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Cycle Into Summer! Here Are 5 Electric Bikes for Every Type of Person

Sunshine, fresh air, wind whipping through your hair—there’s nothing like a good old-fashioned bike ride to let you soak up the best of summer. Well, unless we’re talking about an electric bike, of course! Whether you’ve been considering an e-bike to make long rides a little speedier or you’re an adventurer who’s always excited to try something new, there’s no better way to grab life by the handlebars and get the wheels turning this summer.

6 Places You Must Stop as You Zip From Costa Mesa to Newport Beach on an Electric Bike

Whether you’re taking a trip to Southern California for a well-deserved escape or simply opting for a weekend staycation, one of the best ways to enjoy an area is to get outside and explore it. And while we may be a bit outspoken, we think exploring two cities is better than one! So if you’re in the mood for an outdoor adventure, slip on something cute and comfy, and hop on your Aventon Electric Bike to take a tour around town.

3 Creative Takes on the Classic Old Fashioned From Craft House’s Bartenders

For Southern food with a Californian influence and a view of the sun setting behind the Lantern District archway, there’s no better place to go than Craft House in Dana Point. Locals have flocked to the eatery for years, particularly for Chef Blake Mellgren’s cooking and the incredible bar experience. Not only is the Craft House team serving delicious, sustainably sourced dishes, but they’ve also added three totally unique old fashioneds to the drink menu.

Athlete Dani Elle Speegle‘s 2022 Forecast Includes Girl Power, Breaking Stereotypes, and Goal-Getting

She may have amassed over 800,000 followers on Instagram, but Dani Elle Speagle is so much more than a fitness influencer. Not only is she a three-time CrossFit Games athlete and a winner of NBC’s “The Titan Games,” but Speegle is also an advocate for body and food positivity, serving as inspiration for women who want to feel as powerful as they are beautiful.

Ditch the Diets and New Year’s Resolutions—Here Are 6 Ways to Invest in Yourself in 2022

After a long holiday season full of doing things for other people, why not treat yourself to a little TLC? We’re not talking about one-time luxuries like mani-pedis or a shopping spree—we’re talking about putting yourself, your health and your lifestyle first. So let’s leave the pressure-filled New Year’s resolutions or other fad goals behind in 2021 and say hello to growth, glow-ups and all-around healthy transformations in 2022.

3 Desert Escapes That Make the Perfect Holiday Gift This Year

This year, skip the shopping carts, the wrapping paper and the nail-biting delivery delays and opt for treating that special someone to a getaway they’ll never forget! There’s no place like the present, especially when that present is a trip to one of Omni’s fabulous hotels and resorts. Omni Hotels & Resorts are the perfect places to unwind and recover from all the hectic holiday happenings. With their Holiday (Oh What Fun It Is To) Stay and Save offer, now is the best time to plan a trip. Here are three of our favorite Omni locations that everyone on your gift list will love—after all, the thought counts, but the memories are priceless.

6 Stunning Jewelry Styles to Add to Your Wishlist This Year

If you’re shopping for someone who knows that the best gifts always come in small packages, look no further than Hyde Park Jewelers. A staple name in Southern California’s jewelry scene, you’ll be able to find a trendsetting piece of jewelry that’s going to make their whole year—and start the next one off brilliantly. Not sure where to start looking? We got the inside scoop from Hyde Park Jewelers themselves on what items are sure to make the best gifts ever.

Your 101 Guide to Holiday Happenings in Orange County This December

‘Tis the season to be jolly…and to prep for some fun and festive holiday happenings in Orange County! While last year saw some silent nights, OC is pulling out all the stops this year to make up for lost time. So snuggle up in your coziest sweater and get ready for ice skating, a boat parade and other safe and merry winter holiday events that the whole family can enjoy. Happy Holidays!
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Witch, Please: Broomsticks are Psychedelic

It’s an image we’ve all seen a million times: the silhouette of a warty-nosed witch saddled on a broomstick, flying across a full, pale amber moon. There’s something iconic about the flying broomstick, and we’ve seen it recreated in tons of shows and movies like “Bewitched,” Hocus Pocus and even Harry Potter. So while that image itself isn’t new to us — it’s practically a Halloween staple — if you think about it, it really does turn into quite the head-scratcher. Who thought of this wild idea?

Gentrification of Psychedelic Culture

As most of us know, the human race has been using psychedelics for centuries, and those original uses were rooted in spirituality, ritual, and medicine. The Babongo tribe of Gabon in Central Africa utilizes the bark of the iboga plant in Bwiti for rites of passage, communal events, and personal spiritual growth. Ayahuasca is used for emotional and physical purging in the Andes and Amazon regions of South America. In Aztec and Central Native American cultures, peyote was used in communal events for emotional enlightenment, in the pacific islands, kava is practiced for both sacred and social situations, and in Mazatec practice, psilocybin is consumed for healing rituals. So how did psychedelics go from spiritual and communal events guided by shamans to becoming a cog in the Western corporate machine?

Treating Hypoactive Sexual Disorder With MDMA

There are a million reasons to occasionally not feel in the mood. This can include everything from work stress to feeling tired, and everything in between. 2020 was the literal definition of a dumpster fire, and 2021 hasn’t shown much improvement. Life has been a lot lately, and it’s understandable if the thought of getting it on, is kind of turning you off. While those feelings are normal, a complete lack of libido or absence of sexual fantasy might be caused by Hypoactive Sexual Disorder (HSD).

The Never-Ending Trip: What You Need to Know About HPPD

People have been taking acid since the 19th century, but we didn’t know its potential for flashbacks until the 1950s — shortly after Albert Hoffman synthesized LSD. And while research has shed some light on how psychedelics affect the brain, there’s still a lot more to learn when it comes to LSD flashbacks, their causes, and how we can treat them. There are, however, a small percentage of people who have strange — and often debilitating — side effects that last for days or weeks after a halluci

Where Do Magic Mushrooms Grow?

It’s an unofficial fact that foraging adds an extra something special to your experience. It could be growing an herb garden on your window sill, heading to an apple farm to pick your own or even heading into a forest for delicious finds like berries or culinary mushrooms. There’s something about the search that makes the discovery so much sweeter. So if you want to try out foraging your own magic mushrooms, here’s a quick look at the top 25 counties in the US for Psilocybe foraging.

Best Books on Psychedelics and Consciousness

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced psychonaut, it’s never a bad idea to look into psychedelic literature to help expand your mind before you start to explore it. Here are recommended books that everyone should have with them to help plan their next trip. These books are great for those who are new to psychedelics and want to learn more about the subject. Even if you’re completely green, these reads are still friendly and easy to follow.

Why Are Psychedelic Stocks Crashing?

Over the last three months from the time of writing this article, MindMed (Nasdaq: MNMD, NEO:MMED) plummeted 31%, atai Life Sciences (Nasdaq: ATAI) fell 32% and Compass Pathways (Nasdaq: CMPS) has dropped 19%. And it’s hit more than the Big Three too — the entire Horizons Psychedelic Stock Index ETF (NEO: PSYK) portfolio is down about 18%. So, if the entire psychedelics business has dropped 15% to 40% in just three months, there must have been some massive negative triggers sucking the life out of these psychedelic stocks, right?

Scary Movies Boost Immune System

Just like a cinematic mist, the spooky season has rolled in and saturated our lives. It’s the season for going to haunted houses, donning fake blood, and listening to ghost stories. We actively go fear-seeking because there’s something about it that feels so good. So, if you ever get a craving for a good scary movie, there might be a reason for that: science proves that getting a good scare has some beneficial health benefits.
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Small-Scale Globe Trotting the Orange International Street Fair

We’re pretty lucky in Orange County; no matter what kind of food you’re in the mood for, whether it’s English pub food or a Lebanese gyro, finding your fix is only a “near me” search away. But during the Orange International Street Fair, you get to experience the flavors of many different regions and cultures while enjoying a variety of music and entertainment, all within walking distance.

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