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The 13 backpacks our team swears by for long commutes and weekend trips

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Tortuga Backpacks are perfect for anyone who commutes or carries a lot of gear when out and about. Whether you're looking for style or utility, there's a backpack out there to meet your needs. We asked our team for their favorites and incorporated picks from our other guides, too. Backpacks became my go-to item when I started working in an office. Simply put, I found it to be the best way to ca...
Tags: New York City, Trends, Phillips, Burke, Dakota, Hein, Tortuga Backpacks, Owen Burke, Dagne Dover, Tortuga Outbreaker, Ashley Phillips, YETI Panga, MacBook Nintendo, Jen Gushue, Liz Knueven, Emily Hein


Flying private is cheaper than you think - here are 6 airlines to consider for your next flight

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Insider Reviews travel writer Alesandra Dubin tries out flying the semi-private airline, Wheels Up. Alesandra Dubin/Insider Most people assume private jet travel is prohibitively expensive. But some private and semi-private airlines are more accessible than you might think. We found the best airlines for comfort, safety, and convenience at various price points. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky I'...
Tags: Europe, New York, Texas, California, New York City, Los Angeles, Trends, Best, West, Manhattan, Tsa, Las Vegas, Jfk, West Coast, North America, Oakland


Revlon CMO shares how the global beauty company accomplishes tech innovation by 'executing with excellence'

Insider When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Revlon CMO Martine Williamson helped the company experiment with digital tools in response to changing consumer behavior. Revlon Martine Williamson joined global beauty leader Revlon as the CMO in December 2020. She knew the company was open to shifting its culture and being nimble during an unprecedented time. Revlon adapted to consumer behavior shifts during the pandemic by utilizing digital technologies. This article is part of the "I...
Tags: Technology, China, New York City, Trends, CMO, Williamson, Revlon, Almay, ELIZABETH ARDEN, C-Suite, Dell Technologies, Sharon Goldman, Debra Perelman, Edit Series, Martine Williamson, Dell-broadreach


Made Men: A photo tour of the most notorious sites of New York Mafia history - and what they look like now

Skyway Park, which is being constructed at what was formerly the PJP Landfill Superfund site, in February 2021. Andrew Lichtenstein for Insider From Sparks Steak House, to the landfill where bodies were known to be dumped, the streets of New York are steeped in mob history. A photographer visited some of the most notorious New York Mafia sites to see how they have survived the passage of time. See more stories on Insider's business page. Many of America's most infamous gangster...
Tags: New York, Murder, Crime, News, Mississippi, New York City, US, America, Trends, History, Fbi, Brooklyn, United States, Bob Dylan, Scarpa, New York Times


Trump's PAC has spent no money on ballot audits as he pushes his election fraud claims, but has funded his flights and other personal expenses, report says

Former U.S. President Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower in Manhattan on July 19, 2021 in New York City. James Devaney/GC Images Trump's PAC has spent none of the $75 million it raised on election reviews, Washington Post reports. Trump has falsely claimed the election was stolen, but isn't putting money behind proving the claim. Election reviews in Arizona and Georgia are being funded by private donors - but not Trump's PAC. See more stories on Insider's business page. A PA...
Tags: Post, Politics, Washington Post, New York City, Trends, Georgia, Gop, Arizona, News UK, PAC, Manhattan, Donald Trump, US supreme court, Trump, Election 2020, Capitol


Wildfire smoke could turn this weekend's full Buck Moon an ominous blood red

A total lunar eclipse turns the moon red in Auckland, New Zealand on May 26. Phil Walter/Getty Images The full Buck Moon may appear blood red in skies across the US this weekend, due to wildfire smoke. Western wildfires driven by climate change have spread smoke to the East Coast, tinting skies orange. Wildfire smoke is a huge health risk, and widespread-smoke events will likely become more common. See more stories on Insider's business page. A full Buck Moon is rising this weekend, an...
Tags: New York, Science, News, Minnesota, Climate Change, Oregon, New York City, US, Trends, Ap, Nasa, Wildfires, Washington Dc, Moon, North America, North Carolina


This bottom-freezer refrigerator is the best upgrade I've made to my small kitchen - it makes accessing the food I use most much easier

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Hisense/Lowes Hisense's Bottom-Freezer Refrigerators are ideal for small kitchens where space is at a premium.My partner and I installed the fridge in our small New York City apartment to put it to the test for the past year.We love having the spacious fridge at the top and the freezer at the bottom; it makes accessing the food we use most much easier.Hisense fridges come in several sizes and are cu...
Tags: Reviews, Kitchen, Home, New York City, Trends, Appliances, Energy Star, Philips, Coca Cola, Hisense, Lowe, Allen, The Home Depot, Refrigerator, Kitchen Appliances, Kitchen Appliance


Check out 9 pitch decks that fintechs looking to disrupt wealth, banking, and credit scores used to raise millions

Check out these pitch decks for examples of fintech founders sold their vision. Yulia Reznikov/Getty Images Insider has been tracking the next wave of hot new startups that are blending finance and tech. Check out these pitch decks to see how fintech founders sold their vision. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fintech VC funding hit a fresh quarterly record of $22.8 billion in the first three months of 2021, according to CB Insights data. While mega-rounds helped propel o...
Tags: Amazon, Ebay, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Walmart, Miami, Fidelity, Morgan Stanley, Fintech, Shopify, Cto, Valar Ventures, Venrock, Cb Insights


One of NYC's most expensive apartments just hit the market - see inside a $169 million penthouse

The 432 Park Avenue building. Gary Hershorn/Getty Images The 96th floor 432 Park Avenue penthouse was recently listed at $169 million. If sold at its asking price, the 8,255-square-foot apartment will be one of the most expensive homes in the US. See inside the luxury six-bedroom penthouse. See more stories on Insider's business page. New York City. Home of bagels, pigeons, and infamously expensive apartments. The 432 Park Avenue building. Gary Hershorn/Getty Images Bu...
Tags: New York City, US, Trends, Bravo, The New York Times, Hermès, Wall Street Journal, Central Park, Manhattan New York, Evan Joseph, Park Avenue, New York City Home, Ryan Serhant, Al Hokair, Fawaz Al Hokair, Katherine Clarke


1 in 4 Americans has no emergency savings as the US grapples with wildfires, flooding, and droughts

Krystin Harvey looks at her home burned in the Camp Fire, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Paradise, California. John Locher/AP More than half of Americans have less than three months' worth of emergency savings, a Bankrate study shows. This comes during a summer riddled with extreme weather such as wildfires, flooding, and drought. One-third of respondents say they have less money saved than they did before the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Emergencies can happ...
Tags: Elsa, Florida, New York, Washington, New York City, US, Trends, East Coast, Bankrate, John Locher, Greg McBride, Paradise California, Krystin Harvey, Hannah Towey


The 24 best gift baskets for your favorite foodie in 2021

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Bokksu Gift baskets are perfect for sending a nice surprise with a delivery full of goodies. You can pick unique boxes to send, including a salami or ice cream basket. If you'd rather not send food, there are plenty of other subscription boxes to choose from. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A gift basket is a common and easy gift to give to a client, host, or in-laws, but all too often, they&#...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Food, Japan, Oregon, New York City, Trends, Features, Italy, Food And Drink, Wine, East Coast, Murray, Harry David, Williams Sonoma, FTD


The 17 best places to buy affordable fine jewelry you'll have forever

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Fine jewelry costs a bit more than costume, but you can still get quality pieces on a budget. Brands and retailers like Catbird, Mejuri, and Vrai are changing the game. We've rounded up our favorite pieces and retailers below. Svetlana Evseeva/Getty Images With its inaccessible prices, technical terminology, and nebulous production practices, the world of fine j...
Tags: Reviews, Jewelry, Hollywood, New York City, Toronto, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, Buying Guide, Aclu, Prada, AAA, Holden, Montserrat, Parsons


Find somewhere to swim this summer with the 'Airbnb for pools,' an app some pool-owners are using to generate over $100,000

Fang Xia Nuo/Getty Images Demand for apps that operated as an "Airbnb for pools" surged during the pandemic. On apps like Swimply and Peerspace users can rent outdoor spaces by the hour. Here's how you can rent a pool in your local neighborhood. See more stories on Insider's business page. An app that has been dubbed the "Airbnb for pools" and allows people to rent out pools by the hour has boomed over the course of the pandemic.Swimply was founded in 2018 as a way for customers t...
Tags: Facebook, News, New York City, Los Angeles, Trends, Airbnb, Start-up, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Vrbo, Pools, Weinberger, Pool Party, Tech Insider, Peerspace, Swimply


An NYC restaurant is serving $200 fries blanched in Dom Perignon and sprinkled with 23 carat gold dust.

Serendipity3 holds the Guinness World Record for the most expensive French fries Serendipity3 NYC restaurant Serendipity3 broke the Guinness World Record for the most expensive French fries. The luxury fries are cost $200 and packed with over-the-top ingredients. You have to request an order 48 hours in advance, plus there's already a waitlist. See more stories on Insider's business page. A New York City restaurant earned a Guinness World Record for the most expensive French fry...
Tags: NYC, Life, New York City, Trends, Luxury, Retail, Guinness World Records, Jersey, Nyc Restaurants, Dom Perignon, French Fries, Volterra, Calderone, Aleeya Mayo, Business Visual Features, J LeBlanc


Global shares edge up ahead of key earnings - while concerns simmer over surge in Covid cases

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on December 07, 2018 in New York City Spencer Platt/Getty Images Global shares edged higher on Wednesday ahead of key earnings releases. Concerns about rising delta-variant cases eased as investors bet on vaccination rollouts. Oil prices rebounded from a decline sparked by OPEC+ striking a supply deal last weekend. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Global shares edged up ahead of key ...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, London, New York City, US, Trends, Opec, European Central Bank, Shanghai, Treasury, Tokyo, Novartis, Biden, Nasdaq


Jeff Bezos just traveled to the edge of space. Here are 13 things you probably didn't know about the Amazon founder.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos launched 62 miles above Earth aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Tuesday. You might not know that Bezos almost named Amazon "Cadabra." In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. His mother, Jacklyn Bezos, gave birth to him when she was a teenager. Jeff Bezos in 1997. Paul Souders/Getty Images ...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Jay Leno, Washington, Life, Wall Street, New York City, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Features, Billionaires, Holland, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Fast Company


Jeff Bezos launches to the edge of space today. Here are 13 things you probably didn't know about the Amazon founder.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos will launch to space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket at 9 a.m. ET. You might not know that Bezos almost named Amazon "Cadabra." In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. His mother, Jacklyn Bezos, gave birth to him when she was a teenager. Jeff Bezos in 1997. Paul Souders/Getty Images Accord...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Jay Leno, Washington, Life, Wall Street, New York City, Trends, Cnn, Features, Getty Images, Billionaires, Holland, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Fast Company


‘Jeffersons’ star Marla Gibbs gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Actress Marla Gibbs waves to the crowd during a ceremony to award her a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Writer/producer Norman Lear attends a Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony for actress Marla Gibbs, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Actress Marla Gibbs looks out to the crowd during a ceremony to award her a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP...
Tags: Business, News, Nbc, California, Washington, New York City, Disney, Norman Lear, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Fox, Soccer, Queens, Community, Cbs


Netflix's 10 biggest original movies of all time, including 'Army of the Dead' and 'Extraction'

"Army of the Dead." Netflix Netflix said in its Q2 earnings report on Tuesday that "Army of the Dead" and "Fatherhood" were both watched by more than 70 million households. Its biggest movies also include "Extraction" and "Bird Box." Netflix measures a view if an account watches at least two minutes of a show or movie. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. 10. "Fatherhood" - 74 million Kevin Hart shows his dramatic chops in "Fatherhood." Philippe Bosse/Netflix ...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Boston, New York City, Michael Bay, Trends, Cnn, Features, Netflix, Army, New Orleans, Streaming, Bangladesh, Associated Press


Litnerd streams live actors into the classroom to help kids better connect with reading

Our kids can’t read. As of 2019, roughly a third of US fourth graders were unable to read at the level expected of them. The scores have barely changed in decades. Something isn’t working here. Litnerd, a company out of New York City, wants to try something new. They’re writing books and building lesson plans with a twist: professional actors, streamed into the class, to recreate scenes from each book and — hopefully! — help keep students engaged. Litnerd programs are built as four one-hour, onc...
Tags: Startups, TC, Y Combinator, New York City, US, Tech, New York City Department of Education, Anisa, Mirza, Litnerd, Anisa Mirza


Check out 8 pitch decks that fintechs looking to disrupt wealth, banking, and credit scores used to raise millions

Check out these pitch decks for examples of fintech founders sold their vision. Yulia Reznikov/Getty Images Insider has been tracking the next wave of hot new startups that are blending finance and tech. Check out these pitch decks to see how fintech founders sold their vision. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fintech VC funding hit a fresh quarterly record of $22.8 billion in the first three months of 2021, according to CB Insights data. While mega-rounds helped propel o...
Tags: Amazon, Ebay, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Walmart, Miami, Fidelity, Morgan Stanley, Fintech, Shopify, Cto, Valar Ventures, Venrock, Cb Insights


NYC food trucks are a microcosm of the changed economy. Mondays and Fridays are their slowest days and many have changed locations.

Food cart in NYC. Noam Galai/Getty Images The work-from-home economy is hurting NYC food truck vendors, the NYT reports. Many had to switch locations, Mondays and Fridays are the slowest, and pre-pandemic profits are gone. Although June jobs data showed remote work declining, a return to pre-pandemic levels is unlikely. See more stories on Insider's business page. Before the pandemic, stopping at a food truck on the way to and from work was a New York City staple. But the work-from-hom...
Tags: New York City, Trends, Bureau of Labor Statistics, New York Times, Times, Midtown Manhattan, Alam, Noam Galai Getty, Times We, Ayelet Sheffey, Nicko Karagiorgos, Uncle Gussy, Karagiorgos, Royal Grill Halal Food


Meet Mark Bezos, the younger brother of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos who just joined him aboard Blue Origin's first human space flight

Mark Bezos, left, and Jeff Bezos. Amy Harris/Invision/AP Jeff Bezos asked his younger brother, Mark, to join him on Blue Origin's human spaceflight. Mark, who is six years Jeff's junior, is a volunteer fireman who has his own private equity firm. He and Jeff are the "closest friends." Jeff he described him as the "funniest guy in my life." See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos and his younger brother, Mark, just briefly visited space.The Amazon and Blue Origi...
Tags: Amazon, New York, New York City, Robin Hood, US, Trends, Earth, Space Flight, Jeff Bezos, Cuba, Jackie, Blue Origin, Mark, Don, Mike, Jeff


Food prices could spike by 14% before October, a supermarket chain owner says. It's already forcing restaurants to push up their prices.

As well as grocery stores, some restaurants are hiking up their prices, too. Sellwell/Getty Images Food prices will climb even further, the owner of supermarket chain Gristedes told Fox Business. John Catsimatidis predicted prices would climb by between 10% and 14% by October 1. Grocery stores are raising their prices in response - and so are some restaurants, too. See more stories on Insider's business page. Food prices could rocket a further 14% by October, John Catsimatidis, the own...
Tags: News, New York City, Trends, Economy, Supermarket, Retail, Fox Business, Citizens Bank, BLS, Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS, Florida Atlantic University, Kevin Burke, John Catsimatidis, Supply Shortage, Citizens Capital Markets, Catsimatidis


34 thoughtful cookbook gifts for any occasion

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider To me, there's no better gift to give or receive than a great cookbook. A cookbook with beautiful photos, thoughtful narratives, and foolproof recipes can feed the imagination, transport your giftee to another city or country, and inspire them to get creative in the kitchen. There are cookbooks out there to suit every type of cook, whether novice or expert, and feed ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Kitchen, Cooking, Gift Guide, London, Instagram, France, White House, China, New York City, Jerusalem, America, Trends, Turkey


Fox News has a strict COVID-19 policy that includes the kind of vaccine passport Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham and other right-wing hosts have railed against

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: News headlines on the impeachment trial of Donald Trump are displayed outside of the Fox headquarters on February 09, 2021 in New York City. After listening to nearly four hours of legal arguments, the Senate has voted on Tuesday to move ahead with the impeachment trial of former President Trump. Spencer Platt/Getty Images The Fox Corporation has a return to office protocol involving voluntary proof of vaccination. Top host Tucker Carlson has compared vaccine pa...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Senate, New York City, Trends, Fox, Fox News, Vaccine, Fox News Channel, Donald Trump, Jim Crow, Fox Business, Tucker Carlson, Ryan Grim, Sean Hannity


Giuliani was intentionally given the wrong time for a debate prep session after clashing with other Trump advisors: book

Rudy Giuliani. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File Giuliani was given the wrong time for a debate prep session, per an upcoming book. He wanted Trump to use a more personal strategy in attacking Hunter Biden during the first debate. Aides "tricked" Giuliani by giving him a 2:00 p.m. meeting time instead of noon, the correct time. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Last September, then-President Donald Trump sat down for the first in a series of prep sessions for the upcomi...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, Washington Post, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, New Jersey, Fox News, Biden, Cleveland, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Presidential Debates


Giuliani was intentionally given the wrong time for a debate-prep session after clashing with other Trump advisors, book says

Rudy Giuliani. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File Giuliani was given the wrong time for a debate-prep session, an upcoming book says. He wanted Trump to use a more personal strategy in attacking Hunter Biden in a debate, it says. Aides tricked Giuliani by giving him a 2 p.m. meeting time instead of noon, the book says. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. In September, then-President Donald Trump sat down for the first in a series of prep sessions for the upcoming debates w...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, Washington Post, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Gop, New Jersey, Fox News, Biden, Cleveland, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump


A 22% surge in US coronavirus deaths is hitting unvaccinated people hardest. Experts worry about the long-term effects for vaccinated people, too.

El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office staff roll bodies in bags labeled "COVID" from refrigerated trailers into the morgue office in El Paso, Texas, on November 23, 2020. Ivan Pierre Aguirre/Reuters The US's daily coronavirus deaths surged 22% in the last week - mostly among unvaccinated Americans. Still, disease experts worry about breakthrough cases in the elderly or immunocompromised. Increased transmission could also allow the virus to mutate into a more dangerous strain. S...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Nbc, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, United States, United Kingdom, Delta, Deaths, Yougov, Anthony Fauci, Baltimore, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Trump aide says they paid actors to appear at his 2016 presidential campaign announcement

The most famous escalator ride in US political history. Christopher Gregory/Getty Images Corey Lewandowski previously denied that Trump paid actors to appear at his 2015 campaign announcement. Yet the first Trump 2016 campaign manager recently told Insider the opposite. Insider reported this moment as part of its definitive oral history of Trump's rise in the GOP. See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Trump's top 2016 aide previously denied the campaign paid actor...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Republicans, New York City, US, Actors, Trends, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Campaign, Donald Trump, 2016, Announcement, Carly Fiorina, Trump



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