Nicholas Michik

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How the heroin trade explains the US-UK failure in Afghanistan

After 16 years and $1tn spent, there is no end to the fighting – but western intervention has resulted in Afghanistan becoming the world’s first true narco-state. By Alfred W McCoy<p>After fighting the longest war in its history, the US stands at the brink of defeat in Afghanistan. How could this be …

Afghanistan

Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Colorado Reversed a 14-Year Trend of Rising Opioid-Related Deaths

The marijuana industry is, for lack of a better pun, sprouting like a weed. According to cannabis research firm ArcView, the North American legal …

The Amazing Biblical Archaeological Find No One Talks About

I had never heard of this 1967 find, and it is fascinating:<p>It is probably one of the greatest finds of all time and, by the bizarre rules of biblical …

The 5-Minute Guide on How to Invest in Marijuana Stocks

Do you have a few moments? Interested in marijuana stocks? Here's a brief look at the marijuana stocks available on the market.<p>For those wondering …

Cannabis

A spacecraft graveyard exists in the middle of the ocean — here's what's down there

The most remote location on Earth has many names: It's called Point Nemo (Latin for "no one") and the Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility. Most precisely, its exact coordinates are 48 degrees 52.6 minutes south latitude and 123 degrees 23.6 minutes west longitude.<p>The spot is about 1,450 nautical miles …

Space Exploration

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Jimmy Carter says he is willing to go to North Korea on peace mission

Former president adopts markedly conciliatory tone about Trump Carter: ‘We greatly overestimate China’s influence on North Korea’<p>In an interview marked by conciliatory remarks regarding Donald Trump and his administration, Jimmy Carter said he was willing to travel to North Korea in an attempt to …

How Google's Quantum Computer Could Change the World

Hartmut Neven believes in parallel universes. On a recent morning outside Google’s Los Angeles office, the 53-year-old computer scientist was …

Quantum Mechanics

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Rhino attacks and injures suspected poacher in Namibia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A rhino turned the tables on a suspected poacher in Namibia, charging and injuring the man while he was allegedly tracking it.<p>NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A rhino turned the tables on a suspected poacher in Namibia, charging and injuring the man while he was allegedly tracking it.<p>The …

Wildlife

Fossilized teeth dating back 9.7 million years could 'rewrite' human history

Dental remains discovered by German paleontologists who were sifting through gravel and sand in a former bed of the Rhine River could potentially lead to a “rewriting” of human history.<p>The fossilized remains of what are believed to be great ape teeth, an upper right first molar and an upper left …

Anthropology

DRINKING WATER ON EMPTY STOMACH IMMEDIATELY AFTER WAKING UP! – Healthy Remedies

DID YOU KNOW THAT JAPANESE PEOPLE HAVE A HABIT OF DRINKING WATER IMMEDIATELY AFTER WAKING UP. IT IS AND ANCIENT TRADITION FOR HEALING MANY DISEASES …

Why the Marijuana Justice Act legalizes marijuana the right way

Earlier this month, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced the Marijuana Justice Act. To some, this bill may look like another liberal attempt to push …

Blood Test Finds Cancer Before Symptoms Start

It was not a slam dunk, but the test found cancer in the blood of more than half the patients who had been diagnosed with stage 1 cancer. It was even more accurate in finding late-stage cancers, but the goal would be to catch cancer in its earliest, easiest-to-treat stage.<p>There were no false …

Cancer

How does the brain turn unconscious information into conscious thought?

Neuroscience tells us that most of the work done by our brains happens on an unconscious level, but when does that "a-ha!" moment occur? And what …

Consciousness

Easy Meatloaf Recipe

Easy Meatloaf Recipe: Are you looking for a wonderful meatloaf recipe? This easy crock pot recipe is one of my favorite ways to make meatloaf. These …

42 Dinner Ideas If You're Trying To Cut Back On Meat Or Dairy

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Just 50 Miles From Niagara Falls Lies the True Waterfall Capital of the World

When it comes to North American waterfalls, the first one that comes to people’s minds is usually the mighty Niagara Falls on the American-Canadian …

Hiking

Easy Tandoori Chicken ~ Recipe

In a medium bowl, add all ingredients except chicken, and stir until combined.<p>Make deep slashes in chicken and pour marinade over top. Gently massage …

8 Habits to Steal from a Rock-Star Meal Prepper

Adopt a new cooking style (and make a little extra effort on Sunday) to put a week of satisfying, nutritious meals on autopilot.<p>Prep Like a Pro<p>If you …

The 10 Best Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

When you're searching for easy, nourishing meals for your family, slow cooker chicken recipes are the answer. From classics like chicken noodle soup …

Cooking

These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

A combination of dieting and exercise right now can help you in the future<p>In a landmark report, scientists have endorsed three strategies for preventing dementia and cognitive decline associated with normal aging — being physically active, engaging in cognitive training and controlling high blood …

Here's the Single Most Important Reason More States Will Legalize Marijuana

You don't have to be Nostradamus to successfully predict that more states will legalize marijuana -- whether for medicinal use only or for recreational use. A bandwagon effect seems quite likely, considering 29 states plus the District of Columbia have already legalized medical marijuana. Nine of …

Cannabis

This 4-Ingredient High-Protein Sweet Potato Breakfast Takes 5 Minutes!

Smoothies and overnight oats are so last year. If you've become a fan of sweet potato toast, here's a little twist that offers tons of complex carbs and protein to fuel your morning, and it's gluten-free, Paleo, Whole30, and vegan. This breakfast can come together in five minutes (if you bake the …

Healthy Eating

Accepting your darkest emotions is the key to psychological health

Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—”a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in …

Psychology

"Coffee naps" are a thing, and will change your GD life

The words “coffee” and “nap” don’t usually go together. But a strategy that pairs the two actually makes sense—and could be the energy boost you need …

How to drink tequila and actually enjoy it, according to top bartenders

There’s not much that’s dignified or delicious about taking a shot of tequila. Sprinkling grains of salt onto your hand from a bottle that’s sticky …

Driving too much is bad for your brain: study

Spending a lot of time driving may actually put your brain in reverse.<p>A new British study found that spending more than two hours a day behind the …

Ancient Egyptian records indicate Philistines weren't Aegean pirates after all

Research into ancient Egyptian records from the 12th century B.C.E. is shedding new light on a mystery archaeologists have been debating for decades: …