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'Black Panther' Could Change the Black Film Narrative

The film that features an almost all-black cast, a black director, and is set in a world that portrays people of color in a superior light is something black people have never seen before.<p>I've been of two minds sets when it comes to most black films.<p>On one hand, I value films that bring me back to …

Black Panther

10 Truths About Life That We All Need to Remember

Many people see happiness as simply being positive all the time. But this couldn’t be further from the truth.<p>If you want to experience happiness, we …

Alan Watts

This Ancient Japanese Healing Technique Relieves You of Stress and Anxiety in 5 Minutes

Stress is something all of us face in our daily lives. What if we told you were was an ancient Japanese technique for reducing your stress levels …

Meditation

Sony PlayStation 5 May Arrive Sooner Than Expected

The original Sony PlayStation launched in December 1994. The PlayStation 2 came roughly six years later, and the PlayStation 3 six years after that. Seven years after the PS3 launched, the PlayStation 4 arrived, and just a few months ago, Sony refreshed its popular console with the more powerful …

PlayStation

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy

One day, not too soon -- but still sooner than you think -- the smartphone will all but vanish, the way beepers and fax machines did before it.<p>Make …

It’s the end of the world and we know it: Scientists in many disciplines see apocalypse, soon

Stephen Hawking is one of many scientists who see the possible near-term demise of our species. Spend that 401k!<p>While apocalyptic beliefs about the end of the world have, historically, been the subject of religious speculation, they are increasingly common among some of the leading scientists …

Climate Change

This App Can Tell If Your iPhone Has Ever Been Hacked

A new app can detect if something wrong (and dangerous) is going on with your iDevice.<p>It's not paranoia if they're really after you.<p>If you have an iPhone there was no way to figure out if you were really being paranoid or not, until now. Thanks to a new $1 app, you can finally figure out if someone …

Security

What Happens When You Put Weed in Your Coffee

In the name of public service I sampled a few java-ganja products to observe their effects on my cognitive and motor functions.<p>There's a common misconception that if you combine two drugs you'll get the best of both worlds. It's the same thinking that gave us the vodka & Red Bull, the spliff, or …

Cannabis

What It's Like to Self-Medicate with Illegal Drugs

According to a number of studies, around two-thirds of problematic drug users report childhood physical or sexual abuse. These figures need to be taken seriously.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>The war on drugs is, to some extent, a war on the survivors of childhood physical and sexual …

Mental Health

Sixty Percent of Americans Support Legal Pot

Support for legal marijuana has reached record levels, with 60 percent of American adults supporting legalizing the drug, according to a new Gallup …

Cannabis

Vegan white lasagna with roasted butternut squash and spinach

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Roasted Butternut Squash<p>12 ounces cubed butternut squash<br>• 2 tablespoons olive oil<br>• sea salt<p>Spinach<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<br>• 5 ounces baby spinach<p>Alfredo sauce<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<br>• 1 large onion, chopped<br>• 2 garlic cloves, minced<br>• 1 1/2 cups raw cashews or blanched almonds<br>• *3 cups water<br>• 1 tablespoon …

Butternut Squash

Can Smoking Pot Treat Incurable Disease?

For 1.4 million Americans who suffer from ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, medical marijuana might offer some promise.<p>Annual colonoscopies, …

I switched from Android to iPhone for two months. Here's what I learned

Commentary: This Google fanboy lived with an iPhone for two months. What made him go back to Android?<p>Android users are embracing the iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, 30 percent of new iPhone buyers had switched from an Android device in the July-to-September 2015 quarter. And this week, …

Android News

Smoking marijuana daily can help lower body mass, study finds

The next diet fad to replace Atkins and South Beach might just be to smoke weed every day.<p>In a University of Miami study recently published in the Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, researchers examined the link between marijuana use and Body Mass Index (BMI) and found that daily pot …

Cannabis

iPhone spying flaw: What you need to know about Apple's critical security update

Apple has issued a critical security update after the discovery of never-before-seen vulnerabilities that allow hackers to spy on iPhones’ emails, messages and phone calls.<p>The “Trident” flaw represents the biggest security scare yet for users of iOS – the operating system on iPhone, iPad and iPod …

The cure for type 2 diabetes is known, but few are aware

I recently posted to Facebook about a cure for diabetes and suggested someone try it. Just six days later, I received the following message from a …

16 Ways to Lose Weight People Who has Successfully Done So Won't Tell You

It’s HARD to lose weight. You’re sorry for yourself and your body for the extra plates of bak chor mee and chai tow kway you’ve just had …

This breakthrough could help double the battery life of future phones

SolidEnergy, a company that started out life at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, is developing a lithium metal battery which can offer double the capacity of a lithium-ion battery, the standard used to power many devices today.<p>While lithium-ion batteries have improved, they …

Clean Energy

People Who Meditate Appear To Be More Aware Of Their Of Unconscious Mind

Meditation has always been a good practice for a human being. One of its advantages is that it makes us more aware of our internal body …

16 of the most beautifully odd & useful places on the internet that you didn't know existed

From the weird and wondrous to the mesmerizing yet educational and useful, check out these wonders of the internet that you probably haven’t …

How to see everything you've ever watched on Netflix and Amazon

Streaming is a curious beast. One minute you'll be enjoying the 80s vibe of <i>Stranger Things</i> (go watch it if you haven't already) and the next you'll be struggling to pick something from that overwhelming catalog. Sometimes, though, you'll stumble on something that you'd normally never choose -- a …

17 life-saving facts that everyone should know

Just about everyone knows that you should never text and drive, and that you should stop, drop, and roll if you catch on fire.<p>But life can also throw …

iPhone 7: Apple’s next iPhone could be waterproof, leaks suggest, but it might not tell anyone

The next iPhone might be able to swim, according to leaks – but it might be kept secret.<p>The company is working on making its newest iPhone …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Everything you need to know

Samsung's latest, greatest big-screen phone has been unveiled. Here's everything you need to know about the Galaxy Note 7.<p>Samsung has just unveiled its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone to the world -- and it turns out all of the leaks and rumors were basically true.<p>The news from this morning's press …

Electronics Industry

50 must-have Google Chrome extensions (and they're all free) | ZDNet

Get more done with free privacy and productivity extensions for Google Chrome<p>Here are 50 extensions that focus on privacy and productivity. With …

Software

Humans Apparently Discovered Weed 10,000 Years Ago

Looks like our ancestors knew how to party.<p>Scientists from the German Archaeological Institute have published a report showing what they believe to …

Cannabis