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10 billion-dollar businesses you didn’t know were started by women

Plenty of successful companies have been founded by women, but only a select few have become billion-dollar businesses. Tech companies like Bumble, Eventbrite, and Cisco are all women-led, billion-dollar businesses. Fashion and beauty companies like Glossier, Rent the Runway, and Spanx are also great examples. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
10 billion-dollar businesses you didn’t know were started by women
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181 CEOs of public companies, including Apple, JPMorgan Chase, and Walmart, have declared a company’s purpose is to serve more than just shareholders

The Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of many of America’s largest companies, announced Monday in a statement that it now views the purpose of a company to be not just for shareholders, but for all stakeholders – like customers, employees, and communities. Among the 181 signatories are the CEOs […]
181 CEOs of public companies, including Apple, JPMorgan Chase, and Walmart, have declared a company’s purpose is to serve more than just shareholders
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8 things I wish I knew before I got divorced

My divorce was more amicable and less stressful than many, but even so, it was chock-full of unexpected financial landmines. I’ve learned that everything is more expensive when you’re single, from taxes to insurance to your phone service. Not only does spousal support leave me without disposable income, but the […]
8 things I wish I knew before I got divorced
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The CEO of a company that calls itself ‘the future of law’ says she still can’t escape sexism at work — but she’s on a mission to prove mentorship can break the glass ceiling

Elena Donio helms legal-talent marketplace Axiom, which refers to itself as “the future of law,” and previously helped run SAP Concur – yet still encounters sexism. Donio makes it her priority to mentor other women and encourage girls to get ahead at work. Along with calling out sexism when she […]
The CEO of a company that calls itself ‘the future of law’ says she still can’t escape sexism at work — but she’s on a mission to prove mentorship can break the glass ceiling
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18 countries with more exhausting workweeks than the US

The average US workweek may be 38.6 hours long, but quite a few countries have employees who spend even more time at the office. Turkey, Colombia, and Mexico all have workweeks that are over 40 hours long, according to the OECD Better Life Index. The longest workweek in the world […]
18 countries with more exhausting workweeks than the US
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Sydney is the 6th most surveilled city in the world – outside of China

CORRECTION: Business Insider previously reported Sydney was the 5th surveilled city in the world. It is actually the 6th. Heavy surveillance is often the subject of terrifying dystopian films because it goes straight to our core fear of being watched. A new report has revealed the world’s most-surveilled cities – […]
Sydney is the 6th most surveilled city in the world – outside of China
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13 six-figure jobs for people who value stability and career growth

For college students looking for a career path, Glassdoor has a list of six-figure jobs that will have plenty of openings in the future. These jobs also allow employees to grow within the role. Physician assistants, for instance, have 10,000 career openings on Glassdoor, and also make more than $US100,000 […]
13 six-figure jobs for people who value stability and career growth
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Here are the average salaries of professors at all 8 Ivy League schools

Professors at top schools can make more than $US175,000 a year. Harvard University professors make the most compared to other Ivy League faculty members – they earn $US226,394 per year. Here are the average yearly salaries of professors at all 8 Ivy League colleges. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
Here are the average salaries of professors at all 8 Ivy League schools
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Psychologists break down the insecurities that fuel white supremacists

White nationalism is on the rise in America – and the recent El Paso and Gilroy shootings prove it can be deadly for minority groups and the general public. Business Insider spoke to experts about what motivates individuals to become white nationalists. They are typically motivated by feelings of “insignificance,” […]
Psychologists break down the insecurities that fuel white supremacists
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Teachers in the US are spending $500 of their own money on school supplies like crayons and chalk, and now they’re turning to a viral hashtag to ask strangers for help

Teachers are joining a nationwide campaign to crowdfund money for school supplies. Celebrities like Khloé Kardashian and country singer Casey Donahew have helped spread the word. GoFundMe says teachers ask for school-supply money on the platform each year. Public investment in K-12 education has dwindled in the last decade, as […]
Teachers in the US are spending $500 of their own money on school supplies like crayons and chalk, and now they’re turning to a viral hashtag to ask strangers for help
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13 famous companies that started out as side hustles

Many of the most recognisable companies started as small side hustles. Some founders were working full-time jobs while building their side hustle. For example, Steve Jobs was working at Atari, while building the Apple I. Major social media companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, started as side projects. Retail companies […]
13 famous companies that started out as side hustles
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20 colleges where students smoke the most weed

The Princeton Review, a college-admissions company, found the schools where marijuana use is most common. In a survey of 140,000 students, most colleges that made the list were located in states where cannabis is legal, like Vermont, California, and Colorado. The No. 1 school for weed smokers is the University […]
20 colleges where students smoke the most weed
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We asked pro résumé coaches to name one thing they wish everyone knew

We asked professional résumé writers and career consultants for one thing they want people to know about crafting a résumé that will land the job. Small mistakes on a résumé can be off-putting to recruiters. A strong résumé should answer the “So what?” question and give context to past experiences. […]
We asked pro résumé coaches to name one thing they wish everyone knew
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8 ways to make sure you grow happier as you get older

There are steps you can take to increase your chances of happiness down the line. Large decisions, like getting a new job, can improve your long-term happiness. Smaller habit changes – such as volunteering or scheduling a call with your parents – can have similar impacts as well. Here are […]
8 ways to make sure you grow happier as you get older
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The 15 biggest US cities with booming economies, ranked

America’s big cities are one of the main engines of the country’s economy. We ranked the 30 biggest metro areas on five measures of economic health. The cities at the top of the list have thriving technology sectors. San Francisco took the top spot. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
The 15 biggest US cities with booming economies, ranked
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The 15 biggest US cities with the worst economies, ranked

America’s big cities are one of the main engines of the country’s economy, but these 15 are relatively struggling. We ranked the 30 biggest metro areas on five measures of economic health. The cities at the bottom of the list tend to have higher unemployment and lower wages. Detroit had […]
The 15 biggest US cities with the worst economies, ranked
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The 9 biggest money-related reasons people get married

Financial stability is a major factor in Americans’ decision to get married. We asked experts to weigh in on the biggest financial advantages of tying the knot. They said marriage comes with a number of monetary benefits, including potentially lower tax rates and better insurance options. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
The 9 biggest money-related reasons people get married
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Equipment you need for your next camping trip

Camping is great for clearing your mind, getting close to nature and, perhaps most importantly, helping to unplug from everyday responsibilities. That being said, everyone has their own style when it comes to taking the great outdoors. This is handy given our ‘land that’s girt by sea’ offers plenty of […]
Equipment you need for your next camping trip
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Alexander Wang explains how bucking the fashion industry by building catwalks on busy streets and tourist hot spots is helping his brand

Alexander Wang is a fashion designer whose clothes are worn by the world’s top models and celebrities. In an episode of Business Insider’s podcast “This Is Success,” Wang explained that he increasingly cares less about what fashion-industry gatekeepers think, and is instead more focused on the consumer. This is why […]
Alexander Wang explains how bucking the fashion industry by building catwalks on busy streets and tourist hot spots is helping his brand
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Social media phenomenon Jay Shetty on his wild journey from monk to entrepreneur — and why he says being depressed is a normal part of a meaningful life

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 social media phenomenon, entrepreneur, and content creator Jay Shetty. When making a big life […]
Social media phenomenon Jay Shetty on his wild journey from monk to entrepreneur — and why he says being depressed is a normal part of a meaningful life
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Goodbye secretaries: This map shows the fastest dying jobs in every US state

Since 2000, the US has lost 2.1 million administrative and office support jobs, The Washington Post reported. But this change extends beyond administrative assistants: As globalization and automation continues to affect American workers, jobs in construction, manufacturing, and the food service industry are also disappearing. We broke down the fastest-disappearing […]
Goodbye secretaries: This map shows the fastest dying jobs in every US state
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Calling all public school teachers: Tell us what your job is really like, from what parents do that drives you nuts to things you wish you could tell students

Business Insider wants to hear from K-12 public school teachers on what their job is really like. If you are a teacher, fill out the form below. Questions include, ‘What’s the best part about being a teacher?’ and ‘What’s something parents do that drives you nuts?’ Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Calling all public school teachers: Tell us what your job is really like, from what parents do that drives you nuts to things you wish you could tell students
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From Barack Obama to Kristen Wiig, this is what guests on Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ have to say about failure, career choices — and bees

In the 40 years that Jerry Seinfeld has been a comedian, he’s learned some valuable lessons. Along with his celebrity guests, Seinfeld gives career and life advice on his current Netflix series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” usually in the form of witty banter. Here are the best lines – […]
From Barack Obama to Kristen Wiig, this is what guests on Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ have to say about failure, career choices — and bees
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A tweet from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez convinced me I’ve been using the wrong word to describe waitresses. Here’s why I’ll never call them ‘unskilled’ again.

I recently stopped using the phrase “unskilled” or “low-skilled” to describe low-paying work. Economists say low-paying jobs are a result of a high supply of non-college-educated workers relative to college grads – not because the work isn’t hard. Even if you have a college degree, it doesn’t immediately mean you […]
A tweet from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez convinced me I’ve been using the wrong word to describe waitresses. Here’s why I’ll never call them ‘unskilled’ again.
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Pete Buttigieg just called out Uber and McDonald’s for their treatment of workers — and said beefing up unions is the best way to protect them

Pete Buttigieg called out Uber, Lyft, McDonald’s, and Google for treating gig-economy and contract workers unfairly. The Democratic presidential candidate unveiled a plan on Friday to give gig-economy workers the right to unionize and expand labour protections across the country. Uber and Lyft drivers work as independent contractors, meaning they […]
Pete Buttigieg just called out Uber and McDonald’s for their treatment of workers — and said beefing up unions is the best way to protect them
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I’ve been using the wildly popular AI astrology app that sends rude horoscopes every day. Somehow, being told that I’m constantly messing up has actually made me a better person.

Every day, I receive an aggressive daily horoscope from Co-Star, an AI powered astrology app. At first, I was irritated by the persistence and meanness of these notifications. But after the app delivered some randomised tough love, I found it becoming something of a comfort. Now, I look forward to […]
I’ve been using the wildly popular AI astrology app that sends rude horoscopes every day. Somehow, being told that I’m constantly messing up has actually made me a better person.
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11 science-backed ways your parents’ behaviours shaped who you are today

Business Insider analysed research that has shown many ways our parents’ behaviour shapes our own habits. A mother’s mental health has a significant effect on their child’s behavioural and emotional problems, according to one study in the Journal of Marriage and Family. A 2015 study in the Official Journal of […]
11 science-backed ways your parents’ behaviours shaped who you are today
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Here are the answers to job interview questions from 20 of America’s top companies, from candidates who know

Here are some questions the country’s top companies ask job interview candidates, according to Glassdoor users. Facebook wants to know how candidates fit into company culture. Consulting firms like Bain & Company asks candidates how they’d handle particular management problems. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Job interviews can […]
Here are the answers to job interview questions from 20 of America’s top companies, from candidates who know
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These are the 15 worst US states for paying off your student loans

South Dakota, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia are the worst states for student loan debt, according to personal finance website WalletHub. WalletHub determined the worst states for student debt by analysing where students have the most debt and least job opportunities to help pay it off. South Dakota, Pennsylvania, and West […]
These are the 15 worst US states for paying off your student loans
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PRESENTING: The first-time founder’s ultimate guide to hiring top talent, from a Greylock partner, a former Googler, and a consultant to Spotify and JPMorgan

It’s easy for new founders to fall for the “superhero mythology.” That what Jason Nazar calls thinking that you personally have all the diverse skills required to build a company from scratch. No one actually does. In reality, companies are successful because of the dream teams that are built around […]
PRESENTING: The first-time founder’s ultimate guide to hiring top talent, from a Greylock partner, a former Googler, and a consultant to Spotify and JPMorgan
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Thomas Cook’s collapse may result in thousands of layoffs. Here’s what it’s like to get fired in the UK and 6 other countries.

UK-based travel firm Thomas Cook announced bankruptcy Monday, leaving 600,000 passengers stranded and thousands without jobs. When Americans get laid off, employers give them just hours to pack their belongings and leave. Other countries don’t have the same approach. Germany lets laid-off workers stick around for weeks after the fact, […]
Thomas Cook’s collapse may result in thousands of layoffs. Here’s what it’s like to get fired in the UK and 6 other countries.