Matthew Charles Gifford

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Start doing steups to torch the fat

The last time I made an entry to this blog I was 20 pounds heavier, clean-shaven, and sleeping eight hours per night… anyone who’s seen me lately …

Scientists Are Finally Set to Mass-Produce The Active Compound Found in Magic Mushrooms

Psilocybin for everrrrybody!<p>For nearly 60 years scientists have known the chemical responsible for magic mushrooms' psychedelic reputation is a …

Magic Mushrooms

10 Ways the Cannabis Industry Is Rebranding to Meet Its Biggest Challenges

For generations a guy hissing "weed" outside a concert was all the marketing marijuana needed. Selling to mainstream customers in the legal market requires more.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Green Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Cannabis is evolving past the stoner age at a rapid pace, but are new …

Cannabis

Netflix’s ‘Wormwood’ Takes on the CIA’s Secret LSD Experiments — Watch the Trailer!

We’re giddy over the upcoming third season of <i>Fuller House</i> and beyond psyched for season two of <i>Stranger Things</i>, and now Netflix has just announced a new series that already has us on the edge of our seats. <i>Wormwood,</i> from documentary filmmaker Erol Morris, takes on conspiracies, tragedy, and the CIA’s …

Lsd

Is It Really Bad to Share a Bed With Your Dog? Science Weighs In

Good boy.<p>The question: Family dogs often spend the night in their owner's bedroom. Might this affect people's sleep?<p>In this study, the researchers …

Sleep

The best US cities to live in to escape the worst effects of climate change

Somewhere that's warm but not too warm, free from roof-toppling hurricanes and ground-rumbling earthquakes, and close to a river or ocean but far enough to avoid the threats of flooding and sea-level rise.<p>Which places does that leave? According to climate scientists and urban planners, not a …

Here’s What Men and Women Dream About Most Often

Daydreams are great because they inspire, entertain, and de-stress us. And if you begin to visualize your daydreams, there’s actually a better chance they’ll become reality. But if the best part about daydreams is our ability to consciously control them, then the strangest part about our <i>actual</i> …

This app could be the key to speaking a second language

The world is getting smaller thanks to technology, media, more convenient travel, and — let's be honest — Netflix. It's becoming more valuable than …

The science of why you should add water to your whiskey

The secret to enjoying a good whiskey? A dash of water.<p>Whiskey drinkers have been doing this for centuries to heighten certain flavors and reduce burn.<p>Science has two competing theories for why this works. One explanation suggests water traps bad flavors. Whiskey contains a compound called "fatty …

A Shift in Federal Marijuana Policy May Be Imminent

Pot companies and marijuana stock investors have no choice but to pay close attention to what the Justice Department is saying about weed.<p>Even as …

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

<i>Want to receive this post in your inbox every morning?</i> <i>Sign up here</i><i>.</i><p>Merkel’s victory not so sweet, North Korea and U.S. continue to trade barbs, and …

Television with built-in Fire TV makes better use of your voice

One of the Element Fire TV Edition set's main hooks is clearly its Alexa voice control, so it stands to reason that the entire television stands to benefit the more you can use it, doesn't it? Sure enough, Element is trotting out an update that makes better use of voice recognition. You can enter …

TV

Does Medicaid Spur Opioid Abuse?

Overdoses and hospital visits have grown far more in states that took the ObamaCare expansion.<p>Forty-one state attorneys general are investigating drug manufacturers and distributors for fanning the opioid epidemic; several have already sued. The allegation is that Big Pharma used deceptive …

Health Care

Complaints drive pot shop raids, London police claim

A police raid on a new downtown London pot shop resulted from citizen complaints, not because the illegal business was openly selling cannabis to …

Cannabis

Ten Benefits To Strength Training

<b>1. Increased Cognitive Function -</b><p>Strength training has shown to boost your cognitive function. This is largely down to the fact that training with …

Analysis: How legalization caused the price of marijuana to collapse

All the diverse effects of legalizing recreational marijuana may not be clear for a number of years, but one consequence has become evident almost …

3 Top Marijuana Stocks to Buy This Fall

Hint: Look north to Canada and across the Atlantic to the U.K. to find the best marijuana stocks for the change in season.<p>Marijuana stocks weren't …

This Is the Most Popular Salmon Recipe on Pinterest

It's no secret that salmon is a favorite among many home cooks. It's healthy, it's versatile, and it's readily available. The most popular iteration …

'Sleep should be prescribed': what those late nights out could be costing you

Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it<p>Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new …

Sleep

This Is the Best Exercise in the World—and You Can Do It Right Now

It’s time to forgo your weekly gym session. And no, we’re not encouraging any bad couch potato habits. Your body will get major results if you jump …

Scientists Reveal Why Magic Mushrooms Evolved Psychedelic Powers

It's all a fight for poop.<p>Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychedelic compound found in 200 species of mushrooms that grow across Earth. It’s the …

Biology

Magic mushrooms take a trip into clinical trials | Financial Times

Hundreds of Europeans with depression will soon have the chance to turn on, tune in and drop out of existing drug treatments, in the largest clinical …

Magic Mushrooms

Scientists Figured Out How to Recreate the Psychedelic in Shrooms

Now if they could find out how to mass produce it, psilocybin could be a powerful way to treat addiction.<p>Thanks to a recent revival in research on psychedelics, it's become increasingly clear psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, is good for far more than tripping face. Research …

'Suicide headaches' drive patients to try LSD and magic mushrooms to stop the pain

The psychedelic drugs have a similar structure to medications used to treat cluster headache.<p>Cluster headaches are so painful they have earned the …

This homegrown project brings new meaning to the term magic mushrooms

<b>Ecovative, a leader in the budding mycelium materials field, is offering a DIY kit that "grows" a lampshade.</b><p>Because I'm a fun guy, I mush ruminate …

I Took My Mom to a Dispensary

Written and Illustrated by Kelly O’Grady<p>Recently, mom and I took an Amtrak sleeper car up to Eugene, Oregon, to go to a wool festival called “The …

Cannabis

Can Legal Pot Make You Rich?

I often get asked for advice about how to get rich on legal weed. Friends, family, strangers, amateur investors – everyone seems to believe that …

Cannabis

Two parents' fight to set up the largest ever magic mushroom trial for depression is nearly over

Their son developed treatment-resistant depression at university.<p>When Ekaterina Malievskaia and George Jay Goldsmith's son started university in New …

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