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My What?!

Your endocannabinoid system is alive and well in your body even if you never consume cannabis. But what happens when you do? The endocannabinoid system. Let’s face it – it sounds confusing and a bit scary. But understanding how and why this system functions in your body can help you make the best decisions about cannabis and you. So, it’s time to dust off the far regions of your brain that helped you through high school biology and settle in. WHAT EXACTLY IS THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM? The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a molecular system responsible for regulating and balancing many processes in the body, including immune response, communication between cells, appetite and metabolism, memory, and more. Enter cannabis. The ECS is a network of cell receptors that respond to key molecules found in cannabis, known as cannabinoids. The system was first discovered in the early 1990s by researchers who were

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Russell Peters: A Crazy Business

Russell Peters wants to make you laugh. He just hopes you’re not so ‘woke,’ you won’t be able to. I’ve been waiting for almost three hours for Russell Peters to appear on my computer screen. It’s a strange, modern way of being stood up: staring at a screen, waiting nervously for a stranger’s face to pop up. He’s on tour, preparing to go on stage in Chicago in less than 30 minutes. I’ve resigned myself to being rescheduled.  So I’m surprised when he finally appears, adjusting his hair in the camera. He’s in the green room of the theatre in Chicago and I’m shocked at how calm and engaged he is despite the comings and goings of his fellow comedians. He’s apologetic for making me wait. I get the feeling he’s used to — if not agitated by — being booked for back-to-back commitments. There is a sibling issue. His

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Boomers and the dating game

Connection is key to health and well-being. With one-third of boomers currently single, it might be time to get back on the proverbial horse. Margaret Sampson hasn’t been on an actual date in almost 35 years – not since she was 21. She wants to find a partner, but has no idea where to start. “My marriage ended and although it wasn’t perfect, it was comfortable,” she says. “The idea of dating again feels daunting. Do I even know how to do it still?” Her situation is not unique. Let’s face it – sometimes life doesn’t pan out. People grow apart, illness happens. Or maybe life has passed you by and that special someone hasn’t surfaced yet. There are many reasons people find themselves single at an unexpected age. Whatever the circumstances, more and more people are finding themselves single after 50, so if you are lonely, you are certainly not alone.

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