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12 dreamy photos of people who left it all behind for a nomadic existence traveling the world in a van

After Foster Huntington left his corporate job in Manhattan, he spent three years living in a van.<p>He traveled the US, backpacking, surfing, and connecting with a nomadic community who'd left their own stationary lives behind for something different.<p>In his fourth book, "Van Life: Your Home on the …

Travel

Alcohol could improve your ability to speak another language, according to new research

• <b>Alcohol has been shown to have positive and negative implications on our health and behaviour.</b>• <b><br>However, as it turns out, a small amount of alcohol might give people confidence to speak another language better.</b>• <b><br>However, the researchers stress that only a small dose had this effect, and lots of alcohol</b> …

Language

Business Insider UK is hiring a Social Media and Partnerships Manager

Business Insider UK is looking for a Social Media and Partnerships Manager to join our team.<p>The Social Media and Partnerships Manager understands the ever-evolving world of social networks and platforms, and will develop a long-term strategy to manage and grow existing accounts and expand to new …

Social Media Marketing

Florida declared a state of emergency before a white nationalist's speech — and protesters showed up with confetti, high-fiving state troopers

• <b>White nationalist Richard Spencer spoke at UF and protesters attended the speech.</b>• <b><br>Uplifting messages were written on confetti and spread around the street.</b>• <b><br>Many people chose to come together and denounce hatred.</b><p>Florida governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in advance of a speech at the …

Racism

The richest real estate developer in the US wrote a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos offering to pay for the insanely sought-after HQ2

• <b>Proposals are due on Thursday from all cities vying to become the future site of Amazon HQ2.</b>• <b><br>Donald Bren, the richest real estate developer in the US, wrote a letter on behalf of his company to Jeff Bezos, offering to finance the entire $5 billion project.</b>• <b><br>Irvine, California is already home to</b> …

Real Estate

A relationship psychologist describes 3 ways to strengthen your relationship

Eli J. Finkel, a professor at Northwestern University and the author of "The All-or-Nothing Marriage," explains three different ways you can strengthen your relationship.<p><b>Eli Finkel:</b> What can we do to make our marriage a bit stronger? Well, the "All-or-Nothing Marriage" perspective that I introduce …

Marriage

White nationalist Richard Spencer will speak at the University of Florida — and UF is spending $500,000 on police presence to keep students safe

• <b>The University of Florida expects to spend $500,000 on security for a speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer.</b>• <b><br>Spencer, a far-right figure, attended the Charlottesville protests, and pledged to speak at other colleges.</b>• <b><br>There will be more police on the UF campus than in any other time in the</b> …

Racism

A brilliant New Yorker cartoon reveals the sad truth about women at work

<b>· A New Yorker cartoon highlights a key struggle many women face at work.</b><p><b>· Often, women must choose between seeming confident and likable.</b><p><b>· The reason comes down to prescriptive stereotypes, where women are punished socially when they directly or seemingly violate how people think they should …

Gender

Actor Jared Leto — who owns parts of Snapchat, Spotify, and Reddit — thinks a common business practice is a huge waste of time

• <b>Jared Leto is an actor, singer, and investor who owns parts of Snapchat, Spotify, and Reddit.</b>• <b><br>He says that his best strategy to manage everything is to "just f---ing work."</b>• <b><br>That's why you'll never find him at networking breakfasts or "doing lunch."</b>• <b><br>Anyone can apply his strategy. Some psychologists and</b> …

Jared Leto

Lyft is now worth $11 billion — and its cofounder has one core piece of advice for anyone who thinks they want to start the next billion-dollar company

• <b>Lyft cofounder John Zimmer originally conceived of Lyft in college, thinking about what type of infrastructure would be next in cities.</b>• <b><br>Today, Lyft is worth $11 billion.</b>• <b><br>On an episode of Business Insider podcast "Success! How I Did It," Zimmer said an entrepreneur who wants to start the next</b> …

Startups

How much money you need to earn to be in the top 1% in your 40s

• <b>To be among the top 1% of income earners in your 40s, you need to pull in more than $400,000 a year.</b>• <b><br>Median incomes for people in their 40s hover around $50,000, signaling vast income inequality.</b>• <b><br>The wage gap between the top 1% of earners at ages 25 and 49 is $336,000, but median incomes between the</b> …

Income Inequality

Lyft is now worth $11 billion — its founder reveals how he went from taking no salary for 3 years to running a giant startup

• <b>John Zimmer is the cofounder and president of the ride-hailing service Lyft.</b>• <b><br>Lyft was founded in 2012 and has faced a fierce competitor in Uber since the beginning.</b>• <b><br>In the past year, Uber has come under fire for a series of missteps while Lyft has maintained its "nice guy" image.</b>• <b><br>Lyft is valued at $11</b> …

Uber

5 things you're doing that make people dislike you immediately

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>5 things you're doing that make people dislike you immediately.<p>1. Sharing too many photos on social media.<p>Posting too many photos might alienate people, according to one study that looked at 508 Facebook users. Posting too many family photos may alienate …

Roger Federer

Having Amazon's new HQ2 in your city could raise rents by over $200 a month — here are the cities where it may cost the most

• <b>Amazon plans to spend $5 billion to build a second headquarters, dubbed HQ2, which will eventually provide jobs to as many as 50,000 highly-paid employees.</b>• <b><br>Cities across North America have been submitting proposals to host HQ2 due to the potential for economic growth if Amazon comes to town.</b>• <b><br>Rents</b> …

Real Estate

A New York 'self help' club for women allegedly requires naked photos for admission, brands members with a hot iron, and urges them to follow a near-starvation diet

• <b>A bombshell report from the New York Times accuses Albany, New York-based group NXIVM of manipulative and abusive tactics.</b>• <b><br>According to The Times, it practices cult-like behavior including branding some of its members and a hierarchical structure of "masters," "slaves," and "Vanguard."</b>• <b><br>Motivational</b> …

New York Times

The youngest national leaders in the world, ranked by age

In world politics, youth appears to be having a moment.<p>The past week has seen two people in their 30s — Austria's Sebastian Kurz, 31; and New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern, 37 — come out on top in their countries' national elections, and are set to take high office.<p>Earlier in 2017, political events in …

Jacinda Ardern

Sex addiction might not be a real condition — here's why

• <b>Celebrities are often carted off to receive treatment for "sex addiction."</b>• <b><br>However, experts disagree over whether it is a real condition or not.</b>• <b><br>Sex addiction is not listed as a clinical diagnosis yet, but some scientific research does show that sex and drug addicts' brains respond in similar ways to</b> …

Addiction

The 20 best UK companies for workplace culture, as voted by employees

Whether it's the company values, ethos, or simply the perks — there are upsides to every job and company.<p>Glassdoor, a platform which lets employees anonymously review their companies, has revealed a list of the 20 UK companies with the best workplace cultures.<p>Glassdoor hosts around 33 million …

The Workplace

This executive left a great job at PayPal to run a gift card startup she thinks could help end poverty

• <b>PayPal executive Kathleen Pierce-Gilmore left the company in October to join Raise, a gift card marketplace startup, as chief operating officer and president.</b>• <b><br>Pierce-Gilmore, who grew up poor, thinks Raise can disrupt the credit industry in ways that PayPal and traditional finance companies</b> …

Startups

In English, the Swedish names of Ikea products mean everything from 'squirrel' to 'chubby' to 'giggle' — here are 11 of the quirkiest

If you're not a native speaker of Swedish — and even if you are — you might be confused as you walk around an IKEA store.<p>All the products are labeled with Swedish names that translate to words as diverse as "hoard" (Hopa) and "chubby" (Knubbig).<p>Business Insider has previously reported that IKEA …

IKEA

Scientists think relationships that start online may have a huge advantage over relationships that start in real life

• <b>A new paper suggests partners who meet online are more likely to be compatible than those who meet in person.</b>• <b><br>The paper adds to a growing body of research suggesting marriages that start online are stronger and last longer than relationships that start offline.</b>• <b><br>The research doesn't prove that online</b> …

Relationships

The incredible life of Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who doesn't have a cell phone or use Facebook and once left Jon Stewart speechless

At age 20, Malala Yousafzai is one of the most accomplished and most celebrated people in the world.<p>Five years ago, she was shot by the Taliban in her native Pakistan for defying the ban against women going to school. Since then, she has won the Nobel Peace Prize, traveled all over the world, …

Malala Yousafzai

13 of the most beautiful college campuses in America

Ask any proud alum about the beauty of their college and they are sure to describe the unique charm their campus possesses. But some are just a notch above the above the rest.<p>Conde Nast Traveler searched far and wide to find the most beautiful colleges in America. Beauty is, of course, subjective, …

College & University

The iPhone might be really cheap on Black Friday — if you can wait for the deals to buy it

There are many reasons to buy your next iPhone directly from Apple.<p>But getting a good deal isn't one of them.<p>Apple isn't known for discounting products. Tech enthusiasts and Apple loyalists are willing to pay premium prices to get access to the latest and greatest gadgets. But the rest of us tend …

Shopping

15 jobs in the US that are chronically underpaid

Glassdoor recently discovered that the average American is underpaid by $7,500 a year.<p>And if you have one of the most underpaid jobs in America, you could be missing out on tens of thousands of dollars more a year.<p>Using pay data from 1.3 million US employees who submitted their current base pay to …

Flickr

I've used Rent the Runway's unlimited subscription for 8 months — and it's completely changed the way I think about shopping

<b>• Rent the Runway's unlimited subscription allows you to have three items at home at a time, with unlimited exchanges.</b><p><b>• For a monthly fee of $139 plus tax — which includes shipping, dry cleaning, and insurance — I rent about 15 pieces a month.</b><p><b>• The service has saved me time and money, while</b> …

Clothing

Lyft's cofounders met on Facebook and lived on opposite coasts — here's how they launched a $7.5 billion startup long-distance

• <b>John Zimmer and Logan Green met through a mutual friend on Facebook. Both were thinking about starting a ride-sharing service.</b>• <b><br>Lyft, then called "Zimride," was a side project for a few years.</b>• <b><br>The cofounders moved together to Silicon Valley, where they focused on bringing Zimride to college</b> …

Startups

Inside Léman Manhattan Preparatory School, the New York City boarding school that costs more than Harvard

Manhattan has the largest population density of any city in the US, and its K-12 schools serve more than 1 million students.<p>Yet, there is only one boarding school for high-school students on the entire island: Léman Manhattan Preparatory School. Léman is an elite private school located in the …

Education

7 things people think are terrible for their finances that actually aren't

I remember being terrified when I got my first credit card at 20 years old. And I was reluctant to get a second one a few years later.<p><i>Won't this derail my credit score and make me look irresponsible with money?,</i> I wondered, even though I never came close to the credit limit and paid off my balance …

Wealth