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Crypto is weathering a bitter storm.  Some still hold on for dear life.

Crypto is weathering a bitter storm. Some still hold on for dear life.

Stablecoins, as the name suggests, are designed to be the rocks of the crypto ecosystem, pegged sturdily to real-world assets like the dollar. Exchanges use stablecoins to even out the volatility of other coins, and crypto investors may favor them as a safer bet to park money. They have served their function pretty well so …

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COVID took many in the prime of life, leaving families to pick up the pieces

COVID took many in the prime of life, leaving families to pick up the pieces

Christina Summers, 37, holds three of her children, 8-year-old twins Elijah and Emmani, and her 6-year-old daughter, Madison. Summers’ husband, James Summers, died last October from COVID. She is now raising their nine children on her own. Rosem Morton for NPR hide caption toggle caption Rosem Morton for NPR Christina Summers, 37, holds three of …

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'Vampire Energy' Is Sucking the Life Out of Our Planet

‘Vampire Energy’ Is Sucking the Life Out of Our Planet

Priya Vijayakumar, CEO of WattIQ and an expert in unmanaged energy, explains that at the industrial level, 21 percent of all electricity consumed by buildings is wasted. “There’s all this unmanaged electricity. On top of that, there are 40 percent more electrical devices than needed. Just think about all the energy it takes to manufacture …

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