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\usepackage{multicol}

\begin{document}
\begin{multicols}{2}

blah blah blah blah

\columnbreak

More, blah blah blah blah
\end{multicols}
\end{document}

Now figure and table enviroments just won't work at all. In fact, they
won't even print. The answer?

\makeatletter
\newenvironment{tablehere}
  {\def\@captype{table}}
  {}

\newenvironment{figurehere}
  {\def\@captype{figure}}
  {}
\makeatother

Use tablehere and figurehere to insert tables and figures
(respectively) exactly where they are in the source.

When using \includegraphics you can use the multicols defined
variable \columnwidth to size your images correctly for the width of
the column.

\includegraphics[width=\columnwidth]{picture.pdf}