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What Your Social Situation Says About How You’re Likely To Die

Posted on · A new study co-authored by a Rice University sociologist suggests if you’re divorced, you stand a better chance of dying accidentally. The study, “The Social Side of Accidental Death,” examines the possible links between social relationships, socio-economic status, life expectancy, and quality of life. We’ll learn more about the study and its potential implications…for depressing all divorced, single or poorly educated people.

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Legalizing Marijuana & Audio Art: Houston Matters for Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Posted on · The state of Colorado now allows the sale of marijuana for recreational use. Thousands of Coloradans, as well as people from outside the state, have descended on dispensaries to purchase pot legally. The state of Texas has been very conservative for a very long time, so at first glance, it seems unlikely that legalization of marijuana could happen here anytime soon. […]