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A Canadian company trading under the ticker WEED is valued at $1 billion

Marijuana is transforming into the darling of daring investors, and the nascent legal weed industry is excited about the prospects for profits. But there are many risks to investing in this tricky business. Canopy Growth, a Canadian cannabis holding company, is representative of the hope and …

Hidden Horrors on the Pot Farms of California

An epidemic of sexual abuse and trafficking on the marijuana farms of the 'Emerald Triangle' is rarely investigated.<p><i>This story was produced by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. S</i><i>ubscribe to the Reveal podcast,</i> …

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How Childhood Trauma Can Contribute to Developing Cancer as an Adult

A landmark study from the 90s had identified the consequences of adverse childhood experiences on adult health. But today, it's still not used enough in clinical practice.<p>In 1998, Carol Redding's life was in a tailspin. She'd just gone through a breakup and was starting to lose control after what …

11 Mistakes Standing Between You and Your First Million

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I've been a millionaire three separate times in my life. The first time I saw $1,000,000 in my bank account, I almost fainted. Even though I knew it was hitting my account, it still caught me off guard.<p>Becoming a …

Can Urban Highways Solve Problems Instead Of Causing Them?

A vision of transportation infrastructure that adds to a city instead of filling it with noise and pollution.<p>Los Angeles is known for its freeways, and that’s not a good thing. But while some cities are starting to tear sections of highway down–reconnecting neighborhoods and rebuilding pedestrian …

Urban Design

Seeing Uncertainty As A Gift: The Best Sentence Carl Jung Ever Wrote

You are either asking, "Who the hell is Carl Jung, and what's the big deal on one sentence?" Or: "Who the hell do you think you are, buckeroo, to decide Jung's best thought?"<p>Let's get to the grandfather of spiritual psychology's sentence in question, which is this:<p>"Each is deceived by the sense of …

These LEGO-like recycled plastic bricks create sturdy homes for just $5,200

Colombian company Conceptos Plásticos saw two pressing issues in the world and decided to tackle both with recycled building materials. One issue is …

Pair of engineers design pet-friendly off-grid tiny house

The Basecamp tiny house is located on a rural spot near Beaverton, Oregon, sits on a three-axle trailer, and has a total floorspace of 204 sq ft (19 …

Off-grid

Homeowners can reap benefits as mortgage rates near record lows

When mortgage interest rates slide close to all-time lows — as they have since the Brexit vote — do you sit on the fence? Or do you ask yourself: Are there financial opportunities today that didn’t exist for me when rates were higher by half a percentage point or more?<p>Last week, according to …

Real Estate

The Essence Of Spiritual Practice

The essence of spiritual practice is change - the self-transformation kinda change. If you are on any spiritual path you have to be ready and willing to not fit in where you used to, with the people you used to and or the way you're used to. Why? Spiritual practice changes you. It changes you at …

Meet The Man Who Lives Normally With Damage to 90% of His Brain

The father of two lives a normal life.<p>A French man who lives a relatively normal, healthy life - despite damaging 90 percent of his brain - is …

Rolling Homes: The 7 Best Rooftop Camping Tents

Tepui Tents Ayer<p><b>Pro:</b> Inexpensive<b><br>Con:</b> Not very tall when deployed<p><b>Entry Level:</b> By and large you want to avoid rooftop tents that come in under the …

Why "Money Doesn't Buy Happiness" Is Wrong

Image source: Getty Images.<p>One of the most important decisions people face is what they'll spend the vast majority of their 9-to-5 time doing. Because adults spend about half their waking lives at work, there are countless pieces of advice for people considering different careers.<p>One adage for job …

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Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The myriad activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between …

Time Management

Book Review: Andy Stern Wants Me To Send You $10,000/Year Tax Free (Part One)

Are good Middle Class jobs an endangered species? If so is the solution to send almost everyone $10,000/year tax free?<p>The formerly most powerful union leader in our lifetime, Andy Stern, in <i>Raising The Floor: How A Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Rebuild The American Dream,</i> has …

Rihanna's 'Sledgehammer': Floria Sigismondi explains how they shot the Star Trek video

Floria Sigismondi has directed music videos for some of today’s biggest pop stars: Justin Timberlake, P!nk, Christina Aguilera. But she’s never shot …

Star Trek

The Women Of Abstract Expressionism: 12 Artists History Should Not Forget

We all know Jackson, Mark and Willem. But what about Helen, Joan and Elaine?<p>Thumb through an art history textbook until you reach the Abstract Expressionism chapter. Read aloud the names of artists you encounter first. Jackson Pollock, of course. Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning soon after. Hans …

NEA Jazz Master for 2017 Organist Dr. Lonnie Smith Keeps On Keepin' On

By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc Senior Editor, June 28, 2016<p>Dr. Lonnie Smith, the Hammond B-3 organ king, is officially a Jazz Master, according to the NEA which bestows several jazz greats with the highest honor given to jazz musicians in the U.S. (other honorees for 2017 include vocalist Dee Dee …

11 things you should do in your 20s to be a millionaire by 30

1. Focus on earning<p>"In today's economic environment you cannot save your way to millionaire status," writes Grant Cardone, who went from broke and in …

Until cannabis is legalised, users will risk brain damage

It’s news that surely surprises no one: smoking high-strength cannabis may damage your brain. By scanning the brains of people who regularly smoked skunk-like cannabis, researchers at King’s College London observed subtle differences in the white matter that connects the left and right hemispheres …

Cannabis

When Leaving Religion Costs You Everything

Despite the rapid growth in the number of atheists, losing your faith can also cost you a job, your friends, and your family.<p>In the first week of …

9 Psychology Books Every Leader Should Read

Learning the secrets of the mind will make you a better professional.<p>At the base of it, business success is about people--making the right connections, understanding motivation, guessing what others will do next, and accurately evaluating those you meet. Which is why knowing some basic psychology …

suitX launches lightweight and affordable exoskeleton

suitX, the robotics company out of University of California, Berkeley's Human Engineering Lab has launched its first exoskeleton after years of development. It's called Phoenix, a relatively lightweight and affordable device that can help people with mobility disorders walk again. The wearable …

Andy Puddicombe, the man inside a million Headspaces

Andy Puddicombe has been in my head. He has been talking gently into my ear. And I was letting him do it – every morning. It was intimate. I knew the cadence of his voice, his accent, the way he paused, how he breathed. I anticipated certain phrases he liked to use. Later in the day, I would think …

Can I Love Hip-Hop and Not Hate Women?

I love hip-hop music. I think when done well it can be lyrically the most progressive genre on the planet, and for me it has produced some of the best music of the last 30 years. With albums like <i>The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill</i> and <i>My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy</i> sitting among my favourites, I love …

4 Daily Exercises Every Navy SEAL (and Every Fit Guy) Should Do

It’s recommended that special ops do them. But here’s why you must add them to your routine, too<p>Military Special Forces Operators are the most insanely fit badasses on the planet.<p>Their physically and mentally-demanding training, however, makes them some of the most injured people, too, says Doug …

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