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Can you do your Christmas shopping with Bitcoin?

Can you do your Christmas shopping with Bitcoin?

Technology
Alexander J Martin, Technology ReporterAround this time last year, Bitcoin hit an all-time-high of $ 800 (£597).At its peak in the year since, the cryptocurrency had increased more than 2,200% - with a single Bitcoin trading at $ 17,900 (£13,370) on 15 December.Of course, that exponential growth in value has come with extreme volatility.Just a week later, Bitcoin had shed a quarter of its value. One Bitcoin was worth just $ 13,550 (£10,200), courtesy of what critics claim is a speculative bubble that is bursting.For some, these ups and downs are too much to handle.So for investors or speculators wishing to get off the wild ride, here's some Christmas shopping to cash out on - because away from the tales of drugs, hacking and weaponry on the dark web, mainstream organisations are happily tr
How to Make 5 Healthy Lunches from a $25 Trader Joe’s Shopping Trip

How to Make 5 Healthy Lunches from a $25 Trader Joe’s Shopping Trip

Health
I don't have a great track record of bringing my lunch to work. On Sundays, I'd much rather start a new Netflix series, hang out with friends, or finally make it to yoga class than plan my lunches for the workweek. But then once I'm waiting in line on Monday to drop yet another $ 10 on a salad I could have easily made myself, I start to feel guilty about how much cash I'm wasting.For me, the only way to really commit to bringing my lunch is if I don't have to spend a ton of time over the stove on Sunday. So I worked with our food director Beth Lipton to come up with a meal plan that relies on time-saving Trader Joe's buys, like their genius pre-steamed lentils, 10-minute farro, and shredded carrot. The result? A $ 5-per-day lunch plan that might actually have me changing my ways: not only
Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

Technology
Google has been fined 2.42bn euros ($ 2.7bn; £2.1bn) by the European Commission after it ruled the company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results.The amount is the regulator's largest penalty to date against a company accused of distorting the market.The ruling also orders Google to end its anti-competitive practices within 90 days or face a further penalty.The US firm signalled it may appeal.However, if it fails to change the way it operates the Shopping service within the three-month deadline, it could be forced to make payments of 5% of its parent company Alphabet's average daily worldwide earnings.Based on the company's most recent financial report, that amounts to about $ 14m a day."When you shop online, you want to find the