Kayla Mallin

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Controversy and Excitement Swirl around New Human Species

In the brand-new fossil vault at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in South Africa, shelf space is already running out. The …

Evolution

6 Reasons You're Tired All the Time (That Have Nothing to Do With Sleep)

The only thing more frustrating than feeling exhausted all the time is feeling exhausted all the time and not knowing <i>why</i>. On paper, you're doing …

Wellness

The Hidden Dangers Of Highly Emotional Intelligent Coworkers

Employees who are in complete control of their emotions can also manipulate the emotions of those around them.<p>You’ve probably heard by now that emotional intelligence is in hot demand. There’s research to suggest that high levels of emotional intelligence can lead to greater career success than can …

Billions of noisy bugs are about to take the East Coast by storm for the first time in 17 years

You'll hear them from a mile away. This spring, billions of cicadas will come up from underground, creating a symphony that the east coast hasn't heard since 1999.<p>Cicadas are large, clunky insects with translucent wings and wide set eyes. They are divided up into different broods, or year-classes, …

Insects

Newborn puppy that lost its mom finds unusual foster family

After this cute pup named Bobby sadly lost its mother to a car accident, the Michigan Humane Society was able to pair up the dog with a new family — …

Since marijuana legalization, highway fatalities in Colorado are at near-historic lows

Since Colorado voters legalized pot in 2012, prohibition supporters have warned that recreational marijuana will lead to a scourge of “drugged drivers” on the state’s roads. They often point out that when the state legalized medical marijuana in 2001, there was a surge in drivers found to have …

15 fun things you can do with your smartphone photos to preserve memories

Creative smartphone photo products<p>1. A monthly magazine<p>2. A wooden keepsake box<p>3. A dry-erase board<p>4. A framed photo<p>5. A shower curtain<p>6. A serving …

4 Simple Steps to Getting Twice as Much Done in Half the Time

Real Estate Investor and Co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast!<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you ever get to the end of a day, look back and ask yourself, <i>“What did I really get done today?</i>” You feel like you spent the whole day working but have nothing to show for …

Time Management

A Brief History of Marijuana Law in America

In 1996, California voters approved Proposition 215, the first legislation legalizing marijuana for medical purposes at the state level. Since then, …

5 Tips to Break the Grip of Procrastination

<b>Procrastination, prevarication, inertia</b> - all names for the same activity, or rather lack of it.<p>We all blame our circumstances, our surroundings or other external influences for not getting on with the "job" - whatever that may be. Finding the next distraction to avoid doing the task at hand is an …

Scientology’s demonology: Where L. Ron Hubbard got the idea for your space cooties

<i>Jon Atack is the author of</i> A Piece of Blue Sky<i>, one of the very best books on L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology. He has a new edition of the book for</i> …

Religion

Keurig-Like Miracle-Gro Seed Pods Make Gardening Idiot-Proof

Whether you’re a fan of Keurig coffee machines or not, the product delivery method known as the ‘pod’ is here to stay. In the case of Miracle-Gro’s …

Interview With Vermin Supreme

Does Ted Cruz Brush His Teeth?

Vermin Supreme for President

The New Rise of Chemsex (aka 'Party 'n Play')

You may not be familiar with chemsex, but if you have been on a hookup app recently you will have come across similar terminology. “Chemsex” is the …

Homosexuality
Climbing

Violent drug war about to ramp up in and around 'Methbridge,' warn police

Two southern Alberta communities can expect an increase in violence waged by two rival gangs — prone to use machetes and hatchets — that are clashing …

Crime

Sex and crystal meth: The rise of chemsex

Taking ice and having sex is known as chemsex, party and play or PnP, and it's part of a growing subculture in Australia.<p>Alex Bartzis did not want to …

‘We need you to see we’re not just stereotyped monsters’: Vancouver heroin addicts in their own words

After more than a year of photographing three Vancouver heroin addicts, documentary photographer and Kwantlen Polytechnic University instructor Aaron …

Canada

What I Want to Tell My Son About My Drug Addiction

I was just one year older than my son when I tried heroin for the first time.<p>"Mom, did you ever do drugs?"<p>The words of my 12-year-old son lingered between us. He had been half-watching the news, where he learned about a woman who died from an overdose. At one time, I was not so different from her. …

Drug Addiction

Here's what it's like to lose your child to heroin addiction

Christopher went into the hospital for a routine procedure as a teen and was sent home with a painkiller prescription. Things snowballed from there<p>Before my son Christopher became addicted to heroin, I never imagined I would lose him to an overdose. I knew of heroin only through television and …

The color of heroin addiction — why war then, treatment now?

The nation’s heroin epidemic found its way from the shadows of America to Capitol Hill on Tuesday as lawmakers and experts struggled with a raging disease that is leaving an increasing number of bodies behind.<p>Heroin deaths have almost tripled since 2010, Louis J. Milione, a Drug Enforcement …

The most terrifying part of my drug addiction? That my law firm would find out.

The morning before I got sober, my breakfast consisted of nearly a bottle of red wine and a few thick lines of cocaine. I got dressed, checked my teeth for lipstick and my nose for stray coke, put my laptop in its case and picked up the paper on the way out to work at my law firm. I felt sick, …

Drug Addiction

Obama Wants to Spend More Than $1 Billion to Fight Opioid Addiction in the US | VICE News

President Barack Obama unveiled a new plan to combat opioid addiction in the United States on Tuesday, emphasizing the importance of making rehab programs available for people of all incomes as a way to stem the recent surge in overdose deaths linked to heroin and prescription painkillers.<p>Obama's …

Drug Addiction

There’s a Way to Treat Opiate Addiction, So Why Isn’t It Being Used?

In the U.S., nearly two million people abuse prescription opioid painkillers. For many, an initial prescription to treat pain leads to a dangerous …

Being a Customs Officer with a Drug Habit Is Stressful

At work I'd be confiscating drugs, outside I'd be taking them. As you can imagine it made me very depressed.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Australia and was told anonymously to David Benge.</i><p>I grew up in small town New Zealand. Nothing out of the ordinary. I liked to skate. I liked to draw and …