10 Things You Need To Know Today (January 9)

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1. Gwyneth gets into the restaurant business.

Actress and healthy lifestyle enthusiast Gwyneth Paltrow is signing on as an investor in the expansion of chef José Andrés' vegetable-focused (and bowl-centric) food chain, Beefsteak. (Washington Post)

2. New York gets its first medical marijuana dispensary.

On Thursday, Columbia Care opened its doors in Manhattan to become the city's first-ever legal medical marijuana dispensary. (Gothamist)

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3. Would you take a bath outside?

If yes, you might want to check out Utah's Mystic Hot Springs, which capture the power of natural mineral spring water in antique bathtubs in the desert. (Daily Mail)

4. Your Easter eggs may be filled with caffeinated jelly beans this year.

The original creator of jelly beans, David Klein, hopes to give the classic candy an added kick. Seems like the caffeinated snack trend is still going strong. (Chicago Tribune)

5. Alyssa Milano defends public breastfeeding on The Wendy Williams Show.

The actress sparred with the talk-show host about nursing in public after Williams said, "I don't need to see that" and added that she thinks of breasts as "more sexual than a feeding thing." Milano shot back: "Biologically they’re not made for sexual things, that’s what we’ve done to them ... you're lucky the baby's not here. I'd whip 'em out right here and feed her on your show!" (People)

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6. A 14-year-old basketball player from Pittsburgh is making headlines.

Because she's been scoring baskets at a record pace — averaging 45 points a game. (CNN)

7. New UK guidelines suggest that any amount of alcohol consumption could have a negative impact on your health.

New guidelines from the UK Department of Health suggest both men and women should drink no more than 14 servings of alcohol per week. Even more drastically, new research suggests "there is no safe level of drinking — and any amount of alcohol can increase the risk of cancer." Yikes. (CNN)

8. The year 2015 saw a record number of wildfires in the U.S.

Unusually high, dry temperatures contributed to the 10 million acres of land that burned across the country in 2015 — roughly the area of Connecticut and Massachusetts combined. (EcoWatch)

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9. Could black pudding be the next superfood?

A staple of the "full English breakfast," blood pudding — which usually contains pig's blood and oatmeal — may be the "it" food of 2016 due to its high concentration of vital minerals and nutrients such as iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. (Independent)

10. Your work life is affecting your love life, just not in the way you think it is.

Apparently, being "married" to your job isn't actually detrimental to your real marriage — or to any romantic relationship for that matter. (mbg)

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