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5 things other countries do that could change American minds about socialism

If Bernie Sanders were to win the Democratic presidential nomination, his chances of actually making it to the White House are somewhere between zero …

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The 10 best countries to live abroad

In order to complete the survey, InterNations asked a total of 14,000 participants from 195 countries a series of questions relating to their abroad experience.<p>The resulting list of top destinations for expats is based off factors such as job opportunities, salary considerations, quality of life, …

A $100 billion Spanish retailer is outsmarting everyone else in the industry

Inditex's valuation mark surpassed 100 billion euros (about $109 billion) on Wednesday.<p>Shares have been up 36% in the last year.<p>This accomplishment makes Inditex the most valuable company in Spain.<p>Its achieved market value is only held by about 80 companies worldwide, according to The Business of …

Rappin' on Throwback Thursday

Here's a Throwback Thursday musical interlude for a little inspiration. The first line -- "I'm goin' to Europe in just a couple of days" -- has been my theme this week as I pack up. With PBS working to attract a younger market, what do you think of my new travel wardrobe? (This actually was …

5 Travel Rip-Offs to Avoid

<i>Bradley Gordon / Flickr</i><p>Whether it's relaxing on a Caribbean beach, sightseeing through Europe or road tripping through a national park, travelers shell out money for vacations in hopes that the experience will be worth the expense. Most people plan to splurge a little while on vacation, however, …

6 of London's hippest neighborhoods | CNN Travel

Leaving on a Jet Plane: 10 Countries That You Should Move to This Year

Do you feel that your summer vacation is always too short? Are you sick of the rainy weather at home or are you just bored with your everyday routine? If so, why not consider moving abroad?<p>According to the United Nations, 232 million people worldwide live abroad. Exotic cultures, delicious foreign …

Texas executes Manuel Garza for shooting murder of police officer

‘See you on the other side’ says prisoners as state draws on dwindling supply of pentobarbital for lethal injection<p>Texas has put to death a second prisoner in less than a week as the state ramps up its execution rate despite struggling to source lethal injection drugs.<p>Manuel Garza was given a …

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Street style tip of the day: Gray and wine

What more can we say about the power combo gray and wine. It's winter's best friends. Yes, black is a staple, but when we feel like spicing things …

What Happens When a Mistake Fare Goes Sideways?

One of the main reasons that I got into the travel industry as an early grad was for the pursuit of airline mistake fares. For many, finding and …

FBI investigates claim suspects in 1946 Georgia mass lynching may be alive

US authorities are investigating whether some of those responsible for one of the American south’s most notorious mass lynchings are still alive, in an attempt to finally bring prosecutions over the brutal unsolved killings.<p>FBI agents have questioned a man in Georgia about the Moore’s Ford Bridge …

15 striking photos of one woman's 1,700-mile trek across the Australian outback

When Robyn Davidson was 26 years old, she decided to walk 1,700 miles across the harsh terrain of wild Australia.<p>It was 1977, and Davidson spent nine months traveling from Alice Springs in central Australia to the Indian Ocean off the western coast.<p>She wanted to find meaning outside of the noise of …

Street style tip of the day: Splits

No we're not talking about a high slit, the newest trend we're seeing everywhere is split sweaters, tops, and everything in between. A split sweater, …

The 12 Best Boozy, Adults-Only, All-Inclusive Hotels

One way to ensure a stress-free vacation is to head to an all-inclusive resort where you don't have to reach for your credit card every time you want …

Dozens Escape Brazilian Prison After Two Women Seduce, Drug Guards

The two women reportedly dressed up in "sexy" police outfits then gave the guards spiked whiskey.<p>The escape involved either either 27 or 28 inmates. It happened at the Cadeia Pública de Nova Mutum, a jail about 166 miles from the city of Cuiabá in the state of Mato Grosso, <i>O Globo</i> …

PHOTOS: Where to Go in 2015

Here are the 10 best budget destinations for 2015! From high style and world-class shopping to jaw-dropping scenery and unrivaled art, culture, and …

8 Passive Aggressive Things That Were Said to Us Over the Holidays

Ah, the holidays: A time for gift giving, family gathering, and passive aggressive rage flames. Here are some well-meaning but totally backhanded digs we heard over the holidays. Add your own in the comments. It feels good to vent.<p><b>From: Grandma</b><p><b>What she said:</b> "Wouldn't it be nice to be in a …

Model Wears Body Paint Jeans in New York Times Square Video

You know those nightmares where everyone's wearing pants except you? Well, one bold lady in NYC made that her reality—on purpose.<p>Leah Jung agreed to let the masters of disguise at Body of Art paint a pair of "skinny jeans" on her otherwise bare bottom half. She then took the subway, strolled around …

12 British Sayings Americans Don't Understand

But British people also say some other really weird, confusing things.<p>To celebrate the launch of Business Insider's UK website, we compiled 12 British phrases that will leave Americans utterly flummoxed. You might just see these on our new site.<p>When someone has "lost the plot," it means they have …

6 Who-Knew Beauty Uses for Lemons

Beyond the hair lightening thing.<p><b>1. Clear up your complexion.</b><br>"Because lemons are very vitamin- and nutrient-rich, they are known for their cleansing properties and offer an added bonus during exfoliation," says Ariel Ostad, M.D., an dermatologic surgeon in New York City. Lemon juice can help with …

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Simple Strategies to Save on Your Next Vacation

<i>zoetnet / Flickr</i><p>Travel doesn't have to be expensive -- if you know how to play it right. Now that you've figured out how to save on your hotel and your flight, don't forget to continue saving once the vacation is underway. Transportation, food, lodging and activities: These are all expenses that …