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The best photos taken of planet Earth last year will transform the way you see the world

The natural world is a stunning place.<p>Every year, the best landscape photography shows off Earth's beauty. The following photos are some of the winners from the 2017 International Landscape Photographer of the Year contest.<p>They highlight powerful mountains, scenes of isolation, worlds of color and …

Landscape Photography

BUFFETT: There's one 'terrible mistake' long-term investors are making

Warren Buffett wants to dispel a common investing myth.<p>In his most recent annual letter, The billionaire investor and Berkshire Hathaway chief says investors who measure the risk of their portfolios using a ratio of stocks to bonds are doing it all wrong.<p>It's a practice that's more common than you …

Investing

Portuguese Beach Resorts Peak International Interest

Algarve and Cascais are tops for high-end buyers<p>By Laura Whateley<p>Rafael Ascenso, manager of estate agency Porta da Frente, sold homes near Lisbon …

Real Estate

The 25 Most Photogenic (and Breathtaking) Spots in America

From the sky-blue alleyways of Morocco to the hot-air balloons over Cappadocia, our bucket list is <i>beyond</i> full. But you don’t need a passport to see …

National Parks

11 Bay Area private schools among 100 best in nation

The 2017 list of the best private schools in the Bay Area looks a lot like the 2016 ranking.<p>Niche, a content startup that rates high schools and colleges, again rated prestigious New England prep schools Phillips Academy (Andover) and Phillips Exeter Academy as the best of the best. Lawrenceville …

College & University

Explore the Majestic Fjords of Norway on This Fairy Tale-worthy Cruise

I can't even count the ports of call around the world I’ve arrived at by sea, but I can say this: Among all the wild, sophisticated, and distant …

European Travel

Five reasons to visit unsung Rotterdam instead of overcrowded Amsterdam

As anyone who has ever watched a support band out-dazzle the more famous artists who are due to follow them onto the stage at a sold-out gig - or seen an under-card boxing match which proves to be far more exciting than the main event - will know, a headline act can often have its thunder stolen by …

European Travel

These Insane 4-Month Cruises Will Take You Around the World Next Year

Imagine if you could tell Sir Francis Drake that someday, people could sail around the world in under 100 days, with open bars, nightly comedy shows, …

Cruise Ships

I Stayed at the Marina Bay Sands Just to Swim in the Infinity Pool, was I insane?

The Marina Bay Sands pool is legendary. I always wanted to swim in it, but you cannot swim there unless you book a room. So I did. Click the post …

Asia Travel

Web Design 2018 Trends - Part 2

Continuing my series of posts trying to illustrate the state of web design. For this post I highlight more designs that adopt what it seems to be a …

UI Design

See the winning images in the International Landscape Photographer of the Year awards

The gorgeous wilds of Patagonia and New Zealand are captured in the winning images of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.<p>Chosen from more than 3500 entries by over 850 photographers, the winner of international competition is Maxe Rive from the Netherlands. His …

Photography

Don't Celebrate Just Yet, The Correction May Not Be Over

The first correction in two years has given way to the market's best week in years.<p>Stocks rose for six straight days, leading some to conclude the …

Stock Markets

10 things to do in Singapore

Singapore is a city of contrasts.<p>While predominantly associated with shiny skyscrapers and a building that looks like a giant boat held aloft by …

Asia Travel

The 20 greatest cities to visit in spring

John Keats was not a man given to effusive bursts of happiness, Witness his brooding “Ode to a Nightingale”, written in the growing warmth of May 1819, but lost to an opening line of: “My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains my sense/ As though of hemlock I had drunk”. And yet even this most …

Travel

This Insane Deal Will Let You Travel The World for Under $2,000

Do you harbor dreams of jet-setting and traveling across the globe, but feel it’s beyond your budget? You may be in luck.<p>For cash-strapped travelers, …

Meghan Markle

California city bans use of phones, earbuds in crosswalks

Montclair has made it illegal to cross the street while glued to your phone.<p>The City Council in December passed an ordinance that reads in part: “No …

United States

Gianluca Longo's Week In St Moritz

At 1800 metres above sea level, St Moritz sits beautifully in the middle of the Engadine, one of the most enchanting valleys of the Swiss Alps. I …

Italy

Why your home is a worse investment than you think

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this column about homes as investments left out data and used the wrong time frame in the example given. Because of those errors, the annual return on that home investment appeared smaller than it would have been</i>.<p>Are you as foolishly lavish as me? …

New York Times

The 10 best value cities in Europe for a weekend getaway

City breaks are proving more popular than ever, especially when it comes to a weekend getaway in Europe.<p>It's not surprising - after all, they cater …

European Travel

The Tesla Model 3 interior is unlike anything we have ever seen before

Tesla has reset expectations with the interior of the Model 3, the company's mass-market vehicle.<p>We'd already spent some time with the car at a launch event for the $35,000 all-electric machine at Tesla's California factory in July. At the time, I wrote that it was the most minimalist auto interior …

Tesla

The Most Stunning Sights in Dubai, a City That Loves the Impossible

If you look at photos of Dubai in the 1960s, right before the petrodollars started flooding in, how different it appears now is dumbfounding. …

Travel

75 dreamy pictures of Spain

Porto Do Son beach, Galicia<p>To read more about Galicia, click here<p>Menorca<p>Clifftop tables at Cova d'en Xoroi. For more on Menorca, click here<p>Ibiza<p>The …

European Travel

Fly to Scandinavia This Summer and Score a Free Rental Car

Courtesy of Volvo Cars<p>What could be more Scandinavian than a summertime road trip in a Volvo?<p>Scandinavian Airlines flights to Stockholm, Oslo, and …

European Travel

Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father – inspired the likes of Peter Thiel to buy up property across the Pacific<p>If you’re interested in the end of the world, you’re interested in New Zealand. If you’re interested in how …

Jacob Rees-Mogg

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

20 best things to do and see in Montenegro

<b>(CNN) —</b> Heroic-looking highlands, pretty blonde bays overlooking the royal blue Adriatic Sea, antique Venetian villages and UNESCO walled cities.<p>Montenegro might be small, but this gorgeous nation has a huge array of natural and man-made wonders.<p>Once overlooked in favor of more well-known …

European Travel

Here's What 1999 Warren Buffett Might Say About the 2018 Stock Market

Last week’s big selloff isn’t fazing Wall Street’s bulls. In early February, analysts and market strategists from Wells Fargo, Invesco, and UBS, …

Investing

The Most Romantic Drives In The World

Park Time Lovers<p>Route: London to Edinburgh<p>Weave your way from one capital to another through Britain’s best national parks and Areas of Outstanding …

European Travel

Lloyd Blankfein: Odds of a 'bad outcome' for economy have gone up

Lloyd Blankfein is worried that a spending spree bythe Trump administration could overheat the American economy.<p>"The odds of a bad outcome have gone up," the Goldman Sachs CEO told CNN's Christine Romans in an interview airing Wednesday.<p>Blankfein noted that the economy was already humming along …

Lloyd Blankfein

The stock market is in a bubble — just not the kind we're used to seeing

Conventional market wisdom suggests in order for an asset to swell into bubble territory, investors have to be overconfident to the point of euphoria.<p>That very idea has led equity bull market defenders to argue the absence of such sentiment means we're <i>not</i> in a bubble right now, despite historically …

Markets