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How To Run A Successful WhatsApp Group

WhatsApp group chats are now a common feature for WhatsApp users who want to organise a holiday, a meal or just keep in touch with friends who are miles apart. Although thanks to WhatsApp’s 256 member rule (the maximum number of people in one group), the ‘just a few friends connecting’message seems …

Curious Questions: Why is a day divided into twenty-four hours?

We've been counting things in convenient chunks of ten for thousands of years, so why on earth is a day divided into 24 hours? Martin Fone, author of …

Ramos: If Iniesta was Andresinho, he would've won Ballon d'Or

The Real Madrid defender believes his Spain team-mate and fellow World Cup winner should have been named the best player on the planet at some stage<p>Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta would have two Ballons d'Or if he was named Andresinho, according to Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.<p>Iniesta, 33, …

Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

Burning Out: What Really Happens Inside a Crematorium

Four decades ago, less than 5 percent of Americans were cremated. Now that figure stands at nearly 50 percent. This is how cremation actually works, and the story of what happens to a culture when its attitudes about memorializing the dead undergo a revolution.<p>Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, New …

Los Angeles

Bill Gates just revealed his 2 favorite books of 2018 so far

Bill Gates has never been able to pick just one book.<p>So during an AMA session on Reddit on Tuesday, when a questioner asked Gates about the best book he'd read so far this year, Gates named two:<p>"There are two amazing books. One is Enlightenment Now by Pinker and another is Factfulness by Rosling," …

China Lays Groundwork For Asian, World Lead In 3D Printing

A Shanghai engineering firm made news when it built 10 houses of 200 square meters apiece. The developer, Shanghai WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co., had used 3D printers to push out the concrete-only structures for just $4,800 apiece, the 3D printing news organization 3ders.org reports.<p>It …

Fear of missing the boat on Bitcoin? You're not alone

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are making regular headlines these days with their big price moves, mostly to the upside. But does that mean you should jump on the bandwagon? Probably not.<p>The issue isn't just about Bitcoin or other digital financial assets, which have taken speculators on a wild …

The 30 Best Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: May 11th</b><p>The Netflix name has meant many things during the company’s relatively short existence: a source for DVDs by mail, a pioneer of online streaming, a network responsible for some of the best shows not on TV, as the first half of the phrase that ends “and chill.” However, when it …

The world's most prolific Airbnb owner has 881 properties in London and earns £11.9m a year

An Airbnb landlord in London made £11.9 million in a single year, renting out 881 properties, according to new research.<p>That figure represents the most made in revenue by any owner in the world in the last 12 months, but another landlord was not too far behind, raking in £11.8 million through 504 …

Housing

BP Midstream Debut Disappoints But Brighter Prospects May Be Ahead

One of the oil and gas industry’s most anticipated initial public offerings this fall — that of BP plc offshoot BP Midstream — proved to be a bit of a disappointment.<p>The issue priced at $18 per unit on Wednesday, below its expectation of $19 to $21 per unit, implying $765 million in cash proceeds …

Endlessly Swap Between Porsches for as Little as $2,000 a Month

Porsche Passport is a new subscription service like Cadillac's Book<p>Porsche announced today that it’s launching a new month-to-month subscription service called Porsche Passport, giving members on-demand access to up to 22 different Porsche variants. The program, which launches first in Atlanta, …

Credit Suisse's Mistaken Amazon Valuation Is But The Tip Of The Iceberg

In my opinion, a methodological flaw is causing Credit Suisse’s price target for Amazon to be significantly inflated. Moreover, I believe that the associated overvaluation is the tip of a large iceberg. The “iceberg” is a metaphor for many analysts across the board succumbing to the flaw.<p>To explain …

Investing

Some Airbnb Hosts Producing Job-Quitting Cash With This Emerging Business Model

Marketplace platforms often cater to both consumer and business customers. Such is the case with Airbnb, which serves guests (consumers) who are looking for unique and cost-effective accommodations, as well as property owners (businesses) who use the system to make money. Both sides of the equation …

Real Estate

One of the world’s most influential math texts is getting a beautiful, minimalist edition

Now on Kickstarter<p>A couple of years ago, a small publisher called Kroncker Wallis issued a handsome, minimalist take on Isaac Newton’s <i>Principia</i>. Now, the publisher is embarking on its next project: <i>Euclid's Elements</i>.<p>The publisher is using Kickstarter to fund this new edition. <i>Euclid’s</i> <i>Elements</i> is a …

The Most Expensive Hotels in the World

You Get What You Pay For<p>Within the category of luxury hotels are premium accommodations for society’s wealthiest debutants. The attention to detail …

How a kidney donation saved a life —and what we all can learn from the generous act

My father donated a kidney last week.<p>There was no one in our family in need of a transplant, and he knew of no one who could use his spare, so he …

The Brooklyn Bridge's Builders Fought Fire, Flood, and Death

Washington Roebling was still a young engineer when his father, John, died tragically, leaving the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge to his son. The …

Lithium-ion batteries finally have a rechargeable competitor

Last week, Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill Joy and the company he currently backs, Ionic Materials, unveiled a solid-state alkaline battery design that they claim would be cheaper and safer than the lithium-ion battery.<p>"What people didn't really realize is that alkaline batteries could be made …

The sexiest Bond Girls of all time

12. Diana Rigg as Countess Teresa di Vicenzo<p><i>On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,</i> 1969<p>Bond rescues this depressed damsel in distress on a beach in …

The richest people in human history up to the Industrial Revolution

<i>Click here for a larger, more legible version of the infographic that you can explore in-depth.</i><p>When we think of wealth today, we often think of the massive personal fortunes of business magnates like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, or Warren Buffett. However, it is only since the Industrial Revolution that …

See the Violent Italian Sport that Inspired Modern Football

Despite horrific injuries, Florence’s neighborhoods still compete for glory in calcio storico every summer.<p>Even though you’ve probably never heard of <i>calcio storico</i>, the chances are nearly 100 percent that you’ve played some version of it. The Italian sport created during the Italian Renaissance is …

Italian Football

Here's your guide to all 22 versions of the Porsche 911

There are few vehicles in the automotive universe more iconic than the Porsche 911.<p>Over the years, the rear-engine sports car has gotten bigger, faster, and more technologically advanced. But its spirited driving dynamics and on-track capabilities have continued to make it a favorite among …

“New atheist” Sam Harris — still deeply wrong on Islamic extremism and terrorism

Harris’ unhealthy obsession with Islam leads him to ignore the historical and political factors behind extremism<p>In a recent episode of his podcast "Waking Up," Sam Harris interviews the journalist Graeme Wood about the evolution and imminent collapse of the Islamic State, which we will derogatorily …

Patients treated by older doctors more likely to die, new research indicates

Older doctors are more likely to kill their patients because their medical skills have fallen out of date, a new study suggests.<p>A survey of nearly three quarters of a million patients found that those treated in hospital by a doctor aged 60 or over had a noticeably higher chance of dying within a …

Does Your Birth Order Affect Your Personality?

<i>You’re such an only</i> <i>child,</i> might be a simple observation, or a blatant insult. <i></i>Swap in <i>middle child</i> or <i>baby of the family</i> or <i>firstborn</i> and everyone’s …

Luddites have been getting a bad rap for 200 years. But, turns out, they were right

Things did not end well for the Luddites. The group of weavers and textile artisans in early 1800s were crushed by the British government after resisting the destruction of their livelihoods by industrialization. History, in one of its callous twists, recast their story from a workers’ revolt for …

Hands-On Impression of Fortis’ Baselworld Novelties

Fortis is a brand that has grown by leaps and bounds in the last couple of years. No, Fortis is not a newcomer to the world of horology. Not by any …

Obama’s ‘clean coal’ investments are now helping Trump officials push fossil fuels

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Thursday visited an Obama-funded “clean coal” facility in Texas — and used its existence to advance a thoroughly Trumpian message about the importance of domestic fossil fuels.<p>“We are investing in cleaner power, and using the carbon …