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America's homeless population rises for first time in years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities.<p>The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released its annual Point in Time …

Homelessness

A Short History Of Bitcoin And Crypto Currency Everyone Should Read

Bitcoin hit news headlines this week as the price of one unit of the cryptocurrency passed $11,500 for the first time.<p>Although it’s often referred to as new, Bitcoin has existed since 2009 and the technology it is built on has roots going back even further. In fact if you had invested just $1,000 …

Cryptocurrency

What is Litecoin and Should I Buy It?

Litecoin (ticker: LTC) is a decentralized peer-to-peer cryptocurrency that was founded by Charles “Charlie” Lee (aka “@satoshilite” on Twitter).<p>Mr. …

Why Bitcoin's Price Will Be Valued At $150,000 By The End Of 2018, According To An Expert

Within my daily social life, I often ask people if they know about Bitcoin. For the last few years, most of the responses I received were either …

Here's how to keep the government out of your bitcoin investments

The same day Bitcoin cracked its all-time high above $11,000, the government dealt its first blow to the crypto world…<p>On Wednesday, a federal judge in San Francisco ordered the popular Bitcoin exchange, Coinbase, to provide the IRS with information on over 14,000 account holders.<p>The taxman noticed …

Bitcoin

5 Bitcoin Rivals That Are Rapidly on the Rise

Bitcoin prices peaked at an all-time high of over $11,800 Sunday in one of the most dramatic value surges of any asset in living memory.<p>Today’s …

Cryptocurrency

James Altucher's 10 predictions about where bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are headed

Bitcoin's giant move upward is far from done, according to tech investor and stock picker James Altucher.<p>According to Altucher, society has made …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin crashes to below $6,000 - but you can still make money from it

Ten years ago Bitcoin didn't exist. Five years ago they cost $12 each. 12 months ago they were almost $1,000 and just six weeks ago they were worth …

Cryptocurrency

Ripple: Why the Anti-Bitcoin is Loved by Banks and Hated by The Internet

<b>Ripple is revolutionizing international finance by making it possible to transfer money around the world within seconds. Ripple’s innovative use of</b> …

All Apple Watch owners can now track their heart health

Apple hosted the first-ever press conference at its new campus back in mid-September. The star of the show was the iPhone X, although Apple unveiled …

FCC chairman slammed for crying wolf about net neutrality

One of the two Democratic commissioners on the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday slammed the Chicken Little attitude of the regulator’s …

Quest: Bitcoin bubble brewing or is it still a bargain?

<b>Quest's Profitable Moment</b><p>Once again we spent much of the week looking at bitcoin, as its price roared up and then dropped sharply. Many of us are bemoaning the fact we hadn't invested in this cryptocurrency, while others warned that this could be a bubble waiting to burst.<p>It's too easy to write off …

Profit

DARPA Discovers "GPS-Like" undersea drone connectivity

Unmanned Systems<p>The Pentagon’s research entity and BAE Systems are working together to develop a next-generation undersea drone communications …

9 Things You Should Know About Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

You’ve probably heard of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the evidence-based psychotherapy treatment method focused on changing negative thoughts …

Self-esteem

14 of the Best Morning Routine Hacks Proven to Boost Productivity

These morning rituals will give you a boost toward success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Developing the perfect morning routine that maximizes your lifestyle and predilections while squeezing the most productivity out of your days is a trial-and-error process. One …

High Fiber
Cryptocurrency

Will A Digital Renaissance Man Save Cybersecurity?

Cyberattacks we’ve seen to date have been child’s play relative to what’s possible, according to a government expert. We could soon see how bad it can get — and our best defense may be highly capable cyber-warriors.<p>“Sometime in the next few years, we’re going to have our first category one …

Cybersecurity

Bitcoin is an Economic Miracle: Cambridge Professor

Dr. Garrick Hileman, an economic historian at the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics, explained in an interview with CNN that …

Why Dan Bilzerian’s Diversified Portfolio of Cryptocurrencies is Favorable

Advertisement<p>Dan Bilzerian, the popular social media celebrity and professional poker player, has a diversified portfolio of cryptocurrencies, with …

Elon Musk Has 24 Hours in a Day. So Do You. Here's How He Gets More Done | Inc.com

Benjamin Franklin once said that time is like money. Without being managed properly, how do you know where it's going?<p>Time management is one of those issues that we all face at work, but (ironically) few of us have the time to address.<p>For the world's top CEOs, however, time management simply can't …

Time Management

Free Way to Grow Rosemary and Many Other Plants at Home

Not everyone has the finances to grow numerous plants or even form their own garden. However, you don’t have to throw enormous sums of money to grow …

How to Kill Weeds Using Vinegar

If you want to get rid of those pesky plants in your garden that pop up again & again, use vinegar. Vinegar is a natural weed killer and is used in …

Virtual Currency Exchanges and US Customers Beware, IRS is Coming

<i>Expert Blog is Cointelegraph’s new series of articles by crypto industry leaders. It covers everything from Blockchain technology and</i> …

This Hip Maui Bungalow Is a Surfer's Paradise

1 of 14<p>Surfer’s Paradise<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 14<p>3 of 14<p>Maintain Island Simplicity<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 14<p>Invite the Ocean Inside<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 14<p>Stretch …

Interior Design

10 Reasons to Chill About Lice (Seriously)

A case of head lice may seem like the worst hair day ever, but don't let it put you over the edge. Here's why you can (sort of) relax.<p>1. Lice don’t carry disease.<p>Sure, scratching from lice could technically cause sores. But in the vast majority of cases here in the U.S., these bugs are not a health …

West Palm Beach

Lifehacker's Guide To Investing In Bitcoin

Chances are good you’ve at least heard of Bitcoin and the concept of digital currencies. Lately, they’ve been in the spotlight more than usual. With …

Bitcoin

The Rule Breakers Guide to Cryptocurrencies: How Ethereum Is Different From Bitcoin

It’s a lot more complex than the difference between dollars and euros; the two are built to accomplish different things.<p>On this week's <i>Rule Breakers</i> …

Cryptocurrency

Rich millennials are shunning the golf communities of their parents for these elite new neighborhoods

Farm life has taken roots in cities and suburbs across America.<p>A new type of neighborhood known as an "agrihood" — short for agricultural neighborhood — marries idyllic settings in nature with resort amenities. Loosely defined by the Urban Land Institute as master-planned housing communities with …

Urban Agriculture

Control your smart home with a single command using Alexa routines

Amazon recently introduced routines to Alexa, which lets you perform several actions using a single command. Here's how to set it up.<p>Open the Alexa app on Android or iOS.<p>Tap the hamburger button in the top-left corner.<p>Select <b>Settings</b>.<p>Scroll down to <b>Accounts</b> and tap <b>Routines</b>.<p>Tap the plus sign in the …

Smart Homes

The debate on spanking kids is over — here's why you should never do it

Spanking — usually defined as hitting a child on the buttocks with an open hand — is a common form of discipline still used on children worldwide. However, to date, spanking has been banned in 53 countries and states globally.<p>The use of spanking has been hotly debated over the last several decades. …

Human Rights