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Everything you wanted to know about bitcoin but were afraid to ask

The value of cryptocurrencies is rising fast. But is it sustainable? And how does it work, anyway? These questions, and many more, answered…<p>The money has become too much to ignore and so bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are back in the news. You may have heard about Ethereum, a cryptocurrency that has …

Bitcoin

The Uncanny Resurrection of Dungeons & Dragons

The clinical psychologist Jon Freeman was feeling burnt out. He spent his days at a corporate office in Manhattan, managing dozens of research assistants as they tested pharmaceuticals on people with anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Looking for an escape hatch, he noticed that his daughter often …

Board Games

The 4 Types of Gin and What They Even Are

London Dry? Genever? What types of gin are good for what?<p>You might drink gin all the time and consider yourself a well-adjusted, <i>very</i> happy person. Same! But after the third martini, you might start to ask yourself: what even <i>is</i> gin? And why am I ordering so many light-up hula hoops on eBay?<p>Someone, …

Wine & Spirits

12 Little Things That Show People You're Intelligent, Without You Having to Say It | Inc.com

I was at a breakfast meeting the other day.<p>Four people around a small table on the outdoor deck of a nice hotel, right on the beach, one of the women brought two boxes of avocado toast from the café.<p>"For us to share," she said.<p>My first thought was, "How are we going to share avocado toast in those …

Notepads

The Minimalist's Strength Workout

Like most athletes who would rather be outdoors running, riding, swimming, or hiking, I don’t set aside much time for the gym. Yet I fully realize the importance of building general strength and mobility—not just to support my outdoor activities, but also for everyday health and fitness. I’d like …

Workouts

This Is How The Way You Read Impacts Your Memory And Productivity

Studies show that reading printed material instead of on screens helps you better retain information.<p>It’s no understatement that digital mediums have taken over every aspect of our lives. We check what our friends are doing on the glowing screens in our hands, read books on dedicated e-readers, and …

Productivity

Start Your Morning Off With These 12 Porridge Upgrades

If you’ve been on Insta lately, you know that bowls of grainy goodness are all the rage. With the weather turning cooler, a hot bowl of porridge (complete with all of the fixin’s) strikes the perfect balance between hearty, hygge, and healthy. If you feel stuck in an oatmeal and raisin rut, there …

Breakfast
Climate

Satan’s Credit Card: What The Mark Of The Beast Taught Me About The Future Of Money

Silicon Valley has sold us on a cashless, cardless, walletless, supposedly frictionless future — but as I learned living in it for a month, we're not quite there yet.<p><b>It’s the dead</b> of winter in Stockholm and I’m sitting in a very small room inside the very inaptly named Calm Body Modification …

Petrochemical Industry Overview - Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

Table of Contents<p>Section Page Number<p>Executive summary7<p>Introduction9<p>Industry trends/market drivers 10<p>Supply and demand by region 11<p>World 11<p>Sources of …

9 Reasons to Love High-Yield Dividend Stocks

If you're like me, you have an affinity for shares of companies that pay dividends -- especially dividends with a little heft to them. There are many reasons why dividend investing is a good idea. Here are nine that top my list.<p>In theory, the money a company earns belongs to its shareholders. Many …

Opinion: Investors have the best stock market ever — thanks to high-frequency trading

Would you like to retire with 32% more money in your 401(k) account? Do you want to be sure your online brokerage is providing you with the best …

Stock Markets

Germany produced so much renewable energy it ended up paying people to use it

Last weekend Germany’s power grid was swimming in renewable energy, so much so that power prices went negative. The country was generating so much …

28% of US bees wiped out this winter, suggesting bigger environmental issues

More than half of beekeepers suffered unsustainable losses, with deadly mite infestations and harmful land management practices piling on pressure<p>More than a quarter of American honeybee colonies were wiped out over the winter, with deadly infestations of mites and harmful land management practices …

Ecology

Canada wildfire - what are the environmental impacts?

In addition to the estimated $9bn damage to Fort McMurray, ‘the beast’ will affect forests, carbon emissions, air and water pollution and waste<p>The explosive wildfire in Canada’s tar sands region that forced 90,000 people to flee last week is still burning. By Tuesday, “the beast” had grown to …

Pollution

Here's How To Do Warren Buffett's Favorite Critical Thinking Exercise

While Buffett's brain is constantly working to crank through books, play bridge, and lobby Congress, the man is also deliberate about doing mental weightlifting.<p>Bill Gates — a close friend of the investor— recounted in a 1996 Fortune column an exercise Buffett liked to do in critical thinking.<p>It's …

Investing

Switch Up Your Sides: Try This Sweet Potato with Pecans, Goat Cheese, and Celery Recipe Tonight

Looking for a crowd-pleasing side to serve with dinner? Topped with a finely chopped salad of crunchy pecans and rich goat cheese, this sophisticated …

A huge batch of stills from the pilot episode of Constantine

Following on from yesterday’s behind-the-scenes featurette [see here], NBC has released a huge batch of images from its upcoming pilot episode of</b> …

Book Recommendations From Charlie Munger

That comment is what really kickstarted my own reading habits. While my 161 books last year pales in comparison to the quality of Munger's reading …

21 of Bill Clinton's Favorite Books

I'm always curious to see what other people are reading. It's one of the ways I figure out what to read next. This list, from 1993, of Bill Clinton's …

The Warren Buffett formula: How you can get smarter

"The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more."<br>— Charlie Munger<p>"Go to bed smarter than when you woke up."<br>— Charlie …

Mad Men

Your brain has limited capacity: Here's how to maximize it

You can't find your keys again. You forgot to buy milk. You were supposed to call your niece to wish her a happy birthday – three days ago.<p>Don't worry, you're not losing your mind. It hasn't adapted to deal with modern life, according to Daniel Levitin, neuroscientist and bestselling author of <i>This</i> …

Productivity

Every Day A Saturday (Or, The Life You Want)

The feeling I feel on a Saturday. Just enough work to be creative and motive. But slept in first and didn’t <i>have</i> to do any of it. Solid exercise …

Phones

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

The Psychological Benefits of Writing: Why Richard Branson and Warren Buffett Write Regularly

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you attempt to envision a “writer,” I’d posit most of you see a quirky recluse, hunched over a desk in some cabin, crumpled paper strewn about as they obsessively work on the next great American novel.<p>To me, writing is so much more …

Creative Writing

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.</i><p>He's also …

Productivity

How to Clone Your Best Decision-Makers

Any company’s decisions lie on a spectrum. On one end are the small, everyday decisions that add up to a lot of value over time. Amazon, Capital One, and others have already figured out how to automate many of these, like whether to recommend product B to a customer who buys product A or what …

Guy Spier: The Education of a Value Investor

The section of the book I was most interested in reading was on his charity lunch with Warren Buffett. While details of what transpires at these …

Evidence Found Of A Particle That Is Its Own Antiparticle

In the future, the exotic particle could go into quantum computers.<p>There's a particle that physicists theorize exists that acts simultaneously as both matter and antimatter. Whoa! The particle is called the Majorana fermion, and a team of physicists is announcing today that it's seen some evidence …

Physics