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These famous people will make you rethink your future!

Jack Ma -Failed to get a job even after trying 30 times. Was the only one rejected by KFC out of the 24 interviewees -Failed twice during his school exams, thrive during his university entrance exam and rejected 10 times

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Strange businesses you didn’t know exist!

An anonymous delivery for smelly friends If you’ve ever wanted to anonymously let a friend know they smell, now you can, thanks to MyFriendSmells.com. The site is run by SWAGO Scents, a business that sells cologne wipes for on-the-go freshening

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Entrepreneur of the Month: Shamama Arbab

Shamama Arbab is the director of Euro Industries, a food processing business in Peshawar, Pakistan. She works in a city where it is difficult for women just to step out of the house alone, let alone to launch and grow

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Psychologists list “selfie” addiction as mental illness

By Asad Ziar. Selfie is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a digital camera or smartphone held in the hand or supported by a selfie stick. Selfies are often shared on social networking services such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Entrepreneur of the Month: Oprah Winfrey

Influential talk show host, author, philanthropist, actress and media personality. Oprah Winfrey has played a key role in modern American life, shaping cultural trends and promoting various liberal causes. Through her talk shows and books, she has focused on many

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A Muslim saved Donald Trump from bankruptcy twice

The Republican presidential candidate of the United States, known for his controversial statements on the Muslim community, is also a billionaire businessman who does not miss a single opportunity to boast about his successful business empire. But, who knew he

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Civil rights icon Harriet Tubman to replace President Jackson on $20 bill

The US Treasury Department is set to announce Wednesday that civil rights icon Harriet Tubman is going to replace former President Andrew Jackson on USD 20 bill. Last year, reports had circulated from the Treasury Deartment that Alexander Hamilton, who

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New study identifies trade opportunities on both sides of Afghan-Tajik border

By: Ahmad Masoud The results of a field study, recently conducted in the towns of Khorog and Ishkoshim in Tajikistan and Shegnan and Ishkashim in Afghanistan, indicated that a number of value chains offer potential for short-term scalable interventions which

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San Francisco becomes the first state in USA to enact fully paid maternity leave

San Francisco became the first state in the United States of America to approve a law that requires employers to provide fully-paid maternity leave to new parents for six weeks. According to the U.N’s Institute of Labor, Papua New Guinea,

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Facebook adds more reactions than just ‘Like’

You now have more than one way of reacting to a post. The ‘Like’ button is old school now. Today is the worldwide launch of Reactions–the new Like button with more ways to express yourself,” says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

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10 interesting business facts

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Afghan Woman Entrepreneur- Kamila Sediqi

Hours after teenaged Kamila Sediqi earned her teaching certificate in 1996, the Taliban rolled into Kabul. Her dreams to become a teacher were dashed as she spent endless hours at home in forced seclusion with her mother, father, five sisters,

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20 mind-blowing facts about the world economy

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Janet Yellen

Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1946, Janet Yellen earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University in 1967. She then went to Yale University, where she received her Ph.D. in 1971. After teaching at Harvard University, Yellen worked at the

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There is still hope for Afghan women

When typing ‘Afghan women’ in Google Images search, the first set of images are of women, most often in Burqas, depicted as victims of domestic violence, war, and poverty. Is this portrayal of Afghan women all that the world knows?

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The Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules For Successful Living

The Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules For Living 1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. 2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. 3. Follow the three Rs: -Respect for self -Respect for others -Responsibility

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World’s wealth owned by the top 1%

By: Anna Bruce-Lockhart (World Economic Forum) It’s official: half of the world’s wealth is now owned by the top 1%. Escalating levels of global inequality over recent years have led to the top percentile of wealth holders now possessing 50.4%

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Angus Deaton awarded 2015 Nobel economics prize

Angus Deaton, a British academic, became the winner of the Nobel economics prize for 2015 for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare. His work focuses on health, wellbeing, and economic development. The work for which Professor Deaton has been

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IWMF Releases REPORTA, A Free Mobile Security App Designed Specifically for Journalists Worldwide

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) has released Reporta, a free and comprehensive personal safety app for iPhone and Android devices that journalists working in potentially dangerous environments can utilize to quickly implement their security protocols. The app is designed

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Thomas Piketty

Thomas Piketty (born on 7 May 1971) is a French economist who works on wealth and income inequality. He is professor (directeur d’études) at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), professor at the Paris School of Economics

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How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30

Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Saying it can be done by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy. It shouldn’t be taboo and it is possible. At the age of 21, I got out of college,

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Twitter’s CEO’s rules for success

Every successful person follows a set of rules that has led him/her to success and glory. Here are the rules for success of Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey. Don’t be a jerk Don’t take anyone for granted Enjoy the moment Be

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Millennial money: Five of the youngest entrepreneurs

Despite the sometimes discouraging news about millennials and the job market, the list of well-known companies started by that demographic is plentiful, and include names like Facebook, Airbnb and Dropbox. The task of earning a 10-digit net worth before the

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100 facts about the economy that will blow your mind

As of January 2013, there are 16 people left in the world who were born in the 1800s, according to the Gerontology Research Group. With dividends reinvested, U.S. stocks have increased 28,000-fold during their lifetimes. If you divide their net

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Ten Tips from 10 Serial Entrepreneurs

On the subject of entrepreneurship, advice is plentiful. It seems as though there are three new books out every week offering insights and advice about starting a business. Magazines, blogs, conferences, college courses are all robust sources for entrepreneurship tips,

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