Maria Amiouni

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Ten Things Your Boss Doesn't Want You To Know

<i>This is a guest post by Donna Ballman, a Florida employment lawyer and author of the book,</i> Stand Up For Yourself Without Getting Fired: Resolve Workplace Crises Before You Quit, Get Axed or Sue the Bastards. <i>Her blog is Screw You Guys, I’m Going Home and she tweets as @EmployeeAtty. Her other</i> …

Why Doing Awesome Work Means Making Yourself Vulnerable

In “Daring Greatly,” Brené Brown illustrates why in business, as in life, giving your all–and asking your team to give their all–means opening up.<p>The first time Brené Brown read Theodore Roosevelt’s exhortation that it is not the critic who counts, but rather “the man who is actually in the arena, …

Leadership

Iran Temporarily Shut Down Instagram this Weekend, Then Denied it Ever Happened

— Soheil Gonzalez (@soheilr7) December 28, 2013<p>In most countries around the world, it’s taken for granted that if you’d like to share a photo of your …

The Most Powerful Photographs of 2013, According to The Atlantic

About a week ago, Reuters put together a powerful video featuring what it considered to be the “Photos of the Year” as taken by Reuters photographers.<p>…

Professional Ballerina Documents Her Pregnancy in Photo Series 'Ballet Beautiful'

The internet has been quite busy with its share of pregnant women who defy normal conventions of child bearing. These was the woman that lifted …

Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2013

Ladies and Gentleman, drum roll please… The Internet has spoken and here are our top ten most popular posts of 2013!<p>1st Place – Portraits of Angelina …

Brad Pitt

Sweet 4-Year-Old Girl Draws Until She Falls Asleep

After a number of frustrating evenings where 4-year-old Riley (aka Roozle) wanted to stay up past her bedtime, mommy blogger Casey Carey-Brown and wife MCB developed an innovative way to get their daughter to stay put in bed until she settled down to sleep.<p>Since Roozle can't read yet, a bedtime …

Drawing

Adorable Naptime Adventures of a 3-Year-Old and His French Bulldog

It's been almost a year since we checked in with this adorable pair – a Japanese boy named Tasuku and his French bulldog named Muu. The Tokyo-based duo gained international fame when photos of their sweet friendship went viral earlier this year. (They now have over 160,000 Facebook fans and over …

Cute

Daily Inspiration #1644

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Digital Art
Photography

14 Christmas Movie Child Stars: Where Are They Now?

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Time to dust off your well-loved holiday films while frantically wrapping gifts, stuffing stockings, and baking up a storm. We wanted to take a look at where some of your favorite young Christmas movie cast members have landed today. Much like gifts from …

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in January

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in January:</b><p>Celebrate the coming of a new year <i>and</i> the oldest folk festival in the U.S. at the <b>Philadelphia</b> <b>Mummers Parade</b> (January 1). Local clubs take to the streets to compete in one of …

Never Take a Bad Picture Again

Look Up at the camera<p>As a selfie pro, <b>Rihanna</b> knows that a slight stare up at the camera is the quickest way to a sexy smoulder. It also raises your …

2013: The year in design

From battery-powered exoskeletons to buildings that melt cars, this year was a notable one for design.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in space<p>The year in wildlife

Architecture

Armed men attack Yemen police headquarters, wounding 7 | Reuters

ADEN (Reuters) - Armed men including a suicide bomber tried to storm police headquarters in southern Yemen’s main city on Tuesday, wounding seven policemen, state media reported.<p>People gather at the scene of a car bomb attack on a police compound in the southern Yemeni city of Aden December 31, …

Congo 'prophet' says criticism of Kabila prompted violence | Reuters

KINSHASA (Reuters) - A self-proclaimed Congolese ‘prophet’ said on Tuesday an uprising by his supporters in Kinshasa was prompted by an army assault on his residence after he criticised President Joseph Kabila, something the government denied.<p>Congolese soldiers ride on their pick-up truck towards …

Israel frees Palestinian prisoners, pushes settlement plan | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel set free 26 Palestinian prisoners on Tuesday as part of U.S.-brokered peace efforts, after pledging to press ahead with plans to build more homes in Jewish settlements.<p>Freed Palestinian prisoner Rami Barbakh, who was held by Israel for 20 years, is hugged by his mother …

2013 was a horrorshow – and it can just Bake Off

With so many horrific stories around this year, it's no wonder we were sidetracked by baking and selfies. And between government surveillance and 'bongo bongo land' many of us were tempted to give up on politics for good<p>About this time two years ago, I described 2011 as feeling like "an …

How 2013 became the year of the 'selfie'

<b>There seems to be no corner of the Western world left untouched by the creep of the "selfie".</b><p>This one raised some eyebrows yesterday. Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt snapped herself with Barack Obama and David Cameron during Nelson Mandela's memorial service at the FNB stadium in …

Tradition and modernity define the year to come

Politicians come and go, but the monarch and the Royal family stay with us, the personification of nationhood<p>This newspaper chose, as its Briton of the Year for 2013, a child celebrating his first Christmas – one yet to make a mark on the world, and unaware of his destiny. Yet Prince George, born …

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