Smoke/Vice

Everything You Need to Start Dabbing Cannabis Concentrates

Even longtime marijuana smokers can quickly get confused when they try to dip their toe into the world of cannabis concentrates. These odd waxes and gels, sticky shatters, and amber oils are alluring, but not nearly as straightforward as rolling it up, lighting it up. When I first tried concentrates, I was flummoxed. I bought …

Awareness, Health, Psychology, Science, Smoke/Vice, Suicide

The Failures of Alcoholics Anonymous aren’t Scientific; they’re Systemic

Alcoholics Anonymous is the cornerstone of recovery from alcoholism. Its 12-step model has been adapted for use with other addictions, spanning from drugs, to sex, to food, and beyond. To date, it’s the most successful means of lasting recovery from alcoholism. Yet it only has an approximated success rate of about 20%. This low success …

Saving Money, Technology

Cryptocurrency 101: Introduction to BitCoin

ItbiA cryptocurrency consists of digital data chunks used as money, rather than bills of legal tender. Among these, the most popular is BitCoin. Starting in 2008, BitCoin used a revolutionary technology known as blockchain to create data that cannot be altered. These blockchains have enabled a whole range of cryptocurrencies onto the market. Monetary units …

Computers, Gadgets, Technology

WordPress Gutenberg First Impressions

The lovely piece of writing you are now enjoying is being penned using the new Gutenberg editor from WordPress. Gutenberg was invented to revamp and simplify WordPress editing for more contemporary website design. It uses a block system wherein your content is broken up into movable blocks. Basically, it creates visual <div> tags, each with …

Computers, Technology

Blockchain Technology 101: What is Blockchain?

A blockchain is many things. It’s easiest to understand it as a digital ledger of transactions that continuously grows. But, it’s also a kind of unique encryption. When online information is given blockchain encryption, changing it, altering it, or adulterating it in any way is impossible, because it has an exact ledger of anything done …