Further selections are available via my (more often updated) Contently portfolio  and Forbes site.

Video Is Erasing People, From Prison To Porn, As Wall Street Profits – Forbes

CEO Raises Hit 3-Year High, Led By Charter, Whose Workers Have Been Striking For 5 Months – Forbes

Scammers Used My Article And Montel’s Name To Hock ‘CBD’ For Months; Now It’s Lawsuit Time – Forbes

An Icelandic Power Plant Is Turning Its Carbon Emissions Into Stone (Really)Forbes

From Bondage to Brains: A Cultural History of Zombies – mental_floss

My Migraine Meds Cost $40,000 a Year, And We’ve Known About This Drug for Millennia – AlterNet

After ‘Year of Pot,’ Cannabis Industry is Worth Serious Cash – AlterNet, Salon, Pasadena Weekly

10 Plans to Weaponize Animals – mental_floss

Where Are All The Poor Kids in Disney Movies? – AlterNet

The Anti-Surveillance State: Clothes and Gadgets Block Face Recognition Technology… – AlterNet

15 Deadly Facts About ‘GoldenEye 007’ – mental_floss

How Urban Farming Could Change Hawaii – CityLab

Fire Safety Lessons from The Towering Inferno – The Toast

Local Surfers Rebuild Their Second Home – The Local (New York Times blog)

Award-Winning App Promises Butlers for All – PSFK