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The tiny nations plotting to become tax havens for cryptocurrency

September 23rd, 2018 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

Success could transform these territories into cryptocurrency tax havens and safe spaces, and models for smaller economies of the future. Payday won’t be the same next year for the soccer players of Gibraltar United, a team in the premier division of the sport’s league in the British overseas territory. Only a part of their salary […]



How Puerto Rico became the newest tax haven for the super rich

September 22nd, 2018 at 10:13 am » Comments Off

A year after the tragedy of Hurricane Maria, the 51st state has become the favorite playground for extremely wealthy Americans looking to keep their money from the taxman. The only catch? They have to cut all ties to the mainland (wink, wink).



Urgent-care facilities are surging in popularity nationwide

September 20th, 2018 at 8:49 am » Comments Off

They are popping up in many neighborhoods, replacing former bank branches or closed supermarkets, and they’re bringing a new script to medical care. Urgent-care facilities are a hybrid between the local doctor’s practice and the hospital emergency room. Urgent care is now an $18 billion industry, with some 8,125 centers around the country, making it […]



American eating habits are changing faster than fast food can keep up

September 17th, 2018 at 8:44 am » Comments Off

Per-person restaurant visits dropped to 28-year low in 2018. Home cooking would be making a comeback if it ever really went away. Restaurants are getting dinged by the convenience of Netflix, the advent of pre-made meals, the spread of online grocery delivery, plus crushing student debt and a focus on healthy eating. Eighty-two percent of […]



19 astonishing quotes about the Internet of Things everyone should read

September 17th, 2018 at 8:29 am » Comments Off

Seems like everybody is talking about the Internet of Things (IoT)—the good, the bad and the alarming along the lines of. “It’s the beginning of machines taking over the world.” The IoT is when everyday products such as refrigerators, watches, speakers and more connect to the internet and to one another. The Internet of Things […]



Harvard Business School professor: Half of American colleges will be bankrupt in 10 to 15 years

September 14th, 2018 at 9:40 am » Comments Off

This fall, 19.9 million college students will be traveling to college campuses across the United States to start a new school year. There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States, but Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen says that half are bound for bankruptcy in the next few decades. Christensen is known […]



The ‘deep web’ may be 500 times bigger than the normal web. Its uses go well beyond buying drugs

September 9th, 2018 at 8:40 am » Comments Off

The dark web is a hidden portion of the internet that can only be accessed using special software. TOR, or The Onion Router, is a popular anonymous browsing network used to connect to the dark web. While the dark web offers anonymity and a way to bypass internet censorship, it is commonly associated with illegal […]



Seven reasons why the internal combustion engine is a dead man walking

September 8th, 2018 at 2:25 am » Comments Off

The age of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) is over. Electric cars are the future. The transition has just begun, but the move from ICE vehicles to Electric will happen sooner and more quickly than most people suspect.



More than 1 in 4 Americans have deleted the Facebook app in the past year, according to a new survey

September 7th, 2018 at 11:03 am » Comments Off

Facebook has had a year full of controversies over misinformation and the way it provides access to user data. A new study from Pew taken shortly after the Cambridge Analytica scandal found that 26% of Americans had deleted the Facebook app from their phone in the last year.



The numbers of hours Americans watch TV every day is incredibly different depending on your age

August 31st, 2018 at 10:43 am » Comments Off

Television is still the media medium of choice amongst adults in the US, with Americans aged 18 or older watching an average of almost five hours a day, according to a Total Audience Report. But as this chart from Statista, based on Nielsen data, shows, younger adults watch significantly less television than do older adults […]



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