Strategy

A major French port goes on strike so often that the UK has come up with a procedure called ‘Operation Stack’ for all the trucks that get backed up on the highway

French port workers strike so often in England that the British government has had to launch a truck parking scheme called “Operation Stack.” Operation Stack sees lorries queued on British motorways before crossing the Channel to France Brexit will likely intensify the need for Operation Stack as lines will stretch […]
A major French port goes on strike so often that the UK has come up with a procedure called ‘Operation Stack’ for all the trucks that get backed up on the highway
Strategy

Most people know not to use a selfie as their LinkedIn photo — but an analysis of 2,000 LinkedIn profiles found they’re surprisingly common

Recruiters say they can’t stand selfies or cropped group shots for LinkedIn headshots. A recent analysis of 2,000 LinkedIn profiles suggested they remain pretty common on the career networking website. A good LinkedIn headshot doesn’t demand a pricey professional photographer. Just make sure your face is clear and well-lit, and […]
Most people know not to use a selfie as their LinkedIn photo — but an analysis of 2,000 LinkedIn profiles found they’re surprisingly common
Strategy

NYC’s new World Trade Center expected its offices to be full of ‘guys in suits’ — but I took a tour of the building and quickly saw that many of the actual tenants are very different

Real estate experts thought the tenants of New York City’s new One World Trade Center would be “global Fortune 500 companies” and “guys in suits.” But instead, many of the building’s tenants are smaller technology, media, and creative firms, according to Jordan Barowitz, an executive at the Durst Organisation, which […]
NYC’s new World Trade Center expected its offices to be full of ‘guys in suits’ — but I took a tour of the building and quickly saw that many of the actual tenants are very different
Strategy

Teachers love Google’s education products but are suspicious. Why is a megacorporation giving them a perfect tool for free?

Google for Education tools have taken off “like grass on fire,” industry analysts say. The software is completely free and Chromebooks, which are laptops manufactured by other companies running the Google Chrome operating system, are deeply discounted for classrooms. These tactics have worked: Google-powered devices made up almost 60% of […]
Teachers love Google’s education products but are suspicious. Why is a megacorporation giving them a perfect tool for free?
Strategy

Fascinating photos show what it’s like to be a truck driver in different parts of the world — from driving pandas to the airport to spending $10,000 on truck art

Truck drivers around the world have more in common than you might think. They all deal with traffic, long stretches of time away from home, strikes, and more. But other parts of their lives are fascinatingly different, as shown in the photographs below. Truck transportation is a $US1.45 trillion industry […]
Fascinating photos show what it’s like to be a truck driver in different parts of the world — from driving pandas to the airport to spending $10,000 on truck art
Strategy

The 17 most prestigious internships anyone would be lucky to get

Internships are increasingly important for college and graduate students. In a survey of 13,000 former and current interns, Google,Apple, and Facebook were ranked as the most prestigious internships. Some of those internships pay up to $US8,000 per month. If you’re looking for a prestigious internship, you’ll want to consider working […]
The 17 most prestigious internships anyone would be lucky to get
Lifestyle

I spent college studying and interning, but I didn’t realise I’d missed a huge opportunity until it was too late

Fewer than 2% of undergraduate students take advantage of the study abroad programs at their colleges. Studying internationally is proven to enhance global awareness, help develop leadership skills, foster personal growth, and advance students’ comprehension of foreign languages. Olivia Young graduated in 2013 without having studied abroad and regretted it […]
I spent college studying and interning, but I didn’t realise I’d missed a huge opportunity until it was too late
Strategy

I spent a day following a Coca-Cola truck driver on his NYC route — and it only took a couple hours to see what one of the biggest challenges is for delivery drivers in the city

Bike lanes have become a typical addition to many New York City streets. That’s made the job of delivery truck drivers in the city more challenging as parking has diminished. Still, few bikers are sympathetic to the challenges truck drivers face in the city. Biking has become wildly popular in […]
I spent a day following a Coca-Cola truck driver on his NYC route — and it only took a couple hours to see what one of the biggest challenges is for delivery drivers in the city
Strategy

The 5 smartest things I did when I started my own company

Starting a business presents myriad challenges. Author and entrepreneur Nicole Rollender details the decisions she made that helped get her first business off the ground. From hiring business coaches to finding the right accountant, here are the five best things Rollender did when she started her company. I used to […]
The 5 smartest things I did when I started my own company
Lifestyle

This cruise ship is full of apartments that were designed to look like luxury condos in NYC and London — and wealthy people are dishing out up to $36 million for them

The super-rich can now buy permanent homes on a 971-foot long cruise ship for up to $US36 million. Utopia is designed to be a floating luxury apartment building. The ship will travel to major sporting and cultural events around the globe such as Wimbledon, the Olympics, and Rio de Janeiro’sCarnival. […]
This cruise ship is full of apartments that were designed to look like luxury condos in NYC and London — and wealthy people are dishing out up to $36 million for them
News

A day in the life of a NYC Coca-Cola delivery truck driver, who gets to work at 4 a.m. and spends his morning pushing 175-pound carts full of bottles through Penn Station

Coca-Colatruck drivers get to work as early as 4 a.m in New York City. For one day, I followed Miguel Santiago, a 66-year-old delivery driver who has worked with Coca-Cola for 20 years. Santiago makes deliveries to Penn Station. One of the world’s most ubiquitous beverage companies is powered by […]
A day in the life of a NYC Coca-Cola delivery truck driver, who gets to work at 4 a.m. and spends his morning pushing 175-pound carts full of bottles through Penn Station
Strategy

Billionaires like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg reached success after dropping out of college, but experts say the average person should take the opposite approach

Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are some of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs – and billionaires. They also dropped out of college. One in eight billionaires on the Forbes 400 are college dropouts, according to a study by UK job site Adview. However, experts suggest you stay in school. Bill […]
Billionaires like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg reached success after dropping out of college, but experts say the average person should take the opposite approach
Strategy

An Arkansas court quietly ruled that truck drivers need to be paid minimum wage even when they’re not driving on the job — here’s what it means for drivers around the US

Many truck drivers aren’t paid for all of the hours they spend on the road. A class action lawsuit in Arkansas of nearly 3,000 truck drivers argues that the practice goes against the Fair Labour Standards Act. Those drivers scored a major win today when the federal court in Arkansas […]
An Arkansas court quietly ruled that truck drivers need to be paid minimum wage even when they’re not driving on the job — here’s what it means for drivers around the US
Markets

The US economy was just ranked the world’s most competitive, but a closer look at the country’s ‘weakening social fabric’ could spell trouble for the future

The World Economic Forum recently released its annual Global Competitiveness Report, which ranks countries based on several metrics relating to economic growth and social stability. While the United States was ranked as the top country for overall economic competitiveness, the report included some troubling warnings about certain aspects of American […]
The US economy was just ranked the world’s most competitive, but a closer look at the country’s ‘weakening social fabric’ could spell trouble for the future
Strategy

These are the 25 best cities to find a job right now

The best cities in the US for finding a job in 2018 aren’t where you would expect. According to Glassdoor, the four best cities for finding a job are in the Midwest. Pittsburgh topped the charts, followed by St. Louis and Indianapolis. Glassdoor released its top 25 cities for finding […]
These are the 25 best cities to find a job right now
Strategy

There’s a fatal flaw in your 5-year plan

Five-year plans and punishing morning routines are often perceived as being integral parts of the path to success. But the obsession over a perfect life can distract us from appreciating our days as they really are. A variety of experts and writers suggest appreciating the present as it is. Essayist […]
There’s a fatal flaw in your 5-year plan
Lifestyle

CEOs, athletes, and celebs are paying $10,000 for this 6-hour physical exam that includes a massage and 2 meals in an ultra-luxurious, spa-like NYC facility

A New York City health center offers a $US10,000 physical exam catered to CEOs, athletes, and celebrities in a luxurious,spa-like facility. The exam at The Elitra Health Manhattan Center for Life and Longevity is designed for the most discerning clients who want a high-end private experience, according to COO Ari […]
CEOs, athletes, and celebs are paying $10,000 for this 6-hour physical exam that includes a massage and 2 meals in an ultra-luxurious, spa-like NYC facility
Lifestyle

10 things people buy when they have more money than they’d ever need

The world’s ultra-wealthy spend money on things that most people can’t even fathom buying. One tech billionaire bought his own Hawaiian island, and a hedge fund manager spent at least $US8 million on a 14-foot preserved shark. From private islands to dinosaur fossils and tickets to outer space, here are […]
10 things people buy when they have more money than they’d ever need
Lifestyle

5 mistakes I made when I had my first kid that I’ll never make again

Parenting is a challenge, and new parents are especially susceptible to common parenting mistakes. Here, author Nicole Rollender details five things she “self-corrected” on after the birth of her first child. Many new parents wish their child came with a manual, and I was no different. When my first baby […]
5 mistakes I made when I had my first kid that I’ll never make again
Markets

11 financial experts reveal their favourite money apps

Money apps can be beneficial tools for saving, budgeting, and investing your money. Of course, some apps may work better for you than others. Here, 11 financial experts reveal their favourite money apps. There are many ways to manage your money, and money-management apps are one efficient way to do […]
11 financial experts reveal their favourite money apps
Strategy

These are the 25 US companies with the happiest employees in 2018

Everyone wants to be happy at work. Career site Comparably recently ran a survey to find out what large US companies have the happiest workers. HubSpot took the top spot, and a number of tech companies fared well in the rankings. Who doesn’t want to work in a happy environment? […]
These are the 25 US companies with the happiest employees in 2018
Strategy

These are the 10 US states where people are the most stressed out

Factors like poverty can increase how stressed you are. So can having a long commute, being in a population-dense space, or working too many hours. By looking at those criteria, the researchers at Zippia found the most stressed states in the country. Having a super-long commute and working too many […]
These are the 10 US states where people are the most stressed out
Strategy

Trucking companies are usually based in the Midwest, but this startup is right in the middle of Manhattan — and the founder says there’s a ‘critical’ reason why

Transfix, an app for truck drivers to connect with shippers, is based in New York City. That’s unusual for most trucking companies, which are often found in cities like Green Bay, Wisconsin and Omaha, Nebraska. Founded in 2013, Transfix CEO Drew McElroy said it was crucial for the company’s success […]
Trucking companies are usually based in the Midwest, but this startup is right in the middle of Manhattan — and the founder says there’s a ‘critical’ reason why
Strategy

Winning over a hiring manager isn’t enough to land you a job at Amazon — there’s actually a ‘bar-raiser’ on every interview panel and their opinion may be even more important

Amazon‘s hiring process isn’t just about candidates interacting with hiring managers. VP of worldwide people operations Ardine Williams told Business Insider that each interview panel also includes a person known as a “bar-raiser.” The bar-raiser’s purpose is to hold the panel accountable and ensure that all candidates are a good […]
Winning over a hiring manager isn’t enough to land you a job at Amazon — there’s actually a ‘bar-raiser’ on every interview panel and their opinion may be even more important
Lifestyle

13 things you should never wear to work in the summer

You might already know not to wear shorts or sandals to the office, but it’s all the more tempting in the summer. But experts say the heat isn’t an excuse to dress inappropriately. According to managers and fashion and etiquette experts, these 14 fashion offenders (flip flops!) will make your […]
13 things you should never wear to work in the summer
Strategy

The top 50 colleges in the United States, ranked

Harvard, MIT, and Yale are the top three colleges in the US. The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education released its rankings for the best colleges in America in 2019. The ranking was based on 15 key indicators, including post-graduation salary, diversity of the school, and student instruction. The Wall Street […]
The top 50 colleges in the United States, ranked
Lifestyle

The tallest building in every US state

Skyscrapers are multiplying as US cities appear to be in race toward the sky. Many of the tallest American skyscrapers, such as One World Trade Center and Comcast Technology Center, were built in the past five years. Some states do not have a single building over 200 feet, like Maine. […]
The tallest building in every US state
Lifestyle

11 iconic newspaper front pages from world-famous events

Newspapers offer a glimpse into the past and inform us of the events of the present. Some newspapers are remembered along with the significant historical event they reported on, like the Chicago Tribune’s front page featuring Obama winning the 2008 presidential election. Here are 11 of the most iconic newspaper […]
11 iconic newspaper front pages from world-famous events
Lifestyle

Are ‘luxpeditions’ the new glamping?

Are “luxpeditions” the new glamping? When “glamour camping,” people pay hundreds of dollars a night to sleep in tents with king-sized beds, en-suite bathrooms, and Wi-Fi, but one London-based company is taking that even further by adding extreme adventures to the mix. Brown + Hudson is betting on the idea […]
Are ‘luxpeditions’ the new glamping?
News

9 of the very first editions of famous American newspapers

Newspapers revolutionised communication and the way people receive news. Some of the first newspapers emerged in the 1800s and have been so successful that they continue to reach millions of readers two decades later. Here are nine of the very first editions of famous American newspapers like New York Times […]
9 of the very first editions of famous American newspapers
Lifestyle

9 things you should never keep at your desk

Your desk should be organised in a way that maximizes productivity and your ability to perform tasks efficiently at work. A cluttered, messy desk can negatively impact your ability to perform your job. Here are nine things you should never keep at your desk. Organisation comes naturally to some, but […]
9 things you should never keep at your desk
Lifestyle

12 things you should always keep in your purse

Your purse keeps essentials conveniently in one place. There’s a fine line between wanting to be prepared for anything and carrying around a 15 pound bag. The keys to deciding what to hold in your purse should be items that are essentials, compact, and multi-use. Here are 12 items you […]
12 things you should always keep in your purse
Strategy

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, who just bought Time Magazine for $190 million, says he lives with a ‘beginner’s mind’ — here’s what that means

Time Magazine was acquired by Salesforce CEO and founder Marc Benioff for $US190 million. The billionaire spoke to the New York Times about how his “beginner’s mind” prompted him to make the purchase. It’s not the first time Benioff has cited the concept of a “beginner’s mind.” Time Magazine has […]
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, who just bought Time Magazine for $190 million, says he lives with a ‘beginner’s mind’ — here’s what that means
Strategy

50 foods that Costco employees and members love

Costco‘s food court is home to a number of cheap and tasty menu options that members and food critics love. Costco employees themselves have some favourites, too. Business Insider reached out to 49 Costco workers and scoured the web to figure out what meals and Kirkland Signature brand items in […]
50 foods that Costco employees and members love
Lifestyle

I got rid of my car 11 years ago and I haven’t regretted it once

Having a car can be expensive and inconvenient depending on your means and location. Living in the Bay Area, author Laura McCamy decided to give up her car 11 years ago, which has saved her money, reduced her stress levels, and increased her daily exercise intake. Here are four benefits […]
I got rid of my car 11 years ago and I haven’t regretted it once
News

Generation Zs reveal their 100 favourite brands

Generation Zs were born after 1997. They prefer brands that are healthy, socially-conscious, and connected with influencers on platforms like YouTube,Instagram, and Snapchat. But many of their favourite brands are shared by older generations, too. Millennials, move aside. There’s a new generation advertisers are vying to reach: Generation Z. Gen […]
Generation Zs reveal their 100 favourite brands
Strategy

Baristas dish on the most popular orders at Facebook’s exclusive Saint Frank café, including an espresso milkshake and nitro iced coffee

Facebook‘s Menlo Park headquarters is also home to a Saint Frank Coffee location. Baristas say that Facebook employees gravitate towards traditional beverages, like lattes. Facebook employees also get to enjoy a few menu items exclusive to Saint Frank’s Menlo Park location. Facebook‘s Menlo Park headquarters has its own specialty coffee […]
Baristas dish on the most popular orders at Facebook’s exclusive Saint Frank café, including an espresso milkshake and nitro iced coffee
Lifestyle

This over-the-top luxury resort outside of Pittsburgh was inspired partially by the Ritz Paris and features a zoo, a private airfield, and a pet spa

Guests at this 2,000-acre luxury resort in Pennsylvania can choose to stay in one of three hotels, seven luxury vacation homes, or three townhomes. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, set in the wooded Laurel Highlands, is about a 1.5-hour drive from Pittsburgh. Some of its amenities include a private airfield, BMWs available […]
This over-the-top luxury resort outside of Pittsburgh was inspired partially by the Ritz Paris and features a zoo, a private airfield, and a pet spa
Lifestyle

9 things you should never keep in your purse

Your purse is there to keep all of your things stored safely in one place. There are some items you should always keep in your purse, like wallets, keys, and hand sanitizer. Other items, like sensitive documents and old receipts, should definitely be left at home in the case that […]
9 things you should never keep in your purse
News

The 12 best Netflix original series to binge-watch

There are a lot of original series on Netflix to watch. From “Orange Is the New Black” to “Stranger Things,” INSIDER rounds up the best original shows worth bingeing. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. Back in 2014, Netflix only had a handful of original programs. Now, it has more […]
The 12 best Netflix original series to binge-watch
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