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Meet Captagon: The Drug Of Choice For Today's Anxious Jihadist

Submitted by Michaela Whitton via, Dubbed the “jihadist’s drug,” Captagon is rapidly flooding the Middle East and is said to be fueling the bloody conflict in Syria. French media recently reported that the Paris attackers may have taken the drug. Show More Summary

How Energy-Drink Companies Prey on Male Insecurities

The global team of athletes sponsored by Monster Energy, the caffeinated-beverage company, is a roster of super bros. Conor McGregor, of Ireland, is a densely tattooed mixed-martial-arts champion who trained in Tae Kwon Do, karate, capoeira, and kickboxing while working as a plumber, prior to turning pro in M.M.A. Show More Summary

Commodity Supercycle Dying As Monetary Stimulus Subsides

Commodity prices crashed during The Great Recession (as expected). However, commodity prices began to surge following The Great Recession, thanks in part to the massive monetary expansion by The Federal Reserve. The post Commodity Supercycle Dying As Monetary Stimulus Subsides was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Mark Dice Confronts America's Zombie Shoppers

Unlike on previous occasions when Mark Dice either mocks the stupidity of Americans for having zero clue about the true worth of precious metals, or mocks the stupidity of Americans for having absolutely no understanding of politicsShow More Summary

Boosting the Effectiveness of Your Marketing

When you think about it, marketing has an increasingly difficult task -- to cut through the clutter of 20,000 ad messages a week and plant your message into the brains of busy, lazy, and distracted buyers with short attention spans. That's not all. Show More Summary

2015: The Year Of The American Identity Crisis

Via, Race and sexual identity now make up a good portion of all media distractions. According to political activists, “symbols of oppression” now include Halloween costumes, the Confederate flag, and the color of Starbucks coffee cups. Show More Summary

Podcast links: the future of food

Fridays are all about podcast links here at Abnormal Returns. You can check out last week’s links including an intersting discussion with...

Help us bring "I was there!" the musical back to Glasgow in 2016

As many of you will know my friend Andy Muir and I have championed the memory of a classic Glasgow music venue for a decade. Our website about the Glasgow Apollo has now achieved over 10 million hits and we have published an award winning...Show More Summary

The Rise of Anti-Black Friday Branding

Retailers are experimenting with a bold new strategy for the commercial high holiday: boycotting themselves.

Still Another Music Break

The Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra with the overture to Barber's "The School for Scandal."

No Longfin Smelt Were Harmed in the Old Bay Bridge Blast

Screen grab via Bay Bridge Implosion in Slow Motion!, YouTube Looking at video of the event, it's hard to believe, but Caltrans officials told Bay Area media that no endangered longfin smelt were injured (or worse) in the implosion....

How to pack a suit without getting it wrinkled

It turns out, there's a better way to travel with a suit than carrying a garment bag around the airport (or worse, ironing it when you get to your destination).  Contrary to what you may think, you can actually pack a suit in a suitcase...Show More Summary

Nostalgic Meandering

The story of "Over the River and Through the Wood." I recall singing this in grade school. In subsequent versions, grandfather got dropped from the lyrics, probably by communists. Special treat: Proof that you can find anything on the Internet.

Why We’re Sliding Towards World War

Paul Craig Roberts – former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under President Reagan, former editor of the Wall Street Journal, listed by Who’s Who in America as one of the 1,000 most influential political thinkers in the world, PhD economist – wrote an article about the build up of hostilities between the U.S. Show More Summary

Not So Fast, Fed! Atlanta Fed Q4 GDP Growth Drops To 1.8% (As Core PCE Growth Drops As Well)

Not so fast there, Federal Reserve. Your December rate hike optimism might be premature. The post Not So Fast, Fed! Atlanta Fed Q4 GDP Growth Drops To 1.8% (As Core PCE Growth Drops As Well) was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

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