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These famous athletes are advocating for marijuana as a workout tool

The District recently marked the first anniversary of its legalization of recreational marijuana. And as the city is home to so many fitness-minded people, it’s likely that at least a few of them are wondering whether it makes sense, or whether it’s even safe, to incorporate pot into their exercise …

Forget the Apple TV — this dirt-cheap Google gadget revolutionised my living room

These Twisted Vintage Portraits Were Made Before Photoshop

Long before the selfie craze, Frédéric Fontenoy was photographing self-portraits that will make your skin crawl.<p>Adobe Photoshop dropped in 1988, initiating the era of doubt and disbelief in photography. That same year, French artist Frédéric Fontenoy was capturing a set of images unbelievable in …

Scientists extend the lifespan of mice by up to 35 percent

Would you like to live 35 percent longer? Apparently the trick is removing worn-out "senescent' cells that have a degenerative affect on your body. "Cellular senescence is a biological mechanism that functions as an 'emergency brake' used by damaged cells to stop dividing," says Jan van Deursen, …

Mayo Clinic

U.S. national parks are trying to solve their diversity problem

The United States' national parks "belong to everyone" — but not everyone is going.<p>The parks are welcoming more people than ever before — 292.8 …

National Parks

Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast

Yes please.<p>The key to learning a new motor skill - such as playing the piano or mastering a new sport - isn't necessarily how many hours you spend …

Fitness: How to Lose a Gut Fast for Men.

If you’ve noticed a little extra baggage around your midsection, it’s time to lose that gut once and for all. After using these weight-loss tips, …

Who, What, Why: How unhealthy is three-and-a-half years indoors?

<b>Julian Assange has been in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since June 2012. There's long been speculation about the state of his health, so how unhealthy is a prolonged period indoors?</b><p>The Wikileaks founder took refuge in the embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questioning over alleged …

The Peril of Working with Psychoactive Drugs Is Accidentally Tripping

When working with potent psychoactive drugs, whether in a professional or illicit setting, you are likely to experience accidental exposure on occasion.<p>When working with potent psychoactive drugs, whether in a professional or illicit setting, you are likely to experience accidental exposure on …

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The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

How NASA Pulled off the Craziest Stunt on Mars, From the Guy Who Led the Team

Just a normal interplanetary jaunt involving supersonic parachutes and Sky Cranes.<p>When it comes to outrageous stunts, Evel Knievel has nothing on the Mars Curiosity rover. On August 6, 2012, this robotic daredevil hurtled into the Martian atmosphere at 13,200 miles per hour, deployed a supersonic …

Neil deGrasse Tyson drops Drake-inspired diss track at B.o.B., flat Earth truthers everywhere

He learned the game from Carl Sagan, you can never check him.<p>Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, a.k.a the Notorious N.D.T., has released a diss …

Flat Earth Society

Architecture Students Design Sustainable Low-Income Homes That Can Be Built for $20K

The architecture students at Auburn University's Rural Studio prove that well-designed homes can still be affordable, thanks to their initiative called the 20K Project. The undergraduate program advocates for social justice through architecture, and to demonstrate this, students have created …

Video Of 'UFO Chased By Military-Style Jets' Divides Alien Fans

A video showing a reported UFO being chased by an aircraft is dividing alien fans on the internet.<p>Images of the intriguing event were posted on the …

This amazing sci-fi show reveals the biggest problem everyone ignores about space travel

"Flip right now and burn like hell and I can get us within 50,000 clicks," ship's navigator Ade Nygaard announces in the first episode of SyFy's fascinating space opera "The Expanse." The rest of the freighter Canterbury's crew looks appalled. A working stiff rolls her eyes.<p>"Oh great, then we'll …

There's a worrisome problem with electric cars that no one's talking about

What you might not know is that all-electric cars suffer far greater in winter time — in terms of fuel efficiency — compared to gasoline and diesel guzzlers.<p>But there is a way to lengthen the life of your battery during these frigid times.<p>Let's first compare the numbers:<p>When temperatures drop below …

Read the Hilarious Letter a Dad Wrote When His 6-Year-Old Asked for Money

"After reviewing your account, we have found you have insufficient funds, and a history of not doing your chores."<p>When one 6-year-old boy asked his dad for an allowance to buy a new toy, the father took it as an opportunity to give the little tyke his first lesson in finance. The dad printed out a …

Scientists struggle to stay grounded after possible gravitational wave signal

Not for the first time, the world of physics is abuzz with rumours that gravitational waves have been detected by scientists in the US.<p>Lawrence Krauss, a cosmologist at Arizona State university, tweeted that he had received independent confirmation of a rumour that has been in circulation for …

3 Superset Workouts That Will Melt Away the Fat Covering Your Abs

Kick your spare tire to the curb with these calorie-torching exercise combos<p>You’ve probably done supersets before.<p>A superset is when you pair together two exercises, and do them back-to-back with little to no rest. They’re typically classified as competitive or non-competitive.<p>Competitive supersets …

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12 People Who Regret Asking The Internet For Help In 2015

It's probably best to do your own photoshopping.

Ayahuasca: a Possible Cure for Alcoholism and Depression

Brazil is at the forefront of research into ayahuasca as a therapeutic drug.<p>Jorge* is around 60 years old, works a white collar job, has gray hair, married children, and grown grandchildren. People who work with him would never imagine that he participates in religious rituals using a mind altering …

Here's How Getting Stoned Affects Your Body

In an ideal world, with rigorously regulated dispensaries and organic pot at shoppers' disposal, would a healthy person be healthier if she used marijuana?<p>Balancing 24 credits, marching band, sorority council meetings, and a part-time job was taking a toll on Cali G., then a 21-year-old University …

Why Trump Is Bad for America - One Reason I Bet You Never Thought Of

While many may not have noticed, our collective spiritual understandings have been undergoing change over the decades. Leading edge philosophers and open-minded theologians have noted an evolutionary shift toward a broader, more comprehensive existential understanding than that put forth by our …

I can't shake this totally believable theory about the new 'Star Wars' villain

<b>Warning: There are spoilers ahead if you haven't seen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."</b><p>There's still a lot we don't know about after seeing the new "Star Wars" movie. One of the biggest mysteries surrounds the new villain, Supreme Leader Snoke.<p>Since the moment I saw the character on screen, I've only …

Next time someone says evolution isn't real, show them this video

One of the most common objections to evolution is that it can't be <i>seen</i> in action, so it doesn't meet the scientific requirements of an observable experiment. Joshua Feuerstein, whose popular video launched Starbucks's red cup controversy, once said in a video with more than 200,000 shares, …

Let’s Redesign Every NFL Logo As Donald Trump And Make The League Great Again

Trump Trump Trump Trump. That’s basically been the news cycle (and all of our Facebook feeds) for the past three months. <i>Oh look, Donald Trump said a racist thing! Oh look, Donald Trump is a jerk! Oh look, Tom Brady is Donald Trump’s friend! What a shocker! I can’t believe that a super rich megastar</i> …

Photographer Captures Enchanting Snapshots of Himself Feeding Wild Animals

Finland-based photographer Konsta Punkka has an extraordinary gift with animals, as can be seen from his close interactions with wildlife captured on camera. The 21-year-old self-described “squirrel whisperer” uses his iPhone and DSLR to capture enchanting snapshots of woodland creatures from an …

Sluggish during workouts? 3 nutrients you might be missing

Have you been feeling sluggish at the gym lately? Even if you’re doing everything right with your diet (that is, fueling up appropriately before and eating well after your workouts) you might benefit from focusing on a few key nutrients.<p>Here are three to zero in on, why they can help you build a …