Paul Alexander Morales

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America’s Invisible Pot Addicts

More and more Americans are reporting near-constant cannabis use, as legalization forges ahead.<p>The proliferation of retail boutiques in California did not really bother him, Evan told me, but the billboards did. Advertisements for delivery, advertisements promoting the substance for relaxation, for …

Cannabis

How to unlock a phone on each and every carrier

Your two-year contract is finally up, and you want to save some money by bringing your phone to a carrier with lower rates. Sadly, odds are that your …

Mobile

Delete old iOS backups to free up tons of space on your Mac

I was shocked to discover that the biggest chunk of data occupying my MacBook's ($1,199 at Amazon.com) limited storage were iOS files. Needless iOS files, to be exact. I was unknowingly storing iPhone ($1,000 at Cricket Wireless) backups on my Mac for an iPhone and an iPad ($363 at Amazon …

Operating Systems

What's The Best Workout To Help You Wake Up In The Morning? The Scientific 7-Minute Workout Can Give You A Surprising Boost

If mornings aren't your jam, and you hit snooze eleventy-million times before diving head first into a pot of dark roast, you probably don't have a …

Exercise

The Best Point-and-Shoot Cameras

09:00 am<p>Ditch the DSLR and say "sayonara, smartphone" with these awesome compact cameras.<p>Smartphones may be the most popular picture-takers in the …

Cameras

I'm Addicted to Silent Meditation and I've Never Felt Better

Vipassana retreats offer ten days of meditation with no talking, reading, cell phones, or jerking off. I recently went on my fifth.<p>Three years ago, I signed up for a silent meditation retreat called a vipassana. For ten days, I shared a room with four other guys, went without speaking to anyone, …

Meditation

Here’s how to send a text message from your email account

Despite the fact that just about everyone can read their email on their smartphone, there will always be times and situations when it is more …

Apps

How to water your plants while you’re away

You've worked hard to grow beautiful houseplants and a healthy vegetable garden with a consistent watering schedule. If you head out on vacation, you don't want your plants to suffer.<p>Here are four methods to keep your plants watered while you're away. They also work great for the forgetful gardener.<p>…

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

Best entry-level mirrorless camera 2018: 10 budget CSCs great for beginners

Smartphones and compact cameras are fine for casual photography, but they’re limited by their small sensors and fixed lenses and they don’t really …

Cameras

I only watched free streaming services for a month, and I didn’t miss much

Before the advent of cable, every TV channel was free. Sure, there weren’t all that many channels, and technically they were paid for by commercials, …

Sling TV

How to add AirDrop to your Mac’s Dock

AirDrop is a fantastic Apple feature. You can use it to share files of pretty much any size with anyone nearby, even in the middle of a desert with no Wi-Fi and no cellular. It Just Works, and once you get used to it, any other way of sharing files seems primitive.<p>Today, we’ll make AirDrop even …

Wrist-Friendly Yoga: A Complete and Challenging Practice

Have wrist constraints been keeping you from practicing yoga? Try this 45-minute wrist-friendly flow, which includes deep twists, warrior poses, bird …

Yoga

Culinary SOS: Crab cakes from the Watercolour Grillhouse in Florida

Reader Andrea Bardack can't stop thinking about the crab cakes she and her mother had at the Watercolour Grillhouse at the Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key in Florida. And the preparation is certainly a hard one to beat: Generously portioned, lump crab meat is flavored with fresh chives …

Recipes

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Self-improvement

The Magnificent Seven: My 7 Favorite Mirrorless Cameras

<i>“Never have I found the limits of the photographic potential. Every horizon, upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance.”—</i>W. …

The best drones of 2018

In just the past few years, drones have transformed from a geeky hobbyist affair to a full-on cultural phenomenon. They’re everywhere now, and …

Drones

Obama's legacy: He sparked hope -- and got blindsided

<b>(CNN) —</b> Barack Obama has been out of the White House for only a little more than a year. But it's not too soon for historians to begin to assess the impact of his momentous presidency. Soon after the election, I convened a conference at Princeton University to start the discussion, and now some of …

Inside an Opera That Uses Everything Including the Kitchen Sink to Depict the Lives of Domestic Helpers

There’s a general rule of thumb in Hong Kong that when you have a child, you get a maid. That may seem like an indulgence, but hiring live-in …

How to convert a PDF file into a Word document

PDFs are great when you’re trying to send out a form or rules for a game, but sometimes you really need to make a few changes without going back to …

Software

5am ice baths and a strict vegan diet: my year of living (very) healthily

This time last year, I was overweight, out of shape and run down. Could I turn my life around?<p>This time last year, I could not get out of bed. Just days into January, a New Year resolution to get back into the gym had been rendered laughable by a flu unlike anything I’d ever known. Emergency …

Loyalty

If Apple Is Slowing Down Your iPhone, Here’s How To Fix It

<i>Note: This “fix” is only possible if you’re running iOS 10.2.1 on an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, or the SE. If you’re using an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus,</i> …

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Job Interviews

The Meaning of Buddhism

Fundamental principles of the Theravada doctrine<p>The teaching founded by the Buddha is known, in English, as Buddhism. It may be asked, who is the Buddha? A Buddha is one who has attained Bodhi; and by Bodhi is meant wisdom, an ideal state of intellectual and ethical perfection which can be achieved …

How to add any audio file to iPhone’s Music app

It’s 2017, and yet you still can’t add music to the Music app on your iPhone. If you have an MP3 file that somebody sent you, that you downloaded, or that you created with one of the zillions of powerful apps on iOS, you can’t just add it to your library. Instead, you must add it to iTunes on your …

Best headphones under $100

Everybody expects more for less these days, and headphones are no exception. Fortunately, the modern headphone renaissance has produced headphones …

Audiophile

I Got Tired of People Giving My Camera Credit, So I Bought a $200 DSLR Kit

When I first began posting my photos online, I started getting comments like “Wow, you must have a great camera!,” or “Anybody can take photos like …

How to access free and legal copies of English and American classic literature online

Add up all the textbooks and calculators that students need to buy and September can be rough for American parents and their children. While schools require purchases of the latest textbook editions each year, parents can acquire some books that never go out of date—and cost nearly nothing.<p>Many of …

Literature

To be creative, learn these seven stages of creativity

• <b>Prioritize:</b> To have the space for creative work, you need to have a clear picture of what you’re doing in any given moment. The clearer your priorities, the more focused you can be on the task at hand. The <i>Getting Things Done</i> system can keep distractions out of your head, and in a “trusted system.” …

Creativity