Strategy

There’s a difference between being mentally strong and simply having a big ego — here’s how to tell the two apart

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She says that some people can conflate false confidence and arrogance with mental strength, despite being very distinct traits. Morin explains that mentally strong people aren’t afraid to ask for help or admit when […]
There’s a difference between being mentally strong and simply having a big ego — here’s how to tell the two apart
Strategy

I’m a software engineer turned winery owner. Here’s how working in Silicon Valley prepared me for the challenge of keeping my business going during the pandemic.

Rob Jensen began his career as a software sales engineer in Silicon Valley in the 1990s, where he met his wife and future business partner, Diana. Like many startups, Testarossa Winery was started in 1993 in the Jensen’s garage in Los Gatos, California. After decades of working towards hard-earned success, […]
I’m a software engineer turned winery owner. Here’s how working in Silicon Valley prepared me for the challenge of keeping my business going during the pandemic.
Strategy

I’m a CEO and mum who had to move from California to Texas during the pandemic to care for a sick family member. I’ve completely revamped how I run my business so I can prioritise family — here’s what’s working.

Pooja Sankar is the founder and CEO of Piazza Q&A, a social learning platform that serves over 5 million students in 90 different countries. During the pandemic, Sankar has been running her business while helping her two children with at-home schooling, and also moved states to help care for a […]
I’m a CEO and mum who had to move from California to Texas during the pandemic to care for a sick family member. I’ve completely revamped how I run my business so I can prioritise family — here’s what’s working.
Strategy

5 habits for coping with stress that are actually making your anxiety worse

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. If you struggle with anxiety, she says, you may find yourself looking for coping mechanisms that offer instant relief during moments of panic. While it’s important to do something that makes you feel better, […]
5 habits for coping with stress that are actually making your anxiety worse
Strategy

Harvard’s international students are begging the school to let them come to campus in the fall, citing fears of being stuck in unstable home environments if they’re forced to leave the US

Last week, ICE released guidance stating that international students would not be allowed back into the US in the fall unless they were taking in-person classes at their university. This poses a problem for Harvard’s international students, as the school recently said classes in the fall would be entirely remote. […]
Harvard’s international students are begging the school to let them come to campus in the fall, citing fears of being stuck in unstable home environments if they’re forced to leave the US
Strategy

5 ways to motivate yourself when you’re feeling stuck in a rut

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. During the pandemic, it’s been easy for some people to fall into a mundane, day-to-day routine that can leave them feeling stuck or unmotivated. Morin says to these feelings of boredom can be reduced […]
5 ways to motivate yourself when you’re feeling stuck in a rut
Strategy

I manage a 400-person company from home. Here are 4 ways leaders can encourage their employees to take time off this summer, and how it will strengthen their business.

Chris Litster is the leader of Buildium. Workers going remote during pandemic – and not taking time off – is the perfect recipe for burnout. But burnout doesn’t have to be inevitable; doing things like setting clear start and end hours, and scheduling in downtime during the day is important. […]
I manage a 400-person company from home. Here are 4 ways leaders can encourage their employees to take time off this summer, and how it will strengthen their business.
Strategy

The biggest questions parents and educators have about colleges reopening

Colleges are beginning to announce their reopening plans for the fall. Many students, parents, and educators have questions about what the upcoming academic year will look like. While there are no definitive answers as to what, exactly, will happen, Business Insider spoke to three experts to learn some of the […]
The biggest questions parents and educators have about colleges reopening
Lifestyle

A luxury villa on the French Riviera once owned by actor Sean Connery is on the market for $34 million — and includes an indoor infinity pool, walk-in wine cellar, and fully-equipped gym. Here’s a look inside.

A waterfront property in Nice, France that was once owned by legendary James Bond actor Sean Connery is currently on the market for $US34 million. Called Villa Le Roc Fleuri, the property grounds span over 53,000 square feet and feature manicured gardens, fruit trees, and a cliffside saltwater pool. Inside […]
A luxury villa on the French Riviera once owned by actor Sean Connery is on the market for $34 million — and includes an indoor infinity pool, walk-in wine cellar, and fully-equipped gym. Here’s a look inside.
Strategy

10 toxic behaviours of parents that make children less functional in adulthood

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She explains it doesn’t always take an extreme mistreatment or neglect to create damaged children; sometimes seemingly minor parenting behaviours can have a serious impact. Morin says parents who invalidate their children’s feelings by […]
10 toxic behaviours of parents that make children less functional in adulthood
Strategy

A Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist says there have been 4 pandemics in the past 20 years — and crises will happen more frequently unless something changes about income inequality

Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. On this week’s episode of “Pitchfork Economics,” Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman had an […]
A Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist says there have been 4 pandemics in the past 20 years — and crises will happen more frequently unless something changes about income inequality
Strategy

7 ways retailers should work to create a more inclusive shopping experience in their stores, according to the head of diversity and inclusion at Unilever

As a Brown woman who grew up in Massachusetts, Mita Mallick says she experienced discrimination in retail stores from a young age, like being ignored at furniture stores with her family, and being followed around and told not to touch anything. In adulthood, Mallick says she’s been tracked and followed, […]
7 ways retailers should work to create a more inclusive shopping experience in their stores, according to the head of diversity and inclusion at Unilever
Strategy

How to tell the difference between feeling routine anxiety and having an anxiety disorder, according to a psychotherapist

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She explains that while everyone experiences anxiety in moderation, if the frequency or severity of your anxiety seriously affects your daily routine, you may have an anxiety disorder. Morin says that if your anxiety […]
How to tell the difference between feeling routine anxiety and having an anxiety disorder, according to a psychotherapist
Strategy

I’m a diversity and inclusion expert who admits that ‘unconscious bias’ trainings don’t really work. Here are 3 ways companies can ensure they’re not a waste of time.

Dr. Janice Gassam Asare is an author and founder of BWG Business Solutions, LLC, a consultancy that helps organisations be more inclusive and sparks important dialogue about workplace equity. She says that although diversity and inclusion trainings are popular in large corporations, evidence shows that they are not highly effective […]
I’m a diversity and inclusion expert who admits that ‘unconscious bias’ trainings don’t really work. Here are 3 ways companies can ensure they’re not a waste of time.
Strategy

Trump, lacking the authority to cut off school funding and continuing to urge a fall reopening, threatens to cut off school funding

President Trump tweeted Wednesday that schools that don’t reopen “before the November election” may have federal funding cut off – and that he disagrees with the CDC’s school guidelines. Throughout the pandemic, Trump has tweeted his support for states to reopen various activities. He pointed to Germany, Denmark, Norway, and […]
Trump, lacking the authority to cut off school funding and continuing to urge a fall reopening, threatens to cut off school funding
Tech

Apple’s iOS update comes with a new accessibility feature — but big tech still has a long way to go if it wants to be truly accessible

Sarah Katz is a freelance writer who covers the intersection between disability and mental health, relationships, entertainment, and public services. At its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced that iOS 14 will have a new accessibility feature that can alert deaf and hard-of-hearing users to 14 different sounds. This type of […]
Apple’s iOS update comes with a new accessibility feature — but big tech still has a long way to go if it wants to be truly accessible
Strategy

I worked in PR for over a decade before writing a novel. Skills like writing for executives actually helped make me a better novelist — here’s how.

Rachel Beanland writes fiction and essays – but before turning to writing full-time, Rachel worked in public relations and nonprofit management. “Florence Adler Swims Forever” is her debut novel. For over a decade, Beanland worked in public relations. While that type of writing felt very different from working on her […]
I worked in PR for over a decade before writing a novel. Skills like writing for executives actually helped make me a better novelist — here’s how.
Strategy

Practicing gratitude is the simplest and fastest way to build mental strength, according to a psychotherapist. Here’s how you can get started.

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Morin says that the simplest and most effective way to improve your mental strength is to practice gratitude on a daily basis. She explains that practicing gratitude will change your mindset by increasing your […]
Practicing gratitude is the simplest and fastest way to build mental strength, according to a psychotherapist. Here’s how you can get started.
Strategy

There’s a direct link between income and happiness, and lower-income white Americans have gotten sadder since the 1970s — setting up Gen Z for unhappy times to come

A report found a linear relationship between happiness and income – meaning that money may actually buy happiness. Lead author Jean Twenge told Business Insider that there is no tapering off of happiness once someone reaches a particular income. For adults of low socioeconomic status (SES), happiness levels differed along […]
There’s a direct link between income and happiness, and lower-income white Americans have gotten sadder since the 1970s — setting up Gen Z for unhappy times to come
Lifestyle

I stayed at a Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott during the pandemic to see how hotels are handling new coronavirus protocols — here’s how they stacked up against each other

In mid-June, after 95 days of self-quarantine in New Jersey and testing negative for COVID-19, Michelle Gross and her husband decided to relocate to North Carolina to continue social distancing. The couple made the drive with their two dogs and stayed at three hotels along the way: Hyatt’s Quirk Hotel […]
I stayed at a Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott during the pandemic to see how hotels are handling new coronavirus protocols — here’s how they stacked up against each other
News

Why a $685 e-scooter was my best quarantine purchase

I’ve wanted an e-scooter for over a year, and during quarantine I finally splurged on one. The Ninebot KickScooter by Segway ES3 has great battery life, is foldable, and can go pretty darn fast. I rode it all the way from Uptown Manhattan to Brooklyn to see my friends, and […]
Why a $685 e-scooter was my best quarantine purchase
Strategy

My ex-husband and I have decided to quarantine together with our 5-year-old daughter. It’s been tough, but it’s working — and we have no plans to change our situation as things start to reopen

Katie Nave is freelance writer, advocate, and nonprofit communications specialist based in Brooklyn, New York. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nave and her ex-husband made the decision to cohabitate in their weekend house outside of the city, in order to more safely co-parent their 5-year-old daughter. Nave says […]
My ex-husband and I have decided to quarantine together with our 5-year-old daughter. It’s been tough, but it’s working — and we have no plans to change our situation as things start to reopen
News

The 3 best luxury off-road SUVs for every price point

If you’re looking to extend your summer adventures further than paved roads, these three vehicles – priced from $US40,000 to $US130,000 – are the best picks to upgrade your ride. The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon can be loaded with a surprisingly high feature count and is tough on all driving […]
The 3 best luxury off-road SUVs for every price point
Strategy

Most personality tests (like Myers-Briggs) are junk science and can make you cling to a label — instead, focus on making meaningful change

Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of “Willpower Doesn’t Work” and the new book “Personality Isn’t Permanent.” The following is an excerpt from his new book, “Personality Isn’t Permanent,” published by Penguin Random House. In it, he writes that many popular personality tests are junk science […]
Most personality tests (like Myers-Briggs) are junk science and can make you cling to a label — instead, focus on making meaningful change
Strategy

I’m a working mum who had to take a salary cut after my company changed its work-from-home policy. Mandatory on-site work is especially damaging to mothers — let’s put it behind us for good.

Megan Feldman Bettencourt is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, marketing content consultant, and working mum. After having her second child, Feldman Bettencourt was preparing to return to full-time work when her manager told her she’d no longer be able to work from home one day each week, as she’d been […]
I’m a working mum who had to take a salary cut after my company changed its work-from-home policy. Mandatory on-site work is especially damaging to mothers — let’s put it behind us for good.
Strategy

School closings this fall may affect kids psychologically, according to a psychotherapist. Here’s how parents can help.

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental-strength coach, and international best-selling author. As the US’s coronavirus outbreak continues, many schools are in limbo as to whether they will reopen for in-person classes this fall. If schools remain closed, Morin says, some students, especially those with preexisting mental-health […]
School closings this fall may affect kids psychologically, according to a psychotherapist. Here’s how parents can help.
Strategy

7 reasons that it’s time to change jobs during the coronavirus pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has cost at least 47 million Americans their jobs, made it difficult for 2020 college graduates to find work, and revealed that employees with full-time jobs have serious plans to exit their roles soon. Full-time employees are seeking new jobs that offer better benefits and job security. […]
7 reasons that it’s time to change jobs during the coronavirus pandemic
Strategy

I’ve worked with places like H&M, Nordstrom, and Yale University to spark dialogue about workplace equity and diversity — here are 5 actions I advise every business leader to take right now

Dr. Janice Gassam Asare is the author of “Dirty Diversity: A Practical Guide to Foster an Equitable and Inclusive Workplace for All,” and founder of BWG Business Solutions, LLC, a consultancy designed to help organisations be more inclusive. She says it’s great that many corporations have voiced support for Black […]
I’ve worked with places like H&M, Nordstrom, and Yale University to spark dialogue about workplace equity and diversity — here are 5 actions I advise every business leader to take right now
Strategy

I was a chief diversity officer for 25 years. Right now, being silent is supporting violence — use boldness to fight racism in the workplace instead.

Jackie Glenn is the founder of Glenn Diversity and HR Solutions. She is the former chief diversity officer for Dell EMC. The recent spate of killings involving Black people and White police officers has forced many companies to reexamine their diversity efforts. Workplaces are also starting to take accountability for […]
I was a chief diversity officer for 25 years. Right now, being silent is supporting violence — use boldness to fight racism in the workplace instead.
Strategy

Community college students are disproportionately struggling right now. As one of their professors, here’s my advice for faculty on how to best help them.

Elke Weesjes is an adjunct assistant professor in European History at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY and an associate at a mental health practice in New York City where she works with vulnerable populations. She writes that community college students have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Students […]
Community college students are disproportionately struggling right now. As one of their professors, here’s my advice for faculty on how to best help them.
Strategy

Let’s not make ageist correlations between age and business success or failure — doing so is not just ethically challenging, it’s factually incorrect

Abby Miller Levy, 45, is an advisor and entrepreneur in the wellness industry, former the president of Thrive Global, and former senior vice president of strategy and growth at Soulcycle. In response to a recent article by Scott Galloway in which he writes that no successful media-tech companies were founded […]
Let’s not make ageist correlations between age and business success or failure — doing so is not just ethically challenging, it’s factually incorrect
Strategy

How to have an effective telehealth visit, according to 2 doctors

With routine medical care having to go remote during the coronavirus pandemic, telehealth is here to stay. Telehealth appointments have a similar format to an in-person visit, but there’s still a few adjustments you’ll probably need to make. Be sure to choose a private spot, and ensure that the visit […]
How to have an effective telehealth visit, according to 2 doctors
Strategy

‘Financially it’s been catastrophic’: How hotel and restaurant owners in Greece are reopening after the loss of tourism during COVID-19

As travel and tourism shut down across the globe, hotels, restaurants, and resorts in Greece were hit hard. One restaurant owner in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, estimates he lost 180,000 euros in potential revenue during the lockdown. The owners of two family-run hotels in Olympiada used lockdown to set up […]
‘Financially it’s been catastrophic’: How hotel and restaurant owners in Greece are reopening after the loss of tourism during COVID-19
Strategy

6 steps leaders can take to become anti-racist

Charlene Wheeless is a communications expert, author, and speaker with more than three decades of experience in corporate communications. During this watershed moment, where the Black Lives Matter movement is shining a spotlight on systemic racism, leaders must take action and be anti-racist. Beyond stating you are anti-racist, you need […]
6 steps leaders can take to become anti-racist
Strategy

I’m an expert at helping people cut out the clutter that’s holding them back from success — here are 3 questions to ask yourself to reprioritize your goals

Greg McKeown is a bestselling author, speaker, and creator of the new podcast “Essentialism,” where he speaks with guests like Tim Ferriss, Arianna Huffington, and Drew Scott about how to prioritise what matters to you most so you can be more productive and successful. McKeown, who says he’s worked with […]
I’m an expert at helping people cut out the clutter that’s holding them back from success — here are 3 questions to ask yourself to reprioritize your goals
News

The pandemic has shifted the focus towards tech and renewable energy — here are 10 promising sectors for investment, according to fund managers

Stock markets have been volatile during the pandemic, and fund managers are spotting new opportunities. The coronavirus outbreak has accelerated the shift to a tech-focused economy, they say. Many sectors have lost out, but others – including digital payments and mining – are set to thrive. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
The pandemic has shifted the focus towards tech and renewable energy — here are 10 promising sectors for investment, according to fund managers
Strategy

Fireworks might be everywhere this summer, but 2 retailers and a pyrotechnician told us your conspiracy theories about them probably aren’t true

If you’ve noticed more fireworks in your neighbourhood, you’re not alone. Two fireworks retailers told Business Insider they have seen spikes in sales – but that the fireworks you’re seeing aren’t professional-grade. Pyrotechnician Mike Tockstein said consumer-grade fireworks can look quite large in neighbourhoods, but they’re not what you’d see […]
Fireworks might be everywhere this summer, but 2 retailers and a pyrotechnician told us your conspiracy theories about them probably aren’t true
Strategy

I’m the scientist who sets the global guidelines on 5G safety. Take it from me: 5G doesn’t cause cancer or spread COVID-19.

Dr. Eric van Rongen is vice chair at the International Commission on Non‐Ionizing Radiation Protection, which sets the global guidelines for phone makers and telecommunications companies on how much radiation is safe for humans. Contrary to many 5G conspiracy theories, phone radiation heats the human body the equivalent of having […]
I’m the scientist who sets the global guidelines on 5G safety. Take it from me: 5G doesn’t cause cancer or spread COVID-19.
Strategy

5 ways to help your kids grow their mental strength during summer vacation

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. If you’re wondering how to keep your kids happy and active during their summer vacation, Morin offers five suggestions for keeping them busy as well as helping build up their mental strength and maturity. […]
5 ways to help your kids grow their mental strength during summer vacation
Strategy

7 lies you need to stop telling yourself if you want to become mentally stronger

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She explains that sometimes our own thoughts can hold us back, especially if we tend to dwell on negative events, insecurities, and self-doubt. Morin says it’s important to confront thoughts like “I’m not good […]
7 lies you need to stop telling yourself if you want to become mentally stronger
Strategy

5 mental tricks that will help you take action when you don’t feel motivated

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. If you’re struggling to find motivation to finish a work or personal project, Morin says there are several psychological tricks you can use to boost your momentum. Morin recommends using the ’10-minute rule’ to […]
5 mental tricks that will help you take action when you don’t feel motivated
Strategy

Watch Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s speech to 2020 graduates: ‘Solutions to seemingly intractable challenges are not found in 140 characters or on other forms of social media’

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is a lawyer and the current mayor of Chicago, and the first openly gay Black woman to be elected mayor of a major city in the US. In her 2020 commencement address, she challenges Northwestern University graduates to get energised in the name of public service and […]
Watch Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s speech to 2020 graduates: ‘Solutions to seemingly intractable challenges are not found in 140 characters or on other forms of social media’
Strategy

I’m a digital nomad who was travelling the world when the coronavirus pandemic began. Here’s why I chose to quarantine in Vietnam instead of the US — and why I’m glad I did.

Tasha Prados is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, and founder of a marketing consulting practice. In February 2020, Prados travelled to Vietnam with plans to stay in the city of Hội An for one month – but as the COVID-19 pandemic spread, she quickly made the decision to quarantine in place. […]
I’m a digital nomad who was travelling the world when the coronavirus pandemic began. Here’s why I chose to quarantine in Vietnam instead of the US — and why I’m glad I did.
Strategy

I live in Camden, where the police department was disbanded and rebuilt. Here’s what you need to know about our police force and how it’s impacted the people who live here.

Dr. Stephen Danley is the graduate director of the MS/PhD in Public Affairs and Community Development at Rutgers University-Camden. He is a Camden resident, a Marshall Scholar, an Oxford and Penn graduate, and the author of “A Neighbourhood Politics of Last Resort: Post-Katrina New Orleans and the Right to the […]
I live in Camden, where the police department was disbanded and rebuilt. Here’s what you need to know about our police force and how it’s impacted the people who live here.
Strategy

3 ways to crush your virtual internship in the first 30 days, according to a VP of a career networking community

Christine Cruzvergara is the VP of higher education and student success at Handshake, a career networking community for US university students and recent graduates. Despite COVID-19’s impact on the economy, Cruzvergara says that many companies are still hiring entry-level positions and offering virtual internships to young professionals. If you’ve landed […]
3 ways to crush your virtual internship in the first 30 days, according to a VP of a career networking community
Markets

Goldman’s global stock chief breaks down how the historically swift COVID-19 bear market stacks up against 140 years of history — and offers a look at what’s next

Peter Oppenheimer is chief global equity strategist and head of macro research of global investment research at Goldman Sachs in Europe. Oppenheimer explains how investment cycles have occurred in consistent six-year cycles since 1880, almost unaffected of economic influences such ebbs and flows in inflation, collapses of major nations, or […]
Goldman’s global stock chief breaks down how the historically swift COVID-19 bear market stacks up against 140 years of history — and offers a look at what’s next
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