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"The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use?"

—Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) American pioneer in self-improvement

 

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VIDEO: The wine collection with a Nazi past  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:41:48 GMT
In a Moldovan vineyard cellar lies a collection of wine confiscated from Hermann Goering. 
VIDEO: Peru to auction ex-spy chief jewels  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:38:07 GMT
The Peruvian government is to sell dozens of gold watches and diamond-encrusted cufflinks seized from disgraced ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos. 
VIDEO: Dozens killed in Libya clashes  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:34:48 GMT
Dozens of deaths have been reported in Libya, amid fierce fighting in Benghazi and near the airport in the capital Tripoli. 
VIDEO: Huge dust cloud covers Phoenix  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:18:20 GMT
A large dust storm has covered the Phoenix metropolitan area in Arizona, causing poor visibility and tough driving conditions. 
VIDEO: Gillan denies Star Wars wig claims  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:02:14 GMT
Former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has denied rumours that her hair was donated to the new Star Wars film. 
Police told off for Lily Allen image  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:02:13 GMT
Lily Allen posted a mocked-up picture on Instagram of her being arrested by officers in Australia before taking it back down. 
Fist bumps 'cleaner than handshakes'  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:00:49 GMT
Scientists at Aberystwyth University in Wales have shown that more bacteria are transferred by shaking hands, than by fist-bumping or high-fiving. 
Ryanair raises profit forecasts  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:11:20 GMT
Budget airline Ryanair has raised its annual profit forecast after seeing a sharp rise in earnings for the three months to June. 
Banks named in silver-fix lawsuit  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:24:48 GMT
Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Bank of Nova Scotia are accused of attempting to rig the price of silver, in a lawsuit filed in the US. 
Wikipedia blocks US Congress edits  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:12:08 GMT
Administrators have imposed a ban on Wikipedia alterations from the US House of Representatives, following "persistent disruptive editing". 
Absent fans get robot to do cheering  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:31:27 GMT
A struggling Korean baseball team have invented a novel way to improve atmosphere at their matches - by bringing in a crowd of robot fans. 
Johansson beats Johnson at US cinemas  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:33:57 GMT
Scarlett Johansson's action thriller Lucy comes out on top in a box office tussle with Hercules, the latest vehicle for former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. 
Wonder Woman unveiled at Comic Con  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:40:42 GMT
The first picture of actress Gal Gadot in costume as Wonder Woman is unveiled to coincide with this year's Comic Con. 
California hit by raging wildfires  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:30:42 GMT
Two fast-moving fires in California destroy 10 homes and force the evacuation of hundreds more, as a man dies in a lightning strike in Los Angeles. 
Wildlife loss link to child slavery  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:17:53 GMT
New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.