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Holding plank for a long time is pointless, fitness professor claims

Holding plank for ever-increasing periods of time has become a staple of many gym classes. Fitness experts claim that staying at the top of a push-up builds core, strengthens back muscles, tones the arms and teaches endurance.<p>But one sports scientist suggests that holding the position for any …

Pain

10 Best ETFs to Buy for Beginners

If you’re just starting to invest your money, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are one of the best places to begin. Like mutual funds, these instruments …

Investing

These Are the 5 Best Books on Investing, Period

MONEY readers—and Warren Buffett—weigh in.<p>There are a lot of books out there full of investment advice, but it can be tough cutting through the …

Investing

The power of compounding ~ Get Rich Slowly

Shares 196<p><i>So much</i> of financial success involves good habits practiced over long periods of time.<p>Yes, you can still have a positive impact on your …

Retirement

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

4 Best Passive Income Investments | Investopedia

Passive income, in a nutshell, is money that flows in on a regular basis without requiring a substantial amount of effort to create it. The idea is …

Car negotiating secrets for people who hate haggling

A short stint as a car salesman taught me that dealers are pros who negotiate all day for a living — and they always have the home field advantage.<p>Later, while buying dozens of test vehicles for an automotive website, I was on the other side of negotiations, and experienced the tricks dealers use …

Personal Finance

JPMorgan explains why a bitcoin ETF is a 'holy grail' that could change the game

It's not clear if or when a bitcoin-linked exchange-traded fund will go live, but it is clear that such a fund would be a game-changer for the digital currency.<p>A bitcoin ETF has been viewed as a natural next step in bitcoin's maturation as an asset and could precipitate the entrance of more retail …

Cryptocurrency

Scientists Have Developed a Way to Make Wood as Strong as Steel

And it can stop bullets, too.<p>Scientists have developed a new type of "super wood" that is more than 10 times stronger and tougher than normal wood - …

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Phantom Thread made even bleak January bearable

With Daniel Day-Lewis and a score by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, it brightens up the darkest days<p>We are only weeks into this year – bleakest January is over, at least – but I am confident I have already seen my favourite film of 2018, and it is Phantom Thread. I went in cold: almost no knowledge …

Jonny Greenwood

Bitcoin Meltdown: Why It Will Get Much Worse Before It Gets Any Better

It's happening again; Bitcoin is melting.<p>The numerous negative fundamental developments surrounding Bitcoin have damaged sentiment, and the price …

Say What Now? Escaped Inmate Arrested Trying to Return to Prison with Home-Cooked Meals, Snacks, and Liquor [Photo] | B. Scott - Celebrity Gossip and Entertainment News

An escaped inmate who was being held at the Federal Correctional Complex in Beaumont, Texas was captured trying to sneak back into prison with trays …

Learn how to make money on Instagram by taking this online course

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

This House Takes 6 Hours To Build And Costs Just $33K

In a time when real estate prices are going through the roof, Italian Renato Vidal has created a brilliant alternative to traditional housing. The …

CES finally gave us a good reason to buy wireless earbuds

Everyone loves a good looking pair of wireless earbuds. Or, at least the fantasy of what they make possible: jaunting about, free from the tyranny of …

Consumer Tech

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Make Wounds Heal Without Scars

Like it never happened.<p>Whether it's from a surgical procedure, clumsy shaving, or that traumatic biking incident that happened when you were five, …

University of Pennsylvania

I spent $13 to add wireless charging to my Android phone

It's amazingly easy and affordable to add this capability to your existing phone. Here's how.<p>Are you suffering from Qi envy? Do you wish you could charge your phone just by laying it down on a pad?<p>Sorry, that's only for owners of fancy, high-falutin' phones. If you want wireless charging, you'll …

Android Phones

Net Neutrality Explained and Defended in a Doodle-Filled Video by Vi Hart: The Time to Save the Open Web is Now

By the end of December, net neutrality may be a thing of the past. We'll pay the price. You'll pay the price. Comcast, Verizon and AT&T will make out …

How to make millions on Instagram

Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic shift in the way companies execute marketing campaigns. Today, marketers are using social media platforms and influencers to spread awareness of their products and services. Instagram is one of the most popular platforms for product marketing and …

3 Smart Things You Can Do with $1,000 Right Now

A thousand dollars can be far more powerful than you think, if you spend it strategically. Here are some great ways to put $1,000 to work for you.<p>So …

The cofounder of $1.3 billion startup Robinhood explains a 'logical fallacy' in investing

When Baiju Bhatt and Vladimir Tenev founded their online brokerage, Robinhood, in 2013, they did so with the intention to give ordinary people a platform with which they could tap into the wealth of Wall Street.<p>Hence the company's name, an homage to the English folk hero who stole from the rich to …

Free Trade

This 25-year-old made a fortune in bitcoin — now he travels the world partying and plotting the future of money

"I saw that bitcoin had broken like $2,500 — all the crypto assets had exploded in value," Gardner told Business Insider. "And all of a sudden, my net worth in five days had doubled in value. That, to me, was nuts."<p>Created in 2008, bitcoin is a new kind of payment system that allows people to buy …

Cryptocurrency

So now hackers can use your phone's sensors to steal your PIN number

Yeah, so this isn't good.<p>What if the very act of tapping your smartphone's passcode was all it took to expose that code to hackers?<p>Are you sitting …

Personal Data

Harvard Scientists Discover How to Repair DNA Damage and Reverse Cellular Aging — What It Means for Skin-Care

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell you your skin is aging. (I don’t care if you’re 20 — your skin has taken some hits since infancy.) But it does take one heck of a geneticist to figure out how to throw that whole chain reaction into reverse. Scientists have known for a while that the …

Scientists Have Created an Artificial Retina Implant That Could Restore Vision to Millions

Clinical trials set to begin this year.<p>Scientists have developed a retinal implant that can restore lost vision in rats, and are planning to trial …

Cell Biology

How to Become a Homeowner When you are Broke

If you feel stuck in an apartment or a rental house because all your money is going to rent. The good news is that there are awesome programs out …

When the black justice movement got too powerful, the FBI got scared and got ugly

In the 1970s, the surveillance and intimidation was no joke<p>On a sunny January day in 1969, a gun battle broke out during a meeting of the Black …

This is the only way America can win the new Cold War with Russia

Recent allegations by the U.S. that Russia is trying to interfere in its presidential election underline a grim but unavoidable point: Whether …

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