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When Growing Marijuana Isn't Green

Eleven years ago, the Basin Gulch in California bore the typical topography of the state’s northern woods, with green forests veined by brown trails. But take a look at a Google Earth image from today and the land appears pockmarked by lesions.<p>“Those are all marijuana fields,” said Paul Ramey, a …

Cannabis

Inside the Starburst-sized box that could save the Internet

Michael Pozmantier Contributor<p>Michael Pozmantier is the program manager of Transition to Practice at the Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate.<p>Cybercrime is costing us millions. Hacks drain the average American firm of $15.4 million per year, and, in the resulting …

10 things to know about Twitter on its 10th anniversary

Twitter is celebrating 10 years of existence today. Despite the constant criticism and concerns about its future, the short-messaging social media phenomenon certainly has a lot to celebrate.<p>It’s become part of the globe’s cultural fabric, inescapable on media channels and immensely popular with …

Jack Dorsey

Starwood battle to have little impact on price of rooms

NEW YORK (AP) — The bidding war over the Starwood hotel chain is being closely watched by investors and frequent business travelers. For the leisure …

Hospitality

Obama arrives in Cuba; hopes visit will usher in change

<b>Havana (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama touched down in Cuba on Sunday, definitively ending a half-century of estrangement in a dramatic personal demonstration of his core foreign policy principle of engaging America's enemies.<p>It's a shift that the change-minded president hopes will nudge the …

Cuba

Crash experts stymied by FlyDubai's damaged black boxes

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian aviation official says it's going to be very difficult to extract the data from a FlyDubai plane that crashed in southern …

Airplanes

President Obama and Misty Copeland Open Up About Race

When Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States, many saw it as the dawn of a new era of American race relations. During his …

Race Relations

Here's how to pick the safest artificial sweetener based on science

Yet there's surprisingly little we know about their effect on the body and brain, and studies trying to decipher this are inconclusive.<p>Manufacturers tout artificial sweeteners as a satisfying zero-calorie route to satisfying sugar cravings without the gut-busting punch of real sugar. But whether or …

Nutrition

These Earbuds Will Give You Bionic Super-Hearing

<b>Correction appended Wednesday, March 2</b><p>The world is a prison. As I close my front gate, it slams like a heavy cell door securing itself shut. My …

Yelp Employee Fired After Writing Open Letter to CEO

A Yelp employee who wrote a blistering post online about her low pay was fired, and has even got her ex-CEO responding on Twitter.<p>A customer-service …

Your Brain Actually Works Better in Winter, According to Science

Science offers some consolation despite the terrible weather - winter actually does your brain and mood no harm.<p>February is basically no one's favorite month. By now, most of us are well and truly sick of winter, yet winter is far from done, continuing to torture us with nose-freezing temperatures …

NY Fashion Week: Rihanna does Puma, Wu on fast fashion

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runway designs to the celebrity-filled front rows. Here are some …

Fashion Week

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

Time Management

6 Things the Happiest Families All Have in Common

Family life is hectic. Most of us play it by ear and hope it works out well.<p>Or maybe you haven’t started a family yet but when you do you want to do …

Get Better Sleep: 5 Powerful New Tips From Research

Ever have trouble getting to sleep? Or staying asleep? Or you get plenty of shut-eye but you’re not refreshed? Everyone wants to get better sleep. …

This Question Can Predict Whether You Will Be Alive and Happy at Age 80

<i>“Is there someone in your life whom you would feel comfortable phoning at four in the morning to tell your troubles to?”</i><p>Via Flourish: A Visionary New …

How Intelligent Do You Have to Be to Raise a Child?

Who<p>Knows<p>Best<p>The state said a 19-year-old with an intellectual disability wasn’t equipped to look after her baby and whisked the newborn off to …

Human Rights

Safari is crashing for a lot of people due to this odd bug

Apple's Safari browser was crashing for a lot of users early Wednesday, both on iOS and OS X, seemingly due to a bug related to Safari's search …

Snow Paralyzes East Coast

Washington area is expected to bear the brunt of the storm<p>New York’s Times Square on Saturday. The city got more than 2 feet of snow.<p>kena betancur/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images<p>1 of 21<p>•••••<p>By<p>Scott Calvert and<p>Scott Calvert<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@scottmcalvert<p>Jon Kamp<p>Jon Kamp<p>The Wall …

Weather

Why Being Awkward Could Be Your Key to Success | Inc.com

We are all very well acquainted with awkward situations. Sometimes we fidget incessantly to get out of conversation, feign a phone conversation, or even pretend to drop something simply to alleviate the tension in the room. What seems counterintuitive, however, is that being confident through …

Acquainted

You don’t have to go to bed super early to get a good night’s sleep

Sleeping in over the weekend is one of life’s great pleasures. Yet some of us are much better at it than others. A teenager is much more likely to emerge from their bed at midday than their middle-aged parents—but even within age groups, individual differences exist.<p>Why is this? It’s well-known …

Sleep

The 8 Daily Habits of Wildly-Happy Couples

We've all met the "happy couple" that always seem to be smiling, laughing, and enjoying life to the fullest. They never seem to argue or fuss about inane things, and are in perfect harmony, forever residing on the same wavelength as one another.<p>And we've all asked ourselves the question, "How can …

Want to Raise Happy and Successful Kids? Teach Them to Ask This Simple Question | Inc.com

What do you want to be when you grow up?<p>Wait, don't answer that. It's a trick question. In fact, it might be the trickiest question there is, at least if you want to be happy. (Yet adults ask kids that all the time.)<p>Instead, it turns out there's another, much better question to ask--and a much …

Kids

Paris attacks: What happened on the night

<b>The attacks in Paris on the night of Friday 13 November by gunmen and suicide bombers hit a concert hall, a major stadium, restaurants and bars, almost simultaneously - and left 130 people dead and hundreds wounded.</b><p>The attacks were described by President Francois Hollande as an "act of war" …

France

Intelligence is meaningless if you can’t recognize your own mistakes

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>It’s good to be smart. After all, intelligent people earn more money, accumulate more wealth, and even live longer. On the surface, being smart looks like easy living. But there’s another side to the story.<p>Intelligent people have a …

Self-improvement