New Zealand has banned the sale of homes to foreigners after too many people started treating the island like their doomsday hideout

REUTERS/Henning Gloystein New Zealand has banned foreigners from buying property, a response to skyrocketing house prices across the nation. The housing crisis has been pinned in part on wealthy overseas investors looking for a place to escape a doomsday scenario.  US celebrities, including former TV host Matt Lauer and Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel have already snapped up […]

At least 37 people are dead after a huge highway bridge collapsed in Italy

Twitter/Google Maps/Business Insider A huge highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, northern Italy, on Tuesday morning. At least 37 people have died, officials said, while at least two people are missing and 16 people are injured. Italy’s deputy transport minister said 20 vehicles  were involved in the disaster, as well as buildings below. Photos and video […]

Most people probably haven’t heard of the FoundersCard — but its members have access to excellent VIP benefits and exclusive discounts

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. FoundersCard FoundersCard is an exclusive membership for startup founders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, and just about anyone with that “innovator” mindset. In addition to getting access to private networking events, FoundersCard members […]

16 Bogus Myths About People Skills that Popular People Already Know

Being likable, saying yes to everything, always being in a good mood… Our society is governed by rules about what’s acceptable and advisable.How do you live up to these expectations while being a loving parent, a loyal employee and a socially active friend?Differentiate the really important people skills from false standards.All around us we see […]

‘Sovereign’ cryptocurrencies serve governments, not people

GUEST: Blockchain-based cryptocurrencies promise to enable economic, political and social freedom, if implemented properly. But the emergence of “sovereign” cryptocurrencies — backed by governments — contradicts everything that blockchain stands for and hoped to fix. Iran has now decided to develop its own national digital currency in r…Read More

The founder of Silk Road is dictating tweets from the prison where he’s serving life — and he’s convinced 55,000 people to sign his petition for clemency

Screenshot Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison in 2015 after being convicted of running the dark web marketplace Silk Road. His family have set up the twitter account @RealRossU, which relays messages Ulbricht dictates from prison. The account has helped get over 55,000 signatures for a petition asking for clemency for Ulbricht. His […]

‘I’m from a people who taught world to endure despite all odds’ – Asma Assad on her cancer battle

Syrian First Lady Asma Assad has addressed the public a day after revealing she is undergoing treatment for breast cancer, saying she shares the same resilience as her compatriots who have endured the hardships of war. “I belong to the [Syrian] people who’ve taught the world the endurance, the strength and facing the odds,” said […]

Another major earthquake hit Indonesia, days after a bigger one killed 347 people

Lalu Onank/Social Media via REUTERS Another major earthquake hit the tourist island of Lombok in Indonesia, days after a massive magnitude-6.9 earthquake on Sunday evening killed more than 300 people. According to Indonesia’s meteorological agency, Thursday’s earthquake struck at a depth of 12.5 miles, originating several miles northwest of Lombok. It is the third earthquake […]

Chicago endures early morning bloodbath with 30 people shot in 3 hours

Gun violence has swept Chicago over the weekend, with two people shot dead on Sunday and another 28 wounded during three early morning hours that saw the city being rocked by five mass shootings. Chicago, which routinely places high in the list of America’s most dangerous cities due to its high homicide rate, has been […]

30 people in Chicago were killed in shootings in just 3 hours, including at least 11 teenagers

Screenshot/Chicago Sun-Times Thirty people were shot in just 3 hours early Sunday in Chicago. Two people were killed and 28 were wounded between midnight and 3 a.m., including at least 13 teenagers. There have been about 339 homicides in the city so far in 2018, with 285 people killed by gun violence. Thirty people were […]