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Researchers Develop A Breathalyzer For Pot

Today in weed: Law enforcement officers may soon be able to detect if you’re driving while high.<p>Researchers at Washington State University are currently developing a test that will measure marijuana impairment through a breath sample, much like how breathalyzers determine blood alcohol levels. The …

Cannabis

I Got Wasted and Took a Scientist's Hangover Survey. Here's What I Learned.

Beer before liquor . . . before missing my stop on the subway . . . before waking up feeling lousy . . . before filling out forms in the name of science. Never been sicker.<p><b>I awoke with the dreadful, familiar thirst</b>, headache, and a total unwillingness to do anything but lie in bed and stare deep …

Look Up Your Meds On This Massive New Drug Database

Iodine, a new health start-up from a former Wired editor and Google engineer offers an easy-to-use database of drug information.<p>The database, which …

New York Times

The truth about smart drugs

Are we asking the right questions about pills designed to boost brainpower? Marek Kohn looks at what they can do for us – and what they can’t.<p>“You know how they say that we can only access 20% of our brain?” says the man who offers stressed-out writer Eddie Morra a fateful pill in the 2011 film …

The Brain

How Psychedelics Might Transform the Human Mind and Lead…

<b>How Psychedelics Might Transform the Human Mind and Lead Humanity Towards Intellectual and Artistic Heights</b><p><i>The idea of a Psychedelic Renaissance — as captured in the title of Ben Sessa’s book The Psychedelic Renaissance — is growing in the health professions, and as a Feb. 9, 2015, article in The New Yorker phrased it, current clinical research is "part of a renaissance of psychedelic research," so we see the phrase is catching on in the general culture too. To me, Psychedelic Renaissance is</i> …

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Helping Flush Narcotics Possession?

Philadelphia, PA, March 1, 2015 - The benefits of replacing outdated and overwhelmed urban sanitary and storm sewer systems with green stormwater …

The Secret World of Drug-Addict Doctors

News of doctor and nurse drug overdoses hit the press this week, highlighting an ongoing (and growing) problem.<p>The story of a wayward anesthesia …

The Condition Many Recovering Addicts And Alcoholics Don't Know About

<i>By Jeanene Swanson</i><p>No one said recovery would be easy. And for the majority of addicts and alcoholics, detox is just the beginning.<p>While addiction specialists may know about post-acute withdrawal syndrome (protracted withdrawal syndrome), or PAWS, many addicts and much of the public do not. …

Super strong cannabis responsible for quarter of new psychosis cases

Risk of developing psychosis up to five times greater for those who smoke 'skunk' cannabis every day<p>One in four new cases of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia could be the direct result of smoking extra-strong varieties of cannabis, a major new study concludes.<p>The finding suggests that …

Rewards outweigh risks in telling the truth about past addiction issues on job applications

Guest Column<p>Share77<p>Tweet12<p>Reddit<p>Share<p>Pin<p>Flip<p>Share<p>Email<p>WhatsApp<p>Buffer1<p>Pocket<p>Shares 90<p>By Guest Columnist <b>TERESA WREN JOHNSTON,</b> <i>director of the KSU Center</i> …

Drug Addiction

This Is What's Ruining The World's Sleep -- And It's Not Our Technology Addiction

Between keeping our smartphones by our pillows and binge-watching Netflix before finally closing our eyes, you'd think our ever-growing connection to technology was responsible for most of our sleep woes. But it turns out stressing about money and work takes the sleep deprivation-causing cake, …

Binge-Watching

Breaking good: Vivitrol, a new drug given as a monthly shot, is helping addicts stay clean

<b>On July 29, Troy Garver woke early</b>, changed out of his jail-issued jumpsuit and rode in a van with seven other inmates to the circuit courthouse in Hagerstown, Md., to hear a judge decide his fate. His outfit — a neatly pressed button-down shirt tucked into dark jeans — had spent eight months …

Drug Addiction

4 Desk Makeovers, 1 Common Thread: Super Productivity!

Several REDBOOK staffers had desks that were a few papers shy of a Hoarders-style intervention.<p>Several REDBOOK staffers had desks a few papers shy of a <i>Hoarders</i>-style intervention. Enter organizational guru and founder of the aptly named O.C.D. Experience Justin Klosky, who helped them fill two …

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time Management

The Best Closet Organizing Products Under $100

Keep your closet organized with these simple pieces under $100.<p>It's the season for Spring cleaning! Start by re-organizing your clothing area to …

Genius

How Passion and Procrastination Can Help You Get Ahead in Your Career

So much of the conversation about tapping into our personal passions and what lights up our soul has to do with being very clear, open, honest, and authentic with ourselves about what we love to do, what we're good at, what ignites that deepest fire in our belly, and what gets us up and moving …

Procrastination

How To Feel Happy Instead of Going Through The Motions

Are there individuals that authentically appear and feel happy as their normal mode of being? Of course. Have they had their share of heartache and …

3 Steps to Stay Highly Motivated and Meet Your Goals | Inc.com

A few months ago you have made a New Year's resolution regarding fitness. You have made them before... and failed miserably. But it's different this time around. You decide this will be the year you get those abs. You renew your gym membership. You research healthy foods. You Google workout plans. …

Motivation

6 Books Guaranteed to Make You More Creative

One of the most common misconceptions I come across is the belief that once you’ve somehow “made it,” I / one / you don’t hit ruts, bumps, run into …

Creativity

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

2 Percent Of People Can Multitask Well. Are You A Supertasker?

Now that I have your undivided attention...<p>When people try to do multiple things at the same time, their ability to do these things suffers. It's well-established that motorists on cellphones drive as badly as drunk people, for example. University of Utah researcher David Strayer thought that this …

From Alzheimer's to ADHD: what doctors can diagnose from your voice alone

The brave new world of vocal diagnostics<p>If Guillermo Cecchi wants to figure out if you've taken MDMA or meth, all he needs is a computer and a recording of your voice. Cecchi is a computer scientist at IBM, and part of a growing community of scientists who think our voices can reveal far more than …

ADHD Experts Reveal Their Favorite Ways to Manage Procrastination

For people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), procrastination tends to be a stubborn problem. “I don’t know anyone with ADHD where …

ADHD and PMS

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is never pleasant, but when you have ADHD, it can strike louder and harder. During the first half of your cycle, you …

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People's Misconceptions & the Frustrations of Adult ADHD

Having adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be frustrating.<p>Merely struggling with compensating for the challenges so they don’t …

No Excuses:: Dealing with Distractions

While I've never been formally diagnosed being a little super distracted, I consider myself border line and quite an easily distracted person. I can …