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Even the lowest-paid workers in America have a higher tax bill than Trump

The New York Times released a bombshell report on Sunday drilling into nearly two decades’ worth of President Donald Trump’s tax returns. The Times reported that Trump paid just $US750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and again in 2017. Based on the tax brackets, standard deductions, and personal exemptions […]
Even the lowest-paid workers in America have a higher tax bill than Trump
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I have a stutter, and it’s made me become a better leader — here’s why

Michael Thompson is a career strategist who works with business professionals and entrepreneurs to open more doors and receive greater satisfaction from their work. In childhood, Thompson struggled with a severe speech impediment. Despite working hard to improve his communication, in adulthood he still encountered clients and colleagues who weren’t […]
I have a stutter, and it’s made me become a better leader — here’s why
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How to identify new revenue streams and successful ventures for your business

Entertainment, travel, and hospitality industries, among others, took a hit as businesses and cities shut down across the nation. Finance experts and business owners shared tips with Business Insider on diversifying sources of revenue to make it through a tough economic downturn. Start by evaluating how your customers are reacting […]
How to identify new revenue streams and successful ventures for your business
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Here’s the typical career path to become a Supreme Court justice

Most recent Supreme Court Justices have taken similar educational and career paths to the highest court in the US. Many studied law at Harvard or Yale. Some served as clerks to other judges after law school, and many were judges on circuit courts before being nominated to serve on the […]
Here’s the typical career path to become a Supreme Court justice
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4 big questions you may have about college admissions during the pandemic, answered by an Ivy League dean and a former NYT education writer

Eric Furda is the dean of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania and former executive director of admissions at Columbia University. Jacques Steinberg is a college admissions expert and former education journalist for The New York Times. The following is an excerpt from their new book, “The College Conversation: A […]
4 big questions you may have about college admissions during the pandemic, answered by an Ivy League dean and a former NYT education writer
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Wells Fargo’s CEO apologised for blaming the company’s lack of diversity on ‘a very limited pool of Black talent.’ Here’s why that attitude is pervasive and harmful to workers.

Wells Fargo CEO and president Charles Scharf issued a public apology Wednesday following a report by Reuters citing racially insensitive comments made by the executive. Scharf said that the bank had trouble reaching its diversity goals because there was not enough qualified minority talent, according to Reuters. It’s important to […]
Wells Fargo’s CEO apologised for blaming the company’s lack of diversity on ‘a very limited pool of Black talent.’ Here’s why that attitude is pervasive and harmful to workers.
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The 50 best MBA programs in the world

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a global higher education analyst, just released its 2021 Global MBA Ranking. Each year QS ranks the best business schools globally using five metrics and surveys from employers and academics. Stanford Graduate School of Business ranked at the top again, while University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School slipped […]
The 50 best MBA programs in the world
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Unemployed in New York: A 38-year-old accountant shares his story

The Unemployed States of America takes readers deep inside the decimated American workforce. Jay Fairbrother is a 38-year-old accountant based in Buffalo, New York. He lost his job as an accountant in May, but has been using this time to do what he wants while looking for his next opportunity. […]
Unemployed in New York: A 38-year-old accountant shares his story
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I’m a 25-year-old recent grad in Virginia facing a tough job market. Here’s how I’m strategically taking advantage of opportunities in my field while I wait it out.

The Unemployed States of America takes readers deep inside the decimated American workforce. Eric Witiw is a 25-year-old recent master’s graduate based in Arlington, Virginia. He was in the middle of applying and interviewing for jobs when the pandemic hit, and is now working part-time as a research consultant in […]
I’m a 25-year-old recent grad in Virginia facing a tough job market. Here’s how I’m strategically taking advantage of opportunities in my field while I wait it out.
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Job diary: I’m a ‘white hat’ hacker. Here’s what my job is like, and 5 things I think everyone should do to protect their personal information.

Frank Villani is a 53-year-old information security specialist based in New Jersey who’s worked in information technology for 24 years and IT security for 12 years. He’s a ‘white hat’ hacker, someone who works on the inside of an organisation to protect its internet systems from ‘black hat’ hackers who […]
Job diary: I’m a ‘white hat’ hacker. Here’s what my job is like, and 5 things I think everyone should do to protect their personal information.
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Job diary: I’m a ‘white hat’ hacker. Here’s what my job is like, and 5 things I think everyone should do to protect their personal information.

Frank Villani is a 53-year-old information security specialist based in New Jersey who’s worked in information technology for 24 years and IT security for 12 years. He’s a ‘white hat’ hacker, someone who works on the inside of an organisation to protect its internet systems from ‘black hat’ hackers who […]
Job diary: I’m a ‘white hat’ hacker. Here’s what my job is like, and 5 things I think everyone should do to protect their personal information.
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I’m the female CEO of a think tank devoted to diversity and inclusion. Workplaces — and the government — can honour Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy by building the world she fought for.

Pat Fili-Krushel is the CEO of Coqual (formerly the Centre for Talent Innovation), a nonprofit think tank dedicated to helping companies design diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplaces where every person belongs. While we’ve made a significant amount of progress in making the workplace equitable, there’s still much more to be […]
I’m the female CEO of a think tank devoted to diversity and inclusion. Workplaces — and the government — can honour Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy by building the world she fought for.
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The United for Infrastructure 2020 event highlighted how communities are working to solve problems exposed by the pandemic, from access to broadband internet to inequitable transportation systems

The week-long virtual event United for Infrastructure 2020 took place September 14-21 and featured 30 sessions and hundreds of speakers, including federal officials, advocacy groups, and others. Formerly known as Infrastructure Week, the conference is normally held in May in locations across the US. Zach Schafer, executive director and CEO […]
The United for Infrastructure 2020 event highlighted how communities are working to solve problems exposed by the pandemic, from access to broadband internet to inequitable transportation systems
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The 15 most influential universities in the world

The start of the school year means that for many high school juniors, and some seniors, it’s time to decide which colleges to apply to. Academics and data scientists at school ranking website AcademicInfluence.com identified the most influential colleges and universities using a proprietary algorithm that looks at each institution’s […]
The 15 most influential universities in the world
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A Wharton professor says late boomers and Gen X will take centre stage over millennials by 2030 — here’s why we should be paying attention to them

Mauro Guillén is an expert on global market trends and professor at the Wharton School, where he holds the Zandman Professorship in International Management and teaches executives, MBAs, and undergraduates. The following is an excerpt from his new book, “2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future […]
A Wharton professor says late boomers and Gen X will take centre stage over millennials by 2030 — here’s why we should be paying attention to them
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Job diary: I’m a professional mermaid who makes upwards of $250 for an appearance. Here’s how I turned my passion for cosplay into a business.

Gabrielle Rivera is a 25-year-old professional mermaid based in the Bay Area, California. At the age of 19, a friend introduced Rivera to online community of merfolk, people also interested in mermaids and costuming. From there, her character Nymphia, The Nautilus Mermaid, was born. Today, Rivera performs as Nymphia everywhere […]
Job diary: I’m a professional mermaid who makes upwards of $250 for an appearance. Here’s how I turned my passion for cosplay into a business.
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Comedian Ziwe Fumudoh on 5 lessons she’s learned from breaking into the world of comedy, and her best advice for aspiring performers

Ziwe Fumudoh is a 28-year-old comedian, writer, and performer based in Brooklyn, New York. She’s the creator and host of a weekly Instagram Live comedy show where she interviews controversial guests, like Alison Roman, Alyssa Milano, and Rose McGowan, and “baits” them with race-related questions to expose their biases. Fumudoh […]
Comedian Ziwe Fumudoh on 5 lessons she’s learned from breaking into the world of comedy, and her best advice for aspiring performers
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I’m a 52-year-old small business owner in Oklahoma who’s been on unemployment since February. Here’s how I’m getting by.

The Unemployed States of America takes readers deep inside the decimated American workforce. Amanda Stephenson is a 52-year-old small business owner from Collinsville, Oklahoma. She ran a small business making and selling cheer uniforms and dance costumes, but hasn’t had clients since February, when many local schools and performances were […]
I’m a 52-year-old small business owner in Oklahoma who’s been on unemployment since February. Here’s how I’m getting by.
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I’m a 61-year-old carpenter in Iowa who’s been losing customers since February. I’m starting to feel more confident about riding it out.

The Unemployed States of America takes readers deep inside the decimated American workforce. Paul Krueger is a 61-year-old carpenter based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Krueger has worked in carpentry all his life and ran his own business specializing in cabinet making and custom woodwork. He began losing customers in February […]
I’m a 61-year-old carpenter in Iowa who’s been losing customers since February. I’m starting to feel more confident about riding it out.
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High-speed railways, water recycling programs, and partnerships with tech companies: How America can innovate to make its infrastructure more competitive, sustainable, and last through the 21st century

At United for Infrastructure 2020, a week-long virtual event bringing key stakeholders together, leaders, and government officials discussed how innovation and tech can improve America’s infrastructure for the long haul. High-speed rails are the future, they said, pointing to success in Japan, China, and many European countries – and the […]
High-speed railways, water recycling programs, and partnerships with tech companies: How America can innovate to make its infrastructure more competitive, sustainable, and last through the 21st century
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Infosys commits to 1,000 tech jobs in Rhode Island, adding to the state’s $45 million plan to retrain and reskill workers in partnership with Salesforce, Microsoft, and others

Rhode Island has a plan to use CARES Act funding to bring jobs back to the state. A private-public partnership called “Back to Work RI” will support displaced workers with critical training to help them navigate a job market upended by the coronavirus. The state is partnering on the $US45 […]
Infosys commits to 1,000 tech jobs in Rhode Island, adding to the state’s $45 million plan to retrain and reskill workers in partnership with Salesforce, Microsoft, and others
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Inequality is ‘encoded’ in America’s infrastructure. Government officials and leaders say we need federal action to fix it.

During the September 16 panel “Infrastructure, Race, and Equity” at the weeklong United for Infrastructure 2020 event, government officials and leaders discussed the inequalities in America’s infrastructure. The Santa Ana Freeway in Los Angeles, completed in the 1950s and routed through many low-income communities, is one instance where infrastructure disproportionately […]
Inequality is ‘encoded’ in America’s infrastructure. Government officials and leaders say we need federal action to fix it.
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How an unlikely pivot to plant-based meats is helping Dippin’ Dots, one of America’s most iconic ice cream brands, stay afloat during the pandemic

Dippin’ Dots ice cream is an American theme park staple. With theme park closures and festival cancellations having become the standard during the pandemic, another side of the company’s business is keeping it afloat: licensing its cryogenic technology. Scott Fischer, the company’s CEO, spoke to Business Insider about this pivot […]
How an unlikely pivot to plant-based meats is helping Dippin’ Dots, one of America’s most iconic ice cream brands, stay afloat during the pandemic
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I’m one of 4 astronauts in history to have piloted a space shuttle. Here’s what my time in space taught me about making even the most boring tasks extraordinary.

Colonel Terry Virts is a former NASA astronaut who’s one of only four astronauts in history to have piloted a Space Shuttle and commanded the International Space Station (ISS). He was featured in the 2016 IMAX film, “A Beautiful Planet,” and is the author of National Geographic’s “View from Above.” […]
I’m one of 4 astronauts in history to have piloted a space shuttle. Here’s what my time in space taught me about making even the most boring tasks extraordinary.
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America’s infrastructure has been severely impacted by COVID-19. Investing in it could help the economy recover faster.

The United for Infrastructure 2020 virtual, weeklong event is taking place September 14-21. Panelists, including government officials and advocacy leaders, discussed how COVID-19 has re-emphasised the importance of investing in proper infrastructure in America. More people are working from home, making access to broadband internet more crucial than ever. Water […]
America’s infrastructure has been severely impacted by COVID-19. Investing in it could help the economy recover faster.
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Here are the best jobs for every personality type

Finding a job that uses your personality strengths can make you much happier in your career. The Myers-Briggs test is a popular way to figure out more about yourself; it measures whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, among other things. Business Insider spoke with “Do What You Are,” co-author […]
Here are the best jobs for every personality type
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18 creative ways companies are keeping employees happy at work right now — from virtual paint nights to a free stay in an Airbnb

The coronavirus pandemic shut down offices nationwide and is fundamentally changing how employers shape their culture. To adapt, companies have gotten creative with ways to help workers feel like they’re part of a team. Some 18 company leaders shared with Business Insider what they’re doing, including everything from hosting remote […]
18 creative ways companies are keeping employees happy at work right now — from virtual paint nights to a free stay in an Airbnb
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5 factors that may make some people mentally stronger than others

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Through her work as a therapist as well as the recent launch of her podcast called “Mentally Strong People,” Morin says she’s met many mentally disciplined and resilient people and analysed what sets them […]
5 factors that may make some people mentally stronger than others
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Job diary: I’m a cat sitter who just finished my first pandemic-era job. Here’s how I landed the gig in a competitive cat-sitting market — and why it was surprisingly easy.

Madolline Gourley is a 30-year-old traveller and writer from Brisbane, Australia who has worked around the world as a house and pet sitter since 2012. Gourley hadn’t scheduled any sits since March due to the pandemic, but in August she accepted a cat sit for former clients who were planning […]
Job diary: I’m a cat sitter who just finished my first pandemic-era job. Here’s how I landed the gig in a competitive cat-sitting market — and why it was surprisingly easy.
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7 lessons about mental strength I learned from being a therapist

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. In her years working as a mental health professional, Morin says her understanding of what mental strength is has evolved, and adds that most people have misconceptions when it comes to mental strength. It’s […]
7 lessons about mental strength I learned from being a therapist
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A government agency just warned this week’s West Coast wildfires could spark a financial crisis. A top economist thinks the effects could linger for years.

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the government agency that regulates the US deriviatives markets, released a report this week that said increasing wildfires in the US could spark a financial crisis. Further, the CFTC said climate change ‘poses a major risk to the stability of the US financial system […]
A government agency just warned this week’s West Coast wildfires could spark a financial crisis. A top economist thinks the effects could linger for years.
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A record-high number of apartments are available for rent in Manhattan

The number of empty rentals in Manhattan is at a 14-year record high, according to appraisal firm Miller Samuel and real estate company Douglas Elliman. The 15,025 available rentals is 14.5% higher than last month‘s 13,117 and nearly triple the 5,645 empty rentals from August 2019. The August report notes […]
A record-high number of apartments are available for rent in Manhattan
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The US is going backward in terms of social progress, a global survey shows

When it comes to social progress, the US is slipping behind other developed countries. The 2020 Social Progress Index, which measures maternal mortality rate, corruption, and education, found the US is declining both in absolute terms and relative to its highly industrialized peers in overall wellbeing and equality. In addition […]
The US is going backward in terms of social progress, a global survey shows
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I’m a Black entrepreneur who learned the value of money at a young age. Here’s why I believe financial literacy is a powerful way to address racial inequity.

Jason Young is the cofounder of MindBlown Labs, a financial innovation lab that uses games and technology to educate and motivate people to make better financial decisions. While he was a student at Harvard, Young’s family was evicted from their home. He says the experience profoundly affected him, and inspired […]
I’m a Black entrepreneur who learned the value of money at a young age. Here’s why I believe financial literacy is a powerful way to address racial inequity.
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Andreessen Horowitz’s a16z podcast: Here’s what execs who led growth at Uber and HubSpot say tech entrepreneurs should focus on over the next two years to be successful

The following is a transcript from the a16z podcast, created by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, which explores tech, innovation, culture trends, news, and the future. In this episode, host Lauren Murrow speaks with Andrew Chen, general partner at a16z who previously led the growth team at Uber, […]
Andreessen Horowitz’s a16z podcast: Here’s what execs who led growth at Uber and HubSpot say tech entrepreneurs should focus on over the next two years to be successful
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What being widowed at the age of 26 taught me about grief

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. When she was 26 years old, Morin’s husband of the same age passed away from a sudden heart attack. Despite being a therapist with an educational background in trauma and grieving, Morin says she […]
What being widowed at the age of 26 taught me about grief
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United for Infrastructure 2020, formerly known as Infrastructure Week, starts as a virtual event on September 14, with speakers addressing how the US can #RebuildBetter

United for Infrastructure 2020 (formerly known as Infrastructure Week) will take place virtually this year September 14-21. The theme of this year’s event is #RebuildBetter. Speakers include major city governors, US Chamber of Commerce officials, and other leaders in the space discussing the essential role of roads, water systems, airports, […]
United for Infrastructure 2020, formerly known as Infrastructure Week, starts as a virtual event on September 14, with speakers addressing how the US can #RebuildBetter
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Major communications firm Edelman just found Americans trust their employers more than the government to fight racism, but think more needs to be done. Their COO unpacks the data for us, and what execs need to do now.

The majority of Americans are concerned about racism. But they’re not looking to the government for answers, a new survey of 2,000 people by global communications firm Edelman found. Instead, Americans trust business leaders, specifically their employers, to usher in change. Yet, only 25% of respondents feel business leaders are […]
Major communications firm Edelman just found Americans trust their employers more than the government to fight racism, but think more needs to be done. Their COO unpacks the data for us, and what execs need to do now.
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My book club used to meet in person in New York. Now we’re scattered across countries and meeting weekly over Zoom — and it’s helped keep me grounded.

Michaela Schwartz is a writer/producer living in New York. Originally from Boston, she graduated from Barnard College with a bachelor’s degree in Film and Gender Studies. In September 2018, her friend Leah created a small book club for friends in New York. Fast forward to the pandemic: the eight members […]
My book club used to meet in person in New York. Now we’re scattered across countries and meeting weekly over Zoom — and it’s helped keep me grounded.
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4 emotional mistakes that may be hurting your career, and how to fix them

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. When she hosts workshops for executives, Morin says many of them are surprised to realise they have very limited emotional vocabularies. Expanding your emotional intelligence is key to developing self-awareness and improving how you […]
4 emotional mistakes that may be hurting your career, and how to fix them
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From her first time taking Prozac to hiding depressive episodes at work: A candid depiction of a former entertainment lawyer’s ongoing struggle with bipolar disorder

Terri Cheney is a bestselling author, former entertainment attorney, and writer whose been featured in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, NPR, and more.The following is an excerpt from her new book, “MODERN MADNESS: An Owner’s Manual.“ In it, she combines her personal battle with bipolar […]
From her first time taking Prozac to hiding depressive episodes at work: A candid depiction of a former entertainment lawyer’s ongoing struggle with bipolar disorder