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You can buy elite residency in Thailand for $60,000 — and the government will even provide a 'concierge' service

There are seven different packages, with the most expensive being the "Elite Ultimate Privilege" scheme.<p>It costs $60,000 for 20 years residency, along with a $600 a year membership fee.<p>Included in the price is a state-sponsored concierge programme, entitling members to VIP access to government …

South-east Asia

10 books that famous CEOs loved reading

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>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>If the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or successful startup can pick up a book while spearheading projects, building new businesses, and …

Jeff Bezos

Group drawing on long-term foreign residents to help newcomers navigate life in Japan

Foreign residents in Japan may be at a disadvantage in some ways, but they are by no means powerless nor on their own, says Tokyo-based nonprofit …

Japan

Japan's zero growth nightmare

It’s the rare economic tale that involves suicides, robots and arms dealers. Welcome to Japan, where science fiction may begin to trump economic fact …

Real People, Real Reviews

Explore Programs<p>Planning a trip overseas can be overwhelming. Simplify your search by comparing programs side by side.<p>Read Reviews<p>Learn what to …

How to securely remove your personal data before getting rid of your Mac

It's risky to give away or recycle an old computer. It may fall into the wrong hands: those of a hacker. Follow these steps to encrypt and erase your hard drive, and reinstall the OS, ensuring your data can never be taken off the computer.<p><i>Produced by Joe Avella</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> On Facebook

Personal Data

'This is the most dangerous time for our planet'

As a theoretical physicist based in Cambridge, I have lived my life in an extraordinarily privileged bubble. Cambridge is an unusual town, centred around one of the world's great universities. Within that town, the scientific community that I became part of in my 20s is even more rarefied.<p>And …

Stephen Hawking

5 things to say in your cover letter if you want to get the job

Cover letters are still important. Career advice expert for TopResume Amanda Augustine says that in her findings 50% of recruiters still pay attention to them. Be sure to include these things in your letter in order to be considered.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Cover Letters

35 pieces of profound wisdom from Japan

Foreigners could probably talk about the mysterious and inscrutable nature of Japanese culture for hours on end. What is most fascinating and …

Forbes Welcome

12 shortcuts that will make you an Excel guru and add hours to your life

But there are risks.<p>For one thing, it can be intimidating for beginners.<p>Furthermore, Excel errors can have devastating consequences, such as the one that undermined one of the most famous economics papers of all time.<p>But it doesn't have to be this way.<p>There are a few basic skills and shortcuts that …

Python Programming

11 daily questions that could improve your life forever

In fact, many great thinkers embraced the idea of constantly questioning things.<p>As Albert Einstein reportedly said, "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."<p>Of course, getting into the habit of self-reflection is easier said than …

Self-improvement

13 Habits Of Stressed-Out People

Stress can be immobilizing, and it can negatively affect many aspects of our lives.<p>Sometimes we just need to step back, take a mental health day, and seek ways to de-stress.<p>If you constantly feel like pulling your hair out, you may have some habits causing stress that need to be changed, and …

Self-help

15 things that may be hard to do, but could change your life forever

As Quora user Joos Meyer explains in response to the question, "What uncomfortable things such as cold showers can improve your life?" pushing your comfort zone is the key to self-improvement.<p>"I think the best methodology is to every day or week set a task or find a situation that makes you …

Self-help

What to say when the job interviewer asks, 'Why should we hire you?’

And, according to Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," it's one of the most important ones.<p>She says this question is likely <i>the</i> single best opportunity you have to seal the deal in …

Employment

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WHEREVER I go these days, at home or abroad, people ask me the same question: what is happening in the American political system? How has a country …

A 4-minute workout is blowing up on Pinterest and Instagram — and you can do it anywhere

Since 2015, Pinterest searches for " Tabata workouts " have more than doubled in the past year, and there are over 300,00 Instagram posts tagged #Tabata — and counting.<p>But what is it?<p><b>Tabata is a highly efficient, interval-based workout that is 20 seconds of intense exercise followed by 10 seconds</b> …

Exercise

A career coach and former Googler breaks down the 4 steps to making a change in your career

Even if you hate your current gig, why leave the devil you know?<p>If there's anyone who gets these feelings, it's Jenny Blake, a career coach and the author of the new book "Pivot." Blake started out on the AdWords product training team at Google; then helped launch Google's Career Guru program; then …

Career Development

This online course could help freelancers find more work and make more money

<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>dotshock/Shutterstock Creating a career as a freelancer is one of the many modern American Dreams that exist in 2016.<p>It sounds like a …

Employment

A financial planner recommends these 3 books for people who want to learn the best ways to handle their money

But knowing where to start is another story.<p>"The wealth of personal finance information out there can be overwhelming, but you don't have to read everything to get a good foundation," certified financial planner Sophia Bera wrote on Business Insider.<p>If you're not ready to meet with a financial …

Personal Finance

An executive coach explains how to learn in 2 days what normally takes 6 months

If you're not clear on what you're doing, it's hard to be motivated. Which is why seemingly easy tasks, like sending a fax, could end up taking months. There's a lack of clarity on <i>how to do it,</i> so you don't  —  until either you have to or it's too late.<p>Can you relate?<p>Unfortunately, having a lack of …

Motivation

Starting an interview with this question will force an interviewer to focus on your strengths

"Pre-suasion" and "Influence" author Robert Cialdini came by Business Insider to talk about using the tactics of "pre-suasion" to help your career. Here he tells us a simple job interview technique that will get the interviewers to instantly focus on your positive traits.<p><i>Produced by Joe Avella and</i></i> …

Employment

A hot new app is hoping to change the way you manage your money

Clinc , a startup that was one of the companies to win "Best in Show" at Finovate on September 8, was born out of a research lab, by programmers taking an entirely different approach.<p>"Clinc is a company we created with the mission of taking the best science and technology from academia, from our …

Artificial Intelligence

Ex-Ivy League admissions officers dissect an essay that got a teen into 5 Ivies and Stanford

<i>Editor's note: A high school senior named Brittany Stinson earned the education world's attention in April 2016 with a unique college application essay set at Costco.</i><p><i>With early admission deadlines looming, Business Insider decided to republish what experts thought of her successful work …

College & University