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Dizzying optical illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka – in pictures

Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, has spent more than a decade creating his collection of moving optical illusions. Images: Caters News Agency

5 Reasons Christians Are Rejecting the Notion of Hell

<i>This article originally appeared on Patheos.</i><p>More and more Christians are beginning to reject the traditional view of hell which states the unjust …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

10 Lies Fashion Girls Tell

"I have nothing to wear!"<p><b>1. These shoes are so comfortable.</b> Your feet are covered in blisters but you'd rather go down in flames than admit that your gorgeous shoes are killing you slowly. Is there anywhere to sit down…?<p><b>2. I don't follow trends.</b> <i>*Googles 'How to get Cara Delevingne's eyebrows, then</i> …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than …

16 signs you're not drinking enough water

by LifeSpan<p><b>Dehydration is not necessarily to be always obvious and by the time you get thirsty, you are already dehydrated. A chronic form of</b> …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Bitcoin's Legality Around The World

Last November, the U.S. Senate dove head-first into the world of Bitcoin, prompted by Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper, a Democratic senator from Delaware who has become very interested in the digital coin. Representatives from law enforcement and financial agencies …

BITCOIN: How It Works, And Why It Could One Day Threaten Legacy Payments Tools Like Credit Cards

Bitcoin offers merchant and individuals an extremely low-cost, virtually frictionless payments system. Value can easily be transferred around the world without transmitting sensitive information that could be used for fraud, and without forcing merchants to pay extortionate transaction fees.<p>But, …

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Bitcoin Foundation vice chair arrested for money laundering

Charlie Shrem stands accused of knowingly selling over $1m of bitcoins to users of the Silk Road online black-marketplace<p>A senior figure in the Bitcoin Foundation, which lobbies on behalf of the digital currency has been arrested for conspiracy to commit money laundering and “knowingly …

Should you trust Bitcoin? It depends on what you think the virtual currency is for

Risking money with an unknown, unregulated technology might seem mad. But that's exactly what the growing community of virtual currency Bitcoin users are doing<p>There is a future when the City of London <i>really</i> doesn't sleep:<p>Trading still stops on the Stock Exchange at five sharp, but the banker …

Feast Your Eyes on Dubai’s World Record-Setting New Year’s Fireworks Show

Forget Times Square, the place every photographer wishes they were on New Year’s Eve 2014 (or is it 2013?) was Dubai. Why, you ask? Because this year …

15 Ways The United States Is The Best (At Being The Worst)

We hear it all the time, from every corner of the political sphere: There's no other country on the planet quite like the United States of America. Such pronouncements are typically of the rah-rah variety, and it's indisputably true that this country is exceptional in a large number of ways.<p>But …

The new vegetarian: herby potato salad with grilled asparagus and egg

A perky pickled-onion dressing transforms this potato and asparagus salad.<p>The secret of a light and fluffy potato salad is white wine. The spuds soak up the wine with just enough room left for the dressing.<p><i>Serves four</i><p>800g (1¾lb) new potatoes<br>2 tbsp salted capers, soaked for 10 minutes<br>12 pickled baby …

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Beautiful Houses: Alemanys 5

This week we will show you a beautiful restoration in Girona, Spain, a project by Anna Noguera. This place is amazing! The mix of old and new, the …

The Economist Who Just Won a Nobel Prize Thinks Owning a Home Is a Terrible Investment

13 Comfort Foods That Burn Fat

They're called "comfort" foods for a reason—they bring back warm memories, tickle your taste buds, and soothe your soul. Though some comfort foods …