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Combat Dry Winter Skin With These 6 WOC-Owned Beauty Brands

When the temperatures drop, my skin tends to get super dry and a little more sensitive than usual, so I like to amp up my beauty routine with some ultra-hydrating skincare products. Here are six products made by women of color-owned brands that I’ve been reaching for nonstop, in case you need a little extra boost in your routine, too.    First up is the Matcha Face Moisturizer created by Priscilla Tsai, founder of the brand Cocokind . This moisturizer is made with a combination of ...
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Millennials are finally catching up in earnings and homeownership, but student debt is keeping the generational wealth gap as vast as ever

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Millennials are catching up to boomers and Gen X in earnings and life events, . But they are still way behind in building wealth, and it has a lot to do with student-loan debt. The generational wealth gap persists, in which millennials hold a sliver of the wealth boomers held at their age. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Are millennials finally catching up to previous generations?A indicates that the answer is yes - at least, in some r...
Tags: US, Trends, Federal Reserve, Fed, Boston College, Chen, Barron, Gen Xers, Hillary Hoffower, Anqi Chen, Center for Retirement Research, Spencer Platt Getty Images Millennials


Stori raises $32.5M in a Lightspeed-led Series B to build Mexico’s credit card for the masses

While credit cards are commonplace in the United States, they are far less ubiquitous in many other countries, particularly those in Latin America. In Mexico in particular, cash remains the dominant method of payment with an estimated 86% of all payments being in the form of cash. But card usage is growing as more people are shopping online than ever before. According to one recent study , Mexico topped the list of the world’s fastest growing e-commerce markets. Meanwhile, only 3...
Tags: Mexico, China, US, Tech, Intel, United States, Mexico City, World Bank, Illinois, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Latin America, Mastercard, Capital One, Lightspeed, Liu, Chen


Exclusive: Chinese Banks, Australia's Macquarie Tiptoe Into Asian Oil Finance Void

By Chen AizhuSINGAPORE (Reuters) - Chinese national banks and Australia's Macquarie Group are quietly filling some of the multi-billion-dollar hole...
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Watch the first-ever video of a Mars landing from NASA's Perseverance rover

In a screengrab from NASA's video, a camera on Perseverance records the jetpack lowering the rover to the Martian ground. NASA NASA's Perseverance rover recorded its own descent to Mars and landing on Thursday. A new video shows Perseverance descending to Mars, a parachute inflating, and a jetpack navigating the rover to landing. No Mars-landing operation has ever been captured on camera before. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA just released unprecedented vi...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Chen, Cape Canaveral Florida, NASA JPL Caltech, NASA NASA, Tech Insider, Mars Landing, Jezero, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Perseverance Mars Rover


YC-backed Taste brings multicourse fine dining into your home

Jeff Chen has a pithy pitch for his new startup Taste: “We made the Instagram of nice food.” In other words, just as Instagram made it easy for regular smartphone users to look like talented photographers, Taste makes it easy for customers to prepare impressive meals at home. That’s because the real preparation is being done by fine-dining restaurants — Chen told me there are 16 Michelin-starred and Michelin-rated restaurants currently on the platform — whose food doesn’t translate easily to a d...
Tags: Google, Food, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Y Combinator, Instagram, New York City, Tech, Netflix, Lexus, Michelin, Yc, Chen, Jeff Chen, Peloton


Suu Kyi hit with new charges as Myanmar crackdown intensifies

Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar — Police in Myanmar filed a new charge against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, her lawyer said Tuesday, in a move that may allow her to be held indefinitely without trial as part of an intensifying crackdown by authorities who seized power in a coup. Suu Kyi, who was deposed and detained in the military takeover on Feb. 1, already faced a charge of illegally possessing walkie-talkies — an apparent attempt to provide a legal veneer for her house arrest. Under the ...
Tags: China, Sport, Beijing, Soccer, United States, Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar, Associated Press, Parliament, Yangon, Central Bank, Mandalay, Buddhist, Yangon Myanmar, Chen, National League for Democracy


Why Te-Ping Chen’s ‘Land of Big Numbers’ announces a blazing new talent

By Ann Levin A Chinese tech company recently made headlines for its use of “smart” cushions in office chairs to monitor its employees’ workplace performance. It’s the kind of creepy surveillance you’d expect in the dystopian fiction of George Saunders — and now, the blazingly talented newcomer Te-Ping Chen. The daughter of Chinese immigrants, Chen is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal who spent several years covering Hong Kong and Beijing for the newspaper. In her debut story collection, “La...
Tags: Hong Kong, Books, China, America, Sport, Beijing, Things To Do, Soccer, David Bowie, Chinese communist party, Wall Street Journal, Southern California, Communist China, Tucson Arizona, George Saunders, Chen


NASA's Perseverance rover is about to attempt a supersonic plunge to Mars, complete with a jetpack landing

An artist's illustration of NASA's Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover is set to land on Mars on Thursday, February 18. Entry, descent, and landing are the trickiest parts of a Mars mission, often called the "seven minutes of terror." To land in the Jezero Crater, Perseverance will use a jetpack and advanced navigation system. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA is about to accomplish an unpreceden...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Alien Life, Mars, Planetary Science, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Chen, Adam Steltzner, NASA JPL Caltech, NASA JPL, Tech Insider, Jezero, Allen Chen


Canada Goose spikes 30% on stronger-than-expected revenue driven by online demand

Edward Berthelot/Getty Images Canada Goose Holdings spiked 30% on stronger-than-expected revenue driven by a rise in online demand.  Shares of the luxury parka maker soared to $45.60 on Thursday, the highest level since 2018. Canada Goose attributed the increase in sales to the online shopping boom brought about by the pandemic, as well as strong demand from Chinese customers. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Shares of Canada Goose Holdings spiked...
Tags: China, Global, Toronto, Trends, Markets, Trading, Stock Market, Chen, Canada Goose, Reuters Europe, Reiss, Dani Reiss, Isabelle Lee, Canada Goose Earnings, Opening Bell Shares of Canada Goose Holdings, Angel Chen


The best vacuum cleaners in 2021

No matter what kind of flooring or carpet you have, you need a good vacuum cleaner to keep them tidy.We like vacuums from Dyson, Shark, and Roborock for their strong suction and long battery life.Read more: The best robot vacuums Depending on how you feel about it, vacuuming can be the most dreaded chore of all, or a therapeutic ridding of all that dust, dirt, and whatever else might be hiding on and within your floors and carpets.We've tested plenty of vacuum cleaners over the years, and we hav...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Home, UK, US, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Appliances, Dyson, Vacuum, Alexa, Chen, Black Decker, S6, Amazon Alexa


The 4 best vacuum cleaners in 2021 for carpet, hardwood, and even pet hair

No matter what kind of flooring or carpet you have, you need a good vacuum cleaner to keep them tidy.We like vacuums from Dyson, Shark, and Roborock for their strong suction and long battery life.Read more: The best robot vacuums Depending on how you feel about it, vacuuming can be the most dreaded chore of all, or a therapeutic ridding of all that dust, dirt, and whatever else might be hiding on and within your floors and carpets.We've tested plenty of vacuum cleaners over the years, and we hav...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Home, UK, US, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Appliances, Dyson, Vacuum, Alexa, Chen, Black Decker, S6, Amazon Alexa


Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 4-11

  Marcellina Akpojotor’s “Rhythm of Evolving Story,” Conversation Series, fabrics, paper, charcoal and acrylic on canvas, 2020, is part of “Orita Meta” exhibit at Rele Gallery in Los Anegles. (Photo courtesy of Rele Gallery)     Take a chance on cultural experiences, Feb. 4-11.   EVENTS   Island Packers – Winter Whale Watching: Spot Pacific gray whales migrating through the Santa Barbara Channel as they journey from Alaska to Baja California. Cruise passengers may also see fin or humpb...
Tags: Facebook, London, Minnesota, California, Youtube, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Glendale, Alaska, Broadway, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Beethoven


MetroMile says a website bug let a hacker obtain driver’s license numbers

Car insurance startup MetroMile said it has fixed a security flaw on its website that allowed a hacker to obtain driver’s license numbers. The San Francisco-based insurance startup disclosed the security breach in its latest 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. MetroMile said a bug in the quote form and application process on the company’s website allowed the hacker to “obtain personal information of certain individuals, including individuals’ driver’s license numbers.” I...
Tags: Security, MetroMile, Uber, Articles, San Francisco, Insurance, Tech, Law Enforcement, Automotive, Security Breaches, Computing, Driver, Executive, Data Security, Startup Company, Computer Security


Forbes: Reverse Mortgages Can Help Seniors Pay Down Debt in Retirement

One often overlooked tactic that seniors can employ when seeking to pay down outstanding debt in retirement is the strategic use of a reverse mortgage loan, one of several options that an older American can use when examining their finances during their post-working years. This is according to contributor Bob Sullivan and editor John Schmidt in a new piece published at Forbes Advisor. In addition to options that include finding an extra income stream; downsizing; and home equity or debt-conso...
Tags: Featured, Retirement, Finance, Forbes, CFP, Chen, John Schmidt, Chris Chen, Bob Sullivan, Insight Financial Strategists in Boston Mass


Taiwan waives Covid quarantine fine for man who was kidnapped

Authorities revoke £2,600 penalty after it emerges debt collectors had abducted him from self-isolationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA Taiwanese man penalised for breaching Covid quarantine regulations has had his fine revoked after it emerged he had been kidnapped by debt collectors.The man, whose surname is Chen, returned from Hong Kong in late October and began his 14 days of mandatory home quarantine at a friend’s home in Nantou county. The next day, however, me...
Tags: Hong Kong, World news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Chen, Nantou, Coronavirus


Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 28-Feb. 4

    Christopher Edwards, No. 142 Forty-Three Coral Canaries (43 pieces) (detail), 2020, is part of the “Making Waves: Ocean Ecology and Craft” exhibit through June 19 at Craft in America Center in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of the artist)     Take a chance on cultural experiences, Jan. 28-Feb. 4.   EVENTS   Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru: Family-friendly dinosaur safari, Jan. 28-29. Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tickets $49 per vehicle (must be purchased online in advance). Check the FAQs section ...
Tags: Facebook, California, Jerusalem, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Richard Louv, Soccer, Glendale, Arizona, Nicole Richie, Beverly Hills, Santa Claus, Jaguar, Michigan, North


Lasing mechanism found in water droplets

As reported in Advanced Photonics, Chen's NTU team recently discovered that when a water droplet interacts with a surface to form a contact angle, the interfacial molecular forces determine the geometry of a droplet resonator. Dramatic mechanical changes at the interface play a significant role in the optical oscillation of droplet resonators.
Tags: Science, Chen, NTU


The search for ancient Martian life will begin in three weeks

Aiming for a precarious and hazard-laden crater next to an ancient riverbed on Mars, NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech will try to land the most sophisticated rover built to-date, Perseverance, hoping to find fossilized clues of ancient life and lay the groundwork for future manned missions to the red planet. The search begins in just three weeks, as scientists and engineers prepare for a Feb. 18 landing — or, rather, they’re preparing the rover to land itself — and hoping it com...
Tags: News, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, Mars, Local News, Jpl, Caltech, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Wallace, Chen, Kennedy Space Center, Farley, Matt Wallace, La Canada Flintridge


40,000+ excess deaths in 2020, and other things we learned from California death data

How deadly was 2020? Newly published mortality data from the California Department of Public Health suggests that over 40,000 more people died in California last year than would have been expected before the coronavirus infected millions of people around the state. The dramatic 15% increase in deaths over the average of the previous three years is significantly more than the nearly 26,000 deaths that state health officials attributed to COVID-19 as of the end of the year. That number will ul...
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Joanne Chen just became the first woman GP at Foundation Capital since founder Kathryn Gould

Joanne Chen just became the second general partner in the history of the now 26-year-old, Silicon Valley venture firm, Foundation Capital. Were she still alive, Foundation’s founder, Kathryn Gould, would undoubtedly cheer the development. Known for her big personality, Gould first met Chen when Chen was an MBA student at the University of Chicago. Gould was recovering from a bout with cancer at the time, and after being introduced to Chen through one of Chen’s professors, she initially advised C...
Tags: Stanford, China, Tech, Cisco, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Montreal, Bell Labs, Foundation Capital, Communist Party, Foundation, Gould, Chen, University of Montreal, Kathryn Gould, Jeffries


Heartstrings of Arcadia’s Eileen Chen tugged by upcoming ‘Letter to an Elder Day’

Good people with big hearts have been making an impact during the coronavirus pandemic. Among them is Eileen Chen of Arcadia, who is community outreach coordinator for Love For Our Elders, a non-profit organization which Feb. 26 will be hosting Letter to an Elder Day, a global effort to encourage writing letters of love and encouragement to elders who are feeling isolated because of COVID-19. “I’m always really close to my grandparents and I know that they’ve been feeling super lonely during thi...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, United Arab Emirates, Community, Biden, Arcadia, Seniors, Chen, Cramer, Eileen, Claremont, LA City Council


Death toll from China mine explosions rises to 10

Associated Press BEIJING — Chinese rescuers have found the bodies of nine workers killed in explosions at a gold mine, raising the death toll to 10, officials said Monday. Eleven others were rescued a day earlier after being trapped underground for two weeks at the mine in Shandong province. One person was still missing. The cause of the accident at the mine, which was under construction, is under investigation. The explosions on Jan. 10 released 70 tons of debris that blocked a shaft, disablin...
Tags: News, China, Accidents, Sport, World news, Beijing, Soccer, Associated Press, Chongqing, Shandong, Chen, Yantai City, Chen Yumin, Chen Fei


How Quentin Tarantino Shoots a Film at 3 Different Budget Levels: Reservoir Dogs ($1 Million), Pulp Fiction ($8 Million), and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood ($95 Million)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqU6VceisGo Quentin Tarantino has never shied away from talking, at length and at a rapid clip, about his process. “In another life,” Colin Marshall writes in a previous post on the subject, he might have become a “foremost practitioner” of the video essay on cinema. His meticulous analyses of not only his own films but also the hundreds he references–or outright steals from–can be dizzying, the ravings of an overactive creative mind that seems impossible ...
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Nathan Chen wins fifth straight US Figure Skating title

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dick Button has always been the measuring stick for American men figure skaters. And no wonder, with seven straight U.S. titles and two Olympic gold medals. Nathan Chen has leapt into Button territory. Even with an error at the beginning of his free skate, Chen was unbeatable Sunday, winning his fifth straight U.S. Figure Skating Championship. Not since Button won each title from 1946-52 has any American man had such a streak of success. Throw in two world championships and bein...
Tags: US, Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Las Vegas, Montreal, Sochi, Ducks, Dick, Stockholm, Chris, Browns, Brown, Chen, Marc Andre Fleury


MIT Professor Charged With Hiding Work For China

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor was charged Thursday with hiding work he did for the Chinese government while he was also collecting U.S. dollars for his nanotechnology research. The Associate Press reports: Gang Chen, 56, was arrested by federal agents at his home in Cambridge on charges including wire fraud, officials said. While working for MIT, Chen entered into undisclosed contracts and held appointments with Chinese entities, including acting as an "overseas expert" for t...
Tags: New York, China, Massachusetts, Tech, Mit, United States, Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Chen, PRC, ASSOCIATE PRESS, Andrew Lelling, People s Republic of China Consulate Office


How Southern California teachers explain U.S. Capitol riot

Even as custodians and workers clean up damage left after rioters invaded the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday, Jan. 6, there’s another mess, as teachers and other adults try to figure out how to explain the events to the country’s children. “It was hard yesterday,” said Elizabeth Ramos, choking up. She’s taught government and history at Alta Loma High School in Rancho Cucamonga through the Obama and Trump presidencies. Online classes resumed Monday at the Chaffey Joint Union High School District...
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Perfect Corp., developer of virtual beauty app YouCam Makeup, closes $50 million Series C led by Goldman Sachs

Spending on cosmetics has usually weathered economic crises, but that changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, with stay-at-home orders and masks tempering people’s desire to wear makeup. This forced retailers to accelerate their online strategies, finding new ways to capture shoppers’ attention without in-store samples. Virtual beauty try-on technology, like the ones developed by Perfect Corp., will play an important role in this shift to digital. The company announced today it has raised a Series...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Asia, China, E-commerce, Taiwan, Beauty, Goldman Sachs, Estee Lauder, Mckinsey, Chang, NPD Group, Chen


11 books to pick up in the new year that you missed reading in 2020

Several of the books recommended by Traci Thomas. Traci Thomas Traci Thomas is the host of "The Stacks" podcast, where she connects with authors, actors, screenwriters, and politicians to use books as a catalyst for larger conversations on race, privilege, and culture. For anyone who didn't get as much reading done as you would've liked during lockdown, Thomas has compiled a list of 11 books to kick off the new year on the right foot.  These books cover everything from sports to climate ch...
Tags: Obama, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Smith, Leo Tolstoy, Thomas, Chen, Hong, Anna Karenina, Jenny Lee, Jenna Wortham, Allos, Oluo, Angela Chen, Bernie Bro


45 enterprise startups that will soar in 2021, according to venture capitalists

Photo Illustration by Business Insider We asked a group of investors at successful venture capital firms to name the startups set for big success next year from inside and outside their portfolios. VC named so many enterprise startups — those that make tech for businesses — that we couldn't include them all our main list. (Read 81 startups that will boom in 2021.) Some of these startups are experiencing rapid growth because of the pandemic, others in spite of it. The result is this exciti...
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