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Boko Haram was an Islamic sect founded in 2002 by Mallam Mohammed Yusuf in Maiduguri, the capital of the North-eastern state of Borno. Its tenets were built on the "Khawarij sect" ideology, an Islamic group which emerged in the first century of Islam due to the leadership tussle that ensued between Ali and Muawiyah on who to succeed Caliph Uthman, the then Muslims' president after his demise.

Boko Haram was an Islamic sect founded in 2002 by Mallam Mohammed Yusuf in Maiduguri, the capital of the North-eastern state of Borno. Its tenets …

It’ll be hard for anyone to top Zach Galifianakis’ entrance on Conan last night

Zach Galifianakis has a history of disrupting the talk-show format. Whether it’s on his own short-lived late-night VH1 show or his scripted web …

White House furious at embarrassing stories about HUD, Secretary Ben Carson

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Senior White House aides are furious about a series of negative stories about frivolous spending at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and have taken a more hands-on role in trying to stem the tide of negative news, sources with knowledge of the situation tell …

Ben Carson

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

The Top 10 Best And Funniest Stand-Up Comedy Specials Of 2017

The digital comedy boom keeps ballooning, just as improbably as Too Much TV, so just when you think 2016’s record-setting year of 80 new televised …

Comedy

13 Real Ways I Make Money Online

Here's how you can make bank from the web.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose explains 13 ways you can make money online, from podcasting to sponsored content. The internet provides a massive opportunity for …

Business Strategy

Acid reflux drug linked to more than doubled risk of stomach cancer – study

There are more than 50m prescriptions for proton pump inhibitors in the UK, though they have previously been linked to side-effects and increased risk of death<p>A drug commonly used to treat acid reflux is linked to a more than doubled risk of developing stomach cancer, researchers have …

Medicine

How France armed Biafra's bid to break from Nigeria

France secretly armed Biafra in the self-proclaimed republic’s attempt to break away from Nigeria in a bid to weaken British and US influence in …

Africa

Oprah on Why You Need to Know the Story of Henrietta Lacks

Oprah Winfrey sits down with NBC Nightly News’ Kristen Dahlgren to explain the passion behind her new HBO film “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”

Oprah Winfrey

How Constraints Force Your Brain To Be More Creative

When we have less to work with, psychologists have found that we actually begin to see the world differently.<p>For decades, the dominant view among psychologists was that constraints served as a barrier to creativity. Anybody who spends a short time working under a confining bureaucracy, dealing with …

Creativity

How to Make Your Employees Masters, Not Just Workers

Smart businesses make sure their employees are constantly getting better in their roles . . . from the interns to the CEO.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"I'm bored."<p>At some point in your career, you've probably said these words at work. Even if you're working at an …

Leadership

Fecal transplant improves autism symptoms

While many people are aware of the behavioural symptoms associated with autism, probably not so many realize that autistics often also have …

How parasites and bacteria could be changing the way you think and feel

Given recent events around the world, you could be forgiven for thinking that people have been acting in a very odd and unpredictable manner. There …

Microbiology

9 signs you need to work on your emotional intelligence

Your whole life, you have probably been used to learning about different subjects in school, but far less often are we taught how to interact with others.<p>Because of this, your socializing skills might be not be as good as you realize, and you could be exhibiting some signs you need to work on your …

Emotional Intelligence

If Your Employees Act Like They Don't Care, You Might Be Doing These 11 Things Wrong | Inc.com

I came across this quote today: "People come for great vision and leave for poor leadership."<p>It made me think of all the times when I've stepped into a company as a leadership and brand consultant and my job was to identify how to fix the brand (a.k.a. the business).<p>My co-founder Ashleigh and I go …

Leadership

Study reveals for first time that cognitive-behavior therapy changes the brain's wiring

A new study from King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has shown for the first time that cognitive behaviour …

The Brain

Former MI6 officer Christopher Steele, who produced Donald Trump Russian dossier, 'terrified for his safety' and went to ground before name released

A former MI6 officer who produced a dossier making lurid allegations about Donald Trump is “terrified for his safety” after he was unmasked by a US publication.<p>Christopher Steele, 52, fled from his home in Surrey on Wednesday morning after realising it was only a matter of time until his name …

Donald Trump

Barack Obama: Comedian-in-chief

He slow-jammed the news with Jimmy Fallon and brought his anger translator to the White House Correspondents' Dinner. In his eight years in office, …

Comedy

5 mental tricks to help you manage stress and be more 'mindful' in 2017

If there's one thing that 2016 has taught many of us, it's that it helps to have a way to calm our minds and quiet our hearts. Just how do you do that? Try "mindfulness."<p>That, essentially, means being more attuned to what's going on around you and inside of you. "Mindfulness is an open-hearted way …

Used shipping container turned into tiny home for two

The recently completed Intellectual Tiny Home is based on a 40 ft (12 m)-long recycled shipping container and has a total floorspace of 320 sq ft …

Billionaire Warren Buffett Says This 1 Skill Will Boost Your Career Value by 50 Percent | Inc.com

Imagine working on one skill in 2017 that--once you improve it--will raise your value by 50 percent. The one skill is public speaking.<p>The dividends on the investment you make in sharpening your communication skills will pay off for the rest of your career. Don't take my word for it. Listen to …

Public Speaking

I've given over 1,000 presentations in the past 30 years — here are my 5 best public speaking tips

Stefan Swanepoel Glossophobia— better known as a fear of public speaking — affects 74% of people, according to a National Institute of Mental Health survey. So it's no surprise the very thought of addressing large crowds causes so much stress, angst, and discomfort.<p>In the past three decades, I've …

Public Speaking

Toxic Relationship Habits Most People Think are Normal

There’s no class in high school on how to not be a shitty boyfriend or girlfriend. Sure, they teach us the biology of sex, the legality of marriage, …

Got a hacked Yahoo account? Here's what you should do

Yahoo has announced another huge security breach, leaving its users fretting once again about their personal information.<p>The latest data theft affected more than one billion accounts, Yahoo (YHOO) says. That's roughly double the number involved in the cybersecurity incident it announced in …

Identity Theft

Thousands of airline pilots flying every day with suicidal thoughts, says landmark study

More than 4,000 commercial flights on any given day are being flown by pilots who have experienced suicidal thoughts, a landmark study on the airline industry suggests.<p>An international survey of pilots by Harvard University found 4.1 per cent had contemplated killing themselves at least once in the …

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The long-term success of a company depends on its ability to spot and nurture high-potential talent.<p>But many a leader assumes that performance alone will carry the day--such is not the case. (Sorry, Justin Bieber. Behavior matters too.)<p>The truth is that top companies known for producing leaders …

Leadership

How to Own the Room: 6 Steps for Boosting Your Executive Presence | Inc.com

You're smart. You're educated. You have a resume packed with accomplishments. But you're not getting ahead.<p>My coaching clients and the people who take my seminars often voice a similar frustration. By any objective measure, these leaders are ready to move up in their careers, and yet promotions …

Self-help

How to help your friends and family when you're depressed

If you love someone with anxiety or depression, chances are there’s some advice for you out there on the internet.<p>It might be a snappy checklist, a cartoon designed to help you to understand the reality of mental illness, or a thought provoking quote to encourage you to re-examine your attitude. …