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Bitcoin Pay: Why it’s No Longer Big in Japan

Source: AdobeStock / ink dropWhen it comes to bitcoin (BTC) adoption, few countries can hold a candle – in terms of commitment at least – to El Salvador, a nation where you can now pay for everything from dental care to recording studio time in BTC. But once upon a time, Japan was the country…

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It’s Almost Time For Succession Season 3 to Tell Us to F**k Off

After a far-too-long wait, it’s almost time for us Waystar-Royco shareholders (or, HBO subscribers) to see a bunch of rich people tell each other to Fuck Off again. Season 2 of Succession left us hanging way back in the pre-Covid world of Fall 2019, and we’ve been eagerly waiting to see how Kendall, Logan, Shiv,…

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It’s Time to Stop Demonizing Athletes for Using Marijuana

When I first went from a sedentary, pack-a-day smoker with an awful diet to a lean ultramarathon runner, thanks largely to cannabis edibles, I thought I was the only one. Turns out, I was part of a larger trend of exercisers—at every level—who are using pot to make exercise not just a necessary chore but…

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It’s day two of MarTech: Wednesday’s Daily Brief

MarTech’s daily brief features daily insights, news, tips, and essential bits of wisdom for today’s digital marketer. If you would like to read this before the rest of the internet does, sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox daily. Good morning, Marketers, and today is Day 2 of MarTech! There are many…

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It’s all in the ink: Vinland Map is definitely a fake, new analysis finds

A modern-day forgery — “There is no reasonable doubt here. This new analysis should put the matter to rest.” Jennifer Ouellette – Sep 14, 2021 10:11 pm UTC Enlarge / The Vinland Map purports to be a 15th-century map with a pre-Columbian depiction of the North American Coast. A new analysis has confirmed that the…

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Why It’s So Hard to Predict Where the Pandemic Is Headed Next

Among the professional hazards faced by Carl Bergstrom, a professor of biology at the University of Washington, is that he is often asked where the Covid-19 pandemic is heading. The question comes in many variations—what next week will be like, or the next school year, or the next winter—and has so for as long as…

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‘It’s not lavish, it’s vital:’ In-person corporate retreats return with a twist

Employers are pulling out all the stops for corporate retreats as they attempt to inject a much-needed dose of camaraderie for staff who haven’t seen each other in person for the last 18 months.Retreat-booking agencies, many of which pivoted to providing virtual experiences after the start of the pandemic, have found their books start to…

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It’s been 2 years since the last UN climate conference. So why do some activists want to postpone COP 26?

Originally, the 26th international U.N. conference on climate change was supposed to be held last November. Then, COVID-19 devastated the world, killing over 4 million people and bringing the planet to a halt. The most important summit in the world for slowing the pace of global warming was postponed for over a year — the…

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It’s on Digital Platforms to Make the Internet a Better Place

For years, users of digital technology have had the sole responsibility to navigate misinformation, negativity, privacy risk, and digital abuse, to name a few. But maintaining digital well-being is a heavy weight to be put on an individual’s shoulders. What if we didn’t have to carry quite as much of the burden of maintaining our…

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‘It’s just a new way of thinking’: Why consulting firm We Are Rosie is paying departing employees

August 27, 2021 by Kimeko McCoy Last year, murmurings started that the future of work would be found in the gig economy and project-based work. By the beginning of the year, those rumblings reached a fever pitch as the marketing and public relations industry began launching platforms like Publicist, which is geared toward freelancers.  With…