Annette Saldana

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Growing pains: how Oregon wound up with way more pot than it can smoke

The state’s glut of marijuana – over 1m lb of unsold pot – is in many ways the result of an industry still finding its feet<p>Trey Willison, a cannabis farmer in Eugene, first started worrying last May about there being too much marijuana in Oregon. He had sold all his “clone” plants to other growers, …

Cannabis

What are the warning signs of mental illness in children?

by Saskia Johnson<p>Mental illness in children is far more common than you might think. 1 in 10 children and young people between the ages of 5 and 16 …

Mental Health

Why A Woman Who'd Never Smoked Weed Wants To Launch A 'Puffragette' Movement

Windy Borman had never smoked weed when she decided to make a movie about it.<p>The filmmaker moved to Colorado, the first state to legalize recreational cannabis, in 2014. Her interest in the industry didn’t lie in the effects of the plant itself, but its potential to create an industry free from …

These States Could Legalize Recreational Weed in 2018

Happy New Year.<p>As of January 1, California began allowing the sale of marijuana to anyone over the age of 21. The move is expected to give a …

A Sparkling, Golden New Year's Eve Party with Elisa Marshall | Martha Stewart

Ring in the New Year with style and ease, our entertaining expert tells how.<p>This is my favorite time of year. I love finding creative ways to decorate my home and invite friends over during the holidays. Hosting a New Year’s Eve party give me another chance to celebrate. This year I’m hosting a …

Decorations

This Women’s-Only Networking App Aims To Build A Community Of Support

The Present app aims to help women make friends and connect with causes they care about.<p>When Janete Perez first moved from Seattle to San Francisco six years ago, she realized just how hard it was to make friends. The former Microsoft program manager had landed a job with Zynga in the Bay Area, but …

Love After Life: Nobel-Winning Physicist Richard Feynman’s Extraordinary Letter to His Departed Wife

Where the hard edge of physics meets the vulnerable metaphysics of the human heart.<p>Few people have enchanted the popular imagination with science more powerfully and lastingly than physicist <b>Richard Feynman</b> (May 11, 1918–February 15, 1988) — the “Great Explainer” with the uncommon gift for bridging …

Literature

Suspended – Medium

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

Chronic use leads to chronic problems.<p>In March, long-term marijuana smoker Woody Harrelson surprised fans by announcing he was giving up his chronic …

Neuroscience

Magic mushrooms 'reboot' brain in depressed people – study

Patients unresponsive to conventional treatments benefit when treated with natural psychoactive compound, but researchers warn against self medication<p>Magic mushrooms may effectively “reset” the activity of key brain circuits known to play a role in depression, the latest study to highlight the …

Magic Mushrooms

Reality and the uses of language

Social reality

7 Destructive Phrases You Need to Stop Saying at Work | Inc.com

We pay a lot of attention to looking professional in the workplace, but we don't always give enough thought to sounding professional.<p>What you say and how you say it goes far in telling those around you how serious you are (or aren't).<p>Here are some phrases you can hear every day in many workplaces. …

Sexual Harassment

Today's Shine

Do voter identification laws suppress minority voting? Yes. We did the research.

The Justice Department just got a new boss: Jeff Sessions. He is raising alarms in the civil rights community. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is concerned about his “record of hostility” toward the Voting Rights Act and the enforcement of civil rights. The NAACP-Legal Defense …

Rights & Freedoms

9 Things Persuasive People Do

Get your message across in the most effective way possible.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Persuasion is a powerful tool to make your message stick with an audience. But, the effectiveness of your argument is just as much about how you deliver that message, and when, as …

Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If you haven’t, he is a master Buddhist teacher who is renowned for his amazing wisdom on self-compassion, mindfulness …

Meditation

The 12 Most Moving Quotes From Black Women In 2016

"When they go low, we go high." Wisdom to live by from inspiring Black women like FLOTUS and Beyoncé changed the game in 2016, so it's only right …

9 Tricks to Appear Smart in Brainstorming Meetings

<b>The following is an excerpt from my new book,</b> <b>100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings</b><b> — out now!</b> <b>Get it here.</b><p>In a brainstorming meeting, the pressure of …

The Rise of Rocket Girls: The Untold Story of the Remarkable Women Who Powered Space Exploration

How a small group of “human computers” upended the gender norms of their day to conquer the cosmos.<p>In 1849, trailblazing astronomer Maria Mitchell became the first woman employed by the U.S. federal government for a non-domestic specialized skill. Hired as a “computer of Venus” for the United …

Science writer proposes a new 'Women of NASA' LEGO set

One science writer wants LEGO to embrace the "ladies who rock outer space."<p>Maia Weinstock, deputy editor of <i>MIT News</i> and self-proclaimed "LEGO …

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

<b>It’s a scientific fact: Women rock!</b> <br>A charmingly illustrated and educational book, <i>New York Times</i> best seller <i>Women in Science</i> highlights the …

This Twenty-Something Forced Silicon Valley to ‘Show Her the Numbers’

<b>Follow-Up Friday</b> is our attempt to put the news into context. Once a week, we’ll call out a recent headline, provide an update, and explain why it …

Silicon Valley

A stoner's look at American federalism

In this <i>We The Voters</i> short film, a Colorado man blows open the case of American federalism.<p>Like the marijuana he uses, what's legal in one U.S. state …

The Cannabis-Based Biotech Sector's Best Buyout Candidates

The cannabis industry is currently filled with thinly-traded public companies with shaky revenue projections and questionable cash flow, but it’s expected to grow over 400% over the next 7 years. Already, a handful of companies with growing patent portfolios are carving out large and profitable …

Biotechnology

Haute Pot Pairings: Inside the World of High-End Marijuana Cuisine

Cannabis experts are matching undertones of different strains of weed with tastes of different foods – but is it a gimmick or a new frontier?<p>Sativa …

Cannabis

Watching ‘High Maintenance’ Reminded Me Of When I Sold Pot In College

On the season premiere of <i>High Maintenance</i>, the smart stoner comedy that’s making the leap from internet shorts to a full half-hour HBO series this …

Confirming Big Pharma Fears, Study Suggests Medical Marijuana Laws Decrease Opioid Use

It is of little wonder that Big Pharma has been exposed actively undermining efforts to legalize marijuana, after new research on Thursday found a …

How to Become a Weed Sommelier

Just as the coffee, cheese, and wine industries have masterful professionals qualified to distinguish nuances in each product, the marijuana market is developing its own class of people schooled in the specifics of the plant’s flavor profiles. These weed sommeliers — or “budtenders,” if you will — …