September 15, 2019

The Amazon fires aren’t a natural disaster. ‘Bolsonaro has created the perfect conditions for this perfect storm,’ one researcher said

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By Aylin Woodward From Business Insider So far this year, Brazil has experienced more than 84,000 fires— more than double the 2018 total of 40,000. Some 20,000 of these fires started in the past few weeks, many of them in the Brazilian Amazon. Most of the blazes were set deliberately — and illegally — by farmers and loggers to […]

Destination of the week

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Inside a secretive luxury estate hidden in the Spanish mountains, where homes can cost $30 million and include helipads, horse paddocks, and Michelin-star chefs By Ruqayyah Moynihan and Christina Esteban From Business Insider La Zagaleta, located in Benahavis in the South of Spain, is one of the most exclusive, luxurious, and secretive estates in Europe. […]

Royal Caribbean uses this psychological trick to make you spend more money

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By Mark Matousek From Business Insider Royal Caribbean International emphasizes add-ons during the booking process to increase revenue. They make onboard expenses seem smaller at the time of purchase and change the way customers think about their spending habits once they’re on the cruise. The phenomenon is explained by a behavioral-economics theory that businesses use all […]

9 simple ways to add exercise into your work and home routines

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By Sharon Felereisen From Business Insider Many people struggle to find the time to exercise during the busy work week. We asked experts simple ways you can incorporate exercise into your work and home routines. Simple changes like parking farther away from your destination and exercising while walking your dog can make a big difference. […]

Destinations of the week

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The 3 best places to travel in June 2019 From “The 3 best places to travel every month of 2019” – Business Insider By Mark Abadi Over the course of 2018, I’ve compiled Business Insider’s “ Best Places to Visit” series, highlighting 13 destinations that are best for holiday travel for every month of the year. […]

New floating city

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The UN is supporting a design for a new floating city that can withstand Category 5 hurricanes By Aria Bendix From Business Insider The United Nations just unveiled a concept for a floating city that can hold around 10,000 residents. The city is built to withstand natural disasters like floods, tsunamis, and hurricanes. The design […]

Destinations of the week

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Disappointing photos show what 9 top luxury destinations look like in real life Part 2 By Katie Warren from Business Insider Some places around the world are known as go-to spots for luxury travel, shopping, or experiences. The Champs Elysées in Paris, for example, with its Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and Longchamp boutiques, is consistently ranked one […]

US: The number of retail stores closing this year just doubled to more than 4,000 — here’s the full list

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By Hayley Peterson From Business Insider The record-high rate of store closures over the last couple years is expected to continue in 2019, according to CoStar Group. Payless said this week that it plans to close all of its 2,500 storesin what could be the largest retail liquidation in history. Sears,Gymboree, and Charlotte Russe are also closing hundreds of stores […]

Never get on a plane without…

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I travel all the time — here are the 10 things I never get on a plane without By Mara Leighton From Business Insider The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. I travel frequently by plane, train, […]

Destinations of the week

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The 3 best places to travel every month of 2019 by Mark Abadi From Business Insider Business Insider has spent a year finding the best best places to visit in the world for each month of the year. Now, we’ve taken the top destinations and compiled them into a travel guide for each month of […]