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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern rejects plan to offer 2,000 visas to the super rich if individuals invest $50 million into the country

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern rejects plan to offer 2,000 visas to the super rich if individuals invest $50 million into the country

Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.An icon in the shape of a person's head and shoulders. It often indicates a user profile.Redeem nowSign up for our newsletter for the latest tech news and scoops — delivered daily to your inbox.Something is loading.New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has rejected a scheme that would have allowed the super-rich to buy their way into New Zealand for a cool $50 million, telling reporters: "We don't want people paying for passports."In the last fortnight, New Zealand investment banker...

April 24, 2020
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A restaurant in Thailand placed stuffed pandas at its tables to keep diners company while social distancing

A restaurant in Thailand placed stuffed pandas at its tables to keep diners company while social distancing

Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.An icon in the shape of a person's head and shoulders. It often indicates a user profile.Redeem nowSign up for by Morning Brew to get the best recs for smarter livingSomething is loading.In Thailand, friends and family members might not join you for dinner, but stuffed panda bears will. When initially reopened, it had encouraged social distancing by placing one chair at each table. But the owner said it felt isolating and empty, so he decided to give his customers some company in...

May 15, 2020
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Dr. Pimple Popper shut down beauty guru Michelle Phan's claim that burning 'antiviral' essential oils can kill off viruses before they enter your system

Dr. Pimple Popper shut down beauty guru Michelle Phan's claim that burning 'antiviral' essential oils can kill off viruses before they enter your system

Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.An icon in the shape of a person's head and shoulders. It often indicates a user profile.Redeem nowOver 3 million people read ; you should too!Something is loading.Dr. Pimple Popper on Sunday shut down a claim from the beauty guru Michelle Phan that essential oils could kill off viruses.Phan, a beauty YouTuber with , had posted that instructed followers to burn "antiviral" tea tree, lavender, clove bud, lemon, ravensara, and eucalyptus globulus oils.She posted a picture of her...

February 11, 2020
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A rectal surgeon says bidets are way healthier than toilet paper, but the average American still uses 3 rolls every week

A rectal surgeon says bidets are way healthier than toilet paper, but the average American still uses 3 rolls every week

Toilet paper has become synonymous with pooping, but it may notactually the best way to clean up.According to Dr. Evan Goldstein, a rectal surgeon in New YorkCity, using a bidet is the ideal way to care for your backsideafter using the bathroom."Charmin and all these brands have done a great job making usthink that toilet paper is hygienic. It's not," Goldstein toldInsider during an event hostedby Tushy, a company that sells bidet attachments for toiletseats.Bidet advocates say that wiping with toilet paper essentiallysmears your fecal matter around without actually cleaning thearea. The...

February 13, 2020
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Conor McGregor said Khabib Nurmagomedov will be 's----ing his pants' when he fights Justin Gaethje in October

Conor McGregor said Khabib Nurmagomedov will be 's----ing his pants' when he fights Justin Gaethje in October

Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.An icon in the shape of a person's head and shoulders. It often indicates a user profile.Redeem nowOver 3 million people read ; you should too!Something is loading.Conor McGregor said Khabib Nurmagomedov will be "s----ing his pants" when he defends his UFC lightweight championship against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in October.Gaethje is riding the high of an upset victory over the well-rounded mixed martial artist Tony Ferguson earlier this summer.Ferguson was originally scheduled to...

August 4, 2020
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A British company will sell knives with square tips after a sharp rise in knife crime

A British company will sell knives with square tips after a sharp rise in knife crime

Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.An icon in the shape of a person's head and shoulders. It often indicates a user profile.Redeem nowSign up for by Morning Brew to get the best recs for smarter livingSomething is loading.A cutlery company has created a range of  with blunt tips in response to  statistics in the UK.In October 2019, it was  that knife crime had reached a record high in England and Wales, with more than 44,000 offences involving a knife or a sharp instrument recorded by police...

March 10, 2020
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Why speeding up your metabolism for weight loss is a myth — and how to actually burn calories

Why speeding up your metabolism for weight loss is a myth — and how to actually burn calories

A ghost.Metabolism is the set of chemical reactions that break down the food we eat into energy and muscle. Though many people think that they will lose weight if they speed up their metabolism, this isn't necessarily true. Here's what you need to know about the complicated relationship between metabolism and weight-loss.When people refer to metabolism being "fast" or "slow" what they are really referring to is a measure of Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). BMR determines the number of passive calories that you burn — these are the calories that your body uses up while at rest. A...

March 10, 2020
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The story of Jamal Khashoggi's murder and how the world looked the other way

The story of Jamal Khashoggi's murder and how the world looked the other way

Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.An icon in the shape of a person's head and shoulders. It often indicates a user profile.Redeem nowOne year ago, the journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and never walked out. In the months that followed, the facts of his disappearance and murder would emerge in fragments: an international high-tech spy game, a diabolical plot, a gruesome killing, and a preposterous cover-up reaching the highest levels of the Saudi government, aided by the indifference...

October 2, 2019
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Manny Pacquiao said he's 'not afraid to die' to help the Philippines battle the coronavirus pandemic

Manny Pacquiao said he's 'not afraid to die' to help the Philippines battle the coronavirus pandemic

Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.An icon in the shape of a person's head and shoulders. It often indicates a user profile.Redeem nowOver 3 million people read ; you should too!Something is loading.Manny Pacquiao said he's "not afraid to die" to help Filipinos during the coronavirus pandemic, .Pacquiao entered politics in 2010, when he was elected to the Philippines' House of Representatives to represent the province of Sarangani. In 2016, he was elected to serve a six-year term as a senator.The coronavirus pandemic has...

March 23, 2020
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Texas governor vows to issue an executive order to end state's lockdown and help residents 'get back into the workforce'

Texas governor vows to issue an executive order to end state's lockdown and help residents 'get back into the workforce'

Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.An icon in the shape of a person's head and shoulders. It often indicates a user profile.Redeem nowSign up for our newsletter for the latest tech news and scoops — delivered daily to your inbox.Something is loading.Texas is finagling a way to ease stay-at-home restrictions and reopen businesses, with the help of an executive order that Republican Governor Greg Abbott is expected to issue in the coming week. In a Abbott said the focus of the order will be "restoring livelihoods" and...

April 11, 2020
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