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The Long Strange Trip to Turn 'Molly' Into a $100 Million Pharmaceutical Medicine

Since 1986, Rick Doblin has worked to get MDMA-assisted psychotherapy approved as a safe treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Phase 3 clinical trials are set for this summer.<p>Ask Rick Doblin why he's on a 30-year mission to get MDMA--the party drug commonly known as "Molly" or …

13 gorgeous car-free cities around the world

Ditch the rental car and get ready to explore<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in May 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>Some of the world’s most popular cities are facing a manmade crisis: Cars are wreaking havoc, snarling streets, and contributing to …

European Travel

Link About It: Long-Lost Leonardo da Vinci Sketch Discovered

Turning up at a Paris auction house, a small sketch (measuring seven by five inches) stood out to a curator, Thaddée Prate, who took a closer look. Indeed, the double-sided illustration proved to date back to 1482 and was the work of Leonardo da Vinci. While one side depicts Saint Sebastian, "the …

Funny Pictures – September 10, 2016

My sister in law asked the balloon guy for a beer… <br>viaWell, at least they’re fixing the problem. <br>viaI keep a picture of Terry Crews with me in my …

Terry Crews

An artist creates 3D paintings that will play tricks with your brain

Sometimes the eyes on an especially well-painted portrait will appear to follow you around the room, but Patrick Hughes' mind-boggling 3D art takes the concept to a whole other level.<p>Hughes uses a style he created called "reverspective," painting uncanny optical illusions of a rooms with an eerie …

The Origins of Visionary Art in Los Angeles | City of the Seekers

Our new column, City of Seekers examines how creative freedom has enabled LA artists to make spiritual work as part of their practices.<p>In 2009, the Los Angeles Conservancy and its Modern Committee examined LA's unique religious heritage with a one-day tour of five spiritual institutions. The …

Pictures of 'The Trellis' — a new building that will be the tallest in the City of London

The plans, released by architect Eric Parry, are to create a huge new skyscraper at One Undershaft, right in the heart of London's insurance district.<p>The new tower, which will be built by Singaporean developer Aroland Holdings, will be 303.6m tall when it tops out, comprising 73 storeys and 90,000 …

Gorgeous Energy-Absorbing Trap Light Never Needs to be Plugged In

1/14<p>Trap light<p>Today Gionata Gatto and Mike Thompson unveiled a gorgeous new pendant lamp at the Milan Furniture Fair that is completely powered by …

13 Extraordinary Items That Will Make Your Home Awesome

After a long hard day at work, sometimes there's nothing better than just coming home hitting the couch and totally relaxing in your private space - …

New York City

Remake Rabbit Hole: 9 Surprising Remade Adaptations

Truth: There are no new ideas under the sun. The slew of remakes, reimaginings, and reinterpretations bouncing around Hollywood at any given time are …

Tom Hanks

How To Turn a Smartphone Into a 3D Hologram Projector Using a CD Jewel Case

Mrwhosetheboss shows how to turn a smartphone into a 3d hologram projector using a CD jewel case. His inspiration for creating this came from a …

The Incredible Effects of a Digital Detox

The Incredible Effects of a Digital Detox<p>via fastcompany.com<p>Kate Unsworth, creator of the connected jewelry line Kovert Designs, recently held a five-day digital detox to examine how time away from smartphones affects the human body and psyche. 35 CEOs and influencers gathered in the Moroccan …

Edward Hopper

These Mescaline-Inspired Paintings Are a Trip

Journey from the contemporary geometries of Tofer Chin to the darker side of the mescaline-fueled art of the 1950s.<p><b>This article was originally published on August 3, 2015 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>Tofer Chin wants to set one thing straight: "I never work under the influence," he tells Creators. …

Nude Tom Cruise Artist: "I Spent Like a Month Sculpting That Penis"

"I see [the image] as something mysterious, definitely not as something so clear-cut. Religion is always mysterious," the artist tells THR.<p><b>Daniel</b> …

There's a giant underground ocean hidden in the middle of this Chinese desert

While studying the amount of carbon dioxide in the desert's air, a team of researchers was surprised to learn that large amounts of the greenhouse gas were disappearing around a region of the desert called the Tarim basin.<p>The most likely explanation, they recently reported in the journal …

Earth Science

The Long Good Friday/Mona Lisa review – captivating visions of London’s underworld

Bob Hoskins became an actor by accident when he accompanied a friend to an audition at London’s leftwing Unity theatre in 1969, and achieved TV stardom as the doomed travelling salesman in Dennis Potter’s <i>Pennies From Heaven</i>. In 1980, he became an international star in Scottish director John …

George Harrison

Calvin Seibert Sculpts Impressive Modernist Sandcastles

“I always had an affinity for architecture which I attribute to growing up in a neighborhood and town that was constantly under construction. Our …

This activity, usually considered a distraction, can boost your memory up to 29%

The arrival of state-of-the-art programs prompted backlash among those who'd argued for years that drawing is integral to literacy.<p>"When you draw an object, the mind becomes deeply, intensely attentive," says the designer Milton Glaser, an author of a 2008 monograph titled Drawing Is Thinking. "And …

19 Campsites You Need To Visit Before You Die

America the beautiful.

National Parks

Super Slow-Motion Video of a Giant Water Balloon Exploding on a Person’s Face Shot at 10,000 fps

Slow Mo Lab shows what it is like to have giant water balloon explode on a person’s face in super slow-motion shot at 10,000 fps.<p>In addition to this …

How the Nazi occupation of Rome has gripped Italy’s cultural imagination

More than 70 years after the liberation of Rome, the artworks that captured the Nazi’s nine-month occupation still resonate as strongly as ever<p>The position of Italy during the second world war is complex. What tends to be remembered is that Rome changed sides from the axis to the allies halfway …

World History

This Future Skyscraper Houses a Desert, a Jungle, a Glacier, and More

Poland-based architecture collective BOMP talks about their winning submission to eVolo’s 2015 Skyscraper competition.<p>The skyscraper, long the phallic symbol of wealth and power, got some major reimaginings in eVolo’s 2015 Skyscraper Competition. Some were extraordinarily beautiful in their …

Skyscrapers

For 3 months in 2015, Tesla did something we've almost never seen before

Take a look at its stock chart.<p>Then draw a line at about March 11, 2013:<p>Tesla's 2010 IPO price was $17. After a bit of a bump, for roughly the first two years of its life as a public company the stock traded flat.<p>Then the stock exploded. Eventually, it would surge to $291 in September 2014 and give …

Marlon Brando's private audiotapes tell the story of a man haunted by memories

"<i>Listen to me, Marlon... This is one part of yourself speaking to another part of yourself. Listen to the sound of my voice and trust me. You know I have your interests at heart."</i><p><i>— Excerpt from a self-hypnosis tape recorded in 1996 by Marlon Brando</i><p>By any measure, Marlon Brando was one of the most …

Marlon Brando

7 ways mentally strong people take advantage of solitude

But solitude can be highly beneficial to your mental health, creativity, and productivity, psychotherapist Amy Morin writes in her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do."<p>In the book, Morin says mentally strong people "don't fear alone time," since it offers restoration and a chance for …

Saudi king brings 1,000-person entourage on French holiday

King Salman's controversial Riviera holiday, which will see beach closed to public, to feature 1,000 Saudi visitors<p>King Salman of Saudi Arabia is expected to arrive in France later on Friday for a Riviera beach holiday, bringing with him no fewer than 1,000 people from his entourage.<p>While the …

France

These 13 daily habits will seriously improve your life — and they each only take 5 minutes

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person. The best part is, each one only takes about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our …

Goth Factor: Why 'The Night of the Hunter' Is a Masterpiece

Charles Laughton's 1955 feature film, "The Night of the Hunter," ranks among the finest of American movies. It's a cinematic oddity - an American …

11 Things That Actually Surprised This Sex Therapist

Brandy Engler, Ph.D., talks libido, porn, and cuckold fetishes.

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