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5 Must-Read Travel Books by Authors Famous for Their Fiction

We tend to think of the authors of travel books and the authors of fiction books as two separate and distinct categories of writer. You’ve got your Tocqueville’s and Bill Bryson’s on one side, and your F. Scott Fitzgerald’s and Harper Lee’s on another. But there have in fact been plenty of writers — including some of literature’s most luminous novelists — who have worked in both genres. Often to great effect: unsurprisingly, the talents which lend themselves to worthy fiction — the ability t...
Tags: Travel, Books, London, Montana, France, Life, Adventure, America, San Francisco, Spain, Travel & leisure, Atlantic, Maine, Hawaii, Belgium, Harper Lee


Bill Gates added a $43 million beachfront home to his sprawling real estate portfolio last year. Here's a closer look at his empire, which also includes a $130 million Washington mansion and horse ranches in Florida.

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. Susan Walsh/AP Photo Bill Gates has amassed a multimillion-dollar property empire. His portfolio includes Florida horse ranches, a Washington mansion, and a San Diego beach house. Now, that property may be divided in his divorce from his wife of 27 years, Melinda. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill Gates has amassed a property empire over the years. From his $130 million Washington mansion nicknamed "Xanadu 2.0," to Florida horse ranches,...
Tags: Florida, Microsoft, California, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Life, US, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Wealth, Features, Wyoming, House, Billionaires, Bill Gates


Can our passion for pets help reset our relationship with nature?

As lockdown puppy sales soar and the cats of Instagram are liked by millions, endangered species are vanishing from the planet. Can pets teach us how to care about all animals?It was the carefree summer of 2019, and I was on a beach in San Francisco – surrounded by a thousand corgis. Sand is not the natural environment for dogs whose legs are only as long as ice lollies. But this was Corgi Con, possibly the world’s largest gathering of corgis. It was weird. It was glorious.There were corgis in b...
Tags: Books, Pets, San Francisco, Life and style, Culture, Science and nature books


4 Shocking Signs that You Need Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Everyone dreams of having the perfect teeth. Dental care is necessary for your health. If preventative care is not taken, you might end up requiring a full mouth restoration. Even if you take excellent care of your teeth, you still have to see a dental specialist regularly for optimal oral health. Otherwise, you would encounter serious issues. Not many people realize that getting in an accident damages their teeth. Moreover, if you do not eat a balanced diet, your teeth would end up gettin...
Tags: Fashion, San Francisco, TMD


Mark Zuckerberg's net worth has grown over $40 billion in the last year alone. Here's how the 36-year-old Facebook CEO makes and spends his $114 billion fortune.

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta Mark Zuckerberg's fortune passed $100 billion last year, making him one of eight centi-billionaires. Zuckerberg drives an affordable car and wears basic clothes, but appears to splurge on real estate. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, also invest in childhood education and medical research. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's been a challenging year for Mark Zuckerberg.He's testified befo...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York Post, New York, Yahoo, Life, Ipo, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Features, Palo Alto, Harvard, Hawaii, Mission District


India’s Mini-Craze for Bicycling Around the World

In the 1920s and 1930s, a dozen adventurous young riders went on the ultimate journey. In 2017, Anoop Babani, Goa-based former journalist, was recuperating from a cycling accident when he encountered a book from 1931, With Cyclists Around the World, written by three Indians who, in the days before widespread paved roads and satellite communications, had biked around the world. “A new China has been born in the world,” they wrote prophetically of one of their destinations. “Few see her; but th...
Tags: Europe, Books, Japan, Florida, New York, London, Indonesia, Life, China, Boston, India, Sports, America, San Francisco, Iran, Rome


WeWork cofounder Adam Neumann just sold his San Francisco Bay Area compound for $22.4 million. Look inside the 'Guitar House.'

Jacob Eliot; Michael Kovac/Getty WeWork cofounder Adam Neumann just sold his San Francisco Bay Area home for $22.4 million, per the New York Post. He listed the home for $27.5 million in August 2020 after moving to Israel with his wife. The 10-acre compound includes a guest house, a pool, a greenhouse, a chicken coop, and geothermal systems. See more stories on Insider's business page. Adam Neumann just sold his compound in Corte Madera in Northern California for $22.4 million, th...
Tags: New York Post, Real Estate, California, Life, New York City, Israel, San Francisco, Trends, Features, WeWork, Golden Gate Bridge, Hamptons, San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, Luxury Real Estate, Neumann


The 25 global companies with the best workplace cultures, according to employees

Alphabet Inc.'s Google logo. Ng Han Guan/AP Photo Career site Comparably just published a new ranking of global companies with the best cultures. The ranking is based on ratings from employees in the US and internationally over a 12-month period. The following are the top 25 companies, and the full list can be found on Comparably here. See more stories on Insider's business page. 25. PepsiCo Courtesy of Comparably Global headquarters: Purchase, New YorkIndustry: Con...
Tags: Apple, Google, California, Germany, US, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Companies, Thailand, Amsterdam, Newcastle, San Jose, Seattle, Pepsico


The 25 large companies with the best outlook, according to employees

Zoom Video Communications ranked No. 1 in Comparably's Best Company Outlook in 2021 list for large companies. Courtesy of Comparably Comparably released its ranking of the workplaces with the most highly-rated company outlooks. The large company list is based on ratings over a 12-month period from employees at companies with over 500 employees. The following are the top 25 large companies, and the full list can be found on Comparably here. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: Google, Adobe, Microsoft, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Companies, Glendale, Bellevue, San Jose, Santa Clara, McHenry, Provo, Cambridge Massachusetts


The 25 small and midsize companies with the best outlook, according to employees

Pendo was highly-rated by its employees for its company outlook, according to Comparably's latest award category. Courtesy of Comparably Comparably released its ranking of the top workplaces with the best company outlooks. The small and midsize list is based on ratings from employees at companies with fewer than 500 employees. The following are the top 25 small and midsize companies, and the full list can be found on Comparably here. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: New York City, Careers, Toronto, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Companies, San Diego, New Orleans, San Jose, Santa Monica, Arlington, Redwood City, Wilmington, Cambridge Massachusetts


The COVID-19 vaccine side effects you can expect based on your age, sex, and dose

Alameda County workers line up to receive coronavirus vaccines outside St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, California, on January 8, 2021. Jessica Christian/The San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images COVID-19 vaccine side effects can vary depending on a person's age, sex, or health status. Women and younger adults tend to have more side effects than men or older adults do. Side effects are generally more pronounced after the second dose than the first. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Wales, Cdc, Sex, Age, US, San Francisco, Trends, Pfizer, Baltimore, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cvs, Mount Sinai, Boston Globe


Has Exercise Become a Privilege?

By Laura Putnam In an era of self-help books, yoga pants and high-tech fitness gadgets, getting healthy has never been easier, right? Wrong. Over the past decade there has been no shortage of money spent on fitness. In 2018, the fitness industry generated $92 billion worldwide, and it’s projected to reach $106 billion by 2020, according to a State of the Industry report. While you might think that would lead to healthier lifestyles, The National Center for Health Statistics in...
Tags: Health, Fashion, San Francisco, Exercise, Exercise Routine, Well-being, Health Tips, Wellbeing, Health & Fitness, National Center for Health Statistics, Peleton, Laura Putnam


Black History Month Gifts That Give Back

As Black History Month celebrations continue through February, we’ve rounded up a handful of ways to shop and show support — from collaborations spotlighting Black artists to product launches that pay homage to Black history and culture. San Francisco-based, Black-owned fine jewelry brand Harwell Godfrey’s Black Onyx Heart Talisman benefits the NAACP. Designer Lauren Harwell […]
Tags: Fashion, Lifestyle, San Francisco, Naacp, Black, Black History Month, Our Town, Harwell Godfrey 's Black Onyx Heart Talisman, Lauren Harwell


To have and to hold: getting hitched in lockdown weddings

It hasn’t been the easiest year for wedding planners, but despite the restrictions these four happy couples proved that where there’s a will there’s a wayWhen it became clear that their planned December wedding in a church in Cambridge was going to be at best Covid-complicated, they shifted into “How do we make this into a virtual wedding?” says Christine, who works for a tech nonprofit in the city. “We didn’t want people travelling; we couldn’t risk a super-spreader wedding. My parents are in S...
Tags: South Korea, Family, Marriage, Relationships, San Francisco, Life and style, Cambridge, Matthew, Christine, Coronavirus


Spotify is letting employees work from anywhere - while still paying San Francisco and New York salaries

Spotify's new Work-From-Anywhere program gives employees control over where they want to work. Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty Images On Friday, Spotify announced its Work-From-Anywhere program.  The program lets employees choose to work at an office, remotely, or at a coworking space. Spotify's head of diversity and inclusion says the initiative will promote equity. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. On Friday, Spotify announced its new work-from-home p...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, New York, Singapore, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Future Of Work, Remote Work, Jack Dorsey, Cnet, Stockholm, Nordic, New York London, Robinson, Spotify Spotify


Real estate photographers robbed in broad daylight in San Francisco

The couple was driving from a photo shoot when someone smashed the window of their car and stole $7,000 worth of camera equipment. The driver of a Tesla caught it on video.
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Lifestyle, San Francisco, Radio, Markets & Economy, News Brief, ABC7


5 Social Distance Friendly Outdoor Activities for Toddlers

Outdoor activities are an important part of exploring, getting fresh air, and exercising. With many businesses closed or implementing reduced capacities, parents and caregivers may find themselves relying more heavily on outdoor activities to entertain their toddlers. When planning playdates and activities, we have to make sure to use social distancing rules. Even if you’re outside, it is important to maintain appropriate space between people. Playdates are still possible and can still ...
Tags: Fashion, US, San Francisco, Chicagoland, Mark, Mead, Sandra Chiu, Natalie Mead, Sidewalk Chalk Sidewalk


Netflix’ Night Stalker erzählt die Verbrechen von Richard Ramirez – das wurde aus ihm

Content-Warnung: In diesem Artikel werden Gewalthandlungen gegenüber Frauen beschrieben. Von den Manson-Morden über den Golden State Killer bis hin zum Zodiac Killer: In den 70ern und 80ern wurde Los Angeles von einem Serienmörder nach dem anderen heimgesucht. Jede Menge True-Crime-Material also – und für seine neueste Dokuserie hat sich Netflix einen weiteren Namen rausgesucht, der in den 80ern durch alle großen Zeitungen der USA geisterte: den „Night Stalker“, bürgerlich Richard Ramir...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Netflix, Vietnam, Miguel, Tucson Arizona, Carmel, Seite, Roberto, Ramirez, Kalifornien, Kopf, El Paso Texas, Jahren


Jack Ma hasn't been seen in 2 months after clashing with Chinese regulators. Here's a look at how the Alibaba and Ant Group founder got started as a scrappy underdog and amassed a $50 billion fortune.

Jack Ma. VCG/VCG via Getty Images Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of Alibaba and Ant Group, hasn't been seen in over two months, leading many to speculate that Ma is missing. Ma recently sparred with Chinese officials over Ant's planned initial public offering and the size and scope of Alibaba. The IPO has since been shelved and Alibaba is being investigated by antitrust regulators. Multiple sources say Ma is simply laying low amid the crackdown on his businesses. Ma, who founded Alibaba ...
Tags: Usa, New York, Yahoo, Ebay, Life, Finance, China, Ipo, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Trends, Wealth, Bloomberg, Features, Harvard


Nancy Pelosi was just re-elected as House Speaker - here's how she went from San Francisco housewife to the most powerful woman in US politics

A 20-year-old Nancy Pelosi and John F. Kennedy. Pelosi Facebook Nancy Pelosi was re-elected to serve as House Speaker on January 3, 2021, the only woman to hold the position.Since first running for office at age 47, Pelosi has managed to become the most powerful woman in Washington. It's been a long road, but with impressive fundraising skills and a political sixth sense, Pelosi has managed to break gender barriers and break her way into the notorious old boys' club on Capitol Hill.Here's h...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Congress, California, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Defense, Israel, Women, US, Careers, America, San Francisco


The pioneering lawyer who fought for women’s suffrage in India

Amid the pandemic gloom, it is easy to forget that the year 2020 marks an important anniversary for women’s rights. In the US, it has been 100 years since women cast their votes for the first time. A century ago in the United Kingdom, the first female law students were admitted to the Inns of Court. At Lincoln’s Inn in London, one of those students, Mithan Lam, was an Indian. In 1924, she became the first woman to be allowed to practise law in the Bombay High Court, shattering one of the thickes...
Tags: England, London, Supreme Court, Life, India, US, San Francisco, History, Bbc, Britain, United Kingdom, Lincoln, Kashmir, Lse, Bombay, Tata


'Cooking as therapy': California's top chefs on the recipes that got them through 2020

Like all of us, the Bay Area’s best chefs are cooking at home more than ever. Here, the minds behind Chez Panisse, Zuni Cafe and others share how lockdown shapes their meals, and the dishes that bring comfortCalifornia’s Bay Area is home to some of the country’s best restaurants, and many global food trends – from the sourdough craze to the farm-to-table movement – can trace their roots back here.But with the pandemic upending the restaurant world, Bay Area chefs have been doing what we’re all d...
Tags: Food, Family, California, San Francisco, Life and style, Chefs, Oakland, Bay Area, Coronavirus, Chez Panisse Zuni Cafe


The 25 best large companies for diversity in 2020, according to employees

Microsoft is the best large company for diversity, according to Comparably's new ranking. Bryan Thomas/Getty Images Career site Comparably shared its fourth annual ranking of the best companies for diversity. The ranking is based on ratings from employees of color over a 12-month period.  Microsoft, Google, and Zoom all made the top 25. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As many companies work to improve their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts after a year of pr...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Careers, Toronto, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Diversity, Companies, Miami, Ibm, San Jose, Santa Clara, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Thomson Reuters


The 25 best small and midsize companies for diversity in 2020, according to employees

inDinero is one of the best small or midsize companies for diversity, according to Comparably's new ranking. Courtesy of Comparably Career site Comparably shared its fourth annual ranking of the best companies for diversity. The ranking is based on ratings from employees of color over a 12-month period.  FinTech company Upgrade was named the best small or midsize company for this Comparably award. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There is still work needed to be done...
Tags: Careers, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Diversity, Upgrade, Features, Companies, Palo Alto, Portland, Miami, Fintech, Santa Monica, San Francisco California


The 25 best large companies for women in 2020, according to female employees

Facebook is one of the best large companies for women, according to Comparably's new ranking. Courtesy of Comparably Career site Comparably just published its annual ranking of the best companies for women. The ranking is based on ratings from female employee over a 12-month period. HubSpot, which makes a marketing and sales platform for businesses, ranked at the top of the large company list.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. HubSpot is the best large company for wo...
Tags: Google, Career, Facebook, Adobe, Microsoft, Women, Careers, Toronto, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Companies, Bellevue, Ibm, San Jose


The 25 best small and midsize companies for women in 2020, according to female employees

Pendo is the best small or midsize company for women, according to Comparably's new ranking. Courtesy of Comparably Career site Comparably shared its fourth annual ranking of the best companies for women. The ranking is based on ratings from female employees over a 12-month period. Pendo, a software-as-a-service company, was named the best small or midsize place for women to work for.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One career site found out which companies are hig...
Tags: Career, Women, Careers, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Companies, Portland, Hollister, Arlington, Redwood City, PTO, Irvine


The 25 large companies with the best CEOs in 2020, according to employees

Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom Video Communications, is the best CEO of large companies according to Comparably. Carlo Allegri/AP Career site Comparably just released its annual list of the best CEOs at large companies. The list is based on anonymous employee ratings over a 12-month period. Eric Yuan, the CEO of Zoom Video Communications, ranked at the top of the list. View the full lists from Comparably here. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One career site found the most highl...
Tags: Apple, Google, New York, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, US, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Companies, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Seattle


The 25 small and midsize companies with the best CEOs in 2020, according to employees

Ellen Kullman, CEO of Carbon, is among the 25 best CEOs of small and midsize companies according to Comparably. Joe Scarnici/Getty Images Career site Comparably just released its annual list of the best CEOs at small and midsize companies. The list is based on anonymous employee ratings over a 12-month period. Jason Purcell, the CEO of e-commerce software company Salsify, ranked at the top of the small and midsize companies list. View the full lists from Comparably here. Visit Business Ins...
Tags: Career, New York, Boston, US, Careers, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Companies, Alex Austin, Chicago, San Diego, San Jose, DuPont


The 25 large companies with the best culture in 2020

Google has the best company culture among large companies, according to employee ratings on Comparably. Courtesy of Comparably Career website Comparably released its fourth annual ranking of the companies with the best company culture. Comparably used anonymous employee ratings over a 12-month period to develop its ranking. These ratings included 50 questions making up 20 different metrics, such as work-life balance and compensation. At the top of the list of companies with more than 500 e...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, US, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Companies, Bellevue, Farmers, San Jose, Santa Clara, LexisNexis


The 25 small and midsize companies with the best culture in 2020

Eargo has the best company culture of small and midsize companies, according to Comparably. Courtesy of Comparably Career website Comparably released its fourth annual ranking of the businesses with the best company culture. Comparably used anonymous employee ratings over a 12-month period to develop its ranking. At the top of the list of companies with fewer than 500 employees was hearing aid manufacturer Eargo. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Some companies are a grea...
Tags: New York, Boston, US, Careers, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Company Culture, Atlanta, Features, Companies, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, Santa Monica



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