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8 Women Explain What Smoking Weed Can Do to Your Relationships

Smoking marijuana is affecting your dating and sex life more than you think.<p>Now that 23 states and DC have legalized weed, 4 of them for recreational use as well as medical, the debate about whether it enhances – or ruins – sex and relationships is raging hotter than ever. Can a couple survive when …

Record Set for Running Mount Rainier Wonderland Trail

For many of us just walking the 93-mile loop around the Mount Rainier Wonderland Trail is an accomplishment. On July 1-2 Canadian endurance runner …

World's Greatest Freediver Natalia Molchanova Disappears, Feared Dead

The 53-year-old disappeared while diving off the coast of Spain on Sunday. She held multiple world records and could dive to a depth of more than 300 feet.<p>Natalia Molchanova was diving in the Balearic Sea off the coast of Spain Sunday when she vanished, according to an announcement posted on her …

Scuba Diving

Game of Thrones Has Hired Actor Max von Sydow to Rescue Bran’s Story Line from Total Boredom

On the heels of the announcement that <b>Ian McShane</b> is joining the cast of <i>Game of Thrones</i> Season 6 comes the news that <b>Max von Sydow</b> of <i>The Exorcist, The Seventh Seal, Star Wars</i>, and <i>Minority Report</i> fame has been cast to play the Three-Eyed Raven.<p>We also learned today that <i>Game of Thrones</i> is likely …

Big Pharma-Produced Cannabis Is Likely Coming to the U.S.

For those hoping that Big Pharma could still be blocked from the medical cannabis scene there is bad news: the deal is done. Look for the first naturally-derived, Big Pharma-produced cannabis product to be on the market by the first half of 2016, perhaps even sooner.<p>Epidiolex is a liquid …

Facebook Co-Founder Giving Millions Directly To The Poor, No Strings Attached

GiveDirectly has a straightforward approach to helping the world's poorest people: just give them cash, no strings attached.<p>The New York-based nonprofit has distributed about $1,000—roughly a year's income—to thousands of ultra-poor households in Kenya and Uganda. Recipients don't need to pay back …

See What Happened to the Original Stars of Vacation

In my house growing up, you knew summer vacation was officially under way when Dad eased our dubbed copy of <i>National Lampoon’s Vacation</i> into the VCR. We were a road-trip family—clocking endless pre-Internet hours in the car en route from Northern New Jersey to Quebec City, Myrtle Beach, or …

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

Harley Quinn's Origin Story Laid Out in SUICIDE SQUAD Trailer?

Elizabeth Warren Urges Feds To Support Research On Medical Marijuana's Benefits

Millions of Americans can now get medical weed under state law, but we still haven't done much research into the drug's positive effects.<p>The federal government has a "responsibility" to facilitate sensible research into marijuana's medical benefits, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and seven other …

A Stanford professor asked 24 volunteers to spend 2 weeks in prison and the results were catastrophic

During the summer of 1971, 24 volunteers living near Stanford University were interviewed, selected, and arrested.<p>They'd all responded to a simple newspaper ad calling for male college students whom, it said, would get $15 a day to participate in a "psychological study of prison life" that …

Conjoined piglets and two-faced kittens: Victorian oddities – in pictures

In the 19th century, bodies (both human and animal) were hard to come by. So medical schools ditched dissections and taught their students using remarkably odd objects like waxwork embroyos and exploded skulls<p><b>Warning: not for the squeamish</b>

Weird

‘The Unknown Soldier’ Sheds Light on Severely Injured American Troops

<i>The Unknown Soldier</i>, suggests New York-based photographer David Jay, is not about war; instead, it’s a confrontation of the invisible consequences …

Reddit Moderators Are Locking Up The Site’s Most Popular Pages In Protest

Hell hath no fury like a Reddit moderator scorned. And boy are they pissed right now.<p>Reddit, the site that is often billed as the front page of the internet, is going through a serious revolt right now. The moderators behind a number of the most popular subreddit pages on the site — which are …

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

Cannabis

PTSD may increase heart attack, stroke risk in women

<b>(CNN) —</b> New research reveals that the effects of PTSD can go beyond the mind -- and put women's hearts and brains at risk.<p>Post-traumatic stress disorder can wreak havoc on a person's ability to deal with small disturbances, such as a loud noise or an upsetting story in the news, and it can keep …

Medical Research

‘Denali’: Photographer Ben Moon’s Touching Tribute to His Beloved Dog

The short film above, titled “Denali,” is photographer Ben Moon‘s beautiful and touching tribute to his dog Denali, who passed away last year at the …

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

Robert De Niro to Graduating Art Students: ‘You’re F**ked’

Robert De Niro was recently invited to give the graduation speech to the 2015 class at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts — a large …

Teenagers Design Tiny Houses For Seattle Homeless Community

A group of enterprising teenagers in Seattle has turned out an innovative set of plans to make life easier for the city's homeless population, and they're now making the designs a reality. The Niceville encampment is a community officially sanctioned by the city of Seattle that offers shelter and …

12 Extraordinary Pictures Show Animals Headed for Extinction

On Endangered Species Day, there are thousands of species that may not be around for long.<p>The term “endangered species” usually brings to mind charismatic animals—fluffy pandas and majestic tigers. But there are thousands of lesser-known species that are in greater danger of disappearing.<p>These …

Wildlife

Artist Christoph Niemann Transforms Everyday Items into Whimsical Sketches

Christoph Niemann incorporates everyday items into clever sketches that offer a dizzying sense of depth and whimsical perspective. The New York native can take an avocado and make it look like a catcher's mitt; he can transform a comb into a fancy Rolls Royce; he can even turn a poppy-seed bagel …

No, We Can’t Just Leave College Sexual Assault to the Police

To read the news this year, it seems like colleges never get sexual assault cases right. In July, there was the <i>New York Times</i> exposé on Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Then, Emma Sulkowicz, a Columbia student, began carrying her mattress around campus in protest of her rapist’s continued …

Keep Your Head Up: 'Text Neck' Takes A Toll On The Spine

"Text neck," the posture formed by leaning over a cellphone while reading and texting, is a big problem, according to the author of a newly published study in the National Library of Medicine.<p>Kenneth K. Hansraj, chief of spine surgery at New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine, says the …

Two of a Kind: Chic Siblings

The most fashionable celebrity siblings who keep chic in the family. Chalk it up to good genes.<p>The most fashionable celebrity siblings who keep chic in the family. Chalk it up to good genes.<p>Getty Images

Siblings

The Twisted Psychology of Busyness (You're Not as Busy as You Think You Are) | Inc.com

A recently released book by <i>Washington Post</i> reporter Brigid Schulte is getting a lot of media attention. When you read the title--<i>Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time</i>--you'll see why.<p>From parents to students to teachers to CEOs, is there a demographic category or job function …

Inside A Paris Apartment Untouched For 70 Years

Frozen in time, this French apartment gives a rare look into a past era.<p>Imagine you stumbled upon a time capsule that gave you a never-before-seen look into another era—for French officials this came true when they discovered an abandoned apartment that had been left untouched for 70 years. The …

France