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The Head of Instagram Agrees To Testify as Congress Probes the App's Effects on Young People

Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, has agreed for the first time to testify before Congress, as bipartisan anger mounts over harms to young people from the app. From a report: Mr. Mosseri is expected to appear before a Senate panel during the week of Dec. 6 as part of a series of hearings on protecting children online, said Senator Richard Blumenthal, who will lead the hearing. Mr. Mosseri's appearance follows hearings this year with Antigone Davis, the global head of safety for Meta, the pare...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Tech, Connecticut, Davis, Meta, Zuckerberg, Richard Blumenthal, Blumenthal, Instagram and Facebook, Commerce Committee, Antigone Davis, Adam Mosseri


90 Day Fiancé: Tania Confirms She's Also On The Single Life With Syngin

Tania Maduro will be joining 90 Day: The Single Life season 2 as a cast member with 90 Day Fiancé husband Syngin Colchester after their split. South African man Syngin first ignited rumors of a messy married life with his cryptic Instagram posts. Soon enough, Syngin was spotted with a new woman from Arizona whom fans thought was his girlfriend. While the 90 Day Fiancé season 7 couple kept TLC viewers confused about their relationship status, Syngin was announced as a cast member for The Single ...
Tags: Instagram, Entertainment, Tech, United States, South Africa, Connecticut, Arizona, Puerto Rico, Hea, Tania, Tania Maduro, Syngin, Jesse Meester, Natalie Mordovtseva Interestingly Tania


90 Day Fiancé: Tom Brooks Shares Instagram Tribute To New Girlfriend

Tom Brooks from 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way posted a new selfie on Instagram with his new girlfriend, Mariah, accompanied by a heartfelt caption. Tom appeared in seasons 3 and 4 of the show. Fans were introduced to self-proclaimed "British Boy" Tom when he appeared on 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days season 3 alongside Connecticut resident and longtime 90 Day Fiancé cast member Darcey Silva. The pair met online after Darcey's split from Amsterdam-based personal trainer Jesse Meester. 90 Day F...
Tags: England, Instagram, Entertainment, Tech, Canada, Connecticut, Amsterdam, Albania, Mariah, Tom, Shannon, Darcey, Tom Brooks, Darcey Silva, Jesse Meester, Stacey Silvia


Senator says Facebook will 'haunt a generation' and blasts Mark Zuckerberg for going sailing during whistleblower hearing

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, left, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) Michael Macor/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images; Ken Cedeno-Pool/Getty Images Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal criticized Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday. Blumenthal said Facebook's inaction on Instagram's effect on teens will "haunt a generation." "Zuckerberg's new policy is no apologies, no admissions, no acknowledgement," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. In...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Trends, Bloomberg, Getty Images, Connecticut, Silicon Valley, Securities And Exchange Commission, Zuckerberg, Richard Blumenthal, San Francisco Chronicle, Duke Ellington


90 Day Fiance: Tania Confirms Breakup & Hints At The Single Life Season 2

Speculation that 90 Day Fiancé couple Tania Maduro and Syngin Colchester are broken up has been confirmed by Tania in her latest Instagram post. For weeks, Syngin was rumored to have a new girlfriend and was reportedly filming the spin-off 90 Day: The Single Life, though both he and Tania had been cryptic in response to questions about their relationship status. Now, fans have a definitive answer following Tania recently revealing the truth about their marriage. Fans have had their doubts abou...
Tags: Instagram, Entertainment, Tech, Connecticut, Tania, Single Life, Tania Maduro, Syngin Colchester, Syngin, Stephanie Matto, Tania Maduro Instagram


A Democratic senator mistook the slang word 'finsta' for one of Facebook's products in a hearing with the company

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation held a hearing on Thursday regarding Facebook's, Instagram, and mental health, spurred on by a Wall Street Journal investigation about what Facebook knows about the impact of Instagram on young users. Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images The Senate Commerce Committee held a Thursday hearing about Facebook, Instagram, and mental health. Sen. Blumental of Connecticut asked if Facebook would "commit to banning Finsta....
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, News, Media, Instagram, Teens, Congress, Trends, Creators, Connecticut, Davis, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Facebook Instagram, Blumenthal


14 cabins, yurts, A-frames, and other unique Hudson Valley Airbnbs we're eyeing for a fall getaway

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Airbnb New York's Hudson Valley is an easy city escape to enjoy nature, quaint towns, and charming shops. We found Hudson Valley cabins, cottages, and barns in Beacon, Hudson, Rhinebeck, and other towns. All Hudson Valley Airbnbs are highly-rated with top-notch amenities and start under $450 per night. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky While ideal in every season, New York's Hudson Valley is ...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, New York, Pinterest, Instagram, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, Maine, Connecticut, Manhattan, Who, Keurig


Timeless Leadership Lessons I Learned from My First Job as a Swim Instructor

THERE’S something about our first jobs that stick with us. They teach us things we didn’t expect to learn and shape the person we become later in our professional lives. This phenomenon happens even when that first job has absolutely nothing to do with the career you ultimately end up pursuing, which is exactly what happened to me. I was 14 when I first started as a lifeguard and swim instructor at my hometown pool in Canton, Connecticut. I got the position despite an awkward first interview: a...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Boston, Connecticut, New Yorker, New England, Leadership Development, Canton Connecticut, Abe Birnbaum, Deb Schoenthaler, Physician Performance LLC, Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network


See how an interior designer hacked a basic Ikea Pax wardrobe into a lush, inky blue walk-in closet

Erin Kestenbaum Ikea offers several storage systems that can be ordered in sizes that fit almost any space. In the hands of a design pro, the basic off-the-shelf style can be transformed into something unique. Here's how one Ikea hacker turned a Pax wardrobe system into a Vogue-worthy walk-in closet. See more stories on Insider's business page. Erin Kestenbaum is an interior designer and photographer based in Connecticut. Erin Kestenbaum Back in 2016, she and her h...
Tags: Amazon, Home, News, Instagram, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, Connecticut, Vogue, Ikea, Retail, Interior Design, Don, Yap, Tech Insider, Ikea PAX


How volunteering at Dodger Stadium during COVID-19 influenced author’s book on Los Angeles

One might assume that Rosecrans Baldwin, author of “Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” and “The Last Kid Left,” is L.A. born-and-raised, given that he shares his first name with the street that runs from Manhattan Beach to Fullerton. He’s not. Baldwin, who was born in Chicago and raised primarily in Connecticut, had only visited the city a handful of times before moving here more than six years ago. “I always choose George as my Starbucks name, because Rosecrans is just asking for pe...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Instagram, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, South Africa, Maine, Connecticut, Paris, San Diego, Tokyo


14 of the best Hudson Valley Airbnbs including cozy cabins, whimsical tree houses, and even a train caboose

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb This summer, many New Yorkers are seeking a close-to-home vacation to enjoy the outdoors. We found Hudson Valley cabins, cottages, and barns in Beacon, Hudson, Rhinebeck, and other towns. All Hudson Valley Airbnbs are highly-rated with top-notch amenities and start under $450 per night. As travel resumes amid the pandemic, many city dwellers continue to seek nature-filled getaways while still pra...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, New York, Instagram, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, Maine, Connecticut, Manhattan, Who, Keurig, Airbnb


Introducing the Troy-Bilt Saturday 6

My recent getaway to Charleston, SC wasn’t simply an escape from the long and cold winter, but the result of an invitation to participate in Troy-Bilt’s Saturday 6 program. I have had very positive experiences with the Troy-Bilt brand so it didn’t take long for me to accept the invitation, join the new Saturday 6 team , and head to South Carolina. Before I share the details about the program I’d like to introduce the other members of the group: ...
Tags: Gardening, London, Instagram, Massachusetts, New York City, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Zealand, Wisconsin, Kim, Middleton, Gardens, South Carolina, Hgtv, Charleston, Facebook Instagram


Douglas Elliman launches agent influencer-assisted ad campaign

The brokerage is launching a new ad campaign starting on Wednesday with the help of its celebrity agents, including Fredrik Eklund, The Altman Brothers and Tracy Tutor.
Tags: Florida, Texas, Instagram, Colorado, California, Massachusetts, Marketing, Radio, Brooklyn, Luxury, Connecticut, Queens, Manhattan, Agent, Vaccine, Hulu


The 7 best online flower delivery services we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Fresh flowers are a thoughtful way to commemorate any occasion - they also make great last-minute gifts.We ordered 27 bouquets from 12 well-known brands and had them delivered to 10 testers all over the country.UrbanStems is our top pick for its quality and options, including plants, dried bouquets, and subscriptions.Whether it be a holiday, a milestone, sympathy, or just because, sending fresh flowers is a thoughtful way to let someone know you're thinking of ...
Tags: Reviews, Instagram, Colorado, California, Washington, Boston, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Gifts, Chicago, Austin, Valentine's Day, Alaska


12 unique Airbnb escapes in New York's Hudson Valley

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb As the pandemic continues, many New Yorkers are seeking a weekend getaway to enjoy nature and escape the city.Airbnb private vacation rentals are ideal for such a trip because they remove interactions with other guests and hotel staff.We found top-rated cabins, cottages, and barns, and highlighted current COVID-19 policies for each.Our picks are found in places like Beacon, Hudson, and Rhine...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, New York, Instagram, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, Maine, Connecticut, Keurig, Airbnb, Kingston, East Coast


The top 10 Golden Visas the ultrawealthy are scrambling to get ahead of the holidays

Senglea marina in Grand Bay, Valetta, Malta. Dado Daniela/Getty Images Astons, an investment immigration and relocation provider, has released its list of the most popular Golden Visas wealthy individuals are looking to obtain this holiday season.  The list includes countries such as Cyprus, Malta, and Jersey, where the minimum cost of investment in order to obtain a Golden Visa can run into the millions.  Many countries have these "Golden Visa programs" — also known as "citizenship by inv...
Tags: Europe, London, Instagram, France, Trends, Eu, Spain, Cyprus, Cnn, Porsche, United Kingdom, New York Times, Connecticut, Bulgaria, Monaco, Jordan


10 things in tech you need to know today

Nick Wass/Associated Press Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.Event alert: Join us Thursday, December 17 at 3 p.m. ET for a panel discussion on how to get hired in VC. Sign up here.Facebook faces a breakup after being hit with double lawsuits. Both lawsuits, from the FTC and 46 states, ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Spacex, Instagram, Microsoft, Ipo, Trends, Connecticut, The Times, Sony, Zappos, Sundar Pichai, Ftc, Nordic, Tony Hsieh


I design $100,000 luxury playrooms for the children of wealthy execs and celebrities. Business is insane right now — here's what my job is like.

Denise Davies (right) and Karri Bowen Poole are the cofounders of Smart D2 Playrooms, pictured here in the foam pit at the Manhattan House playroom project. Smart D2 Playrooms Denise Davies is an interior designer based in Weston, Connecticut and cofounder of Smart D2 Playrooms, a luxury playroom design firm. With cofounder Karri Bowen-Poole, Davies designs and decorates dream playrooms will a focus on creating colorful, open-ended spaces that will inspire kids' self-espression and develop...
Tags: New York, Instagram, New York City, Israel, Trends, Connecticut, Dubai, Hilton, Manhattan, Nicky Hilton, Damien Hirst, Billy, Miami Beach, Brooklyn New York, Davies, Nicky


14 unique Airbnb escapes in New York's Hudson Valley

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb As New York continues phased reopenings following the novel coronavirus, many city dwellers are seeking a weekend getaway to enjoy nature, escape the crowds, and savor fall foliage.Airbnb private vacation rentals are ideal for such a trip because they remove interactions with other guests, which promotes social distancing.We combed Airbnb for cozy listings in New York's Hudson Valley to incl...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, New York, Instagram, West Point, Cdc, New York City, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, Maine, Connecticut, Keurig, Airbnb, Kingston, Nina Simone


TikTok’s Dixie D’Amelio Lands Record Deal, Joining Jennifer Lopez and Saint JHN on HitCo Roster

Dixie D’Amelio has landed a record deal with L.A. Reid’s HitCo Entertainment, joining Jennifer Lopez, Saint JHN, Outkast’s Big Boi and Dinah Jane on the label’s roster. The 18-year-old social media sensation boasts over 15 million followers on Instagram and 33 million followers on TikTok. The Connecticut native is also the older sister of Charli […]
Tags: News, Instagram, Connecticut, Jennifer Lopez, Reid, Charli, SAINT JHN, Dinah Jane, Antonio L.a. Reid, Hitco, Tiktok, Hitco Entertainment, Dixie D'Amelio


Landscape & Nature, Dr. Paul Hetzel’s Second Calling

Dr. Paul Hetzel wasn't always a landscape & nature photographer. He retired from a medical oncology practice in Springfield, MA, and found his second calling. He and I talked about the power of printing one's own photography and how he has found a wonderful group of fellow photographers in the Photo Arts Xchange, an event hosted by Connecticut photographer, Steve Sherman. Another important point that Dr. Hetzel makes in our chat is the importance of looking in one's own backyard for “travel” ph...
Tags: Photography, Podcast, Interviews, Massachusetts, Digital Photography, Connecticut, Sony, Nikon, Landscape Photography, Landscape Photographer, Home Middle Right, Nature Photography, Springfield, Avon Connecticut, Seshu, Springfield MA


The top 19 talent managers and agents for TikTok influencers who are helping build the careers of a new generation of digital stars

TikTok has become the hottest social platform among Generation Z and influencers are using it as a springboard to social-media stardom. Business Insider is recognizing the 19 top talent agencies and management companies that are helping to shape the careers of TikTok stars in 2020. These agents and managers come from a variety of backgrounds, with some having experience working with other social-media creators or Hollywood talent, and others entering the talent management space for the first t...
Tags: Nordstrom, UK, New York, Hollywood, Instagram, Youtube, La, Ben Affleck, Disney, Los Angeles, Trends, Ceo, Bbc, House, Connecticut, Fullscreen


Charli D'Amelio has taken over as TikTok's biggest star. These are the 40 most popular creators on the viral video app

TikTok is one of the most popular social platforms, particularly among Gen Z, where users can watch short-form video clips and create something that could go viral. Some of the most popular creators have millions of followers who watch them lip-sync, dance, and produce comedy skits as they grow into high-profile influencers. These are the 40 most popular TikTok stars, who found fame on the platform and racked millions of followers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The most ...
Tags: Instagram, Youtube, India, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Spain, Atlantic, Britain, Katy Perry, Connecticut, Vine, Starbucks, Houston, Khan, Oklahoma


These are the 38 biggest stars on TikTok, the viral video app teens can't get enough of

TikTok is one of the most popular social platforms, particularly among Gen Z, where users can watch short-form video clips and create something that could go viral. Some of the most popular creators have millions of followers, who watch them lip-sync, dance, and produce comedy skits as they grow into high-profile influencers. These are the 38 most popular TikTok stars, who found fame on the platform and have since each racked up more than 10 million followers. Visit Business Insider's homepage...
Tags: Instagram, Youtube, India, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Spain, Indiana, Snapchat, Atlantic, Britain, Katy Perry, Connecticut, Vine, Starbucks, Houston


Orgadisnization

This morning I am hard at work closing browser windows. I have so many windows and tabs open—there must be more than five hundred—that it's slowing down my browser and/or my computer, and making it difficult to find things. I have more than 5,000 bookmarks already and no time to sort them all and jettison the ones I no longer need or that no longer work, but I'm adding the URLs I need to keep to two new categories of bookmark. The impetus this morning: I started a new post on a browser page and ...
Tags: Photography, Iraq, New York City, Nas, Connecticut, Brazil, Evans, Nikon, Walker Evans, Mustang, Arnold, Peter Wright, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Editing And Portfolios, Michael Johnston, Tom


Free speech roundup

Massachusetts state lawmaker who introduced much-derided bill to criminalize the word “bitch” when directed at another person says he “filed the bill after being asked to do so by a constituent.” [Alex Griswold, Free Beacon] Presidents have long used their power to retaliate against the press. When does the constitution direct or permit the courts to do anything about that? [First Amendment lawyer Robert Corn-Revere for FIRE, part one and part two] After two students shout racial slur loud e...
Tags: Photography, Law, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Connecticut, Hate Speech, Free Speech, First Amendment, University of Connecticut, Adam Steinbaugh, Paul Alan Levy, Michael Dreeben, Robert Corn Revere, Alex Griswold Free Beacon, Eugene Volokh John Elwood, Orin Kerr Volokh


She climbed Everest nine times and set a world record – so why doesn’t she have sponsors?

Lhakpa Sherpa works for minimum wages and currently washes dishes, as she trains for her 10th Everest summit with no endorsement deals, no nutritionist and no trainerLhakpa Sherpa in Talcott Mountain state park in Simsbury, Connecticut, where she hikes to prepare for her 10th summit of Everest in the spring of 2020. Photograph: Kayana Szymczak/The GuardianI reach Lhakpa Sherpa’s West Hartford apartment at noon on an overcast Sunday in Connecticut. She bounds out of the front door, embraces me, a...
Tags: News, Instagram, Mit, United States, Everest, Connecticut, Kathmandu, Skype, Serena Williams, Nima, West Hartford, Sherpa, Kayana Szymczak, Khumbu Icefall, Red Fox, Lhakpa Sherpa


Are cameras shows dead

Are camera shows dead? Is this the end of photography conference and trade shows? In 2019, Sony, ThinkTank Photo and Magmod dropped out of PhotoPlus Expo and 2020, Nikon, Leica, and Olympus dropped out of Photokina. Is that a sign of things to come? For changes in the photography industry? Subscribe Transcription was done by Rev.com’s automated transcription service which means it’s an AI-generated transcript. The transcript may contain spelling, grammar , and other errors, and is not a...
Tags: Photography, Germany, New York City, America, Chicago, Connecticut, Photographers, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Nikon, Canon, Leica, Scott Wyden Kivowitz, MagMod, Trinkle


Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike, WNBPA president, eager to work with Commissioner Cathy Engelbert

PASADENA — A few forthcoming nice-to-meet-yous could mean a lot for the future of professional women’s basketball in America. Nneka Ogwumike and the other members of the Women’s National Basketball Players Association’s Executive Committee will have much to discuss as they get to know Cathy Engelbert. On Wednesday, Engelbert was named WNBA commissioner, the first person to hold that title in the league’s 23-year history. “I’ve heard great things about her and I can’t wait to meet her, really,” s...
Tags: Instagram, Sports, America, Sport, Soccer, Connecticut, Nba, Las Vegas, Detroit Pistons, WNBA, Sparks, Kurt, Cathy Engelbert, Dallas Wings, Seattle Storm, Liz Cambage


Lyman Products Acquires Mark 7 Reloading

Lyman Products Acquires Mark 7 Reloading Middletown, Conn. (Ammoland.com) – Lyman Products is extremely pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Mark 7 Reloading is now a Lyman brand and a part of the Lyman family, which includes Pachmayr, TacStar, A-Zoom, Trius, and Butch's. In order to strengthen and expand upon their already well-respected position within the reloading market, Lyman Products saw a growth opportunity within the reloading space by combining its world-class manufacturi...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Instagram, Guns, US, United States, Connecticut, Mark, Lyman, Butch, Facebook YouTube, Fort Myers Florida, Shooting Industry News, Reloading, Middletown Conn Ammoland, Lyman Products



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