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Feds look to cash in seized bitcoins at record prices

Federal prosecutors are looking to unload 513 bitcoins seized as part of a drug case in Salt Lake City. They originally belonged to one Aaron Shamo, who was arrested earlier this year for allegedly taking part in a massive fentanyl distribution scheme, the online portions of which netted the …

A Behavioral Scientist Explains Why Rituals Help Us Perform Better

The power of rituals and their effect on our brain and behavior<p><i>by</i><p>, Behavioral scientist and expert on peak mental performance: Helping people grow …

Psychology

Want to Lower Your Anxiety and Get Better Sleep? Science Says to Do This Nightly (You Can Do It in Your Sleep)

Hard data backs up a new kind of security blanket.<p>We live in anxious times.<p>Political unrest, aggressive storms exacerbated by climate change, and uncertainty about the future are just a few reasons why 70% of Americans struggle to fall asleep at least one night per week. Maybe you're one of them. …

The Science of Fighting Wildfires Gets a Satellite Boost

Ash is raining down on the city of Portland. Thousand-degree fireballs are forcing evacuations near Salt Lake City, Seattle, and parts of Northern …

Looking for Something Unique? This Is Hands Down the Best Way to Paint a Room

Thinking about making some décor changes as the weather begins to shift? One surefire way to update a space in an unexpected and dramatic fashion is …

Dining Rooms

This Desert Outpost House Is the Best Part of Idaho

No offence to Idaho but it seems like a random place to live. That is, unless your house looks like this. I mean, in that case, sign me up.The …

6 Simple Strategies to Instantly Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Teaching you how to live a more inspired life.<p>Whether we like it or not, the demands of modern society generate stress and anxiety. The jobs we work and the material wealth we value make significant demands on our time and energy--both of which have an impact on our emotional state. And since most …

In Praise of Mediocre Kids

Not every child is destined to be an Olympic athlete, a music virtuoso, or a Rhodes Scholar…why can’t we just accept that?<p>By ·<p>Get a compelling long …

Parenting

S&T Architects designs poolside retreat in Ukrainian mountains

Ukrainian studio S&T Architects has released detailed renders showing its design for a summer retreat in the Carpathian Mountains, comprising two …

A psychotherapist shares 4 ways you can channel your anxiety into something positive

Everyone faces anxiety from time to time. We feel nervous when we're going to approach someone with an important question, or feel butterflies when we're about to give a presentation.<p>The sweaty palms and rapid heartbeat you experience are normally thought of as hindrances to your performance, but …

Stanford Cryptography Professor Releases Free Cryptocurrency Lecture

For those who are particularly interested in delving a bit more into cryptocurrency, a Stanford University cryptography PhD professor has recently …

30 Awesome Slapstick Movies Perfect For The Lazy, No-Damns-Given Weekends

Sometimes, <i>normal</i> movies don’t cut it. We need more energy. And more laughs. And more action!<p>Slapstick movies give you all of it. Fast talking-moving …

3 reasons cryptocurrency prices are in free fall

Whether it be Bitcoin or Ethereum, every cryptocurrency has suffered massive losses over the past several days. Prices have dropped to as low as 64 percent, bringing the entire cryptocurrency market cap down to $70 billion from $110 billion.<p>Ethereum’s price has gone from $400 right down to $151 in …

What happens when you cross Alex Jones with Bon Iver?

Alex Jones—professional conspiracy theorist, host of InfoWars and White House influencer—is never short on rants.<p>A video uploaded to Facebook Friday …

Seven Ways Not To Be A Resentful, Ungrateful, Entitled Turd

<i>“We always may be what we might have been.” ~ Adelaide Anne Procter</i><p><b>“I spend so much time and energy complaining and blaming – I mean, a lot of time and energy. It’s hard for me to imagine that it’s much fun for others to be around me. If anything does not go my way, I stew about it, find fault,</b> …

Unfortunate reporter gets puked on during live broadcast, carries on like a total pro

Journalism can be a dirty, dirty job. And, one very unfortunate reporter learned that the hard way when she got vommed during a live broadcast on …

How Schools Can Help Nurture Students’ Mental Health

By the time he entered second grade, Eric had already witnessed graphic violence and watched as his family fell apart. He’d been moved to a new state …

ICOs, Dumb Money and Ethereum's (Eth)ical Dilemma

<i>Matt Prusak is a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing City, China; the business development manager of Jupiter, an Internet of Things</i> …

4 life hacks from ancient philosophers that will make you happier

You’ve probably heard about Stoics or Stoicism — and most of what you know is wrong.<p>They weren’t joyless bores. The ancient Stoics were the first …

Happiness

Tesla is changing the electric grid

There's a good chance flipping on the light switch 10 years from now will feel just as ordinary as it did for your parents and grandparents.<p>But behind the scenes, a radically different system for sending electrons where they're needed will be turning on those lights. Electrical power that today …

A Stanford researcher is pioneering a dramatic shift in how we treat depression — and you can try her new tool right now

We do know, however, that talking seems to help — especially under the guidance of a licensed mental health professional. But therapy is expensive, inconvenient, and often hard to approach. A recent estimate suggests that of the roughly one in five Americans who have a mental illness, close to …

Learning to distinguish “fear” from “fear of fear” is key to leading a happy life

There’s one piece of advice that’s always stuck with me: “The only way to not be scared of being punched in the face is being punched in the face.” This is quite true, as I learned after receiving the first (and only) punch in my life. Late one night, I inadvertently bumped into someone outside a …

Your Brain Doesn't Want to Change: 5 Ways to Make It

Change is always awkward at first, but it gets easier with practice.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Take a moment and cross your arms. Now, cross them in the opposite direction. Which way was more awkward?<p>If you thought crossing them the second time required more …

Wooden Surrealist Sculptures with Geometric Shapes

The sculptor Willy Veginer has just made a series of wooden sculptures. Visually his works give the feeling of carved stones. When the sculpture is …

Want To Be Happy? Science Says Strip Your Clothes Off

If you want a happy New Year, research suggests that you should make it a “nude” year. According to a study from the University of London, the key to a happy life starts with removing all of your itchy clothes. They determined that people who partake in nudist or naturalist behaviors tend to lead …

30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy

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What’s the Best Way to Stop Yourself From Choking?

We’ve all been there. One moment you’re sitting alone watching ridiculous YouTube videos and eating a piece of pizza; the next, you’ve aspirated a …

The author of 'The 4-Hour Workweek' explains the 4-word daily reminder that makes him more productive

After his 2007 productivity guide "The 4-Hour Workweek" became a bestseller, Tim Ferriss dedicated his career to studying a wide variety of experts at the top of their fields.<p>His new book, "Tools of Titans," is a collection of the best lessons he's learned from over 100 highly successful people.<p>It …

Zero Energy Furniture stores heat to regulate room temperature

<b>Milan 2015:</b> this table by designers Raphaël Ménard and Jean-Sébastien Lagrange absorbs and releases thermal energy depending on the temperature of …

Furniture

Superb Resin and Wood Jewellery

Discover a collection of pendants launched by the Norwegian designer Tor Johansson, from the store ArtfulResin. A blend of wood and resin, that …