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CBD can protect marijuana users from getting too stoned. Here’s how

Selective breeding for THC due to prohibition has caused a steady increase in the THC content of cannabis flowers and created a culture of consumers that has followed suit.<p>THC content is often the lead, and sometimes the only, data point for both (uninformed) sellers and consumers alike. As the …

Listen to this sound bath recording for some super-healing self care

<i>Sara Auster, one of the rockstars of New York City’s booming sound bath scene, has generously offered up a five-minute crystal singing bowls</i> …

5 Habits That Make Your Mind and Body Amazingly Strong

Learn something new every day.<p><i>What are the best ways to stay mentally and physically active throughout the day? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer,</b> …

The Self-Help Books That Changed My Life

I'll admit it. I'm a self-help book junkie. I've been reading them for years and have at least a dozen personal development books on my "to read" …

France is ground zero for clinical research on Baclofen, a drug said to eliminate alcohol cravings. The medication will soon be more accessible than ever – but not everyone thinks that’s a good thing<p>One morning when he was 12, Samuel Blaise decided to skip school with his best friend Cyril. Both …

Drug Addiction

I feel for the straight white men who are being silenced by the mean girls of modern feminism

You would be forgiven for mistaking it for a <i>Daily Mash</i> headline – but no, it’s real. <i>The Guardian</i> has published a piece today under the headline “’I …

Feminism

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee at Home

Starbucks Cold Brew Coffee Pitcher Packs make it easy<p>Cold Brew coffee is one of this year’s hottest drinks. And now we’ve made it easier than ever to …

Prince and the '28 pages': Indirect 9/11 link to Saudi royal revealed

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> When the United States caught its first big al Qaeda operative, six months after the 9/11 terror attacks, it found a disturbing clue: phone numbers linked to the United States.<p>In an overnight raid, Pakistani forces captured Abu Zubaydah, allegedly a recruiter for the terror group …

How Wall Street Dehumanized Teenage Inmates with Scientology-Infused Therapy

This is what happened when Goldman Sachs cash paid for teenage inmates on Rikers Island to try a bizarre therapy tinged with Scientology.<p>In a tale that could only come from America's dystopian justice system, investment banking giant Goldman Sachs funded a failed attempt to reduce recidivism among …

How the justice system violates victims’ human rights

The United States is failing victims of crime in a multitude of ways. The Trump campaign emphasizes the betrayal felt by families whose loved ones were killed by immigrants in the country illegally. The solution they seek — mass deportation — is based on a myth of immigrant criminality, but these …

Crime

Ghostface Killah Wants to Be the Tony Stark of Cannabis

Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah has busted into the California weed industry with Wu Goo, a 70 percent THC oil made to be smoked out of a vaporizer.<p>As cannabis transitions from the black market to a legal industry, big shot marijuana investors with their eyes on the "green rush" want to make pot …

The Founders And Slavery: Reason vs. Unruly Passions

Origin stories matter. Two stories about American origins and American slavery dominate popular culture. One is that the founders, men like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and James Madison were guided by God. They gave birth to a new ideal of human freedom that made Americans a chosen people. …

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

“Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are.”<p>The question of why we read and what books actually do for us is as old as the written word itself, and as attractive. Galileo saw reading as a way of having superhuman powers. For Kafka, books were “the axe for the frozen sea …

Books

The media largely relegate the greatest challenge facing humanity to footnotes as industry and politicians hurtle us towards systemic collapse of the planet<p>What is salient is not important. What is important is not salient. The media turns us away from the issues that will determine the course of …

Climate Change

This Is What It’s Like To Work For A Marijuana Startup

The newly budding industry’s employees are purpose-driven, highly motivated, and sometimes a little baked.<p>At first glance, MassRoots is just like any other technology company in America. The Denver-based social platform for marijuana enthusiasts boasts an open-concept, loft-style office filled with …

The best meditation apps if you’re just getting started

<i>This post originally appeared on The Zoe Report</i><p>We’re the first to admit how life can get pretty stressful at times. When we’re constantly connected …

8 Ways To Get the Most From Your Yoga Workout

Even though I’ve been practicing yoga for a few years now, I’m not ashamed to say that I’m just okay at it (and if I’m being honest, “okay” is …

Culture Clash: When Violence Against Women Is Accepted, Lawful And Expected

Last New Year's Eve it was reported that 2000 men sexually assaulted 1200 women in Cologne, Germany. Immediately, politicians and pundits jumped to make the connection between the rash of violence against women and the influx of refugees. And each time another incident takes place, the battle …

‘No kid deserves that’: Police say barefoot child was forced outside on 110-degree day as punishment

On July 12, the high in Phoenix was 110 degrees, according to Weather Underground.<p>That’s not quite hot enough to effectively fry an egg on the street, according to The Washington Post, but it is hot enough to severely burn the bottom of someone’s feet.<p>Police said that’s exactly what happened when …

Bestselling Feminist Author Jessica Valenti Quits Social Media After Rape and Death Threats Directed at Daughter

On Friday, author Jessica Valenti told her Twitter followers that she had received “a rape and death threat directed at my 5 year old daughter.” …

The 10 best weed strains to wake 'n' bake

There are few better ways to relax on your day off than sparking up a little bit of weed. But if you're trying to get a little stoned and not blow …

Cannabis

A Psychedelic Can Cure Heroin Withdrawal

But it can’t cure addiction.<p>At a shamanic ceremony in Mexico, an initiate is deep in his psychedelic visions. Some sort of wreath is placed on his head and the incessant rattling of indigenous instruments strengthens the trance. Candlelight flickers over a puke bucket as the drugged vision-seeker …

Mental Health

These Are the Four Stages of Your Brain on Math

Have you ever wondered what your brain is really doing as you sweat your way through a math test? Now you can see for yourself, thanks to a new brain …

Mathematics

Assange: 'We have more material related to the Hillary Clinton campaign'

<b>(CNN) —</b> WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is boasting about how his group's release of hacked Democratic National Committee emails is affecting the US presidential election -- and says it has unreleased information about Hillary Clinton's campaign.<p>"We have more material related to the Hillary …

With big pharma short on solutions, we talk to people pioneering new ways to beat conditions including anxiety, depression and schizophrenia<p>Once upon a time, the future of mental health treatment was drugs. The advent of Prozac and whole class of similar medication in the 1990s gave doctors an easy …

Mental Health

Why People Think Potheads Are Lazy: A History

How the government and Big Pharma convinced us that stoners were dumbasses, and how marijuana legalization might just change that.<p>"I no longer doubt that marijuana can be an intellectual stimulant," wrote the Harvard professor Lester Grinspoon in 1994. "It can help the user to penetrate conceptual …

Who's Buying Legal Marijuana? Mostly Men And Millennials

Even as the legalization of marijuana loses its shock value in some states, women still lag men in buying marijuana. A new report from Cannabis Market Intelligence Platform Headset has found that 68.9% of marijuana buyers are men versus only 31.1% women, a ratio of well over 2:1.<p>Headset has a …