Lifestyle

5 ways kids spend time differently today than in the past

Today’s kids are busier than ever, their days packed with structured activities like school, sports, and tutoring. Kids a century ago had increased free time, spent more time outside, and slept longer than the kids of today’s digital era. Here are five ways modern kids spend their time differently. Today’s […]
5 ways kids spend time differently today than in the past
News

One of the biggest innovations in cable news history is a result of 9/11

The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks ushered in many changes in American life. One of the lesser-known changes was that the attacks prompted news networks to introduce the scrolling news ticker at the bottom of their screens. The news ticker quickly became a staple of the news-watching experience, but also […]
One of the biggest innovations in cable news history is a result of 9/11
Markets

8 people share the best money advice they have ever received

Money advice from those you trust can steer you in the right direction of reaching your short- and long-term goals. Some of the best money advice you can receive may come from an expert or someone who has successfully reached an important financial milestone. Here, 10 people share the bestmoney […]
8 people share the best money advice they have ever received
Lifestyle

A SoHo penthouse once asking $65 million just sold for nearly 50% off — and it still broke a real-estate record. Look inside the Manhattan loft.

A three-story SoHo penthouse just sold for $US35.14 million, making it the most expensive home ever sold in the neighbourhood, Katherine Clarke reported for The Wall Street Journal. It sold for a roughly 46% discount from its original asking price of $US65 million. The 8,000-square-foot penthouse is located in the […]
A SoHo penthouse once asking $65 million just sold for nearly 50% off — and it still broke a real-estate record. Look inside the Manhattan loft.
Strategy

12 bad and outdated job-hunting tips you should stop believing

There are job search tips that you might still receive that are just… bad. Some tips are simply outdated. For instance, you don’t necessarily need to wear a suit to an interview anymore. Don’t listen to advice that tells you to follow your passion no matter what. Think about how […]
12 bad and outdated job-hunting tips you should stop believing
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Where Americans say their ancestors came from, in 17 maps

Americans come from a wide variety of ancestries. Using data from the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, we found how common various ancestries are in all 50 states. For instance, Irish ancestry is most concentrated in the Northeast, while Mexican and Mexican-American ancestry is most common in the states […]
Where Americans say their ancestors came from, in 17 maps
Strategy

Hong Kong is now the city with the most super-rich people in the world — and it shows how the world outside of the US and Europe keeps getting richer

Hong Kong is now the city with the most super-wealthy people in the world, unseating New York City. A new report from Wealth-X showed that the countries with the fastest-growing population of ultra-wealthy individuals are Bangladesh, China, and Vietnam. It points to an increasingly “balanced distribution of global ultra wealth.” […]
Hong Kong is now the city with the most super-rich people in the world — and it shows how the world outside of the US and Europe keeps getting richer
Strategy

8 things you should never put on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a space to present your career history and goals. You really shouldn’t post just anything on the site. Business Insider compiled a number of suggestions of topics to avoid on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a great platform when it comes to broadcasting your career successes and searching for exciting […]
8 things you should never put on LinkedIn
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The 25 most liberal colleges in America

Niche ranked the most liberal colleges in America as part of its annual series of college rankings. Most of the top 25 are on the West Coast and in the Northeast. Many small liberal arts schools make appearances on the list. As part of its annual series of school rankings, […]
The 25 most liberal colleges in America
Lifestyle

The adorable love stories of 11 presidents and their first ladies

Some US presidents and first ladies can boast of pretty swoon-worthy love stories. Grace and Calvin Coolidge met after she spied him shaving through a window; Theodore and Edith Roosevelt were childhood friends whose relationship blossomed into something more. Here’s a look at some of the most romantic presidential love […]
The adorable love stories of 11 presidents and their first ladies
Lifestyle

Take a look inside Carnival Corporation’s largest-ever ship, which holds 6,600 passengers, cost nearly $800 million to build, and has 2 private ‘islands’ and a jungle-themed water park

Carnival Corporation just added a new ship: the AIDAnova. It holds about 6,600 passengers and features a high-ropes course, three waterslides, a live TV studio, two private “islands,” and 40 bars and restaurants. Carnival says AIDAnova is also the first cruise ship in the world to run on liquefied natural […]
Take a look inside Carnival Corporation’s largest-ever ship, which holds 6,600 passengers, cost nearly $800 million to build, and has 2 private ‘islands’ and a jungle-themed water park
Lifestyle

Glamping has come to NYC. I took an 8-minute ferry ride to an island in New York Harbour where people pay up to $1,200 a night to sleep in luxe tents and cabins — here’s what it looks like.

Forget Colorado or Montana: Glamping – or glamorous camping – has gone urban. Travel company Collective Retreats opened a glamping retreat on Governors Island in New York City in July 2018. Guests pay between $US150 and $US1,200 per night to sleep in luxe tents or climate-controlled cabins with king-size beds […]
Glamping has come to NYC. I took an 8-minute ferry ride to an island in New York Harbour where people pay up to $1,200 a night to sleep in luxe tents and cabins — here’s what it looks like.
Strategy

Airlines are ‘desperate’ for new pilots, and the shortage is contributing to canceled routes that are taking a toll on smaller cities

Airlines are facing an increasing pilot shortage. That’s largely because fewer young people are interested in the industry and training requirements have changed. As a result, some smaller carriers have had to cancel flights and routes, often negatively affecting smaller communities. Vesselin Slaveykov, a JetBlue Airways pilot, finished pilot school […]
Airlines are ‘desperate’ for new pilots, and the shortage is contributing to canceled routes that are taking a toll on smaller cities
Markets

11 books to read if you want to save more money

Money may not buy happiness, but it allows you satisfy your daily needs and splurge on things that are valuable to you. Saving a comfortable amount of money takes careful planning and budgeting, any many people have trouble building wealth. These 11 personal finance books offer strategies for budgeting, getting […]
11 books to read if you want to save more money
Lifestyle

I’ve lived in cohousing — a neighbourhood based on Danish principles of community living — for 14 years. Here’s why I never want to live elsewhere.

Cohousing communities are residential living arrangements organised around common space, shared meals, and group activities. Neighbours help each other with everything from childcare to home maintenance. Each unit is self-contained, so you can balance your need for solitary time with the joy of group experiences. Author Laura McCamy has lived […]
I’ve lived in cohousing — a neighbourhood based on Danish principles of community living — for 14 years. Here’s why I never want to live elsewhere.
Lifestyle

This $11 million ‘Guggenheim-meets-spaceship’ home in Washington comes with an archery range, a saltwater pool, and an electric bill that can be as low as $21

An $US11 million “Guggenheim-meets-spaceship” home in Washington state just went on the market – and the electric bill can be as low as $US21. Electricity costs are minimal because the 8,462 square foot house was built to be self-sustaining. The ultra-modern home sits on 85 acres of land with gardens, […]
This $11 million ‘Guggenheim-meets-spaceship’ home in Washington comes with an archery range, a saltwater pool, and an electric bill that can be as low as $21
Markets

10 people reveal how much they have in savings, and how they got there

Saving money every month is crucial to reaching important financial milestones and protecting yourself from an unexpected job loss or other emergencies. Different savings methods work for different people. Here, 10 people reveal how much money they have in savings, and how they did it. Saving money is important if […]
10 people reveal how much they have in savings, and how they got there
Strategy

3 mistakes I made when I started my company that I’ll never make again

Starting a business can feel like a daunting task, especially the first time around. There are a multitude of challenges to starting a business, and slip-ups like overworking and not tracking your financials can cost you greatly. Author Laura McCamy is a two-time entrepreneur who made costly mistakes with her […]
3 mistakes I made when I started my company that I’ll never make again
Strategy

Low-cost carrier Primera Air is shutting down and filing for bankruptcy — here’s my experience with one of their canceled flights and my attempts to contact them about the $1,400 they owe me

Primera Air is an ultra-low budget airline that recently began making transatlantic flights. Primera announced it would be ceasing operations on October 2. I was scheduled to fly with them on July 21 from Paris to New York. My flight was canceled after a four-hour delay. I ultimately had to […]
Low-cost carrier Primera Air is shutting down and filing for bankruptcy — here’s my experience with one of their canceled flights and my attempts to contact them about the $1,400 they owe me
Strategy

The 7 smartest things I did before starting my job

Starting a job is an exciting new chapter that furthers your career. A career change can be overwhelming, but if you prepare ahead of time, you’ll transition into your new position with ease. Author Ryan Ariano researched his industry and made a game plan before starting his job, and it […]
The 7 smartest things I did before starting my job
Lifestyle

Drew Barrymore just bought a $6 million farmhouse in the most expensive ZIP code on the East Coast. Here’s what it’s like living in Sagaponack, a tiny Hamptons village of 322 people.

The most expensive ZIP code on the East Coast is a tiny village in the Hamptons, according to a November 2019 report by Property Shark. Sagaponack, a town of only 322 permanent residents, has a median home sale price of $US4.3 million. One study found you’d need to make at […]
Drew Barrymore just bought a $6 million farmhouse in the most expensive ZIP code on the East Coast. Here’s what it’s like living in Sagaponack, a tiny Hamptons village of 322 people.
Lifestyle

The 13 best places to visit in October for every type of traveller

To find the best places to visit in October 2018, Business Insider looked at climate data, cultural calendars, and peak travel times. October is shoulder season for many top tourism destinations, and savvy travellers are already planning their trips. The best places to visit in October include the haunted city […]
The 13 best places to visit in October for every type of traveller
Lifestyle

Inside Martha’s Vineyard’s exclusive Oak Bluffs community — which boasts hundreds of adorable gingerbread cottages and is frequented by guests like Barack Obama

Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts is one of the six towns located on Martha’s Vineyard. The community boasts a cluster of cheerful and iconic gingerbread cottages. It’s also one of Barack Obama‘s favourite vacations spots. Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts is a town as vivid as it is historic. One of the six towns […]
Inside Martha’s Vineyard’s exclusive Oak Bluffs community — which boasts hundreds of adorable gingerbread cottages and is frequented by guests like Barack Obama
Strategy

7 lessons I never forgot from the best bosses I ever had

A good boss shows you the ropes of your industry and guides you in achieving your long-term goals. Though you may have had both good and bad bosses, you’ve most likely walked away with valuable lessons that have stuck with you from a memorable boss. Natalia Lusinski had bosses who […]
7 lessons I never forgot from the best bosses I ever had
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50 foods that Costco employees and members love

Costco‘s food court is home to a number of cheap and tasty menu options that members and food critics love. Costco employees themselves have some favourites, too. Business Insider reached out to 49 Costco workers and scoured the web to figure out what meals and Kirkland Signature brand items in […]
50 foods that Costco employees and members love
Strategy

More companies are offering promotions, but without the pay bump

The economy is in tip-top shape, but companies are still hesitant to give raises. Promotions without raises are becoming more common, according to new research by staffing firm OfficeTeam. In 2011, 22% of HR managers said their company gives new titles without a raise. Now, 39% do. Your boss asks […]
More companies are offering promotions, but without the pay bump
Strategy

Prince Charles is worth up to $US400 million thanks to assets like a medieval estate, an infamous prison and the right to property not claimed in a will

Prince Charles‘s net worth is estimated between $US100 million and $US400 million. Most of his wealth stems from a medieval estate known as the Duchy of Cornwall. The estate consists of valuable land, commercial and residential property, financial assets, and even a prison. Prince Charles‘s net worth is high enough […]
Prince Charles is worth up to $US400 million thanks to assets like a medieval estate, an infamous prison and the right to property not claimed in a will
Lifestyle

The states with the most millennials living with their parents, ranked

Millennials are grappling with issues like student loans and pricey housing. Many of them also have to be caregivers to elderly parents. As a result, an increasing amount of millennials live with their parents. According to a Comet study, the state with the highest proportion of millennials living at home […]
The states with the most millennials living with their parents, ranked
Lifestyle

The 10 most livable cities in the world in 2019

The Economist Intelligence Unit released its annual Global Liveability Index, measuring the most livable cities in the world in 2019. The cities were judged by metrics like crime rates, healthcare quality, infrastructure, education, and levels of corruption. Vienna, Austria, kept the top spot for the second year in a row. […]
The 10 most livable cities in the world in 2019
Strategy

The 25 highest-paying jobs in the US, ranked

High paying jobs can feel out of reach, b ut they’re out there. Some lucrative gigs, according to Glassdoor’s latest rankings, require years of graduate studies. Others are more easily accessible. High paying jobs are out there – you’ve just got to know where to look. Fortunately, Glassdoor has compiled […]
The 25 highest-paying jobs in the US, ranked
Lifestyle

17 brands millennials loved that ‘kids these days’ avoid

Millennials loved Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie, Hollister, and other preppy garb. They also spent a lot of time on Facebook. Gen Zs tend to wear fast fashion and athleisure. They have dumped Facebook for Snapchat and Instagram. Read on to see the 17 brands millennials loved as teens that haven’t captured […]
17 brands millennials loved that ‘kids these days’ avoid
Lifestyle

Here are the oldest and youngest places in America, in one map

Age distributions vary widely across different parts of the US. Using data from the Census Bureau, we found the US counties with the highest and lowest median ages. Some parts of America have older populations than others. The US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey asks millions of US households each […]
Here are the oldest and youngest places in America, in one map
Lifestyle

10 embarrassing grammar mistakes you’re probably making without realising it

Grammar mistakes often occur within the daily flow of communication. The most common grammar mistakes happen when the incorrect word or phrase sounds correct, but it actually isn’t. These culprits range from misplaced apostrophes to the “then” versus “than” dilemma. Using grammar properly enables you to get your message across […]
10 embarrassing grammar mistakes you’re probably making without realising it
Strategy

Inside the elite Maryland prep school that costs $60,000 a year, has its own recording studio and golf course, and boasts alums on the Supreme Court

Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda, Maryland, is the alma mater of both Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The private school costs between $US37,000 and $US60,000 a year and features a recording studio, a swimming pool and a nine-hole golf course. Georgetown Prep is one of the […]
Inside the elite Maryland prep school that costs $60,000 a year, has its own recording studio and golf course, and boasts alums on the Supreme Court
Strategy

David Koch is dead. His and his brother Charles’ combined net worth is over $100 billion, even after years of family feuds and massive lawsuits. Here’s how they made and spent their wealth.

David Koch is dead at 79, his family announced on Friday. The Koch brothers were two of the richest men in the world, with net worths of $US58.7 billion each, according to Bloomberg. Their fortunes came from their 42% stakes in the Koch family business, Koch Industries. Some of the […]
David Koch is dead. His and his brother Charles’ combined net worth is over $100 billion, even after years of family feuds and massive lawsuits. Here’s how they made and spent their wealth.
Lifestyle

The 13 best places to visit in September for every type of traveller

To find the best places to visit in September 2018, Business Insider looked at climate data, cultural calendars, and peak travel times. September is shoulder season for many top tourism destinations, and savvy travellers are already planning their trips. The best places to visit in September include American natural wonders […]
The 13 best places to visit in September for every type of traveller
Lifestyle

15 difficult etiquette questions your parents never had to ask

Etiquette standards for previous generations look very different than today’s. Technology etiquette guidelines are murky, leaving people uncertain about acceptable behaviour for using devices at work, to form relationships, and for basic communication. According to experts, there are at least 15 etiquette questions your parents never had to ask, but […]
15 difficult etiquette questions your parents never had to ask
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