7 massively popular travel destinations that tourists have ruined

Social media is our new travel agent, and it’s changing the places we go.Next time you’re scrolling through Instagram enviously looking at vacation photos of uninterrupted views and dramatic landscapes, console yourself with the fact that behind this secluded view there are likely at least a handful of other people holding their selfie sticks, waiting to […]

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10 stylish sneakers to buy that aren’t going to sell out in seconds

No matter where you live, what you do for a living, or how old you are, there’s a great chance that you own a pair of sneakers — if not several. Sneakers are easily one of the most popular style of shoes, and for good reason. While most are designed for performance in athletics, their looks and […]

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This is the site you need to look at before you start your next home improvement project

My mom went through a few big home remodeling phases over 10 years ago, and while our house looks great now, I remember it was a period of huge stress and anxiety for her. This was before Houzz was founded in 2008. If my mom were to start the remodeling process today, she’d be facing a very different landscape, […]

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Fidelity, the $2.3 trillion investment giant, is testing out a new cryptocurrency service

Fidelity is testing out a new service to help make life easier for its clients who invest in cryptocurrencies. The $2.3 trillion investor announced on Wednesday a partnership between its Fidelity Labs, the firm’s innovation center, and Coinbase, the cryptocurrency exchange serving nearly 9 million customers. As part of the partnership, Coinbase users will be able to view their […]

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Credit cards are going the way of fax machines

This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. The modern smartphone is a remarkable device. A single device that fits in your pocket can do all the tasks that once required cameras, camcorders, GPS devices, watches, alarm clocks, calculators, and […]

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The highest-paid men earn over $200,000 more than the highest-paid women in the US — on the low end

Men at the top are really raking it in. While the average salary for the top of earners in the US is $206,000, the highest-paid men out-earn women by a staggering $226,000 on average, according to an analysis of the 2015 American Community Survey by labor economics research firm Job Search Intelligence (JSI). The difference is bigger […]

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The sexist memo could cost Google employees — some say they’ve already started interviewing elsewhere

You’d have to be on a desert island with no internet to have missed the efficiency memo — or misogynist manifesto — penned by James Damore, a senior engineer at Google. In the memo, which was first circulated within Google and was later published in full by Gizmodo, Damore complained that the company was focusing too […]

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Industrial metals and mining are bouncing back together

Industrial metals have rallied this year on healthy demand and lower supply, and bellwether firms in related sectors have reported upbeat earnings and outlooks. We see stability ahead in industrial metals commodities prices but are selective in related stocks and bonds. The BlackRock Blog Industrial metals have generally outperformed their commodity peers this year, with copper […]

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Apple has lost its hardware mojo — but iPhone fans should be happier than ever

When Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone over 10 years ago, he said that it was so advanced that it was “literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone.” Jobs was wrong. It actually took a good eight years before the rest of the industry caught up. These days, though, it’s become fashionable to argue that Apple is either […]

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10 tech gadgets that’ll make your everyday life easier

A good gadget solves a problem, but solving a problem isn’t the same as making your life easier. A fitness tracker might help you live healthier, but being constantly reminded to move isn’t very relaxing. A drone might help you take awesome photos, but you have to not crash it. A smartphonemight let you communicate with anyone in the world, […]

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