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Want to Appear Rich? Buy an iPhone Want to Appear Rich? Buy an iPhone

It’s difficult (and generally not all that productive) to guess how wealthy someone is based on appearances. But if you really need a shorthand to figure out if someone is rich or not, a new study suggests all you need to do is see what kind of phone they own. If it’s an iPhone, odds are they’re doing well for…

Apple Will Spend $100 Billion of That Cash It Stashed Abroad Buying Back Its Own Stock Apple Will Spend $100 Billion of That Cash It Stashed Abroad Buying Back Its Own Stock

For all the tortuous interactions with now-President Donald Trump that Apple CEO Tim Cook has endured over the past few years, in late April he was still making the rounds at fancy White House events—probably because his company has, all told, been a major beneficiary of Republican-backed tax cuts. On Tuesday, Apple…

The more money Americans make, the more sleep they get The more money Americans make, the more sleep they get

How do you sleep at night? If you're rich, the answer is probably “really well." Research compiled by the CDC reveals that there’s a correlation between how much money you make and how much sleep you get. To no one's surprise, Americans who make less money aren't getting as much sleep as the wealthy.

Compare the Wealth of Comic Book Characters With This Infographic Compare the Wealth of Comic Book Characters With This Infographic

All hail comics' most wealthy: Black Panther. Buddy Loans created the infographic below from a bunch of sources including Forbes, Wikipedia, and Comic Vine. I never thought that his comparatively low wealth would be a reason to feel bad for Magneto.

Lex Luthor's Wealth Compared To The Real World's Richest People Lex Luthor's Wealth Compared To The Real World's Richest People

Everyone in Metropolis knows that Lex Luther is a very wealthy man, perhaps even the very wealthiest. But just where would he stand next to the real world's richest people?

Miami's starchitect magnet, "Super Zips" for the rich, the real story behind our city-dwelling squirrels, and why Americans are driving less. Plus, a chilling portrait of homelessness in gentrified New York City—all in today's urban reads.

Watching Hans Rosling explain the world with LEGO is a wonderful thing Watching Hans Rosling explain the world with LEGO is a wonderful thing

Statistician Hans Rosling is about to explain the connection between global population growth, climate change and child mortality, in three minutes. With LEGO.

Watch Hans Rosling use rocks to deliver the shortest TED talk ever Watch Hans Rosling use rocks to deliver the shortest TED talk ever

In less than sixty seconds, using nothing but a couple handfuls of stones and some pithy exposition, statistician Hans Rosling delivers an impromptu talk about how population growth and economic stratification will change in the coming decades.

Who are the richest characters in fiction? Who are the richest characters in fiction?

Each year, Forbes magazine assembles its Forbes Fictional 15, comparing the fortunes of some of fiction's wealthiest folks. This year, dragons and vampires beat out corporate heirs, and Game of Thrones' richest family made the list.

Million Dollar Subterranean Garage Is Only Accessible Through an Aircraft Carrier Elevator Million Dollar Subterranean Garage Is Only Accessible Through an Aircraft Carrier Elevator

If you've ever wondered how the obscenely rich squander their wealth, here's your answer. Tom Gonzalez made a small fortune when he sold his software company, so he purchased an elaborate estate in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, which includes one of the most over-the-top and drool-worthy garages we've ever seen.

The Rich Needn't Experience Society's Ills Ever Again Aboard a Tropical Island Megayacht The Rich Needn't Experience Society's Ills Ever Again Aboard a Tropical Island Megayacht

I've read Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal, so forgive me a moment, but I couldn't help but wonder if the poor would make the best fuel for this floating in-your-face exuberance from the folks at Yacht Island Design.

The Neo-Medieval Habits of Tomorrow's Ruling Classes The Neo-Medieval Habits of Tomorrow's Ruling Classes

In one of those quirky "lifestyles of the rich" stories, Fortune magazine recently highlighted Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg's new hobby: slaughtering animals for food. This bloody-minded pursuit has been popular among the young and privileged for years now. Though the "killing your own meat" movement is being…

The Frick Collection's Secret Rooms The Frick Collection's Secret Rooms

When I become an incredibly rich technology magnate, perhaps next year, I will craft my palace as Henry Clay Frick did in 1913. There will be bowling. My staff will have their own diner. And the secrets will be many.

Tales From the Recession: The Ins and Outs of Manhattan's $200,000 Fish Tanks Tales From the Recession: The Ins and Outs of Manhattan's $200,000 Fish Tanks

If you hate your life, pause, and consider that it could be much worse: "I get calls at quarter to 12 on New Year's Eve," says Ralph Ammirati, who tends to the maxed out aquariums of New York's megarich.

You, Too, Can Own a Bulletproof Luxury Sub You, Too, Can Own a Bulletproof Luxury Sub

Aspiring Bond villains take note: there's only one of these Nautilus VAS luxury submersibles on the market today, so if you don't act fast you risk losing out on a $2.7 million submersible joyride like few others.

The Many Advantages of a $400,000 Cellphone-Equipped Gold Coffin The Many Advantages of a $400,000 Cellphone-Equipped Gold Coffin

At first blush, you might look at this $381,000 gold coffin that comes with a cellphone and think: what a hopelessly tacky waste of money. You'd be so wrong. Here's just a few benefits:

SmartFaucet Recognizes Your Face, Protects You From the Horrors of Unpredictable Water Temperature SmartFaucet Recognizes Your Face, Protects You From the Horrors of Unpredictable Water Temperature

Using facial recognition technology, the SmartFaucet is able to identify incoming hand-washers and adjust the temperature and rate of flow to their specific preferences. It's also networked, and has a touchscreen. Really!

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