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20 Indoor Plants for the Small-Space Gardener

All of these beauties are easy to keep alive.<p>If your home wasn't blessed with tons of square footage, that doesn't mean you can't flex your green thumb. All of these plants take up minimal space, require little sun (a <i>must</i> when you only have a few windows to work with), and are basically made for …

The Ten Ways Your Life Will Change After You Publish Your First Book (Or So I’m Told)

1. You will look in the bathroom mirror on the morning of your book’s publication and see a face staring back; a real face, not the mass of flesh and …

Writing

Cecil the lion backlash: Where is dentist Walter Palmer?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dr. Walter Palmer is nowhere to be found.<p>The Minnesota dentist has gone underground in the onslaught of criticism after he killed a prized African lion named Cecil.<p>It probably shouldn't come as a surprise; an angry horde of Cecil supporters is calling for his head to be mounted on a …

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman shares 3 lessons he learned from the failure of his first company

But before he started the billion-dollar company in 2002 — and even before he worked with fellow Silicon Valley power player Peter Thiel at PayPal — Hoffman founded his first company in 1997. Named SocialNet, it was an early social network that users could use to find dates or connect with …

The world's longest cruises

There can be few simpler ways to tick off as many countries as possible than by boarding a world cruise.<p>The longest of the nine we've unearthed - a 180-night voyage on board Insignia, operated by Oceania Cruises - visits a truly remarkable 90 ports and 44 countries. That's more than a fifth of the …

What really happens when you flush a plane loo?

Unless you’ve flown first class, or in a private jet, aircraft loos are windowless, cramped affairs that usually reek of cheap sanitizer. But they have come a long way – and rarely get the recognition they deserve.<p>The first flight (made by Orville Wright, although some conspiracy theorists think …

Two Zimbabweans freed on bail in death of Cecil the lion

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two men arrested in the death of Cecil the lion -- a case in which an American dentist has also been accused, unleashing a torrent of anger online -- were released Wednesday by a court in Zimbabwe on $1,000 bail each.<p>Theo Bronchorst, a professional hunter, and Honest Trymore Ndlovu, a …

Wildlife

From barbers to coders – entrepreneurs in their 20s are open to risk

Photograph: PR<p>Hugh Collins and Ross Targett are seeing demand for platforms like Code Kingdoms soar.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/28/1438082958441/e128acee-c1a6-4f2b-9f7d-53db6b2b1681-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>Hugh Collins and Ross Targett are seeing demand …

Entrepreneurship

10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers.<p>Creativity can be as elusive as it is rewarding. Inspiration usually lies just beyond the intellect’s reach, sparking our best work and sneaking away when we need it …

Creativity

Best-Ever Grilled Cheese

Makes 1 awesome sandwich<p>After rigorous scientific testing for this best-ever grilled cheese, we’ve determined that sandwiches sliced in half on a diagonal actually taste better.<p>March 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 slices ½”-thick Pullman or other white bread<p>2 tablespoons mayonnaise<p>1 tablespoon unsalted …

Why I Feed My Kids Organic Vegetables—and Processed Candy

Yes—you should feed your kids vegetables and healthy food. But a little indulgence should never be a bad thing.<p>As far as I’m concerned, <b>parenting is a series of well-informed but ultimately arbitrary decisions</b>. At least, that’s how I've approached my kids' relationship to food. It’s not that we …

How to Survive a Road Trip

Planning for a road trip can be overwhelming. It’s hard to anticipate what you’ll need along the way — and what will slow you down.<p>When you don’t have to pay fifty bucks to check your luggage, it’s tempting to just throw it all in the car. But, after a few trips, I learned that going this route …

5 Ways to Effectively Communicate With Employees

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Effective communication with employees takes effort, repetition, thoughtfulness and most importantly needs to come from the heart. Communication needs to be something business leaders seek to do whenever they can rather than …

Leadership

3 Questions That Reveal Your Entrepreneurial DNA

There's no genetic test for entrepreneurism but these three questions come pretty close.<p><b>"...being an entrepreneur isn't just something you do; it's something you are."</b><p>You can't just take a blood sample and determine if someone has the DNA of an entrepreneur. Still, I'm convinced from decades of …

Entrepreneurship

How This Couple Created the All-In-One Travel Jacket That Is Nearing $2 Million on Kickstarter

3 min read<p>Hiral Sanghavi is a smart dude. At 29, he’s already started multiple businesses, won several robotics competitions and is studying for his MBA at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. But that doesn’t mean he’s not forgetful.<p>Sanghavi, who grew up in India and owns a company there, …

Kellogg School

21 holidays that will make you a better person

Mind<p>Zen in Switzerland<p>Set in two acres of secluded pastures, Hidden Dragon is a six-bedroom chalet built in accordance with ancient Shinto and feng shui principles. On a week-long yoga retreat, I followed a strict ayurvedic diet, practised meditation, took barefoot walks along Alpine streams and …

20 Best Mark Cuban Quotes on Finding Success

Success is not the same as luck. Mark Cuban should know. The famous Shark explains how to win in business.<p>Mark Cuban has a lot to say about success in business. Which quote is your favorite? Post it to social media and include my Twitter handle and the one for Inc. Include a note about why it is …

Business Strategy

'Oldest' Qur'an fragments found at Birmingham University

One of the oldest texts of the Qur’an in the world, on parchment that was possibly made within the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad, has been found in the collection of the Cadbury Research Library at the University of Birmingham.<p>The two well-preserved leaves of parchment, closely written in an …

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In an IS training camp, children told: Behead the doll

SANLIURFA, Turkey (AP) — The children had all been shown videos of beheadings and told by their trainers with the Islamic State group that they would perform one someday. First, they had to practice technique. The more than 120 boys were each given a doll and a sword and told, cut off its head.<p>A …

Islam

The Secret of Powerful Public Speakers

Take a stand -- literally -- to instantly improve your ability to persuade, influence, and lead.<p>Where is the power behind your public speaking? For better or worse, it depends on your ability to express confidence and belief. It never gets a boost from a dry, Spock-like recitation of …

Public Speaking

Emirates space mission hopes to launch new era in Middle East

UAE-designed and built craft will set off in 2020 as part of a project aimed at inspiring a new generation within the region<p>When asked if he was nervous, 32-year-old Omran Sharaf was unequivocal. “Of course,” he says. “The reputation of the nation depends on this.”<p>If all goes well, the United Arab …

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Cash Benefits Ease Parents' Pain When Kids Join ISIS Militants

AKCAKALE, Turkey — Some penniless parents who fled war-ravaged Syria are now so desperate to survive that they've changed their minds about ISIS — and are even happy that their kids have returned to fight for the militants.<p>While ISIS is all about creating an Islamic state, the group's appeal often …

Not using army to combat terrorism would be a mistake, warns general

General Sir Nick Houghton says Britain’s security and intelligence agencies cannot deal with terror threat alone<p>Britain needs the serious war-fighting capabilities of the armed forces to combat terrorist groups and it is a mistake to believe it can rely on the security and intelligence agencies …

The world's top ten mazes

In deciding which mazes make the shortlist - and three UK mazes do - Katherine Houston, the web editor of design-showcasing website DesignCurial, said: "the goal was to identify some of the most beautiful and iconic mazes in the world, while uncovering some of the more exotic and unexplored …

The world's 19 most staggeringly beautiful mountains

28 Common Phrases That Make You Sound Really Unprofessional

Business has certainly become more casual, but that doesn't mean people don't judge you by what you say. Here are some phrases you need to stop saying.<p>I am continuously fascinated by what comes out of people's mouths in the workplace. Many don’t realize that the smallest of sentences can be a real …

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Isis launches Russian-language propaganda channel

Islamic State’s social media and video efforts have stepped up, part of a region-wide effort to sign up youths to fight take up the black flag. RFE/RL reports<p>The militant group Islamic State has stepped up its Russian-language propaganda efforts, another sign it is becoming more powerful in the …

Social Media

Bethnal Green schoolgirl marries Australian Isis video recruiter, reports say

A schoolgirl from east London who left the UK to join Islamic State in Syria has married a former butcher from Sydney who has appeared in several jihadi recruitment videos, it has been reported.<p>The Mail on Sunday said it had been in contact with Abdullah Elmir via encrypted text messages, …

Terrorism