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How Gross Is it to Wear Your Shoes in the House?

The final word on whether dragging in all that bacteria on your shoes will actually make you sick.<p>You’ve always been a bit of a germaphobe. Your hermetically sealed home is a wonderland of disinfectants, antibacterial soaps, and air purifiers. Say you invite a couple other friends over for a book …

Microbiology

He Was Dying. Antibiotics Weren’t Working. Then Doctors Tried a Forgotten Treatment.

Steffanie Strathdee hunched over her laptop, fretting. She barely noticed the kittens asleep next to her or the serene Buddha figure across the …

Microbiology

Did you know Amazon has a brand that sells luxury bedding and towels at deep discounts?

Have you ever heard of Pinzon by Amazon? I hadn’t either until recently, but this brand has kind of changed my life. Pinzon is Amazon’s special brand …

Luxury Lifestyle

30+ Real Examples Of Blockchain Technology In Practice

While Bitcoin and cryptocurrency may have been the first widely known uses of blockchain technology, today, it’s far from the only one. In fact, blockchain is revolutionizing most every industry. Here are just a few of the practical examples of blockchain technology.<p><b>Entertainment</b><p>‌KickCity—Platform …

Blockchain

Blockchain is crappy technology and a bad vision for the future

This December I wrote a widely-circulated article on the inapplicability of blockchain to any actual problem. People objected mostly not to the technology argument, but rather hoped that decentralization could produce integrity.<p>Let’s start with this: Venmo is a free service to transfer dollars, and …

Blockchain

A new health startup boldly claims to reverse diabetes without drugs, and Silicon Valley's favorite diet is a big part of it

Sami Inkinen, the founder of the real-estate startup Trulia, recently took an approach to his health that's increasingly common in the Silicon Valley startup world: He got sick, got better, then made it his mission to help other people follow in his footsteps.<p>Inkinen, a 5-foot-11, 183-pound …

Diabetes

10 Muscle-building Foods Every Man Should Have in His Pantry

We get it: You’re busy, and you don’t have a lot of time to make whole meals from scratch. Between family, work, and finding time to hit the gym …

Nutrition

Looking To Heal Your Gut & Avoid Inflammation? Avoid These 11 Foods

<i>Dr. Steven Gundry made waves in 2017 when he released</i> The Plant Paradox<i>, a book that made the assertion that some of the health world’s favorite</i> …

Killing For Profit - at the European Parliament ! #LCHF Aseem Malhotra

Big Food, Big Pharma, killing for profit? Yes, say top UK doctors

Posted in Food for Thought<p><b>By Marika Sboros</b><p>Are Big Food and Big Pharma really killing people for profit globally? Yes, say some of the biggest names …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Marketers: Here’s what your job will look like in a blockchain world

General Stanley McChrystal was responsible for the U.S. Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. In his book <i>Team of Teams,</i> he talks about the rude awakening he had when he saw how disadvantaged his centralized command was compared to the decentralized networks of Al-Qaeda in Iraq and Afghanistan. McChrystal …

What Tesla knows about the fatal Model X crash

Tesla has shed some more light on the fatal crash and fire involving a Model X car last week. In a blog post tonight, Tesla said it’s not yet clear what happened in the time leading up to the accident. Tesla also said it does not yet know what caused it.<p>Tesla did note that, according to its data, …

Freight Industry Blockchain Standards Under Development

The Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), a consortium of trucking, shipping and logistics companies formed in August 2017, plans to have …

This tiny wearable knows what you’ve been eating, drinking, and smoking

A recent breakthrough in miniaturized sensor technology could end up taking a bite out of personal privacy. Researchers developed a wearable small enough to stick on a human tooth virtually unnoticed. And it’s capable of wirelessly transmitting data on any chemicals it comes in contact with.<p>The …

Facebook was tracking your text message and phone call data. Now what?

If you installed a Facebook app to your Android smartphone, odds are good that Facebook has been logging your phone calls and text message data ever …

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

Happiness

Facebook knows literally everything about you

Cambridge Analytica may have used Facebook’s data to influence your political opinions. But why does least-liked tech company Facebook have all this data about its users in the first place?<p>Let’s put aside Instagram, WhatsApp and other Facebook products for a minute. Facebook has built the world’s …

Social Media

Google reportedly planning blockchain-based services

The hotly hyped technology, which has the potential to rewrite the rules of commerce, could become part of Google's cloud computing service, Bloomberg reports.<p>It looks like the blockchain bug might have bitten Google. The tech colossus' cloud computing group is working on a service that could let …

Blockchain

This is the dashcam footage of the fatal Uber self-driving car accident

Tempe police today released footage of the self-driving car crash that cost a woman her life. The edited footage shows both internal and external view of the car that struck Elaine Herzberg as she walked her bike across an empty road late Sunday evening.<p>The police report notes that the vehicle …

Bitcoin Could Become Illegal Almost Everywhere, After Shocking Discovery in The Blockchain

There's something hidden inside it.<p>The Bitcoin world is coming to grips with a shocking revelation that could potentially threaten the very existence …

It's official: Russia is targeting critical American infrastructure with 'malicious cyberattacks'

Russian cyber operatives are attacking critical American infrastructure such as energy grids, nuclear facilities, aviation systems, and water processing plants, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The report details numerous attempts, …

Is it possible to unclog your arteries?

A person's arteries can become clogged by a buildup of a substance called plaque. There are no quick fixes for melting away plaque, but people can …

'Microdosing' LSD is not just a Silicon Valley trend – it is spreading to other workplaces

It may seem like a doomed attempt to mix business and pleasure. But a growing number of young professionals in Silicon Valley insist that taking …

These Women Didn't Lose a Single Pound, but Their Transformations Will Amaze You

The scale isn't always the best tool to track your weight-loss progress. It can downright lie to you at times, actually. These transformation photos show women at the exact same weight before and after, but their bodies have clearly changed, looking leaner and stronger. If the numbers on the scale …

Fitness

Mystery of three-fingered skeletal remains discovered beside baby mummy as tests 'reveal they are NOT human'

Bizarre skeletal remains with just three fingers and three toes could be alien - despite having many similarities to humans, it is claimed.<p>The …

HPV is causing an oral cancer epidemic in men by outwitting natural defenses

Five years ago, when actor Michael Douglas candidly revealed that his throat cancer was linked to having oral sex, two things happened.<p>He made headlines that mortified his family. And he helped publicize the fact that a pervasive, sexually transmitted virus called HPV was unleashing an epidemic of …

This serial entrepreneur wants to disrupt peer-to-peer lending, using blockchain

In Hollywood, you’re practically nothing if you’re not a triple threat. If you can’t sing, act and dance, you can pack your bags.<p>Similar to Hollywood, to succeed in the business world, you need to have a multitude of skills. From intelligence to trustworthiness, there’s seemingly an inordinate …

McDonald's Was Just Hit With a Shocking Revelation That May Leave Everyone Thinking Twice About Eating There

Well, this is a surprise.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Isn't everyone on a health kick these days?<p>And doesn't that include restaurants and food manufacturers?<p>They seem to go out of their way to underline the healthier aspects …

Researchers figured out how to generate power from falling raindrops — which could solve the biggest problem with solar energy

One of the biggest problems plaguing the widespread adoption of solar power is, quite simply, rainy weather.<p>Solar panels are designed to convert sunlight into electricity. But when it's cloudy or rainy, they're rendered useless. There are batteries, like the Tesla Powerwall, designed to store …

Clean Energy