide study of school junk food policies confirms that limiting kids' access to unhealthy snacks keeps them slimmer.

With rates of childhood obesity climbing over the last decade, some parents and policy-makers have thought to consider whether the availability of endless soda and junk food in school vending machines might be contributing to the problem—and if banning those foods in schools might help solve it.

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College Speaking Fees Gone Wrong: Rutgers Paid Snooki More Than Toni Morrison

The school paid the Jersey Shore reality star $32,000 for a Q&A with students. Toni Morrison is only getting $30,000 to speak at commencement.

Is the Jersey Shore's Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi worth more than a Nobel Prize winner? The Rutgers University Programming Association certainly thinks so. They paid the reality star $32,000 for a Thursday night Q&A with 1,000 students. Meanwhile, Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winning author and professor Toni Morrison will receive only $30,000 for speaking at the school's commencement on May 15. (This is not, by the way, an April Fools' Day joke.)

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