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Billionaire private-equity CEO David Rubenstein explains how rich kids are at a 'disadvantage'

Here's a transcript:<p>One of the complicating things of life if you're successful is — 'What about your children?'<p>My wife and I have three children. They've grown up in what you could call an 'advantaged' upbringing. I grew up in what could've been called a 'disadvantaged' upbringing. But actually, …

10 of best-rated hotels in the world

Slide 1 of 12<p>Travel site Expedia sifted through rankings of two million verified customer reviews to create a list of best hotels around the globe. …

Hospitality

Could A City Really Be Redesigned To Build Happiness? An Interview With Charles Montgomery | Smart Cities Dive

The Walk21 conference in Vienna will discuss walking from various perspectives with a major focus on how walking can help us create liveable urban …

The One Thing About Your Spouse’s Personality That Really Affects Your Career

Here’s something that’s obvious, but at the same time not: We’re all a lot more than we appear to be at work.<p>We have other dimensions that are invisible to our companies, supervisors, direct reports, and most of our colleagues, and those invisible dimensions have a deep impact on our work.<p>A couple …

Almaty narrows gap on Beijing in 2022 Olympics race

High level delegations from China and Kazakhstan are in Kuala Lumpur where the International Olympic Committee will hold a secret ballot on Friday to decide between the two rivals.<p>The Games are guaranteed to go to Asia for the second time in a row after 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.<p>But Almaty …

Norway aims to become the 'green battery of Europe'

<i>Ingenious hydraulic engineers in Norway aim to use surplus power from wind and sun to create a giant standby hydropower "battery" to boost European</i> …

Gulf Tycoon Yusuff Ali Buys Historic Scotland Yard Building To House Luxury Hotel

One of the wealthiest Indians in the Middle East, retail billionaire M.A.Yusuff Ali, 59, of Abu Dhabi-headquartered $5.8 billion-in-revenues LuLu Group, has made a $170 million agreement with London-based property developer Galliard Homes to create a luxurious five-star hotel at 1-5 Great Scotland …

British luxury travel site Secret Escapes just raised $60 million from Google Ventures and others

The round, in which existing investors Index Ventures and Atlas Venture are also participants, will go towards funding the company's international expansion. We first saw the news over on TechCrunch.<p>Members-only site Secret Escapes launched back in 2011, and, according to International Business …

Disastrous Sea Level Rise Is an Issue for Today's Public -- Not Next Millennium's

In 2005, I argued that ice sheets may be more vulnerable than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimated, mainly because of effects of a warming ocean in speeding ice melt. In 2007, I wrote "Scientific Reticence and Sea Level Rise," describing and documenting a phenomenon that …

A ‘radical’ funding model for female entrepreneurs

Hundreds of professional women across Canada are pitching in to create a new funding pool and support network for female entrepreneurs.<p>A program called Radical Generosity – which is one-part business competition and one-part unique funding model – is starting up this week to make it easier for …

Ikea has created the kitchen of 2025 — and there's no stove or refrigerator

The Concept Kitchen 2025, a pop-up exhibit featured at EXPO Milano 2015, isn't about your kitchen and its appliances doing all the work for you; it's about helping you make thoughtful decisions about food and waste.<p>Innovations are everywhere. And much conventional thinking about what a kitchen …

The 5 Types Of Innovation For The Future Of Work, Pt. 1: Employee Innovation

As the world of work continues to evolve at a rapid pace innovation continues to become both a top priority and a top challenge. For most companies, innovation is handled behind closed doors in a secluded part of the company that only a few have access to. This type of innovation is no longer …

Innovation

Hillary Clinton pledges half a billion solar panels for US if she wins office

Democratic presidential frontrunner also says she wants America to generate enough clean renewable energy to power every home within 10 years<p>Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has announced goals for increasing US reliance on renewable energy, pledging to have more than half a …

General Electric aims big in energy storage after battery step back

July 26 (Reuters) - General Electric Co wants to be a “sizable” player in the market for systems that store energy to manage power volatility, a sector the company expects to quadruple to $6 billion by 2020, the head of GE’s energy storage business told Reuters.<p>Demand for industrial battery systems …

Batteries

Should I go on holiday to Greece?

So, for the time being, it looks as though the Greeks have probably avoided Grexit. The banks are open again, card payment systems continue to work and a measure of stability has been re-established for holidaymakers and locals. And there are plenty of last-minute deals for anyone looking for some …

Diet Vs. Exercise: Why What You Eat Really Matters More than Working Out—And When It Doesn’t

Anne Stephneson / EyeEm/Getty<p>The great debate over diet vs. exercise and which is more effective has been waged for decades. So, we thought it was …

The World Of Quantum Physics: EVERYTHING Is Energy

By In5D on July 25, 2015 in Science, Spiritual Awakening<p>Nobel Prize winning physicists have proven beyond doubt that the physical world is one large …

Can Small ‘Humane’ Farms Replace Factory Farming or Are They a Meat-Lover’s Pipe-Dream?

With the growing outrage surrounding the factory farm industry, there has been a slow but steady movement advocating for the return to small-scale …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Science briefs: Genomics will take up more space than YouTube one day

Get ready for some incomprehensibly big numbers.<p>Scientists are predicting that genomics — the field of sequencing human DNA — will soon take the lead …

Biology

20 startups out to create a new world order on Wall Street

Startups are taking on the financial sector. Some of the companies look to usurp traditional players, and others step into the gaps they've left behind.<p>Business Insider spoke to venture capitalists and banking veterans to put together a list of lesser-known startups, some of which are just a couple …

Lifestyle changes may guard aging brain against memory loss

WASHINGTON -- The latest Alzheimer's research has a clear theme: Change your lifestyle to protect your brain.<p>It will take several years for …

Memory Loss

What does artificial intelligence mean for mankind's future?

Artificial Intelligence

Global warming: 2015 to be hottest year on record, scientists say

This year the Earth will experience the hottest average temperatures since records began, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) …

Photographer Jeffrey Milstein Turns New York & LA Neighborhoods Into Beautiful Patterns

The bigger picture is certainly more beautiful.<p>The secrets of urban planning are often lost on us in daily life, what with us meandering the humdrum nitty-gritty of our city streets. Photographer Jeffrey Milstein provides another perspective on the layout of our cities in his new series <i>LANY</i>, …

Puerto Rico should worry bond investors

While the media and investors are focused on Greece, Puerto Rico is having a debt meltdown of its own. The U.S. territory owes lenders over $70 billion, $5.4 billion of which is due in the next 12 months. But without some form of debt restructuring, says Governor Alejandro García Padilla, it will …