Further selections are available via my (more up-to-date) Contently and author pages. 

Forbes Online:

Medicaid, Marijuana And Me: An Ex-Opioid Addict’s Take On American Drug Denial

After NYC Suicides, Drivers Urge Lawmakers To End Uber’s Exploitative Ways

Sex Workers And Immigrants Are Under Attack. Don’t Like It? Send DC A Fax

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

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

Mayor’s Plan Suggests NYC Still Failing To Take Marijuana Seriously


How the Invention of Spreadsheet Software Unleashed Wall Street on the World

The Psychology of Faking Your Own Death

Next-Gen Baggies Are Transforming Legal Weed

mental_floss Online:

From Bondage to Brains: A Cultural History of Zombies 

15 Deadly Facts About ‘GoldenEye 007’

10 Plans to Weaponize Animals

11 Classic Barbecue Staples that Were Once Used as Medicines


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

After ‘Year of Pot,’ Cannabis Industry is Worth Serious Cash (also Salon, Pasadena Weekly)

Where Are All The Poor Kids in Disney Movies? 

The Anti-Surveillance State: Clothes and Gadgets Block Face Recognition Technology and Make You (Digitally) Invisible

Mixed bag:

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


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