Stacey Howells

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9 of Abraham Lincoln's Smartest (and Sassiest) Quotes

Everyone remembers Abraham Lincoln as being honest, intelligent, and maybe a bit too tall for his time. He’s even been rumored to have told a good …

Why Banksy is (probably) a woman

<i>Banksy Does New York</i>, a new documentary airing on HBO on Nov. 17, opens on a bunch of scofflaws trying to jack an inflatable word balloon reading “Banksy!” from the side of a low-rise building in Queens. These hooligans weren’t Banksy. Neither were the police officers who took possession of the …

Men Obsessed With Selfies Could Have Psychopathic Tendencies, Reveals Study

Guys, step away from the selfie stick. New research suggests that men who take a bajillion photos of themselves score highly in the psychopath …

Has Snapchat peaked? Comscore numbers suggest flat growth in 2014

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom Illustration<p>Snapchat’s user growth seems to have stalled toward the end of 2014, according to new Comscore …

Islamic State: Yazidi girls kill themselves to escape rape

Women and girls from Iraq's Yazidi minority captured by Islamic State militants have been trafficked as sex slaves, forced into marriage and imprisoned<p>Women and girls from Iraq's Yazidi minority endured horrors at the hands of <b>Islamic State</b> group extremists after they were taken as slaves last …

Yazidis

Girl says father gave her to Boko Haram

13-year-old is now in police custody and says she was forced to strap on suicide vest for attack on Nigerian city<p>A 13-year-old says her father gave her to Boko Haram extremists and that she was arrested after refusing to explode a suicide bomb in Kano, Nigeria's second largest city in the …

Explosives strapped to girl kill 20 people at Nigerian market

<b>Kano, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> Explosives strapped to a girl detonated at a crowded marketplace in Nigeria, killing at least 20 people and injuring 18 others, according to police.<p>The police estimate differed from the local hospital's estimate, which counted 51 people with blast injuries.<p>The blast happened …

Africa

Boko Haram 'killed woman in labour' during attack: Amnesty

The human rights group said one witness to the assault on Baga, on the shores of Lake Chad in northeast Nigeria, told them the woman was shot by indiscriminate fire that also cut down small children.<p>"Half of the baby boy (was) out and she died like this," the unnamed witness was quoted as …

Where's the Outrage Over African Lives?

I hate to rain on the parade, but there's something that's been bothering me about the march in Paris over the weekend. Of course I'm all for anti-terrorism and freedom of speech, and I liked seeing people of different faiths, or no faith at all, marching together for a common cause. I also liked …

Boko Haram's Latest Brutal Attack: What to Know About the Militant Group in Nigeria

The militant group Boko Haram's latest attack in Nigeria has once again put the spotlight on the violence erupting in the African …

Why We Know So Little About The Horror In Northeast Nigeria

<i>Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the events that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's basic facts? Tweet @TheWorldPost or let us know on our Facebook page.</i><p>Fighters from the extremist group Boko Haram laid waste to a cluster of towns in …

10 Toxic People You Should Avoid Like the Plague

Toxic people are everywhere, and most of us know at least one or two, says inc. We may live with them, work with them, lead them, or know them …

3 Ways to Better Execute your Plan | Inc.com

Execution is an easy concept to talk about, but it's a hard one to well...execute. The main problem is that it is a real challenge to measure and manage a concept. However, once you convert concepts into behaviors, you have something you can observe, measure and manage.<p>The three components of …

10 Instinctive Decisions You Will Regret Forever

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Jeff Haden, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Perspective is a funny thing. Look forward and the path seems uncertain, the future unpredictable. Look back and all the dots seem to connect... except the dots …

7 Lessons On Business And Success You Won’t Learn In School

Less than 3 years ago, frustrated by my lack of success, I made the decision to start reaching out to and learning from successful people.<p>There was …

A Prioritization Mind: How to Improve Productivity and Reduce Stress

<b>The prioritization mind can spend time and energy on strategic thinking and focus on result-driven activities.</b><p>At today’s always on, always connected …

Decision-Making Techniques: How to Make Better Decisions

15 Ways to Become a Better Person | Inc.com

"Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you." --Ralph Waldo Emerson<p>We've all made mistakes throughout our lives that haven't exactly put us in the best light--like bullying someone in school or telling what seemed like a little white lie. Chances are, however, you probably felt a …

5 Tricks to Stop Procrastinating for Good

I meant to write this piece two weeks ago. I created a Word document and fully intended to start banging away on my Mac. But I had to contact some …

Why You Should Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone Right Now | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You’ve probably been told to start thinking outside of the box at some point in your life. You’ve also likely been encouraged to get outside of your …

Making Tough Decisions Under Pressure

<i>“Making good decisions is a critical skill at every level.” —Peter Drucker</i><p>“It turns out, making a tough decision is a game of inches.”<p>These sage words of truth came from Dr. Daniel (Danny) Friedland, and they got my attention. He was referring to the inches that separate the neocortex, your …

Don’t Overthink It: 5 Tips for Daily Decision-Making

In an interview last year, I asked acclaimed graphic designer James Victore what made him so efficient. His simple reply: “I make decisions.” We make …

Why You Don't Keep Your Resolutions...And How to Fix That

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the calendar shifts from holiday celebrations in December to New Year’s anticipations in January, many of us make resolutions in hopes of improving our lives. While nearly two-thirds of us make New Year’s resolutions, only roughly one …

15 top tips for a successful 2015

I have jotted down my top tips for 2015 to help me remember the most important lessons from last year. If you are running a project, managing a team, …

3 Magic Words to Overcome Overwhelm | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you ever know what you need to do but have trouble getting started? There’s a good chance that there’s at least one thing that you habitually put …

Procrastination

5 Tips for Impressing Everyone You Meet

An expert's tips for mastering the first impression<p>Quick poll: Have you ever walked into a party, realized that you basically knew no one, and felt totally awkward? We're guessing you answered in the affirmative (we've all been there). Get-togethers—whether it's a business-networking event or your …

Self-help

Change Your Brain by Changing Your Mind.

<i>Think different.</i> Or as my old University (UEA) asserts in it's motto, <i>Do Different.</i> Consider the possibility (and joy) of overcoming your fears of …

Mindfulness: the saddest trend of 2015

The growing popularity of mindfulness, a meditative practice with Buddhist roots being offered offices and schools, conceals a dark truth society must confront, argues Emma Barnett<p>How does your mind feel? Slowly revving back up after the festive fug of Christmas?<p>Chances are, in the slew of “New …

Mindfulness