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Should Bitcoin be used to help countries hit by disaster?

Bitcoin entrepreneurs want to rebuild Puerto Rico as cryptocurrency-fuelled economy. Would that help or hurt the devastated country?<p>Cryptocurrency entrepreneurs have moved to Puerto Rico to build a crypto utopia – initially dubbed Puertopia but now named Sol – where they plan to pay little in taxes.<p>…

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Forget Willpower. This Science-Backed Strategy Is Much More Powerful | Inc.com

Let's start off with the conventional wisdom. Willpower is how we break free of the past; it's how we undo bad habits and avoid temptation. You've heard this your whole life. If you're eating to much, not exercising enough, being too impulsive, not motivated enough then you just don't have enough …

Will Power

The (almost) complete history of 'fake news'

<b>In record time, the phrase morphed from a description of a social media phenomenon into a journalistic cliche and an angry political slur. How did the term "fake news" evolve - and what's next in the world of disinformation?</b><p>It was mid-2016, and Buzzfeed's media editor, Craig Silverman, noticed a …

2018 is ripe for a global rupture

Stock markets are at record highs, and recession is nowhere in sight. Yet, the threat to all this exuberance — rising international tensions and …

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20 words that you're probably using incorrectly

There are advanced words you can add to your vocabulary to make yourself sound smarter— just make sure that you're using them correctly.<p>While definitions have been known to shift based on the way a word is commonly used, some popular uses are just plain wrong.<p>Here are 20 words that are often …

The timeless allure of ruins

Even writers of the ancient world spoke of the wrecks of earlier societies with fear and longing, says Paul Cooper.<p>Mankind has always lived among its own ruins. Since our earliest history, we have explored ruined places, feared them and drawn inspiration from them, and we can trace that complex …

A Modern Office in Poland with Modular Elements Made of Plywood

The Poznań, Poland based interior design studio Oyster were asked to reimagine the offices of multimedia company MOOV with the goal of designing a …

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Cuban Consume 50 Books a Year (More or Less). Here Are 8 You Need to Read in 2018 | Inc.com

The world's most successful business leaders--Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Cuban among them--are prolific readers. According to some studies, CEOs consume as many as 50 to 60 books a year. If you're seeing this article on the first week back at the office after New Year's and aren't already …

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Is social media bad for you? The evidence and the unknowns

What the science suggests so far about the impact of platforms such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram on your mental well-being.<p>Three billion people, around 40% of the world’s population, use online social media – and we’re spending an average of two hours every day sharing, liking, tweeting and …

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Learning a new language changes the way you perceive reality

Learning a new language is a humbling process, because it basically means accepting that every word you know is wrong. The elaborate lexicon you’ve developed over the years suddenly becomes useless: the movie quotes you know, your street slang, old-fashioned words you ironically use—everything …

Nice Brains Finish Last

We all like to think that being kind, responsible, and fair will lead to a happy life. But what if we’re wrong? What if nice guys really do finish …

Patient uses fat stem cells to repair his wrist

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bill Marlette was a long way from home, but he was willing to take the risk, as there were really no other options.<p>He was tired of the daily pain that made even shaking someone's hand almost unbearable.<p>Marlette lost his arm in an accident when he was a teenager, but as an active kid, he …

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Find Your Passion Today With These 14 Questions | Inc.com

What's been a common theme in your life? What's something that people would say about you in each job you've held?<p>What skills come to you naturally? How could you possibly use those to make a living? (Get creative, this is just a brainstorming activity.)<p>What types of things do friends, colleagues, …

The FODMAP diet: a recipe for a healthy gut and a happier life?

It started with granola. Emma Hatcher recalls eating almost an entire box as a child and doubling up in pain. She had always been aware of having a sensitive gut, but this was unlike anything she’d felt before.<p>Her stomach problems escalated until she was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome …

Are you as fit as you should be for your age? Pass this simple test

It's National Fitness Day, so today seems like the perfect opportunity to rethink your approach to exercise. According to Virgin Active’s latest research, 52% of British women between the ages of 25 and 34 would rather look slim and toned in their holiday photos than be fit enough to run a …

Science Says Doing This Can Make Your Team Happier and More Productive | Inc.com

Your happiness level plays a major role in your ability to build a successful business.<p>Customers can often feel when the products and services they buy are made with joy, care, and love. Those are the ones that earn their loyalty. Conversely, they can also tell when something is hastily thrown …

All perfectionists need to adopt this strategy for coping with failure and rejection

Any creative person knows that pursuing meaningful work also means climbing aboard an emotional rollercoaster. One moment, you’re on top of the world, stepping out onto a stage, or hitting “publish” on a post. Then a disappointing email or a critical comment about your work sends you plunging into …

In the era of satellites and Google Maps there are still areas that remain a mystery<p>On a quiet summer evening, the Aurora, a 60ft cutter-rigged sloop, approaches the craggy shore of eastern Greenland, along what is known as the Forbidden Coast. Its captain, Sigurdur Jonsson, a sturdy man in his …

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The complete guide to exercising in winter

This week in London, the sun sets at 3.50pm. We’re waking up in the dark, leaving work in the dark, and spending a good proportion of the intervening time underground or desk-bound. Hearty meals and firesides seem more attractive than the chilly outdoors, or a busy gym. (If you live in the global …

10 Incredible Photo Stories You Absolutely Can’t Miss

Here are the most interesting and powerful photo stories from across the web.

The Bitter Legal Battle over Peggy Guggenheim’s Blockbuster Art Collection

Almost four decades after her death, Peggy Guggenheim is the central figure in a continuing art-world imbroglio: the seemingly endless legal battle by some of her descendants over her superlative 20th-century art collection—and the Venetian palazzo housing it—she left to her uncle’s foundation. …

The Buried Story of Male Hysteria

When men actually began to be diagnosed as “hysterics,” doctors searched for a cause. They found a chemical that may be on the rise again today.<p>When a raving 27-year-old man was committed to Hudson River State Hospital for the Insane in April of 1887, no one thought much of it.<p>But 12 days later, …

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One Radical Idea To Unite The U.K.? Build A New Capital

Eric Wong’s techno-utopian illustrations imagine a new capital inspired by the countercultural architects of the 1960s and ’70s.<p>The international political landscape is more fractured than ever, as countries grapple with the divisive nationalist forces that influenced the Brexit vote and the 2016 …

Researchers think they've found the key to happiness and it's not what you think (or maybe it is)

Artists and poets have long argued that the key to happiness is not money — and landmark research may prove them right.<p>A study by the London School …

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A PhD Student May Have Accidentally Found a Way to Make Your Phone Battery Last 400 Years | Inc.com

An engineer stumbled on the design for the microwave when he accidentally melted the chocolate bar in his pocket while fiddling with some radar equipment. Penicillin was famously discovered when Sir Alexander Fleming forgot to cover a petri dish. Viagra, X-rays, and the world's first plastic were …

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How to Build a Healthy Meal That Actually Keeps You Full

Do you ever eat a healthy lunch only to find yourself <i>starving</i> by 3 p.m.? You’re not alone. This a common frustration I hear from my clients, and in …

The brands most coveted by Britain's best interior designers

When home owners hire an interior designer, they’re not just seeking out someone with creative flair, or a professional who can take the headache out of a building project. Intimate knowledge of the best products – from picture frames to mattresses – is an important part of the package, too.<p>“People …

8 Ways You're Drinking Water Wrong

<b>And here you thought it was just about taking a big gulp.</b><p>You'd think drinking water would be pretty hard to mess up, right? Choose your bottle, open …

17 Processed Foods Nutritionists Approve Of

Despite processed food’s bad reputation—which, for the most part, is deserved—there are actually several items you can indulge in guilt-free. …

10 basic rules for a happier life — and most may surprise you

Happy International Day of Happiness! How did you celebrate?<p>The United Nations sets aside March 20 as a time to recognize "the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings."<p>Rejoicing yet? Or do the stresses of everyday life mean little …