Damian D. Ourso

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This Is the Age Most People Stop Smoking Weed

And it's mainly because they switch to alcohol.<p>Worried church mothers, get ready to think of the children.<p>Men and women under 21 years old are smoking marijuana because they can't drink legally, new data from the Journal of Health Economics suggests. Findings imply that, as soon as young people …

June 2015

Chinese Money Is Backing Putin’s War

The growing Chinese-Russian alliance is one of the most important geopolitical developments of the century.<p>After capturing the long-contested Donetsk …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

A Quantum Random-Number Generator On Your Phone

Truly random numbers are surprisingly hard to generate, and are necessary for everyday digital security.<p>You might not think that it's that hard to be random, but creating truly random numbers is quite difficult... and these digits underlie and protect almost every digital transaction we make. Most …

Kentucky sues U.S. over hemp

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky’s Agriculture Department sued the federal government Wednesday, seeking the release of imported hemp seeds that have been held up by customs officials.<p>The state said it needs to get the seeds in the ground for the spring season and each day they are held up jeopardizes …

Making your own mobile app is now super quick and easy

Look, making an app that will run on your iPhone is hard.<p>Luckily, adsy.me just made it chimp simple for normal folks like you or I to make a mobile app right on your iOS, Android or computer. You don’t need to download anything, learn to code, or even leave your touchscreen.<p>Make an app to show off …

In a cashless society, what will the new currency be? Your reputation

New research suggests that it costs the average SME more than £3,600 per year just to handle cash, and – thanks to Bitcoin and other innovations – thoughts of a cashless society seem to be stirring again. But what would a cashless society look like? And how will we get there?<p>The social …

Philips continues its lighting revolution, tweaking LEDs for hydroponic growing

Philips has taken the concept of lighting far beyond the traditional options as it has embraced LEDs. From connected hue bulbs for the consumer to …

Ain't it grand: Detroit selling homes for just $1,000

The Motor City has a deal for you - classical homes with a starting price of just $1,000.<p>The online auction for abandoned, but sturdy homes is the latest plan by city leaders to fight blight and boost property values as Detroit crawls its way out of bankruptcy.<p>“Every house you see that’s boarded up …

An Essay-Writing Machine Made To Fool Other Machines

An inverse Turing test?<p>Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, we're taking bets. The fight is machine versus machine. Will one of them be able to spot the tricks of the other?<p>Machine #1 is an algorithm, developed by computer science students at MIT and Harvard University, that is able to write an …

Artificial Intelligence

Marijuana brain studies: Comparing pot with alcohol and cigarettes on health and cancer risks.

The <i>Journal of Neuroscience</i> recently published a study linking recreational marijuana use to subtle changes in brain structure. The researchers, led …

Chicago’s Gun-Toting Gang Girl: ‘Lil Snoop’

She was just 17, a charter school graduate. But little Gakirah Barnes was also purported to have killed two in tit-for-tat violence now being …

Limepocalypse! Inside the Great Lime Shortage of 2014

Tacos and guacamole with lemon? Margaritas with…citrus juice? No key lime pie? That’s what we’re facing after disease, storms, and even drug cartels …

Who to Blame for Donald Sterling and Cliven Bundy

The Clippers owner and Nevada rancher will soon be forgotten as racist cranks, but if we want a new chapter of true equality and respect, we need a …

Remembering the Fall of Saigon and Vietnam’s Mass ‘Boat People’ Exodus

On April 30, 1975, American troops withdrew from Saigon as the city fell to the North Vietnamese. One refugee remembers the chaos of the day and her …

Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

Mathematics is all about numbers and number crunching, right? Actually, no, only part of it is. (In general, number crunching is more accurately identified with the domains of business, accountancy or engineering.)<p>Mathematics is more about curiosity, logic, patterns and beauty, and also has its …

How to Write a Killer LinkedIn Headline

Does your LinkedIn profile headline suck?<p>For some reason, it’s not well-known that you can change your LinkedIn headline. It will always default to …

Why Employers Don’t Care About Your Cover Letter (and How to Change That)

Most of the job seekers I know get hung up on writing their cover letter. <i>How do I tell the hiring manager everything he needs to know about me in one</i> …

Dad Films His Daughter Growing Up Over 14 Years in 4 Minutes

In a gorgeous display of fatherly love, Frans Hofmeester started filming his baby girl Lotte in the autumn 1999 and continued for a full 14 …

Get Rich, Live Longer: The Ultimate Consequence of Income Inequality

The income gap meets the longevity gap.<p>Brookings economist Barry Bosworth crunches the data on income and lifespans for the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, and the numbers tell three clear stories.<p>1. Rich people live longer.<p>2. Richer people's lifespans are growing at a faster rate.<p>3. The problem is worse for …

Pope Francis's Challenge to the Evangelical-Catholic Coalition

Social issues have brought about a surprising alliance between Protestant evangelicals and Catholic bishops—but the pontiff's focus on economic justice could complicate matters.<p><i>I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there</i> …

Ed Snowden, Russian TV star, hands Putin a propaganda coup

What are the odds?<p>I mean, Vladimir Putin does a call-in show and one guy who happens to get through—to ask a question in English—is Ed Snowden?<p>That is one amazing coincidence—almost as amazing as those soldiers who mysteriously materialized in Crimea turning out to be Russian.<p>In a few moments, …