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Do This One Simple Thing to Fall Asleep Faster

If you lie awake at night because your mind won’t stop racing, taking five minutes before bed to write out a to-do list for the next day might help …

These are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world — and there's a clear winner

President Donald Trump has emphasized military might during his first year in office, but the US is not the only country seeking to expand its battlefield capacities. Between 2012 and 2016, more weapons were delivered than during any five-year period since 1990.<p>Arms sales indicate who is beefing up …

Military

Housing was the world’s best investment over the last 150 years

Stocks will bring you highs, but periodically will seriously let you down. Treasury bonds will keep you safe, but they won’t make you rich. Housing? That’s the best of both worlds. In rich countries, over the very long term, housing investments get you returns similar to equities (like stocks and …

Investing

Six charts that explain the Iran protests

<b>The biggest anti-government protests in Iran for nearly a decade have been fuelled by rising discontent, in particular over the cost of living.</b><p>Here are six charts that help explain the hardships faced by ordinary Iranians.<p>1. Economic growth has been constrained by sanctions<p>Iran's economy was badly …

The Case Against Iraqing Iran | Iran/Persia

Planning war and funding war creates its own momentum. Sanctions become, as with Iraq, a stepping stone to war. Cutting off diplomacy leaves few …

Surface Phone: Microsoft Might End Up Killing An Industry With Its Latest Mobile Device

The Surface Phone's upcoming release might very well spell the end of a popular line of devices.<p>The Microsoft Surface Phone might very well be the …

Iran detains 230 boys and girls for drinking, dancing

Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that police have detained 230 boys and girls at separate parties in the capital Tehran in which alcohol was involved.<p>The Friday report says Tehran police arrested 140 of the young partygoers in a garden on the outskirts of Tehran and 90 in the …

Tinder, dating and sex in Saudi Arabia — where love is a 'sin'

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The course of true love never did run smooth. While applicable the world over, Shakespeare’s words are particularly true in swiftly changing Saudi Arabia.<p>Long forbidden, dating has arrived in the ultra-conservative Gulf kingdom with some Saudis meeting and marrying without …

The Best Leaders Are Great Teachers

Cristina Daura<p>Kundapur Vaman Kamath was a teacher. But he didn’t work at a school or stand in front of a class. Instead, he delivered his lessons at the office—to the employees who served under him during his four decades as a senior executive at, and then CEO of, India’s ICICI Bank. Whether he was …

You Asked: Should I Shower in the Morning or at Night?

<i>This article originally appeared on Time. For more stories like this, visit time.com.</i><p>During the summer, when the air is soft with humidity, your skin …

The 11 countries with the lowest levels of public debt

The World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Survey examines the financial health and risks of countries around the world.<p>Many maintain low levels of public debt thanks to large supplies of natural resources, while others have pursued liberal market reforms which have made fiscal discipline a …

A complete guide to the most sensational Saudi princes

With fabulous wealth, frequent public sword displays and a rigid top-down power structure, it’s no wonder that Saudi Arabia draws frequent …

Royal Family

6 Ways to Stay Awake, Energized and Focused While at Work (Without Caffeine)

Caffeine is a common fix, but the brief spurts of energy it produces offer only a short-term solution.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Workdays can sometimes feel like a rollercoaster ride. Besides the ups and downs of day-to-day responsibilities, many people are also …

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear.<p>Most of us …

4 Strategies You Can Use Immediately (Not Tomorrow) to Beat Procrastination and Finish Your Tasks | Inc.com

You're more at risk than ever before of being sucked into a procrastination trap. We are living in a world where there is an unprecedented amount of distraction (8 million adults in the US have been diagnosed with ADHD), and unlimited opportunities for multitasking, which has been scientifically …

Time Management

5 key phrases your résumé is probably missing

When it comes to résumés, there aren't any magic words that will automatically catch a hiring manager's eye.<p>Your résumé must be strong as a whole if you want to impress recruiters, who typically only take six seconds to decide whether or not to toss your application.<p>Still, there are certain words …

32 Proven Ways to Make Money Fast

Some day you'll always have enough for rent without worry. In the meantime, you have to hussle.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a bind? Need some fast cash? We're talking here about small bursts of capital, not millions of dollars -- enough to satisfy your monthly …

6 Lessons I Learned From Six Years In College

Is college worth the investment of your time and money? And what do you even learn in college?<p>When it comes to learning—I like to learn by doing. So …

Named and shamed: The banks paying customers zero interest on their savings

High street banks are paying loyal customers zero interest on their savings, City Watchdogs have revealed, as they signal plans to send warning texts to those being ripped off.<p>Some of Britain's best-known banks including HSBC, The Post Office and First Direct are offering savings accounts with …

Finance

In the year since the deal, the west appears to be preventing economic progress. Meanwhile, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad waits in the wings<p>Looking back over the past half century, two catastrophic western mistakes killed off rare opportunities for positive change in Iran. In 1953 a CIA- and MI6-engineered …

South Asia

German Rudolf Havenstein invoked in negative-rates note

Rudolf Havenstein.Wikimedia<p>Every now and then it helps to dig through the past to think about what's going on in the present.<p>So let's rewind back to 1920s Germany.<p>Back then the country was stuck in a less-than-ideal economic situation after the suspension of the gold standard and Kaiser Wilhelm …

10 Ways Israel Is Just Like Saudi Arabia

On the surface, it would seem that Saudi Arabia and Israel would be the worst of enemies and indeed, they have never had diplomatic relations. After all, the Saudis have championed the cause of the Palestinians, who are oppressed by the Israelis. Israelis say they are besieged by Muslim extremists, …

5 Things Most People Don't Understand About the National Debt

This is one of those ideas that sounds better than it actually is<p>Since this is an election year, you’re hearing a lot about the size of the national …

How long can a strong US economy last?

The US economy has built itself back up since the financial crisis. But can its foundations support the success? Economists are concerned about a …

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

How Christianity and Islam took over the world, in 90 seconds

The video above depicts the growth and spread of the world's two largest religions over a span of 2,000 years. Represented in white and green, respectively, Christianity and Islam spring up from obscurity in the Middle East to morph into globe-spanning juggernauts.<p>It was produced last year by the …

Saudi Arabia -- A Kingdom In Retreat

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which was once at the front and center of the Arab world and a significant player on the global stage due to its oil riches, has been steadily losing its regional influence and prominent role. In recent years, Saudi Arabia has been confronted with multiple challenges …

Auditor: Government will owe more money than entire economy produces

An auditor for the Government Accountability Office told lawmakers Wednesday that in the next few years the federal government will owe more than our entire economy produces.<p>Gene Dodaro, the comptroller general for the Government Accountability Office, testified at the Senate Budget Committee to …

What does it mean to be “economically literate” anyway?

2016-03-25T10:00:01.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>A well-rounded education should give some understanding of economics and finance. So, in principle, it’s a …

The 12 best new watches you need to know about

Twice a year international press and buyers descend on Switzerland to check out the latest offerings from the finest watch brands in the world. Think of it as a bit of friendly competition: Megabrands and upstarts coming together to showcase the innovative mechanics, magnificent craftsmanship, and …