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Inside the Highest Hotel Rooms on Earth

Hey there, thrill-seeker. Do you like altitude? Do you like views? Well, why not book a night in one of the tallest hotels on Earth? The tallest …

Grounded Literature: 5 Great Books About Coffee

Feet up, couch bound with a good book in one hand and a hot cup of coffee in the other is a reader’s rite of passage. Those co-mingling aromas of …

The mystery of China’s missing millionaires

Last year, some 30,000 people entered entered China’s “millionaire” ranks, according to the latest Hurun Report (pdf), which defines that as those with more than $1.63 million in assets. The report competes with Forbes and Bloomberg to count the assets of China’s notorious “hidden rich,” who tend …

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Squatters transform skyscraper into world's tallest slum

Documentary ventures inside Venezuela's notorious Tower of David<p>Soaring 45 stories above the streets of Caracas, Venezuela is the Tower of David — an abandoned skyscraper that, over the past two decades, has gradually transformed into the world's tallest slum. City planners had high hopes for the …

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …

Aesop Midtown Installation by Hiroko Shiratori

Wooden chairs were piled on top of one another to create the shelves of this pop-up shop for skincare brand Aesop in a Tokyo shopping centre.<p>Designed …

These Are Some Of The 68 Million People McDonald’s Serves Every Day

A photographer found himself people watching at McDonald’s and came away with a Supersize photo essay.<p>Americans on average consume nearly 30 pounds of French fries a year. Fried spuds don’t make a meal on their own: We also eat about three hamburgers a week, averaging 156 burgers per person a year …

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Forget sex: how the idea behind Bang with Friends could revolutionize social interaction

Apple's Find My Friends, a mostly-unrelated concept.<p>Perhaps you've heard of Bang With Friends. It's a rather controversial thing. Simply put, it's a Facebook and mobile app that lets you pick which of your friends you'd like to "bang." Oh, but it's more clever than that: the app won't reveal your …

'Several hundred' Bloomberg reporters were watching Wall Street sources through terminals

Yesterday, wire and news company Bloomberg admitted that its reporters had been clandestinely using the company's data terminals to gather news. Now, <i>The New York Times</i> has revealed the full scope of the tracking: of the news branch's roughly 2,400 reporters, "several hundred" had used it, according …

Travel Intel: Travel Tips, Advice, Reviews - Condé Nast Traveler

Drugs, porn, and counterfeits: the market for illegal goods is booming online

New stores are launching every month to serve the internet's illicit underground economy<p>In the beginning of February a remorseful Paul Leslie Howard, 32, stood in front of a judge in Melbourne and pleaded guilty to charges of selling meth, LSD, amphetamines, and pot, as well as importing …

Travel Intel: Travel Tips, Advice, Reviews - Condé Nast Traveler