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Gossamer, a Media Brand for New Cannabis Culture

With its minimalist design and millennial POV, the venture is targeting a new generation of smokers with a ‘green lens’ on travel, food and</b> …

10 Money Hacks for First-Time Parents

As a first-time parent, you’ve probably been warned about sleepless nights, feeding struggles and the persistent fear that you have no idea what …

Parenting

Scientists find key to unwanted thoughts

<b>Have you ever wanted to stop ruminating on something and just been unable to?</b><p>Scientists could have the secret. They have identified a chemical in the brain's "memory" region that allows us to suppress unwanted thoughts.<p>The discovery may help explain why some people can't shift persistent intrusive …

The Unforgiving Math That Stops Epidemics

If you didn't get a flu shot, you are endangering more than just your own health. Calculations of herd immunity against common diseases don't make …

Public Health

Why we pretend to know things, explained by a cognitive scientist

New research explains why we pretend to know more than we do.<p>Why do people pretend to know things? Why does confidence so often scale with ignorance? Steven Sloman, a professor of cognitive science at Brown University, has some compelling answers to these questions.<p>“We're biased to preserve our …

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to …

Mental Health

This Time, Facebook Is Sharing Its Employees’ Data

Some of the biggest companies turn over their workers’ most personal information to the troubled credit reporting agency Equifax.<p>Users of Facebook are accustomed to trading personal data for convenience. Until 2031, Facebook Inc. is on privacy probation by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, …

This library of street drugs predicts mass overdoses

Meet the scientists building a library of designer drugs<p>On a July day a little over a year ago, over 30 people collapsed on a street in Brooklyn. They lay on the ground, vomiting down their shirts, twitching and blank-faced. Some, half-naked, made jerking movements with their arms, eyes rolled …

Cannabis

8 Ways to Know When Someone Might Be Lying to You

A decade-long psychological study revealed that 60% of people lie during a typical 10-minute conversation. Here’s how to know when they’re doing …

Psychology

The right (and wrong) way to apologize

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is a right way and a wrong way to apologize, psychologists say. Over the course of the last few months, we've seen many high-profile examples that fall somewhere in between.<p>On Wednesday, NBC News announced it had fired long-time "Today" show anchor Matt Lauer amid accusations of …

CNN

Here Are the Food Trends to Look Forward to in 2018

Earlier this week, Whole Foods practiced its hand at trend forecasting. The chain’s global buyers and experts culled their data and surfaced a list of what they're predicting to be the top food trends of 2018. The Austin, Texas-based grocers are no strangers to the ebbs and flows of the market, so …

Whole Foods

In The Age Of Legalization, Talking To Kids About Marijuana Gets Tougher

After Yarly Raygoza attended a drug prevention program at the Boys & Girls Club in Westminster, Calif., last year, she used what she learned to talk a few friends out of using marijuana.<p>The 14-year-old took the class again this year but worries that counseling her friends will become more difficult.<p>…

Cannabis

Holidays in the South: 20 Festive Recipes

Celebrate the season with friends, family, and these timeless holiday favorites<p>Celebrate the season with friends, family, and these timeless holiday favorites

7 Key Tax Moves to Make Before Year End

With Congress debating sweeping new tax legislation, you might be tempted to make some financial decisions before the end of the year in anticipation …

Retirement

10 Things to Watch as the Tax Bill Moves Forward

House passage just the first step<p>The House passage of a tax code rewrite Thursday was just the first in a multistep process. Many changes are …

Republicans

101. Hire an accountant

Without skipping your daily Starbucks run.<p>By <b>Alicia Adamczyk, Kaitlin Mulhere, Elizabeth O’Brien and Kerri Anne Renzulli</b><p>We’d all like to finish next …

Cooks and food bloggers share their internationally inspired Thanksgiving traditions

Holiday celebrations are a good excuse to load up the dinner table with a festive feast. Many Americans spend the days leading up to Thanksgiving …

Cooking

The Future of Photography: Thoughts on the Impact of Free Photos

We didn’t start Unsplash to reinvent an industry. We started Unsplash because we thought it might be useful. Unsplash is a community where anyone can …

The Nation's Shame: The Injustice of Mandatory Minimums

For decades, lawyers, scholars, and judges have criticized mandatory drug sentencing as oppressive and ineffective. Yet tens of thousands of …

Criminal Justice

Krimmler Wasserfälle

3 Wines to Drink with Salads

<i>We may have food down cold, but wine? This is where we'll conquer it. Join us; we don't want to drink alone.</i><p><i>Today: Salads are a playground for experimentation -- here's how to choose a wine that will play alongside.</i><p>From mainstays like chicken caesar and tuna salad, to summer favorites like potato …

Healthy Eating