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Why animals eat psychoactive plants

Thousands of people were streaming in to a ten-day festival in September where they were planning — after a long burst of hard work — to find some …

Sigmund Freud

A Winter Guide To Adventuring with Edible Pot

Ski slopes are hard enough to navigate without injury. Don’t let your snack be a liability too.<p>Admit it: When considering where to book your ski vacation in this year, Colorado’s “special” après-ski options swayed your choice, didn’t it? There’s the temptation to try stoned skiing (some say it …

Cannabis

The simple way to get a good seat on a plane without paying extra

Just because it looks hopeless doesn’t mean you should give up hope for scoring a seat up front. Even if it looks like you’ve got a snowball’s chance in hell.<p>In fact, even in the bleakest of airplane rides, when the economy cabin looks close to filling up and the only three choices are middle seats …

Aviation

Breathless: Is Anal Sex No Longer Taboo?

Butt sex is officially on trend. To kick off the fourth season of <i>Girls</i> tonight, Marnie gets bent over a sink and has her butt eaten out—and really likes it. It is strongly implied that anal sex is what we are watching in a certain scene of **Paul Thomas Anderson’**s latest film, <i>Inherent Vice</i>. <b>Mindy</b> …

Harvard

Here's How To Get A Passport Fast, And No It's Not From A Shady Company

A U.S. passport is one of the most powerful in the world. Not only does it allow us travel to more than 150 different countries, but it also comes in a super-sized edition (because what's more American than that?!).<p>But when you book a trip and realize (gasp!) that you'll need a passport or that …

Hubble Revisits an Icon, the Pillars of Creation

Twenty years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope snapped one of its most iconic images ever. The three towering columns of gas bathed in the light of hot, young stars came to be called the Pillars of Creation — and they showed up on everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs to rugs. Now, to celebrate its …

Cosmology

22 tips, tricks and shortcuts for Android Lollipop

The innermost secrets of Android’s new operating system: psychadelic colour schemes, enhanced privacy and how to unlock your phone with your face<p><b>1. Settings Search Bar</b><p>Settings now has its own dedicated search bar. While this may seem like a very minor addition, it’s actually a great timesaver when …

Android News

Why You Should Roast a Ton of Vegetables This Weekend

If you're going to roast vegetables, you might as well roast a large batch. Here's why.<p>Want to organize your week's meals, knock out an easy cooking project, and get a head-start on eating healthier? One of the easiest weekend kitchen tasks you can check off your list is to <b>roast a large batch of</b> …

Food

Six productivity apps you’ll never want to be without

Optimize your inbox<p>Boomerang<p>I love using Boomerang even more than I love <i>saying</i> “Boomerang.” This plugin has changed my entire e-mail behavior. It’s a genius tool that adds a “send later” button to your messages, allowing you to schedule your e-mails to go out at a chosen time in the future. It also …

Food Lover's Cleanse 2015 Complete Menu

All the Food Lover's Cleanse recipes, in one place<p>This cleanse serves 4 for dinner and 1 for both breakfast and lunch. Our dinner recipes will provide leftovers for use in lunch the next day, depending on how much your family eats. In case you do not have leftovers, we have suggested alternative …

Healthy Eating

The New Healthy 2015: Good-for-You Recipes

We're not joking—these good-for-you options are also crazy-tasty.<p><b>For as long as we can remember, the words "healthy" and "restaurant"</b> have conjured eye-roll-inducing images of health food spots serving fake meat and hippie vibes. All that's changed. Forget deprivation; these restaurant recipes are …

Breakfast

9 Not-Too-Sweet Recipes for Finishing Up Your Molasses

Molasses is an ingredient that keeps on giving. No matter how carefully you think you've scraped out the jar, try turning it upright and returning a day later -- you'll see yet another 1/4 cup has accumulated. It's endless breadsticks, molasses-edition.<p>We've collected 9 recipes that will help you …

Recipes

3 Reasons Why The Auto Industry Should Be Terrified Of The Google Car

The first prototypes of its adorable and potentially groundbreaking self-driving vehicle started rolling off the assembly line.<p>Over the next few years, we're likely to see them tooling around California's roads as Google strives to make fully autonomous cars a reality.<p>For the most part, the …

2015 Travel Must Dos

2015 can't come quick enough, I am ready to go!<p>Every year around this time, many of us avid travelers start looking at destinations for the coming year. For us, this started decades ago when their Bucket Lists were just being formed; and the current process has me personally surveying a dozen or so …

What Exactly Is Molasses, Anyway?

Around the holidays you see a lot of foods and ingredients that you don't particularly eat a lot of the rest of the year. Eggnog, for one, but also gingerbread, peppermint and if you're in England, bread sauce and Christmas pudding. (If you aren't in England and have no idea what we just said, …

Google Has Buried Some Little-Known Tricks In Hangouts That Will Liven Up Your Chats

There are a few fun tricks hidden inside Hangouts, Google's chat product.<p>Everyone using Hangouts has access to a bunch of emoji, but you can shock your friends my making a few unlisted animations appear if you know the secrets:<p>Try typing "LMAO," "happy birthday," or "woot:"<p>Here's one to break out …

Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can't explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you appear to buy them from. This is all about leveraging foreign currencies and points-of-sale to your advantage.<p>For reasons I never quite understood, every time I …

6 Festive Fruit Desserts

<b>1. Baked Pears in Spiced Pomegranate Syrup</b><p>This is a wonderful light dessert for the holidays, especially served with coffee, tea and crunchy Italian-style cookies, like Walnut and Cinnamon Biscotti or Double Chocolate Biscotti. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Apple Cranberry Oat Crumble</b><p>This old-fashioned dessert …

Eat within 12-hour window to lose weight, say scientists

Simply sticking to a 12-hour eating window could be the key to losing weight without restricting calories<p>Dieters hoping to shed the pounds should watch the clock as much as their calories after scientists discovered that limiting the hours we eat stops weight gain.<p>Confining meals to a 12 hour …

Holistic Medicine