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From Martha Washington to Melania Trump: 250 years of first lady portraiture

Portraits of presidents’ wives have evolved with the role, and although it remains highly gendered, a new exhibition aims to celebrate their contribution and to ‘rectify the absences of women in US history’Bess Truman, US first lady from 1945 until 1953, has not become the sort of historical figure people quote on Instagram. “A woman’s public role is to sit beside her husband, be silent, and be sure her hat is on straight,” she said, even though, behind the scenes, she was nicknamed “the Boss” a...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, US, Life and style, Culture, US politics, Art and design, Exhibitions, Melania Trump, Truman, Martha Washington


'The equals of Klee and Matisse' – the Alabama quilt-makers who shook America

They made quilts to keep the cold at bay. And their bold creations ended up being hailed as masterpieces – the visual equivalent of jazz and blues, tokens of solace and defiance in tragic timesLoretta Pettway Bennett remembers well the moment everything changed for her tight-knit, rural community. The 20th century was drawing to a close. She was in her late 30s, living with her husband and sons on the site of an old cotton plantation on a deep bend in the Alabama River. Any spare time she could ...
Tags: Art, US, Alabama, America, Life and style, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Craft, Matisse, Boykin, Alabama River, Klee, Pettway Bennett


Ruzbeh Bacha: In Conversation with CEO of CityFALCON

What is the business and how did it start? Back in 2014 I was investing and found it impossible to easily gather data on the market. I knew there were solutions for this, but they were not cheap. They still aren’t. Few people can afford up to £2000 a month to trade or invest their own portfolios. I wanted to change that, and so CityFALCON was born. I learned more about coding and knew automation and APIs were the keys to bringing down costs and still tackling all the content that was out t...
Tags: UK, Life, Finance, US, SSO, Ruzbeh Bacha, Ilana Koffman


Maybelline Color Sensational Ultimatte Slim Lipstick for Spring 2021

Maybelline Color Sensational Ultimatte Slim Lipstick is a new slim matte lipstick that’s launching for Spring 2021 in ten shade selections. There’s some tiny itty bitty part of me that’s keeping my fingers crossed that these are as brilliant as Bare Minerals BarePro Longwear Lipstick. Who’s a fan of those? They are so lightweight, so comfortable to wear, and have such crazy pigmentation! Love, love that formula! Maybe Maybelline will create some affordable dupe for them! Color Sensational Ul...
Tags: US, Walmart, Beauty, Maybelline, Spring Collections 2021, BuyLittle London Cosmetic Tower


Glittering photos show how the White House has celebrated Christmas through the years

First lady Melania Trump walks past the 2019 White House Christmas decorations. Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks December means homes across America are decking the halls, and the nation's most famous address is no exception. The White House has been decorated every December since John and Abigail Adams held the first White House Christmas party in 1800. The decorations have only gotten more elaborate with time. These photos show how White House Christmases of years past compare ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Life, White House, Christmas, US, America, West Virginia, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Ap, History


How Far Should You Go to Save a Few Bucks?

Here’s a life-saving tip for you – if you don’t want to die, don’t let your eyeglasses snap in half while you drive. And yes, this happened to me the other day. I drove my kids to school and my glasses just fell apart while I was still behind the wheel. The good news is that there were no damages and I still managed to hold my glasses up enough for me to see clearly and drive home safely. The bad news is that I now need a new pair of glasses. I joked to my wife that I could theoretically just t...
Tags: Saving Money, Marketing, US, Lifestyle, Investing, United States, Frugality, Long Term Investing


November linkfest

It’s Word of the Year season, and two British dictionaries are leading the pack. Collins picked lockdown – a word we threw around here in the US but never experienced the way they did in the UK and elsewhere. (A friend of mine is literally confined to her London apartment after spending a month in France: she can’t go outdoors at all.) And Oxford Languages, publisher of the Oxford dictionaries, chose a phenomenon instead of a single word: the impact of the COVID-19 on language. “What struck the...
Tags: Apple, Art, Fashion, UK, London, Writing, Steve Jobs, France, Advertising, US, San Francisco, Urban, Bloomberg, New York Times, Oxford, Linguistics


Three Magnificent Diamonds

We all know that it is quite possible to spend anywhere from one to three months’ worth of salary on a diamond engagement ring – but how much are the really fabulous stones valued at? Let us take a look at three of the world’s biggest and best diamonds. The Cullinan Diamond(s) Named for the owner of the mine where it was found, it was during a routine inspection that supervisor Frederick Wells spotted something gleaming out at him from the rock face. Removed from its stony home, the diamond p...
Tags: Jewelry, Fashion, UK, London, India, US, Afghanistan, Taliban, Mother, Cullinan, Antwerp, Noor, India Pakistan, Smithsonian Museum, Asscher, French Blue


Team Pointy, Round or Square

This week’s poll is about footwear toe boxes, and whether you prefer pointy, round, or square toe boxes. All square toes count, including snip toes, round square toes, or very square toes. Almond toes can be pointy or round, depending on the shape.  I like and wear all the toe box shapes, as long as the shoes are refined. My dressier shoes are pointy-toe with some snip toe and round square toe in the mix. My extensive collection of non-athletic sneakers are round toe and almond toe. But as an ‘8...
Tags: Fashion, US, Team X Team Y


Industries like healthcare, tech, and education are poised to add a lot of high-paying jobs in the next decade. We found how to break into those fields.

Software developer is one of the best jobs of the future. Maskot/Getty Images Business Insider recently found 30 high-paying jobs that were poised for strong growth based on employment projections for between 2019 and 2029 and median wages in 2019. The occupations at the top of our list fall into five main industries, all of which require different education, certifications, and skills. We took an in-depth look at the various paths to getting into these industries, according to career expe...
Tags: Jobs, Education, Future, US, Careers, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Healthcare, Teaser, Southern California, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, BLS, Labor Department, Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS, Banuelos


How to change or cancel flights during the pandemic

Thomas Pallini/Business Insider A surge in COVID-19 cases across the US is encouraging would-be travelers to cancel their holiday flights. Four major US airlines have eliminated change and cancel fees permanently, while others have travel waivers to make it easier to cancel when plans change. Most airlines won't offer a refund, however, unless a flight is canceled or there is a schedule change, so flyers should be strategic when they cancel.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Mexico, Life, Planes, US, Trends, Flight, Alaska, Delta, Aviation, South America, Credit, Airlines, United


JOIN US NEXT WEEK: Elite recruiters from The Carlyle Group, Apollo, and Bain Capital will break down how to get hired in private equity

Odyssey Search Partners; The Carlyle Group; Bain Capital; Apollo Global Management; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Landing a job in the ultra-competitive world of private-equity is a challenge, even for the most prepared candidates.That's only been complicated by a chaotic and unpredictable 2020, in which the private-equity hiring timeline has been upended by the coronavirus pandemic, and the traditional rites of recruiting — coffee-chats, gatherings with headhunters, and fierce superdays —...
Tags: Students, Finance, US, Careers, Trends, Recruiting, Private Equity, Teaser, Bain Capital, Carlyle Group, Apollo Global Management, Samantha Lee, Reed Alexander, Carlyle Group Apollo, Odyssey Search Partners, James Cherubim


I'm a 45-year-old IKEA worker who travels to people's homes to help them build their furniture. I love my job — this is what it's like.

Gerard Danks has worked for IKEA for over 4 years. Gerald Danks Gerard Danks is a 45-year-old IKEA worker in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  He's worked for IKEA for over four years and is currently employed as a quality support specialist, doing home deliveries and assembling furniture for customers.  During the pandemic, Danks never stopped working, and says he spends six hours on average driving products to customers' homes across Amsterdam.  This is his story, as told to freelance writer ...
Tags: Work, UK, US, Careers, Trends, Customer Service, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Ikea, Nordic, Danks, Personal Essay, Almere, Delivery Driver, Meira Gebel, COVID-19


How to fight 'Covid fatigue' as America heads for a deadly winter

Polls suggest Americans are exhausted after months of restrictions, so we asked experts for advice on how to convince loved ones to stay safe ahead of the holidaysFatigue with pandemic restrictions has hit many Americans at a time when it’s more important than ever that people take the virus seriously and stay home.While the US contends with a huge surge in cases and record hospitalizations, federal inaction has forced local officials to adopt their own rules and messaging, creating a patchwork ...
Tags: Thanksgiving, Christmas, US, America, Life and style, US news, Coronavirus


How Joe Biden went from being a kid from Scranton to a six-term Senator, VP, and now the President-elect

Joe Biden has long straddled the line between presenting himself as an accomplished, career politician and a cool, down-to-earth dad. Mark Makela/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden turns 78 years old on Friday, November 20.  Biden, who served as US senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009 and then former President Obama's vice-president from 2009 to 2017, ran for president three times before winning the Democratic nomination. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on November 20, 1942, to a us...
Tags: Politics, England, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Minneapolis, Obama, Congress, California, Washington Post, Life, Senate, White House, Iraq, US, Barack Obama


How to change or cancel flights as the pandemic and travel restrictions cripple the airline industry's nascent recovery

Airline passengers reconsidering their holiday plans can take advantage of new policies offered by most major airlines. MARTIN SYLVEST/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP/Getty A surge in COVID-19 cases across the US is encouraging would-be travelers to cancel their holiday flights. Four major US airlines have eliminated change and cancel fees permanently, while others have travel waivers to make it easier to cancel when plans change. Most airlines won't offer a refund, however, unless a flight is canceled...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Mexico, Life, Planes, US, Trends, Flight, Alaska, Delta, Aviation, South America, Credit, Airlines, United


'A thrill of subtle subversion': New Zealand MPs share their love of thrifting

Aotearoa MPs are notorious for their love of ‘op-shopping’, and have offered advice to their US counterparts on the joy of buying second-handAfter the US election, congresswoman Cori Bush kicked off a conversation on Twitter about the high cost of acquiring a professional work wardrobe for Washington, saying she was heading to a secondhand shop to stock up.“The reality of being a regular person going to Congress is that it’s really expensive to get the business clothes I need for the Hill. So I’...
Tags: Fashion, Congress, Washington, US, Life and style, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Cori Bush, New Zealand politics


Link Love: Sartorial Inspiration from TV Shows

For anyone who has ever admired the style of a character in their favourite movie or TV shows: “How (and Why) We Became Obsessed With Dressing Like Our Favourite TV Characters.” If you’d like to buy an outfit you spotted on a show, then Shop Your TV — a website with upwards of 500 shows with wardrobe archives that have allowed users to shop clothes episode by episode — is an interesting resource. The Guardian recently started a TV style icons of 2020 series, celebrating “the small-screen stars w...
Tags: Fashion, Wales, US, Prince Charles, Link Love, La Belle Demimondaine, Christie Ressel, Runcarla, Nuancedream, UmmLila Fashintern


Map of the soul: how BTS rewrote the western pop rulebook

Contrary to their dismissive framing as manufactured robots, South Korea’s BTS use social media, documentary and storytelling to make themselves into profoundly human starsBTS’s leader RM looks up from under a black baseball cap, then stares back down at his hands. “Doing the promotional interviews, [I kept saying], ‘Music truly transcends every barrier.’ But even while I was saying it I questioned myself if I indeed believe it.”It’s late September, and the rapper is confiding in over one millio...
Tags: South Korea, Music, Reality TV, Television, Media, Celebrity, US, Social Media, Life and style, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Pop and rock, Television & radio, Marketing & PR, Seoul


#FreeBritney: Warum der Popstar „Angst vor ihrem Vater“ hat

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Baron/Shutterstock (10343598mc) Britney Spears ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ film premiere, Arrivals, TCL Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, USA – 22 Jul 2019 Im September stellte sich heraus, dass die #FreeBritney-Bewegung, die große Wellen geschlagen hatte, keine Falschmeldung war. Diese Neuigkeit hat mir beinahe so viel Freude bereitet, wie Britney Spears dabei zuzusehen, wie sie Blumen auf ihrem Balkon malte. In den neuesten Entwicklungen in ihrem juris...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, US, Los Angeles, Britney Spears, Jamie, Tcl, LA Times, Britney, Namen, Wie, Wellen, Los Angeles USA, Zukunft, Balkon


A contraband pair of Levi's were worth up to $500 on Germany's black market during the Cold War because they were an icon of American culture

Levi Strauss 501 jeans. Cash/RDB/ullstein bild via Getty During the Cold War, a pair of Levi's jeans represented the American spirit to thousands of Germans divided by capitalism and socialism.  Levi's were banned from Soviet-occupied East Germany, yet teens wore them anyway.  The jeans became a symbol of freedom and youth culture throughout the 70s and 80s.  To hear the full story, subscribe for free to Business Insider's podcast, "Brought to You By ..." Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
Tags: Fashion, Washington Post, France, Germany, Berlin Wall, Berlin, US, San Francisco, Trends, West, Vogue, Retail, Getty, Levi's, Levi Strauss, Levi


How Fair Harbor, one of fashion's fastest-growing sustainable brands, hit record sales during the pandemic

(L) Jake and his sister (R) Caroline. Fair Harbor Jake Danehy, 26, and his sister Caroline, 23, are the founders of Fair Harbor, a sustainable brand that turns recycled water bottles into clothing.  Last year, the duo was honored for their work in fashion and sustainability with a spot on the coveted Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Jake and Caroline previously spoke to Business Insider about how they spent the past five years scaling their business to become a popular — and profitable — sustainab...
Tags: Fashion, Small Business, China, Southeast Asia, New York City, US, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Sustainability, Retail, Business Insider, Forbes, Millennial, Soho, Jake


I'm a chess grandmaster who's made over $280,000 from esports tournaments. As the highest-rated blitz player in the world, I spend up to 7 hours a day playing chess online.

Hikaru Nakamura is a professional esports athlete and champion chess player. TSM Hikaru Nakamura is a 32-year-old esports athlete based in Los Angeles, California. He is the first chess player to join the esports team TSM (formerly Team SoloMid). According to Esports Earnings, Nakamura has made over $281,000 in winnings from online chess tournaments in 2020. At 15, Nakamura became the youngest American to win the title of chess Grandmaster, and competed worldwide as a professional chess pl...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Instagram, California, US, Careers, Trends, Netflix, Mario Kart, Esports, WNBA, Chess, Nordic, Los Angeles California, Eric Rosen, Nakamura


Harry Styles wore a dress on the cover of Vogue – and US rightwingers lost it

The magazine made history by featuring the musician as its first-ever male cover star – but prominent conservatives voiced disapproval over what he was wearingOn Friday, storied fashion publication US Vogue made history by featuring British pop singer (and former One Direction heartthrob) Harry Styles as its first-ever male cover star.The cover immediately sparked passionate conversations around masculinity and gendered dressing: Styles dons a voluminous periwinkle blue gown paired with a black ...
Tags: Fashion, US, Life and style, Vogue, Harry Styles, Dresses, US Vogue, Gucci Continue


Huda Beauty Gold Obsessions Palette for Holiday 2020

Huda Beauty Gold Obsessions Palette launched today at cultbeauty.com! I grabbed this up as soon as I saw it as I’m a fan of the Obsessions Palettes. This is exclusive to Cult Beauty for the Holiday 2020 season. Cult Beauty does ship to the US and shipping is free on orders of $50. I’m happy to say this is a pretty unique shade range in the Obsessions Palette range! The nine gold shade are come in matte and metallic finishes with shimmery toppers as well that have fine champagne shimmer. The...
Tags: US, Beauty, Ulta, Holiday Collections 2020, Huda Beauty Gold Obsessions Palette, Tarte Maybelline Benefit Cosmetics


My Ulta Sales Picks and Recommendations

Ulta is having a massive Holiday Sale at the moment. For the next three days you can save up to 50% off or more on many, many brands. I dunno what Ulta has planned for Black Friday but I’d say shop some of these items now as there are some really, really good deals. I broke down some of my personal picks for you! Some I own and love and others I want to try out for myself. Don’t forget to use SALE20 to get $10 off any $60 order! Here’s some Ulta Sales Picks and Recommendations to grab up t...
Tags: US, Beauty, Korea, Ariel, Don, Revlon, Maybelline, Ulta, Banila Co, EcoTools, Steals and Deals, All MAC, Free Maybelline, Ecotools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo, Too Cool For School Egg, UOMA


I'm a flight instructor in Las Vegas, where clients rent private planes for up to $1,000 an hour. Business is booming as people are coming out of the woodwork wanting to learn to fly.

Carl May has been a pilot and flight instructor for nearly two decades. Carl May Carl May is a 38-year-old flight instructor and director of flight operations for All In Aviation in Las Vegas. He's been teaching and flying planes around the US for 17 years. Despite the ongoing pandemic, business for All In Aviation has boomed this year, and May has nearly doubled his staff of flight instructors since April. He typically sees several clients a day for three- to four-hour flight lessons on p...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Planes, US, Careers, Trends, Tennessee, Arizona, Las Vegas, Airlines, Air Force, Pilot, Scottsdale, Nordic, Gibson, Cirrus


This memory foam pillow is a hit with everyone I know — it can be customized to support many sleeping positions

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Lauren Savoie/Business Insider The Coop Home Goods Original Pillow can be customized and adjusted based on your usual sleep position — back, side, or stomach.I slept on the Coop Home Goods Original Pillow on my back for several weeks; it was comfortable and supportive, and I loved being able to adjust the fill.I also enlisted a stomach and side sleeper to try the pillow, and one of them likes it so...
Tags: Reviews, Life, US, Trends, Bedroom, Pillows, Coop, Coop Home Goods, Greenguard Gold, IP Graphics, Product Card, Insider Picks 2020, IP Reviews, Lauren Savoie, Saatva Pillow, Coop Original Pillow


The 15 countries that are best at attracting talent

Switzerland ranked at the top of IMD's World Talent Ranking. Prisma by Dukas/Getty Images Switzerland is the best country at attracting and retaining talent, according to a new ranking that looks at 63 economies.  The IMD World Competitiveness Center released its annual World Talent Ranking, as first reported by CNBC.  The US placed below many European countries that took over the top spots; the US ranked 15th.  The following are the 15 countries that are best at attracting talent, acc...
Tags: Hong Kong, Sweden, Germany, Singapore, US, Careers, Trends, Workers, Features, Austria, Canada, United States, Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland, Denmark


Kamala Harris hat es geschafft!

Während wir Trumps Niederlage feiern, ist es wichtig, einen weiteren wichtigen Meilenstein zu würdigen, der die Geschichte der Vereinigten Staaten mit Sicherheit verändern wird: Kamala Harris wurde als erste Frau, erste Schwarze und erste Amerikanerin mit indisch-jamaikanischen Wurzeln in das US-Vizepräsidentschaftsamt gewählt.  In den Vereinigten Staaten hat noch keine Frau zuvor als Präsidentin oder Vizepräsidentin gedient. Die Anzahl der weiblichen Kandidaten im Rennen um das Präside...
Tags: Fashion, Music, US, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Sarah Palin, HARRIS, Namen, Kamala, Zeiten, Bedeutung, Frau, Eine Frau, Wahl, Klimas, Geraldine Ferraro



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