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07 Sep 16:32

Bad trips may be good for you

by David Pescovitz

A "bad trip" on psychedelic mushrooms may lead to "enduring increases in well-being," according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Neuroscientist Roland Griffiths and colleagues surveyed nearly 2,000 adults about their psilocybin experiences. Those who experienced bad trips had taken, on average, a powerful dose of 4 grams. From Psypost:

A majority of the participants — 62 percent — said their bad trip was among the top 10 most psychologically difficult situations of their lives. Eleven percent said it was their number one most difficult experience.

But 34 percent of participants said the bad trip was among the top five most personally meaningful experiences of their life and 31 percent said it was the among the top five most spiritually significant. And 76 percent said the bad trip had resulted in an improved sense of personal well-being or life satisfaction. Forty-six percent said they would be willing to experience the bad trip all over again.

"Survey study of challenging experiences after ingesting psilocybin mushrooms: Acute and enduring positive and negative consequences" (Journal of Psychopharmacology)

07 Sep 16:49

Send e-cards courtesy of Sir Sean Connery

by Jason Weisberger

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Are your notes to pals and co-workers lacking gravitas? Sir Sean Connery, star of such films as Zardoz and The Rock, has just the e-card generator for you.

The link is tucked away at the bottom of Sir Sean's website. Andrea's post earlier led us to this fantastic service.

(Thanks, David Wolfberg!)

05 Sep 14:30

21 Essential Apple Recipes for Fall — Recipes from The Kitchn

by Sheela Prakash
(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

It just wouldn't be fall without apples. Once the first crop arrives, we just can't get enough of them, whether eaten as is, sliced as a snack, baked into warm treats, or even added to savory dishes. Here are 21 of our best apple recipes for the season.

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22 Jul 18:00

5 Reasons Why You Should Use a Firewall

by Christian Cawley
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You’ve heard of firewalls, but what are they really for? Do they stop viruses? Can you manage without one? Actually, there’s a good chance that you are using a firewall right now — if your computer is running a modern operating system, there will be one built in, or else your security suite features a firewall. But what is it for? And can you get by without it? Keep reading for reasons why you do, in fact, need it. What Is a Firewall? First of all, let’s look at what a firewall actually is. You need to understand that there are...

Read the full article: 5 Reasons Why You Should Use a Firewall

07 Jul 12:06

Can’t Wait to Be Productive Today! [Comic]

by Geeks are Sexy

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The perfect comic to start your day! :)

[Via MUO | TMP]

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