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Sensual photos of teens smoking marijuana, taken for the U.S. government in 1973

These striking shots of two young women chilling out with some herb while relaxing <i>sur l'herbe</i> are official federal government photographs, captured …

Zen and the art of getting things done

<b>(CNN) —</b> The new hot trend in Silicon Valley office culture is a Buddh-ish encouragement of workplace mindfulness. Guided meditation is the new free cafeteria meals.<p>But David Allen, the author of the international bestselling productivity bible, Getting Things Done, has been teaching people how to …

Productivity

The Best Musical Acts To See When You’re High As A Kite

We would never advocate using a drug that’s still completely illegal to use recreationally in the majority of states (except, you know, here and here and here…). However, there are certain situations — especially in the music world — where being a little altered goes a long way.<p>Most live music is …

Cops Woke Up Naked Woman, Ordered Her to Show Them a Gun, Then Killed Her

Deanne Choate was sleeping naked under the covers when a trio of cops flicked on the lights and came barreling into her bedroom with guns drawn, …

Crime

A New Online Course Teaches Buddhist Meditation for Free

<i>By Sonia Jones</i><p>In this video, Sonia Jones, Sonima's founder, sits down with David Germano, Ph.D., a professor of religious studies and the director of the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia, to discuss the school's newest online course on Buddhist meditation in the modern …

Buddhist Meditation

What's the Point of Being Human? The Best Answer So Far

The point of being human is to push the envelope of being human. This is worth remembering when times are tough and we lose confidence in ourselves. No other creature on earth has the capacity to redefine itself. We do. How humans gained this ability remains a totally mystery. Looking at physical …

Meet TravelTHC, the Airbnb for Pot Smokers

Marijuana enthusiasts, rejoice: there's a new 420-friendly accommodation booking site on the market.<p>If there were such a thing as #potheadproblems, …

P vs. NP -- The most notorious problem in theoretical computer science remains open

In the 1995 Halloween episode of <i>The Simpsons</i>, Homer Simpson finds a portal to the mysterious Third Dimension behind a bookcase, and desperate to …

Artificial intelligence will make religion obsolete within our lifetime

After conquering the kitchen, the game show, and outer space, are our machines heading for religion next?<p>The singularity is a hypothesized time in …

Singularity

Free Things to Do in Berlin

TravelFree Things to Do<p>More than a quarter century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German capital is experiencing a cultural renaissance. But the new energy hasn’t eclipsed the city’s tumultuous past, and monuments to both are accessible to visitors on a budget.<p>More than a quarter century …

Go inside the abandoned Chinese village that nature is taking back one house at a time

Now only a handful of them remain.<p>Houtouwan clings to the lush green coastline of a tiny island in the Zhousan archipelago at the mouth of the Yangtze River in China. Half a century ago, it was a busy regional center and a port of call to a sizable fishing fleet.<p>But as was the case with so many …

the world’s first magazine all about redheads

We caught up with the editor of MC1R, who’s representing for reds around the world.<p>Steven Meisel seems to have a thing for redheads. The iconic photographer shot Karen Elson on her 18th birthday back in 97, the very same year he photographed fellow flame haired mega model Maggie Rizer's breakout …

This infographic shows how likely different races are to go to prison

The criminal justice system in America is racially skewed, and as incarceration rates continue to climb, studies have found that African-Americans are disproportionately affected to a significant extent.<p>This illustration from the Sentencing Project shows exactly how stark the racial disparity is in …

A new startup claims that '90 percent of our clients see their anxiety decline'

"It started with little things—having trouble making eye contact," he told me.<p>Soon it got worse. Redding, a 28-year-old salesman in Seattle, found himself freaking out during normal, everyday conversations. He worried any time his boss wanted to talk. He would dread his regular sales calls, and the …

A tennis shoe from 1963 has suddenly taken the fashion world by surprise

Many have heard of the legendary Adidas Stan Smith sneaker.<p>But few are aware that the shoe, first introduced in 1963 and recently hailed as one of the most important sneakers in the world, takes its name from former No. 1 tennis player Stan Smith.<p>To boot, a lot of the trendsetters bopping around in …

Fossils Of Technology: 'The Imitation Archive' Turns Near-Extinct Machines Into Music

Computers are part of the everyday sounds of our times — for a while. But as each new digital device slips into inevitable obsolescence, so do their signature sounds. Composer Matt Parker thought that meant losing touch with some of our history — so, he's has created an archive of 126 sound …

Someone in France accidentally ate a fluorescent lamb with jellyfish DNA

National research institute says genetically modified lamb was sold to a slaughterhouse last year<p>A lamb that was genetically modified with jellyfish DNA was sold for consumption in France, according to a report today from French newspaper <i>Le Parisien</i>. The lamb, named "Ruby," was part of a "Green …

A perfect day in Berlin

Berlin is a bon vivant, passionately feasting on the smorgasbord of life. A contagious energy permeates its cafes, bars and clubs, while indie boutiques and progressive restaurants compete for your time with world-class museums and striking landmarks that reflect the city’s riveting history. …

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

Breakfast