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A White Teen Was Killed By A Cop And No One Took To The Streets. Is That A Problem?

It was just after sunset on a muggy Friday evening earlier this month, and my wife and I were standing outside a Hardee's in Seneca, S.C. We were at a vigil for Zachary Hammond, a white teenager killed by a police officer during an attempted drug arrest in the restaurant's parking lot, three miles …

Justice

How to double your reading speed (without losing comprehension)

Billionaire Bill Gates wishes that if he had one superpower, it would be the ability to read faster.<p>Warren Buffet has claimed that he has “wasted ten years reading slowly.”<p>Information is the most valuable commodity out there, and our ability to read faster can undoubtly speed up how fast we …

Tim Ferriss

Venezuela's currency is now so worthless that people are using it as napkins

A Reddit user uploaded a picture on Monday of a man using a 2 bolivar note to hold an empanada.<p>According to Venezuela's official bolivar-dollar exchange rate, the man using his money as a napkin is wasting about $0.31 (£0.20).<p>But on the black market, the reality is completely different. You can get …

Venezuela

Parents Demand Medical Marijuana for Epileptic Kids

PITTSBURGH — In room 716 of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 12-year-old Hannah Pallas is motionless, but for an occasional turn of her head and blink of her eyes, following a series of life-threatening seizures. On the same day, 5-year-old Sydney Michaels is down the hall in room 749, …

Cannabis

The Art Masters Who Have Conned Us

Noah Charney’s new book reveals the men behind the greatest art forgeries in history.<p>In 1492 in Renaissance Italy, ancient Roman statues were all the …

Sutures With A Soundtrack: Music Can Ease Pain, Anxiety Of Surgery

Hospitals have a free and powerful tool that they could use more often to help reduce the pain that surgery patients experience: music.<p>Scores of studies over the years have looked at the power of music to ease this kind of pain; an analysis published Wednesday in <i>The Lancet</i> that pulls all those …

Creating Opportunities