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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel and supermodel Miranda Kerr are honeymooning on a luxurious island in Fiji


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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel and supermodel Miranda Kerr were married during an intimate ceremony with only 50 guests in attendance at their home last month. Now the newlyweds are honeymooning on the private island of Laucala in Fiji, according to Harper's Bazaar.

The resort is owned by Red Bull billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz and costs between $12,800 and $60,000 per night. There are 25 villas for guests to choose from, each with a private pool.

Below, see everything the resort and the island have to offer.

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Laucala Island is 3,500 acres of land surrounded by clear-water lagoons.

The island and resort are owned by Red Bull's billionaire CEO and cofounder, Dietrich Mateschitz. According to reports, Spiegel and Kerr are staying in Mateschitz' personal residence during their honeymoon.

Source: Harper's Bazaar, Business Insider

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'No one is eating so therefore no one's pooping': Leaked emails show chaos in days leading up to doomed Fyre Festival


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In the weeks leading up to the Fyre Festival, emails sent between organizers and leaked to Mic News show a management team frantically trying to figure out both housing and bathroom situations before guests were set to arrive.  

The Fyre Festival, which was supposed to be a weekend of luxury and music performances on Great Exuma in the Bahamas, had been organized by rapper Ja Rule and tech entrepreneur Billy McFarland. 

An email exchange with the subject line "RED FLAG- BATHROOMS/ SHOWER SHIPPING" shows organizers trying to stretch funds as far as possible as they dealt with the unexpectedly high cost of shipping toilets to the island. The email exchange began on April 3, a mere three weeks before the festival was scheduled to begin.

"We have to move quick on this or we are in a s----- place, lol. Sorry," one organizer, who clearly understood the gravity of the situation, said.

As prices ballooned, senior members of the team looking to cut costs asked if it was possible to cut down on the number of toilets shipped to the island to half the recommend number, based on the formulas given by vendors.

"If we cut it in half, we would just have double the line wait? I'm seeing some sites that say we could get away with 75 toilets," the senior member wrote, linking to resources meant for putting on music festivals without overnight accommodations.

Another organizer in the exchange, remarking on the fact that the event's caterer, Starr Catering Group, had pulled out, joked, "No one is eating so therefore no ones pooping."

In another exchange on April 20 titled "***DO NOT IGNORE*** HOUSING UPDATE & ACTION ITEMS FOR YOU" a consultant working on accommodations relayed the bad news that there was not enough space for the number of tickets sold.

He recommended cutting "the 50 lowest paying customers" as well as 130 members of staff and security from the first weekend.

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As it looked clear that the "luxury villas" influencers were promised were unlikely to materialize, the consultant tried to get Fyre's marketing team to dampen expectations and become more transparent with VIP guests.

"It is my opinion based on conversations with influencers, that the majority of them are not going to receive what they were promised," the consultant wrote. "In speaking to even low level influencers, it was clear they expected their own rooms at private villas on the beach. Of course, these villas don't exist."

Several lawsuits have been filed against the Fyre Festival organizers. The suits name founders Ja Rule and Billy McFarland specifically, as well as the PR firms who helped to promote the event. The suits alleged that the organizers knew beforehand that the festival would not be able to live up to its lofty promises

If you have information on the Fyre Festival you wish to share with Business Insider confidentially, please contact this reporter at dgreen@businessinsider.com.

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Chance the Rapper gave a huge nod to Kanye West by covering 3 of his songs in a row at his New York show


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Chance the Rapper has solidified his status as one of the most talented rappers of his generation and pioneers in the music industry over the last year.

The 24-year-old independent rapper made Grammys history in February when he won a Grammy for best rap performance for the song "No Problem," off his hit album "Coloring Book." It was the first track off a streaming-only album to win a Grammy.

Chance, who famously doesn't have a record deal and doesn't sell his albums, won two more Grammys for Best Rap Album and Best New Artist this year.

This is all to say that the self-made man doesn't really need to pay respect to anybody. And yet, on Friday at the Governors Ball music festival in New York City, Chance took a chunk out of his headlining set to perform covers of three songs from one of his hip-hop heroes: Kanye West.

Chance played renditions of "Waves," "Father Stretch My Hands," and "Ultralight Beam" — all tracks from West's 2016 "The Life of Pablo" — amidst a set full of his own mega-hits including "No Problem," "Sunday Candy," and "Angels."

It's worth noting that Chance worked on a number of tracks for "Pablo," earning writing credits on all three of those songs, and production credits on "Ultralight Beam."

Here's a bit of Waves:

And Ultralight Beam:

I was too busy enjoying the show to film "Father Stretch My Hands," but here it is at Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Colorado last month:

And bonus video of Chance coming out for Francis and the Lights' "May I Have This Dance" (They did the song together again during Chance's set):

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A lot of people think Apple's new HomePod speaker looks like a roll of toilet paper...or a marshmallow (AAPL)


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Apple unveiled a new smart home speaker at its big annual conference on Monday, a bold move by the iPhone-maker to catch up to Amazon and Google, which each have similar products for sale.

Apple's $350 HomePod combines the rich audio quality of Sonos speakers with the smarts of Siri, Apple's virtual assistant. That means the device can do anything from playing music to dimming the living room lights when users talk to it.

The device doesn't ship until later this year, so it's too early to say how it will compare to the rival Amazon Echo or Google Home products. But the HomePod's design and name quickly generated a flood of jokes and comments on Twitter, with many commenters noting its resemblence to a roll of toilet paper. 

We're not sure what this guy is saying, but we're guessing he's making a similar joke:

 This guy already has an Amazon Echo smart speaker, but wanted to dress it up with some Apple-inspired stylings:


Some people likened the HomePod's look to that of a marshmallow:

Or a chiclet: 

The HomePod's cylindrical shape also reminded some people of another recently decomissioned Apple product. 


Not even the speaker's internal hardware was spared. 

Business Insider's own Matt Weinberger noted the increasing amount of felt that each company has added to their smart speaker:  

The HomePod name was also a source of amusement:

 Best of all, though, was the user who pointed out the missed opportunity in naming the new device. 

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Shoppers are abandoning Sears — here's where they are going instead



Sears was once the largest department store in the US.

But after years of sales declines, it's closing hundreds of stores and selling off assets, and analysts are now predicting it could soon go bankrupt.

The company's decline has left a multi-billion-dollar market up for grabs, as shoppers abandon its stores and spend their money elsewhere.

Most of these customers are migrating to off-price retailers like Home Goods, Marshalls, TJ Max, and Ross Stores, and to a lesser extent, JCPenney, according to a new analysis by Cowen & Company analyst Oliver Chen. 

Home Goods has seen the biggest gains as a result of Sears' decline over the past two years, followed by Marshalls and TJ Maxx, according to a Cowen survey.

These brands are all well positioned to continue gaining share of Sears' customers, Chen wrote.

JCPenney also stands to gain market share since it has been aggressively expanding its home department by adding appliance showrooms and conducting home service tests, he said.

Walmart and Costco may also benefit from some share gains, given existing traffic momentum and attractive low prices, he said. 

Chen also analyzed the demographics of Sears and Kmart shoppers to find out which chains had the most similarities between them. 

He found that the average household incomes of Sears and Kmart shoppers, at $62,200 and $56,500, respectively, most closely resemble those at Burlington ($61,700) Ross Stores ($63,300) and JCPenney ($64,000).

The average Sears' shopper, at about 43 years old, is most similar to JCPenney (also 43 years old) and Kohl's (44 years old).

Overall, it appears that the booming off-price industry has the most to gain from Sears' decline.

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The 10 most expensive beach towns in the US — where you have to be a millionaire to buy a home


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Beach season is upon us. If you're in the market for an affordable summer home within spitting distance of the ocean spray, there are some under-the-radar places across the US where you can nab a beach house for less than $250,000

In other places, you'd better be a millionaire or billionaire if you want to get a showing.

In ritzy summer vacation spots like the Hamptons, Malibu, or Nantucket, for instance, the median price for property currently exceeds $3 million, according to a report from Realtor.com. 

Realtor.com dug through its database to find the most expensive beachfront locales in America. It limited its scope to beach cities with populations between 1,000 to 100,000 and that had at least 30 properties on the market. And to ensure some geographic diversity, Realtor.com capped its list to two towns per state separated by at least 30 miles. 

In Malibu, the most expensive beach town in the US, one neighborhood along the surf has earned the moniker "Billionaire's Beach." Music mogul David Geffen reportedly sold his home there last year for $85 million.

Read on for the rest of the 10 most expensive beach towns to buy a home — each of which has a median home price over $1.4 million.

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10. Anna Maria, Florida

Population: 1,626

Median home price: $1.4 million

9. Avalon, New Jersey

Population: 1,297

Median home price: $1.46 million

8. Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts (Martha's Vineyard)


Median home price: $1.5 million

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The 13 best adults-only, all-inclusive hotels in the Caribbean


Casa Velas Hotel BoutiqueFor couples looking for a relaxing and hassle-free holiday, the adults-only, all-inclusive resort is a good place to start.

With all of your food and drink included in the price, all you need to worry about is having an appetite. 

We teamed up with Hotels.com to find the 13 best adults-only, all-inclusive hotels in the Caribbean, based on those that had guest review scores of 4 or higher (out of 5) on the website. The hotels are arranged in ascending order according to average guest rating. 

Consider it inspiration for your next sunny Caribbean vacation.

Talia Avakian contributed reporting to an earlier version of this article.

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13. Riu Palace Antillas all Inclusive-Noord, Aruba

Hotels.com average guest rating: 4/5

Price: $319/night

Riu Palace Antillas is on the island of Aruba, just off the coast of Venezuela. It has a strict "no spring-breakers" policy that aims to make it as relaxing as possible for its adult guests. Its spa offers calming beauty and hair treatments. 

12. Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia, Resort & Spa-Cap Estate, St. Lucia

Hotels.com average guest rating: 4/5 

Price: From $383/night

The Royalton St. Lucia is not an entirely adult-only resort. However, it does have a separate 166-room section, known as "The Hideaway," which is kept entirely separate for adult guests. When it comes to eating or hitting the spa, they will have to mingle with others. 

11. Sonesta Ocean Point All Inclusive Resort, Lowlands-Lowlands, Saint Martin

Hotels.com average guest rating: 4.1/5

Price: From $397/night

Sonesta Ocean Point is on the idyllic island of Saint Martin in the Caribbean. It's the largest hotel on the island and has more than enough facilities to keep guests occupied. During the day, there are three outdoor pools, a gym, a spa, and plenty of beach cabanas to relax in. At night, you can head to its three restaurants, five clubs, casino, or theater.

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Justin Trudeau celebrated World Environment Day by kayaking down the Niagara River — and the photos are fantastic



To celebrate World Environment Day, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the chance to kayak down the Niagara River— and, after the photos emerged, again earn the adulation of the internet.

After finishing a short trip down the river that borders Canada and the US, Trudeau also made an appearance on "Live with Kelly and Ryan."

The environmental photo op comes days after US President Donald Trump announced he would pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement. While Trudeau called his relationship with Trump "constructive," he also said he was disappointed with the president's choice.

"World Environment Day reminds us that we have a global responsibility to safeguard our environment – and that each of us has a role to play to preserve and protect it," Trudeau said in an official statement. "More than ever, Canada is committed to provide international leadership to fight climate change and support clean economic growth."

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The 45-year-old prime minister carried his kayak with one hand to the edge of the Niagara River.

He didn't need assistance getting in the boat, either. He made sure to wear a life jacket.

Source: Radio-Canada

"Any day I get to kick off with a paddle is a great day in my books," Trudeau said.

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The best new feature for the Apple Watch proves Apple is serious about fitness tracking (AAPL)


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When Apple unveiled the new Apple Watch operating system at its annual developer conference on Monday, it was clear that the focus is on fitness. 

WatchOS 4 offers new workouts like high-intensity interval training, personalized notifications to help you stay motivated, and the option to have your playlists start as soon as you begin a workout. 

But arguably the coolest new feature is the launch of GymKit, which allows you to pair your Apple Watch with your gym equipment to more accurately track your workouts. 

Using an NFC reader, your Apple Watch will be able to sync with a treadmill or elliptical machine to track things like calories, distance, speed, floors climbed, incline and pace. While both the watch and the machine already do most of these things on their own, they don't always do them accurately — the watch might be better at tracking calories, for instance, but the treadmill may be able to give a more accurate distance reading.

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Brands like LifeFitness already allow you to sync your equipment with an app on your phone to better track your workout. But integrating an NFC reader directly into a cardio machine is new, as is the ability to pair it with your watch with one tap. 

If you've ever tried to track your indoor workouts, you may have noticed some discrepancies between what your fitness tracker tells you and what the treadmill tells you, and it can be hard to tell which one to listen to. The new technology will hopefully eliminate that confusion and make for better workouts for both fitness buffs and beginners alike. 

Apple is partnering with LifeFitness, StairMaster, Schwinn, and a few other makers of cardio equipment to add the technology into their machines, but it likely won't start showing up in gyms until this fall. 

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A startup has a plan to solve the housing crisis with cheap backyard ‘granny flats’


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A startup out of Los Angeles, California, wants to bring small, pre-fabricated living spaces into the backyards of the country's hottest real estate markets.

The homes range in size from 300 to 1,200 square feet — but don't call them tiny homes.

"When you think of tiny homes, a very specific image comes to mind," says Alexis Rivas, the 23-year-old CEO and cofounder of Cover. "A tiny home is just one category of what a Cover unit can be."

Cover, founded in 2014, is a technology company disguised as a residential architecture firm. The company plans, designs, and manufactures backyard studios, in-law units, home offices, and guest rooms — collectively known as accessory dwelling units (ADU) — using machine learning and methods borrowed from the aerospace and automotive industries.

The long-term goal, according to Rivas, is to increase the housing supply in cities where the cost of living has become prohibitive, in the hopes of driving market prices down.

In January, legislation went into effect in California that makes it easier and cheaper for homeowners to build ADUs. The state hopes to see the housing stock climb as a result.

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If a homeowner is interested in putting an ADU on their property, they can fill out a survey of 50 to 100 questions, which covers everything from land type to cabinet finishes. For a one-time fee of $250, an algorithm gathers information on zoning and build codes in the area and returns multiple design options that meet the needs of the owner as well as city requirements.

Once a design has been selected, Cover works on behalf of the buyer to gather the necessary permits, which takes up to 12 weeks. It charges a $20,000 deposit.

In a typical home build, construction crews take measurements and cut many materials on-site. Cover aims to make the fabrication process quicker and more precise by building parts of the house in a factory, where the company uses automated cutting tools and design software. Homes arrive on the property as giant slabs, already fit with electrical wiring, plumbing, and finishes. They can essentially be assembled like IKEA furniture.

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This spring, Cover wrapped construction on its first pre-fab home. There are about a dozen more projects in the pipeline, ranging from a $90,000 backyard office to a $300,000 one-bedroom with a full kitchen. Structures start at $250 per square foot.

Rivas says a majority of customers want to build ADUs to shelter aging parents and in-laws, with about 30% of customers interested in renting the studio to make a little side income.

Cover will focus on the Los Angeles market through 2017 and is eyeing an expansion to other expensive California cities like San Jose, San Francisco, and San Diego in the future. Rivas hopes that young people saddled with student debt and retirees will now be able to afford living in single-family home neighborhoods, which may also become more diverse as a result.

"A 400-square-foot backyard accessory dwelling unit is going to rent out for less than a 3,000-square foot home in that neighborhood," Rivas says.

The company raised $1.6 million in financing from top Silicon Valley firms General Catalyst and Khosla Venturesin March. The money will help Cover grow its team, Rivas says.

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10 mesmerizing photos of your favorite foods sliced directly down the middle


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When photographer Beth Galton and food stylist Charlotte Omnès decided to collaborate, they knew they wanted to take a critical look at the foods we eat everyday.

During the process of choosing those items, they realized that pairing various foods together would be more efficient and visually appealing. "Shown together, they create a stronger statement about their symbolic nature," Galton told Business Insider.

It's not the first time a photographer has tackled bisected foods, but it's not a common practice, either. The images are technically difficult and time-consuming to make, but in the end, they are truly eye-opening.

We talked to Galton about how she created the series.

Jack Sommer contributed reporting to an earlier version of this article.

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There is no set approach to the process of slicing and shooting. "Each item had its own set of issues that both Charlotte and I tried to solve," Galton said.

While they were able to slice some of the foods in half easily, there were some cases where multiple images had to be taken and then later pieced together with Photoshop. A seasoned stylist, Omnès was able to create solutions to various problems they would run into, including adding gelatin to the soup in this shot.

They also worked with two digital retouchers. "When our ideas could not be created realistically, they would help guide us with creating enough images for them to assemble the image we wanted," Galton said. "They both added their creativity as well as their technical expertise to the process."

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Trump's sons are debuting a new American-themed hotel chain inspired their father's campaign


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Campaigning for Donald Trump inspired his sons to launch a patriotism-themed three-star hotel chain, a move that stands in contrast to the Trump Organization's premium roots. 

The Trump Organization announced on Monday that the new hotel brand, called "American Idea," will begin with three hotels in Mississippi. 

The organization, which is now run by Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, plans to distinguish the new chain from other budget-friendly hotel brands, such as the Holiday Inn and Comfort Inn, with American-themed decorations and trinkets, The New York Times reported. According to The Times, the Trump children were inspired to start the chain after seeing the thousands of people who traveled to Trump rallies 

American Idea hotels will be run by partners, who will license the brand from Trump Organization.

On Monday, the Trump Organization announced that the brand's first partner would be Chawla Hotels. Suresh Chawla, who runs the Dallas-based company with his brother, donated $50,000 to Trump and the Republican party during the presidential campaign, despite his initial support for other candidates, The Times reported. 

Trump Hotels isn't the only Trump-associated brand that has attempted to appeal to more budget-minded customers since the election. In March, Ivanka Trump's fashion brand dropped its fine jewelry collection to focus on more moderately priced items. 

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San Francisco is spending $70,000 to rebrand its financial center as a hipster enclave


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San Francisco realtors need no help offloading homes in one of the most competitive housing markets in America.

Still, a local effort is rebranding an area of San Francisco that contains the city's tallest and most expensive buildings, in an effort to create buzz around the neighborhood.

A financial hub that includes Rincon Hill, South Beach, and parts of the Transbay District is now called "The East Cut," a community organizing group announced in May.

The Greater Rincon Hill Community Benefit District (now called the East Cut Community Benefit District) spent a reported $68,000 generated from taxes on local property owners to come up with the new identity and market it, according to The San Francisco Chronicle. In a recent interview with Curbed, the East Cut group denied that figure without explanation.

The area is to San Francisco as the Financial District is to New York City. It holds offices for tech giants including Google, Salesforce, and Fitbit, as well as major banks. While it's bustling during the weekdays, the neighborhood empties after 6 o'clock.

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That is starting to change. Developers have added about 6,000 apartments and condos in the area over the last decade (including those in the leaning, sinking Millennium Tower), and there are at least 2,000 more in the pipeline, the Chronicle reports.

The East Cut also contains the Salesforce Tower, a $1 billion skyscraper that will be the tallest building west of Chicago upon completion this summer; and the Transbay Transit Center, a $2.3 billion transportation hub that could be the most expensive bus terminal ever built.

The reactions to the name change on social media have been mixed.

"This is a neighborhood with lots of history, and lots of history that still is here," Andrew Robinson, executive director of the East Cut CBD, told the Chronicle. "It's a 21st century idea of what a neighborhood should be, mixing old and new and a variety of uses."

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For $300, this new startup will clean your closet, fold your clothes, or create outfits for you


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Two stylists working with a new startup called Fitz recently paid a visit to Ryan Glick's messy closet.

Fitz is a new closet-cleaning and styling service started by Gilt cofounder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson and Fandango founder J. Michael Cline. 

But 27-year-old Glick, who has worked with various fashion brands for his media platform Coffee 'N Clothes for the past three years, didn't quite need the fashion advice. He's received a lot of free gear from co-sponsored events with brands like Nike, Adidas, and Supreme, and he has simply accumulated too many shoes, T-shirts, and hoodies. 

Glick would like to buy more stuff, but finding enough space — especially in a Manhattan apartment — can be tricky. So he recently booked a complimentary appointment with Fitz, whose services include curating the items in your closet, or, for clients like Glick who already know their personal style, simply fold and organize the mess for $300. It's currently available only in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. 

Ahead, take a look at how they helped Glick's closet go from catastrophe to well-groomed masterpiece.  



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Before his three-hour Fitz Foundation appointment, which normally costs a flat $300, Glick showed us around his more troubled closet areas. The main problem was the bedroom closet and the above half-closet.

Glick confessed that his overstocked, messy closet often stresses him out. "If I see things all over the place, things not folded well, it creates more stress and [the clothes] seem dirtier," he said.

His drawers weren't looking much better.

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13 things guys can buy once and wear forever



Buying quality costs more, but it's often worth it. There are some items a man needs to buy only once. Provided proper care is taken, they can be worn or used forever. 

We've rounded up 13 items that will neither break nor go out of style, so you can build your wardrobe with an eye to longevity.

Taking into account the odd sole replacement here and there, these items will last decades, even with constant use. Many of these products are even covered by lifetime warranties, so you can be sure to get your money's worth.

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A quality pair of dress shoes

Take care of a pair of quality dress shoes, and they'll last as long as you need them to.

With the proper maintenance, a good pair of dress shoes should last until you no longer need them, even with constant wear.

Brands with the reputation to create shoes like this include Allen Edmonds, Alden, Church's, and Crockett and Jones.

Bean Boots

L.L. Bean's Bean Boots are the quintessential bad weather boot, so it's no surprise that they're tough as nails.

They'll take anything you throw at them and are even backed by L.L. Bean's unconditional guarantee, in case anything comes undone before you think it should.

Classically styled ties

Chances are you'll never wear a tie out. You will, however, get tired of your patterns and widths, and you'll need to buy new ties that are styled a little differently.

We recommend a subtly styled type in a 2.5-inch- to three-inch-wide size, which will be able to handle any new trends in the years to come. 

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The most iconic power lunch in New York City is coming back with a vengeance


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Starting on June 19, lunch will once again be served in the most iconic dining room in New York City, The Grill Room (formerly the Four Seasons Restaurant).

Expect high expectations. 

Last year, The Four Seasons Restaurant changed hands after the owner of the building, real estate mogul Aby Rosen, raised the rent on the space, ousted the old ownership, and brought in a new management team.

Now, the space is to be occupied by two restaurants — The Grill and The Pool — run by restaurant group Major Food Group, of Carbone and Dirty French fame.

The entire process took over a year as Rosen raised $30 million for the project and New York City society, and the Four Seasons' powerful clientele, had a collective meltdown. The Grill, after all, is where they used to have lunch with everyone they knew from Diane von Furstenberg to Martha Stewart, JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to former Citi CEO Sandy Wile. 

That said, The Grill opened for dinner last month, and it seems people are somehow getting used to the new iteration:

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT 🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾RG @charlesrosen #TheGrill

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Walmart built a giant vending machine for groceries


Walmart is trying to make it easier to pick up online grocery orders.

The retailer is testing a giant self-service kiosk in the parking lot of a supercenter in Warr Acres, Oklahoma, where customers can pick up online grocery orders without interacting with employees.

Customers purchase and pay for groceries online, then Walmart employees pick and pack their orders and store them in bins in the 20-foot-by-80-foot kiosk.

The kiosk has refrigerators and freezers inside that keep the groceries fresh.

When customers arrive to pick up their orders, they walk up to the kiosk and type in a code and their groceries appear within a minute.

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