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Urban farmers are growing food in skips and abandoned warehouses without soil or sunlight

One inventive venture produces crops in an old air raid shelter<p>Farming is traditionally a countryside affair, due to the need for green space, …

Aquaponics

Amazon’s New Plant Store Is The Online Shopping Site You Never Knew You Needed

If you can't have a pet, plants can also give your mental health a much-needed boost, and the new Amazon Plant Store now let's you order your …

Plants

How cannabis taxes saved California city from bankruptcy as building begins on 'weed park' size of 100 Tesco superstores

With just 400 dollars in the city’s coffers, Desert Hot Springs was out of luck, out of bucks and had pretty much gone to pot.<p>But now, thanks to …

Cannabis

The 25 Principles for Adult Behavior: John Perry Barlow (R.I.P.) Creates a List of Wise Rules to Live By

<i>Image by the European Graduate School, via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>The most successful outlaws live by a code, and in many ways John Perry Barlow, founder …

Grateful Dead

This synthesizer for preschoolers looks like fun for all ages

Blipblox is a deceptively simple-looking toy that lets young kids experiment with sound design and music.<p>Presales start this spring, according to the …

Music Production

13 Ways to Cook Jackfruit, the Glorious Meat Substitute That Tastes Just Like Pork

It’s one of the year’s most popular new food trends, and it’s popping up on menus all over the U.S. Introducing jackfruit, a tasty, nutritious meat …

Cooking

Legal Weed is Creating a Market for Luxury Pot: Here are 4 Companies Trying to Cash in with High-End Candy, Coffee and Skin Care

The booming market for legal marijuana is creating big opportunities for entrepreneurs catering to the market for alternative pot-based products, …

Cannabis

Bringing Up Baby: Motherhood Is A Full-Time Job

If I worked in recruitment there are two groups of women to whom I would give absolute priority: single mothers and mothers of twins.<p>If you, as an …

Pregnancy

After 45 Birthdays, Here Are '12 Rules for Life'

Don't lose friends over politics. Don't lose a spouse over pickles.<p>Be kind. Mean is easy; kind is hard. Somewhere in eighth grade, many of us acquired the idea that the nasty putdown, the superior smile, the clever one liner, are the signs of intelligence and great personal strength. But this kind …

4 Things We Think We Need Today that Won’t Matter at All in the Long Run

<i>Do more than just exist. We all exist. The question is: Are you living?</i>On a rainy Sunday morning 15 years ago, as Angel and I were struggling to cope …

Productivity

How to Toast Nuts at Home

Buying raw nuts and toasting them at home: always worth it. Here's how to do it.<p>We’ll get right to the point. Yes. <b>Toasting nuts at home is worth it</b>. In fact, it’s more than worth it, and if you don’t know how to toast nuts, we’ll teach you. Because toasting nuts at home will straight-up change your …

Breakfast

Forget Costa Rica — here’s Central America’s new star

New Yorkers rarely stop to rest. Last year, I diagnosed myself with chronic over-scheduling: 12-hour work days and social events that led to …

Central America

P.E.I. cannabis-oil extraction business is flowing

'We expect that to drastically increase as we move toward the recreational market'<p>A P.E.I. company that makes cannabis oil extraction systems is …

Looking for legal weed around L.A.? WeHo is your only option — and you'll have to wait until Jan. 2

Recreational marijuana sales will be legal in California come Monday morning, but Angelenos will have to wait a day — and will have limited options — if they want to buy cannabis without taking a road trip.<p>As of Friday afternoon, only two shops in the Greater Los Angeles area had been granted …

Cannabis

5 Secret-Ingredient Soups

We won’t spill the beans, but here’s a little hint: these flavorful ingredients do the work for you.<p>Beef-and-Barley Soup With Porcini<p>Meet your new …

Black Farmers Are Sowing The Seeds Of Health And Empowerment

Chris Newman used to be a software engineering manager, well paid, but he worked long hours, ate fast food, and went to the doctor a lot.<p>Eventually, enough was enough. He and his wife moved from the Washington, D.C., area to Charlottesville, Va., to become farmers. Now he's healthier, has fewer …

Jeff Sessions Isn’t Giving up on Weed. He’s Doubling Down.

Congressional dysfunction may do what the pot-hating attorney general hasn’t managed to do all year: Remove protections for the booming legal weed industry.<p>A year ago, when president-elect Donald Trump announced Senator Jeff Sessions would be his attorney general, advocates for marijuana law reform …

Cannabis

Stanley Clarke Is the Reason You Love Music

The legendary bass player, who basically invented jazz fusion, speaks about his lengthy career – from collaborating with Keith Richards to Paul McCartney to Miles Davis.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Noisey US.</i><p>When you meet Stanley Clarke, the first thing you notice are his hands. These aren’t …

Clint Eastwood

New rosé promises to be hangover-free, but will get you high

Brunch is about to get a whole lot more fun.<p>Come January - once the state’s new cannabis industry regulations go into effect - California’s Rebel …

Pasteles de Masa con Cerdo - A Traditional Puerto Rican Christmas Dish

pasteles There are three things you must have on the table for a proper Puerto Rican Christmas pernil, arroz con gandules, and pasteles! This post is …

Recipes

10 Black Authors Everyone Should Read

They are poets, playwrights, novelists and scholars, and together they helped capture the voice of a nation. They have fearlessly explored racism, …

11 Raw Vegan Desserts That Are Actually Good for You

Proof that healthy can be delicious.<p>December 12, 2017<p>The word "raw" isn't the most appetizing when it comes to describing dessert. If you can't cook …

5 Masterful Ways That People With Emotional Intelligence Avoid Drama and Conflict

In a recent report, top human resources officers revealed that emotional intelligence will be a required job skill by the year 2020.<p>In a recent report, top human resources officers were asked to forecast the 10 job skills they feel will be an absolute requirement by the year 2020.<p>Coming in at …

Marijuana Insurance Viable Option for Recreational and Medical Cannabis Companies - Press Release

Insuring both recreational and medical marijuana companies is now possible with S2S Insurance Specialists (a division of Southeast Insurance</b> …

40 Paulo Coelho Quotes About Love, Life and The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho is best known for his international bestselling book, ‘The Alchemist’, the story of a young man traveling the world, searching for …

Instant Pot Tootsie Rolls

Instant Pot Tootsie Rolls<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine milk chocolate chips, honey, and heavy cream in an Instant Pot. Stir to coat all ingredients. …

7 Reasons Mom Is the Best Friend You'll Ever Have

Mothers and their daughters may bicker from time to time, but there's no denying that it's usually out of love. After all, moms and daughters …

Google’s true origin partly lies in CIA and NSA research grants for mass surveillance

Two decades ago, the US intelligence community worked closely with Silicon Valley in an effort to track citizens in cyberspace. And Google is at the heart of that origin story. Some of the research that led to Google’s ambitious creation was funded and coordinated by a research group established by …

Surveillance

Date cake tastes like holidays, will make you forget fruitcake jokes

Despite the jokes, we enjoy fruitcake in our house. Likewise, the dark fruit flavors of mincemeat, plum puddings, stollen and lebkuchen. They prove a bold contrast to all the sugar cookies, peppermint bark and homemade fudge — which we also love.<p>Cakes made with dates are relatively new to our …

Crockpot Chicken Curry

This ingredient list looks long; but most of the ingredients are spices that are quickly added to the crockpot. More curry powder is added at the end …