Nov.28

The 10 Top Earning Bloggers In The World

Blogging, so much a part of daily lives today, actually took a while to catch on before becoming enormously successful – practically overnight. Blogging began to rapidly spread in 1999 and shortly thereafter thanks to a few nearly-simultaneous creations of blog tools: Open Diary (1998), LiveJournal (1999), Pitas.com (1999), and Blogger.com (1999).

In 1997, John Bargerm, editor of Robot Wisdom, coined the term “web-log” while attempting to describe the daily list of sites that he “logged” onto during his web travels. A few years later Peter Merholz used the word in his sidebar but made the creative decision to split the word into two: we blog. It wasn’t long after that, that Evan Williams at Pyra Labs began using the word “blog” on its own as both a verb and a noun, before finally creating the term “blogging” in association with Pyra Labs’ Blogger product.

Today, blogging is more than a familiar term. Many of us interact with blogs on a daily basis in one way or another; whether we write our own blogs, contribute to a blog, or just enjoy reading and commenting on them, blogs are huge part of the online experience.

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Nov.22

Morocco Threatens Bitcoiners, Announces Ban

Focus on the Use of Virtual Currencies (Mise au point au sujet de l’utilisation des monnaies virtuelles), published by a division of Morocco’s Ministry of Finance, has declared, “The Office des Changes wishes to inform the general public that the transactions via virtual currencies constitute an infringement of the exchange regulations, liable to penalties and fines provided for by [existing laws] in force.” 

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Nov.22

Singapore’s Central Bank Includes Bitcoin in Singular Regulation of Payments Services

The Monetary Authority of Singapore, the country’s central bank, is pressing ahead with regulation that will bring a handful of retail payment services, including bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchanges, under a single legislation.

With an announcement on Tuesday, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) launched the second consultation on its Payment Services Bill, a payments regulatory network proposing to streamline the regulation of all payment services under a single legislation. Notably, the proposed bill is also seeking to bring virtual currency services, like bitcoin exchange platforms, under regulatory purview. As regulator, the MAS will have oversight to look into money laundering and terrorism financing risks as well as ensuring safeguards for consumers’ funds.

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Nov.22

How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

Traveling can take a toll on the body physically, mentally and emotionally. While travel often involves excitement and anticipation, the experience can also trigger anxiety, stress and fear. Traveling disrupts our natural circadian rhythm while low oxygen levels, humidity and sudden changes of pressure all have varying levels of negative side effects. Luckily there are several ways you can minimize and combat the effects of flying and travel.

With a little forward planning and awareness, your journey can be comfortable and have you arriving at your destination ready to enjoy your time away. These simple tips will ensure you the smoothest journey possible.

Food,Lifestyle

Nov.22

How To Reduce Anxiety In Less Than 20 Minutes… And It’s Not Yoga!

Every day we are exposed to a variety of stressors, and whether we are conscious of them or not, they can overwhelm us and our physiological systems. When we experience stress our adrenal system increases production of cortisol, which triggers the release of glucose into the system for a boost of energy. Stress and cortisol production are useful when we need to kick into action, but continually high levels of cortisol due to sustained stress can be damaging to the body and mind. This can leave us in a state of constant stress, burning out our adrenal glands, and leading to illness and fatigue.

Lifestyle