Peter Blyszczak

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America’s Invisible Pot Addicts

More and more Americans are reporting near-constant cannabis use, as legalization forges ahead.<p>The proliferation of retail boutiques in California did not really bother him, Evan told me, but the billboards did. Advertisements for delivery, advertisements promoting the substance for relaxation, for …

Cannabis

The tender, terrifying truth about what happened inside the Trader Joe's hostage siege

About halfway through the three-hour siege at Trader Joe’s in Silver Lake, the wounded gunman, Gene Atkins, looked at one of his hostages, MaryLinda Moss, and told her it was all over for him. “I just shot at a cop,” he said.<p>Moss, a 55-year-old artist who exudes calm, feared a suicidal gunman could …

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10 Strategies Smart People Use to Handle Difficult People

Stress-relieving techniques for dealing with difficult people.<p>Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that …

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

24 Essential Recipes for Your St. Patrick's Day Celebration

When it comes to holiday celebrations, St. Patrick's Day holds an array of delicious possibilities. It might not be traditionally Irish, but we're …

Why You Shouldn't Eat a Slug (In Case You Need Reasons)

Gory Details<p>Hint: A brain-infesting worm carried by gastropods is spreading around the world.<p>Sam Ballard was 19 years old when friends at a party dared him to swallow a slug. Within days, the Australian teen developed a rare form of meningitis and fell into a coma that lasted more than a year. Even …

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America's Binge-Drinking Problem Is Even Worse Than We Thought

Many of us enjoy the odd glass of wine or beer, but every once in a while we like to throw down and get completely wasted. But for many Americans, …

Why John Oliver Is Right About Cryptocurrencies

When HBO host John Oliver says people are buying digital coins “for no other reason than other people are buying them,” he pokes fun at the core of the cryptocurrency mania.<p>People are buying them thinking that if <i>enough</i> other people buy them they’ll be rich overnight. Sure, some investors have …

Why Dashlane is the official password manager of Cult of Mac [Video]

Venturing online can be like an urban safari into the sketchiest, most crime-ridden part of town. The internet is full of scumbags, scalawags and scambots.<p>That’s why it’s absolutely essential that you use good, strong passwords. And that means you need a good password manager. This is …

Safari (Browser)

Best Apple CarPlay receivers for your car, aftermarket and built-in

Apple CarPlay is hands-down the safest way to interact with your iPhone in the car. That’s because you never actually touch your iPhone while driving, something you should never ever do anyway. Instead you control navigation, communication, and entertainment with Siri and a simplified interface on …

Android Auto

Former Apple Employees Reflect on Siri's 'Squandered Lead' Over Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

<i>The Information</i> has published an in-depth look at how Siri has transitioned from one of Apple's most promising technologies into a "major problem" for the company. The article includes interviews with a dozen former Apple employees who worked on the various teams responsible for the virtual …

Google Assistant

Ukrainian women are wearing traditional flower crowns for a boldly beautiful reason

The flower crown may be your favorite Snapchat filter, but it’s got nothing on these elaborate, real-life flower crowns from Ukraine. Called “vinok,” …

Weddings

I Banned The Snooze Button For A Week, And This Is What Happened

Was all of my snoozing making it even harder for me to get out the door? Here's what I found out.<p>I have an unhealthy relationship with the snooze button. As in, I hit it 2 to 3 times each morning…on two separate, staggered alarms (one on a regular digital clock, the other on my iPhone because my …

Stuck in a rut? How to navigate a career change

In 2002, Steve Preston hit a career crossroads when the British travel company for which he was a senior manager said it was planning to move him from London to Manchester in the country's north.<p>He didn't like the fact his employer was uprooting his family and telling him where to live. So he …

Biotrap is the world's first 100% biodegradable mosquito trap

If you’re concerned about the Zika virus or simply keen to prevent pesky mosquito bites, you may not have to use DEET-filled sprays or citronella …

Chernobyl disaster: On the 30th anniversary of the nuclear accident, authorities plan for the next century

Surrounded by barbed wire, abandoned by man and infamous for a catastrophic nuclear accident, the Chernobyl exclusion zone is a byword for desolation.<p>But climb to the top of an abandoned apartment block in the still contaminated city of Pripyat - and something new and gleaming dominates the horizon.<p>…

How a man accused of million-dollar fraud uncovered a never before seen, secret surveillance device

Two officers tried to follow Stout, but he recognized the tail and slipped away<p>Working from prison, Rigmaiden unravelled decades of secrecy<p>Rigmaiden has spent much of his life coming to terms with authority<p>Each step of his scheme was painstakingly arranged<p>Researchers knew the system was broken, but …

This Melon Used To Sell For $24 A Slice. Should It Make A Comeback?

<b>It’s been a</b> lousy growing season for Ken Taylor’s cantaloupes. The weather has been terrible — cool and wet, when it should have been hot and dry — and the leaves on the vines are browning and riddled with small holes from fungal disease.<p>Standing on his 70-acre organic farm on Île Perrot, about 30 …

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Apple Pay launches in Canada to limited American Express base

American Express cardholders in Canada will have access to Apple Pay starting Tuesday, marking a significant milestone in the rollout of mobile payment services in this country but also raising the level of competition between Apple Inc. and Canada's big banks.<p>Apple announced the Canadian expansion …

The Hidden Features of Google Maps

Send directions to your phone -- most users who are used to looking up the directions on a computer before inputting it into a phone will find that it saves one extra step. Users that have slow phones will be able to pull directions up more quickly.<p>Staying on top of new navigation features is a …

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What is FLAC? The high-def MP3 explained

In the late 1990s, one of the original portable music file formats -- the MP3 -- was causing quite a bit of bother. It had earned itself a reputation as a pirate format, mainly due to the sharing site Napster, which was at the height of its notoriety. While MP3 inevitably prevailed, there is a much …

Skylink Offers Home Security for the Do It Yourselfer

Skylink allowed me to try its <b>SK-200 Alarm System Starter Kit ($149.99)</b>. This is a compact, easily giftable solution for anyone looking for home security without the contract and monthly payments. Because it is mostly wireless and compact, it could be a great solution for apartment or dorm dwellers …

Inside The Post-Minecraft Life Of Billionaire Gamer God Markus Persson

It’s 7 p.m. on a Monday in Stockholm, and Markus Persson sits on the terrace of his ninth-story office, sipping the speedball of alcoholic beverages, a vodka Red Bull. Three hours ago he committed to not drinking today, still in recovery from a 12-drink Thursday bender while nursing an ear …

Mojang

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

[avocado-gallery ids=”308771,308762,308763,308764,308765,308766,308767,308768,308769,308770″]<p>A brilliant white lightning bolt strikes the Eiffel Tower in Paris. In Venice, Italy, a whale splashes joyfully through a street system made up of canals. In New York, an elephant is lifted high into the …

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Stunning Drone Video Tours NYC's Five Boroughs From the Sky

Living here we can get caught up in our day-to-day routines, only occasionally venturing to new territory. And many visitors don't see much beyond Manhattan and Brooklyn.<p>But we live in an age of drone cinematography (even if we're still waiting for FAA regulations for drones). We don't have limit …

Disabling the iCloud sign-in pop-up message on Lion and later

Starting in 10.7.2, Apple set the iCloud sign-in to pop up on the first login.<p>10.7.5 iCloud pop-up message<p>10.8.5 iCloud pop-up message<p>10.9.0 iCloud …

Logging into a SMB file server multiple times with different usernames from one Mac

An issue that I’ve run into at my workplace has been people requesting the ability to log into our SMB-using file servers with different usernames. …

8 Best Cities for Biking?

Changing Planet<p>I was speaking with an older gentleman the other day, and he told me one of the noticeable changes he’s seen over the past few decades is that a lot more people are using bicycles to commute to work, the store, friends’ houses, and otherwise get around town. Overall statistics bear …

Do look down! The world's best skywalks – in pictures

As Canada's Glacier Skywalk opens, offering amazing views over Jasper national park, we take a look at the best skywalks around the world<p><b>Share your skywalk experiences in the comments below</b>