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14 Foods That Reduce Inflammation Which You Didn’t Know

Inflammation might not be something that you think about too often in regards to your health, but there are a few reasons it should be. Inflammation …

Wellness

Drinking full-fat milk could protect against strokes, study suggests

Drinking full-fat milk could lead to a longer life by protecting against strokes, scientists have suggested.<p>While conventional diet advice has for decades dictated that skimmed and semi-skimmed milk is much healthier for us than full-fat milk, a study suggests that the opposite may be …

Holistic Medicine

Understanding how the game is being played on Facebook and Instagram

Today we use Instagram to express ourselves through images. With over 800 million users we can say that this platform has the audience to build your …

Stylish Swedish Speakers That Connect With Everything And Play All Around Your Home

Over the past century a lot of interesting things have come out of Scandinavia: Volvos, Abba, grisly crime fiction books, social democracy, and some rather attractive audio equipment. It was Danish company Bang & Olufsen that declared stereos and audio equipment needn’t look ugly in order to …

Apple's Massive, Cheap iPhone Confirmed

Ghostek is back again. The popular case maker worked with me on a Galaxy S9 design exclusive last year and we teamed up to deliver new iPhone schematics last month. Now it has supplied me with renders which show-off the best and worst features of Apple’s exciting ‘budget iPhone X’…<p>Once again …

Mobile Technology

'Carbohydrates are killing us'

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>This year, more than 610,000 Americans will die from heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women.<p>For …

Diabetes

Top 10 Trends in Mobile Design in 2018

Mobile is quickly taking over the world. According to comScore, nearly 70 percent of digital media time is spent on mobile devices. This means that …

How magnesium can improve your skin - from anti-ageing to adult acne

The list is never ending of supplements, elements and ingredients that are now proven to be good for you and your skin. Whilst many you can disregard and carry on as normal without, magnesium is one that you should actually take note of as its benefits are ever growing and surprisingly effective …

Skin Care

Coinbase’s first investment, Compound, earns you interest on crypto

Compound wants to let you borrow cryptocurrency, or lend it and earn an interest rate. Most cryptocurrency is shoved in a wallet or metaphorically hidden under a mattress, failing to generate interest the way traditionally banked assets do. But Compound wants to create liquid money markets for …

Cryptocurrency

MysteryVibe: $13 Million Sex Toy Startup Launches First Product For Penises

Think sex toys are taboo? Luxury British pleasure brand MysteryVibe is on a mission to change that.<p>Not only is the startup’s debut device Crescendo—the world’s first bendable, fully personalizable vibrator—now used by customers across 58 countries.<p>It also continues to raise angel funding despite …

Google’s Selfish Ledger is an unsettling vision of Silicon Valley social engineering

This internal video from 2016 shows a Google concept for how total data collection could reshape society<p>Google has built a multibillion-dollar business out of knowing everything about its users. Now, a video produced within Google and obtained by <i>The Verge</i> offers a stunningly ambitious and …

Hate Open-Plan Offices? Here's What's Coming Next

Hold your nose. The era of the deskless office is about to begin.<p>Observation: There's no dumb idea that can't be made worse and that's especially true with one of the dumbest ideas of all time, the open-plan office.<p>Quick recap: There's a near-total lack of scientific evidence that open-plan offices …

The Coolest Blockchain Startups at NYC's Consensus

Thousands of crypto entrepreneurs and technologists descended upon the city for NYC Blockchain Week. Here are the up-and-coming companies that stood out.<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p><i>By Rob Marvin</i><p>New York's first-ever Blockchain Week (May 11-17) features scores of conferences, events, and …

Blockchain

A Humidifier for Work or Home

Humidifiers are a great way to add moisture to the air at home but the Pineal humidifier is one you can take to work. Most designs are powerful …

Aircall raises another $29 million

French startup Aircall has raised a funding round of $29 million for its cloud based call center solution. Draper Esprit led the round with NextWorld Capital, Balderton Capital and Newfund also participating.<p>The company has raised $40.5 million in total. Aircall participated in the Startup …

30+ Real Examples Of Blockchain Technology In Practice

While Bitcoin and cryptocurrency may have been the first widely known uses of blockchain technology, today, it’s far from the only one. In fact, blockchain is revolutionizing most every industry. Here are just a few of the practical examples of blockchain technology.<p><b>Entertainment</b><p>‌KickCity—Platform …

Blockchain

9 Stocks Goldman Sachs Thinks Will Blow Wall Street's Performance Away in 2019

2018 is just about over, in the minds of some investors.<p>"We expect investors will soon look past 2018 and focus on 2019 growth," says Goldman Sachs …

Investing

ERC-20 Tokens, Explained

1.<p>What are ERC-20 tokens?<p><i>ERC-20 tokens are tokens designed and used solely on the Ethereum platform.</i><p>They follow a list of standards so that they can …

Blockchain

How do I Add Background Music to my Videos?

February 7, 2018 665 Views<p>Background Music, as you know, plays an important role in your videos. If used right, it can boost your video engagement …

Nvidia's bitcoin boom is over, but this investor says the bigger opportunity is just starting

Rick Wilking/Reuters<p><b>Nvidia gave its first-ever peek at its crypto mining-related business on Thursday.</b>• <b><br>But Benjamin Lau, the chief investment officer</b> …

China Will Issue Blockchain ‘Standards’ In 2019, Says Gov’t Official

China will seek to release nationwide blockchain standards by the end of 2019, a government official told local news media May 10.<p>Speaking to …

Nvidia Reveals Crypto Sales for First Time and Predicts Big Drop

Nvidia Corp. revealed for the first time how much revenue it generated from chip sales to the cryptocurrency market -- and said that figure will be …

This Crypto Vending Machine Can Tell If You're 21 And Sell You Beer

"We're definitely not in the beer-vending business."<p>That might not be something you'd expect the marketing manager for a crypto tech company to …

Templum: The Future Of The Tokenized Asset Offering (TAO)

Templum, a New York-based trading technology company has attracted $10 million of funding from Japan’s SBI Group. This is big news for those of us in the crypto space – institutional crypto trading platforms are starting to emerge.<p>It is the beginning of the tokenization of everything that can be …

A.I. Is Awesome, Blockchain Is a Powerhouse. But Here's What Combining Them Could Do

If we're careful to implement them the right way, new AI-Blockchain combo technologies could rewrite virtually all industries--including yours.<p>You know artificial intelligence from your Alexa, Tesla or Netflix account. And now Blockchain is generating serious thunder, too, particularly in …

Wall Street is moving into the bitcoin market. So why aren’t prices rising?

Wall Street is working its way into the world of bitcoin, with several notable firms announcing this month that they are getting ready to participate in the market. You might think mainstream support for the highly speculative digital asset would give bitcoin and its crypto cousins a boost, as it …

Amazon Is Paying Its Employees $12,000 to Train for a Job at Another Company. And It's Brilliant

The forward-thinking company helps employees forward their dream careers--even if it means it's not at Amazon.<p>In a hot job market, it's hard enough to figure out how to spot rising talent and then have a plan for how to keep that talent in your company.<p>So training employees and giving them job …

How to get $1,000 for free this month by downloading a savings app

The Acorns app is a great way to build up small savings. It automatically rounds up every purchase you make to the nearest dollar and invests that spare change for you.<p>And, if you download the app this month and refer 12 friends, Acorns will give you $1,000. No joke.<p>How the Acorns savings app …

Five Ways To Attract Recruiters To Your LinkedIn Profile

Dear Liz,<p>I hate my LinkedIn profile. It’s boring, and it’s not helping me. I’m job hunting, but so far I haven’t heard from one recruiter. What am I doing wrong? Go ahead and be blunt. I haven’t been able to get anybody to give me honest feedback on my LinkedIn profile, so I welcome your …

Employment

Putting America's Enormous $19.4 Trillion Economy Into Perspective By Comparing U.S. State GDPs To Entire Countries

The map above was created (with assistance from AEI's graphic design director Olivier Ballou) by matching the economic output (Gross Domestic …