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Is the Gig Economy Working?

Many liberals have embraced the sharing economy. But can they survive it?<p>Not long ago, I moved apartments, and beneath the weight of work and lethargy a number of small, nagging tasks remained undone. Some art work had to be hung from wall moldings, using wire. In the bedroom, a round mirror needed …

Al Gore

As More States Consider Legalizing, Questions About Pot And The Brain

Five states are voting this fall on whether marijuana should be legal, like alcohol, for recreational use. That has sparked questions about what we know — and don't know — about marijuana's effect on the brain.<p>Research is scarce. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency classifies marijuana as a Schedule I …

Cannabis

New iPhone app lets you know if you're being spied on

A 2015 report suggested nearly a quarter million iPhones had been hacked by one (or more) of 92 different identified varieties of malware. A new app, ‘System and Security Info,’ wants to let you know if you’re one of them.<p>The problematic part isn’t often the hack itself, it’s that most have no clue …

Landscaping moves into the house

Robert Jimenez-McWilliams is a landscaper, but you won't find his work outdoors.<p>The Palm Springs designer specializes in interior plantscaping. He works with interior decorators and general landscapers to bring leafy greenery to interior spaces, paying artful consideration not just to what plant …

You Can Buy Glasses Inspired By Famous Typefaces

Any competent print designer can name a typeface at a glance. But can they name a typeface hidden in a pair of eyewear? That’s the question.<p>Because a new collection of glasses by ad agency Wieden+Kennedy’s Tokyo arm and retailer Oh My Glasses turns Eurostile, Optima, Friz Quadrata and Serif Gothic …

Typography

Plan 'Bee': As Honeybee Populations Dwindle, Other Species Could Come To The Rescue

Uncle Farm Needs You<p>Honey bees have been having a hard time around the world for the past few years due to the mysterious colony collapse disorder, pesticides, and loss of habitat. Not to mention their workload. In Oslo, they'er building a bee superhighway while here in the US, there's a federal …

Mafia’s grip linked to increased poverty across southern Italy

• Organised crime responsible for 20% fall in regions’ economic output<br>• Five regions worst hit by criminal organisations are Italy’s poorest<p>Research has revealed the devastating effect that Mafia activity has had on Italy’s economy.<p>Paolo Pinotti, an economics professor in the department of policy …

A 10-year study points to something disturbing that happens to a lot of kids who are cool in high school

Some, however, appear to completely miss the boat. Many of them — at least according to a study published this month in the journal Child Development — end up abusing alcohol and drugs, have trouble maintaining a steady, healthy relationship, and often have problems with the law.<p>Ironically, the …

10 Things to Know Before Getting Involved with Someone in an Open Relationship

Follow the rules if you want to play.<p><b>1. She's not just going to jump into bed with you.</b> I mean, she might, but it's not a given.<p><b>2. She's going to jump into bed with you.</b> I know what I just wrote. But you should prepare your heart/vagina/penis/other body parts for the fact that she may be interested …

I Have a Degree in Neuroscience, and I Do Porn

Webcammer Anna Cherry talks about how she got into having sex on camera after getting an advanced degree.<p><i>Anna Cherry, 28, does live webcam performances, is a freelance porn performer (who will only do scenes with her partner of nine years), and has a degree in neuroscience.</i><p>I was born in the Soviet …

5 Simple Rules for Living a Life of Happiness

One of the greatest feelings you can possess is happiness. When you are happy, people want to be around you. It's a simple attraction principle; when you are happy, you attract other happy people. Happiness can spread quickly and is very contagious when gratitude, generosity, and positivity are …

Psychologists discovered a weird trick to gaining people's trust

Looking deep into your conversation partner’s eyes isn’t just for lovers — it has a place in the conference room, too.<p>That’s according to new …

Psychology

Will I Ever Enjoy Sex Again?

I was hyper-sexual when I was younger, but now I can't muster even a passing interest in sex.<p>I have no interest in sex at all. Nada. Zip. Zilch. I never think about having it and I hardly ever think about the fact that I <i>don't</i> have it unless my husband brings it up. I could be perfectly content …

Does Social Media Help or Hurt Relationships?

Why is it that some couples happily and openly share and view each other’s social media statuses, while others find this very difficult? Do we use …

8 Subconscious Behaviors That Are Keeping You From Having the Life You Want

Every generation has a "monoculture" of sorts, a governing pattern or system of beliefs that people unconsciously accept as "truth." It's easy to identify the monoculture of Germany in the 1930s, or America in 1776. It's clear what people at those times, in those places, accepted to be "good" and …

Bear Grylls hits back at critics after leaving son on rocks for sea rescue

Survival expert Bear Grylls argues children need to take "more risks" after being criticised for leaving son alone on rock out at sea for training rescue mission<p>TV action man Bear Grylls has hit back at critics who slammed him for leaving his son alone on rocks in the sea.<p>The survival expert has …

Lessons From An Advertising Past

The Lending Club IPO was a watershed moment for marketplace lending. One of the largest U.S. public Internet offerings ever, its success makes crystal clear that peer-to-peer lending is not only here to stay, but is poised to grow enormously.<p>With this validation, the next question is: What lies …

AdTech

Illegal immigrant accused in triple homicide in Florida home

A 19-year-old illegal immigrant was being held without bail Saturday after the discovery of three bodies at a crime scene in a Florida home that veteran cops called “almost unimaginable.”<p>Brian Omar Hyde appeared before a judge Friday on charges he killed his pregnant cousin Starlett Pitts, 17, and …

Good science communication means never calling them “retard” – even if you’re Nassim Taleb

Communicating science to people who aren’t scientists is very hard to do well. Nassim Taleb should be very good at it, based on his enormous book …

Why you should never click a Facebook comment directing you to watch 'free movies'

BuzzFeed<p>In an attempt to increase reader engagement, media publications like BuzzFeed and The Huffington Post started allowing embedded comments from …

Amazon employees reportedly slam each other through this internal review tool

The piece isn't exactly flattering.<p>It shows an office environment filled with tension, where employees are asked to prioritize their work over their personal lives, and where workers are pitted against each other in intense performance review sessions.<p>One example described in the piece is the …

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …