Zlatomir Kovachev

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‘Forgive Me’: Manchester Bomber’s Tangled Path of Conflict and Rebellion

MANCHESTER, England — Salman Abedi was wearing a red vest, his suicide bomb hidden in a small backpack, when he phoned his younger brother in Libya and asked him to put his mother on the line. It was about 10:20 p.m. on Monday, and the call was short.<p>“How are you doing, Mom? Please forgive me for …

British Airways to offer less legroom than Ryanair on short-haul flights

British Airways is cutting the amount of legroom for economy passengers on short-haul flights by squeezing two more rows of seats onto its Airbus aircraft.<p>The airline will reduce the gap between seats from 30 inches to 29 inches on the A320 and A321 planes in its fleet, meaning it will offer the …

Oscars 2017 winners list - plus all the talking points from the Academy Awards

• Oscars 2017 - follow all the reaction live<p>La La Land was announced as the best film winner at the 2017 Oscars on Sunday night - but then had to hand the award over to Moonlight after a mistake was noticed in what was the most dramatic moment in the history of the Academy Awards.<p>In extraordinary …

Entertainment

5 Steps to Rock Any Networking Event

A great face-to-face connection can help you jump start the career you've always wanted.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Not everyone loves bobbing in and out of a strange crowd with a bundle of business cards in one hand and a plate of cheese in the other. Approaching …

Networking

9 Things Highly Effective People Do After They've Been Away on Vacation

You've had a great vacation but you're not-so-ready to go back to work. Here's how to handle it.<p>As an American, you legitimately could spend every day of your life on vacation--and still make a good living. But the truth is, few of us actually do this. Instead, we work hard, take time off when we …

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

22 Things You Need To Know About Visiting London

London is consistently one of the most visited cities in the world and with good reason too! With a wealth of history, culture, amazing restaurants …

Luggage

An 18-Minute Energy Boosting Hotel Room Workout

No gym, no equipment, and no time are no problem. Maintain high-performance while you travel with this 18-minute, excuse-free hotel room workout.<p>As someone who travels often, a workout was the most likely item to plummet to the bottom of my to-do list. That is until I started burst training.<p>No gym, …

The Science of Smart Hiring

Finding great new workers is hard. A little bit of empiricism can help.<p>In the summer of 2006, Todd Carlisle, a Google analyst with a doctorate in organizational psychology, designed a 300-question survey for every Google employee to fill out, The New York Times later reported.<p>Some questions were …

13 Sleep Lessons From A Landmark British Sleep Report

New findings reveal alarming data about Britons' sleep and this group of experts is calling for change.<p>A recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that a third of Americans don't get enough sleep. And now, a British report finds that no one is faring any better …

Sleep

A messaging app loved by teens just beat Facebook to one of its major announcements

Kik, a messaging app favored by teens, beat Facebook to the punch on Tuesday by announcing its own bot shop first.<p>Chat bots are being touted as the next-generation platform, replacing most of the apps you use today.<p>People are tired of downloading apps, creating new accounts, and then learning how …

Chatbots

9 Cult Drugstore Beauty Products to Pick Up in Tokyo

“The younger girls here are more experimental about beauty,” Hanako Maeda says over the phone, having just arrived in Tokyo ahead of her Fashion Week show. It is a homecoming of sorts for the ADEAM designer, who will be showing in the city for the first time since her 2012 debut—a dreamy collection …

Box's $1.5 billion business was once called a 'house of horrors' — now its 31-year old CEO is proving everyone wrong

Although it was growing fast, Box was spending about $2.50 to generate each dollar of revenue. Its sales and marketing cost alone outstripped the amount of revenue it was generating.<p>Many questioned Box's business model. Some called it a "house of horrors"; early investor Mark Cuban saying he'd …

Startups

10 financial choices you'll probably regret in 10 years

Life is full of financial decisions, some simple, some complex, but all with the potential to make a real impact on your life. In a decade, your world can look quite a bit different than it is today — all because of these decisions.<p>Today I'd like to focus on some financial choices you're likely to …

Personal Finance

The Battle for Picasso’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Empire

When he died, Pablo Picasso left behind some 45,000 works, all complicated by countless authentications, rights, and licensing deals. Milton Esterow delves into the challenges faced by the five surviving heirs and the simmering conflict between two of them.<p>“I had a papa who painted,” Maya …

EU migrant deal in 5 questions: How would it actually work?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Finally, a "breakthrough" in Europe's migrant crisis. At least, that's how German Chancellor Angela Merkel described a new proposal outlined in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday.<p>After 12 hours of talks between European Union leaders and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, a deal was drawn up …

How to Take Better Travel Photos With Your Phone

Gone are the days of lugging around a giant DSLR camera when you're on vacation. These days, anyone with a smartphone can take professional-quality photos, and there are a ton of editing apps to make your photos look straight out of a magazine spread. Wondering where to start? We asked our editors …

The One Tip That Will Help Your Career More Than Anything Else

Search the Internet for career advice and you’ll end up with more advice than you could read in a lifetime. But it’s not the quantity of advice, it’s the <i>quality</i> of advice that’s important. And sometimes, the best advice is incredibly simple.<p>Want to have a great career? Then here’s the one tip that …

15 Secrets to Traveling Like a Local

Here's how to not to stick out like a sore tourist thumb.<p>There are as many different ways to travel as there are places to visit in the universe. And if you're the type who loves walking around a new city in a herd of people dressed in matching outfits and led around by a person holding a flag, …

5 Interview Mistakes You Didn't Know You’re Making

#1: Small talk isn't small.<p>If you have a job interview coming up, your preparation probably includes the reasons why a company should hire you. You …

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

Bill Gates Tracked Employee Comings And Goings At Microsoft -- Should You?

What gets measured gets done. So be clear on what you want done and measure that. When it comes to the three levels of employee engagement, if all you want or need is compliance, measure that. But if you want contribution and commitment, you need to measure something totally different.<p>Bill Gates …

Bill Gates

Everything You Were Too Embarrassed To Ask About The Climate Talks In Paris

A two-week United Nations climate summit, where world leaders will discuss how to curb global emissions, starts today in Paris. Here's what you need to know.<p>This is the 21st meeting of the 196 countries that have signed on to a 1992 United Nations environmental treaty pledging to not tip the …

3 Questions for Musicians After Adele’s No-Streaming Strategy

It’s like the 1990s are back for the music business: Sales are through the roof and the media is buzzing as a hit artist busts one record after …

The Best Books Of 2015, According To Goodreads

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13 months: how long it will take Paris to recover

Tourism to Paris is expected to recover from the impact of November's terror attack within 13 months, according to research by the World Trade and Tourism Council (WTTC).<p>Its study, which looked at 32 countries that had been affected by a range of crises between 2001 and 2014, found that this was …

One family's decision to take in refugees: 'We're all in the same boat'

Michaela Bauer and Richard Bishop and their two boys enjoy a busy, comfortable life in cosmopolitan, multilingual Brussels. He’s British and works as a translator. She’s German and works for an international organization. Their sons speak French at school. Two weeks ago, they took in their first …

Why more people are calling ISIL “Daesh,” and why the group apparently hates it

While debating whether to bomb Syria in Parliament yesterday (Dec. 2), British prime minister David Cameron announced the government would start calling the militant group “Daesh” instead of ISIL (also known as the Islamic State or ISIS). Cameron is following in the footsteps of French government …

Activism

Sometimes silence speaks louder than Twitter

On November 13th, when a group of terrorists murdered 130 people in Paris without justification, I said nothing. Their aim was to provoke fear and chaos in the western world, and to cause tensions between otherwise peaceful peoples to spill into violence. And in response, I said nothing. The attack …

One of the most popular toys of the holiday season is plagued by counterfeits and safety concerns

The so-called "hoverboards" cost anywhere from $300 to $1700, depending on the brand. They have been compared to Segways but do not have handles, leaving the person to balance themselves.<p>IO Hawk and PhunkeeDuck have emerged as the most popular brands.<p>But according to a recent report by NetNames, …

Hoverboards