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Iranian pilgrims pay the price of power struggles in the Middle East

Saudi Arabia's decision to sever ties with Iran exacerbated their already strained relationship. Right now, it means that this year's Hajj, the …

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

Debunking the Myths of Leonardo Da Vinci

<i>What historical figures are held in higher esteem or given more credit for their accomplishments than they deserve?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter,</i> …

Google wants to buy your invention

Got a patent that you're hoping to sell? Google wants to hear from you.<p>Google (GOOGL) is setting up an experiment from May 8 to May 22 during which inventors can send pitches to sell their patents to the search company.<p>It sounds like a radio ad from a patent troll, in which deep pocketed patent …

13 Things Smart Leaders Do to Boost Their Own Confidence | Inc.com

Is confidence something you're born with, or something you build up over time? It's both, according to a survey of 500 highly confident women executives conducted by Helene Lerner, founder of WomenWorking.com author of several books, most recently <i>The Confidence Myth: Why Women Undervalue Their</i> …

A rare glance into the heart of a WWI German U-boat

During WWII, Germany built 1,162 destructive "U-boats," which is short for the German word "Unterseeboot," or undersea boat. By April 1917, 430 Allied and civilian vessels were sunk by German U-boats.<p>Here are photos from the control room of a salvaged UB-110 submarine.

Super-rich Africans splash out big bucks for luxury London homes

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sophisticated, glamorous and spacious -- when the super-rich go house-hunting they are searching for something special.<p>Real estate in London's swankier suburbs can catch a buyers' eye. Mayfair, Kensington and Chelsea have long been the stomping ground of the elite -- and are now welcoming a …

How Yanis Varoufakis became the most badass finance minister in the world

The Greek finance minister has taken Europe's economic institutions by storm, found his way onto the front page of every newspaper and (reportedly) into the hearts of plenty of German women.<p>And he's barely been in politics for four months.<p>Whether you're in awe or loathe him, there's no avoiding …

Americans are the real terrorists, says Boston bomber's mother

Zubeidat Tsaernaeva posts message after guilty verdict thanking supporters for standing by her son, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev<p>Minutes after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of the Boston Marathon bombing his mother took to the internet to describe her son as "the best of the best" and Americans as …

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10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …