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30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

16 Fiction Book Characters' Myers-Briggs Personality Types

You may remember the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator from your high school homeroom class, or that crazy ex who said your opposite psychological preferences made you doomed to fail. If not, here's the run-down:<p>It's a personality quiz based on Carl Jung's typological theories that divides people into 16 …

CIA admits organising 1953 Iran coup

The CIA has admitted to orchestrating the August 1953 coup that toppled Iran's prime minister after he tried to nationalise his country's oil wealth from Britain, according to a declassified document.<p>George Washington University's National Security Archive, which obtained the documents under the …

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Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time | Inc.com

In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business library.<p>Some of these books explain how technology has changed the strategy and tactics of …

Marketing

Whimsical Scenes Created with Real Fish Heads

Parisian contemporary artist Anne-Catherine Becker-Echivard does a little more than play with her food. The artist's ongoing body of work, known as <i>Les Temps Modernes</i> (translated as <i>Modern Times</i>), presents whimsical scenes featuring actual fish heads, which she later eats. In each eccentric frame, …

Art

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Coca-Cola’s New Bottle Is Made of Ice

Good news for those of you who enjoy a nice cold Coke: the company has rolled out a new bottle made entirely from frozen water. Bad news for those of …

Sahar Delijani: 'I had to tell my family's story of the Iranian executions'

Sahar Delijani was born on a warm day in Tehran in 1983. Her mother was a prisoner in the city's notorious Evin jail. When her waters broke, she was …

Spectacular Tiny Sculptures Made of Recycled Watches

New Jersey-based artist Sue Beatrice, aka All Natural Arts, creates spectacular steampunk sculptures made out of old watch parts. With the environment in mind, her clever little creations are made entirely out of recycled materials that offer a bit of whimsy. The discarded and found objects (gears, …

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U.S. curbs Bangladesh trade privileges

President Obama on Thursday announced Bangladesh would lose some of its U.S. trade privileges due to risky conditions and labor violations in its garment industry.<p>The government said it would no longer allow duty-free imports of certain products made in Bangladesh under a program that helps …

Russia privatisation: don’t bet on it

To nobody’s great surprise, Russia on Thursday revealed that it was cutting in half its target for privatisation revenues for 2014-16.<p>The government …

UN raises alarm on spread of 'designer drugs'

So-called new psychoactive substances being sold under harmless names such as "spice" or "incense" are causing the international drug control system to flounder, a new report from the United Nations has warned.<p>The substances pose a serious health risk although most of them are legal, the UN Office …

Pope sets up panel to probe Vatican bank

Pope Francis has set up a special commission of inquiry to look into the activities of the troubled Vatican bank amid a fresh money-laundering investigation.<p>The high-powered, five-member panel, which includes four prelates and a woman Harvard law professor, will report directly to pope, bypassing …

Croatians cheer country's historic EU entry

Tens of thousands of Croatians cheered the country's entry into the European Union, almost two decades after the former Yugoslav republic's bloody independence war ended.<p>"Welcome to the European Union," European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said in Croatian on Sunday to 20,000 people …

Ruling Blocks iPhone Sales

If Upheld, Decision Favoring Samsung Would Halt Sales of Older iPhones, iPads<p>By<p>Ian Sherr and<p>Jessica E. Lessin<p>Samsung Electronics Co. won a significant legal victory against Apple Inc. AAPL -1.39% that threatens to halt the sale of some iPhones and iPads in the U.S.<p>The U.S. International Trade …

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Apple Unveils New Version of OS X, New Computers, iOS 7 and More

Apple opened up its 2013 Worldwide Developer Conference with a keynote address showcasing updates to the company’s OS X software, MacBook Air and Mac …

Amazon now in India

Online retailer Amazon launched its India marketplace, ‘Amazon.in’, on Wednesday, offering books, movies and television shows for sale.<p>According to …

India

PIL seeks action against Ranbaxy

A Public Interest Litigation petition has been filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday against the Directors of Ranbaxy Laboratories for allegedly …

India

Latvia set to become second Baltic state to join eurozone

The Baltic state of Latvia has got the go-ahead to join the euro next year, and will become the 18th country to adopt the single currency despite the …

'Blockupy' Surrounds ECB in Frankfurt

Thousands of "Blockupy" protesters gathered in Frankfurt on Friday, surrounding the European Central Bank to air their concerns about euro-crisis …

Europe