Justin Ferrell

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Four Ways To Earn Extra Money While Keeping (Or Preparing To Quit) Your Day Job

Earning a passive income takes some upfront effort but not much energy to maintain. Here are a few options.<p>Imagine lying on a beach, sunlight hitting your face and sand between your toes. You grab your phone and check your bank balance to find that it’s increased $500 since sunrise. This may seem …

How to Clone Cannabis Plants

Did you know that you can clone cannabis plants? It sounds like some sort of sci-fi mad scientist experiment, but there are benefits to cloning a …

Biotechnology

Concussion Expert: Over 90% of NFL Players Have Brain Disease

Bennet Omalu, a Nigeria-born neuropathologist, first discovered chronic encephalopathy (CTE) in an NFL player when he saw the debilitating disease in …

Magic Mushrooms' Effects Illuminated in Brain Imaging Studies

Brain scans of people under the influence of the psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, have given scientists the most detailed …

The Brain

Robert Reich dismantles Paul Ryan’s 7 most dangerous ideas: “They will harm most Americans”

We should be wary of the new Speaker of the House, warns the former secretary of labor. Here are a few reasons why<p>Yesterday, the new Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, summed up his House Republican agenda – vowing to pursue legislation that would frame a stark choice for voters in 2016.<p>“Our No. 1 …

Middle-class

The Drug Lords of Tomorrow Will Be Biohackers

Brain stimulation is the future of drugs.<p>Through various sources—mainly transhumanist biohacker friends—I've been hearing about how some drug traffickers might be taking an interest in cranial implant technology.<p>If scientists can get a brain implant to give neural stimuli that affects our …

The safe, user-friendly way to be a little drug lord: economic secrets of the dark web

<i>This article has been corrected.</i><p>We had met at a bar. I told him I was an economist. He told me he was a pot dealer. You might think we wouldn’t have had much to talk about. But the most exciting story in economics is one where an innovation disrupts a market and creates new ones. So once he said …

Dark Web

5 Hacks to Avoid Big Data Surveillance

Big data is all around us, even if you don’t realize it. Many businesses look at big data as the key ingredient to future success because with more …

Social Media

If You Don’t Think Americans Have Lost Our Freedoms, READ THIS | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave The Land of the Fleeced and the Home of the Slave<p><i>This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the</i> …

Oregon officers turn in police chief, allege racism

<b>(CNN) —</b> Alex Stone knew he had no other choice.<p>The police officer in Clatskanie, Oregon, filed a formal complaint when he allegedly heard the city's police chief making racist comments.<p>"I had to do this," he told CNN affiliate KOIN, but he said the aftermath hasn't been easy.<p>"I've received death …

Justice

Depersonalisation disorder: the condition you’ve never heard of that affects millions

Jane Charlton was not herself when she woke one day in April 2002, but it was more terrifying than any ordinary morning grogginess – and it did not shift for the best part of three years.<p>“It was a feeling of being fundamentally wrong in your own body,” Charlton says, attempting to describe what has …

Mental Health

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Gladiator suits, float tubes, and a giant robot

<i>At any given moment there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the Web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or</i> …

Reasons For Quitting Weed

People with these rare brain disorders have a disturbingly skewed perception of reality

These are just a few of the strange brain disorders that have plagued a rare set of people over the years. Oliver Sacks' classic book "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" introduced us to some of the strangest brain disorders people suffer from, but that's only the tip of the iceberg.<p>Here are a …

Homeless woman who picked up LAPD nightstick rejects plea deal

A mentally ill homeless woman potentially facing life in prison for raising an<p>LAPDnightstick during a fatal police shooting on skid row rejected a plea deal Thursday that would have required her to admit to a felony, the district attorney's office and her defense lawyer said.<p>Under the deal, …

Mental Disorders

How What You Believe Affects What You're Like When You're High

For decades, connoisseurs of psychedelics have said that your state of mind and your environment influence how you experience drugs. And they're right.<p>Most psychedelic connoisseurs are well versed in the concept of "set and setting": the idea that both your state of mind (set, short for mindset) as …

Consciousness

Where are all the aliens?

<i>This post originally appeared at WaitButWhy.com.</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a really good starry place on a really good starry night and they look up and see this:<p>Some people stick with the traditional—feeling struck by the epic beauty or blown away by the insane scale of the universe. …

Singularity

Forget Your Bank -- Here Are Four New Sources of Capital You Probably Didn't Know

Remember back in the day when your business needed financing?<p>Your choices were few. You could go to a traditional bank for a traditional bank loan. Or you could look for money from a family member. Or an investor. Or, if you were hoping to go public maybe an investment from a venture capital firm. …

10 famous geniuses who basked in recreational drug use

These intellectual titans indulged<p>Is intelligence related to an increased likelihood of recreational drug use? It's an interesting hypothesis, and one that's been gaining momentum in recent years.<br>If a definitive link between intellectual capacity and drug use does exist, it will likely be some time …

5 Definitive Laws First-Time Entrepreneurs Must Adopt

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I love giving back and helping others. I recently created a Facebook group that now has more than 4,000 entrepreneurs. We discuss startups and share information. It gives me good insight into some of the different obstacles entrepreneurs …

This startup is looking to revolutionize lithium ion batteries

All eyes have been on Tesla’s planned massive battery factory, under construction just outside of Reno. But on the other side of the country, in …

The Startup Illusion

Noah Benesch Contributor<p>Noah Benesch is a junior at the University of Washington studying finance and is a member of the UW Formula Motorsports team, which designs, builds and competes internationally with two SAE race cars annually.<p>In 2005, Steve Jobs delivered his now-famous Stanford Commencement …

University of Washington

Earth 'entering new extinction phase' - US study

<b>The Earth has entered a new period of extinction, a study by three US universities has concluded, and humans could be among the first casualties.</b><p>The report, led by the universities of Stanford, Princeton and Berkeley, said vertebrates were disappearing at a rate 114 times faster than normal.<p>The …

Biodiversity

What is a Wormhole?

A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. Wormholes are predicted by …

Quantum Mechanics

A crazy new theory solves 40-year-old mystery about what happens inside of a black hole

What happens once you cross this threshold is a long-standing mystery that the world's leading scientists have been pondering for decades with little headway.<p>Now, a recent paper presented at a conference in Paris this week has proposed a solution by looking at black holes in a completely different …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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