Nicolas McClain

104 Flips | 4 Magazines | 4 Likes | 20 Following | 6 Followers | @NicolasMcClain | Keep up with Nicolas McClain 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 “Nicolas McClain”

The biggest myths about marijuana—debunked by an addiction expert

The march of marijuana legalization continues, and so do the questions about its effect on the health of smokers. Kevin Hill, an addiction psychiatrist at McLean Hospital in Harvard Medical School and author of <i>Marijuana: The Unbiased Truth about the World’s Most Popular Weed</i>, recently took to …

Cannabis

Ask not of a great figure, but of yourself and the inner workings of the beautiful human mind, body, and spirit. Ask "What Would I Do?"

The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 3

Rick Stein’s kedgeree of Arbroath smokies<p>Many years ago I appeared in a series for Yorkshire Television called <i>Farmhouse Kitchen</i> with Grace Mulligan. I got on very well with her and she taught me a lot about cooking on the box. She also introduced me to Arbroath smokies, which was just as valuable. …

British Cuisine

Found! First Earth-Size Planet That Could Support Life

For the first time, scientists have discovered an Earth-size alien planet in the habitable zone of its host star, an "Earth cousin" that just might …

Universe

The Mason Jar, Reborn

How a container once integral to farming culture came to be the hipster vessel of choice: an Object Lesson<p>In the mid-1970s, my parents fled the New Jersey suburbs to build a house in rural New Hampshire, where my mother tended a large vegetable and herb garden. The growing season in New Hampshire …

Here Are The Most Unimpressed Internet Reactions To Burger King’s Black Halloween Whopper

On Tuesday, Burger King released its much anticipated Halloween Black Whopper, which is so spooky that it couldn’t wait until October. A little backstory may be in order: Last year, Burger King released a Black Burger in Japan, and the bun was colored with squid ink. BK has not officially revealed …

The Myth That Links Poor Families to Fast Food

A new CDC study further debunks the misconception that low-income Americans are the biggest consumers of quick-chain fare.<p>Among many moth-eaten perceptions about the American diet is one that links the disproportionate consumption of fast food to low-income families.<p>Back in 2011, a national study …

Volkswagen is gearing up for the biggest recall in company history

Volkswagen's newly appointed CEO Matthias Müller says the car maker has a plan to refit customers' vehicles affected by the ongoing US emissions cheating scandal. Müller delivered the news to a group of company managers at Volkswagen HQ in Wolfsburg, Germany, following a long weekend with the …

Here's what traveling to Mars does to your brain

Future Mars astronauts will have more to contend with than just the unforgiving, vacuumous expanse of space separating Earth from the Red Planet (140 million miles, on average).<p>In an experiment meant to simulate a journey to Mars, 18 months of isolation caused participants to have high stress …

Chile-Cumin Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt and Cucumber

4 Servings<p>Chef Seamus Mullen serves these robustly flavored meatballs as a shared plate at El Colmado, his New York City tapas bar, but they’re also a great main.<p>April 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Chile Sauce<p>3 pasilla chiles, seeds removed, chopped<p>1½ teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes<p>1 tablespoon cumin …

New York City

5 Steps to Creating Long Shadows in Photoshop

I had kind of a hard time coming up with an appropriate title for this post… I’m still not totally sure if it conveys what I’m trying to show you …

Wes Anderson’s insane attention to detail

In 2012 graphic designer Annie Atkins found herself perched on top of a mountain for the German winter. Which was fine – she was, after all, on the majestic set of Wes Anderson's <i>The Grand Budapest</i> <i>Hotel.</i> Literally thrown in head first, Atkins had a week between 'the phone call' from Anderson's team …

Die Hard

The solution to feeding the world's growing population doesn't require any sunlight or soil

According to Philips, the answer may be indoor farms that grow plants with LEDs. The company has recently opened its GrowWise City indoor farm in the Netherlands, and the facility has the potential to revolutionize the way we cultivate food, and maybe even solve world hunger issues.<p>At the …

The inventor that inspired Elon Musk and Larry Page predicted smartphones nearly 100 years ago

The world-famed engineer could speak in eight languages, had an eidetic memory and held 300 patents by the time he died. His name was borrowed for the red-hot car and energy storage company created by entrepreneur Elon Musk and he has been cited as an inspiration by Google co-founder Larry Page.<p>It …

A History of the Quaalude, Jordan Belfort's Drug of Choice

By Angela Serratore January 28, 2014<p>On Drugs<p>The Quaaludes featuring the DT’s album cover, 2011.<p>When Jordan Belfort—played by Leonardo DiCaprio in a truly masterful moment of full-body acting—wrenches himself from the steps of a country club into a white Lamborghini that he drives to his mansion, …

World Bodypainting festival 2015 – in pictures

The 18th edition of the World Bodypainting Festival saw more than 45 nations competing. The event took place between 3 and 5 July in Pörtschach am Wörthersee, Austria

Snooker

The 10 best national parks in the US

The US is home to 58 national parks, all filled with breathtaking landscapes and rampant wildlife...so narrowing this list down to 10 was difficult.<p>After considering location, accessibility, and scenery, we picked the 10 parks that must make your must-visit list — whether it be for a week-long …

National Parks

The Biggest Winners And Losers In Movies In 2015, So Far

From Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks to Tomorrowland and Will Smith, here are the actors, filmmakers, and studios with reason to celebrate for the first half of the year — and others who may wish it was over already.<p>In 2014, movie ticket sales dropped to a 25-year low, but in the first half of …

Movies

20 fascinating facts about the majority of Americans

Using Census data, Pew and Gallup polls, and more, Business Insider identified some simple facts that ring true for the majority of the nearly 320 million US residents.

Have Some Summer Fun with Audrey, Marilyn, and the Stars of Old Hollywood

July has finally arrived—and what better way to celebrate the long, hot, summer days and nights than with the sultry stars of Old Hollywood? From bathing beauty Ava Gardner to a seafaring Paul Newman, click through these retro photographs of classic icons having oh-so-much fun in the summer sun.

Audrey Hepburn

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

Cannabis

19 DIYS to Make Your House Smell Amazing

Who doesn’t love coming home to a nice-smelling space? A good home fragrance acts like an accessory and adds character, making your space feel extra homey. However, constantly buying candles and air fresheners can start getting expensive, and lots of them are actually polluting your home with …

- The Washington Post

The Difference Between Male and Female Serial Killers

Researchers including psychologist Marvin Zuckerman have long noted the morbid curiosity of humans: There’s just something about horror and terror …

Let Neil deGrasse Tyson (and NASA) explain why June 30 will be one second longer than every other day

It’s called a “leap second” and it will make you acutely aware of your insignificance<p>Tuesday, June 30 will be one second longer than most other days because we are insignificant little nothings being hurtled around space on a rock.<p>Okay, that's not exactly why. I mean, it is, but it isn't the …

The Sexy Spirituality of Tattoos

Spiritual tattoos are so hip I can only conclude that belief in a higher power is a lot sexier than it used to be.<p>(Photos courtesy of Dollar Photos and Lila Rasa Brown)<p>Once upon a time, a tattoo was a sign of an outlaw or an outlaw wannabe. And at the same time -- in this country at least -- …

What Photographers Can Learn From The Visual Styles of These 4 Famous Movie Directors.

Movies, just like photography, vary greatly in visual style depending upon the artist behind it. Movies and photography are different fields. They …

Seven decades of Soviet photography – in pictures

From 1927 until after the fall of communism, Russia’s Soviet Photo magazine charted the region’s pioneering visual culture. A new exhibition at Moscow’s Lumiere Centre for Photography celebrates this history

Russia

10 Secrets About Sexual Satisfaction, Backed by Science