(ed: not sure what the figures would be for new zealand – but these predictions for america are somewhat impressive..?..eh..?..)
Legalizing marijuana nationwide would create more than one million new jobs within the next decade – a new study says.
Analysis from New Frontier Data – a firm that focuses on the marijuana industry – also found that the federal government would create at least $131.8 billion in federal tax revenue over the next eight years if cannabis were legalized in all 50 states.
Berries are an excellent nutritious choice for stopping sugar cravings.
They taste sweet but their high fiber content means they are actually quite low in sugar.
This could make them a great choice if you think your sugar cravings are linked to habit rather than hunger.
For example you might crave sweet foods while you’re watching TV.
Additionally, berries are rich in plant compounds and have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
SUMMARY: Berries taste sweet but they are high in fiber and low in sugar.
Regularly eating berries may also help reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes.
‘The UK had the lowest proportion of sugar in their drinks which kind of ties in with the fact that the whole taxation is working for them.
What they do in the UK is they pass that sugar tax on to manufacturers.
So the manufacturers have been reformulating the beverages in the UK to avoid the sugar levy’.
It makes more sense than taxing consumers – Chepulis said.
‘Otherwise you’re just passing that tax on to the people that can least afford it.
It’s much better just to have a product that is healthier to begin with.
People are still going to drink it’.
But for manufacturers it’s all about selling – Chepulis said.
It’s March 2012 – the middle of exam term and my friend is in despair.
She can’t access her Facebook.
Nordic app Hold is hoping to combat such examples of student smartphone addiction.
It rewards users for not looking at their phones on campus – a task so difficult for my zombified-friend that she resorted to using a website that locks her out of all social media accounts.
In Norway 40% of students use Hold.
One in eight people are addicted to their phones and at university this can be toxic.
Using Hold requires self-restraint: press a button and the app will time how long you refrain from using your phone but there are no punishments if you do.
If you don’t however you will be rewarded with points that can be redeemed at partner businesses – you can cash in for cinema tickets for example.