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5 Must-Read Travel Books by Authors Famous for Their Fiction

We tend to think of the authors of travel books and the authors of fiction books as two separate and distinct categories of writer. You’ve got your Tocqueville’s and Bill Bryson’s on one side, and your F. Scott Fitzgerald’s and Harper Lee’s on another. But there have in fact been plenty of writers — including some of literature’s most luminous novelists — who have worked in both genres. Often to great effect: unsurprisingly, the talents which lend themselves to worthy fiction — the ability t...
Tags: Travel, Books, London, Montana, France, Life, Adventure, America, San Francisco, Spain, Travel & leisure, Atlantic, Maine, Hawaii, Belgium, Harper Lee


Bill Gates recently said one of his biggest regrets was not thanking Melinda more during their marriage

Bill and Melinda Gates. Getty Images/Getty Images for Global Citizen Bill and Melinda Gates are separating after 27 years of marriage. In his Netflix documentary, Bill said one of his biggest regrets was not thanking Melinda more. The pair's divorce settlement is likely to be one of the largest ever. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates announced Monday that they are separating after 27 years of marriage. They announced their divorce with separate s...
Tags: Amazon, Marriage, Microsoft, Entertainment, Life, Trends, Divorce, Relationship, Netflix, Hawaii, Bill Gates, Cbs, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Melinda Gates, Scott


Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced. Here's a look inside their 27-year marriage, from meeting at work, to having 3 kids, to spending $45 billion on philanthropy.

Bill and Melinda gates are splitting up, the Microsoft co-founder announced on Monday. Scott Olson/Getty Images Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, announced he and his wife, Melinda, will divorce. Gates married Melinda French in 1994 after the two met at work. The two run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has an endowment of $49.8 billion as of 2019. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced.The billionaire Microsoft founder an...
Tags: Florida, Marriage, Microsoft, Bono, Life, Finance, Africa, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Strategy, Ted, Relationship, Features, Munich, Nelson Mandela


Get paid to move: 6 regions wooing new residents with cash perks

Economic councils across the U.S. are trying to lure remote workers with incentives like cash, community events with other transplants, free flights and in the case of the Northwest Arkansas Council, a bicycle. And it seems to be working.
Tags: Lifestyle, Alabama, Remote Work, Economy, Radio, Arkansas, Hawaii, Iowa, Michigan, Moving, Savannah, Incentives, Tulsa, Markets & Economy, Select, Northwest Arkansas Council


Are You Prepared for the Coming Existential Crisis?

Many people have, throughout their lives, experienced varying degrees of existential angst: the feeling of being some combination of unmoored, bored, anxious, restless, depressed, lost, isolated, and/or alienated, and simply wondering what it’s all about. For many too, these feelings of existential angst have been exacerbated over the past pandemic-burdened year. Yet, heightened though these feelings may have been, they may have also, in a strange way, been easier to deal with during this pe...
Tags: Life, Netflix, Hawaii, A Man's Life, Kierkeegaard


"Seeing people who are so excited to welcome me into the community, it’s like, I want to go there."

Said Jennifer Hill Booker, quoted in (NYT). The Fayetteville region — including Bentonville, best known as the home of Walmart’s global headquarters — is one of several smaller metro areas and states across the country, from Georgia to Hawaii, trying to lure high-net-worth workers who can increasingly do their jobs remotely. The idea is that they’ll shop in local stores and pay real estate taxes, but they won’t take jobs away from locals. For regional economic development organizations, it’s a...
Tags: Real Estate, Law, Careers, Georgia, Walmart, Hawaii, Fayetteville, BENTONVILLE, City Life, Ann Althouse, Post-coronavirus Culture, Jennifer Hill Booker


Mark Zuckerberg's net worth has grown over $40 billion in the last year alone. Here's how the 36-year-old Facebook CEO makes and spends his $114 billion fortune.

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta Mark Zuckerberg's fortune passed $100 billion last year, making him one of eight centi-billionaires. Zuckerberg drives an affordable car and wears basic clothes, but appears to splurge on real estate. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, also invest in childhood education and medical research. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's been a challenging year for Mark Zuckerberg.He's testified befo...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York Post, New York, Yahoo, Life, Ipo, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Features, Palo Alto, Harvard, Hawaii, Mission District


This map shows the highest-paying job in every state, excluding doctors

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Tags: Maps, Jobs, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Mexico, Virginia, US, Alabama, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Georgia, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Arkansas, South Dakota


States with tech-heavy economies could see less long-term damage to their job markets from the pandemic

Westend61/Getty Images BLS published employment growth projections that take into account the impact of the pandemic. Brookings used those projections to see how growth differs from the baseline in different states. Tourism-heavy states, like Nevada, see the biggest percent differences. See more stories on Insider's business page. DC and Massachusetts may experience smaller changes to their employment growth because of the pandemic than other states, based on a new Brookings report.Ma...
Tags: Florida, Maps, Massachusetts, US, Careers, Employment, Trends, Economy, Ap, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Hawaii, Associated Press, Nevada, States, Dc, Projection


Bath and Body Works Hawaiian Themed Scents Are Boring but Hibiscus Paradise Caught My Eye

I admit I was going to right this snarky little post about Bath and Body Works Hawaiian scents being back for Spring 2021. It was going to be a grumpy pant points about how tired the whole tropical scent thing was! There was going to be ranting, pissing, moaning, and an occasional angry fist shaken at Bath and Body Works to stop repeating their themed collections. But they went and released Hibiscus Paradise in a perfume and I forgot my anger for a moment! I gotta admit I’m sorta feeling the...
Tags: Beauty, Hawaii, Ulta, Rosie Jane Tilly, Spring Collections 2021


I run a microbrewery at a private club in Hawaii. After years of part-time jobs, here's how I made a career out of my love for brewing beer.

Steve Balzer at Kohanaiki microbrewery in Kalaoa, Hawaii. Steve Balzer Steve Balzer is the master brewer at a microbrewery at a private club in Kalaoa, Hawaii. Balzer says he enjoys the independence and collaboration with local farmers that working at a microbrewery allows. This is what his job is like, as told to freelance writer Natasha Bazika. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. I'd started brewing beer when I was 21 at college in Oregon and kept doing it as a passio...
Tags: Jobs, Oregon, Alcohol, US, Careers, Trends, Chicago, Beer, Hawaii, Sydney, Portland, Brewery, Nordic, Microbreweries, Munich Germany, Kona


Here’s Some Stuff On Sale This Week at Ulta With An Extra 20% Off

Good Morning friends! Wakey, wakey! Time to start your Tuesday. We’re getting some snow today! I have to be out and about in it as I have to head to my office today to get some files. I’ll be sticking around there to work today. Ulta has 20% off this week with code 807302 and there are a lot of stuff on sale which you can stack with the 20% off. Here’s some goodies you might want to indulge in. Shea Moisture’s entire line is Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off and you can use the 20% Off coupon for extra ...
Tags: New York, Beauty, Hawaii, Carol, Kohls, Don, Kiko, Ulta, Neutrogena, Black Vanilla, Steals and Deals, Ulta Collection, Touchland Power Mist Hand Sanitizer


Agents are happy with careers despite long hours: Inman survey

Inman's second-annual Agent Appreciation survey revealed that many agents are working every day of the week and that just as many are completely satisfied with their careers.
Tags: Real Estate, California, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Analysis, Radio, Canada, Work-life balance, Hawaii, Agent, Rhode Island, Industry News, Ontario, Inman, Heather Scott, Calabasas


Inside the $4,500-a-night Hawaiian estate where the Obamas and celebrities like Angelina Jolie have vacationed

President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Malia Obama, and Sasha Obama at the Honolulu Zoo in January 2009. Kent Nishimura-Pool/Getty Images During his presidency, Barack Obama usually spent the Christmas and New Year's holidays in Hawaii with his wife, Michelle, and their two daughters, Malia and Sasha. For three years in a row, the Obama family stayed at a luxury vacation rental known as Paradise Point Estates, the estate's manager, Glenn Weinberg, told Business Insider. Other high-profile...
Tags: Travel, Politics, Obama, Life, Barack Obama, Trends, Features, Hawaii, Bradley Cooper, Homes, Angelina Jolie, Ryan Reynolds, Vacation Rentals, Michelle, Honolulu, Blake


The life and career of billionaire Oracle cofounder and international playboy Larry Ellison, who just announced he's leaving Silicon Valley for Hawaii

Larry Ellison. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Larry Ellison, the founder and CTO of Oracle, has a net worth of $75.2 billion, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. But Ellison hasn't had the tech world's typical path to success. He dropped out of college twice and didn't become a billionaire until age 49. Over the years, he's built Oracle into a $180 billion behemoth whose former employees have gone on to start companies like Salesforce.  He's also become a lavish spender, owning several h...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Texas, Enterprise, California, Steve Jobs, Washington, Life, White House, US, America, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Features


'No offense': Obama, an adopted Chicagoan, favors New York-style pizza over deep-dish pizza

President Barack Obama. Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images Former President Barack Obama, to the surprise of many, favors New York-style pizza over Chicago deep-dish pizza. "I love Chicago deep-dish pizza," Obama said. "I love my hometown. But New York-style, being able to fold it, walk while you're eating, there's an efficiency element to it that I think puts it over the top." The former president firmly rejects pineapple as a pizza topping, though. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
Tags: Politics, New York, Jimmy Fallon, Obama, Pizza, Life, New York City, Barack Obama, Trends, Chicago, Hawaii, Fallon, Jimmy Fallon Fallon, John L Dorman, Deep-dish Pizza, Barack Obama Kevin Dietsch


One of the largest private jet firms in the US is upgrading its entire fleet as more wealthy flyers turn to private aviation – take a look inside one of the luxurious jets

A newly-refurbished XOJET Aviation Bombardier Challenger 300. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider XOJET Aviation is refurbishing its fleet of 42 Bombardier Challenger 300 and Cessna Citation X aircraft. Both aircraft will see upgrades to their exterior and interiors, as well as a branding alignment to XOJET's new parent, Vista Global.  We toured a Bombardier Challenger 300 during a layover in Westhampton Beach, New York.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Private aviation fir...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Life, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Vista, Flying, Hawaii, Aviation, West Coast, Private Jets, Business Insider


I'm a 'sanitizing butler' at a luxury community in Miami who gets paid to patrol the beach with a Ghostbusters-like backpack of cleaning solution and chat with residents

Christopher King has been a "sanitizing butler" for two months. ESPR Twenty-year-old Christopher King has been working at Continuum on South Beach in Miami, a luxury residential community, for 10 months. He has been serving as the onsite "sanitizing butler" for the past two months.   King spends his days wielding a backpack filled with medical-grade EPA-registered disinfectant, which he sprays on commonly used surfaces like beach chairs and tables at the onsite pools and adjacent beach. Du...
Tags: Cleaning, Cdc, US, Careers, Trends, Hawaii, Miami, Epa, North Carolina, King, Gainesville, South Beach, Butler, UF, Christopher King, Coronavirus


'The Social Network,' a fictionalized version of Facebook's founding story, is 10 years old. Here's where the people behind the characters are now.

(L) Jesse Eisenberg in 'The Social Network' (2010); (R) Mark Zuckerberg Sony/Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Image David Fincher's 'The Social Network' debuted on movie screens in 2010. The dramatized version of Facebook's founding story follows Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, and entrepreneur Sean Parker as they build and launch the social media giant.  At least two people from the founding team — Sean Parker and Chris Hughes — have been critical of Facebook in recent years. Take...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Congress, Washington, Life, Aaron Sorkin, Singapore, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Bloomberg


Tadashi Yanai is the richest person in Japan. Here's how the founder of Uniqlo built and spends his $32 billion fortune.

Yanai opened the first Uniqlo store in 1984. MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images Tadashi Yanai is the richest person in Japan, worth an estimated $31.9 billion. He lives in a $50 million house in the woods outside of Tokyo and owns two golf courses in Hawaii. The 71-year-old billionaire's fortune comes from his position as chairman, CEO, and the biggest shareholder of Fast Retailing, the largest clothing retailer in Asia and parent company of Uniqlo. For 18 years, Yanai was an influential membe...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Life, China, Softbank, New York City, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Features, Getty Images, Hawaii, Billionaires, Retail, Tokyo, Zara


Kelly Slater — The Surfing Legend on Routine, Rickson Gracie, Favorite Books, and Overcoming Setbacks (#461)

Illustration via 99designs “When you’re humble, you’re teachable.” Kelly Slater Kelly Slater (@kellyslater) is widely considered the greatest surfer of all time. He holds nearly every major record in the sport, including 11 world titles and 55 career victories. He also has the amazing distinction of being both the youngest and oldest world champion in men’s history. His most dominant days were the mid-’90s, when he won five straight titles between 1993 and 1998. After topping Mark...
Tags: Facebook, Lifestyle, Best, Hawaii, Helix, Fda, Surfing, Latin America, Kelly Slater, The Tim Ferriss Show, Kelly, Slater, Tim, Kennedy Space Center, Mick Fanning, Jiu Jitsu


Unemployment diary: I'm a 34-year-old bartender, teaching assistant, and retail worker in Hawaii who's been out of work since April

Julia Cornell. Courtesy of Julia Cornell; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider The Unemployed States of America takes readers deep inside the decimated American workforce. Julia Cornell is a 34-year-old bartender, teaching assistant, and retail worker based in Honolulu, Hawaii. She quit her jobs at the height of the pandemic, relying solely on savings and her pandemic unemployment assistance money as funds from regular unemployment slowly came through.  She says quarantine wasn't at all what she ...
Tags: Pua, Careers, America, Trends, Strategy, Mit, Unemployment, Brooklyn, Hawaii, Cambridge, East Coast, Chinatown, Nordic, Honolulu, HONOLULU Hawaii, University of Hawaii


Davos 2021 is postponed — here's what you need to know about the invitation-only conference that brings billionaires together with business and political leaders at a Swiss ski resort

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a panel discussion during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann The World Economic Forum (WEF) postponed its annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland from January 2021 to "early next summer."Countless business leaders, 53 heads of state, and a handful of celebrities attended last year's meeting, and the program featured big names including President Trump, ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Politics, Greece, Cbs News, Life, Finance, Angela Merkel, US, Trends, Bbc, Davos, United States, Hawaii, New York Times, Billionaires


‘We were the luckiest people in the world’: our month on the last lockdown cruise

On 1 March, photographer Jon Tonks left New Zealand on a Pacific cruise. Twenty eight days later, the boat docked in San Diego, amid a pandemic. What happened in between?The cruise ship MS Maasdam left New Zealand on the evening of 1 March, steaming out of Auckland’s Waitemata harbour into the Hauraki Gulf, where it headed north. The route was to San Diego via Fiji, the Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Hawaii. On board the Holland America Line ship were around 1,200 passengers, including Ameri...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, China, Life and style, World news, Hawaii, New Zealand, San Diego, South Pacific, Pacific, Auckland, Fiji, Hauraki Gulf, Cook Islands French Polynesia, Holland America Line, Waitemata


Jeff Divine’s best photograph: a wipeout on surfing's greatest wave

‘Other surfers at Oahu kept away from Fred. His eyesight was so bad, they were scared he’d wipe them out too’This wave is known as the Pipeline. It breaks near the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii’s third largest island. It’s one of the pinnacles of surf culture. In the 1970s, when this shot was taken, it was probably the most radical wave in the world. We knew of nothing else like it.To catch a wave like this, you need to amass a wealth of knowledge from years on the ocean. In California, the slope ...
Tags: Art, Photography, California, Sport, Life and style, US news, Culture, Art and design, Hawaii, Surfing, Oahu, Oahu Hawaii, Fred His, Jeff Divine


Scented Time Capsule: Wicked Wahine and the Lure of Hawaii

  There was a time when traveling around in the US meant: souvenirs. This was extremely important when I was a child — you always brought back souvenirs from where you went on holiday, for friends and family. I still do this today, although I’ve grown up a bit and now the souvenirs I buy tend to come from other countries. However, there is still a great tug and pull on my heart when I see ... Read full article: Scented Time Capsule: Wicked Wahine and the Lure of Hawaii from Fragrantica Perfume...
Tags: Fashion, US, Hawaii, Fragrantica Perfumes


#BeforethePen: Happy Planner Classic Spread Week of July 6-12

I’m ready for the upcoming week with my floral + coral spread that’s reminding me of past summers spent in Hawaii. I like mixing sticker books when I have time and the colors in Fun Florals go so well with the under the sea stickers in the Pastel Mega Sticker Book. Planner: Happy Planner Wild Styled 18 Month Planner - Classic Size (Joann) Sticker Books: Fun Florals (Joann) + Mega Value Pack Pastels (Happy Planner)   [Author: Coquette]
Tags: Fashion, Hawaii, Coquette, Planner Spreads


Neu auf Netflix: Auf diese Serien & Filme kannst du dich im Mai freuen

Der April war ein guter Monat für alle Netflix-Fans: Wir haben uns in das schockierende Universum von Tiger King ziehen lassen, mit den sexy Teilnehmer*innen von Finger weg! mitgefiebert und die vierte Staffel Haus des Geldes innerhalb eines Wochenendes gebingt. Du musst aber gar nicht traurig sein, dass der Monat schon wieder vorbei ist, denn die gute Nachricht lautet: Auch im Mai erwarten uns viele Highlights beim Streaminganbieter. Yay!Ob du nun einfach mal den Kopf ausschalten willst, wenn d...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Usa, England, New York, Hollywood, Texas, London, Jennifer Lawrence, Matthew Mcconaughey, New York City, Africa, America, Los Angeles, Netflix, Marine


Katy Perry Posted a No-Makeup Selfie and Holy Cow, the Pregnancy Glow Is Real

View this post on Instagram A post shared by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Mar 29, 2020 at 2:19pm PDT Katy Perry just shared a makeup-free selfie with her followers on Instagram, and all we can say is wow, the pregnancy glow is real. In a photo carousel, the mom-to-be posted a pre- and mid-quarantine snapshot - the first photo being from January while filming American Idol in Hawaii, and the second of present-day P...
Tags: Kim Kardashian, Instagram, Katy Perry, Beauty, Hawaii, Miley Cyrus, Perry, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, No Makeup, Hailey Bieber



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