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How one article helped me quit my job, buy a sailboat, and move to paradise

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, author, and mental-strength coach. After she struggled to deal with the deaths of her mother and husband within three years of each other, Morin published an article titled “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.” Though Morin had written it as […]
How one article helped me quit my job, buy a sailboat, and move to paradise
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I lead an organisation that teaches white people how to engage with race and take action. Here’s how you can get started — and it goes beyond reading books.

White people are realising what their Black peers have always known: America is a racist country and society. Eleanor Hancock, the executive director of nonprofit educational organisation White Awake, said that it’s natural for white people to feel shame or guilt right now. But they need to untangle themselves from […]
I lead an organisation that teaches white people how to engage with race and take action. Here’s how you can get started — and it goes beyond reading books.
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3 actions that Black employees need from leadership right now

Deanna Ransom is the head of global marketing for Televerde, an integrated sales and marketing tech company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Ransom says that it’s vital for employers and business leaders to not only be there for their Black employees during this challenging time, but to listen to their needs […]
3 actions that Black employees need from leadership right now
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My partner and I saved up $38,500 to quit our jobs and become digital nomads. Here’s how we budgeted and found remote work while travelling to 40 different countries.

Stephanie Smolders is a marketing and business coach as well as a writer and traveller alongside her partner Peter Beukering. Before their journey began four years ago, Smolders saved up $US13,500 and Peter saved up $US25,000 to have a financial safety net before quitting their jobs. They made money while […]
My partner and I saved up $38,500 to quit our jobs and become digital nomads. Here’s how we budgeted and found remote work while travelling to 40 different countries.
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Elective surgeries were postponed during the coronavirus outbreak. But my gender-affirming surgery isn’t optional — it’s lifesaving.

I’m a reporter for Business Insider who is male and nonbinary. I was worried that my upcoming gender-affirming surgery will be cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak. In March, Governor Cuomo called on health systems to stop performing elective procedures in New York state because hospitals are overwhelmed with patients. […]
Elective surgeries were postponed during the coronavirus outbreak. But my gender-affirming surgery isn’t optional — it’s lifesaving.
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I live and work in Camden, the New Jersey city that disbanded and rebuilt its police force. We’ve been upheld as a model for cities like Minneapolis, but there’s a lot more to the story.

Keith E. Benson is the author of “Education Reform and Gentrification in the Age of #CamdenRising: Public Education and Urban Redevelopment in Camden, NJ” and the president of the Camden Education Association. Camden has recently received attention as an example of a city that disbanded its police force – it […]
I live and work in Camden, the New Jersey city that disbanded and rebuilt its police force. We’ve been upheld as a model for cities like Minneapolis, but there’s a lot more to the story.
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CEOs who made a big show of cutting their salaries during the pandemic got extra equity that could make them even wealthier — and it shows how complicated executive compensation has become

During the coronavirus pandemic, many top executives and CEOs took pay cuts as the financial fallout began. But the pay cuts don’t tell the full story of executive compensation during the pandemic. Fan Fei and Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson at the Financial Times report that one such CEO – Edward Stack of […]
CEOs who made a big show of cutting their salaries during the pandemic got extra equity that could make them even wealthier — and it shows how complicated executive compensation has become
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We finally opened our restaurant after the COVID-19 shutdown — a day later, it was damaged during the protests. Here’s why we still stand in solidarity with protesters.

Roopa Mosuganti is a longtime Floridian who owns a restaurant called Jai Ho Royale Indian Cuisine with her husband in Tampa, Florida. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they had to furlough all of their staff and switched to takeout and delivery only. Their restaurant reopened for dine-in on May 29 […]
We finally opened our restaurant after the COVID-19 shutdown — a day later, it was damaged during the protests. Here’s why we still stand in solidarity with protesters.
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Andrew Yang on his best career advice, the rise of the ‘Yang Gang,’ and why universal basic income could fix American entrepreneurship

Dan Schawbel is a bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the “5 Questions with Dan Schawbel” podcast, where he interviews world-class humans by asking them just five questions in under 10 minutes. He recently interviewed Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur and former presidential candidate for the 2020 election. When Yang […]
Andrew Yang on his best career advice, the rise of the ‘Yang Gang,’ and why universal basic income could fix American entrepreneurship
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How to get involved in an activist organisation and become a valuable volunteer — starting today

As protests against police brutality continue across the United States, protesters and activists may be considering joining an political organisation. Aaron Taube is a freelance marketing writer who joined the Democratic Socialists of America after the 2016 presidential election, and has since worked on electoral campaigns supporting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and […]
How to get involved in an activist organisation and become a valuable volunteer — starting today
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Atlanta businesses backed Martin Luther King, Jr.’s civil rights movement in the ’60s. Here’s how companies can support racial equality today, according to his son.

An Atlanta business leader used his influence to honour Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., after he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1963, providing a roadmap for businesses looking for ways to fight for racial justice today. Dr. King’s oldest son, Martin Luther King, III, urges businesses today to pressure […]
Atlanta businesses backed Martin Luther King, Jr.’s civil rights movement in the ’60s. Here’s how companies can support racial equality today, according to his son.
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White conservatives like Rush Limbaugh believe white privilege doesn’t exist. But the coronavirus pandemic shows the painful divide between white and black Americans.

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. He writes that many conservatives don’t understand – or refuse to consider – the invisible systems that uphold some […]
White conservatives like Rush Limbaugh believe white privilege doesn’t exist. But the coronavirus pandemic shows the painful divide between white and black Americans.
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I’m a doctor in Minneapolis treating coronavirus patients. Until racism is abolished, it will always be a greater threat to justice than this virus.

Arjun Arya is a postgraduate year one, or PGY1, in emergency medicine at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He’s passionate about diversity, anti-racism, and leadership. He writes that while a virus doesn’t discriminate, it’s operating in a world that does – and Black people have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. […]
I’m a doctor in Minneapolis treating coronavirus patients. Until racism is abolished, it will always be a greater threat to justice than this virus.
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We’re lawyers offering pro-bono services to protesters in Minneapolis. So far, we’ve received over 200 calls about arrests — here’s what it’s like on the ground.

Andrew Gordon and Josh Esmay are attorneys at The Legal Rights Centre in Minneapolis, where they coordinate a legal support hotline and legal assistance for protesters who’ve been arrested. Most of the people in jail have not been through the legal system before, so the centre is helping them learn […]
We’re lawyers offering pro-bono services to protesters in Minneapolis. So far, we’ve received over 200 calls about arrests — here’s what it’s like on the ground.
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Boston opened its offices this week and almost no one showed up to work

Offices in Boston were allowed to open at 25% capacity on Monday, but many remained virtually empty. Many companies are opting to remain remote until at least September or next year. Reopening safely requires measures like personal protective equipment for employees and quick office redesigns. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
Boston opened its offices this week and almost no one showed up to work
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MAKING IT AS A FREELANCER: Every tip, trick, and guide you’ll need to get started, build a successful business, and handle the ups and downs of being a freelancer

Freelancing has quickly become a popular career option, with many people turning to the passion-fuelled, work-from-home lifestyle. But with a unique career comes a unique set of tasks, such as filing business taxes, getting referrals, and working through lean periods. Luckily, there’s no dearth of advice from those who are […]
MAKING IT AS A FREELANCER: Every tip, trick, and guide you’ll need to get started, build a successful business, and handle the ups and downs of being a freelancer
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Broken glass, empty shoeboxes, and a single open McDonalds: Photos show a scene of destruction in Santa Monica after looters made their way through businesses

On May 31, peaceful protesters took to the streets of Santa Monica, California, to protest police brutality and the recent killing of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis. Similar protests have been unfolding across the country. When afternoon arrived in Santa Monica, looters began […]
Broken glass, empty shoeboxes, and a single open McDonalds: Photos show a scene of destruction in Santa Monica after looters made their way through businesses
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Read the powerful letter Emerson College’s first black president sent his school about the ‘legalised lynching’ of George Floyd: ‘America is on fire’

Lee Pelton is the president of Emerson College in Boston, Massachussetts. On June 1, he wrote a powerful letter to the students and staff at Emerson expressing his feelings of sorrow, anger, and pain caused by police brutality throughout the nation. The college president spoke about the times he faced […]
Read the powerful letter Emerson College’s first black president sent his school about the ‘legalised lynching’ of George Floyd: ‘America is on fire’
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Psychedelics will see a boom much like cannabis. Here’s how entrepreneurs can stay ahead of the curve.

The psychedelics industry is growing as more institutions research their benefits and organisations invest in treatments. Entrepreneurs looking to break into this burgeoning field should consider services targeting psychedelic research and development, like marketing, event planning, legal services, or content creation. There’s also plenty of room to volunteer for organisations […]
Psychedelics will see a boom much like cannabis. Here’s how entrepreneurs can stay ahead of the curve.
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The 14 best rosés to try this summer, according to wine experts

As summer approaches, so too nears the time to begin stocking your fridge with one of the season’s favourite adult beverages: rosé. If you’re new to the pink wine, experts recommend trying out a variety of hues from pale to deep to discover what most pleases your palate. If you’re […]
The 14 best rosés to try this summer, according to wine experts
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I’m a psychologist treating doctors during the coronavirus pandemic. They’re already in a mental health crisis — and they need as many resources as we can offer.

Paula Madrid is a clinical and forensic psychologist who specialises in trauma; she’s assisted in a variety of disaster response efforts and is adjunct faculty at Columbia University’s National Centre for Disaster Preparedness. But none of those prepared her for what she’s currently witnessing – her clinical practice has transformed […]
I’m a psychologist treating doctors during the coronavirus pandemic. They’re already in a mental health crisis — and they need as many resources as we can offer.
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I’m a psychologist and I use the ‘POWER’ method to help my child stay positive during quarantine — here’s how it works

Paula Madrid is a clinical and forensic psychologist who specialises in trauma and an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University’s National Centre for Disaster Preparedness. Madrid uses what she calls the ‘POWER’ method to help balance working from home full-time and homeschooling her daughter during the COVID-19 pandemic. She encourages […]
I’m a psychologist and I use the ‘POWER’ method to help my child stay positive during quarantine — here’s how it works
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Legendary journalist Marty Baron offered critical advice for the next generation in his 20-minute Harvard commencement speech: ‘We risk entering dangerous territory.

Marty Baron is executive editor of The Washington Post where he oversees a staff of more than 800 journalists. In his commencement address, Baron speaks to the challenges facing a free press and American democracy if people fail to agree on what constitutes truth and fact, and instead base decisions […]
Legendary journalist Marty Baron offered critical advice for the next generation in his 20-minute Harvard commencement speech: ‘We risk entering dangerous territory.
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Hotel general managers share what it’s been like to ride out the pandemic at 3 very different resorts, from a private island in the Caribbean to a wilderness lodge in South Africa

As would-be travellers returned home amidst the coronavirus pandemic, hotel general managers remained on their properties. Business Insider spoke to three general managers who continue to live on site with their families. They have found that it’s been a time to bond with family and fellow employees – and one […]
Hotel general managers share what it’s been like to ride out the pandemic at 3 very different resorts, from a private island in the Caribbean to a wilderness lodge in South Africa
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Parents have a massive opportunity to teach resilience right now — here’s the script a child psychologist recommends for getting the message to sink in

Dr. Becky Kennedy is a clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety, resilience, and parenting who runs her own practice in New York. She says that many of her clients with children have shared that homeschooling is not going well for them during COVID-19. Kennedy advises parents to teach their kids resilience […]
Parents have a massive opportunity to teach resilience right now — here’s the script a child psychologist recommends for getting the message to sink in
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‘It was wartime’: 3 survivors of the AIDS epidemic share the hard lessons on love and resiliency they learned in the ’80s that are helping them make it through the coronavirus crisis

Survivors of the HIV/AIDs epidemic share three life-saving lessons for coping with COVID-19. The HIV/AIDS epidemic changed American culture. Since 1981,75 million people have had the HIV virus and approximately 32 million have died. Everything from practicing compassion to developing tolerance can help you get through this tough time. Visit […]
‘It was wartime’: 3 survivors of the AIDS epidemic share the hard lessons on love and resiliency they learned in the ’80s that are helping them make it through the coronavirus crisis
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Watch Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian’s funny and heartfelt commencement speech to the 2020 graduates: ‘Any investment you make in the best people in your life right now will pay massive dividends.’

Alexis Ohanian is the cofounder of venture capital firm Initialized Capital and social media website Reddit. In his commencement address, Ohanian acknowledged that the virtual commencement was probably not what most graduates had imagined for their big day, and applauded their ability to adapt to new challenges as a crucial […]
Watch Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian’s funny and heartfelt commencement speech to the 2020 graduates: ‘Any investment you make in the best people in your life right now will pay massive dividends.’
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NYU will reopen in the fall for in-person classes

New York University is planning on resuming in-person classes in the fall, NYU Local reports. The university will reportedly implement measures including coronavirus and antibody testing and reduced housing density. It is also introducing a program called “Go Local,” where students who are residents and citizens of other countries can […]
NYU will reopen in the fall for in-person classes
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The partisan battle over unemployment benefits will shape the future of America’s safety net — and we’re about to find out the hard way which party is in the right

President Donald Trump’s reported opposition to extending the weekly $US600 bonus to unemployment benefits isn’t unusual for his party, as Republican senators including Lindsey Graham and David Perdue have also expressed concerns over the benefit. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin agrees with them, restricting access to unemployment benefits for recipients of […]
The partisan battle over unemployment benefits will shape the future of America’s safety net — and we’re about to find out the hard way which party is in the right
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Meet the ‘fairy godfather’ of nurses, a 40-year-old fashion wholesaler who’s using his connections to gift designer clothes, handbags, and sunglasses to US healthcare workers to brighten their spirits

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the US, Los Angeles-based fashion retailer Peter Russell wanted to do something to thank the people on the front lines of the fight. He used his contacts in the fashion industry to ask for items to gift to healthcare workers, and received over […]
Meet the ‘fairy godfather’ of nurses, a 40-year-old fashion wholesaler who’s using his connections to gift designer clothes, handbags, and sunglasses to US healthcare workers to brighten their spirits
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We’re doctors on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. This is what we tell patients who want to know if it’s safe to return to normal activities once government restrictions are lifted.

Gregory Katz and Harry Saag are physicians in New York who have been treating COVID-19 patients. Working on the front lines of the pandemic, both Katz and Saag say they have witnessed firsthand the risk of the virus and the impact of its spread. They say there’s simply not a […]
We’re doctors on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. This is what we tell patients who want to know if it’s safe to return to normal activities once government restrictions are lifted.
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This billion-dollar startup helps neighbours and local businesses stay connected and help each other during the COVID-19 lockdown

During the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing requirements can make neighbours feel distant despite their living nearby. The networking service Nextdoor, founded in 2011, offers a place to stay connected with your neighbours, whether to ask for recommendations for a plumber for to offer shopping assistance to an elderly resident. The […]
This billion-dollar startup helps neighbours and local businesses stay connected and help each other during the COVID-19 lockdown
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An inside look at life in the Los Angeles Eco-Village, where neighbours share everything from personal values to meals — and how they have had to adapt during a pandemic

Devon Fitzgerald lives with his wife, Jessica Ruvalcaba, and their two children in the Los Angeles Eco-Village. They moved there five years ago because it was affordable and came with neighbours who shared their ideals of community-based living and biking culture. With COVID-19 stay-at-home orders in place, the residents’ many […]
An inside look at life in the Los Angeles Eco-Village, where neighbours share everything from personal values to meals — and how they have had to adapt during a pandemic
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Inside the surreal Twitter world of Steak-umm, a frozen-meat company that’s become an unlikely crusader against coronavirus conspiracies — and a darling of the scientists looking for the cure

Steak-umm, a Pennsylvania-based frozen-steak company, has received an outpouring of attention over its tweets highlighting coronavirus misinformation. The brand has always had a distinctive voice, honed by social media manager Nathan Allebach. The scientific community has rallied around Steak-umm as a clear-headed voice for the masses. A branding expert notes […]
Inside the surreal Twitter world of Steak-umm, a frozen-meat company that’s become an unlikely crusader against coronavirus conspiracies — and a darling of the scientists looking for the cure
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Georgetown students are asking administrators to delay the gap-year request deadline — and it’s unclear how it will impact students on the waitlist

Incoming freshmen at Georgetown University have sent an open letter to administrators calling for the gap-year request deadline to be pushed back. The initial deadline for deferrals was May 1. It’s unclear how this will impact students accepted off the waitlist. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Jillian Seitz, […]
Georgetown students are asking administrators to delay the gap-year request deadline — and it’s unclear how it will impact students on the waitlist
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The operator of popular NYC eateries including the Gramercy Tavern says restaurants likely won’t open until there’s a COVID-19 vaccine. That will be in January at the earliest, medical experts say.

Danny Meyer, founder and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, said many of his famed restaurants will likely remain shut until a coronavirus vaccine is available. Meanwhile USHG, owner of New York City’s Gramercy Tavern and Union Square Cafe, will start offering takeout services at two of its counter-service restaurants. […]
The operator of popular NYC eateries including the Gramercy Tavern says restaurants likely won’t open until there’s a COVID-19 vaccine. That will be in January at the earliest, medical experts say.
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