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Hi, My friend is using ice and smoking dope. He says it makes him feel good like his medication doesn’t. His parents know but don’t know what to do. I am worried, as he has stopped being chatty and is not going out or doing anything. He is changing, but worse. Any advice?

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On the weekend, President Trump declared a national emergency in an effort to fund the US-Mexico border. In doing so, he’ll effectively bypass Congress and gain access to billions of dollars, among other capacities, which include the ability to declare curfews and even limit citizens' actual movements. It’s a scary amount of power for any president to have, but what exactly does this declaration, well, declare? Here’s what you need to know.

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Dear Lifehacker, Much of your advice around resumes is all about getting your foot in the door -- past the auto-screeners and the six-second glances. But what if I'm already in the door? I'm being referred for a job, and I'm wondering if you've got any advice for this situation. I figure they'll spend a bit longer looking at it since they're giving me an interview.

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No doubt thanks to Donald Trump, Brexit, and a string of anti-establishment leaders and parties in Europe, Latin America and Asia, everyone seems to be talking about populism. But what is it exactly? And why does it have such a bad rap?

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More of us are relying on debit and credit cards to get through our daily lives. A study from the researchers at the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) found that Australians are using cards more often than cash to pay for things.

While this may be the case - thanks to things like PayPass and tap-and-go - not everywhere will accept cards, so how much cash should you be carrying?

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A little while ago, it was revealed that Mark Zuckerberg and other high-level Facebook execs had access to a special feature that allowed them to erase messages they had sent to user inboxes. So, if The Zuck sent you a message, you might find it gone days or weeks later. Last year, Facebook said a similar feature would be made available to everyone. That new feature as now arrived in Facebook Messenger for iOS and Android. Here's how it works and how to use it.

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Many VPN companies promise to use strong encryption to secure data, and say they protect users’ privacy by not storing records of where people access the service or what they do while connected. However, most people – including VPN customers – don’t have the skills to double-check that they’re getting what they paid for.

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Marijuana's incredible variability in potency - based on where it's grown and how it's ingested - make it difficult to pinpoint its strength over time. With that said, today's 'pot' strains really do seem to be stronger, according to several recent reports.

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Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft heave been battling it out, in a four-way Battle Royale, for smart assistant supremacy. And while each platform has its own loyal following, only one can be the best. Each year Loup Ventures tests out the main contenders to determine the smartest of the bunch. And while the winner remains unchanged, the gap between first place and the rest of the pack is narrowing.

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We’re taking on a question that I’ve been curious about for some time — not that I’m never not curious about your questions, but this one is a topic that’s bounced around my head a bit, because I am lazy and I hate fussing with password management whenever possible.

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When you’re laid up with sniffles and a sore throat, few things offer real relief. (Rest, fluids, and behind-the-counter Sudafed are most of those things.) But there are plenty of “natural” items on health store shelves that claim to help.

Today we’re looking at one with a teensy bit of scientific evidence behind it: elderberry syrup.

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Pegging was the hottest sex trend this year and far from being a fad, is fast becoming something most couples try at least once. Here's everything first timers need to know (but were perhaps afraid to ask!)