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We Tested Drinks That Say They'll Help You Pass a Drug Test

And were shocked by the results!<p>When it comes to balancing a professional life with even a casual weed habit, American stoners have a delicate line to walk. Despite being recreationally legal in nine states and medicinally legal in 29, the federal ban on marijuana consumption means employers across …

Cannabis

24 hidden settings to maximize your Mac

We mean Mac-simize.<p>Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing …

Apps

Here's Rian Johnson Answering Questions About Filmmaking And 'Star Wars' For 70 Minutes

It's not often you get to see a blockbuster director answer questions about their work — certainly not without a studio representative breathing down …

Rian Johnson

How to stop junk mail and save trees — and your sanity

Many people love to hate junk mail —and they have lots of different ways of quantifying their disgust. The Sightline Institute says each American receives an average of 41 pounds of junk mail per year. New York University says 5.6 million tons of junk mail end up in American landfills every year. …

U.S. Postal Service

The Obama portraits are direct, vital, and above all, cool

How the new Obama paintings from Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald revitalize the stale power of the portrait.<p>The official portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama are in — and they aren’t quite like anything else in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait …

Art History

Take the Plank Challenge to Carve Your Core

We're here to help you challenge your core (you're welcome) with this plank series. It's part of our Jump-Start fitness plan, helping you move every day for two weeks. This challenge uses all sorts of planks to give your arms, abs, back, and butt a great workout. Click here for a printable PDF of …

PopSugar

The Gap Between The Science On Kids And Reading, And How It Is Taught

Mark Seidenberg is not the first researcher to reach the stunning conclusion that only a third of the nation's school children read at grade level. The reasons are numerous, but one that Seidenberg cites over and over again is this: The way kids are taught to read in school is disconnected from the …

Education

'Breath Therapy' Gave Me the Best High of My Life

Heavy breathing to a techno beat can be like tripping on hallucinogenic drugs.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Denmark.</i><p>There are ten of us here, all sitting on our own mattress in a function hall in Aarhus, Denmark. The floor is full of drums, rattles, and tambourines, and we've each been …

Consciousness

Lift Weights, Eat More Protein, Especially if You’re Over 40

People who would like to become physically stronger should start with weight training and add protein to their diets, according to a comprehensive scientific review of research.<p>The review finds that eating more protein, well past the amounts currently recommended, can significantly augment the …

Nutrition

From Zero To Crypto Billionaire In Under A Year: Meet The Founder Of Binance

Changpeng ” CZ” Zhao<br>CEO, Binance <b><br>Crypto Net Worth: $1.1 billion-$2 billion*</b><p>Seven months ago Binance didn’t exist. Since then, its 1.4 million-transactions-per-second capability have attracted 6 million users, making it the world’s largest crypto-exchange. “No decentralized exchange today can handle …

Cryptocurrency

This super-soothing breathing exercise may help you catch more zzz’s

For the chronic insomniac, a good night’s sleep is about as elusive as achieving the ever-mysterious runner’s high (and TBH—it’s likely just as …

Mindfulness

Major Cryptocurrency Exchange Bittrex To Add USD Trading, Reopen New User Sign-ups

CEO of the Bittrex exchange said that they would be adding USD trading for “sophisticated traders” and reopening user signups after 2-months …

Cryptocurrency

Listening to the Avett Brothers and Thinking About Extreme Musical Honesty

On Monday night, HBO premièred “May It Last,” a documentary, directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio, about the folk-rock band the Avett Brothers. The siblings at the center of the group, Seth and Scott Avett, were raised in Concord, North Carolina, and have been playing together for most of …

Judd Apatow

Tom Brady’s Dangerous Alt-Science Blitz

The New England Patriots’ quarterback’s book, Facebook Watch documentary, and appearance at the Super Bowl legitimize a dangerous brand of …

Tom Brady

How to Save $1 Million for Retirement -- When You Have Nothing Saved by Age 50

Believe it or not, it can be done.<p>It's no secret that Americans on a whole are mostly unprepared for retirement -- but sadly, that includes those who …

Retirement

Netflix’s Altered Carbon is TV’s raddest science fiction show

This is the best first season of a Netflix drama since The Crown debuted in 2016.<p>There are a lot of serious topics covered in <i>Altered Carbon</i>, a new science fiction series from Netflix.<p>The show touches on income inequality and classism. It delves into misogynistic power structures and the nature of …

Science Fiction

Why I Am Leaving the F.B.I.

One of the greatest honors of my life was walking across the stage at the F.B.I. Academy and receiving my special agent badge from the director at the time, Robert Mueller. After 21 weeks of intensive training, my class swore an oath and became federal agents entrusted with the solemn duty of …

Robert Mueller

Equifax launches its credit locking app and extends free credit freezes through June

Today was supposed to be the deadline for Equifax’s free credit freeze offering, but the company has decided to extend the service to consumers for another five months. Now, Equifax customers can request a credit freeze through June 30.<p>Still, January 31 <i>is</i> the last day to cash in on free credit …

Identity Theft

This simple script renders data collected by your ISP unusable

After voting last month to strip Obama administration guidelines, the Federal Communications Commission ceded control of the internet to ISPs, at least for now. Corporations like Comcast and Verizon won the right to police themselves, operating on a scheme tantamount to the honor system.<p>With a …

FCC

There's No Way Mueller Will Indict Trump

Those hoping the special counsel will prosecute the president are engaging in fantasy.<p>The latest revelations about President Trump have, once again, excited the interest of the public, leading to speculation that Special Counsel Robert Mueller may have amassed sufficient evidence to charge the …

Donald Trump

How our Staff Writer Made $52,000 in 3 Days Playing “Crypto Celebrities” with Ethereum

$23,000 On Celebrity Smart Contract Trading Cards.. WTF<p>What initially was more or less an experiment (at best) or a joke (at worst) has net me a …

Cryptocurrency

How To Make Over 20K in 24 Hours Using The Blockchain Trading “Crypto Celebrities”

Yes. I Am Aware- It’s as Ridiculous As It Sounds.<p><b>Updated: As silly as it even sounds to write this.. My experiment in trading “crypto celebrities”</b> …

Cryptocurrency

The Startling Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer's

A high-carb diet, and the attendant high blood sugar, are associated with cognitive decline.<p>In recent years, Alzheimer’s disease has occasionally been referred to as “type 3” diabetes, though that moniker doesn’t make much sense. After all, though they share a problem with insulin, type 1 diabetes …

Diabetes

Robinhood adds zero-fee cryptocurrency trading and tracking

No-commission stock trading app Robinhood will let you buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum without any added transaction fees starting in February, compared to Coinbase’s 1.5 to 4 percent fees in the US. And as of today Robinhood will let all users track the price, news, and set up alerts on those …

Cryptocurrency

How I Just Made 2 Thousand Dollars Trading Crypto Celebrities on the Blockchain

<i>Article by Jon Raum CryptoClarified</i><p>Crypto Celebrities rewards early adopters who get to snap up the best digital real estate and then sell it on for …

Bitcoin

The new science of animal cognition is forcing countries to overhaul their laws

Hath <i>not</i> the lobster claws, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer as humans? If we boil it, <i>does</i> <i>it</i> <i>not feel</i>?<p>Swiss lawmakers, taking a cue from William Shakespeare and David Foster Wallace, have considered the lobster, and its ability to feel …

German Philosophy

The Best External Hard Drives, According to Hyperenthusiastic Amazon Reviewers

<i>Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like</i> <i>pillows</i><i>), but as much as we’d like to,</i> …

Shopping

Dave Grohl Of Foo Fighters Brilliantly Sends Off Stage Crasher

Dave Grohl handled a stage crasher like a rock star.<p>A fan at the Foo Fighters concert in Perth, Australia, Saturday jaunted up to the stage on a long runway and hugged the frontman while the band performed “Everlong.” Security converged, but Grohl turned him into part the act, Billboard reported.<p>He …

Dave Grohl

Some evil genius edited Star Wars villain clips with Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’

Beware: This YouTube video may inspire you to cheer for the dark side.<p>It compiles all of the villain scenes from Star Wars set to Black Sabbath’s …

Black Sabbath

Inside the group chats where people pump and dump cryptocurrency

How self-proclaimed “pump and dump groups” scam thousands of wannabe altcoin investors.<p>Every few days, 200,000 strangers come together online to buy …

Cryptocurrency