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36 things you should never say to your boss, even if you’re friends

While honest communication is crucial between you and your boss, some things are better left unsaid. We talked to several workplace experts to see what they consider problematic phrases. In addition to some of the obvious answers (such as profanity and insults), some other phrases include “Can I be honest?” […]
36 things you should never say to your boss, even if you’re friends
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Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband are ‘living apart together.’ Here’s why more people are pursuing that kind of relationship.

Gwyneth Paltrow and husband Brad Falchuk don’t live together, Paltrow told the Sunday Times. The relationship trend (“living apart together”) is more common among older and highly educated couples. Paltrow said the distance helps keep the spark alive in her relationship, and some experts agree. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband are ‘living apart together.’ Here’s why more people are pursuing that kind of relationship.
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6 unique ways companies are helping employees pay off crushing student debt

National student debt is at an all-time high of nearly$US1.6 trillion. While many companies provide student-loan assistance, some businesses have found more creative ways of keeping their employees out of debt. Some of these policies include trading vacation days for student-loan relief and offering special signing bonuses. Visit Business Insider’s […]
6 unique ways companies are helping employees pay off crushing student debt
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An investing gold rush is coming for psychedelics. One line from a neuroscientist on their life-changing power explains why.

Following the cannabis boom, psychedelics investing is just getting going. The clinical studies of the drugs point to them being life-changing. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Psychedelic comes from the Greek for “mind manifests.” Signs point to a whole lot of minds manifesting soon. The first-ever venture capital […]
An investing gold rush is coming for psychedelics. One line from a neuroscientist on their life-changing power explains why.
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The 20 top-ranked US colleges and universities with the most dropouts

Not everyone who starts college finishes on time. We ranked the top schools on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best National Universities and Best National Liberal Arts Colleges lists by the share of students who did not complete their degrees within six years of starting college. Visit Business Insider’s […]
The 20 top-ranked US colleges and universities with the most dropouts
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7 surprising expenses people don’t expect when they retire, according to experts

Retirement is more complicated than many people realise. There are several unexpected expenses people face in retirement that they hadn’t planned on, from surprising healthcare costs to “grey divorce.” Here are seven surprising expenses people don’t always expect when they retire. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The basic […]
7 surprising expenses people don’t expect when they retire, according to experts
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Rihanna’s simple calendar hack is her new key to work-life balance

Rihanna started blocking off personal days with a “P” on her calendar to achieve better work-life balance, according to Interview Magazine. She said taking time to enjoy little things like grocery shopping helps her find passion at work. The businesswoman’s tips even caught the eye of President Trump on Twitter. […]
Rihanna’s simple calendar hack is her new key to work-life balance
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15 large American companies that have the best environmental policies

Just Capital released its annual ranking of the best companies for the environment, or those with the most robust sustainability practices. Companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Goldman Sachs made major steps to recycle or redirect solid waste from landfills. Here are 15 companies with the best environmental practices. Visit Business […]
15 large American companies that have the best environmental policies
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Costco employees reveal how much they really make

Costco is a membership-only wholesale superstore that employs more than 245,000 workers. The US-based company is known to pay its employees high wages, but yearly salaries and hourly pay vary depending on role. We used self-reported salary information from both PayScale and Glassdoor to take a closer look at what […]
Costco employees reveal how much they really make
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10 top CEOs with the best social media presence, ranked

Global business advising firm Brunswick Group conducted a study on the top 100 connected CEOs, based on their social media presence and other factors. Doug McMillon, CEO of Walmart, earned the top spot on the list for his use of videos and photos, which show both his professional and private […]
10 top CEOs with the best social media presence, ranked
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The 25 most expensive places in the US to get married

The average American wedding costs $US33,931, according to The Knot 2018 Real Weddings Study. Among the most expensive places to get married were cities like Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York City, as well as regions like South New Jersey, and Long Island and Westchester County in New York. The most […]
The 25 most expensive places in the US to get married
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4 things the best CEOs do on social media to make authentic connections with their followers

CEOs like Walmart’s Doug McMillon and Nasdaq’s Adena Friedman are using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram to connect with their shareholders. Employees value executives who can actively communicate about companies online, according to business advisory group Brunswick. Here’s how the best CEOs garner audiences using social media. Visit Business Insider’s […]
4 things the best CEOs do on social media to make authentic connections with their followers
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Finland just gave both parents 7 months of parental leave. Here’s why it could drastically reduce postpartum depression in the country.

Finland’s government, led by 34-year-old Prime Minister Sanna Marin, just approved a new policy that gives both parents seven months of leave after childbirth. The policy could positively impact new mothers. Women’s physical and mental health benefits with another partner at home after a child is born, research suggests. In […]
Finland just gave both parents 7 months of parental leave. Here’s why it could drastically reduce postpartum depression in the country.
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Pete Buttigieg could become the first president with student loan debt

Pete Buttigieg, the youngest major candidate running for office, could become the first president carrying student loan debt. Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten, have over $US130,000 in student debt, according to AP. If elected, he intends to make public college tuition free for lower- to middle-income families. Visit Business Insider’s […]
Pete Buttigieg could become the first president with student loan debt
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9 tricks casinos use to keep you spending your money

Every aspect of a casino is designed to lead people into spending more money. Casinos use sounds, lights, and physical design to create an environment that is at once welcoming yet hard to step away from. Here are nine tricks casinos use to keep you spending your money. Visit Business […]
9 tricks casinos use to keep you spending your money
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The 15 US states with the lowest college graduation rates

Graduation rates vary widely among US colleges and universities. Using data from the Department of Education, we found a weighted average of graduation rates for colleges and universities located in each state and DC. Colleges in many states in the South and Mountain West had relatively low graduation rates. Visit […]
The 15 US states with the lowest college graduation rates
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The 15 US states with the highest college graduation rates

Graduation rates vary widely among US colleges and universities. Using data from the Department of Education, we found a weighted average of graduation rates for colleges and universities located in each state and DC. Colleges in coastal states and Iowa had very high graduation rates. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
The 15 US states with the highest college graduation rates
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20% of New York drivers for apps like Uber have had to rely on food stamps

Uber improved margins by cutting driver pay, writes an industry expert in American Affairs. Drivers for ride-sharing services have reportedly required food stamps and slept in their cars. One study found average monthly pay from ride-sharing apps declined by half between 2013 and 2018. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
20% of New York drivers for apps like Uber have had to rely on food stamps
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Whether on the basketball court or in the office, psychology says that powerful people do strange, unrestrained things

Power changes the way people think. It happens with structural power or temporary power. The “most nefarious part” is dehumanization. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Goals. Instruments. Objects. These are some of the classifications that psychological studies have used in recent years to describe the mental states of […]
Whether on the basketball court or in the office, psychology says that powerful people do strange, unrestrained things
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The clearest sign of a company’s corporate conscience is what it lobbies for

A team of researchers is calling for companies to be as transparent about what it’s dubbed “corporate political responsibility” as they are about corporate social responsibility. Covert lobbying for policies that contradict the ones espoused in “green” advertising and branding is getting harder to pull off, and companies can gain […]
The clearest sign of a company’s corporate conscience is what it lobbies for
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The best advice CEOs gave the class of 2019 at college graduations

Many notable CEOs addressed college graduates during commencement speeches this year. CEOs from Apple’s Tim Cook to FUBU’s Daymond John shared stories and advice on leadership, adversity, and success. Here’s the best advice CEOs gave the Class of 2019. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Commencement speeches are a […]
The best advice CEOs gave the class of 2019 at college graduations
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The 13 top Fortune-ranked companies for LGBTQ employees

The Human Rights Campaign rated Fortune-ranked companies on their LGBTQ policies in their Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The 17th-annual report found that 13 of the Fortune Top 20 companies scored a perfect 100 in the CEI. Here are those 13 companies, their overall Fortune rank, and the policies that earned […]
The 13 top Fortune-ranked companies for LGBTQ employees
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From hair salons to bars, here are 30 industries dominated by millennials

Millennials make up an outsized share of the workforce in industries ranging from hair salons to bars and restaurants. Using individual-level Census data, we found the millennial-aged percentage of the workforce in over 250 industries. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Millennials make up an outsized share of the […]
From hair salons to bars, here are 30 industries dominated by millennials
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A 30-story Manhattan tower could end up slicing off 5 floors in an extreme solution to a zoning dispute. Here’s what happened the last time an NYC building did that.

A 30-story building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side that’s nearly finished could end up shaving off five floors to settle a zoning dispute, The New York Times reported Wednesday. New York City’s Department of Buildings told INSIDER it’s “currently reviewing and giving careful attention to a community challenge regarding the […]
A 30-story Manhattan tower could end up slicing off 5 floors in an extreme solution to a zoning dispute. Here’s what happened the last time an NYC building did that.
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From NASA to Apple, here are the 40 employers engineering grads are flocking to

Employer branding specialists Universum just released their annual rankings of the most attractive employers in the US for 2019. Among students in engineering, several automakers, oil companies, aerospace firms, and tech giants made the list of ideal employers. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Engineering students getting ready to […]
From NASA to Apple, here are the 40 employers engineering grads are flocking to
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America’s science students say they want to work for space, healthcare, and biotech groups — and also Disney

Employer branding specialists Universum just released their annual rankings of the most attractive employers in the US for 2019. Among students in the natural sciences, several healthcare and biotech companies and organisations were seen as ideal employers. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Students in the natural sciences getting […]
America’s science students say they want to work for space, healthcare, and biotech groups — and also Disney
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Thousands of humanities students were asked where they’d like to work some day. From book publishers to tech giants, here are their top 40 choices.

Employer branding specialists Universum just released their annual rankings of the most attractive employers in the US for 2019. Among students in the humanities, liberal arts, and education, several publishers and government institutions were viewed as ideal employers. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Students in the humanities, liberal […]
Thousands of humanities students were asked where they’d like to work some day. From book publishers to tech giants, here are their top 40 choices.
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17 tips to save money when starting a new business

Crises often inspire entrepreneurs to create new businesses — Airbnb, Beyond Meat, and Venmo were born in the recession. However, launching a company during an economic downturn typically forces founders to start up on a budget and save whatever they can. There are several ways to start your business without […]
17 tips to save money when starting a new business
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A startup founder who has raised over $100 million says venture capitalists can ‘sniff out’ if you’re starting a business just to get rich

GroupMe founder and Splice CEO Steve Martocci has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in capital for his startups. The fundraising success taught Martocci that venture capitalists know when an entrepreneur truly believes in the company’s mission, or if they are just looking to make money, he told Business Insider. […]
A startup founder who has raised over $100 million says venture capitalists can ‘sniff out’ if you’re starting a business just to get rich
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11 reasons why it’s taking you so long to succeed in life

Success can take a long, long time. If you have a business idea that isn’t making any money, or a promotion that isn’t happening just yet, there may be an answer to why your hard work isn’t paying off. Here are 11 answers from Quora users on why it’s taking […]
11 reasons why it’s taking you so long to succeed in life
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Here’s how much fast-food workers at 17 popular chains say they make

While most United States fast-food employees make well above the national minimum wage, hourly pay varies depending on the chain. Additional factors for pay variation include franchises in states with higher minimum wage laws and higher compensation for manager positions. We used self-reported salary information from both Payscale and Glassdoor […]
Here’s how much fast-food workers at 17 popular chains say they make
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The heads of the world’s largest fossil-fuel companies are finally taking lower carbon emissions seriously — thanks to pushy investors

Climate Action 100+ is a coalition of investors led by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and sustainability nonprofits. Together, the group has more than $US33 trillion in assets under management. CA100+ is pushing the corporations that are the largest greenhouse-gas emitters to agree to plans that will lower […]
The heads of the world’s largest fossil-fuel companies are finally taking lower carbon emissions seriously — thanks to pushy investors
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7 companies that sparked controversy for copying another company’s logo

Sears was recently accused of copying Airbnb’s logo when the retailer rebranded last month. It’s not the first time a major company has been accused of lifting another company’s logo. Companies from Starbucks to Disney have been involved in lawsuits over allegedly stolen logos. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
7 companies that sparked controversy for copying another company’s logo
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Here’s how much money 25 types of scientists really make

There are dozens of career specialisations in science, but some are more lucrative than others. Using data from the Bureau of Labour Statistics, we found the highest-paying jobs for scientists. Physicists, natural-sciences managers, and paleontologists were among the highest-paid professions. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Depending on their […]
Here’s how much money 25 types of scientists really make
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Extroverts have 4 consistent advantages over everyone else at work

An extrovert has a leg up over introverts at work, according to a new study. For example, extroverts are more skilled at schmoozing with coworkers. They also tend to experience positive emotions more often, which can protect against burnout. Other research suggests introverts and “ambiverts” can be just as successful […]
Extroverts have 4 consistent advantages over everyone else at work
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The most common ancestry in every US state

Americans come from all over the world. Using individual-level Census survey data, we found the most common self-identified ancestry in each US state and DC. Many states had a plurality of residents identifying as German, Mexican, or African-American. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Americans and their families come […]
The most common ancestry in every US state
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The 8 strangest and silliest college graduation traditions in America

Graduations are the stuff of tradition, but sometimes those traditions are truly bizarre. Some schools race wooden hoops, some throw watches off rooftops, and some distribute the wrong diplomas. They may be ridiculous, but those traditions are what make some schools treasured institutions. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
The 8 strangest and silliest college graduation traditions in America
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The 25 most expensive cities in the world for gas

Deutsche Bank recently release its annual “Mapping the World’s Prices” report, which details the price of different goods in different countries. According to the report, gas prices cost the most in Hong Kong at over $US2 for one litre (or a fourth of a gallon). Cities in the Middle East […]
The 25 most expensive cities in the world for gas
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Every Ivy League university ranked from least to most expensive

School-ranking website Niche ranked the Ivy League universities from least to most expensive. The least expensive school was Princeton University, with a tuition sticker price of $US50,340 a year. The most expensive one was Columbia University, with a price tag of $US59,430 a year. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
Every Ivy League university ranked from least to most expensive
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The 15 least expensive cities to live in America

The Bureau of Economic Analysis recently released its estimates of the relative cost of living in America’s metropolitan and rural areas in 2017. The 15 least expensive metro areas were all in the South and Midwest. The least expensive metro area in the US was Beckley, West Virginia. Visit Business […]
The 15 least expensive cities to live in America
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The best job for you, according to your personality type

The Myers-Briggs test isn’t perfect, but your personality type could help guide you to a great career. If you’re an ESFP, you may make a good bartender. ISFJs may make great kindergarten teachers. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. When thinking about your career, it’s important to take your […]
The best job for you, according to your personality type
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Here’s how much an iPhone XS costs in 25 different countries

Deutsche Bank released its annual “Mapping the World’s Prices” report earlier this month. The bank analysed how much the prices of an iPhone XS varies across the globe. The popular smartphone costs the most in Brazil, Turkey, and Argentina. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. If you’re planning a […]
Here’s how much an iPhone XS costs in 25 different countries
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15 college presidents who’ve been paid millionaire salaries

Pay for university presidents has risen dramatically over the last several years, according to data from The Chronicle of Higher Education. The highest-paid university president in the Chronicle’s ranking was Ronald Machtley, who stepped down this past summer. He was making 50 times the average faculty member. Here are the […]
15 college presidents who’ve been paid millionaire salaries
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Why are millennials abandoning divorce? Sex, money, and their parents

Millennials are driving a declining divorce rate, reported Hannah Smothers for Cosmopolitan. Often children of divorce themselves, many millennials fear breakups – so they’re taking more time to find the right partner and get their financial act together first. More millennials are also signing prenups as part of their attempt […]
Why are millennials abandoning divorce? Sex, money, and their parents