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​How Weed Is Helping Opioid Users Beat Addiction

A growing body of experts and patients say cannabis should be prescribed before painkillers.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Canada</i><p>Derek Pedro has been in pain for his entire life.<p>Pedro, 44, suffers from migraines and a form of Ehlers–Danlos syndrome, which affects the collagen in his body, …

Here's the truth: 'fake news' is not social media's fault

But we are living in a post-truth society where it is extraordinarily difficult to correct falsehoods passed on so swiftly and indiscriminately through the net<p>Remember how mainstream media’s lies and distortions were going to be corrected by people using social media?<p>Now we have mainstream media …

Journalism

Click here for the AI apocalypse (brought to you by Facebook)

Never mind fake news and Trump/Pence, what we should be fearful of is Facebook’s algorithms, and their relentless pursuit of economic self-interest<p>After the US election, many people feel we’re on the verge of an apocalypse. What might not be obvious is that it’s an artificial intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

Why First-Born Children Are Smarter, According to Science

New research points to how parents change over the years.<p>There's a lot of research out there surrounding the order in which children are born. Studies indicate that firstborns hold certain advantages; for example, firstborns tend to have a higher I.Q. than their siblings and generally earn more …

How Zen Buddhism helped create India's biggest messaging app, Hike

There are now almost half a billion people online in India, with the vast majority of Indians (400 million) using mobile devices to access the …

Mobile Devices

“Design has nothing to do with art”: Design legend Milton Glaser dispels a universal misunderstanding

Design is not art. It’s a distinction understood by practicing designers, but it still eludes many. In an Oct. 29 talk at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the 87-year-old graphic design legend Milton Glaser gave the best definition of the practice of design.<p>“Design is the process of going …

Graphic Design

5 Principles to Raise Successful Kids in a World Full of Screens

The doctor who wrote pediatricians' new screen time guidelines offers parents more specifics.<p>If your house is anything like mine, the iPad is a constant battleground.<p>Easy to use for even the smallest fingers, the devices are like catnip for toddlers, who after getting ahold of them even a few …

33 Authors Gave Us Their Best Advice On Writing

"Write the book that you're desperate to read. Fall in love with your characters. Finish the day's writing at a point where you want to know what happens next. And keep writing every day."<p><b>01.</b> As Kandinsky says, "Everything starts with a dot." Sometimes the hardest thing in writing a story is where …

Creative Writing

This Is How To Overcome Social Anxiety: 5 Powerful Tips Backed By Research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

Self-help

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The Productivity Secrets of 6 Famous Writers

Hemingway wrote on a boat. Nabokov wrote in the bathtub. Virginia Woolf wrote while taking walks in London.<p>When I was growing up in South Florida, my father would often drive our family down to the Florida Keys to go fishing. The Keys, as they are known, is the chain of islands strung together by …

Marvel Unveils Third Installment Of Hip-Hop Variant Covers

For this round, the comic books company drew inspiration from Missy Elliot, Dr. Dre, and more.<p>Last month, Marvel unveiled a second installment of …

15 Twisted Facts About Rubik's Cube

Call the six-sided Rubik’s Cube puzzle a “toy” at your own risk: Ernő Rubik, the Hungarian who invented it in 1974, prefers to think of it as a piece …

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