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Philip Morris CEO Sketches a Future Where the Company Doesn't Sell Cigarettes

Philip Morris International, the world’s largest international tobacco company, could eventually stop selling cigarettes, its chief executive told …

Free App Sweatcoin Pays People To Get Fit And Stay Active

After raising nearly $1 million ($890K), 150 million steps tracked and tens of partners signed up, new UK health app Sweatcoin launched in the Apple app store this week and has been an instant hit.<p>In the past 48 hours the app has gone to #1 in the Apple UK Finance store and has tapped into the …

Apps

FBI paid hackers to crack San Bernardino gunman's iPhone

The FBI cracked a San Bernardino terrorist's phone with the help of professional hackers who discovered and brought to the bureau at least one previously unknown software flaw, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>The new information was then used to create a piece of hardware that helped …

Watch What Happens To This Dead Eel When It's Sprinkled With Salt

Plants and Animals Photo credit: 3DOL2/YouTubeNot even being skinned and shoved on a barbecue can stop this eel from creeping you out.This post from …

Recipes

45+ Creative Uses Of PVC Pipes In Your Home And Garden

PVC pipe is one of those ordinary construction materials that is cheap to buy, readily available and easy to work with. You can cut it, paint it, …

DIY

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

Experts crack nasty ransomware that locks your PC and your backup

Petya, a brutal piece of malware, surfaced two weeks ago. It's a mean bit of crypto-extortion that hits its victims where it hurts: right in your startup drive. Because it encrypts your master boot file, if attacked, not only will you be unable to start up your PC and not even access your startup …

The very real pain of ‘imaginary’ illnesses

How do you tell a patient that their paralysis, blindness, or seizures are “all in the mind”? As the doctor Suzanne O’Sullivan explains to BBC Future, our thoughts and feelings can move the body in mysterious ways that are just as frightening as any physical illness.<p>Soon after Suzanne O’Sullivan …

Mental Health

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams

Sometimes, all you need is a reminder of where you're headed.<p>I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on …

Motivation

Scientists stop blisters…with a 19th century remedy you’ll find in the chemist

It has taken 40 years of research but scientists have finally found an easy way of preventing blisters…and it has been available in the local chemist since the 19th century.<p>Runners should throw away their expensive blister plasters and lubricants if they want to prevent painful rubbing and switch …

Birra Nursia Brewed by American Monks in Italy Hits U.S. Shelves

NORCIA, Italy — American monks have been raising money to fix up their centuries-old Italian monastery by brewing their own beer — a European monastic tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages.<p>The ale produced at the Monastery of Saint Benedict at Norcia has become so successful that it will be …

Italy