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7 Brutal Lessons that Ultimately Make Life Beautiful

The reason for our suffering, in all walks of life, is our resistance to the truth.Sometimes it’s brutally hard to accept life’s greatest lessons. …

Happiness

7 Lessons to Remember When Life Seems to Suck

<b>“I'm grateful for past betrayals, heartaches, and challenges… I thought they were breaking me; but they were sculpting me.” ~Steve Maraboli</b><p>I winced …

Self-improvement

Income inequality: trickle down economics is alive and well in Australia

Old theories never die, they just get renamed. Scott Morrison’s idea of cutting taxes for the rich won’t spur growth, it will just entrench inequality further<p>I grew up in Sydney, a beautiful city regarded as one of the most liveable in the world. But that amenity is increasingly becoming …

A hacker claiming responsibility for the DNC hack has released new documents and is promising even more leaks

This is the second such post by the alleged hacker known as Guccifer 2.0— who is not to be confused with "Guccifer," the Romanian-born hacker responsible for breaching a number of politicians' networks in 2013.<p>After an apparent opposition file containing research on Donald Trump leaked earlier this …

Security

Killer of French police couple 'acted on ISIL message'

The man who killed a French police officer and his partner in a stabbing attack outside their home near Paris was inspired by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, according to a video he posted on Facebook during the attack.<p>Larossi Abballa filmed himself with the couple's child, …

Extremism

The world watched as Ali's goodbye created memorable moments

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — As Muhammad Ali's youngest son rode in his father's funeral procession through the streets of the city he adored, he noticed scores of children lining the route, pumping their fists, shouting "Ali! Ali!"<p>Asaad Amin Ali figured the children in attendance couldn't possibly yet …

Boxing

Ali scripted funeral plans in exacting detail in 'The Book'

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Muhammad Ali and his innermost circle started a document years ago that grew so thick they began calling it "The Book."<p>Its contents will soon be revealed.<p>In the pages, the boxing great planned in exacting detail how he wished to say goodbye to the world.<p>"The message that …

Boxing

NFL’s Twitter account hijacked with false reports of commissioner’s death

He is in fact alive and well<p>The NFL's Twitter account was hacked this morning, and the attacker used it post erroneous tweets claiming the league's commissioner, Roger Goodell, had died. The organization was able to scrub the tweet five minutes later, but not before thousands of retweets had spread …

Jacob Appelbaum leaves Tor Project following allegations of sexual misconduct and assault

The Tor Project announced yesterday that one of its developers, Jacob Appelbaum, left the organization after several people publicly accused him of "sexual mistreatment." Shari Steele, Tor's executive director, said in a statement that the organization is "deeply troubled by these accounts," and …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Battle for Falluja: Saqlawiya town 'recaptured from IS'

Iraqi forces say they have gained new ground from the self-styled Islamic State (IS) in a key area near Falluja.<p>Fighters from the army, the police and Iranian-backed Shia militias, entered the centre of Saqlawiya, north of Falluja, on Saturday.<p>The BBC's Elaine Jung reports.

Shia Islam

Google really likes making things out of cardboard

Google's foray into virtual reality has involved a lot of heavy-duty paper, and even its fancy new hardware for VR is no exception. Google VP of Virtual Reality Clay Bavor tweeted a picture of an early controller prototype for the company's Android-based VR platform, Daydream, and as you can see, …

Muhammad Ali's daughter, Hana Ali, pens emotional post to honor late father

It's one thing to call yourself "The Greatest." But what other people have to say about you is just as — if not more — illuminating.<p>We apologize, this video has expired.<p>Muhammad Ali's daughter Hana Ali wrote a powerful Instagram post to honor her dad, who passed away on Friday at age 74.<p>"Our father …

7-Year-Old Japanese Boy Abandoned In Forest As Punishment Found Alive

Yamato Tanooka was discovered about 4.5 miles from where he was last seen.<p>A 7-year-old boy missing in northern Japan since Saturday when his parents left him in a forest as punishment has been found alive and well.<p>Yamato Tanooka turned up on Friday morning at a Self-Defense Force training facility …

Migrant deaths in Mediterranean soar, while horror stories pour in

The wave of migrants desperate to reach Europe continued to unfurl into Italy on Friday, with hundreds more rescued as they crossed the Mediterranean in overcrowded boats.<p>Over 10,000 migrants have reached Italy this past week alone (April 10-17).<p>The number of people embarking on the risky journey …

North Africa

Half of Americans can’t afford their house

As the housing market slowly recovers, a majority of homeowners and renters are finding it hard to meet rising rents and mortgage payments, new …

How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30

International Sales Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Saying it can be done by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy.<p>It shouldn’t be taboo and it is possible. At the age of 21, I got out of college, broke and in …

Personal Finance

50 Cent's unexpected (and sexual) explanation for his terrible pitch

Rapper, entrepreneur, actor, and investor Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, can add a new credit to his bio: God-awful pitcher.<p>The Queens-born rapper threw the first pitch at a Mets game last week, and missed, terribly. We mean really terribly. Really, really …

Denmark bans Nigeria adoptions after raid on suspected baby factory

Children's minister halts all adoption from Nigeria with immediate effect following arrests of pregnant women in Lagos<p>Denmark has suspended adoptions from Nigeria less than a month after Lagos police arrested eight people at a suspected baby factory.<p>"I have decided to suspend all adoption from …

The Slums Of Liberia Spring To Life In These Animated GIFs

François Beaurain explores life in the capitol of Liberia through a series of beautiful GIFs.<p>What makes an animated GIF so compelling isn’t just that it’s an image in motion; it’s that it’s cyclical. It loops, and anything caught within it becomes like a gear. In a way, what makes a GIF so …

Tesla to Protect Car Batteries with Titanium Shields

Responding to several fires involving its Model S sedan, Tesla Motors (TSLA) is adding a titanium shield to protect the vehicle’s underbody and prevent objects from puncturing the battery.<p>Tesla has already started installing the shields on cars currently in production, according to a blog post from …

U.S. Near Top Of List Of Countries That Carried Out The Most Death Penalties Last Year

The countries that carried out the most death penalties in 2013: the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, and China, according to a report by Amnesty International.<p>In an annual report released Thursday, Amnesty International found a 15% increase in the number of death penalty sentences carried out in …

America Is The Only Country Where A Child Can Be Sentenced To Life Behind Bars

The United States is the only country in the world that sentences juveniles -- individuals younger than 18 years old -- to life in prison without parole. On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union and Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute argued in front of the Inter-American Commission …

Radioactive Fukushima Waters Arrive At West Coast Of America

Presenters at the annual Ocean Sciences Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Honolulu in late February said ocean water containing dissolved radionuclides from Fukushima’s crippled nuclear reactors has reached the northern west coast of North America (msn.com).<p>The scientific community found …

Nigeria gays: 20 lashes for 'homosexual offences'

<b>Four Nigerian men have received 20 lashes each after an Islamic court in the northern city of Bauchi convicted them of gay sex, officials say.</b><p>Confessions had been forced from the Muslim men after they were beaten up in custody, a rights activist said.<p>They were among a group of people arrested late …

LGBTQ

Photography: African hair styles – in pictures

As author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said in an interview last year: 'Hair is hair – yet it is also about larger questions: self-acceptance, insecurity and what the world tells you is beautiful. For many black women, the idea of wearing their hair naturally is unbearable.' Fellow Nigerian JD 'Okhai …

9 Face Oils for a Brighter Complexion

Because the polar vortex is upon us.<p>While nothing rivals a quick getaway to the Côte d'Azur, these complexion enhancers are sure to restore your glow in seconds.<p>Skin Firmer<p>Wrinkle Eraser<p>Moisture Booster<p>Skin Soother<p>Complexion Calmer<p>Damage Defender<p>Mother Nature<p>All-In-One Anti-Ager<p>One Hundred Percent …

Skin Care

Will Uganda really ban the miniskirt?

If a bill passed by the Ugandan parliament in December becomes law, women wearing miniskirts in public will face arrest – and some commentators believe this is just the start of a wholesale erosion of women's rights in the country<p>Lydia Asano sashays down the red carpet at Kampala's luxury Serena …