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Wichita School Warns Students About 'Happy Crack'

U.S. News

In 2011, officials at a Maize elementary school asked parents to discuss drugs with their children after some fifth-graders reportedly sold baggies of Kool-Aid and sugar to classmates on the bus.

Spice up at-home happy hour with these online mixology courses


And while they're slowly returning in some spots around the country, it seems like it'll take much longer for things to truly go back to normal. Or how many types of gin there are? Or maybe you're just curious what to do with those leftover bottles of cordials or liqueurs in your liquor cabinet. Regularly, this bundle of courses would cost you $450, but you can sign up for just $29.99. The Mixologist and Budding Bartender Bundle -- $29.99 See Details

Mario and pals are coming back to UK Happy Meals this week


The most famous Italian plumber, well... ever has been unexpectedly popping up all over the place lately. But skateboard shoes, late-night TV and smartphones were just the beginning. Now Mario is sliding back into Happy Meals from McDonald's according to Nintendo Life. His appearance is flawlessly timed ahead of this week's big livestream for the Wii U successor, Switch, too. Officially starting the day of said broadcast, January 11th in the UK (sorry fellow Yanks, we're getting left out this time), there will be two new toys in each meal a week, for four weeks.

Help wanted: Do you know someone in L.A. who offers great assistance to others?

Los Angeles Times

I need to ask for your help on the subject of help. I need you to tell me if you know someone in the Los Angeles area who provides a great deal of help to others. Maybe it's a teacher who is going to tremendous lengths right now to make sure the students on her screen feel connected and engaged. Or a mentor who generously opens door after door. Or a neighbor who's taken on the headache of getting those who aren't computer-savvy signed up for vaccines.

In Lieu of Happy Hour


We are halfway through our guest hosting week. Today, Kate Klonick takes the mic. She is an assistant professor at St. John's Law School, a fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, and researcher of the intersection between law and tech. She's also co-host of a daily YouTube series called In Lieu of Fun. On the Gist, how Kate found herself on a daily live show during quarantine.