Hello, Insiders. All week, I’ve been exploring the war between Russia and Ukraine — and I want to wrap things up by focusing on the Ukrainians impacted by this conflict. Our reporters have spoken with many of them over the last year.
Individual flippers typically perform extensive improvements before relisting a home for sale. But these firms — including Opendoor, Offerpad, and now-defunct arms of Zillow and Redfin — would sell properties just weeks after closing on them.
Trying to time the market is difficult, and betting that prices will continue to increase indefinitely is tricky for anyone. But the strategy of flipping homes en masse has not had to endure a housing-market downturn — until now.
Inside the unraveling of fintech darling Vise. The cofounders raised $120 million by age 21. Then their Silicon Valley lifestyle and demands for fast growth rattled them, current and former employees say. Insider spoke to 31 people familiar with Vise, including both founders. Read our full report.
Google Cloud CEO’s rallying cry. Insider obtained leaked audio from an internal town hall meeting held last month where Google’s Thomas Kurian vowed to build the “best capability” in artificial intelligence, while also calling out competitors. Read our transcript.
Whether you realize it or not, you’re familiar with Law Roach’s work. The celebrity stylist is the creative mind behind the fashion of stars like Zendaya and Kerry Washington. In a new conversation, the stylist talked about his career and so much more. Read our interview here.
Remember this next time you see a bear. Today in warnings you didn’t know you need: The National Parks Service says pushing a “slower friend” over and abandoning them isn’t the best way to escape from a bear. What to know.
“I’m a Gen X working mom who tried TikTok’s ‘Bare Minimum Monday’ trend.” The idea is to eliminate the “Sunday scaries” and lower stress by taking it easy on Mondays. Insider’s Rebecca Knight found that the trend was harder than it looked. Here’s what happened.
People are using a 20-cent diabetes drug to lose weight and reverse aging — but it can cause severe gastrointestinal side effects. Taken off label, Metformin can lead to explosive diarrhea without warning. Here’s what experts want people to know.
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An astonishing airport
The coolest features of Singapore’s Changi Airport. Insider’s Taylor Rains visited the iconic airport and discovered that many of its best attractions don’t require a business-class ticket, or are completely free. From its butterfly garden to the free movie theater, here are the 10 best things to do there.
Inside El Salvador’s prison for 40,000 inmates. El Salvador’s government released footage of its new “mega prison,” which is considered the largest in the Americas. President Bukele’s government moved thousands of suspected gang members there. Check it out.
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