Winklevoss twins on their bitcoin bet: ‘Money is the oldest social network’

Austin, Texas (CNN)For years, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss were known for the company they didn’t launch: Facebook. Now, the pair hope to be known for their bet on cryptocurrency, which they liken to a different kind of social network. “Yes, there’s been some ups and downs in between, but overall if you zoom out long enough, the trend is going in the right direction,” Tyler Winklevoss told CNN Business at SXSW in Austin. “The graph is still up and to the right.” Although they wouldn’t discuss their trading behavior or whether they’d sold a major portion of what they own, Tyler Winklevoss confirmed they still have holdings in various cryptos, including bitcoin, ether, bitcoin cash, tezos and filecoin. But he …

Living in vans, tiny homes and containers

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe creative solutions to a lack of house affordability For many young people, the pleasures of their own hearth and home are out of reach. About 40% of young adults cannot afford to buy one of the cheapest homes in their area in the UK, with the average deposit now standing at about £26,000. But they also face “unaffordable” rents across most of Britain, according to recent research. So, many are turning to radical, innovative and sometimes mind-boggling alternatives. The owners of three unorthodox homes explained why they’ve turned away from bricks and mortar. Life in a van The 2008 Volkswagen Transporter 4, nicknamed “Iggy”, has been their home since they left …

NYC’s Most Instagrammable Events This March Betches

Let’s be honest, March is kind of a basic month. It’s not quite as synonymous with wintry death as February, but spring is still too far away to think about leaving your apartment on a regular basis. That being said, it’s important to maintain the illusion of a rich and full social life while leaving your couch as little as possible. So, here are four super Instagrammable events in NYC this March that should give you enough footage to make it to June. You’re so welcome. black out in commemorate the night. View this post on Instagram The Orchid Show Normally, I suggest avoiding nature at all costs (all it does is ruin your shoes!). But in this case, it’s …

The Women Who Accused Trump Of Sexual Misconduct Want Alva Johnson To Be Heard

But the current president is Donald Trump, who has now been accused of sexual misconduct and harassment by more than twenty women, who was caught on tape boasting about groping, and who was elected to office anyway. So when Alva Johnson, a former Trump campaign staffer, revealed last month that Trump had forcibly kissed her prior to his election, her name was added to the long list, and the news cycle mostly moved on. there are so many accusations of wrongdoing by Trump at this point, it’s hard to keep track. But they support Johnson — and would still encourage other possible victims to come forward. alleged Trump forcibly kissed her without her consent more than ten years ago, when she was 22. …

Too many choices: should Netflix make more interactive stories?

After the success of Black Mirrors Bandersnatch, the streaming platform has revealed ambitions to use the decision-making dynamic for future projects Bandersnatch was many things. It was a Black Mirror episode. It was the first seamless, mainstream choose-your-own-adventure TV show. Its possibly how Benedict Cumberbatch pronounces his own surname after a heavy blow to the head. One thing it was not, however, was a one-off. True, Charlie Brooker might have ruled out making any more branching episodes of Black Mirror, Mumbai Bantams Choose Your Own Adventure books of the 80s and 90s, sci-fi overwhelms the list: theres Space and Beyond, Inside UFO 54-40, Prisoner of the Ant People, War With the Evil Power Master, War With the Mutant Spider Ants. …

‘Learning a second language changed my life’

He had not learnt the language at school, but was starting off a career in sports journalism and had the opportunity to go to Germany. Image copyright James Westgarth Image caption James, who works for an airline in Germany, with his two bilingual children The 44-year-old puts his successful career down to his language skills and the cultural awareness they bring. “Speaking a language helps to break the ice,” he said. “Even if it’s not perfect, it’s a good introduction and brings people on-side when you’re negotiating “My own two children, who attend an international school in Toulouse, are of course bilingual in French and English. “Now they have a lot of international friends and they’re discovering the world through …

Financial sharks circling Metro Bank

Earlier this year the financial regulator, the PRA, raised concerns with the bank about inconsistencies in the reports it was submitting. It soon emerged that the bank had miscalculated the capital it needed to support some of its commercial lending. The news sent the banks shares down nearly 40% in one day as the bank said it would need to raise more capital by selling new shares. Metro bank shares slump on cash call Which banks do customers love or hate? The American taking on British banks Miscalculating the amount of capital you have or need to support your lending is one of the most fundamental mistakes a bank can make. It gets to the very core of what a …

‘Laughter is the great unifier’ behind the incredible life of Molly Ivins

Raise Hell, a new documentary about the great Texas columnist, sends an urgent message from the Bush years to a nation under Trump with sharp humour After Pat Buchanan delivered died of cancer in 2007, at the age of 62. Now, she is the subject of a documentary, too hard-charging for the New York Times, a champion of the people in Shrub. Director Janice Engel does not mention Bushs successor-but-one. But she does include shots of liberal dissent of today: the March for our Lives. This, she says, is because she did not want he who shall not be named anywhere near my film. But I wanted specifically to show Mollys amazing prescience. The things she wrote, 15, 20, 30 …

Samsung Galaxy S10+ review: a simply stunning screen

A fantastic display bolted to great cameras, a strong battery, an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner and even a headphone socket The Galaxy S10+ may be Samsungs most important phone in years, but at 899 does the huge screen, triple camera and fancy ultrasonic fingerprint scanner make for a worthy upgrade? One thing is obvious: the Galaxy S10+ is not the Galaxy Fold and Honors View20 had this hole-punch notch design first, but Samsungs made it its own with a screen that is easily the unlike last years S9+, but its there if you want it, or have 4K movies to watch on it. Despite the gigantic screen, the curved glass, lack of bezels and 175g weight make the Galaxy S10+ just …

Someone On Twitter Asks Whats The Worst Way To Hold Your Drink And Here Are 30 Of The Best Responses

#2 Science and etiquette are two extremely different areas, so when it comes to the proper coffee drinking etiquette it’s best to follow the advice of a professional. Etiquette expert Myka Meier, founder and director of Beaumont Etiquette, states that the proper way to hold a coffee mug is to: “Curve your index finger through the handle while keeping your thumb on top of the handle. Then curl the remaining three fingers into the bottom of your hand. Also, the cup should be positioned at 3 o’ clock, which will help keep your lipstick marks all in one place.” #7 #8 Coffee and tea are nice, but what about alcohol? The glass depends on the beverage and so does how you …

Guy Wakes Up From A Nap To A Stray Kitten Sleeping On His Stomach, Decides To Keep It

u/A_H_S/Reddit Image credits: When he woke up from his nap, he wasn’t alone. “At first, I thought it was a rat,” Ali recalled. “But by the time I realized she was a kitten, I didn’t care about whether she has fleas or not, because if she did I probably already got it, so whatever.” u/A_H_S/Reddit u/A_H_S/Reddit u/A_H_S/Reddit “She is the most fun cat I ever played with, and the most stubborn/attention-seeker as well. I legit don’t get to do one thing in the house without her roaming around me, and I’ve given up on training her to sleep in her little bed I bought and now we share our bed, and her little bed is just collecting dust in the …

Artist Transforms Strangers And Famous Characters Into Cartoons (30 New Pics)

Top-notch artistic talent Xi Ding proves that caricature can be more art than kitsch. He highlights the prominent features of a person in humorous, yet life-like ways. From celebrities and public figures to famous characters‘ cartoon adaptations to private commissions – in the hands of this ‘face designer’, subjects turn into charming cartoonized versions of themselves. Bored Panda how Xi Ding masterfully reimagines our favorite movie icons, and now we want to share his new versatile artwork. #1 #2 #3 Xi Ding is an award-winning caricature artist based in Vienna who specializes in live quick draw caricature. Trained as a classical painter for 10 years in his hometown Shanghai, he discovered his passion for drawing caricatures in 2009. He came …

#AbledsAreWeird offers a brilliant taste of the everyday crap people with disabilities deal with.

People without disabilities may not realize how much more difficult they make life for those with them. Folks who deal with physical or mental disabilities already face challenges in a world designed for abled people. But lack of access and accommodations are not the only difficulties they have to take on. Far too often, people with disabilities also have to battle ignorance and stigma from their fellow humans. People with disabilities have taken to Twitter to share their personal accounts of able-bodied and able-minded people’s bizarre comments and behaviors toward them. Twitter user Imani Barbarin created the hashtag #AbledsAreWeird to accompany the stories—a sarcastic jab at those among us who are oblivious to the lives of a good portion of …

After Living 10 Years Of A Happy Life Man Wakes Up And Realizes He Was Unconscious And Dreamt It All

One of the most daunting experiences a human can endure is being close to dying. While some escape the claws of death without experiencing any changes in them, others come back just not the same. There are many theories trying to explain what happens to us when we are dying, however, there is no definite answer. Yet, many people candidly share what they felt during their near-death experiences and what effect they had on them. When somebody created a thread on Reddit asking “Have you ever felt a deep personal connection to a person you met in a dream only to wake up feeling terrible because you realize they never existed?” one user found a perfect place to share his …

Pop music’s growing gender gap revealed

Rita Ora and Bebe Rexha’s manager Sarah Stennett said: “The gap that exists is not acceptable. I do not believe the consumer says, ‘I want to listen to more men than women’. It’s the choice they’re given.” But female pop stars are doing well, aren’t they? Yes and no. Dua Lipa, Kacey Musgraves, Cardi B and Lady Gaga took the limelight and many of the top prizes at the Grammy Awards last weekend. On Friday, Ariana Grande became the first female artist in UK singles chart history to replace herself at number one. And women like Dua, Anne-Marie and Jorja Smith dominate the nominations for the Brit Awards, which will be handed out on Wednesday. There are no fewer women …

How To Drink More Water & Stay Hydrated Every Day Betches

Whenever there is anything wrong with me, the advice I always get is “drink more water.” A headache? Drink more water. Hungover? Drink more water. Broken leg? Drink more water. I used to think that it was my doctor’s mom’s way of shutting me up and dismissing my symptoms. But seriously, water has a plethora (*flips hair*) of benefits. It really is that bitch. Who knew! The benefits of drinking more water include increased energy and brain power, flushing out toxins, promoting weight loss and management, improving your skin (bye bye pimples), and tons of others. Needless to say, if there is anything  wrong with you, drink more water. But it can be v hard, so here are some tips …