Tech 2020-04-23T18:19:00Z
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The wealthiest of Silicon Valley have become super doomsday preppers by buying remote New Zealand properties, getting eye surgeries, and stockpiling ammo and food

As the coronavirus spreads worldwide, many are gearing up for uncertain times. But none are preparing quite like the wealthiest in society.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-21T17:53:00Z
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Wealthy people are buying extra freezers to stock up on coronavirus groceries in their second homes, and it could cripple small towns with limited resources

Areas like the Hamptons have been dealing with food shortages, as rich part-time residents flock there to wait out the pandemic.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-26T17:32:00Z
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Meet Gavin Newsom, the multimillionaire governor who is the face of California's response to the coronavirus pandemic

California's Gavin Newsom was the first US governor to implement a statewide shelter-in-place amid the coronavirus pandemic.
News 2020-04-26T22:48:13Z

Before-and-after photos show dialed-down Anzac Day celebrations across Australia and New Zealand under coronavirus lockdown

Empty dawn services and cars replacing marchers in military parades replaced previous years' massive gatherings across Australia and New Zealand.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-26T20:02:57Z

Tom Hanks says he and his wife Rita Wilson will donate blood to help find a coronavirus vaccine: 'we just found out that we do carry the antibodies'

Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, tested positive for COVID-19 back in early March. Hanks announced they will donate blood to help find a vaccine.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-26T17:19:00Z

'New York City is my home': Influencers share why they're riding out the pandemic in the epicenter of the coronavirus as others flee

Several New York City-based influencers said staying is part of their responsibility as an influencer and that it brings normalcy to their families.
Politics 2020-04-26T14:37:00Z

The mysterious life of first lady Melania Trump, a former supermodel who is the subject of fashion scandals and bizarre conspiracy theories

Melania Trump is a first lady unlike any other. On her birthday, here's a look at her life and how she's fared as the first lady.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-26T13:27:00Z

How a couple living in a 270-square-foot tiny house organized their space during coronavirus quarantine

Tiny house living has prepared one couple for a normal quarantine. Making the most of their space comes down to storage tricks and resourcefulness.
Politics 2020-04-26T13:17:00Z

A look inside the daily routine of first lady Melania Trump, who eats 7 pieces of fruit a day, is a 'full-time mom', and has been self-isolating at the White House during the coronavirus pandemic

First lady Melania Trump's daily routine at the White House includes taking care of her son Barron, eating healthy, and getting a full night's sleep.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-26T13:17:00Z

WATCH: A video of Monaco's yacht-filled harbor at 8 p.m. shows residents thanking their first responders as only a country full of millionaires could

Every night at 8 p.m., the yachts in Monaco's glitzy Port Hercules sound their horns to thank the city-state's frontline and essential workers.
Science 2020-04-26T13:10:00Z

There's a thriving population of radioactive animals that have taken over the abandoned Chernobyl exclusion zone, even though the area is toxic for humans

After the world’s worst nuclear accident, people abandoned the area around Chernobyl. In their absence, many of the animals are actually thriving.
Tech 2020-04-25T16:14:00Z

Here's exactly how well 20 materials for homemade masks — from folded bandanas to blue shop towels — can filter tiny, potentially-dangerous particles, according to an N95 testing company

A company that tests N95 masks has tested 20 common materials that people use to make homemade masks. Here's the results, ranked.
Strategy 2020-04-25T14:26:00Z

An Ohio man renovated an old shipping container into a surprisingly spacious house for $61,000

Josh McBee only spends about $25 on energy costs each month, and frequently hosts guests on the full-size futon in his living room.
BI Prime Retail 2020-04-25T14:09:00Z

How leaders at 3 hotel businesses think travelers' preferences will change after coronavirus

Hotel operators are cautiously optimistic that they can open again soon — and that travelers will still want to come.
Strategy 2020-04-25T14:00:00Z

I'm a circus artist. From virtual cabarets to online acrobatics lessons, here's how my industry is pivoting to survive.

People can no longer come to see shows in person, but the industry continues sharing its magic with the world.
BI Prime BI Prime 2020-04-25T13:37:00Z

The legendary architect who designed the $238 million NYC penthouse that shattered the US real-estate record explains why he never uses a computer

Robert A.M. Stern designed 220 Central Park South, where hedge-fund billionaire Ken Griffin dropped $238 million on a penthouse purchase in 2019.
Strategy 2020-04-25T13:30:00Z

The Wonderlic test may not affect an NFL hopeful's draft position, but it can predict how successful the new quarterback will be

The test was originally made to select fighter pilots in World War II, but it may still have some merit in the football league.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-25T13:27:00Z

A DC media exec says he's gone to 2 secret dinner parties in Georgetown during lockdown. That's just one of the ways in which the wealthy are living a whole different reality during the pandemic.

One illicit dinner was hosted by a movie producer, with food prepared by a live-in chef, and the other was attended by several politicians.
Strategy 2020-04-25T13:08:00Z

My husband and I are still having date nights during the pandemic — here's how we're making it work

It's crucial to make quality time for your relationship, even during difficult times. Here's how one writer and her husband are getting creative.
Strategy 2020-04-25T13:00:00Z

The 10 best whiskey brands you need to try, according to 2 renowned experts

Trying to pick between Scotch and Japanese whiskey, or bourbon and rye? These pros break down the best whiskey brands out there.
Tech 2020-04-25T12:26:00Z
Transportation 2020-04-25T11:09:00Z

Airbus' on-demand helicopter travel startup shuttered amid the pandemic. Take a look at the rise and fall of Voom.

While the business couldn't continue operating amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the knowledge acquired during its tenure will help grow urban air mobility, its CEO says.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-24T22:54:00Z

Kanye West has been insisting he's a billionaire for years. Forbes finally agreed with him.

Kanye says Yeezy, his Wyoming ranches, a $3 million car collection, and $297,000 of livestock make him worth over $3 billion; Forbes doubts that.
Reviews 2020-04-24T22:01:00Z

Nordstrom is rolling out a new series of deals that last 48 hours each — right now you can save up to 50% off Mother's Day gifts

Save up to 50% on Mother's Day gifts from Nordstrom made brands. The deals include clothes, shoes, jewelry, accessories, and more.
Reviews 2020-04-24T21:15:00Z

17 Mother’s Day food gifts she’ll want to dig into immediately

While sweets are popular, don't be afraid to gift a little outside the box with a meal-delivery subscription, gourmet salt, or hearty steaks.
Strategy 2020-04-24T21:10:00Z

Use this relaxation hack to fall asleep within 2 minutes, no matter where you are

If this sleep technique worked for people in combat zones during WWII, it'll work for you, too.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-24T21:07:00Z

Before-and-after photos show how Miami's strict lockdown measures have finally emptied out the popular spring break destination — for now

Before Miami became a coronavirus hot spot, it was a popular vacation destination for spring break and parties. Now the city looks eerily different.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-04-24T20:25:00Z

A new study shows over 100 public companies got $550 million of federal loans intended for 'small businesses'

Ashford Hospitality Trust claimed the largest PPP loan — $30.1 million — followed by Meritage Hospitality Group, which claimed $29.1 million.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-24T20:10:00Z

'It really is crowded; it's too crowded': Locals in small towns like Sedona, Arizona, say hiking trails and campgrounds are full of people who fled big cities to hunker down in their 2nd homes

In small communities across the US, from the Hamptons to Jackson, Wyoming, locals are complaining of an influx of people from big cities.
Strategy 2020-04-24T20:09:00Z
Reviews 2020-04-24T20:09:00Z

While no ready-made emergency preparedness kit is perfect, experts say Judy's is a good starting point

For millennial shoppers, Judy's online-first approach and streamlined design just might be the right intro to emergency preparedness kits.
Transportation 2020-04-24T18:09:25Z

Haunting photos of the Brooklyn Bridge show how the coronavirus pandemic turned New York City into a ghost town

The Brooklyn Bridge walkway is normally so crowded that it can be hard to move more than a few steps at a time. The coronavirus has changed that.
Strategy 2020-04-24T17:01:00Z
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-24T17:01:00Z

8 of America's richest people have added billions more to their wealth in 2020 — even during the coronavirus pandemic

Thirty-four of the US's wealthiest billionaires have seen their net worths increase by millions in 2020. Eight have seen wealth gains over $1 billion.
Strategy 2020-04-24T15:38:00Z

5 things to stop saying to your kids if you want them to grow up mentally strong

It's unhealthy to tell children to hide their emotions, both positive and negative. Avoid squashing emotions with these five phrases.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-24T15:08:00Z

The owners of the real-life castles featured on 'The Crown' and 'Downton Abbey' are losing income and overwhelmed with maintenance needs because of coronavirus shutdowns

Castles in the UK have temporarily closed, leaving their owners without a major source of income and remaining staffers overseeing thousands of acres.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-24T15:02:00Z
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-24T14:32:00Z

Fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, designers and other industry leaders are finally reckoning with that.

At Fashinnovation's biannual Worldwide Talks conference, the industry reckons with its sustainability problem.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-24T14:27:00Z

Inside the billionaires' compound on the French Riviera that set up its own private testing center while the rest of the country struggles to obtain coronavirus tests

The president of Les Parcs de Saint-Tropez says he was just conducting "blood tests," but local residents are still upset.
Strategy 2020-04-24T13:30:00Z

The coronavirus is changing what 'normal' means for businesses around the world. Here are 3 ways it could become a change for the better.

We've been forced to look for better, faster, and cheaper answers to big problems, and have a stronger sense of urgency.
Transportation 2020-04-24T13:12:00Z

A rare British 1961 camper van owned by a CEO accused of fraud is going up for auction — see inside

The 1961 Bedford CA, offered without reserve, is estimated to auction off between $60,000 and $80,000, according to RM Sotheby's.
Tech 2020-04-24T12:21:00Z

A California town can test all of its residents for COVID-19 thanks in part to a venture capitalist, a biotech entrepreneur, and $100,000 from Zynga founder Mark Pincus

It's another example of how the wealthy are faring much differently than the rest of the world during the coronavirus pandemic.
Reviews 2020-04-23T21:15:00Z

This $60 memory-foam pillow can be adjusted and customized to my preferred sleeping position — here's how it works

The Original memory foam pillow from Coop Home Goods can be adjusted to your sleep position. Here's how we felt after using it for almost a year.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-23T20:52:00Z

A luxury hotel company that owns multiple Ritz-Carltons received millions in small-business aid thanks to a loophole in the coronavirus bailout program

A trio of hotel companies chaired by Dallas hotel exec Monty Bennett benefited the most from the coronavirus bailout for small businesses.
BI Prime Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-23T20:02:29Z

A top broker in the Hamptons sees listings down, like almost everywhere else, but adds, 'We are getting phone call after phone call from buyers that want to come out here'

Douglas Elliman reported a strong first quarter for Hamptons housing, with sales and sales prices up despite an overall decline in new listings.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-23T18:51:00Z

Photos show how Texas's stay-home orders have emptied out Austin, a city known for its eclectic music scene, nightlife, and outdoor recreation

Here's what Austin's many hot spots including Sixth Street, South Congress, UT, Zilker Park, and downtown looked like amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-23T17:59:00Z

Beyoncé just pledged $6 million toward mental health services during the pandemic. Here's how she spends her $400 million fortune, from yachting vacations to a private jet for Jay-Z.

Beyoncé's net worth is estimated to be $400 million. Beyoncé has worked hard to build her wealth and spends it lavishly — see what she buys.
Politics 2020-04-23T16:21:00Z

Meet North Korea's most powerful woman, Kim Yo Jong: Kim Jong Un's 30-something sister who could lead the country if something happens to him since his heirs are too young

Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, frequently appears side by side with her brother, and plays a key role in his administration.
Tech 2020-04-23T16:09:08Z

This is what getting married over Zoom is like, according to 2 couples who had to change their wedding plans due to the coronavirus

Couples who have had their weddings cancelled or postponed are getting married over Zoom, and they're finding creative ways to get guests involved.
Strategy 2020-04-23T14:56:00Z

Psychologists recommend taking these 4 steps to improve your mental health if you recently lost your job and are struggling with depression

If the novel coronavirus has led to you losing your job, try not to despair. A psychologist shares steps for dealing with "unemployment depression."
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