North Korea is changing, at least in the economic domain. Apparently, more and more citizens are becoming donju, or literally “masters of money”. They are, in essence, the country’s elite—middle class people who have private sources of income.
Christian Petersen-Clausen, a photographer based in China, learned of their existence during his 10-day visit to Pyongyang earlier this year. The increasing number of cellphone users was a glaring sight, but there were other signs pointing to a collective improvement in lifestyle.
Businessman and politician Gali Janardhana Reddy has sparked outrage in poverty-stricken India after throwing a $74 million wedding for his daughter, Brahmani.
With gold-plated invitations fitted with LED screens and performances from Bollywood stars, critics have described the five-day extravaganza as an “obscene display of wealth.”
(Last updated April 8, 2016) – Unless you’re balling out of control, it can be tough to enjoy all the luxuries that Vegas has to offer without emptying your bank account. But never fear, we’ve compiled ten cool hacks that you can take advantage of the next time you’re in Sin City. Most of these came from Vegas local Mike O’Horo who made a great post listing some amazing tips on Quora.
This past weekend, over 2,000 big names from tech, entertainment, and media came together for a four-day cruise getaway called Summit at Sea that sailed from Miami, Florida to international waters.@pttow
Attendees included Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, musician John Legend, billionaire Uber founder Travis Kalanick, Martha Stewart, MTV founder Bob Pittman, billionaire investor Chris Sacca, and more.
Nothing beats a Disney lover’s high like getting exclusive access to Disneyland’s secret members only Club 33.
The private club is a secret feature of the Disneyland park and is located on 33 Royal Street in New Orleans Square adjacent to the Blue Bayou Restaurant. Hundreds of people walk by it everyday without ever noticing the entrance to the club recognizable by an ornate address plate with the number 33 engraved on it.
Billy McFarland, 23, is a college-dropout and the founder of an exclusive new club called Magnises, a platform that enhances the social and professional lives of millennials.
With $1 million raised in venture capital, Magnises has secured over 6,000 members, each of whom pay $250 annually, since its inception last year. Eighty-five percent of the cardholders are between 21 and 29 years old.
A ridiculously rich West Hollywood couple spent $40,000 on a commercial for their mansion that is on the market for $32 million.
If you’ve ever experienced a blackout or know someone who has, you know they can be pretty scary.
Blackouts have long been linked exclusively to alcoholics, but the reality is it can happen to anyone who drinks. According to Aaron White, senior advisor to the director at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
There are only a select number of jobs in this world that make me go “WTF!?” The job of a male japanese host is one of them. A report by Vocative goes into the life of Hikaru Aizawa, who is supposedly the best male host in all of Japan. He claims to make up to $200,000 USD a night from his clients.
Women basically pay to hang out with Aizawa, including going out for dinners, drinking at the car, and other activities. Sex is not guaranteed, and it’s said that women mainly use these services to fill emotional voids.
One year, a long, long time ago when I was but a tender, young beast, my mom decided to save a little extra money and time by having me go out trick-or-treating without a costume.
Call society superficial, but the hard truth is that “birds of a feather flock together.” If you’re successful and attractive, you probably don’t have time to waste with people below your class level. Enter Luxy, a new dating app that claims to be “Tinder, minus the poor people.”
In 2008, Singapore Airlines introduced their Suites Class, the most luxurious class of flying that is commercially available.
The Suites were exclusive to their flagship Airbus A380, and they go beyond flat beds by offering enclosed private cabins with sliding doors that cocoon you in your own little lap of luxury. The interior was designed by French luxury yacht designer Jean-Jacques Coste and comes along with a plush soft leather armchair hand-stitched by the Italian master craftsmen Poltrona Frau. Perhaps most well-known of all, Singapore Airlines became the first and only commercial airline with a double bed in the sky.