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The wild life of billionaire Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who eats one meal a day, evangelizes about bitcoin, and had to defend his company in front of Congress

Jack Dorsey onstage at a bitcoin convention on June 4, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jack Dorsey cofounded Twitter in 2006, and the company has made him a billionaire. He is famous for his unusual life of luxury, including a daily fasting routine and regular ice baths. Dorsey holds two CEO jobs at Twitter and his payment company Square. Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories. From fighting armies of bots to quashing rumors about sending his beard hair to ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, Twitter, New York Post, Japan, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Obama, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, Life, Senate, White House


Jeff Bezos just traveled to the edge of space. Here are 13 things you probably didn't know about the Amazon founder.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos launched 62 miles above Earth aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Tuesday. You might not know that Bezos almost named Amazon "Cadabra." In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. His mother, Jacklyn Bezos, gave birth to him when she was a teenager. Jeff Bezos in 1997. Paul Souders/Getty Images ...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Jay Leno, Washington, Life, Wall Street, New York City, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Features, Billionaires, Holland, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Fast Company


Jeff Bezos launches to the edge of space today. Here are 13 things you probably didn't know about the Amazon founder.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos will launch to space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket at 9 a.m. ET. You might not know that Bezos almost named Amazon "Cadabra." In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. His mother, Jacklyn Bezos, gave birth to him when she was a teenager. Jeff Bezos in 1997. Paul Souders/Getty Images Accord...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Jay Leno, Washington, Life, Wall Street, New York City, Trends, Cnn, Features, Getty Images, Billionaires, Holland, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Fast Company


McDonald's franchises are offering emergency childcare as a draw for fast-food workers

A cashier working behind the counter at McDonalds in Fort Pierce. Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images McDonald's owners are extending employee benefits to include emergency childcare and tuition. It follows a poll of current employees' compensation preferences, according to the Wall Street Journal. A lack of affordable childcare is a barrier for many American workers. See more stories on Insider's business page. McDonald's franchise owners are set t...
Tags: Washington, US, Careers, Trends, Employee Benefits, Retail, Mcdonald's, Mcdonalds, Wall Street Journal, Mckinsey, McDonald, Stephen Jones, Labor Shortage, Getty Images McDonald, Wall Street Journal Insider, Wall Street Journal Additional


Podcast #719: The Surprising Pessimism of America’s Founding Fathers

When Americans think about their country’s Founding Fathers, they tend to think of them as cool and competent figures, who were supremely confident in the superiority and longevity of the republican government they had created. But my guest says that nearly all the founders experienced great internal and external conflict in conjunction with the new government, and came to be greatly pessimistic about the future of the democratic experiment they had helped birth. His name is Dennis C. Rasmuss...
Tags: Washington, Life, America, John Adams, Character, Dennis, Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Jefferson, James Madison, Knowledge of Men, Dennis C Rasmussen, George Washington Alexander Hamilton John Adams, John Adams Why Adams, Washington Arnold


Sky-high California rents persuaded a tech exec to live in her $25K secondhand van and work remotely from national parks. Take a look at her new nomadic life.

Tech worker Erica Horn is working remotely from her van as she travels across the Southwest. Erica Horn Erica Horn bought a used Mercedes Sprinter for $25,000 and added a kitchen, bathroom, and two beds. Horn works has worked remotely from beautiful locations in Arizona, California, and Utah. Horn has no plans to return to the "vicious cycle" of renting in San Francisco. See more stories on Insider's business page. A 33-year-old tech worker who ditched sky-high San Francisco rents f...
Tags: Transportation, Utah, California, Washington, Oregon, Life, Office, San Francisco, Trends, Remote Work, Mercedes, Mapbox, Southwest, Van, Horn, Mercedes Sprinter


The 4 best whitening toothpastes of 2021, according to dentists

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Whitening toothpaste helps remove surface stains from teeth. We spoke to 4 dentists on what to look for in a whitening toothpaste that won't hurt your teeth or gums. Our top choice, Colgate Total SF, is effective, ADA-approved, and budget-friendly. Whether you're a coffee addict, ex-smoker, or just want to polish your smile a little brighter, virtually everyone wants whiter teeth. There are all kinds of intensive options available, from whitening strip...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Washington, Trends, Features, Toothpaste, Beauty, Buying Guide, Manhattan, Ada, Teeth, Grooming, Cadillac, Tom, Don, American Dental Association


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


Here's the most disproportionately popular job in every state

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Tags: Florida, Maps, New York, Minnesota, Maryland, California, Washington, Mexico, Kentucky, Oregon, Virginia, Massachusetts, US, Careers, Employment, Trends


Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, have weathered a tabloid scandal, family drama, and a possibly even a hack by foreign operatives. Here's where their relationship began and everything that's happened since.

Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez. Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Contributor Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez were publicly outed as a couple in January 2019. Since then they have both finalized their divorces and embarked on a whirlwind romance. Bezos has announced that he'll step down as Amazon CEO in the third quarter. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been a turbulent two years for Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez.In January 2019, the bombs...
Tags: Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, New York Post, Hollywood, California, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Relationships, India, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Spain, Features, Fox


Meet billionaire investor Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of the late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs who spends much of her $21 billion on charity and says her kids won't inherit the fortune

Laurene Powell Jobs. Steve Jennings/Getty Images Laurene Powell Jobs more than the widow of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. She's also a powerful impact investor and philanthropist with a net worth of $21.7 billion. Powell Jobs hosts elaborate Halloween shows at her Silicon Valley home and owns a $110 million yacht. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Laurene Powell Jobs is much more than just Steve Jobs' widow. The 57-year-old billionaire is a formidable presence i...
Tags: Apple, Google, Florida, Education, California, Washington Post, Steve Jobs, Washington, Life, Finance, Stanford, Disney, US, Careers, San Francisco, Trends


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


Bill Gates' controversies could help Melinda during - and after - the split. Divorce and PR experts say Bill's 'guilt window' and gaining public sympathy give her the upper hand.

Ted S. Warren/AP Experts in PR and divorce said Melinda French Gates benefits from recent news about Bill Gates. Various outlets reported Bill Gates had made women at Microsoft feel uncomfortable at work. The news can provide Melinda more public sympathy, and might help her when negotiating a settlement. See more stories on Insider's business page. Experts say Melinda French Gates is winning the public opinion battle after announcing her divorce from Bill after 27 years of marriage.A...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Washington, Life, Trends, Wealth, Divorce, United States, Billionaires, Bill Gates, Ibm, Watson, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The New York Times, Bill, Jeff Bezos


‘Raising a child without a village is doable – but lonely’: readers on the highs and lows of having a lockdown baby

Bringing a baby into the world can be tough at the best of times, and the pandemic has been far from that. Readers reflect on the pain and joy of new parenthoodI got pregnant right before lockdown in March 2020. I found pregnancy tough – for 14 weeks, I had morning sickness that felt like a constant hangover, and a lot of chronic fatigue throughout. Being able to work from home (and sometimes from my bed) allowed me to keep on top of things and remain as productive as usual. I can’t imagine havi...
Tags: Family, Washington, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Parents and parenting, Childbirth, Coronavirus


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


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


Bill Gates is America's biggest owner of private farmland, and his 242,000 acres could be split in his divorce

Bill and Melinda Gates. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Bill Gates owns more private farmland in the US than anyone else, an analysis by The Land Report found. His 242,000 acres of farmland stretch across 18 states from Washington to Florida, according to the report. The land could be split between the Microsoft founder and his wife Melinda Gates after their divorce. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Bill Gates owns 242,000 acres of ...
Tags: Asia, Business, Florida, News, Microsoft, Washington, Life, Finance, Africa, US, America, Trends, Wealth, United States, Arkansas, Bill Gates


Amanda Gorman says she has declined around $17m in deals since inauguration

The American poet will grace Vogue’s May issue and spoke about being conscious of ‘taking commissions that speak to’ herAmanda Gorman, the 23-year-old American poet who drew widespread acclaim for her reading at Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration, has revealed she has turned down millions in endorsements because the companies do not “speak to” her.The poet signed with IMG Models days after her high-profile Washington appearance and told Vogue that she had since said no to “around” $17m worth ...
Tags: Fashion, Washington, Life and style, Joe Biden, US news, Vogue, Poet Laureate, IMG, Gorman, Amanda Gorman


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


55 influential business and leadership books that can instantly boost your management skills

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Reading is a common denominator among successful people in business.New information and perspectives help us grow smarter, more innovative, and more resilient over time.Below, you'll find 55 of the most influential business books ever - including memoirs and psychology books.If you want to be successful, you should read about 500 pages per day. Or, that's what you ma...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Books, Arianna Huffington, Steve Jobs, Washington, Finance, Careers, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Strategy, Tesla


Brigadier Furdoon “Duck” Mehta: Obituary

Brigadier Furdoon “Duck” Mehta, the Royal Indian Artillery officer who survived a bullet passing through his cap and later became military attache in Washington, has passed away on his 101st birthday on March3. Cut to March 1944: flying a single-seater Auster over the Bm1nese jungle while direct­ing artillery fire, Captain “Duck” Mehta always had to dodge the flak and the bullets. Having taken off before dawn one morning to locate Japanese gm1 positions in the Shan Hills, and seeing nothing, he ...
Tags: UK, England, London, Wales, Washington, Life, India, Britain, Military, Pakistan, British Army, The Times, Army, Burma, Cornwall, Raf


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


Fox news anchor Martha MacCallum on her daily routine and how she balances her personal life with being on TV every day

Martha MacCallum is the anchor of Fox News' "The Story with Martha MacCallum." FOX News Martha MacCallum a TV news anchor based in New York who leads Fox News' "The Story with Martha MacCallum." She spends each day plugged into the news, preps her show with a team of producers, and gets home around 5 p.m. for family time. Here's what her job is like, as told to freelance writer Nick Dauk. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As a TV news anchor, my workday rarely plays o...
Tags: New York, Media, Washington, Time, Careers, America, Trends, Fox, Broadway, Square, Fox News, Midtown, Fox Business, Nordic, Newsroom, Trump


The 10 Best Biographies of American Presidents

In 2017, I embarked on a project of reading a biography of every American president. Forty-five men and over 25,000 pages later, I finally finished just before Joe Biden assumed the helm. It wasn’t an easy task, and certainly sometimes dull (especially through long parts of the 1800s), but always intriguing and unendingly fascinating.  As with all biographies, the books were full of life lessons. Though these presidents attained the highest office in the land, they also dealt with obstacles ...
Tags: Books, Texas, Washington, Life, Senate, America, Travel & leisure, Joe Biden, United States, Washington Dc, Winston Churchill, Manchester, South America, Lincoln, John, Jfk


Let's Get Acquainted: Sucreabeille + US Giveaway!

Sucreabeille (French for "sugar bee") is a vegan and cruelty-free indie perfume, body, and hair care brand based out of Washington state in the United States. Andrea Fender has been running Sucreabeille since April of 2018. No longer "just a dupe" company, all of the creations are now original works, and she has also instituted a regular podcast and an indie marketplace. One of the things ... Read full article: Let's Get Acquainted: Sucreabeille + US Giveaway! from Fragrantica Perfumes and Col...
Tags: Fashion, Washington, Fragrantica Perfumes, Sucreabeille US Giveaway, United States Andrea Fender


Billionaires like Ray Dalio and Sergey Brin are opening family offices in Singapore, lured by the city-state's ample incentives and low taxes

Google cofounder Sergey Brin. Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images Singapore is attracting billionaires who are setting up new branches of their family offices. Singapore has famously low taxes and offers incentives to set up family offices. It's lured Google's Sergey Brin, hedge-funder Ray Dalio, and vacuum-cleaner magnate James Dyson. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Singapore is becoming a hub for billionaires looking to set up new branches of their family offices thanks ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Washington, Life, Singapore, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, James Dyson, Dyson, Sundar Pichai, Eduardo Saverin, Page, Alphabet Google


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


Amazon's Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, have weathered a tabloid scandal, possible interference from a foreign government, and now, Bezos stepping down as CEO. Here's where their relationship began and everything that's happened since.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez. Simon Stacpoole/Offside / Contributor Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez were publicly outed as a couple in January 2019. Since then, they have both finalized their divorces and embarked on a whirlwind romance. Now, Bezos has announced that he'll step down as Amazon CEO in the third quarter. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been a turbulent two years for Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez. In...
Tags: Amazon, New York Post, Hollywood, California, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Relationships, India, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Spain, Features, Fox, Culture


Jeff Bezos is stepping down as Amazon CEO. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.56 trillion company and became the world's richest person.

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. David Ryder/Getty Images After 27 years, Jeff Bezos announced he is stepping down as CEO of Amazon on Tuesday. Bezos launched Amazon in 1995. The company has since grown to one of the most valuable, powerful companies on the planet with a market value of $1.56 trillion.  Bezos has gone from a New York hedge-funder to the richest man in the world, but in the process, he's weathered a high-profile divorce and hacking scandal, faced antitrust scrutiny from l...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Germany, India, New York City, US, America


How to Write a Love Letter

Editor’s note:  This article was originally published in 2009. We’ve updated it. We’ve previously discussed the idea that every man should strive to be a romantic lover, and how the date is one of a man’s best tools for wooing a lady. A man’s other major tool in the romance department is the love letter. As long as love (and writing utensils) has existed, so has the love letter. It has been the go-to way for millions of men throughout history to confess or reiterate their feelings of love for a...
Tags: Marriage, Washington, Life, Women, Communication, Dating, Rob, Sarah, Edgar, Sullivan, Letter Writing, Relationships & Family, Little Willie, Sullivan Ballou, Ken Burn, 30 Days to a Better Man



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