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Assad Says Videos of Dead Children in Syria Chemical Attack Were Faked

Vilified by accusations of using a chemical bomb, Syria’s president intensified his counterpropaganda campaign on Thursday, suggesting that child actors had staged death scenes to malign him and that American warplanes had bombed a terrorist warehouse full of poison gases, killing hundreds of …

Golden Globes speeches: The sweetest, funniest and most inspiring

A lot of award-show speeches follow the same old template: thanking the manager, thanking the parents and the kids, maybe throwing in a shout-out to God. So the ones that stand out really stand out, and there were some singular ones at the Golden Globes Sunday night. Here’s a selection of some of …

Entertainment

California Orders Uber To Halt San Francisco Driverless Car Program On Day One

Uber’s rollout of a self-driving car program in San Francisco got off to a bad start Wednesday when state regulators ordered the ride-hailing giant to shut the initiative down until it gets a $150 permit from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles. Uber earlier said it didn’t need a permit as …

San Francisco

Russia says resumption of Syria peace talks delayed indefinitely | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday a Western failure to rein in violent Islamists in Syria had indefinitely delayed the resumption of peace talks.<p>A rebel fighter in Dahiyet al-Assad fires a shell towards regime-held Hamdaniyah neighbourhood, west Aleppo city, …

Megaverse's anti-gravity iPhone case is a modular solution to... everything

If I’m being honest, I never really thought about the benefits of sticking my iPhone to walls. Now, I can’t imagine not being able to. Reading recipes while cooking, watching YouTube while doing the dishes or just slapping your phone on the wall outside to have a centralized point to control …

France attack highlights differences in Trump, Clinton terror responses

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton struck different tones following the France terror attack Thursday night, with Trump saying he'd ask for a declaration of war against ISIS while Clinton called for greater intelligence gathering to fight terror groups.<p>The two major party …

Paul Ryan

11 classic novels every leader should read

When we think about "leadership books," we tend to think about non-fiction titles like "Talent Is Overrated," "High Output Management," or the …

Aleppo airstrikes continue amid renewed violence in Syrian city

Airstrikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo and shelling of government-held areas of the Syrian city have resumed, after a brief dawn lull followed seven days of violence, a number of reports have said.<p>At least one child died and five people were injured in airstrikes on rebel-held areas on Friday, …

Middle East

Fitbit data led doctors to shock a patient's heart

Doctors made a decision to shock a man's heart back to rhythm based on his Fitbit data, showing that such devices can do far more than just track your exercise. The 42-year old patient arrive at an ER in Camden, New Jersey with an atrial fibrillation (a fast and irregular heartbeat), meaning he …

16 Facts About India That Will Blow Your Mind

This means things in India tend to be fairly large-scaled — consider its network of roads, consumer spending, or its youth population.<p>But it also experiences some problems on a large scale like suicides and road accidents.<p>We pulled together some staggering statistics from the sub-continent.

To Become Wealthier Do What You Do Best

Looking carefully at self-made millionaires, a number of characteristics become very obvious. A pronounced characteristic of these ultra-successful individuals is that they’re <i>highly centered</i>. Being highly centered means being in touch with themselves and their responsibilities. It also means being …

Dubai Stock Market Crashes

The Dubai stock market crashed today, with the main index falling over 6.5%, after being down 8% at one point.<p>The market has been in a bear market even before today, having fallen about 20% over the last month.<p>One big negative driver has been Arabtec, a big construction company, whose shares have …

Stock Markets

One-Pot Wonders: Baked Eggs in Avocado Cups With Feta and Mint

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Whoever first thought of cracking an egg into the center of a halved avocado and baking it is a genius in my book. This recipe, which features the egg-avocado creation set atop naan bread with feta and mint, is one of the …

11 Simple Ways to Make Yourself Happy Every Day | Inc.com

Want to be happier? Begin by being good to yourself. That may sound self-evident, but too many people skip this step and try to make themselves happy by chasing ever-higher goals, or holding themselves to ever-greater standards of perfection.<p>Ironically, being good to yourself instead will bring you …

Investing Is Easy: Once You Know The 'Rules'

We all want to be successful investors. It’s not even a difficult concept—just learn the rules, follow them and you will undoubtedly be a winner. The only slight stumbling block is to understand whose rules you’re going to play by and whether they make sense to you AND you can follow them to a …

77-year-old trader: How I made a lot of money

Paul Glandorf rattles off stock ticker symbols the way most people talk about popular TV shows and music.<p>At age 77, he is anything but a stereotypical Wall Street trader. He lives in Ohio and prefers casual "retiree clothing." (He put on a tie for this photo.) But his returns would make many top …

How to Setup a Social Media Business Strategy

Shares 6K<p>Does your business have a social media strategy?<p>According to research conducted by Constant Contact, over 50% of small businesses need help …

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Leadership Lessons You Won't Learn in a Book

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I look back at the first three years of bootstrapping our startup NerdWallet, the lesson I wish I had figured out earlier is you can’t read your way out of a problem.<p>When we first launched our company and needed advice, our tendency …

14 Ways To Avoid Paying Capital Gains

The capital gains tax is economically senseless. The tax traps wealth in an investment vehicle requiring special techniques to free the capital without penalty.<p>Multiple ways are available to avoid the tax, but none are beneficial to the economy. Here are 14 of the loopholes the government’s gain …

Income Diversification: Why You Need to Diversify Your Income

Diversification is a concept that I’ve embraced all my life. In the past, I have discussed investment diversification and also touched on the concept …

Retirement

13 Business Productivity Apps for the Real-World Entrepreneur

This story appears in the June 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>You're busy--you have a business to run, payroll to make, products to refine, innovations to ... well, innovate.<p>Marketing is what happens between all that--which is why it makes sense to get help from mobile applications that can …

14 habits of exceptionally likable people

One thing that will never change in business is the advantage charisma offers. The ability to form lasting relationships built on genuine empathy will always beat out a cold-blooded Machiavellian approach in the long run<p>The writer Napoleon Hill recognized this as a young business journalist and …

3 Beliefs of Highly Successful People | Inc.com

Here at Inc.com, we frequently round up things you can do to be more successful. That makes sense--we all want to know what we can do to achieve more, but as Hubspot founder and CTO Dharmesh Shah recently pointed out in one of his LinkedIn Influencer columns, success isn't just a matter of what you …

11 Creative Ways To Make A Million Dollars

Inspired by their stories, we found 11 unusual ways to make a relatively quick million online.<p>Sell 477,000 apps in the App Store or 714,000 self-published books on the Kindle. Either could be the path to riches.

Uber

This Young Mom Used Instagram To Land A Book Deal

So much so, that she was able to snag a book deal and start making lots of money off of her 5-year-old blog, Momma's Gone City.

Mario Bros. enlisted to sell Mercedes GLA in Japan with bizarre results

There is always something a little grotesque when traditionally animated characters are brought into the real world. For example, something about seeing Mickey walk around Disney World just doesn't look quite right, and Nintendo is proving the rule with its latest cross promotion involving Mario …

5 Ways Science Says Lack of Sleep Will Ruin Your Life | Inc.com

I was watching a television news story about how overwhelmed we all are and how few of us get enough sleep. Smugly, I congratulated myself on having gotten control of my schedule. Then it occurred to me that it was 7:30 a.m., I was eating breakfast, and I had been working until after 3 a.m. the …