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First job, first car, first apartment: The smartest things to do with your money in your 20s

"Everything and everyone around you is fighting for your money, and you have to be the one who makes the decision of whether you're going to give them the money or keep it for yourself," Kathleen Hastings, CFP and portfolio manager at FBB Capital Partners in Bethesda, Maryland, told Business …

This airport lounge membership is the perfect gift for frequent fliers this holiday season

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Priority Pass Traveling is stressful.<p>Between making sure you've packed everything you need for your trip , getting through security, and the …

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How old 17 self-made billionaires were when they made their first million

Mark Zuckerberg had $1 million in the bank at the ripe age of 22, while Larry Ellison didn't reach millionaire status until age 42. Today, they're both billionaires.<p>Some successful entrepreneurs strike it rich early on. For others, it takes decades.<p>Using an infographic from UK-based web platform …

The US and China have ended their partnership on a multibillion high-speed rail project

The break between Nevada-based XpressWest and China ­Railway International (CRI) over the deal for the link between Las Vegas and Los Angeles has ­triggered concerns over whether Beijing should review its strategy of using rail projects to extend its diplomatic reach.<p>The 370km link was announced …

How to Make Your Shoes Last Forever

Every type of shoe—from sneakers to brogues—requires special attention. With these tips, your kicks may outlast you<p>Not all shoes are created equal. You can’t treat a canvas sneaker the same way you would a leather brogue. But each type needs the same proper care and maintenance.<p><b>Related:</b> The 5 Shoes …

21 photos that prove Brussels is Europe’s most creative city

Right now, Brussels is one of the best places in Europe to be a young creative. The city's relatively low rents and large number of galleries have shaped a vibrant community for artists.<p>I recently traveled to the Belgian city, and saw street art influenced by pop culture, including a David Bowie …

David Bowie

30 mouthwatering foods everyone should try in South Korea

Korean food is special, as it's closely connected to the country's culture and history. It is also extremely bold in flavor. In fact, Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN's "Parts Unknown," loves Korean cuisine. He told AdWeek's Lisa Granatstein, "It's so delicious and exciting. [It's] what the cool kids …

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Everything you need to know about beer, in one chart

There are dozens upon dozens of different styles of beer out there, from pale ales to stouts to bocks — and those are just a few.<p>Being that there are so many styles, and so many exceptions to the rules, it's incredibly difficult (not to mention time-consuming) to get to know them all, but knowing …

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An Entire Shoe Closet for (About) a Grand

8 things to devour in Iceland

In a country so popular for its rugged, otherworldly terrain, food and drink might not be what you first associate with the Scandinavian island. But fuel is most certainly what you'll need.<p>And as you map out your adventures up mountains, in lagoons and on horseback, you'll do well to stock your …

This is the single most important gadget to bring with you when you’re traveling abroad — here’s why

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon If I had to pick the single most important gadget to bring when traveling, it'd have to be a travel adapter, followed closely by an …

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The surprising reason some countries drive on the left side of the road

Some 76 countries and territories use left-hand traffic, and the practice is believed to have originated in ancient Rome to help defend against enemy attacks.<p><i>Following is a transcript of the video.</i><p>Why do some countries drive on the left side of the road? Most of the world drives on the right side …

Ancient Rome

6 things you need to know before buying quinoa

Over the last few years, the quinoa industry has expanded rapidly. Whether it's color, size, or origin, quinoa options seem nearly endless nowadays. The next time you buy quinoa, here are the top six things to keep in mind:<p>1. Always buy organic.<p>A couple of years ago, you could only find quinoa from …

How to pack your suit so it doesn't wrinkle

First, lay the jacket flat:<p>Fully button the shirt and lay it on its front. Fold the right sleeve straight back at the shoulder:<p>Another trick to avoid being a wrinkled mess while traveling is removing all of the garments from your suitcase and hanging them on proper hangers ASAP upon arrival. If …

In 2017, we'll figure out if basic income makes sense

The concept is simple enough: Governments pay people for doing nothing. In place of state benefits, people would receive income regardless of their situation. Proponents say that such a system could alleviate poverty, and help provide people who are just about managing with a little freedom to …

Why 50% Of All Americans Will Be Nearsighted By 2030

Will you be sporting specs someday soon?<p>Squint at this: The percentage of people in the U.S. who are nearsighted is growing, according to a new meta-analysis by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.<p>Researchers looked at 145 studies that included more than 2 million people, and analyzed the global …

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'They have nothing; they have to do as they are told': English police are adapting to fight modern slavery

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — In a British suburb in central England, police officers accustomed to burglaries and household disturbances are breaking new ground by finding ways to battle the latest crime wave — human trafficking.<p>Sergeant Alex Sobolewski of the West Midlands Police, who is …

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The 6 Steps Every Man Needs to Follow When Applying Sunscreen

If you miss one, you increase your risk of skin cancer<p>Using sunscreen might not be as simple as you think: Most people hold inaccurate beliefs about their sunblock, new research from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) suggests.<p>And these misconceptions might leave you at greater risk of …

How to make your old MacBook Pro run like new again

If you've got a pre-Retina display MacBook Pro, it probably feels like it's running pretty slow. It's easy to give your machine a boost by swapping in a Solid-State Drive and more RAM.<p>Here are the links for what you'll need:<p>Solid-State Drives<p>RAM<p>Toolkit

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Your 5-Step Plan to Soothe Sunburn

The damage is done, but these tips can help provide some relief<p>Applying sunscreen before you go outside is the best way to prevent a nasty sunburn.<p>But mistakes happen: Falling asleep beachside—or even just missing a spot with your SPF—can leave your skin fried.<p>And that can be serious: Any kind of …

The Secret to Making Networking Feel a Little Less Dirty

Remember these three tips the next time you schmooze<p>Networking can supercharge your career and add more zeroes to your paycheck. But it can also make you feel like you need a hot shower.<p>In fact, Harvard researchers recently surveyed 165 lawyers at a major law firm and found that many view …

This Simple Trick Will Help You Get Your Way In Any Negotiation

Use this tactic to quit haggling and get the deal you want<p>Most garage sales and Craigslist transactions start with, <i>“Hey, I’ll give you 20 bucks for this thing.”</i><p>But research from Columbia University suggests you’re screwing yourself out of a better deal by making a round offer rather than asking for …

5 Steps to the Perfect Handshake

Tweak your grip to boost your odds of success<p>Don’t shake this off: Hiring managers view job candidates with a firm handshake as more outgoing and capable than those with a weak grip, finds a study from the <i>Journal of Applied Psychology</i>.<p>Fair or not, a firm handshake indicates self-confidence and …

9 amazing facts about Apple’s massive new 'spaceship' campus

Apple is almost finished with its biggest project yet: Apple campus 2.<p>The iPhone maker has spent more than five years building out its massive 'spaceship' headquarters in Cupertino, California. But the campus is finally expected to open up, at least in part, by the beginning of next year.<p>While …

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The one thing you need to look for when buying sunglasses

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Here's how often you should wash and dry clean everything in your closet

Doing laundry stinks, but it's a necessary part of adult life. Fortunately, not every piece of clothing we wear needs to be washed or dry cleaned immediately after we're done with it.<p>Sure, things like t-shirts, socks, and underwear should go in the wash after each use. But other staples like coats, …

This tech entrepreneur turned $800 into a massive bus empire used by Facebook and the NFL

Having no other options, and "out of necessity," his parents ended up getting into the transportation business — Harris' uncle, who had immigrated some years before, had ended up in command of a modest bus company, and offered his family jobs. As a teenager, Harris himself learned the rudiments of …

Silicon Valley

10 purchases you'll probably regret

Sometimes it's the thrill of a sale that lures us into buying something we don't really need and can't afford. Other times, it's the urging of others to "keep up," be like them, or fit in with the group.<p>Then there are those crazy, inexplicable moments where we wake up to realize we spent good money …

Financial Planning

UK police: Nearly 6,200 hate crimes reported in the month following Brexit

In the four weeks from June 16, police forces across the country said 6,193 offences had been reported, with the most common crimes being harassment, assault and other violence such as verbal abuse or spitting.<p>Britons voted on June 23 to exit the EU following bitter and deeply divisive campaigning …

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7 Big Things Every Guy In His 20s Worries About, but Shouldn’t

Shrug off these problems and kick more ass instead<p>Men have a lot on their minds. According to a recent survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 17 percent of guys report feeling nervous, anxious, or worried on a regular basis.<p>While it can be difficult—or impossible—to tame …