62 People Have the Same Wealth as Half the World

According to a new report from Oxfam, 62 people now hold the same wealth as half of the entire world’s population. That group of people, which could fit into a double decker bus, has accumulated a sum of $1.76 trillion—a number so vast, it takes the world’s poorest 3.5 billion people to match it. “The economy after the financial crisis and the recession is beginning …

Valet

A highly curated membership-based site offering specialized city guides and insider travel tips

While most online travel sites cater to the occasional trip goer looking to save money, Valet sets its sights on a more discerning clientele of creative professionals with a highly filtered list of hotels in select destinations worldwide. By specifically targeting—and hand picking—artists, designers, musicians and people of the like, Valet’s member-based program connects like minded individuals with a growing list of properties (currently at …

Argan Oil

Six skincare products incorporating the ancient Moroccan antioxidant

Of all the natural remedies to be discovered in a traditional Moroccan pharmacy, from amber sticks to ward off bugs to poppy powder to redden lips, argan oil dominates the coveted goods in the Berber arsenal. Often referred to affectionately as liquid gold, argan oil is a super rich antioxidant full of essential fatty acids, with more than double the vitamin E found in olive …

Cathay Pacific Premium Economy

Test-driving the airline's new Premium Economy hybrid flight experience

Aiming to bridge the gap between the sophistication of business class and the cramped quarters of coach, Cathay Pacific recently launched Premium Economy class in its 747 and 777 aircraft, available on flights between New York and Hong Kong from April 2012. I had the opportunity to test drive the new seats and amenities on a delivery flight out of Seattle last month, and at …