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Kratom is hailed as a natural pain remedy, assailed as an addictive killer. The U.S. wants to treat it like heroin.

By Laurie McGinley and<p>Laurie McGinley<p>Reporter covering health and medicine<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Katie Zezima<p>Katie Zezima<p>National reporter covering vice<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Andrew Turner’s years in the military left him suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, back pain and the effects of an …

Should You Lease or Buy Your Next Car?

Are you in the market for a luxury car? Or a beater? Or maybe something you intend to keep till it’s a beater? Are you dutifully committed when it comes to vehicle-related responsibilities, or are you flakier than a fresh-baked croissant? When it comes to getting a vehicle, there are a lot of …

Build a Pergola in Your Backyard with One of These 17 Free Plans

01 of 17<p>HGTV has a free pergola plan that will build you pergola that includes adjustable roof panels to control the amount of sun you get.<p>Use the …

Landscaping

This MotoGP Crash Is So Wild It Doesn't Seem Real

During the Moto3 race at the MotoGP World Championship’s French Grand Prix over the weekend, it was almost like some sort of weird, hypnotic spell …

Motorsport

Figure Out When to Plant Your Garden With This Calculator 

How do you know when to plant your tomatoes and other warm-weather crops?For those of us in temperate climates, we do our planting in and around …

Weather

13 of the Coolest Seeds You Can Buy Online

We're obsessed.<p>Turn your garden, yard and dinner table into a colorful scene by getting yourself some of these unique seeds so you can grow pink sunflowers, rainbow carrots, purple cauliflower and more.

Breast Cancer

Why Does The Proton Spin? Physics Holds A Surprising Answer

You can take any particle in the Universe and isolate it from everything else, yet there are some properties that can never be taken away. These are intrinsic, physical properties of the particle itself — properties like mass, charge, or angular momentum — and will always be the same for any single …

Quarks

15 vegetables you didn't know you could eat and grow again

You'll save money the next time you're in need of some produce<p>Before you throw away your veg leftovers, wait! Your less-than-tasty vegetable roots …

DIY: What are Air Plants and How to Grow your Own

Air plants, formally known as Tillandsia, are the perfect plant for an active traveler. Simple, aesthetically pleasing, and easy to care for, anyone …

The Living Table is a verdant indoor garden hidden in your table

If you’re looking to greenify your home, look no further than the plant-filled Living Table. At first glance, the table appears to be a simple square …

How to grow your own veg – without a garden

The modern kitchen garden bears little resemblance to the Victorian Eden of Beatrix Potter’s books – it’s entirely possible to grow your own herbs and veg on a windowsill<p>I blame Mr McGregor. From childhood, we’ve been pre-conditioned to view the kitchen garden as an immaculate walled Eden, fecund …

Beatrix Potter

2017 Acura NSX: The only true all-American supercar?

Acura likes to boast that its powerful, precise NSX is "the only supercar designed, developed and manufactured in the U.S."<p>With no apologies to Chevrolet's Corvette, Ford's Mustang GT or Dodge's Charger, Challenger or Viper, the Acura folks say their second-generation NSX, new for 2017, combines …

NSX

How to Install Tile Like a Professional

If you've ever wondered how to install tile without calling a professional, you've come to the right place. Maybe you're a "Fixer Upper" devotee, and …

Some of the biggest tech stocks in the world have been outpaced by… Domino’s Pizza

The biggest success story in tech may have nothing to do with iPhones or Facebook news feeds or Amazon Prime subscriptions — instead, it might just be about pizza.<p>The revival of Domino's Pizza is well-documented at this point, but this chart from Statista shows just how staggering the company's …

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

The boarding procedure has barely started at Chicago O’Hare, and Ben Schlappig has already taken over the first-class cabin. Inside Cathay Pacific …

In Iraq, A Kurdish Warrior-Diva Sings Against ISIS, Despite Threats

Not even war can keep a good pop star down. In northern Iraq, where soldiers are battling the self-declared Islamic State, or ISIS, one fiery singer is on a mission to stir up patriotic sentiment.<p>Crimson-haired Iraqi performer Helly Luv has a recording contract in the U.S., but she didn't want to …

These Photos of the Grand Canyon's Sea of Clouds Are Spellbinding

Man, that's beautiful.<p><b>No, the sky isn't falling.</b> But a rare weather event at the Grand Canyon caused a total cloud inversion that filled the canyons with billowing fog and made it look like the sky had, in fact, collapsed.<p>Triggered when cold, wet air is trapped by warm air, the phenomenon drops the …

Grand Canyon

Danny MacAskill Drops New Video

Scottish rider Danny MacAskill is known for performing jaw-dropping street trials riding in picturesque locations. Whether it’s in a deserted Argentinian village, a childhood dreamscape, or a road trip to his hometown, the 28-year-old sees terrain in a way that no one else does. His latest clip, a …

The 22 Most Expensive Homes Sold This Year

The most expensive home ever sold in the US hit the record books in 2014, and several famous properties changed hands.<p>From celebrity-owned estates in Los Angeles to sky-high mansions in Manhattan, here are the most expensive homes sold in the US in 2014.<p><i>*Thanks to our astute readers for pointing</i> …

Real Estate

15 colorful landscape photos from around the world | CNN Travel

10 Mind-Blowing Hacks for Making Your Leftover Pizza Taste Better the Next Day

Three words: pizza grilled cheese.<p>Gone are your days of eating cold leftover pizza in your pajamas, leaning against your open refrigerator. Make pizza better the next day with these easy tricks.<p><b>1. Reheat cold pizza face down in a pan.</b> Slap your slice of pizza face down on a preheated skillet on …

Stormscapes 2: An Amazing Severe Weather Time-Lapse by Nicolaus Wegner | Colossal

<p>Filmed last month by Nicolaus Wegner in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado, Stormscapes 2 is a gorgeous timelapse of severe …

Cool facts about your biological clock

Feeling tired after turning the clock back? That’s because the internal clock that controls your circadian rhythms needs time to adjust.<p>Circadian …

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

While we appreciate it in the abstract, few of us pause to grasp the miracles of modern life, from artificial light to air conditioning, as <b>Steven Johnson</b> puts it in the excellent <b>How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World</b> (<i>public library</i>), “how amazing it is that we drink water …

Swirly

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50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …

Photographers

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>