Andy Martenet

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4 Things Most of Us Refuse to Admit About Ourselves

I was writing at a local beachside coffee shop when a young woman approached me. “You’re Marc, right?” she asked.I looked up at her. She had piercing …

Piercings

Iraq's parliament passes law banning alcohol

Iraq’s parliament has passed a law forbidding the import, production or selling of alcoholic beverages in a surprise move that angered many in the country’s Christian community who rely on the business.<p>The law, passed late on Saturday night, imposes a fine of up to 25m Iraqi dinars (£17,000) for …

Islam

How to Defeat Negativity Every Day With 20 Instant Mind Hacks

Without even recognizing it, negativity can become a part of our everyday lives. It’s easy to find yourself in a cycle of dreading work, being …

Morocco issues arrest warrant for Paris attack suspect | Reuters

RABAT (Reuters) - Moroccan authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Salah Abdeslam, the Paris attack suspect who is at the center of an international manhunt, according to the Moroccan police.<p>Handout picture shows Belgian-born Abdeslam Salah seen on a call for witnesses notice released by the …

North Africa

Hilton will pay for employees' GEDs

Hilton is picking up the tab for workers to get their high school diplomas.<p>The hotel company will cover the costs for employees to prepare for and take the tests to earn a high school equivalency diploma.<p>Hilton (HLT)is partnering with the nonprofit Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL).<p>…

Earnings outlook might be less rosy than investors think | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - With the U.S. third-quarter earnings season almost at an end, many investors are breathing a sigh of relief as more companies surpassed profit expectations than in any quarter since 2010.<p>Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the markets open in …