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CBD Coffee Is the Wellness World's New Favorite Drink

But not all CBD is created equal... or legal.<p>On a sunny but unseasonably freezing April afternoon in New York, I walked the 10 or so minutes from the L train to Caffeine Underground, a coffee shop in Bushwick that triples as an art gallery and community center. The open-concept space serves lattes …

The 50 most commonly assigned works of literature at top US colleges

US students are starting their summer vacation, which means a brief respite from stacks of required reading. For college kids, that’s three months without any Sophocles, Milton, or Woolf.<p>The Open Syllabus Project (OSP) is an online database with 1 million university curricula collected by scraping …

Literature

According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

A new tower speaker for audio elitists

Magico speakers live in the upper strata of high-end audio, and nearly every time I hear a Magico I'm moved by the experience. The company, founded in 2004, has consistently been in the leading edge of American speaker design, but the last time I reviewed a Magico was in 2011. It was the tiny Q1 …

Stream a 144-Hour Discography of Classic Jazz Recordings from Blue Note Records: Miles Davis, Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman & More

There have been many influential jazz record labels throughout the previous century and into the current one, but there is no more recognizable label …

Blue Note

These simple steps will ensure you never lose an Apple device ever again

There are few worse feelings than realizing you left your expensive gadget somewhere and have no idea where to look for it. It’s all happened to us …

Apple Watch

Judge orders California agricultural officials to cease pesticide use

A judge has ordered California agricultural officials to stop spraying pesticides on public and private property to control insects that threaten the state's $45-billion agriculture industry.<p>The injunction by a Sacramento County Superior Court judge, issued late last week, could throw a substantial …

Plan a Better Meeting with Design Thinking

“Sometimes, when I sit in meetings, especially ones in which people don’t seem engaged, I calculate the cost in staff time. I’ve estimated that one standard weekly meeting in my bureau — 50 people sitting in a cookie-cutter conference room, looking both bored and anxious — costs around $177,000 …

Arcam’s Surprising rPhono Offers Up to 82dB Gain, Rumble Filter and Variable MC Loading

Phono preamps arrive here by the stack. It’s difficult keeping up. To be honest, Arcam’s rPhono arrived before the JC3 Jr. but here, anything with …

The Non-Dairy Milk You're About to See Everywhere

Baristas are getting behind it in droves.<p>“I knew it was bad for the environment, but I loved the way it coated my tongue with a weird film!” shouted …

Oak trees inform design of northern California home by Field Architecture

American studio Field Architecture has created a spacious house for a wooded site near San Francisco, where preserving conditions for local flora and …

Tokyo to build world's tallest timber tower

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Tokyo skyscraper is set to become the world's tallest wooden building. Japanese company Sumitomo Forestry says its 1,148-feet-tall timber tower will be completed in 2041, to mark the 350th anniversary of the business that year. The W350 tower will cost an estimated 600 billion yen ($5.6 …

Skyscrapers

New paper batteries can be discarded with zero ecological impact

Forget lithium – this Barcelona-based company is creating batteries with paper. Fuelium is developing paper-based batteries designed for disposable …

CH Precision Reference Cables

<b>The Age of Bulk</b><p>Occasionally I invite non-audiophile, classical music aficionados over to listen. I intentionally leave them unprepared for what they …

Are $5 IKEA LADDA Batteries Identical to $20 Eneloop Pro Batteries?

Do you use Eneloop Pro rechargeable batteries in your photo equipment? You may be able to get the same performance at a much lower cost. This …

Cleaning sprays 'as harmful to your lungs as smoking 20 cigarettes a day'

Using everyday cleaning sprays can be as harmful to a woman’s lungs as smoking 20 a day, research has shown.<p>And a separate study found household …

See a single atom in this magnificent photograph

See the tiny dot in the center of the photo above? That's a single strontium atom, visible to the naked eye. University of Oxford quantum physicist …

Shaper Origin CNC Machine

Most CNC machines are huge. The Shaper Origin CNC Machine is small enough to fit in a cabinet. The world's first hand-held CNC machine, it uses an …

How to Frame a Modern Pergola

If you want to increase the outdoor value of your home, a modern pergola is certainly one way to do just that. Building your own pergola might feel …

Enroll in Seven Free Courses From the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA): “Modern Art & Ideas,” “Seeing Through Photographs” & “Fashion as Design” Start Today

If you would like to know more about modern art, but have difficulty wrapping your head around the Futurists, Neo-Impressionists, Abstract …

Art

New California declares 'independence' from California in bid to become 51st state

The founders of New California took an early step toward statehood Monday with the reading of their own Declaration of Independence from California, a state they describe as "ungovernable."<p>Their solution: Take over most of current-day California — including many rural counties — and leave the …

California

Huge Water Reserves Found All Over Mars

New NASA images show layers of ice peeking out of eroded cliffs—a potential boon for future humans on the red planet.<p>At sites across the midsection of Mars, scientists have found layers of water ice buried mere feet beneath the red planet’s surface. The discovery adds crucial detail to Mars’s …

Incredibly Rare 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Is About to Appear For The First Time in 150 Years

You don't want to miss this.<p>If you were awestruck by the New Year's Day super moon, hold onto your pants.<p>On January 31, around midnight, the full …

Super Blue Blood Moon

The Trump administration’s new war on marijuana, explained

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is unleashing federal law enforcement — to crack down on marijuana legalization states.<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions has launched a new war on marijuana legalization.<p>On Thursday, Sessions rescinded guidances from former President Barack Obama’s administration that …

Cannabis

How Mindset is Greater Than Process, Every Time

Everyone wants to innovate, but they often get stuck finding a framework and toolset to innovate with. The secret? Focus on mindset first.<p>When organizations first experiment with innovation, they tend to be anxious. They are unsure of the unknowns. <i>What has to change? How can we measure the return?</i> …

These very British speakers leave the Audiophiliac gobsmacked

Not all high-end speakers look, feel or sound like luxury objects, but the Harbeth Monitor 30.2 40th Anniversary Edition speaker absolutely does. Run your fingers over the speaker's silver eucalyptus veneers and you'll get a sense of craftsmanship that should be de rigueur on all similarly priced …

15 Herbs That Grow Well In The Shade

Most vegetables and flowering plants need sunny locations to do their best. But shady areas in your garden need not be bare, or without excitement, …

Researchers discover seaweed that tastes like bacon and is twice as healthy as kale

Researchers at Oregon State have patented a new strain of seaweed that tastes like bacon when it's cooked.<p>The seaweed, a form of red marine algae, looks like translucent red lettuce. It also has twice the nutritional value of kale and grows very quickly. Did we mention it tastes like …

Northern Europe

Rich Pour: 5 Essentials for a Perfect Cup of Coffee

Java fanatics know that absolute control is key to crafting the perfect cup of coffee.<p><b>1 Baratza Virtuoso</b><br>Pro baristas will tell you that burr …

Coffee makes for a happy liver, says board of experts

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks on the planet, and the good news is that a newly published report says it may reduce the risk of liver …