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The 32 places Uber and Lyft drivers earn the most, according to the data

Gridwise – a smartphone app designed for rideshare drivers to increase earnings – has released a report detailing which cities Uber and Lyft drivers make the most money. The Bay Area in California takes first place, with drivers earning on average $US23.28 per hour in December 2019. On average, rideshare […]
The 32 places Uber and Lyft drivers earn the most, according to the data
Lifestyle

These are the most expensive cities in the world in 2019

Singapore reigns as the world’s most expensive city for the fifth year in a row, based on a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit. This year, Paris and Hong Kong join Singapore for a three-way tie in the top spot. Asia remains the continent with the most expensive cities, closely […]
These are the most expensive cities in the world in 2019
Lifestyle

4 days in the fastest-growing city in America: Microbreweries, millennial transplants — and locals who are already afraid of getting priced out

Boise, Idaho, was the fastest-growing city in the US in 2018, according to Forbes. Microbreweries, luxury condos, and Brooklyn-esque coffee shops are popping up in the Pacific Northwest city of about 229,000 people. The Idaho capital also has a burgeoning tech scene, with some Silicon Valley tech companies opening offices […]
4 days in the fastest-growing city in America: Microbreweries, millennial transplants — and locals who are already afraid of getting priced out
Tech

Employees won’t return to Google’s offices like its restored World War II-era hangar in LA until summer 2021 — take a look inside the massive space

Last year, Google moved into the historic Spruce Goose aeroplane hangar in LA. The Spruce Goose was the largest wood plane ever built, and flew only once, in 1947. Google restored the hangar into a 450,000-square-foot office and event space, preserving the original construction and adding to the interior, creating […]
Employees won’t return to Google’s offices like its restored World War II-era hangar in LA until summer 2021 — take a look inside the massive space
News

California is becoming unlivable, according to science

In the past decade, California has seen a devastating drought, enormous and deadly fires, and a skyrocketing homeless population. Taken together, these factors are making the state increasingly unlivable. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more. California is becoming a precarious place to live. Seven of the state’s 10 most destructive […]
California is becoming unlivable, according to science
Lifestyle

People pay $500 for these custom cannabis-infused meals

The Herbal Chef, aka Chris Sayegh, has made a name for himself as the chef in Los Angeles for cannabis-infused fine dining. Beyond just infusion, Chris has mastered proper cannabis-dosing of his dishes, allowing diners to enjoy their experience without getting too intoxicated. His 10-course events can cost up to […]
People pay $500 for these custom cannabis-infused meals
Lifestyle

The 10 best US cities to celebrate Halloween this year, ranked

WalletHub ranked the best cities to celebrate Halloween. They based the ranking on 21 factors, including costume stores per capita, the number of potential trick-or-treaters, haunted houses per capita, and forecasted rain on Halloween. These were whittled down to the main three metrics: trick-or-treater friendliness, Halloween fun, and Halloween weather. […]
The 10 best US cities to celebrate Halloween this year, ranked
News

Here’s a map of the wildfires currently raging throughout the state of California

Strong winds paired with a fall heat wave made for a dangerous combination, as devastating wildfires across the state of California are prompting evacuations and destroying a multitude of structures. Bigger fires in northern and southern California continue to burn through thousands of acres of brush, threatening California’s famous wine […]
Here’s a map of the wildfires currently raging throughout the state of California
Lifestyle

Jeff Bezos is reportedly ‘mansion-shopping’ in Los Angeles — and he may have scoped out the most expensive house for sale in America. Here’s a closer look at the $225 million ‘Casa Encantada.’

A 40,000-square-foot Bel-Air estate, known as Casa Encantada, hit the market in October with an asking price of $US225 million, making it the most expensive property currently listed for sale in America, according to The Los Angeles Times. The estate traces its roots back to the 1930s and was once […]
Jeff Bezos is reportedly ‘mansion-shopping’ in Los Angeles — and he may have scoped out the most expensive house for sale in America. Here’s a closer look at the $225 million ‘Casa Encantada.’
Lifestyle

These are LA’s famous strawberry doughnuts

Jim Nakano has owned The Doughnut Man in Glendora, California since 1972. The shop is famous for its fresh strawberry doughnuts, a seasonal menu item that consists of fresh strawberries with homemade glaze stuffed in a round doughnut. The doughnuts are only served from February to September, and visitors drive […]
These are LA’s famous strawberry doughnuts
Lifestyle

The 15 US cities where it’s hardest to get a mortgage, ranked

LendingTree has released an analysis ranking the US cities where applicants are most likely to be denied a mortgage. Of the top 15 cities where borrowers are most likely to be denied, four are in Florida. The hardest city to get approved for a mortgage is Miami, where 11.6% of […]
The 15 US cities where it’s hardest to get a mortgage, ranked
Lifestyle

How $200 jeans are made

Citizens of Humanity is known for its high-quality denim. The brand is taking major strides toward sustainable methods. We got a peek behind the scenes to learn how Citizens of Humanity makes its jeans. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. the following is a transcript Narrator: Finding the perfect pair […]
How $200 jeans are made
Lifestyle

Elon Musk, who claims he’s low on cash, recently sold his LA mansion for nearly $4 million — and that was just one of several properties he owns in the area. Take a look inside his real-estate portfolio.

Elon Musk testified that he is “financially illiquid,” according to a legal filing written by the lawyer for British diver Vernon Unsworth, who is suing Musk for defamation. Prior to reports about Musk’s “low on cash” claims, the Tesla CEO sold a Brentwood, California, mansion for almost $US4 million in […]
Elon Musk, who claims he’s low on cash, recently sold his LA mansion for nearly $4 million — and that was just one of several properties he owns in the area. Take a look inside his real-estate portfolio.
Lifestyle

We tried the best doughnuts in LA

Los Angeles has so many great doughnut options. We visited four of LA’s most celebrated doughnut shops – SK Doughnuts, Bob’s Coffee & Doughnuts, Primo’s Doughnuts, and Randy’s Doughnuts – to see which is the best of the best. Overall, we felt Primo’s were the best doughnuts in Los Angeles. […]
We tried the best doughnuts in LA
Lifestyle

The 17 best hotels in the world, according to travellers

Condé Nast Traveller recently released its annual Readers’ Choice Awards winners, where travellers rate the best destinations and experiences. 600,000 voters weighed in on nearly 10,000 rated hotels, resorts, and spas. Roughly 15% of their responses are represented on the final award winners lists. Several unexpected destinations make multiple appearances […]
The 17 best hotels in the world, according to travellers
Lifestyle

Jeff Bezos’ deal to buy Paul Allen’s former Beverly Hills property has reportedly fallen through. Take a look at the late Microsoft cofounder’s $110 million ‘Enchanted Hill.’

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ reported deal to purchase late Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen’s Beverly Hills property has fallen through, according to the Los Angeles Times. The 120-acre development site, which spans five empty lots, was put on the market for $US150 million after Allen’s death in October 2018. The massive […]
Jeff Bezos’ deal to buy Paul Allen’s former Beverly Hills property has reportedly fallen through. Take a look at the late Microsoft cofounder’s $110 million ‘Enchanted Hill.’
Lifestyle

Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard is selling his California estate for nearly $52 million. Here’s a look inside the property, complete with a sprawling mansion, a 2-story guest house, and its own putting green.

Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard has listed his Italian-style villa in Pacific Palisades, California, for $US51.995 million. According to a blog post by Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, which has the listing, Leonard and his wife, Bernadette, built the home 22 years ago. The roughly two-acre estate has everything from an […]
Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard is selling his California estate for nearly $52 million. Here’s a look inside the property, complete with a sprawling mansion, a 2-story guest house, and its own putting green.
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Trump says homeless people are living in ‘our best highways’ and building entrances and people have told him they want to ‘leave the country’ over it

President Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday upon arriving in California that homeless individuals are ruining “our best highways and our best streets,” and some people have told him they want to leave the country over it. The Washington Post has previously reported that the Trump administration is looking for […]
Trump says homeless people are living in ‘our best highways’ and building entrances and people have told him they want to ‘leave the country’ over it
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Kanye West tried to build ‘Star Wars’-inspired domes for the homeless, but LA officials just forced him to tear them down

Kanye West constructed four “Star Wars”-inspired structures on his property in Calabasas, California, which were intended to house the homeless. The dwellings were supposed to be temporary prototypes, but a Los Angeles county inspector said they looked permanent. Instead of securing the necessary permits, West opted to tear the homes […]
Kanye West tried to build ‘Star Wars’-inspired domes for the homeless, but LA officials just forced him to tear them down
Lifestyle

How a nonsurgical face-lift works

Plasma Fibroblast is a new procedure for those seeking a face lift without going under the knife Procedure takes 4-8 weeks to heal FDA approved safe for skin that burns in the sun Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. The following is a transcript Narrator: Here’s how a nonsurgical face-lift […]
How a nonsurgical face-lift works
Strategy

10 things you’ll only understand if you live in California

The view from the West Coast of the US is a bit different. There are some things you can’t understand unless you live in California. Of course, there’s more than one California culture. There are almost as many Californias as there are people living in the state. There are a […]
10 things you’ll only understand if you live in California
Lifestyle

This is LA’s kingdom of carbs

The Manufactory is LA’s best new bakery, churning out 4,000 loaves of bread and 6,000 pieces of pastry a day. Take a look inside the bakery with us to see how it all gets done inside a 40,000 square foot space. The following is a transcript Sydney Kramer: Los Angeles […]
This is LA’s kingdom of carbs
Markets

Here’s how much everyone gets paid at Disney parks

Most US Disney parks “cast members” work at the “Happiest Place on Earth” for hourly wages. We turned to Glassdoor to take a look at what these employees at Walt Disney World and Disneyland say they make. A recent improvement for some of the conglomerate’s workers includes a union victory […]
Here’s how much everyone gets paid at Disney parks
Lifestyle

David Geffen is being blasted for an Instagram post about self-isolating on his $590 million superyacht in the Caribbean. Here’s how Hollywood’s richest man spends his $7.7 billion fortune.

Billionaire music and movie producer David Geffen is under fire for a “tone-deaf” Instagram post about isolating on his $US590 million yacht in the Caribbean, The Guardian reported. Geffen is the richest man in the entertainment industry, worth $US7.7 billion, according to Forbes. He founded music label Geffen Records, which […]
David Geffen is being blasted for an Instagram post about self-isolating on his $590 million superyacht in the Caribbean. Here’s how Hollywood’s richest man spends his $7.7 billion fortune.
Lifestyle

A top Los Angeles real-estate agent says swimming pools aren’t an amenity in wealthy buyers’ eyes — they’re almost as necessary to multimillion-dollar homes as kitchens

Swimming pools in Los Angeles homes are a must, according to California-based real-estate agent Jade Mills. A Redfin study from March of 2019, found that Los Angeles homes with pools sell for around $US95,393 more than homes without a pool. However, wealthy LA homebuyers are willing to pay a premium […]
A top Los Angeles real-estate agent says swimming pools aren’t an amenity in wealthy buyers’ eyes — they’re almost as necessary to multimillion-dollar homes as kitchens
Lifestyle

A Los Angeles realtor threw a weed-themed open house for a $3.5 million mansion, and he says this is just the beginning of the crossover between cannabis and luxury real estate

Weed is teaming up with the $US165 billion real-estate industry. A Los Angeles luxury real-estate agent recently held a “cannabis open house” at a $US3.5 million home, his publicist told Business Insider. About 100 guests gathered to enjoy cannabis-infused chocolates, gummies, and other edibles, kombucha cocktails, vape pens, and CBD […]
A Los Angeles realtor threw a weed-themed open house for a $3.5 million mansion, and he says this is just the beginning of the crossover between cannabis and luxury real estate
News

At least 1 person killed in a shooting at a Costco store in Corona, California

Customers poured out of a Costco store in Corona, California, Friday night after shots were heard inside of the store, according to the Associated Press. One person was killed and two were wounded, KCAL-TV reported citing law enforcement; the suspect was taken into custody. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. […]
At least 1 person killed in a shooting at a Costco store in Corona, California
Lifestyle

An inside look at 6 of the extreme methods Los Angeles real-estate brokers are using to get the city’s glut of mega-mansions off the market

Los Angeles has a surplus of mega-mansions and not enough people to buy them, Katherine Clarke reported for The Wall Street Journal. Real-estate brokers are going to extreme lengths to get these luxury homes off the market. They’re throwing lavish $US100,000 parties to attract buyers, using sound baths and crystals […]
An inside look at 6 of the extreme methods Los Angeles real-estate brokers are using to get the city’s glut of mega-mansions off the market
Lifestyle

What a 1,500-square-foot home costs in 25 major cites around the US

A standard 1,500-square-foot single-family home can range in price, depending on location. We teamed up with Trulia to find out the median home value of a 1,500-square-foot house in the 25 most populous cities in the US. According to Trulia’s data, a 1,500-square-foot home can cost as little as $US47,000 […]
What a 1,500-square-foot home costs in 25 major cites around the US
Lifestyle

There are too many multimillion-dollar mansions for sale in Los Angeles, and real-estate agents are going to extreme lengths to get them off the market

Los Angeles has too many megamansions and not enough buyers, reported Katherine Clarke for The Wall Street Journal. Real-estate agents and developers are turning to themed parties, gimmicky amenities, and $US100 million price cuts to get the megamansions off the market. From LA to NYC, gimmicks and price cuts are […]
There are too many multimillion-dollar mansions for sale in Los Angeles, and real-estate agents are going to extreme lengths to get them off the market
Lifestyle

What a $250,000 home looks like in 25 major US cities

A $US250,000 home can range from a small city condo to a house in a spacious suburban culdesac. We teamed up with Trulia to see what a $US250,00 home looks like in the 25 most populous cities in the US. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. With $US250,000, you can buy […]
What a $250,000 home looks like in 25 major US cities
Lifestyle

An unnamed Saudi buyer spent $52.2 million on a 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles mansion and a neighbouring house for his staff. Take a look inside the compound.

An unidentified buyer from Saudi Arabia recently dropped $US52.2 million on a compound of two neighbouring houses in Los Angeles, The Wall Street Journal reported. The larger home, which includes a 200-foot infinity pool and a 12-car garage, sold for $US45 million. The smaller one sold for $US7.2 million. The […]
An unnamed Saudi buyer spent $52.2 million on a 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles mansion and a neighbouring house for his staff. Take a look inside the compound.
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Former LA County DA says ‘there is nothing in itself wrong with having a thousand guns’ as police investigate a man found inside a Bel-Air home with more than 1,000 guns

On Wednesday, 57-year-old Girard Saenz was arrested “on suspicion of violating California’s law regarding assault weapons and .50 calibre Browning machine guns,” The Los Angeles Times reported. He was released from jail on a $US50,000 bond on Thursday. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives got involved after receiving […]
Former LA County DA says ‘there is nothing in itself wrong with having a thousand guns’ as police investigate a man found inside a Bel-Air home with more than 1,000 guns
Lifestyle

The Best Bagels in Los Angeles

Contrary to popular belief, there are great bagels in Los Angeles – We tried three of LA’s favourite bagel spots to determine which one is our favourite The three contenders are Yeastie Boys Bagels, Courage Bagels, and Brooklyn Bagel Bakery Following is a transcript of the video. Sydney: People always […]
The Best Bagels in Los Angeles
Lifestyle

What’s it like working at INSIDER? AMA

The INSIDER team in Los Angeles recently held an AMA. Senior Producers Sydney Kramer, Caroline Aghajanian, and Producer Joe Avella answered questions about video producing for INSIDER. Topics include finding great stories, what a shoot is like, favourite parts of the job, and the biggest challenges. Following is a transcript […]
What’s it like working at INSIDER? AMA
Lifestyle

Best burgers in LA

INSIDER’s Joe Avella went on a quest to find the best burger in Los Angeles. Original Tommy’s, Animal, Pie’n Burger, and Burgers Never Say Die are considered some of the best LA has to offer. Joe ate too much and doesn’t handle LA traffic well. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more […]
Best burgers in LA
Lifestyle

LA is obsessed with this Japanese sandwich

Konbi makes the most popular sandwiches in Los Angeles The egg salad is the most Instagrammed sandwich, followed closely by the pork katsu Here’s how the sandwiches are made and why people are obsessed with them Following is a transcript of the video. Narrator: If there’s one thing LA is […]
LA is obsessed with this Japanese sandwich
Lifestyle

Here’s how to get LA’s best underground barbecue

Slab is LA’s favourite barbecue restaurant Originally called Trudy’s Underground BBQ, the restaurant serves its owner’s famous brisket Here’s how the owner is doing now that he’s gone legit Following is a transcript of the video. Burt: That’s nice! Feel like it’s just raining pastrami all over. Narrator: Burt Bakman […]
Here’s how to get LA’s best underground barbecue
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