Lifestyle

5 ways being left-handed can positively affect your life

Left-handed people face everyday challenges that their right-handed counterparts never have to worry about, like hand smudges while writing and using scissors made for righties. Though only 10% of the entire population is left handed, many influential people throughout history have been lefties, like Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and Babe […]
5 ways being left-handed can positively affect your life
Lifestyle

7 reasons the way my parents raised me just won’t work for my kids

Parenting looks different in various cultures around the world. Living in Hong Kong, my parents emphasised obedience and rules. Some research suggests that this is a parenting style common among Chinese parents. After moving to New York at 15, I realised how my parents raised me left little room for […]
7 reasons the way my parents raised me just won’t work for my kids
Lifestyle

5 awesome Los Angeles staycations that will save you time and money

Staycation getaways are perfect for vacationers looking to save money and time while still having a “getaway” experience. Despite Los Angeles’ perfect summer weather and beautiful beaches, you may be interested in a quick weekend break from the city. LA has staycation options for every kind of traveller, whether you’re […]
5 awesome Los Angeles staycations that will save you time and money
Lifestyle

7 awkward situations people didn’t have to worry about 30 years ago

Awkward moments are a part of life. But certain awkward situations wouldn’t have been possible a few decades ago. For example: updating your LinkedIn profile, thereby making your boss suspicious that you’re looking for new jobs. Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman recommends dealing with the situation, learning from it, and moving […]
7 awkward situations people didn’t have to worry about 30 years ago
Strategy

I took the excruciating 10-mile journey through Israel’s most notorious military checkpoint that adds hours to the daily commute for 26,000 Palestinians

The Qalandiya military checkpoint in the Palestinian West Bank is the main crossing for thousands of Palestinians to cross into East Jerusalem and Israel. Around 26,000 Palestinians make the commute every day for work, visiting family in nearby villages cut off by a separation wall, or to receive medical treatment. […]
I took the excruciating 10-mile journey through Israel’s most notorious military checkpoint that adds hours to the daily commute for 26,000 Palestinians
Lifestyle

10 tips for planning the perfect staycation

A staycation is a perfect getaway from your daily life – and it costs much less money and time than a regular vacation. Whether you decide to stay local or explore a nearby area you’ve never visited, you’ll get to see your home in a different light. Here are 10 […]
10 tips for planning the perfect staycation
Strategy

Even if free food is on its way out in Silicon Valley, there are 3 perks employees might care about more

Free food has been a major perk at tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Twitter. But California municipalities are cracking down on workplace cafeterias that offer free meals. Business Insider spoke with Glassdoor’s chief economist Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, who has studied how certain benefits correlate with overall employee satisfaction. Chamberlain […]
Even if free food is on its way out in Silicon Valley, there are 3 perks employees might care about more
Markets

The 10 smartest things I did before I bought my first house

Buying a house is one of the most expensive purchases you make. There are some things you can do before buying a house that can save you money, time, and stress during the moving process. Here are the 10 smartest things I did before buying my first house. In the […]
The 10 smartest things I did before I bought my first house
Lifestyle

The 6 smartest things I did before I had my second child

Having a second kid can bring new challenges in comparison to your first. Though you’ve been through the process, having a second kid can compromise your time, energy, and sense of balance in new ways. There are certain things you can do, like rereading baby books and starting projects like […]
The 6 smartest things I did before I had my second child
Strategy

5 things today’s grandparents did or said that just aren’t OK anymore

Grandparents are notorious for believing that younger generations listen to horrible music, are irresponsible, and are overly sexualized. Many of us have heard from older people about how things were better “back in the day.” However, there are certain things your grandparents did or said that are absolutely not OK […]
5 things today’s grandparents did or said that just aren’t OK anymore
Strategy

Your 30-step plan for getting the promotion you want and deserve

Knowing how to get promoted is key if you want more responsibilities. If you want to get promoted quickly, you’ll need to step up your innovation and problem-solving abilities. Then, prepare a case to your boss about why you deserve a new title. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Your 30-step plan for getting the promotion you want and deserve
Lifestyle

10 old-fashioned manners kids aren’t taught anymore

Etiquette standards have changed throughout the years. Some etiquette experts believe that old-fashioned manners that kids aren’t taught anymore should be brought back. Here are 11 old-fashioned manners, like standing for introductions and asking for permission, that kids just aren’t taught anymore. Etiquette and manners seem to change over the […]
10 old-fashioned manners kids aren’t taught anymore
Strategy

Truck drivers’ salaries are experiencing an ‘unprecedented’ jump, but it’s not enough to end the driver shortage that’s making everything more expensive

Truck drivers’ salaries are on the rise, thanks in part to a shortage of drivers. The shortage has been brewing for decades, but the recently passed ELD mandate has exacerbated trucking‘s tight labour market. Under ELD, truckers can drive no more than 11 hours a day. Drivers’ salaries are still […]
Truck drivers’ salaries are experiencing an ‘unprecedented’ jump, but it’s not enough to end the driver shortage that’s making everything more expensive
Strategy

30 companies that don’t want people to come into the office

Work-from-home is becoming a popular job perk. These companies have the most remote work jobs, according to a FlexJobs study. UnitedHealth,SAP, and Anthem have the most remote work positions available. Work-from-home is becoming increasingly normal – and some Americans are even able to work remotely for the entirety of the […]
30 companies that don’t want people to come into the office
Lifestyle

An otherworldly desert in Jordan has doubled as distant planets in movies like ‘Star Wars’ and ‘The Martian’ — after seeing it myself, I can tell you it’s just as breathtaking in person

Wadi Rum, a desert valley in Jordan, has played the part of Mars and distant planets in countless movies, including “The Martian,” “Star Wars: Rogue One,” “Prometheus,” and Red Planet.” The reddish hue of the sand combined with the massive granite rock faces and sandstone mesas makes for an otherworldly […]
An otherworldly desert in Jordan has doubled as distant planets in movies like ‘Star Wars’ and ‘The Martian’ — after seeing it myself, I can tell you it’s just as breathtaking in person
Strategy

A 30-step plan to getting the raise you deserve

It’s crucial to know how to ask for a raise, but many Americans have never done it. Knowing when to ask for a raise can also be tricky. Asking for a raise could improve your income in the short- and long-term. And if you don’t ever ask, failing to negotiate […]
A 30-step plan to getting the raise you deserve
News

5 things all Wegmans employees know and most customers don’t

Wegmans store employees know all about the popular regional grocery chain. The company operates stores in six states and employs 48,000 people. Here are some insider facts, tips, and hacks that Wegmans employees have shared with Business Insider. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Wegmans stores have acquired a […]
5 things all Wegmans employees know and most customers don’t
Lifestyle

8 lessons I’ve learned from moving 14 times in 12 years

Moving can be overwhelming, both financially and emotionally. On the other hand,movingto a new place brings the opportunity to meet new people, explore a different area, and have meaningful experiences. Author Yan Mei moved 14 times in 12 years, including international and cross-country relocations – here’s what she learned. I’ve […]
8 lessons I’ve learned from moving 14 times in 12 years
Strategy

The 3 smartest things I did when looking for a new job

Looking for a job can be stressful and overwhelming, especially when you have to apply while working full time at your current gig. There are some things you can do, like asking for what you want directly, that can help you land the perfect job. Here are the three smartest […]
The 3 smartest things I did when looking for a new job
Strategy

5 ways to impress everyone you meet

A good first impression goes a long way in terms of success, whether you’re broadening your network of contacts, trying to nail a job interview, or persuading investors. Understanding the timeframe of a first impression, making eye contact, and leading with a firm handshake will help you impress whoever you’re […]
5 ways to impress everyone you meet
Strategy

How paid vacation time is different around the world

Taking vacation time can help keep your productivity levels high and reduce stress from the daily demands of a full-time job. Some countries, like Brazil, are entitled to 30 days a year of paid annual leave, while others like Singapore average seven to 10 annual vacation days. Here’s a roundup […]
How paid vacation time is different around the world
Lifestyle

7 things I wish I’d known before adopting a dog

Dogs provide happiness, companionship, and unconditional love to owners all over the world. Despite the benefits of adding a new pet to your family, certain dogs can have more health problems, be more prone to anxiety, and cost more than you think – especially if you’re adopting. Here are seven […]
7 things I wish I’d known before adopting a dog
Lifestyle

5 mistakes we made when we bought our first house

Buying a home is a process that requires years of saving, careful planning, and a ton of effort to ensure you find the perfect place. But when you buy your first home, there are certain things you may not realise you should do, and not knowing can have huge financial […]
5 mistakes we made when we bought our first house
Lifestyle

9 things productive people do before noon

Productivity often begins in the mornings, with productive people tackling many of their tasks in the early hours. Along with health benefits, being a morning person can help you capitalise productivity and achieve success. Here are nine things people do before noon to increase productivity. We can’t all be morning […]
9 things productive people do before noon
Strategy

How I customise my Gmail to boost my productivity

Gmail has more than one billion active monthly users, who each has the option of customising its features to fit his or her individual wants, needs, and goals. Tweaking your Gmail settings can help you stay organised and prevent email from becoming a time-sucking chore. Here are eight ways you […]
How I customise my Gmail to boost my productivity
Lifestyle

I visited the most contested city in Israel, where Israelis and Palestinians are separated by a gauntlet of military checkpoints — and the harsh, complicated truth of the conflict was immediately clear

Hebron is the biggest city in the Palestinian West Bank with a population of 200,000 Palestinians and around 1,000 Israeli settlers. Many call the city a microcosm of the Israel-Palestine conflict due to its importance to both Jews and Muslims, the many incidents that have occurred there, and the fact […]
I visited the most contested city in Israel, where Israelis and Palestinians are separated by a gauntlet of military checkpoints — and the harsh, complicated truth of the conflict was immediately clear
News

The word ‘diet’ leaves a bad taste in my mouth — but trying the Mediterranean diet for a week completely surprised me

The Mediterranean diet encourages the consumption of unprocessed foods like fruits, fish, legumes, nuts, poultry, vegetables, and whole grains. A Mediterranean diet doesn’t involve counting calories or cutting out entire food groups, and the potential benefits include reducing cardiovascular disease, preventing cognitive decline, and fighting depression. I decided to try […]
The word ‘diet’ leaves a bad taste in my mouth — but trying the Mediterranean diet for a week completely surprised me
Lifestyle

10 words you didn’t know were officially part of the dictionary

The dictionary is a living document that changes as our language does. Every year, new words are created and added to the dictionary, and other words take on new meanings over time. Merriam-Webster added 850 words and definitions to the dictionary in March 2018. Here are 10 words you didn’t […]
10 words you didn’t know were officially part of the dictionary
Strategy

How much you can hope to earn on Wall Street, based on your degree

Wall Streeters come from a variety of educational backgrounds, and some degrees tend to lead to higher pay than others. Business Insider reached out to salary-comparison website Emolument to get a better look at what professionals on Wall Street tend to earn based on their degrees. Wall Streeters come from […]
How much you can hope to earn on Wall Street, based on your degree
Strategy

The 8 smartest things I did when I started my new job

Job searching can be strenuous, but finally landing the perfect job is a rewarding accomplishment. However, you shouldn’t get too comfortable – once you sign your contract, you have to be sure to live up to the expectations outlined by your employers. Things like asking for help and feedback can […]
The 8 smartest things I did when I started my new job
Lifestyle

10 smartphone habits that are getting in the way of your success

The smartphone has given us instantaneous connection and access to limitless information, while helping keep our lives in order. However, spending too much time on social media, constantly receiving notifications, and sleeping near your smartphone could be hurting your productivity more than you think. Here are 10 smartphone habits that […]
10 smartphone habits that are getting in the way of your success
Lifestyle

Inside the surreal capital city of Brunei, a tiny nation of unimaginable wealth where oil money pays for everything and half the population lives in a floating ‘water village’

Brunei is tiny, but it’s one of the richest countries in the world. Its wealth is on full display in its capital city, Bandar Seri Begawan, where oil money pays for glittering mosques and extravagant architecture. Much of the city’s population lives in a floating village, where the houses, schools, […]
Inside the surreal capital city of Brunei, a tiny nation of unimaginable wealth where oil money pays for everything and half the population lives in a floating ‘water village’
Lifestyle

China’s ‘Big Brother’ surveillance technology isn’t nearly as all-seeing as the government wants you to think

The Chinese government is working to combine its 170+ million security cameras with artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology to create a vast surveillance state. The government isn’t quiet about its efforts, often playing up technological successes in state media to convince the populace of its impressive capabilities. But recent […]
China’s ‘Big Brother’ surveillance technology isn’t nearly as all-seeing as the government wants you to think
Lifestyle

11 things you’ll hardly ever see in the United States

America has plenty to offer, but there are many things you can only find outside the United States. They include food items like brown sauce and bizarre sports like sepak takraw. We chose 11 of our favourite things you usually won’t find in America. The United States has plenty of […]
11 things you’ll hardly ever see in the United States
Strategy

How to dress for your first job without blowing your paycheck

Whether it’s an internship or your first job, creating a work-appropriate wardrobe can be pricey and time-consuming. It doesn’t help that most work-friendly clothes can be expensive – and your first gig isn’t likely to be particularly lucrative. Personal finance experts and stylists told Business Insider what to buy, where […]
How to dress for your first job without blowing your paycheck
Lifestyle

13 places to visit in August for every type of traveller

The best places to visit in August are already on savvy travellers’ lists. Business Insider looked at airfare trends, climate data, and peak travel times to find the best places to visit in August 2018. They include tropical paradises in the Caribbean and Malaysia, a fudge festival in Michigan, and […]
13 places to visit in August for every type of traveller
Lifestyle

7 tough lessons I learned when I moved across the country

A move can be tough for anybody – especially when you’re moving across the country. Despite a positive attitude, moving from the East Coast to the West of America was not as easy as author Charyn Pfeuffer had anticipated. From attitudes to fashion standards to lingo, here are the 7 […]
7 tough lessons I learned when I moved across the country
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