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Never Heard of a DAO? Here's Why It's Going to Become The Hottest New Type of Corporation

Almost any businessperson on board with blockchain will promote the value of decentralization, and DAOs fit the mold.<p>You may have not heard of the abbreviation DAO, but it is a term that should keep popping up with more frequency during the blockchain boom. It stands for decentralized autonomous …

Blockchain

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Exercise

Mum's dementia was so bad she was kept in hospital for her own safety - but then we changed her diet

When his mum’s dementia became so severe she had to be kept in hospital for her own safety, Mark Hatzer thought he had lost another …

Manchester

What should you do with your 401(k) when you leave your job?

Steps to reaching your 'magic' retirement number<p>When employees leave their job for a new opportunity or to retire; many are left with an important question: what should I do with my 401(k)?<p>Fidelity says if you’re the average person, you have more than $100,000 tucked away.<p>Ric Edelman, founder and …

Jesus Died Only to Rise Again. Where Did the Concept of the Resurrection Come From?

To Homer, as to the rest of the ancient world, what became the Christian idea of personal resurrection was preposterous. “You must endure, and not be brokenhearted,” Achilles tells Priam in the 24th book of the “Iliad,” perhaps the West’s most moving evocation of the tragic nature of life. …

Theology

Depressed People Use These Words More Often

They're not always negative words.<p>From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a powerful effect on …

Machine Learning

How Well Do You Know English? The Origin of 'Bite the Bullet' and 15 Other Common Expressions in English

You probably think you know where 'mad as a hatter' is from ... but you're wrong.<p>English is not an easy language to learn. Not only do you have to contend with compound expressions (like "make out" or "turn up"), but you must understand expressions that barely seem tethered to reality.<p>Imagine …

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The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

7 Things You Should Never Say to Someone With Anxiety

Your intentions might be good, but these statements could make things worse.<p>“Yeah, I’m anxious too.”<p>On one hand, this is true. “Fear and anxiety are …

20 Alexa games to keep your kids busy

Whether you're trying to educate your kids through games or keep them busy while you cook dinner, here are 20 games you can play with Alexa.<p>While the Alexa speakers spread around your house are great for keeping you on task, controlling your smart home and ordering pizza when you don't have time to …

Kids

You can now book incredibly cheap flights with a new app that lets you bid on unsold airline seats

If, like 24 per cent of Britons, you are a chronic procrastinator - we may have found the perfect travel app for you.<p>Air Ticket Arena is a new UK-based start-up which launched on February 1 and gives you the opportunity to bid for last-minute plane tickets.<p>All you need to do is download the app and …

Air Travel

Here's how the flu virus kills some people so quickly

Every year, flu kills perfectly healthy young adults and children, and tens of thousands of people over 65. Why does it happen?<p>A 10-year-old Connecticut boy died of flu. So did a 21-year-old bodybuilder, and 4-year-old Jonah Reiben of Dayton, Ohio.<p>These are not the usual sick and elderly people who …

How to Remove Scratches From Your Car Using Products You Have At Home

Another scratch in your car? What a drag. But, get this: using just a few of these ordinary household items could help you get the scratches out, …

Repairs

4 Ways to Avoid Getting Hurt by Capital Gains Taxes

Whenever you make money from an investment, the IRS wants a piece of your profits. Here's how to keep more of those proceeds for yourself.<p>You might …

How to Claim Lottery Winnings Anonymously

Not too many things top winning the lottery -- except perhaps -- being able to claim your winnings anonymously. Only a few states, however, allow you …

Drop Everything and Buy a $383 Round-trip Flight to Italy or Greece (Video)

Celebrate a new year of travel by booking a cheap flight to Italy or Greece this winter. Flights are on sale starting at $383 round-trip.<p><i>Thrifty</i> …

Charities fear tax bill could turn philanthropy into a pursuit only for the rich

Many U.S. charities are worried the tax overhaul bill signed by President Trump on Friday could spur a landmark shift in philanthropy, speeding along the decline of middle-class donors and transforming charitable gift-giving into a pursuit largely left to the wealthy.<p>The source of concern is how …

Middle-class

How to Write Off Donations Under the New Tax Plan: Consider ‘Bunching’

The tax plan approved by Congress nearly doubles the standard deduction for individuals and families. That could simplify the filing process for millions of Americans, but it will complicate the giving strategies for many who have made a habit of deducting their charitable contributions.<p>Under the …

Retirement

This Cruise Guarantees You’ll See the Northern Lights — or Your Next Cruise Is Free

You're guaranteed an unforgettable cruise.<p>No matter what kind of cabin you choose, you’re still guaranteed an unforgettable view on this …

Opinion: Here are 5 dividend-rich stocks to weather the next market downturn

Stock investors in the U.S. have much to be optimistic about in December.<p>U.S. consumer confidence is the highest since 2000. New home sales are the …

Investing

Why So Many People Choose the Wrong Health Plans

If you get health insurance from your employer, you have to make decision every year about which coverage to choose.<p>So here is a warning: If you are simply sticking with an old plan with a low deductible, that may well be a wrong and costly choice.<p>You might wonder how anyone could say that choosing …

Health Care

This Nobel Prize Winner's Simple Idea Gave Retirement Savers a $7.6 Billion Boost

It turns out that saving for retirement isn't rocket science after all.<p>Nobel Prize winners include some of the best and brightest in their …

These 10 U.S. cities have the best quality of life

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Work less, spend less, worry less. Enjoy life more.<p>It’s an elusive equation for many …

Magic mushrooms can 'reset' depressed brain

<b>A hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms can "reset" the brains of people with untreatable depression, raising hopes of a future treatment, scans suggest.</b><p>The small study gave 19 patients a single dose of the psychedelic ingredient psilocybin.<p>Half of patients ceased to be depressed and experienced …

Magic Mushrooms

The New Rules That Could Make ETFs Unstoppable

Passive investments, already eating away at active managers’ assets, are getting another boost. That effect is on the radar of companies such as …

Keep an eye on the $4 trillion ETF industry — it could start the next financial crisis

LONDON — Financial crises have all sorts of triggers<p>The 2008 crisis started with the collapse of the sub prime mortgage sector in the USA and wild speculation in the tech sector in the 1990s caused the dot-com bubble to burst.<p>While crises are hard to spot by their very nature, that hasn't stopped …

Investing

Brené Brown: America’s Crisis Of Disconnection Runs Deeper Than Politics

Our national self-sorting into liberal and conservative enclaves is tracking with rising rates of loneliness. Why, and at what cost?<p>For 20 years, I’ve taught at the University of Houston, the most racially and ethnically diverse research university in the United States. I recently asked my class of …

Women in midlife aren't sleeping enough, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Women going through midlife aren't getting enough sleep, according to a new government report.<p>More than one in four middle-aged women reported experiencing difficulty falling and staying asleep four or more times during the week. More than one in three women reported getting fewer than …

Sleep