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Converse Unveils the New Jack Purcell Signature Sneaker

Author:<p>John Kim<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>480<p>480<p>SHARES<p>Today sees Converse debuting the revamped Jack Purcell, originally launched way back in 1935 to …

Why We 'Choke' Under Pressure, According To Neuroscience

During the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, all eyes were on the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team, who won the team gold in gymnastics for America for the first time since 1996. But during the individual vault event, all eyes were on one U.S. gymnast in particular: McKayla Maroney. The 16-year-old …

French Onion Soup Recipes That Make Us Actually Excited For Winter

Soup, by nature, is comforting. Hot, steamy, loaded with vegetables or brimming with noodles, it's warming from the inside, filling and so soothing. It's difficult to choose, but if one soup had to win the ultimate comfort competition, we think it would have to be French onion soup.<p>A beefy broth …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Gift Ideas<p>All certifiably more romantic than plastic-wrapped bodega flowers.<p>23 Photos12 hours agoView More<p>Where to Go Right Now<p>Load up on art, …

Kitchen Hack: Use Your French Press to Make Fruity Water Infusions

You know that French press sitting in your cupboard -- the glorious contraption that's provided you with a caffeine boost on the regular? Well, did you know it can also concoct fruity water fusions? Sure, you can always use a jar or a water bottle, but then you have to deal with bits of mint …

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Fab’s CEO, Still Standing, Is Plotting The Next 20 Years

Another pivot?!<p>Forget what you know about the old Fab. <i>This</i> time CEO Jason Goldberg thinks he’s finally got it right with a new furniture site called Hem.<p>Investors can be forgiven for demanding Goldberg’s head given the sheer number of pivots the e-commerce site has endured. Goldberg is plotting yet …

Physicists discover how to change the crystal structure of graphene

A University of Arizona-led team of physicists has discovered how to change the crystal structure of graphene, more commonly known as pencil lead, …

A Visual Guide To Matching Suits And Dress Shoes

It's the eternal conundrum: What color dress shoes go with a navy or brown suit?<p>Style aficionado and redditor stRafaello put together this handy graphic showing which types of shoes match with which suits. It even lets men know which colors match best for a traditional look, and which are …

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Fed chief Yellen: No power to regulate Bitcoin

As pressure builds for more regulation of the virtual currency, new chief Janet Yellen says this one is beyond the jurisdiction of the Federal Reserve.<p>If Bitcoin owners were hoping for regulatory help from the Federal Reserve, Chair Janet Yellen disabused that notion in testimony before Congress on …

Cryptocurrency

Nearing $1M in bitcoin sales, Overstock CEO says he wants to 'further the cause of Bitcoin'

For those hoping to buy real goods with bitcoin, Overstock.com is still the biggest game in town, and a new CEO profile by <i>Forbes</i>'s Kashmir Hill helps explain the story behind the early adoption and the company's newfound devotion to cryptocurrency. With new Bitcoin reward programs and plans for a …

Curated Shopping Service Outfittery Raises €13M To Improve Men’s Fashion Sense

Outfittery, a curated shopping service for men’s clothing, has raised €13 million in new funding to expand into other European markets beyond Germany, Austria and Switzerland where it currently operates.<p>The round was led by Germany’s Highland Capital Partners Europe, with participation from …

Everything You Need to Know About the Bitcoin Protocol

<i>This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein, professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT, the International Research Institute of Sogeti, and Patrick Savalle, founder and technical director at Mobbr crowd payments.</i><p>Bitcoin is big news again. The digital cryptocurrency is on the frontpage of …

New Jersey slaps MIT Bitcoin hackers with subpoena — and they’re fighting back

The MIT students behind Bitcoin mining program Tidbit won the “most innovative” award at a recent hackathon.<p>But they will soon face a ruling from another kind of judge: one employed by the state of New Jersey.<p>In early December, a few weeks after the hackathon, the New Jersey division of consumer …

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FORTUNE — Stewart Butterfield hasn’t had a hit since Flickr, the photo-sharing site he sold to Yahoo (YHOO) back in 2005. But with Slack, his newish company’s latest offering, the serial entrepreneur thinks he’s on to something big — a potential replacement to clunky, cumbersome e-mail …

Microsoft Adds Bitcoin Currency Conversion to Bing

Microsoft today added Bitcoin currency conversion to Bing, which supports over 50 currencies in its index. Conversion is as simple as typing in “x btc to currency” or “x currency to btc.” The data is provided by digital wallet company Coinbase:<p>Microsoft says the digital currency option is initially …

Graphene: the next big thing in mobile displays?

Display technology is moving at a very fast pace these days. Smartphone display resolutions are already surpassing that of most television sets, and manufacturers are working hard on flexible display technology, which doesn’t appear to be too far away. But display technology isn’t all about …

Nanotech

27 Red Velvet Desserts That Want To Be Your Valentine

Some things are meant to be.

How To Pronounce Designer Names: Part Deux

Round two of those difficult-to-say, yet decidedly chic names. Plus, see the first set.<p><b>A Détacher</b>: <i>ah day-tah-shay</i><p><b>Acne</b>: <i>ahk-nay</i><p><b>Alber Elbaz</b>: <i>ahl-bear el-bahz</i><p><b>Alexandre Vauthier</b>: <i>ah-lex-ahn-der voh-tee-ay</i><p><b>Andrew Gn</b>: <i>an-drew jin</i><p><b>Anya Hindmarch</b>: <i>ahn-yuh hind-marsh</i><p><b>Aquilano Rimondi</b>: <i>ah-kwi-lahn-doh</b> …

A Better Way to Roast Sweet Potatoes

<i>Every other Thursday,</i> <b>Gena Hamshaw</b> <i>of the blog</i> <b>Choosing Raw</b> <i>shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: If you're not roasting your sweet potatoes in coconut oil, you should start. Tonight.</i><p>I don’t think I need to sell anyone on sweet potatoes. They’re nature’s idea of …