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Real Talk About How Much It Actually Costs To Travel The World

Everyone these days seem to be telling you to travel. Quit the grind. Meet people. Enrich your life. See the world. But no one ever likes to talk about money. They expect you to figure that bit out on your own.<p>Travel isn’t free and it’s not always easy, either. Sometimes it’s expensive and hard at …

The radical plan to destroy time zones

Last Summer, North Korea did something a little odd. On the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, the closed and authoritarian state announced it was permanently turning its clocks back half an hour. The country was creating its own time zone: Pyongyang time.<p>As a plan, it …

Daylight Savings Time

How a quiet boy from North Korea became one of the world's scariest dictators

For the past 50 years, the world has grown used to crazy threats from North Korea that don't lead anywhere.<p>But the threats have taken a decidedly sharper and more ominous tone under Kim Jong Un, the third supreme leader of the hermit kingdom.<p>On Saturday, North Korea fired a long-range rocket. This …

This map shows ISIS' expanding reach across Europe

As ISIS loses ground in the Middle East, it has mounted attacks in Europe to convince the world of its strength, experts say.<p>But ISIS activity in Europe hasn't all been recent; the terrorist group (also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, and Daesh) has long had its sights set on Europe as a …

Everything we know about ‘Game of Thrones’ season 6 so far

<b>Warning:</b> <i>This article contains extensive spoilers for</i> Game of Thrones<i>’s sixth season.</i><p>We’re in the midst of yet another <i>Game of Thrones</i> hiatus, but one …

Obama ridicules Trump's plan for a 'deportation force'

President Barack Obama ridiculed Donald Trump's proposal to use a "deportation force" to expel millions of undocumented immigrants from the United States, calling the proposal unrealistic as well as costly.<p>“The notion that we’re gonna deport 11, 12 million people from this country — first of all, I …

Donald Trump

The 11 most explosive moments of the GOP debate

The Fox Business News moderators are keeping themselves out of the crosshairs, but the Republican debate on Tuesday night still had plenty of memorable moments. Below are some of the best:<p><b>1. Trump’s back.</b><p>After a low-energy performance in the last debate, Trump came out punching and wisecracking on …

George R.R. Martin Plans To End ‘Game Of Thrones’ On A ‘Bittersweet’ Note

Has George R.R. Martin finished the next book in his <i>Song of Ice and Fire</i> series? There are rumors (which may be nothing more than wishful thinking) that he’s done writing <i>The Winds of Winter</i> and it will get an early 2016 publishing date.<p>As it stands, he’s not acting like someone way behind schedule …

TV Series

Everything We Know About Game Of Thrones Season 6 So Far [Updated]

The next season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> will be unique—a show that’s been so heavily dependent on its book source material will suddenly be venturing out …

TV Series

China Abandons One-Child Rule As Its Population Ages and Men Outnumber Women

It was the world’s most ambitious social-engineering project—and one of the most controversial. But on Oct. 29, after more than three decades, China …

These 26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

Have you ever thought, “Where the hell are we?” I don’t mean like when you are lost on a road trip, I mean, where the heck is Earth? Where, exactly, …

The World Map Of Debt

<b>What if we were to redraw the world map based on the sustainability of national debt levels?</b><p><i>Original graphic by: HowMuch.net</i><p><b>Countries that are</b> …

Economics

Donald Trump's classmates share their memories about his 'Lord of the Flies' days in military school

In recent weeks, Business Insider reached out to several of Trump's former classmates at the school. They paint a picture of Trump as a star athlete who rose to become one of the highest-ranked members of his class. They also hinted at regular hazing and fighting that went on at the …

A 17-Year-Old Created This Insanely Detailed "Map Of Stereotypes"

No offence, but this is brilliant. Via Martin Vargic.

32 Maps Which Will Change How You See Europe

Regarding the last one: What the hell, Spain?

This map shows how much energy each US state uses

The US is an energy giant. We've been one of the biggest consumers of energy since the industrial revolution.<p>In recent years China has surpassed the …

Mapping who drinks wine or beer in America, by tweets

Summer is often a time for drinking with your friends. I lack friends, so I found another way to participate in this summer ritual: over the summer and fall of 2014, I collected more than two million tweets mentioning alcohol. Using the tweets, which had location tags, I mapped out people’s …

The happiest — and most miserable — countries on earth

Slide 1 of 7<p>Where you live may have a major impact on how happy you are.<p>According to Gallup’s 2015 Global Emotions report, released on Thursday, the …

Here's why Donald Trump won't win the Republican presidential nomination

Donald Trump’s authoritative lead in early polling in the 2016 Republican race for the presidential nomination has left Americans excited, confused and afraid.<p>Donald Trump tells Alabama pep rally 'I want the election to be held tomorrow'<p>Read more<p>Trump hasn’t been out of first place in national …

Government

This brilliant world map shows countries scaled to the size of their stock markets

Sometimes it helps to take look the world through an unconventional perspective when thinking about the size of things.<p>So here's a pretty awesome map from Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Chief Investment Strategist Michael Hartnett that shows the world according to free-float equity market …

POWER RANKINGS: Here's who has the best chance at being our next president

With less than 450 days until the 2016 election, here's another look at who has the best chance of making it to the White House to succeed President Barack Obama.<p>Our rankings are based on the Real Clear Politics averages of national polls and those in New Hampshire and Iowa. We also factor in …

These are Europe's 24 best cities to live in

The index brings together five different elements to decide how liveable each place is. Here's how they're weighted:<p>22 cities in Europe are found in the top 50 globally, and there's been quite a bit of movement for several cities since the index was last published in 2014. Take a look at the …

Here's the job most commonly held by immigrants in every state

Immigrants come from all over the world to the US, and they are a hugely important part of the US economy. The types of jobs immigrants take varies from place to place.<p>The American Community Survey is run annually by the Census Bureau and asks about many aspects of American life. We took a look at …

Demographics

Here's the country other than Mexico that sends the most immigrants to each US state

Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently circulated a "Transforming World Atlas" that investigates some of the big demographic and economic trends that define the world.<p>One of the many charts and maps in the note was this map, based on data from the Department of Homeland Security and originally made …

Here's what would happen if the sun disappeared right now

What would happen if the sun disappeared this very second?<p>The sun is about 333,000 times the mass of Earth and produces the same amount of energy as 100 billion hydrogen bombs every second!<p>Its giant mass makes the sun the dominant gravitational force in the solar system that locks all eight planets …

ISIS unveils chilling new map of Europe as it plans for world domination by 2020

This chilling map reveals the calculated way ISIS plan to take over the world by 2020.<p>The terrorist group aim to control the Middle East, North …

The Japanese city falls quiet as it remembers the moment 70 years ago that the Enola Gay dropped a bomb that obliterated tens of thousands of lives<p>Hiroshima has marked the 70th anniversary of the moment the city was flattened by an atomic bomb with prayers, a moment’s silence and vows to redouble …

Hiroshima

An airline service map shows how bad things are getting in war-torn South Sudan

There's no reliable death count, although the numbers of displaced have already reached the level of abstraction, with over 600,00 South Sudanese fleeing to neighboring countries on top of another 1.6 million made homeless within the borders of the world's newest independent state.<p>The depths of the …