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At 52, I took on a second part-time retail job at Lush Cosmetics for extra income and to get out of the house. Here are 5 lessons the experience taught me.

Belinda Clarke is a freelance writer and a director of alumni engagement at Northwestern University. She recently Clarke took on a second part-time job as an employee at a mall Lush store in Skokie, Illinois. Although re-entering retail was intimidating, Clarke says she enjoyed interacting with people again and feeling […]
At 52, I took on a second part-time retail job at Lush Cosmetics for extra income and to get out of the house. Here are 5 lessons the experience taught me.
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The key piece of leadership advice a tech exec with more than 2 decades of experience shares with her mentees when they’re nervous about sharing their ideas at work

It’s hard to raise your voice when you’re underrepresented in a certian industry or company. But according to Diane Yu, Better.com’s new CTO, it’s an essential skill for leaders to build. Yu has learned over the years to overcome the self-doubt to share her opinion. Visit Insider’s homepage for more […]
The key piece of leadership advice a tech exec with more than 2 decades of experience shares with her mentees when they’re nervous about sharing their ideas at work
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There’s a key different between ‘equity’ and ‘equality’ — and you need to understand it to help dismantle systemic racism in America

Many corporate and government leaders, including President Biden, are talking about racial equity right now. Equity is different from equality. Equality treats everyone the same regardless of need, while equity achieves fairness by treating people differently dependent on need. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Over the past few months, […]
There’s a key different between ‘equity’ and ‘equality’ — and you need to understand it to help dismantle systemic racism in America
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I’m a college professor who’s teaching virtually during the pandemic. Here are 7 things my most successful students do on Zoom.

Dr. Kasey Lynn Thompson is an author and assistant professor of ethics, business, and strategy at Ferris State University. While teaching virtually during COVID-19, Thompson says she’s noticed key differences between successful and struggling students. She explains how preparing ahead, being alert and engaged, and connecting with classmates can help […]
I’m a college professor who’s teaching virtually during the pandemic. Here are 7 things my most successful students do on Zoom.
Strategy

An Emmy-winning writer on how to use metaphors correctly to improve your business and sales presentations

Ginger Zumaeta is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer who helps corporate teams tell more compelling business stories. An underused storytelling and sales tactic is the metaphor, Zumaeta says, which anyone can incorporate into a business presentation. Metaphors help create emotional connections, are engaging and memorable, and encourage listeners to […]
An Emmy-winning writer on how to use metaphors correctly to improve your business and sales presentations
Strategy

If your New Year’s resolutions are already slipping, here are 7 ways to get back on track, according to a psychotherapist

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. If you’re struggling to keep up with your New Year’s goals, Morin suggests reassessing your choices and being more realistic with what you want to achieve. Evaluate your commitment and readiness to change, and […]
If your New Year’s resolutions are already slipping, here are 7 ways to get back on track, according to a psychotherapist
Strategy

Roz Brewer is showing corporate America what it means to be anti-racist

Rosalind “Roz” Brewer is the only Black woman leading a Fortune 500 company right now. Throughout her career, she’s been an outspoken advocate for racial and gender equity. Brewer shows what it means to lead as an anti-racist executive, leadership experts told Insider. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. In […]
Roz Brewer is showing corporate America what it means to be anti-racist
Strategy

Job stress drove me to congestive heart failure at age 34. As I got better, here are 3 things I did to revive my small business while protecting my health.

Shannon Hennig is a small business owner and health and wellness marketing expert. In September 2020, she was suddenly hospitalized with a diagnosis of congenital heart failure and had to take time off from running her business. As she eased back into work, began health treatment, and continued homeschooling her […]
Job stress drove me to congestive heart failure at age 34. As I got better, here are 3 things I did to revive my small business while protecting my health.
Strategy

How to send the right credibility signals in order to shape people’s perceptions of you and your work, according to a ‘hype’ expert

The following is an excerpt from “The Hype Handbook: 12 Indispensable Success Secrets From the World’s Greatest Propagandists, Self-Promoters, Cult Leaders, Mischief Makers, and Boundary Breakers.” In it, author Michael F. Schein writes that people are uncomfortable with the natural messiness of human behaviour and will pay a lot to […]
How to send the right credibility signals in order to shape people’s perceptions of you and your work, according to a ‘hype’ expert
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We’re freelancers who relocated to a tiny town in Maine during the pandemic. Here’s how we earned over $150,000 in 2020 while raising our toddler and enjoying local adventures.

In 2019, Mary Kearl and her family travelled to 12 countries while working remotely. As COVID-19 spread, they decided to move from Los Angeles to Maine to shelter in place. While following social distancing regulations, Kearl and her family found safe ways to adventure locally while she and her husband […]
We’re freelancers who relocated to a tiny town in Maine during the pandemic. Here’s how we earned over $150,000 in 2020 while raising our toddler and enjoying local adventures.
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Meena Harris, niece of Vice President-elect Kamala, wants her new children’s book to inspire ambitious women (and girls) everywhere

Meena Harris, niece of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, has written her second children’s book, entitled “Ambitious Girl.” Illustrations were done by artist Marissa Valdez. In the book, a young girl watches a woman on television be called “too ambitious” and “too assertive.” In response, she vows to become a persistent, […]
Meena Harris, niece of Vice President-elect Kamala, wants her new children’s book to inspire ambitious women (and girls) everywhere
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My wife’s misadventures as a Poshmark seller

In November, my wife accidentally purchased 16 dresses on Poshmark and set out to earn the money back by flipping shoes on the app. She found a local Aldo store that was about to shutter and bought 127 pairs of shoes at fire-sale prices. Two months in, after spending more […]
My wife’s misadventures as a Poshmark seller
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Joe Biden’s plan to increase the minimum wage to $15 won’t just help workers: A new study finds that lower wages cost taxpayers over $100 billion a year

President-elect Joe Biden has called for a $US15 per hour federal minimum wage as part of his new $US1.9 trillion stimulus package. That increase could materially impact millions of workers, and provide relief for public safety net programs. While President Donald Trump has argued raising the minimum wage could harm […]
Joe Biden’s plan to increase the minimum wage to $15 won’t just help workers: A new study finds that lower wages cost taxpayers over $100 billion a year
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I improved my work-life balance by getting rid of negative thinking — here are 7 daily habits that helped me do it

Peggy Caruso is an author, executive and personal development coach, and founder and host of “The Revolutionise Podcast.” She encourages her coaching clients to practice good daily habits that prioritise their personal and career goals. Caruso says every professional should schedule personal time on their to-do list, bring self-awareness to […]
I improved my work-life balance by getting rid of negative thinking — here are 7 daily habits that helped me do it
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All the businesses cutting ties with the Trump Organisation

After the insurrection at the Capitol, some entities severed ties with Trump and his business. Several prominent business leaders spoke out against the riot. Deutsche Bank, Aon, Cushman & Wakefield, and even the city of New York moved to cut ties. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. In the […]
All the businesses cutting ties with the Trump Organisation
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The 15 best places to work in 2021, according to Glassdoor

Glassdoor just released its annual ranking of the Best Places to Work. This ranking is based on employee feedback on Glassdoor over the past 12 months. Among the companies that typically make the list, like Bain & Company and Google, there were 19 first-time appearances, including Pfizer at No. 39. […]
The 15 best places to work in 2021, according to Glassdoor
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Your local doctor might not get access to the COVID-19 vaccine — here’s why

Many independently-owned doctors offices say they don’t have access to COVID-19 vaccines and have heard little from the federal or state governments about if or when they might receive doses. Hospitals, large retail pharmacies, and federally-qualified health centres are the main distributors of the vaccine, sources told Insider. So far, […]
Your local doctor might not get access to the COVID-19 vaccine — here’s why
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Every state raising its minimum wage in 2021

To kick off 2021, 20 states raised their minimum wages. According to a report from the National Employment Law Project, a record-breaking number of jurisdictions are set to increase their minimum wages this year. President-elect Joe Biden’s newly announced stimulus package calls for raising the federal minimum wage to $US15 […]
Every state raising its minimum wage in 2021
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Glassdoor CEO: How to attract the best talent in 2021

Christian Sutherland-Wong become the CEO of Glassdoor in January 2020. He talked to Business Insider about what he’s learned, and what’s changed, since he stepped into the top job. “The data is pretty clear that you can’t just get away with being an average employer or a bad employer, thinking […]
Glassdoor CEO: How to attract the best talent in 2021
Strategy

Slide Deck: Top Six-Figure Side Hustles

You may take on a side job for a number of reasons. Whether you want to pay off your student loans or pursue an unfulfilled passion and eventually become your own boss, you may be able to turn your side hustle into a high-paying career. Business Insider talked to entrepreneurial […]
Slide Deck: Top Six-Figure Side Hustles
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Twitter users are comparing the $600 stimulus to the French Revolution phrase ‘let them eat cake,’ saying the check won’t be enough to keep Americans from falling into poverty

A new coronavirus stimulus package is finally set to be passed. The last one expired at the end of July. The package will reportedly contain $US600 stimulus checks and an extra $US300 in weekly unemployment benefits. Initial government relief likely saved millions of Americans from falling into poverty, but as […]
Twitter users are comparing the $600 stimulus to the French Revolution phrase ‘let them eat cake,’ saying the check won’t be enough to keep Americans from falling into poverty
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The psychology of giving great gifts: An expert shares science-backed hacks for making your holiday presents memorable even if you can’t see your loved ones this year

Moran Cerf, 42, is a professor of neuroscience and business at Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University and is the Alfred P. Sloan professor at the American Film Institute. Every week, he receives questions about the brain, psychology, business, and behaviour via email from people who attend his talks; […]
The psychology of giving great gifts: An expert shares science-backed hacks for making your holiday presents memorable even if you can’t see your loved ones this year
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The world’s most expensive pigeons are on sale again. Weeks after a record $1.9 million sale, 800 deluxe racing pigeons are up for auction.

There’s a new group of 800 racing pigeons up for auction after a record-breaking sale in November. They include descendants of previous record-breaker Golden Prince, and they all come from breeder Gino Clicque. Racing pigeons have picked up interest among the ultrawealthy in the past couple of years, particularly those […]
The world’s most expensive pigeons are on sale again. Weeks after a record $1.9 million sale, 800 deluxe racing pigeons are up for auction.
Strategy

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

Shanna Goodman is the creator of AMP’D, which helps small businesses build their marketing and brand strategy. Over half of small business don’t have a well-organised marketing plan, Goodman says, which can lead to wasting resources and losing out on valuable customers. To get started, think about your business’s short […]
Half of small businesses don’t have a marketing plan. Here’s why you need one and where to start, according to a marketing expert.
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Sheryl Sandberg shares the 3 steps she used to become more resilient after the death of her husband — and how anyone can use them to cope during a tough holiday season

Facebook COO and author Sheryl Sandberg said she began living “Option B” when her husband then-SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg, died at age 47 in 2015. “Option B” is when you’re faced with overwhelming obstacles and are forced to build resilience. In 2017, Sandberg founded a nonprofit on grief and mental […]
Sheryl Sandberg shares the 3 steps she used to become more resilient after the death of her husband — and how anyone can use them to cope during a tough holiday season
Strategy

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

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

How founders can turn investors’ tough questions to your advantage

A 2018 study from researchers at Harvard and Columbia found that investors tend to ask two different types of questions: “promotion” questions- which allow entrepreneurs to talk up the potential of their business- and “prevention” questions that force entrepreneurs to spend time defending their ideas. By tracking funding outcomes from […]
How founders can turn investors’ tough questions to your advantage
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How the rapidly growing Hive Diversity app is connecting students with big companies that put equality and inclusion at the forefront of recruitment

Hive Diversity, which launched in October, is a virtual recruiting platform that wants to match diverse students to employers with a focus on equality, diversity, and inclusion. It’s already partnered with big-name companies including Accenture, Saks Fifth Avenue, and the owner of Jimmy Choo. Its founder Byron Slosar spoke to […]
How the rapidly growing Hive Diversity app is connecting students with big companies that put equality and inclusion at the forefront of recruitment
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Zoom CEO Eric Yuan says he’s enjoyed working longer hours during the pandemic — and that his net worth jumping to $20 billion hasn’t changed his life all that much

Zoom CEO and founder Eric Yuan told Business Insider Thursday he has enjoyed working longer hours during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I do enjoy that because I have more responsibility, because we are helping people stay connected during the pandemic crisis,” he told Editor-in-Chief Alyson Shontell. Yuan said he tries to […]
Zoom CEO Eric Yuan says he’s enjoyed working longer hours during the pandemic — and that his net worth jumping to $20 billion hasn’t changed his life all that much
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‘Reactionary giving’ was all the rage from the ‘Trump bump’ after 2016 — but the coronavirus has changed giving like everything else

Today is Giving Tuesday, which is devoted to charitable giving. Like everything else in 2020, giving is a little bit different this year. The general pattern of “reactionary giving” around elections, turbocharged in the Trump era, coincided with pandemic-related giving, both bolstered by smaller donors. In 2016, contributions to liberal […]
‘Reactionary giving’ was all the rage from the ‘Trump bump’ after 2016 — but the coronavirus has changed giving like everything else
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Tony Hsieh, the late former CEO of Zappos, wrote the definitive playbook on corporate culture. Here are 4 lessons from his bestseller ‘Delivering Happiness.’

Tony Hsieh, the former leader of online retail giant Zappos, died suddenly on November 27. He is credited with influencing how businesses approach company culture and customer service, pioneering a philosophy of happiness above profits. That philosophy is laid out in his 2010 best-seller “Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, […]
Tony Hsieh, the late former CEO of Zappos, wrote the definitive playbook on corporate culture. Here are 4 lessons from his bestseller ‘Delivering Happiness.’
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Ben & Jerry’s maker Unilever is offering a 4-day working week at full pay to its New Zealand staff — and all its 150,000 worldwide employees could be next

Unilever is offering its New Zealand staff a four-day working week at their normal full pay. The year-long trial will give employees flexibility in their work-life balance and make the company more productive, Unilever said. New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern has supported a four-day week, saying it would be […]
Ben & Jerry’s maker Unilever is offering a 4-day working week at full pay to its New Zealand staff — and all its 150,000 worldwide employees could be next
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Inside American Express’s virtual mentorship program that’s helping low-income teens get into and pay for college

American Express and a nonprofit called Strive for College have helped more than 4,000 students navigate the complicated college admissions and financial aid process through their program UStrive. The program pairs students from marginalised backgrounds with American Express employees and cardholders who volunteer as mentors. With the help of his […]
Inside American Express’s virtual mentorship program that’s helping low-income teens get into and pay for college
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Businesses should reject special treatment from the government: Charles Koch says he made decisions that hurt his bottom line in the short term, but ‘it was the right thing to do’

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

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

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. As we approach our first winter in a pandemic, she says it’s more critical than ever to prepare ourselves for the potential onset of seasonal affective disorder – also known as SAD. Morin recommends […]
How to fend off seasonal affective disorder this winter in the pandemic