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23 items of men's clothing jargon that you don't know the definition of and are too afraid to ask


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Magazines and websites will often use fancy jargon when talking about men's clothing and fashion. Though not on purpose, this can actually alienate a lot of readers.

What's a lapel? Who has ever heard of the difference between an Oxford and a blucher? 

But just because these terms are treated like common knowledge and bandied about doesn't mean everyone knows what they mean.

So, if you're not all caught up with these terms and you're too afraid to ask, we created this handy men's fashion jargon cheat sheet.



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The folded fabric on the front of a suit jacket's collar. It's usually notched or peak and should be in proportion, width-wise, to your tie.

Shawl Collar

A type of lapel with no notch or fold. A shawl collar, also known as a shawl lapel, runs unbroken from the top of the collar to the buttons.






A piece that has been crafted to the customer's specifications. The client is measured and has the option to choose everything from fabric to stitching. 

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The best pot shops in every state where weed is legal


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Americans spent over $5 billion on legal medical and recreational marijuana in 2015. That's more than what they dropped on Doritos, Cheetos, and Funyuns combined.

These transactions didn't go down in seedy back alleys. These days, patients and weed enthusiasts pay visit to brick-and-mortar shops across America, where smoke-able marijuana, infused foods, concentrates, and pot paraphernalia are sold legally.

Twenty-five states and the District of Columbia currently have laws legalizing marijuana in some form (for medical or recreational purposes), and voters in another five states will cast ballots for legalization this November.

With dispensaries likely to start cropping up on more street corners this fall, we set out to identify the existing shops setting the bar in marijuana retail. We teamed up with Leafly, the world's premiere cannabis information resource, to find the best dispensaries across the US.

Leafly, often called the "Yelp of weed" for its dispensary and strain reviews, publishes a monthly Leafly List of the buzziest dispensaries in North America (for the purposes of our list, we stuck to US-only). Leafly's algorithm uses an array of weighted metrics designed to highlight top performers in categories like service, atmosphere, product quality, and customer engagement.

For this particular list, Leafly drew on data from the past six months and tweaked the algorithm slightly to ensure a level playing field for dispensaries from every region.

Here are the 25 pot shops blazing a trail in the industry.

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25. The Grove

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Score: 95.8 out of 100

The Grove has no trouble fitting in near the Las Vegas Strip with its neon green siding and name in lights. The medical marijuana dispensary offers product for patients from all walks of life, including a signature joint rolled in gold-plated paper.

The shop also accepts out-of-state medicinal marijuana cards for easy access.

Find it here.

24. Have a Heart — Skyway

Location: Seattle, Washington

Score: 96.11

When canna-tourists touch down in Seattle, their first stop might be Have a Heart — Skyway, located eight minutes from the airport. The company's longstanding relationships with local growers helps them provide high quality recreational marijuana at fair prices.

The shop even got the ultimate weed smoker stamp of approval when Snoop Dogg visited in April.

Find it here.

23. High Quality Compassion

Location: Corvallis, Oregon

Score: 96:22

High Quality Compassion — pun intended — bills itself as a mission-driven dispensary where patients and enthusiasts can live life to the fullest through cannabis consumption.

Customers receive a free pre-roll joint with every purchase on the first Sunday of the month.

Find it here.

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Tom Brady perfectly sums up why well-fitting clothes are the key to looking good


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Tom Brady is well-known for his style, both on and off the field. To Brady, there's really only one rule that everyone should follow — and it especially applies to men.

"Men always want and love when women wear tight and fitted clothing, right? And you're like, 'Wow, she looks so beautiful.' And then you have men who dress like slobs, and you're like, 'What's the deal with these big and baggy suits,'" Brady recently said in an interview with Bloomberg.

"Fit is key," he added.

If a piece of clothing doesn't fit you well, it doesn't matter how high-quality the material is, what color it is, or how much you spent on it — it just won't look good.

If something doesn't fit you, the extra fabric bunches in an unflattering way. Worse, it could also make you look larger than you actually are. It's worth taking the time to visit the tailor. You have nothing to hide — especially if you're an athletic guy like Brady.

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After 21 years working 9-5, this woman built herself a brand new career traveling the world


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Cacinda Maloney has always traveled.

At the start of her 21 years as a licensed chiropractor, a business coach advised her to travel every six weeks.

She and her husband "thought he was crazy at first, especially since we had just graduated from college with our doctorate degrees and in debt of college loans at $100,000 each," she told Business Insider in an email.

"We were go-getters who were ready to work after 10 years of college. However, the advice he gave us ended up being the best advice we have ever received from a coach."

So, while building and running an Arizona chiropractic practice with her husband, Maloney made regular travel a priority. In 2014, she made it her profession as well, leaving the practice's daily management to her husband and beginning a new career as a travel entrepreneur.

Maloney, who runs PointsandTravel.com and its associated Facebook and Instagram pages, is today a Travelocity ambassador who's visited over 50 countries so far. While her husband and two teenage sons sometimes join, she takes the majority of adventures on her own.

Below, Maloney tells Business Insider what it's like to leave an established career, the realities of a life lived on and off the road, and the challenges of building a career that sends you around the world.

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She had started PointsandTravel.com in 2012 as a way to document her travels. That year, she visited eight countries and 38 cities. In 2013, she did about the same.

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In Palawan, the Philippines.

By 2014, Maloney had reached a crossroads. "I was extremely busy at the clinic and then became busy at PointsandTravel.com and I knew something had to give. It was a good thing, but there was just too much work!" she said.

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In Wadi Rum, Jordan.

"I had been working long hours for years and was ready for a break," Maloney remembers. "I was one of the lucky ones, who had built-in vacations every six weeks of my life for over 20 years. But still, I was tired of the same routine."

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At the Hill of Crosses, Lithuania.

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Nobody wants to buy Peter Thiel's $8 million San Francisco mansion


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Peter Thiel, billionaire co-founder of PayPal and a partner at Founders Fund, is apparently moving out of his mansion in San Francisco's Marina District. The billionaire venture capitalist listed the massive two-in-one property for $9.25 million in May, but it has yet to move off the market and now has a new listing price: $8 million.

It has some pretty extravagant features, including a penthouse lounge, elevator, and panoramic views of both the Golden Gate Bridge and the Palace of Fine Arts. Thiel bought the home for $6.5 million in 2010, property records show.

Thiel, who secretly funded Hulk Hogan's high-profile lawsuit against Gawker, also reportedly owns property in Los Angeles and on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Justin Fichelson, now of Venture Sotheby's International Realty, has the listing.

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The home is situated behind a large gate at the end of a private path.

It's just across the street from the Palace of Fine Arts, which you can spot from various points in the home.

Golden Gate Bridge views are another major selling point.

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18 teachers share what they wish they knew before they started teaching


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There are quite a few steps you need to take before you become a teacher.

To become an elementary school teacher in a public school, for example, you not only need to hold a bachelor's degree, but you also need to prove you have the skills necessary to teach elementary education and have a certain number of hours of supervised educational experience under your belt.

All this job training can only take you so far, however, and inevitably you enter the teaching world not entirely prepared for what's ahead.

To help prevent aspiring teachers from getting caught by surprise, we asked teachers everywhere what's one thing they wish they knew before becoming a teacher, and more than 50 teachers responded.

We've anonymously included some of their answers here:

Politics play a huge role

"I wish I knew how political education was. I don't think I was prepared for that."

It's a lot of work

"There is a ton of paperwork, and the job is 24/7. During the school year it is very hard to find a balance between being super teacher and finding time to be one's own person."

The job is so rewarding

"I never expected to love teaching as much as I do."

Your days rarely end when the bell rings

"The paperwork never stops, and it's not just grading, which would be fine — it's the district and state mandated paperwork on top of everything else."

Being an extrovert only carries you so far

"The amount of time you spend in front of a group is exhausting. Having a bad day is magnified in direct relation to how long you have to 'be on' and pretend you are not having a bad day. School isn't just about making a fool out of yourself in front of students. A school is an incredibly social environment where you will also have thousands of opportunities to put your foot in your mouth in front of colleagues, administrators, counselors, and maintenance staff."

It's really not about teaching what you love

"It's about managing the classroom beyond everything else."

You're held responsible for things that are completely out of your control

"I had students who were absent about 50% of the time. I had high school students come in and steal my stuff, push me into walls, refuse to do any work, curse at me and say sexual things to me, and run around the classroom screaming, and I got zero — ZERO — support from the administration. And when these kids inevitably were failing, I was told it was my fault, because my lessons weren't engaging enough."

Parent involvement is key

"Build up relationships with adults as much as you do the children."

You can be stretched thin

"I wish I knew that teaching was such an exploitative career. Not only are you responsible for the behavior and performance of almost a hundred other humans, but it's assumed you're available to teach up to five distinct preps per semester, often without any resources provided by the school. The amount of work involved in such an endeavor is immense and results in a lot of stress and hardly any time for the self.

"For example, if this year I teach US history and world history, next year I might be asked to teach geography, economics, and psychology, even if I have little background in these subjects. While a challenge is wonderful, there is a point when a challenge just weighs you down so much that you're like a walking dead person.

"Basically, as a certified social studies secondary-school teacher, I can be required to teach any of the subjects within the broad category of "social studies" any semester. This is like a programmer being asked to program in a different language every year. Sure, it's fun, but it's also a huge investment of time and energy."

There's no job security

"I could be replaced by any other certified teacher. My years of experience, performance, and relationships in the school community are irrelevant. The system is more concerned with how much work can be gotten out of me, not whether the load is sustainable or negatively affecting my teaching and life. If I complain, I'll be replaced. I could seek work at another school of course, but the schools that have the most jobs available are those with the most discipline issues."

You need to be flexible on a daily basis

"Lesson plans can change the hour before class starts, or you only might be able to get through half of a lesson because something unexpected happened in class, or you realize too late that the kids really aren't ready to move on to the next activity. It's easy to get frustrated with that, but part of what I find is helpful to be an effective teacher is to just take a deep breath and realize that the days never really go as you carefully planned."

Don't expect any breaks

"When you need a minute or two to leave the classroom — maybe you don't feel well, the class is full-moon crazy, or you have to use the bathroom — you are not getting it."

Teaching isn't just about teaching

"We spend more time doing things unrelated to helping the children just so we can keep our job."

You can worry a lot about your students

"I was not prepared to hear about the living situations my students were living in, who had custody of them, or what they had witnessed at such a young age."

There is no separation of work and home

"You're always thinking about 'your babies.'"

Your boss matters

"Your happiness and success as a teacher depends to a certain extent on your principal."

You get emotionally invested in your students

"You will never NOT care about the kids."

It can be exhausting and very stressful

"You probably won't have much of a social life, and you'll end up spending a great deal of money on other people's children."

Responses have been edited for clarity.

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10 cities where college graduates owe more than they earn


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Students rack up thousands of dollars in loans working their way through college on the assumption that a degree opens doors to the high-paying jobs that will help them pay it all off and become financially independent. But unfortunately, that's not always true. 

Despite increases in student loan debt, not all local economies are equipped to offer the salaries necessary for graduates to get out of the red.

Credit Sesame, a credit and loan management company, took a look at the places where the median annual income for those with a bachelor's degree or higher is less than the average student loan balance. In short, places where graduates owe more than they're earning. 

To find these cities, Credit Sesame analyzed its database of over eight million people, comparing average student loan debt per person to median annual household income in locations with a minimum of 350 Credit Sesame members. 

While cities like San Francisco and New York have a high cost of living, the prevalence of lucrative jobs in tech and finance tempers the debt-to-income ratio. Credit Sesame found that cities without a major industry like these typically offer lower salaries, so residents remain saddled with debt.

Read on to see 10 cities where college graduates earn less per year on average than they owe in student loans. 

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10. Richmond, Virginia

Average student loan balance per person: $52,810

Median salary for graduates with at least a bachelor's degree: $42,499

Debt-to-income ratio: 124%

9. Nashville, Tennessee

Average student loan balance per person: $52,253

Median salary for graduates with at least a bachelor's degree: $42,016

Debt-to-income ratio: 124%

8. Dayton, Ohio

Average student loan balance per person: $43,144

Median salary for graduates with at least a bachelor's degree: $33,762

Debt-to-income ratio: 128%

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A 'Survivor' winner used his $1 million prize to open this 'glamping' retreat


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Eight years ago, high school teacher Bob Crowley was sleeping on the jungle floor.

These days, he charges others to do (more or less) the same.

Crowley, the winner of the 17th season of "Survivor" and the oldest person to take home the prize, used part of his $1 million award to build a campground outside Portland, Maine. His retreat offers peace and quiet in the great outdoors — though not without creature comforts.

bob crowley survivor winner"I would say we lean towards 'glamping,'" Crowley, 65, tells Business Insider.

Guests shouldn't expect to rough it at Maine Forest Yurts quite as much as Crowley did on the show.

In 2008, Crowley spent his summer break from teaching physics in Maine stranded in the rainforest of the central African nation of Gabon. A self-described hybrid of Indiana Jones and Robinson Crusoe, the natural outdoorsman set out to prove nice guys can win on "Survivor."

He played fairly. He formed alliances and kept them. And he won three consecutive immunity challenges, helping him "outwit, outplay, and outlast" his competition. Crowley returned to his native Maine with $1 million.

After paying off bills and setting aside funds for taxes, Crowley and his wife, Peggy, looked to the hospitality industry to start the next chapter of their lives.

During their 30-plus years living in South Portland, the couple came to acquire some 100 acres of remote Maine woods. The thickly forested land surrounds a pond, and in winter, you can't make out a single house through the trees. The family would visit and cook hot dogs and beans over open fires. Otters, beavers, kingfishers, and a couple of eagles also call it home.

In the winter of 2013, the family constructed their first yurt  a circular, portable tent used by the nomadic people in Central Asia for thousands of years (and now favored by glamping resorts and hippies alike). Crowley's three yurts feature hardwood flooring, a wood stove for warmth, a gas stove for cooking, and furniture Crowley built using wood found on the property. Natural light radiates out from the center.

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Guests pay $125 a night to rent a yurt. The company sells out through summer.

"Glamping," or glamorous camping, has caught on in recent years. People who want to enjoy nature without buying camping equipment or getting dirty enjoy the five-star accommodations that glamping provides. 

At Maine Forest Yurts, accessibility trumps luxury on the list of priorities.

The resort welcomes school groups, active military and veterans, and non-profit groups, like the Special Olympics, to stay in yurts for free. It manages to do so through an annual fundraising event called the Durham Warriors Project, where applicants from across the country (including some former "Survivor" contestants) compete in challenges inspired by the show. Their donations fund over 100 guests' stays annually.


Crowley loves entertaining guests with stories of his adventures in Gabon as he tours them around the property. But "Survivor" fans make up only about 10% of the guests, he says.

Life in rural Maine suits Crowley. But he wouldn't say no if CBS asked him to return to "Survivor" for a later reunion season.

"I would hang up this phone and run right out the door," Crowley says.

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The 15 best books to read on your commute


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Your daily commute is built-in downtime. Instead of mindlessly playing Candy Crush while on the train, why not stimulate your brain a little bit with a book?

Our friends at Amazon put together a list of the best books for your commute. Whether they're divided into small chapters, filled with tips to get you ahead at work, or just feature a train prominently, these 15 books are perfect for reading on the way to and from the office.

We've included blurbs written by Amazon editor Chris Schluep

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"Outliers: The Story of Success" by Malcolm Gladwell

"Gladwell might be the perfect nonfiction read for the commuter. His chapters are short, his ideas generally compelling, and you'll draw at least one or two subjects for water cooler discussion with each few pages read."

Buy it on Amazon.

"Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything" by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

"Statistics meets pop culture in this book. You may find yourself looking forward to your commute just a little more."

Buy it on Amazon.

"Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson

"Apple may be taking a hit these days, but that's partly because Jobs did so much to build the company to greatness. This is one of the best business biographies of recent times."

Buy it on Amazon.

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The one most effective way ordinary travelers can get a free flight upgrade


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It is possible for ordinary travellers to get a free upgrade without air miles, especially if he or she has a flexible schedule, according to frequent flier and points expert Gilbert Ott, who runs the air miles site God Save the Points.

Ott has made a career out of helping fliers use miles to get free seats in business and first class. He even once bagged a free ride on a private jet.

"Upgrades are generally a function of loyalty and money spent," according to Ott, though he says there is one effective way to get an upgrade that does not require thousands of miles or elite status.

Use oversold flights and schedule changes in your favour

One "very good trick" to getting an upgrade "is to use oversold flights and schedule changes to your advantage," Ott told Business Insider.

"If the flight’s oversold, [the airline will] usually ask for volunteers who are willing to take the next flight," he said. "I call that a 'bumpertunity.'"

Flexible travellers who are happy to take the next flight are more likely to get money back from the airline for the inconvenience, Ott explained, adding that many airlines will also let you fly up-front on the flight you're moved to.

Ott gives a hypothetical example of an oversold flight to Los Angeles, for which he has paid $300 (about £231). In return for switching to another flight, the airline might give him a $500 (£385) voucher for future travel and bump him up to business class if there's space.

"I’m getting more money than I actually paid for the ticket and quite often I’ll also get the upgrade too," he said. "That’s your best opportunity if you don’t have miles or status with the airline."

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Admittedly, for people who do have miles, getting an upgrade is easier. In that case, Ott recommends booking "flights that have instantly upgradeable space."

"If I’m booked on Virgin Atlantic economy and I want to upgrade to premium or business, I’d look before I book my flight to see if that flight has seats available in business or premium and if it does then I’d be able to upgrade instantly," he said. "I’d make the cash booking and then 20 seconds later I’d call, and boom, I’m upgraded."

As for old-fashioned methods of getting an upgrade, Ott says not to bother. "Wear the suit, put on the cast and pretend you’ve got a broken leg — that’s not gonna happen."

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The duo who replaced all the billboards in a tube station with cats to protest advertising have just been hired by an ad agency


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London ad agency Wieden + Kennedy has hired the creative duo behind the successful Kickstarter campaign to replace all the ads in a tube station with photos of cats.

Katy Edelsten and Chloe Cordon raised £23,131 ($30,029) for their "Citizens Advertising Takeover Service" (CATS) campaign, which is still live, and saw Clapham Common tube station plastered with pictures of cats instead of its usual advertisements for two weeks.

Glimpse, the collective behind the campaign, said it hoped the stunt would help lost cats find homes and show how the space could be used to cheer people up, rather than trying to persuade them to buy things.

The Kickstarter read: "Wouldn’t it be great not to worry about the holiday we can't afford, the car we don’t need, or the body we don’t have? Imagine a world where public spaces made you feel pawsitive."

katy and chloCordon and Edelsten had picked up a work placement at another London-based agency, 101, but now they've been hired on a permanent basis at Wieden + Kennedy.

Iain Tait, executive creative director at Wieden + Kennedy London, told Business Insider he came across the pair's portfolio when judging the Cream Awards, which recognizes up-and-coming creative talent.

Tait said: "I saw their work and immediately emailed them to say how much I loved it. Simultaneously, I sent an email to a bunch of people in the agency and said: 'Please can we hire these two, immediately.' They came in and met a few people an there was immediate chemistry."

He added that the agency didn't just hire Cordon and Edelsten thanks to the cats campaign, but that it was a piece of work that demonstrates five things that are important to the company. In Tait's words:

  1. A healthy disregard for advertising
  2. A talent for making important social points through humour/silliness.
  3. A willingness to collaborate with others.
  4. A recognition of the cultural value of cats.
  5. Most importantly: They went and did it.  you see lots of great ideas in young creatives’ portfolios but not enough of them grab hold of the tools that are available and make things happen.

Wieden + Kennedy also announced five other hires into its creative team on Wednesday.

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A science-fiction dream shoe predicted in 1989 will finally go on sale in November


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Nike's HyperAdapt 1.0 self-lacing sneakers will finally go on sale November 28, according to a tweet sent by the company's director of public relations.

According to the tweet, the shoes will only be available at select Nike store locations and will require an appointment for both "experience" and purchase.

There's no confirmation on price, but according to Wired's report on the development, the shoes will not be cheap.

The shoes were first announced by Nike to great fanfare at its innovation conference in March. Nike CEO Mark Parker later went on CNBC to claim that self-lacing sneakers will be as big as self-driving cars in the future, with both mainstream appeal and application.

The first shoe, the HyperAdapt 1.0, will feature the signature adaptive fit, which senses when the wearer's foot is in the shoe using a pressure sensor, and automatically tightens the straps until it senses resistance based on an "algorithmic pressure equation," according to Wired. Buttons near the tongue of the shoe provide customized adjustment if the shoe feels too tight or too loose.

LED lights on the sole will tell you when the shoe is tightening and low on battery charge. The shoes will need to be charged like a gadget to work. It will take 3 hours to achieve a full charge, which will last two weeks.

The technology took 11 years for Nike to research and develop.

"We're talking about a project that's maybe the most difficult in the history of footwear," Nike VP Tinker Hatfield told Wired.

Self-lacing sneakers first entered the public consciousness in 1989's "Back to the Future II," which featured a futuristic version of self-lacing sneakers called the Nike Mag. Nike produced a few Nike Mag versions for charity, and even sent Michael J. Fox a pair. This is the first time the self-lacing technology will be available in a mass-produced shoe.


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The world's most powerful passports let travelers into 158 countries without a visa


travel planeIf you have citizenship in Sweden or Germany, you have one of the two most powerful passports in the worldSwedes and Germans can fly to 158 countries without ever purchasing or showing a visa.

This makes international travel cheaper and easier than it is for citizens of other countries; those from Syria and Somalia, by contrast, can only enter 31 countries without a visa.

These stark differences are revealed in the Passport Index, which ranks countries based on the number of nations where citizens can go without getting a visa. Global financial advisory firm Arton Capital compiled government data from 193 countries and six territories to create the 2016 ranking.

Sweden's and Germany's passports are the most powerful because their governments have signed more mutual agreements with other countries to allow for visa-free travel. By comparison, US citizens can go to 155 countries without a visa, which puts it behind 13 other countries on the Index.

A passport's power can fluctuate month-to-month, depending on a country's relationships with other countries. And even if no visa is required, the amount of time travelers are permitted to spend in a given place varies; for example, German citizens can go to Peru without a visa for six months, but they can go to Thailand for only 30 days visa-free.

People with Swedish passports can travel visa-free to Vietnam — a liberty citizens of the US and Germany do not have. Just 21 countries in the world can enter Vietnam visa-free.

Germany's citizens are able to go to Bahrain and Lebanon without purchasing a visa, a privilege that only 63 other countries and territories have (and the US is not one of them).

Those with German or Swedish passports still need to get a visa when going to places like China and Australia, however. China only allows citizens of 11 countries to enter without a visa — that list includes Fiji, Ecuador and Japan.

But Swedish and German citizens are lucky to have their traveling power nonetheless.

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Business Insider is hiring a social media intern


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Business Insider is looking for a paid intern to join our growing social media team. This team manages the site's Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media accounts, and directs our social media strategy across the web.

The social media intern will learn how to grow an audience for a large digital news site, how to engage readers across a variety of mediums, and how to identify trending stories.

Responsibilities include writing Facebook posts, tweets, and other posts for social media, working with editors to identify and promote stories, and engaging with readers.

The ideal candidate has a voracious appetite for news and a knack for finding stories that people want to share. He or she should be obsessed with Facebook, active on Twitter, and inherently interested in the news.

He or she should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, possess excellent communication skills, and be excited about building Business Insider's social media presence. A background in journalism or social media is a huge plus.

Please note that this internship requires that you work in our Manhattan office. The internship term runs for approximately six months, with some flexibility on start and end dates.

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A 58-story skyscraper in San Francisco is sinking and people are fighting over whose fault it is


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The Millennium Tower rises 58 stories above San Francisco's Financial District.

But as the saying goes, the higher you rise, the further you fall.

City officials are scrambling to figure out the series of events that led to the development and sinking of the $350 million Millennium Tower. The skyscraper, which houses some 400multimillion-dollar condos, has sunk 16 inches and tilted two inches since it opened in 2009. All told, it could sink over 30 inches, according to CBS.

While the building is not currently at risk of keeling over, residents are furious that their property values are plummeting, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The city will hold a hearing starting September 22 to piece together statements from the high-rise's developers and city officials about what caused the sinking.

Here's everything you need to know about the Millennium Tower.

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Millennium Tower sits on the edge of San Francisco's eastern shoreline.

The luxury condo building soars 645 feet, making it the tallest concrete structure in San Francisco and providing unparalleled views of the Bay Area.

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Completed in 2008, the Millennium Tower includes top-notch amenities, including a pool, fitness center, wine cellar and tasting room, and concierge service.

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How a former lawyer quit his office job to revolutionize how men buy luxury bespoke suits


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"Every man — I don't care who it is — needs at least one good suit in their closet," Michael Andrews tells me from the personal study in his Noho, Manhattan tailoring studio. He's wearing a three-piece suit and has his "Bo-Jack" dog —half Boston Terrier, half Jack Russell Terrier — in his lap.

"This idea that you could show up to someone's wedding in cut-off shorts and flip-flops is, I think, disrespectful."

Andrews is the founder of an eponymous tailoring studio, Michael Andrews Bespoke, in New York City. Andrews calls himself a "recovering [mergers and acquisitions] lawyer" who wanted to do something different when he opened the studio in 2006.

One of the many things Andrews took away from his time as a lawyer was just how important a suit is. After failing to find exactly the kind of suit he was looking for — a modern slim cut with traditional high-quality fabrics — Andrews decided to create his own service to make one. He moonlighted as a tailor making bespoke garments with a team for a few years before ultimately quitting his job as a lawyer to focus on his business.

"I approach this very much the way I did as an attorney," Andrews said. "From the time we make the appointment to the time you take your garments home, we've executed everything the way we said we were going to do."

Just as in the legal professional, tailoring requires a certain attention to detail.

"You don't want to play 'Where's Waldo' with me," Andrews joked.

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The Michael Andrews Bespoke studio is not on a main street. It's tucked into Great Jones Alley, which requires visitors to be buzzed in for access.

When you enter Michael Andrews Bespoke, a well-appointed wallpapered waiting room greets you.

The studio has the feel of a luxury hotel bar.

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Business Insider is hiring a paid editorial syndication intern


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Business Insider is looking for a paid intern to join Business Insider’s syndication team immediately. This team manages BI’s network of 500+ syndication partnerships, and also takes the lead on exciting special projects that help the site grow.

This internship will teach you the ins and outs of how a digital news site operates, from selecting stories to forming strategic editorial partnerships. You will also build your editing, communication, and management skills—all valuable tools that will serve you well no matter where you work.

The ideal candidate is a highly organized person who gets details right the first time. They also must be able to juggle a variety of tasks on a daily basis and have a good instinct for what readers will find interesting.

Among other things, this intern’s responsibilities would be to:

  • Assist the syndication editor with managing special projects and top syndication partnerships
  • Review and select stories from our partners and rewrite headlines to fit Business Insider style (piques your curiosity without overselling)
  • Become familiar with a variety of verticals and search for potential syndication partners across all topic areas

A background in journalism or experience with managing a blog is a huge plus. Copy-editing skills and light HTML will come in handy, too. We’re looking for a voracious news reader who is eager to learn more about the digital media world.

APPLY HERE with your resume and a cover letter about why this position appeals to you.

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9 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success


It's OK to mess around during your 20s. But your 30s are the ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the rest of your life.

From your health to your money and your relationships, here are nine lifestyle tweaks you can make to lay the foundation for lifelong success.

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Students in Copenhagen can pay $600 month to live in these floating shipping container dorms


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If you're a student in Copenhagen, your next dorm could be on the water, quite literally.

Urban Riggers, a sustainable housing startup founded in 2013, is making floating communities of dorms available to college students at $600 a month.

The dorms, which are modular and made of low-cost shipping containers, are less grungy than you might expect. They each include a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen, which are all private. There are also common spaces — a courtyard, kayak landing, bathing platform, barbecue area, and roof terrace.

Bjarke Ingels, the renowned Danish architect whose firm has a 10% stake in Urban Riggers designed the units. The first unit (consisting of 12 dorm rooms) opened to the public on September 21.

Let's take a look inside.

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The first shipping container unit in Copenhagen is accessible by a bridge. A solar array on top of one of the containers powers the homes, and for heating and cooling, the units draw on the surrounding water.

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Each unit contains six shipping containers arranged in triangles. The center space here has a courtyard.

Upstairs, there are boardwalks and roof terraces that offer a terrific view of the city.

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