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The dark ages come to Aleppo

In the 21st century, the Syrian city of Aleppo has entered its dark ages. Vulnerable to sudden attack by Islamic State militants, bombed routinely by Russian warplanes and lately encircled by government forces, most inhabitants have fled. Google Earth shows no lights at night.<p>Until the second year …

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Startups are learning the wrong lesson from Uber

The last few years, it's become cliche for startups to describe themselves as "Uber for X". With Uber as the north star, the mobile phone became the "remote control" for our life and anything we wanted — groceries, take-out, laundry, our car — was just a tap away. After all, Uber did that for …

Why Having a Working Mom is the Best Thing Ever

<i>This article first appeared in She's Fit to Lead (www.shesfittolead.com).</i><p>When I was younger, I envied kids with stay-at-home moms. Growing up, my neighbor (and best friend) had a mom who was always around. She was there to drive us to countless sports practices, actively attend any and every school …

Europe’s refugee story has hardly begun | Paul Mason

With a million new refugees expected in Europe this year, Greece faces a diplomatic onslaught and an existential crisis<p>The refugee story has hardly begun. There will be, on conservative estimates, another million arriving via Turkey this year – and maybe more. The distribution quotas proposed by …

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Skyscanner just raised £128 million and became one of the most valuable startups in Britain

The 14-year-old company — based in Edinburgh, a fast emerging tech hub that is also home to fantasy sports giant FanDuel— has been slow to raise money, relying instead on its own self-generated revenues, thought to be around £100 million per year.<p>Prior to today, Skyscanner had taken a small amount …

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Turkey Blames Islamic State in Istanbul Attack

At least eight German tourists among the dead in attack on Sultanahmet Square<p>ISTANBUL—An Islamic State suicide bomber struck Istanbul’s historic district Tuesday, killing at least 10 people in a blow to Turkey’s vital tourism industry that comes as the U.S. and its allies are stepping up their …

7-Minute Recipes

From fast hors d'oeuvres to main dishes like chile shrimp with butter beans and lemony couscous, here are amazing 7-minute recipes.

Kids Start to Feel Body Shame Younger Than Ever, Survey Says

A new survey looks at why kids now feel body shame younger and younger.<p>Shutterstock<p>A survey finds average children become ashamed of their bodies …

Canada resettles 10,000 Syrian refugees, few problems so far

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada prepared on Tuesday to welcome its 10,000th Syrian refugee since November, and resettlement workers said the heavy influx has gone smoothly despite a shortage of housing in Toronto and a pepper-spray incident in Vancouver.<p>A Syrian refugee holds his daughter as they arrive …

US Wants Tech Leaders to Help Disrupt ISIL

President Barack Obama said in a recent speech that he planned to "urge high-tech and law enforcement leaders to make it harder for ISIL and others to use technology to escape from justice" and the pressure on technology firms to do more to combat online efforts of these groups follows attacks in …

Syrians say world has forgotten them as winter sets in

Around 400,000 cut off from food and medical supplies, prompting many to question where help will come from.<p>As winter takes its toll on Syria, at least 400,000 people are cut off from food and medical supplies.<p>The government and opposition are laying siege to towns and villages, according to the …

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5 Things I Learned About Successful Startups From Steve Jobs

No one could have taught you more about starting a company than Steve Jobs, and I had the privilege and honor of working for him in the Macintosh …

Does it get any sicker? A Turkish firm has been selling fake life vests — they soak up water — for refugees at sea.

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/01/07/does-it-get-any-sicker-a-turkish-firm-has-been-selling-fake-life-vests-they-soak-up-water-for-refugees-at-sea/<p>In the chilly, rough waters of the Aegean Sea, …

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Cell-Phone Distracted Parenting Can Have Long-Term Consequences: Study

Few things require more hands-on attention than a young child. And there’s little that’s more distracting than the constant bleeping of our cells …

This Is Why So Many Startups Aren’t Successful

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

15 Arab Startups That Blew Us Away in 2015

With over 100 accelerators and incubators scattered across MENA and organizations abroad such as TechWadi harboring brilliant ideas that come their …

Fidelity Just Revalued Dropbox, Snapchat, and More Tech Startups

Fidelity Investments has again taken out its red pen for several well-known startups, according to a <i>Fortune</i> analysis of new monthly reports for three …

Sheryl Sandberg Reveals the Daily Practice That Helped Boost Her Spirits After Her Husband's Death

Even our best intentions fall by the wayside when life hits hard—and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is no stranger to that fact. In a new Facebook post, the <i>Lean In</i> author reveals that, despite her determination to meditate daily, the death of her husband this past year has meant she just couldn't …

Banksy Just Made a Powerful Statement About the Syrian Migrant Crisis

And it involves Steve Jobs.<p>On February 24, 1955, Joanne Carole Schieble gave birth to a baby boy who would grow up to become Steve Jobs. Abdulfattah Jandali, a Muslim man who grew up in Syria and met Schieble while studying in America, was the baby's biological father. After becoming pregnant in …

Protect Your Child from Sexual Predators by Breaking through Stereotypes

Child sexual predators are not just the "creepy guys in the trench coats"; 90 percent of children know their abusers.<p>Shutterstock<p>Nobody loves a …

Make Your Cleanse A Taco Cleanse

Your New Year's detox can be a lot more painless than you anticipated.<p>One diet fad that's picking up steam in Los Angeles is the taco cleanse, …

Fire engulfs downtown Dubai's high-rise Address hotel

<b>(CNN) —</b> Firefighters battled a blaze that engulfed a luxury hotel in Dubai Thursday night while a spectacular New Year's fireworks display lit up the night sky nearby.<p>Orange tentacles of flames engulfed a large section of the high-rise Address Downtown Dubai hotel soon after the fire started around …

Microsoft let a bunch of top sci-fi authors into its research labs — and the results are amazing

I know. I was skeptical, too. It came out in early November, but now that I've actually had a chance to read "Future Visions," it's actually super great!<p>Featuring stories from Elizabeth Bear, Greg Bear, David Brin, Nancy Kress, Ann Leckie, Jack McDevitt, Seanan McGuire, Robert J. Sawyer — all big …

Shi'ite cleric among 47 executed in Saudi Arabia, stirring anger in region

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shi’ite Muslim cleric and dozens of al Qaeda members on Saturday, signaling that it would not tolerate attacks, whether by Sunni jihadists or minority Shi’ites, and stirring sectarian anger across the region.<p>Hundreds of Shi’ite Muslims marched …

Salt and Vinegar Chicken Recipe

"This is a chicken recipe that can be done in the oven or on a grill. It has a very salty/vinegary taste and a crispy outside. To do on a grill, …

Syrian refugees struggle to keep warm during winter in Lebanon

Nearly two million Syrian refugees have settled in Lebanon. As another harsh winter sets in, many people struggle to keep their tents warm enough for their young children.<p>The UN’s refugee agency (UNHCR) says about 195,000 Syrian families are particularly at risk.<p>“The number of years that refugees …

20 photos that show what parenting REALLY looks like

We've all seen the perfect families on the front of parenting magazines, but those don't really reflect what parenting is like. Neither do those nice …