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Offshore tax havens: How do they work? What can be done about them?

Another massive leak of information from a tax haven law firm – dubbed the Paradise Papers – has shone a spotlight on the questionable ways in which …

Finance

Paradise Papers: Your jargon-busting guide to the key terms

<b>Don't know your "double Irish" from a "drawdown"? Find out more about the words and phrases found in the Paradise Papers.</b><p>Your browser does not support this Lookup<p>A<p><b>Asset holding:</b> Assets stored in an offshore company, reducing taxes.<p><b>Asset protection:</b> Places assets offshore to keep them safe from …

Finance

Hurricane Ophelia: 'Idiotic' swimmers blasted for bathing off coast of Ireland as Storm Ophelia hits

Two swimmers have been branded “idiots” after recklessly ignoring severe weather warnings to go bathing off the coast of Ireland as the eye of Storm …

Cassini's Saturn Mission Goes Out In A Blaze Of Glory

<b>Updated at 12:30 p.m. ET</b><p>Controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory sent a final command Friday morning to the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn. Not long after, accounting for the vast distance the message traveled, the order was received, putting the craft into a suicidal swan dive in which …

Science Knows the 2-Step Process for Breaking the Bad Habits Holding You Back

Bad habits are terribly persistent, until you learn where the weak links are.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bad habits can be like weeds in the garden, you get rid of them for a while, but they come right back. In order to successfully break a bad habit, you need to …

Why Talking to Yourself Is a Good Thing

Even if other people think you're crazy.<p><b>By Eric Barker</b><p>That critical voice in your head. Always telling you how you’re screwing up. Always putting the …

Self-help

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Rich people don’t make these 5 money mistakes

Ever wondered how the uber-rich—the Warren Buffetts and Mark Cubans of the world—live day to day? Sure, they may have some extravagant habits, but …

Here's the strategy Navy SEALs use to persevere through impossibly tough conditions

That might sound like a ridiculous assertion: Seriously? You're underwater in scuba gear with your instructor tying your air hose in knots, 100% certain that you're going to die, and a key to success is telling yourself, <i>You can do it</i>?<p>That's what Barker — who runs a popular blog by the same name as …

If You're Really Committed To Personal Development, You'll Take This Uncomfortable Step | Inc.com

Think back on the times in your life when you've grown -- either personally or professionally -- the most. Often, the catalyst for that growth had to do with starting over. Whether it's by your own design or due to circumstances beyond your control, being new pushes you outside of your comfort …

Self-improvement

Why being awkward makes you more likely to succeed

Psychologist Ty Tashiro, author of "Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially awkward and Why That's Awesome," explains why awkward people are more likely to demonstrate "striking talent." Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>There is a stereotype in our culture that some people are too smart</i> …

You Will Regret These Choices In 10 Years

Life is short. Youth is finite. You have every opportunity to make the most of the life you have right now. Your choices today will determine the number of regrets you will have in the next ten years.<p>The most common regrets you have probably read about are: missed opportunities, not spending time …

11 Habits of Mentally Strong People

Mental strength is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job or a …

What Legendary People Have Said About Money

This curated post is authored by Jane Hwangbo, Founder, Mission Over Money,The post What Legendary People Have Said About Money appeared first on …

What is the Purpose of Life?

What if, you lived the rest of your life in Hanoi, Vietnam?<p>1. UTOPIA<p>Your rent is $380 a month. Your living expenses are $200 a month. You only need …

Tony Robbins: What I Learned From the World's Greatest Investors

People are "being sucked into doing the very opposite," he says.<p>It has been one of the more remarkable career arcs in business.<p>Tony Robbins came to …

The Simple Formula to Improving Your Performance (in Anything) | Inc.com

We are all in search of secrets for the fountain of youth. Whether it's through the $3 billion cosmetic surgery industry, or through the $30 billion fitness industry, we are all seeking hacks that will give us a competitive edge physically, mentally, and intellectually.<p>What if you could simply …

Self-improvement

Why Is Change So Hard?

With the year drawing to a close, we're soon going to hear the much-dreaded question: "So, what are your New Year's resolutions?"<p>Because a New Year …

Employment

Stunning new theory of gravity suggests there's no such thing as dark matter

A new theory of gravity explains the way galaxies rotate without the need for the theoretical presence of dark matter, according to a renowned expert …

Dark Matter

5 Simple At-Home Exercises You Can Knock Out Before Your Commute

For an *extra* productive morning routine.<p>When the days get cooler, it's always more tempting to skip out on your morning workout plan to stay in your cozy climate-controlled apartment a little longer. Which is why it's great to have a backup plan that doesn't require, *gasp,* leaving your house at …

Workouts

31 Magic Tricks to Simplify Your Life

You'll be stunned at these shockingly simple yet effective ways to simplify. Don't miss number 31. If you do, you might ...

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3 Industries That Will Be Transformed By AI, Machine Learning And Big Data In The Next Decade

Historically, when new technologies become easier to use, they transform industries.<p>That’s what’s happening with artificial intelligence and big data; as the barriers to implementation disappear (cost, computing power, etc.), more and more industries will put the technologies into use, and more and …

Artificial Intelligence

7 habits to make sure your home is always clean

Keeping a house looking and feeling fresh and clean is sometimes a challenge, especially in a busy household that doesn't always freely offer a lot …

Cleaning

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus On This Instead.

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.<p>And for most of us, the path to those things starts by setting a specific and …

Want to Raise Wildly Successful Kids? Science Says Do This for Them (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

A 45-year study of 5,000 gifted students reaches some controversial conclusions.<p>This is a story about gifted kids, science--and a big mistake.<p>It starts with a longitudinal study of some the most intelligent young people the United States has ever produced--a study involving more than 5,000 students …

Apollo astronaut deaths raise serious concerns about deep space travel

Humanity is preparing to send astronauts on longer and deeper missions into space: Mars being the target of both national and private missions. And …

Vodafone boss insists UK is 'attractive' place to do business as sales tumble

Vodafone's chief executive Vittorio Colao has hit back at speculation that the mobile giant is about to quit Britain following the vote to leave the EU, saying "the UK is an attractive place to be".<p>Mr Colao said "nobody's looking at any plan" to move Vodafone's headquarters from the UK, despite …

Customer Service

My husband died in 'glory' says widow of Spanish bullfighter Victor Barrio

The death of a Spanish matador who was gored by a bull live on Spanish television has reignited a national debate over bullfighting, as his wife said his passing was “unfair” and he had died in “glory”.<p>Victor Barrio, 29, was gored in the thigh during a bullfight in the eastern town of Teruel on …

Europe

Japan's SoftBank to buy iPhone chip maker ARM in £24bn acquisition of Britain's biggest tech company

The chief executive of SoftBank has said his £24.3bn takeover of ARM Holdings is a “big bet” on the UK thriving outside of the EU, as he pledged to put Britain’s biggest technology company at the centre of the next computing age.<p>Masayoshi Son denied that the Japanese acquisition of the Cambridge …