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Jackie Chan’s Son Arrested for Cannabis During Chinese Drug Crackdown

Jackie Chan’s Son Arrested for Cannabis During Chinese Drug Crackdown

It sounds like something out of a dystopian book: music-lovers at Beijing bars were detained and forced to submit to urine drug tests by police. Some folks who failed the tests were dragged away to face steep penalties. Reportedly, the crackdown occurred across the city in many bars. Both Chinese citizens and expats living in […]

Cannabis Culture: The Art of Daniel Xu

Cannabis Culture: The Art of Daniel Xu

I discovered the art of Daniel Xu while searching for new and unusual cannabis creations on Etsy.com. I was instantly captivated by Daniel’s work not just for its beauty, but because he utilizes a very traditional Chinese art form to depict subject matter than is traditionally considered taboo. From his new post at a Hong […]

Abolish The 9-to-5 Work Week: Save Money, The Planet And Your Brain

Abolish The 9-to-5 Work Week: Save Money, The Planet And Your Brain

This is Los Angeles, California. Downtown LA is not like most major cities, there is no real city center where jobs are concentrated. Its nine million residents drive across its crumbling, trafficked freeways from where they can afford to live to where they work every single day; the average commute time for people who live […]

What You Can Do About Your Personal Role In Climate Change

What You Can Do About Your Personal Role In Climate Change

Most of us (you know who I’m talking about) aren’t in the conferences with the big names or in the research labs attacking the problem of climate change.  And with all the media attention it might look like global warming is too big and confusing for ordinary folks to do anything, even though we might […]

Edward Snowden: Why You Should Know His Name

Edward Snowden: Why You Should Know His Name

by Amber Noël Sunday, June 9th the Guardian posted yet another article on the ongoing exposure of the overwhelming National Security Administration’s (NSA) PRISM program. This time it was not just a piece about the NSA, but about the whistleblower behind the leak, Edward Snowden. Snowden is a 29-year-old infrastructure analyst who, until recently, worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, […]