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A 10-year study points to something disturbing that happens to a lot of kids who are cool in high school


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Teenagers are notoriously rebellious by nature, but most of us eventually grow out of that naive adolescent phase.

Some, however, appear to completely miss the boat. Many of them — at least according to a study published this month in the journal Child Development — end up abusing alcohol and drugs, have trouble maintaining a steady, healthy relationship, and often have problems with the law.

Ironically, the kids who seemed to have it all at age 13 — popularity, invites to parties, older friends, and love lives — are the ones who "didn't turn out O.K." psychologist Joseph P. Allen told Jan Hoffman for The New York Times, where we first learned about Allen's study.

The reason these "cool" kids are lost at sea as adults isn't karma working its magic — it's more scientific than that.

Allen — together with three other researchers at the University of Virginia — conducted one of the first studies of its kind to explore how a certain type of behavior exhibited in some teens, which he calls "adolescent pseudomature behavior," may be having a negative impact on future development.

As the name implies, adolescent pseudomature behavior describes young teens who want to look and feel mature before they actually are — they haven't reached the emotional and behavioral maturity that comes with adulthood. To look and feel mature, these teens often behave in ways they consider mature, like drinking alcohol, smoking, partying late, and having sex.

The curse of being "cool"

Breakfast Club Although past studies have suggested that this type of behavior can be beneficial in the short-term, gaining you higher social status in school, far less was known about the "long-term implications of this early adolescent behavior," Allen states in the paper.

Until now, that is. Allen and his team found evidence to suggest that this behavior might actually hurt social status in school.

To find out the long-term repercussions of this early behavior, the team spent 10 years following the behavioral habits of 184 subjects (86 males and 98 females). When the study began, all the subjects were 13 years old and in either seventh or eighth grade. When it ended, they were 23.

All of the subjects were recruited from a single middle school that, according to the researchers, represented "suburban and urban populations in the Southeastern United States." The average family range of annual income was $40,000 to $59,999 and about 58% of the subjects described themselves as Caucasian, 29% as African-American, 8% as mixed race and ethnicity, and 5% as being from other minority groups.

These numbers are not an exact match to the general American population, but they're not far off either. According to the US Census Bureau, in 2013 about 77% of the population identified as Caucasian, 13% as African-American, 2.4% as "two or more races," and the rest included other categories like "Asian," "Native Hawaiian," "Hispanic," etc. Similarly, the average family range of annual income was just under $52,000 in 2013.

The researchers interviewed the subjects over the years in order to document their social status throughout middle school, high school, and afterward. They also spoke with other students who said they knew these people best.

At the onset of the study, about 20% of the subjects were considered "cool." In other words, their peers were more likely to say that they saw them as "mature" with "high social status" and therefore a "desirable companion" to spend time with.

But over the course of the next two years, from the time they were age 13 to when they turned 15, these "cool" kids' social status drastically declined, as shown in the graph below:Screen Shot 2015 07 27 at 5.38.14 PMBy the time these "cool" kids turned 23, many of them were having problems with criminal behavior and alcohol and marijuana use — significantly more than the other subjects in the study, who were not ranked in the "cool" category at the study's onset.

The reason for this, the researchers hypothesize, is that the "cool" kids valued being popular more than the other subjects and therefore looked for ways to continue feeling cool. Since their behavior of drinking and doing drugs is what got them "cool" status in the first place, they dive into deeper, more extreme ways to try and stay cool, even though their efforts may be backfiring.

The researchers conclude with this scary notion:

"The findings support the proposition that early adolescent attempts to gain status via pseudomature behavior are not simply passing annoyances of this developmental stage, but rather may signal movement down a problematic pathway and away from progress toward real psychosocial competence."

In other words, if you're acting extreme to look cool, chances are good that you might be the only one who thinks so.

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The 29 most successful Princeton alumni of all time


Michelle Obama

Princeton University is one of the smartest and most historic colleges in the country. 

Princeton has produced numerous politicians — many of whom graduated from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The school has also produced its fair share of highly successful entrepreneurs, journalists, actors, and CEOs. 

From First Lady Michelle Obama to Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman, here are the most successful Princeton alumni of all time.

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Michelle Obama, First Lady of the US, was the first in her family to attend college. She struggled to adjust to college life as a freshman, but quickly caught on and graduated in 1985 after writing her senior thesis on "Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community."

Source: NJ.com

Malcolm Forbes, chairman and editor in chief of Forbes magazine, inherited control of the publication in 1957 after his father, its founder, passed away. While at Princeton, Forbes, class of 1941, majored in political science and was awarded the Class of 1901 Medal "as the member of the class who contributed the most to Princeton as an undergraduate."

Sources: The New York Times, Motorcycle Museum

Author F. Scott Fitzgerald has sent many protagonists to Princeton, which he called the "pleasantest country club in America." Fitzgerald himself dropped out of Princeton in 1917 to join the Army, but while in school he dedicated himself to various creative writing and journalistic pursuits rather than his coursework.

Sources: Slate, Biography.com

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Get to know Melinda Gates — one half of the wealthiest couple in the world


Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates is best known as Bill's other half. Some may even say she's his better half.

Nonetheless, the pair – whose combined net worth is $85.7 billion– have made it their life's mission to eradicate global poverty through initiatives in education, healthcare, and, most importantly, genuine human connection. 

The Gateses topped our recent list of wealthiest couples in the world, and yet they've pledged to give away 95% of their wealth through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which Melinda helmed virtually on her own for the first six years of operation.

Here's a look at the incredible force that is Melinda Gates.

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Melinda Gates (neè French) grew up in Dallas, Texas with her parents — a stay-at-home mother and an aerospace engineer father — and her three siblings. The family belonged to the local Roman Catholic parish.


The Frenches were intent on sending all four of their children to college so Melinda's father started a side business for rental properties. "We would help him run the business and keep the books," she said. "We saw money coming in and money going out."


Melinda was valedictorian and head of the drill team at her high school, Ursuline Academy of Dallas. In 2007, the Gates Foundation donated a total of $7 million to Ursuline for the construction of The French Family Science, Math, and Technology Center, a 70,000 sq. ft. LEED Gold certified laboratory and classroom building.

Source:Ursuline Dallas, Marie Claire

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These cramped Moscow dorms provide a rare glimpse into college life in Russia



In the US at schools like Purdue University, dormitory accessories such as pool tables, student lounges with 47-inch flatscreens, private bathrooms, kitchenettes, and music practice rooms can be the norm for some students.

The catch is that those dorms can cost up to $14,000 a year to live in.

In 2014, photographer and reporter Pascal Dumont documented a dozen dormitories at various schools in Moscow, Russia, for The Moscow Times.

There, he found students living with bedbugs and roaches, underneath leaky ceilings. Obshagas, the Russian word for dorms, are not any of these students' first choice for living accommodations — but due to what Dumont calls “astronomical” rent in the city, many students are left without a choice.

(Captions by Sarah Jacobs and Pascal Dumont)

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Kudakwashe Ndlova, a 25-year-old student attending Lomonosov Moscow University of Fine Chemical Technology, shares this obshaga with one other student from Russia.

Ndlovu, who attends the university on a scholarship, pays $10 a month for his room. "It's cheap. That's for sure," he told Dumont.

Ndlovu worries that water leaks from the ceiling could potentially cause an electrical fire at any moment.

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23 pictures not to look at if you're terrified of heights


A window cleaner passes a lighter to his colleague while rappelling from a new building in Tianjin

It's not uncommon to be scared of heights.

But when people conquer those fears, the places they go and views they see can be truly breathtaking. 

Reuters curated a series of images of brave individuals who take the concept of "living on the edge" to the next level.

Whether it's for a specific job function or just for enjoyment, these images capture the feeling of being very high up. Keep scrolling to see all the photos. 

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A worker installs lights while standing on a Ferris wheel at a fair in Mumbai.

Cooks pose before a toast at an event known as "Dinner in the Sky" as they are seated around a table that is lifted by a crane in front of Cinquantenaire park in Brussels. 22 guests are seated at a table suspended from a crane at a height of 131 feet.

U.S. Air Force pararescuemen leap from a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter during a training mission over Djibouti . The pararescuemen are from the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.

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Daughters of slain Gucci heir ask $45 million for sprawling Manhattan penthouse


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The Gucci sisters — daughters of the late Maurizio Gucci, the slain Gucci fashion house heir— are moving out of their Fifth Avenue abode. 

The sisters came into the penthouse after their stepmother, Patrizia Reggiani, ordered a successful hit on Maurizio. Reggiani was sentenced to 29 years in prison by an Italian court. The sisters are reportedly selling the penthouse because they spend the bulk of their time in Europe, according to The Wall Street Journal

On the 51st and 50th floors of the Olympic Tower, the penthouse has 14 foot high ceilings. Since 2010, the sisters have been renting it out for $60,000 a month. Daniela Rivoir of Brown Harris Stevens has the listing.

Keep scrolling for a tour of the arty, modernist penthouse asking $45 million.  

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Welcome the duplex penthouse of 641 Fifth Ave, otherwise known as the Olympic Tower — one of the most exclusive addresses on the street.

There's no shortage of amazing views, as the duplex sits on the 50th and 51st floors.

The space is 9,500 square feet, but is comprised of a loft-like open space.

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Meet the inventor behind Soul Cycle and America's most elite cult fitness brands


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Boutique fitness is a booming industry, thanks to a growing number of consumers who will gladly pay $34 and more for a single class. 

One man is largely influential in that category.

Eric Villency is the designer behind the the iconic SoulCycle bike, Peloton's at-home bike for livestreamed cycling classes, equipment for Barry's Boot Camp, products for Equinox, and apparel for the barre workout Physique 57. 


He just says he's doing his job.

"I think it's the same for any designer [within a] design firm," he said to Business Insider. "Wellness is something that I’ve always personally been interested in, so it’s great to have those two worlds intersect."

SoulCycle riders cycling

Villency, who is a New York native, essentially found himself as the go-to guy for products related to expensive workouts. His company, Villency designs, has been around since 1932 — it was owned by his grandfather — and it started out primarily focusing on furniture. He's also done projects at airports and Citi Field. 

Villency's first project with SoulCycle was designing and developing a mall in Long Island with wellness as its focal point — it featured a SoulCycle, Bar Method, and an Organic Avenue, amongst other top tier fitness boutique (Villency's website notes it features a Kidville and a DryBar as well). 

In 2011, SoulCycle commissioned him to design their newest, revamped bike, which he delivered 6 months later.

SoulCycle allows customers to purchase the bike for their homes, an opportunity it says could drive profits ahead of its initial public offering. 

peloton bike living room

The secret sauce is in the design.

"I think everything starts with a really good design," Villency said to Business Insider. "And a really good design isn’t just a function of how it looks — you know, for example, indoor bikes ... [are] in one of the most harsh environments you can possibly be in with the humidity and sweat and just a number of riders ... so you know, I think our approach to fitness is  —I think different than a lot of the company's traditionally making equipment."

There are challenges with designing these products — for instance, think about how many people ride a bike at a cycling studio in particular — like the number of riders.

"They've [SoulCycle] recently published on [the] number of riders they have and the number of riders week — month — it's just a staggering amount of usage, so you really have to design for that." Considering the proper cleaning products is also critical when designing equipment.

Which means considering sweat. "You wouldn't believe," he said, but "sweat is a super corrosive element."

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Ultimately, Villency is excited to continue in this category.

"We really enjoy the space , we think its really fun to work with these companies, and it's fun to see them explosively grow in the past few years," he said.

"I think wellness is explosively growing," he said, "and I think as a category, it's going to continue to grow."

He thinks boutique fitness has really changed the game when it comes to working out — people find it fun.

Villency offered his theory as to why people will shell out to work out. 

Exercise used to be "basically about just getting it done," but boutique fitness "has made it fun has made it an engaging experience that distracts you from some of the more unpleasant parts," he said. 

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The surprising reason why Converse sneakers have fuzzy bottoms


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If you've ever wondered why your Converse All Stars have fuzzy bottoms, you may be disappointed to find out that it has less to do with "increased traction" (as some have speculated) and everything to do with the almighty dollar.

The felt soles on the bottoms of the All Stars — and other imported soles — are a perfect example of "tariff engineering," explains the patent blog Gazetc.com

Translation: The outsourced soles are specially designed to fetch a lower US import tax.

In this case, the special felt bottoms of the All Star cover more than 50% of the shoe's sole and allow it to be classified as a "slipper."

Here's the kicker: The tariff rate for for rubber-bottomed shoes is 37.5%, but classifying the shoe as a slipper lowers it to 3%. When you sell in the volume that Converse does, this adds up to a significant amount of savings.

Gazetc unearthed this weird fact after searching the patent code of the sole (6,430,844) on Google's patent searching engine. What comes back is not a patent for a shoe at all, but something that looks like — and is described as — a slipper.


Fortunately, the fuzzy bottom doesn't affect the performance of the shoe.

Though some have complained that their Chucks tend to be slippery out of the box, many have reported that the fuzz is not permanent and completely rubs off after being worn for about a month.

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The most expensive countries for tourists to visit


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You know which cities to avoid in order to dodge exorbitantly priced club sandwiches and expensive beer. However, some countries need to be sidestepped entirely to save money.

The World Economic Forum's Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2015 ranked 141 countries by average hotel cost, cost of living, flight ticket taxes, airport charges, and fuel prices, giving us a list of the world's most expensive countries to visit.

Here are the world's 10 most expensive countries for tourists to visit.

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10. Austria. Average spending per international tourist: $810


9. Italy. Average spending per international tourist: $920

8. Sweden. Average spending per international tourist: $987

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I tried New York City's restaurant week for the first time — and our $100 meal wasn't a great deal


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It's restaurant week in New York City, which means over 300 restaurants are offering three-course dining deals — $25 for lunch and $38 for dinner — through August 14. 

While an exciting prospect on the surface, I wondered how great of a deal it actually was, or if it was even a deal at all, once you crunched the numbers. 

I decided to try it out myself. 

My first stop was Barraca, a Zagat-rated Spanish restaurant in the West Village known for having on-point sangria, a good variety of tapas, and an enjoyable lineup up of paella.

Of course, my experience is limited to a single restaurant so far, and therefore isn't representative of every restaurant week offer.

I took a friend along, meaning we had $76, between the two of us, to enjoy. Here's how it went:

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We booked our restaurant only a day in advance.

I booked a table for Wednesday night at 7 p.m. through nycgo.com, which makes it very easy to make reservations at participating restaurant week spots. 

The ambiance was just as charming as its location on Greenwich Avenue — it has a lovely outdoor patio and a spacious, open interior with a rustic feel to it.

The menu was simplified, but still offered a solid variety.

We had the option of ordering off the more extensive, regular menu, but settled on the three-course, $38 restaurant week package, which included one tapa, one paella, and one postre (dessert). You also have the option of pairing wine for an additional $16 — three small glasses, one for each course — which we opted out of.

By choosing the restaurant week menu, we were missing out on meat and cheese platters, a few seasonal tapas, a couple paellas, and a few desserts (most notably, the churros).

The simplified menu did include mostly items off the regular menu. Some restaurant week menus have dishes that are not normally on the regular menu, making it difficult to compare costs.

The only item that I couldn't find on the regular menu was the "flan de café," and I confirmed with the restaurant afterwards that it was special for restaurant week.


Tapa 1: 'Tortilla de Patatas'

We started with an order of the "tortilla de patatas" — a Spanish omelette with potatoes and onions — which is normally priced at $12.



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19 stunning shots of Rio de Janeiro from above


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With nearly 3 million international tourists visiting every year, the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South America.

Rio de Janeiro is known the world over for its beautiful beaches, breathtaking scenery, and the vibrant and raucous Rio Carnival celebration. And the world will be watching as Rio de Janeiro hosts the 2016 Olympic Games — the first South American city to do so.

Catch a glimpse of this magnificent city and its famous landmarks in the aerial photos below.

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The city is nestled on the mountainous shores of Guanabara Bay on the Atlantic Ocean. The entrance of the bay is guarded by the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain.

Over 6 million people live in Rio, making it Brazil's second largest city. Many Cariocas live in favelas, or slums.

Boating is extremely popular in Rio, and there are numerous boat and yacht clubs dotting the coastline.

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16 things every modern gentleman should have in his bathroom



Though it often gets ignored, a well-stocked bathroom is essential to making a bachelor pad feel like home. 

For those minimalist gents who've been living without, we've rounded up 16 accessories and essentials that every modern gentleman should have in his bathroom.

From shaving tools to a towel warmer that will straight-up change your life, this is the checklist for a next-level bathroom. 

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Soft, luxurious towels are a bathroom essential. You'll appreciate them and your guests will, too. Monogramming is optional, but it's worth the splurge.

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When getting out of the shower, you'll want a soft place to put your freshly washed feet. A memory foam bathmat is the perfect after-shower landing zone, and they come in all shapes and sizes.

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A great shower head is the difference between a good morning and a great one. This head, made by Grohe, mimics the pattern of rainfall on your skin for a luxurious wake-up.

Buy the Grohe Rainshower Rustic Hand shower here for $176

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Vice CEO Shane Smith bought a mansion in Santa Monica for $23 million


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Vice Media CEO Shane Smith has shelled out $23 million for a massive property in Santa Monica, California, Variety reports

Built in 1932, the 3.3-acre estate has a total of 12 bedrooms and 14,000 square feet of space. 

The home, known as the Villa Ruchello, previously belonged to noted director Henry Jaglom. It has made appearances in "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Entourage." 

Smith's net worth has been estimated to be as much as $400 million. Brooklyn-based Vice Media, which he cofounded in 1994, has been valued at $2.5 billion. 

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The Villa Ruchello sits behind a heavy set of wrought-iron gates.

The house was built in the Mediterranean style in the 1930s. There are several ponds on the property, and there's even a wishing well on the way up to the house.

Inside, you'll notice some very intricate design details.

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People are buying second homes on cruise ships


The World residential yachtFor anyone who has ever struggled with the idea of spending their savings buying a home or using it all to travel the world, condo cruises present a perfect solution.

These floating communities are increasingly popular modes of fulfilling travel fantasies — without having to leave the comforts of home. Plus, every home is oceanfront.

The World, a luxury ocean liner, calls itself a "residential yacht" and is the most famous ocean residence, as well as the largest and oldest, having set sail in 2002. And, according to our research, it seems to be the only active one right now. 

However, the idea of a permanent home at sea seems to be picking up.

The World will soon be joined by The Utopia, a 200-unit condo cruise ship that will be almost twice the size of The World, built to the tune of around $1.1 billion and set to launch next year, as well as The Marquette, which will have 185 residences navigating 5,500 miles of rivers and 1,100 miles of Intracoastal Waterways in the US year-round. The Marquette is currently 42% presold and expects to launch in 18 months. Its apartments range in cost from $327k to $1.2 million.

The Marquette floor plan

Just last week, Crystal Cruises announced three new cruise ships that will have up to 48 private residences for sale, ranging in size from 600 square feet to a whopping to 4,000. While prices aren't available yet, they were quoted as being in the multi millions, and the ship compared to New York's uber luxe Baccarat hotel. 

The Marquette residential cruise ship renderingOn the luxurious World, which has 165 residences ranging from studio apartments to three bedrooms, as well as a six bedroom penthouse suite, apartments start at $1 million and reach up to $13 million. Then there's the hefty annual ownership charge (for maintenance, operations, crew compensation, and food and drinks), which, depending on the size of the apartment, can be another 10% or more of the purchase price.

However, residents of this "community-at-sea" collectively own the ship, and can thus choose their own itinerary along with the captain. This year, The World will stop at 104 ports in 30 countries, covering around 41,000 nautical miles. The itinerary includes three in-depth expeditions; the Namibia & Mid-Atlantic Expedition, which goes from Cape Town to the Canary Islands; the Greenland Expedition, which explores the remote Faroe islands; and the Antarctica Expedition, which passes through the Panama Canal.

So far, residents have kayaked among icebergs, visited native tribes in Papua New Guinea, tracked polar bears in the Russian Arctic, and gone scuba diving in St. Barths. In 2012, The World became the largest passenger ship to make it through the Northwest Passage, a sea route through the Arctic. Kayaking Alaska Icebergs

Units on The World range from studios to three bedrooms, and each unit features a kitchen (there's a grocery shop onboard, as well as plenty of port calls in which to stock up), spacious living and dining areas, en-suite bathrooms for every bedroom, and multiple verandas depending on your apartment size. 

The luxury ship has a 7,000-square-foot spa and gym, a jogging track, two pools, a tennis court, golf facilities including a golf simulator, putting green and driving range, as well as four restaurants, a deli, a grill, five bars, a tea room, and private chefs for hire. Like a floating village, the ship also features an art gallery, movie theater, florist, grocery market, library, chapel and medical center, and a constant stream of activities like lectures and plays, classes in cooking, arts and crafts and dance, and nightly entertainment. There's also a concierge that's able to organize hard-to-get reservations and access to exclusive events around the world, like private dinners Michelin-starred restaurants.

While the average age aboard The World is 64, a solid 35% is under 50. Most residents use these condos as second homes, and stay on the ship for a few months at a time, renting them out for the rest of the year.

Apartment on The World residential yacht/interior

Basically, living on a condo cruise ship means avoiding the usual travel hassles — packing, unpacking, lost luggage, customs, etc. Plus, it means traveling with a pretty international set of neighbors; families on The World hail from 19 different countries, and the crew of 260 from 40 different countries. Residents have two to five day stops at each port, and can join or leave the ship at any point, as itineraries are usually set two years in advance.

The only alternative to this kind of lifestyle is buying a yacht, which makes buying a condo on a cruise ship look like a steal.

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An exercise scientist told us 4 big things people get wrong about working out and weight loss


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When it comes down to it, the biggest reason many people start workout programs in the first place is to lose weight. 

Over and over again we've seen that the benefits of exercise go well beyond fat loss, but that still seems to be what many people fixate on.

Since this mindset affects so many people, we asked exercise scientist Shawn Arent about some of the misconceptions associated with exercise and weight loss.

He had a lot of interesting things to say, particularly about the role that diet plays in the equation.

Here's what he told us:

"I think the biggest misconception is the term 'weight loss.' Really what we need to be focused on is 'fat loss.' And people confuse the two because they're concerned about the number on the scale. And the problem is — let’s say I put you on an exercise program, and you gain five pounds of muscle, and you lose five pounds of fat. According to the scale you had no weight loss. According to your body composition and your clothes you just made a 10-pound difference. So we need to be careful about weight loss vs. fat loss.

"Another one of the biggest misconceptions is that the way to lose weight is cardio. Yeah, cardio works to lose weight but so do a lot of other things in conjunction with that. So from a fat loss standpoint, cardio and resistance training work great! Even resistance training [such as weight lifting] by itself works well if you do it at an intensity sufficient enough. 

"I think another misconception is … look — abs are built in the kitchen. You can do all the exercise you want, but … it’s really really hard to out-train a bad diet. And I’m not saying diet like you have to have major caloric restrictions. Just pay attention to what you’re eating, clean it up a bit, stop relying on the processed stuff and everything like that. Ultimately, if you’ve got your diet under control, and you combine it with exercise, you have a much better chance at significant fat loss

"I think the other misconception is that people think there’s a quick fix. You didn’t get fat overnight, and you’re not going to get skinny overnight either. It’s just not the way it works ... It takes time to reverse the effects of gaining that weight.

"It’s an issue of burning more calories than you take in, to a great degree … when it comes to weight loss there’s no quick fix, and most of the quick fixes don’t work for a long time. You just re-gain the weight. So there’s really still no substitution for a healthy lifestyle and a progressive approach to get you in shape."

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Porsche's new $100-million US headquarters is like Disneyland for car lovers


Porsche HQ Atlanta

Back in May, Porsche opened a brand-spanking-new North American headquarters. The next time you find yourself flying into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, take a look at the northeast corner of the airport.

There you'll find a groovy-looking building with sports cars speeding on an adjacent racetrack. That's the $100-million HQ and Porsche Experience Center.

"[W]e celebrate a significant milestone in the history of Porsche as we expand our footprint in the United States and reaffirm our commitment to the state of Georgia and the city of Atlanta," Matthias Mueller, president and CEO of Porsche, said. "We are investing more than ever before, heightening visibility for the Porsche brand in the US and worldwide."

Business Insider recently traveled to Atlanta and checked out the place. We'll report on our adventures in a later post, but in the meantime, have a look at what got us to hop on a plane and fly down to Georgia.

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Porsche North America has called Atlanta home since 1998.

But with the new 27-acre facility, Porsche has created an opportunity to connect with current and prospective buyers.

In fact, the new Porsche compound is the largest investment the company has ever made outside Germany.

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