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What It's Like to Smoke Pot Every Day for 50 Years

Catherine Hiller opens up about her lifelong love affair with weed.<p>Catherine Hiller, 68, is a stoner. She's a mother of three boys, author of six books, and has been lighting up for nearly half a century. She's never hidden her habit—except from her kids when they we younger, and maybe some …

Beard Awards: Catch a glimpse of the celebration

They keep calling it the Oscars of the culinary world, and indeed, the James Beard Awards gala this weekend borrows touchstones of glamour, a setting at the Lyric Opera's majestic Civic Opera House, gown- and black tie-clad nominees and even a long red carpet.<p>But it will be chefs strolling past …

Thich Nhat Hanh Shows Us How Eating Mindfully Can Nourish More Than Just Your Body

When we're busy at work, it's easy to quickly scarf down a meal at your desk or skip a healthy lunch altogether. But what does this kind of eating do to our souls and the environment?<p>In his short book <i>How To Eat</i>, Buddhist spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hanh argues that it's important to eat mindfully …

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

British People Try Polish Food For The First Time

"Pierogi ruskie is basically carb on carb which is the best idea in the world and I want to eat them every day."

Skullcandy SLYR Xbox One Gaming Headset Review

When Skullcandy sent along the SLYR – their newest over-the-ear Xbox One gaming headset — for me to evaluate, I honestly harbored some doubts. In audiophile circles they tend to be lumped in with Beats as nothing more than overpriced fashion statements. But this is the parent company of my beloved …

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Alexei Sayle: it’s time for a Marxist Top Gear

I have met Jeremy Clarkson twice, both times at events connected with cars, and on neither occasion could you say it went well. The reason He was at these events is obvious, but it is not so well known that I, too, have been involved in motoring journalism for over three decades. For several years …

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How to turn most of Marvel's movies into one massive 12-hour film

The early films from the recent slate of Marvel movies, known to fans and Marvel Studios as Phase One, include an enormous amount of flashbacks and time hopping, almost none of which is in chronological order.<p>If you're up for the video-editing task, Michael Furth, editor of The Comic Archive, …

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

It's no secret that muscle is more metabolically active than fat, so by having more lean muscle on your skeleton, you'll burn more calories even at rest. Fortunately, Darden says he discovered a super-efficient way to build muscle while losing weight: It's called "negative training," and Darden …

The 7 Best Spots on Earth for Stargazing

By Teresa Bitler for ShermansTravel<p>Remember when it seemed like you could reach up and touch the Milky Way, the ribbon of stars that make up our galaxy? Thanks to light pollution, it's becoming harder and harder to see -- unless you get yourself out to dark and remote locales. Here are seven …

7 Bold Spices That Will Liven Up Your Cooking

Life's too short to eat bland food, but chances are, your spice cabinet is filled with listless flakes and powders that do nothing to liven up your cooking. Our recommendation? Toss the paprika and generic “seasonings” and upgrade your pantry to foodie status.<p>In partnership with Toyota, we’ve …

15 Successful Entrepreneurs Share The Best Advice They Ever Got

For the entrepreneurs who make it, the difference between giving up and persisting through the toughest times can be getting advice from people who have done it before — and being smart enough to listen.<p>From billionaire Mark Cuban's dad telling him that there are no shortcuts to Lululemon founder …

This means raw: extreme dieting and the battle among fruitarians

Fruitarians believe that eating nothing but raw plants promotes health and happiness. But all is not well within their community<p>On the second night of the Woodstock fruit festival in upstate New York, long after dinner had been cleared, I stood in the dining hall and waited with other festivalgoers …

15 Under-the-Radar Vacation Destinations

The world is full of destinations on the well-trodden path, where the number of visitors seems to go up every year and the crowds can sometimes feel endless. Don't you want to go somewhere different for a change? No matter what corner of the globe you look at, there are plenty of overlooked …

The Top 10 Ski Resorts in North America

<b>If you're optimizing your 2015 ski or snowboarding vacation for powder days, these are the top 10 North American ski resorts to maximize those chances.</b><p>The list of top 10 ski resorts has been compiled many times before, but I've always found the criteria too general. When you consider too many …

“I don’t like Chevy”: Richard Pryor and Chevy Chase’s tense post-“Saturday Night Live” battle

Rivalry between Richard Pryor and Chevy Chase extended past that famous “SNL” sketch — and included Johnny Carson<p>Richard had sworn off appearing on talk shows six years earlier because, as he said, there would always come a point in the conversation when the host would turn to him and say, “Isn’t …

Bob Dylan Shares a Drug-Hazed Taxi Ride with John Lennon (1966)

D.A. Pennebaker's cinéma vérité documentary <i>Dont Look Back</i> [sic] followed Bob Dylan on his celebrated 1965 tour through England, letting viewers see …

Tom Meade's wild Ferrari Thomassima was the P4/5 of its day

Before the Pininfarina Sergio, there was the Thomassima.<p><i>This article originally appeared in the December 1970 issue of</i> Road & Track.<p>IF you are ever in Modena, Italy, you may see a big blond kid tearing down the street on a Lambretta scooter with a big, mean-looking German shepherd on board. That …

Why this whisky costs $38,000 a bottle

In 1963, whisky makers at a distillery in Scotland filled up a cask and sealed it with the knowledge it would not be opened again for 50 years.<p>Its contents have been watched over for the last half century by David Stewart, a highly respected whisky master for Scotland's Balvenie distillery. The …

33 Pictures Taken at Just the Right Moment

Image: Imgur<p>People who take a ton of pictures know all too well that snapping the shot at the right split second is imperative when it comes to …

How to Buy Groceries: Supermarket Shopping 101

We take you from the front door to the checkout aisle of the typical supermarket to help you buy (and not buy) food the right way<p><i>This is the second part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discussed how supermarkets try to get you to spend</i> …

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At thirteen, Anna Strzempko was nine years into her amateur career when she reached the finals of the 2008 YMCA Long Course National Championship, swimming for the Greater Holyoke YMCA Vikings in western Massachusetts. Over the past five years, only one other female Viking had made it to the …

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9 Things You Should Know Before Booking Your Next Cruise

<i>kansasphoto / Flickr</i><p>With meals, entertainment and accommodations wrapped into one reasonable rate, cruising offers a convenient and affordable vacation option. Many cruises today offer stimulating onboard enrichment programs, unique culinary experiences and immersive shore excursions (think: …

5 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Simpsons'

"The Simpsons" has been around for nearly 25 years, but even the show's most avid watchers may have missed certain key facts. For instance, do you know why Maggie's "price" as she's slid across the cash register is $847.63? No? Then watch away:<p>H/T Mashable

The New Heroin Epidemic

Ten years ago, prescription painkiller dependence swept rural America. As the government cracked down on doctors and drug companies, people went searching for a cheaper, more accessible high. Now, many areas are struggling with an unprecedented heroin crisis.<p>In a beige conference room in …

Amazon Warriors Did Indeed Fight and Die Like Men

Archaeology shows that these fierce women also smoked pot, got tattoos, killed—and loved—men.<p>The Amazons got a bum rap in antiquity. They wore trousers. They smoked pot, covered their skin with tattoos, rode horses, and fought as hard as the guys. Legends sprang up like weeds. They cut off their …