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The Only Time You Are Actually Growing is When You’re Uncomfortable

If everything is too good, you’re probably stuck not being awesome.<p>Don’t join an “easy” crowd. You won’t grow.<p>Many people are so comfortable they’re …

A billion-dollar industry, a racist legacy: being black and growing pot in America

What does it take to succeed as a young black entrepreneur in a sector largely dominated by white men seen as daring trailblazers?<p>Three years ago, Jesce Horton, a former engineer in his early 30s, quit his corporate job to set up his own small, family-owned cannabis cultivation business in …

Women Increasingly Are Cannabis Entrepreneurs and Customers

As legalization gains momentum more women are using marijuana and more are entering the cannabis industry.<p>Marijuana, for the most part, is characterized as a guy thing.<p>Movies certainly bolster that stereotype. When it comes to iconic images of people who use marijuana, it’s mostly a Boy’s Club. The …

Proposed Changes To Mass. Pot Law Would Bump Tax To 28 Percent

Support the news<p>Taxes on recreational marijuana products could be as high as 28 percent under a bill about to be taken up by the Massachusetts House …

4 Essential Foods For Your Skin

Suffering from consistent breakouts can be absolutely miserable. But, your acne might be caused by your diet. If you're suffering from major pimples …

Living with Houseplants: Four Years Later in a Brooklyn Apartment

The first time we visited Summer Rayne Oakes in 2013, the wellness author and houseplant enthusiast was living in Brooklyn with more plants than we’d …

Why you should manage your energy, not your time

When our workloads increase, many of us decide to up our number of working hours. But harnessing moments of 'unfocus' might be the key to getting more done in less time.<p>For ten years, Lisa Congdon’s days were packed like a “can of sardines.” Juggling between five and 20 projects at any one time, …

Time Management

'Black Panther' Could Change the Black Film Narrative

The film that features an almost all-black cast, a black director, and is set in a world that portrays people of color in a superior light is something black people have never seen before.<p>I've been of two minds sets when it comes to most black films.<p>On one hand, I value films that bring me back to …

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Here Are the Best Body Peels for Dark Spots, Acne, and More Skin Issues

We’re all after silky, smooth, and even-toned skin, especially this time of year. We usually turn to our trusty body scrubs and exfoliators to slough off those rough, dry areas, but sometimes we need a bit more. That’s where body peels come in.<p>A body peel might <i>sound</i> a little intimidating, but …

Skin Care

12 Habits of Genuine People

Lifestyle > Habits<p>Genuine people know who they are. They are confident enough to be comfortable in their own skin.<p>Next Article<p>8 Daily Rituals That Dramatically Improve Your Prospects of Becoming Rich<p>Next Article<p>Travis Bradberry • Guest Writer<p>There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that …

20 Simple Summer Salads to Make for Dinner

In the summertime, "salad night" is a regular part of my dinner rotation. Some weeks I'll even do salad night twice. It's the simplest, most …

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The 8 Best Books To Satisfy Your Inner Hopeless Romantic

Love is a four-letter word<p>“Love,” Shakespeare wrote, “is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs.” This quote appears in a <i>Romeo and Juliet</i> monologue, in which Romeo—one half of literature’s most enduring romantic coupling—attempts to dissect the vicissitudes of the human heart. Love is the most …

LSD Could Help Treat Depression And Anxiety, Researchers Hope

Scientists are looking to use LSD to help patients cope during stressful times. A new study from the University of Basel in Switzerland found that …

How binge listening to podcasts helped me get through my breakup

On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected to be my president. Two days later, my boyfriend broke up with me out of the blue and, to top it all …

Cheap Natural Acne Products Dermatologists Swear By

If your skin is sensitive and prone to acne, many skincare products can cause more harm than good! Those harsh chemicals can irritate your skin, …

Acne 101: The Best Acne-Fighting Products For Breakouts

Acne/spots/blemishes/pimples, whichever word you use, you don't want them on your face. But according to skincare boffs, more and more of us will …

7 Reasons You Have Adult Acne, and 7 Ways to Get Rid of It

There's nothing more disappointing than waiting until your 20s to finally have clear skin, and then learning the hard way that bad breakouts don't …

Skin Care

What your skin says about your health

A dermatologist reveals the signs to look out for...<p>Over the years, our skin can undergo a lot of changes and can be a good indicator for not only …

What Happens to Your Body When You Have a Crush

Love is like a drug, for real.<p>I remember my very first, “grownup crush.” His name was Andrew. He was a redhead, a bookworm, and I was 13-years-old, full of so many feelings. He was a bit older than me. He was 15. It was not going to happen, but I didn’t care. I had hope!<p>I’d had crushes before, …

Dull Skin? Get Glowing With These 5 Daily Skin-Care Habits

There's no denying the impact that a consistent skin-care routine and regular facials can have on the look, feel, and overall health of your skin—and thus we've written endlessly about the beauty products and luxury facial treatments every bride should try. But getting gorgeous, glowing skin in …

The Acne-Fighting Natural Oil You're Probably Not Using

Having a familiarity with what’s inside your skincare products never hurts, but one could argue that studying up becomes even more important when …

America Has Spoken, and It Swears By This Little-Known Acne Mask

Having acne is never fun. Between the emotional toll it can take and the desperate struggle of trying to hide it, it's not surprising that research …

Skin Care

Birth Control for Acne Treatment: Types, Benefits, Risks

The Prescription-Free Way to Treat Acne Without Leaving Your House

If you've ever used benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to treat acne, then you know dry, flaking skin is an annoying side effect. Chemical treatments …

Skin Care

7 cheap home remedies for acne

Are you one of the thousands suffering from severe acne in the United States? Like many others, you might be avoiding specialized treatment because of the cost. You groan at the thought of paying for an expensive dermatologist on top of any over-the-counter or prescription medications. Rather than …

Skin Care

Acne Isn't Just a Teenage Issue—Why More Women Are Affected by Chronic Breakouts

While I have been around many friends growing up who have suffered from acne (including my brothers), it wasn't until my mom developed acne in her …

19 Beauty Products You Need for Sensitive Skin

As every beauty-lovin’ lady knows, there’s a whole wide world of products out there just waiting to be tried, applied, and scrutinized. But amid the hooplah of must-haves, the options for us gals with uber-sensitive skin can be seriously slim pickings. That’s why we <i>love</i> these 19 sensitive skin care …

Skin Care

Dr. Sandra Lee, a.k.a. Dr. Pimple Popper, on the Appeal of Blackhead Videos

Confession: The editors of Mental Floss are popaholics. When we need a break from editing, you can often find us watching Dr. Sandra Lee’s videos on …

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3 simple rules for dealing with difficult people

Finding peace with the people who push your buttons might sound harder than learning how to properly do a push-up, but mastering the art of conflict …

This simple daily habit will raise your IQ by 23 percent, according to neuroscience

In less than the time it takes you to have breakfast, you could be raising your intelligence. Sound too good to be true? You might want to read …

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