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Opioid crisis: Childhood friends die on same day, half a mile apart

Lawrenceville, Georgia (CNN)Twenty seconds is all it took to kill 19-year-old Dustin Manning. “The amount of fentanyl in his body was the equivalent to three grains of salt. That’s all it took to kill a 180-pound guy,” said Greg Manning. Why are opioids so addictive? See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. These parents believe prevention is key and education needs to start as early as fifth grade. They have started spreading awareness in their community in the hope it will save…

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Google and Cisco announce hybrid cloud partnership

Google and Cisco today announced a new partnership around helping their customers build more efficient hybrid cloud solutions. Unsurprisingly, given Google’s recent focus, this partnership centers around the Google-incubated Kubernetes container orchestration tool, as well as the Istio service mesh for connecting and securing microservices across clouds. “Google Cloud and Cisco are committed to meeting customers wherever they are in their journey to the cloud,” said Diane Greene, the CEO of Google Cloud, in today’s announcement. “This partnership enables developers and IT departments to seamlessly take advantage of the most open,…

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‘Are You The One?’ Recap: Are You There God? It’s Us, Uche And Clinton

This week on was kind of a doozy. I disagreed with someone I generally like, for once agreed with Terrence J, and finally used skills from that one psych class I took in college to identify my first psychopath! Kareem, be sure to DM me to claim your prize later, ya fucking lunatic. Meanwhile, confirmed no-matches Dimetri/Nicole and Geles/Anthony are still hooking up, which is, like, fucking pointless on so many levels. How Geles is even able to see Anthony through the mile-long eyelashes she has is beyond me. They…

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Girls in STEM now have a Lego box of their own: Women of NASA | The Daily Dot

With last year’s box-office success of Hidden Figures, it’s only fitting that the trend of promoting pioneering women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) trickled it’s way into the toy world—now, as little figures. On Tuesday Lego announced the debut of a set unlike any others before it, Women of NASA, highlighting astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman; computer scientist and entrepreneur Margaret Hamilton; astronaut, physicist and entrepreneur Sally Ride; and astronaut, physician, and engineer Mae Jemison—each as a mini-figurine. Photo via Lego The box also includes three builds illustrating…

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5 Last-Minute Slutty Halloween Costumes You Can Throw Together Right Now

Fun fact about me: Halloween is low-key one of my favorite holidays of the year. Not only is it the one time of year where it’s okay for me to dress like a hoe be me, but it’s also the one time of year where I get to exorcise all of my demons. And by “demons,” I mean the one time my mother dressed me, her first born daughter, up as the Beanie Baby pig for Halloween and then blackmailed me made it the family Christmas card for two years in…

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This cuter than cute hedgehog is Instagram-famous

Image: mashable Composite; getty images In case you forgot in the chaos of the Trumpian news cycle, there was a moment in April (50 Trump years ago) in which Jared Kushner wore a flak jacket with his name on it over a sporty navy blazer.  Is it becoming clearer now? Is your hazy memory, filled with bad quotes and images of the president shooting free throws with paper towels, beginning to formulate a clearer picture of Kushner wearing the goofy looking thing? Well, allow an ex-Obama speechwriter to clear things…

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If You And Your Partner Make Each Other Feel These 3 Things, It’s True Love

True love is not something that happens immediately. I don’t agree with the old adage that true love takes work, but I do believe that it requires construction. Your relationship starts out with a strong foundation of attraction, respect, and an emotional and intellectual spark. As you go along, you add walls, floors, windows, and paint. True love feels like a house that will contain both of you, a base where all of your material and physical needs can be met. True love is often mistaken as that jolt in your…

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New Solar Innovation Cuts Costs By 60% While Increasing Efficiency By 24%

This article was produced in partnership with Rayton Solar, a sponsor of IFLScience. Solar power isn’t just fantastic for the planet. It’s also a huge opportunity. Fortunately for us – and the planet in particular – industry doesn’t care so much about what governments do in terms of climate change regulations, more whether it can make a profit or save money. From the billions of dollars being injected into the Californian economy to the hundreds of thousands now employed in the solar industry, it is becoming more and more obvious…

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