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Jeff Bezos Is Now the World’s Richest Man, Surpassing Bill Gates

<i>UPDATE (July 27, 2017, 6:20 p.m.): The story below was true from the moment the stock markets opened on Thursday, and through the day as Amazon stock climbed to an intraday high of $1,083.31. But, by the time markets closed at 4:30 p.m. ET., the stock had dropped to $1,046, “kicking Bezos out of</i> …

Wealth

12 fun tie bars that can transform your boring outfit

<i>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><p>When dressing for the office, it's important to put together outfits that make you look professional.<p>That means having all the essential …

Clothing

Amid nationwide drought, Rome seeks ways to avoid rationing

ROME (AP) — Rome and its water company are working hard to avoid rationing during a nationwide drought, Italy's environment minister said Thursday.<p>Scarce rain and chronically leaky aqueducts have combined this summer to hurt farmers in much of Italy and put Romans at risk for drastic water …

Water

In the US, most people are drinking water that is legally “safe” but isn’t actually risk-free

When it comes to drinking tap water in the US, “legal” does not necessarily mean safe.<p>An analysis of 28 million water records from nearly 50,000 American water utilities published as a searchable database Wednesday (July 26) found dozens of contaminants in tap water at levels that get a passing …

Water

IoT and water conservation | The Network | The Network

There are hundreds of companies focused on energy conservation. Far fewer have aimed to tackle the complex conservation of water.<p>Enter Banyan Water out of Austin, Texas.<p>Founded in 2011, the startup describes itself as a provider of data-driven water conservation for enterprises. Using its smart …

Cisco Systems

Robotic eel tracks down pollution in lakes

Researchers at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have developed a robotic eel that can efficiently scan a source of water for pollution …

Pollution

How climate change will affect the quality of our water

Fertilizer, poop, and loads of rain<p>Last year, slimy green and foul-smelling algae took over Florida’s beaches, releasing toxins that killed fish and shellfish and sickened people. The algal bloom prompted the Florida governor to declare a state of emergency and likely caused widespread economic …

Climate Change

Cuba rejects rumors it will mediate in Venezuela crisis

HAVANA (Reuters) - A senior Cuban official rejected rumors the Communist-run island might intervene as a mediator in Venezuela's crisis and called on Wednesday for "absolute respect for the sovereignty" of its socialist ally.<p>Visits to Cuba this month by the presidents of Colombia and Bolivia have …

Cuba

How to deal with Venezuela

VENEZUELA claims to have more oil than Saudi Arabia, yet its citizens are hungry. An astonishing 93% of them say they cannot afford the food they …

Venezuela

Barcelona guide: how to do the city on a budget

Bon dia!<p><b>Words by Charlotte Burns from LottyEarns</b><p>There is so much to do in Barcelona, with it being the perfect choice for a budget traveller. You can …

Spain

The U.S. has a staggering pilot shortage

Over the next two decades, 87 new pilots need to be trained and ready to fly a commercial airliner every day in order to meet our insatiable demand to travel by air.<p>That's one every 15 minutes.<p>Passenger and cargo airlines around the world are expected to buy 41,000 new airliners between 2017 and …

We compared 7 travel-booking sites to show you what each is best at

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>TripAdvisor Instagram</i><p>Planning a vacation or trip is undoubtedly stressful. You're bombarded with seemingly endless options for flights, …

Air Travel

Creating content that influences purchasing decisions

Business leaders search for content that speaks to specific needs and pain points, educates (rather than sells) and makes their search for product …

Digital Marketing

Building Your Company Brand with Values and Vision with Marci McCue of Flipboard

How important are values to your company’s brand and culture? For Flipboard, a social news magazine that launched as one of the first breakout iPad …

Branding

Most vitamins are useless, but here are the ones you should take

It seems like simple, obvious advice: Eat your vegetables, get some exercise, and — of course — take your vitamins.<p>Or not.<p>Decades of research has …

Vitamins

Venezuela: How a rich country collapsed

Venezuela is running out of food. Hospitals are overcrowded with sick children while doctors don't have enough medicine or X-ray machines. Electricity isn't guaranteed.<p>About the only thing Venezuela has in abundance is chaos.<p>The economy has spiraled toward collapse<b>,</b> and a humanitarian crisis has …

Venezuela

Guava Leaves Can Extremely 100% Stop Your Hair Loss and Make Your Hair Grow Like Crazy

Losing hair affects men more than women, but women are not excluded from this problem. Thinning hair and hair loss are pretty common in women too. …

Hair Care

10 DIY plumbing tips that will save you a lot of time and money

You don't always need to call a plumber – just do it yourself...<p><b>When I first sat down in the basic plumping workshop at The Goodlife Centre, I didn't</b> …

Home Improvement

Apple Watch Series 3 Will Have the Most Requested New Feature

The Apple Watch has an iconic design, and the Apple Watch Series 3 will likely retain it but offer an important new feature.<p>Apple Watch Series 3 will …

Travel Africa: 5 Things You Should Not Miss Out On When Visiting South Africa

Home to multiple reserves and national parks that almost always ensures one’s encounter with the Big Five, South Africa promises a wild ride on its …

South Africa

Maamoul Cookies (Date Filled Cookies)

INSTRUCTIONS<p>Preparation of the dough<p>Melt the butter or ghee. Add oil and then mix in the sugar.<p>In a large mixing bowl, combine the ghee/sugar mixture …

Baking

Whey protein powder may cut your risk of heart disease and stroke

article<p>Knowridge<p>Science<p>https://go.newsfusion.com/science-news/item/5061484<p>A story about Science from Knowridge, as featured in Newsfusion's Science …

Whey Protein

The Latest: Man slain at protest in western Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Venezuela, where a two-day national strike has been called beginning Wednesday to protest President Nicolas Maduro's plans to rewrite the country's constitution (all times local):<p>3:50 p.m.<p>Venezuela's chief prosecutor says a 30-year-old man has been killed in …

Venezuela

There's Another Huge Plastic Garbage Patch in The Pacific Ocean

Garbage Patch<p>Experts have long thought it was out there, but now we’ve got confirmation – there’s a second garbage patch of plastic out in the …

Oceans

Golden Gai. Tokyo, Japan. By Alexander Zitzenbacher.

<b>Golden Gai.</b> Tokyo, Japan. By Alexander Zitzenbacher.<p><i>JPGs</i> <i>is a photo peek into wherever gamers might find interesting. If you’re a photographer and</i> …

Japan

Amazon Prime Now launches in Singapore, its first market in Southeast Asia

It’s official — Amazon has launched its Prime New delivery service in Singapore, its first market in Southeast Asia.<p>The Amazon apps went live in Singapore early last night local time, and Prime Now — an aggressive two-hour delivery service — is available to Singapore’s population of over five …

Amazon

Amazon dreams of underwater warehouses

Amazon’s future-thinking engineers have been at it again, this time coming up with a design for an underwater storage facility.<p>As dreamed up by the e-commerce giant's big thinkers, the aquatic warehouse would be filled with goods stored in super watertight containers, placed there by conveyor …

Drones

How to Rent Louboutins & Designer Shoes Online When You’re On a Budget

On a special occasion, everyone wants to feel their best — and the right pair of shoes can make you feel more confident.<p>The problem? Designer shoes …

Shoes

Facebook revenue soars as mobile advertising sales boom

Facebook shares hit an all-time high on Thursday night, after it said it enjoyed a 45pc surge in revenue in its recently-ended quarter thanks to continued dominance in the mobile video advertising market.<p>The company's stock closed up 0.2pc on Thursday, but rose 4.5pc in after-hours trading to …

Advertising

How to Avoid Civil War in Venezuela

On July 16, more than seven million Venezuelans voted in a plebiscite that emphatically rejected President Nicolás Maduro’s plans to convene a Constituent Assembly to rewrite the Constitution. It was a remarkable showing for a D.I.Y. electoral event and included robust, if nervous, turnout in the …

Venezuela