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Here's an inside look at how M&M's are made


m&msMost of us know (and love) M&M's — those tiny, colorful chocolates that "melt in your mouth, not in your hand."

But very few of us are familiar with the process of how they're made.

Lucky for you, Business Insider recently visited the Mars Chocolate North America campus in Hackettstown, New Jersey, where 50% of all M&M's sold in the US are made.

Mars Chocolate — a segment of the $33 billion Mars candy, pet care, and beverage company — is the producer of M&M's, along with 10 other billion-dollar brands including Snickers, Dove, Milky Way, and Twix.

The Mars Chocolate North America campus, which opened in 1958 and employs 1,200 people, is home to a corporate office as well as the M&M's factory.

While touring the campus, we learned that the M&M's brand was founded by Forrest E. Mars, Sr. in 1941, and that it was the first candy in space in 1982.

Leighanne Eide, the Mars Chocolate North America site director, walked us through the factory and explained each step of the process. We were restricted from taking photos of certain top-secret areas — but below you'll get a better idea of how the M&M's-making process works:

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The smell of sweet chocolate hit us as we approached the factory, which is a few hundred yards from the Mars Chocolate office in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

Upon entering the factory, we were asked to remove all jewelry. Next, Eide examined our fingernails to see if we were wearing nail polish. (They don't want chipped nail polish getting mixed in with the product.) Mine were polished, so I was asked to wear gloves. We were also required to wear a Mars-branded lab coat, like all factory associates.

Next we were given hard hats, safety glasses, ear plugs, and hair nets.

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Here's what a standard serving size of each of your favorite snacks looks like


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When's the last time you ate just two Oreos?

Yeah. Me neither. Yet that is the standard Food and Drug Administration serving size listed on the back of the package. In other words, eating two of these cookies will give you the caloric equivalent of a standard snack — 140 calories, or about the same as:

  • Two apples
  • One piece of (lightly) buttered toast
  • 10 cups of spinach

In May the FDA announced that it was updating these serving sizes, or, in agency parlance, "reference amounts customarily consumed per eating occasion," so that they would better reflect how much of each item people actually eat. Those changes go into effect in summer 2018.

Read on to see what the standard serving sizes of your other favorite foods look like now:

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Bear Naked Go Bananas Granola: 1/4 cup

Granola is commonly touted as a health food, but in reality it's pretty high in sugar, carbs, and calories and not very high in protein. A quarter-cup serving has:

150 calories
7 grams of fat
18 grams of carbohydrates
3 grams of protein

Twizzlers: 4 twists

This movie snack is fat-free but still pretty high in calories. Just four sticks have:

160 calories
0.5g fat
36g carbs
1g protein

Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter: 2 tbsp

Despite being a classic sandwich ingredient and go-to snack, peanut butter is pretty high in calories and fat, with two tablespoons of the spread having:

190 calories
16g fat
7g carbs
7g protein

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9 of the youngest athletes competing at the 2016 Olympics



In just a few short weeks, the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will commence, catapulting familiar faces, along with some new, onto one of the world's biggest stages.

Some of the athletes participating in their first ever Olympics, while barely able to drive, have proven themselves to be fierce competitors.

Take a look below to see eight high-school-age students who will be competing in the 2016 Olympics.

Nicole Ahsinger — Gymnastics, 18

Eighteen-year-old Nicole Ahsinger recently finished her senior year at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, California, and is on to the Olympics. She is the sole US female trampoline athlete in Rio.

Charles Conwell — Boxing, 18

The youngest member of the USA Olympic boxing team, Charles Conwell just finished his senior year at Vista Murrieta High School in Murrieta, California. The 18-year-old will fight in the middleweight class.

Vashti Cunningham — Track and Field, 18

Eighteen-year-old high-jumper Vashtie Cunningham just finished senior year at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is also already a sponsored professional athlete, with a contract with Nike.

The teenager finished second at the Olympic trials and has a good shot at the gold in Rio, according to her dad, retired NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham.

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Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian perfectly sums up why guys should always dress up


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Suits have power. If you don't believe that, just ask Geoffrey Zakarian, restaurateur, Iron Chef, and host of the new Food Network show "Cooks vs. Cons."

Zakarian is one of the most stylish chefs in the TV hosting game, and he's a firm believer in the power of being more sharply dressed than the guy next to you.

His dressing philosophy is pretty simple: "There will always be the ability to get a leg up interviewing [or] working if you're the ... sharpest-dressed person," Zakarian told Business Insider. "You will always get the attention ... and other things will come your way."

He calls his exclusively suit-and-sport-coat style "non-casual," taking the "dress for the job you have" adage to heart.

"Dressing up is back in vogue again, but for me it always was," Zakarian said. "It's just something I do. I feel comfortable."

Besides the fact that it might make you more successful, everybody notices when you dress up.

"Very reinforcing for me to always dress in a suit," Zakarian said. "I wear a suit and tie on the plane. And I'm one of maybe two people that have a suit and tie on the plane, and everyone notices. I like that. I like that fact."

Plane travel is one of the places where the dress code has relaxed most in recent days, which Zakarian says is an issue.

"If you're on an airplane you shouldn't dress like a slob," he said. "You're not at home in bed with your jammies watching 'Homeland.'"

For Zakarian, it all started with his father. He always wore suits, and Zakarian says it "rubbed off" on him.

"My father was a very formal guy and he always wore a suit and tie," Zakarian said. "I never saw my father in anything less than a suit and tie."

If suits are a little stodgy for your workplace, or would put you too far out of place in any given situation, just remember a simple rule: "I always try to differentiate myself from people. If everybody's casual, I'm formal. If everybody's semi-formal, I'm very formal," Zakarian said. "I strongly recommend that you always dress up versus dress down."

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Here's why even soulmates have relationship problems


couple relationship man woman loveThis article was originally published on KyleBenson.net.

Anyone who finds themselves in a dysfunctional relationship will either try to make their soulmate “perfect” by changing them, or try to change themselves to be the “perfect” partner.

Here’s the truth:

  • Every person is imperfect.
  • You can’t make a person change.
  • Therefore, you must love an imperfect person you can tolerate – or even appreciate.

With that said, whoever you choose to love, realize that you are also choosing to love a set of problems. There are no problem-free candidates.

Problems are a part of any relationship, and you will have some sort of problems no matter who you love.

For example:

Lacey married Andrew, who tends to be a tad loud at parties. Lacey, who is shy, hates that.

But if Andrew had married Molly, he and Molly would have gotten into a fight before they even got to the party. That’s because Andrew is always late and Molly hates to be kept waiting. If someone is late, Molly feels taken for granted; something in her childhood made her sensitive about that. If Molly were to confront Andrew on being late, Andrew would have believed her complaining was an attempt to dominate him. That’s something he gets upset over rather quickly.

If Andrew had married Leah, they wouldn’t have even made it to the party, because they would be fighting about Andrew’s lack of help with the housework. This makes Leah feel abandoned, something that makes her stomach queasy. And Andrew would have seen Leah’s complaining as an attempt to dominate him.

Since we are never perfect and our soulmates are never perfect, our imperfections are bound to cause two types of problems: solvable problems and unsolvable problems.

Solvable conflicts can be as simple as setting up a relationship ritual such as a five minute coffee chat to feel more emotionally connected. Solvable conflicts reach a resolution and rarely get brought up again.

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The soulmate conflict

Meet John Gottman. He is the Muhammad Ali of relationships. During 40+ years of research on happily married couples, John was able to create a combo of techniques that produced a ridiculous 90% 1 knockout rate in predicting whether couples would divorce within 10 years or not.

His heavyweight title showed that the happiest couples have persistent unresolved conflicts.

In each one of John’s books, he points out this: The idea that couples must resolve all their problems is a fairytale.

In fact, relationship conflict is natural and has functional, positive aspects. When we fight and argue, it teaches us how to love better, how to take a step back from the “problem” to understand our partners better. It teaches us how to work with change in our relationships as it evolves. It reminds us of why we choose our soulmate, and allows us to renew our relationship over time.

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The never-ending fight

According to John Gottman, couples disagree on unsolvable never-ending issues 69% of the time.

These perpetual conflicts are a byproduct of the fundamental differences between soulmates. Differences in personalities, needs, and expectations that are fundamental to their core definitions of self.

Despite how much we want the problems to go away, they never will.

The emotionally clogged relationship

If couples cannot start talking about the unsolvable problem in a healthy way, the conflict may make the relationship emotionally clogged.  Unable to drain the tension between soulmates.

The topic of the conflict doesn’t matter in terms of knowing if the problem clogs the relationship or not. It can be about anything. To an outsider it may seem like a very small issue, like not vacuuming the house. But within the relationship, it feels like a monster in the closet; too scary to open up.

When a relationship is clogged, partners feel rejected by their lover. They feel like they can’t get through, like their soulmate doesn’t care or like to talk about the issue.

Ironically the more partners ignore the conflict, the more they have the same conversation over and over again. It’s like a dog chasing its own tail.  Over time soulmates become more and more entrenched in their positions and the friction between them grows. It may hit a point where there’s no possibility of compromise.

Conversations turn into the perfect storm – no shared humor, affection, or appreciation. Just winds and rains of frustration and hurt. If the storm lasts long enough, people start vilifying one another.

Their thoughts become negative. They turn against each other. They see each other as selfish.

All of this clogging eventually leads to a clog in trust.

Breaks in trust tend to push soulmates away from each other. It doesn’t take a couple’s therapist to realize that the likelihood of infidelity and divorce is directly proportional to how miserable the relationship is.

Talking about the issue is like taking a plunger to the toilet. It releases all of the built up emotional tension.  Despite the unpleasantness of the never-ending problem, lasting happy couples are able to talk about the issue with a lot of positive emotions – laughter, affection or even appreciation.


Lack of safety = lack of communication

Often times these perpetual problems never get talked about because one or both partners never feel safe enough to bring it up. Sometimes it’s due to past experiences in our relationships (even childhood) and other times it’s due to partners feeling neglected and lacking connection. This can prevent partners from being vulnerable enough to open up.

When a relationship achieves a certain level of safety and one soulmate clearly communicates that he or she wants to know about the underlying meaning of other partner’s position, the other partner can finally open up and talk about their feelings, dreams and needs.

The goal is for each soulmate to understand the other’s dreams behind the position on the issue. For example: one partner may wish to save for traveling during retirement. The other may want to spend that money on an exotic trip now.

You can continue to talk about the same issues, occasionally improving the situation for a short time, but the problem will always re-emerge.

When choosing a long-term partner, you are choosing a set of problems you’ll be grappling with long-term

The whole goal should not be to solve every problem. It should be to work with each other in order to improve the relationship to the extent that you are left with a set of unsolvable problems that both your partner and you can learn to tolerate, and even cherish.

Kyle Benson writes at the KyleBenson.net, where he uses science and life experiences to help those in troubled relationships get the love, respect and passion they dream of. To leverage his relationship advice to enhance the quality of your love life by 15x, join his free newsletter.

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RANKED: We tried 7 food delivery services to see who would bring us the best lunch


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No one likes to pick up the phone and call for delivery or take-out anymore. Instead, more and more food delivery is shifting to online, where you can order from just a few taps in an app.

The question is: Which app do you choose?

Business Insider put seven apps to the test to see which could bring us the freshest, fastest, and cheapest lunch.

There's a lot of options out there, but after trying seven head-to-head, we've ranked the ones we're most likely to use again.

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In the US, analysts estimate that only 10% of restaurants take online orders. Having 90% of the market left to conquer has caused a gold rush of companies trying to cash in. Right now, GrubHub is the market leader in terms of ordering share. But is it really the best service?

San Francisco is a test bed for the biggest market leaders in food delivery, so we decided to try and find out. We ordered from seven different services — GrubHub, Eat24, Caviar, DoorDash, Postmates, UberEats, and Amazon Prime Now — in the ultimate delivery showdown.

Who are all these contenders?

You've probably heard of GrubHub, which operates in more than 900 cities and owns Seamless as well as a few other smaller delivery companies. 

Yelp-owned Eat24 is often the default ordering option on the reviews site, but it has a standalone app, too, so that it can serve up hot dishes in over 1,500 cities.

Caviar is owned by Square, the payments company. It's only available in about a dozen US cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

DoorDash just celebrated its third birthday, making it the youngest independent company on this list. In that short time, it has already expanded into 26 cities around the country.

Postmates, which has raised around $130 million, specializes in on-demand delivery for lots of stuff, not just lunches. You can check out the app in about 40 cities around the US.

Think Uber is just for cheap rides? Think again. Right now, its speedy food service, UberEats, is available in more than a dozen cities.

Amazon has long been a go-to place for buying pretty much everything — except hot food. Now it's trying to change that. Its lightening-fast Now service is reserved exclusively for Prime members and includes a boatload of essential shopping items as well as restaurant delivery.

We couldn't find one restaurant that appeared on every app, so we chose two equidistant from our office and selected similarly priced menu items. The menu: $6 worth of tacos from one and $6 worth of avocado toast from the other.

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5 ways being attractive affects your professional success


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If you ever felt like the most attractive people always have the greatest career success, you may be on to something.

As it turns out, success, at least in some part, is skin deep.

Of course attractive people aren't always dealt the best cards — just more frequently than the rest of us average joes.

Here's how being attractive influences success:

Drake Baer contributed to reporting in this article.

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Attractive people tend to get paid more

Because of what social psychologists call "the halo effect" — our tendency to assume someone possesses other positive qualities because the posses one — the better someone looks, the better a person we think they are.

Thanks to this cognitive bias, attractive people tend to be paid a premium.

Daniel Hamermesh, a University of Texas psychologist who studies beauty in the workplace, has found that a person with above-average looks earning $20 an hour over a 40-year career would earn $1.69 million, while a person with below-average looks would pull in $1.46 million.

In one sample of Americans and Canadians, economists found that attractive people make 12% to 14% more money than unattractive people.

And attractive real-estate brokers have been found to bring in more money than their less attractive peers.

Attractive people tend to be more confident

Because of the halo effect, experiments have shown that we consider attractive people "as more sociable, dominant, sexually warm, mentally healthy, intelligent, and socially skilled" than unattractive people.

By the time cute kids become attractive adults, they've benefited from this bias for years, giving them higher levels of confidence.

It's a "self-fulfilling prophecy," say Markus Mobius and Tanya Rosenblat in a University of Michigan paper called "Why Beauty Matters."

Attractive people tend to have better social skills

Mobius and Rosenblat's experiments also found physical attractiveness to raise social and communication skills, which in return raise an employer's estimate of the worker's productivity.

This has a major impact over the course of a career. Research shows that raising kids' social skills is a better predictor of lifetime earnings than raising their intellectual ability.

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The most impressive people in Silicon Valley over 50


Angela Ahrendts

Silicon Valley is a revolving door of startups, big tech companies, VCs, and innovation — things are always changing. 

But there are those that have weathered these transitions and changes year-in and year-out, becoming the most seasoned and experienced in the tech world. 

Business Insider recently released its annual Silicon Valley 100 list, highlighting the people in tech who have made a difference this past year, of which many are longtime tech veterans over the age of 50.

They've seen the boom and bust of many technological feats and can feel where the industry is going.

Read on to learn about some of the most experienced people in the business over 50.

Additional reporting by Julia Naftulin, Tanza Loudenback, and Alexa Pipia.

Edited by Alex Morrell and Matt Rosoff.

David Boies, 75

Lawyer and board member, Theranos

Boies has provided legal counsel for a slew of troubled tech startups, ranging from Napster to Hampton Creek and now Theranos. The legal expert is defending the company from inquests by several government agencies and is considered a force to be reckoned with — he helped the US win the 1998 case United States v. Microsoft Corporation, in which the government accused Microsoft of becoming a monopoly.

David Drummond, 53

Senior VP of corporate development, Alphabet

With Google's restructuring into Alphabet, Drummond was pulled up to the top to oversee mergers and acquisitions for all of Alphabet's ventures. He previously acted as Google's first outside lawyer, working with Larry Page and Sergey Brin to secure Google's earliest financing rounds. Drummond also still sits on the board of Uber.

Tom Reilly, 54

CEO, Cloudera

Cloudera, a software company launched in 2008 that aims to help businesses — more than 20,000, in fact — make sense of huge data sets, has raised more than $1 billion in private funding. Investors include Intel, Google Ventures, and MSD Capital.

The company has been considering an initial public offering for more than a year to maintain its dominance in the market, but Reilly said in April that Cloudera would enter the public market only "when we've reached the right scale, when the business is more predictable, when there's greater visibility." They may have good reason to wait a while longer: Fidelity, another investor in the company, marked down the value of its Cloudera stake, along with stakes in several other startups, by 37% in March.

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These insanely expensive sneakers sell for up to $20,000 per pair


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Sneakers have some of the most passionate collectors, and a vibrant $1+ billion resale market.

That market is so good that when Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert wanted to create a stock market for physical goods, he chose sneakers as a starting point. The result is StockX, which Gilbert cofounded with CEO Josh Luber.

The Detroit-based startup tries to bring stock-market style pricing to sneakers. (You can read our full profile of StockX here).

But one thing we were really curious about was simply which sneakers fetched the highest prices, on average. So we asked StockX. The startup provided Business Insider with a list of the 15 sneakers with the highest average sale price on StockX. They range from Yeezys to "Back to the Future" replicas to Jordans.

Here they are:  

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No. 15: Lebron 10 Celebration Pack — $3,550


No. 14: Nike Air Yeezy 2 Pure Platinum — $3,552


No. 13: Jordan 5 Tokyo T23 — $3,791


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Stunning photos give a totally unexpected perspective into how the 1% parties


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In the introduction to "Privilege," style writer Glenn O'Brien describes photographer Jessica Craig-Martin as a "master (or perhaps we can still say mistress in this context) of the dark side of the glamour world and society pages." 

The following 67 images of decadent parties, galas, benefits, and industry events from across the world prove this statement to be true. Craig-Martin's depiction of the elite is an awkwardly cropped, seemingly unglamourous moment. Her work depicts the underbelly of luxury, and yet, it's still of course mesmerizing to look at.

Originally photographing a majority of these events for publications such as Vanity Fair and Harper's Bazaar over the span of 20 years, her collection of images for "Privilege" is what was left unpublished. Ahead, 10 images from the book, and Craig-Martin's reflections on all of those parties.

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O'Brien describes Craig-Martin as a "sort of spy" at the events, "camouflaged in her party gear as 'one of us.'"

"I hide in plain sight, wearing what I call ‘guest drag,'" Craig-Martin told Business Insider.

Although it's been written that Craig-Martin's intentional cropping of faces is to protect their identity, she claims this simply isn't true.

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A common belief about working out might be bogus — and it's good news for anyone trying to tone up



Whether you want to tone up, slim down, or give yourself a mood boost, you've likely taken a stab at mixing some kind of weight training into your routine. 

There's a common conception that the best way to build muscle quickly is to do fewer repetitions, or complete cycles of the exercise, with heavier weights.

For example, you might be encouraged to do five reps of arm curls with 15-pound weights instead of doing 12 reps of the same exercise with 8-pound weights.

A new small study published this month in the Journal of Applied Physiology (based only on men, unfortunately) suggests that's not true.

Instead, the paper suggests that lifting lighter weights for more repetitions is just as good as lifting heavier ones for fewer reps. That's good news for those of us who might have been turned off by the idea of having to pump hefty loads that could end up injuring us.

The new study looked at 49 young men who'd been weight training for at least a year. For about three months, half of them did the standard heavier-weight, fewer-rep plan. The other half did a lower-weight, more-reps plan.

As part of the first group, the lifters used weights set to be between 75% and 90% of the highest weight each person could lift once. The men in this group were instructed to do 8 to 12 reps, or until they were completely worn out — something the researchers called "volitional failure."

The men in the second group, on the other hand, had their weights set at between 30% and 50% of the highest weight each person could lift once. They were told to lift 20 to 25 times, or until they were also worn out.

All of them did three sets of the exercises four times a week.

At the end, the researchers found no significant differences between the two lifting groups — they'd all built bigger, stronger muscles.

So if you've ever avoided the weight room because you're turned off by the idea of pumping fistfuls of bulky iron, think again, and consider trying out a plan doing multiple reps with lighter weights.

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I wore a $6,000 Rolex for a month — and it taught me an important lesson about wealth and status

Ivanka Trump describes her life as the daughter of a potential US president, running the Trump empire, and building her own brand


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You saw her introduce Donald Trump when he formally announced his presidential candidacy last year. You've seen her at his side on the campaign trail, and on Thursday night you saw her introduce her father as the Republican presidential nominee at the party's convention.

But Ivanka Trump has more going on in her life than politics.

As executive vice president of development and acquisitions at The Trump Organization, she's taken over running Donald's real-estate empire with her brothers, Donald Jr. and Eric, while her father focuses on campaigning.

And as head of the Ivanka Trump lifestyle brand, she's aiming to inspire women with articles about #WomenWhoWork while promoting her clothing, jewelry, and accessories lines geared toward young professional women.

In March, I spoke with Ivanka about her life, what it's like running the Trump empire, and the challenges of building her own brand.

This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.

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What is it like to be Ivanka Trump?

In a work capacity I've been tremendously busy running The Trump Organization now that my father's on the campaign trail and my own company and the growth of that. So it's been an amazing time, a wild experience, and an incredible one.

You've also been campaigning with your dad. What's that been like?

Well, in the capacity of a very proud daughter. Obviously to be able to see this transpiring, to watch him achieve so much as a politician — and we're certainly not a family of politicians, and politics is certainly not our family business — it's been amazing.

So it's exciting for me to be able to be with him for major moments and stand by his side, and I'm very proud of him as a daughter and as somebody who's worked beside him for the past decade at The Trump Organization.

What does a typical day look like for you?

There is no typical day, and that's especially true these days and part of what is exciting about my life, both personally and professionally.

Having young children always means that there's a fair amount of chaos at home, but that's part of the fun. And from a work perspective, we have projects under construction all over the world, including many right here in the US.

We have the Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue [in Washington, DC] — the most sought-after hotel and redevelopment opportunity in the country, which we were awarded a couple of years ago — that's under construction and opening in September. So that is a project that I am very, very focused on.

For me professionally as well I've built an incredible business that I'm very proud of that is my own brand and that is both creating incredible content to empower and inspire this next generation of working women through a digital platform, mainly through my website, IvankaTrump.com, our email newsletters, and our social-media platforms.

We're generating an enormous amount of content geared at this young professional woman, which has been resonating strongly. We also have been creating solution-oriented products for that same person that will help her transition in life through her many roles, whether they may be mother, girlfriend, professional, and really everything in between.

So there's no typical day, but I transition through the course of my business day by doing everything from construction meetings on the development project under construction to design meetings for an upcoming apparel delivery to acquisition meetings about projects we're looking to acquire. It's very diverse in terms of content, substance, and what I address on a typical day.

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No one wants to buy this bizarre house in a wealthy San Francisco suburb


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A unique house situated in the affluent town of Hillsborough, California, remains unsold after nearly a year on the market.

Known as the "Flintstones House" to inhabitants the San Francisco area for its kooky attributes, the house was originally listed for $4.2 million.

After two price chops, it seems no one is quite taken in by its charms enough to lay down that kind of cash.

Indeed, many neighbors and locals call the home an eyesore, especially after it was painted orange and purple, according to Tech Insider.

Take a look around the home that has divided a community.

Alain Pinel Realtors has the listing.

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Even from far away, it's easy to The Flintstones House isn't a normal property.

It's made from concrete that's been painted orange and purple, though it was first finished in an off-white color when it was built in 1976.

The odd shape of the house was created by applying shotcrete to both a steel rebar structure and a series of mesh frames held up by inflated balloons typically used for aeronautical research.

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