The Daily Talker
Photos have been spreading all over social media in recent weeks showing scouts set up outside dispensaries in California, Arizona, and other states that allow medical marijuana. One scout in San Francisco sold more than a hundred boxes in just a couple of hours.
While it may sound like a smart way to increase sales, don’t look for it to happen in the one state where recreational pot is already legal: Colorado.
Thanks to smartphones, more and more drivers have access to GPS units and turn-by-turn directions. A tourist from Arizona says his is partly to blame for a very close call.
He wound up driving his rental car onto a set of railroad tracks in Webster, after the GPS told him to turn down an alley. He says both the alley and the tracks were covered with snow.
Robin Thicke is one of the biggest stars in music right now, but some Boston University students don’t want him performing on the campus next month.
At issue his his song “Blurred Lines”. According to a petition created on the Change.org website, the group Humanists of Boston University says the song “celebrates having sex with women against their will. Lyrics such as, ‘I know you want it,’ explicitly use non-consensual language. And while watching the extremely explicit video, the insinuations grow from subtle to explicit to obnoxious.”
Most students in Massachusetts are on vacation this week. One of the exceptions is Taunton.
Because of concerns about the number of snow days in past years, the district changed its calendar. Instead of a week off in February, students got only a four-day weekend.
Teachers in Kansas would have more power to spank children under a bill introduced in the state legislature.
Currently, state law allows teachers, other caregivers and parents to spank children, as long as it is not hard enought o leave marks. Under the bill by Kansas House member Gail Ginney, a Democrat from Wichita, the law would allow up to ten strikes of the hand, and smaks that are hard enough to cause redness and bruising.
A potentially deadly drinking game is being blamed for taking lives in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and there are concerns it could come to the United States next.
The game is called “neknominate”, where young people post video of themselves drinking large amounts of alcohol in different ways, then challenge their friends to do the same thing — or come up with something even more extreme.
You’ll now have a lot more options — nearly fifty terms — when filling out your gender information on Facebook.
The social networking site has been working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups to expand the choices beyond male and female, and says the change is aimed at giving people more choices in how they describe themselves.
When a nursing mother from Raynham got called for jury duty, she hoped there would be a small room she could use her breast pump during the day. Instead, Colleen Swanson had to use the restroom.
Like many women, the new mom of a five-month-old boy uses a breast pump to collect milk for her son when the two are separated. When she asked a court officer where she could go, she was directed to the ladies room.
Sports Illustrated has featured countless famous models in its annual swimsuit issue. For the 50th anniversary issue hitting newsstands next week, Christie Brinkley, Kathy Ireland and Heidi Klum won’t be the only ones striking sexy poses — so will Barbie.
Barbie’s photo spread will include 22 of the dolls, and to mark the occassion Mattel will sell a collector doll exclusively at Target stores.
With another storm headed toward New England later this week, students will be waiting to find out if they will get yet another snow day. During recent snowstorms in Illinois, several schools sent students electronic assignments for them to complete on school-issued iPads. In Ohio, a new state law allows districts to make up as many as three snow days per year by requiring students to complete assignments that are posted online.