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Espionage, LSD and a man walking a rabbit – welcome to Europe's new Capital of Culture

A man walks his rabbit – yes, rabbit – in the town square, puffing on what definitely isn’t a cigarette as the floppy-eared bunny hops along the cobbles on the end of a leash. Welcome to Leeuwarden: a European Capital of Culture for 2018.<p>It takes six minutes for the rabbit walker to stagger across …

Netherlands

Ethereum 2018 Price Predictions: Experts Forecast Ether Q1 Value

Ethereum has been having a moment. While the cryptocurrency has remained a distance second to Bitcoin in terms of volume of trading and has trailed …

Bitcoin Ban Expands Across Credit Cards as Big U.S. Banks Recoil

A growing number of big U.S. credit-card issuers are deciding they don’t want to finance a falling knife.<p>JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp. …

Cryptocurrency

Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan to Create Healthcare Company

It’s no secret Jeff Bezos has been looking to crack health care. But no one expected him to pull in Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon, too.<p>News Tuesday …

The 19-year-old who made his fortune in bitcoin says if you don't become a millionaire in the next 10 years, it's your own fault

German teenager Erik Finman has an unusual success story.<p>When was 12 years old, he realized school wasn't his future. Most of his classmates felt the same, of course, but Finman took action: He made a bet with his parents.<p>His parents promised that if he became a millionaire before his 18th …

Cryptocurrency

The 35 most amazing lines from Donald Trump's impromptu press conference

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Just before jetting off to Davos, President Donald Trump stopped by a sit-down that chief of staff John Kelly was having with reporters -- and immediately started talking.<p>It was classic Trump who, despite all of his rhetorical emphasis on "fake news," is an avid consumer of the …

Donald Trump

5 Problems Small Businesses Must Fix Immediately to Overcome Growth Plateaus

There are many reasons why business struggle to grow. However, many of them are internal and can be addressed with the right focus, strategy, and discipline.<p>Growing a business is hard. Fewer than five percent of all businesses in the US grow to be more than $1 million in annual revenues. And fewer …

Small Business

How To Build An Entrepreneurial Culture: 5 Tips From Eric Ries

The Lean Startup author sits down with Ideo U’s Suzanne Gibbs Howard to discuss how to instill an entrepreneurial spirit in any company, whether a startup, a design studio, or a corporate giant.<p>If you’ve ever been a part of a startup or a new business unit, you know the enormous amount of …

Eric Ries

Forget Ebola, Sars and Zika: ticks are the next global health threat

Ticks carry a wide array of pathogens – and environmental changes mean they are spreading<p>Since the beginning of our species we have been at war. It’s a continuous, neverending fight against the smallest of adversaries: armies of pathogens and parasites. As we have developed new ways to survive and …

Disease

Trading Technologies-Coinbase deal to bridge bitcoin and futures

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Trading software provider Trading Technologies International Inc said on Thursday it has teamed up with crypto-currency exchange operator Coinbase to give institutional traders direct market access to both bitcoin and bitcoin futures beginning in March.<p>The partnership means …

Cryptocurrency

Amid Bitcoin Frenzy, SEC Warns Against Risky Cryptocurrency Products

If you're tempted to join the cryptocurrency bandwagon, regulators say you should take a pause before you click "buy."<p>Following bitcoin's meteoric price rise in 2017 — from just under $1,000 in January to nearly $20,000 in December — there's been a rush to cash in on cryptocurrencies and the …

Cryptocurrency

12 ways one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug we have

Get moving.<p>Exercises that get your heart pumping and sweat flowing — known as aerobic exercise, or "cardio"— have significant and beneficial effects on the brain and body, according to a wealth of recent research, including a new study published Monday.<p>"Aerobic exercise is key for your head, just …

Harvard Medical School

As 'overtourism' swamps Amsterdam, Dutch capital pushes back

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Hordes of tourists are derailing daily life in parts of historic Amsterdam. Visitors clog the city's narrow streets. Stores catering only to tourists edge out shops for locals.<p>Every weekend, the heart of the city is overrun by foreigners in strip joints and seedy bars. They gawk at …

Bitcoin Storms Wall Street

Bitcoin traders have no time to pop the champagne anymore.<p>The crypto-rocket shot past $11,000 last week just hours after eclipsing $10,000, which …

Stock Markets

The long-term health benefits of running a marathon — and how it could actually be good for your knees

Running a marathon is no easy task, but is it really as hard on your body as many people think? We spoke with Dr. Reed Ferber, director of the Running Injury Clinic, to find out if all of that hard work is healthy and what the health implications are of running 26 miles. Following is a transcript …

Marathons

Why You Should Always Fly With a Tennis Ball

This trick may be the secret to preventing jet lag.<p>There are all sorts of things you probably should pack in your carry-on (another pair of …

The Party: a virtual experience of autism - 360 video

What is it like to be autistic? The Guardian’s latest VR film offers a glimpse of how a person on the autism spectrum copes with a stressful environment<p>This video does not work in Safari – please use another browser<p>The Party allows you to enter the world of an autistic teenager, Layla, who is at a …

Chatbot lets you sue Equifax for up to $25,000 without a lawyer

Equifax’s security failure affected 143 million US consumers, or 44 percent of the US population. To add insult to injury, Equifax waited over a month before revealing the security breach it had suffered. If you’re one of the millions affected by the breach, a chatbot can now help you sue Equifax …

A Frequent Flier's Guide to Travel Gear That Works

I travel a lot. Often to faraway places. Often in bad weather. Often to do active stuff outdoors. And I’ve been doing that for decades. This is the gear that gets me there and the approach that holds it all together.<p>The Bag<p>A few years ago, I flew to Siberia in the dead of winter to visit my …

Many Adults Don't Think Exposure To Vaping Is Bad For Kids

Despite the toxic ingredients commonly found in e-cigarettes and other vaping products, many adults don't think secondhand e-cigarette aerosol poses a risk to children, according to a report published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>About one-third of adults surveyed …

Public Health

Top Russian Officials Discussed How to Influence Trump Aides Last Summer

WASHINGTON — American spies collected information last summer revealing that senior Russian intelligence and political officials were discussing how to exert influence over Donald J. Trump through his advisers, according to three current and former American officials familiar with the …

20 Books Billionaire Bill Gates Recommends

Get a jump on your summer reading list with these suggestions from the billionaire and philanthropist.<p>This week, Bill Gates took to Twitter to provide some advice to the graduating class of 2017.<p>Gates exhorted the new grads to fight inequity, spread progress and surround themselves with people who …

Supermassive Black Holes Suggest We May Be Very Wrong About How Our Universe Formed

Riddled with Holes<p>The universe can be thought of as one big, continuously expanding space. An interesting theory about this expansion assumes that …

Sources: Russia tried to use Trump advisers to infiltrate campaign

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The FBI gathered intelligence last summer that suggests Russian operatives tried to use Trump advisers, including Carter Page, to infiltrate the Trump campaign, according to US officials.<p>The new information adds to the emerging picture of how the Russians tried to influence the …

Donald Trump

9 signs you're a bad manager — even if it doesn't feel like it

"Supervision is a critical function of leadership that is often overlooked," writes certified professional coach Rita Sever in "Supervision Matters: 100 Bite-Sized Ideas to Transform You and Your Business." "Yet the quality of supervision is often what makes or breaks a leader — and an …

Authoritarianism

This Simple Hack Allows You To Do More Work In Less Time

Whether you’re a small business owner or an executive at a multinational company, whether you work in sales or operations, whether you’re based in Singapore or San Francisco, you have the same 24 hours in a day as the person next to you. Time is the great equalizer.<p>But how is it that some people …

Time Management

How to Get Your Team to Follow Through After a Meeting

Any team leader knows that it’s what happens between project meetings that makes or breaks a project. And yet it’s often challenging to keep a team motivated and focused on getting agreed upon tasks done. Ideally you’ve checked that everyone is aligned and agreed on next steps but assigning tasks …

Black Holes Caught in the Act of Cosmic Creation

Astronomers have glimpsed the telltale signs of newly formed stars inside the powerful winds of a supermassive black hole.<p>In the universe, the places with the most extreme, destructive conditions can sometimes spawn something new.<p>A group of European astronomers have spotted new stars flaring to …

Astrophysics

Trump's likely science adviser calls climate scientists 'glassy-eyed cult'

William Happer, frontrunner for job of providing mainstream scientific opinion to officials, backs crackdown on federal scientists’ freedom to speak out<p>The man tipped as frontrunner for the role of science adviser to Donald Trump has described climate scientists as “a glassy-eyed cult” in the …