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This Is Why Xanax Is Blowing Up in America

From the explosion of ADHD meds to the economic crisis to the Trump presidency, this dangerous trend didn't come out of nowhere.<p>It’s not exactly breaking news that Xanax has been having something of a moment. Famous musicians, at least until prominent voices like Lil Xan (yes, even him!) and Chance …

The 90s: The Decade That Doesn’t Fit?

In <i>A Hard Day’s Night</i>, the exceptional madcap 1964 film 1964 starring <b>The Beatles</b>, a reporter asks <b>Ringo Starr</b>, “Are you a mod or a rocker?” She’s …

Most Creative People in Business 2018 | Fast Company

The Most Creative People in Business 2018<p>The 100 visionary leaders you’ll read about here hail from a wide range of fields. Each person has accomplished something truly novel over the past year that is having an impact on an entire industry. Here's how we chose them.<p>Marjory Stoneman Douglas High …

Bug

All the live TV streaming services compared: Which has the best channel lineup?

With the runaway popularity of on-demand streaming video services like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Video and Hulu, more people are deciding to stop paying for cable TV. But just because you cut the cord doesn't mean you have to give up live TV.<p>Right now five major services offer live TV steamed over …

Chronic pain treatment: Psychotherapy, not opioids, has been proven to work - Vox

Chronic pain often has no physical cause. Psychotherapy can reduce the suffering.<p>When pain settled into Blair Golson’s hands, it didn’t let go.<p>What started off as light throbbing in one wrist 10 years ago quickly engulfed the other. The discomfort then spread, producing a pain much “like slapping …

Pain

The 7 Best True Wireless Earphones of 2018

This definitive guide to the best true wireless earphones of 2018 explores everything you need to know before buying your next pair of true wireless …

Japanese Tattoos

Japan and tattoos have a long and turbulent history, as the art of painting on a human canvas didn’t always have the same connotation that it does …

Woody Harrelson on Veganism, Being a Dad, and Smoking Pot with Willie Nelson

Woody Harrelson’s pied-à-terre in Los Angeles—which he and his wife, Laura Louie, have had for 30 years—looks just like what one would imagine it to. …

Now hiring, for a one-day job: the gig economy hits retail

Aaron Stallings, who used to work as a bill collector for Capital One, says he’s no longer interested in having a full-time job.<p>Instead, for the past year, he has cobbled together work — 50, sometimes 60 hours a week — by parachuting into restaurants in Richmond that have last-minute openings to …

Sexual Harassment

The 38 Essential Philadelphia Restaurants, Summer 2018

A guide to Philly's defining restaurants<p>The <b>Eater 38</b> is the answer to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant?” This elite group spans cuisines and budgets to satisfy nearly every restaurant need. Every season, Eater Philly reviews the list, polls friends and colleagues, and adds …

Dining Rooms

Iran nuclear deal: Powers seek to save agreement after US exit

<b>France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says the Iranian nuclear deal is "not dead" despite US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw.</b><p>The 2015 agreement curbed Iran's nuclear activities in return for the lifting of sanctions that had been imposed by the UN, US and EU.<p>But Mr Trump argued …

South Asia

Cherry Blossoms Photographed at Night

Cherry Blossom

12 Home Projects Designers Say Pay For Themselves Over Time

You don't have to spend big bucks to make a big impact on your space.<p>It's normal to get the itch to update your home, <i>especially</i> when new trends are cropping up every day. But, sadly, even DIY renovations aren't free. So we asked some of our go-to designers which projects are worth the investment.

Home Improvement

The secret lives of students who mine cryptocurrency in their dorm rooms

Mark was a sophomore at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when he began mining cryptocurrencies more or less by accident.<p>In November 2016, he stumbled on NiceHash, an online marketplace for individuals to mine cryptocurrency for willing buyers. His desktop computer, boosted with a graphics card, was …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous

On the days when Bitcoin crashes, a holiday atmosphere takes over in my corners of the internet. People tweet screengrabs of Reddit fights. It’s …

Peter Thiel

Credit Card Aims to Pay Users 1% Crypto Back Rewards

<b>A new type of credit card aims to pay users cryptocurrency rewards rather than the typical ‘cash back’ incentives offered by traditional cards. The</b> …

Ethereum Co-Founder Demystifies Blockchain and How It’s Changing Everyday Life

When Satoshi Nakamoto invented Bitcoin in 2009, he actually created two other things: blockchain, a decentralized protocol that supports the …

Buterin Presents Blockchain Scaling Solution That Could Make Exchanges ‘Hack Resistant’

Vitalik Buterin has revealed a new Blockchain scaling solution, Plasma Cash, at the Ethereum Community Conference in Paris.Vitalik Buterin, …

We Need To Shut Bitcoin And All Other Cryptocurrencies Down. Here's Why.

Last week I wrote an article on illicit cryptomining – how hackers are sneaking cryptocurrency transaction processing software onto corporate networks, personal computers, and other devices. I attempted to raise the alarm, calling this threat the most dangerous of 2018.<p>I didn’t go far enough.<p>Upon …

Bitcoin

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain: hype vs. reality

There certainly has been much excitement and anxiety in recent weeks about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and their ups and downs.<p>Relatively few …

Learn how to invest in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies for just $29!

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency has been widely covered in the news lately, but still many have no idea what exactly cryptocurrency is or whether or not …

Bitcoin Finds a Bottom During Equity Market Turmoil

What’s supposed to be the most volatile asset in the universe is proving to be a bastion of stability compared with wild swings and carnage in global …

Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail says it lost 17M tokens of Nano/XRB cryptocurrency, worth about $170M, suspends withdrawals for all cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin Would Dominate in a 'Dystopian World Without Trust,' Economist Says

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies solve the problem of making payments in an environment where trust is broken — but it’s unclear whether that’s a …

Insane in the blockchain: 15 ridiculous cryptocurrencies you’ve never heard of

Contrary to what the headlines might lead you to believe, Bitcoin and Ethereum aren’t the only cryptocurrencies in the game. Over the past few years, …

Breaking: Crypto Exchange Binance Relaunches After Upgrade, Grants Users 70% Fee Discount

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Binance has announced on its site today, Feb. 9, that it has completed its system upgrade after technical …

Ethereum May Overtake Bitcoin In 2018

Ethereum enthusiasts grow excited at the possibility that ETH’s market cap could rise higher than Bitcoin’s (COIN, OTCQX:GBTC). Some believe that in …

Ripple CEO: Don't call it cryptocurrency

At the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit: Crypto on Wednesday, we heard from a number of companies squarely rooted in cryptocurrency (like Blockchain, …

Meet the richest people in bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, who are worth more than $17 billion combined

The life of a crypto-billionaire is stressful.<p>After unprecedented gains over the past year — driving bitcoin, ether, and Ripple's XRP up 1,300%, 8,000%, and 32,000% — cryptocurrencies have come back down to earth in recent weeks.<p>As of Friday afternoon, bitcoin was down 28% since late January. On …