Mortimer G. Esquire

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Drug Researchers Find Brain Effects of MDMA Have Been Misread All Along

Studies don't actually represent typical MDMA users.<p>Anyone who took DARE in elementary school probably heard about how taking too much MDMA (aka …

Neuroscience

The extravagant life of Gianluca Vacchi, the Italian millionaire with an 11 million-strong Instagram following who now has his sights set on acting

50-year-old multimillionaire entrepreneur Gianluca Vacchi is not your average Instagram star — he's certainly done things his own way.<p>Having retired from a career in business, the silver-haired, tattooed Italian took social media by a storm last year when a video he posted of himself dancing on …

These incredible Texas destinations beckon Austin travelers

As the year winds down, we're taking a look back at the most popular CultureMap travel stories of 2017, with a Texas bent. These incredible Texas …

Texas

Einstein Worried That Science Can't Explain "The Now"

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Physics

25 Most Popular Slow-Cooker Recipes

"What to slow-cook, what to slow-cook?" you may be wondering. Yes, the possibilities are infinite and Pinterest recipes are abundant, but what's …

11 Unbelievably Beautiful Sci-Fi Movies for the Ages

Let’s take a look at the brilliant, dreamy works that came before Blade Runner 2049.<p>Though critics are divided when it comes to the plot of <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>—is it too slow? Too nebulous?—nearly all of them agree that it’s an incredibly beautiful movie. Directed by <b>Denis Villeneuve,</b> with …

Lifting the Lid on Braising

Some of the most skilled cooks I know — people who confidently roast, grill and fry — balk at the notion of braising. They think it’s more mysterious or fussy than other cooking methods. The opposite is true: Braising is extremely flexible, and it follows a formula.<p>There is an art to it. But since …

Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

KASUKABE, Japan — The cavernous underground cisterns here north of Tokyo could hold the Statue of Liberty, a scale that underscores the site’s immense task: protecting the world’s most populous metropolis from flooding.<p>Linked by tunnels that divert water away from the region’s most vulnerable …

Floods

8 Lesser Known Cities in Italy To Fall in Love With

When you travel to Italy, the top destinations on your list probably are Rome, Florence, Venice and perhaps a stop for some Tuscan sun. But there are …

Italy

Cowboys and Indians

<i>An errant boyhood in the Texas borderlands</i><p>The boy wears a cowboy hat and boots, his jeans tucked in. He carries a gun, and a knife, and sometimes a …

New Magic Mushrooms Discovery Could Reveal How to Make Your Own Drugs

Scientists have long wondered how and why magic mushrooms create psilocybin, a psychoactive chemical that causes hallucinations when ingested. Two …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Recruitment

5 Morning Success Hacks From Millionaires

From Tony Robbins to Amy Portfield to Simon Sinek, these entrepreneurs have many lessons about setting your day up for success.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the past couple of years, I’ve interviewed over 50 influencers, millionaires, celebrities, …

Entrepreneurship

Here is how to get into the drone business and take advantage of growing opportunities

Gearing Up Towards a Drone-Powered Economy<p>Some trends have the capacity of turning into mega trends and bringing about a dramatic shift in the economy as we know it. UAVs have managed to do that in a rather short period of time.<p>From being considered as mere "toys of the hobbyists", "flying cameras …

Why You Should Grill in a Cast-Iron Skillet

Cooking a steak or burgers in a skillet on the grill is the best of both worlds. To begin, you’re outside (no setting off the smoke alarm or …

Cooking

Classic Fresh Lemon Bars

A classic among cookies, these tangy Lemon Bars have a tart, refreshing, and irresistible appeal. For something rich and different, try the Chocolate …

Nobel Prize Winner Claims to Have Found the Key to Slowing Aging

The Quest to Understand Aging<p>Within the past few decades, we have seen an exponential growth of technological advances in modern medicine. With more …

Medicine

MIT researchers used a $150 Microsoft Kinect to 3D scan a giant T. rex skull

MIT’s Camera Culture group has been able to successfully capture a high-resolution 3D scan of a Tyrannosaurus rex skull using about $150 worth of equipment and some free software.<p>The skull, which belongs to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, was discovered in 1990 and is the largest …

Tyrannosaurus Rex

The founders of Robinhood, a no-fee stock-trading app, were initially rejected by 75 venture capitalists — now their startup is worth $1.3 billion

It's hard getting funding for a startup, but it's even harder when the product doesn't exist yet, still requires regulatory approval, and is being launched during a recession.<p>But after 75 investor pitches, the founders of a commission-free stock-trading app, Robinhood, found a few willing venture …

Startups

Can you get rich by investing in a startup? How to do it — and the pros and cons of crowdfunding.

In May 2016, a law took effect that allows anyone to invest at least some of their cash in startup companies. Until then, buying a stake in a small …

Startups

7 Tips For Creating Your Own Home Meditation Zone

With all the benefits that come with meditation, it makes sense to set aside a place in your home for this life-enhancing practice, even if it's a space that's technically made for something else.<p>Research has shown that regular meditation offers a host of health and psychological advantages. …

Cooking School: Grilling How-Tos

Grilling Basics 03:26<p>Be a grillmaster with tips for grilling over direct and indirect heat.<p>Similar Topics:<p>The Perfect Burger 02:44<p>Burger-making is an …

Karaage is the Japanese method for making superior fried chicken

What strikes me about the Japanese relationship with fried chicken is the frequency of consumption—more often than a once-in-a-while indulgence. In …

The 20 best one-pot recipes: part 1

Observer Food Monthly’s recipe selection, from Nigella Lawson’s roast chicken to Anna Jones’s magic veg spaghetti<p>• 20 best one-pot recipes: part 2<p>I am back to familiar territory with this: the smell of chicken roasting with lemon, rosemary and garlic has always seemed to me the essence of all that …

Recipes

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Thinking of starting your own business? Read these 3 books.

These reads will teach you how to handle your finances, set up systems, and manage people.<p>January 20, 2017 —If you’re considering starting your own …

The 17 Best Places to Travel in 2017

From Africa and Asia's hottest beachfronts to the most underrated U.S. cities.<p>In 2017, you're going to need your passport—and your sense of adventure. Our top destinations to visit this year will have you heading out on safari, exploring historic Eastern Europe and South America, tapping into …