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13 Ways I Help Myself Feel Happier Than Anyone Else I Know

"Are you always so happy?" a half-asleep coworker asked me one morning as I was laughing in the break room with another colleague.<p>Um, how should I …

The perfect breakfast for people with depression

Antidepressants and therapy, while both effective, are not the only means available to combat depression. Exercise has been described as a “wonder drug” for reducing symptoms, walking in nature reduces negative thoughts, and meditation can have a powerful positive effect.<p>But there’s another, often …

Nutrition

How to Start a Business: 7 Steps to Get Started Today

Follow this formula for launching and starting to grow your new business.<p>While starting a business is no easy task, it's not as difficult as many entrepreneurs would think. Instead of obsessing over every minor detail or second guessing yourself, if you follow these seven steps, you can be on your …

Small Business

The 'Julia Child of Weed' Explains How You're Making Edibles Wrong

The average pot enthusiast is more likely to dump an ounce of mids into some brownie batter than whip up something digestible and effective, so we asked the author of 'The 420 Gourmet,' to share some of his best tips to up your cannabis cooking.<p>Concocting your own pot brownies has long been a …

Cannabis

Successful Entrepreneurs All Have One Thing In Common: They’re Always Late

There are many different types of profiles of entrepreneurs out there that I have seen while connecting startups with investors on 1000 Angels (the …

Vladimir Putin
Middle-class

Classic chocolate microwave mug cake recipe

Classic chocolate cake is everyone’s guilty pleasure. The good thing about this one is that you can make it in less than three minutes in a microwave.<p>Mug cakes simply involve mixing ingredients in a mug, popping it into the microwave and then watching a perfectly risen cake come out in under three …

How to raise a feminist child

Byron Hurt and his wife are raising their six-year-old daughter to have feminist sensibilities.<p>This means nurturing her innate qualities and …

53 Slang Terms for Marijuana From Around The World You've Probably Never Heard Of

Marijuana smokers might light up in only a handful of different ways, but the breadth of terms used to describe their drug of choice is endless. From …

Cannabis

Neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don't know what they're talking about. Don't trust them.<p>Actually, don't trust …

How I’m Exposing Shirtless Slut-Shamers

Men seem to think they can dress or undress any way they like in public but don’t hesitate to shame a woman for her choice of attire. If only it …

Dessert

Cannabis does not cause anxiety or depression, says study

Cannabis use apparently does not increase the risk of anxiety or depression, according to a new study.<p>Despite long being linked to problems in mental health, the drug may now have been dropped in the clear – with Columbia University finding no connection in a survey of 35,000 American adults.<p>In the …

A 32-year-old CEO who sold her startup for more than $250 million reveals her one piece of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs

And her advice to other young entrepreneurs is simple: "Get mentors."<p>Von Tobel, who remains CEO of LearnVest, the financial-planning company she sold last year for more than $250 million, told Business Insider how she found her own mentors — and how she knew they were keepers.<p>"How I started that …

Entrepreneurship

Marijuana legalization headed to Senate floor

A proposal that would allow voters to weigh in on legalizing recreational marijuana passed its second test and will now advance to the Senate …

Cannabis

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 …

Mindfulness

South African Artist Explores Feminism Through Intimate Sculptures

Faux pearl earrings and acrylic nails comprise the works of artist (and former vajazzler) Frances Goodman.<p>Artist Frances Goodman once spent hours at a time sitting in between naked women’s legs, adorning their vaginas with individual stones (a process also known as “vajazzling”). She was …

Art

A new study suggests smoking pot may not make you stupid after all

The new PNAS study is observational — assigning some people to smoke marijuana and others to abstain would yield cleaner results but is obviously unethical — but with an important twist: It zeroes in on that "third factor" possibility by studying twins, 789 in California and 2,277 in Minnesota.<p>The …

Cannabis

The Best Breakfast Recipes You Can Make Right Now

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p><i>Credit: Perry Santanachote/Thrillist</i><p>Now that the holidays are over, it's a perfect time to move into the kitchen -- away from the reality of heading back to work -- to make these beautiful brunch recipes from Perry Santanachote, Thrillist's recipes editor.<p><b>More: The Best Pillsbury</b> …

Breakfast
Cannabis

There's a big problem with the way we study psychedelic drugs

Now, thanks to a few high-profile efforts, some researchers are starting to study them again. But there's a problem.<p>As anthropologist and science historian Nicolas Langlitz of the New School for Social Research in New York writes in an opinion piece for Aeon Magazine, the placebo-controlled trial, …

Psychedelia

How Can I Power Down My Wired Mind?

It happens to everyone. In the midst of drifting off, you’re startled by a worrisome thought. Soon enough, the thought turns into mounting anxiety, sending your mind into overdrive and your pulse racing. It feels impossible to return to normal.<p>Triggering this very physical reaction is a primitive …

Meditation
Nutrition

Hip-Hop

How One Line Derailed Ludacris' Rap Career<p>Aaron Williams 03.23.18 11 hours ago 7 Comments<p>Lil Skies Has The Stage Presence Of A Seasoned Rap Veteran Already<p>Aaron Williams 03.22.18 1 day ago 3 Comments<p>A-Trak Explains How His Team Pulled Off The 'Impossible' Young Thug Video<p>Aaron Williams 03.20.18 3 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Cameron Diaz Beautifully Sums Up The Real Meaning Of Happiness

For Cameron Diaz, fame does not equal happiness.<p>The actress got real about the true definition of joy for the film "Human," saying success isn't defined by admiration from others. The movie features a series of interviews with people on what it's like to be human in the face of love, happiness, …

Happiness

How to Turn Your Weed Stash into Delicious Olive Oil

You can heighten any dish with a good slug of olive oil infused with herbs—including our dear friend cannabis.<p>Infused olive oils invaded just about every suburban mom's kitchen in the mid-90s. Remember those artfully layered bottles of rosemary, garlic, and thyme looking like they had just been …

Cannabis

How To Bake Perfect Cookies While Maintaining Your Sanity

Because all those cookies aren't going to bake themselves.<p>Setting yourself up for success is like, half the battle here.<p>Now comes the time to put all those ingredients together. DON'T BLOW IT.<p>OK, so you have all this cookie dough. Now what?

America's favorite science teacher Bill Nye explains how your dreams work.

In a new series from Mashable, Bill Nye, America's favorite science teacher takes a look at the science of dreaming.<p><b>When you turn off your alarm</b> …

Sleep

There's a war on the way women talk — and it needs to end

In May, Amy Schumer parodied women's tendency to over-apologize in a widely lauded "Inside Amy Schumer" sketch titled, "I'm sorry." A few months later, in one of its most popular posts this year, The Washington Post satirized how a woman might hedge what she says in the boardroom with phrases like …

Feminism

Man Quits His Job After Visiting Burning Man, Spends 10+ Years Drawing In The Sand

Imagine if the art you spent hours making was destroyed soon after completion. For 44-year-old San Francisco-based artist Andres Amador, who creates …