The Real Reasons Behind Nixon’s War On Drugs

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A few weeks ago, Harper’s magazine interviewed former Richard Nixon’s advisor John Ehrlichman, who admitted that President Richard Nixon’s war on drugs was in fact a political contrivance to criminalize and oppress the anti-war left and black people in post-Vietnam America. Though the administration claimed that it was the rise of…READ MORE

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Would You Rather Be Buried In A Grave Or Those Pods? The Choice May Be Yours Soon

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 A new project in Italy is rethinking the way you spend eternity and hoping to redefine the way we define death and purpose. Capsula Mundi wants to rethink gravestones and coffins and give purpose to the body after death by burying the deceased in organic pods that will grow into a tree. The trees would live together similar to a cemetery, but…READ MORE

Nootropics Might Help You Reach Your Max Potential, Without Negative Side Effects

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Have you ever found yourself completely exhausted by mid-day, virtually incapable of finishing that lengthy to-do list you wrote up in the morning or simply feel too lethargic, unmotivated and uninspired to get started? As it turns out, there has been an answer to this common problem, circulating mostly around the 1% and Silicon Valley techies for…READ MORE

It’s Official: Being A Woman Is More Expensive Than Being A Man. Here’s Why

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Have you ever wondered why a package of pink disposable razors costs more than a pack of blue disposable razors? Or why a men’s shirt costs less to dry clean than a woman’s blouse, even though the men’s shirt is larger and is made of the same material? The way retailers increase the price of products marketed for women…READ MORE

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You’d be surprised by the amount of food that an Olympic athlete can put away, but the chefs chosen to prepare food in the Olympic Village have a pretty good idea of how much is needed to serve over 11,500 of them, plus their coaches and trainers. One meal alone contains over 250 tons of raw ingredients, and for the chefs in charge of …READ MORE

What Is “Lunch Shaming” & Why It’s A Huge Issue In America Right Now

tumblr_n3n4hsndra1rfwfq9o1_1280-970x450There are a few feelings worse than having to deny your children something that they want, but being unable to give your children what they need is one of them. For hundreds of thousands of parents living in the US, that feeling is experienced every single day, when they can’t afford to give their children money to buy food at lunch…READ MORE

We’re Fighting Zika, But Killing Millions Of Bees At The Same Time

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Earlier this month, an elderly man in Salt Lake City died after contracting the Zika virus, making it the first Zika-caused death in the United States. The Zika virus, which is most commonly transmitted through mosquito bites, has been making headlines for well over a year now, and has sent the Center of Disease Control on a mission to not only…READ MORE…

4 Easy Ways to Keep Your Personal Data Secure

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his past Sunday, one or more unknown hackers stole and released private photos of female celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Arianna Grande, Kate Upton, and Kirstin Dunst. This digital leak has led to an overwhelming number of comments and opinions on the morality of the victims and questions on the security in the cloud which leads to an important question: Is your personal data secure? Here are some things to check when checking your personal data. Read the full article at eHow.com.

1. Keep sensitive data off the cloud

2. Lie on your security questions

3. Enable Two-Factor Authentication

4. Remove Geolocation Services

Read the full article here : http://www.ehow.com/ehow-extras/blog/cloud-storage-photo-leak-scandal-security-jennifer-lawrence/

The Taxi War of 2014

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Last week a bunch of my friends got stuck in downtown LA because of the taxi protests. They said it was absolutely nuts and I was so thankful I took a yoga class after work and missed the chaos. I remember a few months ago I took a taxi from the airport and my driver told me how Uber was really hurting business. I asked him why he didn’t just opt in to drive for Uber. Because he has a commercial driver’s license, he can drive as an Uber Black Car and charge more. He said his taxi service doesn’t allow it because it’s considered competition. I understand why a taxi company would make that a rule and I can definitely understand the hesitation a driver might feel when choosing to leave a secure and regulated company for this new system. However, there are SO many perks of the Uber system and it can really pay off for former taxi drivers. I get the fear though. Change is scary but it’s always worth it in the end. Look at Blockbuster and Netflix. When was the last time you went and spent $6 for a 3 day movie rental? That being said, Uber’s not going anywhere. And if you can’t beat them, join them. Read why here!