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Here are the 27 countries with the highest levels of tax

The WEF looks at data on areas as varied as the quality of the teaching of math in schools to the rate of inflation in each country. It then uses the data to compile a picture of virtually every country.<p>One of the indicators the WEF uses is a country's tax burden, with higher scores indicating …

Economics

Can a brain scan uncover your morals?

Brains images are becoming standard evidence in some of the country’s most controversial and disturbing death penalty trials – including the case of Steven Northington<p>It’s hard to imagine Steven Northington killing two people. The 43-year-old says he likes to make people laugh, “like a comedian”. …

Starting a business is a marathon: 5 expert tips to avoid burnout

Stress and entrepreneurship go hand in hand. In addition to the high-pressure moments — such as an investor pitch or launch day — the day-to-day …

Australia's gun-control solution

Reutres<p>A man and woman dressed in tactical gear — what police called " prepared " — shot and killed 14 people on Wednesday at a Southern California center for the mentally disabled.<p>This massacre comes just five days after three people died at a shooting that targeted a Planned Parenthood. And it …

Guns

Turkey's president vows to resign if Putin's claims of illegal oil trade are true

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he would step down if claims that his administration was illegally trading oil with Islamic State …

10 Bad Work Habits to Eliminate Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

We all have bad work habits, and most of us are content to get away with them for the foreseeable future. Sure, they may make us a little less productive, and they might not look great in a performance review, but they’re relatively innocuous when they creep into our daily lives.<p>When you step up to …

Did Starbucks Just Create The Most Epic $250 Million Recruiting Tool Ever?

In early April, I covered Starbucks Coffee’s announcement that it would offer a four-year college education for every Starbucks employee working 20 or more hours, at zero tuition expense. At that time, Starbucks committed up to $250 million to ensure that each of its U.S. employees–whether full or …

Starbucks

The Obama administration is worried that Putin is about to pull a fast one in New York

White House officials are reportedly trying to decide whether the two leaders should meet to "work out their differences before the tumult in the Middle East escalates even further," according to The New York Times.<p>Some in the administration, however, "worry that agreeing to meet would only play …

Russia

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

Greece Agrees to Its Third European Bailout After Marathon Talks

The last round of talks on the Greek debt crisis went through the night on Sunday for 17 grueling hours, but when European leaders finally emerged …

17 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

In addition to boiling down the "secret" to building wealth in 13 principles, he revealed 30 "major causes of failure" that hold many of us back from getting rich.<p>Here are 17 that are still relevant today.

Self-improvement

There is a new problem for US shale

To be sure, there would have been more drilling companies going belly up if it had not been for the generous credit offered by bond and equity markets, and large financial institutions. Private equity has also jumped into the fray. The financial lifeline has kept the doors open for a lot of …

Oil

NATO ups ante in arms race with Russia

NATO says it doesn't want a new arms race with Russia. The Kremlin says the same.<p>And yet the parallel military buildups are well under way, with each side blaming the other whenever it announces a new deployment, or a drill near the increasingly sensitive border between the two sides, or – in …

More college grads are getting better jobs

Employers are recruiting freshly minted college graduates more intensively this spring and not just to be food servers, cashiers and call center representatives.<p>Melissa Remmey, 22, who graduated from Wake Forest University in North Carolina last week with a political science degree, recently …

College & University

Startups Don't Take Vacays: Time Is Money, Summer Shouldn't Mean A Decline In Your Productivity

You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>By now you should be settling in nicely in your new office, enjoying your new routine and watching the revenues start to climb. Our startup journey to date has seen us raise our initialseed capital, learn how …

Fannie and Freddie Restart Risky 'Affordable Housing' Programs

Mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae just debuted its new “HomePath Ready Buyer Program,” which lets first-time homebuyers get up to a 3% rebate of a home’s purchase price if they buy a Fannie Mae property, so long as they complete an online homebuyer education course which costs $75.00.<p>The new …

Real Estate
South Asia