Colleen Kane

Special to CNBC.com

Colleen Kane is a writer for CNBC.com covering luxury and unusual real estate as well as travel and other topics. Her essays and articles have appeared in The Oxford American, Bust, Spin, the anthology Madonna and Me, and in many other publications. She created the urban exploration website Abandoned Baton Rouge and more recently set her camera sights on the ruins of Borscht Belt resorts.

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    This house is built to sustain a Tsunami.

    These homes are designed with special features to withstand flooding, high winds, extreme cold, fires and other natural disasters.

  • That house is, like, crazy! Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    Realtor.com has released its year-end list of craziest places to live, from a pirate-themed mansions to a missile silo.

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    General Motors CEO Mary Barra

    GM has named Mary Barra as CEO, but women are underrepresented in the corner offices. These are the biggest companies run by women.