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Podcast #518: The Quest for a Moral Life

Do you ever feel like you’re spinning your existential wheels in life? That outwardly, you seem to be doing ok, but inwardly, you feel kind of empty?  My guest today would say that you’ve got to move on from trekking up life’s first mountain, to begin a journey up its second. His name is David Brooks and he’s the author of The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life. In that book, David makes the case that there are two mountains that we climb in life: The first is about the self — gettin...
Tags: Amazon, Podcast, David Brooks, New York, Taylor Swift, California, Life, Advice, America, Chicago, David, Arizona, New Orleans, Jane Austen, Iliad, University Of Chicago


Legendary Chef Alice Waters Opens Lulu, Her First L.A. Restaurant

The matriarch of California cuisine, Alice Waters, has finally touched down in Los Angeles, exactly 50 years after she opened Berkeley’s wildly influential Chez Panisse. With former Chez Panisse chef David Tanis in charge of the kitchen, Waters has partnered with Hammer Museum director Ann Philbin to launch Lulu. Located in the museum’s courtyard, the […]
Tags: California, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Chez Panisse, Hammer Museum, David Tanis, Alice Waters, Ann Philbin, Lulu Restaurant, Lulu Located


50 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Men

What do you put in a man’s stocking? Stocking stuffers often get overlooked in the rush to see the bigger gifts Santa’s left. But they’re one of my favorite parts of Christmas. There’s something so fun about little gifts small enough to be stuffed in a giant sock. Yet once a man ages out of the novelty toys of his youth, it can be hard to know how to fill his stocking with things that are both neat and useful. For that reason, we’ve created this guide that includes 50 stocking stuffers a father...
Tags: Amazon, Usa, Featured, Zippo, California, Life, US, Lifestyle, America, Netflix, James Bond, Starbucks, John, Santa, Bruce Lee, Jack


‘It’s like a cemetery’: the trend turning San Francisco’s colorful houses ‘gentrification gray’

More and more, the pastels and gold-leaf embellishments have given way to the contemporary, but unimaginative, tungsten hueRichard Segovia’s house is as loud as the Latin rock music he teaches children to play in his basement studio. With colors ranging from jungle green and royal blue at the pavement to a red and yellow sunburst at the ridge, the otherwise modest Spanish-style home is essentially one enormous mural, a crowded portrait of long-gone musicians, Segovia’s family members, social act...
Tags: California, San Francisco, Life and style, US news, Culture, Architecture, Carlos Santana, Segovia


Elon Musk is close to selling his final California mansion. Take a look at the $100 million real estate portfolio he's been offloading since vowing to 'own no house.'

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images In May 2020, Elon Musk vowed to sell "almost all physical possessions," including his homes. Musk owned at least seven houses worth a combined $100 million, including six mansions in Bel Air. Here's a look at all the homes he's owned and sold, including the final mansion in his portfolio. Elon Musk has built a $279 billion fortune as the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX and is currently the richest person in the wo...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Real Estate, Texas, California, Life, La, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Features, Getty Images, Billionaires, Getty


A Glance at How the Texas Wine Scene Has Come of Age

Until recently, many folks were still unaware that Texas is the fifth-largest wine producer in the United States. Since the wine market is being flooded with some of the most delicious red and white wines from Texas, wine enthusiasts are starting to take notice. You can buy a bottle of premium Texas wine for all possible occasions and events at reasonable prices in several areas of the state. Home to over four hundred wineries, Texas is bound to cater to the different tastes of wine lov...
Tags: Fashion, Texas, California, France, US, United States, Wine, Wine Tasting, El Paso, Lone Star State, Mesilla Valley, Food & Snacks, Wine Cellar, Wine Pairings, Wine Storage, Popular Texas


Elon Musk just lost $50 billion in 2 days, but he's still the world's richest person. Here's how the Tesla and SpaceX CEO makes and spends his $288 billion fortune.

Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images Elon Musk just lost $50 billion in just two days, but he's still the richest person in the world. A notorious workaholic, Musk doesn't spend his money on lavish vacations or expensive hobbies. Here's how Musk makes and spends his $288 billion fortune. Decades before becoming a father of six and amassing an $288 billion fortune, Musk taught himself to code as a child growing up in South Africa. By the time he was 12, he sold ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, California, Washington, Ebay, Life, Stanford, Careers, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Tesla, Bloomberg


19-69 x Palm Angels

Niche Swedish perfumery 19-69 recently collaborated with LA-based streetwear brand Palm Angels on a fragrance trio that showcases the olfactory contradictions of cannabis, in celebration of the care-free and thrill-seeking aspirations of skater culture as well as California’s high-low dichotomy of wild and manicured landscapes. Each of the three is unusual but easily wearable, contrasting vivaci... Read full article: 19-69 x Palm Angels from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
Tags: Fashion, California, La, Fragrantica Perfumes, Palm Angels


35 places to shop for gifts that give back

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Cotopaxi is a B Corp that puts 1% of its yearly revenue toward grants to nonprofits making sustainable changes in poverty alleviation. Cotopaxi/Instagram These 35 companies make gifts that give back via charitable initiatives or profit sharing. If you shop from the following brands, you're also supporting several worthy causes. Need more gift ideas? Check out our ultimate gift guide. Aside from vo...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Food, Asia, New York, Style, California, US, Gift, Trends, Features, Gifts, Beauty, Aclu, B Corp, Patagonia


Buffy ist & bleibt die ultimative 2000er-Style-Ikone

Vampirecore gehört schon seit einiger Zeit zu TikToks beliebtesten Style-Subkulturen; die viktorianisch-gothische Ästhetik bringt es inzwischen auf über sechs Milliarden Views. Während manche von uns aber immer noch versuchen, mit dem Look ein bisschen übernatürlich rüberzukommen, wenden sich andere der etwas irdischeren Version vom Vampirecore zu – sprich: Outfits, die von Sarah Michelle Gellars Buffy inspiriert sind.  Die Serie Buffy – Im Bann der Dämonen basiert auf dem gleichnamigen...
Tags: Fashion, Music, California, Buffy, Welt, Kombi, Weil, Freund, Wahl, Naja, Mischung, Einzige, Jahrzehnte, Sarah Michelle Gellars Buffy, Buffy Co, Absolut Dabei


My mum the nun: why my socialite mother joined a monastery aged 61

Vivacious, wealthy and charismatic, my mother threw an extravagant party for her 61st birthday. She then left her friends and 10 children and spent the rest of her life as a cloistered nunIt was like a beehive. A buzzing mass of 800 guests gathered around the queen, their larder of honey replaced by shrimp croquettes and caviar. It was 32 years ago when my mother, Ann Russell Miller, threw a combination 61st birthday and bon voyage party in the grand ballroom of a San Francisco hotel. Above her ...
Tags: Family, New York, California, Oregon, Religion, San Francisco, Life and style, Christianity, Spence School, East 91st Street, Ann Russell Miller


‘I hug them’: meet the farmer raising 2,000lb pumpkins

Armed with ‘golden seeds’, Leonardo Urena is part of an elite group of global growers – and this year produced California’s largest specimenIt starts with a tiny seed.Leonardo Urena opened his palm to show a small plastic bag containing a single special specimen. Smooth and white, it wasn’t yet remarkable, but it will be, because it has the potential to sprout a squash as heavy as a walrus. Continue reading...
Tags: Food, California, Life and style, US news, Agriculture, Pumpkin, Leonardo Urena


Sex, Love and Goop review – coming to a bedroom near you: Gwyneth Paltrow

Last year, she didn’t know a clitoris from a vulva. Now, Gwynnie’s all clued up on the female anatomy – and diving deep into the nitty-gritty of intimacy and orgasms. Result!Released on Netflix last year, The Goop Lab was Gwyneth Paltrow’s first foray into “factual” television. Amid endless talk of energy fields and snowga (yoga, in the snow), there was one must-watch moment: when Gwynnie, the undisputed leader of women’s wellness culture and pelvic steaming advocate, realised she didn’t actuall...
Tags: New York, Television, California, Sex, Relationships, Life and style, Netflix, Culture, Television & radio, Gwyneth Paltrow, Dodson, Paltrow, Gwynnie, Betty Dodson


‘I feel hurt that my life has ended up here’: The women who are involuntary celibates

What is it like to go without a partner when you long for one – and when even a fleeting sexual connection feels impossible? When a woman named Alana coined the term “incel” in the late 90s, she couldn’t have predicted the outcome. What started as a harmless website to connect lonely, “involuntary celibate” men and women has morphed into an underground online movement associated with male violence and extreme misogyny.In 2014, Elliot Rodger stabbed and shot dead six people in California, blaming...
Tags: UK, Marriage, California, Sex, Relationships, Women, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Plymouth, Elliot Rodger, Alana, Jack Davison


Inside the Golden Door Spa, the California retreat loved by the wealthy that's $9,950 for a week's stay

Inside the Golden Door Spa and Resort. Thomas Pallini/Insider The Golden Door Spa and Resort in California has hosted the world's elite at its 600 acres. Guests pay $9,950 for a week-long stay that includes spa treatments, workouts, and other activities. Executive Chef Greg Frey Jr. crafts the spa menu that's unlike traditional spas with satiating, nutritional, and delicious food. Hidden in the hills of San Diego County in California is Golden Door, a top-rated spa and resort...
Tags: Travel, News, California, Life, Singapore, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Julia Roberts, Canada, San Diego, Oprah Winfrey, San Diego County, Pacific Ocean, Singapore Airlines


My Kids Were In a Car Accident, What Should I Do?!

Serious car accidents can elicit various emotions, from shock and joy to rage and illogical behavior. It’s natural for these feelings to be amplified when traveling with our children along with us.  Nobody likes to prepare for the worst-case scenario. But being prepared can make all the difference if you have to inform emergency services, “My child was in a vehicle accident.” Even though no parent wants to find themselves in this position, it happens far too frequently — more than...
Tags: Fashion, California, Lawyer, Personal Injury Attorney, Personal Injury, Car Accident, Home Life, Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer, Golden State of California, Arash Law California


The lives of vineyard owners and winemakers are far more unglamorous and unpredictable than you'd think

The romance associated with winemaking often falls away in the face of the hard work required for the business. Charles O'Rear/Getty Images Running a vineyard can be a complicated balancing act between multiple sides of the business. Weather is a merciless wild card - wildfires, freezes, and hailstorms can kill nearly a year's worth of grapes. Vineyard owners love the outdoors, the intricate winemaking process, and the end product. Despite years of studying and learning from profe...
Tags: Weather, Texas, News, Small Business, California, Alcohol, Environment, Careers, Trends, Supply Chain, Wildfires, Drinking, Davis, Retail, Kenya, Wine


How to Style Your Favorite Graphic Tees for Work or Play

At this point, who doesn’t have a whole drawer full of graphic tees? Few things say “lazy Sunday” like a graphic tee and a pair of sweatpants.  But graphic tees aren’t just for kicking it at home. You can get a lot of mileage out of a tee these days. Dress it up with a skirt and blazer for the office (you might not even need to wait for casual Friday).  Mix and Match with Colorful Bottoms  When it comes to styling your graphic tees, you don’t have to feel limited to jean...
Tags: Fashion, Shirts, Style, California, Wardrobe, T-shirt, T-shirts, Outfit Ideas, Fashion Advice, Graphic Tee, Crop Top, Graphic Tees, Wardrobe Basics, Fall Graphic Tees


Has your makeup routine ever changed because you moved?

Lucky for me, I’ve only gone from California to Arizona, and the latter is very dry, so I haven’t had to deal with humidity. I feel like if I lived in a more humid location, I’d have to drastically change my routine/expectations, lol! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: California, Beauty, Arizona, Christine, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You


MAC Hypnotizing Holiday Sets & Kits Collection for Holiday 2021

Release Date + About the Launch This year, we’re bringing new meaning to the magic of the holiday season – through the magical world of MAC. Covered in optical illusions, magic reveals, and product animation, our Holiday Collection is qquite literally magic from the inside out – all wrapped in sustainable materials. But this is not an illusion. This is real MAC magic. M·A·C shares your commitment to the env...
Tags: Mac, California, Beauty, Marrakesh, Vault, Christine, MAC Cosmetics Nordstrom Ulta Macy s Products, Year: 2021 Launches, Holiday 2021, MAC Hypnotizing Holiday, Tiny Tricks Mini Lipglass Trio, Magic Mini Glitter Kit, Limited Edition MAC Stores, Dubonnet Mistletoe Matte Powder Kiss Lip x5


See inside the many homes of Walt Disney, from his parents' $800 cottage to his lavish 'Technicolor Dream House'

Outside Disney's Los Feliz home. Patricia Ruben Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901, in Chicago and died in 1966 in Burbank, California. Throughout his life, he lived in multiple properties, mainly in California. He called his vacation home in Palm Springs, California, his "Technicolor Dream House." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Walt Disney lived from 1901 to 1966. He was born in Chicago, but he spent most of his life in California. Walt Disney....
Tags: Real Estate, California, Life, Disney, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Chicago, Roy, Cinderella, Walt Disney World, Los Angeles Times, Walt Disney, Mediterranean, Palm Springs, Ruth


‘Sun-powered orgasms are fantastic’: why I went to live in a desert cave

Armed with only a solar charger, a vibrator and some marijuana gummy bears, I rode out the pandemic – and my fear of spiders – in a California commune When Jesus was in the desert for 40 days, the devil tried to lure him off track by tempting him to turn stones into bread. This seems a bit tame on the devil’s part. Lying around in my cave in the Mojave desert, California, at three in the afternoon in 38C (100F) heat, my food fantasies revolve around fish and chips and roasted meat.Other afternoo...
Tags: Travel, California, Environment, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Jesus, Deserts, United States Holidays, California Holidays, Mojave


Billionaire Bill Gross and his millionaire neighbor are back in court amid a months-long feud over an expensive sculpture and the 'Gilligan's Island' theme song

Amy and Bill Gross. PATRICK T. FALLON / Contributor / Getty Images Billionaire investor Bill Gross is back in court this week over a spat with his neighbor. The neighbor claims Gross and his wife, Amy, violated a court order regarding playing loud music. The conflict stems from a $1 million glass sculpture on Gross's property. See more stories on Insider's business page. Billionaire bond investor Bill Gross and his wife, Amy, are back in court this week over an ongoing spat with ...
Tags: News, Law, Gross, California, Life, Finance, Trends, Bloomberg, Billionaires, Pimco, Bill Gross, Times, Los Angeles Times, Billionaire, Amy, Schwartz


Garment workers in America’s fashion capital may make just $6 an hour. A new law could change that

California measure would end practice of paying workers per piece made and put brands on the hook for wage theft claimsLos Angeles is considered the center manufacturing in America, employing over 40,000 people to make clothing for brands including Reformation, .But for decades those workers have functioned under a system that sees them paid per piece they construct, meaning they often earn less than $6 per hour, according – less than half of California’s minimum wage. Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, California, America, Los Angeles, US news, Fashion industry


ColourPop Big Leo Energy Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Big Leo Energy ColourPop Big Leo Energy Pressed Powder Shadow Quad ($9.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes two shimmer shades (peachy-coral, rich yellow) and two matte shades (mid-tone orange, reddish-brown). All four shades were very pigmented, had smooth, blendable textures, and were easy enough to work with. Look Using this Product ...
Tags: California, Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Colourpop, Eyeshadows, LE Limited Edition, Fall 2021, ColourPop Big Leo Energy, Big Leo Energy ColourPop Big Leo Energy, Leo Energy LE Limited Edition, Photos Centerstage LE Limited Edition, Photos Warm Hearted LE Limited Edition


Top marketing and advertising salaries: What you can make at companies including Apple, Google, and Spotify

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Insider analyzed salary data across some of the hottest companies to reveal how much marketers, ad, and PR professionals make. We crunched the numbers for Apple, Google, Microsoft, WPP, and Spotify, and others. US companies report the data in visa applications for foreign workers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Even as many industries laid off people in the pandemic, companies from Apple to WPP are hiring top ad and marketing talent to fine-tun...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Media, California, Oregon, Advertising, Marketing, US, Careers, Los Angeles, Trends, Strategy, Public Relations, Intel, Snapchat


Louis Vuitton Sets Up Private Shopping at Goya Studios in Los Angeles

Louis Vuitton is bringing private shopping to Los Angeles’ Goya Studios on North Cahuenga Boulevard, where the French fashion house is hosting one of its Savoir-Faire activations Sept. 9-25. The by-appointment-only experience includes three stages: a Parisian apartment inspired by Hollywood’s black-and-white-film era, an homage to a historic Louis Vuitton workshop and a California seascape. […]
Tags: Fashion, Hollywood, News, California, Los Angeles, People News, Louis Vuitton, Savoir Faire, Our Town, North Cahuenga Boulevard, Goya Studios


A startup that made 'cow-free' milk and ice-cream will soon launch its own cream cheese

The startup is already seeking regulatory approval in Canada, India, and Europe. Shutterstock Perfect Day, based in California, advocates for animal-free products, free from animal exploitation. They aim to ethically produce milk using a cow's milk gene and reproducing it using a fungus. The firm is already selling ice cream and cheese. At the end of 2021 it plans to sell cream cheese. See more stories on Insider's business page. What if there was an alternative to plant-based mi...
Tags: Energy, Home, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Design, California, Life, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Markets, Sustainability, Cnn


There's hardly been a better time to be a wealth manager to the ultrarich as the war for talent escalates. Here are 5 firms on the hunt.

The war for wealth talent intensified during the pandemic, and shows no signs of stopping. Samantha Lee/Business Insider Demand for private wealth and banking services grew during the pandemic and shows no signs of stopping. Firms are competing for talent to cater to moneyed clients who are worth at least $10 million. These are five of the players on the hiring hunt. See more stories on Insider's business page. America's wealthy are getting richer thanks to a booming stock market. ...
Tags: New York, Texas, California, Finance, New York City, US, Careers, America, Trends, Wyoming, Merrill Lynch, Recruitment, East Coast, Private Banking, Hiring, Pittsburgh


Here’s Some Beauty Treats You Might Want to Grab From Nordstrom

It’s been a week of “Long days and pleasant nights” my friends. The days out here in California are long and the nights pleasant. I’ll be going home soon back to the hustle and bustle of New York where the days are shorter sadly but I look forward to it nonetheless. I haven’t done a ton of shopping while I’m out here but I did do some online shopping before I left New York and look forward to going home to open it all! Before I left I grabbed the Bobbi Brown Travel Size Long-Wear Cream Eyesh...
Tags: Nordstrom, New York, California, Beauty, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Nordy, New in Beauty, Vanilla Taupe Golden Pink, Magic Spell Radio Lychee Marshmallow Electro, Açai True Bronze Pressed Powder Bronzer, MAC Cham Pale MAC Stylishly Yours MAC Peacocky



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