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Facts Should Determine Marijuana Debate

Marijuana legalization is a controversial topic on both the state and federal level. While there is no shortage of opinions on the topic, there aren’t a lot of facts. Thankfully, that could soon change with the introduction of the Marijuana Data Collection Act. The federal

Athelstan: The Making of England

Athelstan: The Making of England by Tom Holland is an excellent short biography of the first king of a unified England. The book is part of the Penguin Monarchs series, which offers expert accounts of England’s rulers in a short, highly readable format. As vividly detailed in the

Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life

Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life

Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life by Robert Dallek opens a window into the President’s mind and psychological profile of this ambitious man who used his family name and privilege to its best advantage. There are many good biographies of FDR, but none portray him as much

How Hemp Became Criminal in the United States

How Hemp Became Criminal in the United States

As New Jersey begins to talk about marijuana legalization, the value of hemp should not be overlooked. Hemp and marijuana are both from the species cannabis. However, because hemp contains nearly no delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it can’t be used as a psychoactive drug. Rather, it has

What Is a Firmware Update?

What Is a Firmware Update?

If you own a smartphone, digital camera, tablet or similar device, you’ve probably been asked to conduct a firmware update. You’ve likely also wondered what is it and why is it necessary? In basic terms, firmware is software that is embedded in a piece of hardware,

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Is Apple iOS 12 Really Groundbreaking?

Apple recently unveiled iOS 12 at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018. Now, the question is whether the new software version is truly revolutionary or whether Apple is becoming too complicated? Apple continues to unveil new versions of its iPad and iPhone software. While each