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How to Win at Bitcoin, With Aaron Lammer and Jay Caspian Kang

This week our guests are the hosts of Coin Talk, a podcast about Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and the blockchain. Journalists Aaron Lammer and Jay Caspian Kang talk to us about their show, their own adventures trading crypto, and the weird culture of ICOs, conmen, and speculators that Aaron calls “Coinworld.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Listen to Esther Perel Talk About What It Means to Be a Man, Live in Conversation at Lifehacker 

For our first Livehacker event, we hosted an evening with therapist, author, and podcast host Esther Perel, divorce lawyer James J. Sexton, and multi-talented performer Donald Shorter, Jr. We had posed this question to our guests: “How should a man be?” Their exploration of this topic was as entertaining as it was…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Become Financially Independent and Retire Early, With Vicki Robin

In this episode we talk to Vicki Robin, the co-author of the bestseller Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence. Vicki’s become the godmother of a financial movement that’s increasingly popular among millennials: FIRE, which stands for…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Save Your Relationship, With Divorce Lawyer James J. Sexton 

James J. Sexton is a divorce lawyer who has spent his career working with couples whose marriages are dissolving. He’s learned a lot throughout the years about what sours a good marriage (or ends a relationship that’s already in trouble), and now he’s using that knowledge to help the rest of us. His new book […]

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How to Play Better Games, With Game Designer Seth Scott and YouTuber Brian Lewis

Our guests this week are video game designer and Seth Scott, creator of Membrane for the Nintendo Switch, and YouTuber Brian Lewis, creator of the Magic: The Gathering advice channel Tolarian Community College. We discuss how to use party games and card games as icebreakers, channels for creativity, and full-blown…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Have Great Sex in a Long-Term Relationship, With Therapist Stephen Snyder

In this episode we talk to Stephen Snyder, a sex and couples therapist and the author of Love Worth Making: How to Have Ridiculously Great Sex in a Long-Lasting Relationship. We’ll discuss why you should be sexually selfish, how the idea of “desire” can mess up your sex life, and why Stephen is against cuddling. […]

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How to Increase Your Endurance, With Author Alex Hutchinson 

Our guest this week is Outside magazine columnist Alex Hutchinson, author of Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. We discuss how endurance is a skill that involves drive and belief just as much as muscle—and how we all have the potential to go farther, push harder, and achieve…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Talk to Anyone, With Podcaster Ken Plume 

In this episode we’re talking about the lost art of conversation-making. Joining us is podcaster and raconteur Ken Plume, who has conducted extensive interviews with the likes of Mel Brooks and John Cleese. We discuss how Ken got his start feeling comfortable talking to just about anyone, how he handles the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Get Over Yourself, With Author and Psychiatrist Mark Epstein

In this episode we talked with author and psychiatrist Mark Epstein, whose books include Thoughts Without a Thinker, and Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart. His latest book, Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself, uses Buddhism’s Noble Eightfold Path as a roadmap for spiritual and psychological growth.…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Conquer Reddit, With ‘Endless Thread’ Host Ben Brock Johnson

On the latest episode of The Upgrade, we’re talking about the self-proclaimed “front page of the Internet,” the massive online community known as Reddit. For some, Reddit is a second home, a place to hang out, post links, chat and trash talk with like-minded friends and foes. For others, it’s a confusing rabbit…Read more… Continue […]

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