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What do the US, UK and French airstrikes mean for Syria's war?

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was over in 70 minutes, and changed nothing, but perhaps also everything.<p>Where is Syria's war now, after Friday's US, UK and French airstrikes, launched in response to a suspected chemical attack on the town of Douma?<p>Syria's war continues unabated, on the same course.<p>US President Donald …

The Engraved Bracelet That’ll Take the Words Right Out of Your Mouth

If you can read the profanity in this engraving, then you’re standing too close to me.<p>Athens, Georgia, is home to many things — the Dawgs, the birthplace of R.E.M., at least a handful of stumbling-drunk 19-year-olds at any given time, and a very unique little fashion scene, the heart of which lives …

How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017

Neuroscience offers some handy hacks to learn faster, focus better, and make smarter decisions this year.<p>Resolutions are often an exercise in wishful thinking. People rarely keep them, mostly because they’re vague about their goals and don’t have a plan for following through. But that isn’t the …

Telling a good story

Creating an effective wine story is an easy feat for large wine brands with skilled public relations and marketing departments. But for small and …

Joseph Mitchell, l'écrivain qui n'écrivait jamais rien

Joseph Mitchell est un de ces écrivains qui sont devenus célèbres en n'écrivant pas. Il était reporter au «New Yorker». Pendant trente-deux ans, de …

8 Important Steps I Follow to Write a Book a Year

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I have few business ventures that are as rewarding as writing a book. Please don’t interpret that in financial terms; most any business author will tell you that getting rich on writing a book is a pipe dream. But the ancillary benefits …

The tide is turning against everything that made Victoria's Secret popular

A release from parent company L Brands said that Turney was abandoning her role in order to focus on spending time with her family.<p>The company noted that L Brands CEO Les Wexner will assume responsibilities for Victoria's Secret.<p>The new CEO will have his or her hands full.<p>Since Victoria's Secret …

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Fashion Maths: calculations that'll give you a classic wardrobe

In a week in which we learnt that the pursuit of mathematical knowledge is in a sorry state in Britain, with some teaching jobs indefinitely unfilled, the fashion desk has had some Big Society thoughts.<p>It occurred to us that we are rather good at sums – not those arcane ones with italic letters in …

Your Brain Is Hardwired to Snap

Book Talk<p>The same group of neurons could make you a hero—or a rage-filled aggressor.<p>We’ve all been there: Some jerk cuts you off on the highway. You lean on the horn, scream abuse. You want to get out the car and kick the @#$% out of the bozo’s SUV.<p>Road rage is just one example of what …

Chinese stocks fall again, other Asian markets rise

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks sank again Wednesday but other Asian markets rose following Wall Street's gain as investors looked ahead to the U.S. …

Stranger pays it forward to Illinois college student

It's been a roller coaster of a month for Jacqueline Suriano since she found out that Illinois' budget stalemate could cost her an extra $2,360 this semester.<p>But she can stop scrambling now that Wayne Randall, a complete stranger, decided to donate enough money to cover her bill.<p>"It felt like all …

Hong Kong Fintech Startup Nabs $160M In Funding And Sets New Benchmark

The new $160 million financing at a near-unicorn valuation for Hong Kong-based fintech innovation WeLab sets a new benchmark for the city’s bustling startup scene. And, this funding at a valuation estimated at near $1 billion comes well-timed as a week-long flurry of startup events coordinated by …

Advertising company Publicis Groupe is launching a fund that will invest tens of millions of dollars in 90 startups

Publicis is setting aside €10 million ($10.9 million) for its Publicis90 project and will invest between €10,000 and €500,000 in each of the 90 startups it selects as part of the program. That might not sound like a lot compared to big venture capital funds, but Publicis is calling upon clients, …

Misused Words That Make Smart People Look Dumb

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with.<p>If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because we’re cautious with words we’re unsure of and, thus, they don’t create much of an issue for …

7 WordPress Plugins That Will Quickly Help Your Site Get More Traffic

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to your website, you want to take advantage of any technology that helps maximize your efforts and get more traffic to your site. Other than creating epic content that you post consistently, what else can you do that will …

What is Malbec Wine? 4 Amazing Facts About Malbec

What is Malbec Wine?<br>Malbec is a full-bodied red wine that grows mostly in Argentina.<p>Known for its plump, dark fruit flavors and smoky finish, Malbec …

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

KRUGMAN: Apple Might Be More Screwed Than Microsoft

The news that Steve Ballmer is planning to retire from Microsoft within the year is obviously a good time to reflect on what Microsoft is, what it was, what boats it's missed, and where it continues to thrive.<p>Basically, it hasn't had much success on the consumer web, or in mobile, but it's an …

Numbers Don't Lie: Tesla Is Beginning To Put The Hurt On The Competition

Upstart automaker Tesla Motors won’t sell as many cars this year as Chevrolet sells in 3 days, but its early success with the all-electric Model S sedan is already keeping the competition up at night. An examination of sales data from across the U.S. and in California for the first half of 2013 …