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A man in Texas purchased a new house only to find a squatter and her goat still living there. He bought the San Antonio property for $175,000 from a woman who was about to foreclose. AdvertisementWhen Daniel Cabrera purchased a five-bedroom property in San Antonio, he didn't expect to find the previous inhabitant still living there along with her aggressive pet goat. Cabrera, a professional homebuyer, purchased the property for $175,000 from a woman who was about to foreclose, Fox News reported. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
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Read previewA new reality show, "Buying London," dropped on Netflix on Wednesday, and it's all about London's luxury real estate market. The show is centered on Daniel Daggers and his team of real estate agents at the property company DDRE Global. Daggers says he's sold over £5 billion ($6.4 billion) of real estate over the course of his 25 years in the industry. And it's also been a success for the real estate agents involved. Mary Fitzgerald, a real-estate agent on "Selling Sunset," previously told BI that she has got more clients since appearing on the show and now sells at higher prices than before.
Persons: , Daniel Daggers, he's, Ken Griffin, Mr, Lauren Christy, Nicole, Rebecca Nicholson, I'm, Carol Midgley, Rosi Walden, Zoe McConnell, it's, Mary Fitzgerald Organizations: Service, Netflix, DDRE, Business, DDRE Global, Guardian, The Times Locations: London, Mayfair, Holland, The, Los Angeles
Barbara Corcoran has dished out her latest advice for college grads. She tells them not to chase the money, and instead to look for the best boss. Her latest advice is targeted at college graduates. Instead of following the money, she advises college grads to find the job where they'll learn the most and where they'll find the best boss. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
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Wendy's is introducing a new $3 breakfast combo meal. Diners have been increasingly frustrated with high fast food prices since the pandemic. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementWendy's has launched a new $3 breakfast combo meal, as high fast-food prices have started to push customers away. Customers can pair a small portion of seasoned potatoes with a choice between two breakfast muffins — a bacon, egg, and cheese English muffin or a sausage, egg, and cheese English muffin, the company said.
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Bill Gates has taken to social media to tout a new book focused on AI and education. The book is authored by Salman Khan, the founder and CEO of the educational platform Khan Academy. Gates has been optimistic about AI's impact on education but says we'll still need teachers. AdvertisementBill Gates, the Microsoft cofounder and renowned bookworm, has taken to social media to share his latest book recommendation. Gates touted the book, "Brave New Words: How AI Will Revolutionize Education (and Why That's a Good Thing)," by Salman Khan, the founder and CEO of Khan Academy, an educational nonprofit that aims to provide free learning resources.
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Amazon CEO Andy Jassy shared his top career advice in an interview with the CEO of LinkedIn. "An embarrassing amount of how well you do, particularly in your 20s, has to do with attitude," he said. Jassy joined Amazon back in 1997 before working his way up to the position of CEO in 2021. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementAmazon CEO Andy Jassy shared his "best career advice" with LinkedIn CEO Ryan Roslansky in a new interview.
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Rich millennials in the US have been known to splash out on their pets, new laundry rooms, and expensive coffee machines. And over in China, rich millennials have their own ideas of what counts as a luxury status symbol. AdvertisementExpect to see these rich millennials mixing luxury casual wear like T-shirts and sneakers with traditional luxury brands, Banta told BI. And getting regular aesthetic treatments has become a top priority for affluent millennials, Banta told BI. Independent luxury brands that offer more authentic products and those that draw on cultural heritage are also highly in demand, she said.
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Read previewAddy Osmani, a senior Google engineer, recently celebrated his 12th anniversary at the search giant and used the occasion to share his top career tips in a blog post. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. Related storiesOsmani also encourages people to start by sharing the manta: "First do it, then do it right, then do it better." One CEO previously told Business Insider that communication was the most important skill that employees lacked. It can have drastic consequences: one HR VP previously told BI that burnout got so bad that she ended up being taken out of the office on a stretcher.
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Scammers used deepfakes to trick an employee at engineering firm Arup into handing over $25 million. The Hong Kong office employee believed that they were on a video call with the company's CFO. Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementScammers used deepfakes to trick an employee in the Hong Kong office of a major international corporation earlier this year, costing the firm $25 million.
Persons: Scammers, Arup, Organizations: Service, Financial Times, Sydney Opera House, Business Locations: Hong Kong, California
Kate Winick, a former Peloton director, faced job rejections after disclosing her pregnancy. When she told prospective employers about her pregnancy, she said they didn't invite her to final interviews. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementKate Winick was five months pregnant and "terrified" when she was laid off from her job at Peloton, she said in a recent LinkedIn post. However, after disclosing her pregnancy to potential employers, she found that they all declined to bring her in for a final interview.
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The Dublin-New York video portal has shut down again as it's tech fails to stop inappropriate behaviour. Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementA livestream video portal aimed at bringing people together across Dublin and New York went viral this week for all the wrong reasons. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
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British lawyer Ramya Nagesh was accused of misconduct after falling asleep during a coroner's inquest. Nagesh was representing a nurse witness but nodded off and missed her client giving evidence. A tribunal cleared her of all professional misconduct charges after she cited medical issues. AdvertisementBritish barrister and sleepwalking expert, Ramya Nagesh, has been cleared of all professional misconduct charges by the Bar Standards Board after she fell asleep during an inquest. Nagesh had appeared remotely from a hotel room to represent her client, a nurse witness, at a coroner's inquest in December 2022.
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A livestream portal installed in Dublin and New York had to temporarily close after reports of inappropriate behavior. Some enjoyed the portal: they shared videos of themselves dancing and uniting with loved ones. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementA large circular video portal opened up on May 8 in Dublin and New York City. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
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Sarah Franklin, CEO of HR software platform Lattice, is letting workers stay fully flexible. "The data is pretty clear that mandates don't increase productivity," Franklin told Fortune. While some tech companies are mandating workers back to the office, Franklin believes the future of work is hybrid. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . "The data is pretty clear that mandates don't increase productivity," Franklin told Fortune, "the focus for us at Lattice is carrot, not stick."
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Read previewA Tennessee woman racked up over 11 million views on her TikTok video, which showed her surprising her husband with a birthday party at Costco. It ends with a birthday party in the food court: guests are gathered around a Costco birthday cake, and a clown is even shown making balloon animals. The woman invited around 30 family and friends to her husband's surprise 27th birthday party on May 5 at Costco, she told People magazine. But this isn't the only Costco fan to throw a birthday party at the store; several other Costco birthday party TikToks have gone viral recently. AdvertisementIt can be a cheap alternative for a birthday partyLast year, a TikToker went viral for her budget-friendly Costco birthday.
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Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Manchester United co-owner, is banning remote work for the club's staff. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementThe billionaire co-owner of Manchester United, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, has told staff that he's banning work from home after key metrics were missed at one of his companies. In an all-hands video call last week, Ratcliffe told staff that they would need to start coming into the office or "seek alternative employment," The Guardian reported. The billionaire is coming in strong by shaking off the company's post-COVID flexible work policy to boost productivity.
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A TikTok went viral showing a woman on a Southwest Airlines plane lying in the overhead locker. It's not the first time this has happened, a flight attendant was spotted lying in an overhead locker in 2019. AdvertisementA TikTok video recently went viral showing a woman lying in the overhead locker of a Southwest Airlines plane, leaving passengers baffled. He said that the overhead locker directly above your seat doesn't belong to you. Overhead locker space is a hot-button issue for passengers, so it's probably wise to avoid using it as a seat, too.
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Lily Allen compared the "nepo baby" label to being called a "Karen" on her podcast. Allen has previously called out the emphasis on celebrity nepo babies over those in other industries. AdvertisementBritish singer Lily Allen called out the "nepo baby" label on her podcast "Miss Me?" Allen said she's called a nepo baby "all the time," as the daughter of British actor Keith Allen. Whereas, she said, her brother, Game of Thrones actor Alfie Allen rarely gets called a nepo baby.
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TikTok users are reveling in how a Stop & Shop self-checkout pronounces "organic bananas." AdvertisementThe robotic voice of a Stop & Shop self-checkout has the internet cracking up in how it pronounces "organic bananas." The company even commented on the video, saying: "We just feel really passionately about ~organic bananas~." The comments on the organic bananas video spurred the user to post more TikToks of the self-checkout pronouncing different products. "Organic bananas" has, at least, provided some respite from self-checkout security and given social media users a laugh.
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A 2,300-passenger cruise is due to set sail in February and will let passengers go nude. The Big Nude Boat will take passengers on an 11-day trip from Miami around the Caribbean. The company has policies for its nude passengers, including no naked butts on any public surfaces. AdvertisementA nude cruise is due to set sail in February next year from Miami around the Caribbean — but passengers must follow specific rules about nudity. The Big Nude Boat is a partnership between Norwegian Cruise Line and Bare Necessities, a specialist nude cruise travel company.
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Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sánchez attended their first Met Gala together. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementJeff Bezos and Lauren Sánchez attended their first Met Gala together on Monday. AdvertisementThe Met Gala brings together the rich and famous. Individual tickets to this year's event cost $75,000, and the price of booking a table started at $350,000, Time reported.
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Port Ellen Distillery has been a 'ghost' distillery for 40 years, inactive but with available stock. We visited the Port Ellen on it's reopening day, take a look inside. But that doesn't stop it from being a key piece of the billion-dollar scotch whisky industry. Scotch whisky is easy to find on the island; there are even cases lining the airport waiting room. We visited Port Ellen on the day it reopened in March to find out why people pay thousands of dollars for its single-malt Scotch whisky.
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The move sparked protests, highlighting the problems city officials face when tackling overtourism. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . When cities are overrun with tourists, officials are often tasked with finding ways to make them more liveable for residents. On peak days, tourists visiting Venice for the day need to buy a ticket online or at booths to enter the city. Other tourist hot spots have implemented caps on the number of daily visitors.
Persons: , aren't, Simone Venturini, Venturini, Luca Bruno, Manuel Silvestri, it's Organizations: Service, Guardian, Business, AP, Reuters, Mount Fuji, BBC, US National Parks Locations: Venice, Italian, Veniceland, Amsterdam, Japan, Fujikawaguchiko, Austria, Athens
Read previewA new social media app targeting Gen Z, Nospace, is set to be released in June, the company told BI. Her new app jumps on Gen Z's love of Y2K and harkens back to a simpler age of social media. Nospace wants to recapture some of the magic of social media apps like MySpace and early Facebook, which centered on friendships and making new connections. Zhong is a seasoned social media pro who knows how to appeal to Gen Z trends. Through her previous companies, she's advised companies like Snapchat, Levi Strauss, and Google on how to reach a younger Gen Z audience.
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A high school athletics director was arrested after a deepfake of the school's principal was shared online. The deepfake recording imitated Eric Eiswert making racist and antisemitic remarks. AdvertisementA Maryland high school athletics director, Dazhon Darien, has been arrested and charged with stalking and theft after an AI deepfake audio recording of the school's principal, which included racist remarks, was shared online. AI deepfakes are a growing concernPolice used forensic analysis to determine that the recording was made using AI. There are also fears that AI deepfakes could threaten free and fair elections as it becomes easier for people to spread misinformation.
Persons: Eric Eiswert, , Dazhon, Eiswert, It's, Johnny Olszewski, Joe Biden, White Organizations: Service, Pikesville, School, New York Times, Pikesville High, Police, Authorities, FBI Locations: Maryland, Dazhon Darien, Baltimore, Darien, Hong Kong, New Hampshire
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