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7 books that will train your brain to overachieve

1. "Curious"<p><b>Subtitle:</b> The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It<p><b>Author:</b> Ian Leslie<p><b>5 Second Summary:</b> Harness your natural curiosity to develop the ability to think more broadly and deeply.<p><b>Best Quote:</b> "Curious learners go deep, and they go wide. They are the people best equipped for the …

11 Tools for Productive Individuals

There are hundreds of thousands of productivity tools to choose from. Auditing each of them is the hardest part of the selection process.<p>Just …

Lebanese cabinet split over Beirut rubbish solution

<b>Lebanon's cabinet has failed to reach an agreement on how to tackle the country's rubbish crisis, which has sparked violent protests in Beirut.</b><p>The "You Stink" campaign has been demanding the resignation of the government.<p>Rubbish has been piling up on the streets of Beirut since Lebanon's largest …

Trash crisis sparks clashes over corruption, dysfunction in Lebanon

BEIRUT — Protests over corruption and political dysfunction are rattling Lebanon, threatening more instability in a country already hobbled by a huge influx of Syrian refugees and attacks by Islamist militants.<p>On Sunday, demonstrators clashed with police for a second day in a row amid a crisis over …

Will Lebanon Fall to ISIS Next?

It is hard to say what is going to happen, but there is reason for concern and our domestic media is not addressing this increasingly deteriorating situation.<p><b>Sectarianism</b><p>In the Taif Agreement that helped bring an end to the civil war that lasted from the mid 1970s until 1990, the National Pact was …

Lean Gains: How To Put On Muscle Without Fat

Just a year or two ago if you wanted to build muscle ‘eat big to get big’ was the mantra of every guy looking to get jacked. The idea is that if you wanted to pack on any appreciable muscle mass, the consumption of copious amounts of food - and in turn the resultant fat gains - was not only …

British Ambassador Tom Fletcher Says Goodbye To Lebanon

Britain's ambassador to Lebanon signed off on his tenure with a blog post about the country that went viral. David Greene talks to Tom Fletcher about the contradictions and fascinations in Lebanon.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>How do you say goodbye to a country? Well, you could take a cue from …

Lebanon's BMX-Riding Preacher Arrested After Two Years On the Run | VICE News

The fugitive Lebanese cleric Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir was apprehended at Beirut's airport on Saturday as he attempted to board a plane to Nigeria with fake travel documents. Assir tried to disguise his appearance by shaving his beard and donning a 1970s style bushy mustache and comb-over.<p>"Lebanese …

To Fight ISIS, Obama Risks Empowering Iran's Favorite Terror Group

The Lebanese army has closer ties to Hezbollah than the U.S. wants to admit.<p>WASHINGTON -- More than $1 billion in U.S. military equipment quietly began flowing to the Lebanese military over the last year.<p>Saudi Arabia is paying for much of it: powerful missiles, advanced aircraft. But Washington is …

Back from the dead: Ghana’s cedi’s is world’s best performing currency, but will it last?

LAST year Ghana’s currency, the cedi, was the world’s worst-performing currency. Now, in a remarkable turn-around, it’s the world’s best-performing …

Oil Curse Hits Ghana as Tide Goes Out on West African Boom Times

Oil has gone from savior to curse for Ghana.<p>When the West African nation shipped its first barrels of crude oil in 2010, then-president John Atta …

Big data, big opportunity for Ghana - IBM boss

header() --><p>Business News of Tuesday, 4 August 2015<p><b>Source:</b> GNA<p>Ghana is in a unique position to establish itself as a regional hub for big data and …

How science is fine-tuning our elite footballers

In February, football’s lawmakers approved the analysis of a player’s performance during live matches, via a tracking device in the shirt. So what impact will this have on a player’s health, game management – and the half-time team talk?<p>The Fifa Women’s World Cup final this summer was remarkable, …

Gear & Gadgets

Saudi Arabia may go broke before the US oil industry buckles

If the oil futures market is correct, Saudi Arabia will start running into trouble within two years. It will be in existential crisis by the end of the decade.<p>The contract price of US crude oil for delivery in December 2020 is currently $62.05, implying a drastic change in the economic landscape …

Unlike Donald Trump's Campaign, His Take On The Federal Reserve Is Sort Of Serious

Trump has offered more details about his preferred monetary policies than most actual presidential candidates.<p>Donald Trump, real estate mogul and ersatz Republican presidential candidate, is not one for in-depth policy prescriptions. The entertainer's campaign website lacks an "issues" section, and …

Why Won't the Media Admit That New York's New Minimum Wage Policy Will Be Good for Business?

<b>Co-authored by Mike Cauvel, Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at American University</b><p>Last week the New York State Fast Food Wage Board approved a measure that will increase the minimum wage for fast food workers to $15 per hour by 2021. Many proponents, such as Governor Andrew Cuomo, have supported this …