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Science for potheads: Why they love to get high

<b>(Riccardo Mojana via Shutterstock)</b><p>There’s so much misunderstanding around marijuana. Here’s what’s really happening to people when they smoke weed<p>K.M. Cholewa<p>September 8, 2013 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Drug warriors have long tried to smear marijuana as a dangerous scourge, seeking to criminalize possession of a …

SARAH Lets You Request Information From 21 Government Agencies At The Same Time

The federal government collects gobs and gobs of data on people, and thanks to a little something called the Freedom of Information Act, people can make requests to liberate some of it. It sounds simple enough, but navigating the labyrinthine process and drafting the request is no easy thing.<p>That’s …

Waste Some Time With These 34 Great Photography Links

Join us as we check out this weeks list of epic photography links, curated by Toad Hollow Photography. This edition features a pair of tutorials, an …

Landscape Photography

Ghetto-Flo: How to Create Your Own DIY Kino-Flo-style Lights for Portraiture

We were introduced to the “Ghetto-Flo” lights after reading the excellent blog of New York-based photographer Brad Trent. He had mounted 4 standard …

My family heirloom project

Photographer Joakim Blockstrom collects other people's treasures. He invites people to write about a treasured inherited object and then takes a picture of it. The record is added to a growing online archive<p>Two years ago, Joakim Blockstrom began to think about heirlooms. "Not about my own …

Summer Photography Tips and Techniques

<b>Beach Photography Tips</b><p>Being on the beach is all about fun, so make sure you capture the enjoyment. Get your friends or family to run on the sand; set …

A Closer Look At Elon Musk's Much-Hyped Hyperloop

You can thank brainy billionaire Elon Musk's Hyperloop proposal for bringing electro-magnetic-powered transportation and the linear induction motor back into the public consciousness.<p>The Hyperloop is a system for really-really rapid transit. If built, Musk claims it can carry people about 800 miles …

A new way of thinking about how the brain works

My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a concise, solid grounding in neuroscience… remarkably lucid… balanced and entertaining".) When I …

With Tynker’s New Service, Kids Can Learn To Code At Home

Mountain View-based Tynker, a startup focused on teaching children of all ages the basics of learning how to code, is now expanding its service beyond schools with today’s debut of Tynker for Home. This new system is similar to the platform targeting teacher and classrooms which launched earlier …

Why Ruminating is Unhealthy and How to Stop

Ruminating is like a record that’s stuck and keeps repeating the same lyrics. It’s replaying an argument with a friend in your mind. It’s retracing …

The Trippy New Era: Returning to Hallucinogens as a Treatment for Addiction

2<p>SHARES<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i>The Fix<i>, a</i> Pacific Standard <i>partner site.</i><p>“The room instantly lit up in a blinding glare of white, white light. …

How To Influence Anyone, Any Time, Anywhere: 4 Subconscious Secrets

How many times have you tried to influence, enroll, engage someone in the past 2 weeks?<p>How many times were you successful?<p>Now more than ever leaders need to be able to influence outcomes. Good intentions are rarely assumed, people are on the lookout for manipulative tactics, and even subtle …

Fireworks Photography Tips and Techniques

When you are going to photograph fireworks, be prepared. Make sure you have enough memory cards and extra batteries. You will need to take a tripod, …

Historical Photos Colorized And Brought Back To Life

In a world of continual status updates, countless photos, millions of videos and internet speeds that continue to bring us information faster than …

The Basics of Using ND Grads to Improve Your Landscapes

As I’ve written before, the hardest part of landscape photography is retaining detail in a bright sky with a darker foreground. There are several …

How To Improve an Image with 2 Steps in Photoshop Using Screen Mode

A Guest Post by Sergey Sus/ Today I want to share a very simple way for improving a photo without having to change the exposure. I use this method …

Photography