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Millennials are breaking free from their desk jobs and working remotely in places like Mexico - leaving a path of destruction in their wake

Hello!Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider's Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.What we're going over today:"Digital nomads" are destroying tropical paradises. 3G's merger of Kraft and Heinz is killing morale and choking innovation. Amazon's Prime Air drone-delivery team is in upheaval. Black women in money management on Glenn Harvey for Insider What's trending this morning:Youn...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Europe, Mexico, Newsletter, Trends, Remote Work, Georgia, Austin, Prime Air, Amazon Prime Air, Estonia, Heinz, Boeing, Lonely Planet


New Jersey brothers who made 60 million robocalls to sell cesspool cleaners must pay $1.66 million penalty

The FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule requires telemarketers to disclose the seller's identity. Tero Vesalainen / Shutterstock Three New Jersey brothers settled for $1.66 million after making 59.6 million robocalls. "Hello, this is not a sales call or a solicitation," the robocalls began. About 63% of the numbers called were on the National Do-Not-Call Registry. See more stories on Insider's business page. Three New Jersey brothers will pay $1.66 million to settle a federal lawsu...
Tags: News, White House, Sales, Trends, Tech, New Jersey, Carney, Department Of Justice, Doj, George W Bush, Justice Department, Robocalls, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Sean, Carbo


Artistic Director – Cincinnati Ballet

Photo Credits to Note: Samantha Griffin and Michael Mengden; Myoho; Choreography: Jennifer Archibald; Photography: Peter Mueller CINCINNATI BALLET invites qualified candidates to submit applications to become its next Artistic Director. The Artistic Director will bring inspiration, creativity, and engagement to the organization, articulating an energizing, ambitious vision that aligns with the existing commitment to its community. Serving in a co-leadership role with the President ...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Cincinnati, Margaret, Northern Kentucky, Peter Mueller, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet, Victoria Morgan, Samantha Griffin, Michael Mengden, Myoho, Jennifer Archibald, Budig Academy, Michael Valentine Center for Dance


CryptoPunks: pixelated avatars that the wealthy are snapping up for millions of dollars

Image: CryptoPunks / Larva Labs Image: CryptoPunks / Larva Labs Millionaires are clamoring to buy CryptoPunks, the funky digital avatars shaking up the art world. These 10,000 unique characters are worth almost $400 million - the cheapest CryptoPunk costs $37,638. Billionaire Shalom Meckenzie just bought a rare "Covid Alien" avatar for over $11.7 million. See more stories on Insider's business page. These pixelated avatars, known as "CryptoPunks," were first released in 2017 by creator...
Tags: Art, News, Trends, Tech, Features, Hall, Figma, NFT, Sotheby, Matt Hall, Tech Insider, Dylan Field, Cryptocurrecny, John Watkinson, Hannah Towey, CryptoPunk Larva Labs


Meet Oliver Daemen, the Dutch teenager who just flew on Jeff Bezos' spaceflight and became the youngest person ever to reach space

Oliver Daemen. Blue Origin Oliver Daemen, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands, just flew on Jeff Bezos' spaceflight. Daemen was Blue Origin's first paying customer and replaced the anonymous auction winner. Daemen has a pilots license, is fascinated by space, and will go to college for physics this fall. See more stories on Insider's business page. Oliver Daemen just made history as the youngest person to travel to space.On Tuesday, the Dutch teen joined Amazon and Blue Origin ...
Tags: Space, Science, Instagram, Trends, Netherlands, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc, Oliver, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, Max Verstappen, New Shepard, Amazon and Blue Origin, Tech Insider


At most, just 7% of the human genome is unique to our species. We share most genes with Neanderthals, Denisovans, and other ancestors.

An employee of the Natural History Museum in London looks at model of a Neanderthal male in his twenties, which is on display at the museum's "Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story" exhibition, September 2014. Will Oliver/PA Images/Getty Just 1.5% to 7% of the human genome is unique to our species, a new study suggests. Neanderthals, Denisovans, and other ancestors share most of the same genes found in modern humans. Genes unique to humans are involved in brain development, wh...
Tags: Asia, Science, London, News, Trends, Green, Genetics, Britain, Neanderthals, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, University of California Santa Cruz, Denisovans, Human Evolution, Denisovan, Genome Sequencing, Richard Green


A banker quit to become a chef and saw his bank balance drop to $230. Despite burnout and a pandemic, he would never go back.

It took Philip Juma seven years to open his first restaurant. Juma Kitchen Philip Juma left a career in wealth management to follow his passion to showcase Iraqi food. He had no formal training but spent 7 years running pop-up kitchens and working in restaurants. Juma told us about his tough journey and why, despite the pandemic, a 9-5 holds no appeal. See more stories on Insider's business page. Food has always been part of Philip Juma's life.Growing up in London to an Iraqi fathe...
Tags: Chef, UK, London, Finance, Careers, Success, Trends, Strategy, Bbc, Ubs, Career Change, Pivot, Don, Juma, My dad, Stephen Jones


Some South Carolina teachers are getting $2,500 bonuses to stop them quitting

Some teachers are being offered four-figure retention bonuses. Javier Zayas Photography A South Carolina district will give teachers $2,500 bonuses to stay for the new school year. Marlboro County School District said it was struggling to retain teachers during the pandemic. Some states have used federal funds to offer one-time bonuses to teaching staff. See more stories on Insider's business page. Teachers in South Carolina are being handed $2,500 "thank you" bonuses as schools stru...
Tags: Texas, News, Education, US, Trends, Georgia, Economy, Schools, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Teacher, South Carolina, Rand, Georgia s Department of Education, Retention, WMBF News


Young Wall Street's diversity champions - Inside SVB Leerink's hiring blitz - Goldman and BlackRock pay bumps

Hello readers, Happy Saturday, and welcome to Insider Finance. Here's a rundown of trending stories from the past week:Meet four up-and-comers making Wall Street more inclusive.SVB Leerink is luring top bankers to build a new dealmaking powerhouse.BlackRock is giving staffers 8% pay rises, while Goldman Sachs hinted at a raise for junior bankers. share their stories.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here to get your daily dose of the stories dominating banking, business, and big d...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Goldman, Blackrock, Southern Company, Andrew Burton Getty, New US, Leerink, Samantha Lee, Capricorn Investment Group, SVB Leerink, Michelle Abrego


Facebook rejects Joe Biden's claim it's 'killing people' with misinformation, saying vaccine hesitancy among its users has dropped by 50%

President Joe Biden, left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Reuters/Alan Freed; Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Joe Biden said vaccine misinformation on platforms like Facebook is "killing people." Facebook responded by saying vaccine hesitancy among its users has fallen 50% since April 2020. Facebook said Biden is trying to blame it for missing his goal of 60% vaccination by July 4. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook is firing back at Joe Biden for claiming the social me...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Joe Biden, Vaccine, Biden, University Of Maryland, Carnegie Mellon University, Kennedy, Rosen, Tom Williams


VanMoof X3 e-bike review: Transportation revelation

Like some of the best consumer tech from the last decade, I didn’t know I needed an e-bike until I was on one, breezing down the bike lane contemplating my newfound freedom. Before buying a Nintendo Switch, I would have never guessed how much a candy-colored gaming console that I could pop out of a dock and into my backpack for long flight would fill me with joy. An e-bike, particularly this e-bike, the VanMoof X3, feels like that. I live in Portland, Oregon, land of ample bike lanes and naked b...
Tags: Reviews, Android, Startups, TC, Transportation, Europe, Cowboy, Brooklyn, Transport, Nintendo, Tokyo, Portland Oregon, Electric, Vanmoof, Bianchi, E-bikes


Ready to tackle MIT's recommended reading list for summer 2021?

As we enter the heart of summer, many of us will find ourselves with added time for relaxation and deep reading. The following titles represent a selection of recent offerings from MIT faculty and staff. Happy reading!Novel, Biography, and Memoir"The Planet After Geoengineering" (Actar, 2021)By Rania Ghosn, associate professor of architectureThis graphic novel makes climate engineering and its controversies visible in five stories assembled from the deep underground to outer space. Each "geo-sto...
Tags: Asia, Books, New York, Science, Technology, Mexico, America, Spain, Mit, Culture, Britain, Williams, Ford, Innovation, Literature, Homeland Security


Why Investors are Loving Austin as an Innovation Hub!

There’s a reason why Austin has been named the top tech city in the US in 2019 and 2020 by CompTIA. With the sheer number of startups, talent and investment funds within Austin or moving to the city, it is no surprise that the number of individuals relocating to the area continues to increase. To give a high-level snapshot of the activity in just the investment community alone this past June, ATX Venture Partners closed a $150M fund, 8VC filed with the SEC regarding plans to raise an $880M fund ...
Tags: Startups, News, US, San Francisco, Startup, Austin, Chile, SEC, Edtech, Cbre, Ruben, ECMC, Mainsail Partners, Austin Startups, Innovation Hub, Venture-capital


The Station: Aurora SPACs, a spin on the VanMoof X3 and a chat with Outdoorsy founders

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. Before we jump into the deals, policy moves and micromobbin’ news, I wanted to share the latest founders interview, a new series we launched this spring over at Extra Crunch. Here’s the opener to...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, New York, France, New York City, Linkedin, Tech, Tesla, Eu, Canada, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Venture Capital, European Commission


The best deals and sales happening on Amazon right now - save on the Roku Express 4k+ and Razer BlackWidow Keyboard

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon Best Deals and Sales Alyssa Powell/Business Insider We update this list of Amazon deals every day with the new discounts as they crop up. You can sign up for a free 30-day membership trial to get Prime shipping along with other perks. Amazon's dynamic pricing strategy can make shopping tricky for the average consumer, but if you know where to look⁠ - and when to act fast⁠ - Prime members can...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, Trends, Deals Of The Day, Amazon Best, Amazon Read, Best Amazon, Roku Express, IP Graphics, Product Card, Deals (Reviews, IP Deals, Alyssa Powell, Tercius Bufete Sarah Saril, Masthead Sticky Best


Jeff Bezos's guests describe a short, crowded spaceflight experience: 'There was not quite enough room'

A screengrab from video recorded inside the New Shepard capsule shows (left to right) Oliver Daemen, Jeff Bezos, Mark Bezos, and Wally Funk in microgravity. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos and three others flew to the edge of space on Blue Origin's rocket Tuesday morning. Wally Funk, now the oldest person to reach space, said the flight was dark, short, and crowded. Overall, though, the passengers gave rave reviews. Funk said she would fly again. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Transportation, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Netherlands, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Funk, Mark, Bezos, West Texas, New Shepard


55 thoughtful and useful gifts that teens will actually use

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Patagonia It's never easy to shop for a teenager, especially since their tastes tend to change frequently. We rounded up 55 gifts for teens to make it easier to find the perfect gadget, game, or accessory. Browse all of Insider Reviews gift guides for more great ideas. Being a teenager is tough, but trying to buy a gift for one is even harder. They are often-times picky and fickle when it comes to...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Taylor Swift, Teens, Parenting, La, Disney, Gift, Trends, Nike, Walmart, Gifts, Netflix, Fifa, Nintendo


The State Department warns Americans not to fly to UK because of its COVID-19 outbreak

The US State Department has urged Americans to not travel to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19. Richard Baker/Getty Images The US State Department has told Americans not to travel to the UK due to a surge in COVID-19 cases there. "Do not travel to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19," the agency wrote in an updated advisory. COVID-19 cases in the UK continue to rise, with nearly 40,000 new infections reported on Monday. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US State Departm...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, United Kingdom, State Department, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, US State Department, Coronavirus, COVID, Travel Health Notice, Speed desk, Natalie Musumeci, Do Not Travel


Fox News' Geraldo Rivera says it's 'crazy talk' to say not getting the COVID-19 vaccine is a 'constitutional right'

In this June 25, 2010 file photo, Fox News Channel commentator Geraldo Rivera speaks on the "Fox & friends" television program in New York. Duquesne (doo-KAYN') University says Geraldo Rivera isn’t welcome to appear on a panel at the Pittsburgh school because of a half-naked “selfie” he posted this summer. Duquesne says the cellphone picture the TV personality posted on Twitter in July 2013 was inappropriate and not in line with the school’s values as a Catholic university. Richard Drew/AP...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Fox, Fox News, Catholic, Fox News Channel, Anthony Fauci, Pittsburgh, Tucker Carlson, Steve Doocy, DOOCY, Geraldo Rivera, Rivera, Kilmeade, Brian Kilmeade


Boris Johnson will isolate after public backlash following announcement that he will dodge quarantine rules

Boris Johnson Reuters Boris Johnson was exposed to COVID-19 in a meeting with Health Secretary Sajid Javid. NHS policy means that he should isolate for 10 days - but Johnson was part of a pilot study, meaning he can continue to work. National outrage has meant he has had to perform a sharp U-Turn and remove himself from the pilot study Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. In a speedy U-turn in response to public backlash, the British Prime Minister will be isolating after being ...
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India's true COVID-19 death toll could be as high as 2.4 million, 6 times the official figures, experts warn

A mass cremation of people who died due to COVID-19 in New Delhi, India, on April 22, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui Experts believe that India's COVID-19 death toll is far higher than official numbers suggest. One study estimates that between 1.8m and 2.4m people in India have died from the virus. Reports suggest that Indian officials have attempted to suppress the true figures. See more stories on Insider's business page. India's true COVID-19 death toll could be 5 to 7 times ...
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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 ...
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Westlake Village training venue for pro, amateur athletes hosts grand opening

David Bakhtiari, offensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers, exercises at Proactive Fueled by Herbalife Nutrition, a new multi-sport elite training facility in Westlake Village. The 17,000 square foot venue offers professional, college and high school athletes personalized high-tech programs including physical conditioning, sports rehabilitation and nutrition regimes, Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer) Proactive Sports Performance and Herbalife N...
Tags: Health, Business, Fitness, La, Sport, Soccer, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, Local News, Los Angeles Rams, Josh Beaumont, LA County, San Fernando Valley, David Bakhtiari, Pacoima


Uber's CEO 'nearly got killed' while delivering for UberEats on bike in San Francisco

Carlo Allegri/Reuters Uber's CEO delivered food for UberEats, and he told the New York Times he "nearly got killed." Dara Khosrowshahi said "traffic was nuts" as he rode his bike near a baseball park in San Francisco. The executive spent time delivering food in late June and made 0.3% of his daily salary in one day. See more stories on Insider's business page. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi delivered for UberEats via bike in late June, and San Francisco's bustling streets apparen...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, News, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Giants, Tech Companies, Mets, Dara Khosrowshahi, Tech Insider, Khosrowshahi, Katie Canales, Oracle Park, Carlo Allegri Reuters Uber, Maureen Dowd Khosrowshahi


A federal judge gave Indiana University the green light to move forward with its COVID-19 vaccination requirement, potentially setting the tone for other colleges and universities in the US

Fourth-year medical student Anna Roesler administers the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Indiana University Health, Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., December 16, 2020. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston/File Photo 8 students sued Indiana University in June over their COVID-19 vaccine policy. IU mandates the students and faculty must be fully vaccinated before returning to campus. On Sunday, a federal judge ruled that IU can uphold their vaccine requirement....
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62 gifts under $25 that anyone will love - from a cold brew coffee maker to a silk pillowcase

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. West Elm You can get a great gift and still stick to your budget. We rounded up 62 gifts under $25, from a mini waffle iron to a set of travel-friendly lipsticks. For more inspiration, check out all Insider Reviews gift guides. The elements of a good present - being thoughtful, useful, or novel - aren't restricted to a big budget. But the best gifts under $25 are usually hidden in a minefield of ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Gift Guide, Makeup, Etsy, France, Disney, Trends, Gifts, Fox, Brooklyn, Beauty, New York Times, NARS, Smith, Pacific


Liz Cheney calls Kevin McCarthy's January 6 rhetoric 'disgraceful' and says his lack of 'commitment to the Constitution' should disqualify him from being House speaker if GOP wins in 2022

Liz Cheney, Republican of Wyoming, speaks to the press at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on May 12, 2021. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Rep. Liz Cheney blasted House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday over the January 6 committee. She called his comments on Pelosi's select committee "disingenuous." Cheney also said McCarthy should not be considered for the House speakership if the GOP wins in 2022. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Liz Cheney on Wednesday ...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Trends, Democrats, Gop, Wyoming, North Dakota, Washington Dc, House, Ohio, Jordan, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Cheney


Jeff Bezos shares video of Oliver Daemen, the 18-year-old who will fly with him and become the youngest person to go to space

Oliver Daemen, 18, will fly to space with billionaire Jeff Bezos on Tuesday. Jeff Bezos/Instagram Jeff Bezos shared a video to Instagram on Sunday sharing more information about 18-year-old Oliver Daemen. Daemen will join Bezos on Blue Origin's New Shepard on Tuesday when it flys to the edge of space. Daemen will be the youngest person to ever fly to space and says he feels a "responsibility" to get young people interested in space. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amaz...
Tags: Space, News, Instagram, Trends, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Space Race, Mark, Bezos, New Shepard, Wally, Amazon and Blue Origin, Tech Insider, Rocketship, Daemen, Wally Funk


How to block or unblock someone on Instagram from Settings or from the user's profile

It's easy to unblock a user on Instagram, either from Settings or from that user's profile. SOPA Images/Getty Images You can unblock someone on the Instagram app from Settings or their profile. When you unblock someone on Instagram, they can message you and view your profile if it's public. Blocked Instagram users are unable to see your posts and stories, message you, or follow you. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Instagram is a great place to sh...
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Fauci says polio and smallpox would still be spreading in the US if anti-vaxx misinformation had been as popular in the past

Dr. Anthony Fauci in Washington DC on February 25, 2021. Saul Loeb /AFP via Getty Images Dr Anthony Fauci in a CNN interview addressed anti-vaccination misinformation. If there was the same pushback against smallpox vaccines in the past the disease would still be around, he said. Vaccination rates in the US have stalled as Fox News hosts and GOP lawmakers push anti-vaccination propaganda. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House's top medical advisor, Dr Anth...
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