Amir Minder

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I Was a Cocaine Kingpin's Ride-or-Die

"When he came home, I would wake up and help him count the money."<p><i>The</i> <i>crack era</i> <i>of the 1980s and 90s was a uniquely</i> <i>vicious time in American life</i><i>. With gun violence at historic levels, it was a free-for-all on the streets, with drug lords fueling an overdose epidemic on one hand and horrific gang</i> …

Crime

16 book recommendations for when you have absolutely no clue what you want to read

There's a funny thing that happens when you tell someone you write about books. Almost always, they immediately ask, "Do you have any book …

Books

If I Die, Do All My Quantum Selves Die, Too?

We hope you are either very clever or very high for this oneThe reality you think you’re living in isn’t what you think it is.That’s according to …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

The Key to Unlocking Your Happiness

Unhappy with yourself? Your job? Your relationships? As you may have noticed, the one common factor is you. For this reason, you must become an …

Hygge Supply: The Kit House Reimagined from Northern Michigan

After working in fashion event production for 12 years, Kelly Sean Karcher, who splits his time between Brooklyn and the Leelanau Peninsula in …

How to Heal the Traumatized Brain

Approximately 50 percent of the population will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives. While reactions to trauma can vary widely, …

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

I found out what happened when a mother took her son to be kneecapped in Northern Ireland

A report this week by the Guardian revealed police figures showing that paramilitary punishment shootings and beatings have risen in Northern Ireland by 60% in the last four years. One shocking detail of the report that was barely remarked upon was that some parents, turning to paramilitaries for …

Northern Ireland

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

If you’re interested in the end of the world, you’re interested in New Zealand. If you’re interested in how our current cultural anxieties – climate catastrophe, decline of transatlantic political orders, resurgent nuclear terror – manifest themselves in apocalyptic visions, you’re interested in …

New Zealand

There's a Reason Time Seems to Speed Up as You Age - But It's Possible to Slow It Down

Stop the ride, we want to get off.<p>Ask an older person to recall their most vivid memories, and there's a good chance that many of them will come from …

Love

79 Airbnbs That Will Blow Your Mind (Not Your Budget)

There are holiday rentals, and then there are holiday rentals so unique, they’ll make you laugh and squeal with excitement. And, while Airbnb has …

Travel

Magic Mushrooms Found to Be "Resetting" Brain Circuits in Depressed People

One person said they felt like their brain was 'rebooted'.<p>Psychedelics like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin are popular for their use …

The theory of energy chakras: How to balance your third eye chakra

In Indian mythology, according to layman knowledge, when Shiva opens his third eye it leads to death and destruction. It may surprise you then that …

Can game theory end world conflict?

Robert J. Aumann isn’t only famous for his long white beard and deep sense of wisdom. He’s also renowned for a string of controversies. On one hand, …

Nobel Prize