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Children's Books Are the New Frontier in Weed Normalization

The author of 'Hairy Pothead' and 'Green Buds and Hash' explains why children's books are the perfect way to make weed approachable.<p>When marijuana activist Dana Larsen first started writing his pot-themed fan fiction, he just thought it would be fun for other cannabis users to read. But after years …

A guide to staying online if the internet or social media gets blocked in your country

For digital rights activists, an important milestone came in 2016 with the adoption of the UN Human Rights Council resolution on promoting and protecting the freedom of users online. Yet, 51 intentional disruptions of the internet and electronic communications took place in the first 10 months of …

Privacy

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit

In less time than it takes you to have lunch, you could be expanding your brain -- literally.<p>There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, …

Meditation

This robot will look after your kids so you don't have to

Machines already make your coffee, bot their way around the kitchen floor cleaning up after you and then help drive you to work, so why can't they …

Ghostface Killah Wants to Be the Tony Stark of Cannabis

Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah has busted into the California weed industry with Wu Goo, a 70 percent THC oil made to be smoked out of a vaporizer.<p>As cannabis transitions from the black market to a legal industry, big shot marijuana investors with their eyes on the "green rush" want to make pot …

Cannabis

Simple ways to improve your mood, according to psychologists

Jason Kempin / Staff / Getty Images<p>It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of …

Home

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China rolls out its massive elevated 'straddling bus'

Several months after its design was unveiled to the public, China's massive elevated bus concept is now real.<p>The 4.8-meter-high (15.75-foot) electric …

Transportation

Dallas police had taken steps to mend rift with minorities

DALLAS (AP) — When Micah Johnson opened fire on Dallas police in an act of vengeance against white officers, he was attacking a department whose …

Parents Of Successful Kids Do These 10 Things In Common, Science Finds

en_US<p>article<p>Successful parenting produces successful kids. Parents who produce prize prodigies have several things in …

Science says happy kids tend to have these 7 traits in common

Many of the most important factors in a child's happiness and success are outside of parents' control, and there's still a lot researchers disagree on or don't understand about why kids develop the ways they do.<p>But there are some things that the literature broadly agrees make a difference in kids' …

The skills you should learn if you want to be happy, according to research

"All of the work that we and other colleagues [have done] leads us to this inevitable conclusion ...well-being is fundamentally no different than learning to play the cello," Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin and author of "The Emotional Life …

A Better Kind of Happiness

Nearly two and a half millennia ago, Aristotle triggered a revolution in happiness. At the time, Greek philosophers were trying hard to define precisely what this state of being was. Some contended that it sprang from hedonism, the pursuit of sensual pleasure. Others argued from the perspective of …

Happiness

Consume responsible amounts of marijuana with a Keurig for weed

Just when you thought you had run out of ways to consume marijuana, in comes something newer and weirder.<p>CannaKorp has unveiled a new vaporizer, the …

Supreme Court ruling should clear the way to free birth control for women with religious employers

An evenly divided Supreme Court skirted the major legal questions arising from a dispute over President Obama's healthcare program and instead announced a compromise Monday designed to clear the way for women working for religious organizations to receive the free birth control promised under the …

Employment

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

<b>Research indicates the brain’s frontal cortex controls vision; it leaves out things in plain sight.</b><p>A sportscaster lunges forward. “Interception! Drew …

Scientists create lotion that makes wrinkles invisible temporarily

<b>(CNN) —</b> There are countless lotions and potions that promise youthful skin.<p>Now there's something that may make the wrinkles under your eyes disappear instantly. It isn't magic, it's chemical engineering.<p>Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University published a …

Skin Care

North Korea sentences American to 10 years hard labor

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea has sentenced a South Korean-born American citizen to 10 years of hard labor for subversion and espionage, a North Korean official told CNN.<p>Prosecutors were seeking a 15-year hard labor sentence for Kim Dong Chul for committing "offenses in a scheme to overthrow the socialist …

North Korea

Pope to church: Be more accepting of divorced Catholics, gays and lesbians

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pope Francis put his shoulder to the doors of the Catholic Church and shoved them open a little wider Friday, calling for the church to be more tolerant in practice while not changing any official doctrines.<p>He urged priests around the world to be more accepting of gays and lesbians, …

Pope Francis

U.S. military spending millions to make cyborgs a reality

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The U.S. military is spending millions on an advanced implant that would allow a human brain to communicate directly with computers.<p>If it succeeds, cyborgs will be a reality.<p>The Pentagon's research arm, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), hopes the implant will …

Singularity

Want to Be Truly Happy? Here's the Only Thing Harvard Researchers Say You Absolutely Need

It isn't money, success, or power. It's something more basic and rewarding.<p>In just a second, we'll share the research-backed secret of happiness. But first, even though it's March, let's think about an old Christmas movie: <i>It's a Wonderful Life</i>.<p>You'll remember Jimmy Stewart's character, George …

Happiness

This is the newest breed of weapons the US, China and Russia are all fighting over

Hypersonic weapons are like missiles, but they're capable of reaching speeds of 3,600 miles per hour or more.<p>They promise to "revolutionize military affairs in the same fashion that stealth did a generation ago and the turbojet engine did a generation before," argues a study released Tuesday by the …

North Korea fires 6 'short-range projectiles,' South Korea says

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> North Korea on Thursday fired six "short-range projectiles" that flew 100 to 150 kilometers (about 62 to 93 miles) off the Korean Peninsula, according to a press release from the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff.<p>The objects traveled off the peninsula's east coast and …

Super Tuesday: What to watch

<b>(CNN) —</b> Super Tuesday is here, and as the presidential race goes national, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are hoping to put themselves way ahead. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio need strong turnouts to show they can fight Trump over the long-term. And Bernie Sanders hopes to stem Clinton's momentum with …

Government

Neuroscience says these five rituals will help your brain stay in peak condition

Thanks to improvements in medicine, more of us are living longer. That makes we have a heightened investment in making sure our brains stay in shape as we age, too. While an increased life expectancy will not necessarily lead to a higher incidence of cognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s alone is …

The Brain

Science Proves Your Brain Recognizes the Reality of God, Researchers Say

By Nigel Boys<p>Apparently confirming what the Bible says in Romans 1:20, that since creation, God’s invisible qualities have been clearly seen and …

Lost and Beat Up: Kanye West, Depression, You, and Me

Kanye West's simultaneous dedication to being relatable yet unknowable is what makes Kanye such a challenging and compelling artist.<p><i>Photo by Getty Images</i><p>I rarely get surprised when I listen to pop music, but I was genuinely taken aback when Kanye West rapped about being crazy when he’s “off his …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Miami police union calls for boycott of Beyoncé's show in the city

A Miami police union has announced its plans to boycott Beyoncé’s concert in the city on 26 April. Javier Ortiz, president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police, which represents 1,100 officers, issued a statement saying the singer sought to “divide Americans by promoting the Black Panthers and …

19 of America's most surreal travel destinations

From massive underground caves to rainbow-clad natural formations, the country is teeming with breathtaking spots that leave travelers in awe.<p>We've put together a collection of 19 such sights to visit in the US, from the world's largest gypsium dunefield to shimmering ice caves hidden within a …