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11 charts that show marijuana has truly gone mainstream

Many marijuana users hide their stash in their closets. Most people who use marijuana are parents. There are almost as many marijuana users as there are cigarette smokers in the U.S.<p>Those facts and many more are among the conclusions of new survey from Yahoo News and Marist College, which …

Cannabis

To Be An Effective Leader Keep A Leadership Journal

Teddy Roosevelt did it. Harry Truman did it. Want to be an outstanding leader? Keep a leadership journal. As part of my executive coaching work, one of the most effective tools I recommend that powers up the coaching process is a leadership journal. The exercise of leadership is not unlike a sport …

Mindfulness

How ‘Qi’ And ‘Za’ Changed Scrabble

I had a grand plan, dear reader. I planned to shed quantitative light on the problem of income inequality. And I planned to do it with a million …

Fast Food

The Pros and Cons of Working Out Twice a Day

Two-a-day workouts are usually relegated to the world of high-level athletes training for a specific sport or competition. The average person has …

The 10 holiday movies you need to see before the Oscars

All those great movies you've been hearing about since the fall film festivals? They're finally arriving. Here's a top 10 list of films you'll need to need to see if you want to be up on the Oscars this year.<p><b>"Arrival"</b> Denis Villeneuve's spooky sci-fi spectacle already has its share of fans in the …

Film Festivals

Yes, Donald Trump can win. Here are 4 maps that prove it.

Two things that may seem contradictory at first are true of this election campaign in its final days:<p>1. Donald Trump is making up ground on Hillary Clinton.<p>2. Hillary Clinton still has a solid hold on the 270 electoral votes she needs to be elected president in six days’ time.<p>But how solid is the …

Government

65 Movies That Need to Be on Your Radar This Fall

Goodbye, blockbusters of Summer; hello, comedies, dramas, and, well, blockbusters of Fall! So many highly anticipated films are hitting the big screen in September, October, November, and December. Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew McConaughey, Kate Winslet, and Ben Affleck are just a few of the …

21 Dishes That'll Have You Freaking Out Over Fall

We don't know about you, but it takes us a long time to deal with the Summer to Fall transition. It's sad to let go of warm nights, succulent barbecue, and plump berries. However, it's important to remember that the chillier months have plenty of fabulous fun to offer as well! Think slow-cooked …

Read Donald Trump's Speech on Immigration

Donald Trump delivered a speech in Phoenix on Wednesday, after meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico City earlier in the …

Immigration

It’s easy to become obese in America. These 7 charts explain why.

It’s no secret that Americans have gotten much, much bigger over the past few decades. The signs are all around us, from XXXL clothing sizes to supersize movie seats and even coffins.<p>According to an analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average American man now stands at …

Nutrition

On Santa Cruz Island, they killed the cows, sheep, and bees. Now it’s time to finish the job

The snipers tracked the collared Judas pigs back to their kind<p>The large supercolony, it turns out, is a global superpower<p>Boser needed to poison all the queens at once<p>It was a fine-looking ant, I said. Probably the finest ant I’d ever seen<p>The uncomfortable truth is that the foxes... were almost …

Santa Cruz

Super Families: Secrets of Raising Successful Children

Nine families raised children who all went on to extraordinary success. Here’s what they have in common<p>Every night for 20 years, Gino Rodriguez knelt …

Parenting

See How This Photographer Captured Rio's Gangland

BuzzFeed News talks with Joao Pina about his longterm project in Rio's favelas.<p>We spoke with João Pina, the photographer behind <i>Gangland</i>, a stunning series that caught our attention during Visura's open call for stories about Brazil. The country is in turmoil, with its economy suffering and its …

Beef Cuts to Know—and How to Ask for and Cook Them

<i>A butcher's case of beef is made up of more than just a few recognizable cuts, so we teamed up with the Beef Checkoff to chart every section, identify cuts, and share how to use them in everyday cooking.</i><p>What's the first cut of beef that you usually go for on a visit to the butcher? Is it Skirt or …

15 Awesome Ideas for How to Eat Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have come a long way since being only recognized as the little things that made those funny chia pets grow. More recently they’ve become …

Breakfast

CNN Debate Recap: Clinton & Sanders Make Their Cases

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton met on stage for the first time Thursday since his win in New Hampshire. They laid out their visions for the future as the election moves into states throughout the country. Clinton, who repeatedly embraced the presidency of …

Why some cultures love the tastes you hate

Why do some cultures find one taste delectable and another disgusting? BBC Future investigates.<p>When I was visiting Shanghai, I learned to avoid a certain alley on my walk to the underground system. It always smelled incredibly, almost unbelievably bad – like there was an open sewer on the sidewalk. …

The 27 Most Exciting Books Coming In 2016

Here are the books we can't wait to read in 2016! (Ranked in no particular order.)

New Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Watch your sugar, but enjoy the eggs and coffee

For all you health-conscious eaters who have your eggs and coffee with a side order of guilt, get ready to celebrate the latest government advice: It's OK to eat foods rich in cholesterol, drink as many as five cups of joe daily and enjoy a range of long-disparaged fats.<p>That pronouncement is part …

Nutrition

The best coffee makers for every type of person

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Below I've rounded up most of the variations of at-home coffee makers you're likely to find and attempted to explain how they work and …

The most uplifting playlist ever, according to a neuroscientist

The list was commissioned by British electronics brand Alba, which had done a large survey of customers around the UK and Ireland — asking everything from their basic music taste to what sounds they listen to to feel happier.<p>According to Jolij's blog:<p>Basically, they asked me whether I could find a …

You Say Tomato, We Say Make These Recipes Immediately

You say tomato, we say make these recipes immediately.<p>Your market tote is overflowing with tomatoes (we get it—they look <i>so</i> good!). What to do with all those ripe beauties? Chef <b>Joshua McFadden</b> of Ava Gene's in Portland, OR, is here to help.<p>"I seriously eat tomatoes every single day when they're in …

Cooking

100 things every New Yorker needs to do

You already know you live in the greatest city in the world, but with so many people suggesting things to do, it can be hard to decide what is …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Generation Blockhead: How Minecraft Mods The Grown-Ups Of Tomorrow

At the time of this writing, <i>Minecraft</i> had sold over 16.2 Million copies of the desktop PC/Mac edition. The “Pocket Edition” (for tablets and smartphones): 21 Million copies. Add in XBOX and PS3 sales and it makes it to number three on Wikipedia’s best-selling video games of all time list (no. 1 is …

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Minecraft

Minecraft: how a game with no rules changed the rules of the game for ever

There is a new spot on the tourist trail in south Stockholm, for a particular kind of visitor.<p>The office of the Mojang company in Södermalm houses only 31 employees, along with a lot of leather sofas, a pool table and a fridge full of high-sugar energy drinks. But it is now a hallowed spot for …

The Hulk: The Last Angry Man

T<p>he Hulk is sitting in a half-full subway car on a Monday afternoon, wearing thick-rimmed glasses, not taking up too much space, definitely not …

Comic Books

The best fries from every state

No longer just a side dish, great fries deserve recognition in their own right. So we consulted expert reviews and local recommendations to find the true standouts from every state.<p><i>Did we get your state right? Let us know in the comments.</i>