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Mecca: The Sacred City by Ziauddin Sardar review – ‘The pilgrimage is now an adjunct to the retail’

The House of Saud will not like this book, which argues that the holiest site in Islam has become a centre of brash consumerism and architectural folly<p>Mecca is the shrine of Islam, with the Ka’bah<i>,</i> a cube of black stone, at its centre. Growing up in Punjab and London in the 1960s, Ziauddin Sardar …

China and Qatar buying London properties

China, Qatar and Kuwait are snapping up London properties.<p>The city's real estate has attracted four times more capital than New York -- the Number 2 choice of foreign governments.<p>Sovereign wealth funds, forked out $8.9 billion for properties in London in the past year. London alone made up 44% of …

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

6 Surprising Things Behind Ugg Boots' Massive Success

No one knows this better than Brian Smith, founder of Ugg Australia and author of "The Birth Of A Brand," who worked tirelessly for years to make the now ubiquitous sheepskin boot part of American culture.<p>Though Uggs can be found in every mall in America these days, they didn't start out as a hit. …

Entrepreneurship

Is The Human Species Still Evolving?

Bill Nye The Science Guy speculates on the future of mankind<p>Is there a <i>Homo superius</i> just around the next corner, waiting to take our place? Let’s think about what it would take: If we were to give rise to a new species, something would have to happen to us to create a bottleneck or isolated place …

Evolution

10 Things We've Learned From Marvel's Announcements

Marvel revealed a total of nine movies as being part of their Phase 3 slate at an event in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and fans still haven’t been able …

Marvel Universe