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Dear Leelah Alcorn: Your Life and Death Mean Something

Dear Leelah Alcorn: Your Life and Death Mean Something

Content Note: This article discusses bullying, transphobia/hate and suicide of a transgender teenager. Leelah Alcorn’s friends describe her as funny, despite struggling with ongoing depression and a difficult home life. At 17, she had known she was different all of her life but had only recently learned how to give voice to that difference. Because […]

#FREEWEEDCLASS Giveaway with the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis

#FREEWEEDCLASS Giveaway with the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis

If you are in the Boston area and are in need of expanding your cannabis education, you have a chance this week to register to win a free class (a $199 value) just by helping to spread the word about the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis. Founded with the intention of helping train future workers in […]

Catching Up With Technology: A Dinosaur Learns the Ropes

Catching Up With Technology: A Dinosaur Learns the Ropes

I am dreading it. It’s going to be confusing, frustrating, overwhelming. I don’t have time. I’m probably going to screw it up. I’m not looking forward to it, but I have to do it. My name is Vanessa and I am a Twitter virgin. Yeah, yeah, it’s kind of silly, right? I have a college […]

Catching Up With Drug War Activist Diane Wattles Goldstein

Catching Up With Drug War Activist Diane Wattles Goldstein

Diane Goldstein, a frequent contributor to Ladybud Magazine and The Huffington Post, as well a well-respected speaker and lecturer on Drug Policy Reform, sat down with LB’s Publisher Diane Fornbacher to talk about some current world events about drug legalization, the many groups with whom she works, her favorite sources of news, and much more.  Traveling all […]

Lean Whichever Way You Want: Women Are The Key To Drug Policy Wins

Lean Whichever Way You Want: Women Are The Key To Drug Policy Wins

Recently, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg of “Lean In” fame came under fire (again) for being an out-of-touch opportunist. Despite its founder being worth an estimated $400 million, someone from the “Lean In” organization posted an ad for an unpaid intern. Thinking about the absurdity of a young woman providing unpaid help to an organization founded by […]

PLAYLIST: Modern Humanz

PLAYLIST: Modern Humanz

It’s not too typical to do a playlist full of the same artists over and over, namely Beck, Radiohead, Bjork and the Gorillaz. But the music all has the same thing in common– a dystopian reflection of modern society. The mix opens with “Modern Guilt” by Beck. Beck has long been ahead of the curve […]

Why You Should Support Pennsylvania’s Daylin Leach For US Congress

Why You Should Support Pennsylvania’s Daylin Leach For US Congress

Daylin Leach is not your typical politician, he speaks candidly and casually with pretty much anyone who wants to speak to him. In essence, he is always campaigning by not always campaigning, but instead is approachable and genuine. He takes on a lot of pressing yet controversial issues most politicians wouldn’t even touch for fear […]

Baby Boom Goes the Dynamite

Baby Boom Goes the Dynamite

I’m beginning to have a problem with the Baby Boomers. Beginning might be a soft term; I have had a problem with the Baby Boomers for a while. What I’m beginning to understand is what my problem is exactly. As part of a young generation swimming in the wake of a lot of messed-up decades, […]