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8 presidents and first family members on what it's like to live in the White House

President Harry S. Truman referred to the White House as a "glamorous prison." Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock Presidents throughout the years have made the White House their home and reflected fondly on their time there long after their terms ended. President Harry S. Truman referred to the White House as a "glamorous prison," but still managed to make it his home through renovations. President Obama made time for family dinners while his family lived in the White House, but also described th...
Tags: Obama, Washington, Life, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Features, United States, Ronald Reagan, President, Presidents, Netherlands, Michelle Obama, John F Kennedy, Annie Leibovitz, John Adams


Podcast #675: The Humble, Narcissistic Leader

Research, not to mention anecdotal observation, shows that a lot of narcissists end up in leadership positions. That’s because the qualities narcissism enlarges into extremes — confidence, assertiveness, a sense of destiny — help people rise to the top. Unfortunately, the same qualities of narcissism that help an individual obtain a leadership position, can prevent them from being effective in that position, and from holding onto it. My guest’s research has uncovered what can be a solution to...
Tags: Podcast, Leadership, Steve Jobs, Washington, Life, George Washington, Brad, Walter Isaacson, A Man's Life, Brad Owens, Brad Brad, Ron Chernow Steve Jobs


13 things you probably didn't know about Jeff Bezos

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who turns 57 on January 12, was born in New Mexico to a teenage mother and father.  Even at a young age, he showed a knack for engineering and inventing. You might not know that Bezos almost named his wildly successful company "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. Jeff Bezos is known as ...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Texas, Jay Leno, Washington, Life, Wall Street, New York City, US, Trends, Cnn, Features, Ted Cruz, Billionaires, Holland, New Mexico


Jeff Bezos just turned 57. 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 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is turning 57 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 lawmakers, and everything in between.  ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Germany, India, New York City, US, America


The Role Connection Plays in a Democracy

Can we embrace the spirit of E Pluribus Unum and move forward in 2021 as people who value connection, cooperation and making progress together toward the common good? Whether your political leanings are toward the left, center or right, whether you identify as a conservative, moderate, progressive or liberal, the political divisiveness and social strife that marked 2020, and were on full display in the troubling events last week in Washington, D.C., underscore the need for cultures of connection...
Tags: Europe, Leadership, Washington, Careers, America, Thomas Jefferson, United States of America, Connection Culture, Intentional Connectors, COVID, John Adams Benjamin Franklin, ElevenPhotographs


From being targeted for robbery to confrontational customers, 4 Amazon delivery drivers talk about what scares them during peak season

Jim Smith is a 55-year-old Amazon driver in Oregon. Jim Smith Business Insider spoke with four drivers who work as contracted Amazon delivery drivers about the dangers they face during the winter months, from navigating dark, rural roads and extreme weather conditions to dealing with difficult customers and package thieves. The delivery drivers we spoke to mentioned heightened safety concerns like fear of being targeted for robberies or even robbed at gunpoint. One driver Business Insider ...
Tags: Amazon, News, Washington, Oregon, Careers, Trends, UPS, Portland, Retail, Drivers, Smith, King, DSP, Independent Contractors, Nordic, Las Vegas Nevada


Inside Blair House, the presidential guest house that's bigger than the White House and known as the 'world's most exclusive hotel'

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush at Blair House on December 4, 2018. Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead Blair House is the presidential guest house, just steps from the White House. People call it the "world's most exclusive hotel" because heads of state, royalty, and presidents-elect stay there as guests of the commander in chief. Blair House was built in the 1820s as a family's home,...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Washington, Life, Senate, White House, Wikipedia, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Spain, Features, Hillary Clinton


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


A history of the 30-year feud between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, whose love-hate relationship spurred the success of Microsoft and Apple

Steve Jobs, left, and Bill Gates. Beck Diefenbach/Reuters; Mike Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs began building their companies right around the same time, and it was a natural catalyst for their rivalry.  While the two founders had periods of civility, at other times, they were at each other's throats.  Jobs insulted Gates' taste and imagination, while Gates once described Jobs as "weirdly flawed as a human being." But...
Tags: Apple, Jobs, Enterprise, Microsoft, Mac, Steve Jobs, Washington, Life, Trends, Tech, Features, Macintosh, Xerox, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Playboy


2020 brought a wave of discrimination and harassment allegations against major companies like Amazon, McDonald's, and Pinterest. These are some of the year's high-profile legal battles.

Jeremy Moeller, Chesnot, and Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements have exploded in recent years, shedding light on systemic racial and gender bias across American society, and in particular, within American workplaces. In 2020, workers spoke publicly in increasing numbers, often by taking their employers to court over pay disparities, harassment and abuse, and toxic company cultures. Major businesses including Google, Amazon, McDonald's, Pinterest, and J...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, News, Pinterest, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Cbs News, Life, Disney, Nbc News, US, Careers


The life of Donald Trump Jr., who once lived out of a truck, didn't speak to his father for a year, and spent 2020 campaigning with his girlfriend

Donald Trump Jr., 42, is President Donald Trump's eldest child. Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post / Getty Donald Trump Jr., eldest son of President Donald Trump, is an executive vice president of the Trump Organization. The 43-year-old, who has five children, has lived the majority of his life in the shadow of his father and younger sister Ivanka, but since his dad became president, his outspoken, anti-political-correct stance has come into its own. While Ivanka and his father...
Tags: Facebook, New York Post, Florida, Politics, Usa, New York, London, News, Abc, Washington Post, Washington, Life, White House, Russia, New York City, America


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, have weathered a tabloid scandal, a lawsuit, and maybe even interference from a foreign government. 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 In January 2019, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez were publicly outed as a couple the same day Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, announced their divorce.   The National Enquirer had been investigating Bezos and Sanchez for months and had obtained leaked photos and texts the couple had sent, including the now-famous message where Bezos called Sanchez "alive girl."  In the 18 months since, bo...
Tags: Amazon, New York Post, Hollywood, California, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Relationships, India, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Spain, Features, Fox, Culture


Astad is gone, but is more alive than ever

‘Astad had the courage to plough a lonely furrow. He made a life of his own, on his own, and created a path-breaking dance style.’ ‘Only a few in the performing arts could do what he did.’‘A classical dancer can fall back on tradition, but Astad created something absolutely new.’ Article by Archana Masih | Rediff IMAGE: Astad Deboo, the legendary dancer who died after a brief illness on the morning of December 10, performs at the Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur. Photograph: Kind courtesy Ritam Banerj...
Tags: Art, Europe, Washington, France, Life, India, Syria, Afghanistan, Paris, Myanmar, Delhi, Mumbai, Damascus, Maya, Afghanistan Syria, Foreign Service


Zu pleite für Weihnachtseinkäufe? Wir hätten da 6 Tipps

Entweder mit Corona oder ohne, ist es jedes Jahr das Gleiche: Zu Beginn der Weihnachtseinkäufe bist du supermotiviert und fröhlich, aber dann wird aus diesen schönen Gefühlen plötzlich ganz schnell Angst und Schrecken. Warum? Weil dein Kontostand aussieht wie ein Laubbaum im Winter: traurig und kahl.Die Adventszeit kann aus vielen Gründen stressig sein, aber so richtig anstrengend wird es erst, wenn du knapp bei Kasse bist. Vielleicht studierst du noch, bist gerade auf Jobsuche oder musst mit e...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Washington, Tipps, Namen, Sommer, Essen, Zeit, Massen, Freund, Kunst, Monat, Geld, Geschenke, Strategie


The life and career of billionaire Oracle cofounder and international playboy Larry Ellison, who just announced he's leaving Silicon Valley for Hawaii

Larry Ellison. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Larry Ellison, the founder and CTO of Oracle, has a net worth of $75.2 billion, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. But Ellison hasn't had the tech world's typical path to success. He dropped out of college twice and didn't become a billionaire until age 49. Over the years, he's built Oracle into a $180 billion behemoth whose former employees have gone on to start companies like Salesforce.  He's also become a lavish spender, owning several h...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Texas, Enterprise, California, Steve Jobs, Washington, Life, White House, US, America, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Features


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


Scandal’s Kerry Washington: ‘My mother’s nightmare was for me to be a starving actress’

She hit the big time playing the high-powered political fixer Olivia Pope. In real life, she has spent years campaigning for Kamala Harris and her fellow Democrats. So what’s someone who lives and breathes politics doing in Ryan Murphy’s musical The Prom?In a rational world, somewhere deep in the Democratic National Committee headquarters, a small staff would be hard at work planning Kerry Washington’s presidential bid. “Washington 2028: Tough on Scandal” or “2032: Ms Kerry Goes to Washington” –...
Tags: Kerry Washington, Film, Washington, Scotland, Life and style, Culture, US television, Ryan Murphy, Kamala Harris, Ray, Democratic National Committee, Olivia Pope


"The Obama staffers are now cutting out the people who got Biden elected. None of these people found the courage to help the VP when he was running and now they are elevating their friends over the Biden people. "

"It’s fucked up.... There’s real doubt about whether they will be taken care of...People are pissed.... I think I’m going to be taken care of but I have not been taken care of yet. I am really interested to find out how you even find out how you got a job in this White House." Said a Biden adviser quoted in  "'People are pissed': Tensions rise amid scramble for Biden jobs/Veterans of the Democratic primary campaign fear they're being squeezed out of plum posts by later arrivals" (Politico).  T...
Tags: Law, Obama, Washington, White House, Careers, Biden, BETO, Bernie, Ann Althouse, Coolness, Warren Even


How Rudy Giuliani went from a respected federal prosecutor and beloved NYC mayor to Trump's bag man

Rudy Giuliani. J Pat Carter/AP Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's attorney, has been at the forefront of the administration's response to several controversies and legal issues. Giuliani was once the widely hailed mayor of America's largest city who lead the country through national tragedy. Recently, Giuliani became a key player in Trump's impeachment inquiry, found himself under federal investigation, and has represented the Trump campaign's unsubstantiated efforts to overturn the r...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, News, Nbc, Washington, Life, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cnn, Features, House


'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


27 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. President Donald Trump broke the presidential tradition when he didn't bring a dog into the White House, saying after two years in office that he would feel "a little phony doing so." President-elect Joe Biden is poised to reset the tradition of dogs in the Executive Mansion with his two German shepherds, one of whom would be the first shelt...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Dogs, Washington Post, Washington, Life, White House, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Bbc, Features, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan


Vice President-elect Kamala Harris comes from a family of lawyers and Stanford graduates. Meet the family.

Kamala Harris with her husband and niece's daughter. Mason Trinca/Getty Images Kamala Harris made history last week when she and Joe Biden became the projected winners of the 2020 US presidential election. Born to immigrant parents from Jamaica and India, Harris is the first Black woman and the first Indian American woman to appear on a Democratic ticket and to become the vice persident-elect. We took a look at Harris' extended family, which has five lawyers and several Stanford gradua...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Obama, California, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Stanford, Senate, India, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles


The Self-Care Routines of 5 American Presidents

In the last several years, talk about the idea of “self-care” — doing things to care for your own mental, emotional, and physical health — has become more and more common. At first, the term felt a little cringey and self-indulgent, something used largely amongst women-focused lifestyle blogs to rationalize booking a spa day and by the wellness industry to sell pampering products. But if self-care has sometimes been overused as a buzzword, its fundamental premise is still quite sound. In any...
Tags: Florida, Obama, Washington, Oregon, Life, White House, America, Hobbies, Ohio, Lincoln, Venice, Kate, Shakespeare, Harry Truman, Fdr, Lucy


The life of Dana Perino: the rare Fox News anchor who's worried about being boring

Dana Perino at Fox News Channel Studios on July 31, 2018 in New York. John Lamparski/Getty Dana Perino, 48, is the host of Fox News' "The Daily Briefing," a commentator on the "The Five," and co-host of the Fox podcast "I'll Tell You What." At age six, Perino told her family that she would one day work in the White House. She studied journalism at graduate school, but after refusing to interview the mother of a murdered 2-year-old child, she decided the profession wasn't for her. Perino tr...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, Politics, England, New York, Isis, Texas, News, Obama, Abc, California, Washington Post, Glenn Beck, Washington, Scotland


From rich kid to first daughter: The life of Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump, 38. Jemal Countess / Getty Images Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's eldest daughter, has lived her life in the public eye. The 39-year-old has been a business executive, runway model, socialite, doting mother, and key advisor in her father's administration. Here's a closer look at her life, career, and time in the White House. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Ivanka Trump has lived her life in the public eye.Born to then real-estate mogul Donald Trump ...
Tags: South Korea, Post, Japan, Politics, New York, News, Entertainment, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Life, White House, Germany, India, New York City


The wild life of billionaire Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who eats one meal a day, has faced attempted oustings, and had to defend his company in front of Congress

Jack Dorsey at the digital fair dmexco in Cologne, Germany, September 13, 2017. Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance via 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, regular ice baths, and a penchant for dating models. Dorsey holds two CEO jobs at Twitter and Square, and managed to avoid being ousted by activist investor Eliott Management in February 2020. On Octo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, Twitter, New York Post, Japan, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Obama, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, Life, Senate, White House


34 photos that show how Halloween has been celebrated at the White House

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hand out Halloween candy to visiting schoolchildren in advance of Halloween at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 28, 2019. Tom Brenner/Reuters Halloween at the White House has been a fun tradition honored by presidential administrations over the past 60 years. It started when First Lady Mamie Eisenhower first decided to decorate the White House for the holiday in 1958. Since then, presidents and first ladies have welcomed ...
Tags: Halloween, Politics, Obama, Washington, Life, White House, Virginia, Holiday, Barack Obama, Trends, Nasa, Features, Washington Dc, Jimmy Carter, Michelle Obama, John F Kennedy


6 free online courses from Ivy League schools to educate yourself on race and America's long history of injustice

These humanities courses will help you understand the history of racial oppression and violence in the US. AP In the wake of protests against racism and ahead of a presidential election, now is an important time for Americans, especially non-Black people, to educate themselves on the history of race and racial oppression in the US. Business Insider found several free online courses on race and white privilege offered by top institutions like Yale University and Stanford University. The cou...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington, Time, Race, US, Careers, America, Trends, Strategy, Joe Biden, Features, Racism, United States, Harvard University, Columbia University


I'm a 55-year-old Amazon driver in Oregon who walks up to 10 miles a day. Prime Day was nothing compared to the pandemic.

Jim Smith. Courtesy of Jim Smith Jim Smith is a 55-year-old Amazon delivery driver based in Northern Oregon.  Smith is a retired corporate manager, and has spent the last four years as a professional photographer for magazines and websites.  With most in-person events cancelled for the foreseeable future thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Smith picked up a job as an Amazon delivery driver at the March for extra income. This is his story, as told to freelance writer Meira Gebel. Visit Busi...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Washington, Oregon, Careers, Trends, Godaddy, New York Times, Portland, Reddit, Smith, Pacific Northwest, DSP, Expedia, Bill Russell, Tech Insider


I'm a professional bridesmaid who charges at least $2,000 per wedding — here's how I went about setting my rates

Jen Glantz is an entrepreneur and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. Jen Glantz Jen Glantz is an entrepreneur and founder of the company Bridesmaid for Hire, for which she works as a professional bridesmaid in the weddings of complete strangers. When she first began her out-of-the-box business, Glantz struggled to figure out how much she should charge clients for her services.After studying the rates of other industry professionals like wedding planners and coordinators, Glantz started off...
Tags: Small Business, Washington, New York City, Careers, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Retail, Bahamas, Bridesmaids, Nordic, Simon, Glantz, Jen Glantz, Service Industry, BI-freelancer



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