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The World's 30 Most Impressive Hotels

Checking in, please.<p>The world's most impressive hotels are far more than a place to crash. Some are underwater. Some bathed in ice, perched atop mountains, or awash in pure opulence. If you've got the cash to book a room, these 30 lodgings will blow your mind.

Swimming Pools

The cheapest and most expensive places in the world for a cup of coffee

Whether you travel frequently, plan to move abroad or want to dabble in the digital nomad lifestyle, if you're a coffee drinker, you'll have a hankering for a cup of joe somewhere along the way.<p>Expert Market, a U.K.-based B2B product comparison site, recently conducted a study of the world's 57 …

Coffee

School district that armed teachers with rocks increasing security after media attention

The Pennsylvania school district superintendent who discussed arming teachers with rocks last week is now stepping up school security. The security …

Education

Puerto Ricans and Ultrarich “Puertopians” Are Locked in a Pitched Struggle Over How to Remake the Island

Like everywhere else in Puerto Rico, the small mountain city of Adjuntas was plunged into total darkness by Hurricane Maria. When residents left …

Caribbean

23 Shoe Hacks You'll Wish You'd Known About Sooner

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7 International Cities Where You Could Live in Luxury Without Breaking the Bank

The idea of picking up and transporting your life to another part of the world can be daunting. But if you can summon all your strength, language …

Seven automated smartphone commands you should try

Teach your old phone some new tricks.<p>Your smartphone is supposed to make life easier. Good news: You can step up its convenience by automating some of the ways you use it. With these seven automated commands, you get to spend less time fussing with your device and more time on the stuff that really …

‘Tapping’ is the latest self-care trend that might just transform your life – but what exactly is it?

Everybody's talking about EFT<p><i>Words by Kim Marshall</i><p>EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), otherwise known as ‘tapping’, is a complementary therapy which …

5 American Foods the Rest of the World Finds Disgusting, According to Reddit

During a recent adventure on Reddit, we came across a thread for non-Americans addressing this question: What American food do you find most …

Food

Staying in the Heart of Siem Reap at Riversoul Residence

Arriving at Riversoul Residence in Siem Reap is a little like arriving at a distant relative's home — and it should be. The gorgeous hotel has been …

The simple trick that could help you memorise anything in five minutes

Memory is a fickle thing. One minute you’re leaving for work in the morning, the next you’re in a frantic panic desperately searching for misplaced …

An Open Letter to White People Who Are Upset Because Black Panther Is So Racist

Dear Chads and Beckys,<p>I admit that I have been reluctant to write this letter. It has nothing to do with my dislike for you or your people. In fact, …

Black Panther

Say Olá to Portugal’s Cool New Boutique Hotel

The Hotel Torel Avantgarde is bringing art and edge to Porto.<p>As Portugal’s popularity among discerning travelers continues to rise, so too does the …

Avant-garde

14 Teeth Whiteners That Actually Really, Really Work

Charcoal powder, whitening paste, and LED kits that won't break the bank but will definitely whiten your smile!!<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock</b> …

Is Albania Eastern Europe's answer to the Amalfi Coast?

“Albania!” my barrister friend exclaimed when Mrs Harding divulged our holiday destination. “What have you done wrong?”<p>The answer, in short, was that we were taking a punt on the word of a politician. In a political interview I did for this newspaper with Edi Rama, the country’s prime minister, …

Michael Mosley: 'Forget walking 10,000 steps a day'

<b>These days it is hard to walk the streets without running into someone who is anxiously looking at their wrist to see if they are on target to reach the magic 10,000 steps.</b><p>Is it really a goal worth striving for, or might there be something better?<p>And where did that figure come from?<p>You might be …

Public Health England

Places You Should Visit in 2018 Before They Get Too Popular

For every primo travel destination, there’s a sweet spot to find it. Visit too soon -- say, before the airlines start offering half-decent service …

Forget Iceland — these are the 10 places around the world everyone will be visiting in 2018, according to travelers

We're barely into 2018, but travelers are already chiming in on this year's newest travel hotspots.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its annual list of global travel destinations on the rise, and this year's list includes gems from Croatia to Kenya.<p>TripAdvisor based its rankings on year-to-year …

European Travel

Some of the companies giving out raises and bonuses because of tax reform

American corporations are chipper about tax reform. That's been great news for some workers.<p>On Thursday, Walmart (WMT) became the latest of dozens of companies to announce one-time bonuses related to the new tax law. Notably, the company also said it would raise its minimum wage to $11 an …

Finance

Walmart is abruptly closing Sam's Club stores and laying off thousands of workers, and no one knows why

Walmart is closing 63 Sam's Club stores across the US, the company told Business Insider on Thursday afternoon, after reports of abrupt store closings began to emerge.<p>The closings will impact about 9,400 employees, a Walmart official said.<p>In some cases, employees were not told their store had …

Walmart

6 Habits That Will Help You Become a Better Leader, According to Someone Who Coaches CEOs

Over the past 25 years, I’ve coached a mix of executives in for profit and not-for-profit companies like Kellogg’s, Monsanto, SoCalGas, Newark City …

Leadership

The extravagant life of Gianluca Vacchi, the Italian millionaire with an 11 million-strong Instagram following who now has his sights set on acting

50-year-old multimillionaire entrepreneur Gianluca Vacchi is not your average Instagram star — he's certainly done things his own way.<p>Having retired from a career in business, the silver-haired, tattooed Italian took social media by a storm last year when a video he posted of himself dancing on …

Swimming Pools

10 Bargain Destinations for 2018

New routes and cheaper fares from budget carriers are among the factors leading to more options for travelers seeking domestic and international bargains, according to the travel website Hipmunk.<p>“It’s all about supply and demand,” Hipmunk’s chief executive, Adam Goldstein, said. “In this case, …

Flying

The 18 hottest hotel openings for 2018

Lutetia, Paris<p>Paris’s hotel scene has never been shinier, smarter or more exciting than it is right now. Two of its grand dames, The Ritz Paris and …

National Parks

This 20-year-old aviation expert says Singapore Airlines' new A380 first class luxury suite beats Emirates' 'hands down' — here's why

Alex Macheras has a pretty cool job for a 20-year-old. As a broadcast aviation analyst, he spends his time jet setting around the world reviewing new first class cabins before they are even open to the public.<p>Last week he took an empty flight from the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse, France to …

Luxury Lifestyle

The Real Trick to Scoring Super Cheap Airfare (Video)

If you really want a good deal, here's what you have to do.<p>Although there are lots of tips and tricks for saving on airfare, there is no money-saver …

Flying

Book a $389 Flight to Peru to Finally See Machu Picchu

These cheap flights to Peru will bring you closer to finally crossing Machu Picchu off your bucket list.<p>Want to make a journey to Peru your first …

Flying

Beer Made Out of Krispy Kreme Donuts Is Coming. Here’s Where You Can Get It

Beer lovers have a sweet new brew to look forward to.<p>Two Tampa Bay breweries have teamed up to use Krispy Kreme donuts in the brewing of their …

Coffee