Walid Hassan Alsharabi

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The truth about Tulip Mania

<b>In the 17th Century the Dutch went mad trading tulip bulbs in the hope they could make a massive profit. But was Tulip Mania - a parable of greed compared to the recent heavy investment in the Bitcoin crypto-currency - really so awful?</b><p>How much is a thing worth? An ounce of gold? A kilogram of …

Cryptocurrency

Are organ meats good for you?

Organ meats are sometimes referred to as "offal." The word offal derives from the term "off fall," referring to any part of an animal that falls away …

The 1970s Design Manual That Quietly Shaped Everything You Use Today

Humanscale is as relevant today as it was in the 1970s–and it’s being reissued through Kickstarter.<p>The 1970s has been a frequently revisited decade in the design world lately, most notably in the resurgence of reissued graphic standards manuals from that era. For many graphic designers, the …

iPhones Have Changed the Way We Poop... for the Worse

<i>Welcome to Partial Recall: 2007, a week of stories dedicated to trying to remember what life was like a decade ago.</i><p>Recommended Video<p>Entertainment<p>Show …

China installs security cameras in churches by force

China is keeping a closer eye on churches in the country.<p>Officials in the Zhejiang province have started to install surveillance cameras in churches …

Watch The Grossest (And Most Satisfying) Blackhead Removal We've Ever Seen

This guy's technique removes all his blackheads in record time​<p>Admit it, there's something disgustingly satisfying about watching people remove their blackheads. But of all the satisfying blackhead removal videos we've seen, this one might take the cake for the fastest and most efficient.<p>The video, …

5 things I had to give up to be successful

There's an opportunity cost to everything worthwhile in life.<p>No matter what you're trying to accomplish, you'll have to give up something in order to make it happen.<p>When I asked people on Facebook what they had given up to get something else they wanted, I got about 60 answers.<p><i>Even if you get what</i> …

22 'facts' you learned in school that have since been proven wrong

When you're trying to teach dozens of students the finer points of history and science, sometimes it's just easier to provide a simpler narrative.<p>But as James Loewen chronicles in his classic book "Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong," teaching simplistic …

Albert Einstein

Secure your smart home by changing WiFi, router password - IBTimes India

Make sure to change your router or WiFi password regularly to ensure hackers don't access your smart home.<p>Having a smart home is a wonderful …

Why Sleep Paralysis Is So Scary and What You Can Do About It

I don’t mind bad dreams. When you wake up, the dream fades away. What utterly terrifies me, though, is when my brain wakes up but my body cannot …

A beginner's guide to drinking espresso

Just like you’d scoff at a European for putting mayonnaise on a hot dog, Italians might disapprove of your espresso drinking, as they have their very …

The Difference Between Streets, Boulevards, Avenues, and Other Roads

As you drive around a city, you’ll see streets, avenues, lanes, courts, parkways, and more types of roads than you can count. Turns out, those naming …

10+ Pics That Show Photography Is The Biggest Lie Ever

The internet is full of beautiful and amazing photographs, but do you ever stop and wonder just what went into that perfect shot? I'm not just …

Photography

Green Tea Health Benefits: Can It Really Protect Against Cancer And Lower Cholesterol?

Everything you need to know ☕️<p>For some, green tea can be an acquired taste. But judging by some of its health benefits, the pungent tea is well worth …

How Far You Can Drive Your Car on Empty, In One Chart

Of course, you would never let your tank get so low that the little light popped on warning you that you should really, really refuel, but if you …

Roads

12 Random Facts That People Probably Wish Never Happened

Remember those boring history classes when it seemed all the teacher cared about was throwing random dates at you? And all the facts were blah, meh, …

The vast majority of expiration dates are bogus — here's how long your food is still good

But most expiration dates are largely made up. According to The National Resource Defense Council, the "sell by" dates do indicate not whether foods are safe to eat — they simply tell you when food will reach its limits for "optimal quality."<p>The handy website StillTasty compiles data from sources …

CDC

White Rice Can Be Worse Than Soda Pop For Developing Diabetes

http://diply.com/article/white-rice-high-risk-diabetes<p>article<p>If you thought this was a healthy alternative, think again...<p>Diply

8 Words From Shakespeare That the Business World Still Uses Today

Four hundred years after the Bard's death, we're still using the same words he gave us to get stuff done and make money.<p>This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent …

Shakespeare died 400 years ago today — here are 21 everyday phrases he coined

William Shakespeare wrote a lot of great plays, but he also coined and popularized a lot of words and phrases that we still use to this day.<p>We put together a list of our 21 favorites. Check them out:

Why Time Is One of Humanity's Greatest and Most Important Inventions

Without the pendulum clock, the Industrial Revolution doesn’t happen. Without the quartz clock, the technology in the digital revolution doesn’t …

Almond butter vs. peanut butter: A food-off between everyone's favorite spread

There was always an open jar of reduced-fat Jif in our pantry when I was growing up. “It’s healthier,” Mom said as she slathered two pieces of frozen …

The Right Way to Breathe For More Powerful Weightlifting

In the weight room, the two most important things to consider are safety and how much you can lift. For some people, it’s one or the other, but with …

13 Photography Channels on YouTube You Should Follow

If you’re looking for videos to watch to quench your thirst for photography, YouTube has a great selection. If you’ve never really poked around …

Brainiacs can thank chocolate for their cognitive skills: study

Do you have a great memory? Are you a pro at multi-tasking? You may be able to thank chocolate for that.<p>A new study published in the online journal …

The Brain

Skinfold Calipers to Measure Body Fat: Why and How to Use Them

Traditionally, people use their weight to determine their level of health. The problem with this approach is that the scale can’t differentiate …

Why Bone Broth is So Good for Us

Broths and stocks have been part of almost every culture’s culinary tradition for centuries; from Vietnamese pho to Italian brodo to American chicken …

Dry Skin

The imminent death of the Cavendish banana and why it affects us all

<b>Buy a banana and it will almost certainly be descended from one plant grown at an English stately home. But now we face losing one of the world's most-loved fruits.</b><p>Sitting in picture-perfect Peak District grounds, Chatsworth House seems an unlikely birthplace for today's global banana industry.<p>But …

Forestry

Why no food, not even kale, is 'healthy'

Not long ago, I watched a woman set a carton of Land O' Lakes Fat-Free Half-and-Half on the conveyor belt at a supermarket.<p>"Can I ask you why you're buying fat-free half-and-half?" I said. Half-and-half is defined by its fat content: about 10 percent, more than milk, less than cream.<p>"Because it's …

22 Supermarket Items You Should Leave on the Shelf (and What to Get Instead)

The best life advice I've ever gotten was from my high school physics teacher. His philosophy? It's <i>okay</i> to be lazy. Good, in fact. You should <i>want</i> to do things the easiest way possible, as that's what's going to drive you toward finding ever-more efficient ways to do them. Of course, the unspoken …