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7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-help

Dirty Laundry Just Got a Little Cleaner

Throwing your wet bath towels into the laundry will only end up making your hamper and clothes reek of mildew. It’s a good idea to leave your towels …

A Young, Healthy Brain Might Come Down to This 1 Protein, According to Science

Two types of treatments could offer protection against the VCAM1 protein in the future.<p>While you might associate protein mainly with packing on muscle and getting ripped, different types of proteins do all kinds of positive jobs in the body--they can transport atoms and molecules through you, work …

Medical Research

Alzheimer’s disease has been reversed in mice giving hope to human trials

A breakthrough study has rolled back the development of Alzheimer's disease by targeting an enzyme in the brain<p>There may be hope for Alzheimer’s …

Dementia

New DNA nanorobots successfully targeted and killed off cancerous tumors

Science fiction no more — In an article out today in Nature Biotechnology, scientists were able to show tiny autonomous bots have the potential to function as intelligent delivery vehicles to cure cancer in mice.<p>These DNA nanorobots do so by seeking out and injecting cancerous tumors with drugs …

Cancer

18 Foods to Clear Your Arteries and Protect You from Heart Attacks

One quick fire way to adversely affect your cardiovascular system is to stuff yourself with unhealthy processed and refined foods. Those junk foods …

Miracle dad given a year to live is cancer-free after astonishing treatment trial

A dad given just a year to live after his body was left ‘riddled’ with cancer has made a miraculous recovery – after volunteering to be a ‘guinea …

Cancer

Alain Gilles' Different Take on Cabinetry

The Frame Sideboard is designed to "create a dialogue" between materials<p>Interesting furniture design from a man with an interesting background: Alain …

ButterflyVPN is a router that unlocks the internet on-the-go

A limited internet doesn’t make sense, right? It seems like a contradictory idea, but in many places it is. Some countries restrict access to certain websites, and often services we know and love are not available in these markets. It’s a bummer, but there are ways to go around these digital …

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet

There is no shortage of excuses for failure, and even more for mediocrity. This list will make you aware of the real truth about your ability to be successful.<p>You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But …

Designers rise to top jobs as companies rethink how to inspire the consumer

When Jim Hackett stepped into the position of CEO at Ford, he became the first designer to lead a car company. But Hackett is part of a wave of …

Understanding Bitcoin: Imagine the world on Blockchain — paperless, deathless, impregnable

The Blockchain on which it rests, a distributed digital ledger, could become the backbone of the global financial system, and radically alter the …

Blockchain

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

Blockchain Is Changing Our World: Here Are The Best Practical Examples Of How It Is Used In 2018

The potential of blockchain technology to disrupt nearly every industry in some way cannot be dismissed even though there are still several hurdles to overcome before we see its full transformative impact.<p>Leaders of major financial institutions where security is paramount and change is often …

Blockchain

Kodak is the latest company to jump on blockchain. And one of the few that make sense

Okay, this one actually makes a lot of sense. Kodak today announced a blockchain platform called KodakOne that will feature a token named KodakCoin. This of course sent its stock skyrocketing, like Hooters before it.<p>Unlike a rewards program for an oddly-themed chain of restaurants (or defunct video …

LG Display's giant rollable OLED TV is indistinguishable from magic

LG Display managed to showcase a hand-rollable OLED screen a few years ago at CES, but it was clearly in its early prototype stages. Sure, exciting but also distant. Now, the world's first rollable 65-inch 4K OLED display offers a more realistic (yet still kinda crazy) use for OLED tech that's …

What to expect from Ethereum and Bitcoin in 2018

Last year was a breakout period for cryptocurrency, with major coins like Bitcoin and Ethereum skyrocketing in value.<p>While cryptocurrency value can …

FastCo explains why Jony Ive ordered this office chair for every workstation at Apple Park

The Herman Miller Aeron chair is so ubiquitous in higher-end offices that ordering them is almost a default for companies able to pay the tab.<p>But not Apple. Influenced by a chat between Jony Ive and two British designers, Apple has reportedly ordered 12,000 chairs created with a very different …

Furniture

Researchers just accidentally found an effective Alzheimer’s treatment while trying to cure diabetes

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Oftentimes, newly developed drugs just don’t work the …

This 1 (Difficult) Change Will Make You More Creative and Happier

In a brilliant TED Talk, Manoush Zomorodi explains how we can free up our brains.<p>What if there was one simple thing you could do that cost nothing and took no extra time, that would make you much more creative than you are now? What if it would also make you sleep better, and perhaps happier in …

Want More Courage? Follow Elon Musk's 3 Rules Every Day

Elon Musk shows that the biggest risk you can take in life and business is not taking a risk.<p>Throughout history we tend to remember bold thinkers. Try changing the world while being un-bold. Elon Musk revels in thinking big, from inventing the most exciting car company of the 21st century (Tesla) …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Fishing

This Is Your Guide to Buying Ripple

Let us preface this by saying that this is not an endorsement for any cryptocurrency, Ripple or otherwise. The markets for these largely untested, …

What It’s Like to (Almost) Become a Cryptocurrency Millionaire

<i>What to know about the crypto-craze before it implodes.</i><p>It’s a lazy Sunday morning away from my family, I’m sitting in a hotel room in Montreal, and …

Cryptocurrency

Scientists Discovered What Causes Dementia

An international team of researchers claims to have found a major cause of dementia - an incurable brain disease.<br>Read More

Dementia

Tools I used to start investing in Cryptocurrencies

Recently I’ve been investing in cryptocurrencies for the first time. Finding the rights tools hasn’t been easy, so I wrote this little guide. I hope …

13 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. For last-minute Christmas shoppers, here are some titles …

Books

Cryptocurrency visualization shows all the $6.4 billion poured into ICOs

Token sales and initial coin offerings (ICO) were certainly the hottest buzzwords of the year for thousands of recreational cryptocurrency enthusiasts and seasoned investors alike. But have you ever wondered precisely how much money was poured into this trend this year? There’s a visualization that …

How to know you’ve got a winning business idea, in three words

How do you know if a business idea or startup will thrive or fail? It’s a question that all tech entrepreneurs and investors ask themselves.<p>After …

Bitcoin to $1 Million? It's Always Possible, but Highly Improbable

Two bitcoin bulls bet on a nearly 10,000% return by 2020.<p>As adults, we're taught that "get rich quick" is nothing more than a myth. With the …