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The ultimate downsize: we sold our home (and now get paid £300 a month to live in other people's)

A growing number of retired people are supplementing their pension income by offering to stay in people's homes to look after their pets while they are away.<p>Some are paid to stay in luxurious homes for weeks at a time.<p>Janet and Steve Groom, from Biddenden, Kent, started to housesit five years ago …

Take a peek at the country's most beautiful national monuments

Here's what a national monument looks like<p><i>What's a national monument, and why is the president reviewing them? Find out here.</i><p>Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument<p>The Bureau of Land Management describes Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument as an outdoor laboratory that offers a "unique …

How Amazon innovates in ways that Google and Apple can't

The Echo, Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker, was a big hit this holiday season. Amazon is keeping specific sales figures under wraps, but the company says it sold nine times as many Echo devices during the holidays as it did a year earlier.<p>It’s the latest example of Amazon pioneering a new product …

Innovation

15 Scenic Drives You Won't Believe You Can Take in America

Hold off on buying that international plane ticket — you can have an incredible vacation right here in America. No plane required! We uncovered the most scenic drives you can take for a memorable road trip. These locations will take your breath away. America truly is the beautiful!

Hiking

Ex-Apple engineers are making incredible tech for your car — here's their first product

A trio of ex-Apple engineers launched a new company out of stealth mode in June. It's called Pearl, and it makes tech for your car.<p>Fifty out of Pearl's 70 employees used to work at Apple. But instead of focusing on building a new kind of car or a self-driving car system, like Apple and so many …

Eight incredible American road trips you must experience in your lifetime

The mythology of the American highway is as deep and long as the Grand Canyon – which you can, incidentally, drive along. Books, music and films have added glamour, ghosts and grit to what in other countries would be merely a long, even boring, drive.<p>Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, Bob Dylan’s Highway …

The next multibillion-dollar tech market was quietly born this year, says A-list VC Peter Levine

Even as late as 2010, two years after Netflix decided to go all in on AWS and not build its own data centers, the enterprise world was debating if cloud computing would ever be safe and reliable enough to use.<p>Today, AWS is on its way to being a $13 billion business. Oracle looked across the bow, …

How to Use LinkedIn To Build a Powerful Coaching and Consulting Platform

As it continues to add new features and improvements, LinkedIn keeps making it easier for coaches and consultants to win new business on the platform.<p>If you are a business coach or consultant looking to grow your business online, there's no better place on the planet to be right now than …

Google Search

Rethinking Banking

Credit Suisse is a long standing strategic partner of the World Economic Forum and regularly contributes to its annual meetings in Davos. This year's …

Montana’s Best Kept Secret

Made famous by movies like “A River Runs Through It,” Whitefish is one of Montana’s best-kept secrets. Featured on the Today show as one of the top …

Best Trips

10 of the best small towns in the US: readers’ travel tips

To get a real feel for the diversity and quirkiness of America, visit its small towns – where fascinating history, regional cuisine and great scenery are just some of the attractions<p>Helper is an old mining town 100 miles or so from Salt Lake City. It had been in decline for years but a steady flow …

A Sense of Where You Are

The basketball locker room in the gymnasium at Princeton has no blackboard, no water fountain, and, in fact, no lockers. Up on the main floor, things go along in the same vein. Collapsible grandstands pull out of the walls and crowd up to the edge of the court. Jolly alumni sometimes wander in just …

London’s Best Waterside Dining And Drinking

<i>Make the most of London’s rivers, canals, docks and basins with this selection of spots to grab a quick drink, a bite to eat, or a full-blown meal by</i> …

WiFi Startup Zenreach Emerges From Stealth With $50 Million And Peter Thiel On Its Board

Jack Abraham’s idea was so simple that for three years, he kept his startup quiet. On LinkedIn it was simply “new company.” And he raised $50 million across three rounds of funding without a peep to the press.<p>The startup has grown quickly despite the low profile. One-third of the city of San …

Startups

Best beer gardens in London

Many pubs in London have outdoor spaces, from family-friendly lawns to shady courtyards. To help you choose, here's our roundup of the best London …

The Best Log Cabins on Airbnb This Summer

Airbnb has just about everything from castles to underwater abodes. So it's no surprise that the service's selection of log cabins is pretty impressive. From ultra-modern to Paul Bunyan traditional, there are options all across the globe for families and couples.

Log Cabins

The world's 50 most Instagrammable pools

Swimming Pools

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Set to Become UK’s First ‘Cognitive’ Hospital

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust today announced a ground-breaking multi-year collaborative programme with the Science and Technology …

NHS

We've ranked the UK's four digital challenger banks

As the dust settled on the 2008 financial crisis, the Bank of England started a process that would eventually open the door for a new type of bank to …

Are fintechs helping banks evolve – or planning a revolution?

New regulations are dragging finance into a digital world. Fintech startups are taking advantage but are they disrupting the old guard or helping them into the digital era?<p>Delegates at the recent Money2020 Europe conference in Copenhagen are under no illusions that the financial sector is rapidly …

Entrepreneurship

Loot, the hot student banking app set up by a 22-year-old, is raising over £1 million

Loot is a money management app targeted at students and linked to a pre-paid card. It launched last September to coincide with the university year.<p>Loot has so far raised £200,000 from Charles Tyrwhitt founder Nick Wheeler and 7 City bankers. But a source close to the company told Business Insider …

Single mother is £10,000 in DEBT to privately educate her son

Single mother reveals she is £10,000 in DEBT and lives 'hand to mouth' to pay for private education for her son - because she doesn't trust the state …

Jeremy Corbyn condemmned over links to lawyers who accused British troops of abuse

Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, attracts severe criticism after it emerges that his new shadow defemce secretary Emily Thornberry accecpted £45,000 worth of donations from lawyers accused of "hounding" British troops<p>Military leaders and the Prime Minister yesterday condemned Jeremy Corbyn after …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Hiking in Yosemite National Park, USA

Take a high-class hike into the backcountry of this premium wilderness. Aaron Millar laces up his boots...<p>The high country of Yosemite is wild and …

Smart screen protectors give your iPhone superpowers

Perhaps as we continue to evolve, our thumbs will grow longer so future generations will be able to reach the back menu arrow at the top of the iPhone. But we can’t wait hundreds of years for that.<p>We either need to lift an extra finger, god forbid, or purchase a glass screen protector that …

Screen Protector

USA's top 10 natural wonders

The third biggest country on earth, the USA packs spectacular biodiversity within its borders. Between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, you’ll encounter hot desert playas and plateaus, skyscraping mountain ranges topped by glaciers, rolling grasslands where millions of bison once roamed, tropical …

National Parks