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Reefer madness debunked as major UK study finds marijuana does not reduce IQ in teens

A large study conducted in the United Kingdom failed to find evidence of a robust link between cannabis use and lowered intelligence among …

Ride To Glory 2014 - Odyssey

Ride To Glory 2014 edits are now online. Once again RTG surpassed all expectations being one of the most fun events of the year. The edits pretty …

United Parcel Service

Living in Switzerland ruined me for America and its lousy work culture - Vox

I was halfway through a job interview when I realized I was wrinkling my nose. I couldn't help myself. A full-time freelance position with a long commute, no benefits, and a quarter of my old pay was the best they could do? I couldn't hide how I felt about that, and the 25-year-old conducting the …

Scanning ultrasound removes amyloid-β and restores memory in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model

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Alzheimer's Disease

I Was a Phone Psychic Without Psychic Abilities

People would spend $3.50 per minute for my psychic predictions, which were about as accurate as a Magic 8 Ball.<p>In sixth grade, my best friend and I each paid $3 to a woman wearing a size-too-small horse sweatshirt for palm readings at the state fair. She ran her long, fake fingernails along the …

Baby Showers

Best Friends Build Own Private Neighborhood to Be Together Forever

For many groups of faithful friends, adulthood means accepting that logistics are often the biggest obstacle to maintaining relationships. As hard as …

Self-awareness not unique to mankind

Humans are unlikely to be the only animal capable of self-awareness, a new study has shown.<p>Conducted by University of Warwick researchers, the study …

Self-awareness

Are the poor more rational spenders than the wealthy?

People often assume that the poor are less competent than the wealthy. Some even suggest that the poor have flawed values or ways of thinking. But my …

Fun-Da-Mental

Fake mobile phone towers found to be ‘actively listening in’ on calls in UK

More than 20 “intrusive” fake mobile phone towers that eavesdrop on public conversations have been found active in the UK, the first time the …

Surveillance

Elon Musk's SpaceX Plans To Launch 4,000 Satellites, Broadcasting Internet To Entire World

Elon Musk's SpaceX has officially asked for permission to build a constellation of 4,000 satellites capable of beaming the Internet to the most …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Zoology

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A psychologist discovered the secret to never getting frustrated

The guy in front of you is driving like an idiot. Your boss is being a jerk. Your partner isn't listening.<p>And sometimes these all happen to you <i>on the same day</i>.<p>What's the fix for this? One guy came up with a solution that deals with all of these problems — and more.<p>Albert Ellis was quite a …

Self-help

The Challenge of Identifying The Dead In a Disaster

After a large-scale disaster, one of the priorities is to identify the corpses, a task that often falls to a disaster-victim-identification expert.<p>Last month's Germanwings Airbus A320 crash killed all 150 passengers on board. When a disaster of this scale this occurs, one of the immediate …

Plane Crash

'The Simpsons' seasons won't be available on disc from now on

If you've been diligently building a collection of <i>Simpsons</i> episodes on disc, you're in for a rude surprise. Show runner Al Jean has revealed that Fox is discontinuing disc releases of the long-running cartoon. As sources confirmed to us and <i>The Hollywood Reporter,</i> the studio doesn't believe there's …

Four "Confusing" Zen Quotes and What You Can Learn from Them

Zen is a branch of Buddhism that came about in China during the 6th century. So it has been around for a little while. Many of the teachings and …

Top Ten Tips and Tricks for Terrific Tea

Tea is only second to water when it comes to beverage popularity—so popular that it's consumed as much as coffee, soft drinks, and alcohol <i>combined</i>. …

Tea

How Steve Jobs Trained His Own Brain | Inc.com

Steve Jobs is one of the two or three greatest icons of high tech, rivaled only by Bill Gates and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg. He's mostly known for his legendary ability to create innovative, groundbreaking products.<p>What's less known, though, is that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in what was once a rather …

Meditation

BendGate Truthers Claim To Have Found The REAL Story Behind The 'Flexible' iPhone 6

Bend Test 1<p>YouTube/Unbox Therapy Were news reports that the iPhone 6 is prone to bending actually a plot orchestrated by mainstream media? That's …

Invaders

Destroying Baghdad.<p>Recently, I’ve been buttonholing everybody I know and telling them about Hulagu. What happened was, a couple of years ago Osama bin Laden said (in one of his intermittent recorded messages to the world) that during the previous Gulf War Colin Powell and Dick Cheney had destroyed …

World History

Why the Funniest People Are Sometimes the Saddest

I always feel a more intense sense of loss when a fellow alcoholic or addict commits suicide. Possibly because I have thought about it obsessively …

Comedy

Samsung is about to buy the future

Samsung is known to dabble in any and every area it possibly can in an effort to find the next big thing. But the company’s actual “next big thing” …

Ouch: Eight-month-old iPhone 5s outsold the Galaxy S5 in its first full month of sales

As Samsung’s recent second-quarter earnings pre-announcement made clear, the company’s smartphone business is facing some trouble right now. At the …

Google strikes smart contact lens deal to track diabetes and fix farsightedness

With Glass and Android Wear, Google has already invested a lot of time and resources into developing the next-generation of wearables, but it's another of its eye-focused projects that has today received its first major boost. The search giant's secret Google[x] team has confirmed that it's …

Rich Vietnamese snorting rhino horns are causing a poaching explosion in South Africa

South African rhino poachers have once again outdone themselves. Poachers have killed 558 rhinos this year in South Africa, putting numbers on pace to increase for the eighth consecutive year. The country’s poaching explosion since 2007 is fueled by black-market demand for rhino horns, which can …

Extinction

Unable to fork Android and keep Google services, Samsung faces commoditization similar to PC-makers

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