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A $299-a-month app gave me access to a therapist and psychiatrist to fight pandemic burnout. Here's what it was like to get help through my phone.

Getty Images Freelancer Julie Peck felt herself slipping into pandemic-induced burnout, so she sought help. She chose Brightside, an app by a former 23andMe executive that combines psychiatry with therapy. Although she was able to easily get medication that worked, the service had its downsides. See more stories on Insider's business page. Back in May, I started noticing I was having some issues. I have highly managed bipolar disorder, so I'm no stranger to "issues" - but this was...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, US, Trends, Mental Health, Depression, Psychiatry, Anxiety, Therapy, Netflix, Healthcare, Burnout, Sadness, Nordic, DSM, Tony Xu


7 books that can supercharge your personal growth this summer

Feeling burned out and jaded? Invest some time and energy into your personal growth. Dougal Waters/Getty Images The following article was first published by The Next Big Idea Club and has been republished here with permission. Diving into an impactful book is a great way to kick off a journey of personal growth. if you'd like to invest some time and energy into personal growth, these 7 books are an excellent place to start. See more stories on Insider's business page. Over the last...
Tags: Books, Advice, India, America, Trends, Strategy, Development, Reading, Self-help, Personal Growth, Nordic, Eric Weiner, Adam Grant, Pappas, Alexi Pappas, Contributor


Pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek on how he became an entrepreneur and his best career advice

Rob Dyrdek. Courtesy photo Dan Schawbel is a bestselling author, speaker, and host of "5 Questions with Dan Schawbel." In a recent episode, he spoke with former pro skateboarder and TV host Rob Dyrdek. Dyrdek discussed his evolution as an entrepreneur and shared his best career advice. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rob Dyrdek is a former pro skateboarder also known for hosting hit TV shows including Rob & Big, Ridiculousness, and Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory. He foun...
Tags: Podcast, Hbo, Interview, California, Careers, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Mtv, Skateboarding, Rob, Career Advice, Nordic, Dan Schawbel, Rob Dyrdek, Contributor 2019


Tokyo will be my 7th Olympic Games arranging TV interviews for star athletes. Here's how I got into it and why it's a dream job.

Left: Sara Hunninghake with Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. Right: Hunninghake at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in 2018. Sarah Hunninghake Sara Hunninghake will turn 40 in Tokyo, where she will be managing Olympians' media interviews. She's done it at every Olympics since 2008 and takes time off her PR role to fit it in. "It is high energy and high stress keeping track of who is talking to who," she said. See more stories on Insider's business page. I'll be spending my 40...
Tags: Sports, Careers, Trends, Pr, Beijing, Tokyo, Michael Phelps, Portland Oregon, Nordic, Pyeongchang, Obs, USA Swimming, Olympians, Quarantine, Mixed Zone, Olympic Arena


7 phrases leaders should use more often to show vulnerability and build trust with their team

As a leader, recognize that your tone can shift the energy in the room. Getty Images The tone and attitude of leaders can influence the psychological safety in their workplace. Speaking honestly and openly can help you build a high-performing, engaged, and inclusive team. Use phrases like 'I appreciate you' and 'I'm sorry' more often to build trust within your team. See more stories on Insider's business page. As a leader, your energy has a profound impact on your t...
Tags: Leadership, Trends, Strategy, Communication, Company Culture, Honesty, Apology, Leader, Nordic, Welcome, Don, Inc, Contributor, Katie Burke, Contributor 2019


3 costly mistakes I learned the hard way being the landlord of a 12-unit apartment complex

Ryan Lais. Ryan Lais Ryan Lais is a career counselor for high school students with disabilities and real estate entrepreneur. After several years as landlord of an apartment complex, Lais says he learned to communicate more with tenants. Ask your tenants to share any issues up front, and be on top of garbage and parking lot maintenance. See more stories on Insider's business page. In October of 2018, my in-laws, wife, and I purchased a 12-unit apartment complex in Madelia, Minnesota. I...
Tags: Real Estate, Landlord, Minnesota, Trends, Strategy, Investing, Nordic, Don, Madelia Minnesota, Property Management, Passive Income, Rental Property, Side Hustles, Lais, Real Estate Advice, BI-freelancer


Shark Tank's Daymond John shares his process for creating a powerful mission statement for your brand

Daymond John. Gus Ruelas/Reuters Daymond Johnson has a process for creating a mission statement that's clear and easy to digest. Reach out to your customers to share the first draft of your mission statement and ask for feedback. Have them explain the mission back to you, and center your brand around their most used words. See more stories on Insider's business page. When it comes to mission-driven companies, sometimes customers care more about the mission than the company itself -...
Tags: Trends, Strategy, Mission, John, Branding, Shark Tank, Nordic, Personal Brand, Mission Statement, Daymond John, Inc, Barbara Corcoran, Contributor, Bombas, John What, Contributor 2019


2 social scientists explain how childcare insecurity is hurting caregivers across the US

Not having childcare affects mothers' interpersonal interactions and quality of life. Gerald Herbert/ AP Childcare insecurity, or limited or uncertain access to adequate care, is a public health issue. The pandemic caused a spike in need that impacted the well-being and mental health of caregivers. Biden has proposed policies to address the issue, but economic constraints aren't the only cause. See more stories on Insider's business page. Childcare insecurity is a term we'v...
Tags: Parenting, Children, Opinion, US, Trends, Strategy, Childcare, Joe Biden, Biden, Caregivers, Nordic, Daycare, Texas State University, RAND Corp, Gerald Herbert, Contributor


I work at a 5-star resort as an 'Instagram concierge' who helps guests get the best Instagram shots. Here's what it's like living out my dream job.

Eduardo Vallin. Courtesy of W Punta de Mita Eduardo Vallin, 30, is an 'Instagram Concierge' at the W Punta de Mita 5-star resort in Mexico. Vallin analyzes guests' profiles to recommend the best Insta-worthy photo locations to fit their aesthetic. This is what his job is like, as told to freelance writer Kaila Yu. See more stories on Insider's business page. I like to think I have the best job in the world, since every day I get to work in paradise at the W Punta de Mita, a...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Mexico, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Luxury, Mexico City, Hotel, Vacation, Resort, Guadalajara, Nordic, Punta de Mita, W Punta de Mita, Kaila Yu


3 trends to adopt for your post-pandemic business marketing strategy

People appreciate their homes and backyards even more after being confined to them for a year. Shutterstock/Flamingo Images As we prepare to enter the 'new normal,' it's clear that many pandemic-era changes are here to stay. Marketers can tap into these newfound interests to appeal to as wide an audience as possible. We care more than ever about our homes, work-life balance, and health - use this in your messaging. See more stories on Insider's business page. From e-commerc...
Tags: Marketing, US, Trends, Strategy, Marketing Strategy, Nordic, Marketers, Inc, Contributor, Business Advice, Lockdown, Pandemic, Michelle Manafy, Contributor 2019


Many colleges dropped their SAT and ACT requirements during the pandemic - here's how it affected admissions

Many colleges around the US made the SAT and ACT optional for fall 2021 applicants. Eva-Katalin/Getty Images The pandemic left many in the high school class of 2021 without an SAT or ACT score to submit. In response, more than 600 schools switched to test-optional for the 2020-21 application season. Without a test requirement, schools from Ivies to the UC system saw massive spikes in applicants. See more stories on Insider's business page. Clara Chaplin had studied. She was ready. A ju...
Tags: Education, California, Senate, Boston, New York City, US, Trends, Strategy, Bank Of America, Chicago, Netflix, Harvard, Iowa, Testing, College Admissions, Bill


4 common mistakes to avoid as a first-time business founder

Don't hire your friends unless you're willing to risk losing the friendship. Getty Images Heather R. Morgan is a tech entrepreneur, surrealist artist, and investor in SaaS companies. While scaling her company to success, she says she learned what mistakes founders should avoid. Be prepared for the hard work to continue, bolster your personal brand, and don't hire friends. See more stories on Insider's business page. When I was only 23, I started my company by myself, with n...
Tags: Trends, Strategy, Startup, CMO, Mistakes, Time Management, Prioritization, Firing, Hiring, Founder, Nordic, Don, Inc, Contributor, Startup Founders, Heather R Morgan


How the pandemic has impacted the world's most vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income economies

In Sierra Leone, 87% of rural households reported food insecurity, nearly double the median value. REUTERS/Joe Penney Northwestern researchers asked 30,000 people on three continents how the pandemic affected them. Households reported drops in income, as well as increases in food insecurity, and little support. One of the most promising tactics for moving past the pandemic's effects is mobile money transfers. See more stories on Insider's business page. The COVID-19 crisis has been...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Nigeria, Africa, US, Trends, Strategy, Poverty, Domestic Violence, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh, Kenya, World Bank, South America, US Treasury, Togo


Private equity firms will be back in action over the next year - here's what investors should expect

For PE funds looking to invest, deals may not necessarily be easy to come by - and competition for the best companies will be fierce. Marianne Ayala/Insider Private equity deals have been down about a quarter over the past year, but they're rebounding. Private companies looking for funding or an exit now will have a wealth of options. In addition to big competition for deals, PE firms will also face challenges gauging their quality. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last...
Tags: Opinion, Finance, Investments, US, Trends, Investing, Unilever, SEC, Private Equity, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Bain, Nordic, Schneider, Kellogg School, PE


I own 2 Hamptons hot spots that are busier than ever - but the worker shortage is crushing us

Zach Erdem seated at his Southampton restaurant Blu Mar. Zach Erdem Zach Erdem is the owner of 75 Main and Blu Mar, two eateries in Southampton, New York. Since reopening in June, Erdem says he's struggled to find workers despite increasing the hourly pay. Here's what hiring has been like for him post-pandemic, as told to freelance writer Jenny Powers. See more stories on Insider's business page. This summer has been busier than ever, and while it's wonderful to finally be ...
Tags: Work, Jobs, Summer, Trends, Strategy, Unemployment, Southampton, Retail, Hiring, POS, Hospitality, Hamptons, Nordic, Erdem, Personal Essay, Small Business Owner


6 strategies for creating a robust, multifaceted approach to improving diversity at your organization

Create opportunities for coworkers of all backgrounds to gather and talk openly to bring about a more inclusive culture. Getty Images Diversity trainings are only the tip of the iceberg for improving diversity in the workplace. Organizations need to move beyond implicit bias trainings by following up on their trainings. Treat diversity as a real goal, measure it, and create dedicated spaces for underrepresented groups. See more stories on Insider's business page. The racial reckoning o...
Tags: Work, Trends, Strategy, Workplace Culture, Diversity, Implicit Bias, Cornell University, Nordic, Kellogg School, Contributor, Dei, Malik Ducard, Kellogg Insight, Contributor 2019, Susie Allen, Neil A Lewis Jr


Economic uncertainty and expanding opportunities for women have lowered the US birth rate - and it could lead to future labor shortages

Economists estimate that a family will spend on average $233,610 per child before they are 18 years old. Jacobs Stock Photography Ltd/Getty Images From 1950 to 2021, we saw a 50% decline in US birth rates, from 25 births per 1,000 people to 12. Sociologist Ann Oberhauser says the decline is tied to progress in areas like reproductive medicine and access to education. Lower fertility rates could translate to possible future labor shortages in many sectors of the economy. See more stories on...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Kids, Education, Parenting, Opinion, Babies, US, Trends, Strategy, Iowa, Italy, Population, Birth Control, Census, New England


The US birth rate is down, and it could lead to future labor shortages

Economists estimate that a family will spend on average $233,610 per child before they are 18 years old. Jacobs Stock Photography Ltd/Getty Images From 1950 to 2021, we saw a 50% decline in US birth rates, from 25 births per 1,000 people to 12. Sociologist Ann Oberhauser says the decline is tied to progress in areas like reproductive medicine and access to education. Lower fertility rates could translate to possible future labor shortages in many sectors of the economy. See more stories on...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Kids, Education, Parenting, Opinion, Babies, US, Trends, Strategy, Iowa, Italy, Population, Birth Control, Census, New England


7 ways for women to overcome imposter syndrome and climb the ranks at work

Lean into anything uncomfortable and use your voice whenever possible. alvarez/Getty Images Women are staggeringly absent from upper-level leadership positions in the American workforce. To break through the glass ceiling, figure out what's blocking you, let go of it, and take risks. Consider hiring a coach or mentor to push you forward and help overcome imposter syndrome. See more stories on Insider's business page. Women hold less than 5% of CEO positions in the US and Europe, ac...
Tags: Europe, Leadership, Women, US, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Kpmg, Glass Ceiling, Financial Times, Nordic, Don, CEOs, Imposter Syndrome, Contributor, Working Women


New research shows that labor unions can help reduce the risk of poverty

Participants carry signs during a march and rally by labor union supporters in Los Angeles. Phil McCarten/Reuters Belonging to a labor union lowers the likelihood that you'll fall into poverty, new research shows. Living in a state with higher unionization rates even if you're not a member also helps. Had union membership not declined since the 1970s, we could expect poverty rates to be lower today. See more stories on Insider's business page. Belonging to a union or living in ...
Tags: Unions, France, US, Trends, Strategy, Poverty, United States, Wages, Norway, Workers Rights, Middle Class, Nordic, University of Minnesota, David Brady, Panel Study of Income Dynamics, Contributor


A public-speaking coach gives 5 tips for nailing your first performance or meeting back in person

Public speaking doesn't have to be scary - again. Nick David/Getty Images Eileen Smith is a public-speaking coach and frequent keynote speaker. She suggests planning how you'll project a professional image when returning to offices and venues. Connect with the audience before you speak, make eye contact, and move with purpose, she says. See more stories on Insider's business page. I can feel the electricity in the room when I'm in front of a live audience. I know if there&#...
Tags: Leadership, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Communication, Fbi, Confidence, Body Language, Meetings, Talking, Public Speaking, Nordic, Don, Eileen Smith, Public Speaking Tips, Joe Navarro


Kickstarter is transitioning to a 4-day work week in 2022 - here's how it's shown to improve output and work-life balance

The Kickstarter office in Brooklyn. Madeline Stone / Business Insider Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter said it will be moving to a four-day workweek in 2022. CEO Aziz Hasan told Axios the pandemic inspired the transition for its 90 employees. Companies that have already tested it, like Microsoft Japan, saw a huge productivity spike. See more stories on Insider's business page. Kickstarter is launching one of its most interesting projects yet: a four-day workweek for its employees. The...
Tags: Work, Productivity, London, Boston, US, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, Work Life Balance, Unilever, Spain, Balance, Brooklyn, Philippines, New Zealand, Kickstarter


6 ways to test out your business idea before spending money to officially start it

Before investing your own money into a small business idea, test it out with your target audience. Georgijevic/Getty Images Having a business idea is easy, but putting that idea to the test is where the real work comes in. Entrepreneur Jen Glantz says aspiring founders should test ideas thoroughly to vet their viability. Write out a business plan, research competitors, and ask your target audience for feedback. See more stories on Insider's business page. When I first had the thought s...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Nordic, Business Idea, Business Plan, Jen Glantz, Quora Reddit, Gaby Deimeke, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019


How to market skills from an entry-level job and display them on your resume for a potential employer

Any job can teach you valuable skills that will make you a better candidate in the future. Getty If you've had a job like lifeguarding or fast food service, you likely picked up valuable skills. To showcase them on your resume for future employers, emphasize the soft skills, like communication. Being able to put out fires and staying organized under pressure are also impressive to employers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Are you worried that your entry-level job just...
Tags: Jobs, Resume, Office, US, Trends, Strategy, Job Interview, Nordic, Don, Donnell, NACE, Contributor, Resume Tips, Soft Skills, Contributor 2019, HerMoney


People with a 'growth mindset' are better problem-solving - here are 4 ways to develop one, according to experts

A growth mindset is when you have an evolving arsenal of interests and passions. Martin Steinthaler/Getty Images People with healthy growth mindsets are often more curious and motivated to learn new things. Researchers from Yale-National University of Singapore say this mindset can be developed with practice. Instead of expecting to simply 'find' your passions, make an intentional effort to nurture and develop them. See more stories on Insider's business page. If the pandemic t...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Trends, Strategy, Skills, Passion, Problem Solving, Nus, Mindset, Nordic, Harry Houdini, Keefe, Growth Mindset, Paul O Keefe, Yale National University of Singapore, Yale NUS


5 books that made me a better CEO and helped me strengthen my business

Heidi Zak. Hollis Johnson Heidi Zak is the cofounder and CEO of ThirdLove, a multi-generational women's lifestyle brand. These are the books she read over the past year that had a strong impact on her life and business. The list includes "Rituals Roadmap," "Humor, Seriously," and "The Creativity Leap." See more stories on Insider's business page. As much as I love watching shows, movies, and documentaries, reading a book is a very different experience. It forces you to slow down an...
Tags: Books, Leadership, Microsoft, Entrepreneurship, Advice, Trends, Strategy, Reading, Jane Cunningham, Nordic, Inc, Heidi Zak, CEOs, Jennifer Aaker, ThirdLove, Erica Keswin


A software CEO reveals how she used the lessons of the pandemic to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace

Insider's Rebecca Knight (l) interviews Jessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO of educational-software firm, DreamBox Insider Events DreamBox CEO Jessie Woolley-Wilson says diversity should be leveraged for success. Employers must understand what workers want and need, as they now have the upper hand. This was part of Insider's event "What's next: CEOs on How Talent Drives Transformation," presented by ProEdge, a PwC Product, on June 29. Click here to watch a recording of the full event. T...
Tags: Leadership, Justice, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Diversity, Workplace Diversity, Equity, Nordic, Inclusion, Diverse, Dreambox, Dei, Jessie Woolley Wilson, COVID, George Floyd


How major PR firms Ogilvy and Weber Shandwick are preparing for the new hybrid workplace

Insider's Tanya Dua (L) interviews Gail Heimann (C), CEO of Weber Shandwick, and Devika Bulchandani (R), North America CEO of Ogilvy. Insider Events Businesses are investing in processes and technologies to manage the new normal. Two CEOs said now is an opportunity to foster inclusion and positive well-being in the workplace. This was part of Insider's "What's next: CEOs on How Talent Drives Transformation" presented by ProEdge, a PwC Product. Click here to watch a recording of...
Tags: Work From Home, New York, Leadership, Minneapolis, Office, US, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Diversity, Weber Shandwick, C, North America, Flexibility, Ogilvy, Nordic


13 colorful and juicy cocktail recipes to liven up your Fourth of July celebrations

Pomegranate White Tea Sangria. Natalie's Juice Fourth of July is the perfect time to impress your friends with colorful and uniquely crafted cocktails. For serving multiple people, try pre-batching a chilled berry and white tea sangria. For individual dricks, experiment with coconut-infused tequila or a tea-topped Scotch highball. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Fourth of July always feels like the true start of the summer season, and what better way to enjoy the ...
Tags: Life, New York City, Trends, Features, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Wine, Vodka, Collins, Sangria, Mezcal, Tequila, Nordic, 4th Of July, Garnish, Tommy


3 ways leaders can help ease workplace stress and avoid employee burnout

Employees who feel they can bring their whole selves to work perform the best. Luis Alvarez/Getty Images Reports of burnout, stress, and loneliness levels are high as employees continue working from home. Improving these conditions and rebuilding psychological safety will require leaders to step up. Show gratitude for your employees, check-in frequently, and build resilience into the workforce. See more stories on Insider's business page. The crisis is subsiding, but its wounds run dee...
Tags: Google, Work, Leadership, US, Trends, Strategy, Management, Stress, Burnout, Ibm, Nordic, Workplace Safety, Inc, People Operations, Contributor, Marcel Schwantes