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The 12 best mezcal brands you need to try, according to experts

All tequilas are mezcal, but not all mezcals are tequila – and if you’re looking for something smokier, earthier, or more tropical, mezcal might be your bet. Mezcals are made from a variety of agave plants, so you can get a wide range of flavours, from nutty to floral. Even […]
The 12 best mezcal brands you need to try, according to experts
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Meryl Streep, Al Roker, Queen Elizabeth II, and other celebrities are receiving ratings on their home offices on Twitter. Here are some of the best and worst, ranked.

Room Rater, a Twitter account, has rated the home offices of prominent celebrities, like Beto O’Rourke, David Spade, and Josh Groban – as seen on Skype and Zoom. Zoom and Skype calls have become popular for business meetings, on-air interviews, and virtual events during the coronavirus pandemic. Claude Taylor told […]
Meryl Streep, Al Roker, Queen Elizabeth II, and other celebrities are receiving ratings on their home offices on Twitter. Here are some of the best and worst, ranked.
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2 smart pieces of money advice for Gen Z to avoid the financial fate of the last generation, according to a financial adviser for wealthy millennials

The oldest members of Gen Z are facing diminishing job opportunities and layoffs during the coronavirus pandemic. A CFP for high-net-worth millennials told Business Insider Gen Z might follow in the footsteps of the oldest millennials, who fell financially behind after graduating into the Great Recession. He said that to […]
2 smart pieces of money advice for Gen Z to avoid the financial fate of the last generation, according to a financial adviser for wealthy millennials
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PRESENTING: How top business schools like Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton are extending application deadlines, deferring enrollments, and altering their programs during the pandemic

Students and businesses alike are working remotely as the world attempts to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic. For those looking to apply to top MBA programs, it means almost everything has to be done from your home. And schools are making accommodations. From waiving standardised test scores to […]
PRESENTING: How top business schools like Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton are extending application deadlines, deferring enrollments, and altering their programs during the pandemic
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Wine businesses and smaller restaurants are getting creative to stay afloat, according to a master sommelier — but even as alcohol purchases boom the industry needs our support

Jonathan Ross is one of the 300 master sommeliers in the world: He is an educator for the Guild of Sommeliers, an examiner for the Court of Master Sommeliers, and sits on multiple wine investment advisory boards, as well as founded Micro Wines. He says that although the alcohol industry […]
Wine businesses and smaller restaurants are getting creative to stay afloat, according to a master sommelier — but even as alcohol purchases boom the industry needs our support
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The youngest ever winner of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ tells us how drag has gone virtual — and how the disrupted current season’s finale should work

Aquaria is the winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 10. As the coronavirus pandemic has shuttered bars and performance spaces around the world, drag queens have had to adapt to a new virtual world. The continued support of fans has been incredibly meaningful for drag queens, particularly those on the […]
The youngest ever winner of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ tells us how drag has gone virtual — and how the disrupted current season’s finale should work
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We surveyed the ‘rainy day’ funds of 6 states to see how prepared they were for a major emergency. The results paint a grim picture for the country’s economic recovery.

The novel coronavirus has already had a large impact on state economies across the US. Some states have projected budget shortfalls for the current and following fiscal years. States can use money reserved in their rainy day funds to help with economic downfalls, such as what we are seeing during […]
We surveyed the ‘rainy day’ funds of 6 states to see how prepared they were for a major emergency. The results paint a grim picture for the country’s economic recovery.
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The National Association of the Deaf is suing the White House for not including sign-language interpreters during its televised coronavirus press briefings

Sarah Katz is a freelance writer who covers the intersection between disability and mental health, relationships, entertainment, and public services. The National Association of the Deaf filed a lawsuit on Monday against President Donald Trump and the White House for failing to provide American Sign Language interpreters during coronavirus press […]
The National Association of the Deaf is suing the White House for not including sign-language interpreters during its televised coronavirus press briefings
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The ‘loneliest generation’ gets lonelier: How millennials are dealing with the anxieties of isolation and the uncertainties of life after quarantine

The mental-health effects of the coronavirus pandemic are hitting people of all ages. Millennials find themselves in a precarious position. The generation had already been experiencing a mental-health decline. The loneliness and anxiety of quarantine life are not helping. There is a bright side: The generation might be changing the […]
The ‘loneliest generation’ gets lonelier: How millennials are dealing with the anxieties of isolation and the uncertainties of life after quarantine
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GREYCROFT FOUNDER: For the first time ever, VCs are giving millions to founders without meeting them face-to-face. Here’s how to adapt to remote investing.

Alan Patricof is the chairman emeritus at Greycroft. He writes that given the timeline of the coronavirus pandemic, VC firms will have to invest in startups, early-stage companies, and new CEOs without meeting teams face-to-face. To close a deal, it will be key for entrepreneurs to be charismatic through the […]
GREYCROFT FOUNDER: For the first time ever, VCs are giving millions to founders without meeting them face-to-face. Here’s how to adapt to remote investing.
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Reopening the economy isn’t going to work if no one shows up — and people are already hesitant to return to events like sports and gaming conventions

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. On the latest episode of “Pitchfork Economics,” Hanauer and Goldstein interview Sports Illustrated columnist Andrew Brandt about the coronavirus’ […]
Reopening the economy isn’t going to work if no one shows up — and people are already hesitant to return to events like sports and gaming conventions
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Here’s the best way to lead a team brainstorm online

Brainstorming new ideas for your team virtually might be more effective than collaborating in person, according to Harvard Business Review. If you’re hosting a team brainstorming meeting online, use tools to help you engage employees. Joris Janssens, a company-culture consultant with the IDEA Consult, says meetings of more than a […]
Here’s the best way to lead a team brainstorm online
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14 major companies that have returned millions of dollars acquired through a government relief program meant for small businesses

The $US349 billion Paycheck Protection Program launched in early April was meant to bolster struggling small businesses. It was aimed at providing businesses with fewer than 500 employees with two-year, low-interest loans to cover salaries, wages, benefits, and certain taxes. The program would provide up to $US10 million per company. […]
14 major companies that have returned millions of dollars acquired through a government relief program meant for small businesses
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PRESENTING: How big banks decided the futures of America’s small businesses: The inside story of how $349 billion in government cash was doled out in just 12 days, leaving thousands of entrepreneurs without relief

As the second round of Payroll Protection Program funding gets underway, Main Street’s outlook is grim: JPMorgan is already telling customers to look elsewhere if they want to join the queue for the fresh round. And Bank of America told staff that it is “widely recognised that it will likely […]
PRESENTING: How big banks decided the futures of America’s small businesses: The inside story of how $349 billion in government cash was doled out in just 12 days, leaving thousands of entrepreneurs without relief
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PRESENTING: How to capitalise on the increase in virtual learning and become a successful, high-earning online tutor

Schools from pre-K to college have turned into “Zoom universities,” work has gone remote, and most of our external interactions are virtual. And with that, so has tutoring become increasingly more valuable online. Students seeking guidance have turned to online supplemental educators; online tutors are seeing income increases worldwide, Reuters […]
PRESENTING: How to capitalise on the increase in virtual learning and become a successful, high-earning online tutor
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6 tips for homeschooling kids, according to parents who have done it

Erin Baker is a sociologist at Wayne State University; Baker interviews home-schooling parents to learn which practices are best. Parents shouldn’t try and copy an in-person classroom, and shouldn’t dwell too much on curriculum. Be flexible, and don’t be afraid to hire expert online tutors – and seek out support […]
6 tips for homeschooling kids, according to parents who have done it
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I’m a circus artist. From virtual cabarets to online acrobatics lessons, here’s how my industry is pivoting to survive.

Bailey Freeman is a circus artist with Suspended Gravity and resident instructor at Fall Aerial Arts in Nashville, Tennessee; she specialises in corde lisse, silks and aerial sling, along with chair acrobatics and veil poi. Circuses have had to adapt to audience-free environments, including using online streaming alternatives to perform […]
I’m a circus artist. From virtual cabarets to online acrobatics lessons, here’s how my industry is pivoting to survive.
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Social distancing may be harder for families who live with elderly relatives. Here are the 15 states with the largest share of multigenerational households.

Social distancing is one of the main practices recommended to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. However, as the number of cases rises and more people are staying home, social distancing could be a problem for people living in multigenerational homes, especially those who live with grandparents in the […]
Social distancing may be harder for families who live with elderly relatives. Here are the 15 states with the largest share of multigenerational households.
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More Americans are working from home than ever because of the coronavirus crisis, but slow internet speeds and expensive electricity costs don’t make it easy for everyone. Here are the 10 worst states for WFH.

Americans across the country are working from home to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic – but slow internet and high electricity costs make it harder in some states than others. Hawaii and Alaska were ranked among the worst WFH states by WalletHub because of their less than ideal […]
More Americans are working from home than ever because of the coronavirus crisis, but slow internet speeds and expensive electricity costs don’t make it easy for everyone. Here are the 10 worst states for WFH.
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How a startup that’s been fully remote since 2015 uses ‘virtual buddies’ to onboard new hires — and help them deal with the isolation of work-from-home life

More companies are operating remotely than ever before. This includes onboarding new hires from their homes. Nicole Miller, a people operation manager for the social-media-management firm Buffer, told Business Insider that the company uses a special buddy system for a smoother onboarding process within a new hire’s first 90 days. […]
How a startup that’s been fully remote since 2015 uses ‘virtual buddies’ to onboard new hires — and help them deal with the isolation of work-from-home life
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The coronavirus stimulus bill gave self-employed workers access to unemployment benefits for the first time in history. Here’s what freelancers and contractors need to know.

For the first time ever, the third of the American workforce that relies on freelance work can apply for federal unemployment benefits to make up for lost income during the coronavirus crisis. Freelancers and contractors are now eligible for unemployment insurance, paid sick leave, and paycheck protection loans, thanks to […]
The coronavirus stimulus bill gave self-employed workers access to unemployment benefits for the first time in history. Here’s what freelancers and contractors need to know.
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How to support your Muslim coworkers who are fasting during Ramadan

Millions of Muslims around the world have been observing Ramadan, during which strict fasting is observed from sunrise to sunset. If you’re wondering how to support your Muslim colleagues without offending them, consider the advice from Ibrahim Hooper, the communications director at the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and Reem Nasr, […]
How to support your Muslim coworkers who are fasting during Ramadan
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A top PwC exec shares how companies can maintain the well-being of workers in a remote setting, and what the future has in store for the virtual workforce

During a particularly stressful time, like the novel coronavirus pandemic, it’s important that leaders develop new methods for checking in on their employees. Michael Fenlon, chief people officer at PwC, a global professional services firm, told Business Insider he uses a number of strategies, including virtual town halls, to see […]
A top PwC exec shares how companies can maintain the well-being of workers in a remote setting, and what the future has in store for the virtual workforce
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A Stanford economist says the US needs a ‘New New Deal.’ Here’s his plan for getting people back to work and spending on businesses.

More than 17.8 million Americans are receiving unemployment benefits right now. To help unemployed Americans, Stanford economist Matthew Jackson said the US needs a “New New Deal.” His proposal references President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal after the Great Depression. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. This […]
A Stanford economist says the US needs a ‘New New Deal.’ Here’s his plan for getting people back to work and spending on businesses.
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Facebook is opening applications for its $100 million in grants to small businesses affected by the coronavirus. Here’s how to apply.

Facebook’s Small Business Grants program will give more than $US100 million to 30,000 small businesses across the globe. The social network is rolling out applications by city via its small business hub, starting April 21. Countless small businesses across the country have been forced to close as authorities urge Americans […]
Facebook is opening applications for its $100 million in grants to small businesses affected by the coronavirus. Here’s how to apply.
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Writing for Insider — Business

Insider covers the people, companies, and ideas changing our world — and we welcome outside voices to help us do that. There are two main ways to write for Insider: as a contributor or as a freelance writer. Contributors at Insider — Business On a case-by-case basis, we accept one-off […]
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A mum wrote a picture book to help her 3 kids make it through the quarantine. Here’s her advice for talking to children about the coronavirus without scaring them.

How best to explain the coronavirus pandemic to young children is a problem for parents the world over. Kelley Donner is a children’s book author, illustrator, and mother of three young sons currently studying for a master’s degree in illustration and book arts at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England. […]
A mum wrote a picture book to help her 3 kids make it through the quarantine. Here’s her advice for talking to children about the coronavirus without scaring them.
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14 successful companies that started during US recessions

Some major companies got their starts during recessions over the past century. Bill Gates founded Microsoft in 1975, the same year as the oil embargo recession. Many of today’s best-known companies were founded during the Great Recession in 2009, including Uber and Airbnb. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
14 successful companies that started during US recessions
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The new Michael Jordan documentary, ‘The Last Dance,’ throws down a marker in the GOAT debate. Here’s how Muhammad Ali popularised ‘the greatest’ moniker and how it grew to touch everything in culture.

ESPN’s 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan, “The Last Dance,” is an education for younger generations who never saw “the greatest basketball player of all time” play during his 1990s prime. Athletes calling themselves “the greatest” predates Jordan, though, most famously in the boastful words of the late boxing legend Muhammad […]
The new Michael Jordan documentary, ‘The Last Dance,’ throws down a marker in the GOAT debate. Here’s how Muhammad Ali popularised ‘the greatest’ moniker and how it grew to touch everything in culture.
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The youngest editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine shares how passion and a great mentor helped her go from studying ballet to running a major publication

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 Jessica Pels, the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan. Pels said the biggest […]
The youngest editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine shares how passion and a great mentor helped her go from studying ballet to running a major publication
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10 American cities where jobs are going extinct, ranked

The US is entering a recession predicted to be worse than the 2008 financial crisis, and probably the worst since the Great Depression of the 1930s. More than 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the last month alone – effectively wiping out the last decade of job growth. […]
10 American cities where jobs are going extinct, ranked
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Factories are scrambling to make 20 times more face masks a day to keep up with demand amid coronavirus outbreak, but the masks are surprisingly difficult and expensive to make

Factories have been scrambling to make 20 times more surgical masks and N95 respirators since the beginning of February to address the global face mask shortage amid the coronavirus pandemic, the National Development and Reform Commission in China told NPR. N95 respirators are used by healthcare workers to wear while […]
Factories are scrambling to make 20 times more face masks a day to keep up with demand amid coronavirus outbreak, but the masks are surprisingly difficult and expensive to make
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You can take the GMAT at home starting April 20, and top business schools including Harvard and MIT Sloan have already pledged to accept online test scores

Graduate school application season has been hindered by the coronavirus outbreak, causing in-person standardised testing to be shuttered. Starting April 20, the GMAT will be available online for students seeking to take the test. Top schools, including Harvard and MIT Sloan, have either waived the test requirement or said they […]
You can take the GMAT at home starting April 20, and top business schools including Harvard and MIT Sloan have already pledged to accept online test scores
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Understaffed hospitals in California are suspending nurses just when they need them most — and volunteers aren’t being deployed

At least two hospitals in California have suspended nurses for calling out inadequate access to protective gear such as airborne-resistant masks. Nurses at these hospitals – Providence Saint John’s in Santa Monica and West Hills Hospital in Los Angeles – said there aren’t enough caregivers to treat coronavirus patients. Nearly […]
Understaffed hospitals in California are suspending nurses just when they need them most — and volunteers aren’t being deployed
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6 calming podcasts to listen to if you’re feeling anxious right now

World Mental Health Day is a great time to take charge of your mental health and access resources that could help you, including calming podcasts. In an interview with Business Insider, licensed clinical psychologist Ramani Durvasula said that in addition to seeking professional help, listening to mental-health podcasts can be […]
6 calming podcasts to listen to if you’re feeling anxious right now
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I deliver meals to quarantined families in Atlanta. We started with 10 deliveries a night and now we do over 2,500 each week — and it shows the need for a national solution.

Jasmine Crowe is the founder and CEO of Goodr, an Atlanta-based company that fights food waste and food insecurity by picking up surplus foods from local restaurants and stores and delivering them to hungry families. Goodr also opened a drive-through grocery store that allows people in need to shop for […]
I deliver meals to quarantined families in Atlanta. We started with 10 deliveries a night and now we do over 2,500 each week — and it shows the need for a national solution.
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