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The 13 cheapest destinations for a beach holiday in Europe

The 10th annual survey is based on the total cost of 10 typical holiday expenses in 20 European beach resorts, ranked from the most to the least expensive.<p>Holiday items considered in the survey include a cup of coffee, suncream, insect repellant, and a three-course meal with a bottle of wine for …

Extreme Sports

Ikea Embraces Virtual Reality With Virtual Kitchen

Ikea is taking window shopping to a new level.<p>The Swedish furniture chain has launched its first virtual reality experiment, enabling owners of the …

Virtual Reality

Barclays becomes the first big UK bank to back a digital currency firm

In what Britain's Treasury called a "major milestone" in its push to make the UK the world's capital for financial technology, or fintech, Circle was granted an e-money license by the Financial Conduct Authority, the UK watchdog - another first for a digital currency company.<p>The Boston-based …

Digital Currency

Simplify your stock-picking process with these apps

Investing in the stock market made easy — that’s the goal of these apps, which make investing more convenient and help you keep tabs on the market updates. And you don’t have to be a finance whiz to work them.<p>Robinhood<p>Trade stocks without fees on Robinhood. After a quick registration, use Robinhood …

Stock Markets

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Take a Closer Look at Clean Tech

Over the past three years, clean-tech funding has been in the doldrums. In 2014, investors poured $2 billion into clean tech, but that number dropped …

Innovation

The Ultimate List of Hiking Trail Websites

A tech firm from the North of England is about to list on the London Stock Exchange

Blue Prism, founded in 2001, announced on Tuesday that it had raised £21.1 million ahead of a listing on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).<p>The company's automation software, which it calls a software "robot," is used by the likes of The Co-operative Banking Group, the NHS and O2.<p>The company …

London Stock Exchange

3 Warren Buffett Stocks to Buy in March

article<p>Image source: Getty Images.<p>Continue Reading Below<p>Copying a billionaire's investment ideas isn't a surefire path to success, but it's not hard to see why stocks held by Warren Buffett and <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> tend to attract some extra attention. Under Buffett's guidance, Berkshire stock has …

The 5 Best Vacation Spots for Hiking

Favorite spots coast-to-coast from the Sierra Club—just in time for summer airline deals!

Hiking

How Do I Layer for a Backpacking Trip?

I have a simple formula for what to wear during backpacking season (typically spring through fall): three layers up top, two on my legs, and one for my feet. This system regulates temperature extremely well and prepares me for just about any kind of weather I’ll encounter. And while it might sound …

Backpacking

The world is running low on old single malt Scotch

Bottoms up! Whisky lovers are draining the world's supply of old single malt Scotch.<p>Thirst for the liquor is booming around the world -- from the U.S. to developing countries like China -- pushing prices of older vintages through the roof, attracting savvy investors hoping to cash in and forcing …

Whiskey

3 Attractive Income Stocks Whose Dividends Could Double

Want bigger dividend payouts? These three stocks may soon oblige.<p>Dividend stocks can be the foundation of a great retirement portfolio. Not only do …

Investing

StockRadars expands its stock analysis app in Asia and begins to offer live trading

US-startup Robinhood is one of a number of fintech companies using technology to open the public markets and other investment opportunities to anyone. Its product is at the cutting-edge, having recently enabled instant trading inside its app, but financial barriers aren’t just being pushed in …

South-east Asia

3 Attractive Income Stocks Whose Dividends Could Double

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Dividend stocks can be the foundation of a great retirement portfolio. Not only do the payments put money in your pocket, which can help hedge against any dips in the stock market, but they're usually a sign of a financially sound company. Dividends also give investors a …

Economy

The 7 best backpacks for travelers

It's versatile enough to handle your needs, and basic enough to take anywhere and everywhere.<p>You don't need to trek through the wilderness or across entire continents to be a backpack person — maybe rolling a suitcase through a crowded terminal just isn't your forte. (Though if it is, there are …

Backpacking

3 Value Stocks Near 52-Week Lows Worth Buying

Image source: Flickr user www.GotCredit.com.<p>While many companies' shares are risingpast their fair values now, others are trading at potentially bargain prices. The difficulty with bargain shopping, though, is that you may be understandably hesitant to buy stocks wallowing at 52-week lows. In an …

Top Five Spring Hikes

• Home<br>• Things To Do<br>• Hiking & Climbing<br>• Top Five Spring Hikes<p>add bookmark<p><b>Outdoor Enthusiast</b> <b>Bronwyn Potthoff</b><p>With a diverse landscape, Maine is a playground …

Hiking
Stock Markets

Much Better Adventures, The U.K. Travel Startup, Raises £400K And Expands To Cycling

London-based travel startup, Much Better Adventures, which lets you book ‘active holidays’ with independent providers, has raised £400,000 in seed funding to expand its ski offering and launch a second vertical in the form of road cycling holidays.<p>The investment comes from pre-seed and seed …

Startups

Mighty is a modern iPod shuffle that runs on Spotify

Apple's iPod shuffle holds a special place in my heart; I've never found another music player so perfect for the gym and outdoor activities. Everything about the shuffle — its clip-on design, dead simple controls, and cheap price — meant you could take it anywhere and not really worry about …

iPod

New Orleans: 25 great musicians from New Orleans - Telegraph

10 of the best long-haul adventure holidays

Get out of your comfort zone with these trips to less-visited parts of the world, from driving down Jordan’s desert highway to tackling high peaks in Mongolia<p>Paddle from inn to inn, Belize<p>The island-rich coast of Belize is home to one of the first guided lodge-to-lodge stand-up paddleboarding trips …

Long Haul

These are the British companies that made people a ton of money in 2015

Of the top ten gainers on the FTSE100 index in 2015 — all of which saw their value increase my more than 30% — four were major property developers.<p>This is all thanks to the worst kept secret in the country right now: <b>Britain needs more housing.</b><p>The UK's markets shut for the year at 12:30 p.m. GMT …

Mining

Prevent iOS From Adding Events From Mail To Calendar, Here's How

When Apple released iOS 9, it tired to bring some new features to the fore that would make iOS itself more aware of its user, as well as the context …

The 50 best films of 2015 in the US – No 1: Son of Saul

Concluding our countdown of the best movies released in the US this year, the harrowing Holocaust drama from Hungarian director László Nemes has come out on top<p>• Full US list<p>The Holocaust is a subject so vast, so brutal and so uncompromisingly repulsive that it has defeated almost every director …

Track Down

The 24 Best Science Fiction Books Of 2015

What a year for science fiction we've had, with epic new space operas, fascinating new worlds to explore, and the return of some of our favorite stories.<p>Legendary science fiction author Neal Stephenson has outdone himself with <i>Seveneves</i>, an ambitious and far-reaching tale of humanity at its …

The Top 10 Drone Photos Ever Shared on 500px

Drone photography is picking up steam as the little recreational multi-rotor copters become more and more affordable and easier to use.<p>It’s safe to …

Drones

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

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 …

English Football