Christopher Olivares

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The biggest myths about marijuana—debunked by an addiction expert

The march of marijuana legalization continues, and so do the questions about its effect on the health of smokers. Kevin Hill, an addiction psychiatrist at McLean Hospital in Harvard Medical School and author of <i>Marijuana: The Unbiased Truth about the World’s Most Popular Weed</i>, recently took to …

13 things mentally strong people don’t do

Mental strength isn’t often reflected in what you do.<p>It’s usually seen in what you <i></i><i>don’t</i> <b></b>do.<p>In her book, “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do,” …

Self-help

7 Ways to Ignite Innovation and Surpass Your Competition

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Innovation is thought inspired by creativity, movement, belief and action. It is about opening your mind to new possibilities by moving past fixed and rigid thinking into more nontraditional and risk-taking thought processes. To remain …

Innovation

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

Military

Your next phone could have USB Type-C (and that's a good thing)

There's a tiny-but-terrific change happening in phoneland. USB Type-C, or USB-C is a new protocol for the charger port phone makers are embracing in droves. You can learn more about it here, but the bottom line is that the USB protocol for phones, tablets, laptops and accessories is changing for …

3 main reasons why Puerto Rico can't declare bankruptcy

A "bailout" is simply unacceptable to U.S. taxpayers. But a solution that provides fairness to creditors as well as debtors is at hand, if Congress is prepared to deploy its readily available constitutional powers. The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico should be authorized to restructure all its debts in …

Caribbean

Turkey suspects Islamic State behind bomb that killed over 30

Authorities suspected the Islamic State group was behind an apparent suicide bombing Monday in southeastern Turkey that killed 31 people and wounded nearly 100 — a development that could represent a major expansion by the extremists at a time when the government is stepping up efforts against …

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

Global Warming Will Destroy The Earth In The End

We like to think of our planet as perfect for life, having met all the conditions we know of for life to exist, flourish and thrive for billions of years. After all, here on Earth, with our not-too-thick and not-too-thin atmosphere, we’ve got liquid water on our surface, made possible by the …

Debt Ridden Nations

And you thought the U.S. was better? The biggest debt burdened nations are all rich, which is perhaps why they're rich in the first place: leverage. But within the emerging market nations, China is catching up. Who would expect otherwise? It is the second largest economy after the U.S. However, …

Economics

Instagram users admit they’ve created the most narcissistic social network on the planet

Selfie-hypocrisy or self-deprecation?<p>A large majority of millennials (64%) rated the photo-filter app Instagram FB, -1.72% the world’s most …

Social Media

The 27 highest-paying jobs that don't require a bachelor's degree

According to the latest data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the 27 highest-paying jobs that you don't need a four-year degree to pursue. Each has a median annual salary of at least $60,000.<p><i>This is an update of a story originally written by Vivian Giang.</i>

Employment