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From rich kid to first daughter: The fabulous life of Ivanka Trump


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Ivanka Trump has lived her life in the public eye.

Born to then real-estate mogul Donald Trump and model Ivana Trump, his first wife, Ivanka Trump is the now president's oldest (and favorite) daughter.

She has been a business executive, runway model, socialite, doting mother, and now key adviser in her father's White House.

Here's how she did it:

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Ivanka Trump was born in Manhattan on October 30, 1981.

She is the middle child of Donald's first wife, Ivana, who was born in Czechoslovakia.

Her mother and father divorced in 1992 after a very public breakup when he cheated with Marla Maples, who would become his second wife. Ivanka was 11 years old.

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These are the 18 most popular YouTube stars in the world — and some are making millions


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Last month, PewDiePie, the world's most successful YouTube star, lost deals with Disney and YouTube after The Wall Street Journal reported on anti-Semitic jokes in his videos.

But PewDiePie, who has over 54 million YouTube subscribers and made about $15 million in 2016, didn't go silent. Instead, after apologizing for a joke he said went too far, PewDiePie gave the middle finger to The Journal in an explosive video.

Since then, PewDiePie's subscriber count has increased, many YouTube stars have rallied around him, and he has said he's excited about the new opportunities he'll have as an independent creator.

This situation illustrates the complicated relationships among YouTube stars, their fans, and established media brands like Disney. Since 2005, YouTube has become the de facto launchpad for the next generation of celebrities. These stars rack up millions of subscribers and have a direct relationship with fans.

From comedians to gamers to beauty vloggers, YouTubers have generally built their followings outside of the control of media giants, even if they are signing big deals with those companies. And there is power and independence in having that huge fan base.

To get a closer look into which stars rule YouTube, we looked at the SocialBlade rankings to see who had the most subscribers. We focused on independent YouTube stars, disregarding YouTube channels like mainstream music artists.

Here is the new generation of superstars.

Nina Godlewski, Harrison Jacobs, and Maya Kosoff contributed to an earlier version of this post.

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No. 18: Epic Rap Battles (ERB) — 14.2 million subscribers

Subscribers: 14.2 million

Epic Rap Battles of History is one of the most successful YouTube series of all time. What started as a live improv skit by two friends has become an online sensation. The premise is simple: Founders Peter Shukoff (NicePeter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (EpicLloyd) pick two figures from history or pop culture and imagine what it would be like if they faced off in a rap battle. The videos are highly entertaining, with characters as varied as Darth Vader, Adolf Hitler, Abraham Lincoln, and Chuck Norris verbally battling one another in full costume.

No. 17: DanTDM — 14.4 million subscribers

Subscribers: 14.4 million

Twenty-five-year-old Daniel Middleton, otherwise known as TheDiamondMinecart, is a popular Minecraft YouTuber, posting daily reviews and gameplay videos. He is married to another popular Minecraft YouTuber, JemPlaysMC.

No. 16: Jacksepticeye — 14.8 million subscribers

Subscribers: 14.8 million

Seán William McLoughlin is a 27-year-old Irish game-based YouTube star who initially came to fame when PewDiePie mentioned him in a video in 2013. McLoughlin calls himself the "most consistently energetic videogame commentator on YouTube" and has bright green hair.

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33 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter


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One of the great things about Netflix is that it has brought thoughtful, compelling documentaries to a much wider audience — something filmmakers could only dream of a decade ago.

And with binge-worthy titles like "Amanda Knox" or "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" a click away, you can get a lot of great nonfiction viewing any night of the week. You'll learn a lot more about the world, but don't worry — you'll also be entertained.

Here are 33 documentaries we think you should stream right away on Netflix.

Note: Numerous Netflix titles drop off the streaming service monthly, so the availability of titles below may change.

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1. "13th"

Director Ava DuVernay looks at the history of the US prison system and how it relates to the nation's history of racial inequality.

2. "Amanda Knox"

The murder trial in Italy of the American exchange student Amanda Knox, who is now free, captivated the world in the early 2000s. This Netflix original looks back at the case and gets the perspective of Knox and others closely involved.

3. "The Battered Bastards of Baseball"

In a fascinating look at one of the more colorful stories in baseball lore, directors Chapman and Maclain Way follow the Portland Mavericks, an independent baseball team owned by the movie star Bing Russell (Kurt Russell's father) who threw out all the conventions of the national pastime to build a regional sensation in the late 1970s.

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Millennials are paying thousands of dollars a month for maid service and instant friends in modern 'hacker houses'


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Every morning in the Euclid Manor, a 6,000-square-foot single-family home on the outskirts of downtown Oakland, California, the residence's 13 inhabitants trample over one another in a race for the shower before preparing breakfast at a kitchen counter that seats three.

The tight quarters present opportunities for the residents, who include students and startup founders, to shape their bonds. It's not uncommon to find them catching up on their careers and love lives all before 7:30 a.m.

This is the reality that residents signed up for when they leased an apartment with group-living startup Open Door, which runs the Euclid Manor.

For years, the "hacker house" has offered aspiring entrepreneurs a place to rest their heads — often a bunk bed — for cheap rent. In 2004, Mark Zuckerberg rented a five-bedroom house in Palo Alto, where early Facebook employees built the social network. These days, bitcoin entrepreneurs party and plot the future of money in a three-story home they share in San Francisco. There are dozens more mansions like it in the Bay Area.

The "hacker house," "commune," or whatever your preferred name for dwellings that pack in a large number of residents, is going mainstream as millennials continue to migrate to high-priced urban areas in droves. Startups have taken to rebranding the homes as "co-living" spaces.

Companies like Open Door and WeLive, a subsidiary of coworking giant WeWork, have evolved the hacker-house concept into all-inclusive experiences that comes with lots of perks. Residents, or "members," as they're often called, can join these communities and instantly tap into amenities like free internet, maid service, and new friends.

While some critics see co-living as a fringe "dorms for grown-ups" trend, the entrepreneurs behind these startups want to make co-living a major category in the real-estate market.

It may be on its way there. Common, a co-living startup, received almost 10,000 applications to fill its nine residences across three major US cities in 2016. The company is gearing up to rent hundreds more rooms this year. Open Door, founded in 2013, has established three co-living spaces in the Bay Area. The startup plans to expand from 40 bedrooms (with 140 more in the pipeline) to 1,000 rooms by the end of 2018.

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In addition to bunking at Euclid Manor, where the built-in bookcases and velvety couches look torn from the pages of "Sherlock Holmes," Jay Standish cofounded the company that operates the house. As he led me on a tour around the estate, we passed a resident taking a call on the deck and a woman working on her laptop in the den. In the dining room, a banquet table stretched the length of the room. It's where residents sit for family-style dinners and meetings.

"We don't just ignore each other and go about our day when we're stressed out ... I'll actually drop in and be, like, 'What's going on in your life?'" Standish says. "It's a way to start the day that's actually honoring my humanity."

Standish, a former web designer, and his cofounder, Ben Provan, a former mechanical engineer, launched Open Door because they wanted to create spaces that brought together a wide variety of urban dwellers under one roof. In Standish's vision, the spaces wouldn't be centered on building the next Facebook but on forming authentic communities.

"That was part of why we decided to use the word 'co-living,' because it was a new thing," he says. "You could shrug off all the past assumptions about what communal living looks like."

Their first project, called the Farmhouse, opened in Berkeley in 2014. It holds 16 people, has a vegetable garden and a chicken coop, and is known for its jam sessions around the fire pit. Another project, the Canopy, sits on the edge of a gentrifying neighborhood in Oakland, and has a workshop where its 12 residents can be found building art projects for Burning Man.


There's a rich array of co-living spaces for those who can handle the lifestyle. In some cases, residents pay a premium for the privilege of having so many roommates.

WeLive, the co-living offering from coworking giant WeWork, launched locations in New York City and Arlington, Virginia, in 2016. The company's furnished, flexible apartments serve as short-term landing pads for people moving to a new city and urban dwellers looking to make friends outside the office.

In its Wall Street location, the company charges $1,900 for a Murphy bed that pulls out from the wall in a private room. Private studios start at $3,050 ($500 more than the median rent for a studio in Manhattan). The Arlington location is slightly cheaper.

According to Miguel McKelvey, chief creative officer of WeWork, co-living was "always part of the equation" for the brand. He and cofounder Adam Neumann envisioned an ecosystem of office rentals, residences, fitness centers, and even barber shops that served the concept of community living.

"It was always thought of, 'How can we support this person who wants to live more collectively, live lighter — who wants to have less stuff, who wants to pursue their passion, pursue a life of meaning, rather than looking for just material success?'" McKelvey tells Business Insider.

WeWork has the reputation and the cash to roll out more co-living spaces than its competitors. The company already has a global presence, with 90,000 WeWork members in more than 100 locations across 14 countries.

But WeLive's co-living business has rolled out more slowly than anticipated. The company reportedly told its investors in 2014 it planned to launch 14 WeLive locations by the end of last year. It currently operates two.

Real estate is a larger, more complicated investment than an office rental, McKelvey says.

"In the big picture, we see WeLive as a huge opportunity, as big as WeWork, for sure. I think we're lucky to have a good foundation in place where people trust us and are interested in the product," McKelvey says. He did not comment on how many WeLive residences may open in the future.

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Common, founded in 2015, offers more diverse types of co-living.

Its residences are as varied as a 12-bedroom walk-up in San Francisco's fast-gentrifying SoMa neighborhood to a new 135-person apartment building in Brooklyn's Boerum Hill. While the company's $23 million in funding pales in comparison to WeWork's $3.6 billion, Common operates more properties and is focused on making co-living work at scale.

Common says it hasn't been able to keep up with demand for its co-living spaces and receives 300 applications for rooms in its buildings each week.

To learn the market, Common founder and CEO Brad Hargreaves visited dozens of shared housing developments, from hacker houses in the Bay Area to a desert commune in Arizona founded in the 1980s. He studied the pain points and cherry-picked the details he liked for Common's floor layout.

"A lot of what we're trying to do is rethink the layout of buildings as a whole to adapt for community and to keep the benefit of living with others," Hargreaves says. "If we take all the reasons why people don't like living with roommates and ... systematically address each of those, we come up with a much better product on the other end."

There are a few design principles core to the Common experience. No two people will ever share a bedroom. The multiple common areas are what Hargreaves calls "human-scale," or small enough to be intimate and inviting. They install private bathrooms whenever possible.

In a residence in Brooklyn, members can choose between two entrances, one that enters into the common room (where an interior staircase leads to the bedrooms) or a staircase that bypasses any roommates and accesses the bedrooms. The layout gives members the chance to be social when they're seeking community and privacy when they prefer it.

Today, a banner across the company's website reads "Home. Made." It captures the paradox of Common's desire to create a lived-in, familiar environment that is also carefully engineered.

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When Micah and Dianna Baylor moved to San Francisco for a job opportunity last year, they expected to pay between 200% and 400% more on rent than what their two-bedroom back in Texas cost. They scoured the internet and wound up in 16 different Airbnb rentals before landing in Common. They're one of several couples who call the co-living space home.

They became members in September and said they intend to stay in Common as long as they live in San Francisco. Their studio space has a private bathroom and kitchenette, with storage overhead that they can access with a ladder. Dianna, a lifestyle blogger and photographer, decorates the room with eucalyptus branches she picks up at the farmers market on Saturdays.

"My favorite thing about [Common] is it's given me the ease of having friends that aren't all work-friends," Micah, 22, says. "Back in Texas, I worked all day, I went home, I saw Dianna. I never saw anyone that wasn't talking about insurance, which you can imagine gets pretty old."

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Down the street from the Baylors' residence, a nearly identical co-living space designed by Common is home to a professional chef, graduate students, and several Samsung employees.

Kevin Suh, a software engineer at an early-stage tech startup, said that when he moved into Common — his first residence in San Francisco — he expected it to be like a hacker house where people constantly discussed tech. He discovered a diverse group of professionals who were happy to relieve him from talking shop.

"Some of these people in this home are my best friends in San Francisco," Suh says.

In many ways, co-living with a house full of strangers isn't all that different from normal roommate living. Some Common members and the vast majority of Open Door dwellers share bathrooms. The noise takes some getting used, according to Suh.

At Euclid Manor, Standish tried to get his housemates to pony up $30 each for professional cleaning services each month, but some expressed concerns around the class dynamics of hiring someone to clean their house. They share the chores instead.

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Standish believes millennials have a greater tolerance for the various quirks of co-living because their lives play out on social media. Each major life experience is a moment to be shared across their network anyway.

The rise of co-living does not necessarily mean the death of traditional home rental and ownership. In 2016, homeownership rates among Americans fell to its lowest level in more than five decades. Millennials in particular are putting off planting their roots. However, a 2015 Fannie Mae survey found 91% of renters ages 25 to 34 plan to buy a home someday.

The challenge for co-living companies could be converting short-term renters into long-term enthusiasts. But Matt Mazzeo, a partner at venture firm Lowercase Capital and an investor in Common, sees a cultural shift underway that sets startups like Common up for success.

"Home ownership as a life goal has dramatically shifted, and it's not limited to millennials. I think it's across society. If anything, the housing crisis sort of disavowed the fantasy that home ownership meant security," Mazzeo says. "People just care about belonging."

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Here are 15 of the most notable members of Mar-a-Lago, Trump's 'Winter White House' that costs $200,000 to join


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Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump's Florida resort and club, has quickly become known as the "Winter White House." Trump himself has also referred to it as his "Southern White House," as he has already spent several consecutive weekends there during his time in office.

Mar-a-Lago became the subject of an ethical debate after the president was photographed being briefed on North Korea's missile test while hosting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the resort in February. Democrats in Congress have called for Trump to release lists of the dignitaries he plans to host at the Palm Beach resort, as well as a complete list of paying members, in order to resolve potential conflicts of interest. The club has not yet done so.

According to The New York Times, the number of applications to join the club soared in the wake of Trump's election as president. The club recently doubled its initial membership fee to $200,000, and members must also pay $14,000 in annual fees. Mar-a-Lago has nearly 500 members, and there are still some memberships available. Those who do join are welcome to enjoy the 20-acre club's beach, pool, spa, and dining options along with many of those in Trump's inner circle. 

The Times and Politico recently published incomplete lists of Mar-a-Lago's members, many of whom are Wall Streeters, real estate moguls, energy executives, and Trump campaign donors. We've rounded up 15 of the most notable names among them. 

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Bill Belichick is the head coach of the New England Patriots.

Bill Koch, brother to Charles and David Koch, founded petroleum and oil refiner Oxbow Carbon.

Howie Carr is a radio talk show host and columnist for the Boston Herald.

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Here's how long various drugs stay in your body


Long after the initial effects of a drug wear off, its byproducts can linger in our blood, urine, and hair. And contrary to what many advertised drug tests might promise, not all substances leave a chemical signature in the body for the same amount of time.

Here's how long various drugs, from alcohol to morphine, stay in the body:

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The perfect wine to drink with Doritos, Froot Loops, and 7 other cheap snacks in the back of any pantry


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You expect a sommelier to recommend the perfect wine pairing for oysters. Or filet mignon. Maybe even for a nice charcuterie.

But for Doritos? Not so much.

"What many people do not realize," sommelier Mark Oldman writes in "How to Drink Like a Billionaire," "is that there is a world of surprisingly delectable pairing beyond the conventional, ones that cross territorial and gustatory lines in a manner befitting the multifariousness of modern eating."

Below, find nine nontraditional cheap snacks that Oldman says are much improved with the right wine:

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With salt-and-vinegar potato chips: bubbly

Oldman says: You might not want Champagne with a spicy, tangy snack like salt and vinegar chips (or truly spicy foods). Instead, he says, "It is better to serve simpler bubbly such as Prosecco, Cava, or Cremant, so you don't have to worry about the heat numbing your perception of Champagne's subtleties."

With Kraft mac and cheese: Chardonnay

Oldman says: "The butteriness of a rich Chardonnay from California or Australia adores the creaminess of this comforting classic."

With honey mustard pretzels: off-dry Riesling

Oldman says: "The sweet-sour nature of the pretzels flatters that of the Riesling, creating a gastronomic synergy of the Bavarian kind."

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The tallest penthouse apartment in San Francisco is going on the market for $42 million — take a look inside


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The penthouse apartment at San Francisco's yet-to-be-completed 181 Fremont residential building hit the market this week for a whopping $42 million.

The unit rises 700 feet above the city, making it the tallest residence on the West Coast. Its price tag also makes it one of the most expensive listings San Francisco has ever seen. (In 2015, the penthouse at the Lumina set a record with its $49 million asking price. It has not sold.)

The nearly 7,000-square-foot residence was designed by award-winning interior designer Orlando Diaz-Azcuy. Developer Jay Paul Company spared no expense, from the gold-plated door handles to the walls that hover a couple centimeters off the floor.

Diaz-Azcuy selected craftsmen from around the world to provide materials and finishes. The five-bedroom, five-bath mega-home features a front door encased in a Paldao wood sustainably sourced from New Guinea, polished Calacatta Carrara marble harvested from Italy's seaside cliffs, and sweeping views from the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Residents will step off the elevator into a grand lobby.

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A living room situated in the corner has 10-foot-tall ceilings and recessed lighting. Residents can kick up their feet by the stacked stone fireplace and pour a drink at the wet bar.

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The penthouse has a family room, two powder rooms, a breakfast nook, a grand dining room, and a kitchen featuring a sub-zero refrigerator and freezer, two dishwashers, double ovens, and countertops made of three-centimeter-thick slabs of Brazilian quartzite.

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A master bedroom will make the owners feel spoiled with two oversized baths, walk-in closets, and a separate study. All bedrooms are situated so that they provide stunning sunset views.

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181 Fremont comes with some sweet amenities, including concierge service, a fitness center with a yoga room, a library, and a wrap-around observation terrace on the 52nd floor.

The mixed-use building is expected to wrap construction later this year. The penthouse will be ready for move-in in 2018. It just has to find a buyer with deep pockets.

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The statue of a defiant girl in front of the Wall Street bull is now wearing a series of 'pussy hats'


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In honor of International Women's Day, people are placing pink, floppy "pussy hats" atop the head of the newly installed statue of a defiant little girl facing off against Wall Street's "Charging Bull."

On March 7, the world's third-largest asset manager, State Street Global Advisors, placed the statue in downtown Manhattan as part of its new campaign to pressure companies to add more women to their boards. The 50-inch bronze statue stands with hands on hips, eyes locked on the iconic bull.

A day later, women gathered for marches and protests around the world in celebration of International Women's Day. In the morning, crowds gathered around the fearless girl statue and placed their pussy hats — a symbol of solidarity that first popped up during the Women's March in January — on her head.

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The pussy hat became the unofficial feminist uniform when millions marched to advocate for gender equality on President Donald Trump's first full day in office.

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The goal of International Women's Day is to raise awareness about civil liberties, reproductive rights, workplace discrimination, and economic inequality — and push for change.

The statue of the girl is emblematic of that mission. State Street told Business Insider's Rachael Levy that the statue aims to draw attention to the need for gender diversity in the workplace.

"One of the most iconic images on Wall Street is the charging bull. So the idea of having a female sort of stand against the bull or stand up to the bull just struck us as a very clever but also creative and engaging way to make that statement," Lori Heinel, State Street's deputy global chief investment officer, said. "Even though it's a little girl, her stance is one of determination, forwardness, and being willing to challenge and take on the status quo."

On the morning of March 8, women crowded the statue to take selfies with it.

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And sixth grade students from the local Blue School drew illustrations of the statue.

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Diane Greene, one of the most powerful women in tech, just promised to protect other women at Google (GOOG, GOOGL)


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On International Women's Day, Wednesday March 8, Google's Diane Greene, one of the most famous woman in tech, took the stage to lead an enormous conference of 10,000 people in tech.

In between talking up all the new products and customers for Google Cloud, Greene paused, and pointed out the red ribbon she was wearing.

Then she said something fairly amazing.

She basically promised to protect the women that work for her if they ever come forward with allegations of sexual harassment at work.

Wearing red on Wednesday is a symbol of support for women, some of whom have chosen to go on strike to show how valuable they are to the workplace. 

"I want to pause. I'm wearing my red ribbon, I want to acknowledge that it's International Women's Day today," Greene said and the crowd burst out into a minute of applause. 

Greene has had a long and storied decades-long career in tech, as the founder CEO of major tech company VMware. She admitted that she didn't always want to see what other women went through (emphasis ours):

"With this industry, I've been incredibly fortunate, but it was sort of an industry where I was lucky and I chose to be kind of oblivious to what was going on. And now we're in an environment where women are having a huge impact and adding a lot of value to our industry. And women are celebrated. If they raise their hand and say, 'Hey, you are missing my value. You're not recognizing what I'm doing.' At Google, we strive at Google Cloud to have an environment where no one needs to raise their hand, but no matter what, it's completely safe to do that."

She added, that, "I really look forward to the day when this audience is 50% women. It's more fun to have diversity."

By the way, when Google CEO Sundar Pichai took the stage, he too, was wearing the red ribbon.

A time of allegations

This all comes in the wake of sexual harassment allegations that have hung over Google, as well as rival Uber, in recent weeks.

Sundar Pichai red ribbonSilicon Valley is still reeling from the revelations of the "toxic culture" at Uber after a former engineer, Susan Fowler, published a blog post saying she was sexually harassed and that HR penalized her when she reported it.

Shortly after that, top Silicon Valley engineer Amit Singhal stepped down from his job at Uber after it was discovered there were sexual-harassment allegations made against him at his previous job at Google that he did not disclose when he was hired. Singhal oversaw Google's search engine for years and was considered one of the company's most powerful executives. He has vigorously denied the allegations.

Since then, more women at Uber have shared stories about their experiences. And women across the whole tech industry are speaking up. Even prior to the melt-down surrounding Uber, Google has shouldered its share of similar allegations in the past.

So Greene's promise is a pretty powerful one, especially in light of the fact that fewer women have been pursuing engineering careers in tech over the past decade, and among those that do, a lot of them don't stick around, a trend that's been dubbed Wexit.

This kind of toxic culture has been blamed for "Wexit" and it will take people in positions of power to stand up and say: not on my watch.

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10 trendy Austin restaurants you need to try right now


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If you're heading to Austin for the annual SXSW festival this week, you'll want to make sure you're hitting up all of the best spots in town. 

Every week, the Foursquare team puts together a "Trending This Week" list, ranking food and drink destinations by which are generating the most buzz on its two apps. Its Austin version includes everything from a healthy salad place to a new Tex-Mex spot serving up Mexican martinis.

If you've already hit up the classics like Franklin's BBQ and Torchy's Tacos and want to try something new, these are your best bet.

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10. Heo Eatery

6214 North Lamar Boulevard

Stop by Heo Eatery for Asian street eats like a turmeric fish rice box or a lemongrass beef banh mi. It's open for both lunch and dinner. 

9. DeSano Pizzeria Napoletana

8000 Burnet Road

This pizzeria — which also has locations open in Nashville, Charleston, Los Angeles, and Fort Lauderdale — is known for cooking its pies in authentic, imported pizza ovens. If you're up for trying something new, order one of the pizzas with a stuffed-ricotta crust. 

8. WhichCraft Beer Store

1900 Simond Avenue, Suite 200

This beer mecca's Mueller location has nearly 30 different brews rotating on tap. Swing by one of the tap room's special events to sample new beers from local breweries. 

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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are reportedly renting their DC home from a billionaire who is feuding with the US government



In January, it was revealed that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner would be moving into a nearly 7,000-square-foot home in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, DC. 

It turns out their landlord is Chilean billionaire Andrónico Luksic, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal.

Luksic, who bought the home for $5.5 million through a shell company in December, is currently feuding with the US government through another company he owns, Antofagasta PLC, and its subsidiary, Twin Metals Minnesota LLC.

The company's wish to build a mine in Minnesota was blocked by Obama-era federal regulators because of environmental concerns. The mine, which would have brought up copper and nickle ore from one of the largest reserves of such metals in the world, would have been adjacent to a protected wilderness area.

In September, Twin Metals sued the federal government in a Minnesota federal court to renew the company's leases on the copper and nickle reserves in the area, which are estimated to be worth $40 billion, according to a court filing. The company argued on the basis that it has had long-standing mineral rights stretching back to 1966. However, the company's request was denied in December.

Twin Metals has asked the Trump administration to reverse the court's decision, a spokesperson told the WSJ, and it has spent $160,000 lobbying the federal government.

Spokespeople for both the White House and Luksic said that Trump and Kushner are paying fair market rent. The couple was searching for a home to rent last 2016, and looked at this mansion in particular. A broker put the deal together with the new owner, Luksic.

According to the Journal, the shell company that owns that mansion does not have the proper local permits to rent out the house, though a lawyer for the company said that it plans to file the paperwork soon. 

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Kalorama is the same neighborhood where the Obama family has been living since the former president left office. The relatively small area is popular with politicians and DC insiders for its seclusion and privacy.

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Qatar Airways' swanky new seats will revolutionize business travel


Qatar Airways Business Class Q Suite

On Tuesday, Qatar Airways unveiled its new QSuite Business Class at the ITB Berlin travel industry trade show. 

"Today I am proud to unveil the future of premium travel with our new QSuite Business Class," Qatar Airways Group CEO His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said in a statement. "Our unique and patented design is a world first in many ways and challenges industry norms by offering passengers more privacy, more choice, and more personalization."

A few years ago, Qatar Airways made the decision to go to a two-class layout on all of its planes apart from its fleet of seven Airbus A380 superjumbos. As a result, the airline invested heavily on its business class and economy product offerings. In 2016, Qatar Airways was named the best business class in the world by consumer aviation website Skytrax.

In fact, the 20-year-old airline's investment in its new business-class-on-steroids is indicative of the airline industry's latest trend towards two cabin configurations with first class going the way of the dodo. 

Now, Qatar is back with a business class cabin that's said to be even better.

Unlike existing business class offerings, the QSuite is designed not only for individual comfort and convenience, but also to thrive in group settings. Even though its individual suites look fairly conventional on the outside, they offer a new level of flexibility and a communal atmosphere unheard of in the era of private premium seating.

Here's a closer look at Qatar Airways' new QSuite Business Class: 

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Looking around Qatar Airways' business class cabin, my initial impression is that the QSuite looks pretty run-of-the-mill for a premium international airline.

After all, passengers can still enjoy a movie or ...

... Get a good night's sleep in the privacy of their private suites.

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The serial entrepreneur behind 'period-proof underwear' wants you to give up toilet paper


Miki Agrawal Thinx 1515

First, Miki Agrawal encouraged women to toss their tampons.

Agrawal is the brains behind Thinx, the "period-proof underwear" startup that makes garments out of a special fabric designed to prevent menstrual blood from leaking and staining. 

Now, the serial entrepreneur is taking on toilet paper.

Her new venture, Tushy, sells a portable bidet that attaches to a regular toilet and transforms it into, as Agrawal says, a "booty washer." Agrawal and cofounder Monica Pereira are on a mission to change the way Americans clean their behinds, in an effort to save the water and trees that go into making toilet paper.

In March, the company announced it raised a seed fund of $500,000 from angel investors, including Luke Sherwin and Neil Parikh, the cofounders of mattress startup Casper.

"The way you wipe yourself hasn't changed since the late 1800s," when modern toilet paper was invented, Agrawal tells Business Insider. "No one wants to talk about it, so no one is innovating. It's causing major issues for the planet." 

On average, Americans burn through 57 squares of toilet paper a day and 50 pounds a year. Making a single roll of toilet paper requires 37 gallons of water and some 1.5 pounds of wood, according to Scientific American.

There may be an easy solution to saving some 15 million trees annually, according to Tushy: Americans need only swap toilet paper for bidets.

tushy bidet attachment 1

The bidet made by Tushy is actually a device that users insert under their toilet seat and connect to the toilet's clean water supply. When in use, a nozzle lowers and ejects water. Users can adjust the water pressure, temperature, and jet stream angle for maximum comfort.

The company claims that using its bidet for a week requires just 1.3 gallons of water, compared to the 55.5 gallons of water wasted when you use toilet paper for a week.

tushy bidet attachment 2

Agrawal is half-Japanese, half-Indian — joining two cultures that both routinely use bidets. In the US, she knew there was a weirdness factor around the hygiene product. When she set out to design a portable bidet accessory, she wanted it to be "cool," drawing inspiration from Apple product designs. "We wanted to look like an iPhone next to your toilet," Agrawal says.

The bidet comes in two models: a cold-only unit that costs $69 and a dual temperature unit that runs $84. It's available in three metallic colors, à la iPhone.

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