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Ten cryptocurrency predictions for 2018 from the co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute

A year ago, Alex Tapscott (my co-author of <i>Blockchain Revolution</i>) and I made some predictions for 2017. At the end of the year we compared those predictions to what had actually occurred. Overall they stood up well.<p>Notably we said: <i>“Bitcoin will hit $2,000 (that’s right: one bitcoin will be worth</i> …

Blockchain

35 Cult-Favorite Products On Amazon That You Will Be Obsessed With Too

Beauty

The Walking Dead is finally taking some steps in the right direction

Daryl Dixon finally gets some depth<p><i>AMC’s</i> The Walking Dead <i>has always had a knack for manipulating its audience, but this year’s hyper-violent season premiere went too far. In fact, it went so far that we canceled our ongoing series</i> The Walking Dead <i>Quitter’s Club, with co-author Bryan Bishop swearing</i> …

The Walking Dead

Farmers have modified our food for at least 10,000 years, why does it matter all of a sudden?

In the past week you’ve probably eaten crops that wouldn’t exist in nature, or that have evolved extra genes to reach freakish sizes. You’ve probably eaten “cloned” food and you may have even eaten plants whose ancestors were once deliberately blasted with radiation. And you could have bought all …

Agriculture

The Election is Coming: Presidential Candidates and Their Westeros Counterparts

2016 is important for two reasons alone: the looming presidential election and season 6 of <i>Game of Thrones</i>. As the date for the latter's arrival looms closer (18 days!), I've found myself obsessively thinking of GOT 2016 election parallels (aren't we all though?!) I hereby submit what I think is an …

TV Series

This is what you're doing wrong with produce

Many of my clients assume they should be eating fresh, raw produce to reap the most health perks possible. But the reality is, several studies have debunked conventional wisdom about the best ways to store, prep, and cook fruits and veggies. Check out these science-backed tips for getting the most …

Nutrition

Canned Tomatoes, Our Pantry Hero, and 13 Ways to Use Them

The magic of preserving is almost never more apparent than when I open a can of tomatoes, soupy red summer in a stout tin can at any time of year. It makes tomato soup and tomato sauce and shakshuka (and shakshuka focaccia...) possible and removes the precariousness and delicacy and seasonality of …

16 Cold Noodle Recipes to Eat on Warm Days

Rising temperatures directly correlate to your rising lack of patience in the kitchen. It’s science (maybe)! But before you know it, those long summer months when it’s too hot to even think about stirring up a one-pot vegan sriracha chili will be here — and then what will you eat? Don’t let …

Healthy Eating

Louis C.K. Laughs Off Failed 'SNL' Audition on 'Late Night'

Comedian also recalls writing for Conan O'Brien and sneaking jokes past the producers<p>Ahead of his third <i>Saturday Night Live</i> hosting gig in as many …

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

How to Make Our Best Buttermilk Pancakes

There's a skill to the perfect pancake. Here's how to master it.<p>We really like pancakes around here, and not just because they're a vehicle for butter and maple syrup. And while it's simple to open a box of pancake mix, we wanted to create a classic buttermilk pancake recipe so good and so easy …

Breakfast
Donald Trump

Living Drones

Throughout human history, the honeybee has emerged as a machine of agriculture and of war.<p>Winter has descended upon the beehives. The drones have been killed. It's time for the workers and the queen to gather up, hunker down, and rely on body heat to weather the cold. The old will die, the young …

Insects

Michael Brown Sr. and the Agony of the Black Father in America

Thanksgiving at the Brown house, with family, friends, ham hocks, a little football, and an empty chair.<p><b>It is Thanksgiving</b> at Mike Brown's house, three days after a grand jury declined to bring charges against the policeman who killed his son and his city exploded in riots. His wife, Calvina, and …

Justice

Rob Sheffield's Top 20 Albums of 2014

Saying yes to love, Young Thug's brain, home-taping troubadours and pissed-off punks<p><b>1. Parquet Courts,</b> <i>Sunbathing Animal</i> Too many excellent albums …

Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait

Research is pointing to <i>conscientiousness</i> as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.<p>“It would …

Psychology

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

Happiness

A$AP Ferg Shares New Mixtape Ferg Forever

A$AP Ferg has shared his new mixtape, <i>Ferg Forever</i>, via Datpiff. It features production from Clams Casino, Mike Will, Big Krit, and others, as well as cameos from SZA, M.I.A., Big Sean, and more. Listen to and download the mixtape here.<p>Previously, Ferg has shared the song "Perfume" as well as the …

Big Sean

AC/DC's Angus Young on 'Rock or Bust'

Next year, AC/DC will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its first album the only way the band knows how: With a new album, <i>Rock or Bust,</i> and a …

Killer Mike: 'Rap Has Given Me Voice'

Michael Render, more commonly known as the rapper Killer Mike, has had a long career. He debuted on "Snappin' And Trappin,'" a track by fellow Atlantans OutKast. Since then, he's released several solo albums and mixtapes, most recently 2012's <i>R.A.P. Music</i>, an album-length collaboration with …

Hear Frank Ocean's Atmospheric 'Memrise,' His First New Song in Two Years

"Don't go plastic on me / Nothing's set in stone," Ocean sings on this lo-fi Black Friday gift to fans<p>While much of America recovered from their …

Ben Gibbard Talks 'Sonic Highways' Appearance, Grunge and Kurt Cobain

"You think this person is always going to be there and you look to [them] musically [to] make sense of things in life," says singer of Cobain. "When …

FKA Twigs: ‘I’m appealing to people who want something different’

With her hypnotic videos, provocative album and singular image, the mysterious FKA Twigs has quickly become pop’s most intriguing talent. Over a tearful lunch in New York, the singer talks to Tom Lamont about her incredible year<p>Known to her friends and colleagues as Twigs, and successfully …

The 10 Pasta Recipes to Know

It's easy to look to pasta as that happy weeknight cure-all: the palette on which to throw any bits and bobs, to dress with the random things hanging out in the pantry, to just top with cheese and call it dinner. But there are some classic pasta dishes -- or just really delicious ones -- that we …