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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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The coronavirus pandemic is creating 2 major problems in education, but there aren’t as many downsides as upsides

The coronavirus pandemic will have a long-lasting impact on Gen Z and the educational landscape, a veteran ed-tech CEO told Business Insider. The positives: Education will see more tutoring, a “flipped classroom,” and more adaptive learning opportunities in the future. The negatives: The pandemic is exaggerating the socioeconomic divide and […]
The coronavirus pandemic is creating 2 major problems in education, but there aren’t as many downsides as upsides
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The 50 best American colleges and universities of 2020

Education research firm Quacquarelli Symonds shared its first-ever ranking of the best colleges and universities in the United States with Business Insider. The research firm looked at four categories to create an overall index score for 300 universities. At the top of the list was Harvard University with an overall […]
The 50 best American colleges and universities of 2020
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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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The 20 highest-paying college majors in the US

If you’re considering what to study in college, the following majors all earn on average over $US121,000 annually. Using Census data, we ranked the majors that pay the most for Americans out of college. The majority of the 20 highest-paying majors are in engineering or science, such as molecular biology […]
The 20 highest-paying college majors in the US
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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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PRESENTING: CEOs from Taco Bell, Blue Apron, and Momofuku explain how they’re serving customers in new ways and how these methods could become the new normal

The coronavirus pandemic has created a major setback the food and restaurant industries, but some companies may come out stronger. Business Insider spoke to CEOs from companies like Momofuku and Thrive Market who have found new ways to serve customers. They explained how their companies, their industries, and the world […]
PRESENTING: CEOs from Taco Bell, Blue Apron, and Momofuku explain how they’re serving customers in new ways and how these methods could become the new normal
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Meet Stéphane Bancel, the CEO of Moderna, a company developing a coronavirus vaccine in record time that is showing early signs of success in a preliminary study

Stéphane Bancel is the CEO of Moderna, the company that translated the genetic code of the coronavirus into a vaccine. Moderna released results on Monday that said its vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19; human trials began in March. It typically takes several years to develop a vaccine. The […]
Meet Stéphane Bancel, the CEO of Moderna, a company developing a coronavirus vaccine in record time that is showing early signs of success in a preliminary study
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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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I’m a New York bride who had to cancel her wedding 6 days before it was supposed to happen. We’ve rescheduled, but the financial and emotional stress hasn’t gone away.

Countless brides who would have been walking down the aisle this spring are now scrambling to reschedule their plans and salvage their savings accounts due to the coronavirus pandemic. Jaclyn Regan of Staten Island, New York is one such bride: Her New Jersey wedding was cancelled six days before it […]
I’m a New York bride who had to cancel her wedding 6 days before it was supposed to happen. We’ve rescheduled, but the financial and emotional stress hasn’t gone away.
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I started my dream internship just as the coronavirus shut down the country. Here are 8 tips I learned about how new interns can make it through the crisis in one piece.

Starting a new internship during the novel coronavirus pandemic can be overwhelming. I’ve been working since mid-March as an intern at Insider – and I’ve been doing it remotely. This has helped me pick up several essential lessons for succeeding in a virtual office, including the importance of thorough note-taking […]
I started my dream internship just as the coronavirus shut down the country. Here are 8 tips I learned about how new interns can make it through the crisis in one piece.
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There’s a frightening loophole in the COVID-19 treatment plan, and my 81-year-old father and thousands of other elderly patients have fallen through it

Deborah Kassel’s 81-year-old father, a retired physician, tested positive for COVID-19 in March following a hospital stay after spinal surgery. After only four days in a rehab facility, Kassel’s father was told he was being discharged and sent home, despite still testing positive for the coronavirus and requiring 24-hour care. […]
There’s a frightening loophole in the COVID-19 treatment plan, and my 81-year-old father and thousands of other elderly patients have fallen through it
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More students are considering taking a gap year as colleges’ fall semester plans remain unclear. Here’s what you should know before taking a year-long break from school.

With colleges’ reopening plans for the fall semester uncertain in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, more students are considering taking a gap year. A gap year is a year-long break from school for personal growth. Gap years are typically taken between high school and college, and they look different […]
More students are considering taking a gap year as colleges’ fall semester plans remain unclear. Here’s what you should know before taking a year-long break from school.
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Melinda Gates says the economy is ‘built on the backs of women’s unpaid labour’ and if Congress won’t do something to fix it, the US won’t be able to fully reopen

Speaking at Thursday’s 2020 Texas Conference for Women, billionaire philanthropist and investor Melinda Gates spoke out about how political and corporate leaders need to address childcare and eldercare in America. She said the US economy is “built on the backs of women’s unpaid labour” and that leaders need to embrace […]
Melinda Gates says the economy is ‘built on the backs of women’s unpaid labour’ and if Congress won’t do something to fix it, the US won’t be able to fully reopen
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The checklist Black women and their office managers can use to find mentors who will advocate for them when it’s time for promotions and salary raises

In wake of national Black Lives Matter protests in recent weeks, more companies are promising to double down on increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. To promote DEI in the workforce is to chip away at what researchers call the “concrete wall,” or the barriers that hold Black employees, […]
The checklist Black women and their office managers can use to find mentors who will advocate for them when it’s time for promotions and salary raises
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I’m a CEO whose team has become closer than ever while working remotely. Here are 3 lessons I’ll be bringing back to the office when we return.

Chris Litster is CEO of Buildium, a platform that helps property managers become more efficient and profitable. Working remotely has made us appreciate working together in-person more, and made us realise we’re all a lot more similar. From crawling kids to decorative home offices, this period has brought us closer […]
I’m a CEO whose team has become closer than ever while working remotely. Here are 3 lessons I’ll be bringing back to the office when we return.
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Michael Jordan was asked if his desire to win cost him a nice-guy reputation. His emotional response is being touted as one of the best quotes on leadership.

Michael Jordan is one of the greatest basketball players of all time, noted as one of the most influential players today despite retiring from the NBA in 2003. ESPN created a 10-part documentary series about Jordan and his final season with the Chicago Bulls, called “The Last Dance,” also available […]
Michael Jordan was asked if his desire to win cost him a nice-guy reputation. His emotional response is being touted as one of the best quotes on leadership.
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Universities and students are celebrating the graduating class of 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic with robots, ‘Minecraft,’ and ‘Animal Crossing’

US universities began shifting to remote learning in light of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, leaving the graduating class of 2020 without a traditional ceremony. Colleges and universities across the globe are getting creative with ways to come together and celebrate graduates virtually. Here’s how schools are celebrating the […]
Universities and students are celebrating the graduating class of 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic with robots, ‘Minecraft,’ and ‘Animal Crossing’
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Your job is never going to be the same again

Chief executives say the pandemic has pointed the way toward a near future of flexible work, a more relaxed work-life balance, and more inclusive cultures. Once the US emerges from its socially distanced cocoon, the new workplace could address longstanding issues ranging from overwork to a lack of paid leave. […]
Your job is never going to be the same again
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International luxury brand Bulgari is permanently moving some employees to remote working and thinking of new ways to bring ‘its products to life’ online

Like many other companies trying to adapt to a “new normal,” international luxury brand, Bulgari, is thinking of new ways to bring it’s usually in-store experience, online. Deeper in the company, the already global brand is working to keep its employees connected and business moving through technology like video conferencing, […]
International luxury brand Bulgari is permanently moving some employees to remote working and thinking of new ways to bring ‘its products to life’ online
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9 free apps college students can use to find a job or an internship

If you’re a college student or recent grad looking for tools to aid you in your job search, consider looking into new career websites and apps. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently commissioned a report from education innovation company Entangled Solutions that highlights several apps for getting young people […]
9 free apps college students can use to find a job or an internship
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The NYU professor who predicted WeWork’s failed IPO says college is about to change forever — and expensive schools could close for good

Scott Galloway, the New York University marketing professor and author, told Business Insider that some colleges and universities in the US might not reopen because of the coronavirus pandemic. Most colleges depend on tuition and room and board from semester to semester, Christina Paxson, the president of Brown University, wrote […]
The NYU professor who predicted WeWork’s failed IPO says college is about to change forever — and expensive schools could close for good
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The best lessons on motherhood from the mayor of DC, who is looking after the nation’s capital through the coronavirus crisis while raising a 2-year-old daughter as a single mum

Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser isn’t just leading the nation’s capital through a pandemic, she’s serving as a political leader while being a single mum. Bowser adopted her daughter, 2-year-old Miranda, in May 2018. She’s been open about the rewards and challenges of single motherhood, and motherhood in general. In […]
The best lessons on motherhood from the mayor of DC, who is looking after the nation’s capital through the coronavirus crisis while raising a 2-year-old daughter as a single mum
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A New York City teacher finished maternity leave as the city went on lockdown. Here’s how the mum is juggling the needs of her newborn, her remote students, and her own mental health in a time of crisis.

Kathleen Daniel was scheduled to return to work from maternity leave the day her employer, the New York City Department of Education, shut down all schools in the city. Daniel lives in Hawthorne, New York, and has two daughters with her husband, Will. She’s navigating caring for her newborn while […]
A New York City teacher finished maternity leave as the city went on lockdown. Here’s how the mum is juggling the needs of her newborn, her remote students, and her own mental health in a time of crisis.
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9 easy at-home cocktails to thank mum with this Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, show mum some gratitude with this easy, boozy concoctions that she can sip in bed. From fruity cocktail delights to a tipsy espresso surprise, these DIY drinks offer a sweet surprise. Try a watermelon bellini, an Irish coffee, or a Cinco de Mayo delight with a Mother’s […]
9 easy at-home cocktails to thank mum with this Mother’s Day
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Why high school juniors could be big losers in the coronavirus pandemic

High school juniors may find themselves at a disadvantage when they apply to college next year. With many current seniors looking todefer=”defer”college admission for a year, there may be less spots available for the class of 2021. Juniors are also set to miss out on the activities that often help […]
Why high school juniors could be big losers in the coronavirus pandemic
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The office as we knew it is dead

The coronavirus crisis has proved that companies can remain productive over Zoom. Remote work will become more common than ever, which will mean fewer people head to the office. Office designs will change to be centered around collaborative work, and there could be a revival of the suburban office. To […]
The office as we knew it is dead
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What the top 25 colleges and universities in the US have said about their plans to reopen in fall 2020, from postponing the semester to offering more remote coursework

US universities began shifting to remote learning in light of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020. Some universities, like Harvard, are planning for another remote semester, while others, like Rice, expect to reopen campus with social distancing regulations in place. Here’s what the top 25 US colleges and universities have […]
What the top 25 colleges and universities in the US have said about their plans to reopen in fall 2020, from postponing the semester to offering more remote coursework
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The coronavirus pandemic has taken a huge toll on marginalised groups. Here’s how employers can use it as an opportunity to create a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Julia Taylor Kennedy and Pooja Jain-Link are executive vice presidents and lead researchers at the Centre for Talent Innovation. They write that COVID-19 has had greater consequences for marginalised populations. But employers can consciously create a more diverse and inclusive workplace in the midst of the pandemic. Employers should put […]
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a huge toll on marginalised groups. Here’s how employers can use it as an opportunity to create a diverse and inclusive workplace.
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8 industries hiring over 1,000 interns right now

More than half of all internship openings on popular jobs posting website Glassdoor have been closed or deleted since the coronavirus spread in the US. The travel and tourism sector saw internship opportunities decline by 92%. However, companies in several industries like accounting, legal, and computer programming are still hiring. […]
8 industries hiring over 1,000 interns right now
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Temperature checks, staggered lunch times, and spaced-out seating charts: Photos from around the world show what offices could look like after lockdowns lift

As countries reopen slowly, employers grapple with the question of how to go back to the workplace safely. Office buildings in Hong Kong have started checking employees’ temperatures in the lobby, while office buildings in Singapore are now limiting the number of people that can take a single elevator. In […]
Temperature checks, staggered lunch times, and spaced-out seating charts: Photos from around the world show what offices could look like after lockdowns lift
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I’m a San Francisco restaurant owner who will probably return my government-relief loan. Here’s why — and what really needs to happen to save our industry.

David Nayfeld is co-owner and executive chef of San Francisco restaurants Che Fico and Che Fico Alimentari, which he was forced to close in March because of COVID-19. Nayfeld says government-relief loans won’t help dying restaurants survive long term and he’ll probably return his. He argues that landlords should offer […]
I’m a San Francisco restaurant owner who will probably return my government-relief loan. Here’s why — and what really needs to happen to save our industry.
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Don’t believe Mitch McConnell’s talk about ‘austerity’ — his track record shows he’d rather bail out corporations and the wealthy at the expense of everyday Americans’ futures

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 the latest episode of the “Pitchfork Economics,” Roosevelt Institute Director Mike Konczal said government austerity causes leaders to […]
Don’t believe Mitch McConnell’s talk about ‘austerity’ — his track record shows he’d rather bail out corporations and the wealthy at the expense of everyday Americans’ futures
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The coronavirus pandemic could actually finally change youth turnout in elections, according to a March For Our Lives cofounder and an expert in generational differences

For years, the youth turnout rate has remained “low and stable,” according to psychologist Jean Twenge. But while there’s talk every year of young voters finally turning out, Twenge said this election year really could be different. David Hogg, cofounder of March For Our Lives, told Business Insider that voting […]
The coronavirus pandemic could actually finally change youth turnout in elections, according to a March For Our Lives cofounder and an expert in generational differences
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7 business and political leaders calling for a reimagined economy following the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is plunging the global economy into recession. Business school professors, governors, billionaire investors, even heads of state have argued that reinvigorating the economy calls for reimagining how capitalism works. Thought leaders like billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban and French President Emmanuel Macron have come forward with ideas on […]
7 business and political leaders calling for a reimagined economy following the coronavirus pandemic
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12 states that would suffer the most in a retail apocalypse

The novel coronavirus outbreak has taken a toll on state economies. Even as some states have started to open up their retail stores again in the past week, many are still expected to have budget shortfalls. Sales taxes are one of the two main sources of revenue for most states. […]
12 states that would suffer the most in a retail apocalypse
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Thousands of teachers joined Facebook groups to strike. Now they’re revisiting them for support and guidance as schools remain shuttered and classes continue online.

The “Red for Ed” wave of teacher activism swept the country over the past two years, with teachers asking for higher wages, better funding, and increased support staff. The fight for better pay led to Facebook groups of teachers – one group, “Kentucky Teachers In The Know,” has since turned […]
Thousands of teachers joined Facebook groups to strike. Now they’re revisiting them for support and guidance as schools remain shuttered and classes continue online.
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