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Billionaire earns first-class travel for life by putting Modigliani nude on Amex

A Chinese billionaire will never have to pay for a plane ticket again, after he accrued a staggering number of air miles using his American Express card to buy a $170m painting.<p>Liu Yiqian Liu was the winning bidder for Amedeo Modigliani’s Reclining Nude at a Christie’s auction house earlier in …

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The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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This is why they hate us: The real American history neither Ted Cruz nor the New York Times will tell you

We talk democracy, then overthrow elected governments and prop up awful regimes. Let’s discuss the actual history<p>The soi-disant Land of the Free and Home of the Brave has a long and iniquitous history of overthrowing democratically elected leftist governments and propping up right-wing dictators in …

Charlie Sheen's 'Outing' Shows How Poorly We Treat People With HIV

This wasn't right.<p>Charlie Sheen went public with his HIV-positive status Tuesday, telling the "Today" show's Matt Lauer that he is taking anti-viral medicine to suppress the viral load in his body.<p>"I would like to admit that I am in fact HIV positive," Sheen told Lauer. "I have to put a stop to …

Public Health

1,500 Mormons quit church over new anti-gay-marriage policy, organizer says

<i>This article has been updated to reflect Brigham Young University’s response to allegations about its policies concerning students who have left the Mormon Church.</i><p>There are more than 6 million Mormons in the United States. But, after the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a ban …

Religion

Here's the leadership strategy Nike's CEO uses to make employees smarter

Fortune quoted Andy Campion, Nike's chief financial officer: "What's fascinating about [Parker's] use of questions is that it leaves other leaders empowered to find the answers themselves and act on them."<p>That observation closely mirrors those that other Nike employees have made in the past.<p>A 2009 …

Leadership

Paris massacre: At least 128 killed in gunfire and blasts, French officials say

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> On a night when thousands of Paris residents and tourists were reveling and fans were enjoying a soccer match between France and world champion Germany, horror struck in an unprecedented manner. Terrorists -- some with AK-47s, some reportedly with bombs strapped to them -- attacked …

Paris Attacks

Is Amy Winehouse the Reason for Justin Bieber’s Nice Guy Makeover?

Between the egg-tossing, A.T.V. crashes, and ghosts of ill-advised jokes past coming back to haunt him, 2014 was a rough year for <b>Justin Bieber</b>. From the looks of it, 2015 will be different. Based on the cavalcade of nice spilling out from the Bieber camp just in this week alone, it’s clear that the …

Justin Bieber

7 Obscure Facts You Should Know About Facebook Advertising

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With over one billion daily active users as of September 2015, Facebook is more popular among advertisers than ever. While Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg regularly grace the tabloids, there are quite a few facts that go unnoticed …

Is MSG as bad as it’s made out to be?

Monosodium glutamate is blamed for a range of nasty side effects. But is there evidence to back up these claims?<p>It used to be called ‘Chinese Restaurant Syndrome’: a collection of symptoms such as headache, nausea and a strange numbness that certain people seem to suffer after a meal of Chinese …

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Lonely Planet says These are the Top 10 Countries To Visit in 2016

Lonely Planet just released its 11th annual Best in Travel rankings, forecasting the top travel destinations for 2016, and this year’s lists …

Marc Jacobs’s Refreshing Sexual Candor And His Super Chill 10-Person Orgy

An attendee at the designer’s Grindr-populated bacchanal over the weekend leaked the story to Page Six, and Jacobs is owning it. Could we all learn …

Marc Jacobs

The 25 cities with the most economic power on earth

CityLab and the the Martin Prosperity Institute have teamed up to compile a ranking of the 25 most economically powerful cities in the world today.<p>They've based it on four major factors: Overall economic clout, equity and quality of life, financial power and global competitiveness. Their estimates …

The 15 most expensive cities for tourists to visit

The report compares purchasing power in 71 cities around the world.<p>One part of the study looked at what one night costs in various cities across the globe.<p>In order to come up with these costs, UBS looked at an overnight stay in a first-class hotel for two people, along with two restaurant dinners …

New York City

States That Fought Same-Sex Marriage Owe Millions

“This is exactly what Congress created this law for,” said Stephen Rosenthal, a Miami-based attorney who fought Florida’s ban. “It’s a recognition that people need lawyers to fight the government, which has lots of lawyers, when they feel their civil rights are being violated. To encourage lawyers …

Same-sex Marriage

Queen Elizabeth II: The platinum monarch?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Just like her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria before her, Elizabeth II was never expected to rule; as the eldest daughter of the king's second son, Prince Albert (later King George VI), hers was a life destined to be lived in relative privacy, until the 1936 abdication of her uncle, …

Queen Elizabeth II

The Middle East Needs To Take Care Of Its Own Refugees

Muslim countries blame the West for turning away desperate migrants, but the Gulf States have taken in a total of zero Syrians.<p>The world has been …

Amnesty International

10+ Best City Views Of The World's Most Iconic Skylines

Take a look at the most sensational skylines across the globe.<p>From Hong Kong to New York, these major cities all have one thing in common: spectacular architecture. Here's a look at their jaw-dropping skylines.

The city of Kyoto created a guide that tells tourists what not to do when visiting

Kyoto was recently named the best city in the world by Travel + Leisure's annual World's Best Awards for the second year in the row.<p>With this honor comes a surge of tourism, and with that a slew of misbehaving tourists.<p>As a result, the city has put together a set of guidelines they'd like visitors …

Europeans are obsessed with Donald Trump

The loud-mouthed billionaire businessman embodies what Europeans love to hate about the U.S.<p>PARIS — The media here has got a Continental strain of Trump fever.<p>Since the real estate mogul made a shocking surge to the top of the Republican presidential polls in the U.S., Europe has fixated on the …

Donald Trump

#TrumpBible re-imagines the Bible according to Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hasn't been shy on the campaign trail about his Presbyterian faith.<p>When asked if he's ever sought God's forgiveness he said he drinks "his little wine" and has "his little cracker."<p>He's also professed his love for the Bible on many occasions, …

Donald Trump

Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ Hypocrisy: An Anthem Fit for Regina George

Pop superdiva Taylor Swift claims to be all about ‘sisterhood,’ but her VMA-nominated tune is all about ganging up on a woman (Katy Perry) in the …

Feminism

Could Trump really change birthright rules?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican frontrunner Donald Trump recently said he would overturn a law that grants citizenship to people born in the U.S.<p>It's a statement that has a lot of people wondering: Can he even do that?<p>We wish we had an easy answer for you, but as with many legal questions, the answer is more …

Donald Trump

Bush's attack on Clinton could backfire

Jeb’s bid to blame Hillary for the rise of the Islamic State is fraught with peril.<p>Does Jeb Bush really want to refight the Iraq War?<p>Yes, his eagerness to blame Hillary Clinton for the rise of the Islamic State and the spread of terrorism and instability across the Middle East is an opportunity to …

Middle East

6 Small-But-Perfect Caribbean Islands You Need to See

Want to find an island somewhere between ruggedly undiscovered and overrun by tourists? Not into roughing it in a tent but still want to be far, far away from the maddening crowds?<p>Hopper rounded up six perfectly sized Caribbean islands, where tourists are relatively few but there's still plenty to …

10 Ways to Take Epic Travel Photos Alone

Is it really <i>that hard</i> to believe that a young, attractive female would be traveling on her own, without the financial aid or company of a man or friend? Apparently it is, because it seems like whenever I post a photo with just me in it when I'm traveling solo, there is, without fail, at least one …

25 common American customs that are considered offensive in other countries

Inspired by this Quora thread, we've rounded up some of the most common American customs that are seen as offensive elsewhere.<p><b>1. Tipping</b><p>A contentious issue even here, both over- and undertipping can quickly make you the least popular person at the table. But in Japan and South Korea tipping is seen …

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