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Israel’s largest-ever cache of medieval gold coins found by amateur divers

Israel on Wednesday unveiled the largest collection of medieval gold coins ever found in the country, accidentally discovered by amateur divers and dating back about a thousand years.<p>The find was made two weeks ago near the Israeli port city of Caesarea and consists of some 2,000 coins, weighing …

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13 photos of people living life to the fullest

TO ME, living life to the fullest means being outside on some sort of adventure. For others that means clinging to the side of a cliff, skiing a …

5 Lessons Running Has Taught Me

<i>"God made me for a purpose... And when I run, I feel His pleasure." --Eric Liddell</i><p>Here's what I truly love about running: Every single lesson it has taught me, can be applied to my life. Maybe it's the reason I continue lacing up my shoes, day after day. Even when running brings me tears. Because I …

Type 2 Diabetics: Get Evaluated for Sleep Apnea

Research shows that seven in 10 people with Type 2 diabetes also have obstructive sleep apnea, a dangerous, potentially life-threatening condition that also increases your risk for obesity and heart disease. November is National Diabetes Month, and the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project is …

The Enchanted Sleeper

Painted from life, this portrait is by South African artist Joni-Leigh Doran. Discover more nudes in our collection, Naked Truth: http://goo.gl/wMGFMV

7 Reasons Why Trademarks Are Important to Your Business

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Even if you don’t realize it, everyone deals with trademarks on a daily basis. “Trademark” is another way of referring to brands.<p>Consumers’ purchasing decisions are influenced by trademarks and the reputation such brands …

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How MasterCard became a tech company

Ajay Banga loves to talk about the wonders of a cashless society, but every now and then it can backfire. At his first offsite leadership meeting …

AppFlood teams with Bidstalk to monetize mobile apps in China

AppFlood, a real-time mobile ad network focused on China, is partnering with Singapore’s Bidstalk to provide more mobile ad and app monetization alternatives for developers moving into the Chinese market.<p>A division of PapayaMobile, AppFlood will be working with Bidstalk’s white-label demand-side …

500 Startups' newly released fundraising documents will keep you from 'getting screwed'

Free things are great, and they’re even better when they save you, your startup, and your investors a boatload of money and drama. And lucky for you, startup accelerator program 500 Startups is releasing one of those magical gifts today.<p>The program released today a set of free legal documents for …

How to Map Out the Perfect Launch

Zady co-founder Soraya Darabi offers real-world advice for launching a successful startup.

Tiny Wireless Earbuds Could Be Damn Near Invisible When In Use

Two tiny, cylindrical earbuds that could be great–if you don’t lose them.<p>Earin, currently attracting tons of money on Kickstarter, is a tiny wireless earbud product that’s a bit different from anything currently on the market–and by doing things so differently, it might be the first pair of …

Geneticists are Spell-Bound By Discovery of DNA That Confirms Fallen Angels Mated With Humans! (Stunning Videos) | Prophecy

<b>Story Views</b><p>The World Genographic Project has been testing haplogroups (<i>a group which relates to our deep ancestry)</i> and has recently discovered that …

This Glove Makes You Beethoven

“Have you ever seen the Matrix?” Thad Starner excitedly asks me over the phone. “There’s that scene where they need to fly a helicopter and Trinity just says, “hang on” and then uploads the instructions to her brain. That’s the future of what I’m doing.”<p>What started as a wearable experiment for the …

Apple Starts Letting Bitcoin Transfer Apps Back Into Its App Store

Apple’s Bitcoin freeze appears to be thawing fast, with bitcoin wallet apps that offer the ability to transfer BTC now filtering back into the App Store.<p>The move was picked up by Coindesk yesterday which noted that the Coin Pocket BTC wallet app was back in the store. The Coin Pocket app allows …

Coin Pocket picks up speed after Apple lifts its Bitcoin wallet ban

A new Bitcoin wallet app is climbing up the charts in Apple’s App Store after a prohibition on such apps ended recently.<p>The app, Coin Pocket, made its debut on Friday and is already ranked No. 74 on the list of the top free iPhone apps in the finance category of the App Store.<p>Apple permitted people …

In this video, learn why Director Thomas P. Campbell counts this tapestry among his favorite works of art: http://met.org/1mx6Tko #tapestrytuesday Designed by Bernard van Orley (Netherlandish, ca. 1492–1541/42) | The Last Supper | ca. 1524–46 (design), ca. 1525–28 (woven)

These Website Mistakes Are Costing You Money (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your business’s website is your window to the world: It’s how you find customers and how they find you. And if you try to pinch pennies on the maintenance and upkeep of that window, you could be costing your business a fair amount of …

The 7 Books Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read When They're Discouraged

Speaker, Marketing Strategist, Professor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business has its ups and downs. You lose an account, receive negative feedback about a project you’d worked hard on or have a crucial employee quit at just the wrong moment. It can be …

5 Essential Rules for Great Presentations | Inc.com

I recently had a long conversation with Peter Handal, the CEO of Dale Carnegie Training, on the subject of giving great presentations. I've read (and written) plenty of posts on this topic, but Handal managed to boil everything down to these five essentials:<p>1. Be yourself.<p>If you pose as somebody …

3 New Job Titles Every Company Needs But No One Has Yet

What would happen if businesses introduced new positions dedicated completely to imagining new ways to shake things up? Here’s what that might look like.<p>Two issues seem to be severely afflicting corporations today: how to survive gracefully in this uncongenial business environment and how to …

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These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …

Paradise Point - Kailua Bay, Hawaii Being...

<b>Paradise Point - Kailua Bay, Hawaii</b><p>Being frequented by President Barack Obama and his family has granted Paradise Point with the nickname of “Obama …

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …