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We just got a clear sign the trillion-dollar coastal property bubble could burst any time

Climate change hits U.S. property values, new analysis finds<p>Home buyers are starting to incorporate climate risk into the price of property in areas …

Build Your Confidence In Three Months By Doing These 3 Things Now

Confidence is like a muscle, the more you build it the stronger it will be<p>Confidence, it's something we all want and yet struggle to have consistently. Why? Because building confidence is like learning a new sport, you have to work at it every day. Just like learning tennis, it requires discipline. …

Self-improvement

Amazon’s next conquest will be apparel

Late last year, after Amazon announced it had acquired the rights to J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic “Lord of the Rings” saga for $250 million, I wrote how the move underscored Amazon’s relentless pursuit to build one platform to “rule them all.” Now that Amazon is investing half a billion dollars into …

eCommerce

11 spectacular waterfalls in the US you need to see in your lifetime

1/<p>Palouse Falls, Washington<p>Palouse Falls has been dubbed the "official waterfall of Washington State" for good reason. It clocks in at 198 feet tall …

Hiking

What Is Blockchain?

An overview of the technology everyone is talking about.<p>Blockchain might seem like magical fairy dust that companies throw about that suddenly sparks …

30 Royal Wedding Dresses in History You Have to See Before the Royal Wedding

Take note Meghan Markle, these are the most iconic royal wedding dresses in history. See 30 royal wedding dresses.

Yale's most popular class teaches happiness: 6 lessons you can practice now

When Yale University psychology professor Laurie Santos set out to teach a new course on how to be happy, the reaction was stunning.<p>“Psychology and the Good Life,” which began this semester, is the most popular class in the history of Yale College, with more than 1,200 students enrolled, the Yale …

Happiness

Here’s the Trump Tax Loophole Your Accountant Can Blow Wide Open

If exploiting a tax loophole is as much an art as a science, then the tax planning profession is poised for a creative renaissance.<p>The inspiration is …

One injection could kill cancer

Scientists experimenting with an innovative treatment for cancer have now devised a targeted injection that has already successfully eliminated …

After 45 Birthdays, Here Are '12 Rules for Life'

Don't lose friends over politics. Don't lose a spouse over pickles.<p>Be kind. Mean is easy; kind is hard. Somewhere in eighth grade, many of us acquired the idea that the nasty putdown, the superior smile, the clever one liner, are the signs of intelligence and great personal strength. But this kind …

The most expensive home for sale in every US state

There's nothing like America's over-the-top real estate to remind you that nearly one-third of the world's billionaires call the US home.<p>But luxury comes in many forms — and at varying price points — across the country. Our friends at Trulia helped us compile a list of the most expensive homes …

Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation Documentary: The Most Surprising Revelations

The monarch shares new details about the 1953 ceremony in a documentary airing Sunday.<p>To celebrate the 65th anniversary of her coronation, <b>Queen Elizabeth</b> gives a rare interview about the tradition-steeped ceremony that formally launched her reign in <i>The Coronation</i>, a documentary debuting Sunday …

Queen Elizabeth II

Golda Meir, on the Palestinians

The following op-ed by Golda Meir was printed in The New York Times 42 years ago.

Watch: Humpback Whale Protects Snorkeler From Tiger Shark Attack

A Maine woman claimed in a viral video that a 50,000-pound humpback whale protected her from a shark attack while she was snorkeling near the Cook …

The Islamic Republic of Iran Is Doomed

But things are likely to get much, much worse before they—eventually—get better.<p>The protests sweeping Iran belie the once popular notion that the spirit of the Green Revolution that nearly toppled the Islamic Republic in 2009 has been extinguished. It is possible that an Islamist regime with little …

South Asia

Iran's Supreme Leader faces rare display of public anger

<b>(CNN) —</b> Several Iranians were shot during protests late Saturday, a source tells CNN, after Iran's government warned citizens against holding "illegal" public gatherings, following two days of rare anti-government protests that spread to a number of cities.<p>One local source told CNN that during …

South Asia

Trips in Europe everyone should take according to the world's top travel experts

The Ice Hotel, Finland.Flickr/bjaglin<p>No matter how many countries you've been to, there's always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so many cultures, countries, and landscapes to explore, it's hard to prioritise one dream destination over another.<p>Business Insider UK asked top travel bloggers and …

A lesson in history: Why the furor behind declaring Jerusalem Israel's capital?

Some critics of President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital fear it will enrage the Muslim world. Others claim it will offend our European allies who continue to maintain their embassies in Tel Aviv. Both are possible.<p>But it’s easier to read the past than predict the …

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88 very British phrases that will confuse anybody who didn't grow up in the UK

Every language has a few phrases that don't always translate well — and the British English has some absolute corkers.<p>The team at the Business Insider UK office have compiled a list of the best British slang and idioms that define the weird and wonderful British dialect we grew up with.<p>From our …

13 Incredible Science Facts You Probably Didn't Learn at High School

Science just gets better.<p>We learn about some awesome science in high school - like Einstein's theory of relativity, the Periodic table, and DNA …

The one thing you can do to help prevent yourself from getting dementia

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>More than one-third of dementia cases can potentially be prevented by controlling nine …

The Brain

What Is Bitcoin, and How Does It Work?

If you find the concept of Bitcoin confusing, you are not alone. The virtual currency has been a constant source of controversy, but it is still not well understood.<p><b>Are Bitcoins those coins I see in photographs?</b><p>No. Those coins are novelty items that newspapers used in photographs because they …

Bitcoin

China Realizes It Needs Foreign Companies

Investment from overseas is falling. That's a big problem.<p>China is increasingly desperate for foreign investment. Yet foreign companies are less and less interested in what it has to offer. How this problem gets resolved may be one of the most important questions facing China's economy.<p>After China …

Former GE CEO Jeff Immelt close to becoming Uber’s CEO

The long and dramatic process for naming a new Uber CEO may be coming closer to an end.<p>First reported by Kara Swisher, our sources are also telling us that former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt is still being seriously considered and the board vote is expected to happen soon. The talks were first …

Opinion: SoftBank’s big plan for a smarter internet is brilliant

Masayoshi Son doesn’t do anything small nor does he do things in a simple way.<p>A few months ago SoftBank Group 9984, +0.62% announced that it would be …

Venture Capital

Can China's Economy Bounce Back?

IN MID-2017, CHINA’S GROWTH RATE once again held steady, at just below 7% in the first quarter of the year. But that rate is far below what it once was, and concerns are mounting over whether China can sustain the momentum. This spring, Moody’s Investors Service downgraded the country’s long-term …

Ralph Lauren is trying a new escape tactic to survive the retail apocalypse — and it's dangerous for Macy's

During the company's most recent earnings call, on Tuesday, new CEO Patrice Louvet, announced that the brand would be scaling back on inventory stocked in underperforming department stores.<p>He claimed that by the end of next October, they would end distribution to between 20 to 25 percent of U.S. …

5 Technological Innovations That Could Change the World

Scientists and technology companies are working to make us smarter, safer, and healthier -- and connect us all like never before.<p>Technology is often …