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We may finally know why marijuana helps people with chronic gut problems

And it could have implications for other inflammation, too.<p>As John Mayer tells us (and tells us, and tells us), your body is a wonderland. When it comes to microbial life, this holds especially true for your gut. There, hundreds of residential species eat, breed, and excrete waste. Somehow, your …

Research

Critical Role Plans to Release New Art Book Later This Year

<i>Critical Role</i> has announced plans to publish a new art book featuring the second half of Vox Machina's adventures later this year.<p>The popular <i>Dungeons</i> …

Board Games

These Free Online Courses From Google Will Boost Your Career No Matter What Business You're In

From product design to LinkedIn strategies, Google has a lot to teach executives and entrepreneurs.<p>Google has a lot it wants to teach us. The search giant offers a massive number of online courses, many of them targeted to students or recent graduates through Grow with Google. Others will teach you …

Online Life

Dublin distillery launches a new premium Irish whiskey at exclusive event

The new whiskey is the first new five-year age statement Irish whiskey to emerge from a new distillery in Ireland in over 25 years. 4,000 …

Whiskey

Flipboard

Dungeons & Dragons: Five Basic Adventures Everyone Should Enjoy At Least Once

First published in 1974, <i>Dungeons and Dragons</i> was the first role-playing game to find life beyond the small circle of people that created it. It began …

Looking For Sidequests? Run Downtimes As Full Sessions With These GM Tips

<i>GM Tips Our series to help Storytellers and Game Masters improve their craft and create memorable roleplaying experiences. Last week, tackled making</i> …

When The White House Can't Be Believed

This essay isn't about spin, or splitting hairs, or differing opinions.<p>This involves a reality check about our expectations of the people who act in our name. About credibility at the highest levels of our government. About people whose words are heard abroad as speaking for our nation. About the …

Donald Trump

The Best (and Worst) Foods for Your Gut

"I pooped three times today and feel great!" maybe isn't something you shout from the mountaintops, but gut health is popping up more and more often …

Nutrition

This CO2 machine could transform the way we fight climate change

We feast on fossil fuels to power our cars, trains, manufacturing plants and cities, but our reliance on them means we continue to flood our atmosphere with carbon dioxide now reaching levels higher than ever before.<p>What if we could directly capture CO2 from the atmosphere and turn that into …

Stephanie Kelton Has The Biggest Idea In Washington

Once an outsider, her radical economic thinking won over Wall Street. Now she's changing the Democratic Party.<p>For most of her career, Stephanie Kelton was accustomed to being ridiculed. It started in grad school.<p>At Cambridge University in the late 1990s, she signed up for an economics course taught …

Economics

Animated Dungeons & Dragons Boards Look Like The Future

Paper? Cardboard? Plastic models? That’s some 20th century <i>D&D</i> shit. The adventures of the <i>future</i> look like this.<p>Dynamic Dungeons is a one-man effort …

Delicious, Simple Homemade Dandelion Wine Recipe

I’ve tasted some different wines over the years, but one of the best and most unique wines I have ever tasted is this dandelion wine recipe, that you …

Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract

As more states legalize marijuana, there's growing interest in a cannabis extract — cannabidiol, also known as CBD.<p>It's marketed as a compound that can help relieve anxiety — and, perhaps, help ease aches and pains, too.<p>Part of the appeal, at least for people who don't want to get high, is that CBD …

Cannabis

101 Traps, Puzzles, and Challenges to Add to Your Campaign

101 Traps, Puzzles, and Challenges to Add to Your Campaign<p>Updated on January 2, 2017<p><b>Looking for the perfect trap, puzzle or challenge</b> to keep your …

Home Improvement

Hags Revisited, Part 2

As I mentioned in my last post, <i>Volo’s Guide to Monsters</i> offers three alternatives to the conventionally witchy hag coven spell repertoire. One is …

Hags Revisited, Part 1

<i>Volo’s Guide to Monsters</i> includes an extended treatment of hags, and it heavily emphasizes lore: their scheming and manipulation, their names, their …

Hag Tactics

Hags, as monsters, never interested me much, but fifth-edition Dungeons and Dragons has made it possible to build some very cool encounters around …

21 Ways to Use a Can of Chickpeas

Chickpeas are such a versatile ingredient. You can roast chickpeas and add them to salads, use them as a substitute for croutons in soups, or turn …

New D&D Players: Use These Pop Culture Monks for Character Inspiration

<i>You gotta start somewhere, so why not start now? Starter Kit delivers you to the world of roleplaying games in a fun and easy-to-digest manner! Join</i> …

How to get started with brewing kombucha

I’ve never been a coffee drinker but always enjoyed tea. Several years ago, I received a tea-of-the-month club as a gift. The subscription was so …

Flavors

Another Must-Have Tool for D&D – The 5e Jump Calculator

<i>You gotta start somewhere, so why not start now? Starter Kit delivers you to the world of roleplaying games in a fun and easy-to-digest manner! Join</i> …

50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

Wine

Strongholds & Streaming

<i>There is more to the game than fighting monsters.</i><p><i>Build a stronghold, and influence the world.</i><p>A hardcover book (or PDF!) for 5th Edition that gives …

A game designer’s perspective: Storytelling from computers to RPGs

Based on data from the US statista homepage the sales figures for computer and videogames in 2015 was staggering 16.5 billion US dollars, whereas a …

Extend and Pretend Can't Work Forever

The default operating model today for seemingly all economics, business, social policy and environmental decisions is "extend and pretend," colloquially known as "kicking the can down the road." This approach brings forward benefits or gains, often based on cosmetic solutions, and defers risks or …

New D&D Players: Use These Pop Culture Barbarians for Character Inspiration

<i>You gotta start somewhere, so why not start now? Starter Kit delivers you to the world of roleplaying games in a fun and easy-to-digest manner! Join</i> …

A new type of solar cell is coming to market

SOMETIMES it takes a while for the importance of a scientific discovery to become clear. When the first perovskite, a compound of calcium, titanium …