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Hey bitcoin millionaire: Give away your fortune for a tax break

Hey bitcoin millionaire: Give away your fortune for a tax break

Finance
Now that bitcoin is surging past $ 16,000, it might be time to give it to charity.It's no secret that the IRS has kept an eye on the wildly popular cryptocurrency, ruling that bitcoin and others like it are considered property for tax purposes. This means that if you cash out, you're likely on the hook to report capital gains to the Tax Man – and those gains can be substantial, particularly if you bought bitcoin back in 2010 when one unit was worth less than a dollar.There's a solution to that: Give your cryptocurrency to charity via your donor advised fund – an account that you can fund with highly appreciated assets and use for making grants to charities -- instead of cashing out. This way, you unload assets that could face steep capital gains taxes and you collect a charitable contribut
Signals from missing Argentine sub give hope for rescue effort

Signals from missing Argentine sub give hope for rescue effort

World
Seven signal pings believed to be from the submarine ARA San Juan, which has been missing since Wednesday when communications broke down, are giving Argentine officials hope that the crew can still be saved. Argentine Defense Minister Oscar Aguad tweeted out the news Saturday night, confirming that the 44 crew members may be able to be saved after receiving "7 signals from satellite calls that would have been from the San Juan submarine." Authorities said the calls were made on Saturday, and that the Defense Ministry is working with an American company to analyze the location the calls came from. "We are working arduously to locate it and we are transmitting our hopes to the families of the 44 crew members: that they may soon have them in their homes," he wrote. The Argentine Armada, ...
Facial expressions give clues on bank policies

Facial expressions give clues on bank policies

Technology
Software can be used to analyse the facial expressions of central bank governors and predict policy changes, researchers have claimed.Two artificial intelligence researchers in Japan have been using technology to measure the momentary expressions on the face of Haruhiko Kuroda, the governor of the Bank of Japan, during press conferences.The research uses computer vision technology to detect minuscule changes which humans might not pick up on, and which could otherwise be subjectively interpreted.The technology was developed by Microsoft as part of its cognitive services products, and uses an algorithm to analyse an image and return a confidence rating for eight emotions: anger, contempt, disgust, fear, happiness, neutral, sadness and surprise.Mr Kuroda's expression was seen as neutral most...
5 Things That Might Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Dairy

5 Things That Might Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Dairy

Health
Thinking about eliminating milk, cheese, butter, and other dairy products from your diet? You're not alone. Whether or not to give up dairy—and how to do it—is "one of the top questions I'm asked these days," says Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, Health's contributing nutrition editor.One possible reason why so many people are ditching dairy? It's gotten the A-list stamp of approval: Jessica Biel has said she "just feels better" when she doesn't eat dairy, gluten, or wheat; Australian actress Margot Robbie told ELLE UK she avoids it when filming a movie because she thinks it causes breakouts. And earlier this year, Khloe Kardashian told Health she dropped 11 pounds after just two weeks sans dairy. "If I want to lose weight quickly, dairy-free is the way to go," she said.But can a
Transfer report: Chelsea refusing to give up chase for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro

Transfer report: Chelsea refusing to give up chase for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro

Sports
Juventus full-back Alex Sandro is still a target for ChelseaWednesday, October 11, 2017Chelsea are refusing to give up on signing Alex Sandro – even though he is close to agreeing a contract extension at Juventus.The Blues tried hard to land the flying full-back during the summer but Serie A champions Juve managed to keep hold of him.Now they are lining up lucrative new terms for Sandro, who is still under contract until 2020.But he is set to pen an extension until 2022 which would reportedly include an annual post-tax salary of around £4.5million.Despite that, Corriere dello Sport have reported that Chelsea have not given up on luring Sandro to Stamford Bridge and may lodge a formal bid in January.It is suggested they had a £53.75m offer turned down in the summer but they are ready to up