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Scientists find that tripping on mushrooms is a promising way to treat depression

Psilocybin—the naturally occurring psychedelic compound in hundreds of kinds mushrooms—has been reported to show promise as a treatment for depression. Now researchers are trying to find out more about how that works.<p>Scientists looking at how the brain responds to psilocybin gave 19 patients two …

Consciousness
Books

Amazon can ship you a new house, and it’ll only cost you about $40K

Need a new house? Why not log in to Amazon and click a few buttons? Before you know it, you could be the owner of this 320-square foot pre-fabricated …

Wall Street

Tesla factory workers pushing for a union just sent a list of demands to the company's board

Employees at the electric automaker's factory in Fremont, California, have been agitating for a union since Jose Moran, a production associate, wrote a Medium post in January detailing difficult work conditions at the flagship plant. The bulk of the demands has since centered on improving equipment …

Tesla

The 25 Most Important Bourbons Ever Made

If you asked a spirits expert a quarter century ago to name the most important bourbons ever made, they might have wondered whether America’s …

Whiskey

Are Shrooms the New Weed?

Magic mushrooms are allegedly less dangerous than marijuana.<p>Magic mushrooms are the safest illegal drug to take for a recreational high, even safer than cannabis. According to the new Global Drug Survey, there is less than a 1 percent chance either substance will send a user to the emergency room, …

Cannabis

How Jameson Distillery Is Creating More Than 300,000 Experiences To Reach Millennial Consumers

From my research into the millennial generation, I know that these consumers often value experiences over material things. In fact, three in four millennials would rather pay for an experience than a product. This has helped fuel the experience economy we live in. As a result, there is a new …

Whiskey

All Extremely Confident People Give Up These 13 Habits | Inc.com

Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in deep-seated insecurities. Authentic confidence has nothing to do with …

Self-help

The Scratch & Sniff Book of Weed is probably the only history book worth buying

When we were kids, scratch ‘n’ sniff books were all the rage.<p>And now they’re back, bringing all kinds of ~adult~ subjects to life – including …

California Grid Smashes Record, Gets 67% of Energy From Renewables

California Leading The Way<p>On May 13, 2017, California smashed through another renewable energy milestone as its largest grid, controlled by the …

Renewable Energy

The South's Best Bourbon

While it is possible to be casually into marine biology or 1970s alt-country music, chances are once you find yourself interested on the surface …

Country Lifestyle

PG&E to Administer $240M for Energy Storage, Renewables Under Self Generation Program

San Francisco-based Pacific Gas and Electric Company on Monday said it will administer about $240 million under California’s self-generation …

Energy Storage

2017 Harley-Davidson Road King Special strikes a pose with its blacked-out trim

Chrome used to rule in the big bore motorcycle world. The question wasn’t <i>if</i> you chose chrome for your big road bike, but how much chrome could you …

Winter X Games

California Strikes Back: Proposed Law Bans Locals from Working with Feds on Pot Crackdown

If the feds enforce marijuana laws in the Golden State, legislators there want them to receive no help from local cops.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Looking for a way to battle against a potential crackdown by the Trump Administration on legalized marijuana, …

Cannabis

Can You Really Make Whiskey From Old Bagels?

America is becoming the Wild West of whiskey, with distillers ginning up ever more creative spirits that defy categorization.<p>Like many people I know, …

Marijuana Goes Industrial in California

SALINAS, Calif. — This vast and fertile valley is often called the salad bowl of the nation for the countless heads of lettuce growing across its floor. Now California’s marijuana industry is laying claim to a new slogan for the valley: America’s cannabis bucket.<p>After years of marijuana being …

Cannabis

Scotland Sets Wind Record, Provides Enough Electricity for 3.3 Million Homes in March

By Amanda Froelich<p>Slowly but surely, it is becoming fact that households and entire countries can run on clean, renewable energy. Costa Rica, for …

Renewable Energy

The world's most valuable liquor company is now Chinese

Move over, Johnnie Walker. There's a tussle at the top of the global booze business.<p>The company that makes China's eye-wateringly strong Moutai drink is edging out Diageo (DEO), the owner of Johnnie Walker, as the world's most valuable liquor firm.<p>Kweichow Moutai, whose fiery signature product has …

Alcohol

Sleeping Positions for your Health - Check Here

<b>Best and Worst Sleeping Positions for Health</b><p>Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for our health, mind, body as well as our mood. You should make …

500,000 Pieces of Space Junk Are Orbiting the Earth. Here's How We Can Get Rid of Them.

Celestial Dump<p>Humans have a real knack for leaving their mark wherever they go. Thanks to the curiosity of the human mind and our grand ambitions, …

Space Exploration

Behold: The Alexa-enabled smart home controller of your dreams

The ability to control all of your connected devices from your smartphone is great. The ability to control all of your connected devices with your …

4 modern home designs that have everything you need! (+ floor plans)

If you want gorgeous good looks, luxury touches, practicality, pretty gardens and even a garage for your home, you might think that you are making a …

How much should you tip for a drink?

A few months back, a debate ensued among some dudes at a bar, and it didn’t even involve sports. Go figure. It was about tipping; specifically, how …

How Bourbon Glassware Impacts Tasting

There is no wrong way to drink bourbon. Whether it is over ice, poured neat, or mixed in a cocktail, it is all good as long as you are enjoying the …

If California Adopts Universal Health Care, It Will Be a Model for the Whole Country

As with gay marriage, what California does with health care may set a course for the rest of the US.<p>After spending years voting and pledging to …

Health Care

Marijuana 'trimmigrants' have the hardest job in the industry ― and they could soon be upstaged by robots

Their job is to prune the fluffy, green buds with small pairs of scissors to clear them of leaves before they wind up on dispensary shelves or in dealers' pockets.<p>The work is arduous and pays between $100 and $300 a day for 10 to 15 hours of labor on the black market, which generated 87% of pot …

Cannabis

23andMe is finally allowed to tell you if you have the genes for Parkinson’s

The Food and Drug Administration finally gave 23andMe a long sought-after green light today to sell to consumers genetic tests and their accompanying health risk reports for up to 10 diseases, including late-onset Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.<p>In November 2013, the FDA put a moratorium on 23andMe’s …

Molecular Biology

10 Things You Never Knew About Tequila

Lessons learned from a trip to the agave highlands of Mexico.<p>(Photos: Mark Tomaras)<p>When I was invited by Tequila Cazadores to come to witness their …

Rare photos showing the Bay Bridge under construction up for sale

Although the lesser-loved bridge in the Bay Area, the Bay Bridge too has its photogenic moments, rarely better captured than in a new lot of images going up for auction.<p>The lot of 85 photos show the Bay Bridge under construction in the 1930s and is being sold at auction by Swann Auction Galleries …

Who Is the Real Father of the Cocktail?

Getting to the bottom of the legend that New Orleans pharmacist Antoine Peychaud created the famous mixed drink.<p>For a serious student of spirits and …

New Orleans