The $80 billion question: Why are Bitcoin and Ethereum growing so fast?

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A little over two months ago, Bitcoin achieved a symbolic milestone: After an intensive period of growth, the price of one Bitcoin surpassed the price of an ounce of gold. 

That seems like ancient history. The price of Bitcoin has nearly doubled since then and the cryptocurrency is currently trading at about $2,200. Bitcoin’s cousin Ethereum is trading at about $180, its price increasing by a cool 1400% in the last three months. 

SEE ALSO: Ethereum: The not-Bitcoin cryptocurrency that could help replace Uber

But is the rally over, or has it only just begun? And what has propelled the explosive growth in the first place? In the world of cryptocurrencies, answering these questions is anything but easy.  Read more…

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Fidget spinners may hot right now but this pup is not here for it

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ShibeNation, a Youtube account devoted to Shiba Inu dogs in hilarious predicaments, uploaded a video they found on Twitter in which one Shibe is not impressed by its owner’s fidget spinner.

The Shibe seemed to be not a fan of the spinner while it was in motion or when it was placed on the ground as the poor pup continuously barked and growled at it.

Too bad the Shibe couldn’t use the spinner to calm itself down. Read more…

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Lana del Rey and the Weeknd make trespassing look good in the ‘Lust for Life’ video

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Lana del Rey is still squatting in the Hollywood sign. 

In her video for “Lust For Life” with the Weeknd, she participates in a few moments of creepy yet oddly soothing choreography before going rogue to dance with danger and Abel Tesfaye. 

Oh, and apparently the globe is a giant piece sign in Lana Lana Land. Works for us!  Read more…

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Why won’t you believe Mark Zuckerberg that he’s not running for president?

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Mark Zuckerberg is not running for president. He’s got a higher calling. 

The Facebook CEO reiterated again on Sunday night that he is not looking to pursue public office. His recent cross-country tour had roused speculations that Zuckerberg was working to broaden his public image beyond that of the boy genius or, perhaps worse, the Jesse Eisenberg version portrayed in “The Social Network.”

Monday’s post, however, wasn’t just about that. 

Zuckerberg provided a deeper reason for his trip, in which he’s visiting all 50 states. He has previously said the trip was to get him out of his bubble. Doing so, he wrote in Sunday’s Facebook post, has opened his eyes to the importance of friends — which is a little convenient coming from the CEO of Facebook. Read more…

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The Rock flawlessly recreated his most iconic ’90s outfit for ‘SNL’

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From 1996 to 2017, The Rock still, well, rocks that turtleneck/fanny pack look.

Almost three years ago, Dwayne Johnson caused an internet uproar when he tweeted a picture of himself from the ’90s wearing a black turtleneck, chain, and leather fanny pack. The image immediately became a solid pop culture staple. People spoofed it, memed it, and dressed up as it for Halloween.

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Fanny pack and lean take it to a whole other level.#90sRock #WTF #BuffLesbian pic.twitter.com/dyqCDCBEZc

— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 16, 2014

Well now The Rock’s classic ’90s look is making its triumphant return. Read more…

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Little bear with green thumb helps woman garden

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Animals are just better and kinder than humans — well, most humans. Take this little fluffy bear, for example, who’s helping a woman in Russia dig in the garden. 

He’s doing a great job, and we’re so proud of him. The woman thinks so, too, because she offers him words of encouragement as his tiny paws go. According to a Russian-speaking Redditor, the woman says,”Are you a garden helper, Syomochka? Who’s helping me? Syo-oma! My he-еlper! Digger! Say yes, Syoma! Be more careful.”

Does he mow the lawn, too? If so, where can we get a cutie of our own?

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Melania Trump has no time for Donald’s need for hand-holding

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Few people are capable of telling Donald Trump no — except, maybe, Melania Trump.

Take a look at this latest clip, featuring President Trump walking down an airport tarmac in Israel with his wife Melania. Trump repeatedly goes for his wife’s hand, only to have her smack him away.

SEE ALSO: Can you find the hidden and scared government official?

The clip gets really good/profoundly depressing about 4 seconds in.

It’s hard to have any empathy for Melania, who recently delivered a women’s empowerment speech to Saudi women in which she encouraged them to manage their “work life” balanceSaudi women are some of the most oppressed women in the world, and can’t travel or go to the doctor without a male guardian’s permission. Read more…

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Nicole Kidman really, really doesn’t like surprises

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Nicole Kidman talked about her impending 50th birthday on the Graham Norton Show on Friday night, and she had a warning for her husband and party-planner-in-chief Keith Urban. 

“I actually break out in a coldsore if I have a surprise,” says Kidman. Urban says he has a lot of stuff planned, but he’s aware of her dislike of surprises. 

“I did have a surprise party once when I was 30 and it was so shocking to me because people had come from overseas and they’d set it all up and people walked in and I broke out in a coldsore […] Like, on the spot,” she said. 

Kidman explained that she had been speaking on the phone to her father who said her mother was “in the garden” in Australia, but moments later she walked into a room in Montana, U.S. Read more…

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I desperately tried to make friends with Jake Gyllenhaal at Cannes

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There are many different kinds of love.

There’s the love a man has for his partner. The love a mother has for her child. There’s the love two friends have for each other, or even the love a child has for a waggy-tailed golden retriever.

Then there’s the love I have for Jake Gyllenhaal. I guess the best way I can describe this love is a kind of respect/admiration mixed with a burning desire for us to be best friends, like the way you longed to be best friends with one of the bigger, more popular kids when you were in school. I think it started back around the time I watched Donnie Darko and fully blossomed with my first viewing of Brokeback Mountain. Nowadays, it gets topped up whenever he has a new film out. Read more…

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Woman confronts alt-right founder Richard Spencer in the gym, gets Twitter abuse

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Richard Spencer, the founder of the so-called alt-right, has had his gym membership revoked after a woman confronted him over his extremist views.  

SEE ALSO: Racists react after Trump disavows the ‘alt-right’ in New York Times interview

Christine Fair, an associate professor at Georgetown University, is facing abuse on Twitter from alt-right people after tweeting that Spencer had been “ousted” from the gym in Alexandria, Virginia.

Nazi Update: @sportandhealth ousted uber-coward Nazi @RichardBSpencer from our gym. Not me. Lesson? NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE WORKSpic.twitter.com/qGI6DhjxR5

— (((Christine Fair))) (@CChristineFair) May 19, 2017 Read more…

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