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17 Essential Skills You Must Have to Succeed

To accomplish anything requires a certain skill set--and some of those skills apply to any endeavor. Here are 17 basic skills you should have if you want to be successful.<p>Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life.<p>But to get …

What Behavioral Science Reveals About the Iran Debate

Of all the findings in behavioral science, the most significant may be "loss aversion," the idea that people dislike losses a lot more than they like …

Camille Paglia takes on Jon Stewart, Trump, Sanders: “Liberals think of themselves as very open-minded, but that’s simply not true!”

<b>(AP/Richard Drew/Jacquelyn Martin)</b><p>Trump’s a carnival barker, but funnier than Stewart. Richard Dawkins is a joke. Sanders and Drudge earn approval<p>David Daley<p>July 29, 2015 10:00am (UTC)<p>In part one of our three-day conversation with Camille Paglia, the brilliant cultural critic talked Bill Cosby, …

‘Hillarynomics’: A sneak preview

The candidate’s first major econ speech on Monday zeroes in on middle-class wages; goes after corporations, the 1%, and 'quarterly capitalism.'<p>Hillary Clinton has chosen the overarching economic theme of her presidential campaign: America’s middle class needs a raise.<p>In a speech Monday at the …

Why Is Our Solar System Missing The Universe's Most Common Planet?

As NASA’s New Horizons mission approaches Pluto, we’re poised to get our best-ever look at an object from the outskirts of our Solar System: formed from the ice-and-rock that was far too distant to get absorbed into our Sun or any of the planets. Already, the photos it’s returning are spectacular, …

Ocean 'weather balloons' detect cause of global warming pause

Sea temperature data, some collected by a fleet of drifting and diving probes, shows that a decade-long slowdown in global surface warming masked a coincident rise in ocean temperature below 300 feet, according to NASA JPL researchers.<p>That finding, which was published recently in the journal …

Hillary Clinton Says She Will Be Better Friend than Obama to Israel

Hillary Clinton has promised that Israel will have her as a better friend than President Barack Obama if she is elected President next year.<p>She also …

Green energy subsidies spiral out of control

George Osborne to abolish coalition's green tax target as customers face paying £1.5billion more through their bills to subsidise wind farms, solar panels and biomas plants<p>The cost of subsidising new wind farms is spiralling out of control, government sources have privately warned.<p>Officials …

Syria army and Hezbollah in major assault near Damascus

The Syrian army backed by the Lebanese armed group Hezbollah launched an assult on the city of Zabadani, near Damascus, in a fresh push to seize the last rebel stronghold along Lebanon’s border.<p>Syrian TV reported on Saturday that President Bashar al-Assad's troops closed in on the rebels "on …

Eight questions on the Greek euro zone crisis

Greece is only hours away from a national referendum that could reshape the country and the wider euro zone virtually overnight.<p>No country has left the euro zone since the common currency was introduced in 1999 – Greece would be the first if it goes. Even if it stays put, Greece faces unprecedented …

Iran nuclear talks: What will Tehran do with an extra £65 billion?

As nuclear negotiations in Vienna conclude, David Blair looks at the expected windfall for Iran, once sanctions are lifted<p>Iran stands to reap a windfall gain of about 25 per cent of its entire economy if $100 billion (£65 billion) of frozen assets are released under the nuclear deal.<p>This sum is …

'Bank of Apple' Moves Closer With New Patent To Kill PayPal, Square

Apple has quietly filed for a new patent which details a person-to-person money transmission method which could potentially grab market share from PayPal and Square, and hit the already beleaguered banking sector struggling to keep up with FinTech.<p>Apple is already banking on consumers using the …

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Back in 2000, the CIA made 8 predictions on what life would be like in 2015

We're now halfway through the year and it turns out that several of these predictions were on the money.<p>Here's a rundown of some of the predictions, according to a December 2000 story from The Telegraph.<p><b>"International affairs are increasingly determined by large and powerful organizations rather</b> …

5 things Republicans would call treason if Democrats did them

What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than with a reminder of how hypocritically petty the GOP is?<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>July 3, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>There's no better time than the Fourth of July weekend to think about the true definition of patriotism -- and how malleable it becomes when …

America’s declaration of total dependence: Barack Obama, TPP & the perils of global hyper-capitalism

<b>Barack Obama, George Washington (Reuters/Junko Kimura-Matsumoto/Wikimedia/Salon)</b><p>Take a look tomorrow at an American flag. “Made in China,” it probably reads — a fitting, and chilling, metaphor<p>Matthew Pulver<p>July 3, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>There’s a good chance (like a 94 percent chance) that the flags …

The real reasons Bernie Sanders is transforming the election: Here’s why he galvanizes the left

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>With Bernie Sanders, it’s leadership on the issues — not a cult of personality — propelling his long-shot bid<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>July 3, 2015 2:30pm (UTC)<p>CNN dubbed this “the summer of Sanders” as media outlets finally picked up on the large crowds Independent Vermont Senator Bernie …

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20 fascinating facts about the majority of Americans

Using Census data, Pew and Gallup polls, and more, Business Insider identified some simple facts that ring true for the majority of the nearly 320 million US residents.

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Everything to Know About Greece’s Debt Vote

<b>Q. Why and when are the Greeks voting on this referendum?</b><p>A. The Greek government called the referendum because it failed to get acceptable terms for …

Economists agree...A huge tax hike is coming

The latest is Inequality: What Can Be Done by Anthony Atkinson, where he argues this is an issue that cannot be left to the market, but one that requires political debate and action.<p>Indeed, even Republicans are talking about these issues. And Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton …

The Islamic State One Year Later: Who's Winning the War?

Islamic State's Projection of Territory Under Its Control by 2020<p>June 29 marks the first anniversary of the proclamation of Islamic State (IS). It has been a busy year. After conquering an area covering over 80,000 square miles and including a population of approximately 10 million people, IS has …

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'The Simpsons' guide to satirizing Islam

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the latest salvo of anti-Islamic cartoons aimed at the Muslim community, Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders on Wednesday plans to display images of the Prophet Mohammed on Netherlands television.<p>In early May, an inflammatory cartoon contest featuring derogatory Mohammed caricatures in Garland, …

25 Harry Potter Quotes Taken Out Of Context

Palestine prepares to submit file that could see Israeli officials indicted

Submission to international criminal court follows UN Human Rights Council’s report on war in Gaza, accusing Israel and Hamas of potential war crimes<p>Between 10 and 11 o’clock on Thursday morning – if all goes according to schedule – the Palestinian foreign minister, Riyad al-Maliki, will arrive …

What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise

Methodology<p>NASA's Model<p>Researchers who study the Earth's climate create models to test their assumptions about the causes and trajectory of global …

What the WikiLeaks documents reveal about US spying on French leaders

Francois Hollande apparently held secret meetings with Germany's opposition and Nicolas Sarkozy believed he was the one who could lead the push to resolve the financial crisis in 2008, according to WikiLeaks documents<p>Documents published online by WikiLeaks show that the US wiretapped three French …

Obama: US government has let down hostages' families

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama conceded Wednesday that the U.S. government had let down the families of Americans held hostage by …

Russia Is Getting New Nuclear Missiles — But It's Probably Not the End of the World | VICE News

Speaking at the opening ceremony of a military theme park outside of Moscow, President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia will deploy 40 new nuclear ICBMs in the coming year, prompting a great deal of handwringing about the prospect of a new nuclear arms race between the US and Russia and a …

New Paper Explains What REALLY Happens if You Touch a Black Hole

They may not be as deadly as we've been led to believe.<p>There’s a common notion that at the edge of every black hole lies a back door to the Universe …

Exposed: Iran's Super Strategy to Crush America in a War

Since assuming office in 2009, President Barack Obama has consistently held that the United States would carry out airstrikes to prevent Iran from …

The euro does not have a problem... it is the problem

Europe’s leaders must face the truth that the single currency now poses fundamental threat to global financial stability<p>There will be a temptation to gloat over the Greek crisis over the next week and a queue of people waiting to say “I told you so”. Both would be unwise.<p>Whether Greece exits the …