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15 Brave Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself

There’s something special about a person who knows—and shows—how unique they are. Whether it’s an eccentric sense of style or a mind full of unusual …

How to Grow Your Confidence and Chances of Success

Confidence is characterised as a man’s general “self-evaluation… their ownThe post How to Grow Your Confidence and Chances of Success appeared first …

Self-improvement

Millennials, Want to Be Successful? This Is the 1 and Only Habit You Need to Master

It all comes down to this.<p>I am a millennial.<p>My entire life, I was always told to "follow the rules" and "I have to do this, before I can do that." I was told to be more patient, I was told to accept where I am and just be OK with it, I was told that what I loved (writing) was a pipe dream and that …

Digital Marketing

19 Feelings Only People Turning 25 Would Understand

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

15 Inspiring Quotes From Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was a great visionary, changing the world forever with his innovations. Here are 15 quotes from such a mind, which should inspire you to …

Muslim boy arrested over clock withdraws from US school

A 14-year-old Muslim boy has withdrawn from the Dallas high school that got him arrested for a homemade clock mistaken for a possible bomb.<p>Mohamed El-Hassan Mohamed, Ahmed Mohamed's father, said on Monday that he pulled all of his children from schools in the Irving Independent School …

Russia opens huge new mosque ahead of Eid holiday

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been joined by the Turkish and Palestinian leaders at the ceremonial opening of the Russian capital's new main mosque after 10 years of construction work.<p>The $170m mosque - entirely funded by private donations - unveiled on Wednesday, the eve of Muslim holiday …

Saudi Arabia orders probe into deadly Hajj stampede | Saudi Arabia News

Saudi Arabia's crown prince has ordered an investigation after a stampede at the annual Hajj pilgrimage left at least 719 people dead and 863 injured, according to state media.<p>Prince Mohamed bin Nayef, who chairs the Saudi Hajj committee, ordered the probe during a meeting on Thursday with senior …

'Supergiant' gas field discovered off coast of Egypt

The "largest ever" offshore natural gas field in the Mediterranean has been discovered inside Egypt's territorial waters, according to the Italian energy giant Eni.<p>The discovery, announced by the company on Sunday and confirmed by Egypt's oil ministry, could hold a potential 850 billion cubic …

24 Signs You're An Introvert- Not Shy

Many people believe introversion and shyness are one and the same, but this is not true. All my life I was told that I was shy. I believed it too… …

8 Ways To Enjoy An Unforgettable Trip Without Spending Much

Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not <i>used</i> correctly, can also be the most destructive force …

Self-help

30 Quotes On How To Care Less About What Others Think

You really cannot please anyone. You are only going to get exhausted and burnt out in the process. Yet, in a world where everyone wants to get a …

The Most Productive People Make the Time for Doing Nothing

Being a leader of a company or organization is certainly a difficult and often frustrating position – but it can also be tremendously …

Leadership

Obama calls for African nations to treat gays equally

NAIROBI — President Obama called on African nations Saturday to confer equal rights to gays and lesbians, kicking off his first full day in the nation by undertaking a topic that remains highly sensitive on the continent. Kenyan President Kenyatta dismissed the importance of gay rights, calling it …

Africa

More than 600 people convert to Islam in Qatar during Ramadan

Holding up one finger to signify one God.<p>Some 615 expats in Qatar became Muslim during the fasting month of Ramadan, QNA reports, citing figures …

Islam

Tunisia attack: Hotel workers speak of moment they risked lives to form human shield

Some of the Tunisians who formed a human shield to protect tourists as a gunman mowed them down on a beach have spoken of the moment they risked …

Israel, Palestinians criticized over fighting at U.N. sites in Gaza

A United Nations inquiry found Israel responsible for the deaths of 44 Palestinians and widespread damage at seven U.N. facilities in the Gaza Strip during the war last summer, according to a summary of the panel's report released Monday by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who also faulted …

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Aurora hunters: The people who chase the Northern Lights

<b>For many they are a once-in-a-lifetime experience but chasing the Northern Lights dominates daily life for aurora hunters.</b><p>A hunt can start with a late-night text message from Alaska for Val Chalmers. A tip-off from a fellow enthusiast that good auroral activity might be heading her way. A warm bed …

Northern Lights

White people become less racist just by moving to more diverse areas, study finds

People who live in ethnically diverse streets are less racially prejudiced than individuals living in highly segregated areas and their increased …

Ukraine crisis: What's going on in Crimea?

<b>Tensions between Ukraine and Russia have escalated again, more than two years after Russia's annexation of Crimea.</b><p>Russia has accused Ukraine of trying to stage armed incursions in the southern peninsula, but Ukraine denies that and says Russia has massed tens of thousands of soldiers there.<p>In …

Israeli forces raid al-Aqsa mosque

Clashes have erupted between Israeli forces and worshippers at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem after noon prayers.<p>Israeli forces raided the mosque compound and fired stun grenades on Friday, while dozens of worshipers threw stones and chanted: "We sacrifice our blood and …

Man claims to have survived 16 months adrift in Pacific

An emaciated man whose boat washed up on a remote Pacific atoll this week claims he survived 16 months adrift in the Pacific, floating more than 8,000 miles from Mexico.<p>The man, with long hair and beard, was discovered on Thursday when his 24ft (7.3m) fibreglass boat with propellerless engines …

In defence of 'basically'

Should you ever begin a sentence with an adverb? Basically, there's nothing wrong with it. Oops: I have just committed a wordcrime heinous to some sensitive souls. The popularity of "basically", especially among young English-speakers, sorely offends older ears, including those attached to the head …

Ottoman Dream Come True: Train Links East And West In Istanbul

The Marmaray Project, Turkey's new underwater rail link between the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, is open for business. It's the first of its kind, a modern feat of engineering that realizes the 150-year-old dream of an Ottoman sultan.<p>Before we get to the politics behind it, though, a bit …