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60 Minutes’ Embarrassing Interview with Mohammed bin Salman

The <i>60 Minutes</i> interview with Mohammed bin Salman was predictably not very informative and served as little more than a platform for the crown prince …

Middle East

People Really Aren't Listening to You and Here's Why | Inc.com

People often talk about the importance of listening, and indeed it is critical. But it's much harder today to <i>really</i> listen with all the distractions of modern life. Businesses can lose their customer service focus if they're not fully tuned in. And it's not just about hearing your customer's …

Business Strategy

How Extracurricular Activities Can Make You A Star At Work

The digital age has blurred the lines between work and life; for some of us, that line has become nearly invisible. These days, non-work activities can play a major role in how you are perceived at work – and that’s good news. It doesn’t mean giving up downtime. It just means that sometimes what …

Leadership

Why Saudi Arabia looks like it's preparing for a final showdown with Iran

Even by Middle Eastern standards the events of the past week have been extraordinary.<p>Where does one begin?<p>Perhaps a timeline with the key headlines …

Saudi Arabia's crown prince may have made a critical miscalculation that could seal his fate

Muhammad bin Salman, the 32-year-old crown prince of Saudi Arabia, has been called bold, brash, and even an anti-corruption crusader in the press this week. But his arrest of hundreds of potential rivals, including 11 royal princes and many influential Saudi businessmen, can only be described as a …

Saudi Arabia has united with Israel against Iran – and a desert storm is brewing

Mass arrests are the Crown Prince’s opening salvo in a fight against corruption and an embrace of moderate Islam<p>Until last weekend, the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh’s exclusive Diplomatic Quarter was colloquially known as the Princes’ Hotel. It was a luxurious retreat from the heat, where royals could …

Saudi Arabia

Japan's fleet returns with 333 whales killed in the name of science

A fleet of three whaling vessels returned to port in Japan on Friday with the carcasses of 333 minke whales harpooned in the Antarctic Ocean.<p>The fleet - the 8,145-ton Nisshin Maru, the only whaling factory ship in the world, and two catcher vessels - was greeted by relatives of the crew in the city …

Donald Trump Has Already Picked His Favorite Muslims

The president's team has only nice things to say about Egypt, Jordan and the UAE.<p>WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump says “Islam hates us.” Steve Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist and now a top National Security Council figure, sees himself as part of a multi-generational “Judeo-Christian West …

Pakistan warns Trump's generals: sort out 'total mess' in Afghanistan, or Russia will intervene

Pakistan's military has warned Donald Trump's new generals that they face a "total mess" in Afghanistan unless America and Britain can halt the advance of Isil and the Taliban.<p>In an interview with the Telegraph, a senior Pakistani army source said the collapse in security since the draw-down of …

Afghanistan

Someone Brought a Bird Army on a Flight and Everyone Seems Pretty Chill About It

Reddit can feel like a cesspool of hate most days, but occasionally, it turns up some internet gems. Today, for example, a user posted a bonkers …

Everything you need to know about Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban'

What is an executive order?<p>An executive order is an official statement from the president which tells government agencies how to use their resources. In the case of Mr Trump's "Muslim ban", the order bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for a period of 90 days.<p>It …

Melbourne jogger thrown around 'like a rag doll' during kangaroo attack

An Australian jogger has had emergency surgery after being savagely attacked by a rogue kangaroo in suburban Melbourne.<p>Debbie Urquhart, 54, said she feels lucky to be alive after being ripped, kicked and mauled by a two metre tall male kangaroo on Saturday morning while jogging towards a running …

5 Common Mistakes New Freelancers Make And How To Avoid Them

Making mistakes as a new freelancer is part of the learning curve. Nobody becomes a freelancer one morning, lands a bunch of new high-paying clients, kicks $10,000 in a week and spends the rest of the month drinking mojitos on some fancy white-sand beach. When I was just getting started, a lot of …

Small Business

Four Negative Beliefs You Need to Kick in Order to Be a Successful Freelancer

Learn how to adopt a resilient attitude to your self-made career and set yourself up for a bright future as a successful freelancer.

Self-improvement

Freelance Beginner Tips: The Pitfalls to Avoid

If you’re still unsure whether or not to pursue freelancing, chances are you’ve contemplated what life is like as a full-time freelancer. You’ve …

Saudi Arabia's top cleric says Iran's leaders 'not Muslims'

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top cleric is revving up the kingdom's rhetoric against Iran, saying in comments published on Tuesday that Tehran's leaders are "not Muslims," in response to rancorous remarks from Iran's supreme leader.<p>The remarks by Grand Mufti Abdulaziz Al Sheikh came a …

5 Steps To Cold Pitch Prospective Clients As A Freelancer

As a freelancer, you don’t have the luxury of a guaranteed monthly paycheck. You earn only as much as you get to work. Turns out, finding enough work is the biggest challenge for most freelancers. A research study jointly carried out by Freelancers Union and online staffing platform Elance …

Freelancing: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Freelancing can be a great way to start slowly getting into running your own business.<p>You can then decide if it is something that you enjoy or if it …

Rate Explorer Helps Freelancers Earn What They’re Worth

Every freelancer has been in this situation: you’re talking to a potential new client, and they seem interested in hiring you, but then they ask how …

Employment

The 10 Best Chrome Extensions for Freelancers — SitePoint

It’s no secret that us freelancers are productivity junkies, always looking for clever ways to make the best use of our time. Personally, I happily …

Maternity hospital in Syria bombed, leaving five dead

A maternity hospital supported by Save the Children was bombed in an air raid in the Syrian city of Idlib on Friday, leaving at least five dead.<p>The strike hit outside the hospital, one of the biggest treating women and babies in the north-west of the war-torn country, killing several relatives of …

France church attack: Second Normandy priest killer named

• Murder of a priest: how the horror unfolded<br>• Security services warn attack on UK 'very likely'<br>• British churches on terror alert after Normandy attack<br>• Con Coughlin: Isil terror may drive Europe to far-Right<p>The second attacker who cut the throat of a village priest in an attack claimed by Islamic State …

12 Great Writer Websites That Magnetically Attract Clients

Years back, I did a post about great writer websites. It turned out to be one of my most popular ever.But over time, websites change. So do best …

How Freelancers Can Command Higher Rates for Their Work

One of the main questions I get asked by freelancers and coaching clients is how they can begin to command higher rates for their work. More specifically, they are tired of seeing rates like $15 for posts that are 2,000 words.<p>The good news is there are plenty of ways for you to put yourself in a …

You should now start hunting for reasons why you shouldn’t turn to freelancing

A freelancer is a CEO, CTO, CFO, Marketing Manager, Business Development Manager and employee – all rolled into one

9 Reasons You Should Start Freelancing Today

There’s a reason why there are more than 53 million freelancers in America. It’s because freelancing is just awesome.<p>I mean how many of you can say …

Employment

Terror attack ‘highly likely’ says Theresa May ahead of emergency COBRA meeting

Newly appointed British Prime Minister Theresa May has called an urgent meeting of the government’s emergency COBRA committee, saying a terror attack on the UK is “highly likely” following the devastating attack in Nice which left 84 people dead.<p>May says Britain should not expect attacks like those …

I became a freelance writer two and half years ago. Here’s what I totally underestimated

1. Even though you’re hanging out in your pajamas and working “on your own terms”, writing alone on your computer all day can be equally difficult.<p>As …

Employment