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Bitcoin splits as new currency takes off

<b>A new version of Bitcoin has been mined for the first time in the crypto-currency's history.</b><p>Bitcoin Cash is the result of months of debate and development over how the currency would continue to evolve.<p>Fears of large swings in the value of Bitcoin have so far not been realised - but some exchanges …

Bitcoin

The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

<i>This story was co-published with NPR’s Shots blog.</i>The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long …

Pharma

Ether Thief Remains Mystery Year After $55 Million Digital Heist

Confessions of a former neo-Confederate

Who believes slavery wasn’t really that bad? I did.<p>It’s a strange sight: an enormous concrete obelisk, looking a whole lot like the Washington Monument, rising above the treetops about 10 miles east of Hopkinsville, Kentucky. It’s the Jefferson Davis Monument, the second-tallest obelisk in the …

Want to get better at coding? You just have to play this game

Coding is the new English. At least, that’s what websites like Codecademy want you to think.<p>But maybe you’ve held off on trying to improve your coding skills, because you still thought it wasn’t fun enough. Turns out there’s no excuse for you anymore.<p>With Codingame, you practice your coding skills …

PHP

13 DIYs to Make Your Car Seem Like New Again

Give your car that new-car smell (and look!) with smart detailing DIYs. These car cleaners and fresheners cost basically nothing to make, and you'll love how easily the 13 crafts ahead come together. No matter the time of year, it's always a good idea to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape so you're …

PopSugar

A philosopher’s 350-year-old trick to get people to change their minds is now backed up by psychologists

The 17th century philosopher Blaise Pascal is perhaps best known for Pascal’s Wager which, in the first formal use of decision theory, argued that believing in God is the most pragmatic decision. But it seems the French thinker also had a knack for psychology. As Brain Pickings points out, Pascal …

Pascal

8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

An Italian rapper, a 'hangman's noose' and a $250m lawsuit: the chaotic race to build Elon Musk's hyperloop

In 2013, irked by the $68 billion (£51 billion) cost of California’s high-speed rail project, Elon Musk proposed an alternative. He called it the …

High-speed Rail

Before Apple And Facebook, There Was Something More Revolutionary

It's easy to think that the modern era in communication began in the 1990s with the birth of the Internet.<p>But we actually have to go back further — to 1895 and the discovery that intelligible signals could travel through the "air" without a wired connection.<p>A hundred years before Facebook and …

McGill University

The best productivity system for procrastinators is to work with your natural tendencies

In an age where an overloaded schedule is a badge of honor, there’s no shortage of time-management apps and systems for the ambitious worker. But the classic Pomodoro Technique remains one of the most popular productivity options—and for good reason.<p>The Pomodoro Technique, designed by developer and …

Time Management

The Literary Battle for Nat Turner’s Legacy

In his 1967 novel, The Confessions of Nat Turner, William Styron, a white southerner, told the story of America’s bloodiest slave revolt—in the voice of its African-American leader. Half a century later, Turner is the subject of Nate Parker’s new film, The Birth of a Nation, and the literary battle …

Literature

How breakfast became known as 'the most important meal of the day'

What you may not know is the origin of this ode to breakfast: a 1944 marketing campaign launched by Grape Nuts manufacturer General Foods to sell more cereal.<p>During the campaign, which marketers named "Eat a Good Breakfast—Do a Better Job", grocery stores handed out pamphlets that promoted the …

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful effect of these emotions, and to use that information to guide thinking and …

Emotional Intelligence