Melinda Armsby

15 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Following | @MelindaArmsby | Keep up with Melinda Armsby on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Melinda Armsby”

Congress quietly ends federal government's ban on medical marijuana

Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy.<p>The bill's passage over the weekend marks the first time Congress has approved nationally significant …

21 Totally Breathtaking Trails To Hike Before You Die

Hit the dusty road.

What to Eat for Gorgeous Skin

Eating more fruits and veggies can increase your energy, strengthen your heart, and possibly even extend your life. But if that's not enough to convince you to add more to your diet, allow us to appeal to your vanity: New research shows that people who eat two to three extra servings of produce a …

10 Great Weight Loss Foods That Are Really Easy To Prep

A good enough diet that’s realistically easy enough to stick to is 100% better than a theoretically perfect diet that’s unrealistic and won’t be …

Why It’s Time We Paid Employees to Exercise at Work

Is your job killing you?<p>According to death statistics from 2011 compiled by the CDC, the top three killers in the United States are heart disease, …

Should you be worried about arsenic in California wine?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A lawsuit that's stirring concern among drinkers of some California wine starts with a history lesson.<p>The deaths of Napoleon Bonaparte, Simon Bolivar, King George III, King Faisal I and other prominent figures have been attributed to arsenic poisoning, the first paragraph of the 30-page …

Our galaxy is home to many, many more Earths than we ever thought

So much for being special.<p>Our spiral galaxy, the Milky Way is very, very big. Measuring 100,000 light-years in diameter (or one <i>quintillion</i> …

Telescopes

Brain Training And The End Of The Prozac Generation

New technology and an increased focus on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), have led to a greater understanding of the complexity of the brain. Instead of focusing on single chemical neurotransmitters affecting cognition and behavior, mental health research has …

Learn How to Find the Motivation Within to Succeed

If you're stuck in the doldrums--or even if you're a long-term procrastinator--there are strategies you can use to keep yourself motivated from within.<p>When you're feeling overworked, overwhelmed and overextended, as we so often do these days, you may find yourself avoiding certain tasks, putting …

Procrastination

5 Money-Saving Garden Hacks To Try This Spring

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Now that those lingering patches of snow have <i>finally</i> melted, you’re probably eager to start digging around in the dirt.<p>But no matter how adept you are at getting blossoms to bloom, there’s one springtime challenge that’s hard to avoid: spending a lot of …

Why Consciousness Exists: Douglas Rushkoff on Science, God, and the Purpose of Reality

What to make of the fact “that something wonderfully strange is going on in the dimension we call reality.”<p><i>“If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from,”</i> Carl Sagan wrote in his magnificent meditation on science and spirituality, <i>“we will have</i> …

Consciousness

How to set up a paperless office using your Mac or iPhone

Sick of the mountains of paper stacking up in your inbox? You’ve probably heard about the joys of having a paperless office, maybe even thought about setting one up, but didn’t know how.<p>Well, here’s how. Not only is it easy to set to do, it can totally change your life.<p>Here’s how to use your Mac …

Productivity

6 Foods That Turn Into Belly Fat

Well, some foods go right to your gut and cause nearly instant fat gain, right where you don’t want it.<p>They call this type of weight gain “deep fat …

Climbing On Mount Denali