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A life coach who works with billionaires and Hollywood stars explains what companies and influencers can learn about brand values from Hallmark’s bungling of an ad with a same-sex wedding

Stephen Lovegrove is a life coach who works with billionaires, Hollywood stars, and hundreds of international clients. Lovegrove is an international bestseller and the host of “Change The World with Stephen Lovegrove.” Last week, Hallmark received complaints over an ad depicting two brides kissing. After taking it down, they were […]
A life coach who works with billionaires and Hollywood stars explains what companies and influencers can learn about brand values from Hallmark’s bungling of an ad with a same-sex wedding
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When I became a father, working day and night wasn’t an option. Here are 3 strategies that have helped me successfully run a business without clocking more than 40 hours a week.

David Finkel is the author of 12 business books, including his newest release “The Freedom Formula.” Finkel is the CEO of Maui Mastermind, a business coaching company. Over the past 20 years, Finkel and the other Maui coaches have personally scaled and sold more than $US2 billion worth of businesses. […]
When I became a father, working day and night wasn’t an option. Here are 3 strategies that have helped me successfully run a business without clocking more than 40 hours a week.
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‘It feels cold and heartless’: Hundreds of California freelancers have been fired before the holidays over a state law meant to help Uber and Lyft drivers

A new California state law meant to restrict the gig economy has caused companies like Vox Media to cut jobs for freelancers directly before the holidays. Business Insider spoke with eight freelancers who said they lost their jobs or were otherwise affected by the new law. Some freelancers, particularly ones […]
‘It feels cold and heartless’: Hundreds of California freelancers have been fired before the holidays over a state law meant to help Uber and Lyft drivers
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2 tech firms are using 3D printing to offer more affordable and efficient healthcare for all, from cheaper prosthetics to better neonatal care

3D printing has the ability to turn the manufacturing and healthcare worlds on their heads. Companies pioneering 3D printing in medicine say that it saves significant time and money compared to traditional ways of making life-changing devices. For example, Colorado-based Toughware Prosthetics, which has been creating affordable and accessible prosthetics […]
2 tech firms are using 3D printing to offer more affordable and efficient healthcare for all, from cheaper prosthetics to better neonatal care
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‘Xennials’ were born in the early ’80s — here are all the ways they’re different from the millennials they were supposed to be

Millennials were born between 1981 and 1996. Xennials are a “microgeneration” born between 1977 and 1985. There are meaningful differences between their lives. For example, xennials were already in the workforce when the recession hit, while many millennials were just graduating from college. If you were born between 1977 and […]
‘Xennials’ were born in the early ’80s  —  here are all the ways they’re different from the millennials they were supposed to be
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PRESENTING: The best advice billionaire Ray Dalio has ever given on life, success, and understanding our world

Ray Dalio is the billionaire investor who founded Bridgewater Associates. He currently serves as co-CIO and chairman of Bridgewater. Dalio authored “Principles: Life and Work” and has shared additional principles throughout the years. We’ve listed the best insights, recommendations, and advice we’ve heard from Dalio. Business Insider regularly features interviews […]
PRESENTING: The best advice billionaire Ray Dalio has ever given on life, success, and understanding our world
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There’s a lot of misinformation around the ‘harms’ of a $15 minimum wage. Here’s why it’s really a win for everyone, and how to spot a bogus claim.

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. In this opinion piece, he speaks with Media Matters senior fellow Matthew Gertz about what media coverage often gets wrong when discussing […]
There’s a lot of misinformation around the ‘harms’ of a $15 minimum wage. Here’s why it’s really a win for everyone, and how to spot a bogus claim.
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The rise of Recess, a New York startup that could be the White Claw of sparkling CBD drinks — if the country’s uneven hemp regulations don’t get in the way

Recess is a sparkling CBD beverage geared towards anxious, aesthetic-obsessed millennials. Founder and CEO Ben Witte launched Recess in October 2018 with a brand-marketing-first approach. While Recess has skyrocketed in popularity on social media, the company has been navigating unclear CBD regulations behind the scenes. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
The rise of Recess, a New York startup that could be the White Claw of sparkling CBD drinks — if the country’s uneven hemp regulations don’t get in the way
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Political pioneer Stacey Abrams created a spreadsheet to plan her life goals back in college. More than 25 years later, she is still using that same spreadsheet. Here’s how it works, according to Abrams.

Georgia politician and voter rights activist Stacey Abrams has been using a spreadsheet to document her life goals since the age of 18. “I realised that I’d been so focused as a young person on titles,” Abrams told Business Insider. “That’s one of the reasons I’ve always gone back to […]
Political pioneer Stacey Abrams created a spreadsheet to plan her life goals back in college. More than 25 years later, she is still using that same spreadsheet. Here’s how it works, according to Abrams.
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I worked for 25 years before taking an 11-month career break, and learned 5 things that anyone can do to reap the benefits of a ‘sabbatical mindset’ — even without taking time off

Chris Litster is an executive at Buildium, a platform that helps property managers become more efficient and profitable. Several years ago when the company he’d worked at for 10 years was acquired, he said goodbye and decided to take 11 months off from working. For him, the benefits were huge, […]
I worked for 25 years before taking an 11-month career break, and learned 5 things that anyone can do to reap the benefits of a ‘sabbatical mindset’ — even without taking time off
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The 50 best US companies for people of colour in 2019

Career site Comparably released its annual ranking of the 50 best companies for people of colour. Non-white workers took an in-house survey that inquired about pay equity, support from leadership, and company culture. Major companies featured on the list include Facebook, Google, Starbucks, and Adobe. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
The 50 best US companies for people of colour in 2019
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These were the 50 best US companies for women to work for in 2019

Career site Comparably released its list of the 50 best places for women to work. Comparably used survey results that assessed compensation, company culture, work-life balance, and more. Tech companies in California and the West took many of the top spots. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Being a […]
These were the 50 best US companies for women to work for in 2019
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Myanmar’s suppression of the Rohingya, explained in 30 seconds

The Rohingya are a minority Muslim group in Myanmar. More than 740,000 Rohingya refugees have fled the Rakhine State of Myanmar since August 2017, when a military-led ethnic cleansing campaign began, according to the Human Rights Watch. Gambia filed a lawsuit against Myanmar in November accusing the country of genocide, […]
Myanmar’s suppression of the Rohingya, explained in 30 seconds
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The 25 best companies you’ll want to work for in 2020

Job site Glassdoor released their annual ranking of the best companies to work for, based on employee reviews. Major tech companies like Microsoft and Google, plus smaller Silicon Valley firms like HubSpot and DocuSign, rank high on the list. Grocery chain Trader Joe’s and airline Southwest also made the top […]
The 25 best companies you’ll want to work for in 2020
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These were the 15 best CEOs of 2019

Career site Comparably released its annual ranking of the best US chief executive officers in 2019. The ranking reviewed self-reported employee data. Many of the CEOs on the list head tech companies on the West coast and in Silicon Valley. These executives include Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn and Satya Nadella […]
These were the 15 best CEOs of 2019
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The 10 US cities where doctors make the most money

Doximity, a networking app for physicians, analysed the 10 cities where physicians make the most money. Physicians in the top paying city, Milwaukee, earn almost $US400,000 a year, nearly double the average US doctor salary. The top-paying cities concentrated largely in the Midwest, West coast and the South. Visit Business […]
The 10 US cities where doctors make the most money
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The 25 major companies with the most satisfied employees of 2019

Compensation monitoring site Comparably released their ranking of the best places to work if you’re looking for positive company culture. Comparably asked employees at each company a series of 50 questions related to company culture, such as whether they were excited about going to work or whether they had good […]
The 25 major companies with the most satisfied employees of 2019
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We quit our corporate jobs to start a full-time coaching business on the road. Here are 4 unexpected ways travel has been crucial to our success.

Ryan Gleason and Alex Davis are a husband-wife duo and “lifestyle engineers.” After eight years as corporate engineers internationally, Ryan and Alex left their high-powered jobs to tackle their true passion – leading couples to engineer their best lives through Ryan and Alex Duo Life. In March 2018, they bought […]
We quit our corporate jobs to start a full-time coaching business on the road. Here are 4 unexpected ways travel has been crucial to our success.
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4 ways to stop checking your email so frequently

Checking your email can be a counterproductive habit. It can also be costly for your employer – you can save 15 minutes a day by checking nine times instead of 15. Turning off email notifications and removing the icon from your task bar are just two strategies for reducing the […]
4 ways to stop checking your email so frequently
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Psychological safety is the most important element of any successful team. This quick assessment will tell you if your team has it.

Psychological safety is the feeling that people can suggest ideas, admit mistakes, and take risks without being embarrassed by the larger group. Google researchers discovered that psychological safety is the most important dynamic that sets successful teams apart. Here’s a five-question assessment Liz Fosslein and Mollie West Duffy included in […]
Psychological safety is the most important element of any successful team. This quick assessment will tell you if your team has it.
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This 33-year-old economist hasn’t just helped shape one of Elizabeth Warren’s and Bernie Sanders’ boldest policies — he’s been changing how you think about wealth, whether you know it or not

Gabriel Zucman is an economist at UC Berkeley, and the coauthor with Emmanuel Saez of “The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay.” Zucman and Saez helped craft wealth tax proposals for top Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, with […]
This 33-year-old economist hasn’t just helped shape one of Elizabeth Warren’s and Bernie Sanders’ boldest policies — he’s been changing how you think about wealth, whether you know it or not
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11 of the biggest structural failures in history

Structural failures can happen for many reasons, but the results are very often devastating. Here’s a look at some of the most devastating structural failures in history, from an ancient stadium collapse that killed 20,000 people to a bridge that famously twisted and turned in heavy winds. Visit Business Insider’s […]
11 of the biggest structural failures in history
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The 7 most outrageous things people have tried to expense to their work accounts

Unauthorised purchases being expensed to companies spike around the holidays. AppZen, an AI platform for finance teams, analysed millions of anonymous expenses from its December 2018 customer data. AppZen found that incidents of unauthorised spending on gifts being submitted for reimbursement averaged around $US4,800 each. Food and alcohol were particularly […]
The 7 most outrageous things people have tried to expense to their work accounts
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From the Jeffrey Epstein scandal to the demise of Elizabeth Holmes’ Theranos, these were the biggest billionaire controversies of the 2010s

These billionaires were involved in some of the most talked about scandals of the decade. Elizabeth Holmes’ net worth plummeted from $US4.5 billion to $US0 after it emerged her blood-testing company was being investigated by federal agencies. Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein was facing sex trafficking charges when he died at […]
From the Jeffrey Epstein scandal to the demise of Elizabeth Holmes’ Theranos, these were the biggest billionaire controversies of the 2010s
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The 10 worst states to be a nurse practitioner

Nurse practitioners are among the fastest growing jobs in the US – making about $US113,930 per year – and are in high demand in rural areas with few doctors. Yet some state regulations, called scope of practice laws, bar nurse practitioners from practicing without doctor supervision. These are the 10 […]
The 10 worst states to be a nurse practitioner
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The number of Americans training to become teachers has dropped by a third since 2010, and it’s creating a critical educator shortage that will affect every state

There are one-third less people than a decade ago enrolling in teacher training programs, which is part of the certification process to become an educator, according to data from the Centre for American Progress. The coronavirus pandemic has led to even fewer people employed: The Bureau of Labour Statistics found […]
The number of Americans training to become teachers has dropped by a third since 2010, and it’s creating a critical educator shortage that will affect every state
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Cory Booker is demanding insurance companies provide information on medical algorithms that steer black patients away from getting higher-quality care

Presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker sent a letter to healthcare companies like UnitedHealth and Aetna asking for information on how they prevent bias in health algorithms. Booker’s letter shines a national spotlight on the issue of racial bias in healthcare tech. A recent study found a commonly used algorithm favoured […]
Cory Booker is demanding insurance companies provide information on medical algorithms that steer black patients away from getting higher-quality care
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A Cornell researcher analysed 961 companies and found that a haphazard approach to talent doesn’t work — but a simple, overlooked change can help teams perform at their best

Companies that have structured management practices are more productive. That’s according to new research from Cornell University and the University of Georgia. Structured management includes standard protocols for things like measuring employee performance and tracking the organisation’s progress toward goals. But many companies aren’t even aware that they should have […]
A Cornell researcher analysed 961 companies and found that a haphazard approach to talent doesn’t work — but a simple, overlooked change can help teams perform at their best
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How to stay mentally strong when you’re going through a breakup

Staying strong during a breakup doesn’t mean acting totally normal or suppressing pain. Instead, it’s about feeling your feelings in a healthy way and moving toward healing. Give yourself time and space to breathe, but don’t isolate yourself or wallow in pity constantly. Trying out new coping habits and staying […]
How to stay mentally strong when you’re going through a breakup
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Congress told 80,000 firefighters and teachers it would forgive their student loans. Over 10 years later, a tangle of mismanagement has kept them from receiving anything.

The New York Times reported that the federal government has rejected more than 80,000 low-paid professionals from student debt forgiveness. More than 99% of applicants for loan forgiveness get rejected. Congress created the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program to encourage graduates to go into low-paid but necessary jobs, such as […]
Congress told 80,000 firefighters and teachers it would forgive their student loans. Over 10 years later, a tangle of mismanagement has kept them from receiving anything.
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A top New York head-hunting firm has been fined $155,000 by the city over allegations that an exec sexually assaulted a colleague and did cocaine at work

Wegman Partners, a prestigious New York City head-hunting firm, has been hit with a $US155,000 civil penalty over accusations of workplace sexual harassment. The fine was the second-highest in the history of the New York City Commission on Human Rights. The commission has ordered $US2.2 million in penalties over sexual-harassment […]
A top New York head-hunting firm has been fined $155,000 by the city over allegations that an exec sexually assaulted a colleague and did cocaine at work
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Controversial startup Rev has barred children under 18 from contracting for the site after reports that transcriptionists had to transcribe sexual and child assault content

Rev has barred children under age 18 from contracting for the site after Business Insider reported that freelancers listened to sensitive content regarding sex and child abuse without receiving a trigger warning. The company updated its terms of service with the age change on November 27, according to The Verge. […]
Controversial startup Rev has barred children under 18 from contracting for the site after reports that transcriptionists had to transcribe sexual and child assault content
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6 habits of mentally strong people that you should adopt today

To build mental strength, much like physical strength, requires consistent exercise. Mentally strong people always have goals set for themselves, and are working toward them. They practice gratitude for what they have and self-care. Through spending meaningful time alone, they know who they are and establish healthy boundaries. Even when […]
6 habits of mentally strong people that you should adopt today
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I’m a marketing expert with over 20 years of experience who partners with Fortune 100 companies. Here’s why I don’t recommend my clients become ‘craft’ brands.

Lee Hartley Carter is the president of maslansky + partners, a language strategy firm. She has over 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic communications and manages a diverse range of language strategy work for Fortune 100 and 500 companies, trade associations, and nonprofits. The following is an excerpt […]
I’m a marketing expert with over 20 years of experience who partners with Fortune 100 companies. Here’s why I don’t recommend my clients become ‘craft’ brands.
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Goldman Sachs’ HR chief is leaving to join a tech startup. Here’s the interview question he’ll ask every job candidate to test their creativity — and the type of answer he’s looking for.

Interview questions about solving tough problems can reveal a candidate’s creativity. That’s according to Dane Holmes, Goldman Sachs’ HR chief. Holmes is leaving at the end of the year to join the HR tech startup Eskalera. Holmes will test Eskalera job candidates for creativity, and specifically the ability to connect […]
Goldman Sachs’ HR chief is leaving to join a tech startup. Here’s the interview question he’ll ask every job candidate to test their creativity — and the type of answer he’s looking for.
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The 20 best community colleges in the US to jump-start a successful career

Transferring to a four-year university from community college may save thousands of dollars. Four-year university grads tend to earn more money on average compared to all workers. Student Loan Hero analysed the 20 community colleges that offer students a quality education, plus the ability to easily transfer to four-year schools. […]
The 20 best community colleges in the US to jump-start a successful career
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10 things that mentally strong parents do with their children

Parents should proactively practice mentally strong habits to help their children build mental strength. And this doesn’t have to be complicated – just spending quality time together, particularly doing things like yoga or talking through feelings, can have a real impact. Parents should prioritise taking care of themselves – it […]
10 things that mentally strong parents do with their children
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The 20 cities in the West that Americans are leaving in droves

Several Western cities saw large parts of their population move away since the start of the decade. We found the 20 metro areas in the West with the most net outmigration between 2010 and 2018, adjusted by the size of the 2010 population. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
The 20 cities in the West that Americans are leaving in droves
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7 things you shouldn’t do if you want to raise mentally strong kids

Mental strength doesn’t mean that your kids should never cry or should constantly be doing as much as they can. Instead, it means showing them how to become a responsible adult – and that means recognising their feelings. Don’t give in when they misbehave or constantly shower them in presents, […]
7 things you shouldn’t do if you want to raise mentally strong kids
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Rev contractors say they had to transcribe sexual assault and sensitive audio regarding children without receiving a warning

Multiple contractors for Rev, the transcription startup, told Business Insider they listened to sensitive audio files regarding child sex victim, sexual assault recollections, and a legal case involving a child without receiving a warning beforehand. Rev contractors get one hour to give up files, but the transcriptionists said they had […]
Rev contractors say they had to transcribe sexual assault and sensitive audio regarding children without receiving a warning
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‘Make the big ask’ and other tips for becoming an expert at pitching ideas, courtesy of an award-winning speaker

Teneshia Jackson Warner is an award-winning multicultural marketing expert, purpose-driven entrepreneur, and author. She is the founder, CEO, and chief creative officer of EGAMI Group. Teneshia founded The Dream Project, an annual empowerment conference that helps thousands of entrepreneurs, creatives, and career “dreamers” plan and achieve their goals. The following […]
‘Make the big ask’ and other tips for becoming an expert at pitching ideas, courtesy of an award-winning speaker
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7 things mental health experts wish everyone knew about therapy

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding therapy. But it’s not for people who are “weak,” nor does it have to continue indefinitely – and there are several different forms that it can take. You can do therapy online, or even do it over texting. No matter what type you […]
7 things mental health experts wish everyone knew about therapy
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