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Business Wisdom From 10 Classic Children's Books | Inc.com

Over the past few months, I've provided the recommended reading lists from Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, and Richard Branson.<p>Most of those books, however, are what might be called "heavy" in the sense that they take a few hours to …

21 time-management lessons everyone should learn in their 20s

You can waste a tremendous amount of time by trying to multitask or focusing too much on unimportant details.<p>Montreal-based designer and author Étienne Garbugli has struggled with all of that. As he's gotten older, he's learned how to manage his time and workload more effectively and has analyzed …

If You Want to Retire in the Next Five Years, Do These 9 Things Now

Time for one last push to get you where you want to be<p>By the time you hit 60, you’ve hopefully built up a significant savings balance. But even if …

Everything Science Knows Right Now About Standing Desks

Which active desk designs are best for your body and mind? Read on.<p>If it wasn’t already clear through common sense, it’s become painfully clear through science that sitting all day is terrible for your health. What’s especially alarming about this evidence is that extra physical activity doesn’t …

Ebola outbreak: Virus mutating, scientists warn

<b>Scientists tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.</b><p>Researchers at the Institut Pasteur in France, which first identified the outbreak last March, are investigating whether it could have become more contagious.<p>More than 22,000 people have been infected with Ebola and 8,795 …

Suge Knight arrested in fatal hit-and-run

<b>Los Angeles (CNN) —</b> The man whose hit-and-run death led to the arrest of former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was also a former rap label owner as well as a father figure to wayward youths and gang members, a friend said Friday.<p>Terry Carter, 55, wasn't a product of the thug life, but he did found …

Saudi Arabia’s dress code for women

Why Apple Watch will wrap up luxury market in China

China’s elite class overwhelmingly prefers Apple products for gift giving, even more so than luxury fashion brands like Gucci and Chanel.<p>An interesting survey conducted by Hurun asked 376 Mainland Chinese millionaires about their buying habits, and their responses also bode quite favorably for the …

The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be. This natural — …

The New Saudi King Just Made A Bunch Of Changes To His Government

Salman is setting up an economic development council, according to Bloomberg. The current interior minister and newly appointed deputy crown prince, Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef, will be in charge of the new council. Oil minister Ali al-Naimi will also be involved.<p>Here is the rest of the government …

The Best Jobs of 2015, Ranked by Salary and How Likely You Are to Get the Gig

Better brush up on your math.<p>We're not saying you should give up on becoming Ben & Jerry's chief flavor developer/the person who spritzes Jamie Dornan with Evian in between takes, but there's probably a dream job out there that's just a <i>little</i> more…realistic.<p>Here to steer you gently away from the …

Employment

ISIS launches attack on oil-rich northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk

<b>Amman, Jordan (CNN) —</b> ISIS militants have attacked Kirkuk in northern Iraq, an effort that might be an earnest attempt to capture the key oil-rich city or perhaps to divert Kurdish troops fighting to capture the Islamist extremist group's stronghold of Mosul.<p>For months, ISIS has been facing off …

Man who shoveled snow from Boston Marathon finish line identified

A mystery man who shoveled the Boston Marathon finish line during the blizzard, becoming a symbol of the city’s spirit, was identified Wednesday as a bartender working down the street from the area where two pressure-cooker bombs shattered a spring day almost two years ago, killing three people and …

Bloomberg reports that pilots had shut down power to a flight protection system after trying to deal with a string of alerts from it<p>The pilots of the AirAsia flight which plunged into the Java sea last month had cut power to a critical computer system as they struggled to deal with the unfolding …

Airplanes

Katy Perry Addresses Her Feud With Taylor Swift

And reveals a deep love of Starbucks.<p>Katy Perry is performing at the Super Bowl halftime show this weekend, so she is doing a ton of press right now. This is exhausting for me personally because I hate football. But at least one spectacular collaboration and a fabulously weird outfit has already …

Music

Filmmaker's email claimed BBC 'policy' barred him from revealing hundreds of living Nazis

A leading Nazi-era expert working on a landmark BBC documentary about Auschwitz located “hundreds” of still-living former guards and other workers of the death camp – but refused to turn their names over to prosecutors, citing the British broadcasting giant’s "policy" of confidentiality, …

Jack Ma loses $1.4 billion in a day

Jack Ma had a no good, very bad day on Thursday, a $1.4 billion paper loss on the plunge in shares of Alibaba.<p>The Chinese e-commerce company reported disappointing sales that sent shares down nearly 9%. And founder and CEO Ma's 6.3% stake in the company tumbled right along with them.<p>The loss won't …

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

How a Tweet Turned Into the Best New Multiplayer Game in Years

One of the weirdest, coolest, most hyped multiplayer games in years is here, and it started with a tweet:<p>"Contemplating building a game entirely with …

Indie Gaming

Google is making fake human skin to test its cancer-detecting nanoparticles

Last October, Google announced that it was working on magnetic nanoparticles that would seek out cancer cells in the bloodstream and report back to a smart wristband. Now, if this didn't sound bizarre enough, it turns out the search giant is also using synthetic skin to develop the technology.<p>When …

Cancer Cells

Islamic State Executing 'Educated Women' in New Wave of Horror: UN

<b>Geneva:</b> The United Nations on Tuesday decried numerous executions of civilians in Iraq by the Islamic State group, warning that educated women …

Islam

Isil could seize more hostages at Syria border, warns Japan, as prisoner swap remains stalled

Japan issues warning after no further progress in deal to swap prisoners with Islamic State jihadists as Jordan continues to insist on 'proof of life' of hostage<p>Japan has issued a warning to journalists, urging them not to gather at the border town in Turkey that was thought to be a potential …

Middle East

Hezbollah says doesn't want war with Israel but not afraid of one

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah said on Friday his group did not want war with Israel but was ready for one, and reserved the right to respond to Israeli attacks any time, anywhere.<p>Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters during a rare public …

China Cracks Down On University Textbooks Promoting 'Western Values'

China's education minister has told universities to stop using textbooks that promote Western values, reports NPR's Frank Langfitt from Shanghai, a move seen as part of a larger ideological crackdown.<p>At an educational forum, Yuan Guiren said universities should also forbid criticism of China's …

China

S Africa grants parole to apartheid death-squad leader

Apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed 'Prime Evil' for his role in the torture and murder of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, has been granted parole after 20 years in prison.<p>"In the interest of nation-building and reconciliation I have decided to place Mr …

Chad troops drive Boko Haram out of Nigerian town

Chadian ground troops aided by a warplane have driven Boko Haram fighters from a Nigerian border town, witnesses have said.<p>Thursday's fighting marked the first such action by foreign troops on Nigerian soil to fight the armed group.<p>Resident Abari Modu said he witnessed the Chadian offensive on …