As more people seek out vegan foods, more are becoming available. This year will be no different, from "animal-free dairy" to plant-based fine dining.
I've been self-employed for 10 years, and I'm obsessed with productivity. But it's time for me to stop missing out on the joys and creativity of life.
Whether you're new to the gym or returning from your pandemic-era home workouts, Life Time COO Jeff Zwiefel has tips for being on your best behavior.
As restaurants reopened, Doughboys Pizza founders Luke and Owen Buckmaster also expanded with B2B clients.
"We're four-times busier in terms of bookings since the year before," says Laura Johnson, who left social work to start Zebedee Management.
"I got 300 no's before I got my first comic-book job. You have to believe in yourself," McFarlane said about becoming a successful artist.
Brookings' economist David Wessel said more funding from Trump's 2017 tax bill went to already-wealthy areas than low-income communities.
Xuan Liu started playing poker in college and her grades suffered. She lost her scholarship, but she continued playing to cover her tuition.
Rochi Zalani got a full-time job before graduation and worked long hours after it, determined to heed hustle culture's lessons about how to get ahead.
"The worst part is the unpaid time," an Amazon worker told Insider. "You have to be careful with unpaid time. If you go under zero, you're fired."
If you want to add new healthier habits to your routine, you'll have to be prepared to give up old bad habits.
"I'm mentally exhausted at this point. My next semester starts on January 3. It's not been a really relaxing vacation," a 22-year-old student says.
"The stress and anxiety stem from one question: How will Ticketmaster screw me over this time?" says a writer about trying to buy tickets to see BTS.
One study found that a whopping 30% of people give up on their resolutions by mid-January. Here are strategies to make them stick.
Kara Bettis tried several CVS locations and her local health center in Boston before finally finding a clinic online that took walk-ins.
"It's exhausting. I'm so tired. I'm scared of being at work," a 22-year-old retail worker in Texas who's working more hours and days says.
"You can come see Santa regardless of your age," professional Santa Stafford Braxton told Insider. Just remember to do a little preparation first.
"Children see themselves reflected in the images that they behold," Stafford Braxton, a Black Santa and founder of Santas Just Like Me, told Insider.
With last-minute gift shopping in full swing and record spending on the horizon, you may make a few store trips this week. Here's what not to do.
Annem Hobson saw that there were no cheese advent calendars and made her own at Christmas 2015. She then set about turning it into a business.
This holiday season is hectic, from the 3.4 billion parcels expected to ship to the supply-chain crisis. Here's how you can avoid making it worse.
"If my clients take their business elsewhere, there's a good chance they'll never return," says Jon Pellegrino, an accountant in Bowling Green.
Molly Lipson trained as a figure skater and appeared in Christmas pantomimes on ice. This is how she became a marshal at a London Christmas ice rink.
Matt Williams and his team aim to write at least 10 fortunes a day. When they do a campaign, they write at least 100.
"My husband built The Beauty Shop for me with his bare hands," Korey Toon, the owner, told Insider. "It was incredible to watch how hard he worked."
Janet Marlow explores the biology of how sound impacts animals and their behavioral responses to vibrations. Then she uses that to make music.
"Since the layoff, everyone has been on edge," a Better.com employee told Insider. "We're all looking behind our backs, expecting to get fired next."
"My wife and I had agreed not to tell our five kids about the layoff yet," a former Better.com employee said. "When it went viral, we had no choice."
Katie Markham, 39, got her big break singing with Adele for BBC's Graham Norton special when the singer surprised an audience of her impersonators.
Catherine Harvey represents scores of Santas of all ages — the youngest is 24 — and from many professional backgrounds.
Job-hopping taught me a lot about my career and life. I came into my current position knowing what I want from work — and what I'm able to give.
I've been to large, small, public, and intimate gatherings in New York's cannabis-consumption industry. But my most recent experience was a rare one.
As a parent, the COVID-19 pandemic changed how I measured risk. This is for one simple reason: You cannot measure the unknown.
I've owned a 2016 Chevrolet Volt for a year, and 90% of my driving has been in EV mode. During my commuting, gasoline is out of sight, out of mind.
Was buying a home worth it? Yes. But it comes with a sobering realization that there will be more losses — for myself and many vulnerable communities.
Part pickup and part SUV, the Hyundai Santa Cruz is unlike anything else you can buy today. And it's tremendous.
Teens looking to make an extra buck have found themselves with all the power, turning away 10 job offers at a time and earning higher wages.
"The calendar had an immediate effect on me: I felt my life was finite and had a flashing panic of what I'd do with it," freelancer Alex Lloyd says.
The 2021 Ford Bronco isn't just the revival of an iconic name. It's a hardcore off-roader with tons of features to help buyers take it on the trails.
"It was hard at first," Tulsa restaurant owner Paul Her told Insider. "I thought: 'As long as we make a little money to survive, we can make it.'"
Broadway actors told Insider they see people break even the easiest etiquette rules, so before you head to theaters, here's a refresher on how to act.
"I've learned to set healthy boundaries and know when it's time to take a step back, whether from a situation or a bad client," says Kisha Smith.
The Genesis GV70 is a new compact SUV from Hyundai's luxury brand, Genesis, and it won't just wow onlookers — it'll wow you, the driver, too.
Pazzi is a Paris restaurant where pizzas are made by robotic cooks. James Ware visited to peruse the menu and see them in action.
I moved to Hawaii this year and thought it might be nice to look for deals in my new city. What I found was nothing like Black Fridays from my youth.
Both stores were calmer and emptier than a typical Black Friday morning, with no major crowds or rushes for deals.
"I was stubborn and didn't seek out a mentor ... this caused me to lose several years of growth and income," says Lindsay Yaw Rogers.
"It's hard to take a day off when you know there's money out there, but I don't let myself get too burnt out," a Flex driver from Connecticut said.
High GPAs and near-perfect test scores are the baseline to get into a top school nowadays, says Christopher Rim.
Road tripping in the new Ford Mustang Mach-E almost left me stranded, but I remain convinced that charging and range anxiety can be overcome.
"I stuck around long enough to see the termination notice go out, and then I logged off with a sigh of relief," says Rahkim Sabree.
Ravinder Bhogal was a freelance beauty writer when she won a competition on Gordon Ramsay's 'The F Word.' This is how she then became an author and chef.
Marne Levine joined Facebook, now Meta, in 2010 — but only after initially thinking she wasn't suited for it. She describes how she changed her mind.
Modern cars have all kinds of "calming" features, from mood lighting to nature sounds. But the Audi Q5 Sportback's navigation display beats them all.
Paul Wertheimer began studying crowds after 11 people were killed near a 1979 concert by The Who. He said festival safety hasn't changed much since.
"The whole point of it for me is to show that no, we don't need it," Xandra Robinson-Burns said about quitting Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in 2020.
Richard Tierney began doing home deliveries for the UK supermarket chain Tesco when the COVID-19 pandemic ended his work in events.
Veterinarians are part of the public-health system, which is designed to protect from disease - and ignorance. My coworkers lost sight of that.
"I don't know of one coworker who was in favor of the shorts," the Hooters employee told Insider. "The current uniform can be uncomfortable as is."
Brandy's Piano Bar has been a New York City staple for decades. Its staff helped it survive the pandemic with a GoFundMe and performances in the snow.
The more successful Dom McGregor became, the more he turned to alcohol until his cofounder had to intervene. Now, he's been sober for five years.
"The job I got was a lot better than the initial job description I found," Hamza Chaudhry, a 24-year-old area manager in London, said.
Silas Walton founded A Collected Man, which sells luxury watches on behalf of owners. It started when he was trying to sell his own.
HR experts offered several ways companies can retain their workforce during Insider's panel Thursday, including focusing on employees' values.
Historical data gives HR teams more insight into their recruitment process and employee retention, experts said during an Insider panel Thursday.
Facebook's director of employee experience and head of product at Workplace talked about the future of HR during an Insider panel Thursday.
Managing employee well-being is at the heart of building a productive, sustainable workforce, experts said during an Insider panel Thursday.
"Our whole mission is to level the playing field for parents," said Britt Riley, founder of the Haven Collection, which caters to families.
"We get characterized as irrational, but we're really just asking to survive in New York City," Ethan Jacobs, a philosophy doctoral candidate, said.
"I lost a friend ... the father of two small children, who fell asleep behind the wheel after pulling too many hours on set," Cathy Scorsese says.
The Lexus ES 300h may not be the flashiest car, but it provides the clout of a Lexus badge and the comfort of taking fewer trips to the gas station.
"I keep asking myself how something as terrible as this could have happened," actress Lisa Gorlitsky, who's appeared on "Law and Order," told Insider.
"I don't regret it at all," a 32-year-old commercial pilot said. "I don't see myself being anything other than a pilot."
"Some studios push back about the cost a professional armorer," a film and TV armorer told Insider. "But an armorer isn't a luxury; it's a necessity."
"You might think, 'Oh, they're just greedy, they want more money,'" a striking John Deere worker told Insider. "But nobody's getting rich here."
One night, a $330,000 Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV whisked me off to an undisclosed location to drive a new car in secrecy. It only got better from there.
Holiday World opened as Santa Claus Land way back in 1946. Now, sisters and fourth-generation owners Leah and Lauren Koch are making it even better.
"I've always liked my job," bus driver Pearl Cline told Insider. "Every day I get the kids to school and back home safely, I've done a good thing."
"When the pandemic began, people were saying, 'We appreciate y'all; you're great,'" a grocery worker told Insider. "Then they started cussing us out."
Using Alike's friendship feature has helped me seek connections with intention - and know that my potential matches are doing the same.
Annabel Lee worried proposing a four-day workweek would make her seem uncommitted to the job. This is how she convinced her employer it was a win-win.
"My dad and I worked on the film 'Black Rain' together and we had tons of fully-automatic weapons going off ... we've come a long way since then."
"We're struggling," the couple told Insider. "Because of this situation, my husband has gone to truck driving to keep up the payments on the house."
"Alike" is meant to complement existing dating and friendship apps. "Unlike other apps, I know there's shared experience," one user told Insider.
"The supply chain is a struggle," an Ikea employee told Insider. "A customer said we didn't have anything in stock because our company is socialist."
"Cultivated" meat seems real because, according to companies making it, it is real - and it could help with ocean health, pollution, and other crises.
"I don't want to leave my workplace worse than I found it, even if this fight doesn't directly impact me," a Kellogg employee told Insider. "I can't."
I traded having kids for traveling the world for free, working 16-hour days, and planning one-of-a-kind weddings for celebrities and billionaires.
The 2022 Nissan Leaf doesn't get as much range as some of its rivals, but its $27,400 starting price can't be beat.
"Maybe you'll get a smaller tree than normal, or a different variety," Christmas-tree farmer Dana Furrow told Insider. "But they all look beautiful."
"The only thing I know for sure about the congestion here is that everyone is blaming someone else," a California port worker told Insider.
I actually overcame my procrastination by using a helpful hack I found on TikTok. It's been a game-changer.
Cannabis-infused three-course dinners are the latest event by Cloth & Flame, which has done high-end events for clients like Google and Chanel.
"There are many people who think, 'Oh, they just drive a bus,' California bus driver Ms. Andie said. "No. We're not just drivers, we're superheroes."
As a retail worker, Bennett Heyn thinks the stress of the pandemic and the tendency to panic-buy has made customer behavior worse than it was before.
Bayer, owner of sunscreen brand Bain de Soleil, says it doesn't plan on redistributing the product, despite resale demand and a Change.org petition.
When I told my boss about my bipolar disorder, what followed was a lack of compassion. It doesn't have to be that way.
People often ignore that they're being rude to service workers, who bear the brunt of their problems with a company and get paid the least to do it.
Rivian's R1T is the first electric pickup of the modern era. It drives like nothing else, packs tons of exciting features, and deliveries start this month.
Lauren Crosby Medlicott's anxiety was so bad she suffered chest pain and spiraled when she tried to work. She said cold-water swimming has helped her.