Wednesday, July 28

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BI-freelancer, Business News Contributor, Clothes, contributor 2019, Inclusivity, Lingerie, Nordic, Plus Size Fashion, Retail, Shopping, Victoria's Secret

See inside Victoria’s Secret’s revamped’store of the future’ as it ditches Angels to lure more women

Mandy Shunnarah visited the redesigned Victoria's Secret store at the Polaris Fashion Place mall near Columbus, Ohio. The store swapped its bubblegum pink decor and size-zero mannequins for muted colors and fuller figures. Shunnarah noticed fresh changes but says the rebranding still doesn't feel inclusive of plus-size women. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
BI-freelancer, contributor 2019, Education, forbearance, Nordic, Personal Finance, Strategy, Student Loan Debt, student loan forgiveness, Student Loans, Students

3 people on how ending the COVID-19 student-loan forbearance will impact their lives and finances

The CARES Act student-loan forbearance period comes to a close at the end of September. Insider spoke to three people with between $14,000 and $185,000 in debt about how this impacts them. "With the forbearance ending, student-loan forgiveness is my best bet," Glenda Johnson said. LoadingSomething is loading. Millions of Americans are still rec...
BI-freelancer, Blue Origin, blue origin launch, contributor 2019, Jeff Bezos, Nordic, Rockets, Space, Tech Insider, Transportation

I got as close as possible to the launch site where Jeff Bezos blasted into space — here’s what it was like

This morning, Jeff Bezos went on an 11-minute flight into space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Andy Luten was on the scene in the small West Texas town of Van Horn, as close as spectators could get to the launch site. Cheers erupted from the crowd as the rocket took flight, and many young space enthusiasts had come to witness the event. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
BI-freelancer, contributor 2019, Investing, Landlord, Nordic, Passive Income, property management, Real Estate, Real Estate Advice, Rental Property, side hustles, Strategy

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

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. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
BI-freelancer, Careers, contributor 2019, hotel, Instagram, job diary, Luxury, Mexico, Nordic, Resort, Strategy, Travel, Vacation

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, 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 luxury boutique resort in Punta de Mita, Mexico. ...
BI-freelancer, contributor 2019, Cruise, Cruise Ship, Nordic, Travel, Trip, Vacation, Viking Cruises

I’m an avid cruiser and now’s the best time to go. Ships are only a third full, dining reservations aren’t competitive, and everything was above and beyond sanitary.

Sheila Davies is a retired gas industry professional based in Northumberland, England. She and her husband Ed recently took an 8-day cruise on the Viking Venus off the coast of the UK. Here's what their trip was like, as told to freelance writer Chrissie McClatchie. See more stories on Insider's business page. Since my husband Ed and I retired, cruising has become a favorite pastime. In February 2020, we completed our 25th cruise with Viking River Cruises after spending 13 days cruising Norway's Arctic Circle in search of the Northern Lights. Like many others, we spent the next 15 months at home due to the pandemic. Then a few week...
Alaska, BI-freelancer, Careers, contributor 2019, Day In The Life, Education, job diary, Migration, Nordic, Rural, Small Town, Strategy, teacher, Teaching, village

I’m a teacher in a tiny Alaskan village. My class consists of 8 students and there are no sports teams or after-school clubs — here’s what my life is like.

Taryn Williams, 28, is a teacher and freelance writer based in the rural Alaskan Bush. Everything is really close by, but groceries cost more than they do in mainland US. She spends an hour cooking dinner and stays entertained by participating in local customs. See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
BI-freelancer, contributor 2019, Hamptons, Hiring, Hospitality, Jobs, Nordic, Personal Essay, Retail, Small Business Owner, Strategy, Summer, Unemployment, Work

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

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. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Bain and Company, BI-freelancer, career advice, Careers, College Graduates, contributor 2019, Jobs, Nordic, Strategy, Unemployment

Bain & Company’s head of recruiting shares his top job-seeking tips for people feeling uncertain after the pandemic

Keith Bevans is the head of global consultant recruitment at Bain & Company. He spoke with Insider about how job-hunting has changed for recent graduates during the pandemic. Job-seekers should be open-minded and flexible rather than hyper-focused on any one company or position. See more stories on Insider's business page. The global impact of the the pandemic has left many college students and recent graduates uncertain about their professional futures.Keith Bevans, partner at Bain & Company and leader of their global consultant recruitment efforts, understands the uncertainty many of these individuals are facing. Bevans enrolled ...
BI-freelancer, business idea, Business Plan, contributor 2019, Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Jen Glantz, Nordic, Small Business, Strategy

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

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 seven years ago of starting a business where strangers could hire me to be their bridesmaid, I wasn't sure if it was a good idea. So before putting any money down, I decided to figure out if people would actually hire a stranger for their wedding day. ...