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Decades’ worth of research proves that chemicals used to make bacon do cause cancer. So how did the meat industry convince us it was safe? By Bee Wilson<p>There was a little cafe I used to go to that did the best bacon sandwiches. They came in a soft and pillowy white bap. The bacon, thick-cut from a …

Sandwiches

The 19-year-old who made his fortune in bitcoin says if you don't become a millionaire in the next 10 years, it's your own fault

German teenager Erik Finman has an unusual success story.<p>When was 12 years old, he realized school wasn't his future. Most of his classmates felt the same, of course, but Finman took action: He made a bet with his parents.<p>His parents promised that if he became a millionaire before his 18th …

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

layer innocent nothing argue pottery winner cotton menu task slim merge maid<p>The sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an algorithm let loose in an English dictionary. What makes them valuable is that they’ve been generated exclusively for me, by a software tool called …

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3 key pieces of advice for bitcoin beginners

I've talked a lot about how I think everyone should buy a little bitcoin.<p>And if you haven't yet, there's still time.<p>So below, I'm sharing three tips to get your started buying bitcoin…<p><b>Start small</b><p>Speaking from personal experience, I highly recommend that folks buying bitcoin start with an extremely …

Facebook and Google back Samsung in court case against Apple

The most recent turn in Samsung and Apple’s patent case has seen Facebook, Google, eBay, Dell, HP and other Silicon Valley companies chime in to support Samsung in a “friend of the court” briefing filed to the US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.<p>A jury ruled in 2012 that Samsung had willfully …

When Renting Is More Expensive, But It's Still The Right Move

The price of housing is going up across the board, for both renters and homeowners. But the pace of increases has been far higher in recent years for renters. With interest rates remaining low, the case for buying a home—based solely on the numbers—is pretty clear.<p>In two-thirds of American …

10 Must-Know Lessons About Nutrition and Healthy Eating

I recently received some exciting news…I was accepted to my university’s dietetics program! In just three years I will be a registered dietitian. …

The Islamic State One Year Later: Who's Winning the War?

Islamic State's Projection of Territory Under Its Control by 2020<p>June 29 marks the first anniversary of the proclamation of Islamic State (IS). It has been a busy year. After conquering an area covering over 80,000 square miles and including a population of approximately 10 million people, IS has …

5 Proven Ways to Create a Happy, Fulfilling Life

<b>“It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.”</b> <b>~</b><b>Denis Waitley</b><p>Happiness.<p>You want it. You seek it. …

The Stunning Thing That Researchers Claim the Ring Finger Could Reveal About Promiscuity and Faithfulness

New research out of the U.K. claims that both men and women tend to fall into two categories: those with a propensity toward promiscuity or those who favor faithfulness.<p>Psychologists at Northumbria University and Oxford University examined an online questionnaire analyzing sexual habits of U.S. and …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

University of California

Drone warfare: life on the new frontline

Safely ensconced behind flickering computer screens, military personnel are waging war in lands thousands of miles away. But is there a hidden human cost to remote-controlled combat?<p>Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the …

Military

Meet Willow, The Dating App Where Love Isn’t Based On Lust

In the last year, Tinder packaged the experience of making eyes at someone across a bar and put it right on your phone. But if you’ve ever actually gone through with the eyes-in-a-bar experience, you know it can be hit or miss.<p>Willow, a new app launching to the App Store, asks users to make a …

From games to Skype to TV, Microsoft’s trailer for HoloLens promises a future where you can add a layer of computer-generated information to your vision<p>Towards the end of last month, Microsoft released a trailer for a new device it has in the works – HoloLens. Declaring “the era of holographic …

Augmented Reality

How Real Are Facebook Friendships?

An artist set out to find the answer—by tracking down and photographing every one of her social-media connections.<p>Editor of the <i>New York Times Book Review</i> Pamela Paul’s recent column “How to Be Liked By Everyone Online” describes how social media “has upended social and psychological norms” by …

Social Media

Retirement: 5 Ways Money Makes Money

Saving for retirement is hard work, especially starting out. It’s no picnic to sock money away you might spend instead.<p>But you have to do it, and the earlier the better. Getting started with retirement saving and investing is common sense, but the really important part is starting early.<p>Why? …

Faster than a speeding bullet? Meet the world's first 1,000 mph car

<b>(CNN) —</b> What has a jet engine, a rocket booster and travels on a set of aluminum wheels? It's the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car (SSC) and it has plans to hit the world land speed record at 1,000 mph.<p>Made of titanium, carbon fiber and, like superman, is designed to go faster than a speeding bullet, the …

9 Wearables Totally Changing the Medical Industry

When someone says “wearables” you naturally think about fitness and health wearables or smartwatches. These wearables can relay notifications to you or track your calories burned — which is cool and all — but the medical industry has been making their own amazing advancements in wearable …

Wearable Tech

Do dreams occur in slow motion?

When we dream, does time pass at a different pace? David Robson investigates.<p>When my alarm wakes me up, I’ll often hit the snooze button before returning to the warmth and safety of my duvet for another quick doze. But although what follows can seem like a short dream – perhaps a single …

The smart way to double your nest egg in 10 years

<i>My wife and I are in our 50's and contribute 12% of our salary each year to our retirement accounts that we invest in a mix of 90% stocks and 10% bonds. We would like to double the size of our nest egg by the time we retire at 65. Are we being too aggressive? -- Gary W., Pittsburgh, Pa.</i><p>If by "too …

Apple recalls iPhone 5 for battery woes

Having trouble with your iPhone 5 battery? You might be eligible for a free replacement.<p>Apple (AAPL) said "a very small percentage" of iPhone 5 smartphones may "suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently."<p>Don't get too excited just yet. After a year or two, …

This column will change your life: sleep hygiene

When a Huffington Post infographic explaining the secret of the perfect night's sleep popped into my Twitter feed the other day, I paid close attention – firstly because I'm a sporadic insomniac, and secondly because if there's one thing I've learned in life, it's that random infographics that go …

'Sleep trackers made me far more interested in my sleep'

After wearing various motion-tracking sleep monitors for two years, it's obvious they are not all created equally.<p>Some are more comfortable than others. Bands like the Jawbone UP24 are less intrusive to lie on than small pedometer-style gadgets like the Fitbit One, for example.<p>Accuracy varies too. …

Specialized Turbo S: The Human-Electric Hybrid Bike

<b>Specialized turns transportation into recreation with this electric-assisted commuting masterpiece.</b><p>New life experiences become less and less frequent as we get older. We may try new things, but completely new experiences are tough to come by. These could include sky diving or completing a marathon …

The 5 WORST Foods For Your Skin

<b>Sugar</b><br>Acne <i>loves</i> sugar. "Redness and inflammation will continue and be constant factors if sugar isn't removed from the diet," says Becky Sturm, founder of the online beauty shopping website StormSister Spatique. Pay extra attention to food labels—you may be surprised by how much sugar is in certain …

Malaysia Airlines crash: analysts point towards Soviet-era Buk missile system

The Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed over Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew, may have been shot down by a vehicle-mounted Russian-built Buk missile system, according to western-based defence specialists.<p>Russian-backed rebel groups or Russian forces based in eastern …

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