Eddie Edson

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Tanzanian lawmakers to debate on energy graft despite objections

DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Tanzania’s parliament will hold a debate this week on allegations of corruption in the energy sector, the speaker said on Monday, despite efforts by the prime minister to block the session.<p>Tanzania is estimated to have 53.2 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas reserves …

How not to win the bad sex writing award: six tips for naughty prose

A writer of a hot-selling book of erotic fiction explains the tricks of the titillation trade.<p>That Bad Sex award: is it a gift or a curse? Does a …

Books

Written a book? Now get a famous writer to blurb it

Finishing the manuscript might be the easiest part of getting published. What about the recommendation on the cover?<p>Up until the time I published a …

Writing

Forget what central bankers say: deflation is the real monster

The European Central Bank might like to update its website – specifically, its educational video to teach teenagers about the importance of keeping prices in check. In it, a spotted, fanged, snarling “inflation monster” floods money into the marketplace, making vivid the perils of prices rising too …

The Fed concerned about "importing" disinflation

The latest Reuters poll is showing 24 out of 43 economists projecting the first rate hike in the US by June of next year. The futures market is …

Guest Post: Why Monetizing Debt Could End In Revolutions

Much has been made of the decision by the Japanese government to inject another $700 billion into their ailing economy. <b>While some may see this as an</b> …

Singapore inflation falls to 0.1 per cent in October, near a five-year low

Inflation in Singapore eased further in October, due to fluctuations in COE premiums and declines in costs of accommodation and oil-related items, …

Economics

Falling inflation a worry for Europe but also the world

LONDON (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has moved closer to launching sovereign debt purchases and data this week will show just how dangerously low inflation has fallen in the $13 trillion euro zone economy.<p>New 10-euro banknotes are pictured during their presentation at the …

China's Surprise Rate Cut Signals Desperation, Bad News Ahead

In a move taking virtually everyone by surprise, the People’s Bank of China on Friday announced a cut in the one-year benchmark lending rate of 40 basis points, the first reduction in more than two years. The central bank also lowered the benchmark one-year deposit rate by 25 basis points. Both …

The Crucial Difference Between A Good Person And A Good Leader

<i>[This post is part of a series examining several common, cherished myths about management and leadership.]</i><p>We all want great leaders to admire. Many of us want to become great leaders ourselves. And all of us want better leadership for our institutions and our society.<p>Let me continue to argue in …

6 Simple Strategies to Eat Healthy When You Don't Have Time

"How do I make smart eating choices on a busy schedule?" patients frequently ask. As a busy doctor, I can understand how eating healthy might feel like a herculean demand and become short shift among the numerous demands in your life. While eating healthy on a time budget does require a little …

When It's Ok To Cheat And 7 Other Secrets From Entrepreneurs

As the new Executive Director of Tech Wildcatters, one of my new favorite things is to review the applications coming in for our next class. I’m not kidding. If you’re even five minutes late to a meeting with me, you’re going to roll up on me deep in my laptop taking that brief chance to search …

Tanzania's parliament receives report on graft claims in energy

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania’s parliament has received a report on the findings of an investigation into corruption allegations in the energy sector, officials said on Sunday, an issue that has led to donors delaying aid and weakened its currency.<p>A group of 12 international donors have given …

Africa

How Sharing Food Makes You a Better Person

Bad news for anyone planning a lonely night of delivery for one: sharing a meal with others actually makes you a better person, suggests a new study …

Happiness

Kindle Magic: Make the Most of Your Opportunities

There’s never been a better time to be a writer. You’re in charge of your fortune. Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing has changed publishing, …

The Truth About Your Ego: Why We're Resistant to Change

<i>Michael Tunney is a writer, editor and media strategist based in Chicago. This post originally appeared on Lantern.</i><p>Let’s face it. Our biggest obstacle to change is what’s staring back at us in the mirror. And the main force that feeds us misinformation and prevents us from changing is our egos.<p>The …

9 Things You Need To Write A Novel

The first thing you need to write a novel is… <i>Time</i>.<p>The second thing you need to write a novel is… <i>More Time.</i><p>And the third thing you need to write a …

How I write a Book

Different authors have different approaches to writing books. I thought I’d share my approach, which may not work for every writer, but nonetheless …