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Alexander the Great Study Guide

Biography, Timeline, and Study Questions<p>Alexander the Great, King of Macedon from 336 - 323 B.C., may claim the title of the greatest military leader …

Ancient History

The 15 best business books of all time

We've gone through our existing "best-of" lists and others to determine which business histories and management and investing guides have been most critically acclaimed.<p>We stayed away from academic books and biographies, and by limiting ourselves to just 15 titles, the final list is not …

Self-improvement

11 books the US Army's top officer recommends to help understand the world

Secretary James Mattis has been heralded as a "warrior monk" for his prodigious knowledge and voracious reading habits.<p>But Mattis, a retired Marine general, is not the only US military officer who has supplemented his martial knowledge with academic achievement.<p>In that spirit, the US Army has …

Brookings Institution

A Short Timeline of the Fall of the Roman Empire

Some of the Main Events Leading to the End of the Western Roman Empire<p>Rome, according to tradition, was founded in 753 BCE. It wasn't until 509 BCE, …

Dynastic Egypt Timeline - 2,700 Years of Change in Egyptian Society

The Rise and Fall of the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms in Egypt<p>The dynastic Egypt chronology that we use to name and classify the 2,700-year long …

Ancient Philosophers Reveal 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happier

Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness online and you’re not a zillion times happier. What gives?<p><i>Reading ain’t the same as</i> …

Happiness

I went from sedentary academic to 100-mile marathon runner—thanks to the science of self-control

Most people have days they’ll never forget. For me, that day is April 26, 2011.<p>It was my first time appearing on National Public Radio. As part of the program <i>All Things Considered</i>, host Michele Norris interviewed me about my research that suggested increasing narcissism in pop music lyrics. Michele …

Self Control

These vibrant 1960s photos show Russian teens partying with the proletariat

In Soviet Union, Summer of Love loves you<p>In the summer of 1967, American college students were thronging in California. Those hippies—in search of …

WARREN BUFFETT: The Republican healthcare bill should be called the 'Relief for the Rich Act'

Warren Buffett thinks the Republican healthcare bill has one goal: to help rich people like him.<p>During an interview with "PBS NewsHour" on Tuesday, the legendary investor presented his tax return from last year to show just how much he would save from the two proposed Republican plans (the House's …

Health Care

An Interview With Jim Rogers - Of Course We Are In A Stock Market Bubble

Jim Rogers is the chairman of Rogers Holding Inc. and the bestselling author of various financial books. Roger’s rise to fame occurred in the 1970′s when he co-founded the Quantum Fund with Billionaire George Soros and captured a 4200% return in ten years. Below is an edited summary of his …

PRESENTING: The most important charts in the world from the brightest minds on Wall Street

Once again, we asked dozens of top strategists, economists, and writers for one chart that is top of mind right now. The slideshow includes their verbatim analysis of the trend they picked.<p>All of these charts were submitted by June 16, so some of the data may have evolved since then.<p><i>With assistance</i> …

Markets

Want to Raise Inspired Kids? A Navy SEAL Commander Says Teach Them These 10 Things

Rule No. 1: Make your bed, so you'll start the day with a consistent accomplishment.<p>A few years ago, a retired Navy SEAL commander named Bill McRaven gave a graduation speech at the University of Texas. His words went viral, starting with his advice that no matter what you do, if you want to be …

Fossils cast doubt on human lineage originating in Africa

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa.<p>Scientists said on Monday the …

Here are 200 Excel shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier

Each workbook acts as its own separate window on your PC or Mac, while each worksheet acts as a tab within a workbook with separate cells.<p>This section of the Excel Guide offers all shortcuts you need to open, navigate between, and control all of these options.<p><i>Courtesy of GoSkills.</i>

Software

Italy is giving away hundreds of historic castles and villas for free

Have you ever wanted to own your own castle – or perhaps an Italian monastery? Here’s your chance. As part of Italy’s Strategist Tourist Plan, the …

A Whistle-Blower Tells of Health Insurers Bilking Medicare

When Medicare was facing an impossible $13 trillion funding gap, Congress opted for a bold fix: It handed over part of the program to insurance companies, expecting them to provide better care at a lower cost. The new program was named Medicare Advantage.<p>Nearly 15 years later, a third of all …

Does God Exist? Some Scientists Think They Have Proof

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> The Conversation.<p>The question of whether a god exists is heating up in the 21st century. According to a Pew …

We Are on the Verge of Discovering Aliens, According to These Scientists

A fascinating new book seriously tackles the question of extraterrestrial life from the perspective of leading astronomers, astrophysicists, geneticists, and neuroscientists.<p>Theoretical physics may be difficult and complicated, "but it does have sex appeal." So says quantum physicist Jim …

Stephen Hawking just gave a pretty scary prediction of how long humans have left on Earth

Leave it to renowned physicist Stephen Hawking to be the bearer of incredibly interesting yet wildly depressing news about the state of the world. In …

Here's how many millennials live with their parents in each US state

Nearly one in three millennials lives in their parents' home.<p>The US Census Bureau recently released a study on how young adulthood has changed between the 1970s and today. One of the main topics covered in the study was living situations.<p>In 1975, a 57% majority of young adults aged 18-34 lived with …

Demographics

Genghis Khan's 3 Strategies For Success Could Change Your Life Immediately

Discover how one man became ruler of the largest empire in the world by applying a few simple strategies that can change your life forever.<p>If you want to continue to perform at peak levels, inspire others and become a thought leader in your field, you need to become a consummate learner. As soon as …

Is Another Universe Sitting Too Close To Us On The Multiverse Bus?

Since the 1960s, astronomers have been aware of the electromagnetic background radiation that pervades the Universe. Known as the Cosmic Microwave …

Universe

Wikileaks claims MI5 and CIA developed spyware to turn Samsung TVs into bugs

British spy agencies worked with the CIA to turn televisions and smart phones into bugging devices that can record conversations and even take photographs, according to leaked intelligence documents.<p>The CIA is accused of running a secret computer hacking programme giving its agents access to …

Bill Nye Shuts Down Climate Change Skeptic On CNN

Nye used cold hard facts to destroy skeptic’s claims<p>Bill Nye loves two things: science and bow ties. He was defending the honor of both this past …

Gorbachev throws shade at Putin: 'Russia can succeed only through democracy'

Decisions made by Russian President Vladimir Putin were “justified” and successfully stabilized his nation, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev wrote in Time magazine, but have proven costly in the longer term.<p>“In the initial phase, certain measures of authoritarian nature—a kind of manual …

Russia

Talent Is Overrated: Top 10 Habits Of Mentally Tough People

People with limitless determination always have enough talent to succeed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Regardless if you’re an entrepreneur, athlete, coach, artist or politician, we all must overcome hurdles and setbacks at some point in our lives. These challenges …

Self-improvement

Elon Musk: 100 Tesla Gigafactories Could Power the Entire World

The Gigafactory<p>The Tesla Gigafactory produces lithium ion batteries, supporting the Tesla vehicles and providing low-cost batteries using alternative …

Prediction prof: Trump will be impeached

The professor who took hell for predicting President Donald Trump has a much longer case for predicting President Mike Pence — and it’s all in his new book, out next week.<p>Allan Lichtman, a professor at American University, reached meme-status last fall for predicting long before anyone else that …

Donald Trump

A home which defies every rule of conformity; in superb style

Vibrant homes are a rare breed in the day and age of tall apartment complexes and a growing industrial sector the world over. When we say vibrant, we …