Anam Matteson

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The Needle, the Cops, and How You Really 'Hit Bottom'

I was expecting my friend Lina to return with money for the coke Matt and I had just fronted her. I spent the next five years of my life dealing with the repercussions of that day.<p><i>The following is an excerpt from VICE drug columnist Maia Szalavitz's forthcoming book</i> Unbroken Brain<i>, published next</i> …

Eddy Cue warns precedent set by San Bernardino case could lead to company being forced to turn users’ smartphones into surveillance devices<p>If the FBI wins in its case against Apple to help it unlock the San Bernardino killer’s iPhone 5C, it won’t be long before the government forces Apple to turn …

Privacy

The Science of Developing Mental Toughness in Your Health, Work, and Life

Have you ever wondered what makes someone a good athlete? Or a good leader? Or a good parent? Why do some people accomplish their goals while others …

Self-improvement

The best way to deal with stress, according to a 69-year-old monk who scientists say is the 'world's happiest man'

That's because he participated in part of a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson. And Davidson found his brain waves and activity to be off the happiness charts.<p>In 2008, Davidson had a group of expert meditators (including …

Austerity is their best weapon: How the rich and powerful sold inequality to the masses

A budget approach cloaked in technical jargon has become a tool of oppression, explains economist Orsola Costantini<p><i>Orsola Costantini, Senior Economist at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, is the author of a new paper which exposes the disturbing history of how a budget approach cloaked in</i> …

Hip-Hop

Run It Back: Why Drake's 'Comeback Season' Was His True Star-Making Moment And Most Influential Mixtape<p>Aaron Williams 06.21.18 2 hours ago<p>'Everything Is Love' Is A Rare And Exuberant Triumph<p>On their first official joint album, The Carters erect what may be the greatest monument to forgiveness in …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Did The FBI Transform This Teenager Into A Terrorist After Reading His Emails?

How the case of conflicted teenager Mohamed Mohamud — convinced by the FBI he was bombing a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon — could determine whether the American government is allowed to spy wholesale on its citizens.<p><b>On Nov. 4, 2010,</b> a small cell of al-Qaeda operatives …

My life in the cult: How “serving God” unraveled into sex abuse, child neglect and a waking nightmare

I was a naive teenager, desperate for belonging. But my “home” for 30 years turned out to be a house of horrors<p>I left the Children of God in the early 2000s. It took a long time to come out of the haze of those 30 years, but when I did, I was appalled by my former self. One of the most common …

Vista jury to resume deliberations in sex-cult murder case

A jury in Vista, Calif., is set to resume deliberations Tuesday in the trial of three "master-slave" sex-cult members charged with murder in the torture and death of a Marine wife.<p>The three killed 22-year-old Brittany Killgore of Fallbrook, Calif., "for their own sadistic pleasure," Deputy Dist. …

This Is The #1 Mistake Parents Make When Arguing With Kids

How do you deal with out of control kids?The authors of the bestseller How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk have some great …

This Mom's Inspiring Message to Her Transgender Daughter Will Move You to Tears

"The inside of your soul shone out and the real you came about."<p>Paddy McGuire was 5 years old when her mother Lorna realized her youngest son wanted to be a girl. So she gave Paddy her first dress and wrote her a beautiful poem about a caterpillar becoming a butterfly to help herself understand the …

Neuroscientists Find 4 Ways to Boost Happiness (Even When You Feel Down)

When you are down, you wonder what you've done wrong. Neuroscientists have found 4 easy and effective ways to be happy in no time at all.

Climate Change Is Not Our Fault

It's time to change the way we talk about climate change.<p>Political leaders have acknowledged human-driven (or "anthropogenic") global warming since 1964 (when President Lyndon Johnson mentioned it in a speech to Congress). Since then, however, we've done almost nothing to address its dangers. As …

Natural Gas

How to Repair the Criminal Justice System

We talked to leaders and activists spearheading prison reform to find out what we can do to fix our broken penal system.<p><i>This article appears in VICE Magazine's</i> <i>October Prison Issue</i><p><b>LET THE PRESS IN</b><i>by Bill Keller, editor-in-chief of the Marshall Project and former executive editor of the</i> New York Times<p>…

How To Perfectly Skin A Watermelon

Former NASA engineer Mark Rober shows you how.<p>Want a juicy party trick to wow your friends? Former NASA engineer Mark Rober has just the thing.<p>Tell your pals you’ve learned how to perfectly skin a watermelon and watch their jaws drop when you unveil this feat:<p>Creeped out/amazed/entirely baffled?<p>As …

30 Truths Your Nurse Wants You to Know

1. We like what we do, but sometimes we complain because a lot of people are just total jerks.<p>2. We have the biggest bladders known to man.<p>3. On a 0-10 pain scale, 10 would imply it's the absolute worse pain you've ever had in your whole life. (Like a rogue bear just ripped your arm off.)<p>4. We …

I Asked a Biological Weapons Expert How Far-Fetched Metal Gear Solid’s Genome Soldiers Really Are

Stanford's Dr. Steven Block reveals that Hideo Kojima's PlayStation original was remarkably prescient in its presentation of future troops.<p>"We're conducting exercises with a new type of experimental weapon," says DARPA chief Donald Anderson. It's the opening hours of the original <i>Metal Gear Solid</i>, …

The Plot Against Planned Parenthood and John Boehner

Conservatives want to defund the group, even if it means shutting down the government. And they’re holding the GOP leadership accountable.<p>It has become an annual harbinger of autumn in this era of divided government: The calendar swings from August to September, Congress returns from its long …

Republicans

Why Being the Best Is Not the Key to Happiness (And What Is)

<b>“A bad day for your ego is a great day for your soul.” ~Jillian Michaels</b><p>A few weeks ago, when I was feeling a bit down on life, I was surfing through …

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

My All Time Favorite Beauty Products and Why

Over the years I have tested and tossed a countless number of products. I like to keep up with the current trends and I enjoy testing out new things to find those hidden gems. More often than not, however, end up going back to my tried and true products that I have been using for years. I call …

Two Indian Sisters Ordered to Be Raped by Village Council Beg Supreme Court for Help

A petition to save two sisters in India from being raped and publicly humiliated for their brother’s actions, a punishment handed down by an …

Am I Just Really Tired, or Do I Have Adrenal Fatigue?

<i>By Elinor Fish</i><p>I pulled the bed sheets over my head to block the morning sunshine from hitting my face. It was a beautiful July morning, a day I'd usually jump up, slip on my running shoes, and hit the trails for a fun long run.<p>But not today.<p>My head was foggy from a bad nights' sleep, my body felt …

Hurricane Katrina anniversary: New Orleans ten years after storm, in pictures - Telegraph

Exhaled Pounds: How Fat Leaves the Body

When you lose weight, where does it go? Turns out, most of it is exhaled.<p>In a new study, scientists explain the fate of fat in a human body, and …

Here's why Intel can't stop investing in drone companies

The world's largest chipmaker announced this week that it invested $60 million in a Chinese drone-maker, marking its third drone investment to date.<p>What's does Intel see in unmanned aerial vehicles ?<p>The flying machines are packed with the kinds of sophisticated chips that Intel sells and the …

Drones

Does smoking pot change the way the brain develops?

The effects of marijuana on the brain may be more complicated than experts previously thought, and may depend on factors related to the person using …

Cannabis

How Long Do All Your Favorite Foods Last After They're Opened?

<i>By: Lee Breslouer</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock/Jennifer Bui/Thrillist</i><p>After you've opened a jar of pasta sauce and put in the fridge, it's good basically forever, right? Sorry, Andre 3000, it's not good forever, or even forever ever. Because we're often confused about how long our favorite packaged food, …

Kitchens

Now You Can Make Diamonds in a Microwave

Diamonds really are forever, now that we can manufacture them.<p>There’s a growing market for man-made jewels grown in science labs, Bloomberg reports. …