• I visited what's possibly the world's most polluted city, and realized Americans have no idea how good they have it

    19 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Cairo , Egypt , is one of the world's most polluted cities, if not No.1.
    I recently visited and found that, even after just a day in the city, I could feel the effects on my breathing, sleep, and skin.
    The experience reminded me of how lucky I, as an American, am to have the air quality in the country I live. I think most Americans have no conception of what it is like to live in a heavily polluted city like much of the world in Egypt, China, and India.
    The Egyptian government is taking steps to improve air quality, with a plan to reduce air pollution by half by...
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  • I didn't think the $1 billion hotel considered 'the most luxurious in the world' could possibly live up to the hype. I was very wrong

    I didn't think the $1 billion hotel considered 'the most luxurious in the world' could possibly live up to the hype. I was very wrong

    19 days ago - By Business Insider

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    One of the most decorated luxury hotels in the world, the Burj Al Arab in Dubai , was recently named the "best hotel in the world" by the Ultratravel Awards. The Burj has frequently been called "the world's first seven-star hotel" and "the most luxurious hotel in the world" by travel writers and critics.
    I recently stayed at the hotel on a trip to Dubai to see if the Burj Al Arab could possibly live up to the hype.
    Adorned with more gold and marble than any reasonable person would choose, the Burj Al Arab impresses through the sheer force of its vision of...
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