Reminder: Other people’s lives are not fodder for your feeds

#PlaneBae You should cringe when you read that hashtag. Because it’s a reminder that people are being socially engineered by technology platforms to objectify and spy on each other for voyeuristic pleasure and profit. The short version of the story attached to the cringeworthy hashtag is this: Earlier this month an individual, called Rosey Blair, […]

13 places to visit in August for every type of traveler

Jenny Cheng/Business Insider The best places to visit in August are already on savvy travelers’ lists. Business Insider looked at airfare trends, climate data, and peak travel times to find the best places to visit in August 2018. They include tropical paradises in the Caribbean and Malaysia, a fudge festival in Michigan, and a Buddhist celebration in […]

6 hacks for waiting in line at Disney World

Kim Renfro/INSIDER Planning a Disney World vacation is fun, but actually going on the trip? Even better. Unfortunately, there are a few things that can make your trip a little less than a dream come true, like dealing with crowds, hot temperatures, and of course, waiting in line. Even though waiting in line for at […]

I stayed at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico that’s perfect for couples and families alike — here’s what it was like

The Insider Picks 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. Iberostar is a hospitality brand best known for its 4- and 5-star all-inclusive resorts in Latin America, Europe, and Africa. While I’ve never been a big fan of all-inclusive resorts […]

Visiting New Mexico: 5 Cities to See

Nestled in the southwestern United States, New Mexico is a destination often associated with pueblos, Mexican and Native American culture, and vast deserts. While all of these can be found here, the state also offers a richly diverse selection of vacation experiences including ski escapes, cave explorations, and quirky metropolitan escapades. Consider these cities for […]

Airbnb tests earlier payouts for hosts

Airbnb is testing a new payments feature for hosts, letting them get partially paid out at the time of booking. This feature isn’t rolling out to everyone just yet, as Airbnb says that this is just a preliminary test to gauge interest. Invited hosts simply opt in to payout splitting to check out the feature. […]

How to Find the Best Italy Tours

Italy has won over the tourism industry with its magnetic charm and rich history. The fifth most visited country in the world receives more than 50 million tourists annually. Tourists often get confused trying to plan their itinerary around the Vatican in Rome, Renaissance artworks in Florence, canals in venice and fashion in Milan. If […]

The author of the 5:2 diet says that intermittent fasting can help you beat jet lag — here’s how

Andrew Burton / Getty Images There’s growing evidence to suggest that intermittent fasting could have a number of positive health benefits. Michael Mosley, the doctor and author of the 5:2 diet, claims that fasting can help beat jet-lag. In a weekend column, he points to Charles Ehret’s ‘Argonne diet,’ which involves alternating feasting and fasting in the days […]

Ten Best Road Trips in the World

Who doesn’t enjoy a fun cross-country road trip? Driving down the quiet, open road, passing by beautiful natural beauty and being able to stop whenever you like – sounds like a dream vacation, doesn’t it? The good news is that there are quite a few epic road trips from around the world that you can […]

The 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Winners

  A photograph of a humpback whale calf’s tail has earned Reiko Takahashi of Japan the prestigious grand-prize in the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest. Takahashi will receive a $10,000 USD prize. Takahashi’s incredible photo was selected by a panel of National Geographic judges from more than 13,000 entries. Takahashi took […]

Here’s what it’s like to spend July 4th in the most expensive vacation town in America

Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images Fourth of July in America’s most expensive vacation town — Southampton, New York — can be extravagant. Pool parties and fancy backyard dinners, anyone? These Instagram photos show how it’s done. Good company, delicious food, and plenty of sunshine: That’s the winning formula for any summer vacation. But in certain corners of […]

The Specialty and Magnificence of Sapporo Travel

Sapporo is the capital of the mountainous area of north Japan. It is based on the island of Hokkaido. When discussing Sapporo travel, you should know that Sapporo is famous for the reason of tasty beer. This was the place to host the 1972 Winter Olympics. Innumerable travelers come to this part of the world to […]

7 epic trips for people who love adventure

Shutterstock For discerning travelers, the question is always where to go next. We’ve searched the world for the best itineraries that offer unparalleled access in places both close to home or farther afield. Go on safari in Chile Carlos Jasso/Reuters In the mountains and grasslands of Patagonia, track the largest puma in the world.  For […]

VW plans to launch an all-electric car sharing service next year

Volkswagen Group is launching a car-sharing service called WE that only uses electric vehicles, following the lead of rivals such as Daimler and BMW that have operated their own on-demand car rental services for years. VW’s car-sharing service will launch in Germany next year and then expand to major cities in Europe, North America and […]

23 of the most stunning parks and gardens around the world

S-F/Shutterstock Whether you’re seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life or just want someplace quiet to think, gardens provide an oasis of tranquility. From Norway’s Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden — the northernmost botanical garden in the world — to Sigiriya, an ancient rock fortress in Sri Lanka that boasts some of […]

10 unexpected remedies and products worth trying if you’re dealing with the plight of seasonal allergies

The Insider Picks 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. Allergies are the enemy of all joy. Your eyes, ears, nose, and throat are invaded by itchiness, your eyes become swollen and puffy, and, after three consecutive sneezes, […]

Kourtney Kardashian Is Truly Living Her Best Life…

Holy smokes, Kourtney Kardashian! The momma and KUWTK star is truly living her best life while on a romantic vacation with boyfriend Younes Bendjima this week, and we can not get over how incredible her body is in some of these pictures she’s posting to social media!!! Related: Kim Says North West Speaks Her Mind […]

What Dialectical Behavior Therapy Is And How It Can Save Your Life

Quote Catalog Do you feel like regular talk therapy falls short of dealing with the problems in your life? If you have a history of problems with self-harm, suicidal ideation, chronic suicide attempts or extreme and overwhelming emotions, you may want to consider speaking to a counselor about Dialectical Behavior Therapy. What is Dialectical Behavior […]

Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams wore matching outfits to their ‘Game of Thrones’ co-stars’ wedding

Brian Dowling/Invision for People Magazine/AP Images “Game of Thrones” stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie got married on Saturday. Their co-stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams were among the cast invited. The two BFFs were each other’s dates for the big day, and wore matching red and black outfits. Sophie Turner, 22, and Maisie Williams, 21, turned […]

Have an Endless Summer With These 35 Beach House Decor Ideas

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Want to infuse your home with a little bit of beach chic for the summer (or year round)? Wait until you see these 35 beach house decor ideas. You […]

I took an RV family vacation — here’s why you should give it a try too

Kirstie Renae Though I was hesitant about traveling in an RV, the fact that I could bring my dogs sold me on the idea. I learned that RVs come in a variety of options, ranging from simple to extravagant, which makes them perfect for travelers of all types. In addition to practical benefits such as […]

8 Popular Office Perks That Aren’t Worth the Investment

Everyone wants to work in an environment that is supportive of their wants and needs. However, many companies have set a standard where the perks make work seem more like a clubhouse than a work environment. Some perks can even become distractions, especially if they’re not wanted or usable. To find out which perks employers should reconsider offering their workers, we asked members […]

One of the best airlines in the world is one you’ve probably never heard of — here’s what it’s like to fly Air Astana

Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider Air Astana is the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, operating in 60+ destinations primarily in Asia, Eastern Europe, and Russia. Though the airline is only 16 years old, it has won a ton of awards. For the last six years, consumer aviation website Skytrax has given it a 4-star rating and named it […]

Rihanna’s New Man! Cardi B’s Shotgun Wedding! AND…

Cardi B’s already married! And her elopement details are wild! Kanye STILL loving Donald Trump! Head-scratching new quotes! Rihanna’s rebound! Heather Locklear assaults police officer and EMT, arrested again! Teresa Giudice’s husband may be deported! XXXTentacion is having a baby! Plus, all of today’s hottest topics, including Demi Lovato, a Jersey Shore arrest AND an […]

Kate Spade’s Husband Calls Apparent Suicide ‘A Complete Shock’ And Downplays Marriage Problems In First Official Statement

Designer Kate Spade was found dead of apparent suicide on Tuesday. Andy Spade has released his first statement to The New York Times, saying his wife “suffered from depression and anxiety for many years” but there was “no indication and no warning that she would do this.” Related: Kate’s Family ‘Disgusted’ With Sister For Claims […]

Racist, sexually explicit content tweeted from Buffalo Wild Wings account

The Buffalo Wild Wings Twitter account was compromised Friday evening, leading to a series of tweets posted from the account spouting racist and sexually explicit content. Following the tweets’ removal, a Buffalo Wild Wings spokesperson confirmed to the Daily Dot that the account was hacked and said the company is seeking action against the hacker(s). […]

The best airplane seat for every possible travel need

IPGGutenbergUKLtd/ iStock Everyone has their go-to spot on an airplane, which can actually say a lot about a person’s personality.  If you’re hoping to get some rest on your flight, snag a window seat.  The safest airplane seats, in case of a plane crash, tend to be in the back of the aircraft close to […]

7 times celebrities have gotten brutally honest about the ups and downs of addiction and recovery

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images On June 21, 2018, Demi Lovato seemed to reveal in her new song “Sober” that she may have relapsed after six years of sobriety. Relapsing is not uncommon — 40 to 60% of all drug addicts in recovery will eventually relapse, and that number goes up depending on the type of drugs […]

The best Father’s Day gifts for every budget

Don’t have a present for dad on lock just yet? Our list of the best Father’s Day gifts for any budget can help you find something that daddy-o will actually use (other than socks). Best Father’s Day Gifts under $25 1) Bluetooth to FM transmitter Amazon If you’re not looking to replace dad’s car (and […]

Overcoming The Illusion of Per Project Profitability

The illusion of per-project profitability can be a tough mindset nut to crack. I’ll talk with digital agency owners that say things like, “I have a 70% profit margin!” What they are telling me is that they have a seventy percent gross profit margin. They sell a project for $10k and pay some offshore team […]

PayPal is shelling out $400 million in cash for this 18-year-old company that helps gig workers get paid

PayPal announced today that it’s paying $400 million in cash for Hyperwallet, an 18-year-old, Bay Area-based company that helps people and small businesses receive payments for products and services that they sell, including through the vacation rental platform HomeAway and Rodan & Fields, the multi-level marketing company that specializes in skin care products and employs […]

How much to tip servers, taxi drivers, and hotel staff in 49 countries around the world

Sean Gallup/Getty Images Figuring out how much to tip for different services in your own country can be difficult — and the rules change completely when you travel abroad. America has a reputation for tipping, while many European countries are known for not tipping. GoCompare broke down just how much to tip servers, taxi drivers, and […]

Sink Your Teeth Into These 33 Hysterical Shark Puns

If you came across a great white while swimming in the ocean, you would be terrified about losing your guts. But from the safety of land, the only danger you’re in is that these shark puns might make you bust a gut laughing. 1. What’s a shark’s favorite bible story? Noah’s Shark. 2. The last […]

Instagram’s IGTV: A Marketer’s Guide to Getting Started

Last week, Instagram rolled out its IGTV app which we here at IMPACT have been keeping an eye on this. If you haven’t heard about it yet, you soon will or, at least, you’re likely to notice its new icon in the corner of your Instagram app. IGTV has been the talk of social media […]

Cursor looks to build a search tool for any internal database with $2M in new funding

As companies get bigger and bigger, odds are who has access and owns what information is going to get more and more fragmented — and the risk of the last person knowing how to do something, like knowing a code base, leaving the company starts to become a real existential threat. One way to fix […]

I stayed at the $6.6 billion mega-hotel Kim Jong Un visited in Singapore, and was honestly kind of disappointed

Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider On Monday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited the luxury Marina Bay Sands resort as part of a tour of Singapore’s attractions. Marina Bay Sands is a landmark in Singapore, featuring a hotel, casino, museum, shopping mall, and incredible views of the city and the bay. We stayed at Marina Bay […]

Artist Keeps Illustrating Everyday Life With His Wife, And We Finally Get To See The Couple Behind The Comics

Yehuda Adi Devir (previously here, here, and here) is a Tel-Aviv-based illustrator who knows how to enjoy the little things. The comic artist and character designer creates adorable comics about his daily adventures with his wife, and they perfectly describe their romantic relationship. “My wife, Maya, and I have been together for almost 8 years,” Yehuda […]

Target employees share the 7 biggest mistakes shoppers make at the retail chain

Getty/Justin Sullivan Target store employees told Business Insider about the biggest and most frequent mistakes they see customers make. A total of 25 Target team members shared their insights with Business Insider. Employees also shared tips on how to save yourself money and time on your next Target run. Target store employees interact with shoppers […]

What a $1 million vacation looks like in Mykonos, Greece, where you’ll fly in on a private jet, sleep in an ocean-view villa, and cruise the seas in a yacht

Courtesy of LVH Global Billionaires’ vacations don’t exactly look like your everyday vacation. Amir Benesh, CEO of luxury home rental service LVH Global, provided a glimpse of what a 7-day, $1 million vacation for 14 people looks like in Mykonos, Greece. It involves a private jet, helicopter ride, and charter yacht, plus gourmet food and […]

10 stylish and comfortable polo shirts guys will want to wear this summer

The Insider Picks 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. During the summer, polo shirts are an essential style for men. Characterized by their short sleeves, collared neck, and two or three fastening buttons, the classic style is both athletic […]

The Kate Spade brand has been a red-carpet staple for more than 20 years — here are some of its most iconic moments in the spotlight

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images The fashion designer Kate Spade died in an apparent suicide on Tuesday. Her iconic brand, Kate Spade New York, is beloved by many, including celebrities like Kate Middleton and Taylor Swift. The fashion label has been a red-carpet staple for more than 20 years.  The fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead […]

I’m a news junkie who ignored everything going on in the world for a week — here’s what happened

Dean Drobot/Shutterstock I’m a news junkie who decided to pay no attention to current events for a week. The logistics of unplugging from the news cycle are more complex than you might think. I thought it would feel like a vacation, but it turned out to be much more difficult to complete my assignment than I anticipated. In […]

150+ Laffy Taffy Jokes That Will Make You Laugh And Groan

What did the horse say when he fell down? Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t giddyup! How do you communicate with a fish? You drop it a line. What do you call a lease of false teeth? A dental rental. Why does Where’s Waldo wear stripes? He doesn’t want to be spotted. What happened after […]

9 Amazon deals that aren’t worth your money

John Zeedick/AP Photos Amazon Prime has more than 100 million members. Amazon has become a go-to among its loyal customers for its deals, but they’re not always cost efficient. Consumer savings expert Jeanette Pavini of revealed to Business Insider what shoppers shouldn’t be buying on Amazon — at least, not without a little research […]

15+ Eerie Photos Taken Just Before Tragedy Hit

14-Year-Old Keith Sapsford Hid In The Wheel Of A Flight Leaving Sydney Towards Japan. John Gilspin, An Amateur Photographer, Was Testing His New Camera Lens And Unwittingly Caught Keith Sapsford’s 200ft Plunge To Death source Mayinga N’Seka, A Nurse, Is Depicted Here During An Ebola Outbreak In 1976. Her Dedication Meant That She Eventually Contracted […]

What 8 people wish they knew before retiring in their 20s and 30s

KieferPix/Shutterstock Early retirement may sound like a dream life, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. Real people who retired early shared with Business Insider the things they wish they knew before retiring in their 20s or 30s. Some wished they retired even earlier and others hoped they were more prepared to face criticism from friends, […]

The 18 most expensive cities to live in the world in 2018

ITU Pictures/Flickr ECA International has released its annual Cost of Living report, revealing the most expensive cities in the world to live in. In order to produce the list, the business management consultancy compared the costs of a basket of day-to-day goods and services commonly purchased by expats in various countries, including groceries, household and […]

The Excuse That Is Ruining Your Life Without You Even Realizing (Based On Your Zodiac Sign)

Aries: March 21st – April 19th I don’t have the time.  If something is important to you, then you should make time for it. You might be swamped with work, but you can still rearrange your schedule so you have time for your friends, for a relationship, or even for a quick vacation. Taurus: April […]

People assume trust-fund babies are spoiled 20-somethings born with silver spoons — but they’re not always who you think

Martin Hunter/Getty Images A trust fund is simply a fund that holds assets, like cash or investments, typically set up by a parent. Trust-fund babies, the recipients of that windfall, are often stereotyped as over-privileged, spoiled twenty-somethings with no responsibilities. While trust-fund babies may have the security of reliable income, some do not live lavishly […]

The 21 best places to celebrate the 4th of July this year, ranked from most to least expensive

Mario Tama/Getty Images People travel all over the US to celebrate the Fourth of July, America’s independence day, every year. HomeToGo ranked the top 21 destinations for the Fourth of July based on popularity and affordability.  The best and most affordable places to celebrate July 4 are San Antonio, Texas, followed by St. Louis, Missouri.  […]

My Anxiety Makes Me Uncomfortable Around Family And Friends

Unsplash / Allef Vinicius I wish more people understood the way anxiety works. It seems like everyone can understand why public speaking makes me sick to my stomach. They can understand why I get clammy when my crush enters the room or when I have a one-on-one meeting with my boss or when I have […]

60+ Hilarious Times The Background Of Photos Made Us Look Twice

My Sister Was Taking Pictures Of My Nephew At School And The Little Guy In The Back Looks Miserable source We’re So Happy Fiona Could Be There On Our Special Day source Best Accidental Photobomb Ever source Took A Picture Of A Man And Daughter At A Coffee Shop To Show Them What They Would […]

Gucci Mane is having the time of his freaking life in Iceland

If only we could all have as much fun as Gucci Mane is having in Iceland. The “Lemonade” rapper posted clips to his Instagram Story on Friday from his Iceland hotel room, which appears to be situated right on a geothermal hotspot (aka, a natural jacuzzi). Gucci Mane seems totally delighted by the whole ordeal, […]

These up-and-coming lingerie brands should terrify Victoria’s Secret (LB)

Business Insider/Mary Hanbury Victoria’s Secret has been accused of failing to appeal to female shoppers in recent years, with some customers complaining on Facebook that its ads, which feature scantily dressed models, are targeted more towards men than women. Meanwhile, rival brand Aerie has doubled down on its efforts to promote female empowerment and is gaining […]

This flash sale on flights to Hawaii is the perfect chance to plan a last-minute summer vacation — book for as low as $370

The Insider Picks 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. Flickr Creative Commons/Joe Parks Round-trip flights are available to Honolulu (HNL) and Kona, Big Island (KOA) for as little as the high-$300s from the West Coast, ranging to the mid-$500s […]

What Saturday June 23 Has In Store For You Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Aries: March 21st – April 19th This weekend, you are going to get blackout drunk with your friends. You’ve been talking about how badly you need a vacation, a break, a release — and you’re going to get one. Taurus: April 20th – May 20th This weekend, you are going to be productive. In the […]

9 Smart Bookkeeping Tips for Small Businesses

Are you a numbers person? Some small business owners love going over their books—after all, it’s their personal scorecard of how well the business is doing. Others dread dealing with numbers or get so caught up in day-to-day operations that they neglect their bookkeeping. Whether you love it or hate it, good bookkeeping is essential […]

36 Cheesy Pizza Puns

Open wide! These pizza puns are going to leave a delicious taste in your mouth. 1. What pizza do dogs eat? Puperoni. 2. How can you tell if you are in love? If they stole a pizza your heart. 3. What does a pizza say when it wants to cuddle? Fold me close. 4. What type of person […]

We tried to book a last-minute vacation with Airbnb and Hotel Tonight — and one was much easier to use than the other Airbnb and Hotel Tonight both allow users to book last-minute homes or hotels at low or discounted prices.  The apps have been growing more and more similar, with Hotel Tonight starting to allow users to book farther in advance, and Airbnb rolling out a loyalty program and allowing boutique hotels to list rooms on the platform.  With […]

Tiger Woods is staying on his $20 million yacht in the Hamptons during the US Open — here’s where his boat ranks among the biggest celebrity yachts

AP Images Tiger Woods’ $20 million luxury yacht, Privacy, was seen docked in the Hamptons, where it’s staying during the US Open golf tournament. At 155 feet, Privacy is slightly longer than the 151-foot tall Statue of Liberty. While Privacy is bigger than the luxury yachts owned by other celebrities, it has nothing on Steve […]