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Jeff Sessions Goes Full 'Reefer Madness' on Pot

Attorney general says marijuana is "only slightly less awful" than heroin<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions continued a personal campaign to demonize …

Cannabis

7 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for 2017

The surprising result of the presidential election has large implications for dividend stocks. First, let’s stipulate this: As an asset class, stocks …

Here's how America's strength could actually lead to a bubble

The greatest bull market in the history of markets just keeps on chugging as long-term bond yields continue their perpetual slide. As of this morning the yield on the 10 year T-Bond is 1.35%.<p>This is a bit confusing for some people because the US economy seems to be in relatively good shape. Q2 GDP …

Need to Remember Something? Grab a Drawing Pad

<i>Pictionary</i> might be on to something. According to a series of studies published in <i>The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology</i>, the best way to …

Cookie Monster Apple iPhone Commercial Outtakes Are Hilarious and Heartwarming

We feel ya, Cookie Monster. <i>Sesame Street</i>’s resident blue fur ball starred in a hilarious iPhone 6s commercial that debuted last month, and on …

‘Calvin And Hobbes’ And ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Continue To Be A Perfectly Adorable Pairing

<b>SPOILERS AHEAD.</b><p>Earlier this year, we started sharing adorable fan art which set the characters of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> in the world of Bill Watterson’s <i>Calvin and Hobbes</i>. The creator of these cute mashups, Marvel Comics and Disney Animation Studios artist Brian Kesinger, has continued to draw …

iOS MicroSD Reader Adds Up To 200GB Of Extra Storage To Your iPhone Or iPad (video)

iOS users who have iPhone or iPad devices that are running short of storage may be interested in a new device in the form of an iOS microSD reader …

DIY Artists Paint The Town Strange, With Some Help From George R.R. Martin

When you step into the House of Eternal Return, it feels a bit like walking into your family home — and finding yourself lost in a PeeWee's Playhouse on steroids. Or amphetamines. Or better yet, some undiscovered alien narcotic.<p>Set up in the industrial district of Santa Fe, N.M., the new permanent …

Santa Fe

LEGO Gaming PC Runs Much Cooler Than It Looks

Building a gaming PC out of standard hardware and LEGO bricks is pretty impressive. Integrating an all new method of air-based graphics card cooling …

From Space, Earth Looks Sickly And Fragile, Astronaut Says

Scott Kelly, the commander of the International Space Station, returns from his mission March 1.<p>Nearing the end of a yearlong mission in space, American astronaut Scott Kelly gave Mother Earth a diagnosis based on what he's seen from his vantage point 250 miles above the blue planet.<p>In short, areas …

Space Science

Ian McDonald Explores What It Takes To Develop A Society On The Moon

What will a future look like with an inhabited moon? That’s the focus of Ian McDonald’s latest novel, <i>Luna: New Moon</i>, and we recently had the chance …

Floating Bonsai Trees Are Now A Reality

The Japanese decided that their tiny bonsais should be not only cute but cool, too, so they made them float in the air like magic.<p>The designers at …

We Know Exactly Where all the Heat From the 'Global Warming Hiatus' Went

You might remember hearing about the global warming “hiatus” a few years back—a pause in Earth’s inexorably rising temperature, which some used as …

The Secret Identities Of Pop Culture Characters Revealed

Chicago artist Alex Solis is back with a lot more illustrations featuring pop-culture characters mash-ups in his series “Icons Unmasked.” “Alexmc” …

DENT: The stock market will start to crash by February, if not sooner

We recently learned that existing home sales in November crashed 10.5% from the month before.<p>Guess when the last time was when we saw these levels? The housing crisis of the mid- to late-2000s!<p>I also recently shared a chart showing a cataclysmic 82% drop in the ratio of new home sales to the U.S. …

Beijing Looks Like A Climate Horror Movie Right Now

You have to see it to believe it.<p>Beijing's air pollution has engulfed the famous landmarks of the Chinese city in clouds of smog, shut down outdoor activities and prompted the government to issue its first-ever "red alert" for pollution on Monday. Photos of the city look like something out of a …

Pollution

This High-Def Footage Of Colored Water On The ISS Is Mesmerizing

This is really cool: astronauts onboard the International Space Station have long shown off what it’s like to play with water in microgravity. Now, …

Sanders nearly matches Clinton in fundraising for third quarter

The longest serving independent in Congress, an ex-hippie from Vermont, fights to win over the kind of left-leaning Democrats inclined to heed his fiery call to action.<p>The longest serving independent in Congress fights to win left-leaning Democrats inclined to heed his fiery call to action.<p>Former …

Government

8 Ways to Make Money Online to Travel

Many people have asked me how I make money to travel as much as I do -- usually noting that all it seems like I do is "blog", and "blogging can't be that lucrative, right?" Well, kind of, I actually only recently starting making (some) money from it, but the rest of the time, I write a crap load of …

Dad Builds ‘Star Wars’ Rocking Horse For His Daughter’s First Birthday

“Tez Gelmir” from Australia has built lots of projects for his son, but with his daughter’s first birthday coming up he “felt it was her turn to get …

Tour This Gorgeous Hubble Photo of the Sombrero Galaxy

The Sombrero Galaxy is 50 million light years away, but it looks much closer in this detailed image from the Hubble Space Telescope.<p>We see the …

Don't Try This at Home: Making Lightning Bolts With Rockets

Lightning, for obvious reasons, is difficult to study. But Martin Uman and a team of scientists at the International Center for Lightning Research …

How Ecstasy, Aspirin, and LSD Look Under the Microscope

Everyone wants to know what's in their food these days. How much sugar is in this soda? What's the fat content of that burger? Is that milk organic? …

Watch Stunning 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Making-Of Video

"Real sets. Practical effects. You've been here, but you don't know this story," Mark Hamill says in Comic-Con video<p><i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, one …

Star Wars

An Artist Drew Shia LaBeouf as All 13 Doctors From Doctor Who and It's Weirdly Beautiful

We don't know if we're extremely offended by this or completely entranced by this. As <i>Doctor Who</i> fans, we are appalled that our precious Doctors have …

Comic-Con

4 Ways You Can Market Your Business Using Instagram

With a user base of 300 million, Instagram is becoming a marketing force to be reckoned with. Even though it is a fairly new medium, the same marketing principles still apply. With Instagram, businesses can connect authentically, directly, and efficiently with many current and future customers in …

The Big Mac Test Shows That The Job Market Is Working Just Fine To Distribute Wealth

Eduardo Porter has a puzzling article over in the New York Times alleging that we can use the example of the Big Mac to show that the job market, in fact just modern capitalism as it is practiced, isn’t doing its job of distributing wealth around. And it’s true that we can use the big Mac in such a …

Income Inequality

F.D.A. Still Won't Ban Weight-Loss Pills Containing Speed-Like Chemicals

Despite governmental health warnings in Canada, U.S. has not alerted public to presence of synthetic agent BMPEA in several supplements<p>Although …

Weight Loss

One Last Look At The Real Economy Before It Implodes - Part 3

<i>Submitted by Brandon Smith from Alt-Market, Click here for Part I and Part II.</i><p><b>One Last Look At The Real Economy Before It Implodes - Part 3</b><p>In the …

Economics