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Bitcoin has a huge scaling problem—Lightning could be the solution

The Lightning network could enable much cheaper and faster bitcoin payments.<p>Three startups are getting ready to launch one of the most ambitious and …

Bitcoin is failing as a currency

Instead, it's evolved into an asset.<p>It's been a good year for bitcoin investors but a terrible one for those who hoped that the cryptocurrency would become the de facto tender for the internet. Satoshi Nakamoto, its creator, may be dismayed at what has become of the project, intended as …

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

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Toilet Paper Holders That Are Actually Quite Beautiful

I don't think anyone would use the words 'glamorous' or 'exciting' to describe toilet paper. Toilet paper is deeply utilitarian, and its intended use …

Japanese Garden Bench

Combine five 2x4s, a handful of screws and a long afternoon to build a handsome and sturdy sitting spot for your deck or garden. by Christopher …

Japanese Gardens

This Woman Transformed Her Tile Floors With Stencils, and the Results are Amazing

We can't believe those tiles are actually hand-painted!<p>Statement floors are having a major moment right now, but colorful, encaustic tiles tend to come with a hefty price tag. Sure, The Home Depot and Overstock.com offer affordable options, but we're loving this blogger's budget-savvy solution. …

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This Beautiful Trend Has Everything to Do With Doing Nothing

For years, well-intentioned renovators have been painting over wood trim of all kinds. White trim was good, or ever colored trim or even black. But …

Here Are the Business Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

If you are not listening, you are not learning.<p>There's a reason that podcasts are such a fast-growing medium. They're timely, convenient--perfect length for commuting--and usually free, like a radio station you program for yourself.<p>Whatever you're interested in, there's probably a podcast …

Unexpected & Utterly Gorgeous Tile & Grout Combos

Grout lines aren't exactly known for being fun and beautiful—mostly, they just inspire dread when you pull out an old toothbrush to scrub them clean. …

2017 Logo Design Trends Forecast

Enjoy this forecast of the top logo design & branding trends of 2017.It’s also important to remember, that despite the fact that design trends vary …

DIY Renovation Uses 13,000 Pennies to Create Stunning Patterned Floor

To many people, a penny isn't worth the time that it takes to pick it up—but not for DIY enthusiast Tonya Tooners. After gathering and sorting a staggering 13,000 pennies ($130), she arranged them into a stunning design on a floor in her home. From afar, you wouldn’t realize they were …

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed

Everyone needs some inspiration, and these motivational quotes will give you the edge you need to create your success. So read on and let them inspire you.<p>As entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think actually matters. If we are seeking success, we must …