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Is this the new home of contemporary art?

June 5th, 2016  |  Source: cnn

This will be Africa's largest museum in over 100 years 

Cape Town is about to become home to one of the most influential art institutions in the world. The 100,000-square-foot Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa will be the biggest museum to open on the continent for more than a hundred years. Clocking in at about $38 million, it just might shift the contemporary art world as we know it.


45 Ailments Treatable with Cannabis

June 2nd, 2016  |  Source: Greenflowermedia.com

Once you learn about the endocannabinoid system in your body, it becomes very clear just why cannabis can treat so many different illnesses.

The great thing about cannabis as medicine is that it’s all-natural, and you don’t have to worry about potentially fatal side effects that you get with other so-called medicines.

Our medicine should be something that makes us feel better, not a chemical experiment that makes us feel worse or that could kill us.


At ‘Pain School,’ Veterans Learn To Manage With Fewer Pills

June 1st, 2016  |  Source: WBUR

BEDFORD, Mass. Today’s topic: stress.

Psychologist Tu Ngo looks out at a small group of veterans seated around a classroom table. “Why would we be talking about stress when we’re here because of your pain?” she asks seriously, then smiles. “Lil’ pop quiz now.”


It’s official: We now get most of our news from social media

May 27th, 2016  |  Source: Mashable.com

The scale is tipping from traditional media to social media as a source for news.

That’s the conclusion reached in a new study published on Thursday by Pew Research Center. 


Hypersensitive Exxon bans Guardian from AGM

May 25th, 2016  |  Source: The Guardian

Oil firm accuses newspaper of ‘lack of objectivity’ on climate change reporting in ‘campaign’ against energy companies

Keep it in the ground, this newspaper has argued for ages on fossil fuels. Then keep out of our annual meeting, replies ExxonMobil.


Donald Trump’s Fake Spokesman

May 24th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

The mystery of whether Trump masqueraded as his own spokesman while owner of the New Jersey Generals endures.

I didn’t get to do a lot of original reporting in 1985 as a clerk on United Press International’s sports desk in New York. My job was to move copy and box scores to our client newspapers as fast as possible, and so every night I took dictation from sportswriters around the country — at baseball stadiums or at ringside, at the racetrack or inside the arena.


Piketty has last laugh as revolts threaten the pay status quo

May 23rd, 2016  |  Source: FT.com

Economist is finding unexpected allies — stock market investors

Thomas Piketty’s 2013 tome Capital in the Twenty-First Century was dismissed by diehard critics as doctrinaire, statistically flawed and boring. Three years later the French economist’s broadside against rising financial inequality is receiving validation from an improbable quarter: stock market investors.


Platforms are the future—but not for everyone

May 19th, 2016  |  Source: The Economist

“INTERESTING thesis, but don’t use the word ‘platform’ in the title. No one knows what it means.” That was the reaction of a professor at MIT in 2000 upon reading the dissertation of Annabelle Gawer, now co-director of the Centre for Digital Economy at the University of Surrey. She ignored the advice and kept the title.




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