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The 16 best beach hotels in the US for ocean views, gorgeous pools, and beachside dining

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. The Diplomat Beach Resort Beachfront hotels are coveted stays with access to sandy shores, gorgeous views, and water sports. We found the best beach hotels in the US, from Hawaii and California to Florida and Maine. Keep in mind that summer is the peak season for many beach areas and hotel prices tend to increase. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Summer is here and the urge to travel is at an all-tim...
Tags: Florida, Hollywood, Instagram, California, Cdc, Oregon, US, Trends, Georgia, Atlantic, Maine, Hawaii, Portland, Manhattan, Miami, Harry

Messaging social network IRL hits unicorn status with SoftBank-led $170M Series C

Social calendar app IRL has been busy building a messaging-based social network, or what founder and CEO Abraham Shafi calls a “WeChat of the West.” Following its pandemic-fueled growth and further push into the social networking space with group chat and other features, IRL is today announcing a sizable $170 million Series C growth round, led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2. The fundraise also mints IRL as a new unicorn with a $1.17 billion valuation. Besides SoftBank, new investor Dragoneer also p...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Social Networks, California, Softbank, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, United States, WeChat, Twitch, Social Network

The 9 best yoga mats of 2021, according to yoga teachers

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Practicing yoga on the same mat creates a familiar, relaxing space anywhere we set it down. As a yoga teacher, I find the best yoga mats offer stability, non-slip grip, and joint cushioning. Our top pick, the Rumi Earth Sun, is eco-friendly, well-cushioned, durable, and absorbs sweat. If you're looking to try out yoga, you'll need a mat. But if you're wanting to cultivate a regular practice, it's important to think very carefully about which yo...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Amazon, Utah, Instagram, Fitness, California, India, Trends, Best, Features, Yoga, Buying Guide, Ashtanga, Mumbai, Cork

I needed more than my second Moderna shot to be ready for this OnlyFans orgy

Alina Ratuska surrounded by performers dressed in their kinky bunny looks. Courtesy of the Kinky Rabbit Club The Kinky Rabbit Club has emerged as one of L.A's most exclusive sex parties as Hot Vax Summer roars to a start. The club's founder partners with sex workers who post exclusive content from the party on their OnlyFans accounts. Journalist Heather Hauswirth donned a green and gold speckled catsuit to see what it was like. See more stories on Insider's business page. A cr...
Tags: Instagram, California, Sex, Los Angeles, Trends, Party, Hollywood Hills, Jimmy Hendrix, Sex & Relationships, OnlyFans, COVID, News-freelancer, Alina Ratuska, Kinky Rabbit Club The Kinky Rabbit Club, Heather Hauswirth, Kinky Rabbit

Where to find Juneteenth events, June 19, in the greater Los Angeles area

  Free strawberry soda punch and red treats during a Juneteenth Celebration Rally presented by CRE8 the Change at the Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Recreation Center in Sherman Oaks, Friday June 19, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Juneteenth, June 19, is a Black American holiday to remember the day when word finally came in 1865 to slaves in Galveston, Texas, that slavery had been ended by President Abraham Lincoln’s Jan. 1, 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. The annual ce...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, Sydney, Ventura County, Social Justice, Black, Santa Barbara, Gazelle, Ventura, Dominique Morisseau

Festival Pass: Boots in the Park, a new Inglewood venue and Morrissey’s ‘Cruel’ return

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. We’re less than a week away from California loosening coronavirus restrictions. As of June 15, live music can start to come back in a big way. The first big event on our calendar is Boots in the Park, which returns to the SilverLakes complex in Norco on June 19. Reporter Kelli Skye Fadroski talked to the promoter about bringing back a big event as well as t...
Tags: Apple, Instagram, California, Beck, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Park, Things To Do, Soccer, New Zealand, Music Festivals, Coachella, Prince, Pasadena, Morrissey

19 of the best tree-house rentals in the US, including perches with ocean views, ziplines, and indoor hammocks

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb This summer, travelers are continuing to prioritize rentals in remote areas ensconced in nature. According to Airbnb's CEO, unique stays like tree houses are especially popular. We found the best tree-house rentals in the US for a cozy stay perched among the branches. While travel is picking up in a big way thanks to vaccine rollouts, early summer travel trends show that vacationers contin...
Tags: Utah, New York, Texas, Instagram, Colorado, California, Cdc, Montana, Washington, Oregon, US, Trends, Georgia, New Hampshire, Maine, Wisconsin

Capitol riot attendee argued she was allowed inside the building on January 6 because she looked up the hours online and it said it was open

Screenshots taken from open source video that show Baez in the Capitol crypt on January 6. Department of Justice A California woman was arrested and charged in connection to the Capitol riot on Friday in Alabama. Stephanie Baez boasted about her attendance on her Instagram during and after the insurrection, prosecutors allege. She told authorities she was allowed to be in the building because she previously confirmed online that the Capitol would be open. See more stories on Insider's...
Tags: Politics, Instagram, California, Alabama, America, Trends, Fbi, George Orwell, Washington Dc, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Capitol, Ryan J Reilly, California Department of Motor Vehicle

Instant coffee is a billion-dollar market with a bad reputation. A startup backed by Meghan Markle is on a quest to usher in a new era.

Hannah Mendoza Courtesy of Hannah Mendoza Hannah Mendoza, 29, is the cofounder of the instant latte company Clevr Blends. The brand counts Meghan Markle as an investor, and Oprah as a fan. To Insider, Mendoza talks about her entrepreneurial beginnings and launching her company. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Hannah Mendoza was nine years old, she had an idea: a smoothie bar for kids. She set up shop in her home economics class and organized a group of classmates t...
Tags: Japan, London, Instagram, California, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Brooklyn, Emma Watson, Oprah, Fortune, Mendoza, Markle, MEGHAN MARKLE, University of California Santa Barbra

#SpotLAX2021 Is Coming: What You Need To Know

Summer is unofficially here, and that can only mean that our annual #SpotLAX2021 event is right around the corner! This year, the event will be held Friday September 17 through Sunday September 19. Once again, this weekend also coincides with Cranky Flier’s annual Cranky Dorkfest on Saturday morning at 11am. Best of all, most events are FREE! Photo by Heather Abbott With the ongoing pandemic, there is always the chance that we may have to cancel/change events. We suggest that you book with ...
Tags: Instagram, California, Cdc, La, Events, Spotlight, Aviation, Dslr, Boeing, Lockheed, Lax, Brett Snyder, Palmdale, California Science Center, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Santa Monica Airport

Parents demand social media giants boot online drug peddlers

The Instagram accounts belonged to “fentanyl_top” and “mass_chemical_drugs” — the 21st century cyber street corners teens visit when looking for an escape, a high, a party. Alexander Neville (Courtesy Neville family) Amy Neville found those via her smart, curious, 14-year-old son Alex’s account after his death. He bought what he thought was oxycontin from an online dealer and died in his Aliso Viejo bedroom after ingesting what turned out to be fentanyl — a cheap synthetic opioid up to 100 ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Florida, New York, News, Instagram, California, Oregon, Sport, Snapchat, Public Health, Soccer, Ohio, Riverside County, MMA, Alex

National Hamburger Day 2021 is Friday, May 28 — here’s how to get money-saving deals

National Hamburger Day falls on Friday, May 28, making it an interesting way to lean into the holiday weekend. A lot of fast food chains are sitting out this event, but Pepsi Cola has a promotion that it says will include all brands. The soft drink company says it will treat customers to a free beverage if they post a photo of themselves with a Pepsi and with a burger purchased on Friday from any fast food chain on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #BetterWithPepsi. They can also...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Fast Food, Rubio, Los Angeles County, Facebook Twitter, Pepsi, Inland Empire, Redlands, Pepsi Cola, Del Taco, Top Stories LADN

17 party-ready Airbnbs in the US for a bachelorette trip, including Napa, Miami, Nashville, and more

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Airbnbs allow bachelorette parties to stay together and often offer elevated amenities for groups. We found the best Airbnbs for bachelorette parties of varying sizes, from 6 to 16 guests. These standout stays for soon-to-be brides are in a range of popular locations from Miami to Vegas. With vaccination efforts well underway, many brides are eager to get back to celebrating their upcoming nupti...
Tags: Hollywood, Instagram, California, Cdc, US, Trends, Dolly Parton, Marilyn Monroe, New Orleans, Miami, Nashville, Airbnb, Las Vegas, Napa, Ryan Gosling, Sonoma

The 29-year-old founder whose brand is backed by Meghan Markle explains how she tailored her company to what next-gen coffee drinkers want

Hannah Mendoza Courtesy of Hannah Mendoza Hannah Mendoza, 29, is the cofounder of the instant latte company Clevr Blends. The brand counts Meghan Markle as an investor, and Oprah as a fan. To Insider, Mendoza talks about her entrepreneurial beginnings and launching her company. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Hannah Mendoza was nine years old, she had an idea: a smoothie bar for kids. She set up shop in her home economics class and organized a group of classmates t...
Tags: Japan, London, Instagram, California, India, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Brooklyn, Emma Watson, Oprah, Fortune, Mendoza, Markle, MEGHAN MARKLE

B Corps are businesses committed to using their profit for good - these 16 make products we love

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. United by Blue B Corps are businesses graded on their efforts to create an inclusive, sustainable economy. These companies treat "good business" as an idea that includes both profit and purpose. Below, we rounded up the B Corps we love shopping at most, including Patagonia, Allbirds, and Prose. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky As history can attest, well-meaning government and nonprofits aren't ...
Tags: Reviews, New York, Instagram, Etsy, California, US, San Francisco, Trends, Sustainability, Eu, Earth, Canada, United States, Charitable Giving, B-Corp, B Corporation

Marvel actor Blondy Baruti, who starred in 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2,' launched BePerk, a social network designed to give people more control

Marvel actor and BePerk CEO Blondy Baruti. Bobby Quillard Marvel actor Blondy Baruti has launched BePerk, a social network aimed at giving users control. Baruti spoke with Insider about designing the app. "I believe in this, so I invested everything that I made in the last four years," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Back in 2017, Marvel actor Blondy Baruti was watching a few model friends post on social media, hungry for likes and followers, when he decided ther...
Tags: Social, Hollywood, London, Instagram, Congress, Abc, California, Marvel, US, Actors, Los Angeles, Trends, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Instagram Facebook, Tech Insider

Mark Zuckerberg's existential product crisis

Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech, including:Facebook's product painsTech VCs "go direct"Amazon's "hire to fire" system Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign up here. This week: Mark Zuckerberg's existential product crisis Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Steve Jobs famously said Apple makes products that consumers don't know they want. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Enterprise, Media, Instagram, California, Germany, Advertising, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Newsletter

Bill Gates spotted for the first time since his split from Melinda in an Instagram picture with his daughter Jennifer

Bill Gates and Jennifer Gates attend Global Champions Tour of Monaco at Port de Hercule in Monte-Carlo, Monaco, on June 30, 2018. fotopress/Getty Images Bill Gates appeared on his daughter Jennifer's Instagram story on Thursday evening. The picture is the first of the billionaire since announcing his divorce to his wife, Melinda Gates. "Nothing better than quality time with family members," Jennifer, 25, captioned the image. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill Gates a...
Tags: Family, News, Instagram, California, Trends, Divorce, Bill Gates, News UK, Monaco, People Magazine, Melinda Gates, Gates, Jennifer, Melinda, Jeffrey Epstein, Monte Carlo Monaco

Trump Spawned a New Group of Mega-Donors Who Now Hold Sway Over the GOP’s Future

This story first appeared at ProPublica on May 6. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Wesley Barnett was just as surprised as anyone to learn from news reports that the Jan. 6 Trump rally that turned into a violent assault on the U.S. Capitol was funded by Julia Jenkins Fancelli, an heiress to the fortune of the popular Publix supermarket chain. But Barnett had extra cause for be...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, New York, News, Instagram, California, Washington Post, Montana, Washington, White House, China, Russia, Alabama, America, Spain, European Union

The man arrested after repeatedly misusing Tesla's Autopilot is a notorious Instagram wealth troll

25-year-old Param Sharma. YouTube via KTVU Fox 2 San Francisco The man who was recently arrested for back-seat driving a Tesla is a notorious Instagram wealth troll. Param Sharma has built a following from flaunting luxury items while trash-talking. After getting out of jail on reckless driving charges, he arrived for an interview in the back seat of a new Tesla. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The 25-year-old man arrested for riding in the back seat of a Tesla Mode...
Tags: Transportation, Instagram, California, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Reddit, California Highway Patrol, Self-driving Cars, CHP, Consumer Reports, Tesla Motors, Autonomous Car, Tesla Model, Sharma, KTVU Fox

10 of the best affordable hotels in LA for an A-list stay without the 5-star price

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. LA has some of the world's best hotels, from 5-star splurges to budget chains and chic boutiques. Expensive options are common, but so are budget-friendly alternatives, even in posh neighborhoods. Our list of affordable hotels starts under $250 for hotels that seem like they should cost far more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Along with the seemingly endless sprawl from the be...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Instagram, California, Cdc, Washington, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Chicago, Beverly Hills, 101, Tripadvisor, Disneyland, Hollywood Walk Of Fame

44 Attorneys General Urge Facebook To Stop Plans For An Instagram For Kids

(CNN/CBS13) – Facebook’s plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13 continue to get backlash. On Monday, 44 attorneys general, including Rob Bonta in California, signed a letter addressed to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to scrap plans for an Instagram intended for younger users, citing mental health and privacy concerns. The letter comes less than a month after child safety groups and Congress expressed similar concerns. “Use of social media can be detrim...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Florida, Politics, Technology, News, Instagram, Congress, California, Cnn, Gop, Zuckerberg, Boston Children s Hospital, Congressional, Consumer

Plastic-free and low-waste startups say they saw a massive spike in sales throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

Blueland's products. Blueland. Companies that prioritize low-waste or zero plastic use boomed alongside single-use plastics during COVID-19. Blueland, a green cleaning products maker, grew 800% year-over-year during COVID-19. These eco-friendly companies predict this growth will continue. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The demand for single-use plastic-based products like takeout containers has skyrocketed throughout the coronavirus pandemic, but as this plasti...
Tags: Instagram, California, US, Trends, Sustainability, Bbc, Usps, Cameron, B Corp, Retail, Cbs, Starbucks, Zero Waste, Humankind, Bushell, Max Cameron

10 Things in Politics: The Instagram account behind DC's best gossip

Good morning, and May the Fourth be with you. Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:A very DC diversion is this anonymous Instagram accountBill and Melinda Gates are ending their 27-year marriageRep. Liz Cheney is in hot water with some fellow Republicans, againOne thing to look out for today...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Obama, California, US, Newsletter, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Ronald Reagan, House, New York Times, Bill Gates

Inside the turbulent personal life of Elon Musk, who's been divorced three times, dated Hollywood stars, and now has a 1-year-old baby with musician Grimes

Grimes, left, and Elon Musk attend the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in May 2018. Charles Sykes/AP Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has had a headline-grabbing personal life over the years. He has five sons from his first marriage and has been divorced three times. These days, Musk is dating the musician Grimes - the couple had a baby together last spring. See more stories on Insider's business page. In 2010, Elon Musk said he would "rather stick a fork in my ...
Tags: Transportation, Family, Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Texas, Families, Marriage, Instagram, California, Relationships, Time, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Tesla

Introducing Six New (in)courage Contributors!

Can Christmas in April be a thing? Because today sure feels like it. We are like giddy sisters jumping out of our skin in excitement to share with you the gift of six new (in)courage writers! (Cue poppers and twinkle lights!) For quite a while, we’ve felt like it was time to widen the circle and ask more women to pile into the (in)courage living room. We picture this virtual living room full of couches, overstuffed chairs, comfy floor pillows — a place where we can always scooch over to make mor...
Tags: New York, Texas, Instagram, California, Massachusetts, India, Inspiration, Los Angeles, Chicago, United States, Food Network, Middle East, Community, Manhattan, Silicon Valley, Jesus

Mark Zuckerberg says he smeared himself in sunscreen as a disguise to avoid paparazzi. He failed, and the photo went viral.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Charles Platiau/Reuters Mark Zuckerberg has once again addressed the photo of him surfing with tons of sunscreen on his face. He said in an Instagram Live chat Wednesday that he was trying to disguise himself from paparazzi. "That is just way too much sunscreen. No one needs to be wearing that much sunscreen," Zuckerberg said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday described why he was photographed surfing in Hawaii with ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, California, Trends, Hawaii, Facebook Live, Zuckerberg, Elizabeth, Facebook CEO, Adam Mosseri, Kate Duffy, Mrs Doubtfire New York Post

Garcetti aims to give thousands to COVID-stung businesses. Owners call it ‘a drop in the bucket’

Camila Perry, paints tables as she gets ready to open an outdoor patio at The North End, a Hollywood bar she owns with two other women, as Los Angeles County moves to the less-restrictive orange tier on Monday, April 5, 2021. Bars that do not serve food will be able to reopen only patios in this latest wave of eased restrictions. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) In his annual State of the City speech, Mayor Eric Garcetti suggested multiple programs to speed up economi...
Tags: Hollywood, Instagram, Congress, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Biden, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Don, Los Angeles County, Perry, LA County, Garcetti, WalletHub

Facebook, Gucci Team Up to File Suit vs. Alleged Counterfeiter

Facebook and Gucci joined forces to file a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, against an alleged counterfeiter. The two companies accused the defendant--Natalia Kokhtenko of Moscow--of using multiple accounts on Facebook and Instagram to sell fake Gucci products. The two companies wrote in their complaint, "Since at least April 2020...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, California, Advertising, Moscow, Gucci, Social Pro Daily, U S District Court Northern District, Fashion & Apparel, Facebook Gucci, Natalia Kokhtenko

"'Vibe' as slang, referring to an aura or feeling, emerged in the sixties, in California, and gave the word its enduring hippie associations."

"The underground paper Berkeley Barb made frequent use of it as early as 1965. The following year, the Beach Boys hit 'Good Vibrations' exposed the slang to broader audiences.... In some ways, the rise of digital life allowed for a vibe revival....  Whereas Instagram’s main form is the composed tableau, captured in a single still image or unedited video, TikTok’s is the collection of real-world observations, strung together in a filmic montage....  TikTok’s technology makes it easy to crop vid...
Tags: Coffee, Instagram, Law, California, Montana, Angels, Beach Boys, Sufjan Stevens, Norman, Paying Attention, Slang, Lsd, Tom Wolfe, Ken Kesey, Ann Althouse, Interior Decoration

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