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The Great Pot Monopoly Mystery | GQ

Some very powerful people are trying to corner the market on legal weed and turn their company into the Monsanto of marijuana. Who are they? And can they be stopped?<p>The search for the hidden forces that might soon control the marijuana industry began, as many wild journeys do, in Las Vegas. It was …

Microsoft eyes buffer zone in TV airwaves for rural internet

Microsoft wants to extend broadband services to rural America by turning to a wireless technology that uses the buffer zones separating individual …

How Princess Reema Is Opening Doors For Women In Saudi Arabia

In a country where women can’t legally take the wheel of a car, one leader is finding creative ways to offer them other means of control.<p>“She comes from a country where women can’t drive, can’t go outside, can’t go to restaurants, can’t socialize, can’t, can’t, can’t . . .”<p>This is how Her Royal …

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream?<p>Heavy questions. One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students.<p>He …

Addy Walker, American Girl

By Brit Bennett May 28, 2015<p>Arts & Culture<p><i>The role of black dolls in American culture.</i><p>From the cover of <i>Meet Addy</i>.<p>In 1864, a nine-year-old slave girl was punished for daydreaming. Distracted by rumors that her brother and father would be sold, she failed to remove worms from the tobacco leaves she …

6 traits successful entrepreneurs share

<b>(CNN) —</b> As a writer at The Idea Village in New Orleans, I've interviewed dozens of entrepreneurs, ranging from new founders of fledgling companies to seasoned leaders who have launched several successful businesses.<p>On occasion, I walk out of an interview believing that entrepreneur will change the …

8 horrifying revelations in the Justice Department’s Ferguson report

From unconstitutional searches to racist emails, here are some of the most revolting findings<p>The Justice Department released its full report on the Ferguson Police Department on Wednesday, seven months after Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed African American teen Michael Brown -- an …

21 Best Things To Do In The San Francisco Bay Area, As Explained By Locals

New York was freezing, and I had to leave. Thanks to JetBlue and a $63 round-trip ticket (yes, you read that right), I headed to the San Francisco Bay Area where the weather was better and the food, too, gave NYC a run for its money.<p>While there, I worked from various cafes, friends' homes and …

A photographer traveled the world to see how beauty is defined in 37 countries

The budding photographer made it to 37 countries and every continent except for Antarctica.<p>During her travels, she photographed hundreds of beautiful women in their own cultural surroundings to compile her new project "The Atlas of Beauty." It shows a range of faces from the Amazon rainforest to …

For Writers: My Revision Breakthrough

Prime Books: June 2015With the upcoming summer publication of my first short story collection, <i>Ghost Summer</i>, I have been focusing on short fiction for …

50 Awesome Resources to Help You Be a Better Writer (and Content Marketer) | Inc.com

Content. Every business wants content. Every business needs content (especially those that embrace content marketing to find and engage potential customers).<p>But that means you have to create content, and that means writing it.<p>And that's where the whole issue of content suddenly gets tough.<p>And …

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

How movies embraced Hinduism (without you even noticing)

Interstellar’s box office total is $622,932,412 and counting. It is the eighth highest-grossing film of the year and has spawned an endless raft of thinkpieces testing the validity of its science and applauding the innovation of its philosophy. But it is not so new. The idea that propels the plot – …

The ghost story's renaissance

In Robert Aickman’s centenary year, Tim Martin celebrates a revival of interest in supernatural fiction<p>Robert Aickman, probably the greatest writer of spooky stories in English since the Second World War, would have been 100 years old in 2014. Appropriately, his centenary year was also an excellent …

J. K. Rowling’s X-Mas Present Is New Harry Potter Fiction

J. K. Rowling just can’t quit <i>Harry Potter</i>. Rowling finished the series in 2007 with <i>Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows</i> and started publishing …

My Great-Great-Grandfather and an American Indian Tragedy

Some of my relatives cringed when I first told them of my plans to explore Sand Creek. “This is Allen business,” declared my 86-year-old uncle. “You don’t stick your nose in stuff that’s old history.”<p>I have to admit I had my own qualms. I quickly learned, for instance, that William Allen brought …

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All The Science Fiction And Fantasy Books You Can't Miss In December

December is a really light month for new science fiction and fantasy books, but there's still some really great stuff out there. Including a new …

When She’s Not Drawing The Simpsons, Liz Climo Makes Funny Animal Comics

When Liz Climo isn’t busy drawing characters and storyboards for <i>The Simpsons</i>, she’s working on her own hilarious series of animal comics which you …

MyFitnessPal: The Perfect App for a Healthier Lifestyle

I have been using myfitnesspal for quite some time now and so far I must say that I love it! It's a really great way to keep track of your daily …

Hip-Hop

How Lil Skies' LA Show At The Echoplex Proved Samsung's Galaxy S9 Is The Best Device For Concerts<p>Aaron Williams 03.22.18 9 mins ago<p>A-Trak Explains How His Team Pulled Off The 'Impossible' Young Thug Video<p>Aaron Williams 03.20.18 2 days ago<p>The Enduring Link Between Rock And Hip-Hop<p>A conversation with …

Christmas Books 2014: best fiction to read

Forget Amis, McEwan and the Booker winner — these are the best novels of 2014<p>Somewhere in the middle of Ali Smith’s delightfully fizzy novel <b>How To Be Both</b> (Hamish Hamilton, £16.99), the teenage protagonist interrupts her viewing of a film to “howl out loud like a wolf at its crapness”. I’ve …

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The Insane New Technology Harnessing The Ultimate Green Energy Source: The Human Body

Forget about your smartphone or your Google Glass: The most sophisticated piece of machinery that any of us tote around on a regular basis is the human body. But despite their valiant attempts — we will always have a soft spot for our mood rings and our hypercolor shirts — scientists haven’t <i>always</i> …

20 Under 40 Debut Writers You Need To Be Reading

Out with the old, in with the debut. These 20 remarkable writers were 40 years old or younger at the time of their debut novel's publication and have not yet published a second novel.

William Gibson: I never imagined Facebook

The brilliant science-fiction novelist who imagined the Web tells Salon how writers missed social media’s rise<p>Even if you've never heard of William Gibson, you're probably familiar with his work. Arguably the most important sci-fi writer of his generation, Gibson's cyber-noir imagination has shaped …

The 3 Most Underrated Literary Heroines

Photo: The author, left, and cover of <i>Texts From Jane Eyre</i><p>Mallory Ortberg's <i>Texts From Jane Eyre</i>, an extension of her wildly funny "Texts From" series on The Hairpin, has only been on shelves only since Tuesday. Still, it's a DAMN SHAME if you don't already own it and that is <i>not</i> a hyperbole. Just …

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A Book in 30 Days: What Writers Can Learn From Rapid Publishing

“Fast Fingers” by Katie Kreuger via Flickr. (Creative Commons licensed image)<p>BY AMANDA L. BARBARA<p>The Internet has brought about a new age of …

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