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Scarborough predicts a bumper tourism season (if it can find enough staff)

Tourists are fuelling record bookings but severe staff shortages due to Brexit and workers self-isolating have kept many hospitality firms closedThe log cabins are gleaming, the tipis look tip-top and the champagne is on ice. Pinewood Park will host its first wedding in 22 months on Saturday as 120 guests descend on the popular glamping site near Scarborough, Yorkshire. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, European Union, Travel & leisure, Life and style, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Foreign Policy, Yorkshire, Weddings, Scarborough, Brexit, Coronavirus, Pinewood Park, Scarborough Yorkshire


Trump says he has no financial interests in Russia. Here's a run-down of the decades his businesses have spent trying make his mark there.

Emin Agalarov, Donald Trump and Aras Agalarov attend the red carpet at Miss Universe Pageant Competition 2013 on November 9, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Victor Boyko/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump has often claimed he has "nothing to do with Russia," but that's far from the truth. Trump's efforts to lay down his name in the Russian capital stretch back more than 30 years. His most recent attempt to break ground in Moscow was a long process that reportedly lasted well into...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Life, Russia, New York City, US, Trends, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Moscow, Kremlin


June linkfest

“Controversial terms, from ‘abortion’ to ‘Zionism,’ tend to shut down dialog because they mean different things to different people.” The AllSides Red Blue Dictionary defines these hot-button terms across the political spectrum: “Until we fully understand what a term means to someone else, we don't know the issue and can't effectively communicate.” * I’m enjoying (and learning from) the short essays Susan Orlean publishes on Medium, especially her stories about  the writing craft. Here s...
Tags: Fashion, Politics, New York, Science, Writing, California, Poetry, US, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlantic, New York Times, Linguistics, Contests, Trademark, Core


Russian state news trashed Biden's choice of tie, saying it looked like it belonged in the kid's collection

Russian state media aired a segment criticizing the tie worn by Biden during his meeting with Putin. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images A Russian state news outlet criticized the tie that President Biden wore to meet with Russian President Vladamir Putin. A business etiquette consultant told RIA Novosti that Biden's light-blue tie was childish. The same consultant said Putin's tie showed "decisiveness." See more stories on Insider's business page. A Russian state news outlet on Wedn...
Tags: Fashion, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Geneva, Biden, RIA Novosti, Vladamir Putin, Connor Perrett, Speed desk, Putin Mikhail Svetlov Getty


What Queen Elizabeth's relationship was like with every US president, from Truman to Trump

Queen Elizabeth II, pictured on a visit to Hull last month. Getty Images President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will meet Queen Elizabeth II on their visit to the UK. Since 1951, the Queen has met with 11 US presidents and helped facilitate diplomatic relations. Here's what the queen's relationships and meetings with US presidents have been like. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are set to meet Queen Elizab...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, London, News, Washington Post, Washington, France, Life, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden


Putin has 2, maybe 3, daughters he barely ever talks about - here's everything we know about them

Russian President Vladimir and his now ex-wife Lyudmila Shkrebneva. Sergey Ponomarev/AP Russian president Vladimir Putin has at least two, possibly three, daughters he rarely talks about. He has two adult daughters with his ex-wife Lyudmila Shkrebneva: Maria, 36, and Katerina, 34. Katerina spoke at a major conference in June 2021, but nobody acknowledged who her father is. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian president Vladimir Putin, 68, has tried to keep his personal ...
Tags: Politics, Entertainment, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, Life, Germany, Russia, Trends, Ap, Bbc, Features, Davos, Oliver Stone, Showtime, Moscow


Kim Leadbeater on running for her sister Jo Cox’s seat: ‘I know this is what she would want me to be doing’

Five years after Jo Cox MP was murdered in her constituency, her sister is standing for Labour in a crucial byelection there. She explains why she’s ready to take on Cox’s political legacyIt was the most shocking day in British politics this century. On 16 June 2016, a week before the Brexit vote, brooding tensions came to a climax with one horrific act of violence: the murder of Jo Cox. It was only 13 months since she had been elected to parliament as Labour’s MP for Batley and Spen in West Yor...
Tags: Family, Politics, Life and style, UK News, Britain, Labour, Yorkshire, Local Politics, Byelections, Siblings, Bereavement, North Of England, Cox, Leadbeater, Batley, Birstall


Revisiting Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Goin’ On,” and the Album That Opened R&B to Resistance: Revisited 50 Years Later

I just want to be heard and that’s all that matters. — Marvin Gaye R&B superstar Marvin Gaye was more than willing to risk his career on a record. His polished public persona was a false front behind which lurked some serious demons — depression and addiction, exacerbated by the illness and death of his close friend and duet mate, Tammi Terrell. His downward spiral was also fueled by his distress over events of the late 60s. How else to respond to the Vietnam War, the murder of civil rig...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Politics, College, Life, Gillespie, Rolling Stone, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Benson, Gordy, Gaye, Jamerson, James Jamerson, Barry Gordy, Bob Dylan Nina Simone Bob Marley


7 maps and charts that show what could happen if Roe v. Wade fell

In this Wednesday, April 5, 2017 file photo, demonstrators participate in a rally for Planned Parenthood at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. Associated Press The Supreme Court is hearing a big abortion case from Mississippi that could jeopardize Roe v. Wade. The court will rule on the constitutionality of abortion prohibitions before fetal viability. These seven maps and charts show the state of abortion in the US and what could happen if Roe fell. See more stories on Insider's business p...
Tags: Health, Politics, Texas, Science, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Life, US, Alabama, America, Trends, Cnn, Features, Missouri


Parent trap: why the cult of the perfect mother has to end

Worldwide, mothers are overworked, underpaid, often lonely and made to feel guilty about everything from epidurals to bottle feeding. Fixing this is the unfinished work of feminismIt’s the middle of a dark, November night, and I’m about to have my first baby. But instead of the joyful experience I’d hoped for, I am being rushed into the operating theatre to have an emergency caesarean under general anaesthetic. I have a dangerous complication and my son’s life is at risk. Four hours earlier, I’d...
Tags: Family, Politics, Children, Women, Pregnancy, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Feminism, Health & wellbeing, Parents and parenting, Childbirth, Inequality, Women's rights and gender equality


7 most notorious and excessive Roman Emperors

Roman Emperors were known for their excesses and violent behavior. From Caligula to Elagabalus, the emperors exercised total power in the service of their often-strange desires.Most of these emperors met violent ends themselves.We rightfully complain about many of our politicians and leaders today, but historically speaking, humanity has seen much worse. Arguably no set of rulers has been as debauched, ingenious in their cruelty, and prone to excess as the Roman Emperors.While this list is certa...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Sex, Government, History, Rome, Innovation, Hercules, Jupiter, Alexandria, Philo, Roman, Nero, Suetonius, Seneca, Gaul


28 photos of some of the most adorable dogs to live in the White House

President Barack Obama and his dog Bo were very close. Getty Dogs are the most popular pet for a president to have during his time in the White House. The Obamas' dog Bo died from cancer, the family announced on Saturday. The Bidens have two German shepherds, 13-year-old Champ and 3-year-old Major, who is a rescue. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Grover Cleveland's cocker spaniel named Gallagher had a brown coat and ears of "inconvenient length." Grove...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Obama, Dogs, California, Washington Post, Washington, Life, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Features, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton


‘Stop the Breast Pest’: MP’s ‘horror’ at being photographed while breastfeeding

Stella Creasy launches campaign to change law after a boy took pictures of her feeding her baby on a trainAn MP has described her “horror” after she was photographed while breastfeeding on public transport, as she and a fellow MP launch a campaign to criminalise the taking of such pictures.Stella Creasy, the Labour MP for Walthamstow, said she was breastfeeding her then four-month-old on a overground train near Highbury and Islington in north London when she noticed a teenage boy laughing and ta...
Tags: Family, Politics, London, Crime, Law, Life and style, UK News, Breastfeeding, Health & wellbeing, Labour, Stella Creasy, Parents and parenting, Sexual Harassment, Islington, Walthamstow, Highbury


Invisible People: Watch Poignant Mini-Documentaries Where Homeless People Tell Their Stories

Over the past year, the story of evictions during COVID has often risen above the muck. It’s made headlines in major newspapers and TIME magazine, and received serious attention from the government, with stop-gap eviction moratoriums put in effect and renewed several times, and likely due to be renewed again. Stopping evictions is not enough. “For many landlords,” notes the United Way, “the order created a financial burden of housing renters with no payments,” and without income, they ha...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, UK, Youtube, College, Life, Los Angeles, Current Affairs, New York Public Library, United Way, Josh Jones, Horvath, Durham NC Follow, Josephine Baker, Mark Horvath, Canada Peru


Puppy protection: A new bill would require breeders to quit stacking caged dogs on top of each other

Members of the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society of Charlotte assisted Rutherford County, N.C. Sheriff's Office during the 20th puppy mill bust in three years in the state of North Carolina Thursday, June 12, 2014 at an undisclosed location in Rutherford County, N.C. Jason E. Miczek/AP Images for The Humane Society of the United States The Puppy Protection Action would establish new requirements for dog breeders. It calls for puppies to be given room to stand u...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Dogs, Washington Post, Life, Animals, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Usda, Legislation, United States, New Jersey, US Senate, North Carolina, Illinois


Going vegan: can switching to a plant-based diet really save the planet?

If politicians are serious about change, they need to incentivise it, say scientists and writersThe UK business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, is considering a “full vegan diet” to help tackle climate change, saying people will need to make lifestyle changes if the government is to meet its new emissions target of a 78% reduction on 1990 levels by 2035.But how much difference would it make if everyone turned to a plant-based diet? Experts say that changing the way we eat is necessary for the future ...
Tags: Food, Politics, UK, Climate Change, Environment, Life and style, UK News, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Farming, Veganism, Vegan food and drink, Kwasi Kwarteng


Home Office sued by asylum seeker over baby’s death

Woman claims asylum housing staff ignored pleas for help when she was in pain while 35 weeks pregnantA woman whose baby died is suing the Home Office for negligence over claims that staff at her asylum accommodation refused to call an ambulance when she was pregnant and bleeding.The woman, who has asked to be named Adna, sought asylum in the UK in January 2020 after fleeing Chad. She was seven months pregnant when she was brought by police to Brigstock House asylum-support accommodation in Croyd...
Tags: Family, Politics, UK, Human Rights, Law, Pregnancy, Life and style, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Health & wellbeing, Home Office, Global development, Chad, Parents and parenting, Inequality, Human Rights Act


Time to go clothes shopping. How I lost 35 pounds during the COVID pandemic.

DC bureau chief Darren Samuelsohn in March 2020 and again in March 2021. He lost 35 pounds between the two pictures. Darren Samuelsohn I lost 35 pounds during the pandemic while starting a new job as Insider's DC bureau chief. The weight probably wouldn't have come off had I not first gotten an intestinal infection common for people in their 40s. A nutritionist helped me stop eating sugar, carbs, and fats and instead choose healthier options. Visit the Business section of Insider f...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington, Life, Politico, America, Trends, Earth, Weight Loss, Washington Dc, Healthcare, Dc, Chicago Cubs, Clinton, Insider, Trump


I QUIT! How you get out of a bad job before it’s too late.

Some people want you to believe that quitting is weak and for losers. They’re lying and we need to normalize leaving jobs that are not good for us. In this video we take a deep look at what happens when you’re unhappy at work, how you can know it’s time to quit and how you can support others who need to get away from a bad job. Content: ( 00:00 ​ ​) 1: Frogs aren’t idiots ( 01:01 ​ ​) 2: Introduction to quitting ( 03:45 ​ ) 3: How hating your job hurts you ( 06:56 ​ ) 4: Exposing th...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, Politics, Careers, Steve Ballmer, Quit, Herbalife, Happy At Work, Best of site, Bob Sutton Turing


Salmond inquiry having 'chilling effect' on women, say experts

Campaigners believe Holyrood crisis may prevent women from coming forward to report harassmentThe Salmond inquiry is having a significant impact on the momentum for change brought about by the #MeToo movement, according to experts and campaigners on workplace harassment.They have told the Guardian the political crisis convulsing Holyrood had also had a “chilling” and “demoralising” effect on women in terms of their confidence in reporting unacceptable behaviour. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, Politics, Scotland, Women, Life and style, UK News, Nicola Sturgeon, Alex Salmond, Scottish politics, Holyrood, Salmond, MeToo Movement


Jess Phillips: 'Motherhood made me feel like I mattered. I wish that wasn't the case'

The Birmingham MP Jess Phillips has written a new book called Mother. She reflects on losing her own mum, having children – and fighting for women’s rightsIt is fitting that before Jess Phillips can sit down to talk about her new book on motherhood, she has to spend a few seconds encouraging her son to go back to his school work, with all the plain-speaking (“go back to school!”) we’ve come to expect from the Labour MP for Birmingham, Yardley. She straightens herself on her sofa, and smiles thro...
Tags: Family, Politics, Life and style, UK News, Labour, Stella Creasy, Parents and parenting, Birmingham, Jess Phillips, Phillips, Jo Cox


How a South Carolina mom went from believing in QAnon to becoming an anti-Trumper in under a month

Ashley Vanderbilt was a supporter of the QAnon conspiracy theory until Inauguration Day. Getty Images Ashley Vanderbilt, 27, started believing in the QAnon conspiracy theory last fall. After Inauguration Day, the South Carolina mom started to question the fringe group's beliefs. In an interview with Insider, she described her transformation from a QAnon fanatic to a potential Democrat voter. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. On the day of President Joe Biden's inaugur...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Hollywood, Technology, Youtube, Life, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Republican, Biden, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, South Carolina


Inside the marriage of Washington power couple Ted and Heidi Cruz, who played Aladdin's 'A Whole New World' at their wedding and spend most of their time in separate states

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Heidi Cruz have been married since 2001, and have two daughters. Alex Wong/Getty Images Sen. Ted Cruz is facing backlash for traveling to Mexico while Texas faces a deadly winter storm.  Cruz's wife, Heidi Cruz, is no stranger to the scrutiny that comes with being a politician's spouse. Here's a full timeline of Ted and Heidi Cruz's two-decade-long relationship.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sen. Ted Cruz is back in the spotlight afte...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Marriage, Washington, Mexico, Life, Senate, Disney, US, Trends, Ted, Features, Austin, Atlantic, Ted Cruz, New York Times


Michelle Obama's stylist and 12 Black professionals on the former First Lady's fashion legacy and the art of power dressing

Michelle Obama Paras Griffin / Contributor . Getty Images Throughout the years, Michelle Obama has become a style icon.  Her stylist, Meredith Koop, has helped Obama become the noted fashion icon she is today.  Koop and Black professionals weighed in on the lasting impact of Obama's style and what it says about power dressing.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Daniella Carter said if she's learned one thing from Michelle Obama's style, it's what an unapologetic Black...
Tags: Fashion, Politics, England, Hollywood, Style, Entertainment, Obama, Congress, White House, China, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Wealth, Joe Biden, Washington Dc


These 11 political friendships proved party lines don't have to divide Americans

AP Photo/Matt Rourke The 117th Congress is narrowly politically divided as they work towards another COVID relief bill.  Despite the political divides over the years, many politicians have forged bipartisan friendships.  Here are 11 famous political friendships that crossed the aisle.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The members of the 117th Congress are currently in the thick of negotiating another COVID-19 relief bill after years of historically pernicious partis...
Tags: Europe, Politics, New York, Obama, Congress, Navy, Washington Post, Washington, France, Life, Senate, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel, Massachusetts, Politico


No-Asshole Policy at the White House

Bob Sutton must be enjoying this. I certainly am. At the virtual swearing in of his political appointees, Biden essentially told his appointees that if he catches “anyone of them treating someone else poorly, he’ll drop-kick them off the roof of the White House.” Here’s his statement. “I am not joking when I say this, if you are ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I promise you I will fire you on the spot,” No ifs, ands, or buts. Ev...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, White House, Careers, Joe Biden, United States, Current Affairs, Biden, Vanity Fair, Trump, Sutton, Van Jones, Bob Sutton, Bess Levin


Former Navy SEAL who oversaw bin Laden raid says people 'don't have to look at a president' to find American values

Ret. US Navy Adm. William McRaven. Photo by Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Images Retired Adm. William McRaven, a former US Navy SEAL commander and head of US Special Operations Command, had a hopeful message for aspiring public servants. "When the locals see that, they believe in America," McRaven said of public service, in a podcast. "They don't have to look at a president, they don't have to look at Congress, they don't have to look at a Secretary of Defense — they've...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Navy, Osama Bin Laden, Senate, Russia, Defense, US, International, Careers, America, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, United States


How to get a job in the power corridors of Washington

The nation's capital offers lots of career paths including in politics and policy Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images There's no shortage of career paths to take to find work in the power corridors of Washington, DC. Jobs can be found working for lawmakers in Congress, as a lobbyist in the sprawling influence industry, or for the new Biden administration. Landing a job in DC is not always easy, but Insider has compiled tips to help you on your resume, with networking and for interviews. Vis...
Tags: Politics, Jobs, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Careers, America, Trends, Internships, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, House, Capitol Hill, Biden


Biden will be the first president to use the new Air Force One - here's what we know about the $5.3 billion aircraft

Air Force One. w_p_o/Shutterstock.com The current Air Force One aircraft are scheduled to be upgraded with the replacements to soon be delivered to Andrews Air Force Base for use by the president and his staff.  The Boeing 747-8i aircraft will be replacing the aging models first used by President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s. Despite cost-saving efforts by President Donald Trump, the replacement program is still estimated to cost $5.3 billion. The most recognizable plane in the worl...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Politics, Hollywood, Air Travel, California, Washington, Cbs News, Life, White House, Planes, US, Tel Aviv, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg


Russian Trolls and the Information Wars

Surprisingly, the most powerful source of false information is neither Trump nor the Russian trolls. It’s a unique American business model that drives the false information. With all the hullaballoo about false information, the Russian trolls and Trump's ritualized falsehoods on Twitter, I’ve been at a loss to understand the reality and the actual facts behind all that’s going on. So I was delighted to see the data and insights in an article by Vera Tolz in the December 3 issue (“Shortcuts”)...
Tags: Florida, Politics, UK, Minnesota, Congress, Washington, Russia, Marketing, US, Careers, West, Tennessee, Pentagon, States, Oxford University, Republican



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