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The incredible life and career rise of Melinda Gates - one of the world's richest and most powerful women

She heads a foundation with a $40 billion endowment. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates is one of the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes. She could be worth $73 billion if she and Bill Gates split their fortune equally in the divorce. Gates will continue in her role as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda Gates is the fifth most powerful woman in the world, ...
Tags: Science, News, Microsoft, Obama, Bono, Life, Stanford, Africa, Time, US, America, Trends, Features, United States, U2, Aol


The incredible life of Melinda Gates - one of the world's richest and most powerful women

She heads a foundation with a $40 billion endowment. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates is one of the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes. She could be worth $73 billion if she and Bill Gates split their fortune equally in the divorce. Gates will continue in her role as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda Gates is the fifth most powerful woman in the world, ...
Tags: Personal Finance, Education, Microsoft, Obama, Bono, Life, Finance, Stanford, Africa, Time, US, Careers, America, Trends, Features, United States


The 20 best US schools for business and management studies

Steven Senne/AP QS Quacquarelli Symonds just released its annual world ranking of the best schools for 51 subjects. Harvard University ranked at the top of the business and management ranking. The following are the top 20 US schools from this ranking and where they placed on the global list. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Global higher education research company QS Quacquarelli Symonds just released the 11th annual World University Rankings by Subject.QS published...
Tags: Business, Texas, Education, Stanford, New York City, US, Careers, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Mit, Chicago, Harvard, Harvard University, Cambridge, Philadelphia


The 17 best US colleges and universities for students who want to become nurses

f11photo/Getty Images QS Quacquarelli Symonds released its annual global ranking by academic subject. The University of Pennsylvania ranked at the top of the ranking for nursing programs. The following are the top 17 US schools for nursing and where they placed on the overall list. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The University of Pennsylvania placed at the top of global higher education research company QS Quacquarelli Symonds' new list of the best universities fo...
Tags: Education, US, Careers, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Chicago, Nursing, Nashville, Columbia University, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Ucla, Nyu, Chapel Hill, University Of North Carolina


The words and phrases you should stop using in job descriptions if you want to attract applicants from diverse backgrounds

To attract more employees from underrepresented backgrounds, HR experts suggest removing gender-coded words from job listings. Westend61/Getty Images Certain words in job postings attract more male job applicants, while others attract more female applicants. By removing these gender-coded words, companies see nearly 30% more applicants, a recent study reveals. Yet only 38% of companies remove these words, which is troubling as companies seek to bring in a diverse talent pool. Visit the Bus...
Tags: Careers, Trends, Strategy, HR, Hiring, Nordic, University of Waterloo, Duke University, Diversity and Inclusion, Dei, Appcast, Leadership Advice, Marguerite Ward


Children are spending more time online and in front of screens than ever before. Parents and experts reveal their best tips for managing kids' tech use.

Jessica Nelson, pictured above with her family, has set boundaries around screen time by having her kids help out with chores around the house. Jessica Nelson COVID-19 has seen an increase in children’s screen time, with many now clocking six hours per day according to one study — up 500% since before the pandemic. Business Insider spoke to parents and experts about how to best manage kids’ screen time Their advice varied from establishing offline routines to focusing more on what childr...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Science, Parenting, Life, Trends, Tech, Nelson, Parenting Tips, Screen Time, Oklahoma City, Parenting Advice, Buffalo New York, Duke University, Vancouver British Columbia, Alana


What Trump Got Wrong About "Late-Term Abortion" At The State Of The Union

President Donald Trump decided to attack women's right to chose an abortion during his second State of the Union address, specifically railing against people who terminate their pregnancies in the third trimester.Only 1.3% of all abortions nationwide take place after 20 weeks of gestation, according to a 2009 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life," the president, who has promised to overturn Roe v. Wade, s...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Congress, Virginia, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Wade, Duke University, Guttmacher Institute, Ralph Northam, Northam, Jennifer Gunter, Jared Kushner Ivanka Trump, Beverly Gray


No, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Doesn't Support "Aborting Babies Up Until Birth"

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is facing backlash after expressing support for women's right to terminate their pregnancies in the third trimester if medically necessary.In an interview with WTOP, Northam was asked about a bill that would loosen the restrictions surrounding third trimester abortions in Virginia. The state, which only has two abortion providers, currently bans the procedure after 24 weeks, except in cases where a woman's health is in danger.The HB2491 bill, introduced by state Del...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Congress, North Korea, China, Virginia, America, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Legislature, Anti, Duke University, Meghan McCain, Ralph Northam, Northam


These People Are Taking Meaningful Tattoos To The Absolute Next Level

On an early Sunday morning in January 2007, 18-year-old Ashley Myers was driving home from Washington, D.C. on Interstate 66 when a tanker truck hauling gasoline struck the car directly behind her, causing it to crash into her Volvo station wagon. In a matter of seconds, all three vehicles were consumed by flames.What remained of Ashley was, in her mother Wynnie Myers's words, not much more than a pair of sneakers. Eleven years later, a week before what would have been Ashley's 30th birthday, M...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Navy, Washington, Brown University, San Francisco, Arizona, New Orleans, Volvo, Patrick, Brooklyn New York, Duffy, Myers, Ashley, Duke University, Elwood


16 Young Women On Why They Voted For The First Time Today

It's go time! Election Day is finally here, and the country's future rests on the shoulders of young people. This is the year when kids became fed up with legislators doing nothing about gun reform when their classmates are dying at school. So all year, groups like March for Our Lives have been registering high schoolers and college students to vote in droves.Early voting spikes suggest that young people could vote in record numbers this year. For example, early and absentee voting by people ag...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Florida, Texas, Maryland, Congress, Senate, Georgia, Arkansas, House, New Jersey, Arizona, Illinois, St Louis, San Antonio, Puerto Rico


Man Who Pushed Woman In Front Of Subway Train To Be Released From Prison

Kendra Webdale came to New York City in 1996. She took to the city right away — finding a roommate and a job as a receptionist. She was a runner. On days off she lounged in Central Park, took photos, and worked on a screenplay.In January of 1999 Webdale was waiting for the N train at the 23rd Street station. Andrew Goldstein, a man with a history of schizophrenia and violent outbursts, asked her for the time. When she looked down, he pushed her in front of an oncoming train. She died instantly....
Tags: Fashion, New York Post, Music, New York, Texas, Maryland, New York City, New York Times, Central Park, Patricia, Duke University, Kendra, Goldstein, Massachusetts Connecticut, Andrew Goldstein, Snook


Trump Uses National 20-Week Abortion Ban As A Rallying Cry For The Midterm Election

President Donald Trump is encouraging anti-abortion voters to show up to the polls in November with one goal in mind: Giving a national 20-week abortion ban another shot at passing Congress.During his remarks at the Susan B. Anthony's List Campaign for Life Gala in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, the president brought up the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a legislation banning abortion at 20 weeks of gestation that passed the House last September but failed in the Senate earlier this y...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mississippi, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, San Francisco, Georgia, United States, House, Iowa, Louisiana, STI, Donald Trump, University Of California, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Here's Why The 20-Week Abortion Ban Is Based On Junk Science

Once again, Congressional Republicans are trying to implement a nationwide ban on abortion after 20 weeks of gestation — and the argument behind the bill is basically junk science.The legislation, called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, passed the House in September and it's up for a vote for a Senate on Monday. It falsely claims that "an unborn child is capable of experiencing pain by at least 20 weeks after fertilization, if not earlier." The bill seeks to ban abortion procedures...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Texas, Supreme Court, Senate, San Francisco, United States, House, University Of California, Clinton, Gray, Trump, American Medical Association, Duke University, Daniel Grossman, Grossman


The Big Issue With The Pink Ribbons You See Everywhere

There are lots of awesome products and services that say they donate a portion of their profits to a feel-good cause. When I see that, it makes me feel really good, like I’m doing something to give back. But does our money really go to those causes? Or does it just encourage us buy more stuff?According to a 2017 study conducted by marketing firm Cone Communications, 79% of consumers would likely switch to a brand that supports a cause, all other things being equal. This technique of matching ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Texas, University Of Michigan, Cone Communications, Ann Arbor, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, Ross School of Business, CONE, Santa Ana Winds Rage California


The Sneaky Little Problem With "Cause Marketing" We Never Talk About

There are lots of awesome products and services that say they donate a portion of their profits to a feel-good cause. When I see that, it makes me feel really good, like I’m doing something to give back. But does our money really go to those causes? Or does it just encourage us buy more stuff?According to a 2017 study conducted by marketing firm Cone Communications, 79% of consumers would likely switch to a brand that supports a cause, all other things being equal. This technique of matching ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Texas, University Of Michigan, Cone Communications, Ann Arbor, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, Ross School of Business, CONE, Santa Ana Winds Rage California


3 Keys to Personal Motivation

Eventually, all managers learn that if they want a person to make some changes, whether stopping a frustrating behavior or gaining new skills, motivation is going to be at the center of the behavioral change. Motivation, that prompting to behave in a certain way, is just very, very important.** But, a recent global survey by Nik Kinley and Shlomo Ben-Hur found that only 28% of more than 500 global managers and leaders were confident they could motivate people to change. And only 10% of that gr...
Tags: Motivation, London, Careers, Dan Ariely, Feedback, Duke University, Palgrave Macmillan, Nik Kinley, Shlomo Ben Hur


10 Longevity Tips from Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, Japan’s 105-Year-Old Longevity Expert

Photo by Karsten Thormaehlen, via Wikimedia Commons Robert Browning’s poem “Abt Vogler” imagines composer Georg Joseph Vogler as an old man reflecting on his diminishing powers and the likelihood that his life’s work would not survive in the public’s memory. Let us overlook the fact that Vogler was 65 when he died, or that Browning, who lived to 77, was 52 when he composed the poem. What’s most striking these days is its significance to longevity expert, physician, and chairman emeritus of St. ...
Tags: Health, Google, Japan, College, Life, Rome, Clint Eastwood, Tokyo, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Browning, St Luke, Facebook Twitter, Marie Kondo, Fred Rogers, Duke University, Solomon


The Full Moon Probably Won't Make You Give Birth

If you believe old wives tales, then the full moon sure has a big effect on your body. Folklore tells us that the full moon correlates to more emergency room visits, poorer mental health, a change in menstrual cycle, and sleep deprivation, among other phenomenon.Like many of these myths, the idea that a full moon induces labor has pretty much been disproven. Still, many people seem to believe it. Just last year a woman told us that she believed her son was born six weeks early in part because o...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Duke University, RightsThe Brutal Truth, Zan Armstrong


World’s Greatest Leaders Tap Power of Connection

It’s encouraging to see more leaders identify connection as a primary factor contributing to their organization’s sustained success. Fortune magazine recently recognized Theo Epstein, President, Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball and the Cubs organization, as #1 on its world’s greatest leaders list. Last year the Cubs won the World Series and broke the franchise’s 108-year World Series title drought, the longest in professional sports. According to Tom Verducci,...
Tags: Leadership, Stanford, Careers, Los Angeles, Pope Francis, Cameron, Catholic Church, National Institutes of Health, Sports Illustrated, Boston Red Sox, Fortune, University Of California, Melinda Gates, Harvard Business Review, Chicago Cubs, University Of Michigan


I Loved Fashion & Getting Dressed Up; Then I Had A Stroke

Illustrated by Louisa Cannell. My mother and I had been cleaning out my closet all afternoon, but the entire process came to a resounding halt when I got to one silk dress. It was a strapless, pale pink mini that I had last worn to Duke University’s annual Homecoming ball where I danced the night away with my ex-boyfriend and all of my friends. In fact, I remembered, it was the last time I had danced. I added the dress to the growing pile of my favorite dresses, pretty tops, and high heels b...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Lululemon, Don, Duke University, Louisa Cannell


How To Deal When You Drink Too Much Coffee

When it comes to coffee, there's a line. And any regular coffee drinker knows what crossing that line feels like: Your heart rate goes up, your hands start to tremble, and you feel like you could snap at any moment. You were just trying to recover from a late night, but now you're pulling all of your mental resources to combatting the "jitters." Is there any way to get off this roller coaster?According to the Mayo Clinic, a safe amount of caffeine is 400 milligrams per day (about four cups of c...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mayo Clinic, Duke University, James Lane, Four Loko, Ashley Webb Pharm D, Kentucky Poison Control Center


30 Things You Can Do This Winter Besides Wonder If You Have SAD

Let’s be honest: The so-called “most wonderful time of the year” sometimes seems like it’s anything but. It’s freezing outside. And, ugh, why does the sun disappear at 5 o’clock in the afternoon?If all this sounds familiar, you might be wondering whether you have a case of the winter blues — or, more seriously, seasonal affective disorder. Known by its fitting acronym, SAD, this condition used to occupy its own turf in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, a kind of Bible-esque book for psycho...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Cheryl Strayed, John Oliver, Blake Lively, Carrie Fisher, United States, United Kingdom, Airbnb, University of Oxford, Mariah, Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University, Jim Gaffigan, Social Psychology, Yale University


Book review: Payoff by Dan Ariely

Payoff, The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations, is a short book with an important message: “We suck at motivation.” Based on fascinating research from workplaces and psychology labs  all over the world, the book documents how we consistently fail to understand what really motivates ourselves and others and consequently end up  killing motivation off, when we try to strengthen it, much of the time. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the workplace, where a blind belief in the power of bon...
Tags: Motivation, Leadership, Book Reviews, Careers, Dan Ariely, Duke University, Happy At Work


Which Celebrity Hails From Your Home State?

Going home for the holidays is a mixed bag. On the one hand, you get to see your family members and (hopefully) take a break from work. On the other, you might run into someone from high school at the grocery store.Either way, the experience of returning home around the holidays is something most of us can relate to — even celebrities. It's true: Before our favorite American stars were in the spotlight, most of them were just regular people, growing up in small town U.S.A. It got us wondering w...
Tags: Utah, Fashion, Music, New York, Texas, Mississippi, Matthew Mcconaughey, Minneapolis, Australia, California, Washington, Kentucky, Boston, Virginia, Ryan Seacrest, New York City


Having Lots And Lots Of Sex Can Bring You Closer To God, Study Finds

Can having sex bring you closer to God? According to a new study, the answer is yes. Hallelujah, yes! Researchers from Duke University in North Carolina just carried an experiment where they boosted levels of oxytocin in middle-aged men. Oxytocin is a naturally-occurring hormone released in the brain during sex and believed to play a part in promoting empathy, trust, social bonding, and altruism. Related: Study Finds You Can Actually Smell Another Person’s Sex Researchers found that men, includ...
Tags: Feature, Lifestyle, Evergreen, North Carolina, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Semi-evergreen, Topstory_primary, Duke University


Having Lots And Lots Sex Can Bring You Closer To God, Study Finds

Can having sex bring you closer to God? According to a new study, the answer is yes. Hallelujah, yes! Researchers from Duke University in North Carolina just carried an experiment where they boosted levels of oxytocin in middle-aged men. Oxytocin is a naturally-occurring hormone released in the brain during sex and believed to play a part in promoting empathy, trust, social bonding, and altruism. Related: Study Finds You Can Actually Smell Another Person’s Sex Researchers found that men, includ...
Tags: Feature, Lifestyle, Evergreen, North Carolina, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Semi-evergreen, Topstory_primary, Duke University


How A Stroke At 23 Sent Me On A Whole New Career Path

"We would really love to have you by our side at graduation, will you come?" my friend and former classmate asked as she gripped my lifeless hand. I paused, feeling an uncomfortable lump forming in my throat, and hot tears welling up in my eyes. I looked around to the familiar faces of my other classmates who were quietly sitting with us on my porch, eager for my response. I saw so much pride in their eyes — pride in all they had accomplished, pride in who they were about to become. And I saw a...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Duke University


Bronze Medal Makes Ibtihaj Muhammad’s Olympic Statement Even Stronger

The comforting, feel-good narrative was that Ibtihaj Muhammad of the United States did not need to win a fencing match, let alone a fencing medal, for her first Olympic experience to be considered a success. But now that Muhammad is going to leave Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with a bronze medal, her story is even bigger, better and more befitting a Hollywood script. Muhammad made history back in February by simply qualifying for the U.S. Olympic fencing team. She would become the first American at...
Tags: Usa, Hollywood, Leadership, Fitness, Life, White House, Russia, Religion, Women, Uncategorized, Sports, Barack Obama, Development, United States, Current Affairs, Olympics


Meet The Women Rocking Rio

Cue Kanye’s "Stronger" — the 2016 Summer Olympics are just around the corner.Athletes from all over the world will convene in Rio de Janeiro in early August in their quest for the ultimate prize: an Olympic gold medal. Despite pressing concerns over Zika and water pollution, the games promise to be historic.This year will feature the most female Olympians ever: approximately 45% of participants. From taekwondo to track, the female competitors are ready to break records. The U.S. women’s basketb...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Germany, India, Turkey, Syria, Britain, United States, New York Times, Uzbekistan, Rio De Janeiro, Ussr, Lebanon, Jackie, Rio



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