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The 5 best ladders we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A reliable ladder is essential for completing all sorts of tasks quickly and safely. We chose the Gorilla GLX-5B as our best option due to its lightweight but sturdy construction. We also included Werner, Rubbermaid, and other brands trusted by homeowners and professionals alike. Read more about how Insider Reviews tests home products here. By allowing you to reach beyond your standing height, ladders enable you to tackle various projects you otherwise might ...
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Politicians ignore California’s exodus at their own peril

Forget what you hear most pundits saying about last week’s recall election that failed to unseat California Governor Gavin Newsom. Some Democrats think because Newsom ran on an anti-Trump platform that will bring the party success — or cause them less damage — in the next two elections. They are wrong. The real story is the slow but gaining-in-speed exodus from California to states with lower or no state taxes. This mass exit likely reduced the number of people who might have voted to oust Newso...
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Sens. Cruz and Blumenthal to hold subcommittee hearing on 'toxic conservatorships' ahead of Britney Spears hearing

#FreeBritney activists protest at Los Angeles Grand Park during a conservatorship hearing for Britney Spears on June 23, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Rich Fury/Getty Images Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Ted Cruz are planning to hold a hearing on "toxic conservatorships." The hearing is set for Sep. 28, a day before Britney Spears' hearing in Los Angeles. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sens. Ted Cruz and Richard Blumenthal announced on Tuesday that they plan to hold...
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How to watch the 2021 Emmy Awards on Sunday - you can stream the event live on Paramount Plus or CBS

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP The 73rd Emmy Awards will be held on September 19 at 8 p.m. ET in Los Angeles. You can watch the television award show on CBS or with a subscription to Paramount Plus. The ad-supported Paramount Plus plan costs $5 a month, and the ad-free plan costs $10 a month. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Premium Monthly Plan (ad-free) (small) The 73rd Emmy Awards will be broadcas...
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The Silicon Valley wealthy have become super doomsday preppers by buying remote New Zealand properties, getting eye surgeries, and stockpiling ammo and food

Peter Thiel. Shutterstock and Neilson Barnard/Getty Some of Silicon Valley's wealthiest have developed a penchant for prepping for the apocalypse. They're turning to Lasik eye surgery and multimillion-dollar real-estate investments in New Zealand. Investing for the end of the world has been embraced by the uber-rich, many of whom exist in Silicon Valley. The so-called doomsday prepper community has been preparing for disaster, especially since the pandemic hit in March 2020.A divis...
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California spent $276 million on its recall election. Here's how that stacks up against the state's spending on 3 key issues.

People wait in line outside a vote center to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, in Huntington Beach, Calif. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong The failed attempt to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom from his role cost California taxpayers $276 million. We took a look at how that sum stacks up against key parts of the state's budget. We examined how much the state has allocated to helping its homeless population and funding programs that fight climate change and COVID-19. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Politics, News, Climate Change, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Ap, Homelessness, Gop, New York Times, Caitlyn Jenner, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles California, Jae, HUNTINGTON BEACH Calif, Newsom


More than 243,000 kids in the US got COVID-19 last week, the second-highest weekly total among kids since the pandemic started

Students walk to their classrooms at a public middle school in Los Angeles, California, September 10, 2021. Robyn Beck / AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 cases among kids in the US are spiking. The American Academy of Pediatrics reported 243,373 cases among kids in the US in the week ending September 9. In early July, there were close to 72,000 COVID-19 cases among kids a week. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 243,000 kids in the US were diagnosed with COVID-19 in ...
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Delta, burnout, and wages: What's affecting Americans who are looking for work right now

A man wearing a mask walks past a "now hiring" sign on Melrose Avenue amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 22, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images An Insider and SurveyMonkey survey shows that the virus is holding back Americans looking for work. About 25% said concerns about getting COVID-19 was contributing to challenges in looking for work. Some companies have pushed back reopening plans because of the coronavirus and Delta variant. See more stories on Inside...
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Porsche teams up with Goodr to feed families impacted by COVID-19

Porsche has facilities in Los Angeles, California and Atlanta, Georgia, and it knows that the surrounding communities are extremely important to its success. This week Porsche announced it would be again partnering with Atlanta-based social impact startup Goodr to help feed 1,000 families in those communities facing hardship as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Starting Today, and again on Friday the 17th in Atlanta at the company’s headquarters dubbed One Porsche Drive, followed by events ...
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Michael Constantine, Windex-wielding dad in ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding,’ dies at 94

Michael Constantine, an Emmy-winning character actor known as the genially dyspeptic school principal on the popular TV series “Room 222” and, 30 years later, as the genially dyspeptic patriarch in the hit film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” died Aug. 31 at his home in Reading, Pennsylvania. He was 94. His death was from natural causes, said his agent, Julia Buchwald. Constantine, who began his career on the Broadway stage, was endowed with fierce eyebrows, a personal warmth that belied his perenni...
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Union seeks Hollywood ending for film industry’s tale of exploitation

Behind the glitz many of those working in movies and TV face low wages and conditions that strike at the industry’s diversityWorking in Hollywood may sound glamorous but the vast majority of workers in entry-level, assistant and support staff positions are vulnerable to pervasive poor working conditions that ensure poor levels of pay and pose safety risks. Problems include low wages, gender pay disparities, long hours, increased workloads in regards to Covid-19 safety protocols without additiona...
Tags: Hollywood, Film Industry, US news, US television industry, US unions, Los Angeles California, Marisa Shipley


A.ID closes Pre-Seed funding for ID verification platform aimed at high-risk clients

A.ID, an identity and compliance platform with a focus on high-risk clients, has closed a pre-seed investment round of $500,000 from angel investors including former employees of RobinHood, Square and Snap. The startup says it is addressing a market that traditional Fintech companies and banking instutions can’t seem to deal with: namely the rise of apparently ‘risky’ customers who are simply dealing in products deemed problematic. A case in point is that the legal cannabis industry grows by 67%...
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We tested 16 showerheads, and these are the best

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The best showerhead should provide a relaxing and satisfying shower experience. The Kohler Flipside is our top pick because of its rotating head, variety of settings, and price. Read more about how Insider Reviews tests home products. You might think that all showerheads are the same, but it's important to choose one that provides the look, flow rate, and stream settings you need. After testing 16 showerheads and consulting two experts - CEO of Advanced Bu...
Tags: Reviews, Home, California, US, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Bath, Epa, Sierra, Bathroom, Shower, Southern California, Los Angeles California, Higgins, High Sierra


These are the 28 US cities where managers are the most open to letting their employees keep working remotely after the pandemic

littlenySTOCK/Shutterstock Managers in these cities are the most open to long-term remote work post-COVID, a survey found. HR consulting firm Robert Half identified the 28 US cities with managers most receptive to the idea. In Boston, which led the pack, 45% of managers will let remote work continue once restrictions lift. See more stories on Insider's business page. Many companies are in the midst of hammering out their return-to-office plans but, after a year of working remotely, a ...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Washington, Boston, US, Careers, Trends, Remote Work, Indianapolis, Features, Chicago, Washington Dc, Managers, Denver, Robert Half, Nashville Tennessee


MLS edges Liga MX on penalty kicks in MLS All-Star Game

Ricardo Pepi of FC Dallas celebrates after scoring the winning goal for the MLS All-Stars during their penalty kick shootout against the Liga MX All-Stars in Wednesday night’s MLS All-Star Game at Banc of California Stadium. (Photo by Raul Romero Jr., Contributing Photographer) A drummer performs as flames go off before the 2021 MLS All-Star Game on Wednesday night at Banc of California Stadium. (Photo by Raul Romero Jr., Contributing Photographer) Drummers play while flames go off prior to...
Tags: Texas, Mexico, Sports, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Fifa, Mls, Dallas, Nashville, Associated Press, Villareal, Alex, Orlando City


Elon Musk's Boring Company wants to dig a tunnel so SpaceX staff can get to their Texas launch site easier, a report says

Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., speaks during an unveiling event for the Boring Company Hawthorne test tunnel in Hawthorne, south of Los Angeles, California ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images Elon Musk's The Boring Company reportedly wants to dig a tunnel near SpaceX's Texas launch site. The tunnel would link South Padre Island to Boca Chica, an official told The Brownsville Herald. SpaceX staff on the island could access the launch complex via the tun...
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10 once-in-a-lifetime experiences you can book on Airbnb in the US

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Combine an overnight stay with a once-in-a-lifetime camping experience. Airbnb In addition to homes, Airbnb offers immersive bookable experiences to get to know your destination. Experiences are online or in-person; for the latter, try everything from crafts to cliff camping. We found the coolest, most unique Airbnb experiences in the US to try on your next trip. When planning what to do on vacation, th...
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Anti-vaxxers are refusing blood transfusions from vaccinated donors because they believe they're 'tainted,' report says

Anti-vaccination protesters pray and rally near City Hall following the Los Angeles City Council vote earlier this week to draw up an ordinance to require proof of vaccination to enter many public indoor spaces in Los Angeles, California, on August 14, 2021. ( David McNew/AFP via Getty Images COVID skeptics are refusing transfusions from vaccinated donors, The Daily Beast reported. Doctors estimate up to 70% of the blood currently being donated is coming from vaccinated donors. Blood cent...
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Even renters can't escape the housing crisis. Prices just spiked at the fastest rate in 16 years.

Pedestrians walk past advertising for new apartments in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2017 Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images Stifling home prices are pushing buyers into the rental market and sparking a new affordability crisis. US rent prices rose in June at the fastest pace since at least 2005, CoreLogic said Tuesday. The bounce is largely driven by the housing shortage and risks trapping millennials in the rental market. See more stories on Insider's business page. Renters...
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Braemar Hotels & Resorts Completes Acquisition Of The Mr. C Beverly Hills Hotel

Braemar Hotels & Resorts Inc. today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the 138-room Mr. C Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, California (the “Mr. C” or the “Property”), previously announced on June 1, 2021. In addition, the Company acquired five luxury condominium residences adjacent to the hotel.
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The July jobs report was so good it cut 4 months off the pace of the economic recovery

A 'We're Hiring!' sign is displayed at a Starbucks on Hollywood Boulevard on June 23, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images The stellar July jobs report suggests a full recovery could come sooner than last expected. If US job gains maintain their three-month average, all lost payrolls would be recouped by February 2022. That's four months earlier than the last forecast, but rising COVID cases could still slow the rebound. See more stories on Insider's...
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Kroger partners with ghost kitchen company, Kitchen United, to provide customers with meal pick up and delivery from restaurants

The planned concept for Kroger and Kitchen United's ghost kitchens. Kroger Co and Kitchen United Kroger partners with Kitchen United to bring ghost kitchens to supermarkets. New types of ghost kitchens are emerging since first becoming popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kitchen United and Kroger will partner with restaurant chains for meal pick up and delivery. See more stories on Insider's business page. Kroger is partnering with a ghost kitchen company, Kitchen United, to prov...
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Uber is still losing a lot of money

An Uber logo is shown on a rideshare vehicle during a statewide day of action to demand that ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft follow California law and grant drivers "basic employee rights'', in Los Angeles, California, U.S., August 20, 2020. Mike Blake/Reuters Uber reported second quarter gross bookings of $21.9 billion, more than double the same period in 2020. Even so, the company posted an adjusted earnings loss of $509 million and a cash burn of $1.28 billion. The company&...
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25 seriously cool Airbnbs in the US, from a futuristic UFO in Joshua Tree to a hobbit home in Washington

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Airbnb With a little digging, you can find seriously cool Airbnbs and sort by unique listings. From hobbit homes to UFOs, we rounded up truly unique, cool Airbnbs across the US. All are highly-rated homes at a range of price points from $93 to $600 per night to start. Although many travelers have stayed in Airbnb apartments or houses before, there is a whole sub-section of unique Airbnb listings risin...
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Dodgers fans let Astros hear it with largest MLB crowd of 2021

Dodgers fans cheer as the Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve returns to the dugout after striking out during Tuesday’s game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. It was the Astros’ first visit to the stadium with fans in attendance since the sign-stealing scandal involving their 2017 World Series title against the Dodgers was revealed. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Dodgers fans make obscene gestures toward the Houston Astros during Tuesday’s game against the Dodgers at ...
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Fenty Beauty Eau de Parfum | Early Access

  Release Date + About the Launch Fenty Eau de Parfum captures the complex, vibrant, and sensual essence of its creator, Rihanna. Defying categorization, Fenty Eau de Parfum is spicy and sweet all at once and is designed to be worn by all people, for all occasions. Inspired by distinct memories and places that Rihanna cherishes from throughout her life – Bridgetown, Barbados; G...
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Vaccines may get authorized for young kids in October. Here are the drug companies' most likely timelines.

Monserat Ramos, 3, keeps a close eye on the needle as her grandparents get vaccinated in Los Angeles, California, on March 5, 2021. Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Coronavirus vaccines won't be available for children under 12 until after school starts. Pfizer expects to know how its vaccine performs among kids ages 5 to 11 by the end of September. Moderna could seek FDA authorization in the winter or early next year. See more stories on Insider's business page. It...
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A woman turned down a COVID-19 vaccine because she was scared. She changed her mind after getting so sick she struggled to breathe.

A woman (unrelated to the story) receives a COVID-19 vaccine in Los Angeles, California. Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Ekaterina Wilson, an unvaccinated 39-year-old in North Carolina, had been scared of COVID-19 vaccines. But after being hospitalized with COVID-19, she wished she could have gone back to get the shot. A doctor at the hospital said almost all of his unvaccinated patients were having this realization. See more stories on Insider's business page. A 39-year-...
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Mayor Garcetti announces that Los Angeles will require city employees to show proof of vaccination or test weekly

Mayor Eric Garcetti addresses a news conference held at the launch of mass COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 15, 2021. Irfan Khan/Pool via REUTERS Los Angeles is following New York in requiring proof of vaccination for city employees. Mayor Garcetti said that in the last month in Los Angeles COVID-19 cases have soared 20-fold. Workers who do not show proof of vaccination will be required to test negative for COVID-19 weekly. See more stor...
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Southern California natives Kayvon Thibodeaux and Jayden Daniels shine at Pac-12 media day

HOLLYWOOD — Make way for the hometown kids. Kayvon Thibodeaux (University of Oregon) and Jayden Daniels (Arizona State University) both will take center stage for their respective teams entering their junior seasons. Thibodeaux grew up in South L.A. and won a 2017 CIF football title at Oaks Christian School. Less than 100 miles away, Daniels was raised in San Bernardino winning a championship for Cajon High School that same year. Now, they’re both ‘the guy’ as possible 2022 NFL Draft prospects w...
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