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I spent a year living in one of the southernmost cities in the world, and paid just $570 a month for a 2-bed house

8 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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In 2015, I moved to Invercargill, New Zealand - one of the southernmost cities in the world - for a job at the local newspaper.
Though it has claims to fame like being home to the southernmost Starbucks on earth , it's not a large city - the population was just 55,800 as of June 2018, though it's the largest community for more than 100 miles in any direction.
Rent was affordable, and I paid just $570 a month for an entire two-bedroom house.
The city also provided access to plenty of outdoor activities and weekend getaways, as well as exposure to unique foods such as...
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A New Reason For Food Lovers To Visit One Of Morocco's Most Legendary Hotels

A New Reason For Food Lovers To Visit One Of Morocco's Most Legendary Hotels

8 monthes ago   |   By Forbes

Now, as Royal Mansour reaches its 10th year, the hotel is adding to its overwhelming appeal with the arrival of a culinary star.
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New York City's 'train daddy' tasked with fixing the crumbling subway has resigned after two years following struggles with the governor

New York City's 'train daddy' tasked with fixing the crumbling subway has resigned after two years following struggles with the governor

8 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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New York City Transit lost its chief on Thursday.
Andy Byford, a global expert hired by the transit authority in 2017 to fix its crumbling subway system, resigned.
His exit follows high-profile power struggles with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a reported resignation attempt in 2018.
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Andy Byford, a globally renowned transit expert hired in 2017 to help reinvigorate New York CIty's aging subway system, has resigned.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, a state agency responsible for...
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Jeff Bezos has spent millions on real estate across the US. Here's a look at his lavish properties, from a Seattle estate to an $80 million spread of NYC apartments

Jeff Bezos has spent millions on real estate across the US. Here's a look at his lavish properties, from a Seattle estate to an $80 million spread of NYC apartments

8 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world , has amassed a massive real-estate portfolio across the US.
Last year, he dropped about $80 million for three adjacent New York City apartments.
He also owned four other apartments in the city for years.
The Amazon CEO's other real-estate holdings include a 29,000-square-foot Seattle estate, a Texas ranch, a Washington DC mansion, and two neighboring Beverly Hills homes.
It's unknown how Bezos' properties were divided after his divorce from MacKenzie Bezos.
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Mexico set another record for homicides in 2019

Mexico set another record for homicides in 2019

8 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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The number of homicides in Mexico climbed again in 2019, setting a new record in the recent history of a country that has seen significant increases in bloodshed in recent years.
With 34,582 homicides and 1,006 femicides, in which women are targeted specifically, the country saw a total of 35,588 intentional killings in 2019, up 2.7% over 2018.
While the number of homicide victims and homicide cases, the latter of which can include more than one victim, rose in 2019, the increases were the lowest seen in recent years.
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Life at Home: New Year, New You

Life at Home: New Year, New You

8 monthes ago   |   By Nomadic Matt

Posted: 1/23/2020 | January 23rd, 2020
If you're like me, you know how hard New Year's resolutions are to keep. “New year, new you” starts with the best intentions, but after a couple of months, it's back to new year, old you.
Old habits die hard, but they can be broken if they are replaced with good ones.
We're at the start of a new year , so - as someone who loves a good cliché - I'm going to use this time to build the habits that create a better version of me.
After many years of trying (and writing copious and annoying blog posts about it), last year I finally slowed my travels and...
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New decade, new travel goals: 12 reasons to go on an African safari in 2020

8 monthes ago   |   By Luxury Travel

All around the world, countdowns have been shouted, loved ones kissed and champagne bottles popped, signaling the start of a new year and a new decade. For some, this is also the time to revisit last year's resolutions and write new goals for the year ahead. If travel has made your list in 2020 and...
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US renters paid around $4.5 trillion in rent over the past decade, study shows - and New York City renters have been leading the list for 15 years in a row

US renters paid around $4.5 trillion in rent over the past decade, study shows - and New York City renters have been leading the list for 15 years in a row

8 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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According to a study by real-estate listing platform Zillow, US renters paid around $4.5 trillion in rent in the 2010s.
In 2019 alone, US renters paid $512 billion in rent.
The study also includes an interactive graph that ranks the nation's 35 largest metro areas by population in order from the most to least rent paid by renters every year from 2005 to 2019.
According to the graph, out of the country's 35 largest markets, New York renters paid the most in rent every year since 2005.
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