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Cannabis feminism: The new movement that has high hopes for the future

<i>After 10 years in the nascent natural beauty industry, Jessica Assaf, 26, went to Harvard Business School thinking she’d come out with a next-level</i> …

The benefits and harms of marijuana, explained by the most thorough research review yet

A new report looks at more than 10,000 studies on marijuana. It has good and bad news for pot users.<p>Marijuana has been with humans in some way or another for thousands of years. But after all this time, there is still a lot of public debate about what, exactly, pot’s risks and benefits are.<p>A recent …

Have Your Kids Do This Now to Avoid Depression Later On

Researchers have found exercise has long-term benefits for kids' mood and may help prevent depression down the road.<p>It's no secret that exercise releases feel-good endorphines and can act as a mood-enhancer. I work out for that very reason: starting my day with yoga or cardio kickstarts my positive …

This app uses a game to fight depression

A game-based app for phones and tablets called Project: EVO seems to help older adults with depression feel better by targeting underlying cognitive …

The loneliness of virtual reality

I have played with several virtual reality systems over the last few years, but just recently bought my own PlayStation VR headset for my family. It's pretty whiz-bang. Although VR still has kinks (including motion sickness for many users), it's impressive how well even these first-generation …

Virtual Reality

20 Tips to Turn Your Bedroom Into a Bohemian Paradise

Throughout the past couple years, we’ve seen the bohemian style flickering on the edges of our vision. Homes filled with houseplants, wicker chair …

Parents Don't Grasp How Negative They Come Off To Their Teens

Parents aren’t grasping how negative they seem to their kids — and it’s making teens act out even more<p>It’s no shock that research links the teen …

The true story of how Teen Vogue got mad, got woke, and began terrifying men like Donald Trump

“A woman’s preaching is like a dog’s walking on his hind legs,” Samuel Johnson said back in 1791. “It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.”<p>Over two centuries later, denigrating women who dare to express their thoughts remains a popular cultural pastime. This is especially …

Feminism

Kung Pao Cauliflower Bites [Vegan]

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Born of slavery, the Electoral College could stand against racism in 2016 — and stop Donald Trump

<b>Donald Trump; Four generations of a slave family, Smith's Plantation, Beaufort, South Carolina, circa 1862. (Getty/Mandel Ngan/Wikemedia)</b><p>Part of the Electoral College’s original purpose was to protect slave-state power. Will it redeem its history now?<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>December 15, 2016 1:00pm …

Donald Trump

I was addicted to my iPhone. These are the steps I took to get control of my life back

In early December, Sam Altman—president of startup incubator Y Combinator—sent out an ominous Tweet.<p>Digital addiction is going to be one of the great mental health crises of our time.— Sam Altman (@sama) December 3, 2016<p>Naval Ravikant, a co-founder of Angel List, an online hub for entrepreneurs and …

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License to kill: Can any amount of evidence convict a white cop who shoots a black man?

<b>(Getty/Grace Beahm-Pool)</b><p>Clear video evidence in the Walter Scott shooting wasn’t enough; for black Americans this travesty is nothing new<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>December 8, 2016 12:00am (UTC)<p>Americans of a certain age have most likely heard some version of the following story. Somewhere in the South, two …

Justice

7 Differences Between A Healthy Relationship And A Toxic One

Your partner should complement your life, not complete it.<p>You feel like a better version of yourself when you’re in a healthy, mature relationship. That doesn’t mean your partner <i>completes</i> you, but they do complement your life in just the right way.<p>What are some other signs that you’re in the right …

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7 Easy Breakfast Recipes To Make On Christmas Morning

There's nothing better on Christmas Morning than waking up to the smell of BREAKFAST! It's the perfect day to indulge in all the things. That's why I am sharing some of my favorite recipes that are not only super delicious but also really simple to make! So Enjoy!<p><b>Breakfast Monkey Bread</b><p><b>Crispy Hash</b> …

Breakfast

This Great Course on Beating Procrastination Used to Be Paid, Now It’s Free

Productivity trainer Kosio Angelov built a paid course at Udemy on how to beat procrastination, and over a thousand people took it. Now Angelov has …

JFK Airport's Long-Abandoned TWA Terminal Is Becoming A Hotel

The Saarinen-designed terminal will have a nightclub, multiple restaurants and an observation deck.<p>Hanging out at the airport isn't really something anyone actually <i>wants</i> to do, but a major renovation coming to New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) might soon change that.<p>The …

How to handle heartbreak, Buddhist style

<i>What’s the high-vibe way to deal with your lowest moments? Lodro Rinzler, the co-founder of MNDFL meditation studio in New York City, tackles that</i> …

23 Quotes That Brilliantly Illustrate the Concept of Emotional Intelligence

The terms emotional intelligence (EI) and emotional quotient (EQ) are relatively new, but the concepts are anything but.<p>Emotional intelligence is defined as a person's ability to identify emotions (in both themselves and others), to recognize the powerful effects of those emotions, and to use that …

Not sticking together: Why did women ignore the hate speech against Hillary Clinton?

<b>Donald Trump (Reuters/Brendan McDermid/Getty/Joe Raedle/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>53 percent of white women saw Hillary Clinton get harassed, but still voted against her<p>Joan Cook<p>November 27, 2016 6:07pm (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>Polls …

Hillary Clinton

4 Blow-Your-Mind Brussels Sprouts Recipes

If you're not a Brussels sprouts fan, you will be soon. From Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Maple Syrup to a creamy, cheesy Brussels Sprouts Gratin, these recipes prove that this super-green can be addictively delicious.<p><b>1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Pecans & Maple Syrup</b><p>When you …

Healthy Eating

Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes

It's hard to beat toasty-yet-tender, craggy-edged bread stuffing, and you can perfect it here with ease. Whether you're looking for inspiration for a …

Grief comes in five stages. But when it comes to Trump, I can’t get past anger

I’m a little stuck on this phase. ‘Come on, Freeman,’ I say to myself every morning. ‘President Obama said we should remember that we’re all on one team’<p>Now the fun begins! And by “fun” I mean that period after an election when everyone can blame the losing candidate’s loss on whatever their …

Donald Trump

Podcasting is the new blogging

Call it the Serial Effect – named for the true crime podcast that went viral in 2014 – but podcasting seems to have reached a tipping point in popular culture. According to The Infinite Dial 2016, a study by Edison Research and Triton Digital, an estimated 21 per cent of Americans (57 million …

Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch NYC Memorial Park Vandalized With Swastikas, Pro-Trump Graffiti

On May 3, 2013, the Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn, New York was renamed to Adam Yauch Park in memory of the Beastie Boy, who died in 2012. Today, the park was defaced with swastikas and graffiti that read “Go Trump,” <i>Billboard</i> reports. Find an image below. Yauch, like the rest of his bandmates, …

Kanye West's Endorsement of Donald Trump Infuriates Fans

Kanye West has a long habit of making outrageous remarks. But last night he reportedly interrupted his own concert several times on Thursday night to …

James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room: an antidote to shame

Garth Greenwell first took solace from James Baldwin’s Paris novel Giovanni’s Room as a teenager. Sixty years after it was published, the prize-winning author acknowledges his debt to a classic of gay literature<p>I don’t remember exactly how old I was when I first discovered <i>Giovanni’s Room</i>, but I was …

Literature

This Banana Pumpkin Protein Shake Will Feed Your Muscles—and Your Sweet Tooth

Your tastebuds will thank you for this one<p>If you want to satisfy your hankering for something sweet and seasonal, look no futher—Shom Chowdhury, cofounder of Indie Fresh in New York City, has the recipe you’ve been waiting for.<p>This rich protein shake only takes minutes to make and is loaded with …

White women, own up to it: You're the reason Hillary Clinton lost

I don't understand white women.<p>Fifty-three percent of you chose an indisputably unqualified man for a job over a woman who could run circles around him.<p>Isn't that the very thing you're always complaining about in the workplace?<p>Here, you had an opportunity to place a woman in the most coveted …