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FIFA's Corruption Report Gets a Red Card

Soccer's governing body clears Russia and Qatar of any wrongdoing in their World Cup hosting bids, but the ethics committee member who actually ran the investigation disagrees.<p>The next two World Cup tournaments are being hosted by two authoritarian governments with shaky human rights records (and …

Censoring Putin's Chivalry

China is scrubbing the web of footage of the Russian president putting a shawl around the shoulders of the China's First Lady Peng Liyuan.<p>If anyone is going to make headlines at a staid affair like the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, it's going to be Vladimir Putin. The swaggering …

The Formula One Team In The Crowdfunding Fast Lane

The whole point of investment is to make a decent return on your money, right? Well, that doesn’t seem to be the only motivation for many investors putting money into crowdfunding projects – they’re not in the business of handing over something for nothing, but nor are they only interested in …

U.S. Startups Meet Asian Investors: Five Tips For Smoothing Cultural Edges

<b>By Toshi Otani & Jay Eum</b><p>Twenty years ago when our team first began our careers as a venture capitalists and startup advisers, expanding into Asia was a luxury. Most entrepreneurs started here, conquered the U.S. and European markets, then perhaps launched a small Asian presence, mostly just to …

18 Ways To Waste Less At Home

<i>Liz Durnan, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Regardless of how eco-friendly and resourceful you and your family are, the amount of stuff we all throw out each day is absurd. It might seem challenging to lower your trash level, but there are some easy ways we can all waste less.<p>It is easy to learn by example. …

Want to Be Happy? Move to Costa Rica

To what extent is happiness related to where you live? Which countries have the most—and least—happy students? Are students from wealthier countries happier?<p>As part of an online course called “The Science of Happiness,” launched by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center this Fall, approximately …

ScratchJr - Teaching pre-school kids how to write computer code

A computer programming app has been released that is so easy to use that even kids aged five can do it according to its inventors.<p>ScratchJr is the brainchild of researchers in Massachussets, who are currently testing it out on kindergarten children there.<p>Specifically designed for children as young …

Cabo Verde: On the crest of a wave

In this edition of Target we turn the spotlight on Cabo Verde, some 500 kilometres off the coast of West Africa.<p>This volcanic archipelago, also known as Cape Verde, is a good example of a small nation facing the challenge of trying to maximise its economic potential.<p>Tourism across the chain of ten …

Germany still divided? The differing fortunes of east and west

It is 25 years since the Berlin Wall came down and Germany’s reunification process started, along with the recovery from the collapse of communism.<p>At the time, few would have though that a quarter of a century later the country would still be dealing with the economic aftermath of that historic …

Toyota has a yen for record profits

Toyota is heading for a record profit year, helped by the weaker Japanese currency which means money from its overseas sales is worth more when converted into yen.<p>The foreign exchange gains, as well as cost cutting mean, the world’s largest carmaker now expects an operating profit of 2.50 trillion …

Belgium chocolate maker pays the price for naming products after extremists

What’s in a name? A lot of grief and a big hit to your sales if you chose the wrong one.<p>A Belgian chocolate maker has found that out the hard way.<p>Late last year the company changed its name from Italo Suisse to ISIS.<p>Oops! That has distinctly negative connotations as the name used by Islamic …

Brazilian billionaire buys London's Gherkin

London’s Norman Foster designed building, the Gherkin, has been sold to a Brazilian billionaire.<p>Joseph Safra picked up the distinctive structure for 891 million euros.<p>The sellers, German IVG Immobilian and Evans Randell, a UK private equity group, had been in default on the cash borrowed to …

How I Opened a Franchise With My Future Father-in-Law

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Franchise Players is Entrepreneur’s Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email</i> <i>ktaylor@entrepreneur.com.</i><p>For many young men, meeting their girlfriend's father is …

The Flawless Way to Open a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you’re just starting a new business. Congratulations! It’s probably safe to assume that you’ve hired a staff, created a website and sent out word that the enterprise is now open for business. So now what?<p>Although it might seem easy to …

6 Reasons Why You Should Quit Facebook

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are often time and money poor, yet engage in a daily habit that diminishes both: Facebook.<p>With over 750 million active accounts, an astounding one in nine people in the world log on to Facebook, arguably the most addictive …

How a War-Weary Vet Created ‘The Twilight Zone’

No television show exerted more influence on the state of American science fiction than The Twilight Zone, the little morality plays of a former Army …

How to Get Away With Stealing $2 Million in Jewelry in the Heart of New York

Two gunmen pulled off a daylight heist in the Diamond District and evaded every single cop. It happens more than you'd think on the city's most …

Black Friday and Cyber Monday works for travel deals too

It's almost Thanksgiving, which means it's almost time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. And, it's not just retail stores — mortar-and-brick or online — that have the deals. Various lodgings around the globe are serving up specials, most of which can be booked only on limited dates. For …

McDonald's expanding into Kazakhstan

McDonald's said Wednesday it plans to open restaurants in Kazakhstan for the first time next year.<p>Kazakhstan is the Oak Brook burger giant's 120th global market. The first McDonald's restaurant in Kazakhstan is expected to open during the second half of 2015.<p>The chain didn't say how many locations …

Why Are We So Obsessed With Everyone Else's Wealth?

You all the know urban legend of the conversation between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.<p>Fitzgerald: “Let me tell you about the very rich. …

This New App Can Alert You If An Earthquake Is Coming

But a new smartphone app is being developed at the University of California that could revolutionise the way people respond to earthquakes and save lives, the Cal Alumni Association reports.<p>The MyShake app is the work of Richard Allen, director of the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, which …

The 30 Least Prosperous Countries In The World

According to Legatum Institute's Prosperity Index, sub-Saharan Africa accounts for many of the least prosperous nations of the world. The rest come from countries rocked by revolution and/or war.<p>The annual index measures 142 countries based on 89 different economic analysis variables that measure …

The Productivity Payoff of Mobile Apps at Work

What does the average person do 150 times a day? If you said, “Interact with their mobile device,” you’d be right.<p>The mobile revolution has forever changed so many of our daily experiences — how we stay in touch with friends, how we learn, how we get news and entertainment, how we pass the time …

Amazing Facial Hair Designs from the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships

It's that time of year again! Time to enjoy the results of the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships. For the annual event, men flock to the competition to show off their amazing facial hair designs. The website explains, “From delicate Dali moustaches to anything-goes full beard freestyles …

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Average Heel Heights Across The U.S.

The only sane women in the United States live in Nebraska, Kansas, and Maine. How do I know? These are the states where women buy the shortest heels–under 1.97 inches on average.<p>The rest of you are totally crazy. Big data doesn’t lie.<p>The rest of you are totally crazy. It’s true. Big data doesn’t …

30 Pieces Of The Berlin Wall Spread Out All Over The World

This Sunday, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To mark the event, Reuters photographers around the world captured images of segments of the wall, which are kept as monuments in countries from Taiwan to South Africa and Guatemala. People walk by these every …

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Cool facts about your biological clock

Feeling tired after turning the clock back? That’s because the internal clock that controls your circadian rhythms needs time to adjust.<p>Circadian …

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Review<p>A deep dive on <i>Avengers</i> for those who've seen the movie.<p>By The Editors of GQ4 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair …

The Most Memorable Ads of the 2014 Campaign

Political advertising is a mainstay of American politics. And no political season is complete without instances of the outrageous, offensive, poignant, and funny images that flash across the television screen trying to elect politicians.<p>This year is no exception. While hundreds of thousands of …

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