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28 high-paying jobs for English majors

The English language can be a lucrative language to master. The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) lists jobs that require English language skills . They found plenty of high-paying jobs for people who excel at the English language. Love the English language and words? Have a solid command of English grammar […]
28 high-paying jobs for English majors
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How much firefighters are paid in every US state

Firefighters are a part of the bedrock of their communities. The Bureau of Labour Statistics released data on the salaries of firefighters. Firefighter salaries vary widely across states. Firefighters put their lives on the line for their communities every day. Using data from the Bureau of Labour Statistics’ Occupational Employment […]
How much firefighters are paid in every US state
Lifestyle

6 unusual travel habits of North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un rarely leaves his country. But when he does, observers have noted some of his unusual travel habits. They include his insistence on having a “personal toilet” and bringing a special noodle machine from Pyongyang. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has reportedly agreed to meet with […]
6 unusual travel habits of North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un
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The economies of the 40 biggest US cities, ranked from worst to best

The US economy varies in its biggest cities. Metro areas such as San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, and San Jose have particularly strong economies; Cleveland, Virginia Beach, and Providence are much weaker. That’s according to our ranking, which ranks metro areas by taking into account their unemployment rate, average weekly wage, […]
The economies of the 40 biggest US cities, ranked from worst to best
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I visited the tallest and longest glass bridge in the world — which spans China’s ‘Grand Canyon’ — and it was a colossal waste of time

The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge in China is the longest and highest glass bridge in the world. It gained widespread popularity after opening in 2016 and has been featured in numerous viral videos showing tourists having thrilling and terrifying experiences looking through the glass floor. While the scenery was […]
I visited the tallest and longest glass bridge in the world — which spans China’s ‘Grand Canyon’ — and it was a colossal waste of time
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The 13 best places to travel in June for every type of traveller

The best places to visit in June mark the start of tourism season in many places around the world. Business Insider looked at airfare trends, climate data, and peak travel times to find the best places to visit in June 2018. They include natural wonderlands, serene holy sites, and summer […]
The 13 best places to travel in June for every type of traveller
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8 common words you probably didn’t know came from TV shows

TV shows like “Friends,” “Saturday Night Live,” “The Simpsons,” and “Seinfeld” have made a lasting cultural impact. They even added words to the dictionary. Words like “spam,” “regifting,” and “going commando” have become part of common parlance. Television plays an important role in society – it educates, connects with us […]
8 common words you probably didn’t know came from TV shows
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More than two dozen countries and territories use the US dollar as currency

The US dollar is used as official currency in several countries besides the United States. Ecuador and Zimbabwe both switched to the US dollar after financial crises made their local currencies worthless. Other countries, such as Panama, Cambodia, and the Bahamas, use the US dollar alongside their own currencies. The […]
More than two dozen countries and territories use the US dollar as currency
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How quickly each US state’s economy is growing, in one map

The Bureau of Economic Analysis released an important measure of the health of the 50 US states’ economies. The BEA’s estimates of Q4 2017 GDP in each of the states and DC ranged from a 1.3% decrease in North Dakota to a 5.2% increase in Texas. The Bureau of Economic […]
How quickly each US state’s economy is growing, in one map
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Inside the relationship of former ‘bad boy’ pro golfer Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky, who used to eat breakfast and dinner with her hockey legend father every day

Dustin Johnson and his fiance Paulina Gretzky met through Gretzky’s parents in 2009. The golf star and the pop singer-turned-model didn’t go on their first date, however, until 2012. They have been together ever since, and now have two children. Dustin Johnson wooed the entire Gretzky clan long before he […]
Inside the relationship of former ‘bad boy’ pro golfer Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky, who used to eat breakfast and dinner with her hockey legend father every day
Lifestyle

The highest point in every US state

When it comes to elevation, the United States is a country of extremes. On one end of the spectrum, Alaska’s Denali is the highest mountain in North America, rising to more than 20,000 feet above sea level. On the other end, you have Florida’s Britton Hill, which tops out at […]
The highest point in every US state
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Costco workers share their 13 best food-court secrets and hacks

Costco‘s food court has attracted many fans. Some of the Costco food court’s biggest fans may be the employees themselves. Employees say you don’t always need to be a store member to grab a hot dog or a slice of pizza at Costco’s food court. The chain deliberately keeps prices […]
Costco workers share their 13 best food-court secrets and hacks
Lifestyle

13 places to visit in May for every type of traveller

The best places to visit in May are probably 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 May 2018. The destinations include food havens, sites of ancient ruins, and island paradises. May is […]
13 places to visit in May for every type of traveller
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11 signs someone might be lying to you

The signs that someone is lying aren’t always easy to decipher. And, unfortunately, there’s no way to determine whether or not someone’s being honest with 100% certainty. But there are some obvious signs that someone might be lying. Keep reading for a list of signs you can watch out for. […]
11 signs someone might be lying to you
Lifestyle

20 weird psychological reasons someone might fall in love with you

Certain psychological factors make it more likely – though not certain – that two people will fall in love. Some factors are based in biology, like the way you smell. Other factors are behavioural, like your body language. Love is mysterious, but it’s probably not destiny. According to the research, […]
20 weird psychological reasons someone might fall in love with you
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The top 12 jobs where you are most likely to cheat

People cheat on their partners for different reasons. There are also varying levels of cheating,from microcheating to full-blown affairs. Some evidence even suggests that intelligent people are more likely to want to cheat on their partners. New survey data from Ashley Madison, the leading dating website that helps married people […]
The top 12 jobs where you are most likely to cheat
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15 things I wish I knew before becoming a dad

When it comes to children, the only certain things about them is that they will cry, they will poop and repeat. Handling that is the easy part. Everything else is a minefield waiting to be stepped on. It doesn’t matter how many books you read, videos you watch, classes you […]
15 things I wish I knew before becoming a dad
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The most expensive college in every state, in one map

College tuition varies at schools across the US. Using data from the Department of Education, we found the most expensive college in every state. College tuition has been getting more expensive, and costs widely vary among the country’s colleges and universities. Using data from the US Department of Education’s Integrated […]
The most expensive college in every state, in one map
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Here’s how much the typical American family has saved up for college

About 56% of American families with children have started saving for college, according to a new study from Sallie Mae. Among families with savings, the average amount saved was $US18,135. Families with higher incomes, those with children closer to college age, and parents with bachelor’s degrees tend to have more […]
Here’s how much the typical American family has saved up for college
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19 US presidents’ surprising first jobs

• First jobs are usually a mixed bag; they can be disastrous failures, great learning experiences, or somewhere in between. • That’s the case even for people who go on to become the president of the US. • American presidents had some memorable first roles across history. The road to […]
19 US presidents’ surprising first jobs
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17 tips for surviving your office holiday party

If you plan to attend an office holiday party this year, keep in mind that it’s still a work event. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is drinking too much. You should also avoid too much business talk. ‘Tis the season – for your office’s annual holiday party. […]
17 tips for surviving your office holiday party
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Hundreds of USC professors are demanding the university’s president resign amid a mounting sexual-misconduct scandal involving a school gynecologist

Two hundred professors at the University of Southern California are calling for the resignation of the university’s president, C.L. Max Nikias. Several women have accused a former gynecologist at the university of abuse. USC conducted an investigation in 2017 and found that the gynecologist’s exams were outside of the scope […]
Hundreds of USC professors are demanding the university’s president resign amid a mounting sexual-misconduct scandal involving a school gynecologist
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31 unprofessional habits that annoy everyone you work with

Everyone has bad workplace habits. Whether you realise it or not, they could be driving your coworkers nuts. You’re best avoiding certain habits at work, like eating smelly food at your desk or talking politics. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. It’s understandable that, in all the time we […]
31 unprofessional habits that annoy everyone you work with
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Here’s what firefighters earn in every US state

Firefighter salaries vary widely across the US. Business Insider used data from the Bureau of Labour Statistics to look at what a typical firefighter earns in each state. You can check out our full list breaking down firefighter salaries here. Firefighters are heroes who save lives in their communities every […]
Here’s what firefighters earn in every US state
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The jobless 30-year-old in a legal battle with the parents who are evicting him plays into an untrue millennial stereotype, says psychologist

A millennial, 30-year-old Mike Rotondo, was recently ordered by a judge to vacate his parents’ home. But Jeffrey Arnett, a psychologist who studies millennials, says this story is hardly indicative of this generation’s “failure to launch” as a whole. Still, Rotondo’s situation does indicate how hard it can be for […]
The jobless 30-year-old in a legal battle with the parents who are evicting him plays into an untrue millennial stereotype, says psychologist
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The surprising effect 9/11 had on the English language

The September 11, 2011 attacks changed American life in many ways. They even had an effect on our language, in that they changed how people talk about terrorist incidents. Linguists have noted how the name people assigned to the attacks, “9/11,” is now a blueprint for naming other terrorist incidents […]
The surprising effect 9/11 had on the English language
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8 things successful people do after getting back from vacation

Vacations are awesome. But returning from a break can be a real bummer. Here are some tips on how to ease back into work. Coming back from a magical vacation isn’t much fun. One minute, you’re lounging by the sparkling, blue sea without a care in the world. The next, […]
8 things successful people do after getting back from vacation
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Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain’s deaths have shocked the world — here are the warning signs to look out for that someone could be in danger

The deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and designer Kate Spade have shocked the world. It’s important to know the warning signs that someone might be in danger. Risk factors include mental-health conditions such as depression. Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead Friday morning. The cause of death was […]
Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain’s deaths have shocked the world  —  here are the warning signs to look out for that someone could be in danger
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17 things successful people do over long weekends

Make the most of your long weekend – whether you plan to relax or get active. Business Insider reached out to some experts for tips on how to set yourself up for success when you have an extra day off. Their suggestions focused on prioritising tasks, setting technology guidelines, and […]
17 things successful people do over long weekends
Lifestyle

Here are the most popular baby names in the US

Every year around Mother’s Day, the Social Security Administration reveals the most popular baby names in the US from the previous year. The most popular name for baby boys in 2017 was Liam, and for baby girls was Emma. Trends in baby names come and go, and this year is […]
Here are the most popular baby names in the US
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44 books everyone should read in their lifetime

An easy way to become a well-rounded person is to read lots of books across subjects and genres. Some books may be out of your comfort zone, but you can learn a lot if you stretch yourself. Must-read books include “To Kill A Mockingbird,” “A Brief History of Time,” “Americanah,” […]
44 books everyone should read in their lifetime
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Actress Debra Messing shared her personal story of ‘crippling depression’ on Twitter using #MyStory, and people are responding with their own

The actress Debra Messing used Twitter to share her experience with mental health, after Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain died by suicide this week. Messing invited others to tweet their experiences with depression and anxiety using the hashtag #MyStory. People have shared stories of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and panic […]
Actress Debra Messing shared her personal story of ‘crippling depression’ on Twitter using #MyStory, and people are responding with their own
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Employees at Nike were reportedly fired with a PowerPoint presentation

The New York Times published a report on Saturday about Nike’s problematic work culture. Several top male executives have left the company in recent weeks. A massive internal report by female Nike employees detailed myriad allegations of gender discrimination, which has led to a review of its human resources operations. […]
Employees at Nike were reportedly fired with a PowerPoint presentation
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I went to a ‘sugar baby summit’ and learned ‘sugar daddies’ give tuition, gifts, investments, or cash — but they say it’s about much more than the money

SeekingArrangement, an online dating service for sugar babies and daddies, hosted a conference in New York City. One of the panels focused on money in sugar dating. According to the panelists, sugar dating isn’t just about money – it’s about developing a relationship and respecting each other’s feelings. In fact, […]
I went to a ‘sugar baby summit’ and learned ‘sugar daddies’ give tuition, gifts, investments, or cash  —  but they say it’s about much more than the money
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18 relationship facts everybody should know before getting married

Relationships are complicated, and every relationship is different. That said, researchers have identified some predictors of success in relationships that are important to consider before getting married. For example, getting excited for each other’s news is a good thing and focusing too much on materialistic things is not. Visit BusinessInsider.com […]
18 relationship facts everybody should know before getting married
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A chain of Texas convenience stores with a cult-like following chooses to display pay, vacation time, and its 401K plan on big signs, and it doesn’t plan to stop any time soon

Buc-ee‘s is a Texas-based chain of convenience stores that’s acquired a cult-following in Texas. All 33 of the company’s locations have signs advertising its salaries, benefits, and vacation policies. Buc-ee’s general counsel Jeff Nadalo told Business Insider that the transparency is meant to attract top job candidates. He said the […]
A chain of Texas convenience stores with a cult-like following chooses to display pay, vacation time, and its 401K plan on big signs, and it doesn’t plan to stop any time soon
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How much a Big Mac costs around the world

The McDonald’sBig Mac is well-known around the world. In a global cost of living analysis, UBS compared the price of a Big Mac hamburger in 11 major cities. The most expensive city on the list is Zurich, Switzerland, where a Big Mac costs $US6.89 USD. There are McDonald’s locations in […]
How much a Big Mac costs around the world
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The best questions to ask at the end of every job interview

Finding questions to ask your interviewer is a crucial part of preparing for any job interview. Asking questions is a simple way to show that you’re truly interested in the role and the company. Business Insider compiled a number of smart questions that are sure to impress your next interviewer. […]
The best questions to ask at the end of every job interview
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21 job interview questions that are designed to trick you

Sometimes, interview questions can be tricky or confusing. Interviewers ask them to learn more about you – including information you may have been trying to conceal. Here’s how to get around them. Savvy hiring managers can glean a ton of information about you by asking just a few, well-chosen questions. […]
21 job interview questions that are designed to trick you
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11 things unsuccessful people do over long weekends

Labour Day is Monday – which means some workers in the US will be getting a day off of work. Business Insider reached out to three experts to get a sense of some pitfalls to avoid during long weekends. They recommended protecting and being intentional with your time off. Labour […]
11 things unsuccessful people do over long weekends
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Someone in California bought a winning lottery ticket worth more than half a billion dollars — here’s exactly what a lottery winner should do, according to a financial adviser

A Mega Millions lottery drawing on Tuesday determined a ticket sold in California has winning numbers for an estimated jackpot of $US522 million. But no matter how big the jackpot, the advice for sudden wealth is the same: First, take a deep breath, advises CFP Robert Pagliarini. Then, winners should […]
Someone in California bought a winning lottery ticket worth more than half a billion dollars — here’s exactly what a lottery winner should do, according to a financial adviser
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