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Congratulations To Bolivarian Socialism - Venezuelans Now Weigh Money, Not Count It

We have all been looking on from afar and noting the smouldering crater that Chavez and Maduro, those harbingers of Bolivarian socialism, have managed to make of the Venezuelan economy. We’ve noted as the country ran out of Big Macs, beer and then less amusingly as it ran out of food for the …

Venezuela

City banks plan to hoard bitcoins to help them pay cyber ransoms

Experts say blue chip companies have decided it’s cheaper to deal with extortionists than risk damaging attacks<p>Several of London’s largest banks are looking to stockpile bitcoins in order to pay off cyber criminals who threaten to bring down their critical IT systems.<p>The virtual currency, which is …

Cybersecurity

How to Raise an Entrepreneur: 18 Bite-Size Lessons to Teach Your Kids [Infographic]

Want to nurture your child's entrepreneurial spirit to 'make a dent in the universe'? Here's how.<p>For any parent, knowing what to teach your children--in the limited time you've got--is hard.<p>As an entrepreneur, that difficulty only intensifies. All around us are studies that reveal more and more …

20 Profound Ways to Instantly Reduce Your Stress

Stress. Yes, we all have it. And yes, you can manage it like a boss.<p>How's your stress level? Well, whatever it is, know that it's human to stress.<p>But the good news is that we can manage it, and certainly minimize it, by making some positive changes. That is, of course, all dependent on the life …

The right to vote should be restricted to those with knowledge

Who should hold power: the few or the many? Concentrating power in the hands of a few—in monarchy, dictatorship, or oligarchy—tends to result in power for personal benefit at the expense of others. Yet in spreading power among the many—as in a democracy—individual votes no longer matter, and so …

Political Science

Brain-eating amoeba forces closure at North Carolina waterpark after death

A North Carolina waterpark has shut down rafting activities after an Ohio teenager was killed by a brain-eating amoeba.<p>Lauren Seitz, 18, died last Sunday after she was exposed to the amoeba at the US National Whitewater Center (USNWC), a Charlotte-area center where she went with a church group …

Environmental Health

Anxiety, fear and shock that xenophobia and populism won, say EU expatriates

Migrant workers in Britain are seeing the country in a different light after Brexit<p>“I’m devastated and everyone who works for our organisation is,” said Alicja Kaczmarek, who runs PEA, the Polish Expats Association, in Erdington, Birmingham.<p>“We are EU citizens and it’s very shocking news for us. I …

United Kingdom

When a mafia expert tells us Britain is the most corrupt country in the world, it's time to start listening

Mafia expert Roberto Saviano was right this week when he said that it’s Britain, rather than Afghanistan, the South of Italy or Nigeria, which is the …

Amazon And Alibaba Bet The Future On Supply Chain Management: eRetailers Invest Big In Logistics

The world’s largest retailers are planning to not only grow into the world’s biggest logistics companies, but to completely revolutionize the industry. Both Amazon and Alibaba have recently made significant investments to their supply chain capabilities and in the not distant future they will soon …

eCommerce

13 online courses that could help you get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people appreciate the power of learning long after college or any formal education is over.<p>Today, it's easier than ever to continue your education with the chance to take online courses from some of the best universities in the world.<p>We've picked out some of the best …

Donald Trump presidency 'could be as damaging to global economy as terrorism'

Damning report comes as Russia accuses Republican front-runner of "demonising" them in campaign advert<p>A Donald Trump presidency could be as damaging to the global economy as jihadi terrorism, a risk analysis group has warned.<p>If the billionaire reaches the White House he could initiate trade wars …

Donald Trump

23 incredible travel destinations you probably didn't know existed

Inspired by a Quora thread about the best unknown travel destinations, we've found 23 lesser-known gems around the globe.<p>From a hidden beach to one of the only places in the world where you can swim between two continents, here's your off-the-beaten-path bucket list.<p><i>An earlier version of this post</i> …

National Parks

FBI Probes Possible Clinton Corruption

How It Feels To Be An Atheist In A Highly Religious Society

Death threats, ostracism, and imprisonment in a psychiatric facility: Being an atheist can be dangerous.<p>"The day I decided to declare my atheism and discuss it publicly was the end of an era of my life. Some of my friends from the pre-atheism-declaration era won't accept me any more. I now have …

Religion

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Top 10

Capitalism Can Defeat Economic Inequality

A new study from Harvard Business School shows that economic inequality and stagnant middle-class incomes are big concerns for America's business elite. And while it shows that the rich believe they will get richer and the gap will continue to grow, the study also shows that even the super wealthy …

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.<p>Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last dollar out of a deal. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.<p>Sneer at the customer. Keep your …

Top Sierra Leone athlete arrested after he was found living rough in London

Sierra Leone’s top sprinter, who vanished after the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last summer, has been arrested after he was found in an emaciated state, living rough on the streets of London.<p>Jimmy Thoronka, 20, his country’s number one 100m sprinter, and tipped by some for a big sporting career, …

Disease

Wisbech: the end of the road for migrant workers

Most of Wisbech’s 10,000 migrant workers have travelled from eastern Europe with dreams of earning a better living – but many find themselves housed in squalid conditions, exploited by corrupt gangmasters<p>Vera, 56, says she doesn’t know who she lives with or the name of the person she pays her rent …

Study: Embargo wouldn't hurt Russia

LONDON (AP) — An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed …