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The lie that won’t die: “We don’t know enough about marijuana!”

Drug warriors insist we still don’t know enough about its possible therapeutic properties. It’s simply not true<p>Speaking recently with the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, UCLA professor and former Washington state "pot czar" Mark Kleiman implied that we as a society are largely ignorant when it comes to the …

6 Facts You Have to Face If You Want to Be Rich

There is no sure-fire way to become rich. (If there was, I wouldn't be writing this article -- or at the very least, I'd be writing it from an island retreat, not a coffee shop.) But there <i>are</i> things you can do to increase your chances of accumulating wealth. These things aren't all sexy, …

The Continental: Gears for Your Gears, a Sublime Mercedes, and Cross These Droptops Off Your List

<i>Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental.</i><p>There’s a nine-speed automatic up there somewhere . . .<p>Recently, supplier …

Saks Fifth Avenue

Making Financial Decisions? Beware of Confirmation Bias

When making financial decisions, it helps to collect reliable information, and then move forward. Unfortunately, as humans, we have a tendency to …

Critical Thinking

Toyota Pioneer Eiji Toyoda Dies at 100

Long before they were a seemingly invincible monolith responsible for commercial juggernauts like the Corolla and Camry, the Toyota Motor Corporation was a scrappy manufacturer with a bit of an inferiority complex. During the early days, the Japanese manufacturer had so much to learn that founder …

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

Someone built a ginormous Lego stadium, and it’ll blow your mind

I have a nephew who is a whiz with Legos. He can build anything: a train, motorcycles, small villages, and this one time, something that looked liked …

A whale’s life story is recorded in its ear wax

The "earplugs" of blue whales are preserved in their skulls throughout their lives, and keep a record of chemical changes in the animals' bodies. Nick Ut<p>From a fetid, foot-long rod of earwax, extracted from the skull of a dead blue whale, scientists have unspooled an in-depth life story of one …

Extracted

Scientists Find A Water-Rich Planet Outside Our Solar System

Japanese scientists have determined that a planet outside our solar system that most likely has a water-rich atmosphere. The planet, Gliese 1214b, is only 40 light years from Earth.<p>Discovered in 2009, Gliese 1214b is what’s known as a “super-Earth” – bigger than Earth but smaller than a gas giant. …

The Top 5 Things You Didn't Know the Government Knows About You

Reactions to the news this week that the National Security Agency has been secretly collecting phone and online data on millions of Americans have featured a mix of anxiety and outrage over the scary Big Brother tactics used in this "astounding" new scandal.<p>A smaller subset of commentators have …

Edward Snowden: how the spy story of the age leaked out

As he pulled a small black suitcase and carried a selection of laptop bags over his shoulders, no one would have paid much attention to Ed Snowden as …