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An 18th-century castle linked to the beheaded Mary, Queen of Scots has its own tavern and a cinema – and it’s on the market for $9.7 million. Here’s what the renovated property looks like.

Courtesy of Savills Seton Castle in East Lothian, Scotland, is on the market for £8 million (about $9.7 million). It was built in 1798 by famous Scottish architect Robert Adam using the stone from a palace that would host Mary, Queen of Scots, according to the listing website Savills. It …

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In the 1940s, you could rent a Brooklyn apartment for $20 a month. Today, the median rent has skyrocketed to $3,000.

Shutterstock Nearly 80 years ago, the cost of rental housing in most places in Brooklyn ranged from $20 to $49 a month. A map assembled by the Brooklyn Historical Society in 2015 used census data from the 1940s to highlight average rents throughout the borough during that time period. The …

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I tried Dropps eco-friendly laundry detergent pods – they cost the same as brand-name detergents and perform just as well

Dropps Dropps are eco-responsible laundry detergent pods that come in biodegradable pods and compostable cardboard boxes. Formulas are plant-based and free of dyes, fillers, and colorants. Some are lightly scented with natural essential oils. I used Dropps for weeks, and they performed like traditional options with the added benefit of …

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Extreme glamping: Luxury yurts, covered wagons with air conditioning, and $3 million RVs prove there’s still a market for high-end outdoorsy adventures

Getty Images Glamping, or “glamorous camping,” is a luxurious alternative to traditional camping – and it can get really over-the-top. Instead of sleeping on the ground in a typical tent, glamping might entail sleeping in a king-size bed with 1,500-thread-count linens or in an eco-friendly pod with a shower and …

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A high-end dry cleaner who’s scrubbed wine out of a $500,000 Chanel wedding dress reveals what it’s like to clean up the bloody, vomit-y messes of wealthy New Yorkers

Getty Images No matter how rich you are, you’re bound to spill red wine on your clothes at some point. A dry cleaner for wealthy New Yorkers says he once had to clean a red wine spill out of a $500,000 Chanel wedding dress. Jerry Pozniak, owner of luxury laundry …

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18 books (and 1 speech) Bill Clinton thinks everyone should be reading this year

David McNew/Getty Images Former president Bill Clinton released a list of books he thinks everyone should read. The list also includes the late Toni Morrison’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech. He recommends both fiction and nonfiction works, though it’s clear he especially enjoys mystery novels. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more …

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There’s a new type of traveler dishing out thousands of dollars for high-end safaris. The business director of a Botswana-based company says it’s all because of the millennial tech boom.

Wilderness Safaris A managing director of a luxury safari company says he’s seen their clientele become younger and more diverse in the past 14 years thanks to the “millennial tech boom.” It’s no longer only 60-year-old CEOs who can afford to go on a luxury safari, says Chris Roche, the …

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Prince Andrew defended his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, and called objections to it ‘puritan,’ 2011 report says

A composite image of Jeffrey Epstein in July 2013 and Prince Andrew in November 2015.Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP; Chris Jackson/Reuters Prince Andrew and disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein are known to have been friends for nearly 20 years. According to a 2011 Vanity Fair article, Prince Andrew robustly …

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New York City is home to one of the country’s most expensive rental markets – and as of July, rent in Brooklyn peaked at an all-time high for the 2nd month in a row

solepsizm/Shutterstock Rents continues to soar in two of New York City’s top boroughs – Manhattan and Brooklyn. In June, Brooklyn’s median face rent hit a high of $3,000 a month, according to Douglas Elliman’s July report for Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens rentals. In July, that record was maintained: Median face …

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