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10 quick tips to be your most disciplined, productive, happy, and healthy self while working from home

Justin Lewis/Getty Images I was homeschooled from first through eighth grade, and now I'm a work-from-home writer. Years later, I still use my homeschooling experience to create a healthy and productive work routine. These are my 10 tips to get the most out of working from home. See more stories on Insider's business page. Homeschooled from first through eighth grade with my three brothers and one sister, I grew up in a strict orthodox group and was generally only allowed outside ...
Tags: Work From Home, Careers, Sacramento, Trends, Strategy, Working From Home, Homeschool, Lewis, Matic, Charles Duhigg, Hawaii New York, Home School, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019, Justin Lewis Getty, Contributor 2021


6 things you should never do at a high-end restaurant, from a Michelin-starred restaurant manager

neinchpunch/shutterstock Matthew Mawtus is the general manager of Hide, a Michelin-starred European restaurant in London. Even at as fancy a venue as Hide, Mawtus says he often sees diners making etiquette faux pas. Don't change tables without asking staff, be upfront about dietary restrictions, and please - don't fight over the bill. See more stories on Insider's business page. Michelin-star restaurants are a high-pressure environment. Staff work the craziest hours to bring y...
Tags: Apple, Food, New York, London, Life, Restaurants, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Retail, Michelin, Tripadvisor, Norfolk, Damascus, Nordic, Don


Meet the average Netflix user, a Millennial woman without a college degree living in the American suburbs earning less than $50,000 a year

Daniel Reinhardt/picture alliance via Getty Images Netflix has 74 million subscribers in the US and Canada. Its typical user is a woman who lives in the US suburbs and has some or no college education. The average user is also more likely to identify as liberal or a moderate, not republican. See more stories on Insider's business page. Netflix is arguably the most ubiquitous streaming service, with 74 million subscribers in North America.It appeals to viewers of all walks of life, but...
Tags: News, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Netflix, Canada, Streaming, North America, Tech Insider, Bridgerton, Streaming Platforms, Katie Canales


I made more than $1.7 million in a week selling doomsday bunkers. You know who doesn't buy them? Democrats.

Ron Hubbard is the founder and owner of Atlas Survival Shelters. Rob Hubbard/Atlas Survival Shelters Ron Hubbard, 59, is the owner Atlas Survival Shelters, a bunker-building business based in Texas. Hubbard says business is booming among Republican customers since the election of President Biden. This is what his job is like, as told to freelance writer Jenny Powers. See more stories on Insider's business page. This as-told-to essay is based on a transcribed conversation with Ron Hubb...
Tags: Texas, Small Business, Republicans, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Survival, Biden, Times, Nordic, Preppers, Trump, YouTube Channel, Ron Hubbard, Sulphur Springs Texas, Jenny Powers


JOIN OUR LIVE EVENT ON OCTOBER 14: What employers can do to support working parents right now

There are a number of strategies companies can use to support working parents. Al Seib / Los Angeles Times The pandemic created a caregiving crisis and working parents have paid a steep price. At a time when companies are struggling to retain workers, this is no small issue for employers. Join us on October 14 at 1pm ET for a live event around how organizations can support caregivers. See more stories on Insider's business page. The coronavirus pandemic created a caregiving crisis, and...
Tags: Parenting, Parents, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Company Culture, Caregiving, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Webinar, American Airlines, Nordic, Working Parents, Al Seib Los Angeles Times, Rebecca Knight, Adrienne Schneider, Camille GroupKarsten Vagner


I'm a former Goldman Sachs analyst who raised over $8.5 million for my fashion startup. Here's how I realized finance wasn't for me.

Meg He is the cofounder of fashion startup ADAY. Bridget Badore Meg He, 33, is the cofounder of ADAY, a fashion brand that creates sustainable professional workwear. After leaving a career in finance and venture capitalism, He started ADAY with former Goldman Sachs coworker Nina Faulhaber. This is what running her business is like, as told to freelance writer Claire Turrell. See more stories on Insider's business page. I've always had an entrepreneurial spirit and liked to set myse...
Tags: Fashion, UK, New York, Finance, US, Careers, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Startup, Italy, Portugal, Retail, Goldman Sachs


The 5 fail-safe ways to impress your team when starting a remote role

It can be harder to build relationships when working from home. FreshSplash/Getty Remote working is very different from in-person if you haven't worked at the company before. Starting a new job remotely can be challenging as workers adapt to building relationships online. From organizing online catch-ups to learning the company culture, you can make the process easier. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Remote work is on the rise and so many more people have to jo...
Tags: Google, Work From Home, UK, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Working From Home, Pwc, Muse, New Job, Remote Working, Nordic, Brown, Art Markman


How to use LinkedIn hashtags and resume keywords to apply for remote work

Just one in 10 companies expects all their staff to return to the office after the pandemic. Manish Rajput/SOPA Images When looking for remote jobs, it's important to tailor your résumé and cover letter accordingly. Highlighting any previous remote work or related soft skills such as Zoom could go a long way. Optimizing your LinkedIn profile and using the relevant hashtags will catch recruiters' attention. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Remote work might ha...
Tags: Google, UK, Resume, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Remote Work, Google Docs, Job Search, Salesforce, CV, Video Conferencing, Nordic, Remote workers


A study of 61,000 Microsoft employees suggests remote work is bad for communication between different teams

Remote workers can pose "insider threats" to companies, not always intentionally. Justin Paget/Getty Images Fully remote workers communicate less with people outside their team, a study suggests. They are also slower to engage new starters, the study found. Researchers analyzed the habits of 61,000 Microsoft staff before and after they switched to remote working. See more stories on Insider's business page. People working from home in the pandemic spoke less frequently with colleagues...
Tags: UK, News, Microsoft, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Research, University, Working From Home, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Jamie Dimon, Hybrid, Stephen Jones, Berkeley Haas


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


Why experts say you shouldn't wear orange to an interview

Recruiters recommend neutral tones - but orange can be associated with unprofessionalism. Tom Werner / Getty Images Recruiters use job interviews to see whether a candidate is the right fit for a company. Your teamwork skills, the way you speak, and the clothes you wear will be closely assessed. Recruiters recommend neutral tones - but orange can be associated with unprofessionalism. See more stories on Insider's business page. When interviewing, recruiters pay close attention to vario...
Tags: UK, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Job Interviews, Job Interview, Nordic, Job Seekers, Job Applications, Don, CareerBuilder, Interview Tips, Job Seeker, Job Application, Interview Advice


The 14 key ways to prepare for before, during, and after a job interview in 2021

Delmaine Donson / Getty Images It's obvious that the more prepared you are for an interview, the likelier you are to get the job. There are things you should bear in mind for post-interview too, however. Experts suggest you need to know the difference between listening and active listening. See more stories on Insider's business page. While job interviews are a great opportunity to move your life in a different direction, to work for someone new, to get back in the market, or push...
Tags: Jobs, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Job Search, Remote Jobs, Nordic, Job Searching, Don, Tech Insider, BI General Contributors, Qayyah Moynihan, InsiderAsia, Translation Team


From edible algae packaging to olive pit bioplastic, here's how 7 startups are fighting plastic pollution

Notpla is also working on algae packaging to replace cardboard boxes, which they're already testing in London with Just Eat. Getty Images It's estimated that by 2040, 1.3 billion tons of plastic will flood the Earth's oceans and land. Among the main culprits in plastic garbage are single-use plastics like bottles and wrappers. Here are seven biodegradable, compostable, and edible packaging solutions companies have designed. See more stories on Insider's business page. Singl...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Design, London, Enterprise, Life, Environment, International, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Investing, Markets, Sustainability, Spain


AI tools that companies use to scan resumes are stopping 27 million people finding new jobs, a Harvard report says

A man hands his resume to an employer at the 25th annual Central Florida Employment Council Job Fair at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images 27 million "hidden workers" in the US are being filtered out of job applications by automated tech, a report says. Their skills are regularly overlooked by the AI-driven hiring practices many employers rely on. Groups that are disproportionately overlooked include caregivers and immigrants, according to ...
Tags: Florida, News, Germany, US, Careers, Employment, Trends, Strategy, Harvard, Recruitment, Vacancies, UK US, Stephen Jones, Harvard Business School, Paul Hennessy, COVID


A creepy virtual influencer looks so human, her skin changes with her surroundings

Instagram Ayayi is a non-human influencer that looks just like a real person. Her skin texture changes depending on the lighting and surroundings, just as a real person's would. She's already starting to work with brands like Guerlain. See more stories on Insider's business page. For some time now, companies have been creating their own virtual influencers.It is what it says on the tin - an animation in human form, developed either to promote a company's own products or to...
Tags: UK, Science, Design, Style, Instagram, Life, China, International, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Inventions, Innovation, Retail, Chanel, Nordic


5 simple ways to honor and improve your mental health, according to a psychotherapist

Setting aside time to care for your mental health is key for your long-term wellbeing. Luis Alvarez/ Amy Morin is an author, psychotherapist, and host of The Verywell Mind Podcast. She says it's important to prioritize working on your mental health as much as your physical health. Small exercises, like planning a fun activity each week or performing an act of kindness, can make a big difference. See more stories on Insider's business page. Many of us take steps to care for our ph...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Advice, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Mental Health, Nordic, Amy Morin, Verywell Mind, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019, Amy Morin Courtesy of Amy Morin, Luis Alvarez Amy Morin


There are just 4 essential skills to add to your resume to find remote work in 2021

New skills are needed to work efficiently with remote teams and to be as productive as possible. Kilito Chan/Getty Images Finding a job this year is a very different ballgame from what it was pre-pandemic. Digitization has accelerated, tech is more advanced, and remote work is more common. Here are the skills job advice blog Infoempleo says you need to include on your resume to find work. See more stories on Insider's business page. If you're looking for work, finding a job this ye...
Tags: UK, Jobs, Digital, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Job Search, Remote Jobs, Nordic, Job Searching, BI General Contributors, Strategy Contributors, International Contributors, Qayyah Moynihan


Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said he secretly lived in Argentina for a month after reading 'The 4-Hour Workweek' by Tim Ferriss

Wales cofounded Wikipedia in 2001. Getty Wikipedia cofounder Jimmy Wales appeared on The Tim Ferriss Show podcast. He was asked for book recommendations, and said that he moved to Argentina after reading Ferriss'. He didn't specify when, but said that no one knew he was there. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jimmy Wales, cofounder of Wikipedia, revealed he secretly moved to Argentina for a month after reading Tim Ferriss's book "The 4-Hour Workweek."Wales, a fu...
Tags: Productivity, Books, New York, Milan, Wales, Wikipedia, Careers, Success, Trends, Strategy, Korea, Argentina, Jimmy Wales, Buenos Aires, Founders, Tim Ferriss


Pinterest and Yahoo are giving staff a day off to avoid burnout

Pinterest's HQ. Smith Collection/Gado / Contributor via Getty Pinterest and Yahoo gave staff a global day off on Friday. They a join firms like Nike, Bumble, and LinkedIn in announcing plans to combat burnout. Staff took to social media to celebrate the news. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pinterest and Yahoo are the latest companies to give staff paid time off to unwind and alleviate symptoms of burnout.Pinterest said in a post on its own Pinterest page that all of i...
Tags: Verizon, Pinterest, Yahoo, Australia, US, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Nike, Aol, New Zealand, Burnout, Apollo, Mckinsey


Pinterest is giving staff a day off to avoid burnout

Pinterest's HQ. Smith Collection/Gado / Contributor via Getty Pinterest gave all its staff a day off on Friday. It joins firms like Nike, Bumble, and LinkedIn in giving employees bonus time off to combat burnout. Yahoo also gave staffers a day off to celebrate the firm's acquisition by private equity firm Apollo. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pinterest is the latest company to give staff paid time off to unwind and alleviate symptoms of burnout.The image-sharing ...
Tags: Verizon, Pinterest, Yahoo, US, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Nike, Aol, Burnout, Mckinsey, Stephen Jones, Dukes, Pinterest Pinterest


How 2 psychologists say to use mindfulness to relieve pre and post-interview stress

Mindfulness is the ability to pay full attention to the present. fizkes/Getty images If you can't relax while waiting for results after interviews or exams, a mindfulness hack may help. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs found success in mindful meditation after a trip to India. Psychologists say mindfulness makes it easier to deal with nerve-wracking waits. See more stories on Insider's business page. The post-interview period can be a particularly worrisome and stressful time.A hundred ...
Tags: Apple, Health, UK, Education, Steve Jobs, Life, India, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Stress, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Anxiety, Getty


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


The 3 worst habits that are making you burn out, according to a psychologist

"Our way of working demands energy and it's unnecessarily draining," said Leons. Maskot/Getty Images Ulrika Leons says our daily habits in and out the office put us at serious risk of burning out. There are some surprising activities that can up your risk of feeling tired, low, and stressed out. Some include reading or watching a movie when we get home to engaging too much with our coworkers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Every now and then, when health care psychol...
Tags: Psychology, UK, Science, Life, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Work Life Balance, Stress, Mental Health, Burnout, Nordic, Leons, BI General Contributors, Strategy Contributors


The 5 habits ruining your efficiency and productivity while working from home

You need to have your work hours and spare time organized in advance. Getty Images / Marco Geber More and more companies are working towards remote and hybrid work models. While working from home has its perks, bad habits can take a toll on your concentration. Creating schedules and a quiet workspace are just two ways to ensure you work efficiently. See more stories on Insider's business page. Working from home can take a lot of discipline - from the bed and the TV to just taking a qui...
Tags: Google, Productivity, UK, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Work Life Balance, Efficiency, Working From Home, Bad Habits, Nordic, Tech Insider, Mark McLaughlin, Laura Mae Martin, BI General Contributors


Amazon is offering some staff a $69 weekly bonus for showing up on time

The marketplace giant will start offering some UK workers a bonus if they reach 100% attendance. Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images Amazon is set to pay UK warehouse workers a £50 ($69) bonus if they turn up on time for work. At least 2 sites in Northern England will pay the weekly bonus, the BBC reported. The company said the reward was in order to support demand for the summer and festive seasons. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon...
Tags: Amazon, UK, England, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Tesco, Bbc, Bonus, Canada, Recruitment, Kpmg, Northern England, Durham, Arla


The number of bosses saying they plan to downsize their office space has dropped from last year. It's a sign that hybrid working is set be a long-term trend.

The physical office is here to stay. 10'000 Hours/Getty Images The number of CEOs planning to cut office space has decreased from last year, a KPMG study found. Instead they're favoring increased flexibility, according to KPMG's latest CEO Outlook survey. KPMG also found more than half of CEOs are looking to increase investment in shared office space. See more stories on Insider's business page. Many CEOs of some of the world's largest companies are reconsidering thei...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, News, Office, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Future Of Work, Remote Work, Ceo, Canada, Hsbc, Deloitte, Kpmg, Hybrid, WPP


Experts say Apple is 'on very dangerous grounds' for blocking employees from talking about wages on Slack while allowing topics like dogs and foosball

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Apple shut down a Slack channel that employees created to talk about their pay at the company. It did so despite allowing channels like #fun-dogs slip past its rule against non-work-related topics. Experts say Apple "shot itself in the foot" if it enforced its policy inconsistently. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple banned a Slack channel that employees created to discuss their compensation at the company, and experts t...
Tags: Apple, News, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Tim Cook, Workers Rights, Slack, Clark, NLRA, Sean Gallup Getty, ANNE CLARK, Tech Insider, Krokidas, Bluestein, Duke University School of Law


The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, the Theranos founder who is now on trial for fraud

Elizabeth Holmes leaves after a hearing at a federal court in San Jose, California, on July 17, 2019. Reuters/Stephen Lam Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford at 19 to start Theranos, and grew its value to $9 billion. Later, technology flaws were exposed, and Theranos and Holmes were charged with "massive fraud." Jury selection for Holmes' fraud trial began Tuesday. She could face up to 20 years in prison. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In 2014, blood-test...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Hbo, New York, Science, Instagram, Abc, California, Steve Jobs, Washington, Cbs News, Finance, Stanford, China, Singapore, US


The 4 essential skills to put on your resume to find remote work in 2021

New skills are needed to work efficiently with remote teams and to be as productive as possible. Kilito Chan/Getty Images Finding a job this year is a very different ballgame from what it was pre-pandemic. Digitization has accelerated, tech is more advanced, and remote work is more common. Here are the skills job advice blog Infoempleo says you need to include on your resume to find work. See more stories on Insider's business page. If you're looking for work, finding a job this ye...
Tags: UK, Jobs, Digital, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Job Search, Remote Jobs, Nordic, Job Searching, BI General Contributors, Strategy Contributors, International Contributors, Qayyah Moynihan


Your brain is wired to be prejudiced towards strangers, but there's a way to trick yourself out of it

We're naturally wired to be prejudiced, even if it is subconscious. Getty Images / Jose Luis Pelaez Inc When faced with new or unfamiliar things, we can often feel negative or critical. This is common when meeting new people, even if we're unaware of it happening. Listing a person's positive traits can be effective in curtailing the phenomenon, psychologists say. See more stories on Insider's business page. When confronted with something we're not familiar with, we can ...
Tags: Psychology, Europe, UK, Science, Life, Africa, Trends, Strategy, Prejudice, Discrimination, Bias, Alves, Biases, Rawpixel, BI General Contributors, Qayyah Moynihan



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