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March 11, 2021

Roblox: The New Kid on the Block

There is a new kid on the block. Literally. Roblox. And it hit the stock market Wednesday, March 10, 2021 opening at $64.50 and “surged” on it’s first day of trading by going “public through a direct listing, which differs from an IPO in that shares are not backed by underwriters”.  
March 9, 2021
women of mars 2020

The Female Faces of Mars 2020: Celebrating the Women at NASA

As we look in awe at the images of the red desert planet sent back by Perseverance – such as the Jezero Crater below – we also celebrate Women’s History Month, so let us take a moment to praise some of the women helping humanity reach Mars.
March 8, 2021
bringing mindmed back

Setting the Record Straight: Bringing MindMed back from the Shaft

MindMed is one one of the major players in the psychedelic space and one of the companies that are included in the very first psychedelic ETF: The Horizons Psychedelic Stock Index ETF (PSYK) that was launched at the end of January, 2021
March 7, 2021
Lucid Dreams

Scientists Communicate with Lucid Dreamers

Recently, a team of researchers claim that they have made a breakthrough which would revolutionize the nature in which science analyses dreams.
March 6, 2021
wealth management

Wealth Management 101

What does it mean to manage one’s money or wealth? And what constitutes wealth for an organization to manage? Do we want a DIY (do-it-yourself) approach where we go online and trade stock from our computers or phones while relying on the well meaning advice of online cohorts and friends or do we want a more formal approach or a combination of the two?
March 1, 2021


“U.S. regulators are engaging in the stock market’s version of whack-a-mole -- racing to suspend shares of companies with dubious prospects that have been hyped to the moon on social media.”
February 28, 2021
are we alone out here

Are We Alone Out Here?

The question of whether we are alone in the universe has fascinated and probably troubled writers, scientists, conspiracy theorists, Hollywood producers, government officials, and groups on the look-out for UFOs for years.
February 26, 2021
merrick garland

Merrick Garland: The People’s Lawyer

Judge Garland’s words and background are inspiring for the moment the country finds itself in - faced with injustices that have simmered far too long and many coming to an ugly head - if confirmed hopefully he will be able to put his words and moral code into action to make long overdue lasting  policy reforms and to keep the country safe from the growing threat of white supremacy. 
February 26, 2021
February 2021 Cannabis Update

Cannabis Update: February 2021

This month’s newsletter features updates on the progress of cannabis banking, employment matters for cannabis businesses, and more.
February 24, 2021
Bela Lagosi in Dracula (1931)

Vampires: Sex, Death, & Suck ‘n’ Blood

Vampires – immortal, seductive, pale, garlic hating blood suckers who transform into bats… night stalking monsters that prey on our deepest fears, dwelling in the margin between life and death.
February 21, 2021
California Psychedelic

California Climbs Aboard the Psychedelic Spaceship

The state of California is joining its own cities of Oakland and Santa Cruz and a host of other cities and states across the country in introducing a bill to the state legislature to decriminalize certain psychedelics. 
February 19, 2021
mars perseverance

Where Were You When We Touched Down on Mars

Only Perseverance Gets Us to Mars - NASA’s 5th Rover on Mars. There are moments we live through history that we ask ourselves, “where were you when?”  
February 18, 2021

The Psychedelic Stock Liftoff. Why Psychedelics over Cannabis?

Weed makes me a better version of myself. To be perfectly frank cannabis is a my wonder remedy. In part it helps to balance my mood, connects me to my higher power, helps me see the reality of situations clearer, eases my physical aches and pains, improves my creativity, and opens my heart.
February 15, 2021

Univec About to Get a Shot at Improving Healthcare for All

Univec Stock is trading in the pennies and if you try to buy shares the only place that I was able to was on Charles Schwab, where I had to open an account to prepare to do so. So one might ask, why bother? So as I sit down to write this article I will try to figure that out. Why Univec? 
February 15, 2021

The Vaccine Plunge – What Happened to Vaxart?

“A few days ago, Vaxart (NASDAQ:VXRT) was arguably the best-performing coronavirus vaccine stock of all time. If you had invested $5,000 in the stock last year, that principal would have grown into a stunning $205,000 by Feb. 2.” 
February 14, 2021

“Computer, Buy Stock on Cronus”

Ark Invest manages the largest actively managed Exchange Traded Fund in the World. So when they announced they were going to be launching (every pun intended) a space exploration ETF (ARKX) space stocks naturally took off (every pun intended).
February 13, 2021
sweetie dog

Meet Sweetie: Our Valentine Sweetheart

Sweetie is a very special guest featured in today's column. She is a member of the Dark Matters founding family and quite beloved by all 2 and 4 legged creatures and possibly no legged creatures - as in those that swim in tanks. 
February 12, 2021
larry flynt

The Flames Burn Eternal for the Hero of Free Speech

The “self proclaimed smut peddler” and champion for First Amendment rights died after years of “failing health” on February 10, 2021. Larry Flynt, a hero in a “gold-plated, velvet-lined wheelchair”, took a bullet for the very rights our country is founded on: free speech.
February 11, 2021
Reddit Psychedelics

Psychedelics Already Have Reddit on a Solid Trip

But what I do know about Reddit is that they sent Gamestop stock to the moon and back. And that's when I got interested - but the navigation of the site seems frenzied to me even when I’m in a subReddit group.
February 11, 2021

Where are the Wild Things?

The film shows a large, hairy, bipedal creature walking across the riverbank before turning towards the camera, in frame 352 - the iconic image of Bigfoot. However, the story of Bigfoot didn’t start there. Legend of the creature has existed for years across cultures and continents.