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4 ways summer jobs have changed over the years

Summer jobs are a romanticized American tradition, but the number of teens who spend their summers working is much lower than it was decades ago. Factors that are contributing to the demise of summer jobs include increased interest in education and internships, a lower demand from employers, and the rise […]
4 ways summer jobs have changed over the years
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6 ways to crush a presentation at work, from people who know

Giving a successful presentation isn’t always easy, but there are some key tips to make the process easier. Preparation is key, including practicing your presentation and structuring it properly. We asked three experts for their best tips for crushing a presentation at work. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
6 ways to crush a presentation at work, from people who know
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China could be influencing the Australian election via WeChat and local Chinese-language media

When a Sydney council chose Chinese-language newspaper Vision China Times to sponsor its Lunar New Year celebrations last year, the Chinese consulate in the city warned the inclusion of the “anti-China” newspaper would harm China-Australia relations. Correspondence seen by Australian media outlets, including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, showed a political […]
China could be influencing the Australian election via WeChat and local Chinese-language media
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The 25 highest-paying internships in the US

Glassdoor released its annual list of the highest paying internships. Facebook pays interns the most at $US8,000 a month. Tech companies comprised 44% of the list, while finance and consulting firms followed closely behind. Here are the 25 highest paying internships in 2019. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
The 25 highest-paying internships in the US
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13 easy things you can do to beat jet lag, according to experts

Jet lag can be difficult to overcome when you’re travelling between time zones. We asked experts for some simple things travellers can do before, during, and after their flights to reduce the effects of jet lag. Here are 13 of their best tips. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
13 easy things you can do to beat jet lag, according to experts
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Dodgy drug distributors are actively targeting Aussies to buy study pills online, and experts say they pose major health risks

Growing numbers are illegally importing pharmaceuticals aimed at increasing productivity for study or work. Research shows these drugs often have little positive impact and may have negative side effects. At least one drug distributor is specifically targeting Australian consumers. Australians are buying pharmaceuticals online in the hope it will improve […]
Dodgy drug distributors are actively targeting Aussies to buy study pills online, and experts say they pose major health risks
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7 simple things you can do at night to make your morning routine easier

When your morning routine involves chaotic scrambling, you’re setting yourself up for a bad day. Productivity experts recommend seven easy things you can do the night before to make your morning routine easier. Simple measures like choosing your outfit and packing your bag the night before can save you crucial […]
7 simple things you can do at night to make your morning routine easier
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Nearly 4 million people who work in the US hotel industry could lose their jobs due to the coronavirus. Here’s how much everyone who works at an American hotel makes.

Four million US hotel industry jobs could be eliminated in the coming weeks as hotels experience unprecedented booking cancellations due to the coronavirus, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Hotels employ a variety of workers, such as concierges, housekeepers, accountants, and event planners. The Bureau of Labour Statistics […]
Nearly 4 million people who work in the US hotel industry could lose their jobs due to the coronavirus. Here’s how much everyone who works at an American hotel makes.
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7 reasons to change jobs, even if you don’t want to

Change is difficult, but switching jobs is necessary for both personal and professional growth. You may be coasting at your current job, or getting underpaid, which is preventing you from being more successful. Here are seven tips from experts on why it may be a good idea to switch careers. […]
7 reasons to change jobs, even if you don’t want to
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9 simple ways to add exercise into your work and home routines

Many people struggle to find the time to exercise during the busy work week. We asked experts simple ways you can incorporate exercise into your work and home routines. Simple changes like parking farther away from your destination and exercising while walking your dog can make a big difference. Visit […]
9 simple ways to add exercise into your work and home routines
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8 jobs from 50 years ago that are obsolete

Several jobs that employed thousands of people in the 1970s have dwindled in popularity or completely vanished. Technology is behind some of the changes. Typing was a specialised skill in the 1970s, but now everybody has their own keyboards. Here are eight jobs that have virtually disappeared over the past […]
8 jobs from 50 years ago that are obsolete
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9 startups helping mums get back to work after having kids

Women today spend 16 more hours a week performing paid labour than they did 50 years ago, yet they spend just as much time with their children as stay-at-home mothers did in the 1970s,Pew Research shows. Since the US government offers little help to working mothers, some entrepreneurial parents took […]
9 startups helping mums get back to work after having kids
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Here are the most popular baby names in America

Every year around Mother’s Day, the Social Security Administration releases the most popular baby names of the previous year. For the second year in a row, Liam was the most popular name for baby boys, and for the fifth year, Emma was the most popular name for girls. Visit Business […]
Here are the most popular baby names in America
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Patagonia is going all in on a little-known farming technique its founder calls ‘the number one thing humans can do to combat global warming.’ Here’s how it works.

PatagoniaCEO Rose Marcario is a vocal proponent of regenerative organic agriculture. It’s an experimental farming method that prioritises soil health for the sake of absorbing carbon. While its long-term effects are unknown, it draws upon enough proven principles that it can safely be called a beneficial practice that’s worth pursuing. […]
Patagonia is going all in on a little-known farming technique its founder calls ‘the number one thing humans can do to combat global warming.’ Here’s how it works.
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7 of the worst scams people fall for when renting an apartment

Scams are a huge problem for apartment hunters, and online listings have only made the problem worse. It’s critical to avoid completing any leasing applications, credit checks, or sending money without first meeting the listing agent or landlord in person at the apartment you want to rent. We’ve rounded up […]
7 of the worst scams people fall for when renting an apartment
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The top 25 US colleges where students get the most for their money

Attending college is expensive, especially for families taking out thousands of dollars in student loans. Thankfully, there are dozens of affordable public and private schools that offer financial aid to students in need. We compiled the 25 best colleges for your money, according to Niche, a school rankings site that […]
The top 25 US colleges where students get the most for their money
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Women spend 7 more years working than men and get no money or credit for it

Women spend seven more years on average performing household work than men, according to philanthropist Melinda Gates. While caregiving can be meaningful, male economists have overlooked unpaid household labour when measuring productive work. Melinda Gates recently sat down with Business Insider US Editor-in-Chief Alyson Shontell to discuss the barriers to […]
Women spend 7 more years working than men and get no money or credit for it
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15 high-paying jobs where you can work less than 40 hours a week

Not every job that pays well requires workaholic hours. Using Census data compiled by the Minnesota Population Center, we found 15 jobs that pay above-average earnings where the average worker spends less than 40 hours per week at work. Pharmacists, college professors, and actors all made the list. Visit Business […]
15 high-paying jobs where you can work less than 40 hours a week
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5 reasons to wake up early, even if you hate it

Sleeping in is one of life’s great pleasures. But too much sleeping in makes you more likely to have a bad night’s sleep, have negative thoughts during the day, and in some cases, develop depression. Here are some benefits to being an early bird. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
5 reasons to wake up early, even if you hate it
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15 high-paying jobs for people who don’t want to talk to anybody

Some people work best by themselves. Thankfully, there are plenty of jobs that require very little person-to-person contact. Using data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), we calculated the jobs that require the bare minimum of interacting and communicating with others. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. For some […]
15 high-paying jobs for people who don’t want to talk to anybody
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7 things you should avoid saying to a fasting coworker during Ramadan

Muslims in the workplace will abstain from eating and drinking during the month of Ramadan, which occurs from April 23 to May 23 this year. While many Muslims enjoy talking about Ramadan, try not to mandate coworkers attend lunch meetings and don’t expect them to be overly talkative. Here are […]
7 things you should avoid saying to a fasting coworker during Ramadan
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7 signs your work is more fulfilling than your romantic relationship

It can be hard to pull yourself away from work. But research shows that it’s our relationships outside of work that make us the happiest in the long run. Here are seven signs your work is more fulfilling than your romantic relationship. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Let’s […]
7 signs your work is more fulfilling than your romantic relationship
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Here are the best public high schools in every US state

School-ranking website Niche rated the best public high schools in every US state. To determine the best public high schools, the site looked at SAT and ACT scores, reading and maths proficiency, graduation rate, AP enrollment, and diversity, among other factors. The best public high school in the US is […]
Here are the best public high schools in every US state
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There’s one characteristic the best leaders in the world have, but most people are uncomfortable talking about it: love

A common trait the world’s best leaders exhibit is love, says billionaire philanthropist Melinda Gates. The same can be true of workplace managers who create loving environments and empathise with their staff, Gates told Business Insider US Editor-in-Chief Alyson Shontell. Gates described how she created a positive work environment during […]
There’s one characteristic the best leaders in the world have, but most people are uncomfortable talking about it: love
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How to ask your boss for vacation days now that summer is winding down

Asking for time off at work can be an intimidating task. Joseph Grenny, co-founder of VitalSmarts and co-author of “Crucial Conversations,” has seven tips to help you get the vacation days you deserve. The key is to have explicit conversations with your boss so you know what’s expected of you, […]
How to ask your boss for vacation days now that summer is winding down
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I’m a ‘Shark Tank’ superfan who’s always dreamed of being on the show. Here’s what it’s like to join 600 hopefuls in an open casting call for the hit series.

At the “Shark Tank” casting call, I felt as if I were rubbing elbows with 600 near-celebrities. I saw pitches for products as varied as keto-friendly doughnuts, frozen meatballs, and snap-on buttons. Impressively, none of the entrepreneurs seemed that nervous. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The first “Shark […]
I’m a ‘Shark Tank’ superfan who’s always dreamed of being on the show. Here’s what it’s like to join 600 hopefuls in an open casting call for the hit series.
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How to persuade your employer to let you work remotely

Working remotely has many benefits for both the employer and employee. Create a case where it’s a win-win situation, and document your wins at work. To sway your boss, treat it as a test run and address your employer’s concerns before making the switch. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
How to persuade your employer to let you work remotely
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Australian bricklaying robot company signs deal with Australia’s largest brick business, to launch ‘wall as a service’ business

One of Australia’s largest brick businesses Brickworks, has announced a joint venture with West Australian startup Fast Brick Robotics (FBR) to test the Hadrian X bricklaying machine. The joint venture between the two creates a business called Fastbrick Australia, replacing an earlier memorandum of understanding, and will deliver what they […]
Australian bricklaying robot company signs deal with Australia’s largest brick business, to launch ‘wall as a service’ business
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15 cities where Uber and Lyft drivers make the most money

San Francisco drivers earn the most monthly income, according to a new JPMorgan Chase report. While more people have joined ride-sharing services since 2013, the monthly revenue that drivers earn was cut in half. Here are the 15 cities where Uber and Lyft drivers earn the most income. Visit Business […]
15 cities where Uber and Lyft drivers make the most money
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The 30 highest-paying jobs in Florida

Some Wall Street executives are interested in moving to Florida. In Florida, medical professions make the most money, but there are many lucrative jobs in the Sunshine State. Using data from the Bureau of Labour Statistics, we found the 30 jobs with the highest average salaries in Florida. Visit Business […]
The 30 highest-paying jobs in Florida
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What to do if you find a coworker on a dating app

If you use dating apps, it’s almost inevitable that you’ll come across the profile of one of your coworkers. That can create an awkward situation, regardless of how well you know the coworker. We asked dating and relationship experts what to do if you find a coworker on a dating […]
What to do if you find a coworker on a dating app
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I played a VR game that shows what jobs will be like when AI fully takes over, and it made me slightly more comfortable welcoming my future robot replacement

I joined a virtual reality world that showed me what work is like after robots take over in 2050. After reporting doom-and-gloom stories about how automation will lead to lay offs and low pay, I found this humorous virtual reality of work surprisingly pleasant. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
I played a VR game that shows what jobs will be like when AI fully takes over, and it made me slightly more comfortable welcoming my future robot replacement
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12 small typos that caused big disasters

Typos happen. Usually they don’t cause much trouble. But for stock brokers, politicians, and coders, “fat finger” errors can have massive consequences. Here’s a list of some of the costliest typos ever, from exploded rockets to stock brokers serving jail time. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. We’ve probably […]
12 small typos that caused big disasters
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10 jobs with the biggest salary dip this year

High-earning professionals like attorneys and pharmacists saw the biggest decline in wage growth this year, according to a new Glassdoor study. Job growth as a whole fell slightly in 2019, signalling a slowdown in the labour market, says Glassdoor senior economist Daniel Zhao. Here are the top 10 jobs that […]
10 jobs with the biggest salary dip this year
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How to make your boss happy, in 60 seconds or less

Your working relationship with your boss is important, but there isn’t one single way to keep them happy. Still, there are a few simple things you can do in 60 seconds or less that could keep you in good standing in your supervisor’s mind. Business Insider spoke to career experts […]
How to make your boss happy, in 60 seconds or less
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Billionaire Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio once received a memo from his employees saying he ‘belittled’ and ‘humiliated’ them, and it turned out to be great for everyone

Ray Dalio’s employees once sent him a memo stating that his behaviour made employees feel “belittled, oppressed, or otherwise bad.” Dalio was shocked about the impact of his leadership style, so he decided to be more open with his employees. The conflict helped perfect Dalio’s philosophy of radical truthfulness, inspire […]
Billionaire Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio once received a memo from his employees saying he ‘belittled’ and ‘humiliated’ them, and it turned out to be great for everyone
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The 10 best books about technology, according to Bill Gates

Bill Gates likes to read and recommend books. This year, ahead of choosing MIT Technology Review’s breakthrough innovations, Gates read 10 books on tech that helped inform his choices. Here are Bill Gates’s 10 best books on tech. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Like most successful people, Bill […]
The 10 best books about technology, according to Bill Gates
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The 25 humanities majors with the highest salaries

Using data from Payscale and OneClass, we found the 25 humanities majors with the highest average salaries. Various majors yield high salaries by mid-career, but one of the most common was foreign-language majors. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. College majors in the humanities can be some of the […]
The 25 humanities majors with the highest salaries
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The 25 best majors if you want a big paycheck right out of college

Using data from Payscale and OneClass, we found the 25 college majors with the highest average salaries. Because this list excludes graduate-school degrees, engineering majors dominated the ranking. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. With back-to-school season around the corner, college students may be feeling the stress of picking […]
The 25 best majors if you want a big paycheck right out of college
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9 things you should never do during your first week of work

“All eyes are on you” during your first week of work, experts say. In trying to impress your coworkers, there are miscues many new hires can make during the first few days. Here are the mistakes to avoid during your first week of work. Visit Business Insider’s home page for […]
9 things you should never do during your first week of work
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How to declutter your home, from people who know

Americans are engaged in a frenzy of decluttering, thanks in large part to the Netflix series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” If you’re trying to get organised, you might want to start small and take your time, according to two decluttering experts we spoke with. They said the best decluttering […]
How to declutter your home, from people who know
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Industry leaders like Bill Gates and Elon Musk once took Ray Dalio’s one-hour personality test, and it showed they all had 4 specific traits in common

The Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio gave a one-hour personality test to today’s biggest innovators, including Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, and Reed Hastings. They had four things in common: mental maps, resiliency, vision, and passion. Despite running vastly different companies – Tesla, Microsoft, Twitter, and Netflix – these […]
Industry leaders like Bill Gates and Elon Musk once took Ray Dalio’s one-hour personality test, and it showed they all had 4 specific traits in common
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Here are the US counties where more people are dying than being born

The US Census Bureau recently released its annual estimates of population change in America’s counties. The estimates included figures on natural population change, or the net difference between births and deaths in each county. A little over half the counties had a net natural increase, or more births than deaths. […]
Here are the US counties where more people are dying than being born
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The 15 states with the largest middle class

The size of the American middle class varies from state to state. Using data from the US Census Bureau, we found how many households fall between 2/3 and 200% of the median household income in each state. Here are the 15 states with the largest share of households falling in […]
The 15 states with the largest middle class
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Hedge-fund billionaire Ray Dalio asked Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Reed Hastings and other top leaders to take a one-hour personality test — and they all scored low in one key area

Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio gave a one-hour personality test to today’s biggest innovators, including Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Reed Hastings. They did well when it came to being assertive, open-minded, and having a big vision for their companies. They all scored low in one key category: “concern for […]
Hedge-fund billionaire Ray Dalio asked Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Reed Hastings and other top leaders to take a one-hour personality test — and they all scored low in one key area
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15 top companies that let you have a life outside of work

Job site Indeed released its annual list of the top companies to work for if you value work-life balance. The companies ranged from retail to finance, but many real estate firms nabbed the top spots. Here are the top 15 companies that allow employees more time outside work. Visit Business […]
15 top companies that let you have a life outside of work
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Walmart and Patagonia were once the ‘odd couple’ of sustainability. Now, the world’s biggest apparel brands are lining up to follow their example.

Walmart and Patagonia began an unlikely partnership in 2009 that led to the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and the Higg Index for measuring sustainability. Today, the coalition has 250 members, and more than 10,000 manufacturers use the index. This article is part of our ongoing series on Better Capitalism. Visit Business […]
Walmart and Patagonia were once the ‘odd couple’ of sustainability. Now, the world’s biggest apparel brands are lining up to follow their example.
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The 15 states with the smallest middle class

The size of the American middle class varies from state to state. Using data from the US Census Bureau, we found how many households fall between 2/3 and 200% of the median household income in each state. Here are the 15 states with the smallest share of households falling in […]
The 15 states with the smallest middle class
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The head of JPMorgan’s $350 million philanthropic arm explains the challenges of investing in cities when Americans are increasingly wary of corporate influence

JPMorgan Chase‘s head of corporate responsibility, Peter Scher, is one of Business Insider’s 100 People Transforming Business. Scher’s team is on track to spend $US350 million this year, up $US100 million over last year. Its investments are built on unusually deep partnerships with local political and business leaders, and include […]
The head of JPMorgan’s $350 million philanthropic arm explains the challenges of investing in cities when Americans are increasingly wary of corporate influence