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Google Bans Cryptocurrency Ads

From June, all ads for cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings will disappear from Google, in a move to get rid of what the company calls ‘unregulated or speculative financial products’.<p>Google says that it aims to purge the site of ads for cryptocurrencies, binary options, foreign exchange …

Cryptocurrency

11 Shocking Things That Happen To Your Brain When You Suffer From Even Mild Anxiety

If you have an anxiety disorder, then you already know how it can impact your brain, cause you to worry, and totally mess with your day. But did you …

Scientists just used a brain implant to improve human memory, and it could change everything

The human brain is truly a wonder, and nature has honed it to be an incredibly efficient tool for processing information and hanging on to things we …

Americans who haven't gone to college are way worse off today than 40 years ago

Several decades ago, regular Americans could get by with a decent job and a decent wage with only a high school diploma.<p>But things are very different today.<p>In a note to clients, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Michelle Meyer and Anna Zhou shared a chart showing trends in real wages broken down by …

Demographics

Zara Is Being Sued for $5 Million Over 'Deceptive' Pricing

The fast fashion chain is allegedly a fan of the ol' bait-and-switch.<p>It's generally considered good business practice to <i>not</i> swindle your customers. This is a lesson that clothing retailer Zara is about to learn the hard way. Thanks to accusations of deceptive pricing practices, the Spanish fast …

Customer Service

Rethinking which cells are the conductors of learning and memory

The Brain

Being frozen ‘to death’ saved this man’s life. It could save others,’ too.

Don Smith saw the boots first, just the toes, peeking out from a drift of snow along the side of the empty road.<p>He brought his car to a stop, clambered out into the early-morning chill and peered through the half-light, searching for a sign of his son.<p>“I looked over and there was Justin laying …

Medicine

A child genius explains how she can memorize a shuffled deck of cards in less than an hour

Child prodigy Katherine, 11, a finalist in the 2015 competition series, got a perfect score on the memory round and needed less than three minutes to recite all the cards.<p>"She started by looking at the cards and was like, 'Hey, how do I remember all of these?' Then, she did it. She remembered all …

Brasil sobe para 6ª posição em entrada de investimento estrangeiro

Fluxo para o país, porém, caiu 2,3% em 2014, 3º queda anual consecutiva. No mundo, investimentos diretos despencaram 16,3% no ano passado.

Two Companies Are Racing To Build The First Hyperloop

But both say first large-scale commercial version will be built overseas<p>The Hyperloop might be the brainchild of billionaire inventor Elon Musk, but if it is to become a reality it will be one of two other companies that first brings the futuristic transportation system to the world, reports the</i> …

We Tried This Vegan Startup's Taco Meal Delivery Kit. Here's What We Thought.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Beyond Meat makes vegan food, including “chicken” strips and ground “beef.” According to the company, these products don’t belong in the imitation meat category, too often characterized by chewy blandness. Instead, as founder and CEO …

The 6 Career Advice Books All Successful People Read | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Whether you’re looking for a new job or just wanting to move up in your current career, there are loads of books filled with advice to help you out. Even though there are plenty of …

Success

8 emerging markets that won't scare you

India is the fastest growing major economy in the world, and its government expects it to grow even faster this year.<p>India is one of the countries benefiting most from the sharp drop in global oil prices.

Emerging Markets

Is Your Business Struggling? Do These 10 Things Instead of Quitting | Inc.com

<i>What is the best advice for struggling entrepreneurs? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Evan Asano, Founder and CEO of Mediakix, a leading influencer marketing company, @EvanAsano, on …

Business Strategy

Money Lessons I Learned Delivering Newspapers to Rich People

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a paperboy taught me a lot of the habits of rich people. They always tipped me more than anyone else. Their monetary generosity then led me to give them better service than everyone else. I've found that it's very similar in life …

Is The Multiverse A Scientific Theory?

Anyone can come up with a theory, which in common parlance, simply means “an idea for how something works.” But in order to be a <i>scientific</i> theory, you have to do a lot more. In particular, any new scientific theory has to look at the current framework of science, including the current leading/best …

Dark Matter

Gold has fallen for 3 straight years, but many don’t see a bottom

Gold futures last month fell to a more than six-year low and tallied a third consecutive year of declines. Many market participants, however, are …

Stocks: 3 things to know before the open

Happy Tuesday.<p>Here are the three things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:<p>U.S. stock futures are slightly lower. Oil prices are seeing a bit of life, with crude trading around $37 a barrel after declining Monday.<p>European markets are bouncing higher, with shares in Paris and …

Stock Markets

Rejoice, olds: Columbia House is back to tempt you with cheap vinyl

Columbia House is coming back, and it's pinning hopes for a music revolution in physical media to vinyl nostalgia.<p>A brief history lesson may be in …

The hottest stock of 2015: Netflix

Hope you didn’t sleep on Netflix this year.<p>During a year in which the S&P 500 index is barely managing to to eke out a yearly gain, the streaming company’s stock has more than doubled, up 142% (it was as much as much as 168% earlier this year, when it hit a record high). The index’s runner-up was …

TV

Smart keyboard will teach you how to play piano

Best List: The ONE Light smart keyboard<p>Who doesn’t want to play piano? Learning to tickle the ivories must be right up there with writing the great American novel: Many of us have a hankering to become more musical.<p>The fantastic $299 ONE Light smart keyboard is the way to go if you want a piano …

Executive Shake-Up at AIG

Four top-level executives at American International Group Plc (aig), including its CFO, will leave the insurer as part of a massive management …

New mortgage rules unlikely to cool Vancouver’s red-hot housing market

The federal government's decision to raise the minimum down payment for new insured mortgages will have only a modest impact on Vancouver's red-hot real estate market, observers say.<p>The Department of Finance announced the policy change Friday. Effective Feb. 15, it said, the minimum down payment …

Canadian Real Estate

Who bought the Las Vegas Review-Journal? It's anybody's guess

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has been sold for a profit, a fact that is in itself remarkable amid print media's declining fortunes. But with the sale comes a mystery: Who bought Nevada's largest newspaper?<p>The $140-million sale, completed late Thursday, transferred ownership of the paper and smaller …

Journalism

A Company Is Selling Bottled Canadian Air to China

A Canadian startup company thinks it has a solution to China’s severe smog problem: It’s selling bottled clean air from the Rocky Mountains.<p>The …

Gillette Starts Knife Fight With Dollar Shave Club Over Razor Patent

There May Be Blood.<p>Gillette is picking a legal fight with one of the many startups trying to challenge its place atop the grooming industry. The razor maker, part of consumer goods giant P&G, sued Dollar Shave Club today in Delaware circuit court, claiming several of the company's blades infringe …

Men's Fashion

Tesla’s license plate mystery is no mystery at all

That level of attention is an indicator that the Tesla investment story is not over yet and in a world where true revenue growth is so hard to come by, Tesla is very unusual indeed. A strange story out of Denmark illustrates this point.<p>The Danish government recently accused Tesla of trying to …

Will A Fed Interest Rate Hike Slow The Housing Recovery?

The Federal Reserve is expected to start raising interest rates later this week, and anyone who's ever bought a house — or thought about it — knows that if mortgage rates rise by much that will make it tougher to afford a home.<p>Homebuilders are watching the interest rate decision closely too. That's …

Real Estate