this is why older americans are happier than others

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though you'd never guess it from our youth-centric culture, older americans are actually happier than younger folks. americans 55 and older eat more fresh produce, smoke less, and have less worry and stress than their younger counterparts, a gal

2017-07-21 11:45:00  

i tried the 'atkins on steroids' diet for 2 months — and it made me feel invincible

Melia Robinson

it was 2 o'clock on a tuesday and i felt surprisingly awake. attentive. even productive. i love my job, but on a normal afternoon i find myself searching for distractions in the depths of my inbox and on facebook. that tuesday in june was differ

2017-07-21 11:18:00  

inside the colorful offices of a millennial media startup where employees survive long days with free snacks and champagne

Amanda McKelvey and Sarah Jacobs

as we wait with anticipation for the elevator doors to open at the new york city headquarters of theskimm, we're immediately greeted by heart-pumping music.  the playlist: songs that were popular in 2012, the year that carly zakin and danielle w

2017-07-21 10:14:00  

here's why us presidents get libraries

Jacqui Frank

the obama presidential center is scheduled to be completed by 2021. it will be the 14th presidential library managed by the us national archives and record administration. the concept gained traction in 1939 when fdr donated his presidentia

2017-07-21 09:56:41  

5 years ago, 2 roommates launched theskimm, a newsletter now read by 5 million people and former presidents — here's how they

Alyson Shontell

theskimm launched five years ago, on july 21 2012. business insider wrote the first article on the company ever. we sat down with founders carly zakin and danielle weisberg a few months ago to catch up on their last few years. they explained (th

2017-07-21 09:15:00  

why one uber driver loves picking up puking passengers

Caroline Cakebread

uber driver curtis preston learned his lesson about inebriated passengers the hard way. the first time someone got sick in his car he wasn’t prepared, and the mess took him off the road and cost him $140 to get his car cleaned. u

2017-07-20 08:49:55  

more of johnny depp's outrageous spending has come out, including a $7,000 couch from the kardashians

Jason Guerrasio

johnny depp's former business managers aren't through revealing the extravagant expenses the actor has racked up over the years.  after a ruling by a los angeles judge that depp's outrageous spending — which at one time totaled $2 million a mont

2017-07-20 04:57:26  

we lived in an airbnb tiny home for a week — and it was completely different than what we expected

Hollis Johnson and Kate Taylor

one week. one tiny home. two oversized personalities.  the latest bravo reality show? no, just a work trip with two business insider reporters looking for a place to rest their weary heads after a long day of dedicated and strenuous fast-fo

2017-07-20 04:32:33  

bill ackman just bought another condo in a building where he already owns 2

Isabel Schwab, Luxury Listings NYC

why have one combo unit in the beresford when you can have two? hedge fund billionaire bill ackman has just bought himself yet another apartment at his favorite building, the beresford, for $9 million, according to city records. ackman has

2017-07-20 03:58:48  

this major transportation change has nothing to do with driverless cars

Matthew DeBord

when i learned to drive, cars were pretty easy to understand: they ran on gas, which was fairly cheap, and they had radios. other transportation options were limited to boats, buses, trains, planes, and motorcycles. if you lived in a big city, y

2017-07-20 03:09:02  

baby boomers have 3.6 million spare rooms that could help fix the millennial housing crisis

Chris Weller

millennials, the largest generation in us history, are rushing into cities in search of good jobs and opportunities. but many are finding upon their arrival a shortage of affordable housing options. one solution: shack up with local older folks.

2017-07-20 01:33:00  

morgan stanley predicts this will be nike's next billion dollar shoe (nke)

Dennis Green

nike is heading in the right direction, according to morgan stanley research analysts. the bank predicts nike's performance will improve based on new products like the air vapormax, favorable fashion trends, and the brand's shortening of its sup

2017-07-20 01:30:05  

9 things that make mosquitoes bite you more

Mike Nudelman and Rebecca Harrington

mosquitoes choose their prey — you, perhaps — based on a combination of factors. but there's good news: some things that might make you attractive to mosquitoes you can actually change. scientific research has found evidence supporti

2017-07-20 12:32:00  

chipotle confirms norovirus is behind customer illness outbreak (cmg)

Hayley Peterson

health officials have confirmed that norovirus is what sickened customers who ate at a chipotle restaurant in sterling, virginia, last week, chipotle told business insider thursday. at least 133 people fell ill after eating at the sterling, virg

2017-07-20 11:39:29  

this is what buzz aldrin was thinking when he left the moon

Rebecca Harrington

as the second man to walk on the moon, buzz aldrin has described what it was like to take his historic first steps. but what was he thinking when he left? when business insider asked this question, he started singing a song: "'oh man, i wan

2017-07-20 11:00:00  

these before-and-after photos show tech billionaires' dramatic transformations

Sarah Jacobs

tech ceos used to be infamous for their lack of style. but a photo revealing how much amazon ceo jeff bezos has changed over the years shows that the stereotype is changing.  here are 12 photos that prove how time and success changed some o

2017-07-20 09:55:17  

over 130 people say they got sick after eating at a chipotle that was recently shut down (cmg)

Hayley Peterson

more than 130 people fell ill after eating at the sterling, virginia chipotle that's at the center of a suspected norovirus outbreak, according to a website that tracks foodborne illnesses.  eighty-nine reports were made to the website

2017-07-20 09:51:29  

millions of dollars' worth of apollo moon-landing gear is up for auction on ebay

Dave Mosher

in the market for a helium tank from an apollo-era spacecraft? how about a bag to collect lunar soil samples? or an authentic training checklist for launching to the moon? welcome to the spectacle that is sotheby's first "space exploration&

2017-07-20 09:26:00  

reports of fecal bacteria in drinks at chains like mcdonald's are a red flag for bigger problems, a scientist explains

Erin Brodwin

add this to the list of potential health reasons to avoid fast food: fecal bacteria. a recent bbc investigation reportedly found traces of the bacteria in samples of iced drinks from burger king, kfc, and mcdonald’s. british inve

2017-07-20 09:16:31  

dick's is releasing a new private line of clothes, and nike and under armour should be worried

Dennis Green

dick's sporting goods is continuing its private push.  the sporting goods retailer is releasing a new line of private-label training apparel called second skin. the gear is aimed at the elite athlete, with technical specifications that

2017-07-20 08:30:00  

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