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The two Black employees who took on Pinterest explain why they quit, their fight for pay, the death threats, the private investigator: ‘It was a torturous experience’

When Aerica Shimizu Banks and Ifeoma Ozoma publicly quit their roles on Pinterest’s public policy team, they said their time there was marked by “glaringly unfair pay, intense discrimination, and terrifying retaliation.” In an interview with Business Insider, Banks said her career was stalled and she was interrogated by a […]
The two Black employees who took on Pinterest explain why they quit, their fight for pay, the death threats, the private investigator: ‘It was a torturous experience’
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I’m an expert at helping people cut out the clutter that’s holding them back from success — here are 3 questions to ask yourself to reprioritize your goals

Greg McKeown is a bestselling author, speaker, and creator of the new podcast “Essentialism,” where he speaks with guests like Tim Ferriss, Arianna Huffington, and Drew Scott about how to prioritise what matters to you most so you can be more productive and successful. McKeown, who says he’s worked with […]
I’m an expert at helping people cut out the clutter that’s holding them back from success — here are 3 questions to ask yourself to reprioritize your goals
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Fireworks might be everywhere this summer, but 2 retailers and a pyrotechnician told us your conspiracy theories about them probably aren’t true

If you’ve noticed more fireworks in your neighbourhood, you’re not alone. Two fireworks retailers told Business Insider they have seen spikes in sales – but that the fireworks you’re seeing aren’t professional-grade. Pyrotechnician Mike Tockstein said consumer-grade fireworks can look quite large in neighbourhoods, but they’re not what you’d see […]
Fireworks might be everywhere this summer, but 2 retailers and a pyrotechnician told us your conspiracy theories about them probably aren’t true
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Smashed windows and thousands of dollars in damages: 3 Black business owners detail what it’s been like to reopen their stores after being hit by looters

In the weeks since George Floyd was killed in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, people have been participating in protest marches across the US and the world. While most marches have remained peaceful, some have turned violent. In some instances, looting has also broken out. Business Insider […]
Smashed windows and thousands of dollars in damages: 3 Black business owners detail what it’s been like to reopen their stores after being hit by looters
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I’m the scientist who sets the global guidelines on 5G safety. Take it from me: 5G doesn’t cause cancer or spread COVID-19.

Dr. Eric van Rongen is vice chair at the International Commission on Non‐Ionizing Radiation Protection, which sets the global guidelines for phone makers and telecommunications companies on how much radiation is safe for humans. Contrary to many 5G conspiracy theories, phone radiation heats the human body the equivalent of having […]
I’m the scientist who sets the global guidelines on 5G safety. Take it from me: 5G doesn’t cause cancer or spread COVID-19.
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5 ways to help your kids grow their mental strength during summer vacation

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. If you’re wondering how to keep your kids happy and active during their summer vacation, Morin offers five suggestions for keeping them busy as well as helping build up their mental strength and maturity. […]
5 ways to help your kids grow their mental strength during summer vacation
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7 lies you need to stop telling yourself if you want to become mentally stronger

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She explains that sometimes our own thoughts can hold us back, especially if we tend to dwell on negative events, insecurities, and self-doubt. Morin says it’s important to confront thoughts like “I’m not good […]
7 lies you need to stop telling yourself if you want to become mentally stronger
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A day in the life of a marketing executive who wrote a wildly popular LinkedIn post about being a single dad, and is now juggling work and the demands of raising 2 boys while in quarantine

Ian Sohn, a marketing executive and single father of two boys, wrote a LinkedIn essay last year that got over 54,000 likes and national media attention. The essay was about being a single dad. It encouraged others not to apologise at work for having personal lives or parental duties. Business […]
A day in the life of a marketing executive who wrote a wildly popular LinkedIn post about being a single dad, and is now juggling work and the demands of raising 2 boys while in quarantine
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5 mental tricks that will help you take action when you don’t feel motivated

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. If you’re struggling to find motivation to finish a work or personal project, Morin says there are several psychological tricks you can use to boost your momentum. Morin recommends using the ’10-minute rule’ to […]
5 mental tricks that will help you take action when you don’t feel motivated
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Watch Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s speech to 2020 graduates: ‘Solutions to seemingly intractable challenges are not found in 140 characters or on other forms of social media’

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is a lawyer and the current mayor of Chicago, and the first openly gay Black woman to be elected mayor of a major city in the US. In her 2020 commencement address, she challenges Northwestern University graduates to get energised in the name of public service and […]
Watch Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s speech to 2020 graduates: ‘Solutions to seemingly intractable challenges are not found in 140 characters or on other forms of social media’
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PRESENTING: ‘Diversity’ and ‘inclusion’ are the emptiest words in corporate America. Here’s what we really need to dismantle systemic racism in the office.

Companies have been relying on diversity and inclusion leaders to shoulder the responsibility of creating more inclusive cultures for years. The mounting pressure on corporate America to address inequality has led to a surge in leadership roles with the express mission of pushing those efforts. Postings for diversity-and-inclusion roles saw […]
PRESENTING: ‘Diversity’ and ‘inclusion’ are the emptiest words in corporate America. Here’s what we really need to dismantle systemic racism in the office.
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I’m a digital nomad who was travelling the world when the coronavirus pandemic began. Here’s why I chose to quarantine in Vietnam instead of the US — and why I’m glad I did.

Tasha Prados is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, and founder of a marketing consulting practice. In February 2020, Prados travelled to Vietnam with plans to stay in the city of Hội An for one month – but as the COVID-19 pandemic spread, she quickly made the decision to quarantine in place. […]
I’m a digital nomad who was travelling the world when the coronavirus pandemic began. Here’s why I chose to quarantine in Vietnam instead of the US — and why I’m glad I did.
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I live in Camden, where the police department was disbanded and rebuilt. Here’s what you need to know about our police force and how it’s impacted the people who live here.

Dr. Stephen Danley is the graduate director of the MS/PhD in Public Affairs and Community Development at Rutgers University-Camden. He is a Camden resident, a Marshall Scholar, an Oxford and Penn graduate, and the author of “A Neighbourhood Politics of Last Resort: Post-Katrina New Orleans and the Right to the […]
I live in Camden, where the police department was disbanded and rebuilt. Here’s what you need to know about our police force and how it’s impacted the people who live here.
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The top 15 non-technical skills you need to help land a high-paying job

In addition to understanding technical skills and programming languages, there are plenty of non-technical skills that are important in advancing your career. We looked at the non-technical skills with the highest importance scores across the 28 highest-paying jobs in the US from the Occupational Information Network‘s database. Critical thinking and […]
The top 15 non-technical skills you need to help land a high-paying job
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3 ways to crush your virtual internship in the first 30 days, according to a VP of a career networking community

Christine Cruzvergara is the VP of higher education and student success at Handshake, a career networking community for US university students and recent graduates. Despite COVID-19’s impact on the economy, Cruzvergara says that many companies are still hiring entry-level positions and offering virtual internships to young professionals. If you’ve landed […]
3 ways to crush your virtual internship in the first 30 days, according to a VP of a career networking community
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Increasing diversity in management is good for productivity, a study suggests

Racial diversity in upper and lower management results in greater employee productivity, per a June 9 study in the Academy of Management Journal. Researchers Orlando Richard, María del Carmen Triana, and Mingxiang Li analysed 201 high-tech firms’ EEO-1 data – a federally mandated survey that requires categorising employment data by […]
Increasing diversity in management is good for productivity, a study suggests
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How one article helped me quit my job, buy a sailboat, and move to paradise

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, author, and mental-strength coach. After she struggled to deal with the deaths of her mother and husband within three years of each other, Morin published an article titled “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.” Though Morin had written it as […]
How one article helped me quit my job, buy a sailboat, and move to paradise
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Nearly half of millennials say they’re still crippled by the Great Recession, and it explains why they have less wealth than other generations

46% of millennials said they’re still financially recovering from the Great Recession, a recent TD Ameritrade survey found. They were more likely than previous generations to feel the lingering effects of the financial fallout. Previous research has found that millennials are financially behind and have less wealth than previous generations […]
Nearly half of millennials say they’re still crippled by the Great Recession, and it explains why they have less wealth than other generations
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This map shows how many Confederate monuments and symbols still stand in the US

Mayors and state governors, colleges, and other organisations have already taken down or are considering removing Confederate monuments, banning Confederate flags, and renaming places currently named after Confederate leaders. Protesters and other Americans have called for these monuments and symbols to be removed as one way to address racial issues […]
This map shows how many Confederate monuments and symbols still stand in the US
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Boston declares racism a public-health crisis

On June 12, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh declared racism a public-health crisis. Boston’s declaration follows other cities, including Cleveland, Denver, and Indianapolis, that have done the same. Walsh also announced he would transfer $US3 million from the Boston police overtime budget to the Boston Public Health Commission. Visit Business Insider’s […]
Boston declares racism a public-health crisis
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I lead an organisation that teaches white people how to engage with race and take action. Here’s how you can get started — and it goes beyond reading books.

White people are realising what their Black peers have always known: America is a racist country and society. Eleanor Hancock, the executive director of nonprofit educational organisation White Awake, said that it’s natural for white people to feel shame or guilt right now. But they need to untangle themselves from […]
I lead an organisation that teaches white people how to engage with race and take action. Here’s how you can get started — and it goes beyond reading books.
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3 actions that Black employees need from leadership right now

Deanna Ransom is the head of global marketing for Televerde, an integrated sales and marketing tech company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Ransom says that it’s vital for employers and business leaders to not only be there for their Black employees during this challenging time, but to listen to their needs […]
3 actions that Black employees need from leadership right now
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A Harvard sleep expert reveals why you’re having so many odd dreams right now — and how to get the rest you need as the world spins out of control

Right now is a stressful time for many Americans. National unrest brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and the killing of George Floyd has many Americans, especially Black Americans, feeling more anxious than usual. It’s no wonder people are having odd dreams or nightmares, Harvard University professor and sleep expert […]
A Harvard sleep expert reveals why you’re having so many odd dreams right now — and how to get the rest you need as the world spins out of control
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My partner and I saved up $38,500 to quit our jobs and become digital nomads. Here’s how we budgeted and found remote work while travelling to 40 different countries.

Stephanie Smolders is a marketing and business coach as well as a writer and traveller alongside her partner Peter Beukering. Before their journey began four years ago, Smolders saved up $US13,500 and Peter saved up $US25,000 to have a financial safety net before quitting their jobs. They made money while […]
My partner and I saved up $38,500 to quit our jobs and become digital nomads. Here’s how we budgeted and found remote work while travelling to 40 different countries.
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Elective surgeries were postponed during the coronavirus outbreak. But my gender-affirming surgery isn’t optional — it’s lifesaving.

I’m a reporter for Business Insider who is male and nonbinary. I was worried that my upcoming gender-affirming surgery will be cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak. In March, Governor Cuomo called on health systems to stop performing elective procedures in New York state because hospitals are overwhelmed with patients. […]
Elective surgeries were postponed during the coronavirus outbreak. But my gender-affirming surgery isn’t optional — it’s lifesaving.
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Here is how we ranked the best cities to live in after coronavirus

Business Insider recently published a ranking of the best US cities to live in after coronavirus. To do this, we compiled nine different metrics from government sources and academic research that we believe people might take into account when considering where to move next. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
Here is how we ranked the best cities to live in after coronavirus
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I live and work in Camden, the New Jersey city that disbanded and rebuilt its police force. We’ve been upheld as a model for cities like Minneapolis, but there’s a lot more to the story.

Keith E. Benson is the author of “Education Reform and Gentrification in the Age of #CamdenRising: Public Education and Urban Redevelopment in Camden, NJ” and the president of the Camden Education Association. Camden has recently received attention as an example of a city that disbanded its police force – it […]
I live and work in Camden, the New Jersey city that disbanded and rebuilt its police force. We’ve been upheld as a model for cities like Minneapolis, but there’s a lot more to the story.
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CEOs who made a big show of cutting their salaries during the pandemic got extra equity that could make them even wealthier — and it shows how complicated executive compensation has become

During the coronavirus pandemic, many top executives and CEOs took pay cuts as the financial fallout began. But the pay cuts don’t tell the full story of executive compensation during the pandemic. Fan Fei and Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson at the Financial Times report that one such CEO – Edward Stack of […]
CEOs who made a big show of cutting their salaries during the pandemic got extra equity that could make them even wealthier — and it shows how complicated executive compensation has become
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NYC’s restrictions are easing up after 78 days of lockdown. We asked New Yorkers to share what it was like to live and work in the city through the peak of the pandemic.

New York went on coronavirus lockdown on March 22. On June 8, after 78 days, the city began to ease restrictions, including allowing construction, retail curbside pick-up, and some business to reopen. Business Insider Today got an inside look at what life was like under lockdown for several New Yorkers, […]
NYC’s restrictions are easing up after 78 days of lockdown. We asked New Yorkers to share what it was like to live and work in the city through the peak of the pandemic.
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Only 25% of Americans think capitalism is good for society

The Harris Poll and Just Capital, an independent research firm founded by the billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones, surveyed 1,000 people on their thoughts about capitalism amid the coronavirus pandemic. Only 25% of respondents said they believed that our current form of capitalism ensures the greater good of society. More […]
Only 25% of Americans think capitalism is good for society
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We finally opened our restaurant after the COVID-19 shutdown — a day later, it was damaged during the protests. Here’s why we still stand in solidarity with protesters.

Roopa Mosuganti is a longtime Floridian who owns a restaurant called Jai Ho Royale Indian Cuisine with her husband in Tampa, Florida. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they had to furlough all of their staff and switched to takeout and delivery only. Their restaurant reopened for dine-in on May 29 […]
We finally opened our restaurant after the COVID-19 shutdown — a day later, it was damaged during the protests. Here’s why we still stand in solidarity with protesters.
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Andrew Yang on his best career advice, the rise of the ‘Yang Gang,’ and why universal basic income could fix American entrepreneurship

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 Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur and former presidential candidate for the 2020 election. When Yang […]
Andrew Yang on his best career advice, the rise of the ‘Yang Gang,’ and why universal basic income could fix American entrepreneurship
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A millennial and his Gen Z sister used a $20,000 grant to launch a line of swimsuits made from recycled plastic bottles, and it marks the next generation of sustainable fashion

Jake Danehy, 26, and his sister Caroline, 23, are the founders of Fair Harbour, a company that makes swimsuits out of recycled plastic bottles. The two are working to become leaders in the push for a more sustainable fashion industry. Caroline told Business Insider that Fair Harbour is on track […]
A millennial and his Gen Z sister used a $20,000 grant to launch a line of swimsuits made from recycled plastic bottles, and it marks the next generation of sustainable fashion
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Leaks of ‘disturbing’ and ‘racist’ comments from a LinkedIn staff meeting show the challenges facing diversity and inclusion efforts in corporate America

On June 3, anonymous employees at LinkedIn made comments that colleagues described as “disturbing” and “racist” during the company’s global town hall meeting to discuss racial inequality and the killing of George Floyd, the Daily Beast reported. LinkedIn CEO Ryan Roslansky apologised in an email sent to employees for not […]
Leaks of ‘disturbing’ and ‘racist’ comments from a LinkedIn staff meeting show the challenges facing diversity and inclusion efforts in corporate America
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Meet Muriel Bowser, the mayor of DC who turned a street near the White House into a Black Lives Matter monument and has become a key player of the anti-Trump movement

Muriel Bowser, the mayor of Washington, DC, recently ordered the protest slogan “Black Lives Matter” be painted on a street in front of the White House. It’s a bold statement to President Donald Trump, who’s encouraged increased use of police and military force against peaceful protests in the wake of […]
Meet Muriel Bowser, the mayor of DC who turned a street near the White House into a Black Lives Matter monument and has become a key player of the anti-Trump movement
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SUCCESS INSIDER: We analysed 27 memos from CEOs responding to George Floyd’s death. Here are the most effective messages.

How can leaders respond to George Floyd’s death and racial inequality effectively and with compassion? Business Insider analysed 27 memos from CEOs in companies like Target, Bain, Citi, and Sony Pictures and found that the strongest embraced difficult conversations and acknowledged their organisation’s past missteps. Here’s what worked, and what […]
SUCCESS INSIDER: We analysed 27 memos from CEOs responding to George Floyd’s death. Here are the most effective messages.
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The 10 industries where people are returning to work the fastest

The May jobs report showed a surprise gain in employment and drop in the unemployment rate, defying economists’ predictions for further losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the big gains, there’s a long way to go. Job gains were unevenly distributed across industries. The following chart shows the ten […]
The 10 industries where people are returning to work the fastest
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