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I felt totally fine after my first COVID-19 shot, but the second dose was rough. Here’s a timeline of my side effects and why I still think you should get the shot.

Dr. Joy Henningsen is a diagnostic radiologist at the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Centre and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on December 17 and the second dose on January 7 at the Birmingham VA […]
I felt totally fine after my first COVID-19 shot, but the second dose was rough. Here’s a timeline of my side effects and why I still think you should get the shot.
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From being targeted for robbery to confrontational customers, 4 Amazon delivery drivers talk about what scares them during peak season

Business Insider spoke with four drivers who work as contracted Amazon delivery drivers about the dangers they face during the winter months, from navigating dark, rural roads and extreme weather conditions to dealing with difficult customers and package thieves. The delivery drivers we spoke to mentioned heightened safety concerns like […]
From being targeted for robbery to confrontational customers, 4 Amazon delivery drivers talk about what scares them during peak season
Tech

PRESENTING: After a Twitter thread exposed the mistreatment of Black employees at Google, I ended my company’s partnership to connect HBCU students with the tech giant. Here’s why we decided to pull the plug.

Nicole Tinson is a social entrepreneur and founder of HBCU 20×20, an organisation that matches Historically Black Colleges and Universities students and graduates with major companies. Tinson says she recently dropped Google as a HBCU 20×20 partner after a Twitter thread alleging racism and discrimination by a former Google recruiter […]
PRESENTING: After a Twitter thread exposed the mistreatment of Black employees at Google, I ended my company’s partnership to connect HBCU students with the tech giant. Here’s why we decided to pull the plug.
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PRESENTING: The 12 most prestigious preschools in New York City

New York City is arguably one of the most competitive landscapes for private preschools in the US. With limited class sizes, legacy policies, and religious affiliations, it’s no wonder why every year, parents fight for a singular spot. “In order to get into private school kindergarten in NYC, children must […]
PRESENTING: The 12 most prestigious preschools in New York City
Tech

Adobe’s chief product officer predicts the 8 biggest tech trends of 2021

Scott Belsky is the chief product officer of Adobe and founder of Behance, Adobe’s social media platform. He’s an early investor and product advisor for top startups including Pinterest, Uber, Carta, and Airtable. As 2020 comes to a close, Belsky predicts eight major trends to emerge in the tech industry […]
Adobe’s chief product officer predicts the 8 biggest tech trends of 2021
Strategy

The psychology of giving great gifts: An expert shares science-backed hacks for making your holiday presents memorable even if you can’t see your loved ones this year

Moran Cerf, 42, is a professor of neuroscience and business at Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University and is the Alfred P. Sloan professor at the American Film Institute. Every week, he receives questions about the brain, psychology, business, and behaviour via email from people who attend his talks; […]
The psychology of giving great gifts: An expert shares science-backed hacks for making your holiday presents memorable even if you can’t see your loved ones this year
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I’m a radiologist in Alabama who just received the Pfizer vaccine. I’ve seen firsthand the serious effects of COVID-19 on people’s lungs, so I had zero reservations about getting the shot.

Dr. Joy Henningsen is a diagnostic radiologist at the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Centre and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. On December 17, she received the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine along with other hospital workers at the Birmingham VA Medical Centre. Henningsen says she eagerly […]
I’m a radiologist in Alabama who just received the Pfizer vaccine. I’ve seen firsthand the serious effects of COVID-19 on people’s lungs, so I had zero reservations about getting the shot.
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The New York Times used to argue the best minimum wage was $0. Here’s why the paper of record now argues a healthy minimum wage is a good thing.

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. In this week’s episode of Pitchfork Economics, Hanauer and Goldstein spoke with Binyamin Appelbaum, the lead writer on business […]
The New York Times used to argue the best minimum wage was $0. Here’s why the paper of record now argues a healthy minimum wage is a good thing.
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I was the first person to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Delaware. I was nervous, but as a nurse I hope to set an example for why people should get vaccinated.

Elisabeth Cote is a 39-year-old nurse in the progressive care unit at Bayhealth Hospital’s Kent Campus in Kent County, Delaware. She was the first person in the state to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on December 15. Tuesday marked 330 days since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in the […]
I was the first person to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Delaware. I was nervous, but as a nurse I hope to set an example for why people should get vaccinated.
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I worked with Dr. Jill Biden when I was a community college student. Her degree is more than a title — it’s inspiration for the women and underrepresented students she teaches.

Nazila Jamshidi is a graduate student at Georgetown University and an alumnus of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) where Dr. Jill Biden has been teaching in 2009. At NOVA, Jamshidi worked with Dr. Biden on women’s empowerment initiatives and says Biden’s title of doctor served as an inspiration to her […]
I worked with Dr. Jill Biden when I was a community college student. Her degree is more than a title — it’s inspiration for the women and underrepresented students she teaches.
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I’m a 36-year-old cannabis trimmer in Pennsylvania who gets strange looks when people find out what I do. I wish more people knew how much quality control goes into production.

Megan Gottschall, 36, is a senior cannabis trimmer based in Μuncy, Pennsylvania. She leads the cannabis trimming team at the Danville plant of Green Thumb Industries (GTI), a national producer and retailer. Pennsylvania legalised the use of medical cannabis for the treatment of 17 medical conditions in 2016, and has […]
I’m a 36-year-old cannabis trimmer in Pennsylvania who gets strange looks when people find out what I do. I wish more people knew how much quality control goes into production.
Strategy

Half of small businesses don’t have a marketing plan. Here’s why you need one and where to start, according to a marketing expert.

Shanna Goodman is the creator of AMP’D, which helps small businesses build their marketing and brand strategy. Over half of small business don’t have a well-organised marketing plan, Goodman says, which can lead to wasting resources and losing out on valuable customers. To get started, think about your business’s short […]
Half of small businesses don’t have a marketing plan. Here’s why you need one and where to start, according to a marketing expert.
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PRESENTING: 8 women entrepreneurs under 30 to watch in 2021

Investors, founders, CEOs, and other industry experts sent in over 50 nominations for women who rose above tough economic challenges with their sharp business acumen and tenaciousness. From the cofounders of an online rental service for South Asian fashion to a 15-year-old inventor of teeth cleaning candy popular on Amazon, […]
PRESENTING: 8 women entrepreneurs under 30 to watch in 2021
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I volunteered for Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine trial, which wraps in January and could include a one-shot vaccine. I hope that I can look back on this moment with pride.

Lisa Bari is a 39-year-old health IT policy exec based in Baltimore, Maryland who is participating in a late-stage trial of Johnson & Johnson’s experimental coronavirus vaccine. She received the first dose of vaccine or placebo on November 30 and is scheduled to receive the second dose on January 27. […]
I volunteered for Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine trial, which wraps in January and could include a one-shot vaccine. I hope that I can look back on this moment with pride.
Strategy

People have started ‘fake commuting’ because they crave the alone time they used to get on their way to the office — and experts say it’s a smart idea

Many work-from-homers are missing the alone time that once came with commuting to and from the office each day. Librarian Lucy Ahmed says she’s incorporated an hour-long ‘fake commute’ walk into the end of her day during the pandemic to help transition from work to personal time. Whether a morning […]
People have started ‘fake commuting’ because they crave the alone time they used to get on their way to the office — and experts say it’s a smart idea
Strategy

I’m a celebrity tarot card reader who charges $500 for a one-hour session. Here’s how I turned my hobby into a full-time career and pivoted during the pandemic.

Angie Banicki is a professional tarot card reader based in Los Angeles. She’s been practicing for 11 years, and has read for celebrities like Nikki Reed and Rachel Zoe as well as companies like Snapchat and Miranda Kerr’s KORA Organics. Banicki charges $US500 for a personal hour-long virtual session, and […]
I’m a celebrity tarot card reader who charges $500 for a one-hour session. Here’s how I turned my hobby into a full-time career and pivoted during the pandemic.
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How businesses can learn from pandemic supply-chain breakdowns and better prepare for shifting customer demands and disruptions

Most organisations utilise short-term, “just-in-time” strategies, but this method can create problems when business needs or customer demands suddenly shift, like during a pandemic. If companies want to survive post coronavirus, they will need to re-examine their supply chains, develop new risk-mitigation plans, invest in technology, and focus on talent […]
How businesses can learn from pandemic supply-chain breakdowns and better prepare for shifting customer demands and disruptions
Strategy

Job diary: High-level execs hire me to overhaul their daily schedules so they’re less stressed and can get more done. Here are my top 5 tips that can help anyone.

Jan Lehman is an executive coach and the owner of CTC Productivity in St. Paul, Minnesota. After working as a software developer and a home organiser, Lehman realised she had a knack for understanding people’s productivity issues and helping them transform their workflow. She started her coaching business in 2009, […]
Job diary: High-level execs hire me to overhaul their daily schedules so they’re less stressed and can get more done. Here are my top 5 tips that can help anyone.
Strategy

I’m a foot fetish model who made over $115,000 last year. It takes a lot more than just pretty feet to make it in my industry — here’s how I’ve built a steady income and client base.

Goddess Valora(not her real name) is a 33-year-old foot fetish model based in Orlando, Florida. In 2013, after accidentally booking a modelling gig that turned out to be a fetish video shoot, Valora realised she could make a full-time income working in the industry. Over the years, she’s diversified her […]
I’m a foot fetish model who made over $115,000 last year. It takes a lot more than just pretty feet to make it in my industry — here’s how I’ve built a steady income and client base.
Strategy

I’m a former pharmacist who makes artwork out of pills that sells for up to $700 a piece. My Instagram account has been crucial to my success — here’s how I use it to sell effectively.

Stephanie Roberts is a 36-year-old mixed media artist and business owner based in Lexington, Kentucky. She always enjoyed making art as a creative outlet, and after 10 years working as a pharmacist began selling her pill-inspired artwork – coasters and catchalls featuring real over-the-counter medications in hardened resin – on […]
I’m a former pharmacist who makes artwork out of pills that sells for up to $700 a piece. My Instagram account has been crucial to my success — here’s how I use it to sell effectively.
Strategy

I’m a wine consultant who creates custom tastings and dinners for private clients. Here’s how I transitioned from writing about wine to running my own business.

Dena Roché is a wine consultant and founder of Vin Roché, a private wine services business based in Phoenix, Arizona. After 10 years working as a travel writer, Roché decided to make a career change centered around her love and knowledge of wine and launched Vin Roché. Through partnerships with […]
I’m a wine consultant who creates custom tastings and dinners for private clients. Here’s how I transitioned from writing about wine to running my own business.
Strategy

I’m a Butterball turkey hotline expert who’s been answering wild, funny, and panicked calls from home chefs for 18 years. This year people need us more than ever.

Phyllis Kramer is a Butterball Turkey Talk-Line expert based in Aurora, Illinois. She’s been working for the Talk-Line during the holidays for 18 years, answering customer questions about how to choose, thaw, prepare, and cook their turkeys. Over the years, Kramer says she’s gotten countless wild calls including customers who’ve […]
I’m a Butterball turkey hotline expert who’s been answering wild, funny, and panicked calls from home chefs for 18 years. This year people need us more than ever.
Strategy

Businesses should reject special treatment from the government: Charles Koch says he made decisions that hurt his bottom line in the short term, but ‘it was the right thing to do’

Charles Koch is chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, one of the largest privately held American companies, and an influential philanthropist for more than 50 years. Brian Hooks is president of the Charles Koch Foundation, and chairman and CEO of Stand Together. The following is an excerpt from their new […]
Businesses should reject special treatment from the government: Charles Koch says he made decisions that hurt his bottom line in the short term, but ‘it was the right thing to do’
Strategy

How to bring up salary questions and negotiate compensation in a job interview

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Although many people are hesitant to discuss money during a job interview, Morin says it’s better to bring up compensation early in the conversation. She suggests offering up the range you would accept, with […]
How to bring up salary questions and negotiate compensation in a job interview
Strategy

I’m a 45-year-old IKEA worker who travels to people’s homes to help them build their furniture. I love my job — this is what it’s like.

Gerard Danks is a 45-year-old IKEA worker in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He’s worked for IKEA for over four years and is currently employed as a quality support specialist, doing home deliveries and assembling furniture for customers. During the pandemic, Danks never stopped working, and says he spends six hours on […]
I’m a 45-year-old IKEA worker who travels to people’s homes to help them build their furniture. I love my job — this is what it’s like.
Strategy

PRESENTING: A dating app ghostwriter and consultant who charges $2,500 a month shares what her job is like — and her best tips for creating the perfect profile

After Meredith Golden launched her business, Spoon Meet Spoon, in 2015, she saw steadily rising interest in her dating app ghostwriting and coaching services. Today, she spends 12 to 14 hours a day helping clients create intriguing profiles on Bumble, Hinge, Match, Coffee Meets Bagel, OK Cupid, and more. Golden […]
PRESENTING: A dating app ghostwriter and consultant who charges $2,500 a month shares what her job is like — and her best tips for creating the perfect profile
Strategy

How to fend off seasonal affective disorder this winter in the pandemic

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. As we approach our first winter in a pandemic, she says it’s more critical than ever to prepare ourselves for the potential onset of seasonal affective disorder – also known as SAD. Morin recommends […]
How to fend off seasonal affective disorder this winter in the pandemic
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Cybercrimes can cost companies money, customers, and employees. Here’s what types of cybersecurity protocols every business needs to keep their data and information safe.

Cybercrime reports have jumped from about 1,000 per day pre-pandemic to almost 4,000 per day, according to the FBI. With more employees working from home, companies are more vulnerable than ever to cyberattacks, which can be costly for businesses. Companies should invest in cybersecurity tech to protect remote workers, including […]
Cybercrimes can cost companies money, customers, and employees. Here’s what types of cybersecurity protocols every business needs to keep their data and information safe.
Strategy

I’m a chess grandmaster who’s made over $280,000 from esports tournaments. As the highest-rated blitz player in the world, I spend up to 7 hours a day playing chess online.

Hikaru Nakamura is a 32-year-old esports athlete based in Los Angeles, California. He is the first chess player to join the esports team TSM (formerly Team SoloMid). According to Esports Earnings, Nakamura has made over $US281,000 in winnings from online chess tournaments in 2020. At 15, Nakamura became the youngest […]
I’m a chess grandmaster who’s made over $280,000 from esports tournaments. As the highest-rated blitz player in the world, I spend up to 7 hours a day playing chess online.
Strategy

I’m a flight instructor in Las Vegas, where clients rent private planes for up to $1,000 an hour. Business is booming as people are coming out of the woodwork wanting to learn to fly.

Carl May is a 38-year-old flight instructor and director of flight operations for All In Aviation in Las Vegas. He’s been teaching and flying planes around the US for 17 years. Despite the ongoing pandemic, business for All In Aviation has boomed this year, and May has nearly doubled his […]
I’m a flight instructor in Las Vegas, where clients rent private planes for up to $1,000 an hour. Business is booming as people are coming out of the woodwork wanting to learn to fly.
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To combat the COVID-19 economic downturn, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy passed a millionaire’s tax. Here’s why he says that’s good for everyone.

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. In this week’s episode of Pitchfork Economics, Goldstein and Hanauer spoke with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy about his […]
To combat the COVID-19 economic downturn, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy passed a millionaire’s tax. Here’s why he says that’s good for everyone.
Strategy

10 things we can learn from the founding fathers of America about rebuilding democracy, surviving the pandemic, and finding personal happiness

Thomas E. Ricks is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, military history columnist for The New York Times Book Review, and a visiting fellow for the history department at Bowdoin College. The following is an excerpt from his book, “First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How […]
10 things we can learn from the founding fathers of America about rebuilding democracy, surviving the pandemic, and finding personal happiness
Strategy

Job diary: I’m an LA-based flight attendant for a semi-private airline that serves celebrities and business travellers. Here’s what I wish more people knew about my job.

Roshonda Payne is a 48-year-old flight attendant based just outside of Los Angeles and works for JSX, a semi-private airline that services cities along the West Coast. Payne, who quit working as a flight attendant after 9/11 and later rejoined the industry, says the most important aspects of the job […]
Job diary: I’m an LA-based flight attendant for a semi-private airline that serves celebrities and business travellers. Here’s what I wish more people knew about my job.
News

Progressive economic policies enjoy broad bipartisan support, but progressive candidates don’t. Here’s what Democrats need to do to attract these voters.

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 President Donald Trump’s win in Florida – largely driven by the traditionally Democratic Miami-Dade Country – […]
Progressive economic policies enjoy broad bipartisan support, but progressive candidates don’t. Here’s what Democrats need to do to attract these voters.
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