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7 things you should never say to a pregnant coworker

Pregnancy can be a stressful time for expectant mothers – and sometimes nosy coworkers can add to the misery. Career experts advised employees never to ask a woman the baby’s gender or other invasive questions. Instead, just say “congratulations” and treat them like you usually would. Here are seven things […]
7 things you should never say to a pregnant coworker
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15 weird US laws you may be surprised to know exist

Some laws were written decades ago, and are more hysterical than intimidating. Others are relatively new, but still just as strange. From making sure cheese is “highly pleasing” to only allowing fried chicken to be eaten with your fingers, these US laws exist but are hard or impossible to enforce. […]
15 weird US laws you may be surprised to know exist
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warned against opening private companies to everyday investors — if ordinary people had invested in WeWork at a $47 billion valuation, they’d be ‘getting fleeced’

At a congressional hearing last week, Democratic Rep.Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pointed to WeWork as an example of the dangers of opening up private markets to everyday investors. Unlike public companies, private companies aren’t required to disclose to ordinary investors audited financial statements or other information those investors might need to determine […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warned against opening private companies to everyday investors — if ordinary people had invested in WeWork at a $47 billion valuation, they’d be ‘getting fleeced’
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We asked teachers to name one thing parents should never do

Teaching can be an extremely difficult job for reasons beyond educating the young minds of the future. While parents are invested in their children receiving the best possible education, they can sometimes be unfairly pushy towards teachers. We asked several teachers from around the US to name the things parents […]
We asked teachers to name one thing parents should never do
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A mathematical technique originally developed to help build the atomic bomb is now used to figure out how much CEO pay packages are worth — like with Elon Musk

Executive compensation packages have gotten more complicated over time. CEOs are frequently paid in stock shares or options that only vest if certain market or financial goals are met. To figure out an estimate of the fair present value of such plans, companies and executive compensation consultants often use what’s […]
A mathematical technique originally developed to help build the atomic bomb is now used to figure out how much CEO pay packages are worth — like with Elon Musk
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Watching the Democratic debate tonight? Here’s how to stop bias from tainting your view of female candidates, according to a professor who specialises in gender equality

Scott Dust is an assistant professor of management at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University in Ohio who specialises in leadership and gender equality. In this opinion piece, he writes that tonight’s Democratic debate will be an opportunity to push past subconscious sexism and to evaluate candidates on […]
Watching the Democratic debate tonight? Here’s how to stop bias from tainting your view of female candidates, according to a professor who specialises in gender equality
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More workplaces are asking employees to go remote due to coronavirus. Here are 11 traits you need to be an effective remote worker.

As coronavirus spreads, more companies are asking employees to work from home. But working remotely requires certain skills like discipline and strong communication skills. Business Insider spoke with experts and career specialists to uncover the traits that make someone a successful remote worker. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
More workplaces are asking employees to go remote due to coronavirus. Here are 11 traits you need to be an effective remote worker.
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California’s gig economy bill won’t just impact Uber drivers. Here’s how the landmark decision is a major win for janitors, truck drivers, and other low-wage workers.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom just signed into a law a bill that would force most companies to recognise independent contractors as employees, a major blow to Uber, Lyft, and other “gig economy” companies. But Uber and Lyft drivers are not the only workers that benefit from California’s Assembly Bill 5. […]
California’s gig economy bill won’t just impact Uber drivers. Here’s how the landmark decision is a major win for janitors, truck drivers, and other low-wage workers.
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7 problematic things parents do that can make their children insecure, withdrawn, drug-dependent, or otherwise worse off as they grow up

Parenting behaviours – from being over-involved to constantly stressed out to emotionally abusive- can have lasting impacts from childhood all the way up to adulthood. Abusive parenting during childhood may lead to a greater likelihood of developing age-related diseases. Over-involved parenting also may lead to feelings of entitlement and less […]
7 problematic things parents do that can make their children insecure, withdrawn, drug-dependent, or otherwise worse off as they grow up
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A Harvard psychologist interviewed 120 people in or near retirement — and found that the ones who were happy had built themselves new lives

Some people wake up on their first day of retirement and ask, “Now what?” That existential crisis can happen when people don’t prepare for retirement outside of health and wealth, according to Harvard Business School professor Teresa Amabile, who, among other subjects, studies workers on their way to retirement. According […]
A Harvard psychologist interviewed 120 people in or near retirement — and found that the ones who were happy had built themselves new lives
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Millennials say paying off student debt is as big a life milestone as marriage or a first house — and these are all the extravagant ways they’re celebrating

As the nation’s total student debt surpasses $US1.5 trillion, many millennials have delayed buying a house or getting married to pay off their loans. Yet some Americans are turning the moment they pay off loans as a milestone in itself. Viral music videos, parties, and other celebrations depict people celebrating […]
Millennials say paying off student debt is as big a life milestone as marriage or a first house — and these are all the extravagant ways they’re celebrating
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The ultimate guide to getting an investment banking job at Goldman Sachs

Landing a job at Goldman Sachs is tough but not impossible. We talked to a number of experts about the bank’s hiring practices for investment bankers, including the head of human resources Dane Holmes, Wall Street recruiters, executive coaches, and current and former employees. You can read our full guide […]
The ultimate guide to getting an investment banking job at Goldman Sachs
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7 secrets about working at Victoria’s Secret, according to employees

Working for Victoria’s Secret has lots of perks. But it also means working long hours and dealing with unpleasant people. Here are things you didn’t know about what it is like working at Victoria’s Secret. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Victoria’s Secret has been a popular lingerie store […]
7 secrets about working at Victoria’s Secret, according to employees
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Here’s how much police officers make in every state

Protests that started in Minneapolis on May 26 have continued across the US over the death of George Floyd after a police officer kneeled on his neck for almost nine minutes. Using data from the Bureau of Labour Statistics, we made the above map showing what the typical police officer […]
Here’s how much police officers make in every state
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California just legalised college athlete pay — with the help of LeBron James. Here’s how the NBA icon became one of America’s most influential labour activists.

California governor Gavin Newsom just signed into law a plan that allows college athletes get paid for endorsement deals, an act barred by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. LeBron James as actively advocated for allowing college athletes get paid, part of his larger effort to decrease NCAA restrictions on paying […]
California just legalised college athlete pay — with the help of LeBron James. Here’s how the NBA icon became one of America’s most influential labour activists.
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Uber’s plan to ferry passengers across Melbourne skies in electric drones isn’t just a pipe dream – the company has named a full-time boss for Uber Air in Australia

Uber has announced Natalie Malligan as the first head of its Uber Air business in Australia Malligan was formerly Uber’s head of cities for Australia and New Zealand before going on maternity leave. She was a management consultant for Bain & Co in San Francisco before that. She will lead […]
Uber’s plan to ferry passengers across Melbourne skies in electric drones isn’t just a pipe dream – the company has named a full-time boss for Uber Air in Australia
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What not to study: The 20 college majors with the highest unemployment rates

Even if you have a high-paying job, it doesn’t mean you have guaranteed job stability. A recent study by Bankrate found that many high-paying college majors also come with above-average unemployment rates. The college major with the highest unemployment rate was petroleum engineering, with 7.5% of graduates unemployed. Visit Business […]
What not to study: The 20 college majors with the highest unemployment rates
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The 25 countries with the lowest percentages of children

The world’s population is ageing, and especially fast in these 25 places. The World Bank recorded the percentage of people aged 14 years and younger in each nation or administrative region. Among the places with the fewest kids per capita are South Korea, Switzerland, and Portugal. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
The 25 countries with the lowest percentages of children
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The countries with the youngest populations in the world

In some countries, children make up a disproportionately high percentage of the population. The World Bank tracks the percentage of each country’s population that’s aged 14 or younger. Among the countries with the most children are Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Uganda. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The world’s population […]
The countries with the youngest populations in the world
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A San Francisco startup pays its employees to go to Burning Man. Their pictures show what it’s like to live in the art-filled desert festival on the company’s dime.

15Five, a performance management software company based in San Francisco, paid for two of its employees to go to Burning Man this year. The startup’s cofounder said the festival teaches people about creativity, an important business skill. The employees shared pictures of their experience with Business Insider. Visit Business Insider’s […]
A San Francisco startup pays its employees to go to Burning Man. Their pictures show what it’s like to live in the art-filled desert festival on the company’s dime.
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The 20 most exclusive colleges and universities in the US

Some of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the US are also the country’s most exclusive. Using data from the Department of Education, we found the 20colleges with the lowest admissions rates. Many of the most selective schools also appear at the top of many college and university […]
The 20 most exclusive colleges and universities in the US
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10 things you’ll only understand if you live in California

The view from the West Coast of the US is a bit different. There are some things you can’t understand unless you live in California. Of course, there’s more than one California culture. There are almost as many Californias as there are people living in the state. There are a […]
10 things you’ll only understand if you live in California
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Americans hate big pharma more than they do the government (but they still really dislike the government)

The pharmaceutical industry ranks below all other public and private sectors in favorability among Americans, according to a new Gallup poll. Earlier this year, Congress grilled pharmaceutical leaders for charging high prices for prescription drugs. Other top-hated industries include the federal government, healthcare, and the legal field. Visit Business Insider’s […]
Americans hate big pharma more than they do the government (but they still really dislike the government)
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The 20 top-tier schools where the most students get financial aid

Millions of students across the US are starting or returning to college, which keeps getting more expensive. Using data from the Department of Education, we looked at how many students received federal financial aid at the top schools on U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings. Visit Business Insider’s […]
The 20 top-tier schools where the most students get financial aid
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11 shocking things about being a teacher that you’d never thought to ask

Business Insider asked K-12 public school teachers to answer the question, “What’s something about your job that a lot of people don’t know?” Many people don’t know teachers can’t use the bathroom when they want to if it leaves students unattended. Others say classrooms can get dangerous when students start […]
11 shocking things about being a teacher that you’d never thought to ask
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14 things that child therapists wish they could say to parents

We asked a group of experienced mental health professionals what they wish the parents of their young clients knew. The most common advice stemmed from reminding parents how integral their influence – direct or indirect – is on children, no matter the age. For instance, parents often don’t realise the […]
14 things that child therapists wish they could say to parents
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14 companies that give their employees unlimited vacation days

Vacation days can be a godsend – you can take a much-needed and deserved trip, attend doctor’s appointments, or simply catch up on sleep. However, vacation days can also quickly run out. Here are 14 companies that give their employees unlimited vacation days and personal time off, not to mention […]
14 companies that give their employees unlimited vacation days
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13 of the worst answers people have actually given in job interviews

Most job candidates prepare to answer certain questions before their job interview to present themselves in the best possible light. Other candidates seem to give the worst possible answer for a given situation. We asked HR professionals, recruiters, and CEOs to share some of the worst responses they have heard […]
13 of the worst answers people have actually given in job interviews
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8 job interview strategies used by successful executives

While many successful executives have favourite interview questions, others have general strategies they prefer to use for each job candidate. From asking for a classic elevator pitch to posing brain teaser questions, here are a few strategies used by execs such as Salesforce’s Marc Benioff and Airbnb’s Brian Chesky. Visit […]
8 job interview strategies used by successful executives
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A female-led initiative is launching an online platform called ‘Meet Your Maven,’ to hire out their expertise for mentorship opportunities to women around the world

A group of Australian female entrepreneurs are launching a web platform to make female-led mentorship opportunities available to women around the world, from the comfort of their own homes. The platform, called “Meet Your Maven,” connects women with other global industry leaders and allows them to “hire out” their expertise […]
A female-led initiative is launching an online platform called ‘Meet Your Maven,’ to hire out their expertise for mentorship opportunities to women around the world
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Here are the 15 public high schools in America with the best teachers

School-ranking website Niche released a list of the best teachers in American public high schools, after analysing thousands of schools. Per Niche’s methodology, the rankings are based on factors like student and parent reviews, student-teacher ratio, and teacher tenure. The top spot went to the Mississippi School for Mathematics and […]
Here are the 15 public high schools in America with the best teachers
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An over-the-top Peloton ad showing the super-wealthy biking in penthouses, zen gardens, and sunrooms led to one of the year’s best Twitter threads

Exercise startup Peloton makes high-end stationary bikes – and over-the-top advertising geared toward the affluent. Earlier this year, social-media users took to Twitter to poke fun at Peloton’s ads, which typically feature a physically fit person cycling in a luxurious home. Peloton filed for its IPO on Tuesday, reporting it […]
An over-the-top Peloton ad showing the super-wealthy biking in penthouses, zen gardens, and sunrooms led to one of the year’s best Twitter threads
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8 tricks bars use to get you to spend more money, according to a bartender

Experienced bartenders can be experts in getting patrons to spend more money than they intend. Fluffy language, exclusive holiday cocktails, and happy-hour “deals” are simple ways bartenders can walk away with a bigger tip – and you walk away with a larger-than-anticipated bill. Upselling is a common trend across industries, […]
8 tricks bars use to get you to spend more money, according to a bartender
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7 unusual jobs people have in the White House — and what they pay

There are several unusual jobs in the White House. There’s an entire office of calligraphers who handwrite invitations, menus, and certificates, while there’s also a team of stenographers who record the president’s every word. The White House also employs people who construct world-famous gingerbread houses and someone to walk the […]
7 unusual jobs people have in the White House — and what they pay
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7 surprising facts you never knew about substitute teachers

Many students may not have the opportunity to get to know their substitute teachers, as they typically come in for only a day or two at a time. Substitute teachers tend to get calls the morning of the day they work and have only a few hours to prepare lesson […]
7 surprising facts you never knew about substitute teachers
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13 companies with incredible employee health and fitness perks

Depending on where you work, you could have access to a number of employee health and fitness perks. From free fitness classes to on-site gyms and complimentary pressed juices, these companies are taking employee fitness perks to a whole other level. Here are 13 companies with incredible employee health and […]
13 companies with incredible employee health and fitness perks
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9 of the biggest mistakes startup entrepreneurs make

Potential startup entrepreneurs can oftentimes get swept up in the excitement of their ideas, products, and services and make some devastating, yet common, mistakes. Underestimating the amount of time and money needed to get your company going can lead to serious cash flow issues down the line. And failing to […]
9 of the biggest mistakes startup entrepreneurs make
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Public-school teachers reveal the 7 hardest things about their job

K-12 public-school teachers revealed the hardest parts of the job to Business Insider. Many teachers say teaching kids going through difficulties at home takes an emotional toll. Rude parents and misbehaving kids also make the job challenging. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. As many students head back to […]
Public-school teachers reveal the 7 hardest things about their job
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‘Women don’t ask’ is a myth: Two gender equality experts say women aren’t getting ahead, and it’s because of how workplaces are set up

Andrea S. Kramer and Alton B. Harris have spent over 30 years working on promoting gender equality in the workplace. They have noticed that press and literature often focus on women having difficulties forging positive work relationships with other women, but often overlook the biases that lead to these difficulties. […]
‘Women don’t ask’ is a myth: Two gender equality experts say women aren’t getting ahead, and it’s because of how workplaces are set up
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11 people reveal what they wish their bosses knew about them

When it comes to your job, chances are, there are certain things you wish your employer knew about you. From sharing your long-term goals with your boss to talking about your personal work style, communicating with your manager can lead to positive changes in your work life. We asked 11 […]
11 people reveal what they wish their bosses knew about them
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25 jobs once considered only for men that are now hiring tons of women

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day, celebrating 99 years since women were granted the right to vote in 1920. According to a new study by SmartAsset, the fastest-growing jobs for women are wide-ranging, from construction to various STEM fields. The fastest-growing category was taxi drivers and chauffeurs, largely due to […]
25 jobs once considered only for men that are now hiring tons of women
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5 tips to avoid boring tasks and make your day more productive

No matter how much you love your job, there will always be tasks you actively dread having to pick up. They’re the kind of tedious, boring duties that kill your creativity and take you out of your productive, forward-thinking mindset – and it’s the same whether you’re an entry-level worker […]
5 tips to avoid boring tasks and make your day more productive
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The best cities in each US state for middle-class families

For some middle-class families, every dollar counts – and it helps to live in a city where they will have the most leftover cash. A new study by Simple. Thrifty. Living. determined the best cities for the middle-class in each state. The study defines “middle class” as anyone who makes […]
The best cities in each US state for middle-class families
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After 30 years playing TV’s most famous 8-year-old, the voice behind Lisa Simpson reflects on fame, thwarted career goals, and why she hid her ‘Simpsons’ Emmy in a closet for nearly a decade

Yeardley Smith has spent 30 years as the voice of Lisa in “The Simpsons.” She spoke about her career in an episode of Business Insider’s podcast “This Is Success.” Smith says she kept her voice-acting Emmy from 1992 in her closet for nine years because the role was never part […]
After 30 years playing TV’s most famous 8-year-old, the voice behind Lisa Simpson reflects on fame, thwarted career goals, and why she hid her ‘Simpsons’ Emmy in a closet for nearly a decade
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Silicon Valley has become so money-obsessed, founders and venture capitalists keep accepting money from horrible people, and it’s ruining all of us

Silicon Valley claims it’s all about building innovative products that change the world. But in the desperate pursuit of success, many founders and venture capitalists have become morally bankrupt. They frequently and knowingly accept money from corrupt sources, which then corrupts the products we all buy and use. Jeffrey Epstein […]
Silicon Valley has become so money-obsessed, founders and venture capitalists keep accepting money from horrible people, and it’s ruining all of us
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18 books (and 1 speech) Bill Clinton thinks everyone should be reading this year

Former president Bill Clinton released a list of books he thinks everyone should read. The list also includes the late Toni Morrison’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech. He recommends both fiction and nonfiction works, though it’s clear he especially enjoys mystery novels. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Bill Clinton, […]
18 books (and 1 speech) Bill Clinton thinks everyone should be reading this year
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Here are the 15 best public high schools in the US

School-ranking website Niche released a list of the best public high schools in America for the upcoming academic year, after rating thousands of schools across the country. The top spot went to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology in Alexandria, Virginia. Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, […]
Here are the 15 best public high schools in the US
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7 awkward questions you should never ask on a first date

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and if you land a first date for the holiday, there are a few things you should avoid discussing – otherwise it could get awkward. Business Insider spoke to seven relationship experts and found out their least favourite first date icebreakers. Their off-limit questions ranged […]
7 awkward questions you should never ask on a first date