A photographer captured stark images of a former human zoo that’s now a public park near Paris

July 18, 2018

Seph Lawless Just outside Paris, there is a peculiar park, where ruins of pavilions and greenhouses lie among overgrown grass, weeds, and wild tree branches. The site hosts the remains of one of the world’s few “human zoos,” called the Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale. In the early 20th century, white visitors would come to see the exotic animals, plants, and other products of the European empires. They would also gawk at the…

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9 lucrative credit card bonuses you can get when opening a new card in July — including deals for up to 100,000 points

July 18, 2018

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider and The Points Guy Affiliate Network receive a commission from card issuers if you apply through these links and are approved. Shayanne Gal/Business Insider Earning new member bonuses is the fastest way to earn credit card points and frequent flyer miles. You can use points from cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred or the Platinum Card® from American Express for virtually free travel, upgrades,…

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16 signs you’re underpaid — and what to do about it

July 17, 2018

Timur Karpov/Strelka Institute/Flickr You might be underpaid and need ask for a raise. Glassdoor.com found in a survey that the majority of its users are underpaid — by $4,700 on average. Here are some signs that your salary is too low and you ought to ask for a raise, as well as steps to do it. Feeling like you might be underpaid can be one of the most disheartening aspects of work. “It stands to…

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Kate Spade’s close friend and business partner says the late designer left 4 seasons of completed work for her handbag company

July 13, 2018

Facebook/Frances Valentine Kate Spade was found dead by suicide in her apartment in New York City on June 5. She was 55. She leaves behind her husband, Andy Spade, and a 13-year-old daughter, Frances Beatrix Spade. Kate had not been part of her namesake handbag label for more than a decade, but she was at the helm of a new accessories business she and Andy founded in 2015, called Frances…

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This 24-year-old Goldman Sachs banker wants to solve the global water crisis — and the bank just gave him $150,000 to get started

July 12, 2018

Goldman Sachs Bondh-E-Shams, a charity founded by a 24-year-old Goldman Sachs analyst Hamza Farrukh, won a $150,000 grant from the bank. It focuses on providing clean water to poor, rural communities in Pakistan and to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Founder Hamza Farrukh told Business Insider that his ultimate goal is to provide clean water to everyone on the planet. For most of us, working in Goldman Sachs’ prestigious securities division…

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Police are investigating claims of elder abuse suffered by Marvel legend Stan Lee, and it’s just the latest turn in a strange saga

July 6, 2018

Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for IMDb Los Angeles police are investigating allegations of elder abuse suffered by Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. A restraining order has been filed against Lee’s caretaker and business partner, Keya Morgan, who was arrested on Monday on suspicion of filing a false police report.  It’s the latest development in a strange saga that reached new heights in a Hollywood Reporter story that alleged years of elder…

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The West will die so Trump can win: Business as usual is over for the G7 countries

July 2, 2018

Business Insider Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead President Trump has make it clear that America will no longer be “a bank” for G-7 countries. While Trump has hit Canada the hardest with increased steel tariffs, he has targeted only $3.5 billion of China’s goods — less than half that of the EU. The Trump administration is sending a message to long-standing allies that business as usual is over. Trump…

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