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China Has Some Wacky Theme Parks Showcasing The World's Most Famous Buildings

The World Park in Beijing and Window of the World in Shenzhen are two Chinese parks that feature scale model versions of some of the most iconic buildings and landmarks from around the globe. Artist...

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HOUSE OF THE DAY: This $15.5 Million Newport Beach Pad Is Anyone's Dream Home

A gorgeous Newport Beach home on the water can be yours for $15.5 million. The house is 9,400 square feet, and has six bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and two half baths. It was designed by Brion...

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Morgan Stanley Explains How Rich New Yorkers And Californians Could Get...

Obama wants the rich to pay more taxes than they are right now. Boehner is okay with the government collecting more revenue, but is against any hike in rates. So the hot idea is that a compromise...

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The Greatest Rags To Riches Story Of All Time

As the world plunges head first into a New Gilded Age, we're taking a look back at the first Gilded Age. One of the most impressive figures of this era was an immigrant textile worker who became the...

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The 'Bunga Bunga Era' On Italian TV Is Over

A year after the fall of Silvio Berlusconi, the new head of Italy's state television has launched a crusade against the 'Bunga Bunga era' Almost a year to the day after the fall of Silvio Berlusconi,...

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You've Never Seen Anything Like This Luxury Hotel In A Tanzanian Crater

Sometimes called the "eighth wonder of the world," Ngorongoro Crater is a must-see on Tanzania's safari circuit. On a recent press trip to Tanzania, I had the opportunity to visit the crater —...

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Billionaire Throws Hissy Fit At Nobu And Gets Banned For Life

It wasn't the happiest of evenings for pharmaceutical billionaire Stewart Rahr at swank New York restaurant Nobu the other night, Brad Hamilton of the New York Post reports. Rahr apparently showed up...

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What It's Like To Live In Qatar, The Wealthiest Country In The World

Moving to Qatar means a life of luxury for many expats, but the country is experiencing growing pains, writes guest columnist Victoria Scott. ONE of my favourite tweets of recent times was from a...

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Here's The Difference Between Selling Mansions And Ordinary Homes

Working in the luxury real estate market means high risk, but the potential for huge rewards. We're reading "Selling Luxury Homes," by Jack Cotton, who founded Cape Cod's Cotton Real Estate (now part...

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Don't Expect Colleges In Washington And Colorado To Change Their Campus Weed...

Social media is abuzz with future college students dreaming of doing bong hits openly on the greens of universities in Colorado and Washington state. But those dreams may go up in smoke. "If someone...

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A Japanese Maitre D' Is Officially The Best Waiter In The World

From setting the perfect table to flambeing a pineapple, an international group of contestants battled it out in Tokyo last week for the title of top maitre d' as the profession looks to boost its...

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If A Starbucks Opens In A New Neighborhood, It's Time To Buy A Home There

"Wake up and smell the coffee," writes Michael Corbett, real estate expert and host of NBC's "Extra's Mansions & Millionaires!" in his book Before you Buy! The Homebuyer's Handbook for Today's...

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Lamborghini's New $380,000 Aventador Is Topless And Hugely Powerful

In the summer of 2011, Lamborghini introduced the Aventador LP 700-4. Having delivered 1,300 so far, the Italian supercar maker is now offering the LP 700-4 as a roadster. Without a roof in the way,...

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A Qatari Sheikh Is Auctioning The World's Most Expensive Watch To Repay Debts

A member of the House of Thani, the ruling family of Qatar, has reportedly pledged the world's most expensive watch to Sotheby's to cover debts owed to the auction house, according to Bloomberg...

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The 25 Coolest New Buildings Of The Year

It has been a phenomenal year in the world of architecture, with architects and engineers pushing the boundaries of innovation and design. Click here to go straight to the buildings > Moscow's...

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Thieves Paid Entrance Fee Before Allegedly Stealing $3 Million Worth Of Art...

Thieves entered a South African art gallery as paying visitors before holding staff up at gunpoint and producing a "shopping list" of paintings they wanted totalling R27m (£2 million) in value. The...

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Tourists Get Out Their Bathing Suits As Record Flooding Hits Venice

It's true that canal-lined Venice is known for its regular flooding, but usually that means residents and tourists shuffle through ankle-deep water. This week, however, nearly three quarters of the...

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'Keeping Up With The Joneses' Could Lead To Suicide

Researchers have long been fascinated by the idea that people who spend too much time "keeping up with the Joneses" are only increasing their likelihood of suicide. For the first time, there's...

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The Biggest Trends In Luxury Ski Houses Being Built Today

After a long day on the slopes, most luxury ski chalet owners want to relax in their own personal in-home spas. In-home spas are among the biggest trends in newly constructed luxury ski chalets,...

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The Astronaut's Powered Recliner

This is the Astronaut's Powered Recliner from Hammacher Schlemmer. Why We Love It: This is the ultimate recliner. Not only is this Hammacher Schlemmer chair visually appealing with black leather and...

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