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Yoga for Abs: The Best Poses for a Slimmer, Stronger Core

Core strength: whether you're an elite athlete or an occasional exerciser, it's an essential part of maintaining your overall fitness (and good posture, too!).<p>A strong core acts a stabilizer for the rest of your body. "You can look at it as the source of all power in the body," says Travis Eliot, …

4 Ridiculously Easy Steps to Get Back on the Workout Wagon

Fall out of your regular workout routine? No worries. Here are 4 simple steps to get you back into gear<p>Between vacations, injuries, work deadlines, and family obligations, it can be easy to fall off the exercise wagon. One week suddenly becomes one month or even one year. But getting back into the …

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Do You Have an Angry Liver?

Most of us don't even think about our livers until we're in pain, but it's so important we can only live a day or two if it shuts down.<p>Located in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen, the liver is where health begins. It supports every system. It is the primary detoxifier for whatever we eat, …

What Are the Best Travel Hacks?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>Answer by Thomas Snerdley,</i><p>Here is 44 years of travel advice from a military brat and a military veteran who's been around the world a time or three.<p>The Two Bag System. Every pro traveler I've ever met travels light using some variation of this …

25 Places To Party Before You Die

"Our website is not about exploiting destinations," David S. Miller, a senior editor at Matador Network, told Business Insider. "Matador and our brand has always been about traveling in a respectful way and trying to connect with local people."<p>Which is why when they decided to take on the project, …

9 Great Cardio Workouts That Get Your Heart Pumping

And no, they don't require a treadmill<p>If the first thing you think of when you hear the word “cardio” is running, <i>giiirl</i> do we have some workouts for you to try. Of course, we heart running—it’s a great way to calm your mind and build cardiovascular strength. But it’s definitely not the <i>only</i> way to …

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High Net-Gain Nutrition

<i>by guest blogger Brendan Brazier, athlete, author, and creator of Vega and Thrive Forward</i><p>My nutrition philosophy, summarized in the <i>Thrive</i> book series, is not based around calories, but focuses instead on what I like to call high net-gain nutrition. By eating foods that are easy to digest and …

Heavenly Oreo Dessert

Ingredients<p>1 (15.35 ounce) package Double-Stuffed Oreo cookies<br>• 1/2 cup butter, melted<br>• 2 packages (3.9 ounce, each) Instant Chocolate pudding mix<br>• 3 1/4 …

How to Get a Boarding Pass for JetBlue

You can reprint a boarding pass after you have checked in by going to JetBlue's website and clicking on "Manage Your Flights".<p>If using a self-service …

Healthful Habits Can Help Induce Sleep Without The Pills

About one-third of American adults say they have problems falling asleep. And prescriptions for sleeping medications are on the rise, with about 4 percent of people using the drugs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>But sleep specialists say people should exercise caution …

7 Two-Faced Places Where Winter Is Just As Awesome As Summer

There are "summer places," like beaches, who totally lose their zing during the frigidity of winter. Then there are "winter places," like some ski resorts, who become empty wastelands in summer.<p>Here are seven special spots, however, who cheat the seasons by being awesome in either one.<p><b>Banff and</b> …

A Futuristic Lantern You Can Take Anywhere

What would happen if you mixed the Jawbone Jambox with a Coleman lantern? You’d get the Vela.<p>Last year, Twisthink designer Joe VanFaasen bought a 1967 Airstream trailer. He took his family camping once before the season got too cold. And in the off season, he starting shopping for more gear–namely …

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Miners spend $17 million a day for a shot at $4.4 million of bitcoin

The price of a single bitcoin, now sitting at $899, is derived from many mysterious sources: supply and demand, potential future business value, animal spirits. One factor is less widely understood: The price of bitcoin depends on the price of electricity.<p>Bitcoin are produced by “mining,” having …

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Why won’t Bitcoin die?

I attended the first Bitcoin World Conference and Expo, held in a second-floor meeting room in a midtown Manhattan hotel, on a Saturday in August 2011. The virtual currency was powering an alternative economy worth around $81 million USD. Roughly 75 attendees, mostly long-haired programmers and …

Someday, you may use bitcoin without even knowing it

Bitcoin backers have big dreams—dreams of reinventing the financial system based around a currency not issued by governments and not subject to the whims of central banks. But the cryptocurrency’s volatility over the last few months has raised questions about whether most people would want to …

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Bitcoin eyed as feds crack down on online money laundering

The takedown of Liberty Reserve, which authorities described as a multibillion-dollar online money-laundering operation, raises the question whether Bitcoin could evolve into an alternative for cybercriminals.<p>The U.S. attorney's office in New York last week unsealed an indictment against the …

Why didn’t Bitcoin users freak out in May?

May should have been a harrowing month to be a Bitcoin investor. To recap:<p>On May 2, one of the best-funded Bitcoin start-ups, Coinlab, sued the world's largest Bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox, for breach of contract. The contract gave Coinlab the right to handle Mt. Gox's exchange operations in North …

Need cash? Then you'll need ID at Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox

Mt. Gox is requiring all users to verify their accounts in order to make non-bitcoin currency deposits and withdrawals, less than a week after U.S. authorities said they shut down online payment processor Liberty Reserve for alleged money laundering.<p>The world's largest bitcoin exchange instituted …

What Liberty Reserve's Takedown (Doesn't) Mean For Bitcoin

The takedown of Liberty Reserve has plenty of people wondering about what will happen to Bitcoin. Here's why it could actually be a good thing.<p>Earlier this week, federal prosecutors issued an indictment against Liberty Reserve, claiming that the Costa Rican company used online currency to launder …

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Calculating The Long-Term Value Of A Bitcoin

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Joshua Seims is an angel investor and entrepreneur based in San Francisco. He is currently building a company that provides secure storage of bitcoins. Follow him on Twitter @jseims.</i><p>A big question that’s debated in the Bitcoin community is “How much will Bitcoins be worth in the long …

Bitcoin Payments Could Quickly Become Competitive Wedge In Online Gaming

Have you ever wondered why new technology tends to be exploited in the adult entertainment and online gambling industries first? An ultra-competitive market environment and a willingness to try anything in the quest for traffic and profits has made these two industries technology’s early adopters. …

Bitcoin: Huge Hype Belies Low Awareness

Last week I had the good fortune to attend an event put on by VLAB at Stanford called Virtual Currencies: Gold Rush or Fools' Gold, The Rise of Bitcoin in a Digital Economy. This event explored the rise of the Bitcoin virtual currency. It also included a presentation by OpenCoin on their …

Bitcoin: how I made a virtual fortune

About a year ago I bought 30 Bitcoins, the online peer-to-peer crypto-currency, for about £3 each using a European website called Bitstamp.net. Bitcoins appealed to my inner crypto-anarchist and I felt they had great potential. Unlike real money, they are decentralised and transactions are free; no …

Gold in them bits: Inside the world’s most mysterious Bitcoin mining company

Butterfly Labs has taken millions of dollars worth of orders for its hardware.<p>This is the first in a two-part series exploring Butterfly Labs and its …