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Neocons Have Been Destroying Sovereign Nations for 20 Years, Yugoslavia, Libya, Syria | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>A resource-rich, socialist-led, multi-ethnic secular state, with an economic system characterized by a high level of public/social ownership and</i> …

One country’s banks finally admit the obvious: Governments can go bust

In European financial markets, government bonds hold a special status. According to accounting rules, EU sovereign debt is considered risk-free. That is, banks don’t need to set aside extra capital in case these bonds go bad before they’re due, whether issued by Germany or Greece—yes, even …

A 3-Step Process to Break a Cycle of Frustration, Stress, and Fighting at Work

Bring to mind a conflict at work, and you’ll probably have the perpetrator in mind: your incompetent boss, that passive-aggressive colleague, or the resource-hoarding peer in another department. We spend an inordinate amount of time complaining about these people, avoiding them, and fighting with …

How Does Virgin CEO Richard Branson Get So Much Done? He Uses This 1 Simple Method

Whether tackling new industries or completing daily tasks, Richard Branson uses this simple method to become focused and productive.<p>Today, Richard Branson's Virgin Group controls over 400 companies worldwide. An iconic entrepreneur, Branson is an inspirational leader with a global brand that …

Epic Books to Help You Escape Reality Until 'Game of Thrones'

From dragon-taming wizards to 17th-century palace intrigue, here are some binge-worthy books to distract you from the terrors of reality.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> returns Sunday with all your giant dragon and Machiavellian plot needs. While you wait each week to see whether Jon Snow will stay king in the …

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Armstrong: Major Central Bank May Fail Next Year

<i>By FS Staff</i><p>Many analysts are fearful of an impending downturn as early as next year. In an exclusive interview with FS Insider, legendary forecaster …

Stock Markets

5 maps that explain the new Middle East

Nation-states are the defining feature of the modern political era. They give people a collective identity and a pride of place… even when their borders are artificially drawn, as they were in the Middle East.<p>However, transnational issues like religion and ethnicity often get in the way of the …

5 Nightly Rituals of the Most Successful People

If you don't do these things before bed, you won't wake up ready for success.<p>Achieving great accomplishments on a regular basis requires that you build a set of habits around the things that make you successful. When you distill the success of elite entrepreneurs, or any elite performer for that …

America's Top-Rated CEO Just Taught a Brilliant Lesson in Leadership. Here It Is in 1 Sentence

Clorox CEO Benno Dorer received a 99% approval rating from his employees. You can learn a lot from his philosophy.<p>Glassdoor recently announced its 2017 list of Highest Rated CEOs. But the winner of this year's title of "Best CEO in America" wasn't Amazon's JeffBezos or Tesla's Elon Musk.<p>This year, …

64 years later, the CIA finally released details of the coup in Iran

The approximately 1,000 pages of documents also reveal for the first time the details of how the CIA attempted to call off the failing coup — only to be salvaged at the last minute by an insubordinate spy on the ground.<p>Known as Operation Ajax, the CIA plot was ultimately about oil. Western firms …

Zombie Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement lurches on

When Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, the treaty appeared to die. Critics breathed a sigh …

NZers in regions should get their fair share - Peters

Winston Peters wants New Zealanders in the regions to benefit more from the wealth they help generate.<p>About 500 people packed into Palmerston North's …

How To Build A Successful Career In A Future Without Jobs

Whether you blame robots, artificial intelligence, or automation more broadly, the proactive professional needs to plan for a successful career in a future without jobs . It is not enough to know how to navigate a company hierarchy because that company may completely restructure. It is not enough …

Financial Services

Why It’s No Longer Possible for Any Country to Win a War

The last few decades have been the most peaceful era in human history. For the first time ever, fewer people die today from human violence than from …

The Coming War With Iran?

Iran has loomed as the primary bogeyman of the Trump crowd.<p>The Saudi war in Yemen is really directed at…Iran. Donald Trump’s first overseas visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel was specifically targeted at… Iran. The Saudi-led isolation of Qatar is actually about… Iran.<p>The escalation of U.S. military …

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The life-changing magic of getting a person to change their mind—even yourself

How do we get others to change their minds? That is the question many of us are asking in this polarizing social and political climate, where the gulf between some people’s beliefs appears almost insurmountable. But there is a way, based in the academic field of adult learning, that has helped …

What Posting More Than 300 Articles in a Year Taught Me About Freelance Writing

Making yourself valuable begins with making yourself available.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My freelance writing journey started about six years ago in my penultimate year as a law student -- and after failing at so many other business attempts. I always said I would …

Good managers give constructive criticism—but truly masterful leaders offer constructive praise

Getting feedback from your coworkers is scary. A leader at one of my previous jobs once said that my emotional stability fell somewhere between that of a squalling infant and pubescent teen. (Cool, cool.) Now research shows that not only are most managers bad at giving constructive …

Doing Just This One Thing Every Day Will Sharpen Your Brain Beyond Measure

It takes less than 10 minutes of your day.<p><i>What 10 minute daily activity would sharpen my mind over a year? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker,</b> …

72 CEOs on How to Increase Your Entrepreneur Quotient (in 140 Characters)

I asked 72 CEOs for their advice in 140 characters and, upon further analysis, discovered 10 categories of behaviors that were consistent with all the answers I got.<p>Ask any number of CEOs how to succeed in business and you'll get an equal number of insights and great advice. But upon further …

The US just waded deeper into the Syrian civil war

Trump’s Syria strategy is moving from fighting ISIS to fighting Assad.<p>The United States says it is in Syria to defeat ISIS. But over the weekend, the US took an action that once again saw it getting into a fight with Bashar al-Assad’s military — and it was the Trump administration’s most direct …

In ‘The Retreat of Western Liberalism,’ How Democracy Is Defeating Itself

In his insightful and harrowing new book, Edward Luce, a columnist for The Financial Times, issues a chilling warning: “Western liberal democracy is not yet dead,” he writes, “but it is far closer to collapse than we may wish to believe. It is facing its gravest challenge since the Second World …

Foreign Policy

We Mean Business: Twelve Agents Who Want to Read Your Work

To say there are a lot of literary agents out there is an understatement—almost like saying there are a lot of writers looking for an agent (but not …

Writing

How to Begin a Story: 3 Quick Ways to Improve Beginnings and Endings

My family moves a lot. Beginnings are often stressful, disorienting things, while endings might be joyous, grief-filled, and everything in between. …

Is The Concern Artificial Intelligence — Or Autonomy?

There's a provocative interview with the philosopher Daniel Dennett in Living on Earth.<p>The topic is Dennett's latest book — <i>From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds</i> — and his idea that Charles Darwin and Alan Turing can be credited, in a way, with the same discovery: that you don't …

Artificial Intelligence

Here's A 7-Day No-Added-Sugar Meal Plan That's Actually Doable

You'll learn how to eat well, prep more, spend less — and feel amazing along the way.<p><b>JUMP TO</b>:<p><b>Intro | Prep Day | Day One | Day Two | Day Three | Day Four | Day Five | Day Six | Day Seven</b><p><b>EXTRAS:</b><p><b>Snack Ideas | Grocery List | Printable Recipes</b>