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Tesla Solar Roof: 8 Things You Don't Realize Until You Own One

You will become internet-famous.<p>In April, Amanda Tobler took a risk. She switched on her newly-installed Tesla Solar Roof on her house San Jose, …

Tesla

Westworld's Detour to Shogun World is a Mixed Bag

<i>This recap contains spoilers for Westworld Season 2, episode 5, "Akane No Mai." To refresh your memory of where we left off, check out our review of</i> …

TV Series

Neuroscientist Hannah Critchlow: ‘Consciousness is a really funny word’

On any given day in Cambridge, you may see numerous people jogging along the towpaths, and it’s not unreasonable to assume neuroscientists may be over-represented. “You see so many,” says Hannah Critchlow, a neuroscientist who likes to jog along the river. Physical fitness may be a secondary …

The Brain

Specialized chips are threatening to take over cryptocurrencies, and they look unstoppable - MIT Technology Review

If cryptocurrencies’ greatest common asset is their decentralized nature—the inability of any one person, corporation, or united group to control a …

Bitcoin

Why So Many Smart People Aren’t Happy

It’s a paradox: Shouldn’t the most accomplished be well equipped to make choices that maximize life satisfaction?<p>There are three things, once one’s basic needs are satisfied, that academic literature points to as the ingredients for happiness: having meaningful social relationships, being good at …

Happiness

'Westworld' Season 2 Ratings Are Moving In The Wrong Direction

Tonight will be the fourth episode of <i>Westworld</i> season 2, but so far, ratings for the show have been moving in the wrong direction since its premiere. While <i>Westworld</i> may have its fans, the desire for HBO to have an “off-season <i>Game of Thrones</i>” level hit, may be out of reach for the perhaps less …

TV Series

Mind-blowing Experiment Confirms That Reality Doesn’t Exist If You Are Not Looking at It

According to a well-known theory in quantum physics, a particle’s behavior changes depending on whether there is an observer or not. It basically …

New ‘Karate Kid’ Series Kicks Political Correctness in the Face

The post New ‘Karate Kid’ Series Kicks Political Correctness in the Face appeared first on LifeZette.

Cobra Kai

Older Moms Are an Elite Club

Having kids after 40 can ease some pressures of parenting—but only for women who can afford to wait.<p>Pregnant moms over 40 are the subject of trend pieces in <i>Vogue</i> and <i>The New York Times</i>. They are Nicole Kidman, Celine Dion, Mira Sorvino, Mariah Carey. They are, in the words of the website Popsugar, …

Pregnancy

Swedish Thieves Turn to Wildlife Trafficking - The Atlantic

Here’s a dead-end job: Swedish bank robber. In 2016, there were only two bank heists in all of Sweden, compared with 110 eight years earlier. Why the steep plunge? The country’s bent on going cashless.<p>In 1661, Sweden became the first European country to print banknotes; several centuries later, it …

Central Banks

Muslim prayer space opens at Catholic college; named for prof who promoted ‘universality of faiths’

St. Ambrose University — a Catholic college in Davenport, Iowa — opened a Muslim prayer space this week and named it after a late professor and priest as an “acknowledgment of his efforts to promote the universality of faiths,” the school noted on its website.<p>Separate areas for male and female …

Religion

Initial coin offerings: Welcome to a world of charlatans and frauds

<i>Nouriel Roubini is chairman of Roubini Macro Associates and Professor of Economics at the Stern School of Business, NYU.</i><p>Initial coin offerings have become the most common way to finance cryptocurrency ventures, of which there are now nearly 1,600 and rising. In exchange for your dollars, pounds, …

Cryptocurrency

World domination, phase two: Facebook ponders its own cryptocurrency

After forming an internal team dedicated to blockchain technologies, Facebook is reportedly jumping into cryptocurrency with both feet. Speaking with …

Social Media

Former Obama Officials Suggest European Allies Expel American Diplomats

Two former Obama administration officials suggested on Friday that America’s European allies should punish President Donald Trump for withdrawing …

European Union

John Kerry caught meeting with Iranians in France — and there’s a photo to prove it

It was revealed last week that former Secretary of State John Kerry had been meeting with various diplomats to ensure former President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran remained intact.<p>In what the Boston Globe described as “shadow diplomacy,” it was revealed that Kerry had met with Iranian …

South Asia

The what, why, and how of ‘video seeding’

The most literal and easy-to-digest explanation of online and social media “video seeding” is via digital-marketing glossary.com:<p>Video seeding is the …

Marketing

Iran urges Muslims to develop sciences to shake off U.S. hegemony

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday called for unity among Muslims and efforts toward scientific advancement, saying this would make it impossible for "enemies" such as the United States to dominate Islamic countries.<p>Shi’ite Iran faces off with Western-allied …

South Asia

College demands student remove Jesus, Bible references from graduation speech. Then she fights back.

Colorado Mesa University officials demanded that a student get rid of references to Jesus and the Bible in her graduation speech to fellow nursing students — that is, until she got a Christian legal firm involved, the Daily Sentinel reported.<p>How did this all start?<p>Karissa Erickson’s classmates …

Faith

12-year-old autistic boy arrested for playing with imaginary rifle at school. It only gets worse.

Police officers arrested David Sims, a 12-year-old autistic boy from Texas, after he reportedly pretended to play with an imaginary rifle at school.<p>Adding insult to injury, officers also reportedly handcuffed the young boy and dragged him out of the school — through the front entrance — in front of …

Crime

What I learned from Toffee – the elitist dating app

I tried out the new dating app for posh people.<p>A while ago, I was on a first date, via Tinder. Let’s call the fella Joe. He knew I’d grown up in …

United Kingdom

The Orwellian effects of people-rating apps

I was running late for a dinner party when I got into the Uber. “You know,” the driver said, after 10 minutes of silence. “You have the worst rating …

Social Media

Venezuela's Episode of Hyperinflation Reaches New "Highs" - Prices Double Every 17.5 Days

The most important price in an economy is the exchange rate between the local currency and the world’s reserve currency — the U.S. dollar. As long as there is an active black-market (read: free market) for currency and the data are available, changes in the black-market exchange rate can be …

Economics

What to Watch on YouTube Red After ‘Cobra Kai’

One of the most zeitgeist-grabbing shows of 2018 is [<i>squints</i>] a follow-up to 1984’s <i>The Karate Kid</i> streaming on [<i>squints aggressively enough to burst</i> …

TV

Cracker Barrel Eggs-in-the-Basket

<b>Restaurant/Brand</b><p>Cracker Barrel<p><b>Instructions</b><p>1. Heat a large sauce pan or griddle over medium heat.<p>2. Spread the butter evenly over one face of each …

Breakfast

Cinnabon CinnabonStix

Drag and drop me to the cart Product is out of stock Choose the product options first<p>Coming soon...<p>In early 1985, restaurateur Rich Komen felt there …

Cooking

Spotify Removes R. Kelly From Playlists, But Keeps Controversial Singer on Service

Under new "public hate content and hateful conduct policy," Spotify will not promote acts that "don't reflect [its] values"<p>Spotify announced on …

Playlist

The Left-Wing SPLC Is Now Policing What Music You Can Listen To On Spotify

Left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center, which has a reputation for labeling Christian and conservative organizations as “hate groups,” is now policing …

Rights & Freedoms

‘Sexuality expert’ mocked over claim parents need consent for diaper changing (POLL)

Claims by a ‘sexuality expert’ that parents should ask their babies for permission to change their diaper has sparked a flood of reaction with …

Westworld never should have left Westworld

<i>Westworld</i> has finally taken us away from Westworld. The departure has thus far been hugely disappointing.<p><i>Westworld</i>'s strengths have always been …

Westworld

Ex-congressman says he's 'given up on America' after sentenced for 3rd conviction

A former Democratic congressman from Chicago, heading to prison for the third time, says he has “given up on America” and plans to move to Africa after he serves his latest sentence.<p>At his sentencing Thursday, Mel Reynolds, 66, got six months in prison for failing to file tax returns on more than …

U.S. Congress