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The Serious Money Is Warming to Bitcoin

There’s an arms race afoot over who can store cryptocurrency safest. Perhaps you’d like your bitcoin buried in a vault under a mountain in the Swiss Alps? Xapo has offered that as a service to wealthy investors, for free. Coinbase, best known for its popular

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How to Unclog a Toilet When You Don’t Have a Plunger

Photo: Curology ( (Unsplash) It truly is the stuff of nightmares: faced with an away-toilet situation in someone else’s home, you do your business, flush … and nothing happens. Or worse, you flush and the toilet water (as well as its contents) slowly starts rising like

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Medical examiner: Epstein died by hanging himself in jail cell

Aug. 16 (UPI) — New York City’s chief medical examiner determined Friday that Jeffrey Epstein died from hanging himself, disputing conspiracy theories that he was murdered in his jail cell because he had knowledge of sexual misdeeds by powerful people. The 66-year-old billionaire financier faced

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Don’t Throw Your Old Xbox or Playstation in the Trash

Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi (Getty Images) Last week, as part of New York City’s new electronics waste collection program, officials stated that more than 100,000 items were collected from homes in fewer than three years. And while that means fewer electronics—like computers, cell phones or televisions—in

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What Does Amazon’s ‘Top Brand’ Badge Actually Mean?

Amazon’s biggest asset can also be a headache for its customers. The so-called “everything store” really does sell almost any item consumers might want, but it’s often cumbersome and time-consuming to sort through them all. To avoid “choice overload,” the retail giant has come up

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Virginia NAACP sues over schools with Confederate names

Aug. 16 (UPI) — A Virginia chapter of the NAACP filed a lawsuit saying school names that commemorate Confederate leaders “champion a legacy of segregation and oppression.” The federal lawsuit was filed against Hanover County and the school board for the district located outside Richmond,