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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


I'm a 55-year-old Amazon driver in Oregon who walks up to 10 miles a day. Prime Day was nothing compared to the pandemic.

Jim Smith. Courtesy of Jim Smith Jim Smith is a 55-year-old Amazon delivery driver based in Northern Oregon.  Smith is a retired corporate manager, and has spent the last four years as a professional photographer for magazines and websites.  With most in-person events cancelled for the foreseeable future thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Smith picked up a job as an Amazon delivery driver at the March for extra income. This is his story, as told to freelance writer Meira Gebel. Visit Busi...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Washington, Oregon, Careers, Trends, Godaddy, New York Times, Portland, Reddit, Smith, Pacific Northwest, DSP, Expedia, Bill Russell, Tech Insider


Easy Things To Do Alone (at home or when traveling)

Travel blog by Travels of Adam (Hipster Blog) – Travels of Adam (Hipster Blog) - Happy new year!! Or something. It’s 2020 and everyone is going to publish their health and wellness stories, their personal goals, and lists of things to do. There’s simply just no way to get around it. If you’ve been following me on Twitter or Instagram the last two months (I’m so sorry about that), you’ve probably noticed my mood hasn’t been the best, but I’ve been taking the steps to mentally prepare for a new ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Youtube, New York City, Lifestyle, New York Times, Starbucks, Expedia, Health & Wellness, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge the High Line


Travel Troubleshooter | A missing leg on Asiana — and a missing refund from Expedia

After Asiana Airlines drops a leg of Alyssa Jean Esteba's flight from Toronto to Manila, Philippines, she goes looking for a refund. But Expedia can't find one. Can this advocate help?
Tags: Travel, News, Life, Toronto, Expedia, Manila Philippines, Asiana Airlines, Alyssa Jean Esteba


Travel Troubleshooter | She canceled her Expedia hotel room — so where’s her refund?

After Carol McLaughlin cancels her stay at a hotel in Segovia, Spain, she's sure Expedia will refund her money. But when the hotel claims it never received her cancellation request, who will Expedia believe? 
Tags: Travel, News, Life, Expedia, Segovia Spain, Carol McLaughlin


A Week In Chicago, IL, On A $66,500 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a school psychologist who makes $66,500 per year and spends some of her money this week on Hi-Chews.Occupation: School PsychologistIndustry: EducationAge: 25Location: Chicago, ILSalary: $66,500Paycheck Amount (2x/month): $2,366 (I get paid September t...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Bruce Springsteen, Amc, Chicago, New York Times, Starbucks, Gordon Ramsay, Kate, Hulu, Second City, Chinatown, Expedia, Venmo, Brie Larson


Here’s How To Book A Last-Minute Vacation Like A Pro

We all know that planning a trip at the last minute isn’t the smartest financial strategy out there. With limited time to spare, bargain-hunting is hardly a first priority. But when it comes to sudden breakups, unexpected layoffs, or general impulsiveness, time is rarely on our side. Whether we're fleeing something back home or just really terrible at time-management, last-minute plans are sometimes unavoidable.Fortunately, leaving town at the 11th hour doesn’t have to break the bank; there are...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, Expedia, Priceline, Travelocity, Alex Marino, Alex Marino Like, Localeur


Don't Miss Out On These Cyber Monday Flight Deals

Clothing and tech aren't the only highly sought after items on sale this Cyber Monday. Airlines are putting out their own deals on flights that you won't want to miss out on.If you're looking for an opportunity to buy a cheap ticket back home, to your favorite vacation spot, or to somewhere completely new, today is the day. A lot of these sales include dream destinations around the world such as Milan, Singapore, London, and Johannesburg. It may have seemed like a stretch before, but you might ...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, New York, Washington, Canada, United States, Delta, Dubai, Easyjet, Johannesburg, Expedia, Alaska Airlines, Southwest, Cathay Pacific, Scandinavian Airlines


Don't Miss Out On These Black Friday & Cyber Monday Flight Deals

Clothing and tech aren't the only highly sought after items on sale this weekend for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Airlines are putting out their own deals on flights that you won't want to miss out on.If you're looking for an opportunity to buy a cheap ticket back home, to your favorite vacation spot, or to somewhere completely new, today is the day. A lot of these sales include dream destinations around the world such as Milan, Singapore, London, and Johannesburg. It may have seemed like a s...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, New York, London, Australia, Washington, Singapore, Los Angeles, Frankfurt, Canada, United States, Delta, Easyjet, Johannesburg, Iceland


The Keys To Booking Your Next Trip (Without Spending A Fortune)

There’s nothing worse than realizing the year has almost passed by without you using more than a couple of your hard-earned OOO days, but if you’re on a budget, the idea of actually booking a proper vacation may seem completely out of reach.Luckily, it doesn’t have to be. In fact, all it takes is a few hacks and some insider knowledge to be able to afford your next trip (yes, even if you’ve also got student debt, rent, and entirely unaffordable serums to think about). To prove it, we teamed up ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Fashion, Music, Australia, Mexico, South America, South Pacific, Caribbean, Expedia, Skyscanner, Priceline, Orbitz, American Airlines, Citi, Airfarewatchdog


Diptyque Is Now Bringing The Spirit Of Paris To Your Studio Apartment

If you want to put both your hometown pride — or, alternatively, your globe-trotting lifestyle and seemingly infinite number of PTO days — and your excellent taste in bougie candles on display without a single humble-bragging word, there's no better way to do that than with one of Diptyque 's City Candles.The nuanced scents cast each respective city in their most flattering lights: Miami smells like freshly-squeezed lime and a delicate hit of magnolia, not cheap margaritas and dance-floor sweat...
Tags: Hong Kong, Fashion, Music, New York, Hollywood, London, Germany, Berlin, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo, Miami, West Coast, Expedia, Times Square, Lower East Side


Travel Troubleshooter | Waiting for refund from Alitalia is testing his patience

After Irwin Grams' sister dies, he cancels his flight to Rome. Alitalia refunds one ticket. What about the other one? This Expedia plane ticket refund case promises to test his patience — and mine.
Tags: Travel, News, Life, Expedia, Alitalia, Irwin Grams, Rome Alitalia


Must Listen Interview: Robert Hohman of Glassdoor...

You hate Glassdoor. Check. You can't get your good employees to rate you on Glassdoor. Understood. Are you done? Can I move on?  Ok, finish your tweet - I'll wait. Look, I know Glassdoor is a sticky issue. But it's a reality in our world.  You might as well seek to understand it. That's why this interview with Robert Hohman, co-founder and CEO of Glassdoor, is a great listen.  Hohman appeared on Recode/Decode, a podcast hosted by Kara Swisher, one of the strongest female figures in Silicon Valle...
Tags: Workplace, Careers, Innovation, Silicon Valley, Zillow, Expedia, Glassdoor, Kris Dunn, Kara Swisher, Employee Relations, Robert Hohman, Hohman, Hotwire Hohman


A Week In Boise, ID, On A $65,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Want to continue the conversation? Join our Money Diaries Facebook Group to discuss finances, share spending habits and saving advice, ask money- and career-related questions, and get access to exclusive content. It's a judgment-free zone.Today: a sales mana...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Spotify, Fashion, Music, Stephen Colbert, Bali, Singapore, Netflix, Canada, Gop, Idaho, PBR, New York Times, Portugal, Portland


Uber Is Now Run By Your Dad and He's Misusing Slang Like A Dad Would....

Most of you are aware of the leadership challenges and changes at Uber, the company some of us love or hate. It all started with founder Travis Kalanick, who rose with the company as its first CEO and really defined the hard knock culture that ultimately took him down.  Things got too crazy and Kalanick was out, replaced by the Uber board by former Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi - primary to bring grown up leadership to the company that defined an entirely new business segment (ridesharing). And...
Tags: Uber, Hbo, Leadership, Instagram, Careers, Managing, Silicon Valley, Travis Kalanick, Gizmodo, Kalanick, Communications, Harvard Business Review, Expedia, Business Insider, Od, Brad


Delegation Challenge – Days 12-13

The 30-day delegation challenge continues. Here’s another update. Day 12 – Booking Accommodations On the first day of our trip, Rachelle and I booked a night in an AirBnb ourselves. But we were heading to a different city on the second day, and I thought it would be interesting to see if Magic could help us find a place to stay for a couple of nights before we returned to Vegas. I’d never delegated the task of finding a place to stay, so I figured it might take some back and forth. Magic would...
Tags: Productivity, Careers, Los Angeles, Washington Dc, Va, Manhattan, Magic, Philadelphia, Airbnb, Starbucks, Las Vegas, Venice, Vegas, Rich, Steve, Expedia


Travel Troubleshooter | Please fix name on my baby’s airline ticket, Expedia

When Expedia truncates her daughter's name on an airline ticket, a Greece vacation is in jeopardy. Will she be able to fly with her baby?
Tags: Travel, News, Greece, Life, Expedia


IPL: Stop the Run Chase!

As the most popular T20 league, the IPL, takes over everyone's lives for the next 6 weeks or so, there is an IPL game in town that will take over everyone's social media lives.With the IPL frenzy ongoing, Expedia India have launched an IPL based game called 'Stop the Run Chase!'. The objective of the game is exactly as the name suggests - one needs to stop the runs from flowing and keep the points total down to win.Interestingly, no team has been able to stop the run chase in the IPL yet with M...
Tags: Sex, India, Ipl, Mumbai, Expedia, Rajasthan Royals, Expedia India


Diptyque's Most Exclusive Candles Just Got A Little Less Exclusive

If you want to put both your hometown pride — or, alternatively, your globe-trotting lifestyle and seemingly infinite number of PTO days — and your excellent taste in bougie candles on display without a single humble-bragging word, there's no better way to do that than with one of Diptyque 's City Candles.The nuanced scents cast each respective city in their most flattering lights: Miami smells like freshly-squeezed lime and a delicate hit of magnolia, not cheap margaritas and dance-floor sweat...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Germany, Berlin, Shanghai, Tokyo, Miami, West Coast, Expedia, PTO, Linden, Columbia Road, Diptyque Paris, Diptyque London


This blockchain-based startup will cut out the middlemen in travel booking

The travel and tourism industry is worth nearly $1.6 trillion globally and accounts for one-tenth of the world’s GDP. Despite this vast market, the industry is dominated by monopolies. This is quite evident in the space for travel booking services. Major players like Booking.com, Expedia, and Airbnb have become the go-to places for finding hotels and rooms but they all charge fees for the vendors while payment processing charges a fee on the customer. According to the Vietnam-based travel tech s...
Tags: Startups, Lifestyle, Airbnb, Vietnam, Cryptocurrency, Expedia


How To Improve Your Life Using Cryptocurrencies

“bitcoin” (CC BY 2.0) by aronbaker2 Over the last few months, the topic of cryptocurrencies has been basically impossible to avoid. Whether it’s been the media coverage following bitcoin’s incredible surge in value or the rising adoption rates of ethereum, chances are you haven’t been able to go a week without hearing about cryptocurrencies. Throughout this time, we at Jungle of Life have been trying to figure out whether using cryptocurrencies can improve your everyday l...
Tags: Google, Life, Berlin, Inspiration, Cyprus, United States, Virgin Galactic, Switzerland, Expedia, Litecoin, Roderick, Teslas, Peach Aviation, American Airlines Delta, YouTube Twitter and Facebook, Ethereum Ripple


The 5 Best Websites For Last-Minute Hotel Deals

The allure of staying at a hotel doesn't fade with age: No matter how many countries you've been to, having your bed made for you — and your room cleaned up every day — still feels like a special treat. Be it a country getaway or a city break, your hotel can make or break a trip. That's why we're always on the lookout for hotel deals.If you like to do a bit of comparison shopping before booking anything, there are plenty of travel websites you can turn to for the best last-minute deals. We've g...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Expedia, The Hard Rock Hotel Orlando


Uber Has Reportedly Picked A New (Male) CEO

Uber has been embroiled in a frantic search for a new CEO ever since its former CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down in June. At long last, on Sunday, Uber chose a new CEO, The New York Times reports. Two anonymous people with inside knowledge of the search told the paper that Expedia chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi was offered the position.After Uber faced accusations of workplace sexism and sexual harassment, it hired several female executives to reform its culture. It also searched for a femal...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Youtube, New York Times, Travis Kalanick, Susan Wojcicki, General Electric, The Washington Post, Expedia, Sheryl Sandberg, Trump, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Whitman, Dara Khosrowshahi, Immelt


Does This Last-Minute Hotel Deals App Actually Work?

Travel is becoming more and more of a last-minute pursuit. With an ever-growing number of instant booking sites and apps ripe for the picking, making vacation plans on the go is becoming a much easier task. Accommodation planning, in particular, has seen a shift towards snap decision-making: According to a travel industry report by Sojern, 50% of all hotel bookings in the U.S. are made within three days prior to the check-in date.Perhaps the most talked-about app that has made this possible is ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Australia, Miami, HotelTonight, Expedia, Sojern, North America Europe, Venus Wong, Venus Wong Like, Travelscape LLC, London Pool


5 Things I Love Besides Traveling

By Adam Groffman Maybe because it’s in the title of my blog, but somehow people tend to think that the only thing I do is travel. Sure, for seven years now and since living abroad, travel is a BIG part of my life. Travel is my passion—so much so that I’ve turned it into my job and who doesn’t want to do what they love? But it’s not the only thing about me. Travel has always been a part of my story. When I was a college student, the deciding factor in which university I went to (besides a very us...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Fashion, Music, Texas, Instagram, Boston, Adele, Unesco, Adelaide, Michelin, Travel Tips, Asos, Expedia, COLUMBUS Ohio, Adam Groffman


10 Words For "Love" That English Needs, Stat

Sure, American English speakers have a word for bouncing from relationship to relationship, but where's our word for that feeling you get when someone is so cute you want to squeeze them to within an inch of their life? There are all kinds of factors that determine how we use language to express ourselves. And, as anyone who's tried to DTR (define the relationship) before knows, it can be especially difficult to find the right words to describe how we feel about someone else.That's what inspire...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Spain, Brazil, Norway, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Expedia, Jazmin Batista, Mamihlapinatapei Yagan Tierra, Fuego Chile, Gigil Tagalog Philipines, Iktsuarpok Inuit Greenland, Viraag Hindi India, Cwitch Welsh Wales


Is Booking Travel Through a Site Like Expedia Worth It?

It’s easier than ever to find travel deals, and you can usually get the lowest price directly from the hotel or airline. This begs the question: are third party travel sites even worth it? Recently, Expedia enhanced their points program, which allows customers to earn travel rewards through them. They’re not the first…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Feature, Editors Picks, Expedia, Travel Hacking, Travel Rewards, life-hacks


Style Blog Travels: Packing for Vegas

What to pack for a stylish Las Vegas getaway. Visit Style Blog to read more.
Tags: Travel, Food, Fashion, Shopping, Las Vegas, Chanel, Expedia, Packing, Shopbop, Best Inflatable Pool Floats, Inflatable Pool Float, Expedia Canada, BigWorldExplorer, Avocado Pool Float, Cactus Pool Float, Heart Pool Float


What’s the Future of Travel? Ask Millennials

Premise conducted a in late 2013 to examine worldwide attitudes of business and leisure travelers, segmenting responses by age group. It has a particular focus on Millennials, categorized as those born between the early 1980s and mid 1990s, of which I am a part. Much of this is nothing new, but I wanted to call out some interesting facts regarding what they called the “traveler of the future”.   Survey – from Pixabay Millennial focus and responses As you might imagine, much of what you m...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Business, Study, Future, Lifestyle, Strategy, Experience, Cases, Millennials, Activity, Diving, Loyalty, Expedia, General Travel, Commentary



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