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How Facebook decides how much you’ll make working there

• At Facebook, starting salaries for new hires and raises for employees are determined by a set formula. There’s not too much room for negotiation. • The reason, Janelle Gale, VP of HR at Facebook, told Business Insider, is because determining compensation based on employer-candidate negotiations simply rewards good negotiators. […]
How Facebook decides how much you’ll make working there
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Media mogul Barry Diller has a nontraditional approach to finding execs — and Vimeo’s 34-year-old CEO is a great example of how it can work

Vimeo CEOAnjali Sud, 34, took the job in July 2017, after being promoted internally. Vimeo is part of conglomerate IAC, chaired by influential media mogul Barry Diller. Diller has instilled in IAC his philosophy of developing young leadership instead of hiring outsider veterans to head his biggest projects. This post […]
Media mogul Barry Diller has a nontraditional approach to finding execs  —  and Vimeo’s 34-year-old CEO is a great example of how it can work
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Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards on stepping down this year, battling Congress, and why she’s a ‘troublemaker’ who’s never looking for a fight

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards has a new memoir called “Make Trouble.” Richards brought Planned Parenthood back to its movement roots and has defended it from members of Congress throughout her tenure. Planned Parenthood provides a wide variety of women’s health services across the United States, but its abortion services […]
Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards on stepping down this year, battling Congress, and why she’s a ‘troublemaker’ who’s never looking for a fight
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One of tech’s most prolific entrepreneurs reveals how he and Elon Musk are trying to eliminate illiteracy, and why he thinks human placentas may hold a key toward ‘an indefinite human life span’

Peter Diamandis is a serial entrepreneur known for his work in space. He is the executive chairman and founder of the X Prize Foundation, the executive founder of Singularity University and International Space University, and the co-executive chairman of Planetary Resources, among other organisations. When we asked Peter Diamandis how […]
One of tech’s most prolific entrepreneurs reveals how he and Elon Musk are trying to eliminate illiteracy, and why he thinks human placentas may hold a key toward ‘an indefinite human life span’
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14 rich and powerful people share their surprising definitions of success

Successful people don’t necessarily define success as being rich or powerful. Instead, they often talk about relationships, well-being, and societal impact. Below are 14 legendary figures’ definitions of success, from John Paul DeJoria (hard work) to Maya Angelou (liking yourself). Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. When we talk […]
14 rich and powerful people share their surprising definitions of success
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11 truths about flying only flight attendants know

Flight attendants tend to know more about flying than the average passenger. To unearth their secrets, we turned to the experts and asked them what most people don’t know about flying. Among the secrets were that you can’t actually open the plane door mid-flight (though some have tried) and that […]
11 truths about flying only flight attendants know
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Google reveals how America really feels about guns in two maps

• Gun control is a prominent political issue, especially in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14, which claimed 17 lives. • Google Trends maps show which states search more for “gun control” and which search more for “gun shops.” • In the past year, […]
Google reveals how America really feels about guns in two maps
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The world’s largest hedge fund told an employee he was a bad manager in front of 200 people — and he found it ‘energizing’

Bridgewater Associates is the world’s largest hedge fund. On his new podcast, Wharton professor Adam Grant spoke to some Bridgewater employees about their culture of “radical transparency.” One manager remembered finding out in front of 200 coworkers that he’d been ranked the worst performer. He said it “energised” him by […]
The world’s largest hedge fund told an employee he was a bad manager in front of 200 people  —  and he found it ‘energizing’
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The top 12 jobs where you are most likely to cheat

People cheat on their partners for different reasons. There are also varying levels of cheating,from microcheating to full-blown affairs. Some evidence even suggests that intelligent people are more likely to want to cheat on their partners. New survey data from Ashley Madison, the leading dating website that helps married people […]
The top 12 jobs where you are most likely to cheat
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A couple’s fate can be decided from their first 3 minutes of conversation — here are the biggest mistakes they make

Couples that communicate better stay together. But many people start conversations harshly without even realising it. A new relationship health app called Lasting aims to help couples have healthier, happier relationships. The founder, Steven Dziedzic, told Business Insider some of the traps couples can easily fall into. Communication in any […]
A couple’s fate can be decided from their first 3 minutes of conversation  —  here are the biggest mistakes they make
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Adults who went undercover at a high school were shocked to learn teen pregnancy isn’t just becoming more acceptable — it might even be cool

Young adults posed as students at a Kansas high school on the A&E documentary series “Undercover High.” They found that the way teenagers talk about pregnancy and parenthood has completely changed from when they were in school. Teen pregnancy has become more socially acceptable, the undercover adults found. Today’s teenagers […]
Adults who went undercover at a high school were shocked to learn teen pregnancy isn’t just becoming more acceptable  —  it might even be cool
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Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes wants to give low-income Americans $500 a month, no strings attached — and he’s convinced it will boost the economy

Chris Hughes is a cofounder of Facebook and the Economic Security Project. He is advocating a guaranteed monthly income of $US500 for working Americans who are part of households making less than $US50,000 a year. The initiative is aimed at growing the US’s economy by bringing money to low-income communities […]
Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes wants to give low-income Americans $500 a month, no strings attached  —  and he’s convinced it will boost the economy
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The states where Americans have the best quality of life, ranked

U.S. News & World report ranked the best states in the US for quality of life. Quality of life includes the quality of the natural environment, like water and air quality, and the quality of the social environment, like community engagement and voter participation. Of every state in the US, […]
The states where Americans have the best quality of life, ranked
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What it’s like to have the best job in America right now

Once again, data scientist ranks as the best job in America, according to employees. Business Insider interviewed a data science manager at Glassdoor to learn what it’s like to have the best job in America right now. Data scientists not only command high salaries, but play a huge role in […]
What it’s like to have the best job in America right now
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20-somethings think they’re more open to interracial relationships — but you wouldn’t know it by the people they choose to date

Tinder released a new survey on interracial relationships. Many respondents said they felt more confident about dating people from different backgrounds when online dating. Other research suggests people’s attitudes toward interracial relationships differ from their behaviour. Still, the rate of interracial marriages has increased as online dating has become more […]
20-somethings think they’re more open to interracial relationships  —  but you wouldn’t know it by the people they choose to date
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There’s one big reason to break up with someone, even if you love them

Writing about breakups in “The Love Gap,” Jenna Birch explains why timing is so important in a relationship. Birch has observed that many men want to establish themselves professionally and financially before pursuing a long-term romantic relationship. That’s not true for many women, she says. Birch recommends that women think […]
There’s one big reason to break up with someone, even if you love them
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4 skills that will help you survive the robot apocalypse at work

The robots are coming to change the way we all work, and one expert is predicting “quite a lot of people in smart, well paid jobs” will be the first victims. Tom Goodwin, head of innovation at US advertising agency Zenith, likens the rise in artificial intelligence – which takes […]
4 skills that will help you survive the robot apocalypse at work
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15 habits of extremely boring people

We’ll start with the good news: Absolutely everyone has the capacity to be interesting. And now for the bad news: At some point, you will wind up in that awkward situation where you and your conversation partner run out of things to say to each other. Let’s make sure that […]
15 habits of extremely boring people
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At an Atlanta jail, inmates aren’t allowed to receive letters with postage stamps — and it’s a security measure the guards can’t afford to ignore

Inmates at Fulton County Jail in Atlanta are not allowed to receive mail with adhesive postage stamps – only meter stamps. The reason is that inmates can use outside accomplices to smuggle drugs underneath the adhesive stamps. Guards are constantly on alert for contraband material like drugs, weapons, and phones. […]
At an Atlanta jail, inmates aren’t allowed to receive letters with postage stamps  —  and it’s a security measure the guards can’t afford to ignore
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The man who helped Stephen Hawking achieve his lifelong dream of experiencing zero gravity remembers what it was like to watch the acclaimed physicist break free of his wheelchair

The revered physicist Stephen Hawking died Wednesday. Eleven years before his death, he fulfilled a lifelong dream of experiencing zero gravity. A serial entrepreneur named Peter Diamandis brought Hawking aboard one of his company’s Zero G planes in 2007. Diamandis pushed back against the Federal Aviation Administration, which didn’t want […]
The man who helped Stephen Hawking achieve his lifelong dream of experiencing zero gravity remembers what it was like to watch the acclaimed physicist break free of his wheelchair
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Pittsburgh teachers will strike Friday without a contract agreement — meaning kids could be out of school for the first time in 4 decades

Pittsburgh public school teachers delivered a note to the district Monday threatening a strike. If an agreement between teachers and district administrators isn’t reached before March 2, students won’t have classes. It will be the first strike in the district in more than four decades. Teachers in Pittsburgh Public Schools […]
Pittsburgh teachers will strike Friday without a contract agreement  —  meaning kids could be out of school for the first time in 4 decades
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The best public high school in every state

School-ranking company Niche rated the best public high schools in every US state. To determine the best public high schools, the company looked at everything from academics to teachers to facilities. The best public high school in the US is Walter Payton College Prep in Chicago. The best public high […]
The best public high school in every state
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Trump decorated the Oval Office with hand-me-downs from past presidents — here’s exactly what he’s used, from which of his predecessors

• Donald Trump’s Oval Office features a hodgepodge of different design elements from previous presidents. • In modern times, many new presidents have redesigned the room. • Trump’s space features everything from a rug designed by First Lady Nancy Reagan and curtains that hung during the administration of Bill Clinton. […]
Trump decorated the Oval Office with hand-me-downs from past presidents  —  here’s exactly what he’s used, from which of his predecessors
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5 ways Australian boards can take responsibility for company culture

Businesses come in all shapes and sizes but the most successful of them all share one common trait — an outstanding corporate culture. After the outgoing ASIC boss, Greg Medcraft, suggested that boards take greater responsibility for corporate culture, the idea of company values has been at the forefront of […]
5 ways Australian boards can take responsibility for company culture
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The 40 highest-paying jobs you can get without a bachelor’s degree

Not all jobs require a four-year college degree or higher to earn a large salary. We found the highest-paying jobs where the typical education requirement is not a bachelor’s or graduate degree. On the top of the list was air traffic controllers who made a median annual salary of $US122,990 […]
The 40 highest-paying jobs you can get without a bachelor’s degree
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2 formerly obese economists who lost a combined 120 pounds in 18 months say ‘meta-rules’ were a key part of their success

Christopher Payne and Rob Barnett are formerly obese economists and the authors of “The Economists’ Diet.” In explaining how to lose weight, they recommend using “meta-rules,” or guidelines that apply on all occasions, to lose weight. The idea is to minimise decision-making and save yourself some mental energy. “Unless it’s […]
2 formerly obese economists who lost a combined 120 pounds in 18 months say ‘meta-rules’ were a key part of their success
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The psychologist who’s known for predicting divorce built a ‘love lab’ in Seattle where couples can have every aspect of their relationship analysed and improved

The “love lab” in downtown Seattle allows couples to have their relationship analysed, through observation and physiological measurements. The day-long experience costs $US4,500. Couples receive a personalised report and find out how they can improve the quality of their relationship. John Gottman has become famous as the man who can […]
The psychologist who’s known for predicting divorce built a ‘love lab’ in Seattle where couples can have every aspect of their relationship analysed and improved
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Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes reveals how a walk with Mark Zuckerberg changed his life — and the strange feeling he had when he suddenly became extremely wealthy at age 29

Chris Hughes rose to prominence as a cofounder of Facebook and the director of online organising for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. His new book, “Fair Shot,” is part memoir, part policy proposal. Through his organisation the Economic Security Council, he’s advocating for a monthly check of $US500 for Americans […]
Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes reveals how a walk with Mark Zuckerberg changed his life  —  and the strange feeling he had when he suddenly became extremely wealthy at age 29
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A Facebook exec explains why she doesn’t hire ‘the smartest person in the room’ — and the questions she asks to weed them out

• Facebook employees succeed if they have a drive to learn, according to VP of HR Janelle Gale. • When she’s interviewing candidates, she’s typically less impressed with people who already consider themselves to be the “smartest person in the room.” • Rather, she’s looking for individuals who display intellectual […]
A Facebook exec explains why she doesn’t hire ‘the smartest person in the room’  —  and the questions she asks to weed them out
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6 bad American habits that are spreading around the world

Americans have a reputation around the world for some pretty bad habits. They work too long, for example. They eat tons of fast food, and watch way too much TV. But as bad as those habits may be, they seem to be slowly spreading around the world. Read on to […]
6 bad American habits that are spreading around the world
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7 things not to do before you go to sleep

Getting a good night’s rest is about more than just going to bed at an appropriate time. It’s also about arranging your evening so that it’s not stressful or stimulating in a way that can make it hard to fall and stay asleep. We know: It’s easier said than done. […]
7 things not to do before you go to sleep
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The late Billy Graham met every US president since Truman, stayed in the White House on the eve of the Gulf War, and helped Hillary Clinton endure the Monica Lewinsky scandal

• Prominent evangelical Christian and Southern Baptist minister Billy Graham has counseled presidents over the years, from Harry Truman to Barack Obama. • Graham got along with some presidents more than others. • The influential minister was particularly close with Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. […]
The late Billy Graham met every US president since Truman, stayed in the White House on the eve of the Gulf War, and helped Hillary Clinton endure the Monica Lewinsky scandal
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A woman who’s worked in venture capital for 25 years shares her best career advice — and why it was worth being the first and only woman on her team when she started out

Wende Hutton has been a venture capitalist for 25 years. Throughout her career investing in early-stage biotech companies, she’s brought her children to board meetings, coexisted with a “band of brothers,” and mentored future female leaders. Hutton shares her career advice with Business Insider, which includes staying curious, and avoiding […]
A woman who’s worked in venture capital for 25 years shares her best career advice  —  and why it was worth being the first and only woman on her team when she started out
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The one question you should never ask during a job interview

What you say to a recruiter in an interview can determine whether or not you get hired. Asking the right interview questions is a great way to demonstrate interest and show that you’ve done your homework on the company. But asking about promotions the wrong way can raise a red […]
The one question you should never ask during a job interview