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The top 10 stories that shaped the world

The writers, critics and academics voted these as the most influential and enduring works of fiction. Here they explain why.

Literature

Scientists just discovered organisms that are distinct from any life forms known to science

New Life<p>On the tree of life, humans share a branch with a diverse array of creatures, all with one thing in common: a backbone. This single shared …

How to send your kids to college free or almost free

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is excerpted from “The Complete Guide to Paying for College: Save Money, Cut Costs …

The 15 most useful Google apps you never knew existed

Google can be your best friend when it comes to searching for answers or information online. Millions of people use it every day, but only few can …

Visitors to New Zealand’s capital are a step away from hiking the Te Araroa trail, sampling Wairarapa wines or visiting the film director’s organic grocery store<p>Wellington is well-known for its shopping, museums and art galleries but, after getting your fill of them, hop on a train and take a day …

New Zealand

The most famous author from every state

First, we looked coast to coast to find the most famous book set in every state. Now we're hitting the books to discover the most famous author from every state.<p>Not all the choices were cut and dry. To qualify for this list, the famed authors had to be born in their respective states, but not …

Literature

Warren Buffett's Single-Best Piece Of Advice

When it comes to investing, you can’t do much better than Warren Buffett. He’s the financial equivalent of the New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs (at least the 2016 version).<p>Although most of us will never come close to Buffett’s record on stockpicking — nor should we try — we can pick up on …

Investing

Why You Need to Build Your Business Immediately | Inc.com

Whether you're daydreaming about quitting your job or you find yourself, out of work, it doesn't matter. Everybody's journey is different.<p>If you are reading this with any level of curiosity, that spirit is in you. Whether it's a tiny spark or a full-fledged inferno, you have to do it <i>now.</i><p>Here's …

Mark Zuckerberg

Asia's Strongmen Aren't Strong Enough

Compared to their predecessors, today's leaders have flinched from bold reforms.<p>Across Asia, the world has supposedly been witnessing the return of the strongman. Chinese President Xi Jinping has been grasping more and more control in his own hands since claiming power in 2012. Two years later, …

Economics

The Strangest Secret

(An excerpt from the bestseller <i>How to Completely Change Your Life in 30 Seconds</i><i>,</i> <br>based on talks by Earl Nightingale)<p>by Earl Nightingale<p><b>Transcript:</b><p>I’d …

Motivation

5 Mega-Successful Entrepreneurs Who Are Introverts

If you know you're not outgoing and don't like engaging with others, find teammates who can make up for those tendencies.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Introversion and extroversion are signature traits that ordinarily define how a person prefers spending his or her …

12 Facebook Groups To Join Before Quitting Your Day Job To Work For Yourself

One entrepreneur says Facebook is a bottomless resource for first-time business owners. You just have to know where to look.<p>I now generate 95% of my consulting clients through Facebook groups. But even before I built up my business on the social network, I relied on a handful of Facebook groups to …

How To Ditch The Bad Habits That Will Hold You Back This Year

You can’t hope to make progress on your goals if you keep practicing these common bad habits.<p>Before you can have any hope of following through on your New Year Resolutions, you need to get rid of the bad habits that are holding you back at work.<p>Here are eight beliefs and actions you should cleanse …

Why Your Problems Are Your Greatest Motivators | Inc.com

Have you ever grabbed a hot pan? The feedback of the burn is intense and immediate. You're in excruciating pain and you'll do just about anything in that moment to solve the problem. You might have found yourself slathering butter all over your hand because the internet said it's an effective burn …

Motivation

6 Brutal Truths About Productivity No One Wants to Talk About

Humans are prolific procrastinators. People have struggled with habitual hesitation going back to ancient civilizations. It’s easy to make plans and …

Motivation

11 successful people share the unusual beliefs that helped them reach the top

Conventional wisdom too often yields conventional results. These entrepreneurs succeed where others don't because they hold some unusual beliefs that create massive results for their businesses. Learn from their ideas below to make your own venture a success.

Self-Help Guru Tim Ferriss Has 6 Tips to Make Any Day 10x Better

After interviewing more than 200 of the world's most fascinating people for <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i>, I believe more strongly than ever that 10x results …

Self-improvement

25 Wall Street movies to watch over Thanksgiving

That doesn't mean you can't get a little Wall Street in your day, though. Why not kick back on the couch and watch one of these Wall Street movies?<p>You'll definitely enjoy yourself, and you might even learn something.

The Top 5 Most Motivational Books I've Ever Read

Note: Personal development books are perfect for listening during your commute or workout. If you're into audio books and haven't tried audible by Amazon before, you can sign up here and get two free audiobooks.<p>Self-help books get a bad rap.<p>Yes, many fill their pages with trite pieces of advice and …

Invest In Stocks, Not The Stock Market

Popular index funds like the Vanguard Index 500 Fund (VFINX) and ETFs like the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) have made it easy to invest in the stock market. However, to invest in funds like these that mirror a broad market benchmark, you have to believe that things are headed in the right direction. After …

This company helps HSBC, Santander, and Visa decide on startups to partner with or invest in — here's what it looks for

The company claims to be the world's first ratings agency for startups. But unlike the global players it aspires to be, Early Metrics does not rate the credit-worthiness of businesses but instead looks at its growth potential, rating the business out of 100.<p>CEO and cofounder Antoine Baschiera told …

The Forecast for China’s Economy

A daily digest of opinions and analysis from Bloomberg View.<p><b>China Can Resist a Crash, But It Can’t Prevent One</b><p>Most people in China haven’t lived through a true economic crash, but some fear one is on the way. Tyler Cowen says the government’s brawn will let it overpower economic weaknesses after …

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer

What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often, innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory.<p>Here’s why.<p>Microsoft entered the 21st century as <i>the</i> dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a …

All about creating a startup pitch deck to raise funding

A good pitch can significantly increase your chance to raise money from investors.<p>Notably, Airbnb was turned down multiple times by investors until …

British Virgin Islands

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Here's why China devalued its currency

Donald Trump may very well have a field day with today’s currency news, as analysts predict. But he shouldn’t.<p>Today China’s central bank devalued the …

Malaysia's strong economic growth 'unlikely to last' | DW | 12.02.2015

Despite lower prices for exported oil, Malaysia's growth surprisingly picked up in the fourth quarter, with growth coming in at 5.8 percent …