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Every week, if not every day, there’s someone with a new crypto acronym, story, or anecdote. Acronyms from BTC to ETH to NFTs are creeping into our language more often [some have been for longer than others]. Companies we never thought would take crypto risks are ‘buying into’ the industry.

VISA recently announced a move into bitcoin. Before that, PayPal announced plans to allow its users to use bitcoin on its platform. Elon Musk’s Tesla invested heavily in bitcoin last month and is accepting payment in bitcoin for their cars. …


I am refuting this latest science. Here’s how.

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In his recent article and introduction to an upcoming book by Herman Pontzer, Stephen Bleach introduces us to a new scientific discovery — an evolutionary mechanism our bodies have put in place, which sounds impressive for our system to have figured out, and yet sounds demotivating for anyone who has believed that running and working out can help keep you lean.

Running is fun. It gives you a high, pumps your body with adrenaline and endorphins, and is good for mental health. …


Pause the learning, tell me how to invest: cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and BitClout.

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A tactical article on how to start investing in various crypto assets.

This used to be a lot simpler — download Coinbase and you are good to go. Now, the platforms, the apps, the exchanges, have exponentially grown. Some you can use a Bitcoin wallet to buy others you need different wallets to do so.

Here are three ways to invest in crypto assets, and what/how you can buy with these platforms.

Cryptocurrency

Your Bitcoin, ETH, Z-Cash, to name a few.

Let’s start with the very basic question, just how exactly do I buy cryptocurrencies like BTC or ETH. I’ll use BTC as a proxy here.

To buy these currencies, you need 3 things, using very simple terms


From sound bites to neural signals to emotional vibrations.

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I recently found I have been using music as a full conversation.

Not through lyrics, or trying to subtly deliver a message. As a means of communication as a song file itself.

“I use music as a medium to talk to people ”— Ran Sa.

I can now fully relate. More than ever before, music has become a touchpoint, a conversation, a memory, a reach-out, a call to help, a smile, a heart-melting moment, a good morning, and even a new connection.

Which got me thinking, what is the process here, what’s the translation method from Spotify all the way…


It only takes one question.

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A 3-minute read which might change all your future relationships.

Ever wondered how some people are able to get to know others right away?

It’s not exactly about how they build a connection or how they get close to others, no, not just that, it is how others seem to share personal details right away. They somehow get others to share personal info within minutes of getting to know them — in the first conversation, to be exact.

That’s a cool goal to have.

To be honest, I am one of those people. …


5 running routes you should not miss.

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Congratulations!

Today is your day, this is your Medium read
A few minutes in, and you’ll be running indeed

Your running shoes on, your GPS set
Some routes for you, to get your appetite wet

They might be new cities; you may find an odd spot
I guarantee you’ll enjoy them, even if you get hot

Nothing too hard, but it may make you sweat
One loop is enough, or you may need a set

5 cities, 5 states, and two countries are here
One I like to visit, the other held dear

So don’t worry, be calm, and please…


Including what happens if a plane got struck by lightning.

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So many airplane questions. For some reason, flying, airplanes, pilots, where they sleep, how they operate, what really happens behind those doors, is all so fascinating for many of us.

It’s a world above the clouds, a world we are so often part of, yet so rarely privy to the secrets of.

At least, not yet. Here are some secrets pilot Sandy Williams and pilot Nick Andersen shared on Every Little Thing.

That Airplane Mode.

A very common question, yet many of us still don’t know the real answer to.

Here it is. Do we need to turn off airplane mode? Is it…


#1. Run faster.

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When I first started running, all I was concerned with was, well, running.

I was so amazed at being able to run and seeing the increase in the length of my runs that I did not care about anything else. When I started, I did not think I could run for more than a few seconds. So running in itself was exciting enough.

Fast forward a few months, I got the hang of this running-for-fun business, and I wanted a new challenge — running faster.

I used to hear people talk about ‘casual 5k’, and training for a half or…


#19 asking for help.

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I read this in the Atlantic recently and it stuck:

There’s an old proverb that goes, “Duos qui sequitur lepores neutrum capit” — “He who follows two hares catches neither.” Perhaps that’s so, but he who chases two hares can at least have a great time trying, which can be more important in a good life.”

My life is certainly not measured by results, it is by journey. …


Back to [block] basics — first, second, and third generations.

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If you’ve been reading my crypto articles, you might be surprised as to why we are jumping back to basics. After all, we now covered concepts like NFTs, stable and creator coins, and even started venturing into Facebook’s upcoming digital coin, Diem.

I compared those conversations to first, second, and third dates in my last article. If I continue with this analogy, then this is the moment when you know each other enough that it’s time to talk about the past — the exes, the basics, where you come from, the foundation that built who you are today.

For as…

Ikram Al Mouaswas

Consultant by pay, writer by passion. Love listening to podcasts, books, and people. All about philosophy and psychology of life, happiness and humans.

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