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The Winklevoss twins tell us why they believe Bitcoin will come to dominate global finance

In person, the 6-foot-5, 33-year-old, Olympic-rowers-turned-technology-entrepreneurs are just about distinguishable. But when speaking over a crackling, transatlantic Skype line, they are nearly impossible to tell apart.<p>The twins are gearing up for the launch of their latest project, a super-secure …

Bitcoin

How to Stop Pretending You Know What Makes You Happy

So there's a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years.<p><i>One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. "Such bad luck," they said sympathetically. "Maybe," the farmer replied.</i><p>The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three …

The 7 Elements of Easy Weight Loss

Can weight loss ever be easy? Many people I work with have said just that. But there are reasons that they are able to describe their success as easy. What sets them apart from those that have been unable to succeed?<p><b>1) Focus on behavior and personal change, not weight.</b><p>Our body and weight is a …

This Huge Engineering Project May Be Our Best Chance At Colonizing Space

Airfare Trends on the Rise in 2015

<i>Håkan Dahlström / Flickr</i><p>If you resolved to travel more in 2015, good news: According to a new report from Expedia, it's a great year to be a traveler. The report, released in December 2014 and co-produced with data from the Airlines Reporting Corporation, offers mostly encouraging news for …

Are sweeteners really bad for us?

The food industry relies on alternatives to sugar for a vast range of diet foods. But are they safe to consume? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>Many people buy diet drinks and sweeteners in a bid to reduce the amount of sugar they consume. Over the years concerns about their safety have been raised, …

Diabetes

New Study Shows How the Pushup Can Rival the Bench Press

You don’t need any iron to build serious upper-body strength and work your muscles from head to toe<p>Trade in your barbell for your body: The pushup is just as effective for building chest and arm strength as the bench press, finds a new study in the <i>Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research</i>.<p>Now, …

Research Shows These 5 Simple Things Can Help You Live to 100

• Laugh. Be happy. Be optimistic. Get enough sleep. Stay out of debt.<p>Do not stay at a boring job that pays badly. Have a good relationship with your …

19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

Hiking

He Asked 1500+ Elders For Advice On Living And Loving. Here's What They Told Him.

Karl Pillemer has spent the last several years systematically interviewing hundreds of older Americans to collect their lessons for living.<p>Pillemer admits he's an advice junkie. He's also a Ph.D. gerontologist at Cornell University.<p>Some years ago, after turning 50, he wondered whether there is …

Here's The Secret To Saving Almost $400 On Your Next Plane Ticket

Fortunately, we just got a lot more science to offset the art.<p>The good folks over at Expedia have just released a study on when you should buy your next plane ticket.<p>Using data from Airline Reporting Corporation, Expedia determined that "while it's impossible to guarantee when travelers can find …

Expedia

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

Relationships

Why Your Happiness Has Little to Do With Positive Thinking

I used to believe that positive thinking is the key to a happy life. We've all heard it before -- try to look at the glass half full and you'll be happier that way. And who knows, maybe you can even "think (positively) and grow rich" or "attract what you want with (positive) thought wave," as …

Everything You Need to Know About Winter Driving

How to manage your battery, tires, gas tank, and more to keep your car running through the ice and snow.<p>How to manage your battery, tires, gas tank, and more to keep your car running through the ice and snow.

Al Gore

These Types of People End Up More Successful and Make More Money

• Self-discipline is a better predictor of success than IQ.<p>Happiness translates into success and happier people are more successful. Just don’t be too …

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

Elon Musk

10 Powerfully Simple Ways to Kick Start Your Weight Loss

2015 is here and if you're like a lot of people, you've probably set your sights on losing weight and getting into the best shape of your life. Maybe you've even told yourself the same thing in years past and picked up the latest diet book and put into action whatever is recommended, no matter how …

11 Must-Know Oral Sex Tips from Real Women

Hats off to you super-skilled ladies.<p>Many women have their go-to oral sex moves that they know will work every. Single. Time. But why keep all of that great intel to themselves? We asked around to get real women's best tips for amazing oral. The goal: To make it great for you and pretty damn …

10 Conversations Every Couple Should Have in the New Year

There are many articles that enumerate the types of conversations every couple needs to have prior to getting married, such as discussing their plans for how to parent, and their perspectives on money and religion. But I believe that there are 10 conversations that every couple needs to have on a …

12 Bathroom Design Ideas Expected To Be Big In 2015

<i>Natasha Saroca, Houzz Contributor</i><p>If you’ve been thinking about giving your bathroom an overhaul but aren’t sure how, one way to start is to look to the latest design trends for inspiration. We’ve made it our mission to find out what design ideas are expected to make a splash in 2015 to help make …

This City Eliminated Poverty, And Nearly Everyone Forgot About It

<i>An aerial view of the city of Dauphin, Manitoba. Forty years ago, a groundbreaking experiment provided checks to Dauphin’s poorest to raise their incomes to a livable wage. (Photo: Dauphin Economic Development/Facebook)</i><p>On a December afternoon, Frances Amy Richardson took a break from her quilting …

Majority Whip Steve Scalise Struggles To Distance Himself From David Duke

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), whose office has been beating back criticism about a speech he gave at a 2002 gathering hosted by a white supremacist group, received some ill-timed praise from the group's founder Monday evening. The notorious former Ku Klux Klan leader …

Steve Scalise

Having a Severe Mental Illness Means Dying Young

People diagnosed with serious mental illness -- schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or severe depression -- die 20 years early, on average, because of a combination of lousy medical care, smoking, lack of exercise, complications of medication, suicide, and accidents. They are the most …

The Republican's Magical Mystery Tour (Starting Next Week)

According to reports, one of the first acts of the Republican Congress will be to fire Doug Elmendorf, current director of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, because he won't use "dynamic scoring" for his economic projections.<p>Dynamic scoring is the magical-mystery math Republicans have …

Republicans

Dock Artisan Redwood Docking Station for iPhone 6/5/5s

The chunk of wood will provide you an eco-friendly way to charge your iPhone 6. If you think it can meet the style of your room, let’s go on checking …

2014: An amazing year in space exploration

The last 12 months saw some out-of-this-world achievements and incredible firsts – from explorations on Mars to landing on a comet. But there was tragedy too.<p>More amazing image galleries of the year:<p>The year in aviation<br>Weird and wonderful images seen in 2014<p>... and more of our favourite space …

Space Exploration

Big obstacles await both parties in 2016 race for president

Twelve months before the voting is set to begin, the 2016 presidential race is shaping up as a fiercely competitive contest driven by two overriding forces that — candidates aside — will go a long way toward deciding the next occupant of the<p>White House.<p>Whoever Democrats nominate —<p>Hillary Rodham …

Government

One Simple Step That Will Guarantee More Success And Reward In Your Life

If you’ve read my book or followed my blogs, you know that I struggled for many years in my corporate career, ultimately experiencing all 12 of the “hidden” crises that thousands of professionals face every day. You know too that no matter what I tried, I simply couldn’t find a way to break free of …

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …