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B.B. King and The Thrill Is Gone: PIctures

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The marijuana startup behind Bob Marley-branded weed just closed a record funding round

<b>The numbers</b>: Privateer Holdings, a Seattle-based marijuana conglomerate best known for its plans to bring Bob Marley-branded weed to market this year, has raised $75 million, bringing its total funding to $82 million. Research firm CB Insights says this is the largest-ever funding round for a pot …

Venture Capital

Here's the only pot stock worth owning

The marijuana business is attracting a lot of interest from entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and consumers in states where pot is legal for recreational and/or medicinal use.<p>There are even dozens of publicly traded pot stocks. But should you buy any of them? Probably not ... unless you don't mind …

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Why We Celebrate Weed On 4/20

Warren Haynes, the Allman Brothers Band guitarist, routinely plays with the surviving members of the Grateful Dead, touring as The Dead. It's the spring of 2009, he's just finished a Dead show in Washington, D.C., and he gets a pop quiz from The Huffington Post.<p>Where does "420" come from?<p>He pauses …

Nanotubes: Like carbon fiber, but 20 times stronger

They're the stiffest, strongest material known to man, and they could revolutionize car design forever.<p>Now that carbon-fiber composites have migrated from the world of blank-check motorsports to semiaffordable production cars such as the BMW i3 and Chevrolet Corvette, what's next? Is there another …

Drones rule: Proposed rules for commercial unmanned aircraft

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drone on, the government says.<p>Just not through the night sky. Or close to an airport. Or out of the operator's sight. And probably …

Dumpling Sos

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6 Weird Things You Never Knew About Kissing

Romantic kissing happens in more than 90% of all cultures, and with good reason: “It helps us find a partner and stay with them,” says Laura Berman, …

Table for one: what top chefs cook when they’re home alone

Tom Kerridge, Bruno Loubet, Karam Sethi, Marcus Wareing, Angela Hartnett and Bob Granleese

5 Chef Couples Share the Dishes That Made Them Fall in Love

When chefs date, one thing is for sure: Dinners at home are going to be great—especially in the early stages, when they’re trying to impress each …

110 reasons to buy the Apple Watch

A lot of people are excited about the expected launch of the Apple Watch in April. But there are also still enough people who don’t see the point of having another gadget – a wearable, with questionable battery life – when they’ve already have an iPhone in their pocket.<p>An often heard argument goes …

The 6 Best Mexican Islands That Aren't Cozumel

By: Meagan Drillinger<p>There's a decent chance if you went to college, you ventured to Mexico for spring break and made enough bad decisions to fill up a carry-on bag. That's what a place like Cozumel is for, after all. It's like an oasis of irresponsibility.<p>But believe it or not, there's more to …

Mexico

What Defines an Amateur versus a Professional Photographer?

If you’ve been taking photos for a while, this question will undoubtedly cross your mind at some point: “Am I a professional photographer or an …

Photography

13 Reasons To Get To Nicaragua Before Everyone Discovers It

Ahh, Central America. While most travelers spend their time plotting escapes to Europe or Southeast Asia, this little nugget sits unassumingly right under their noses (literally -- it's pretty much directly south, and a shorter flight than you'd think).<p>And Nicaragua may just be the best nation in …

How to Eat Healthy Around the World (Bone Broth, Anyone?)

<i>by Laura Silverman, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>So, you've made a New Year's resolution to travel more, and one to eat better. Good news: those goals are entirely compatible. Almost every culture incorporates restorative foods into its cuisine as much for their delicious flavors as for their beneficial …

America's Best Beer Cities, as Chosen by Beer Experts

<i>by Amy Plitt, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p><b>1. Cleveland, Ohio</b><p>"The Midwest--American beer's ancestral seat--is finally stealing the spotlight back from the craft brew-sodden coasts. The freshest flavors and most creative styles pour in places like Cleveland, home to super-small-batch start-ups such as …

New Samsung Galaxy S6 Details Will Anger Apple

iOS. That’s what most iPhone and iPad owners cite when they explain why they bought their device. Being part of Apple’s ecosystem is a massive draw for many, but for Apple’s future Touch ID and its intrinsic role in security and finance offers a bigger differentiator than the subjective arguments …

Gear & Gadgets

RHA T10i Review: Luxury Earphones with Tunable Sound

Choosing headphones is confusing. Some sets are tuned to get the bass pumping during your workouts. Others are better suited to quietly enjoy classical music. And every manufacturer has its own idea of what sounds “best”.<p>But what if you could tune the sound to your liking without the need for an …

Audiophile

Studio Portraits of Owls That Capture Their Nobility and Personalities

For his projects <i>Affinity I</i> and <i>Affinity II</i>, Santa Fe, New Mexico-based photographer Brad Wilson captured beautiful studio portraits of all kinds of …

Raspberry Pi 2 Arrives: 6x Faster, An “Entry-Level PC” For $35

Grab your screwdrivers, makers! There’s a new, more powerful Raspberry Pi in town… The just announced Pi 2, which goes on sale today, adds a quad-core chip and double the memory to support more intensive processing tasks.<p>The Pi Foundation also reckons this sequel takes the Pi microprocessor “firmly …

Raspberry Pi