Lifestyle

Here’s the town in every state with the most single people

Using data from the US Census Bureau, we found the town in every state with the highest share of residents who have never been married. Many of the towns are home to major colleges or universities. The American Community Survey is an annual survey run by the Census Bureau to […]
Here’s the town in every state with the most single people
Lifestyle

The family behind OxyContin pocketed $10.7 billion from Purdue Pharma. Meet the Sacklers, who built their $13 billion fortune off the controversial opioid.

The family behind Purdue Pharma, the Sacklers, is one of the richest families in the US, with an estimated $US13 billion fortune that came primarily from sales of controversial prescription painkiller OxyContin. Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy in September, as part of a tentative settlement agreement in thousands of lawsuits […]
The family behind OxyContin pocketed $10.7 billion from Purdue Pharma. Meet the Sacklers, who built their $13 billion fortune off the controversial opioid.
Markets

The economy of every US state and DC, ranked from worst to best

The US economy is the sum of the economies of the 50 states and Washington, DC. Using six measures of labour-market and general economic health, we ranked all of those component economies from worst to best. The United States has a $US20 trillion economy, and that behemoth is made up […]
The economy of every US state and DC, ranked from worst to best
Markets

Here’s how we ranked the economies of the 50 US states and DC

In our ranking of the economies of the states and DC, we looked at six measures of economic health. Each measure was rescaled to allow us to compare them to one another. Technically, we calculated z-scores for each state on each measure, which rescales each variable based on its average […]
Here’s how we ranked the economies of the 50 US states and DC
Lifestyle

A Mega Millions lottery winner is selling his California mountain estate at a $19 million price cut. Take a look at the massive property, which comes with a 17-seat movie theatre and a buffalo ranch.

A $US180 million lottery winner is selling a massive California mountain estate at a $US19.1 million price cut. Originally listed for $US26 million, the property is now up for auction with a minimum price of $US6.9 million, according to Concierge Auctions. The estate includes a 16,000-square-foot house with a sauna, […]
A Mega Millions lottery winner is selling his California mountain estate at a $19 million price cut. Take a look at the massive property, which comes with a 17-seat movie theatre and a buffalo ranch.
Lifestyle

Burned-out billionaires are taking extended multimillion-dollar ‘sabbaticals’ to recharge, from world tours on private jets to skiing expeditions in Antarctica

Burned-out billionaires are taking extended luxury vacations to recharge. These ‘sabbaticals‘ span anywhere from a month to two years and can cost millions of dollars. Some of these ultra-wealthy travellers want to learn new skills, while others want to recharge and reconnect with family. When you think of a sabbatical, […]
Burned-out billionaires are taking extended multimillion-dollar ‘sabbaticals’ to recharge, from world tours on private jets to skiing expeditions in Antarctica
Lifestyle

Here’s how many people in each state were born outside the US

Immigrants make up a big part of the American population across all 50 states. Recently released Census data shows the share of each state’s population that was born outside the US. California and New York had the largest percentages of foreign-born residents, while West Virginia, Mississippi, and Montana had the […]
Here’s how many people in each state were born outside the US
Strategy

What to do if you find out your coworker makes way more than you

It’s important to discuss salary with your coworkers. But sometimes you might hear information that you wish you hadn’t learned – like, for instance, that a coworker in a similar role is making way more than you are. Here’s what to do if you find out your coworker makes more […]
What to do if you find out your coworker makes way more than you
Strategy

Juul to its employees: No more vaping at your desk

Juul told its employees on Dec. 11 that California-based employees can no longer vape at their desks, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The company, based in San Francisco, is enforcing a 2016 California law in which e-cigarettes are banned in the workplace. Juul will erect a tent outside […]
Juul to its employees: No more vaping at your desk
Strategy

Only 6% of US truck drivers are women — but the data suggests they’re safer drivers who are less likely to quit their jobs

There aren’t many female truck drivers. Companies rarely target women in their recruiting practices. However, data suggests that women are safer truck drivers, and they could help lessen the truck driver shortage. There’s something unusual about Peoria, Arizona-based Roadmaster Group: 37% of the truck drivers are women. Industrywide, only 6% […]
Only 6% of US truck drivers are women — but the data suggests they’re safer drivers who are less likely to quit their jobs
Strategy

The 10 most fascinating people of the year, according to Google

On Wednesday, Google released its “Year in Search” rankings. Demi Lovato, Meghan Markle, and Brett Kavanaugh were among the breakout people searches in 2018, according to Google. Here’s a look at the top 10 celebrities, politicians, and public figures who also made the list. Every year, Google rounds up the […]
The 10 most fascinating people of the year, according to Google
Lifestyle

The top 10 trips Americans wanted to take in 2018, according to Google

Google recently released its “Year in Search” for 2018, which highlights people, topics, events, and places that made up the year’s top searches. We looked at the top 10 results for the search query, “Trip to…” to see which travel destinations interested people most throughout the year. Paris, New Orleans, […]
The top 10 trips Americans wanted to take in 2018, according to Google
Tech

10 burning questions Americans asked Google in 2018

Google released its annual “Year in Search” lists on Wednesday. One of the lists measured 2018’s most trending topics that started with the words “How to,” reflecting things Americans needed help with this year. Two of the most popular topics of the year involved how to vote in the midterm […]
10 burning questions Americans asked Google in 2018
News

The 10 biggest news stories of 2018, according to Google Trends

Google released its annual “Year in Search” rankings on Wednesday, revealing the 10 biggest news stories of the year. The most-trending stories were the ones that saw the biggest spike in US search traffic compared to the year before. The biggest news stories of 2018 included the FIFA World Cup, […]
The 10 biggest news stories of 2018, according to Google Trends
Strategy

Most millennials and Gen Zs have never experienced a recession during their careers, and an economist says it’s changing the way people act at work

Labelled by Gallup as “the job-hopping generation,” millennials generally don’t plan on staying with their employer for more than a few years. Gen Zs, the generational cohort born after 1997, will likely be just as restless. Glassdoor chief economist Andrew Chamberlain said younger workers feel comfortable asking for perks that […]
Most millennials and Gen Zs have never experienced a recession during their careers, and an economist says it’s changing the way people act at work
Lifestyle

A French perfume brand makes $20 million, diamond-encrusted bottles and flies clients around the world in a private jet to collect ingredients for one-of-a-kind scents

A bottle of perfume encrusted with rubies,diamonds, and gold will cost you up to $US20 million. It’s part of a fragrance line from French luxury brand Morreale Paris with bottles that start at $US1.5 million and can cost up to $US20 million depending on customisation of the bottle. Each bottle […]
A French perfume brand makes $20 million, diamond-encrusted bottles and flies clients around the world in a private jet to collect ingredients for one-of-a-kind scents
Strategy

A Google director who runs a team of 150 people says she doesn’t hire people who act like ‘rock stars’ but can’t back it up — here are 3 qualities she looks for instead

Lilian Rincon, the director of product management for the Google Assistant, runs a global team of about 150 people. When she’s hiring someone new, Rincon doesn’t look for someone who’s a “rock star.” Instead, she looks for people who are humble, care about the people with whom they work, and […]
A Google director who runs a team of 150 people says she doesn’t hire people who act like ‘rock stars’ but can’t back it up — here are 3 qualities she looks for instead
Strategy

The 30 best small companies to work for, according to employees

If you’re looking for a new job, you might want to consider working for a small company. Glassdoor releases an annual ranking of best places to work, which takes into account its database of 45 million company reviews provided by anonymous current or former workers. Here’s the list of 30 […]
The 30 best small companies to work for, according to employees
Strategy

The 50 best places to work in 2019, according to employees

If you’re looking for a new job, you might want to check out companies where employees are happier than the norm. Glassdoor has released its annual ranking of the best places to work, which takes into account its database of 45 million company reviews provided by anonymous current and former […]
The 50 best places to work in 2019, according to employees
Markets

13 people reveal how much money they have made from their side hustles

Side hustles are becoming increasingly common these days. There’s a wide range of them, after all, from driving for Uber to making passive income from selling e-books. Here, 13 people share how much money they have made from their side hustles. Side hustles are becoming increasingly common these days, especially […]
13 people reveal how much money they have made from their side hustles
Lifestyle

Luxury buildings are adding extravagant amenities just for kids, from video-game rooms to elaborate playrooms with trampolines and pools

Luxury developers in New York City are designing high-end residential buildings with kids in mind. These luxury buildings are offering outrageous amenities just for children, including elaborate playrooms, video game rooms, music studios, study rooms, teen lounges, separate pools, and “imagination centres.” Developers hope these perks will attract millennial parents. […]
Luxury buildings are adding extravagant amenities just for kids, from video-game rooms to elaborate playrooms with trampolines and pools
Lifestyle

There are only 10 states in the US with more men than women

Most states in the US are majority-female. Using recently released data from the US Census Bureau, we found the share of each state’s population that is male. Only ten states had more men than women. There are only a handful of states where men outnumber women. The US Census Bureau […]
There are only 10 states in the US with more men than women
News

All 50 states and Washington DC, ranked from least to most average

The US is a huge, diverse country, and the characteristics of its states vary widely. We calculated how from average each state landed on 38 demographic, social, and economic indicators including marriage, education, and income. Business Insider has also ranked states by the most dangerous place to work, pinpointed the […]
All 50 states and Washington DC, ranked from least to most average
News

Here’s how we figured out how ‘average’ each state is

We recently ranked all 50 US states and Washington, DC based on how average each state was. The ranking was based on 38 social, economic, and demographic measures, mostly from the Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey. We measured how far each state was from the average among the states […]
Here’s how we figured out how ‘average’ each state is
Strategy

8 signs you’re not ready to start your own business

Not everyone is suited to owning a business – and that’s OK. Some people don’t have an entrepreneurial mindset, and there are clear signs that you’re not ready to start a company, according to Uptima Business Bootcamp cofounder Rani Langer-Croager. There are also some practical matters you should have in […]
8 signs you’re not ready to start your own business
Lifestyle

8 ways my life at 45 looks nothing like I expected

Life changes will shift your perspective of personal and societal issues. Here, author Charyn Pfeuffer details eight ways her life has changed unexpectedly by age 45. Like a lot of people, I was raised to think about life in a particular way. You go to college, land a steady 9-to-5 […]
8 ways my life at 45 looks nothing like I expected
Strategy

How learning to say ‘no’ allowed me to build a life that I love

Learning to say “no” in your work and life can change your life for the better. Author Jessica Thiefels describes how saying “yes” to the wrong opportunities can have an adverse effect. There’s one particular word I say every day that I’ve found to be life-changing. It’s one that we […]
How learning to say ‘no’ allowed me to build a life that I love
Strategy

Forget the traditional boss-employee relationship — people are saying they have their boss’ phone number, have met their partners, and have even exercised together

More people are becoming friends with their bosses. Meeting your boss’ significant other, going to their home, and texting them are fairly common practices, according to an Olivet Nazarene University survey of 3,000 workers. It shows just how casual American office culture has become. There’s nothing like embarking on road […]
Forget the traditional boss-employee relationship — people are saying they have their boss’ phone number, have met their partners, and have even exercised together
Lifestyle

Hollywood-style trailers, exclusive dinner parties, and ‘Instagram museums’: The CEO of a real estate PR firm dishes on how he sells multimillion-dollar mansions to the super-rich

The CEO of a real estate PR firm sells multimillion dollar homes by making Hollywood-style real estate trailers, throwing Instagram parties for influencers, and hosting exclusive dinners for high net worth individuals. “Just how a celebrity has a publicist, we make houses famous,” Alexander Ali, founder of The Society Group, […]
Hollywood-style trailers, exclusive dinner parties, and ‘Instagram museums’: The CEO of a real estate PR firm dishes on how he sells multimillion-dollar mansions to the super-rich
Tech

11 keyboard shortcuts I can’t believe I lived without

Keyboard shortcuts can be a time-saver and a life-saver. Here, we focus on 11 keyboard shortcuts that everyone with a Windows operating system should know. As someone who spends a large part of her day behind a screen for one reason or another, it’s important to me that the experience […]
11 keyboard shortcuts I can’t believe I lived without
Strategy

3 ways to change the subject of a conversation without making it awkward

When a conversation goes in a direction you’d rather not deal with, it can be tough to change the subject without creating an awkward moment. But there are ways around it. Licensed marriage and family therapist Kiaundra Jackson offers three tactics: Using an external distraction, bringing someone else into the […]
3 ways to change the subject of a conversation without making it awkward
Strategy

17 wild job titles companies are using to attract millennials

“Rock star” and “ninja” are becoming increasingly common job titles. Companies across America are bidding farewell to terms like “associate” and introducing ones like “evangelist” as a way of attracting younger employees. We looked at job postings around the country and found 17 of the most unusual titles – and […]
17 wild job titles companies are using to attract millennials
Strategy

Companies are desperate to attract millennials — and they’re rebranding job titles as ‘ninjas,’ ‘rock stars,’ and ‘evangelists’ to do it

“Rock star” and “ninja” are becoming increasingly typical job titles. Companies across America are bidding farewell to terms like “associate” and introducing ones like “evangelist” as a way of attracting younger employees. Research suggests that a new job title can reframe how you think of your role in a company. […]
Companies are desperate to attract millennials — and they’re rebranding job titles as ‘ninjas,’ ‘rock stars,’ and ‘evangelists’ to do it
News

‘It is just hell’: 7 regular people who spent 2 months undercover at an Arizona jail were horrified by the disturbing reality of life behind bars

“60 Days In” is a documentary series that follows seven undercover inmates at a jail in Pinal County, Arizona. The undercover inmates – all law-abiding citizens – were booked under fake charges and false identities. They were exposed to brutal violence, racism, drug use, and harassment throughout their 60 days […]
‘It is just hell’: 7 regular people who spent 2 months undercover at an Arizona jail were horrified by the disturbing reality of life behind bars
Lifestyle

Luxury apartment buildings are offering more outrageous amenities than ever to attract tenants, from rooftop gyms and dog spas to outdoor movie theatres

Luxury apartment buildings are offering increasingly lavish amenities to attract tenants. Rooftop running tracks and dog parks, outdoor movie theatres, residents-only bars and restaurants are just a few of the fancy perks developers are offering. People are gravitating toward places that offer “hotel-like living in their home,” Douglas Elliman president […]
Luxury apartment buildings are offering more outrageous amenities than ever to attract tenants, from rooftop gyms and dog spas to outdoor movie theatres
Lifestyle

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is leaving the company for good. Here’s how he spends his $2.7 billion fortune, from a $36.4 million penthouse to a year-long trip around the world.

Travis Kalanick, Uber’s ousted founder, has announced he will leave the company’s board of directors in 2020. Kalanick has sold more than $US2.5 billion worth of stock in Uber since November, which is reportedly more than 90% of his stake. Travis Kalanick‘s net worth is $US2.7 billion, according to Forbes. […]
Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is leaving the company for good. Here’s how he spends his $2.7 billion fortune, from a $36.4 million penthouse to a year-long trip around the world.
Lifestyle

A day in the life of a Deutsche Bank managing director before the pandemic, who used to spend 10 days a month travelling and would work out twice a day even while on business trips

Piers Constable is a managing director at Deutsche Bank. In 2018, the New York City-based executive described his daily routine to Business Insider – and exercise is a huge part of it. Before the pandemic, Constable spent up to 10 days out of the month travelling for work. On a […]
A day in the life of a Deutsche Bank managing director before the pandemic, who used to spend 10 days a month travelling and would work out twice a day even while on business trips
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