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20 Sep 17:51

alexhchung: With the news of the Bendis Board closing down, I...

by brianbendis
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wow its so weird. this has never happened to me before where a message board ive been apart of since 2002 has gone bye bye :(



alexhchung:

With the news of the Bendis Board closing down, I would like to re-present our finest achievement as an online community.

RIP Bendis Board 1992-2014.

alexhchung
:

The day Bendis Board members and I met “Brian Michael Bendis.”

This was also printed in the Powers letter column!

i agree. this was the boards finest moment.  i should have closed it the next day :)

21 Sep 20:22

Cable should take over nate grey body so technically that would make him his father's half brother

by brianbendis

19 Sep 11:48

Soak in Wine, Green Tea, Coffee or Sake at Yunessun Spa Resort

by Kaushik
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those lil kids are gonna get DRUNK

Bathing in water is such old school. At Yunessun Spa Resort in Hakone, Japan, you can soak yourself in a variety of unorthodox liquids such as green tea, coffee, wine and sake, all in the name of health and well being. Each of the different pools has different health benefits, so they say. For instance, a sake bath has the potential to remove freckles and age spots, while green tea picked from the mountains of Tanzawa and Hakone, can boost skin health and the immune system. Bathing in wine is considered rejuvenating for the body, and it has been said that the Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, frequently did it. Yunessun has a few more traditional spas as well, including a couple of themed baths such as one resembling an ancient Roman bath.

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A 3.6 m wine bottle lies by the side of an outdoor pool filled with red wine. Red wine contains resveratol, an antioxidant that protects the skin from environmental damage, so fresh red wine is poured into the pool daily. While soaking in wine, bathers also enjoy a drink or two. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

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19 Sep 10:30

The Wasteland 2 Intro Will Never Beat Fallout's

by Yannick LeJacq
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i dont care for the intro. the game however, I FUCKING LOVE IT

Wasteland 2 comes out today, and the question on many an OG CRPG gamer's mind is: "How does it compare to Fallout?" I'll have a fuller answer to that soon, but there's an elephant in the room that must be addressed first. Come on, Brian Fargo: where is my Ron Perlman?

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18 Sep 15:50

We Need to Talk About Women Who Regret Motherhood

by Tracy Moore
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just wow thats all i can say

We Need to Talk About Women Who Regret Motherhood

It's hard enough for women to talk about not wanting to become mothers at all, or to admit it isn't all its cracked up to be, but imagine the experience for women who straight-up discover it is not a good fit, a troubling experience, a series of disappointments, a bum deal? There is no good way to discuss this.

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17 Sep 13:36

Ray Bradburys Collection for Sale

by René
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i dont really care to buy anything but two things i have to share this for: 1. i fucking love this illustrated man piece, and 2. i fucking love that book

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Das Ray Bradbury Estate verkauft einen großen Teil seiner Sammlung und da ist tonnenweise Gold drin, von Original Cover-Artworks zu seinen Büchern, über Awards, handschriftliche Notizen, seinen Bang & Olufsen Plattenspieler, Underground Comix bis Cartoon-Cells von Bugs Bunny. Und dem „Magic trick apparatus gifted to 9-year-old Bradbury by his unlikely mentor, ‘Mr. Electrico’, a carnival performer who put on an act that Bradbury says inspired him to write fiction.“ If you ever wanted a piece of Ray, this is your chance. (via Boing Boing)

18 Sep 01:00

The Weirdest Massage Technique: Rolling Down a Flight of Concrete Stairs

by Marcie Gainer

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via Oddity Central:

Of all the unusual ways to get a massage, this has got to be the weirdest one. 51-year-old Li Chia rolls himself down 30 concrete steps every morning at Xi’an Changle Park. Once he gets to the bottom, he rocks himself back up to the top again without getting up, using a careful, self-taught technique. He claims that by doing this he receives a thorough massage that addresses all the pressure points in his body.

“I got the idea from rolling on pebbles at a health club, and when I couldn’t find any pebbles at my local park, I decided to try the stairs and was surprised to find it really works,” Chia explained. “I have always been a great fan of Chinese massage and the possibility that pressure points can do all sorts of things including relieving stress. After all, that’s why massage is so popular,” he said. “However, I don’t believe that any masseuse will be able to give me the sort of massage I get from the impact of the stairs. I find it’s a great way to relieve pressure and has all sorts of other health benefits as well.”

Li Chia has been practicing the odd massage technique for over three years now, and he hasn’t had a single injury, not even a bruise. But he doesn’t recommend that anyone else try it, because it does have a serious potential for injury.

Continue reading.

The post The Weirdest Massage Technique: Rolling Down a Flight of Concrete Stairs appeared first on disinformation.

17 Sep 16:26

Karlie Kloss Stars in Lancaster Paris’ Holiday 2014 Campaign

by Joanna
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all of it especially that last white dress and the color of that purple shirt sleeve

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Holidays with Karlie–After appearing in the fall ads, Karlie Kloss is back for the holiday 2014 campaign from Lancaster Paris. The accessories label tapped Guy Aroch to shoot a romantic series of images where Karlie is shown posing with the luxe bags of the season such as the Scarlett, the Karine and the Marie. An easy updo and red lip bring an elegant beauty look to the holiday advertisements.

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16 Sep 21:01

USA Today has the first look at our kick ass cast for the...

by brianbendis
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i am so fucking excited and i dont even know how im gonna watch it



USA Today has the first look at our kick ass cast for the live-action Powers TV show coming this winter to the PlayStation network

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2014/09/16/powers-tv-exclusive-first-look/15712229/

Every PSN user in the US will receive the first episode of Powers for free and PlayStation Plus members will be able to view the entire season for free.

All volumes of the Eisner award-winning Powers series are available through Marvel/icon or digitally through comixology.  yum yum.

https://www.comixology.com/Powers-Vol-1/comics-series/4546

09 Sep 09:00

Real-Life Katamari Terrorizes a Beach

by Brian Ashcraft

Grab the kids, and run. Because there's a new king of the beach. Or should I say, Prince?

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04 Sep 15:48

Talk nerdy to me SNL skits 

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Talk nerdy to me SNL skits 

05 Sep 15:39

Exclusive!!  Batman v Superman movie!  First look!

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Exclusive!!  Batman v Superman movie!  First look!

04 Sep 15:45

We are determined to use EA's new GIF maker in all the wrong ways

by Chris Plante

I asked the world to make art with EA's new Madden GIF generator. The world did not disappoint. Here is my contribution, followed by the best GIFs I received on Twitter. The header image comes to us courtesy @devinconnors.

If you want to create your own, go to this page. To grab the GIF file, drag your creation to the URL bar in your browser and it will load the standalone GIF. Then share it in our comments!

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The following GIFs are via @samuelfine:

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The following GIF is via @steventurous:

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The following GIF is via @RobWettstein:

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The following GIF is via @shaunmcilroy:

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The following GIF is via @zubakskees:

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The following GIF is via @_toddjohnson:

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The following GIF is via @LorenBednar:

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The following GIF is via @ztiworoh:

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The following GIF is via @tole_cover:

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27 Aug 19:54

Daniel Danger. Illustrations by the very talented Daniel Danger...













Daniel Danger.

Illustrations by the very talented Daniel Danger (Previously on Supersonic).  His power with sensual, eerie darkness is unrivaled.  See more work below!

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27 Aug 15:53

Conrad Roset x The People’s Printshop. Conrad...

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i missed the prints but that second one i love

29 Aug 20:31

New Mixtape: Lil Bibby ‘Free Crack 2′

by Andy B.
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the full mixtape swift

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Lil Bibby’s Free Crack 2 is finally here. Serving as the sequel to last year’s breakout mixtape, the Chicago rookie feeds the fiends with another dose of audio crack. Birdman opens the project with an emphatic intro while Wiz Khalifa, T.I., Lil Herb, Juicy J, Kevin Gates, Jadakiss and Anthony Hamilton help refine the XXL Freshman’s recipe. At 18 tracks long, be careful not to O.D.

Stream and download Free Crack 2 below…

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DOWNLOAD: Lil Bibby Free Crack 2

Related:
Watch Lil Bibby’s ‘Free Crack 2′ Teaser
New Video: Juicy J Feat. Nicki Minaj, Lil’ Bibby & Young Thug “Low”
New Music: Lil’ Bibby Feat. Anthony Hamilton & Jadakiss “Water (Remix)”

28 Aug 14:06

Lil’ Bibby’s ‘Free Crack 2′ (Teaser)

by Mikey Fresh

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We got the tracklisting but now here’s a quick trailer to Lil’ Bibby’s upcoming Free Crack 2 mixtape. It’s definitely one of the mixtapes that I’m really looking forward to end the summer with. The Birdman intro is bound to be greatness, and there’s guest appearances from T.I., Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Lil Herb (“Game Over“) and Kevin Gates (“We Are Strong“).

Watch the video below…

Related:
Lil Bibby Reveals ‘Free Crack 2′ Tracklisting, Release Date

28 Aug 14:39

New Music: Raekwon “Got To Be There/The Girl Is Mine”

by Mr.North
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RAEKWON YOU ARE UNBELIEVABLE SO GOOD

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For week eleven of his “Throwback Thursdays” series, Raekwon gives us a double-dose of new raps over classic records. The A-side features The Chef going over Michael Jackson’s “Got to Be There,” while the B-side he adds a verse to MJ and Paul McCartney’s “The Girl Is Mine.” Listen to Raekwon’s latest below.

Continue after the jump…..

New Music: Raekwon – “Got To Be There/The Girl Is Mine”

Previously: Raekwon – “I’ll Be Good”

27 Aug 20:01

The Internets Has Everything You Didn’t Know You Needed: Nicki Minaj “Anaconda (Fart Remix)” Video

by Miss Info
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omg this is gold

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(Nicki Minaj performs “Anaconda” at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards)

Nicki Minaj‘s “Anaconda” is the pop culture renewable resource that just never runs out. Before it even came out, we got the incredible artwork. Then the even more incredible memes based on the artwork. Then the actual song. Then behind the scenes at the video shoot with Nicki’s patois rant. Then the photos of Drake’s friendzone lapdance. Then the mass web ejacu-reaction to the full “Anaconda” video. Then the VMA performance. And now…we’ve reaching critical mass, because we’re just getting pure silliness.
But this still made me laugh….because I’m basically a 12 year old boy.

Watch the “Anaconda (Fart Remix)” video…
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hahahahaa! (spotted via Corentin)

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Related:
2014 MTV VMAs Performances: Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Usher, Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora
New Video: Nicki Minaj “Anaconda”
Behind the Scenes: Nicki Minaj & Drake “Anaconda” (Photos)
Behind the Scenes: Nicki Minaj “Anaconda” (Video)
Nicki Minaj Talks About Working With Beyoncé, “Anaconda” Memes and If “Size Matters”
New Music: Nicki Minaj “Anaconda”
Nicki Minaj Reveals Her Super Sexy “Anaconda” Artwork #BarbieInAThong

28 Aug 14:00

Celebrate Labor Day with These Two Patriotic-Themed Cocktails

by Wendy

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Labor Day is all about “honoring the working people” of the USA. Yup, it’s true! And what better way to celebrate America — and all your hard work — than with a day off? You can make the day even better by surrounding yourself with pals, soaking up a little vitamin C by way of the sun, and with a tasty patriotic cocktail (or two).

We’re here to sweep your taste buds off their feet with two easy, patriotic beverages. The first is a Strawberry-Vanilla Sparkling Wine and the second is a Blueberry Margarita.

Strawberry-Vanilla Sparkling Wine

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This is a super refreshing drink that’s light, a little sweet and not too strong. It’s perfect for sipping under the warm sun.

What You Need:

  • 2 strawberries (chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 TBS sugar
  • Sparkling wine or champagne
  • Ice
  • Shaker

How To: Chop your strawberries and place them in your cocktail shaker with some ice. Add your vanilla and sugar. Next, fill with your sparkling wine or champagne (I’m using Gruet Rose, which is berry infused and delicious) and shake, shake, shake. You can sift or pour all the contents into your glass. Garnish with a strawberry.

Blueberry Margarita

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With flavors of lime, orange and blueberry, this fruity margarita is bound to be a favorite of the day. It’s a little stronger than the first drink, but girlfriend, it’s good.

What You Need:

  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1 lime
  • 4 oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 oz. triple sec
  • Margarita salt
  • Ice
  • Muddler
  • Shaker

How To: Place your blueberries and the juice of one lime into your cocktail shaker and muddle. If you don’t have a muddler, you can use a spoon. Add your simple syrup (recipe below), triple sec and tequila to the shaker. I’m using Gionelli Triple Sec and Padrino Tequila. Shake it up and set aside. Rim your glass with salt by applying simple syrup and dipping in the salt. Pour the mixture into the rimmed glass, pop in a few blueberries and commence the cheers.

Simple syrup recipe: 1 part water, 1 part sugar. Heat on stove until sugar dissolves completely. Store leftovers in the fridge.

The post Celebrate Labor Day with These Two Patriotic-Themed Cocktails appeared first on Story by ModCloth.

27 Aug 22:51

andrewmaclean: outofsteparts: comicsalliance: APOCALYPTIGIRL:...





andrewmaclean:

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comicsalliance:

APOCALYPTIGIRL: ANDREW MACLEAN’S GRAPHIC NOVEL DEBUT TACKLES THE EXTREMES OF HUMANITY, END TIMES AND CAT OWNERSHIP

By Andy Khouri

Andrew MacLean is an illustrator and comics artist we’ve been admiring for a long time. Part of the uniformly excellent stylists at Brand New Nostalgia, MacLean has appeared in our Best Art Ever (This Week) feature and earned couple of solo spotlights as well for his great work, which is an uncanny blend of a kind of simple, airy animation style with detailed manga, woodblock art, sci-fi Eurocomics and old fashioned American adventure comics. In storytelling, MacLean’s biggest claim to fame has been the self-published Head Lopper — which is, blissfully, precisely what it sounds like, a swords-and-scorcery type comic that affords MacLean to show off his talent for action and humor. Additionally, his work is featured in Brand New Nostalgia and Out Of Step Arts’ kaBOOMbox anthology, a particularly cool-looking collection funded with Kickstarter that will be available at conventions later this year and online soon.

But MacLean’s going to make a much bigger splash in the comics scene in 2015, when Dark Horse releases his debut graphic novel ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria For End Times. The 96-page book features story, art, color and lettering by MacLean, who, based on the preview pages provided exclusively to ComicsAlliance, has leveled up in a big way since beginning work on Head Lopper.

Set in a ruined city at the end of the world, ApocalyptiGirl is the story of a woman called Aria (and her cat Jelly Beans) who fights for survival as she tries to find the ancient power that could be her salvation. Dark Horse describes the project as “an action-packed exploration of the extremes of humanity and our desire for a home in a world beyond repair,” some of which is definitely reflected in these pages. MacLean’s gift for environments is in full effect, transporting you to an overgrown wasteland that you can tell at a glance was once a civilization.

You can see a number of influences or familiar images built into this work: the ancient robot repair recalls Miyazaki’s Laputa: Castle in the Sky; the crisp layouts and figures recall Mike Mignola and Guy Davis; and the plucky hero talking to herself (or to Jelly Beans) reminds one a bit of Y: The Last Man; but it’s all synthesized in MacLean’s own tantalizing way. We’re definitely looking forward to this.

READ AN EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW AT COMICS ALLIANCE

ApocalyptiGirl actually spawned from this OOSA print Andrew did with Toby Cypress a few years ago. It’s great to see Andrew take it from a concept to a fully realized book. Can’t wait to see it!

Neil’s right. That early version of Aria I did as a jam with Toby Cypress was based on Amy Winehouse and the cats were just silliness, and became the first seed of ApocalyptiGirl.  -A

I am so looking forward to this!

28 Aug 00:53

Star Wars Armada is threatening to steal what little spare time and money I have left.

by Luke Plunkett
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now THIS looks awesome

Star Wars Armada is threatening to steal what little spare time and money I have left. If you're as interested in seeing how it actually plays as I am, check out this vid BolS shot at GENCON.

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27 Aug 21:34

Discover nature at a National Park!

by Kerry
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just to share this story:
my friend chad (foster) cut some trees down in the front yard of his house in north carolina. came home to a giant chalk message that says "welcome home, murderers! <3 the lorax"

By day: bears. By night: bird & bees. Gee, you’re right, Glacier National Park does sound like a pretty educational experience. (You’re welcome, notewriter!)

Dear neighbors, When taking our children to such a breathtaking park, we hoped they would learn a lot. We had no idea they could learn so much at the hotel too. Last night, for example, they learned that headboard pounding, drunken sex might annoy neighbors in six rooms, but at least it will only last three minutes. 10:38 to 10:41 to be exact. The early morning vomiting was the best lesson of all. Cheers!

related: Cross-country elevator action

25 Aug 19:00

Fixing the Problem

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26 Aug 14:54

VHS Decks

by René
26 Aug 19:46

Stalley Releases “Jackin’ Chevys,” Announces Debut Album Title & Release Date

by Mr.North
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this is great

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After a lot of patience and time perfecting his craft, Stalley is ready for fans to hear his debut album. The MMG artist has announced his debut album, Ohio, will arrive on October 28 via Maybach Music Group/Atlantic Records. Along with the release date news, Stalley, a native of Massillon, Ohio, drops the new single “Jackin’ Chevys.” Produced by Rashad, the song features an interpolation of Eazy-E’s “Cruisin in My 6-4.”

Premiered by SPIN, watch the video for “Jackin’ Chevys” below.

Continue after the jump…..

I will be dropping my Debut Album #OHIO on October 28th! #BCGMMG

— Stalley (@Stalley) August 26, 2014

Previously: Stalley – “Ball”

21 Aug 16:29

Everything You Need to Know about the 5th Edition D&D Player's Handbook

by Ed Grabianowski
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"In 5E, a single feat lets you be great at mounted combat or fighting against spellcasters. This means feats are much more powerful, individually, and instead of just being yet another thing your character can do, they really help define who the character is." this is really cool

Everything You Need to Know about the 5th Edition D&D Player's Handbook

At last, a new edition of Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook has been released. This version of the world's first RPG wants to satisfy old-school gamers and draw in newcomers at the same time. With its classic feel, combined with buffed and polished rules, it just might succeed.

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22 Aug 16:45

Do you ever think about Black Bolt being a vegetarian and being very careful about what he eats and drinks, because he's afraid that if he burps, he'll destroy the whole moon?

by brianbendis

22 Aug 16:30

Study shows the therapeutic benefits of Magic Mushrooms

by Marcie Gainer
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this is fun!

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Fruit bodies of the hallucinogenic mushroom Psilocybe semilanceata (Fr.) Kumm. Specimens photographed in Sweden. By Arp via Wikimedia Commons.

Color me unsurprised.

via News.Mic:

The research: One study concluded that controlled exposure to psilocybin could have long-lasting medical and spiritual benefits. In 2011, Johns Hopkins researchers found that by giving volunteer test subjects just the right dose (not enough to give them a terrifying bad trip), they were able to reliably induce transcendental experiences in volunteers. This provoked long-lasting psychological growth and helped the volunteers to find peace in their lives, all without side effects. Nearly all of the 18 test subjects, average age 46, were college graduates. Seventy-eight percent were religious and all were interested in finding a scientific experience.

Fourteen months later, 94% said their trip on magic mushrooms was one of the five most important moments of their lives. Thirty-nine percent said it was the most important thing that had ever happened to them. Their colleagues, friends, and family members said the participants were kinder and happier; the volunteers had positive experiences ranging from more empathy and improved marriages to less drinking.

Lead author Roland Griffiths told TIME’s Healthland that “The important point here is that we found the sweet spot where we can optimize the positive persistent effects and avoid some of the fear and anxiety that can occur and can be quite disruptive.”

What’s more, the researchers say that those changes in personality are highly atypical, because personalities tend to be pretty set in stone after the age of 25-30. According to postdoctoral researcher Katherine MacLean, who contributed to the study, “This is one of the first studies to show that you actually can change adult personality.”

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More research: Within the past few decades, interest in hallucinogens has expanded from the counter-culture to dedicated, methodological research. For example, another study published in 2010 conducted research into whether psilocybin can lend some comfort to terminal cancer patients — finding evidence that it reduced death anxiety and experienced significantly less depression. According to study researcher Dr. Charles Grob, “Individuals did speak up and tell us that they felt it was of great value.” NYU’s Dr. Stephen Ross, who conducted a similar study, told SCPR that “To me it’s been some of the most remarkable clinical findings I’ve ever seen as a psychiatrist.”

Psychologist Clark Martin, Ph.D., who participated in the study as a volunteer, describes his experience below:

As well as participant Janeen Delaney:

Read the entire piece.

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22 Aug 14:30

The Biggest Gaming News from Gen Con 2014

by Ed Grabianowski

The Biggest Gaming News from Gen Con 2014

The hobby game industry makes their biggest announcements and releases flagship products every year at Gen Con. Check out this year's rundown of the new games we're most excited about playing.

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